Competitive Information for Pangoro [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Pangoro pangoro
Base Stats for Pangoro

Fighting / Dark

Abilities:
ScrappyScrappy: Fighting, Normal moves hit Ghost. Immune to Intimidate.
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Iron FistIron Fist: This Pokemon's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. Sucker Punch is not boosted.
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Mold BreakerMold Breaker: This Pokemon's moves and their effects ignore the Abilities of other Pokemon.


Evolutions / Family:
Pancham
Pangoro

Weakness Chart for Fighting/Dark-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
0.25x
  
  
4x
2x
  
2x
0.5x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
0x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Pangoro? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Pangoro in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

CorviknightClefableZeraoraDracovishPelipperSeismitoadGengarSylveonPrimarinaCentiskorchNoivern


Pangoro is a decent Fighting and Dark-typed Pokemon. It's a normal sight to see Pangoro out in the 8th generation battlefield. Pangoro is weak to Fairy, Fighting, and Flying-typed attacks.


Species: Pangoro
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Foul Play / Darkest Lariat
- Outrage
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Pangoro (Iron Fist)

Pangoro is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Pangoro's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Iron Fist, Pangoro's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. sucker punch is not boosted.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Pangoro's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Pangoro's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Darkest Lariat is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Dark-type move (ignores the target's stat stage changes).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Pangoro afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Pangoro
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Scrappy
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Stone Edge
- Hammer Arm
- Crunch
- Earthquake

Pangoro Physical Sweeper (Edgequake Pangoro)

Pangoro is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Pangoro's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Scrappy, fighting normal moves hit ghost. immune to intimidate.

Stone Edge is a physical 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Hammer Arm is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Pangoro's speed by 1 stage).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Pangoro
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Scrappy
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Moveset:
- Poison Jab
- Brick Break / Earthquake
- Crunch
- Swords Dance

Pangoro Physical Tank (Poisonous Panda)

Pangoro is a spectacular Physical Tank. It was designed to take a nice amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Pangoro last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. With Scrappy, fighting normal moves hit ghost. immune to intimidate. Brick Break removes Light Screen and Reflect but Earthquake does alot more damage.

Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Pangoro's attack by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Pangoro? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Pangoro in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

CorviknightClefableZeraoraDracovishPelipperSeismitoadGengarSylveonPrimarinaCentiskorchNoivern


Species: Pangoro
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Earthquake
- Foul Play
- Rock Slide

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pangoro (Iron Fist)

Pangoro is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Pangoro's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Iron Fist, Pangoro's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. sucker punch is not boosted.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Pangoro's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Pangoro's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Pangoro learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Arm Thrust
15
100%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Circle Throw
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Darkest Lariat
85
100%
10
Ignores the target's stat stage changes.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
65
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Power Trip
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Storm Throw
60
100%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Vital Throw
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy. Goes last.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Entrainment
--
100%
15
The target's Ability changes to match the user's.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Parting Shot
--
100%
20
Lowers target's Atk, Sp. Atk by 1. User switches.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quash
--
100%
15
Forces the target to move last this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pangoro can perform in Sword/Shield. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SS Move and Ability Combos for Pangoro

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