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Salamence (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Salamence
ボーマンダ Bohmander
#373
373Salamence.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Dragon Flying
Category
Dragon Pokémon
Ability
Intimidate
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#189
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
226.2 lbs.
Imperial
102.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F373.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Dragon group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 218 Battle Exp.: 2181*

Salamence (Japanese: ボーマンダ Bohmander) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

It evolves from Shelgon starting at level 50. It is the final form of Bagon.

Biology

Physiology

Salamence resemble dragons similar to those in medieval European legends, colored by colors of flames (red and blue).

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Salamence have long, heavy tails which can catapult enemies that enter its territory yards into the air at an instant. Its extremely rough and sturdy body is quite tough and hard to penetrate, especially its almost metallic, red, blade-like wings. Salamence have long necks which allow them to take in deep breaths to store and charge very intense Dragon and Fire attacks.

Behavior

Salamence is an extremely vicious Pokémon. It is also arrogant about its victories by spouting intense flames into the air. This behavior may be explained due to the fact that it faced many hardships to get its wings to grow, and therefore, it is very proud of its achievement.

Habitat

Salamence supposedly lives atop tall mountains.

In the anime

Salamence in the anime

Salamence was first seen in the 6th Pokémon movie Jirachi: Wish Maker. Butler used it against a wild Flygon that was helping to free Jirachi from him.

Silver used his Salamence to battle Moltres in The Search for the Legend.

Drake of the Elite Four used a Salamence in Vanity Affair.

Team Rocket found a Salamence in some underground ruins when they were searching for Ho-Oh in Battling the Enemy Within.

A Salamence belonging to J first appeared in Mutiny in the Bounty.

In the manga

When Ruby was young, he battled a Salamence that attacked him and Sapphire. After being defeated by Ruby, the Salamence went on a rampage and destroyed a lab, freeing Rayquaza, which was in captivity at that time, in the process. This resulted in Norman being banned from the Gym Leader test.

In the TCG

Main article: Salamence (TCG)

In the TFG

One Salamence figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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.
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.
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.
FireRed It becomes uncontrollable if enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
LeafGreen It becomes uncontrollable if enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
Generation IV
Diamond As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
Pearl As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
Platinum As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Shelgon
Emerald
None Evolve Shelgon
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Shelgon (Pearl only)
Platinum
None Evolve Shelgon
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Shelgon
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 34
Forever Level 83
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Shelgon
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve from Shelgon
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Crysta Cave

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

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By leveling up

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 50+ Purified moves
Shadow Hold Shadow Box XD 373.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Dragon Claw Dragon
-- Dragon Dance Dragon
-- Aerial Ace Flying

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 373.png Spr 3e 373.png Spr 3r 373.png Spr b 3r 373.png
Spr 3r 373 s.png Spr 3e 373 s.png Spr 3r 373 s.png Spr b 3r 373 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 373.png Spr 4d 373.png Spr 4d 373.png Spr b 4d 373.png
Spr 4d 373 s.png Spr 4d 373 s.png Spr 4d 373 s.png Spr b 4d 373 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 373.png Spr 5b 373.png Spr b 5b 373.png
Spr 5b 373 s.png Spr 5b 373 s.png Spr b 5b 373 s.png
Salamence For other sprites and images, please see Salamence images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Salamence is the only Template:Type2 Pokémon to have Intimidate as its ability.
  • Despite portrayed as Fire-breathing, it is not a Fire-type; similarly, it cannot learn Will-o-Wisp or Overheat, and can only learn Flamethrower and Fire Blast through TM35/38.
    • Salamence, despite beeing described as mastering Fire-type moves, is also able to learn Hydro Pump through breeding.
  • Salamence has the second highest base stat average of all non-legendary Pokémon, the first being Slaking. However, it is tied with the four other powerhouse evolutions. Salamence is also tied with many other legendaries for base stat average, including Mew, Celebi, Deoxys, Latios, and Latias.
  • Salamence shares the same species name with Horsea, Dratini, and their evolutions. They are all known as Dragon Pokémon.
  • Salamence is one of only four Pokémon that can learn a HM move by leveling up in the same generation as it is a HM.
  • Salamence is one of the rare cases of a stat dropping by evolution, as Shelgon's base Defense stat of 100 drops to 80.
  • Salamence is actually lighter than Shelgon, with 226.2 lbs, while Shelgon weighs 243.6 lbs.
  • While Salamence cannot learn Iron Defense itself, it can be taught it as a Shelgon before evolving. It shares this trait with Beedrill, Butterfree, Dustox, Beautifly, Huntail and Gorebyss.

Origin

Salamence appears to be based on European dragons. It also has a similar color scheme to Devilman, a Japanese manga character. Devilman's wings are also the same shape as Salamence's.

Name origin

Its name may be a combination of salamander and menace or vengeance. Its Japanese name is based on 暴行 bōkō, assault, outrage, or violent act, and salamander.

In other languages

  • German: Brutalanda
  • French: Drattak - From dragon and attak (attack).
  • Korean: 보만다 Bomanda

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