Question from suicidesilence2
Ok, I just got one and I need to know some good moves for it, a good hold item, and strategies for competitive battling. TY!
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Courtesy of AragornBird:
Salamence @Life Orb/Yache Berry/Lum Berry
EVs: 252 Atk / 6 SAtk / 252 Spd
DDMence is such a huge threat that can easily sweep unprepared teams. An
Outrage boosted by Dragon Dance and Life Orb can take out just about anything
in two hits or less. Earthquake and Fire Blast hit Steel types, the only type
that resists Dragon. Fire Blast is used over Fire Fang because it can OHKO
Skarmory and Forretress, which is something Fire Fang can't do. Life Orb is
the preferred item, but Yache and Lum Berry can give you insurance against Ice
or status moves.
Salamence @Life Orb
EVs: 80 Atk / 252 SAtk / 176 Spd
If people aren't using DDMence, then they are probably using a MixMence.
MixMence can be EVed many different ways, but the goal is the same - break
as many walls as you can. Draco Meteor is a surprise for physically defensive
Pokemon who are expecting a Dragon Dance set. Earthquake is for Steels, but
Brick Break does more damage to Tyranitar, Blissey, and Snorlax. Fire Blast
hits Skarmory, Forretress, and Celebi. Outrage is another option for wall
breaking if you choose Earthquake over Brick Break, since it will do more
damage to Blissey. Roost can be used to heal your Life Orb damage.
Salamence @Choice Specs
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
SpecsMence can be a big surprise. Though its Sp. Attack is lower than its
Attack, it can do incredible amounts of damage with the insanely powerful
Draco Meteor. Very few Pokemon can survive a full power Draco Meteor and even
fewer can survive the second round of this move. Only Steel types resist
Dragon moves and those are taken care of by Flamethrower. Heatran is the only
Pokemon that resists both Dragon and Fire attacks, so Hydro Pump is reserved
especially for it. Dragon Pulse is your secondary Dragon move. Use it near the
end of the battle when your opponents have already been weakened.
Salamence @Choice Band
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
-Stone Edge/Aqua Tail
CBMence is still a powerful force. A STABed Outrage could be a nasty
surprise to people who expect you to Dragon Dance. Earthquake hits Steel types.
Fire Blast hits airbone Steels like Skarmory and Bronzong and will do more
damage than Fire Fang. Stone Edge is for Fliers like Gyarados, but Aqua Tail
will 2HKO bulky Ground-types like Gliscor or Hippowdon.
Salamence @Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 Atk / 80 SAtk / 176 Spd
ScarfMence is like a combination of the Specs and Band versions. Since you
don't get any power boosts, you need a mix of physical and special attacks to
hit a wide range of opponents.
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