How To Get Dragon Fangs in Pokémon Platinum

Near a Dragon Fang in Celestic Town (Pokémon Platinum)
Dragon Fang Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Celestic Town—Inside a Poké Ball behind the Pokémon Center No
2 Held item (5% chance) found on the following Pokémon:

  • Bagon (Route 210) (Poké Radar only)
Yes

The easiest way to acquire a Dragon Fang is to pick up the one behind the Pokémon Center in Celestic Town. You can do this as soon as you win the Fen Badge from Crasher Wake.

If you want multiple Dragon Fangs then your only option is to steal them as held items from wild Bagon. Although you can only encounter wild Bagon in the post-game after you have Poké Radar and the National ‘Dex.

Acquiring Dragon Fangs

Method 1: Celestic Town

The first Dragon Fang available to you is in an extremely noticeable spot in Celestic Town. You’ll have access to this area shortly after defeating Crasher Wake in the Pastoria City Gym.

To find this Dragon Fang, simply go behind the Celestic Town Pokémon Center until you reach the Poké Ball item on a ledge behind it.

Circling around to the back of Celestic Town’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Circling around to the back of Celestic Town’s Pokémon Center.

Pick the Poké Ball up to add a Dragon Fang to your Bag.

Obtaining the Dragon Fang in Celestic Town / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the Dragon Fang in Celestic Town.

Method 2: Wild Bagon (Repeatable)

The other method of finding Dragon Fangs is to take them from wild Bagon in the northern section of Route 210 (the “foggy” area).

This method is repeatable, but it will only be available after you’ve beaten the Pokémon League and received the National Pokédex upgrade.

Bagon’s location according to the Pokédex / Pokémon Platinum
Bagon’s location according to the Pokédex.

Before you begin, it’s also recommended that you put together a designated item-farming team to assist you in finding Dragon Fangs.

These special teams use Pokémon with the Abilities Frisk and Compoundeyes to both increase the odds of finding items and identify any items being held.

Tip: Bringing along some Repels and a Pokémon that knows Defog will also make this process much easier.

When you’re ready to start your search, Fly to Celestic Town and head east until you reach Route 210.

Leaving Celestic Town through the eastern entrance / Pokémon Platinum
Leaving Celestic Town through the eastern entrance.

Use Defog to clear all the fog from Route 210. This will improve the accuracy of your moves and save a ton of time in your search.

Using Defog to clear the weather / Pokémon Platinum
Using Defog to clear the weather.

Walk into the tall grass and use the Poké Radar, which you received with the National Pokédex upgrade.

Using the Poké Radar to make wild Bagon appear / Pokémon Platinum
Using the Poké Radar to make wild Bagon appear.

Using the Poké Radar will usually cause a number of grassy patches (up to a maximum of four) to shake.

Two patches of grass shaking after the Poké Radar is used / Pokémon Platinum
Two patches of grass shaking after the Poké Radar is used.

Walk into the shaking grass to start a wild Pokémon encounter.

Each Poké Radar encounter here has a 22% chance of spawning a Bagon. If you find a different Pokémon, you can end the battle and choose the next shaking patch of grass.

If the grass stops shaking then you will need to walk 50 steps in order to recharge the Poké Radar, at which point you can try again.

Tip: You can use Repels to limit wild Pokémon encounters to just the ones discovered by the Poké Radar—this helps prevent the Poké Radar “chain” from breaking, cutting the number of times you will need to recharge the device.

Repeat this process until you find a Bagon.

Encountering a wild Bagon / Pokémon Platinum
Encountering a wild Bagon.

Wild Bagon normally only have a 5% chance of carrying a Dragon Fang. However, the Compoundeyes ability will raise this chance up to 20%.

And if you have a Pokémon with the Frisk Ability, it will alert you whenever a Bagon is carrying a Dragon Fang.

Identifying Bagon’s held item using the Frisk Ability / Pokémon Platinum
Identifying Bagon’s held item using the Frisk Ability.

When you find a Bagon with a Dragon Fang, either catch the Pokémon or use a stealing move like Thief or Trick to take the item.

Stealing the Dragon Fang using Trick / Pokémon Platinum
Stealing the Dragon Fang using Trick.

Then you can end the battle however you prefer—you will keep the Dragon Fang even if you flee.

Dragon Fang Details and Uses

The in-game description of the Dragon Fang / Pokémon Platinum
The in-game description of the Dragon Fang.

The Dragon Fang is a held item that boosts the power of Dragon-type attacks by 20%.

This is a great item to use if you want to add more damage to classically powerful Dragon moves like Outrage and Dragon Pulse without the debilitating drawbacks of the Choice Band/Specs or the Life Orb.

This item works best on Dragon-types that are already offensively capable like Salamence, Altaria, Garchomp, Dragonite, and Kingdra.

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