Salamence (Japanese: ボーマンダ Bohmandaa) is a Dragon/Flying-type Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It looks like a large dragon with huge wings. It also has sharp fangs and claws. None of the main characters have Salamance. In Pokémon tournaments, Salamence is classified as an uber and is banned.



Salamence is a blue and red dragon like Pokémon with huge red wings and red eyebrows. It has large blue ears and its front and hind feet have four toes each. The top part of its tail is blue while the bottom is red. Its underbelly is a light tan color with stripes. The differences between the regular color and the shiny variant of Salamence are that it has a green body while the belly plates, and red sections have changed to orange. It is big enough that a trainer could stand on its back.

Special abilities

Salamence can learn Dragon Claw, Flamethrower, and Hydro Pump. Salamence can also inimidate foes by lowering Attack power.


Salamence evolves from Shelgon at level 50 and is the final evolution form of Bagon.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Evolve Shelgon None
Emerald Evolve Shelgon None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Shelgon None
Platinum Evolve Shelgon None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Shelgon None
Black and White Evolve Shelgon (White only) None

Pokédex entries


Known Pokémon trainers with a Salamence


  • Salamence is one of the five Pokémon that can naturally learn a HM move.

See also

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