Everything we know about Pancham: The hardest Pokemon to evolve in Pokemon GO 

Hardest Pokemon to evolve in Pokemon Go (Image via Niantic)
Hardest Pokemon to evolve in Pokemon Go (Image via Niantic)
Francis Banerjee

Niantic recently released a Fighting-type Pokemon, Pancham, in one-star raids. Pancham has been made available following the completion of the Global Challenge that required trainers to catch 500 million Fairy-type Pokemon.

The Global Challenge was released on May 4th along with the Luminous Legends X challenges, and trainers had time till May 9th to complete it.

Trainers across the world put up a great effort, and the challenge was completed successfully. Hence, Niantic had to roll out Pancham in raids from May 11th.

On May 13, 2021, YouTuber and Pokemon Go trainer, Trainer Tips, revealed in a video that Pancham is one of the most difficult Pokemon to evolve.

Pokemon Go: Evolving Pancham into Pangoro

Pancham is a Fighting-type Pokemon that was originally found in the Kalos region (Gen 6). The cute little Pokemon evolves into Pangoro, which is a Dark and Fighting-type Pokemon. The combined types make it one of the best Pokemon, specifically for PvP matches.

Trainers have been raiding Pancham since it was introduced in the game to collect Pancham candies. In order to evolve Pancham into Pangoro, 50 candies are required.

Trainer Tips revealed that Pokemon Go trainers would be required to go on an adventure with Pancham. And they will be able to evolve Pancham into Pangoro only after the adventure has been completed.

Trainers are required to catch 32 Dark-type Pokemon with Pancham as their buddy to complete the adventure. Once the adventure has been completed, trainers can use their 50 Pancham candies to evolve Pancham into Pangoro.


Earlier, it was difficult to evolve Pancham into Pangoro as the Luminous Legends X event saw an increased spawn of Fairy-type Pokemon.

The Luminous Legends Y event, which commences on May 18th, will feature Yveltal, a Dark and Flying-type Pokemon. Hence, trainers can experience an increased spawn of Dark-type Pokemon during this event.

The Dark and Fighting-type makes a deadly combination for the PvP matches. Therefore, Pangoro becomes a favorable option for trainers to use for PvP.

The perfect Pangoro for the Great League should be level 19.5 with 0/13/13 as the A/D/S. This has become a major problem as Pancham is only available via raids and would be a level 20 Pokemon.

Niantic has not yet confirmed whether Pancham will be introduced as wild spawn in the game. It is anticipated that the Fighting-type Pokemon will be available as one of the Pokemon in the 12 km eggs.

Pokemon hatched from the eggs are of Level 15 except when they hatch in boosted weather conditions. The 12 km egg is tough to get hold of, and the probability of Pancham hatching out of it is really low.

Trainers must also avoid cloudy weather as Pancham is boosted by cloudy weather. The cloudy weather makes evolving Pancham into a Great League PvP Pangoro really difficult.

Pangoro could also be used in the Ultra League and would require 0/14/15 statistics in Level 34.5. For the Master League, a perfect IV is required for rank 1 Pangoro.

Pangoro is vulnerable to Fairy, Fighting, and Flying-type attacks. Hence, trainers are advised to watch out for Togekiss, Gardevoir, Conkeldurr, and Lucario from the opponent's side during a PvP match.

Edited by Shaheen Banu


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