Salamence is a dual type Dragon and Flying pseudo-legendary Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Shelgon starting at level 50. It is the final form of Bagon. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Salamence using the Salamencite. Take a look below for 25 fun and interesting facts about Salamence.
1. Salamence is a quadruped, draconic Pokemon with a long, tapering tail.
2. It is primarily blue with a gray lower jaw and thickly scaled underside.
3. There are red markings on its throat, the underside of its tail, and stripes on the inner surface of its legs.
4. Additionally, there are raised red ridges above its eyes.
5. Three flat fins protrude from either side of its head, possibly acting in the same manner that a Canard would on an aircraft.
6. It has two pairs of pointed teeth, one in the upper jaw and one in the lower.
7. Each of its short legs has three claws.
8. This Pokémon’s powerful desire to fly triggered a mutation that allowed it to grow large, red wings.
9. As an expression of joy, it flies around and releases blasts of fire.
10. If enraged, it loses all sense of self and flies into an uncontrollable rampage, destroying everything around it until it tires itself out.
11. This Pokémon is found living in rough terrain.
12. As Mega Salamence, its wings meld together into a single huge, crescent-shaped wing. According to the anime, the hard, yet very flexible properties of its wings allow them to be used as blades in mid-air battles. Its face, neck, body and tail are narrower, and its tail is noticeably shorter in length.
13. The ridges above its eyes are now far less prominent, and it no longer possesses the thick, gray scaling over its lower jaw. Instead, the smooth red flesh underneath has been left exposed, increasing its streamline appearance. The upper pair of fins resting on the sides of its head are now elongated and tapered.
14. The lower pair has not changed much. However, the middle set now take the form of quarter-arches, spanning towards the bridge of the nose. The remnants of its shelled underbelly have been drastically transformed into a segmented, more aerodynamic, vest-like armored frame. This frame encases its chest and shoulders with the pieces interlocking whenever Mega Salamence tucks in its front forelegs.
15. The stress of Salamence’s vaunted wings becoming misshapen in its Mega Evolution aggravates it to the point of rampaging. This fuels its already brutal nature and makes it likely to turn against the Trainer who raised it.
16. Because of this, Mega Salamence is feared as “the blood-soaked crescent”.
17. Anything and anyone in Salamence’s path gets sliced in two by its bladelike wings, posing no interruption to its flight.
19. Salamence is tied with Metagross for the highest base Attack stat of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
20. Salamence is based on the archetypal fire-breathing European dragon. It may also be based on a salamander, most likely the Hida salamander or Anderson’s salamander; this is backed up by Salamence featuring three prominent finlets on either side of its head, which can be interpreted as external gills. These external gills are typical for many species of amphibians. Mega Salamence’s wing and head shape resembles that of a fighter jet.
21. Salamence may be a combination of salamander and menace, vengeance, vehemence, or violence (in regard to its brutal nature).
22. A Salamence belonging to J first appeared in Mutiny in the Bounty. It made further appearances in Ill-Will Hunting!, Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts 1 and 2, Pillars of Friendship!, and Pillars of Friendship!.
23. Salamence debuted in Jirachi: Wish Maker, under the ownership of Butler. He used it to battle a wild Flygon that was helping Ash and Max in their effort to free Jirachi from his control. However, it and its Trainer joined Ash and Max’s side after Butler wound up creating a fake Groudon that threatened the safety of Forina, Jirachi’s home. It reappeared in a flashback during the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.
24. Salamence made its physical TV debut in The Search for the Legend, under the ownership of Silver. He used it to battle Moltres, but the battle was interrupted when a nearby volcano erupted.
25. Salamence made its physical main series debut in Vanity Affair, under the ownership of Drake of the Elite Four. It was used against Team Rocket after they tried to steal Ash’s Pikachu.