|Force(s):||Sun Quan's Forces|
Liu Bei's Forces
160 cm (5'3")
|Weapon Type:||Staff (3~7)|
Shadow fan (8~9)
|Playable Debut:||Dynasty Warriors 3|
龐統 - 庞统
|Also recorded to have a year difference between both dates (179~214).|
Pang Tong (onyomi: Hō Tō) was a short lived military strategist for Liu Bei who was one of the notable figures in helping his lord seize Yi Province. He is sometimes addressed as "The Fledgling Phoenix" (鳳雛), the clashing opposite of the "Sleeping Dragon". Although he is a talented strategist, his odd appearance and snide personality were said to repulse the lords in the Three Kingdoms era; this was expanded in the novel to have people state he was ugly out of pure bias (most likely on Zhuge Liang's end when he was chronicling the events). Regardless, Pang Tong was a clever mind who was as kindhearted out of practicality, though he didn't share his friend Zhuge Liang's affinity for administration affairs.
His Dynasty Warriors incarnation is forty-fourth place in Gamecity's Dynasty Warriors 7 character popularity poll and fifty-ninth in the Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends poll. The latest poll for the eighth installment puts him in sixty-first. The character poll for overseas fans puts him in tenth place for the Shu division.
His character's height in Kessen II is 165 cm (5'5").
- 1 Role in Games
- 2 Character Information
- 3 Quotes
- 4 Gameplay
- 5 Weapons
- 6 Historical Information
- 7 Romance of the Three Kingdoms
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
Role in Games
- "You soar above us like a glorious phoenix!"
- ~~Ina; Warriors Orochi
Known as a genius who matches Zhuge Liang's intelligence, Pang Tong joins the resistance against Wei sometime before Chi Bi. In most of the games, he works as a mole within Cao Cao's army at Chi Bi and suggests for the boats to be chained together. His tactics increases the damage of the imperative fire attack. Formally joining Liu Bei soon after, he is the one who suggests for his liege to attack Liu Zhang. Unless players are playing his story or they neglect his safety at Cheng Du, Pang Tong often dies due to Zhang Ren's ambush.
In Dynasty Warriors 3, he makes his appearance at Cheng Du where he usually perishes as a result of Zhang Ren's ambush. If players go through Pang Tong's Musou Mode, he will take over Huang Zhong's place at Yi Ling and Wei Yan's place at Wu Zhang Plains.
His Legend Mode in Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends has him challenge Zhuge Liang for the title of the army's master strategist. Even with Pang Tong's genius, he is still only seen as "second best" to his colleague. Hoping to prove his worth in their battle, he wants to demonstrate that he is truly better than Zhuge Liang.
Dynasty Warriors Advance has Pang Tong siege Luo Castle in place of his lord. As he advances, he is ambushed by Zhang Ren's men and has to be rescued. Regardless if he survives the ambush or not, the vassal's peril rouses Liu Bei into action and pushes him to attack Liu Zhang men. If Pang Tong is successfully rescued, he will cause a rockslide to stall Ma Chao and Ma Dai's reinforcements.
Dynasty Warriors 5 describes Pang Tong as a scholar who once studied with Zhuge Liang. He was first recruited by Wu but his dull countenance and eccentric appearance made him unpopular. Before the Battle of Chi Bi, he went to Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang, who knows his colleague's talents, invited him under his sovereign's service. At Chi Bi, he knocks out the central boats connecting the armies together, gathering Cao Cao's army in one place. His plans gained him recognition and he becomes the main commander at Jing Province in place of Zhuge Liang. Claiming a resounding victory at Cheng Du, Pang Tong sees their chance to expand and directs Liu Bei to capture Han Zhong at the Battle of Mt. Ding Jun. With the Shu kingdom established, Liu Bei suddenly passes away with his ambitions unfulfilled. Touched by his lord's vision, Pang Tong works together with his fellow strategist to fulfill it. After the Nanman tribe surrenders, both geniuses decide to take out both kingdoms at once. Zhuge Liang engages Wei at Wu Zhang Plains and Pang Tong leads the simultaneous defense against Wu at Bai Di Castle. Both strategists are victorious in their campaigns and the land is united under Shu. Pang Tong lives the rest of his life upholding his lord's dream of a land at peace.
In the Xtreme Legends expansion, Pang Tong shares his Legend Mode with Zhang Jiao and Zuo Ci. A year before the Yellow Turban Rebellion takes place, the three men compete to obtain the mystical book, The Way of Peace.
Pang Tong's ending scene in Dynasty Warriors: Online has him decide to leave his faction now that the war is over. Before departing from the town, he is greeted by the player who wishes to join him much to his amazement.
He continues to act as a contributing figure in Chi Bi and Cheng Du in the sixth title. In Wei's version of Chi Bi, he chains Wei's boats together and defects later in the battle. If Zhuge Liang is defeated, Pang Tong acts as his substitute and calls upon the winds. Players may choose to keep him alive in his other battle.
As opposed to attacking Chengdu like other titles, Liu Bei absolutely refuses to listen to Pang Tong's advice in Dynasty Warriors 7 and forbids his men from attacking Liu Zhang. Whether his lord agrees to the attack or not, the strategist knows the people of Yi Province are in support of Liu Bei and feels it's necessary to remove Liu Zhang. Respecting Liu Bei's wish to avoid attacking Chengdu at least, Pang Tong instead covertly gathers a small group of the Shu army to attack Liu Zhang's stronghold at Luo Castle. Both he and Fa Zheng coordinate the troops for the battle. Pang Tong suffers an arrow wound by Zhang Ren's soldiers while passing through the southern valley, but he perseveres for Liu Zhang's retreat. After they take the castle, Liu Bei begins to state his protest but is quickly surprised to hear the citizens' grateful cheers. Pang Tong passes away from his wounds suffered soon after, entrusting the title of strategist to Zhuge Liang.
Pang Tong's first Legendary Battle has him attack Luo Castle by himself, pushing through Liu Zhang's army using brute force. He has a chance to defy his death by defeating Zhang Ren and claims victory once Wu Yi is defeated. His second Legendary Battle has him and Zhuge Liang unite their talents to defeat Cao Cao and his army sometime after Chibi.
He is given a brief but vital role in the seventh chapter of Dynasty Warriors Next. Recruited by Zhuge Liang after the fall of Xiangyang, Pang Tong attempts to convince Liu Bei that attacking Liu Zhang is the best course of action they have in order to gain Yi Province as their own. When Liu Bei still hesitates to attack his relative, the strategist decides to take a more active approach by leading an assault on Luo Castle. After clearing the path for his allies, he is shot from behind by Liu Xun's archers. His death strengthens Liu Bei's resolve to fight Liu Zhang, resulting in the formation of Shu.
In Dynasty Warriors 8 Pang Tong reprises his role from previous installments and he is given the role of chaining the Wei fleet together at the Battle of Chibi. He is discovered by Wei forces due to Xu Shu's defection to Wei. In the Wei hypothetical route the linked ship strategy will fail, but in Shu's version of the battle Pang Tong is rescued by Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang and Zhao Yun, and they defeat Zhang Liao and Xu Shu in time to launch the fire attack successfully.
Averting Pang Tong's death during the conflict at Chengdu is one of the requirements needed to unlock Shu's hypothetical route. If his death is averted, he will participate in the battle of Mt Dingjun. When Xu Shu arrives at Fan Castle, Pang Tong will later arrive with Ma Dai and Ma Chao as reinforcements as well as Zhang Jiao and the remnants of the Yellow Turbans, thus saving Guan Yu from death. Pang Tong then travels with Wei Yan to Chang'an to launch a surprise attack on Wei. Encountering Jiang Wei, he convinces the young strategist to come to Shu, having been abandoned by his allies. He later appears as a reinforcement at Luoyang. He joins the final battle at Xuchang and advises Liu Shan and Zhao Yun to cut off side entrances to prevent Wei reinforcements.
In Wei's story, Pang Tong's chaining of the ships will be stopped by Xu Shu during the hypothetical version of Chibi.
Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed has Pang Tong play a prominent role in the Chibi campaign as he and the player are entrusted with chaining Cao Cao's warships together to magnify the Alliance's fire attack. It takes them two separate attempts to make the plan work while dealing with interlopers in the form of Xu Shu and Xu Zhu. His death during the Chengdu campaign is repeated.
Pang Tong's bond story emphasizes his good judge of character, something Sima Hui takes notice while taking him in as a student. He correctly estimates the strengths of Wu's scholars while paying his respects to the late Zhou Yu and is taken more seriously by Liu Bei thanks to Lu Su vouching for him. Now able to put his talents to good use, he provides three different strategies in conquering Liu Zhang's domain. Although the campaign results in his death, he is content to have lived it the way he wanted to.
In Dynasty Warriors 9, Pang Tong was enjoying a life of seclusion for his studies when he was contacted by Zhuge Liang. Although he initially only wanted to meet just for old time's sake, he is surprised to find his old friend employed by Liu Bei as well as being asked to help against Cao Cao's southern invasion. In the allied side of the opening skirmish between the allied forces and Cao Cao, Pang Tong will ask for help in sending in poisoned wine to Cao Cao's forces in order to make them sickly. Once this is accomplished, he will appear during Wei's side of the skirmish, disguised as a messenger that must be rescued from the attack of the Wu forces. After his rescue, he will advise the Wei forces to chain their ships to prevent them from getting sea sick.
Once Cao Cao is defeated by the allied forces at the main battle at Chibi, Pang Tong joins his friend's campaign of Jing's southern cities while Sun Quan and Cao Cao's men are locked down at Nanjun. They are able to take the cities with ease, but the Wu forces soon become disgruntled thanks to being left empty-handed by this move. Nonetheless they are able to placate Sun Quan's forces for the time being to launch their attack on Liu Zhang's territory under Fa Zheng's advise and Pang Tong's encouragement.
Before they launch their attack, Pang Tong opts to go out after sensing something strange with their marching path. To aid him, he is lent Hex Mark. As he expects, he encounters a trap set up by Zhang Ren designed for Liu Bei. Unwilling to die so quickly, Pang Tong continues his flight, remembering the duty he and Zhuge Liang share to Liu Bei. Ultimately, he is eventually shot down, though he is content to have at least been able to suffer such a fate in the stead of his lord. Pang Tong's death also leaves Ma Chao deeply upset at having let it happen in the first place while trying to capture Luo Castle.
In the first game, Pang Tong appears in Wei's story as a strategist for Xiahou Dun and Xiahou Yuan. He sends engineers to build a bridge over a nearby river to lead directly into the enemy main camp. If this plan is thwarted, he will retreat to the stone sentinel maze with an ambush party, creating clones of himself to confuse the player. If confronted with Cao Pi, he will claim that he's not willing to work for Orochi. When Cao Pi stresses that he wants Pang Tong to work for him, Pang Tong agrees. He is among the officers who appear in Wei's ending to support Cao Pi over Cao Cao.
Pang Tong stays with Wei in Warriors Orochi 2. He stays with Cao Pi to defend the main headquarters and he aids the prince in spurring Wu into action by invading Nanzhong. After they successfully have Sun Jian return to the war, Pang Tong and the rest of Cao Pi's forces spring into action when Kiyomori and the newly resurrected Orochi attack them at Komaki-Nagakute. To counter the Orochi army offensive, Pang Tong circles around the main actions on the battlefield and forces the enemy troops to crowd in the center. He then unleashes a fire attack on them, dropping the morale of Kiyomori's troops. Zhang Jiao and Zuo Ci team with him for their dream stage. They desire to prove the superiority of sorcery to the ninpo (ninja magic) from Nene's army. He is the one who reveals the hidden Kunoichi on the field.
Musou OROCHI Z has him participate in another dream stage with San Zang and Toshiie. He supports both of them at Anegawa. During the stage, he will find a stranded Zhang Bao and will lead allied troops to rescue him.
Pleased with Orochi's second defeat, Pang Tong retired for years and sought to live a life of solitude in Warriors Orochi 3. Wanting to once again have his talents for their cause, Zhuge Liang and his party later locate the strategist heavily surrounded by the serpent forces at Komaki-Nagakute. Once the small group of reinforcements rescue him, Pang Tong quickly initiates the fire attack he planned in advance to reverse the tide of battle to their favor. Realizing that the wars are not over, Pang Tong reluctantly leaves his days of leisure to assist the coalition.
On a side mission of Chapter 4 in Ultimate, he along with Seimei Abe and Zhuge Liang established a special training for Xu Shu, Zhuge Dan, and Kanetsugu Naoe. A double of Pang Tong was also used by Tamamo to deceive Zhang Fei's forces into attacking Cao Cao at Mt. Niutou.
Wandering the new land in Warriors Orochi 4 alongside Lu Su and Hanbei Takenaka, the trio are caught within the crossfire of Ares and Cao Pi's forces and the Coalition army at Chibi. Upon being rescued by Zhuge Liang, the four strategists proceed to make a simultaneous archer barrage and fire attack on Ares and his allies. After their victory, all three accompany Zhuge Liang back to Liu Bei.
In Kessen II, Pang Tong is introduced as Zhuge Liang's brother-in-law. Unlike his Dynasty Warriors counterpart, he doesn't wear a mask and is portrayed as a young, intelligent slacker who loves to drink. After he joins, he acts as a cunning military and political adviser. He is a good magician but doesn't have a strong military stat or defense. To balance out his strength, he usually leads an archery unit and acts as a secondary general for Liu Bei, Sun Li, or Mei Sanniang. He may also swear brotherhood with Ma Su.
Nihilistic, vain, and sometimes smarmy, Pang Tong is someone who spares sweet talk and stays focused on the heart of the matter. While he seeks practical solutions that grants the best results, his blunt statements may sometimes make him unpopular with others. Even so, his heart is in the right place and he is a bit playful; with each little insult that he may let slip, Pang Tong mends it with well-meaning advice as well as being more openly casual with others. While he may not always show it, he is just as loyal to his liege as any other member within Liu Bei's army. In the Asian script, he speaks in a particularly sleazy and loose tone with an archaic dialect.
He is good friends with Zhuge Liang and is one of the few in Shu who can talk as his intellectual equal, as well as being his loose-mouthed and less-cryptic foil to Zhuge Liang's more quiet and poker-faced nature. He sympathizes with Wei Yan and encourages his companion to stay true to his beliefs, which is also something he does different compared to Zhuge Liang (as he doesn't often trust Wei Yan). During the Warriors Orochi series, he grows fond of Cao Pi and praises the younger man's accomplishments. He also offers special praise to Hanzō, Kunoichi, Mitsunari, Yoshimoto, and Hanbei. In the fourth installment, he gets along with Yoshitsugu Ōtani and Lu Su.
In the Japanese version of Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires, Pang Tong is given the nickname of "Intellectual Black Bird" while the English version changes it to "The Phoenix of Chaos". As a dominant ruler in Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires, he calls his five greatest warriors the "Five Phoenix Generals".
His original name for his Level 11 Weapon is named after the Fenghuang, a mythological beast originating from China. Though identified as the "Chinese phoenix", it is actually closer to a chimera by definition since its body is composed of various body parts of other animals. Commonly known as the lord of all birds and a wind god, its feathers grant living beings the power to become rulers of the land. It is a positive entity of power, benevolence, virtue, and justice often paired with the dragon as a female counterpart, often having its five main body parts associated with one different virtue each in nods to Confucius' teachings. A guardian beast for rulers, it ensures prosperity for an era's rule if it is seen beside a person of power. Princes who are highly intelligent are also said to have been born with a fenghuang's protection, the namesake of Pang Tong's famous moniker. The Fenghuang is a member of the Four Spirits whom once protected the Jade Emperor's gardens, working together with the Qilin (a tiger-like beast standing for faith), Ling'gui (tortoise who displayed good or bad fortunes), and Yinglong (dragon who foretold changes). The Four Spirits are said to either be the inspiration or deviation of the Four Gods in mythology due to their similar characteristics. As a side note, the Fenghuang is the symbol for Wei within the Dynasty Warriors series, as well as originally being two separate beings during the Han Dynasty via the male-only Feng and the female-only Huang.
Pang Tong's weapons are usually named after elements of the wind or illusions, which continues for the Asian ports of Dynasty Warriors 6. His third, fourth, and Standard weapons mention a wind god in their titles, but it's not clear if it alludes to wind gods in general (風神, fūjin or kaze no kami) or the very Fūjin (風神), a Japanese elemental spirit. Fūjin is depicted as either an ominous supernatural entity or a god working together with his opposite, Raijin. He is usually depicted as a demonic man carrying a sack of wind over his shoulders. If he was angered, Fūjin would ride the currents of the wind and enter a person's orifices. Once inside, he would exhale a yellow tinted breeze from his mouth. During medieval Japan, it was believed foul stenches or the extreme temperatures of seasonal weather could enter a person's internals and make them sick; thus, Fūin is known mainly as an entity that spreads illness. The phrase for warning someone of the common cold in Japanese, "[You'll] catch a cold" (風邪を引く, Kaze wo hiku), dates from the Edo Period and refers to this ancient belief of infections.
His personal item in Warriors Orochi is originally named "Water Mirror Silk". Water Mirror is the Taoist name for Sima Hui, a hermit who shared close ties with Pang Tong and his father. The particular silk awarded to Pang Tong is famous for having a glossy and shimmering shine to it, a prized fabric for collectors.
- Takahiro Kawachi - Dynasty Warriors and Warriors Orochi series (Japanese)
- Shen Guangping - Dynasty Warriors 3 (Chinese)
- Yun Se Wung - Dynasty Warriors 3 (Korean)
- Oliver Mink - Dynasty Warriors 3 (German-uncredited)
- Kim Jang - Dynasty Warriors 4~5 (Korean)
- Richard Cansino - Dynasty Warriors 4~8, Warriors Orochi 1~2 (English-uncredited)
- Chad Hopson - Dynasty Warriors 9 (English)
- Ha Rui - Dynasty Warriors 9 (Chinese)
- Seo Won Seok - Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed (Korean)
- Cho Nagyun - Romance of the Three Kingdoms: The Legend of Cao Cao (Korean)
- Michael Lindsay - Kessen II (English-uncredited)
- Toshio Furukawa - Kessen II, Romance of the Three Kingdoms drama CD series (Japanese)
- Yūichi Karasuma - Sangokushi Legion (Japanese)
- Ryota Asari - Youkai Sangokushi (Japanese)
- Nobuyuki Hiyama - Sangokushi Hadou (Japanese)
- See also: Pang Tong/Quotes
- "The land is in chaos. There is no justice or virtue here."
- "I don't like the looks of this place. If we get ambushed..."
- "Surrounded at Fallen Phoenix Hill? The enemy seems to have a sense of humor. The problem is, I have no intention of falling just yet. I'll see you on the side of the hill!"
- "I work for a greater purpose! ...It is even a purpose I will risk my life for!"
- "To be honest, I am astounded. I did not think you to be so powerful..."
- "See? There you go again! Talking down to people... That's one thing I really don't like about you..."
- "I see... So you are determined to fight me..."
- "Sure... Let's determine who's better... once and for all..."
- ~~Zhuge Liang and Pang Tong; Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends
- "Ah... So, you control the winds. Still, with your little wings, you shall never reach the heavens. Come with me. Leave behind your worldly desires. Let the peace of the heavens enfold you."
- "Nah, that's not for me. Sitting back and just watching events unfold? How boring can you get? Down here is where I want to soar. And I plan to fly as far as these wings will take me."
- ~~Zuo Ci and Pang Tong; Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends
- "I'm glad you actually made it this far, Pang Tong. Now I can repay you for Chibi."
- "Oh, you remember that humiliating defeat? My dear Cao Cao, it's not healthy to hold grudges."
- ~~Cao Cao and Pang Tong; Dynasty Warriors 7
- "They call you the "Fledgling Phoenix". Aren't you too old to still be a baby bird?"
- "You're right, maybe I have been taking it too easy."
- "If you think so, then start working harder. It's never too late to go for it."
- "Well, getting worked up about it won't help me now. I think I'll just keep taking it easy."
- ~~Zhang Fei and Pang Tong; Dynasty Warriors 8
- "So you're the one they call the Fledgling Phoenix, huh?"
- "Eh, I've been called lots of things. Some more complimentary than others..."
- ~~Mitsunari and Pang Tong; Warriors Orochi
- "I can't afford to lose here - Nene would kill me!"
- "She'll forgive you when she sees the damage I've done to you."
- ~~Hideyoshi and Pang Tong; Warriors Orochi 2
- "Ah, gathering information on the enemy, I see. Nice work. Having spies as capable as you makes it easy for us strategists to formulate tactics."
- "I meant that as a compliment. Don't you have anything to say in response?"
- ~~Pang Tong and Hanzō; Warriors Orochi 3
- "Very impressive. A single move by you can completely change the flow of battle. Pang Tong. You've saved me countless times."
- "Please, no need to praise me quite so highly. You'll burn the mask off my face, I'm getting so red under here."
- "Your lighthearted manner also brings such relief to us all. Is this another of your strategies? I see why they call you the Fledgling Phoenix."
- "What's going on with you today, Master Yoshitsugu? You seem to be heaping praise onto me."
- "Nothing is going on, in particular. It's just that I've accepted your talents. Accepted you as someone worthy of my trust."
- "That makes me happy. You sound like Zhuge Liang or Master Liu Bei. Are you sure about this, though? Maybe everything I've done has only been another tactic, one to get you to open up!"
- "I don't care if that's the case. I know you wouldn't do anything to harm me, so I'd still just be here, believing in you!"
- "That is trusting of you indeed! That said, such strategies are ultimately things used to make people happy. In particular, those peculiar types who take a liking to me."
- ~~Yoshitsugu and Pang Tong; Warriors Orochi 4
- See also: Pang Tong/Movesets
Dynasty Warriors 9
|Keys:||Flow Attack •||Reactive Attack •||Musou •||Jump/Mount|
Pang Tong is affiliated with the shadow fan in this appearance.
- Unique Flow Attack:
- Unique Trigger Attack ( R1 + ):
- Special Technique (R1 + ):
- Musou ():
- Aerial Musou ( + ):
- See also: Pang Tong/Weapons
Dynasty Warriors 8
Pang Tong now uses the shadow fan as his default weapon in this title.
Pang Tong was an adviser to Liu Bei during the Later Han period of China. Unlike the portrayal in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Pang Tong did not defect to Cao Cao's forces during the battle of Chibi, nor scheme the chaining and burning of Cao Cao's fleet. Also, he did not advise Liu Bei to assassinate Liu Zhang, or Wei Yan to kill Liu Zhang at a banquet.
Pang Tong was appointed as an Attendant Official, but proved to be a terrible administrator. Instead, Pang Tong was given rank as Master of the Army, holding authority and proceeding over military discipline, strategy, and administration.
His most famous deed was recommending Liu Bei to follow one of three plans to seize the city of Yizhou: 1.) Request an audience with Yang Huai and Gao Pei, defenders of Boshui Pass, to leave for Jing, then arrest and kill them to gain control of their armies, 2.) Launch a surprise attack on the city, or, 3.) Go back to Jing and decide to seize Yizhou at another time. Of these, Pang Tong favored the second and thought the worst of the third, yet Liu Bei adopted the first plan. After finishing the tasks and absorbing Yang Huai and Gao Pei's armies, Liu Bei went on to besiege the city of Luo. During the siege, Pang Tong was killed by a stray arrow at the age of 36.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Pang Tong was a strategist of Liu Bei and old friend and rival of Zhuge Liang. He at first served Sun Quan where much regard was placed on him by Zhou Yu, and by pretending to defect to the enemy during the battle of Chibi, he was able to convince Cao Cao to chain his ships together, ensuring his defeat. During the engagements, Pang Tong was also able to give Liu Bei's first military adviser, Xu Shu a plan to escape the inevitable slaughter of Cao Cao's fleet. After Zhou Yu's death, Lu Su recommended him to Sun Quan as a replacement strategist, but he came off as ugly and arrogant, so he was not made strategist. Seeing that Pang Tong's talent might go to waste, Lu Su sent him to Liu Bei instead along with a letter of recommendation. Rather than approach Liu Bei conventionally, Pang Tong hid Lu Su's letter and approached Zhang Fei, asking for a menial administrative role. He then spent all his time drinking rather than working for over a hundred days.
When Zhang Fei heard of this, he was furious and went to see him along with Sun Qian. Zhang Fei was determined to cut down Pang Tong on the spot but Sun Qian convinced him to hear out Pang Tong. It turned out that Pang Tong's skill was so great that he solved all administrative issues right in front of his startled guests, who reported this back to Liu Bei alongside Lu Su's letter of recommendation, who had been given advice by Zhuge Liang to not put him in any menial role, and Pang Tong was immediately promoted to a strategist role and was appointed as the Director General, where he aided Zhuge Liang in the plot to take the Riverlands. Shortly after defeating Gao Pei and Yang Huai, he received a letter of congratulations from Zhuge Liang, but his colleague also warned him of an ill omen if he were to attack in the next few days. While Liu Bei was made aware of this, Pang Tong simply saw this as Zhuge Liang being fearful of his friend scoring the highest credit in the campaign.
After taking Fu Pass, Liu Bei gave him a favorite horse for the invasion, as Pang Tong's own horse was said to be too wild to control. Right before fateful ambush, Pang Tong had Wei Yan lead the vanguard forward. Zhang Ren, however, ignored Wei Yan's unit, allowing them to safely pass without harm. When Pang Tong crossed the valley, he was mistaken for Liu Bei thanks to the warlord's horse. While crossing, he asked a local of the valley's name and was immediately horrified to learn that it was the "Valley of the Fallen Phoenix". When he attempted to have the troops turn back, Zhang Ren's archers launched a volley of arrows at him, killing the Director General. Wei Yan attempted to ride back and rescue Pang Tong, but was attacked by Wu Lan and Lei Tong and was forced to flee back to Liu Bei's camp.
Liu Bei wept for Pang Tong and then requested for reinforcements from Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun and Zhuge Liang to continue the campaign.
Also in this portrayal, Pang Tong was deemed enough to be ugly when he was at first rejected by Sun Quan for his services. Some scholars have debated that this description of Pang Tong was given to him by Zhuge Liang himself from his historical chronicles, as there may have been evidence of Zhuge Liang historically being jealous of him.
- His nickname with Japanese fans is usually "Sensei" (先生) but changes to "Mothra" (モスラ) with his Dynasty Warriors 6 designs.