How to get Salamence in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
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Salamence is one of the most powerful Dragon-types in Pokemon Go, and players are eager to add this iconic Pseudo Legendary to their teams. So, here’s all you need to know to get Salamence in Pokemon Go, along with its best PvP and PvE moveset, shiny odds, and more.

Pseudo Legendaries are some of the strongest Pokemon in the franchise, even edging out a handful of Legendaries in raw power and stats. Alongside other Pseudo Legendary Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp, Salamence is one of the most popular ones.

So, here’s everything you need to know to get Salamence in Pokemon Go, including the best moves to use in PvP and PvE battles and if its shiny is up for grabs.

How to get Salamence in Pokemon Go

You can get Salamence in Pokemon Go by catching it in the wild or evolving a Shelgon or Bagon.

Bagon evolves into Shelgon with 25 Candy, and Shelgon evolves into Salamence with 100 Candy.

pokemon go dragon/flying-type salamence
Salamence is a Dragon/Flying-type Pokemon from Gen 3.

Can Salamence be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can get shiny Salamence in Pokemon Go as a wild spawn or by evolving a shiny Bagon.

The odds of finding a shiny Bagon or shiny Salamence are 1 in 522.

Best PvE moveset for Salamence in Pokemon Go

The best PvE moveset for Salamence in Pokemon Go is Dragon Tail paired with Outrage.

Dragon Tail and Outrage are bread and butter for any Dragon Pokemon in Raid battles, and with Salamence boasting high offensive power, it is one of the best in the meta. You should note that unlocking Draco Meteor as a second Charged Move helps Salamence surpass even Rayquaza in DPS (Damage Per Second).

That’s not all, as Mega Salamence is one of the best Pokemon in the game and is bulky enough to fire off both Outrage and Draco Meteor while also boosting damage output during the Raid battle.

Best PvP moveset for Salamence in Pokemon Go

The best PvP moveset for Salamence in Pokemon Go is Dragon Tail combined with Outrage and Fire Blast.

Since it lacks a cheap Charged Move to bait shields, we advise farming some energy with Dragon Tail, switching it out, and then using it as a closer when shields are down. Use Fire Blast for Steel, Ice, and Fairy-types, and Outrage for any other opponent.

pokemon go dragon salamence in the anime
Salamence’s stats in Pokemon Go are 277 Attack, 168 Defense, and 216 HP.

Is Salamence good in Pokemon Go?

Salamence is a great option for PvE, especially for Dragon-type Raid battles, as it can dish out tons of damage by itself, or more by using its Mega Evolution. Its Shadow version is very powerful as well, ranking up high in the hard-hitter Pokemon list.

While Salamence is not as dominant in PvP as in PvE, it can still do incredible damage in favorable bouts, but keep in mind it is not a first choice when it comes to PvP. Its middle ground between DPS and a regular HP stat makes him a decent tank, but not the best out there like Blissey or Snorlax.

Complete Salamence moveset in Pokemon Go

Here are all the moves that Salamence can learn in Pokemon Go:

Salamence Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Dragon Tail (Dragon)
  • Fire Fang (Fire)
  • Bite (Dark)

Salamence Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Outrage* (Dragon)
  • Draco Meteor (Dragon)
  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)

Outrage can be taught to Salamence only by using an Elite Charged TM. But, any Bagon that is evolved into Salamence during its Community Day Classic event will get this Charged Move automatically.

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Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].