Pokémon Go Kangaskhan counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about Kangaskhan in Pokémon Go.

Kangaskhan, the parent Pokémon, is one of the regional Pokémon in Pokémon Go, but, for certain in-game events like the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto, it will appear in raids throughout the world.

If you don't live within Kangaskhan's dedicated region, then this is the perfect time to add this rare Pokémon to your collection by exploiting its weaknesses in a raid.

Kangaskhan is a three-star raid Pokémon, so it's a good idea to team up with other players to ensure you can defeat this Pokémon. Remember - you can use Remote Raid Passes to battle Kangaskhan from your own home!

Alongside Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Mewtwo, Kangaskan made an appearance during the Kanto Tour event in February 2021, and had to be caught to complete the corresponding Raid Collection Challenge.

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How to catch Kangaskhan in Pokémon Go

Ordinarily, Kangaskhan is a regional exclusive in Australasia, where it will spawn in the wild.


It has, however, since its debut in 2016 appeared in various events so other players have had access in their own region.

One such opportunity is during the Tour Kanto event in February 2021, which tasks players with catching all 150 Pokémon within the span of eight days.

During this event Kangaskhan - alongside fellow Kanto exclusives Farfetch'd, Mr Mime and Tauros - appears in Raids on the main event day on Saturday, February 20th.

At the time of writing, this is the only way to get Kangaskhan before the Raid Collection Challenge deadline on February 28th, 2021 - so be sure to prioritise catching it on the day before the opportunity disappears.

Kangaskhan is currently appearing in raids in Australasia until Monday, 1st March at 8am (local time). This means if you're lucky enough to have a friend who lives in this region and a Remote Raid pass, then they can invite you to a Kangaskhan raid.

Kangaskhan counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the Kangaskhan's weaknesses, with some counter suggestions, to help you defeat it in Pokémon Go:

  • Kangaskhan type - Normal-type
  • Kangaskhan is weak against - Fighting-types
  • Kangaskhan counters - Machamp, Blaziken, Hariyama, Lucario, Conkeldurr, Cobalion and Terrakion
  • Other Kangaskhan notes - When battling Kangaskhan you'll want to fill your team with your strongest fighting-type Pokémon, which will have a strong advantage over this Pokémon.

Kangaskhan CP in Pokémon Go

Here are the CP ranges you can expect to see from Kangaskhan in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 15777 CP
  • CP range when being caught - 1405 to 1477 CP

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Kangaskhan Moveset in Pokémon Go

Kangaskhan, like every Pokémon in Pokémon Go, can use a variety of Fast and Charged Moves, including:

Fast Moves:

  • Low Kick (Fighting)
  • Mud-Slap (Ground)

Charged Moves:

  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Earthquake (Ground)
  • Outrage (Dragon)
  • Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

Good luck battling Kangaskhan in Pokémon Go!

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