Competitive Information for Pansage [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Pansage pansage
Base Stats for Pansage

Grass

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
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GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.


Evolutions / Family:
Pansage
Simisage

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Pansage? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Pansage is a wonderful Grass-typed Pokemon. Pansage is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Pansage is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Pansage
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb
- Return
- Knock Off / Crunch
- Shadow Claw

Physical Sweeper Pansage (Overgrow)

Pansage is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pansage from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pansage's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Pansage's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Pansage
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Round / Snore
- Synthesis
- Protect

Special Sweeper Pansage (Overgrow)

Pansage is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Pansage from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pansage's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Pansage's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Pansage's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Pansage must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Pansage by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Pansage this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Pansage? These builds have been optimized for X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Species: Pansage
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb
- Return
- Knock Off / Crunch
- Shadow Claw

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pansage (Overgrow)

Pansage is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pansage from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pansage's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Pansage's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Pansage
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Round / Snore
- Synthesis
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Pansage (Overgrow)

Pansage is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Pansage from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pansage's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Pansage's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Pansage's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Pansage must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Pansage by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Pansage this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Pansage 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
Disarming Voice
40
--
15
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Lick
30
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze 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.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Vine Whip
45
100%
25
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Play Nice
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pansage can perform in X/Y. 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 XY Move and Ability Combos for Pansage

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