Salamence is a Dragon and type T3 raid boss during the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl event. Salamence does have a future Mega evolution, so it is well worth trying to get a good IV one ready for when it is eventually released.Salamence
It’s a Dragon and type, so it is double week to Ice types, as well as weak to Dragon, Fairy and Rock types. It is resistant to Grass, Ground, Bug, Fighting, Fire and Water. Because of that dual typing, Ice types are your way to go for optimal counters!
It will be possible to solo Salamence if you are a high level trainer with strong counters, but if not, we recommend 2-3 trainers for those who may be lower levels or not have optimal counters.
Shadows Pokémon won’t be included in this list because they are incredibly expensive to power up. However, if you have any of the listed Pokémon as shadow forms, they’re of course better. We will include Mega Pokémon as they will help you defeat this raid boss solo in a quicker time.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Abomasnow (Mega)||Powder Snow||Weatherball||68.35s||3.33|
|3.||Darmanitan (Galarian Standard)||Ice Fang||Avalanche||79.51s||4.58|
|6.||Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Ice Beam||94.70s||3.67|
|8.||Charizard (Mega X)||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||99.51s||4.58|
|9.||Ampharos (Mega)||Volt Switch||Dragon Pulse||105.61s||2.90|
|11.||Blastoise (Mega)||Bite||Ice Beam||107.03s||2.58|
|12.||Beartic||Powder Snow||Ice Punch||103.01s||4.75|
|13.||Gengar (Mega)||Lick||Sludge Bomb||104.38s||4.25|
|14.||Articuno||Ice Shard||Ice Beam||108.18s||3.33|
There are some powerful, but budget options available here, like Cloyster, Jynx or Glaceon, so you can really mix up your team depending on what you have available.
Stats and Catch CP
|Max CP at Level 40 3749 | Max CP at Level 50 4239|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Ice Dragon Fairy Rock||Bug Dark Electric Fighting Dragonx2|
Salamence is boosted by Windy weather.
- CP range on catch (L20): 2054 – 2142
- Weather Boosted CP range on catch (L25): 2568 – 2678
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
*denotes Legacy Move
If the raid boss is using Dragon type moves, it is going to hurt any Dragon types you are bringing into battle in a major way. See what you are recommended when entering the lobby. No dragons? It almost certainly has Outrage or Draco Meteor. Best to stick with those powerful Ice types and Salamence is double weak to.
Salamence is a great Dragon type to use in battle, and with a Mega coming, it is well worth trying to add a great IV one to your collection. Check out our meta analysis of Salamence with Outrage (only available with Elite TM currently), and our full break down on Salamence with all movesets, as well as its potential as a future mega in our meta analysis.