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Pokémon Go Pancham counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

The playful panda arrives in Pokémon Go.

Pancham, along with its evolution Pangoro, have been released into Pokémon Go as part of the Luminous Legends X event.

Thanks to Pancham being a one-star raid boss, you should be able to use your knowledge of its counters and weaknesses to defeat it all by yourself. Don't forget to utilize your Remote Raid passes either!

After the Luminous Legends X event ends, Pancham will be available via Strange Eggs, which can only be acquired by defeating a Team Go Rocket Leader or Giovanni. So, if you want to save yourself a look of egg hatching time, we recommend trying to hunt down a Pancham in a raid.

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Battling and catching Pancham in Pokémon Go

Pancham counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here are Pancham's weaknesses, along with some counter ideas, so you can add it to your Pokédex in Pokémon Go:

  • Pancham type - Fighting-type
  • Pancham is weak against - Fairy, flying and psychic-type Pokémon
  • Pancham counters - Moltres, Mewtwo, Granbull Togekiss, Gardevoir, Metagross, Latios, Rayquaza and Honchkrow
  • Other Pancham notes - Since Pancham is a one-star raid boss, you should be able to easily defeat it by yourself and with a couple, probably only one, powerful Pokémon.

Pancham CP in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the CP ranges you can expect to see when battling and attempting to catch Pancham in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 4328 CP
  • CP when being caught - 796 to 850 CP
  • Weather boosted CP (Cloudly) when being caught - 995 to 1063 CP

Thank you to Reversalx7 from reddit for the help with this information!

Pancham moveset in Pokémon Go


Pancham, like all Pokémon in Pokémon Go, can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves, which can be:

Fast Moves:

  • Low Kick (Fighting)
  • Tackle (Normal)

Charged Moves:

  • Body Slam (Normal)
  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Low Sweep (Fighting)

It's the the Season of Timeless Travels in Pokémon Go, so make sure you complete the Timeless Travels quest! The Road to Sinnoh is leading us into this weekends Go Tour: Sinnoh Global event, while also bringing the Masterwork Research: Glimmers of Gratitude quest. During it, take the time to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.

Everything you need to know about Pancham

Pancham was released into Pokémon Go after players worldwide managed to complete the Global Challenge of catching 500 million fairy-type Pokémon during the Luminous Legends X event.

Pancham can evolve into Pangoro through the use of 50 Pancham Candy and catching 32 dark-type Pokémon. This evolution method is a reference to how, in the main-line games, Pancham is evolved by reaching Level 32 and having at least one dark-type Pokémon in your team.

Both Pancham and Pangoro are clearly inspired by pandas; Pancham itself is based upon a giant panda cub, while Pangoro is drawn from the giant panda.

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