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Salamence — Best moveset, counters, and more in Pokémon GO

Salamence, the final evolution of Bagon, is a popular dragon and flying-type Pokémon in the world of Pokémon GO. With its impressive attack and defense stats, Salamence can pack quite a punch in battles, making it a favorite among competitive players. However, to make the most of Salamence’s potential, it’s important to know its best moveset and how to counter its weaknesses.

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In this article, we’ll delve into Salamence’s strengths and weaknesses, explore its top movesets, and provide tips for trainers looking to add this powerful Pokémon to their roster.

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Salamence’s best moveset in Pokémon GO

PvP (GO Battle League)

Fast Move: Dragon Tail

Charged Moves:

  • Outrage
  • Fire Blast

Dragon Tail is Salamence’s best fast move, dealing great damage and applying solid offensive pressure. Salamence’s Community Day exclusive Charged Move Outrage is Salamence’s best choice for its Dragon-type STAB due to its solid damage output and relatively low energy cost. Rounding out the moveset is Fire Blast, a slightly more cost-heavy attack energy-wise, but by far one of Salamence’s best options for coverage.


Charged Move: Draco Meteor > Outrage

For Raid Battles, Salamence benefits by maximizing its Dragon-type damage and its other Charge Move, Draco Meteor, fills that need. Draco Meteor charges a bit slower, but is free from stat de-buff in Raid Battles.

Salamence’s counters

PvP (GO Battle League)

Unfortunately, Salamence is rather outclassed by plenty of other Dragon-types in the GO Battle League. While maintaining a great matchup against metagame titan Swampert, this comes crippling weaknesses to other top staples like Galarian Stunfisk, Medicham and Lanturn.


When facing Salamence or Mega Salamence in Raid Battles, Ice and Fairy-types bring it down the fastest. Salamence carries a x4 weakness to Ice-type attacks, making top Ice-type attackers like Mamoswine and Weavile excellent counters.

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