Salamence (Pokémon)

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372Shelgon.png #372: Shelgon
Pokémon
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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
Mega Salamence
Mega Salamence



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Flying
Unknown Unknown
Mega Salamence
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate
Salamence
Cacophony
Mega Salamence
Cacophony
Moxie
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Aerilate
Mega Salamence
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Salamence
5'11" 1.8 m
Mega Salamence
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
226.2 lbs. 102.6 kg
Salamence
248.2 lbs. 112.6 kg
Mega Salamence
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Salamencite [[|]]
Base experience yield
218
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Salamence
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Salamence
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
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F373.png None.png
Mega Salamence
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

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

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

Salamence can Mega Evolve into Mega Salamence using the Salamencite.

Generation IX introduced the Paradox Pokemon Roaring Moon that appears to be inspired by Salamence and its Mega Evolved form.

Biology

Salamence is a quadrupedal, 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 fins protrude from either side of its head, possibly acting in the same manner that a Canard would on an aircraft. 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. Salamence is considered an unusual Pokémon due to the circumstances of its evolution; its fervent desire to fly triggered a cellular mutation that allowed it to suddenly grow large, red wings.

Its long-held dream fulfilled at last, Salamence constantly flies around and releases intense blasts of fire as an expression of its joy. It only stops flying when it gets exhausted and needs to sleep. If enraged, it loses all sense of self and flies into an uncontrollable rampage, destroying everything around it until it tires itself out. It lives in rough terrain, and it competes with Garchomp midair for food.

As Mega Salamence, its wings meld together into a single huge, crescent-shaped wing. According to the anime, the hard, yet very flexible properties of its wings allow them to be used as blades in mid-air battles. Its face, neck, body and tail are narrower, and its tail is noticeably shorter in length. The ridges above its eyes are now far less prominent, and it no longer possesses the thick, gray scaling over its lower jaw. Instead, the smooth red flesh underneath has been left exposed, increasing its streamline appearance. The upper pair of fins resting on the sides of its head are now elongated and tapered. The lower pair has not changed much. However, the middle set now take the form of quarter-arches, spanning towards the bridge of the nose. The remnants of its shelled underbelly have been drastically transformed into a segmented, more aerodynamic, vest-like armored frame. This frame encases its chest and shoulders with the pieces interlocking whenever Mega Salamence tucks in its front forelegs. Roaring Moon has a resemblance to Mega Salamence.

The stress of Salamence's vaunted wings becoming misshapen in its Mega Evolution aggravates it to the point of rampaging. This fuels its already brutal nature and makes it likely to turn against the Trainer who raised it. Because of this, Mega Salamence is feared as "the blood-soaked crescent". Anything and anyone in Salamence's path gets sliced in two by its bladelike wings, posing no interruption to its flight.

In the anime

Main series

Salamence in the anime
Mega Salamence in the anime

Major appearances

J's Salamence

A Salamence belonging to J first appeared in Mutiny in the Bounty!. It made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.

Other

Salamence debuted in Jirachi: Wish Maker, under the ownership of Butler. He used it to battle a wild Flygon that was helping Ash and Max in their effort to free Jirachi from his control. However, it and its Trainer joined Ash and Max's side after Butler wound up creating Meta Groudon that threatened the safety of Forina, Jirachi's home. It reappeared in a flashback during the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

Salamence made its physical TV debut in The Search for the Legend, under the ownership of Silver. He used it to battle Moltres, but the battle was interrupted when a nearby volcano erupted.

Salamence made its physical main series debut in Vanity Affair, under the ownership of Drake of the Elite Four. It was used against Team Rocket after they tried to steal Ash's Pikachu.

In The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!, Team Rocket's attempts to capture a Salamence resulted in it going on a rampage before it was calmed down by Nurse Joy's Wigglytuff.

In A Riveting Rivalry!, Sawyer's Shelgon was revealed to have evolved into a Salamence sometime before the episode. It was used in Sawyer's battle against Ash, where it went up against Noivern; the match eventually ended in a tie.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Salamence that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. Salamence was used to battle Ash's Noivern and Greninja. It was later freed from their control when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

Minor appearances

Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Salamence made its main series debut in a fantasy in Let Bagons be Bagons, where Michelle's Bagon had a fantasy about evolving so it could fly.

In Battling the Enemy Within, Team Rocket found a Salamence living in underground ruins while searching for Ho-Oh.

In May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!, a Coordinator's Salamence competed in the Kanto Grand Festival.

In Pinch Healing!, Team Rocket imagined evolving Matt's Bagon into a Salamence.

A Salamence appeared in the opening sequence of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Salamence appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Salamence that can Mega Evolve into Mega Salamence appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Salamence competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but was defeated by Snowy and Kiawe's Turtonator.

A Salamence appeared in A Talent for Imitation! as an image in the Pokédex or a fantasy.

In An Adventure of Mega Proportions!, a Salamence appeared on Mega Island.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
HS18 Salamence Ritchie's Pokédex Salamence, a Dragon Pokémon. Fully evolved form of Bagon. Equipped with sharp teeth and massive claws, weighs over 200 pounds, and has the fastest flying speed of all the Flying-type Pokémon.
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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY128 Salamence Serena's Pokédex Salamence, the Dragon Pokémon. Constant dreams of flight caused a shift in its cellular structure. When it evolved, Salamence finally grew wings.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Mega Salamence in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Mega Salamence battled a Mega Pidgeot.

Pokémon Generations

A soldier's Salamence appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. It was one of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

GOTCHA!

A Salamence briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Drake.

Pokémon Evolutions

Mega Salamence in Pokémon Evolutions

Zinnia's Salamence

A Mega Salamence appeared in The Wish, under the ownership of Zinnia. She used it to battle May's newly-caught Mega Rayquaza atop the Sky Pillar.

In the manga

Salamence in Pokémon Adventures
Mega Salamence in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Drake owns a Salamence, which appeared in Battle Till The End! Drake, One Of The Elite Four!.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

A Salamence appeared in PBK2, where it fought Yū Shirogane's Infernape and a Glaceon.

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

A Salamence appeared in LDK1.

A Salamence appeared in LDK2.

Goro also owns a Salamence, which debuted in LDK3.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Zinnia's Salamence

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. It appeared in a flashback in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIV. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, where Zinnia is revealed to be its owner, it has obtained a Salamencite, allowing it to Mega Evolve into Mega Salamence.

In Swanky Showdown with Swalot, 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.

A Salamence appeared in a flashback in PS580.

In PS600, a Salamence appeared as a silhouette during Steven's explanation about the Draconid people.

Anabel owns a Salamence, which first appeared in Battle in Vast Poni Canyon.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

Tucker used a Salamence in a Tag Battle against Enta in Introducing the Frontier Brains!.

In the TCG

Main article: Salamence (TCG)

In the TFG

One Salamence figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Salamence appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#189
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #016
Hoenn
#198
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #119
Alola
USUM: #149
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun When angered, it loses all sense of itself and destroys everything around it. The destruction will continue until Salamence has tired itself out.
Moon It flies around on its wings, which have grown in at last. In its happiness, it gushes hot flames, burning up the fields it passes over.
Ultra Sun Overjoyed at finally being able to fly, it flies all over the place and usually doesn't land until it's completely exhausted and needs to sleep.
Ultra Moon Thanks to its fervent wishes, the cells in its body finally mutated, and at last it has its heart's desire—wings.
Mega Salamence
Sun Anyone standing in its path gets sliced right in two, while this Pokémon continues its flight without interruption.
Moon Mega Evolution fuels its brutality, and it may even turn on the Trainer who raised it. It's been dubbed "the blood-soaked crescent."
Ultra Sun The stress of its two proud wings becoming misshapen and stuck together because of strong energy makes it go on a rampage.
Ultra Moon It puts its forelegs inside its shell to streamline itself for flight. Salamence flies at high speeds over all kinds of topographical features.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #115
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Salamence is an unusual Pokémon in that it was able to evolve a body with wings just by constantly wishing to be able to fly.
Shield While basking in the joy of flight generally keeps this Pokémon in high spirits, Salamence turns into an uncontrollable menace if something angers it.
Brilliant Diamond As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#278
Scarlet It flies around on its wings, which have grown in at last. In its happiness, it gushes hot flames, burning up everything it passes over.
Violet It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.


Pokedex Image Salamence SV.png
Salamence in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Shelgon
Emerald
Evolve Shelgon
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade, Event
Pearl
Evolve Shelgon
Platinum
Evolve Shelgon
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Shelgon
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
Evolve Shelgon
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Shelgon
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Shelgon
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Shelgon
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 3 (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 3 (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Tunnel to the Top, Path to the Peak (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Shining Pearl
Evolve Shelgon
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Shelgon
Trozei!
Endless Level 34, Forever Level 83, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Shelgon
Ranger
Jungle Relic (during mission)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Shelgon
MD Sky
Evolve Shelgon
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest, Crysta Cave
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Dark Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Sunny Seashore (post-ending)
PokéPark 2
Tech Area
MD GTI
Hazy Pass (Gilded Hall), Stompstump Peak (Gilded Hall), Desolate Canyon (Gilded Hall), Forest Grotto (Gilded Hall), Tempting Path (Gilded Hall), Daybreak Ridge (Gilded Hall), Ochre Quarry (Gilded Hall), Grove of Whispers (Gilded Hall), Worldcore (1F-13F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Jungle Area: In Trouble? Tap Away! (Boss), Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 6
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 209
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 610
Event: Salamence Appears
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Sky Crest Range (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 23: Stage 08
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zygarde Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Drake's)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Wyvern Hill (21F-29F)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Unknown Dragon Distribution Salamence English United States 50 ???
RS Pokémon Center New York Dragon Week Salamence English United States 50 September 29 to October 3, 2003
RS Pokémon Center New York Spring Fling Salamence English United States 50 April 19 to 25, 2004
DP Strongest 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)
Sun Moon Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Sword Shield Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
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
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Mega Salamence
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Total:
700
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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 IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
011 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 09090% 10
011 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
1515 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2020 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
3939 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4646 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
5555 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
6464 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
7373 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM044Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM063Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM078Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM100Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM169Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Salamence in Generation IX
  • 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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 RS
PinRS373.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani373.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 373.png Body size: 2
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 R-167
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 R-227
It lets loose shock waves and breathes powerful flames.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dragon Assist.png
Dragon
Field move:
(present)
Burn 4 field move.png
(Burn ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dragon Assist.png
Dragon
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-221/N-202
It attacks by launching a large blue fireball.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush373Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT373.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Salamencite Sprite.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#195
Shuffle373.png
Shuffle373M.png

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 10
Clears one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Salamence (max 10).
Pokémon GO
GO373.png Base Stamina: 216 Base Attack: 277 Base Defense: 168
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail, Fire Fang, Bite*
Charged Attacks: Fire Blast, Hydro Pump, Draco Meteor, Outrage, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

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 


Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Salamence
Salamence
Salamence
 Dragon  Flying 

Salamencite
Salamencite


Held Salamencite
Salamence
Mega Salamence
Salamence
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 373.png Spr b 3r 373.png Spr 3e 373.png Spr b 3r 373.png Spr 3r 373.png Spr b 3r 373.png
Spr 3r 373 s.png Spr b 3r 373 s.png Spr 3e 373 s.png Spr b 3r 373 s.png Spr 3r 373 s.png Spr b 3r 373 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 373.png Spr b 4d 373.png Spr 4p 373.png Spr b 4p 373.png Spr 4p 373.png Spr b 4h 373.png
Spr 4d 373 s.png Spr b 4d 373 s.png Spr 4p 373 s.png Spr b 4p 373 s.png Spr 4p 373 s.png Spr b 4p 373 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 373.png Spr b 5b 373.png Spr 5b 373.png Spr b 5b 373.png
Spr 5b 373 s.png Spr b 5b 373 s.png Spr 5b 373 s.png Spr b 5b 373 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 373.png Spr b 6x 373.png Spr 6x 373.png Spr b 6x 373.png
Spr 6o 373M.png Spr b 6o 373M.png
Spr 6x 373 s.png Spr b 6x 373 s.png Spr 6x 373 s.png Spr b 6x 373 s.png
Front Back Spr 6o 373M s.png Spr b 6o 373M s.png
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 373.png Spr b 7s 373.png Spr 7s 373.png Spr b 7s 373.png
Spr 7s 373M.png Spr b 7s 373M.png Spr 7s 373M.png Spr b 7s 373M.png
Spr 7s 373 s.png Spr b 7s 373 s.png Spr 7s 373 s.png Spr b 7s 373 s.png
Spr 7s 373M s.png Spr b 7s 373M s.png Spr 7s 373M s.png Spr b 7s 373M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
HOME373.png HOME373 s.png
HOME373M.png HOME373M s.png
373MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Salamence images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Salamence shares its category with the Horsea and Dratini evolutionary lines, along with Kalosian Goodra. They are all known as the Dragon Pokémon.
  • From Generations IV through VII, Salamence cannot learn Iron Defense from a Move Tutor, even though its pre-evolution, Shelgon, is able to learn this move.

Origin

Salamence seems to be based on the archetypal fire-breathing European dragon. It may also be based on a salamander, most likely the Hida salamander or Anderson's salamander; this is backed up by Salamence featuring three prominent finlets on either side of its head, which can be interpreted as external gills. These external gills are typical for many species of amphibians. Alternatively, it might take inspiration from the mythical animal of the same name, which is often conflated with dragons or treated as a dragon, as evidenced by its ability to learn numerous Fire-type moves by leveling up, and its Pokédex entry describing its propensity for breathing fire.

Mega Salamence's wing and head shape resemble that of a fighter jet.

Name origin

Salamence may be a combination of salamander and menace, vengeance, vehemence, violence, or immense.

Bohmander may be a combination of 暴 (violent) and salamander.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ボーマンダ Bohmander From and salamander
France Flag.png French Drattak From dragon and attaque
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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 暴飛龍 / 暴飞龙 Bàofēilóng*
暴蠑螈 / 暴蝾螈 Bàoróngyuán*
From bào and 飛龍 / 飞龙 fēilóng
From bào and 蠑螈 / 蝾螈 róngyuán
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 暴飛龍 Bouhfēilùhng*
暴蠑螈 Bouhwìhngyùhn*
From bouh and 飛龍 fēilùhng
From bouh and 蠑螈 wìhngyùhn


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