Kangaskhan (Pokémon)

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Kangaskhan
Parent Pokémon
ガルーラ
Garura
#115
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
Mega Kangaskhan
Mega Kangaskhan



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Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Mega Kangaskhan
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Early Bird or Scrappy
Kangaskhan
Cacophony
Mega Kangaskhan
Cacophony
Inner Focus
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Parental Bond
Mega Kangaskhan
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
7'03" 2.2 m
Kangaskhan
7'03" 2.2 m
Mega Kangaskhan
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
176.4 lbs. 80.0 kg
Kangaskhan
220.5 lbs. 100.0 kg
Mega Kangaskhan
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Kangaskhanite [[|]]
Base experience yield
175
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Kangaskhan
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Kangaskhan
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Kangaskhan
Footprint
F115.png None.png
Mega Kangaskhan
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Kangaskhan (Japanese: ガルーラ Garura) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Kangaskhan can Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan using the Kangaskhanite.

Biology

Kangaskhan is a large, bipedal Pokémon that vaguely resembles a kangaroo. It has a brown hide with several raised patches and a cream-colored belly. It has large, cream-colored ears, narrow, red eyes, and a short, rounded snout with two fangs in the back of its upper jaw. On top of its head is a thick, black plate. There are epaulette-like growths over its shoulders and a row of spikes down its back. It has three clawed digits on each hand and foot and a thick tail. On is belly is a pouch that contains a baby Kangaskhan. Unlike its parent, the baby is light purple and has smooth skin. Kangaskhan is a female-only species with no male counterpart.

As Mega Kangaskhan, the mother Kangaskhan appears unchanged. However, the baby temporarily grows and gains some new features. There are now raised patches on its knees similar to those seen on its mother. These patches also appear aligned horizontally along its waist with a larger patch on its belly. Small, spiked growths appear underneath its ears. The child is feisty, hates to lose and will boldly challenge its opponents to protect its mother.[1] The mother's happiness over its child's growth is the source of its additional strength. However, it feels uneasy about the child's future, as it is only skilled at fighting and nothing else. It is also saddened by the reminder that its child will one day leave.

Kangaskhan is a nurturing Pokémon that protects its young at all costs. It can move really fast, even with the baby in its pouch. The baby leaves the pouch only rarely until it is three years old. In order to avoid crushing the baby, Kangaskhan sleeps standing up. If the mother feels the environment is safe, it will allow its young out to play. However, it will violently attack anything that it sees as a threat to its young. Regardless of how badly injured it becomes, the mother will not cease fighting until its young is safe. It uses quick jabs to intimidate its enemies. Although it was nearly hunted to extinction, Kangaskhan can be found in savannahs and other grasslands. In the past, Dizzy Punch was its signature move.

In the anime

Kangaskhan in the anime
Mega Kangaskhan in the anime

Major appearances

In The Kangaskhan Kid, multiple Kangaskhan were watching over a wild boy named Tommy, who in turn was protecting them as well. An injured baby Kangaskhan also appeared in the same episode.

In Kanga Games, a Kangaskhan allowed her child to play with Pikachu and his friends.

In An EGG-sighting Adventure!, a wild Kangaskhan found Ash's Egg in the forest.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!, a Kangaskhan known as "Aunty Kangaskhan" owns a warehouse. She gave Team Go-Getters Pecha Scarves and Corsola twigs for their mission to save Pikachu.

In Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, a wild Kangaskhan was a resident of Paniola Ranch. Her baby had injured her foot, but she soon received treatment from Brock and recovered.

In Battling Besties!, Ilima owns a Kangaskhan that can Mega Evolve. She battled Guzma and his Scizor in the Manalo Conference, but she was defeated through Guzma's dirty tricks, thus eliminating Ilima from the competition. Kangaskhan reappeared in a flashback in The Wisdom Not to Run!.

Multiple Kangaskhan appeared in Enter Pikachu!. One of them raised a wild Pichu in addition to her child, but the Pichu eventually left the herd after becoming too big for Kangaskhan to hold in her pouch. She also appeared in a flashback in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!.

Minor appearances

A baby Kangaskhan in the anime

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Kangaskhan was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In The Power of One, a Kangaskhan sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Kangaskhan appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Ring Masters, a Kangaskhan competed in Rikishii Town's Sumo Conference.

A Kangaskhan appeared in The Green Guardian.

In Two Degrees of Separation!, a Kangaskhan was a character in a console fighting game.

A Kangaskhan appeared in Jessie's fantasy in One Big Happiny Family!.

A Kangaskhan appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In a flashback in Aiding the Enemy!, a Kangaskhan was under Reggie's care.

A Kangaskhan that can Mega Evolve appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

A Kangaskhan appeared in I Choose You!.

In Getting a Jump on the Competition!, a Trainer's Kangaskhan participated in the Pokémon Sled Jump Games.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP034 Kangaskhan Ash's Pokédex Kangaskhan, a Parent Pokémon. Once approaching extinction, they are now protected by law and inhabit the Safari Zone. Approach with extreme caution. The Kangaskhan is a rare Pokémon which raises its children in its pocket. They will attack viciously and without warning if they feel their young are threatened in any way.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM103 Kangaskhan Rotom Pokédex Kangaskhan, the Parent Pokémon. A Normal type. Kangaskhan carries a little one in the pouch on its belly and will protect it at all costs.

In the manga

A mother Kangaskhan in Pokémon Adventures
A baby Kangaskhan in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

A Kangaskhan was seen with Tommy in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Kanga and Li'l Kanga

Kangaskhan debuted in The Secret of Kangaskhan. Here, Blue tries to catch one but is stopped by Red when the latter realizes Kangaskhan is protecting her baby. The baby was poisoned, so Red used an Antidote to heal her. Kangaskhan is grateful and leaves; Blue watched this in amazement, but was still angry at Red for allowing Kangaskhan to escape, thus starting their rivalry.

Mega Kangaskhan in Pokémon Adventures.

In Take a Chance on Chansey, during a flashback of Agatha's, Professor Oak is seen with a Kangaskhan, nicknamed Kanga, on his team from their league battle over two decades ago, and uses her to fight the bitter woman's Gengar, winning the match after hours. He still has her by the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, and she is beaten both by the Team Rocket member Orm and Guile Hideout along with most of his other Pokémon, including his newly evolved Fearow. She has not been seen since.

In Quilava Quandary, the Day-Care Couple used a Kangaskhan to train Gold.

Diamond's mother, Johanna, owns a Kangaskhan, who first appeared in Stopping Sableye.

A Trainer's Kangaskhan appeared in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down as one of the Pokémon seen at the Safari Zone.

Kanga, the mother Kangaskhan, and Li'l Kanga, the baby Kangaskhan, are the first known Pokémon of X. Using X's Mega Ring, Li'l Kanga can Mega Evolve and fight on her mother's behalf. They both debuted in PS549.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 2), Mars has a Kangaskhan which she uses against Deoxys. Kangaskhan succeeded in critically wounding it. After using Outrage on Deoxys, she became confused and started to attack everything around her due to the side effect of Outrage. She also smashed her own Poké Ball while on rampage. Kangaskhan was eventually defeated by Deoxys in Attack Forme.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

A Kangaskhan appeared in Goodbye to a Peaceful Village!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

A Kangaskhan appeared in PZ06.

In the TCG

Main article: Kangaskhan (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Mega Kangaskhan appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

NA: What happens when Kangaskhan, the Parent Pokémon, Mega Evolves? The baby in its pouch jumps out and joins in the battle! All grown up, that baby is ready to protect its mother! "It's just a baby!" you might say, but look into those eyes - there is a ferocity there that will be tough to beat. Here comes a one-two combo from mom and baby!

PAL: You may feel underwhelmed the first time you see the Parent Pokémon Mega Evolve. "What, the kid just jumped out of the pouch? Is that it?" But take a closer look at its face - the child's brimming with a fierce determination to protect its mother. With this brave new partner, Mega Kangaskhan gains the ability to attack twice in one turn!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Kangaskhan and its Mega Evolved form appear as Spirits.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#115
Red The infant rarely ventures out of its mother's protective pouch until it is 3 years old.
Blue
Yellow Raises its young in its belly pouch. Won't run from any fight to keep its young protected.
Stadium The female raises its young in its belly pouch for around three years. The young is taken out once it learns to find food.
Generation II Johto
#205
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.
Stadium 2 If it is safe, the young gets out of the belly pouch to play. The adult keeps a close eye on the youngster.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#115
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
Emerald If you come across a young Kangaskhan playing by itself, 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 3 years old.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#210
Diamond It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
White
Black 2 It raises its offspring in its belly pouch. It lets the baby out to play only when it feels safe.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #062
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
SM: #165
Alola
USUM: #199
Kanto
#115
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.
Ultra Sun Kangaskhan protects its child by keeping it in its pouch. It has zero forgiveness for those who harm its child and will beat them down.
Ultra Moon You shouldn't get close to the child when it's playing outside its mother's pouch. Its mother is always nearby watching over it.
Let's Go Pikachu Raises its young in its belly pouch. Won't run from any fight to keep its young protected.
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Kangaskhan
Sun Mega Kangaskhan's strength derives from the mother's happiness about her child's growth. Watching it grow up keeps her spirits high.
Moon Thanks to Mega Evolution, its child grows. But as the child is good only at fighting and nothing else, its mother feels uneasy about its future.
Ultra Sun The explosive energy the child is bathed in causes temporary growth. The mother is beside herself with worry about it.
Ultra Moon When the mother sees the back of her Mega-Evolved child, it makes her think of the day when her child will inevitably leave her.
Let's Go Pikachu Its child has grown rapidly, thanks to the energy of Mega Evolution. Mother and child show their harmonious teamwork in battle.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #172
Sword Although it's carrying its baby in a pouch on its belly, Kangaskhan is swift on its feet. It intimidates its opponents with quick jabs.
Shield There are records of a lost human child being raised by a childless Kangaskhan.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
Trade Rhydon on Route 11
Yellow
Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rock Tunnel
Crystal
Rock TunnelMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (after obtaining National Pokédex)
Platinum
Great Marsh (after obtaining National Pokédex)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rock Tunnel
Safari ZoneMorningDay
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Refreshing Field
Generation V
Black White
Route 15
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Glittering Cave
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Rock Tunnel
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Beach
Pinball
Blue Field: Fuchia City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 53, Forever Level 3, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (13F-19F)
Ranger
Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave (during mission), Chroma Ruins (during mission)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 1
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 19
Graucus Hall: Stage 499
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Foggy Crags (Center Boss, Back)
Picross
Area 29: Stage 06

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Faint Attack Kangaskhan English United States 5 August 9 to 29, 2002;
December 13 to 19, 2002
FRLG Pokémon Center New York Wish Egg Kangaskhan English United States 5 December 16, 2004 to January 2, 2005
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Kangaskhan Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
XY Pokémon Center Battle Championship Kangaskhan All Japan 50 May 26 to June 1, 2014;
June 23 to July 6, 2014
ORAS Spring 2015 Kangaskhan Japanese region Online 50 April 3 to 9, 2015
ORAS Spring 2015 Kangaskhan Taiwanese region Online 50 April 3 to 9, 2015

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Events* Kangaskhanite Kangaskhanite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Kangaskhan
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
105
165 - 212 320 - 414
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
490
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.

Mega Kangaskhan
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
105
165 - 212 320 - 414
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
590
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
088 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1212 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1616 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
2020 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2424 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2828 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3636 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4444 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
4848 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
5252 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kangaskhan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kangaskhan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM37Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kangaskhan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kangaskhan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Circle Throw Fighting Physical 60 90% 10
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kangaskhan in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kangaskhan in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kangaskhan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kangaskhan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Terrain Pulse Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kangaskhan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kangaskhan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin115.png Pinani115.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani115.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP A mother protecting her child is one ferocious beast!
26%-50% HP This isn't good. I'm down to half health.
1%-25% HP I'm done... Please, take care of my baby...
Level up I leveled up! And so did the baby in my pouch!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 115.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 100 Max. exp.: 120
Browser entry R-201
Kangaskhan emits a ray from its mouth that can obliterate anything.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-146
It launches powerful beams from its mouth to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT115.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Kangaskhanite Sprite.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#57
Shuffle115.png
Shuffle115M.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Rock Break++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 8
Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.
Pokémon GO
GO115.png Base Stamina: 233 Base Attack: 181 Base Defense: 165
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Low Kick
Charged Attacks: Crunch*, Earthquake, Outrage*, Power-Up Punch*, Brick Break, Stomp

Evolution

115Kangaskhan.png
Unevolved
Kangaskhan
 Normal 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
 Normal 

Kangaskhanite
Kangaskhanite


Held Kangaskhanite
Kangaskhan
Mega Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
 Normal 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 115.png Spr b g1 115.png Spr 1y 115.png Spr b g1 115.png Spr 1g 115.png Spr b g1 115.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 115.png Spr b 2g 115.png Spr 2s 115.png Spr b 2g 115.png Spr 2c 115.png Spr b 2c 115.png
Spr 2g 115 s.png Spr b 2g 115 s.png Spr 2s 115 s.png Spr b 2g 115 s.png Spr 2c 115 s.png Spr b 2g 115 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 115.png Spr b 3r 115.png Spr 3e 115.png Spr b 3r 115.png Spr 3f 115.png Spr b 3f 115.png
Spr 3r 115 s.png Spr b 3r 115 s.png Spr 3e 115 s.png Spr b 3r 115 s.png Spr 3f 115 s.png Spr b 3f 115 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 115.png Spr b 4d 115.png Spr 4d 115.png Spr b 4p 115.png Spr 4h 115.png Spr b 4h 115.png
Spr 4d 115 s.png Spr b 4d 115 s.png Spr 4d 115 s.png Spr b 4d 115 s.png Spr 4h 115 s.png Spr b 4d 115 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 115.png Spr b 5b 115.png Spr 5b 115.png Spr b 5b 115.png
Spr 5b 115 s.png Spr b 5b 115 s.png Spr 5b 115 s.png Spr b 5b 115 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 115.png Spr b 6x 115.png Spr 6x 115.png Spr b 6x 115.png
Spr 6x 115M.png Spr b 6x 115M.png Spr 6x 115M.png Spr b 6x 115M.png
Spr 6x 115 s.png Spr b 6x 115 s.png Spr 6x 115 s.png Spr b 6x 115 s.png
Spr 6x 115M s.png Spr b 6x 115M s.png Spr 6x 115M s.png Spr b 6x 115M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 115.png Spr b 7s 115.png Spr 7s 115.png Spr b 7s 115.png
Spr 7s 115M.png Spr b 7s 115M.png Spr 7s 115M.png Spr b 7s 115M.png
Spr 7s 115 s.png Spr b 7s 115 s.png Spr 7s 115 s.png Spr b 7s 115 s.png
Spr 7s 115M s.png Spr b 7s 115M s.png Spr 7s 115M s.png Spr b 7s 115M s.png
Front Back Front Back
115XYMS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kangaskhan images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Kangaskhan seems to be based on a kangaroo with elements of Mongolian laminar armour, evident in its helmet-like plate with ear flaps and its epaulets.

It may also be based on a tree-kangaroo given its stockier build, wider face, and larger nails in comparison to a terrestrial kangaroo.

Name origin

Kangaskhan may be a combination of kangaroo and khan.

It may also refer particularly to Genghis Khan, who was the notoriously violent founder and Emperor of the Mongol Empire. This is possibly a reference to its Pokédex data, which says it becomes "violently enraged" when it protects its child.

Garura is derived from カンガルー (kangaroo) and ルーラー (ruler).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガルーラ Garura From カンガルー and ルーラー
France Flag.png French Kangourex From kangourou and rex
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kangaskhan Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kangama From Känguru and Mama
Italy Flag.png Italian Kangaskhan Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 캥카 Kengka Corruption and shortening of 캥거루 kaengeoru
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 袋獸 Doihsau From 袋鼠 doihsyú, doih, and sau
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 袋龍 / 袋龙 Dàilóng From 袋鼠 dàishǔ, dài, and lóng


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Notes

External links

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