The hero Smogon needs, but not the one it deserves
I've heard if you get it to max happiness with puffs + games that you can pet him then. Pyroar's mane also burns you ;;
Also I just remembered, back when I was raising my Golbat, I feel so bad when I pet his mouth...Like the inside of it, cause he always keeps his mouth open. He looks so sad, like he's fighting every temptation to just chomp down on your hand...Though when I petted it too much in that spot, the growling sound it made was legit the scariest noise I ever heard in a Pokemon game. Real talk tho.
...Attempted to do it again when it became a Crobat, since it hates being touched on the mouth. Only thing is he's always moving up and down so you can't even keep your hand there lol. Probably for the better though