Salamè

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Salamè
サラメ Salamè
Poké Ball
X Salame.png
X's Charizard
X Salame Mega Charizard X.png
As a Mega Charizard X
Debuts in They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping
Caught in Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change
Caught at Lumiose City
Evolves in Quilladin Stands
Charizard Transforms
Gender Male
Ability Blaze
Tough Claws*
Nature Mild
Current location With X
Charmander Charmeleon {{{pokemonname}}}
This Pokémon spent 18 rounds as Charmander and 12 rounds as Charmeleon.

Salamè (Japanese: サラメ Salamè) is a Charizard that X owns in Pokémon Adventures and his third overall. X received him from Professor Sycamore. He is level 38 and his Characteristic is "nods off a lot."

History

As a Charmander

Salamè was originally a starter Pokémon owned by Professor Sycamore. Salamè was first seen as a Charmander in They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping, standing besides Professor Sycamore and his Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

Prior to What Does Charmander Do When It Dozes?, Charmander ran away from Sycamore's lab and took a nap in the flowerbeds on Route 4. As he slept, his tail accidentally came in contact with the flowers, setting them ablaze. As Charmander freaked out, the Froakie that was traveling with X's group put the fire out with his Frubbles. When Chespin and Froakie recognized Charmander, X's group realized he must belong to Professor Sycamore. They decided to take Charmander and return him to the professor, but he was taken by Sina and Dexio after they mistook X's group for thieves. Using his Roller Skates, Tierno took back Charmander and explained the situation to Sina and Dexio.

After returning Charmander Professor Sycamore questioned why X didn't let Chespin on his team. When X explained why, Professor Sycamore decided to have a battle and made X use Chespin while he used Charmander. X agreed, but refused to actively take a part in the battle, forcing Chespin to fight by himself. With no Trainer and at a type-disadvantage, Chespin was dealt heavy blows, but refused to give up. Chespin's determination managed to impress X enough to actually take a part in the battle, and had him attack with Rollout. Despite the powerful attack, Chespin was defeated. After the battle was over, X decided to keep Chespin and named him Marisso, and also took Charmander, which he nicknamed Salamè.

In Pangoro Poses a Problem, Salamè teamed up with Kanga and Marisso to battle the Lumiose Press editor-in-chief to protect Alexa. While Kanga and Marisso battled Pangoro, Salamè began to fight one of the chief's Spewpa. Due to it using Rage Powder, he was unable to listen to X's commands when he told him to attack the Pangoro. He eventually defeated the Spewpa, but was left exhausted, allowing Pangoro to grab him and Marisso with its paws. X then told Salamè to release his tail, which caused Pangoro's leaf to burn up. Without the leaf allowing it to sense what Kanga and Li'l Kanga were doing, the two quickly defeated it.

As a Charmeleon

In Quilladin Stands, Salamè trained alongside Marisso under the tutelage of Gurkinn. Eventually, Salamè and Marisso evolved into a Charmeleon and Quilladin, respectively. Salamè was later used in X's attempt to break into Team Flare's hideout in Geosenge Town. While sneaking in, Salamè used Incinerate to defeat a Team Flare Grunt's Noibat. Once inside Salamè, teamed up with Marisso to fight Lysandre's Pyroar and Mienfoo. After a quick fight, X recalled them both so he could battle with one of his Pokémon that could Mega Evolve.

In Malamar Traps, after X and his friends left to confront Team Flare at the Pokémon Village, X revealed that Salamè began refusing to leave his Poké Ball after seeing the rest of X's team have their Mega Stones react to the Anistar City sundial. X later realized that Salamè became depressed due to fear that he may not be able to handle the power of Mega Evolution when he evolved into a Charizard. After seeing Marisso risk himself to protect him from Xerosic's Malamar, Salamè regained his confidence and joined the battle. Although Xerosic was confident that Charizard did not have a Mega Evolution, Salamè revealed that he had been keeping a Charizardite X on his tail the entire time.

Despite this, Xerosic refuses to give up and continues battling by sending out more Pokémon to fight. Blue joins in the fight to assist X, revealing that he is also a Mega Evolution Successor possessing a Key Stone in the process. After Salamè evolves into his final form, both X and Blue activate their Key Stones to evolve both of their Pokémon into Mega Charizard X for X and Mega Charizard Y for Blue. The combined might of both Mega-Evolved Pokémon easily defeats Xerosic. Salamè later tries to help suppress Mewtwo's rage at the Pokémon Village alongside Charizard, Rhyperior, and Marisso. Despite their numbers Mewtwo keeps the advantage, easily knocking them away with Psywave.

In PAXY38, X had his final battle against Lysandre and his Zygarde. X used the power of five Key Stones to simultaneously Mega Evolve his five capable Pokémon at once. With their combined strength, Salamè, Kanga, Li'l Kanga, Élec, Garma, and Rute fought against Zygarde into order to defeat it. The combined might of X's team successfully forced Zygarde to split apart into its Cells, which lead to Lysandre's defeat.

Personality and characteristics

Salamè and X
Salamè's Charizardite X

Salamè is an absentminded and ditsy Pokémon. He is very easygoing and tends to move at his own pace, which sometimes results in him causing trouble for others. He has a habit of holding his tail, which he retained even after evolving into Charmeleon and Charizard, and does so to protect his Charizardite X. Prior to his evolution into Charizard he had a lot of self doubt about evolving and later Mega Evolving, but was able to overcome it with the help of his childhood friend Marisso.

Moves used

Salamè Incinerate.png
Using Incinerate as a Charmeleon
Move First Used In
Ember Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change
Incinerate Gyarados Changes
Flare Blitz PAXY38
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Charmander is used by Professor Sycamore in Pokémon X and Y after first meeting the player in Lumiose City. After being defeated, Professor Sycamore will let the player choose themselves one of the Kanto starter Pokémon.

Pokémon X and Y
First Battle Given to the player
004Charmander.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Charmander Lv.10
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Ember
Fire Special
Smokescreen
Normal Status
004Charmander.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Charmander/ Lv.10
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Ember
Fire Special
Smokescreen
Normal Status

Trivia

  • Salamè is X's only Mega Evolving Pokémon that evolved under his ownership.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese サラメ Salamè From Salamèche, Charmander's French name
English, German Salamè From Salamèche, Charmander's French name
French Hito From Hitokage, Charmander's Japanese name
Spanish Salamé From Salamèche, Charmander's French name
Chinese (Mandarin) 薩拉火 Sàlāhuǒ Partial transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains 火 huǒ (fire), as a reference to 小火龍 Xiǎohuǒlóng (Charmander)

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard.



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