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Bagon (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#372: Shelgon Shelgon
Bagon
タツベイ Tatsubay
#371
371Bagon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Dragon Unknown
Category
Rock Head Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#187
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-165
Almia
R-225
Oblivia
R-219 N-200
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
92.8 lbs.
Imperial
42.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F371.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Dragon group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 89 Battle Exp.: 891*

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

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

Biology

Physiology

Bagon are small, blue, reptilian Pokémon vaguely resembling Pachycephalosaurus. They are bipedal and lack tails. Their heads are as hard as steel, and possess a large, round snout and triangular eyes. The head also sports a crest-like formation of three thick gray ridges that continue as a slope down their back, iguana-like, yellow-colored circular reptilian ears, a yellow jaw and teeth protruding from the mouth. Bagon have stubby arms, a triangular patch of yellow on their underside, and legs which have two toes.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Its steel-hard head can shatter boulders.

Behavior

Bagon harbors a never-ending dream of one day soaring high among the clouds. As if trying to dispel its frustration over its inability to fly, this Pokémon slams its hard head against huge rocks and shatters them into pebbles. They also hurl themselves off cliffs in vain attempts to fly.

Habitat

Bagon are usually found in mountainous areas, but are otherwise very rare.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Bagon in the anime

Major appearances

Bagon made its anime debut in Let Bagons be Bagons, in which a Bagon, belonging to a Trainer named Michelle, tries to learn how to fly, a trait shared with a runaway Bagon in Pinch Healing.

A Bagon appeared in Pinch Healing!, where it fell ill and was treated by Brock.

Minor appearances

A Bagon appeared during the Hoenn Grand Festival in Deceit and Assist.

A Bagon under the ownership of a Coordinator appeared in New Plot, Odd Lot!.

A Bagon appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

A Bagon appeared during a Contest in Settling a Not-So-Old Score!.

A Bagon was seen in Tag! We're It...! during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition, where it fought along with a Yanma against Brock's Sudowoodo and Holly's Wingull.

A Bagon also appeared in The Keystone Pops!.

A Bagon appeared at the Pokémon Summer Academy in Camping It Up!.

A Bagon appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG043 Bagon Ash's Pokédex Bagon the Rock Head Pokémon. Bagon bashes itself against large rocks until its head eventually grows as hard as steel.
Advanced Generation series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG188 Bagon May's Pokédex Bagon, the Rock Head Pokémon. Bagon dreams of being able to fly through the air. When frustrated from not flying, Bagon uses its head to smash rocks into powder.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the TCG

Main article: Bagon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Bagon has a dream of one day soaring in the sky. In doomed efforts to fly, this Pokémon hurls itself off cliffs. As a result of its dives, its head has grown tough and as hard as tempered steel.
Sapphire Bagon harbors a never-ending dream of one day soaring high among the clouds. As if trying to dispel its frustration over its inability to fly, this Pokémon slams its hard head against huge rocks and shatters them into pebbles.
Emerald Although it is small, this Pokémon is very powerful because its body is a bundle of muscles. It launches head-butts with its ironlike skull.
FireRed Its steel-hard head can shatter boulders. It longingly hopes for wings to grow so it can fly.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Dreaming of one day flying, it practices by leaping off cliffs every day.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its well-developed neck muscles and ironlike head can smash boulders into pieces.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Dreaming of one day flying, it practices by leaping off cliffs every day.
White
Black 2 Dreaming of one day flying, it practices by leaping off cliffs every day.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon Meteor Falls
Emerald
Uncommon Meteor Falls
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 210 (Poké Radar(Pearl only)
Platinum
Rare Route 210 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Unknown White Forest (White only)
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from Egg
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Lapis Cave (9F-13F)
Wish Cave (45F-49F)
Wyvern Hill (1F-4F)
Joyous Tower (42F-45F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crystal Crossing (B1-B7)
Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Stompstump Peak, Forest Grotto, KibaKiba Rock, Magnagate dungeons
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Sorbet
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Sunny Seashore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS PCJP Distribution #1 Wish Bagon Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS PCJP Distribution #1 Iron Defense Bagon Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
BW Year of the Dragon Egg Bagon Japanese Japan 1 January 6 to February 5, 2012
BW Year of the Dragon Bagon Korean Wi-Fi 1 August 23 to October 4, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Platinum Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Black White Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 300   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
055 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1010 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1616 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2020 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2525 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
3131 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3535 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4040 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
4646 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5050 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Bagon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bagon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bagon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bagon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bagon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardShelgonSalamence Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxew
FraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompAxewFraxure
HaxorusDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rage Dragon Special 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
AxewFraxureHaxorus Endure* Normal Status —% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardArbokSalamenceGarchomp Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosMilotic Hydro Pump Water Special 120 80% 5
Gyarados Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteMilotic
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bagon in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Bagon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bagon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bagon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Bagon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Bagon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bagon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bagon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Rugged Mountain Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
Rugged Mountain Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Bagon can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bagon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bagon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS371.png PinRS371.gif 
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani371.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP371.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Dragon Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP My head might be rock hard, but I'm not stubborn!
26%-50% HP Darn it... I went and lost half my HP already...
1%-25% HP I can't do this anymore... My head's too heavy to hold up...
Level up There! Leveled up! My rock-hard head got harder!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up There! Leveled up! My rock-hard head got harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP371.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: None Field move: Tackle fm.png
(Tackle ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Bagon doles out head butts with its hard skull. It can move a small obstacle.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It tackles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dragon  Dragon Assist.png
( Dragon )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching a large blue fireball.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Bagon
Unevolved
Bagon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Shelgon
First evolution
Shelgon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 50


Salamence
Second evolution
Salamence
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 371.png Spr 3e 371.png Spr 3r 371.png Spr b 3r 371.png
Spr 3r 371 s.png Spr 3e 371 s.png Spr 3r 371 s.png Spr b 3r 371 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 371.png Spr 4d 371.png Spr 4d 371.png Spr b 4d 371.png
Spr 4d 371 s.png Spr 4d 371 s.png Spr 4d 371 s.png Spr b 4d 371 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 371.png Spr 5b 371.png Spr b 5b 371.png
Spr 5b 371 s.png Spr 5b 371 s.png Spr b 5b 371 s.png
Bagon For other sprites and images, please see Bagon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bagon is based on a dragon, but possibly draws some aspects from pachycephalosaurus, a species of two-legged dinosaurs known for their domed heads.

Name origin

Bagon may be a combination of baby and dragon.

Tatsubay may be a combination of 竜 tatsu (dragon) and baby.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese タツベイ Tatsubay From 竜 tatsu (dragon) and baby
France Flag.png French Draby From dragon and baby
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bagon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kindwurm From Kind and Lindwurm
Italy Flag.png Italian Bagon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아공이 Agong'i


External links

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