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Salamence (Pokémon)

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Shelgon #372: Shelgon
Pokémon
#374: Beldum Beldum
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Salamence (disambiguation).
Salamence
Dragon Pokémon
ボーマンダ
Bohmander
#373
Salamence

Salamence

Salamence

Salamence
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate Cacophony
Cacophony
Moxie
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Salamence

Mega Salamence Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Dragon
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
226.2 lbs. 102.6 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#373
Kanto
#000
Johto
#189
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#016
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-167
Fiore
R-227
Almia
R-221/N-202
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
218
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F373.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
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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

Salamence is a quadruped, draconic Pokémon with a long, tapering tail. It is primarily blue with a gray lower jaw and thickly scaled underside. There are red markings on its throat, the underside of its tail, and stripes on the inner surface of its legs. Additionally, there are raised red ridges above its eyes. Three flat spines protrude from either side of its head, somewhat resembling external gills. It has two pairs of pointed teeth, one in the upper jaw and one in the lower. Each of its short legs has three claws. This Pokémon’s powerful desire to fly triggered a mutation that allowed it to grow large, red wings. As an expression of joy, it flies around and releases blasts of fire. However, when it is angry, it will shred things with its claws in addition to release fire blasts. This Pokémon is found living on rough terrains.

In the anime

Salamence in the anime
Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Major appearances

J's Salamence

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

Other

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. It reappeared as a cameo in Destiny Deoxys.

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

Drake of the Elite Four used a Salamence in Vanity Affair against Team Rocket after they tried to steal Ash's Pikachu.

Minor appearances

Salamence's first anime appearance was in a fantasy in Let Bagons be Bagons.

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

A Salamence appeared during the Kanto Grand Festival in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

Another Salamence appeared in a fantasy in Pinch Healing!.

A Salamence appeared in the opening scenes of Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SS018 Salamence Ritchie's Pokédex Salamence, the Dragon Pokémon. Fully evolved form of Bagon. Equipped with sharp teeth and massive claws, weighs over 200 pounds, and has the fastest speed of all the Flying-type Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the Pokémon Chronicles series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG101 Salamence May's Pokédex Salamence, the Dragon Pokémon. Salamence is the final evolution of Bagon. It is able to exhale powerful blasts of fire while flying.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP020 Salamence Dawn's Pokédex Salamence, the Dragon Pokémon. As a result of a powerful desire to fly, Salamence were able to trigger the cells in their body and cause them to grow wings.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Art of Tucker's Salamence from Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

When Ruby was a child, he battled a Salamence that attacked him and Sapphire while the two were playing outside. After being defeated by Ruby (and having scarred his forehead with its Dragon Claw in the process), 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 for five years. This encounter changed both Ruby and Sapphire and their views on Pokémon, as well as themselves. In Ruby's case, he felt he was too strong, and in order to keep himself back, he focused on Pokémon Contests. Sapphire, on the other hand, felt weak after the encounter and decided she had to become stronger, and spent much of her time in the wild honing her battle skills.

Years later, in the Emerald chapter, Dome Ace Tucker is shown to be in possession of another Salamence, with which he defeats Sapphire. While Sapphire acknowledges the man's overwhelming skill, she also adds that such a Pokémon is a hard one to fight against with her phobic old experience many years back.

In the TCG

Main article: Salamence (TCG)

In the TFG

One Salamence figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

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
Generation IV
Diamond As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
White
Black 2 As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
White 2
Generation VI
X It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
Y It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.

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 Evolve Shelgon
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Shelgon (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Evolve Shelgon
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Evolve Shelgon


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 Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Worldcore, Jaws of the Abyss, Cape at the Edge, Forest Grotto (Golden Chamber), Tempting Path (Golden Chamber),
high difficulty Magnagate dungeons, Hazy Pass (Golden Chamber), Desolate Canyon (Golden Chamber), Grove of Whispers (Golden Chamber),
Rusty Mountain (Golden Chamber), Ochre Quarry (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain (Mapless Street and Golden Chamber),
Stompstump Peak (Golden Chamber), Daybreak Ridge (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Crysta Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Sorbet
Dark Temple
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Sunny Seashore (Post-ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Dragon Week Salamence English United States 50 September 29 to October 3, 2003
DP Saikyou Salamence Japanese Japan 50 February 15 to March 14, 2008
BW JR Kyushu Train Station Salamence Japanese Japan 50 April 23 to May 6, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (50%) Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (50%)
Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
055 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1010 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1616 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2020 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2525 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
3030 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3232 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3737 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4343 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
5050 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
5353 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
6161 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
7070 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
8080 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Salamence obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Salamence
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Salamence
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Salamence
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Salamence
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardShelgonSalamence Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxew
FraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelp
DragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompAxewFraxure
HaxorusDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rage Dragon Special 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
Axew Endure* Normal Status —% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardArbokGarchomp Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosMiloticSkrelp
Dragalge
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
GyaradosTyruntTyrantrum Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteMiloticDragalge
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Salamence in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Salamence in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Salamence
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Salamence
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Salamence can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Salamence cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Salamence
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Salamence
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
372* Iron DefenseB2W2 Steel Status —% 15
371 OutrageBW Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Salamence
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Salamence
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS373.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani373.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP373.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Dragon Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP I raze everything with my fiery breath!
26%-50% HP How could this be? My health has been slashed in half...
1%-25% HP I give up... There's not enough power to even breathe fire...
Level up Leveled up! Let me work my slash-and-burn attacks on foes!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! Let me work my slash-and-burn attacks on foes!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP373.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 22 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Salamence roars to set off earthquakes. It also shoots a beam from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves and breathes powerful flames.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dragon  Dragon Assist.png
( Dragon )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Burn 4 field move.png
(Burn ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching a large blue fireball.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW373.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Salamence is the Attraction Chief of Salamence's Air Ace in the Granite Zone.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2373.png Strong: Weak: Oshawott icon.pngSnivy icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He likes the Tech Area. He thinks the Area is comfortable because it is warm and dry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

371Bagon.png
Unevolved
Bagon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30
372Shelgon.png
First evolution
Shelgon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 50
373Salamence.png
Second evolution
Salamence
 Dragon  Flying 

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.gif Spr 3r 373.png Spr b 3r 373.png
Spr 3r 373 s.png Spr 3e 373 s.gif 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 shares its species name with Horsea, Dratini, their evolutions, and Goodra. They are all known as Dragon Pokémon.
  • Salamence's known Abilities are shared with another Pokémon, Gyarados.

Origin

Salamence appears to be based on the archetypal fire-breathing European dragon.

Name origin

Salamence may be a combination of salamander and menace, vengeance, vehemence, or violence (in regard to its brutal nature).

Bohmander is a combination of 暴行 bōkō (assault, outrage, or violent act) and salamander.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ボーマンダ Bohmander From 暴行 bōkō (assault, outrage, or violent act) and salamander
France Flag.png French Drattak From dragon and attak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Salamence Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Brutalanda From brutal and Salamander
Italy Flag.png Italian Salamence Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보만다 Bomanda Same as Japanese name


Related articles

Shelgon #372: Shelgon
Pokémon
#374: Beldum Beldum


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