Pansear (Japanese: バオップBaoppu) is a Generation VFire-typePokémon. It is one of the Pokémon in the monkey trio, along with Pansage and Panpour. Its classification is the High Temperature Pokémon. It has a new move called Flame Burst (はじけるほのお) which does damage to nearby opponents. It is used by Gym Leader Chili.
Pansear is a mainly red in coloration Pokémon. It has what looks like some fire on top of its head. In its ears are little marks of yellow and its lower face, hands and upper torso are a tan color. It has red feet and a red pointy tail, and its lower body and feet are red. Pansear's shiny stage makes the red parts an orangey colour, like a mandarin.
Pansear was revealed on a leaked image along with Pansage and Panpour on September 4, 2010. It was officially revealed in the October issue of Coro Coro on September 11, 2010.
Pansear, with the other elemental monkeys, seems to be based after the Three Wise Monkeys, with Pansear representing the "Hear no evil", by covering its ear.
If the player chooses Oshawott as his/her starter, the player will receive a Pansear from an NPC early in the game. If the player chooses Tepig as his/her starter, the male rival, Cheren, will use a Pansear as part of his team. If the player chooses Snivy as his/her starter, the player will face Chili, who uses a Pansear as part of his team, in the first gym battle and the female rival, Bianca, will also use a Pansear as part of her team.
Its name may be an amalgamation of the words Pan (a name shared by the genus of Chimpanzees and the Greek god of the wild) and Sear (to burn or scorch).
Pansear's evolution is the second Monkey evolution that is a Fire type, the first being Chimchar's evolution, Monferno.