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Preferably this entire set:
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Pangoro @ ??? (Please also recommend an item)
Ability: Scrappy\Iron fist (so I can hit ghosts with drain punch or heal more by doing more damage.)
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Atk/ 4 SpD
- Drain Punch
- Crunch
- Gunk Shot
- Zen Headbutt\ Ice Punch\ Rock Slide\ Stone Edge

Gunk Shot is staying so I can destroy threats like Slurpuff when setting up or on a switch. The coverage moves either get rid of Fairy and Fighting or Fairy and Flying. So which coverage move would fit on my Pangoro, and why?

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Time to Analyze!

Zen Headbutt
Zen Headbutt covers Pangoro's Fighting weakness, as well as… Poison? I guess it could be used if your team is full of Fairies, but other than that, it's a poor choice.

Ice Punch
Ice Punch sees a bit more versatility and use than Zen Headbutt, and is probably the move to go with if you pick Iron Fist. It covers Pangoro's Flying weakness (let's face it, Pangoro shouldn't be staying in on anything with a reliable Flying STAB anyways) as well as Dragon, Ground, and Grass. A solid choice.

Stone Edge and Rock Slide
Stone Edge is the move to go for if the ability is Scrappy, being more powerful than Ice Punch. However, you may find yourself missling a lot between it and Gunk Shot. For use in Doubles, pick Rock Slide, as it targets both opponents and has a high flinch rate.

Item
The preferred item for Pangoro is Choice Band, allowing it to hit things fairly hard. If you dislike Choice items, Big Root makes Drain Punch recover more HP.

Ability
Iron Fist is generally superior to Scrappy, boosting Drain Punch and Ice Punch. Scrappy would let you hit Ghosts with Drain Punch, but Crunch already lays low and Ghost Pangoro is fighting.

Conclusion
Your Pangoro would function best with this set:

[email protected] Choice Band
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Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Drain Punch
- Crunch
- Gunk Shot
- Ice Punch/Rock Slide

Use Ice Punch for Singles and Rock Slide for Doubles. Also, don't stay in on Fairies, as Pangoro isn't surviving any Fairy attack. Use Gunk Shot when a Fairy is likely to switch in.

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Exactly. And I may pack assault vest or big root because I just don't like switching a lot. I'll use iron fist packing either life orb or big root offensively. And no one runs a specially bulky pangoro because with all the fairy pokemon coming through, moonblast will ohko, no matter how much 252 special deffense you have.
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I say Rock Slide. It can hit multiple targets, while also covering lots of common types such as Flying, Fire, and Ice. Stone Edge is also a viable option, but it has lower accuracy than Rock Slide, and can only hit one target. Ice Punch covers some of its weaknesses, and could get a bonus with Iron Fist, but Rock Slide/Stone Edge hits more types super effectively. Zen Headbutt would only hit one of his weaknesses, Fighting. And since you'd rather have Scrappy, Rock Slide seems to be the best option.

And for an Item, I would choose a Life Orb or Leftovers.

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I'll go for life orb and iron fist for more power and I have crunch for ghosts. Thanks!