How to get Bagon in Pokémon Go – Hoenn Collection Challenge

Where can you find it?

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Bagon is one of the nine Pokémon you need to capture to complete the Hoenn Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go. You have a limited time to complete it, so trainers want to know the quickest method to capture it so they can finish the challenge. There are other difficult to find Pokémon on the Hoenn Collection list, such as Plusle and Minun. Bagon is a bit easier, but it will be rarer for trainers to find.

The best method to find Bagon is to explore your neighbors and visit as many Pokémon Gyms as possible that are about to have a raid. During the Hoenn Celebration, Bagon will appear in one-star raids, and you can potentially hatch one from a five-kilometer egg. However, of the two, trainers have had an easier time encountering Bagon by beating it in raids. Because Bagon is a one-star raid encounter, you’ll be able to defeat it by yourself, and you shouldn’t need the assistance of another trainer to help you.

Bagon is a Dragon-type Pokémon, so it’s weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-type attacks. You can use a variety of Pokémon against it to take it out. We recommend using Swampert, Dewgong, Azumarill, or any legendary Pokémon that use Dragon-type fast or charged attacks. Togekiss is another excellent option for that raid, as is Rayquaza.

While you’re out searching for a Bagon raid to catch it, we also recommend to spin any Poké Stops and Gym dials you encounter to receive a five-kilometer egg. Those eggs can be various options, so you won’t know if you’re about to hatch a Bagon, but it’s an excellent way to increase your chances of earning one before the challenge ends.

Once you add Bagon to your collection, you’ll be one step closer to finishing the Hoenn Collection Challenge. Bagon is a decent Pokémon to add to your collection. It’s final evolution, Salamence, is a Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon. It’s a better raid Pokémon than a PvP Pokémon, so don’t expect to use it in the Ultra or Master League.