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Originally Posted by Fat The QWAZ
Don't compare dragonite and salamence, they are completely different pokemon.
Dragonite plays mostly as a wall-breaker or rain abuser, while mence acts as a late game cleaner come revenge killer or appears on sun teams to defeat enemy dragons and heatran.
Whaaaaaaaa. Sure sometimes they have different sets, but at the end of the day you are choosing between two Dragon/Flying types with similar attacking stats and movepools. You know they are comparable when you want a physical Dragon in a slot, you choose between Haxorus; Dragonite, and Salamence. Salamence 2nd most used set shares almost all the moves of Dragonite's bread and butter DD set. I would also argue that Salamence is also a better wallbreaker than Dragonite. Not only in regards to classic MixMence, but the CB set. How do you deal with something as fearsome as Moxie CBmence? Don't you dare death-fodder to get a safe switch-in, or else fear my 910 attack outrage.
While the type overlap is an issue, there is no reason why these two can not be used on the same team, in fact many players do.
These type overlaps really only occur on the most offensive of teams, where synergy is a non-issue.
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