The Best Salamence Moveset: Attacks, Defense + More

One of the best Dragon type Pokemon ever created, Salamence is a Dragon/Flying type Pokemon that has access to a variety of powerful end game moves. Salamence is such a powerhouse that many trainers rely on its strength and abilities to achieve victory in their battles. In addition, Salamence can also learn a variety of movesets outside of its type and is able to learn some of the strongest moves in the history of Pokemon games.

Powerful end game moves like Hurricane and Fire Blast are essential for Salamence's moveset for Trainers who need a move to help them defeat some tough opponents. Meanwhile moves likeDragon Dance and Roost are great for buffing Salamence's stats and helps it keep it alive long enough to survive whatever attacks are thrown their way. Which Salamence moves do you think is the best?

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  • 1
    33 VOTES

    Hurricane

    Hurricane
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A powerful Flying type move that allows the user to attack their opponent by wrapping them up in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky. The move may also confuse the target due to the high wind speed, making it one of the strongest Flying type moves in the Pokemon games.

     

    Hurricane Stats:

    Type: Flying
    Power: 110
    Accuracy: 70%
    PP: 10

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Bug
    • Fighting
    • Grass 

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Electric
    • Rock
    • Steel

     

    What Level Does Salamence Learn Hurricane?

    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation III-VII: n/a
    Generation VII: Yes (TR89)

  • 2
    29 VOTES

    Flamethrower

    Flamethrower
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    One of the most iconic moves in all of the Fire type moves, Flamethrower is a powerful fire move that can possibly leave their target with a burn effect. The move is definitely useful for Salamence as its stands as a reliable attack that can do considerable amounts of damage.  

     

    Flamethrower Stats:

    Type: Fire
    Power: 90
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 15

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Bug
    • Grass
    • Ice
    • Steel 

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Dragon
    • Fire
    • Rock
    • Water

     

    What Level Does Salamence Learn Flamethrower?

    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: 49
    Generation VII: 49
    Generation VIII: 55

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation III-VII: Yes (TM35)
    Generation VII: Yes (TR02/TM35)

  • 3
    13 VOTES

    Roost

    Roost
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A flying type move that heals the user up to 50% of its half health by resting its body. Roost is a great move to use for its healing strength and is one of the best healing moves throughout the Pokemon games so having it in Salamence's moveset makes it essential. 

     

    Roost Stats:

    Type: Flying
    Power: 0
    Accuracy: 0%
    PP: 5

     

    What Level Does Salamence Learn Roost?

    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV, VIII: Yes (TM51)
    Generation VI, VII: Yes (TM19)

  • 4
    31 VOTES

    Fire Fang

    Fire Fang
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A reliable fire based move, Fire Fang allows its users to bite their opponents with flame-cloaked fangs and it may also make the foe flinch or sustain a burn. The move is a solid attack that does great damage to Grass, Bug, Ice, and Steel types. 

     

    Fire Fang Stats:

    Type: Fire
    Power: 65
    Accuracy: 95%
    PP: 15

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Grass 
    • Bug
    • Ice
    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Fire
    • Dragon
    • Water
    • Rock

     

    What Level Does Salamence Learn Fire Fang?


    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: 1
    Generation V: 1
    Generation VI: 1
    Generation VII: 1
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV-VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: Yes (TM86)

  • 5
    26 VOTES

    Earthquake

    Earthquake
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    Earthquake is a great option for Salamence (and many other Pokemon) because it's extremely powerful and has great coverage against many types, including Fire, Rock, Poison and Electric. Note that it's weak against Grass and Bug types, and completely ineffective against Flying types.

     

    Earthquake Stats:

    Type: Ground
    Power: 100
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 10

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Electric

    • Fire

    • Poison

    • Rock

    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Bug

    • Grass

     

    Immune Against:

    • Flying

     

    What Level Does Salamence Learn Earthquake?

    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation III-VIII: Yes (TM26/TR10)

  • 6
    25 VOTES

    Hydro Pump

    Hydro Pump
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    One of the strongest Water type moves throughout Pokemon games, Hydro Pump allows its users to blast their enemies with a huge volume of water launched under great pressure. While it has an 80% accuracy rate, any Pokemon hit with this attack is sure to feel its watery wrath. 

     

    Hydro Pump Stats:

    Type: Water
    Power: 110
    Accuracy: 80%
    PP: 5

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Fire 
    • Ground
    • Rock

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Dragon
    • Grass
    • Water

     

    What Level Does Salamence Learn Hydro Pump?


    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation III-VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: Yes (TR03)