Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know Garchomp can Outrage Salamence and OHKO, but I'm not talking about them battling each other here. Because, seriously, Charizard can OHKO Volcarona, so obviously a battle between the two doesn't prove one better than the other.
But Moxie Salamence... He's really something. Sure, both Garchomp and Salamence were banned in Gen 4, but keep in mind that Smogon banned evasion and thus, Sand Veil. It wasn't because Garchomp was too good for OU like Salamence was.
Plus Salamence now has Moxie. What did Garchomp get? Rough Skin? Now it's allowed in OU again. Yeah. Garchomp drops a tier because of his new ability.
"lolnoob. I'll just send out one of MixMence's counters. lolusuck" Good luck doing that. Ever. Porygon2 comes close, but even he isn't a perfect counter.
Everyone has Garchomp. It's so predictable, it's funny. Garchomp comes out like "Gwaaah-RRRRRR!" and I'm like "oh, look. I've only seen 10 of those within the past 9 battles" and destroy it because Garchomp is easy to prepare for. Salamence comes out like "Hello! This is the part where I kill you," and proceeds to sweep your team.
Face it, Salamence is one of the most terrifyingly powerful Pokemon in the game. If you say otherwise, you are wrong and you need to experience the terror yourself. Any argument you have is invalid.
The only thing Salamence lacks is a design to speak of. Too generic if you ask me. A thinner butt and more complex wings would fix that. Here's to hoping for MegaMoxieMixMence.
tl;dr: Moxie MixMence is a beast. If you've never used one, you gotta fix that. Now. --- I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me. Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF
PARAGRAPH 5: The Part Where It Kills You Achievement Unlocked: The Part Where It Kills You (This is that part.) MixMence's Theme: The Part Where It Kills You etc. --- Build a man a fire, keep him warm for a day. Set a man on fire, keep him warm for the rest of his life.
I using Garchomp competitively over Salamence, those extra bit of speed really do make a difference.
I'd use Garchomp if it wasn't freaking everywhere. It's practically unusable because everyone knows how to handle it. --- I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me. Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF
Fairy comes out like "Hello! This is the part where I kill you!"
If that were true, then Ground would be totally unusable because Flying exists. And Electric would also be unusable. Ground exists.
Fairy doesn't make Salamence unusable. Boosted Earthquake = GG because Salamence just OHKO'd one of your Pokes. --- I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me. Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF