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Salamence Forms

Salamence has 1 alternative forms in the Scarlet and Violet Series.

ID TIER Salamence Forms Type Total HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Speed
#278
S Tier
Dragon
Flying
600 95 135 80 110 80 100
#397
S Tier
Dragon
Dark
590 105 139 71 55 101 119

Salamence Stats

Salamence highest IV stat is Attack (135) and the lowest being Def (80).

Rank Value Stat
E
95
HP
S
135
Atk
D
80
Def
S
110
Sp.Atk
D
80
Sp.Def
C
100
Speed
S
600
Total

Salamence Guide

Salamence has a 3 Attack EV Yield, which means the best nature to have with Salamence is a Lonely nature due to the highest IV stat being Attack.

Salamence Detail
Wild Held ItemNone
Best Nature
Lonely
+10% Attack
-10% Defense
Weak To
2x
2x
2x
4x
Resistance To
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
0
1/4
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
EV Yield3 Attack

How To Evolve Salamence in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Bagon Regular Evolution requires Level 30 to evolve into Shelgon and Level 50 to evolve into Salamence.

    Salamence Regular Evolution
  1. Violet
    #276
    Bagon
  2. Evolves at level 30
  3. Violet
    #277
    Shelgon
  4. Evolves at level 50
  5. Violet
    #278
    Salamence

Salamence Regular Evolution's most significant stat increase will be its SpAtk stat.

Evolutions Total HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Speed
Bagon
300
45
75
60
40
30
50
Stat Increase
+120
+20
+20
+40
+20
+20
+0
Shelgon
420
65
95
100
60
50
50
Stat Increase
+180
+30
+40
+20
+50
+30
+50
Salamence
600
95
135
80
110
80
100
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Where To Find Salamence Locations in Pokemon SV

How to get Salamence in Pokemon Scarlet Version
  1. The Union Circle is a great way to get Pokémon that you don't have in your Violet game version. When two players join a Union Circle (Online-Multiplayer or Local), if they are playing different versions of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, exclusive Pokémon can spawn and be caught by either of them.
  2. You also Trade for the Salamence pokemon with someone who has a different version of the game.

Salamence has 2 spawn locations in pokemon scarlet and violet. You can find Shelgon appearing at level 42 - 58, within the South Province (Area Six) location.

Salamence Locations

Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Tera Raid Spawn
Salamence
Lv. 75
Tera Raid Spawn
Salamence
Lv. 75
?
Very Common
50%
Cave (290%) Biome
Bagon
Lv. 16 - 28
Common
30%
Cave (10%) Biome
Shelgon
Lv. 42 - 58

Salamence Raid Rewards in Pokemon SV

Pokemon SV Salamence has 2 Tera Raids. There are multiple Salamence Tera Raids, first being a Lv.75 5-Star Raid and the second is a Lv.90 6-Star Raid.

Pokemon SV Salamence Weakness

Salamence is a Dragon 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 Chart
Damage Taken Types
+400%
Damage From
Ice
4x
+200%
Damage From
Dragon
2x
Fairy
2x
Rock
2x
-50%
Less Damage From
Fire
1/2
Water
1/2
Fighting
1/2
Bug
1/2
-75%
Less Damage From
Grass
1/4
Immune
to Damage From
Ground
0

What pokemon is Salamence Weak Against?
Increased Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
+400%
S
+400%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%

What pokemon is Salamence Resistant Against?
Reduced Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
-75%
S
-75%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
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Best Moves for Salamence in Scarlet and Violet

Salamence Best Moves to use when choosing a Moveset, includes leveling moves such as Fly and TM Moves like Giga Impact, and Hurricane.

Unlock Move Description
Draco Meteor
Dragon
Tier:
S Tier
Power:
130
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Special
Effect:
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The recoil from this move harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.
Outrage
Dragon
Tier:
A Tier
Power:
120
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
Giga Impact
Normal
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user can't move on the next turn.
Hurricane
Flying
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
110
Acc:
70
PP:
10
Special
Effect:
The user attacks by wrapping the target in a fierce wind. This may also confuse the target.
Hyper Beam
Normal
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Special
Effect:
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can't move on the next turn.

List of Salamence Moves in

Salamence can learn 16 Moves from Leveling Up and 46 TM Moves. Moves like Fly which, Salamence will learn by reaching level Evolution. You can also learn TM tutor moves such as Giga Impact, Hurricane and Hyper Beam.

Salamence Level Up Moves

List of the 16 Moves Salamence can learn from leveling up.

Lv Move Description
Lv.1
Bite
Dark
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
60
Acc:
100
PP:
25
Physical
Effect:
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.
Lv.1
Dragon Breath
Dragon
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
60
Acc:
100
PP:
20
Special
Effect:
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Lv.1
Dragon Tail
Dragon
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
60
Acc:
90
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The target is knocked away, and a different Pokemon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokemon.
Lv.1
Ember
Fire
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
40
Acc:
100
PP:
25
Special
Effect:
The target is attacked with small flames. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Lv.1
Leer
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
30
Status
Effect:
The user gives opposing Pokemon an intimidating leer that lowers their Defense stats.
Lv.1
Protect
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Lv.1
Roost
Flying
Tier:
? Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
5
Status
Effect:
The user lands and rests its body. This move restores the user's HP by up to half its max HP.
Lv.15
Headbutt
Normal
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
70
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.
Lv.20
Scary Face
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.
Lv.25
Crunch
Dark
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
Lv.33
Dragon Claw
Dragon
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws to inflict damage.
Lv.39
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
90
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.
Lv.46
Focus Energy
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
30
Status
Effect:
The user takes a deep breath and focuses so that its future attacks have a heightened chance of landing critical hits.
Lv.55
Flamethrower
Fire
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
90
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Lv.73
Double-Edge
Normal
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
120
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
A reckless life-risking tackle in which the user rushes the target. This also damages the user quite a lot.
Lv.Evolution
Fly
Flying
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
90
Acc:
95
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user flies up into the sky on the first turn, then attacks on the next turn.