Salamence #373

Salamence from Generation 3 Pokemon 373 in the Pokedex. It is a dragon that flies and dwells in the Hoenn area. This is the last stage of Pokémon Bagon’s evolution.

How to find and catch Pokemon Salamance?

Salamence Pokémon may be found around numerous places of interest, such as residential structures, schools and colleges, and parking lots.

Salamence comes on the map rather seldom. The simplest method to get it is to develop Shelgon. Sometimes encountered during raids and field investigations.

Salamence is one of the numerous catchable Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

Salamence Info


373 Salamence #373
Type Candy Needed to Evolve


To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.

Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Dragon Tail Dragon 15
Fire Fang Fire 11
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Fire Blast Fire 140 1
Hydro Pump Water 130 1
Draco Meteor Dragon 150 1

 Best moveset for Salamence

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Salamence’s greatest techniques are Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Dragon Tail 16.4 dps
  Draco Meteor 50 dps


  Dragon Tail 16.4 dps
  Outrage Elite TM 33.8 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bite 6 8 12
  Fire Fang 12 8.9 13.3
  Dragon Tail 15 8.2 16.4
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Fire Blast 140 -23.8 33.3
  Hydro Pump 130 -30.3 39.4
  Draco Meteor 150 -27.8 50
  Outrage Elite TM 110 -12.8 33.8
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves indicated in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Salamence is part of a three-member family.

191.Bagon_shiny Bagon_candy Bagon
#371 Bagon
25 Bagon_candy Shelgon_shiny Shelgon
#372 Shelgon
100 Bagon_candy Salamence_shiny Salamence
#373 Salamence


Method Maximum CP Details
(weather boosted)
In wild since 2019 Oct 16[1]
Raid Battles
(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 23,700Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance


Salamence is a draconic quadruped with a long, tapering tail. It’s mostly blue, with a gray lower jaw and a heavily scaled underbelly. It has red patterns on its neck, tail underside, and stripes on the inside surface of its legs. There are also elevated crimson ridges over its eyes. Three flat fins sprout from each side of its head, presumably mimicking the function of a Canard on an aircraft. It features two pairs of pointed teeth, one in each jaw (upper and lower). It has three claws on each of its small legs. Salamence is an uncommon Pokémon owing to the circumstances of its development; its strong desire to fly sparked a biological mutation that enabled it to sprout big, crimson wings all of a sudden.

Salamence regularly soars about and fires tremendous blasts of fire as a show of its delight, its long-held desire now realized. It only comes to a halt when it is fatigued and needs to rest. When angered, it loses all sense of self and goes on an unbridled rampage, destroying everything in its path until it exhausts itself. It inhabits in difficult terrain and competes for food with Garchomp in midair.

As Mega Salamence, its wings fuse into a one massive crescent-shaped wing. According to the anime, the hardness and flexibility of its wings enable them to be employed as swords in mid-air confrontations. It has a narrower face, neck, torso, and tail, and its tail is notably shorter in length. The ridges over its eyes have faded, and it no longer has the thick, gray scaling across its lower jaw. Instead, the smooth red skin underneath has been revealed, giving it a more streamlined aspect. The top pair of fins that sit on the sides of its head have become longer and tapered. The lower pair has not altered much. The middle set, on the other hand, now takes the shape of quarter-arches that span towards the bridge of the nose. The vestiges of its shelled underbelly have been significantly modified into a segmented, more aerodynamic armored structure resembling a vest. This structure encases Mega Salamence’s chest and shoulders, with the sections interlocking whenever it tucks in its front forelegs.

The tension of Salamence’s renowned wings being deformed during its Mega Evolution drives it insane. This exacerbates its already vicious temperament and increases the likelihood that it may turn against the Trainer who reared it. Mega Salamence is known as “the blood-soaked crescent” as a result of this. Salamence’s bladelike wings sever everything and everyone in its path, causing no disruption to its flight.