Kangaskhan

Kangaskhan
ガルーラ
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Tangela < Kangaskhan > Mega Kangaskhan
Species
Type
Parent Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#115
Height
Weight
7′3″ (2.2m)
176.4 lbs. (80kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Kangaskhan (ガルーラ) is the 115th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Normal Type, and is known as the Parent Pokémon.

Kangaskhan can have one of two Abilities: Early Bird, which reduces the number of turns asleep in half, rounding down if number of turns is an odd number, making it possible to wake up from this condition right away; Scrappy, which allows its Normal and Fighting-Type attacks to strike a Ghost-Type opponent. Its Hidden Ability is Inner Focus, which gives it an immunity to flinching unless the Pokémon takes damage when attempting to use Focus Punch.

Kangaskhan does not evolve, nor does it have a pre-evolved form prior to Generation VI, having the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan.

Kangaskhan is in the Monster Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Kangaskhan One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Kangaskhan takes on the appearance of a large bipedal mammal. It resembles a kangaroo in the sense that its young are kept in a belly pouch, but that's where the similarities end, as Kangaskhan have strong, bulky appendages and a thick tail.

Gender Differences

Kangaskhan are exclusively female.

Game Information

Original Games

Kangaskhan are only available via the Safari Zone in the Generation I games Red, Blue, and Yellow. However, by taking advantage of a glitch, Kangaskhan can be found by surfing on the east coast of either Seafoam Island or Cinnabar Island in Red and Blue only; that glitch was fixed when Yellow was released, and that glitch did not return in Fire Red and Leaf Green, making the Safari Zone the only place to capture Kangaskhan in those three games.

The Safari Zone was closed in Generation II, but Kangaskhan are still available at the Rock Tunnel in Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Kangaskhan's Rock Tunnel appearance is reprised in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, but Kangaskhan can also be captured at the Safari Zone's Wasteland area.

In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Kangaskhan appears at the Great Marsh as a Daily Binocular Pokémon, but only after the National Pokédex is obtained.

Kangaskhan appears at Route 15 in Pokémon Black and White. In Pokémon X and Y, it can be caught at Glittering Cave.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Kangaskhan can be caught in the wild at Wela Volcano Park.

Spin-off Games

Kangaskhan is one of the Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Snag it from Cipher Peon Litnar at Citadark Isle. After purifying it, it will learn the move Sing.

Kangaskhan appears at Endless Level 53, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 3 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

In the first round of Mystery Dungeon games Kangaskhan appears at Western Cave 13F-19F. The second set of Mystery Dungeon games have Kangaskhan located at Mt. Travail 1F-19F. Mystery Dungeon 3 players can find Kangaskhan at Secret Archipelago 18F-29F and Legendary Volcanic Island 1F-25F in Blazing Adventure Squad; at Secret Highland 18F-29F and Legendary Wetland 1F-25F in Stormy Adventure Squad; and Secret Rockmountain 18F-29F & Legendary Mountain floors 1-13 & 15-25 in Light Adventure Squad.

Kangaskhan appears at the Cycla Mountain Range in Pokémon Ranger, but another Pokémon with the Field Assist Break x3 is needed to reach it. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia you battle a Kangaskhan in Chorma Ruins.

Trading Card Game

Kangaskhan is limited to only seven appearances in Trading Card Game. It is listed as a Common Card in the Aquapolis set, an Uncommon card in the Gym Heroes, Majestic Dawn and Triumphant sets, and as a Rare Card in the Jungle (2) and EX FireRed and Leaf Green sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Wild Kangaskhan-including its debut in the episode "The Kangaskhan Kid"-make up all but one of its Anime Appearances. A picture was shown of a Kangaskhan that was a past Pokémon Sumo Wrestling Champion in the episode The Ring Masters.

Movies

A Wild Kangaskhan appears in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation" and the film Giratina & The Sky Warrior.

Manga

Kangaskhan's Manga Info is unknown at this time.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Kangaskhan is a part of the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a good base 95 Attack stat and dual priority attacks in Fake Out and Sucker Punch, Kangaskhan can revenge kill numerous frail offensive Pokémon and weather sweepers and is among the tier’s best Pokémon as a result of this trait. It has a great ability in Scrappy to hit Ghost-types with its powerful Normal type coverage, allowing for it to spam its Double-Edge attack without too much trouble. It is a relatively self-sufficient Pokémon that can provide a great blanket check to numerous teams. It also has solid bulk that allows for it to take some neutral attacks without too much trouble, giving it some decent opportunities to switch in and wreak havoc. However, Kangaskhan struggles to beat Normal-resistant Pokémon like Rhydon, Steelix, and Regirock without the appropriate coverage move. It also can be worn down due to Double-Edge recoil and a vulnerability to all forms of entry hazards.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Rare Safari Zone
Gold/Silver/Crystal Rare Rock Tunnel
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Rare Safari Zone Areas 1 & 3
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle (Snag from Cipher Peon Litnar)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 10% Great Marsh (Daily Binocular Pokémon, National Pokédex Required
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% Rock Tunnel: B1
HeartGold/SoulSilver Unknown% Safari Zone (Wasteland, Morning & Day)
PokéWalker 50% Refreshing Field (3,000 or more Steps required)
Black/White 10% Route 15 (Regular and Double Grass)
Black 2/White 2 None Transfer or Trade
X/Y 5% Glittering Cave (Maze Area)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 1% Wela Volcano Park

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red The infant rarely ventures out of its mother's protective pouch until it is 3 years old.
Blue The infant rarely ventures out of its mother's protective pouch until it is 3 years old.
Yellow Raises its young in its belly pouch. Won't run from any fight to keep its young protected.
II Gold If it is safe, the young gets out of the belly pouch to play. The adult keeps a close eye on the youngster.
Silver To protect its young, it will never give up during battle, no matter how badly wounded it is.
Crystal To avoid crushing the baby it carries in its pouch, it always sleeps standing up.
III Ruby If you come across a young Kangaskhan playing by itself, you must never disturb it or attempt to catch it. The baby Pokémon's parent is sure to be in the area, and it will become violently enraged at you.
Sapphire If you come across a young Kangaskhan playing by itself, you must never disturb it or attempt to catch it. The baby Pokémon's parent is sure to be in the area, and it will become violently enraged at you.
Emerald If you come across a young Kangaskhan playing by iteslf, never try to catch it. The baby's parent is sure to be in the area, and it will become violently enraged.
FireRed The female raises its offspring in a pouch on its belly. It is skilled at attacking using Comet Punch.
LeafGreen The infant rarely ventures out of its mother's protective pouch until it is three years old.
IV Diamond It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
Pearl It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
Platinum It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
HeartGold If it is safe, the young gets out of the belly pouch to play. The adult keeps a close eye on the youngster.
SoulSilver To protect its young, it will never give up during battle, no matter how badly wounded it is.
V Black It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
White It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
Black 2 It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
White 2 It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
VI X It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
Y If it is safe, the young gets out of the belly pouch to play. The adult keeps a close eye on the youngster.
Omega Ruby If you come across a young Kangaskhan playing by itself, you must never disturb it or attempt to catch it. The baby Pokémon's parent is sure to be in the area, and it will become violently enraged at you.
Alpha Sapphire If you come across a young Kangaskhan playing by itself, you must never disturb it or attempt to catch it. The baby Pokémon's parent is sure to be in the area, and it will become violently enraged at you.
VII Sun Kangaskhan’s maternal love is so deep that it will brave death to protect its offspring.
Moon The child in its pouch leaves home after roughly three years. That is the only time the mother is heard to cry wildly.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
105
. 320 414 .
Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
90
166 185 279 306

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Comet Punch Normal.gif 18 85 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
7 Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
10 Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
13 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
19 Double Hit Normal.gif 35 90 Physical.png
22 Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
25 Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
31 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
34 Dizzy Punch Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
37 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
43 Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
46 Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
49 Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
50 Reversal Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Circle Throw Fighting.gif 60 90 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Crush Claw Normal.gif 75 95 Physical.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 90 Physical.png
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Trump Card Normal.gif  ?? -- Special.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png

Generation III Exclusive Moves

Via Purification

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Sing Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Kangaskhan

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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