Pokémon Sun and Moon: How to get a level 10 Salamence on the first island

By Shabana Arif
21 November 2016 13:48 GMT

You’re going to need a hell of a lot of patience for this one.

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Arrekz has spent hours ferreting around in small patches of grass, slowly losing his mind, to bring you this – a how-to guide on grabbing yourself a level 10 Salamence on the first island in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Before you even think about doing this, you’ll need to have completed your first island trial because it’s after this point that wild pokémon will use the SOS mechanic to call for help.

Next you need to complete Mallow’s Trial on the second island so that you can buy Adrenaline Orbs from the shop. These items increase the chance of a wild pokémon calling for help.

To make this whole process even quicker – relatively speaking – be sure to use a pokémon with the move False Swipe. For those new to the series, False Swipe is an attack that leaves the target with at least 1 HP.

Now you’re all set, so head to Route 3 on Melemele Isand. Cross the bridge to the patch of grass on the right. There’s a 1% encounter chance to find a Bagon here, and wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what we need. Be prepared to put some serious time in.

Once a Bagon finally pops up, drop its HP as low as possible using False Swipe or your preferred method. Using a high level pokémon with False Swipe is going to move this along much quicker. On your next move, use an Adrenaline Orb.

Fingers crossed, the Bagon will call for help. Usually, another Bagon will show up. If this is the case, knock out the first one and repeat the process again until the new Bagon calls for help. Bear in mind you can only use one Adrenaline Orb per battle. This is actually pretty helpful if you need to skip a turn while waiting for the Bagon to call for help. You can’t consume the item so it won’t go to waste, but you’ll have used a turn so it works out perfectly.

Eventually a level 10 Salamence will come to the aid of the Bagon.

Phew! It’s a simple process but stupidly long, so be ready to commit some serious time and patience.

Let us know if you pull it off in the comments.

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