Competitive Information for Bagon [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Bagon bagon
Base Stats for Bagon

Dragon

Abilities:
Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Bagon
Shelgon
Salamence

Weakness Chart for Dragon-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Bagon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Bagon is a fabulous Dragon-typed Pokemon. Bagon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Bagon's only type-related weaknesses are Dragon and Ice.


Species: Bagon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Double-Edge / Return
- Crunch
- Brick Break

Physical Sweeper Bagon (Rock Head)

Bagon is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Bagon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Bagon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Rock Head, Bagon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Bagon afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).




Species: Bagon
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Relaxed (+Def, -Spe)
EVs: 125 Hp / 241 Atk / 72 Def / 72 SpD
Moveset:
- Dragon Dance
- Outrage
- Rock Slide
- Roar

Bagon Physical Tank (Defense)

Bagon is popular Physical Tank. This moveset attempts to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Bagon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Rock Head, Bagon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Bagon's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Bagon afterwards).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Roar is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).




Species: Bagon
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Claw
- Rock Slide
- Fire Blast
- Toxic

Bagon Physical Sweeper (Sandwich Please.)

Bagon is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Bagon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Rock Head, Bagon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Fire Blast is a special 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Bagon? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Bagon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Return
- Crunch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Bagon (Rock Head)

Bagon is an awesome Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Bagon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Bagon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Rock Head, Bagon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Bagon afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Bagon learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Draco Meteor
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
90
100%
10
No additional effect.
Dragon Rage
--
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
15
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max HP.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Bagon can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Bagon

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