RU Pangoro

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[OVERVIEW]
Pangoro is a great wallbreaker in RU. With its power, near-unresisted STAB combination, and coverage, it can 2HKO or OHKO the whole metagame, outright taking advantage of common Steel- and Dark-types like Registeel, Bronzong, and Umbreon. It's one of the tier's best Fighting-type wallbreakers, lacking hard counters unlike Lucario and Heracross. Pangoro also has another key advantage—priority in Bullet Punch, which revenge kills weakened setup sweepers. Choice Band Pangoro is the most immediately threatening set; it takes down the likes of Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior damage and isn't worn down by Life Orb recoil. Alternatively, Swords Dance Pangoro deals with Umbreon and revenge killers like Gardevoir and Togekiss. Pangoro's low Speed and lackluster defensive profile make it poor against highly offensive teams, which are filled with fast Pokemon that OHKO it like Lucario and Sharpedo. Also, while Pangoro is near unwallable, Lucario and Heracross are faster, allowing them to better threaten offensive Pokemon like Xurkitree, Goodra, and Chandelure. Lucario is also a fearsome sweeper with Extreme Speed, and Bewear has superior defensive utility; Fluffy lets Bewear check Pokemon like Golisopod, makes it harder for Crobat to revenge kill, and even lets it help versus other Fighting-types if it holds Chople Berry.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Bullet Punch / Darkest Lariat
item: Choice Band
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Choice Band Pangoro is very immediately threatening; it needs minimal prior damage to KO Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel, which can trade blows with Swords Dance Pangoro, and it doesn't get worn down by Life Orb recoil. Iron Head 2HKOes Fairy-types like Galarian Weezing and Togekiss. Bullet Punch revenge kills weakened setup sweepers like Dragon Dance Flygon and Mimikyu. Alternatively, Darkest Lariat gives Pangoro a better matchup against Defense-boosting sweepers like Cosmic Power Metagross and the uncommon Acid Armor Reuniclus. Scrappy allows Pangoro to use Close Combat without fear of Ghost-types like Chandelure and Dhelmise coming in.

Pangoro loves pivot support from the likes of Xurkitree, Heliolisk, and Crobat to bring it in against Pokemon like Registeel and Steelix. Additionally, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss. Fighting-types such as Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario revenge kill Pangoro. Togekiss checks the first two, Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, and Jellicent and Chandelure check Lucario and Bewear. Steel-types like Registeel and Steelix check Flying-types like Crobat and Togekiss. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removes Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon like Crobat and Togekiss, increasing the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. Special attackers like Roserade and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing for Pangoro. Choice Band Pangoro can struggle to break through very defensive teams with Umbreon, since it can scout Pangoro's Choice-locked attack with Protect, so it likes teammates generally strong against such teams like Nasty Plot Togekiss and Taunt Nidoqueen.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Drain Punch
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Bullet Punch / Iron Head
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Swords Dance Pangoro is very strong against defensive teams because it easily takes advantage of Umbreon, which Choice Band Pangoro cannot. Its boosted Bullet Punch makes it a bit harder to revenge kill, OHKOing Gardevoir, as well as Togekiss with Stealth Rock. Even without Choice Band, Bullet Punch is still useful for revenge killing weakened setup sweepers like Flygon and Mimikyu. Drain Punch helps offset Life Orb's recoil and is boosted by Iron Fist. Iron Head lets Pangoro easily tear apart defensive teams by OHKOing Galarian Weezing after a boost and Stealth Rock.

Pivots that form VoltTurn cores like Heliolisk, Xurkitree, and Crobat can bring Pangoro in against walls such as Registeel and Steelix. Moreover, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss for Pangoro. Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross check Flying-types such as Togekiss and Crobat. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removes Heavy-Duty Boots from the likes of Togekiss, increasing the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. Common Fighting-types like Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario easily revenge kill Pangoro. Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, Togekiss checks the first two, and Jellicent and Chandelure check the latter two. Special attackers like Salazzle, Nasty Plot Crobat, and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing for Pangoro.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Close Combat is an option over Drain Punch on Swords Dance sets that OHKOes Milotic and Gastrodon while boosted, as well as Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior damage. Coba Berry is an option on Swords Dance Pangoro to turn the tables on revenge killers like Crobat and Togekiss. Black Glasses increases Pangoro's power without incurring recoil, which makes Close Combat more justifiable over Drain Punch with Swords Dance. Lum Berry heals burns from Starmie's or Milotic's Scald, Jellicent's Will-O-Wisp, and Toxic from Bronzong and Registeel. However, Lum Berry significantly compromises Pangoro's power, notably making it less efficient at breaking through Crobat.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fairy-types**: Togekiss and Galarian Weezing can take both of Pangoro's STAB moves; however, they're both 2HKOed by Iron Head, and Togekiss becomes vulnerable to Stealth Rock after Knock Off. Galarian Weezing is an especially effective check to Swords Dance Pangoro without Iron Head, as Bullet Punch only 4HKOes it, while Togekiss falls to +2 Bullet Punch after Stealth Rock.

**Flying-types**: Crobat and Noivern can both pivot into Pangoro's Fighting-type moves, though Noivern is deathly afraid of Choice Band-boosted Knock Off or Life Orb-boosted Knock Off + Bullet Punch, and Knock Off leaves Crobat with little health and no Heavy-Duty Boots. Due to Crobat's Brave Bird recoil, either Pangoro set can then choose to trade with it or at least leave it in KO range of Stealth Rock. If Crobat uses Roost, Pangoro can potentially beat it with another Knock Off.

**Fighting-types**: Many faster Fighting-types like Lucario, Heracross, and Bewear revenge kill Pangoro. Bewear is also a decent switch-in, as it can take Knock Off comfortably, Life Orb-boosted Drain Punch fairly well, and even a Choice Band-boosted Close Combat in a pinch if it has Chople Berry.

**Faster Pokemon**: Plenty of faster Pokemon like Sharpedo, Xurkitree, Toxtricity, and Choice Specs Chandelure easily revenge kill Pangoro.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [GoldCat, 359771]]
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zizalith

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[OVERVIEW]

  • Pangoro is a great wallbreaker in RU, with its power, near unresisted STAB move combination, and coverage it can 2HKO or OHKO the whole metagame.
  • Of RU's Fighting-types Pangoro is one of the best at wallbreaking, it lacks hard counters like Lucario and Heracross which are countered by Jellicent and Neutralizing Gas Galarian Weezing respectively. Pangoro also has another key advantage in priority Bullet Punch which allows it to revenge kill weakened set-up sweepers and prevents Swords Dance Pangoro from being revenge killed by Gardevoir or a weakened Togekiss.
  • Pangoro can take advantage of the metagame's common Steel- and Dark-types like Registeel, Bronzong, and Umbreon.
  • Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening and able to more easily take down the likes of Rhyperior and Physically Defensive with minimal prior chip, which can withstand Swords Dance Pangoro's Drain Punch and isn't worn down by Life Orb recoil. Alternatively, Swords Dance deals with Umbreon which can scout Choice Pangoro's intentions with Protect, and has boosted priority which can deal with revenge killers like Gardevoir and Togekiss.
  • Pangoro competes with the metagame's many other Fighting-types like Guts Heracross and Bewear. Heracross boasts greater speed allowing it to threaten offensive Pokemon like Xurkitree, Chandelure, and Goodra. Bewear has superior defensive utility with Fluffy allowing it to check Pokemon like Golisopod and Tyrantrum, while also making it harder for Crobat to revenge kill it, as well Fighting-types if Chople Berry.
i don't think this overview is super balanced, lots of positive stuff vs only a couple lines of negatives. mention stuff like having a worse defensive typing and stats making it easy to revenge/threaten out, and being slow which can make it less useful vs offense. also u could mention lucario when ur comparing it to other fighters bc u mention it at the start

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Bullet Punch / Darkest Lariat
item: Choice Band
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

  • Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening than its Swords Dance counterpart, it KOs Rhyperior and Physically Defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip, which can trade with Swords Dance Pangoro, and doesn't get worn down by Life Orb recoil.
  • Iron Head gives Pangoro means to 2HKO Fairy-types like Galarian Weezing and Togekiss.
  • Bullet Punch allows Pangoro to potentially revenge kill weakened set up sweepers like Dragon Dance Flygon and Mimikyu. Alternatively, Darkest Lariat gives Pangoro a better matchup into Defense boosting sweepers like Cosmic Power Metagross and the uncommon Acid Armor Reuniclus.
  • Scrappy allows Pangoro to Close Combat without fear of Ghost-types like Chandelure and Dhelmise coming in safely.


[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Drain Punch
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Bullet Punch / Iron Head
move 4: Swords Dance
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

  • Swords Dance Pangoro takes advantage of Umbreon which can Protect to scout Choice Band Pangoro and its boosted priority makes it a bit harder to revenge kill, OHKOing Gardevoir and Togekiss after Stealth Rock. the umbreon thing is a good example but the way its phrased makes it seem like a super narrow niche, just mention its better for throwing slow teams around
  • Drain Punch helps offset Life Orb's recoil and is boosted by Iron Fist.
  • +2 Bullet Punch KOs Togekiss after Stealth Rock and Gardevoir, and can pick off weakened setup sweepers like Mimikyu and Flygon.
  • Iron Head allows Pangoro to easily tear apart defensive teams by OHKOing Galarian Weezing after Stealth Rock with boosted Iron Head.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Close Combat is an option over Drain Punch which allows Pangoro to score OHKOes on Milotic, Gastrodon, while boosted, as well Rhyperior and Physically Defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip.
  • Black Glasses increase Pangoro's power without taking recoil making Close Combat more justifiable on these sets.
  • Lum Berry is an option on Swords Dance Pangoro to heal burns from Starmie's and Milotic's Scald as well Jellicent's Will-O-Wisp, and has some additional utility in negating Toxic from Bronzong and Registeel. However, Lum Berry significantly compromises Pangoro's power, notably making it less efficient at breaking Crobat.
  • Coba Berry is an option which could turn the tables on revenge kills from Crobat and Togekiss. id move this higher up in oo personally

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fairy-types**: Togekiss and Galarian Weezing can take both of Pangoro's STABs, however, they're both 2HKOed by Iron Head, and Togekiss becomes Stealth Rock vulnerable from Knock Off. Galarian Weezing is an especially effective check to Bullet Punch Swords Dance Pangoro as its only 4HKOed by Bullet Punch, while Togekiss is KOd by +2 Bullet Punch after Stealth Rock.

**Flying-types**: Crobat and Noivern can both pivot into Pangoro's fighting moves, though the latter is deathly afraid of Knock Off or Knock Off into Bullet Punch while Crobat is left with little health and no Heavy-Duty Boots, and thanks to Brave Bird recoil Pangoro can choose to trade with Crobat or if Crobat uses Roost, beat it.

**Fighting-types**: Pangoro is revenge killed by many faster Fighting-types like Lucario, Heracross, and Bewear. Bewear is also a decent switchin as it can take Knock Off comfortably and a Fighting-type move in a pinch if it's Chople Berry or the Pangoro is Swords Dance because Bewear can withstand Drain Punch.

**Faster Pokemon**: Plenty of faster Pokemon easily revenge kill Pangoro like Close Combat Sharpedo, Xurkitree, Toxtricity, and Choice Specs Chandelure.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

qc 1/2, nice work
 

zizalith

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good info here! as a paragraph this is kinda fat though so ill try to trim it down as much as i can. these are just ideas mostly
Pangoro is a great wallbreaker in RU with its power, near unresisted STAB move combination, and coverage it can 2HKO or OHKO the whole metagame. Pangoro takes advantage of the metagame's common Steel- and Dark-types like Registeel, Bronzong, and Umbreon. Of RU's Fighting-types Pangoro is one of the best at wallbreaking; it lacks hard counters like Lucario and Heracross, which are countered by Jellicent and Neutralizing Gas Galarian Weezing, respectively idt u need to go that specific. Pangoro also has another key advantage in priority Bullet Punch which allows it to revenge kill weakened setup sweepers and prevents Swords Dance Pangoro from being revenge killed by Gardevoir or a weakened Togekiss you mention this elsewhere. Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening and takes down the likes of Rhyperior and Physically Defensive with minimal prior chip, which can withstand Swords Dance Pangoro's Drain Punch, this isnt necessary with "immediately threatening" and isn't worn by Life Orb recoil. Alternatively, Swords Dance Pangoro deals with Umbreon, which can scout Choice Pangoro's intentions with Protect, and has boosted priority which can deal with revenge killers like Gardevoir and Togekiss. Pangoro's low Speed and lacking defensive profile make it poor against highly offensive teams filled with fast Pokemon that OHKO it like Lucario, Sharpedo, Crobat, and Xurkitree just pick two examples. Pangoro competes with the metagame's many other Fighting-types like Guts Heracross, Lucario, and Bewear, as well Incineroar. Lucario and Heracross boast greater speed than Pangoro allowing them to better threaten offensive Pokemon like Xurkitree, Goodra, and Chandelure; and Lucario is a fearsome sweeper with Extreme Speed. Bewear has superior defensive utility with Fluffy allowing it to check Pokemon like Golisopod and Tyrantrum, while also making it harder for Crobat to revenge kill it, and Fighting-types if Chople Berry. Incineroar also has superior defensive utility allowing it to check the likes of Celebi, Gardevoir, and Chandelure. don't think incineroar is really that comparable especially on the overview considering pangoro has like 0.5 defensive utility and ur mostly using incin more defensively


[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Drain Punch
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Bullet Punch / Iron Head
move 4: Swords Dance
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
this move order is horrible. swords dance has gotta be move #1


rest is good, real qc 1/2 this time
 

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:ss/pangoro:
[OVERVIEW]

Pangoro is a great wallbreaker in RU; with its power, near unresisted STAB move combination, and coverage it can 2HKO or OHKO the whole metagame. Pangoro takes advantage of common Steel- and Dark-types like Registeel, Bronzong, and Umbreon. Of RU's Fighting-types Pangoro is one of the best at wallbreaking; it lacks hard counters like Lucario and Heracross, which are countered by Jellicent and Neutralizing Gas Galarian Weezing, respectively. Pangoro also has another key advantage in priority Bullet Punch, which revenge kills weakened setup sweepers. Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening taking down the likes of Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip and isn't worn by Life Orb recoil. Alternatively, Swords Dance Pangoro deals with Umbreon, which scouts Choiced Pangoro's intentions with Protect and switches out accordingly, and has boosted priority that can deal with revenge killers like Gardevoir and Togekiss. Pangoro's low Speed and lacking a defensive profile make it poor against highly offensive teams filled with fast Pokemon that OHKO it like Lucario and Sharpedo. Pangoro competes with many other Fighting-types like Guts Heracross, Lucario, and Bewear. Lucario and Heracross boast greater Speed speed than Pangoro, allowing them to better threaten offensive Pokemon like Xurkitree, Goodra, and Chandelure; and Lucario is a fearsome sweeper with Extreme Speed. Bewear has superior defensive utility with Fluffy checking Pokemon like Golisopod and Tyrantrum, (Not super relevant, fine with just Golisopod.) while making it harder for Crobat to revenge kill, and Fighting-types if Chople Berry.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Bullet Punch / Darkest Lariat
item: Choice Band
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening than its Swords Dance counterpart, it KOes Rhyperior and physically defensive Physically Defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip, which can trade with Swords Dance Pangoro, and doesn't get worn down by Life Orb recoil. Iron Head gives Pangoro means to 2HKO Fairy-types like Galarian Weezing and Togekiss. Bullet Punch allows Pangoro to potentially revenge kill weakened setup set up sweepers like Dragon Dance Flygon and Mimikyu. Alternatively, Darkest Lariat gives Pangoro a better matchup into Defense boosting sweepers like Cosmic Power Metagross and the uncommon Acid Armor Reuniclus. Scrappy allows Pangoro to Close Combat without fear of Ghost-types like Chandelure and Dhelmise coming in safely.

Pangoro loves VoltTurn support from the likes of Xurkitree, Heliolisk, and Crobat to bring it in against Pokemon like Registeel and Steelix. Additionally, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss. Fighting-types such as Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario revenge kill Pangoro. Togekiss checks the former two, Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, and Jellicent and Chandelure check Lucario and Bewear. Steel-types like Registeel and Steelix check Flying-types like Crobat and Togekiss. Pangoro's Knock Off removing Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon like Crobat and Togekiss increases the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. Special attackers like Roserade and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing for Pangoro. Choice Band Pangoro can struggle to break very defensive teams with Umbreon to scout its choices Choice-locked attack, so it likes teammates which are generally strong into such teams like Nasty Plot Togekiss and Taunt Nidoqueen.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Drain Punch
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Bullet Punch / Iron Head
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Swords Dance Pangoro is stronger into defensive teams because it easily takes advantage of Umbreon, which can Protect to scout Choice Band Pangoro's intention. Its boosted priority makes it a bit harder to revenge kill, OHKOing Togekiss after Stealth Rock and Gardevoir. (You say the exact same thing later.) Drain Punch helps offset Life Orb's recoil and is boosted by Iron Fist. Boosted Bullet Punch KOs Togekiss after Stealth Rock and Gardevoir, and can pick off weakened setup sweepers like Mimikyu and Flygon. Iron Head lets Pangoro to easily tear apart defensive teams by OHKOing Galarian Weezing at +2 after Stealth Rock.

VoltTurn from Pokemon like Heliolisk, Xurkitree, and Crobat can pivot Pangoro in against walls such as Registeel and Steelix. Moreover, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss for Pangoro. Rock- and Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross check Flying-types such as Togekiss and Crobat. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removing Heavy-Duty Boots such as from Togekiss, increases the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. Common Fighting-types like Bewear, Heracross, and Lucario easily revenge kill Pangoro. Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, Togekiss checks the former two, and Jellicent and Chandelure check the latter two. Special attackers like Salazzle, Nasty Plot Crobat, and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Close Combat is an option over Drain Punch on Swords Dance sets which allows Pangoro to score OHKOes OHKOs on Milotic, Gastrodon, while boosted, as well Rhyperior and Physically Defensive physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip. Coba Berry is an option on Swords Dance Pangoro that can turn the tables on revenge killers like kills from Crobat and Togekiss. Black Glasses increase Pangoro's power without taking recoil, which makes Close Combat more justifiable on these sets. Lum Berry heals burns from Starmie's and Milotic's Scald as well Jellicent's Will-O-Wisp, and has some additional utility in negating Toxic from Bronzong and Registeel. However, Lum Berry significantly compromises Pangoro's power, notably making it less efficient at breaking Crobat.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fairy-types**: Togekiss and Galarian Weezing can take both of Pangoro's STABs, however, they're both 2HKOed by Iron Head, and Togekiss becomes Stealth Rock vulnerable from Knock Off. Galarian Weezing is an especially effective check to Bullet Punch Swords Dance Pangoro without Iron Head, as it's only 4HKOed by Bullet Punch, while Togekiss is KOed by +2 Bullet Punch after Stealth Rock.

**Flying-types**: Crobat and Noivern can both pivot into Pangoro's Fighting-type moves, though the latter is deathly afraid of Choice Band boosted Knock Off or Knock Off into Bullet Punch while Crobat is left with little health and no Heavy-Duty Boots, and due to Brave Bird recoil Pangoro can choose to trade with Crobat or if Crobat uses Roost, beat it.

**Fighting-types**: Pangoro is revenge killed by many faster Fighting-types like Lucario, Heracross, and Bewear. Bewear is also a decent switch-in, as it can take Knock Off comfortably and a Fighting-type move in a pinch if it's Chople Berry or the Pangoro is Swords Dance because Bewear can withstand Drain Punch.

**Other Faster Pokemon**: Plenty of faster Pokemon easily revenge kill Pangoro like Close Combat (What Sharpedo isn't CC?) Sharpedo, Xurkitree, Toxtricity, and Choice Specs Chandelure.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [GoldCat, 359771]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
Good job, QC 2/2.
 

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reorganized a few sentences, of any of them don't sound accurate, edit to your liking
:ss/pangoro:
[OVERVIEW]

Pangoro is a great wallbreaker in RU; with its power, near unresisted STAB move combination, and coverage it can 2HKO or OHKO the whole metagame. Pangoro takes advantage of common Steel- and Dark-types like Registeel, Bronzong, and Umbreon. Of RU's Fighting-types Pangoro is one of the best at wallbreaking; it lacks hard counters like Lucario and Heracross, which are countered by Jellicent and Neutralizing Gas Galarian Weezing, respectively. Pangoro also has another key advantage—in priority make sure the mdash has no space before / after Bullet Punch's priority, which revenge kills weakened setup sweepers. Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening; semicolon it takes taking down the likes of Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip and isn't worn down by Life Orb recoil. Alternatively, Swords Dance Pangoro deals with Umbreon, which scouts Choiced Pangoro's intentions with Protect and switches out accordingly. period and has Swords Dance-boosted priority that Bullet Punch can also deal with revenge killers like Gardevoir and Togekiss. Pangoro's low Speed and lacking a lackluster defensive profile make it poor against highly offensive is this hyper offense or just regular offense? teams filled with fast Pokemon that OHKO it like Lucario and Sharpedo. Pangoro competes with many other Fighting-types like Guts Heracross, Lucario, and Bewear. Lucario and Heracross boast greater Speed than Pangoro, allowing them to better threaten offensive Pokemon like Xurkitree, Goodra, and Chandelure; and Lucario is a fearsome sweeper with Extreme Speed. Bewear has superior defensive utility. pd with Fluffy checking checks Pokemon like Golisopod, making makes it harder for Crobat to revenge kill Bewear, and can even help versus other Fighting-types if it holds Chople Berry.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Bullet Punch / Darkest Lariat
item: Choice Band
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS] oop
Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening than its Swords Dance counterpart; sc it KOes Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip. pd Choice Band Pangoro also doesn't get worn down by Life Orb recoil, so, instead of trading with Registeel and Rhyperior, it cleanly removes them. If this is not accurate, feel free to edit this so it is. This sentence just needed to be rearranged into 2 different ones imo. which can trade with Swords Dance Pangoro, and doesn't get worn down by Life Orb recoil. Iron Head gives Pangoro means to 2HKO Fairy-types like Galarian Weezing and Togekiss. Bullet Punch allows Pangoro to revenge kill weakened setup sweepers like Dragon Dance Flygon and Mimikyu. Alternatively, Darkest Lariat gives Pangoro a better matchup into Defense-boosting hyphen sweepers like Cosmic Power Metagross and the uncommon Acid Armor Reuniclus. Scrappy allows Pangoro to Close Combat without fear of Ghost-types like Chandelure and Dhelmise coming in.

Pangoro loves VoltTurn support from the likes of Xurkitree, Heliolisk, and Crobat to bring it in against Pokemon like Registeel and Steelix. Additionally, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss. Fighting-types such as Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario revenge kill Pangoro. Togekiss checks the former first two, Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, and Jellicent and Chandelure check Lucario and Bewear. Steel-types like Registeel and Steelix check Flying-types like Crobat and Togekiss. Pangoro's Knock Off removing removes Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon like Crobat and Togekiss, comma increasing increases the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock perhaps just forcing them to take hazard damage. Special attackers like Roserade and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing for Pangoro. Choice Band Pangoro can struggle to break very defensive teams with Umbreon, since it can to scout its Pangoro's Choice-locked attack, so it Pangoro likes teammates which are generally strong into such teams like Nasty Plot Togekiss and Taunt Nidoqueen.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Drain Punch
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Bullet Punch / Iron Head
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Swords Dance Pangoro is stronger into defensive teams because it easily takes advantage of Umbreon, which can Protect to scout Choice Band Pangoro's intention. Its boosted priority makes it a bit harder to revenge kill, OHKOing Togekiss after Stealth Rock and Gardevoir specify the conditions here. Bullet Punch is also still useful for revenge killing weakened setup sweepers like Flygon and Mimikyu. Drain Punch helps offset Life Orb's recoil and is boosted by Iron Fist. Iron Head lets Pangoro easily tear apart defensive teams by OHKOing Galarian Weezing at +2 after Stealth Rock.

VoltTurn from Pokemon like Heliolisk, Xurkitree, and Crobat can pivot Pangoro in against walls such as Registeel and Steelix. Moreover, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss for Pangoro. Rock- and Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross check Flying-types such as Togekiss and Crobat. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removing removes Heavy-Duty Boots from the likes of Togekiss, increases increasing the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock perhaps just forcing them to take hazard damage. Common Fighting-types like Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario easily revenge kill Pangoro. Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, Togekiss checks the former first two, and Jellicent and Chandelure check the latter two. Special attackers like Salazzle, Nasty Plot Crobat, and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Close Combat is an option over Drain Punch on Swords Dance sets which scroes scores OHKOs on Milotic and Gastrodon, comma while boosted, as well Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip. Coba Berry is an option on Swords Dance Pangoro that can turn the tables on revenge killers like Crobat and Togekiss. Black Glasses increases Pangoro's power without taking recoil, which makes Close Combat more justifiable on these sets. Lum Berry heals burns from Starmie's and or Milotic's Scald, as well Jellicent's Will-O-Wisp, and has some additional utility in negating Toxic from Bronzong and Registeel. However, Lum Berry significantly compromises Pangoro's power, notably making it less efficient at breaking Crobat.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fairy-types**: Togekiss and Galarian Weezing can take both of Pangoro's STAB moves, however, they're both 2HKOed by Iron Head and Togekiss becomes vulnerable to Stealth Rock vulnerable from after Knock Off. Galarian Weezing is an especially effective check to Swords Dance Pangoro without Iron Head, as it's only 4HKOed by Bullet Punch, while Togekiss is KOed by +2 Bullet Punch after Stealth Rock.

**Flying-types**: Crobat and Noivern can both pivot into Pangoro's Fighting-type moves, though the latter Crobat is deathly afraid of Choice Band boosted Knock Off or Life Orb I assume? Knock Off into + Bullet Punch. pd while Crobat is left with little health and no Heavy-Duty Boots, and Due to Brave Bird recoil, cm Life Orb once again I assume Pangoro can then choose to trade with Crobat, or if Crobat uses Roost, beat it. Feel free to edit this as well if it's not 100% accurate to the metagame

**Fighting-types**: Pangoro is revenge killed by many faster Fighting-types like Lucario, Heracross, and Bewear. Bewear is also a decent switch-in, as it can take Knock Off comfortably, it can take a Life Orb Drain Punch fairly well, and even a Fighting-type move Close Combat assumption in a pinch if it's Chople Berry or the Pangoro is Swords Dance because Bewear can withstand Drain Punch.

**Other Faster Pokemon**: Plenty of faster Pokemon easily revenge kill Pangoro like Sharpedo, Xurkitree, Toxtricity, and Choice Specs Chandelure easily revenge kill Pangoro.

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[OVERVIEW]

Pangoro is a great wallbreaker in RU with RU. With its power, near-unresisted (added hyphen) STAB move combination, and coverage, (AC) it can 2HKO or OHKO the whole metagame. Pangoro takes metagame, outright taking advantage of common Steel- and Dark-types like Registeel, Bronzong, and Umbreon. Of RU's Fighting-types Pangoro is one of the best at wallbreaking; it lacks hard counters like Lucario and Heracross, which are countered by Jellicent and Neutralizing Gas Galarian Weezing, respectively. It's one of the tier's best Fighting-type wallbreakers, lacking hard counters like Lucario and Heracross. Pangoro also has another key advantage—priority in Bullet Punch's priority, which revenge kills weakened setup sweepers. Choice Band Pangoro is more most immediately threatening; it takes down the likes of Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip damage and isn't worn down by Life Orb recoil. Alternatively, Swords Dance Pangoro deals with Umbreon, which scouts Choiced Pangoro's intentions with Protect and switches out accordingly. Swords Dance-boosted Bullet Punch can also deal with Umbreon and revenge killers like Gardevoir and Togekiss. Pangoro's low Speed and lackluster defensive profile make it poor against highly offensive teams, which are (I imagine this works?) filled with fast Pokemon that OHKO it like Lucario and Sharpedo. Pangoro competes with many other Fighting-types like Guts Heracross, Lucario, and Bewear. Lucario and Heracross boast greater Speed than Pangoro, Also, while Pangoro is near unwallable, Lucario and Heracross are faster, allowing them to better threaten offensive Pokemon like Xurkitree, Goodra, and Chandelure; and Chandelure. Lucario is also a fearsome sweeper with Extreme Speed. Speed, and Bewear has superior defensive utility; Fluffy lets Bewear check Pokemon like Golisopod, makes it harder for Crobat to revenge kill Bewear, and can even lets it help versus other Fighting-types if it holds Chople Berry.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Bullet Punch / Darkest Lariat
item: Choice Band
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Band Pangoro is more immediately threatening than its Swords Dance counterpart; it KOes very immediately threatening; it needs minimal prior damage to KO Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior chip, which can take Drain Punch and trade blows with Swords Dance Pangoro, and it doesn't get worn down by Life Orb recoil. Iron Head gives Pangoro means to 2HKO Fairy-types like Galarian Weezing and Togekiss. Bullet Punch allows Pangoro to revenge kill revenge kills weakened setup sweepers like Dragon Dance Flygon and Mimikyu. Alternatively, Darkest Lariat gives Pangoro a better matchup into against Defense-boosting sweepers like Cosmic Power Metagross and the uncommon Acid Armor Reuniclus. Scrappy allows Pangoro to use Close Combat without fear of Ghost-types like Chandelure and Dhelmise coming in.

Pangoro loves VoltTurn support from the likes of Xurkitree, Heliolisk, and Crobat to bring it in against into Pokemon like Registeel and Steelix. Additionally, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss. Fighting-types such as Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario revenge kill Pangoro. Togekiss checks the first two, Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, and Jellicent and Chandelure check Lucario and Bewear. Steel-types like Registeel and Steelix check Flying-types like Crobat and Togekiss. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removes Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon like Crobat and Togekiss, increasing the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. Special attackers like Roserade and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing for Pangoro. Choice Band Pangoro can struggle to break through very defensive teams with Umbreon, since it can scout Pangoro's Choice-locked attack, so it likes teammates which are generally strong into against such teams like Nasty Plot Togekiss and Taunt Nidoqueen.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Drain Punch
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Bullet Punch / Iron Head
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Swords Dance Pangoro is stronger into very strong against defensive teams because it easily takes advantage of Umbreon, which can Protect to scout Choice Band Pangoro's intention. Choice Band Pangoro cannot. Its boosted priority Bullet Punch makes it a bit harder to revenge kill, OHKOing Gardevoir, as well Togekiss with Stealth Rock. Even without Choice Band, Bullet Punch is also still useful for revenge killing weakened setup sweepers like Flygon and Mimikyu. Drain Punch helps offset Life Orb's recoil and is boosted by Iron Fist. Iron Head lets Pangoro easily tear apart defensive teams by OHKOing Galarian Weezing at +2 after a boost and Stealth Rock.

VoltTurn from Pokemon like Heliolisk, Xurkitree, and Crobat can pivot Pangoro in against walls such as Registeel and Steelix. Moreover, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss for Pangoro. Rock- and (if you want to keep this, you should include a rock-type example, and put it first in the list if you keep Rock- before Steel-) Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross check Flying-types such as Togekiss and Crobat. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removes Heavy-Duty Boots from the likes of Togekiss, increasing the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. (added period) Common Fighting-types like Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario easily revenge kill Pangoro. Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, Togekiss checks the first two, and Jellicent and Chandelure check the latter two. Special attackers like Salazzle, Nasty Plot Crobat, and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Close Combat is an option over Drain Punch on Swords Dance sets which scores OHKOs on that OHKOes Milotic and Gastrodon while boosted, as well Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with a boost and (I imagine? ignore if wrong though) minimal prior chip. damage. Coba Berry is an option on Swords Dance Pangoro that can to turn the tables on revenge killers like Crobat and Togekiss. Black Glasses increases Pangoro's power without taking incurring recoil, which makes Close Combat more justifiable over Drain Punch with Swords Dance. (I imagine?) Lum Berry heals burns from Starmie's or Milotic's Scald, as well Jellicent's Will-O-Wisp, and has some additional utility in negating Toxic from Bronzong and Registeel. However, Lum Berry significantly compromises Pangoro's power, notably making it less efficient at breaking through Crobat.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fairy-types**: Togekiss and Galarian Weezing can take both of Pangoro's STAB moves; (comma -> semicolon) however, they're both 2HKOed by Iron Head, (AC) and Togekiss becomes vulnerable to Stealth Rock after Knock Off. Galarian Weezing is an especially effective check to Swords Dance Pangoro without Iron Head, as it's only 4HKOed by Bullet Punch only 4HKOes it, while Togekiss is KOed by falls to +2 Bullet Punch after Stealth Rock.

**Flying-types**: Crobat and Noivern can both pivot into Pangoro's Fighting-type moves, though Noivern is deathly afraid of Choice Band-boosted Knock Off or Life Orb-boosted Knock Off + Bullet Punch. while Punch, and Knock Off leaves Crobat with little health and no Heavy-Duty Boots. Due to Crobat's Brave Bird recoil, either Pangoro set can then choose to trade with Crobat it with Bullet Punch, (I imagine?) or at least leave it in KO range of Stealth Rock, and if Rock. If Crobat uses Roost, Pangoro can potentially beat it with another Knock Off. (I imagine?)

**Fighting-types**: Pangoro is revenge killed by many Many faster Fighting-types like Lucario, Heracross, and Bewear revenge kill Pangoro. Bewear is also a decent switch-in, as it can take Knock Off comfortably, Life Orb-boosted Drain Punch fairly well, and even a Choice Band-boosted Close Combat in a pinch if it's it has Chople Berry.

**Other Faster Pokemon Generally**: Plenty of faster Pokemon like Sharpedo, Xurkitree, Toxtricity, and Choice Specs Chandelure easily revenge kill Pangoro.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [GoldCat, 359771]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Adeleine, 517429], [username2, userid2]]
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[OVERVIEW]
Pangoro is a great wallbreaker in RU. With its power, near-unresisted STAB combination, and coverage, it can 2HKO or OHKO the whole metagame, outright taking advantage of common Steel- and Dark-types like Registeel, Bronzong, and Umbreon. It's one of the tier's best Fighting-type wallbreakers, lacking hard counters unlike like Lucario and Heracross. (is this what you wanted to say here? you listed only fighting-types and mentioned that it has no counters, so this was the best I came up with.) Pangoro also has another key advantage—priority in Bullet Punch, which revenge kills weakened setup sweepers. Choice Band Pangoro is the most immediately threatening set; it takes down the likes of Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior damage and isn't worn down by Life Orb recoil. Alternatively, Swords Dance Pangoro deals with Umbreon and revenge killers like Gardevoir and Togekiss. Pangoro's low Speed and lackluster defensive profile make it poor against highly offensive teams, which are filled with fast Pokemon that OHKO it like Lucario and Sharpedo. Also, while Pangoro is near unwallable, Lucario and Heracross are faster, allowing them to better threaten offensive Pokemon like Xurkitree, Goodra, and Chandelure. Lucario is also a fearsome sweeper with Extreme Speed, and Bewear has superior defensive utility; Fluffy lets Bewear check Pokemon like Golisopod, makes it harder for Crobat to revenge kill, and even lets it help versus other Fighting-types if it holds Chople Berry.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Bullet Punch / Darkest Lariat
item: Choice Band
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS] (added linebreak under)

Choice Band Pangoro is very immediately threatening; it needs minimal prior damage to KO Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel, which can trade blows with Swords Dance Pangoro, and it doesn't get worn down by Life Orb recoil. Iron Head 2HKOes gives Pangoro means to 2HKO Fairy-types like Galarian Weezing and Togekiss. Bullet Punch revenge kills weakened setup sweepers like Dragon Dance Flygon and Mimikyu. Alternatively, Darkest Lariat gives Pangoro a better matchup against Defense-boosting sweepers like Cosmic Power Metagross and the uncommon Acid Armor Reuniclus. Scrappy allows Pangoro to use Close Combat without fear of Ghost-types like Chandelure and Dhelmise coming in.

Pangoro loves pivot VoltTurn support from the likes of Xurkitree, Heliolisk, and Crobat to bring it in against into Pokemon like Registeel and Steelix. Additionally, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss. Fighting-types such as Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario revenge kill Pangoro. Togekiss checks the first two, Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, and Jellicent and Chandelure check Lucario and Bewear. Steel-types like Registeel and Steelix check Flying-types like Crobat and Togekiss. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removes Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon like Crobat and Togekiss, increasing the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. Special attackers like Roserade and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing for Pangoro. Choice Band Pangoro can struggle to break through very defensive teams with Umbreon, since it can scout Pangoro's Choice-locked attack with Protect, (if this isn't true dwbi but I'd prefer this be more specific) so it likes teammates generally strong against such teams like Nasty Plot Togekiss and Taunt Nidoqueen.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Drain Punch
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Bullet Punch / Iron Head
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Swords Dance Pangoro is very strong against defensive teams because it easily takes advantage of Umbreon, which Choice Band Pangoro cannot. Its boosted Bullet Punch makes it a bit harder to revenge kill, OHKOing Gardevoir, as well as Togekiss with Stealth Rock. Even without Choice Band, Bullet Punch is also still useful for revenge killing weakened setup sweepers like Flygon and Mimikyu. Drain Punch helps offset Life Orb's recoil and is boosted by Iron Fist. Iron Head lets Pangoro easily tear apart defensive teams by OHKOing Galarian Weezing after a boost and Stealth Rock.

Pivots that form VoltTurn cores VoltTurn Pokemon like Heliolisk, Xurkitree, and Crobat can bring pivot Pangoro in against walls such as Registeel and Steelix. Moreover, Xurkitree and Heliolisk check Togekiss for Pangoro. Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross check Flying-types such as Togekiss and Crobat. In return, Pangoro's Knock Off removes Heavy-Duty Boots from the likes of Togekiss, increasing the effectiveness of their Stealth Rock. Common Fighting-types like Heracross, Bewear, and Lucario easily revenge kill Pangoro. Crobat checks Heracross and revenge kills Lucario, Togekiss checks the first two, and Jellicent and Chandelure check the latter two. Special attackers like Salazzle, Nasty Plot Crobat, and Nidoqueen take advantage of Galarian Weezing for Pangoro.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Close Combat is an option over Drain Punch on Swords Dance sets that OHKOes Milotic and Gastrodon while boosted, as well as Rhyperior and physically defensive Registeel with minimal prior damage. Coba Berry is an option on Swords Dance Pangoro to turn the tables on Flying-type (unless not all flying-types run flying STAB) revenge killers like Crobat and Togekiss. Black Glasses increases Pangoro's power without incurring recoil, which makes Close Combat more justifiable over Drain Punch with Swords Dance. Lum Berry heals burns from Starmie's or Milotic's Scald, Jellicent's Will-O-Wisp, and Toxic from Bronzong and Registeel. However, Lum Berry significantly compromises Pangoro's power, notably making it less efficient at breaking through Crobat.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fairy-types**: Togekiss and Galarian Weezing can take both of Pangoro's STAB moves; however, they're both 2HKOed by Iron Head, and Togekiss becomes vulnerable to Stealth Rock after Knock Off. Galarian Weezing is an especially effective check to Swords Dance Pangoro without Iron Head, as Bullet Punch only 4HKOes it, while Togekiss falls to +2 Bullet Punch after Stealth Rock.

**Flying-types**: Crobat and Noivern can both pivot into Pangoro's Fighting-type moves, though Noivern is deathly afraid of Choice Band-boosted Knock Off or Life Orb-boosted Knock Off + Bullet Punch, and Knock Off leaves Crobat with little health and no Heavy-Duty Boots. Due to Crobat's Brave Bird recoil, either Pangoro set can then choose to trade with it or at least leave it in KO range of Stealth Rock. If Crobat uses Roost, Pangoro can potentially beat it with another Knock Off.

**Fighting-types**: Many faster Fighting-types like Lucario, Heracross, and Bewear revenge kill Pangoro. Bewear is also a decent switch-in, as it can take Knock Off comfortably, Life Orb-boosted Drain Punch fairly well, and even a Choice Band-boosted Close Combat in a pinch if it has Chople Berry.

**Faster Pokemon Generally (if there are exceptions then keep this, otherwise I'd remove because pangoro is just so painfully slow)**: Plenty of faster Pokemon like Sharpedo, Xurkitree, Toxtricity, and Choice Specs Chandelure easily revenge kill Pangoro.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [GoldCat, 359771]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Adeleine, 517429], [Sulo, 528036]]

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