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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Salamence

Regular
Shiny
Salamence
Dragon Type
Flying Type
Dragon Pokémon
National Pokedex: #373

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Salamence is a Dragon and Flying Type Dragon Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 3 Attack EV Yield. Salamence can be found with Intimidate as an Ability; we recommend the Lonely Nature, based on 600 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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Salamence Stats and Abilities

Based on Salamence Base IVs we consider this pokemon S-Tier choice. Salamence Highest IV Stat is Attack (135) and the Lowest being Defense (80).

Salamence Stats
Rank Stat Value
E
HP
95
S
Attack
135
D
Defense
80
S
Special Attack
110
D
Special Defense
80
C
Speed
100
S
Total
600
Salamence Details
Salamence Detail
Best Nature
Lonely
+10% Attack
-10% Defense
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sour
Liked Foods
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Dragon
EV Yield3 Attack
Growth RateSlow
Egg Cycles40 (10,024–10,280 steps)
Salamence Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Intimidate
Intimidate lower's the Attack of all opponents by one stage when the ability-bearer switches in (including the start of a battle).
Hidden Ability
Moxie
Moxie increases the user's Attack one stage upon fainting an opponent.

How To Evolve Salamence in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Bagon requires (Level 30) to evolve into Shelgon and then (Level 50) to evolve into Salamence.

Salamence Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Bagon
Dragon Type
Level 30
Shelgon
Dragon Type
Level 50
Salamence
Dragon TypeFlying Type
Salamence Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Bagon
300
45
75
40
60
30
50
Stat Change
+120
+20
+20
+20
+40
+20
+0
Shelgon
420
65
95
60
100
50
50
Stat Change
+180
+30
+40
+50
+20
+30
+50
Salamence
600
95
135
110
80
80
100

Where To Find Salamence Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Salamence in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV Salamence Weakness

Salamence is a Dragon and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Salamence to take More Damage from Dragon, Fairy, Rock, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fire, Water, Fighting, Bug, Ground, Grass Type moves.

Salamence Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Ice
2.0x
More Damage
Dragon
Fairy
Rock
0.5x
Less Damage
Fire
Water
Fighting
Bug
0.25x
Less Damage
Grass
Immune to Damage
Ground

What pokemon is Salamence Weak Against?

Salamence Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dragonite
Dragon Type
Flying Type
S
Tyranitar
Rock Type
Dark Type
S
Salamence
Dragon Type
Flying Type
S
Hydreigon
Dark Type
Dragon Type
A
Florges
Fairy Type

What pokemon is Salamence Strong Against?

Salamence Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arcanine
Fire Type
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Vaporeon
Water Type
B
Flareon
Fire Type

Best Salamence Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Pokemon similar to Salamence based on Dragon Type
Similar Dragon Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Dragonite-Pokemon-Image
Dragonite
DRAGON-Type FLYING-Type 600 91 134 100 95 100 80
S
Salamence-Pokemon-Image
Salamence
DRAGON-Type FLYING-Type 600 95 135 110 80 80 100
S
Hydreigon-Pokemon-Image
Hydreigon
DARK-Type DRAGON-Type 600 92 105 125 90 90 98
A
Noivern-Pokemon-Image
Noivern
FLYING-Type DRAGON-Type 535 85 70 97 80 80 123
C
Altaria-Pokemon-Image
Altaria
DRAGON-Type FLYING-Type 490 75 70 70 90 105 80
Pokemon similar to Salamence based on Flying Type
Similar Flying Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Dragonite-Pokemon-Image
Dragonite
DRAGON-Type FLYING-Type 600 91 134 100 95 100 80
S
Salamence-Pokemon-Image
Salamence
DRAGON-Type FLYING-Type 600 95 135 110 80 80 100
A
Gyarados-Pokemon-Image
Gyarados
WATER-Type FLYING-Type 540 95 125 60 79 100 81
A
Noivern-Pokemon-Image
Noivern
FLYING-Type DRAGON-Type 535 85 70 97 80 80 123
B
Honchkrow-Pokemon-Image
Honchkrow
DARK-Type FLYING-Type 505 100 125 105 52 52 71
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