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Kanga redirects here. For Professor Oak's Kangaskhan with the nickname, see Professor Oak (Adventures)#Kanga.

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Kanga and Li'l Kanga
ガル&コガル Garu and Kogaru
Poké Ball
X Kanga.png
X Li'l Kanga.png
Li'l Kanga
Debuts in An X-cuse to Come Out and Play
Caught at Unknown
Gender Female*
Ability Scrappy*
Parental Bond*
Nature Adamant
Current location With X
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Kanga (Japanese: ガル Garu) and Li'l Kanga (Japanese: コガル Kogaru) are a pair of mother and child Kangaskhan that X owns in Pokémon Adventures.


Li'l Kanga as a Mega Kangaskhan

Kanga and Li'l Kanga are X's first known Pokémon that he has ever since he was a small child. Years ago, they were used to win a Junior Tournament, which caused X to get the attention of the press. The constant attention eventually led to X shutting himself from society by refusing to leave his house and avoiding human contact. X's shut-in behavior had a negative effect on Li'l Kanga, who also refuses to leave her mother's pouch and never grew up into an adult Kangaskhan as a result.

In the present, Kanga is first seen watching X's friends futilely try and get X to come from out of his house. Since X refuses to come outside, Tierno feeds Kanga in his stead. Later, X is attacked by Team Flare scientists Aliana and Mable, who demand that he give up his Mega Ring. Kanga attempts to protect X, but is injured in the process. The commotion causes Li'l Kanga to pop up from her mother's pouch and see her mother and Trainer being attacked. This angers Kanga, who reacts to X's Mega Ring and Mega Evolves into Mega Kangaskhan. The transformation allows Kanga to easily defeat Aliana and Mable's Pokémon, forcing them to retreat. Due to Vaniville Town being damaged in a battle between Xerneas and Yveltal, X and his friends are forced to travel while hiding from Team Flare.

When the group arrives in Aquacorde Town, X decides to camp out in a tent while Y and the others stay at an inn for the night. The inn turns out to be a trap set up by Team Flare, who attempt to keep Y and the others trapped inside the building while Aliana and Mable kidnap Li'l Kanga while X isn't looking. Y manages to escape and inform X of what is going on. X attempts to Mega Evolve Li'l Kanga to stop Aliana and Mable, but it doesn't work, so he instead teams up with Chespin to rescue Li'l Kanga and defeat the Team Flare scientists.

Sometime after arriving in Santalune City, X and Trevor attempt to try and learn more about Mega Evolution by practicing against wild Pokémon, but their attempts to have Li'l Kanga transform end in failure. The group is approached by Viola, who offers them sanctuary against Team Flare and assistance in finding out more about Mega Evolution. The group decides to accept and spends the night in Viola's Gym. There, X is challenged to a battle by Viola, which he accepts and wins with Kanga.

Later that night, Celosia uses a mind-controlled Shauna to steal Kanga's Kangaskhanite while everyone else is sleeping. When everyone figures out what's happening, X immediately begins chasing after Celosia to get the Mega Stone back from her. He is assisted by Korrina, who has her Lucario Mega Evolve and help X fight Celosia's Aegislash. With Viola's help by holding Celosia down, X retrieves the Kangaskhanite and has Li'l Kanga Mega Evolve to help Korrina's Lucario. The combined might of two Mega-Evolved Pokémon forces Celosia to run away since she knows she's outmatched.

Moves used


Kanga Thunderbolt.png
Using Thunderbolt
Move First Used In
Thunderbolt The Aegislash Agenda
Mega Punch PAXY23
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Li'l Kanga

Li'l Kanga Thunderbolt.png
Using Thunderbolt as Mega Kangaskhan
Move First Used In
Thunderbolt X & Y chapter
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.



Language Name Origin
Japanese ガル Garu From ガルーラ Garura, Kangaskhan
English Kanga From Kangaskhan
French Kangou From Kangourex, Kangaskhan
German Kanga From Kangama, Kangaskhan
Chinese (Mandarin) 袋袋 Dàidài From 袋龍 Dàilóng, Kangaskhan

Li'l Kanga

Language Name Origin
Japanese コガル Kogaru A combination of ガル Garu and 小 ko, meaning small or 子 ko, meaning child.
English Li'l Kanga A contraction of "Little Kanga"
French Ptigou From petit (small) and Kangou
German Kokanga From Kogaru and Kanga
Chinese (Mandarin) 小袋袋 Xiǎo Dàidài From 小 xiǎo (small; young) and 袋袋 Dàidài

Related articles

For more information on these Pokémon's species, see Kangaskhan.

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