I don't see why not use 84 HP evs instead of 76 HP. It gets 352 which gets 22 HP per turn instead of 21 using 350 HP. I also like Rock Slide / Hidden Power Flying against Dragon Claw as Dragon Claws only used for three Pokemon Flygon, Salamence and Dragonite while Rock Slide beats 2/3 Pokemon listed as it also beats those pesky Rest Talk Zapdos with 252 / 252 / 4 spreeds; I would lose those Special Attack evs for more Attack because Fire Blast still 2hkos skarmory and ohkoes Forretress with either 270 or 256 Special Attack. Meh I would also lose those Speed Evs down to 286 / 285 for Jolly Medicam.
Salamence (M) @ Leftovers
EVs: 148 HP / 160 Atk / 200 Spd
Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)
- Brick Break
- Fire Blast
- Rock Slide / Hidden Power Flying
368 HP, 380 Attack and 286 / 285 Speed is what I would use for the McSalamence set.
Well if you want good pokemon I'd probably pick up Taillow and Ralts/Abra and you should be good to go. Geodude is always pretty solid as well. To be perfectly honest with you though it makes no difference what pokemon you use because bad stats, typing, and/or moves are all canceled out when you really start to out level the AI opponents. A 10-20 level difference severely negates any sort of advantage the AI could have.
Abra is found on the island with the second gym (fighting) in the cave just to the west. They're kind of rare but you can find them. Any pokemon game can be beaten with just the starter if you really wanted to. Just battle every trainer and you should easily be high enough leveled to take on anyone. I usually play the games with 2 or 3 pokemon but I've done it alone with both Swampert and Blaziken easily and I'm sure Sceptile wouldn't be much different.
Is the legendary dog in FRLG "hard-coded" to have a bunch of zero IV's? I've noticed three different dogs caught in FRLG games that have at least four zeroes. I also noticed an off-hand reference in another thread to bad IV's on dogs in FRLG. Is it true that the game has a bias to produce bad IV's for the legendary dogs in FRLG? Or have I just had bad luck so far?