View Full Version : Is Hydro Pump good for Salamence??

19th December 2006, 5:58 PM
I just got a Bagon that knows Hydro Pump ( bred with Gyarados ), and wanted to know if Salamence benefits from it?


Edit by Willowwhisp: Looks like the question has been answered thouroughly so closing the thread.

19th December 2006, 6:01 PM
^Lol, No,

It's a Physical Sweeper what's it going to do with Hydro Pump?

19th December 2006, 6:02 PM
you could use elemence i suppose, but as kingdra said, salamence benefits most as a phsyical sweeper.

19th December 2006, 6:02 PM
Can't you use as a special sweeper, come on it has decent special attack.

If thats so , that means I have wasted my time! Lol!

19th December 2006, 6:03 PM
and Elemence isn't reallygood =/...

19th December 2006, 6:10 PM
yeah, it crumbles before the power of CBmence, but it isnt as bad as some sets for pokemon. the worst set i have ever seen, was this set i think it was ludicolo kid, found on ingame moveset guide. it was a choice band shuckle lol. it was something like

shuckle@choice band
-rock slide
-sludge bomb

or something. rofl.

19th December 2006, 6:11 PM
Oh, yeah that's the new standard


That would be awesome...

19th December 2006, 6:17 PM
back on topic, elemence can still work though.

salamence@lum berry
-dragon claw
-hydro pump/whatever

i dunno much about elemence movesets, so yeah there is bound to be better

20th December 2006, 2:48 AM
Salamence @ Lum Berry/Leftovers
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 6 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtt, -Att)
- Fire Blast/Flamethrower
- Hydro Pump
- Crunch
- Dragon Claw

What are you guys talking about? Elemence can kick major *** when used correctly.

Frost Nova
20th December 2006, 2:54 AM
Elemence works pretty well in 200 tournaments (pokemon only found in RS and restricted to moves that can only be legitimately taught in RS), but with full Advance Elemence gets walled by things like Suicune and Regice so bad it'll make it cry.

Hydro Pump is inferior to both Fire Blast and Rock Slide whether it's DDmence or CBmence. Sure, you can hit Claydol and Donphan hard, but it's better to have either Fire Blast or Rock Slide so you can actually do something to Skarmory and Aerodactyl.

20th December 2006, 7:54 PM
its ok if you really want to hit ground types harder, but like frost nova said, use fire blast. I never found that shuckle set, tough i do remember it. :D