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Pokémon GO – How to Catch Bagon for the Hoenn Collection Challenge

Complete the Challenge with some raiding

by Kyle Hanson


The Hoenn Collection Challenge is on in Pokémon GO. If you’ve enjoyed the Unova and Sinnoh challenges already then you know the drill. It’s time to get out there and catch the required Pokémon before the timer runs out. This time there’s a wide variety, but we’re breaking down some of the more difficult to find ones alongside our overall Hoenn Collection Challenge guide. And it’s time for one of the tougher ones to find. Here’s how to catch Bagon for the Hoenn Collection Challenge in Pokémon GO.

How to Catch Bagon

UPDATE: Bagon will be available as part of the Incense Day event on Sunday. See the times to watch for one here.

Original Text: Bagon is one of the few Hoenn Collection Challenge Pokémon that won’t be appearing more frequently in the wild, at least not enough for most players to get one. You may get lucky, of course, but as their spawn rate has not been significantly increased (Windy weather might help though) for the event you can’t rely on this method. Instead if you want to catch Bagon you need to focus on one thing: raids.

UPDATE: A previous version of this guide offered eggs as a solution, but they do not count toward the challenge. Original text continues below…

One star raids will feature Bagon during the Hoenn Celebration Event, but this is entirely random. You can reach out to friends or find a Discord/Reddit group to see if someone will invite you to one, but if you’re dedicated to catching one then this might save some time. While Bagon will also be available in 5km eggs, this does not count toward the Collection Challenge

So not the best answer for how to catch Bagon for the Hoenn Collection Challenge in Pokémon GO, since it relies a lot on randomness, but that’s the game. Find one in a raid over the next five days and you should get it done, but keep an eye on that Nearby screen in case it lets you skip ahead and avoid all the hassle.

- This article was updated on:January 23rd, 2021

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