Dragonite held on using a Focus Sash!
Dragonite ued Draco Meteor!
Salamence held on using a Focus Sash!
Dragonite used Extremespeed!
This is really hard. I've trained both and they are destroyers, They both are cute (to me) and They both have good movesets. I'm going to go with Dragonite though, only because I like its prevo's better and because its the original.
AND ITS MY BFF ALONG WITH MANAPHY AND TOGEKISS IN SOULSILVER
Dragonite reminds me of barney the purple dinosaur.
It even fights like one.
Salamence just wanted to fly, and it achieved it's goal ;-; I'm happy for it. GO MENCE <3
Lolz. Dragonite duh. THe final evo of mah fave pokemanz. And its awesome how they can fly with those wittle wingys :3
Salamence has a pretty good moveset and a great ability, (especialy if you're battling rock types) but I think I'm gonna go with dragonite. It was my first non-legendary dragon. I also don't like that salamence is on 4 legs. Idk why.
I prefer Dragonite. I've never liked Salamence too much.
That and Shelgon is pretty damn ugly while Dragonair is beautiful.
Right then lets see if we can sort this argument...
*reads thread name*
Dragonite and Salamence! Oh dear...well here goes.
Like most people,I have caught and trained these two pokemon from Bagon and Dratini and my honest opinion is Salamence. But I have voted for Dragonite because I am nostalgic and loved Kanto.
Anime: Dragonite wins.
In the anime, Dragonite is said to be very fast and very smart while Salamence is rather bulkier and seems slower.
Competitive battling: Salamence has insane attack but Dragonite is still good.
Thats all I can really say.
Design: Dragonite does have the better design since they actually used their imagination rather than just create a typical dragon look.
Evolutions: While it is good that Bagon forfilled its dream of flying, it isnt really important. Dragonites prevolutions are beautiful and graceful but Salamences are more varied.
There we go. Hope that cleared a few things up.
Salamence. Better looks and sweet to use in battle.
I prefer Salamence, because of its design.
Salamence appeals more to me. Better design, and a lot of potential if handled properly.
Salamence has an infinitely superior design, plus it was made an Uber. Anytime you're a non-Legendary uber without a broken ability (*cough*Wobbuffet*cough*), you know you've accomplished something.
Salamence looks more beastly than Dragonite, I prefer him cuz has a better strategy taking down pokemon. He's more physical than the yellow dragon. I like that :B
Salamence has more attack than Dragonite... by 1 point. It's hardly what I'd call make or break.
Let's face it people, the only reason (other than looks) that Salamence is "better" than Dragonite is because of it's better speed. In a fast pased metagame like the Gen IV one, speed came in much more handy than bulk. In Gen V though, Dnite has been able to carve a few very good niches for herself that set her apart from Mence. I'd even argue that the two are in equal footing now.
Probably Salamence, since it is faster and has a higher attack than Dragonite. I also like Salamence better.