How to catch bagon in pokémon emerald

Bagon (Japanese: タツベイ Tatsubay) is a Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Shelgon starting at level 30, which evolves into Salamence starting at level 50.


  • 1 Biology
  • 2 In the anime
    • 2.1 Major appearances
    • 2.2 Minor appearances
    • 2.3 Pokédex entries
  • 3 In the manga
    • 3.1 Pokémon Adventures
    • 3.2 Pokémon Pocket Monsters
  • 4 In the TCG
  • 5 Game data
    • 5.1 NPC Appearances
    • 5.2 Pokédex entries
    • 5.3 Game locations
      • 5.3.1 In side games
      • 5.3.2 In events
    • 5.4 Held items
    • 5.5 Stats
      • 5.5.1 Base stats
      • 5.5.2 Pokéathlon stats
    • 5.6 Type effectiveness
    • 5.7 Learnset
      • 5.7.1 By leveling up
      • 5.7.2 By TM/TR
      • 5.7.3 By breeding
      • 5.7.4 By tutoring
      • 5.7.5 By transfer from another generation
      • 5.7.6 TCG-only moves
    • 5.8 Side game data
    • 5.9 Evolution
    • 5.10 Sprites
  • 6 Trivia
    • 6.1 Origin
      • 6.1.1 Name origin
  • 7 In other languages
  • 8 External links


Bagon is a bipedal, blue, reptilian Pokémon vaguely resembling Pachycephalosaurus. It possesses a large, round snout, triangular eyes, yellow, circular ears similar to reptiles, and a yellow lower jaw with two teeth protruding upwards. Three thick, gray ridges cover the top of its head and continue downwards to cover its neck as well. There is a triangular patch of yellow on its underside. It has stubby, digit-less arms and short legs with two toes on each foot.

Bagon lives in rough terrains with cliffs and rocks. It longs to fly and jumps off cliffs trying to be able to do so. Frustrated at its inability to fly, it leaps off cliffs and smashes its head against large rocks indiscriminately. This process of continually bashing its head causes it to become as hard as steel. Well-developed neck muscles support its hard head. This, combined with its powerful body, allows it to shatter rocks with its head. Bagon is known to be rather solitary, preferring not to form groups with others of its kind. It has been theorized that Bagon’s habit of head-bashing and pure belief influences the cells needed to help it evolve.

In the anime

How to catch bagon in pokémon emerald

How to catch bagon in pokémon emerald

Major appearances

Bagon debuted in Let Bagons be Bagons, under the ownership of Michelle. Throughout the episode, it tried to learn how to fly. It eventually evolved into a Shelgon.

In Pinch Healing, a Bagon was under the care of Matt. When it saw some Butterfree and a Fearow, it wanted to fly, much like the above Bagon. Ash and Matt left to go find it when it wandered off while trying to do so. It eventually fell into a stream, where it was attacked by a school of Carvanha. After being rescued, Bagon was found to have contracted a fever and was sent to the Pokémon Center, where it eventually healed.

In Tag! We’re It. , a Trainer’s Bagon competed in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. It fought alongside a Yanma against Brock’s Sudowoodo and Holly’s Wingull, but they were defeated.

In A Fashionable Battle!, Sawyer used a Bagon in his Gym battle against Valerie, where it took on Spritzee but was defeated. In Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, it was used in a battle against Ash and was defeated by Hawlucha. It evolved into a Shelgon sometime before A Meeting of Two Journeys!, and then into a Salamence sometime before Analysis Versus Passion!.

Minor appearances

A Bagon appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In New Plot, Odd Lot!, a Coordinator’s Bagon competed in the Mulberry Contest.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don’t!, a Bagon was hypnotized and kidnapped by Team Rocket.

A Coordinator’s Bagon appeared in Settling a Not-So-Old Score!.

A Bagon appeared in The Keystone Pops!.

A Trainer’s Bagon appeared in I Choose Paradise!.

A Trainer’s Bagon appeared in Battling Besties! and Exhibition Unmasked!.

In Raid Battle in The Ruins!, a Shiny Bagon was part of Shane Seeker’s Shiny Pokémon collection, as shown in his Pokédex.

Pokédex entries

In the manga

How to catch bagon in pokémon emerald

Pokémon Adventures

In No Armaldo Is an Island, Bagon appeared as one of the many Pokémon that grunts of Team Magma and Team Aqua sent out in the Seafloor Cavern.

Drake’s Shelgon was shown as a Bagon in a flashback in Omega Alpha Adventure 14.

The ongoing Pokémon Go Hoenn Collection Challenge requires players to catch several Pokémon from the third generation of games, including the elusive Bagon.

Bagon has always been a tough Pokémon to track down: in its first appearance in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire it can only be found in the wild in one specific room in Meteor Falls.

Thankfully, Bagon is not quite as tricky to track down in Pokémon Go. While finding this rare Dragon-Type might take quite some time, players who check the game regularly should get lucky eventually.

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How to catch Bagon in Pokémon Go

The easiest way to catch Bagon in Pokémon Go during the Hoenn Collection Challenge is to defeat one in a one-star raid battle.

Because raids spawn at random without warning, you’ll need to check the game frequently to see if any Bagon appear in raids in your viscinity. Have a look at all gyms nearby to see if any raids are ongoing or about to start. It may be useful to use a Remote Raid Pass so that you don’t have to physically go to a gym that offers a Bagon raid.

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There is also a chance that Bagon will spawn randomly in the wild. This, though, is harder to predict, so may be a little more time consuming than simply turning on your phone every hour to check nearby raids.

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Best counters for Bagon

In order to catch a Bagon from a raid, you’ll need to beat it in a Pokémon battle first. The faster you defeat it, the more PokéBalls you’ll be able to use to try and catch it.

The good news is that, as a one-star raid, Bagon should be relatively easy to defeat for solo players so long as you’re decently levelled up. Use Fairy, Ice, and Dragon moves to defeat Bagon before getting the chance to capture it.

Bagon is one of the more difficult Pokémon to get hold of in the Hoenn Collection Challenge, but if you check the game frequently enough (and if you’re near enough to a few gyms to be able to spot a one-star raid) you should be able to catch this rare Dragon-Type Pokémon.

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