Salamanders are small Dodongo-like creatures tamed by the Gorons, capable of breathing fire at enemies. In a match, Goron players start with a Salamander instead of a scout, which the Gorons lack.
A smaller and more docile breed of Dodongo, the Gorons were able to tame these reptilian beasts over a long period of time. Much like guard dogs, Gorons use Salamanders to guard homes or other low priority locations from enemies. Salamanders could breath a small burst of fire at close range against their enemies.