How to evolve Pancham into Pangoro in Pokemon X and Y

Several Pokemon in the Pokemon X and Y Pokedex have unique, interesting evolution styles, but none are as adorable as Pancham’s. Well, that's not true--maybe Sylveon's evolution method is close. Even so, the cute, cuddly panda turns into the big, angry Pangoro, and you’re going to have a bear of a time (joke of the year) getting that to happen without knowing a trick. See, Pancham’s evolution only happens if it happens to have a someone in your party pushing it towards the dark side.

No, you don’t need to hold the microphone up to the TV while watching Star Wars (we would have mentioned that in our Pokemon X and Y review, if it were the case). Instead, you need to get Pancham to level 32 and then level him when you have a Dark-type Pokemon in your party. This will give him the mean streak he needs to become Pangoro, a Fighting/Dark type Pokemon. Talk about a bad influence. 

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  • smashpro1 - October 16, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Does it work with a dual dark type, like Greninja?
  • slimjim441 - October 16, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    Don't forget that Sliggoo will only evolve when it's raining. Talk about melodramatic. ;D
  • jamar1987 - October 16, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    Where do you find it ?
  • slimjim441 - October 16, 2013 11:12 p.m.

    My classmates and I formed a facebook group where we can share info like this at all times. It's actually really handy when there's guys in there who beat the elite four on monday. I don't have that much dedication...
  • g1rldraco7 - October 15, 2013 11:58 p.m.

    They say the most innocent of us are effected and tempted the most by dark forces. Sad how Pokemon are affected as well.

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