Bagon for Community Day Classic in April 2024 in Pokémon GO

Time to get Bagon to fly! This little dragon hasn't been featured in a long time!
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Niantic has released full details for the upcoming April 2024 Community Day Classic. This time, it will feature Bagon! Bagon's final evolution, Salamence, is a popular psuedo-Legendary Pokémon that also has a Mega Evolution. The last time Bagon was featured for a Community Day was April 2019, so it's nice to see it return!

Bagon Community Day Classic will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Salamence will know Outrage upon evolution. Outrage is a powerful Dragon-type Charged Attack which makes it a viable Dragon-type attacker for raids.

Event Bonuses

  • Salamence will learn Outrage
  • 3x XP for catching Pokémon
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Snapshots for additional encounters
  • Showcases at PokéStops featuring Bagon
  • Community Day Special Research Story ($1.00 USD)
  • A Web Store Bundle for $9.99 USD giving 120 Ultra Balls, 15 Silver Pinap Berries, 6 Incubators, and One Incense
  • Event bundles in the in-game Store with the expensive option giving an Elite Charged TM

The Special Research Story will, as usual, provide a few additional encounters with Bagon as well as a guaranteed Shelgon and Salamence.

Event Analysis

It's a Community Day Classic. Salamence is already known to be a powerhouse Dragon-type attacker in PvE situations. It's pretty terrible in PvP situations (double weakness to Ice!), but as we all know a few move shake-ups could potentially change that.

I'd recommend getting a few good Bagon to evolve into Salamence if you don't have some already. Of course, Shundo Salamence hunting is always fun (a shundo is a Shiny with perfect stats)!

As for the bundles, I wouldn't recommend getting them. If you're low on Ultra Balls and really need an Elite Charge TM, then it might be worth it to you. The $1 Ticket is usually pretty fun especially if you aren't playing very long, but it's ultimately up to you.

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