April Community Day Classic: Bagon (2024)

Pokémon GO’s April Community Day Classic featured Pokémon is Bagon! Bagon is making a return as a Community Day Pokémon, this time giving Trainers an opportunity to evolve to a Salemence that knows the Dragon charged attack Outrage. 

Bagon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one! Catch Bagon to complete event-themed field research rewarding encounters with Bagon, Pokéballs, Stardust and more.

Bagon Community Day Classic takes place on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Related reading:

Event information

Date & Time 📅

  • Event icon Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Incense icon Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • XP icon 3x XP for catching Pokémon during the event


Featured Pokémon: Bagon


We’re excited to announce that Bagon, the Rock Head Pokémon, will be featured during April Community Day Classic! Bagon will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Evolving Bagon

Bagon evolves into Shelgon, and then into Salamence. 125 Candy is needed in total.

Pokémon Condition Evolution
Bagon 25 Candy Shelgon
Shelgon 100 Candy Salamence

Shiny Bagon

Use this opportunity to get yourself a shiny Bagon, shiny Shelgon, and shiny Salamence. The Bagon shiny family has a bright green theme, and they should be very easy to find during the Community Day event!

Shiny Bagon family

Bagon IV CP Chart

Bagon Perfect IV CP Chart
1 16 CP 2 51 CP 3 86 CP
4 121 CP 5 155 CP 6 190 CP
7 225 CP 8 260 CP 9 295 CP
10 330 CP 11 363 CP 12 396 CP
13 429 CP 14 462 CP 15 495 CP
16 528 CP 17 561 CP 18 594 CP
19 627 CP 20 660 CP 21 693 CP
22 726 CP 23 759 CP 24 793 CP
25 826 CP 26 859 CP 27 892 CP
28 925 CP 29 958 CP 30 991 CP
31 1007 CP 32 1024 CP 33 1040 CP
34 1057 CP 35 1073 CP 36 1090 CP
37 1106 CP 38 1123 CP 39 1139 CP
40 1156 CP 41 1171 CP 42 1185 CP
43 1200 CP 44 1215 CP 45 1230 CP
46 1245 CP 47 1261 CP 48 1276 CP
49 1291 CP 50 1307 CP    

Salamence with Outrage

Evolve Shelgon (the evolved form of Bagon) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Salamence that knows Outrage as a charged attack!

Outrage – Charged Attack

  • Trainer Battles: 110 power
  • Gyms and raids: 110 power

Bagon Community Day Special Research Research icon

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Bagon Community Day Classic–exclusive Special Research story.

Bagon Community Day Classic (1/4)

Task Rewards
Make 5 Nice Throws Poke Ball icon 15× Poke Ball
Catch 15 Bagon Bagon
Power up Pokémon 10 times Candy icon 20× Bagon Candy

Rewards: 3000 Stardust, Bagon encounter, Incense

Bagon Community Day Classic (2/4)

Task Rewards
Transfer 10 Pokémon Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Catch 15 Bagon Bagon
Evolve 3 Bagon Candy icon 30× Bagon Candy

Rewards: 4500 EXP, Bagon encounter, Lucky Egg

Bagon Community Day Classic (3/4)

Task Rewards
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
Catch 15 Bagon Bagon
Evolve a Shelgon Candy icon 50× Bagon Candy

Rewards: 4500 Stardust, Shelgon encounter, 1 Rocket Radar

Bagon Community Day Classic (4/4)

Task Rewards
Claim Reward! Ultra Ball icon 15× Ultra Ball
Claim Reward! Bagon
Claim Reward! Silver Pinap Berry icon 2× Silver Pinap Berry

Rewards: 5500 EXP, Salamence encounter, 3 Rare Candy

  • Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.*
  • To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.

Field Research

Community Day Classic–themed Field Research will be available! Catch Bagon to earn rewards, such as additional encounters with Bagon, Stardust, Great Balls, and more.

Task Rewards
Catch 3 Bagon Bagon
Great Ball icon 5× Great Ball
Ultra Ball icon 2× Ultra Ball
Pinap Berry icon 2× Pinap Berry
Golden Razz Berry icon 2× Golden Razz Berry
Stardust icon 500× Stardust

Pokéstop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Bagon and Salamence Showcases at different PokéStops during Bagon Community Day Classic!

Shop Bundles

Pokémon GO Web Store Community Day Classic Box

A Community Day Classic Box featuring 120 Ultra Balls, 15 Silver Pinap Berries, six Incubators, and one Incense will be available on the Pokémon GO Web Store during the event for US$9.99.

In-Game Event bundles

Two bundles will be available during this event.

  • For 1,350 PokéCoins, you will get 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, one Elite Charged TM, and five Lucky Eggs.
  • For 480 PokéCoins, you will get 30 Ultra Balls, one Incense, three Super Incubators, and one Lure Module.

Tips and Tricks General icon

Mega Level Up a Dragon–type now!

Try to get a Dragon-type Mega Pokémon to at least high level, or even Max level to enjoy the bonuses that having that Pokémon mega evolved during the event can give you. Be sure to Mega Evolve for extra Candy from catches.

Base Level

  • 1 Bonus Catch Candy

High Level

  • 1 Bonus Catch Candy *
  • 50 Bonus Catch XP * 
  • 10% Boost to XL Candy Chance *

Max Level

  • 2 Bonus Catch Candy *
  • 100 Bonus Catch XP *
  • 25% Boost to XL Candy Chance *

(*) Note: The catch candy and catch XP bonuses only apply to Pokémon caught of the same type as your Mega/Primal-evolved Pokémon. 

Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts

Pokémon you have not caught before the event start can turn into Bagon, which means it is best to arrive at your spot early, and wait to catch it until the event starts.

Restart the app before the event

Be patient – there will always be errors and bugs at the start of the event. It is best to restart the app in most, if not all, cases.

Don’t forget to spin PokéStops

Remember PokéStops give out quests that are very beneficial on Community Day, giving you rewards for Stardust, Great and Ultra Balls, and Pinap Berries, all things that can help you if your stocks are low. 

Don’t activate lures before the event starts

To ensure that you have Lures up the entire duration, do not set your lures before the start of the event, as those will only last 30 minutes. The Lure has to go up after the event has started to last for three hours. Not to mention it will block the boosted CD spawns from spawning until it has depleted.

Use Incense

Use Incense to attract even more Pokémon to you while you’re out hunting. If you are wondering, yes, Incense can spawn Community Day ‘mons, that can be shiny. There is no reason why you should avoid Incense if you have it.

Don’t forget to enjoy the event

  • Chat with your fellow Trainers and grow your local Pokémon GO community. Make good use of the QR code feature to make some new friends!
  • Promote the new Pokémon GO features and events to Trainers who are just starting their adventure or haven’t been playing for a while. People are coming back around due to trading, new Pokémon, PvP, the numerous events, and these community-based events.
  • Most importantly, have fun, get some shinies, and hope for no game-breaking glitches!

Looking for other trainers to join?

If you’re looking for other Trainers in your area to trade, battle, or join Raid Battles with on Community Day, check out the Niantic Community Day map!

By searching for Community Parks, you can find areas in your city that are historically popular places for Community Day—these parks may be a fun place to play with your local
community while enjoying some fresh air.*

*Popular locations are provided for informational purposes only. Niantic is not hosting or operating official or unofficial events at these locations. Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Niantic games.

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