The problem with having Salamence as the first 5th gen POTW is that it gets practically nothing new. Granted it's still a beast but the only new thing it gets is Moxie (and Intimidate is still generally better). However I feel that this set could be utilized effectively.
Salamence @ Choice Scarf / Life Orb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
- Stone Edge
- Crunch / Dragon Tail
The basic idea with this set is to KO something as quickly as possible and therefore receive the Moxie boost as quick as possible. The main problem with this set is the fact you are choiced, so a Life Orb might be better (but then you get OHKOed by Terrakion's Stone Edge). 100 Speed isn't amazing anymore, so a Choice Scarf is probably the best option. Stone Edge, Crunch, and Earthquake are in there for coverage, while Dragon Tail can be used on someone like Nattorei or another wall (Life Orb is better if you're running Dragon Tail). Outrage is the main attraction here. After several Moxie boosts, Outrage OHKOs almost anything (you may also consider using a Lum Berry). Overall this set will probably not be as effective, due to Salamence's average Speed of 100 which makes this set destroyed by Terrakion if you are using a Life Orb and the fact that you are stuck to one move if you're using a Choice Scarf. Also, Intimidate is generally better because it would shut down Pokemon like Terrakion allowing you to KO them before they KO you.
Just a note about Salamence being Uber. Going by the two most popular Pokemon Online servers (Pokemon Online and Smogon), Salamence isn't Uber. However, it is still very early in the metagame. People are trying stuff that's new, hence why Latios was in UU for awhile (I think Mew still is in UU). IMHO, Salamence is not Uber material, but it's too early to tell.
Last edited by Superior Master Lucario; 2nd January 2011 at 5:59 PM.