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Pokémon GO Salamence is one of the most exciting additions to the game and the current meta, as it’s a beast in terms of CP (3532) and potential.
Salamence is so powerful that even it’s unevolved forms, Bagon and Shelgon top a lot of other Gen 3 Pokémon in terms of Max CP and stats.
Salamence in the Pokémon GO meta
Salamence comes as a breath of fresh air to Pokémon GO, especially after Tyranitar turned out to be a rather lackluster addition to the meta. We finally got a strong, undisputed, well rounded Dragonite challenger.
Salamence in Pokémon GO has elite stats, interesting typing and access to a very diverse movepool. Unfortunately, Salamence has a number of counters, due to it’s typing:
- Salamence weaknesses
- 156% damage from ice
- 125% damage from dragon
- 125% damage from fairy
- 125% damage from rock
Evidently, Pokémon like Lapras, Cloyster and Walrein are going to be a threat, but other than that Salamence is safe and sound.
Pokémon GO Salamence Moves
Salamence has an amazing movepool in every of the core games he was a part of. We expect to see great things from Pokémon GO Salamence’s moves, especially when it comes to STAB coverage:
- Dragon Tail dragon
- Outrage dragon
- Dragon Breath dragon
- Flamethrower fire
- Earthquake ground
- Steel Wing steel
One of Salamence’s signature moves (Draco Meteor) is not yet implemented in Pokémon GO, but once Generation III becomes available, here’s a number of additional moves we expect:
- Draco Meteor dragon
- Thrash normal
- Double Edge normal
Shiny Bagon, Shelgon and Salamence in Pokemon GO
The color of a normal Bagon is light blue with gray armor on it’s head and yellow underbelly. Evolving Pokémon GO Bagon to Shelgon makes him gain full body gray armor. It’s final evolution is Salamence, with blue body, orange wings and gray armor on it’s belly.
A shiny Pokémon Bagon has green body, yellow underbelly and gray armor. Shiny Shelgon changes the color of it’s armor to gray-green. Following the theme, a Shiny Salamence in Pokémon GO has a green coloured body.