Competitive Information for Bagon [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Bagon is an interesting 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:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break / Rock Smash
- Rock Slide
- Mud-Slap

Physical Sweeper Bagon (Rock Head)

Bagon is an astounding Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. 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.

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).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




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 stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Bagon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. 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 special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large 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 Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


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

Doubles Physical Sweeper Bagon (Rock Head)

Bagon is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. 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.

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).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy 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
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
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.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
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.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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
20
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)
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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 Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Bagon

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