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What is a good moveset for Salamence? (page 2)

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asked Jul 19, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Aug 27, 2012 by Pokemaster
lol Now it's |SentByRavens|.
I think this is a good moveset for salamence.

Dragon Claw

Item: Life Orb/Draco Plate/Sitrus Berry/Yache Berry/Cell Battery
Never put fly on a competitive pokemon cuz the oppenent could switch into a other pokemon that can take flying types
Do we have enough info to give him a mega evelution moveset
If you want a good Flying-type move on Salamence, do Hyper Voice. This strategy only works in the Gen. 3 Remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. If you Mega-Evolve it, it gets the Aerialate ability, which turns Hyper Voice into a Flying-type move.

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Physical Sweeper Salamence. This is all physical, so Adamant. And no DW, since some people are too lazy to find a DW Bagon.

Salamence@Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/4 SpDef (Most Ice moves are special)
Nature: Adamant nature (+Attack/-SpAttack)

Stone Edge (Type coverage)
Earthquake (Because Earthquake)
Dragon Rush (STAB, Coverage, Egg move)
Aerial Ace (STAB, Nevermiss attack)

answered Feb 16, 2013 by Zirrix
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Draco meter
Stone edge - ( For ice types )
Earthquake - ( For rock types )

answered Jun 15, 2013 by Thunderstreak
edited Jun 15, 2013 by Thunderstreak
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All Pain No Game Salamence [Physical Attacker]
Nature: Adamant
-Dragon Rush
-Brick Break
-Shadow Claw
-Dragon Dance

-Dragon rush for least amount of riskyness with outrage and being locked in it.

-Brick Break for destroying Surpressing barrier attacks such as reflect and light screen
doesn't work on ghost types and can't break barriers if ghost type is out with these on.

-Shadow Claw to apply back up with brick break against ghost types and others it has a high critical ratio.

-Dragon Dance to outspeed/increase damage on moves.

Hope this moveset is helpful to you :) comment to me on what should the moveset be changed and improved to be better.

answered Jun 28, 2013 by TheTeamChooser
edited Jun 28, 2013 by TheTeamChooser
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I think this is a good move set for Salamance:
Outrage(High power and STAB.You can switch it out after it is confused)
Aerial Ace(STAB and always hits)
Crunch(Can finish psychic type Pokemon like Cresselia
Stone egde(High power and type coverage)
All of these attacks are physical because Salamance has very high attack.
Hope this helps!

answered Aug 15, 2013 by ZekromMaster
My salamence movements are
Dragon Dance
Dragon Rush
Dragon Claw
Are this moves ok?
This is good for in-game but not competitve.For competitve,lose dragon dance and put in crunch and dragon rush for outrage.
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Gen IV Physical Sweeper
Salamance @ life Orb / Dragon Fang
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant or Jolly (probably Jolly)
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 speed, 4 HP
Dragon Rush -- Because I don't want to get locked into Outrage.
Nasty Plot -- Instead of DD, to fix Dragon Rush's accuracy
Earthquake -- For steel types who resist Dragon rush
Steel wing / Shadow Claw -- Either kill pesky fairy types, or get at least neutral coverage against everything.

answered Apr 2, 2014 by Raymi
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Salamence @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)

-Dragon Claw
-Aerial Ace
-Brick Break

Dragon Claw has good STAB, Aerial Ace has STAB as well and never misses, Earthquake covers electric types, and its a must have on Salamence. Brick Break covers ice and rock type weaknesses.

answered Jun 1, 2014 by MarioTheTrainer
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Here's a mixed salamence:

Salamence@Lum Berry
Trait: Moxie
Nature: Naive
EVs: 252 atk, 252 sp. atk, 4 spd
Dragon Dance- Boosts speed and attack
Dragon Claw- Good power, good accuracy, covers dragon weakness, STAB
Hidden Power Steel- Covers every single weakness, that's why dragon claw is there
Hydro Pump- Coverage

Yes salamence can learn hydro pump

answered Jun 1, 2014 by The Trapinchinator
please no hp steel. I would neither recommend hydro pump as fire blast covers much more :3
Or have it only Physical and replace HP Steel for Steel Wing and Hyfro Pump for Fire Fang
Hp steel covers every single one of its weaknesses except dragon, and dragon claw covers that. And it's mixed in case you get blocked by a physical or special wall
If you are going with an attack boosting move, you should only teach it psychical moves. Simple.
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Salamence @ Lum Berry/Life Orb
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 HP
-Dragon Dance
-Dragon Claw/Outrage
-Earthquake/Thunder Fang/Fire Fang/Crunch/Aerial Ace/Rock Slide/Steel Wing/Shadow Claw

The great thing about Salamence is that has such a deep movepool that you never really know what to expect from it. First off, Moxie is a MUST for all Physical Salamence sets. The natures speak for themselves, and the EVs are a given, but can be shaken up with more placed into HP for some bulk. Dragon Dance is an amazing set up for any sweeper and just has to be put on anything dealing damage that has access to it. Roost gives reliable recovery, and removes flying typing for the turn, taking away some weaknesses. The next slot is debatable, in that Dragon Claw doesn't lock you into a move, and keeps you away from confusion, but Outrage has a higher damage output and will be OHKOing a lot of stuff, especially after a Dragon Dance and a Moxie boost or two. I'd recommend Lum Berry for Outrage, but Life Orb all the way if otherwise. The last slot is mainly for what your team needs, and really, it's where Salamence's movepool shines. Any of these options are viable

answered Aug 14, 2014 by spottedowl8274