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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 BodyUnknown.png
Mega Salamence
Footprint
F373.png None.png
Mega Salamence
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
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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.

Contents

Biology

Salamence is a quadruped, 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. This Pokémon's powerful desire to fly triggered a mutation that allowed it to grow large, red wings. As an expression of joy, it flies around and releases blasts of fire. If enraged, it loses all sense of self and flies into an uncontrollable rampage, destroying everything around it until it tires itself out. This Pokémon is found living in rough terrain.

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.

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

In the main series

Salamence in the anime
Sugimori reference sheet for 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 a fake 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

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.

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.

In the 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.

In 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.

In the GOTCHA! music video

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

In the manga

Salamence in Pokémon Adventures
Mega Salamence in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

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

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 Flabébé Blooms.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 4, 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.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

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

In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

A Salamence appeared LDK1.

Goro also owns a Salamence which debuted in LDK3.

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
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.

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
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)
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)

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 VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
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 —% 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM99Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 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 VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ApplinFlappleAppletun Defense Curl* Normal Status —% 40
DratiniDragonairDragoniteVibravaFlygonGible
GabiteGarchompDeinoZweilousHydreigonFlapple
DrakloakDragapult
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
GyaradosTyruntTyrantrum Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteMiloticDrampaFlapple
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Salamence in Generation VIII
  • 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 tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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, Frustration, Return

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 4d 373.png Spr b 4p 373.png Spr 4d 373.png Spr b 4h 373.png
Spr 4d 373 s.png Spr b 4d 373 s.png Spr 4d 373 s.png Spr b 4p 373 s.png Spr 4d 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
373MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Salamence images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

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.

Mega Salamence's wing and head shape resemble that of a fighter jet. Alternatively, it might take inspiration from the mythical salamanders, as evidenced by its ability to learn numerous Fire-type moves by leveling up, and its Pokédex entry describing its propensity for breathing fire.

Name origin

Salamence may be a combination of salamander and menace, vengeance, vehemence, or violence (in regard to its brutal nature).

Bohmander is a combination of 暴行 bōkō (assault, outrage, or violent act) and salamander.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ボーマンダ Bohmander From 暴行 bōkō (assault, outrage, or violent act) and salamander
France Flag.png French Drattak From dragon and attak
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 Same as Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 暴蠑螈 Bào Róng Yuán Literally "Violent salamander".


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