Salamence

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Salamence
ボーマンダ
Salamence.png

Shelgon < Salamence > Mega Salamence

Species Type
Dragon Pokémon Dragon.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#373 Intimidate
Moxie
Height Weight
5'11" (1.5m) 226.2 lbs. (102.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Shelgon Mega Salamence
Egg Group Catch Rate
Dragon 45
Tier EV Yield
OU/Uber 3 Attack Points

Salamence (ボーマンダ) is the 189th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Dragon/Flying type, and is known as the Dragon Pokémon.

Salamence has the Intimidate Ability. This Ability lowers its opponent (or opponent's) Attack Stat by one stage upon its entry into battle, unless the opponent has an Ability that can suppress this effect, such as Clear Body or Hyper Cutter. A second Ability is available to Salamence from the Dream World, the Moxie Ability. This Ability increases its Attack by one stage each time that it KO's an opposing Pokémon.

Bagon can evolve into Shelgon starting at Level 30, and can evolve a second time at Level 50 into a Salamence. Starting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Salamence can evolve into Mega Salamence by using a Mega Stone.

Salamence is in the Dragon Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Salamence 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Salamence takes on the appearance of a dragon with a long tail and a pair of ax-shaped wings.

[edit] Gender Differences

Salamence doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The only way to obtain a Salamence is to evolve a Shelgon, consistent across the games in which a Salamence can be obtained.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Salamence is a Shadow Pokémon that appears in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Snag it from Cipher Admin Eldes at Citadark Isle to obtain it.

Salamence appears at Endless Level 34, Forever Level 83 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Salamence can only be obtained by evolving a Shelgon in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Salamence appears at Temporal Tower UP1F-10F, but cannot be recruited, leaving evolution the only method of obtaining a Salamence. Salamence is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Mountain 17F-23F and Legendary Volcanic Island on floors 26-29, 33, 35 & 36, 39 & 40, 42-44 and 46 & 47.

Salamence can be found at World Navel, Large Pit and The Furthest Cape in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.

Like its previous forms, Salamence is only appears during Missions in Pokémon Ranger. Salamence appears at Vien Forest and The Crysta Lake in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Obtaining Salamence can be difficult in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, as it can be found inside the Cave's Side Room in the Present, but the Field Ability Flame x4 is required to reach it. Salamence can be obtained by getting an S-Rank in the Dark Temple Mission Ground-Shaking Dragon Pokémon in the Past, as Salamence is the Boss Pokémon of this particular mission.

Salamence can be found at Granite Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain it you'll need to beat Salamence's Air Ace with a score that is better than or equal to 20,000. In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, Salamence will appear at the Tech Area's Train Depot after befriending Mawile. Battle it to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.

Salamence can be found at Sunny Seashore Canyon 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Salamence appears in a total of 10 Sets, the 6th Movie Halfdeck and Dragon Vault sub-set. It is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Dragon (2), EX Deoxys (EX Card), EX Delta Species (Delta Species Card), EX Dragon Frontiers (EX Delta Species Card), EX Power Keepers (EX Card), Secret Wonders, Stormfront, and Arceus sets. A second Arceus is also in the Arceus set, but this one is a Lv. X Card, which can use the attacks of the cards that it evolved from.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Drake would use a Salamence to rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket in the episode Vanity Affair.

Hunter J. would appear with a Salamence more often than anyone else. Hunter J is a Pokémon Hunter, a person belonging to an evil group that steals Pokémon for profit, but each time Hunter J. tried, Hunter J was thwarted by the efforts of Ash and company, getting help from various allies such as Gary and Brandon, the Pyramid King.

[edit] Movies

Butler used a Salamence in the film Jirachi Wishmaker. Wild Salamence appeared in the films Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

[edit] Manga

Dome Ace Tucker uses a Salamence in Chapters 304, 305, 308, 312-315, 317, 319, 322-326, 329 & 333.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Salamence finds itself in the Over-Utilized and Uber Tiers of Competitive Battling. This Pokémon is one of the definitions of Sweeper, with high Attack, Special Attack and Speed Statistics, and two viable Abilities that work well in the Metagame. It can run a Physical, Special or Mixed Sweeper set.

Switching into Salamence is easier said than done because of how many different types that Salamence's move set can (and will) be covering. While hitting it with a Burn will lower its Attack, Paralysis will cut its Speed in half, and an Ice Beam from a Special Attacker will do a lot of damage, if not one-hit KO Salamence. Priority moves will also wear down a Salamence and can also be used to revenge-KO it.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Shelgon
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle (Snag from Cipher Admin Eldes)
Diamond None PalPark or Trade
Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Shelgon
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Shelgon
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade from White
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Shelgon
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Shelgon

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A



III Pokémon Ruby Salamence came about as a result of a strong, long-held dream of growing wings. It is said that this powerful desire triggered a sudden mutation in this Pokémon's cells, causing it to sprout its magnificent wings.
III Pokémon Sapphire By evolving into Salamence, this Pokémon finally realizes its long-held dream of growing wings. To express its joy, it flies and wheels all over the sky while spouting flames from its mouth.
III Pokémon Emerald After many long years, its cellular structure underwent a sudden mutation to grow wings. When angered, it loses all thought and rampages out of control.
III Pokémon FireRed It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.



IV Pokémon Diamond As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
IV Pokémon Pearl As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
IV Pokémon Platinum As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.



V Pokémon Black As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
V Pokémon White As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
V Pokémon Black 2 As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
V Pokémon White 2 As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.



VI Pokémon X It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
VI Pokémon Y It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
95
- 300 394 -
Atk
135
247 275 369 405
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Spd
100
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Fire Fang Fire.png 65 95 Physical
Start Thunder Fang Electric.png 65 95 Physical
Start Rage Normal.png 20 100 Physical
Start
5
Bite Dark.png 60 100 Physical
Start
10
Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start
16
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100 Physical
20 Focus Energy Normal.png N/A N/A Status
25 Ember Fire.png 40 100 Special
30 Protect Normal.png N/A N/A Status
32 Dragonbreath Dragon.png 60 100 Special
37 Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90 Physical
43 Scary Face Normal.png N/A 100 Status
50 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical
53 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
61 Dragon Claw Dragon.png 80 100 Special
70 Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100 Phsical
80 Dragon Tail Dragon.png 60 90 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.png 80 100 Physical
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.png 60 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM02 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Hydro Pump Water.png 120 80% Special
Thrash Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Dragon Rage Dragon.png  ?? 100% Special
Twister Dragon.png 40 100% Special
Dragon Dance Dragon.png -- --% Status
Fire Fang Fire.png 65 95% Physical
Dragon Rush Dragon.png 100 75% Physical
Dragon Pulse Dragon.png 90 100% Special
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status


[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.png 140 90% Special

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Aqua Tail Water.png 90 90% Physical
Dragon Pulse Dragon.png 90 100% Special
Heat Wave Fire.png 100 90% Special
Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100% Special
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Roost Flying.png -- --% Status
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Tailwind Flying.png -- --% Status
Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90% Physical

[edit] Shelgon Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Purification

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Refresh Normal.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Air Cutter Flying.png 55 95% Special
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 100% Physical
Ominous Wind Ghost.png 60 100% Special
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
Rollout Rock.png 30 90% Special

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Bagon Shelgon Salamence
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Level 30 -- Level 50

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Dragon.png
Fighting.png
Grass.png
Electric.png
Fairy.png
Rock.png
Steel.png
Bug.png
Fighting.png
Fire.png
Grass.png
Ground.png
Water.png
Dragon.png
Electric.png
Fairy.png
Ice.png
Rock.png

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