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This Pancham is a Fighting-type Pokémon owned by Serena. He is the first Pokémon Serena caught during her journey as a Pokémon trainer. He wears sunglasses that Serena gave to him. He is Clemont's Chespin's arch-rival.


Pancham is a kind of Pokémon who is looking for ways to show off his talents and perform in front of audiences. But he is very mischievous and would cause trouble, such as when he stole Ash's hat and Clemont's glasses. Despite his mischievous behavior, Pancham is a very heroic Pokémon and would protect anyone from danger. When he met Serena, he was very distrustful toward her, but after he helped save Fennekin from Team Rocket and was caught by Serena, Pancham eventually warmed up to his new trainer and became close friends with her and Fennekin. After he was captured, Pancham began wearing special shades of sunglasses Serena gave him. From the day they first encountered one another, Pancham and Chespin developed a heated rivalry and their dislike of one another, which would lead to fights between them (usually instigated by Chespin). This rivalry is similar to both Ash's Snivy and Iris' Emolga when they fight.

Pancham is also a Pokémon which gets embarrassed easily, such as when he received affection from others. He doesn't really like Nini's Smoochum having a crush on him either, but he still treats her as his friend.

Like Ash's Scraggy, Pancham is able to speak and negotiate other Pokémon such as the three Pangoro he had spoke to much like how Scraggy negotiates with Scrafty because of their evolutionary relation.

In his initial appearance when he crashed the Pokémon Showcase performance, Pancham is an expert of break-dancing similar to Tierno's Squirtle when he moves and is also good on performing acrobatics and backflips.


Pancham meets Serena when he is still hostile

Pancham first appeared when he snuck in through the air vent and wandered through the backstage. When he saw Kayleigh and Furfrou performing in a Pokémon Showcase, he interrupted the performance and began dancing on the stage, which ended up in crashing the show. The stage crew then went after Pancham, but he eventually escaped. Later after the incident, Clemont's Chespin attempted on practicing the same stunts Aria's Braixen did, but Pancham reappeared and stole the stick. Chespin got really angry and started to chase after him causing the gang to go and look for Chespin.[1]

Pancham later appeared again when he surprised both Ash and Clemont and stole both Ash's hat and Clemont's glasses. When Serena and her Fennekin were looking for Chespin, they found Pancham practicing his dancing skills with Ash's hat and Clemont's glasses. Upon seeing this, Serena learned that Pancham has a desire to perform in front of audiences and found his cave containing all of the things Pancham stolen in order to be famous. Serena, who was amazed by Pancham's will of becoming famous, gave Pancham a pair of sunglasses which he snatched and ran off. When Clemont, Bonnie, Dedenne, Chespin, Ash, and Pikachu found Pancham and started to argue with him for stealing their things, Serena arrived and told them about Pancham's dream of performing and wants to capture him.[1]

Serena later engaged Pancham in a battle with her Fennekin, but the battle was interrupted when Team Rocket snatched Fennekin in a net and started to fly away with her. When Ash used his Fletchinder to shoot Team Rocket down, Pancham took everyone by surprise by battling heroically to save Fennekin. During the battle, he was saved by Serena when she tackled Jessie's Pumpkaboo and gave him time to free Fennekin. Pancham returned the favor by defending her from Pumpkaboo with a blast of Dark Pulse. With Team Rocket taken care of, Pancham, Fennekin and Serena resumed the battle in which Pancham was successfully captured.[1]

Upon his capture, Pancham reluctantly allowed Serena to brush his fur before taking a nap.[2] Serena then sent out Pancham in attempt to train for her showcase debut.[3]

As time passed, Pancham and Chespin got into a fight after Chespin ate all of the Poké Puffs. But during their fighting, they somehow ran into Nini, a performer who is training with her Smoochum and Farfetch'd for her upcoming performance. When Nini learned that Serena is a Pokémon Performer as well, she asked for a demonstration of an actual performance. During the demonstration, Fennekin and Pancham used their powers to create a fire storm. After that, Smoochum started to form a crush on Pancham, much to his annoyance. Nini thought of trading Pancham for one of her Pokémon, but Serena refused. Suddenly, Fennekin and Pancham were captured along with Clemont's Chespin, Nini's Farfetch'd, and Nini's Smoochum. When they try to escape, Pancham and Chespin continue to fight, but got caught in the act. Team Rocket managed to injure Fennekin and prepared to attack her again. Pancham and Chespin both worked together to protect Fennekin and send Team Rocket blasting off. After that, Pancham, Fennekin, Chespin, Farfetch'd, and Smoochum reunited with their trainers. But Pancham and Chespin continued to fight each other.[4]

Pancham was seen with Fennekin doing a practice routine with Serena at her home as their routine appears imperfect.[5]

Pancham gets bitten by Ash's Goomy

Pancham was seen having lunch with everyone until Team Rocket attacks them as they a break on the lake where both Lotad and Lombre lived and attacks them to make them separated. Goomy actually lands Pancham's head due to hunger.[6]

Pancham stays with all of the group's Pokémon inside the Pokémon Center while with Clemont and Bonnie. During the Coumarine Festival as Ramos mentioned earlier, Serena gives them gifts much for their happiness as everyone are seen watching the fireworks display.[7]

After Serena was eliminated from the Coumarine City Pokémon Showcase, she began to cry the following morning, Pancham tried to lift her trainer's spirits, ultimately forcing him into a hug alongside Fennekin. He and Fennekin watched as Serena cut her hair and cheerfully presented her new appearance to Ash, Pikachu, Clemont, and Bonnie later on.[8]

Pancham was used along with Ash's Hawlucha and Clemont's Bunnelby to knock the door within the Power Plant in order to proceed.

After watching a video of Shauna's performance in the Coumarine City Showcase, Serena was determined to train more with both Fennekin and Pancham. Their practice was riddled with difficulty however when at first Fennekin accidentally burned Pancham and again when the latter accidentally fell on the former. When things started heating up between the two, Serena tried to intervene as Pancham antagonized Fennekin from its position on her shoulders. Fennekin had enough and used Flamethrower, aiming for Pancham but ending up burning Serena instead. After Serena lost her temper, snapped at them and left in a state of shame for doing so, Fennekin stood with Pancham by the window worrying about her as Ash attempted to relieve their concerns. When Serena returned to apologize to her Pokémon, Pancham was very happy to have her back. Later, during Serena's double battle against a disguised Aria, Fennekin started out with Scratch only to be deflected by Aria's Aromatisse. When the chips started looking down, Pancham protected Fennekin from an oncoming Flamethrower from Aria's Delphox Serena remembered something Aria had told her earlier and assured her Pokémon things would be fine. Pancham does its best to deflect Aromatisse's Charge Beam with its Dark Pulse and became amazed to see Fennekin evolved into Braixen as he disperses the Charge Beam. He also distracts both Aria's Pokémon long enough for Braixen to hits them with her Flamethrower to explode in a fireworks. After Aria had to leave following an abrupt phone call, Serena hugged her Pokémon, and their quarrel is over.[9]

Pancham is seen chasing Clemont's Chespin until they are spotted by Team Rocket. After the three Pangoro attacked them with their abilities to make them separated, Pancham is with Ash until being reunited with Ash's Fletchinder and Hawlucha and Clemont's Luxray followed by Serena, Ash's Frogadier and his rival Clemont's Chespin and later, Clemont, Pikachu, Bunnelby and Serena's Braixen. Pancham is the only one who stopped the three Pangoro from attacking them by speaking to them due to their evolutionary relation. It realizes that these three Pangoro are trying to find the thieves who stole their food supply such as apples in which Team Rocket is behind the stealing. After Team Rocket is blasted off by the three Pangoro, they apologizes Ash and the group and they give them some apples as their apology.[10]

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Pancham got prepared for the next performance. During the showcase, Pancham helped Serena bake some Poké Puffs for the judges to taste. Despite Serena's dress getting torn by Jessie who disguises as Jessilie and got shorten to get fix, they managed to pull through and pulled off a great performance, allowing Serena to win.[11]

Pancham is later used by Serena to fend off one of Count Pumpka's steward's Gourgeist using Stone Edge but was knocked off by them before they captured Chespin who wears a Pikachu costume.[12]

Pancham later teams up with Serena, Braixen, and Bonnie to help Nurse Joy by giving berries to the Trainers.[13]

Pancham offers Braixen a new branch

Pancham was also responsible for breaking Braixen's twig when he accidentally hits her from behind using Stone Edge. Braixen scolds him for breaking her twig which Pancham apologizes even trying to get a new twig which she turns it down. He teams up with Braixen to fight against Team Rocket's Pokémon as Braixen blasts them off with her newly learned Fire Blast while connecting with her broken twig as it shatters into pieces. Pancham also gives her a new twig which she accepts it and Serena tied into a red bow to remember her old twig.[14]

Serena along with Pancham and Braixen to discover a wild Eevee who is dancing in the stone floor. The trio also trying to search for it until the next day where they perform for their Pokémon showcase to make Eevee watch them.[15]

Pancham is with Braixen, Bunnelby, Chespin and Frogadier watch the tag battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tierno's Blastoise against Serena's Eevee and Shauna's Ivysaur until Serena calls off the battle after seeing Eevee keeps up her graceful dance moves against Tierno's Blastoise own hip hop dance moves. Serena decides to practice for the showcase which both Pancham and Braixen agreed and to Eevee's excitement.

Pancham was used in the Theme Performance of the Anistar Rookie Class Showcase which was known as the quiz round. After Serena won the Theme Performance, Pancham along with the others searched for Eevee, who ran away in fright after Jessie's performance as Jessilie and her Gourgeist using Seed Bomb to create fireworks. After successfully finding the missing Eevee, Pancham performed along with Serena and Braixen in the Freestyle Performance. Serena and her Pokémon danced, inspired by Eevee, before Braixen finished their performance by launching a Fire Blast in the air. Having dazzled the audience with their moves, they received the most votes, successfully earning Serena her second Princess Key.[16]

In From A to Z!, Pancham was released with all of the group's Pokémon to meet Squishy during the Poke Puff break.

In Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!, Chespin and Pancham gain a rivalry towards a wild Quilladin and like Chespin because of their evolutionary relation, he is easily in love with Serena's Eevee. Chespin later fights Quilladin after his rival Pancham, it manages to dodge all of Chespin's attacks but was hit from its Rollout. As both continued to fight, Eevee, Bunnelby, Squishy and Dedenne are captured by Team Rocket. After they escape and both Dedenne and Bunnelby defend both Eevee and Squishy, Chespin, Quilladin and Pancham teams up to stop them which Quilladin makes a truce for them. Pancham knocks Jessie's Gourgeist with Hammer Arm while Chespin knocks James' Inkay with Pin Missile to knock both James and Jessie down allowing Quilladin to blasts them off with Rollout. After Quilladin is rejected by Eevee and Serena explains it about her shyness, Chespin cheers him up before it was easily in love with a wild Flareon and both Chespin and Pancham watch it go.

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Pancham was used in the Couriway Rookie Class Showcase along with Eevee, this time in the performance. During the performance, Pancham helped Serena bake some Poké Puffs followed by a spectacular dance that dazzled the audience. This resulted in Serena moving on to the next round of the showcase. Pancham then stayed in the waiting room to watch Braixen and Eevee have a turn to perform.[17]

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Pancham was used in the Fleurrh Rookie Class Showcase. He and Braixen participated in the Theme Performance, in which Performers had to place the highest number of Rhyhorn on their part of the field before time ran out, but they merely watched as the Rhyhorn came running by themselves to Serena's side. He danced alongside her teammates and Braixen ended the performance using Fire Blast combined with Sylveon's Swift, which formed a star briefly before exploding. After winning the Showcase, she and the others were congratulated by their friends with a feast.[18]

After helping Serena to get the three Princess Keys needed to compete for the title of Kalos Queen, Pancham was used in the Gloire Master Class Showcase. He was briefly shown helping Serena advancing the to the semi-final round.[19] He was later used in the final round along with Braixen and Sylveon. After creating beautiful sparkles by combining her Dark Pulse with Braixen's Flametrower and Sylveon's Swift, Braixen and Serena created a ring of fire using Braixen's branch. After being lifted up by Sylveon's Fairy Wind, Braixen, Pancham and Sylveon combined their moves once again to create a giant blooming fire flower. Their performance impressed the crowd. However, it was not enough to defeat the opposing team, formed by Aria, her Delphox, Aromatisse and Vivillon, causing Aria to keep her title of Kalos Queen.[20]

Pancham was seen playing along with Ash's Pikachu, Clemont's Bunnelby and his rival, Chespin. When Chespin kicks the ball far away and making Bunnelby to get the ball, the trio notices a Buneary who had a crush on Bunnelby. As Buneary is with Bunnelby, Pancham and Chespin decided to get close to her as Buneary ditches them both by knocking them with a single Dizzy Punch. Later when Bunnelby and Buneary were captured by Team Rocket and leading to their location, Pancham was used to battle their Pokémon and deflected their powerful abilities using Stone-Edge. After Team Rocket is blasted off by Ash's Pikachu, Pancham was relieved to see them safe.[21]

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When Team Flare began their assault on the Kalos region, Pancham battled several Team Flare Grunts and their pack of Houndoom in order to buy some time for Mairin to retrieve Chespie from the Lysandre Labs.[22]

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However, the rescue mission was interrupted when Lysandre, the treacherous leader of Team Flare, activated the Giant Rock, absorbed Chespie, and formed into a destructive version of a Zygarde. The Giant Rock Zygarde started heading towards the Anistar City Sundial, which it intended on fusing with it so it will create an explosion that would destroy the planet and wipe off nearly every living being. While Ash and Alain rescue Chespie, Pancham protects Serena, Bonnie, and Mairin from the attacking roots of the Giant Rock Zygarde and after Chespie was successfully retrieved, Pancham joins in the final battle against Team Flare.[23]

Pancham, Braixen and Sylveon received Honor of Kalos medals

After Team Flare's evil ambitions were finally put to an end, Pancham, along with the rest of Serena's Pokémon, received Honor of Kalos medals for their heroic efforts against Team Flare.[24]

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At the end of the XYZ, Pancham and Chespin put their rivalry a halt by giving him some extra leaf which Chespin takes it and he put it on its mouth and bidded each other farewell. Then, along with Serena, Braixen and Sylveon, they began their journey in Hoenn.

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  • Just like Ash's Squirtle and Krookodile, Pancham is shown wearing a pair of sunglasses.
  • Like Ash's Aipom, Pancham showed he wanted to participate in performances, though he made a lot of mischief.
  • Pancham is the second pure Fighting-type Pokémon owned by a main character, the first was Ash's Primeape.
    • Both Pokémon have stolen Ash's hat before they were caught.
  • Serena's capture of Pancham is the longest duration of Ash's friends to catch their second Pokémon with the total of 43 episodes.
  • Along with Serena's other two Pokémon, Pancham enjoys a certain aspect of Pokémon Performing. In Pancham's case, it's performing in front of audiences.
  • Pancham is Serena's only Pokémon to have never evolved. This is due to her never owning any Dark-type Pokémon, which are required in a team for Pancham to evolve.



  1. ^ XY105: Party Dancecapades!, the dance party event is specific to gender