Salamence

Salamence is a Dragon/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Dragon Pokémon.

Salamence has a Mega Evolution, available from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 373
Type Dragon Flying
Species Dragon Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 226.2 lbs (102.6 kg)
Abilities Intimidate
Moxie (hidden ability)
Local № 189 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
016 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
198 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
119 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
149 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
Japanese Bomanda

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 270
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 steps)

Base stats

HP 95
300 394
Attack 135
247 405
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 110
202 350
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 100
184 328
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Salamence.

Pokédex data

National № 373
Type Dragon Flying
Species Dragon Pokémon
Height 5′11″ (1.8 m)
Weight 248.2 lbs (112.6 kg)
Abilities Aerilate
Local № 189 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
016 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
198 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
119 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
149 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
Japanese Bomanda

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 315
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 steps)

Base stats

HP 95
300 394
Attack 145
265 427
Defense 130
238 394
Sp. Atk 120
220 372
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 120
220 372
Total 700 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Salamence.

Evolution chart

(Level 30) (Level 50)

Name origin

salamander
lizard-like amphibian
menace
brutal, violent

Salamence changes

Pokédex entries

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

Moves learned by Salamence

Moves learnt by level up

Salamence learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Dragon TailDragon 60 90
1EmberFire 40 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1FlyFlying 90 95
1LeerNormal 100
1ProtectNormal
1RageNormal 20 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
4EmberFire 40 100
7LeerNormal 100
10BiteDark 60 100
13Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
17HeadbuttNormal 70 100
21Focus EnergyNormal
25CrunchDark 80 100
29Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
35Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
42Scary FaceNormal 100
49FlamethrowerFire 90 100
63Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Salamence learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
FlyFlying 90 95

Egg moves

Salamence learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Salamence egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Defense CurlNormal
Dragon DanceDragon
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Dragon RageDragon 100
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
EndureNormal
Fire FangFire 65 95
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
ThrashNormal 120 100
TwisterDragon 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Salamence can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
DefogFlying
Draco MeteorDragon 130 90
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Laser FocusNormal
OutrageDragon 120 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Salamence. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Iron DefenseSteel Move tutor
ProtectNormal Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Salamence is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
76FlyFlying 90 95
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Salamence can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Salamence learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Dragon TailDragon 60 90
1EmberFire 40 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1FlyFlying 90 95
1LeerNormal 100
1ProtectNormal
1RageNormal 20 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
4EmberFire 40 100
7LeerNormal 100
10BiteDark 60 100
13Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
17HeadbuttNormal 70 100
21Focus EnergyNormal
25CrunchDark 80 100
29Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
35Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
42Scary FaceNormal 100
49FlamethrowerFire 90 100
63Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Salamence learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
FlyFlying 90 95

Egg moves

Salamence learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Salamence egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Defense CurlNormal
Dragon DanceDragon
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Dragon RageDragon 100
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
EndureNormal
Fire FangFire 65 95
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
ThrashNormal 120 100
TwisterDragon 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Salamence can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Draco MeteorDragon 130 90

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Salamence. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
ProtectNormal Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Salamence is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
76FlyFlying 90 95
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Salamence can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Salamence sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Salamence  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Salamence  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Salamence  sprite from Black & White Salamence  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Salamence Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Salamence Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Salamence Shiny sprite from Black & White Salamence Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Salamence

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Bagon/Shelgon
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Bagon/Shelgon
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Bagon/Shelgon
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Bagon/Shelgon
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Bagon/Shelgon
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 3