Bagon (Pokémon)

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Luvdisc #370: Luvdisc
Pokémon
#372: Shelgon Shelgon
Bagon
Rock Head Pokémon
タツベイ
Tatsubay
#371
Bagon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Bagon
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
92.8 lbs. 42.1 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
89
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Bagon
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F371.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

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.

Biology

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. 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.

In the anime

Bagon in the anime
Shiny Bagon in the anime

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.

A Coordinator's Bagon appeared in Deceit and Assist.

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!.

In Camping It Up!, a Bagon was at the Pokémon Summer Academy.

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

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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY073 Bagon Ash's Pokédex Bagon, the Rock Head Pokémon. Because Bagon dreams of being able to fly, it regularly practices by leaping from cliffs.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Bagon appeared in Pocket Monsters XY.

In the TCG

Main article: Bagon (TCG)

Game data

NPC Appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#187
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #014
Hoenn
#196
X Its well-developed neck muscles and ironlike head can smash boulders into pieces.
Y Dreaming of one day flying, it practices by leaping off cliffs every day.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #117
Alola
USUM: #147
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Its belief that it will be able to fly one day is apparently the influence of information carried in its genes.
Moon With its steel-hard stone head, it headbutts indiscriminately. This is because of the stress it feels at being unable to fly.
Ultra Sun Whenever it sees bird Pokémon flying through the sky, it becomes envious and smashes its surroundings to bits with headbutts.
Ultra Moon Some theories suggest that its behavior of forcefully bashing its head into things stimulates cells that affect its evolution.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Meteor Falls
Emerald
Meteor Falls
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Route 210 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 210 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Meteor Falls
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 3, Kala'e Bay
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 3, Kala'e Bay
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Huge Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (9F-13F), Wish Cave (45F-49F), Wyvern Hill (1F-4F), Joyous Tower (42F-45F)
Ranger
Jungle Relic (during mission)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Crossing (B1F-B7F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Crystal Crossing (B1F-B7F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Sunny Seashore
MD GTI
Stompstump Peak, Forest Grotto (1F-7F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Axe Rock (5F-14F)
Rumble U
Jungle Area: In Trouble? Tap Away!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 6
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 162
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 602
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Sky Crest Range (All Areas)
Picross
Area 11: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zygarde Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Wish Bagon Egg Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Iron Defense Bagon Egg Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
BW Year of the Dragon Bagon Egg Japanese Japan 1 January 6 to February 5, 2012
BW Year of the Dragon Bagon Egg Korean Wi-Fi 1 August 23 to October 4, 2012
ORAS Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Bagon Egg Japanese Region Japan 1 January 17 to March 1, 2015
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Bagon Egg All Japan 1 April 1 to 30, 2016

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%)
X Y Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Sun Moon Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Bagon's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Slap Bagon (EX Deoxys 52)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS371.png PinRSani371.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani371.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 371.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 R-165
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 R-225
It tackles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dragon Assist.png
Dragon
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dragon Assist.png
Dragon
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-219/N-200
It attacks by launching a large blue fireball.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush371Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT371.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#193
Shuffle371.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon GO
GO371.png Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 134 Base Defense: 93
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Bagon Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Bite, Ember
Charged Attacks: Flamethrower, Twister, Crunch, Frustration, Return

Evolution

371Bagon.png
Unevolved
Bagon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30
372Shelgon.png
First evolution
Shelgon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 50
373Salamence.png
Second evolution
Salamence
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 371.png Spr b 3r 371.png Spr 3e 371.png Spr b 3r 371.png Spr 3r 371.png Spr b 3r 371.png
Spr 3r 371 s.png Spr b 3r 371 s.png Spr 3e 371 s.png Spr b 3r 371 s.png Spr 3r 371 s.png Spr b 3r 371 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 371.png Spr b 4d 371.png Spr 4d 371.png Spr b 4d 371.png Spr 4d 371.png Spr b 4h 371.png
Spr 4d 371 s.png Spr b 4d 371 s.png Spr 4d 371 s.png Spr b 4d 371 s.png Spr 4d 371 s.png Spr b 4d 371 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 371.png Spr b 5b 371.png Spr 5b 371.png Spr b 5b 371.png
Spr 5b 371 s.png Spr b 5b 371 s.png Spr 5b 371 s.png Spr b 5b 371 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 371.png Spr b 6x 371.png Spr 6x 371.png Spr b 6x 371.png
Spr 6x 371 s.png Spr b 6x 371 s.png Spr 6x 371 s.png Spr b 6x 371 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 371.png Spr b 7s 371.png Spr 7s 371.png Spr b 7s 371.png
Spr 7s 371 s.png Spr b 7s 371 s.png Spr 7s 371 s.png Spr b 7s 371 s.png
Front Back Front Back
371MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Bagon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bagon is based on a dragon, but possibly draws some aspects from Pachycephalosaurus, a species of two-legged dinosaur 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 Agongi From 아기 Agi and 공룡 gongryong, with i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 寶貝龍 Bǎo Bèi Lóng Literally "Baby/darling dragon"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 寶貝龍 Bǎo Bèi Lóng Literally "Baby/darling dragon"


External links


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