Pansage

Gluttony
Consumes pinch Berries at 50% HP or less.
Overgrow
Boosts power of Grass-type moves by 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.
Type Tier
Grass LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
- 21 24 -
Atk
53
9 11 15 16
Def
48
9 11 14 15
SpA
53
9 11 15 16
SpD
48
9 11 14 15
Spe
64
10 12 16 17
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Overview

Pansage is another member of the monkey trio, and just like its brothers, Pansear and Panpour, it is outclassed by other Pokemon that can better fill the roll of a Grass-type. Don't think that Pansage is a bad Pokemon, though, as good Speed and respectable Special Attack mean that it should definitely not be looked over. Pansage can definitely be worth a teamslot if used correctly, and it can often surprise the user, as its power is often overlooked.

Name Item Nature

Special Attacker

Focus Sash / Life Orb Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Leaf Storm
~ Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Ice
~ Energy Ball
~ Nasty Plot / Substitute
252 SpA / 244 Spe

There isn't too much Pansage can do with such a shallow movepool, but it can abuse Leaf Storm somewhat. Energy Ball is used to hit things without lowering Pansage's Special Attack stat. Hidden Power Ice hits Flying- and Dragon-types on the switch while dealing with other Grass-type Pokemon that may try to take a Leaf Storm. Nasty Plot is mostly filler, but can see use if you can somehow manage to scare out a Pokemon with Pansage. Substitute can be used over Nasty Plot to help ease prediction, while also protecting Pansage from priority moves and crippling status.

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Other Options

Offensively there isn't much else worth a mention here. Although Pansage gets Crunch, Shadow Claw, Seed Bomb, and Acrobatics, these are all bad options, as Pansage must utilize its mediocre Attack stat to use them. Pansage has a lot of support options such as Taunt, Toxic, and GrassWhistle, but lacks any sort of defensive stability to get any use from them. Protect can be useful for scouting, but it is a waste of a moveslot most of the time. Work Up makes a mixed set slightly viable with Crunch, a Hidden Power, and Leaf Storm.

Checks and Counters

Any Fire-type Pokemon such as Slugma or Steel-type Pokemon such as Bronzor or Ferroseed will wall Pansage easily; however, Hidden Power Fire can be dangerous for the latter type. If Pansage doesn't have a Focus Sash or has taken any damage, any Pokemon that outspeeds it or has priority should be able to hit it very hard or knock it out altogether.

Unreleased

Overgrow will be a good alternative ability when released and it should replace Gluttony on almost every set.