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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 102.6 kg (226.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. 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)
115 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 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 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 112.6 kg (248.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. 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)
115 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 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)

Salamence changes

Pokédex entries

Salamence

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.
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.

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.

Moves learned by Salamence

Moves learnt by level up

Salamence learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
1Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
15HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
39Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
46Focus EnergyNormalStatus
55FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
64OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
73Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95

Egg moves

Salamence does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Salamence is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Salamence is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
1RageNormalPhysical 20 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
4EmberFireSpecial 40 100
7LeerNormalStatus 100
10BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
13Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
17HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
21Focus EnergyNormalStatus
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
29Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
35Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
42Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
49FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
63Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 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.
FlyFlyingPhysical 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 CurlNormalStatus
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Dragon RageDragonSpecial 100
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
EndureNormalStatus
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
TwisterDragonSpecial 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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
DefogFlyingStatus
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Laser FocusNormalStatus
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 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 DefenseSteelStatus Move tutor
ProtectNormalStatus Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Salamence sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Salamence  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Salamence  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Salamence  sprite from Black & White Salamence  sprite from X & Y Salamence  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Salamence  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Salamence Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Evolve Bagon/Shelgon
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Salamence
Japanese ボーマンダ (Bohmander)
German Brutalanda
French Drattak

Name origin

salamander
lizard-like amphibian
menace
brutal, violent