Pancham Evolution Guide: Stats, Moves, Type, And Location

Pancham Evolution Guide: Stats, Moves, Type, And Location

Pancham is an adorable Fighting-type Pokémon who can evolve into Pangoro. In this guide, we will show you what the original statistics of this panda-like Pokémon are, a list of moves, and where they can be found. Known for their cute appearance and a design that has a leaf hanging from their mouth, these creatures nicknamed the “Playful Pokémon” can join you Pokemon trainer adventures soon enough!

Base Statistics

“It does its best to be taken seriously by its enemies, but its glare is not sufficiently intimidating. Chewing on a leaf is its trademark.”

– Pokédex Entry #0674
  • HP: 67
  • Attack: 82
  • Defense: 62
  • Special Attack: 46
  • Special Defense: 48
  • Speed: 43

With an introduction dating back a decade, Panchams have been around for a wild. They are a Fighting-type Pokemon. Though their Attack can be quite high, they have a defense lower than most Pokémon–making them similar to glass cannons, in a way. Make sure your combat does not take many turns when using a Pancham, due to their health points being on the lower end compared to other tankier Pokémon.

Pancham’s egg group is described as “Human-like.” According to the Pokedex, they are evenly split as 50% are male and the other 50% are female. They’re #674 on the National Pokedex, and #111 on the Galar Pokedex.

List of Moves

Here is a list of Pancham moves specifically found in Pokemon Sword and Shield:

  • Leer (Normal)
  • Tackle (Normal)
  • Arm Thrust (Fighting)
  • Taunt
  • Circle Throw
  • Low Sweep
  • Work Up
  • Slash
  • Vital Throw
  • Crunch
  • Body Slam
  • Parting Shot
  • Entrainment

Although there are similarities and overlaps, here is the list of moves from Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (with some new additions):

  • Leer
  • Tackle
  • Arm Thrust
  • Work Up
  • Karate Chop
  • Comet Punch
  • Slash
  • Circle Throw
  • Vital Throw
  • Body Slam
  • Crunch
  • Entrainment
  • Parting Shot
  • Sky Uppercut

Pancham can learn some additional moves in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via breeding, such as the following (even if they are not all Fighting-type moves)

  • Foul Play (Dark)
  • Me First (Normal)
  • Power Trip (Dark)
  • Quash (Dark)
  • Quick Guard (Fighting)
  • Storm Throw (Fighting)

Like other Pokemon, Panchams can be taught a myriad of different moves outside of Normal and Dark types. Some examples of the moves that they can learn are the following:

  • Block (Normal)
  • Covet (Normal)
  • Drain Punch (Fighting)
  • Dual Chop (Dragon)
  • Endeavour (Normal)
  • Fire Punch (Fire)
  • Focus Punch (Fighting)
  • Foul Play (Dark)
  • Gunk Shot (Poison)
  • Helping Hand (Normal)
  • Hyper Voice (Normal)
  • Ice Punch (Ice)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Knock Off (Dark)
  • Low Kick (Fighting)
  • Snatch (Dark)
  • Snore (Normal)
  • Spite (Ghost)
  • Superpower (Fighting)
  • Thunder Punch (Electric)
  • Uproar (Normal)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Where to Find Panchams

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, there are a handful of locations where you can find this Pokemon. Since Pancham is from the Kalos region, most of those locations are going to be in Kalos.

  • East Lake Axewell. If it is Overcast, there is a higher likelihood you will stumble on a Pancham. However, you are likely to encounter one in East Lake Axewell regardless of the weather.
  • West Lake Axewell. If there is an Intense Sun, or the weather is Overcast, the chances of finding a Pancham increase.
  • Route 3. Panchams can be encountered in this location in any type of weather.
  • Rolling Fields. Similar to the previous one, the weather does not affect the chances of whether the player will encounter a Pancham or not.

It is worthy to note that in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, Pancham can be found in Route 5. If players are on Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon, they can meet Panchams in Route 10, Route 11, or Route 17. Although Pancham can be traded or migrate from a different game into either Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, as of now they are not available in every single game.

Panchams are not available in Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus, Scarlet or Violet.

How to Evolve into Pangoro

“It charges ahead and bashes its opponents like a berserker, uncaring about any hits it might take. Its arms are mighty enough to snap a telephone pole.”

– Pokédex Entry #0675

Depending on the game, in order to evolve into Pangoro, Pancham must meet certain criteria. In Pokemon Sword, Pancham needs to reach level 32 (or higher) and the trainer must have at least one Dark-type Pokemon in their party.

In Pokemon Go, players need to collect 50 Pancham Candy. They also must have “adventured together” according to the in-game instructions. That would require players to capture 32 Dark-type Pokemon while having Pancham as their buddy.

As an evolution, when Pancham evolves into Pangoro it can learn Night Slash (Dark) regardless of level.

That’s all the information we have on Pancham, stay tuned for more updates!

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