Pokémon GO Salamence Raid Guide – Salamence Counters & Weaknesses

Wanting to tango with the Dragon Pokémon?

The Dragon Pokémon, Salamence, is a fan favorite for Pokémon GO players. This Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon can be difficult to counter in Raid Battles due to its duel-typing. Salamence is resistant to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Ground, and Water-type moves. Trainers attempting to battle this Pokémon should utilize Dragon, Fairy, Ice, and Rock-type moves, as Salamence is weak to these typings. Before attempting to battle in Raids like these, players may want to check out Raid Guides in preparation like the one listed below.

How to beat Salamence in Pokémon GO

Salamence's Moveset

Quick Attacks:

  • Bite (Dark-type)
  • Fire Fang (Fire-type)
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon-type)

Charged Attacks:

  • Fire Blast (Fire-type)
  • Hydro Pump (Water-type)
  • Draco Meteor (Dragon-type)
  • Outrage (Dragon-type) - Using Elite TM
  • Frustration (Normal-type) - Shadow
  • Return (Normal-type) - Purified

Related: Pokémon GO Dartrix Raid Guide – Dartrix Counters & Weaknesses

Best Counters to use against Salamence in Pokémon GO

Darmanitan (Galarian Standard)

Best Quick Attack:

Ice Fang

Best Charged Attack:

Avalanche

Mamoswine

Best Quick Attack:

Powder Snow

Best Charged Attack:

Avalanche

Weavile

Best Quick Attack:

Ice Shard

Best Charged Attack:

Avalanche

Glaceon

Best Quick Attack:

Frost Breath

Best Charged Attack:

Avalanche

Jynx

Best Quick Attack:

Frost Breath

Best Charged Attack:

Avalanche

Porygon-Z

Best Quick Attack:

Lock-On

Best Charged Attack:

Blizzard

Though using the Pokémon listed above will likely yield the most success in battle against Salamence, trainers can alternatively choose to use other Pokémon with super-effective moves. Since Salamence is weak to Dragon, Fairy, Ice, and Rock-type moves, entering battle with Pokémon containing moves of these typings will help players win the Raid Battle.

Interested in Pokémon GO Raid Guides and want to read more? Check out Pokémon GO Brionne Raid Guide - Brionne Counters & Weaknesses on Pro Game Guides!

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