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Pancham Weakness Pokemon GO - Raid Guide and Best Counters

By Sam Woods

May 11, 2021

Niantic is in an incredibly giving mood.

As part of the brand new Luminous Legends X, they released the likes of Goomy, Spritzee, Slurpuff and Xerneas into Pokemon GO, with the promise of adding even more new Pokemon, should players complete a global challenge.

They set the challenge of catching 500 million Fairy-type Pokemon within eight days, something which the Pokemon GO community smashed, thus unlocking Pancham raids for the following weeks.

As Pancham is brand new to GO, players may be unfamiliar with how to best combat it. With that in mind, here’s every Pancham weakness in Pokemon GO, and the best counters to take it down.

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Every Pancham Weakness in Pokemon GO

For those unaware, Pancham is a pure Fighting-type Pokemon. This leaves it vulnerable to three different types.

Pancham, and its evolution Pangoro, are weak to Fairy, Flying and Psychic-type moves, which is very handy considering we’re in the midst of a Fairy-type event.

Best Counters for Pancham in Pokemon GO

As stated, Fighting-type Pokemon have a trio of easily exploitable weaknesses.

If you’re looking to bring a Mega Pokemon to Pancham raids, you will want to consider either Mega Gengar, Mega Pidgeot or Mega Charizard Y.

Following this, there are a range of very handy Flying-type Pokemon to consider, including Moltres, Rayquaza, Lugia and Ho-Oh.

In terms of Psychic-type Pokemon, Gardevoir and Latios are solid choices.

Finally, if you want to bring a Fairy-type to the party, look no further than Togekiss.

Best Movesets:

  • Mega Gengar – Lick/Psychic
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust/Brave Bird
  • Mega Charizard Y – Air Slash/Blast Burn
  • Moltres – Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Rayquaza – Air Slash/Hurricane
  • Lugia – Extrasensory/Aeroblast
  • Ho-Oh – Extrasensory/Brave Bird
  • Gardevoir – Confusion/Psychic
  • Latios – Zen Headbut/Psychic
  • Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam

Should you Raid it?

Ultimately, if you want to fill your Dex, then the answer has to be yes. Theoretically, however, you’ll only need to raid it once, capture it, then walk it as a buddy or use Rare Candies.

Pancham’s evolution, Pangoro, could carve itself a niche in the meta though, with some decent stats and its Fighting typing. It will be interesting to see how this shapes out, but it may be worth raiding for a high IV one if you’re looking to potentially use it in the future.

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Sam Woods
@CaptainWoodsy

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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