Originally Posted by Fat New World Order
Intimidate can often get you those same 1-2 DDs. The only reason to use Dragonite is because Roost+MultiScale on the Bulky Dancer can often get more than 2 DDs. As an offensive DDer. Dragonite is completely outclassed by Salamence.
Are you seriously saying Intimidate can work as effectively as Multiscale? Sounds like you're the fan boy here. I'm pretty sure there are a lot more special Ice attacks running around than physical ones. Isn't Ice Beam and HP Ice highly coveted on most sets that can run them?
I haven't seen a Salamence in a long time, and most of the ones I saw were a Wish variant. That's like the only advantage it has over Dragonite, which I think is a pretty bad reason to use one. I've faced all kinds of Salamence, they all don't do that well. You can say they were bad players all you want.
Bottom line is neither of them show up that much in battles anymore, because they are just too easy to kill.