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 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.
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.
Kangaskhan are exclusively female.
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.
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.
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.
A Wild Kangaskhan appears in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation" and the film Giratina & The Sky Warrior.
Kangaskhan's Manga Info is unknown at this time.
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.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Dream World
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM23: Iron Tail
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM60: Drain Punch
- TM72: Avalanche
- TM78: Captivate
- TM82: Sleep Talk
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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