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 Ultra Unlock 2021: Space, 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 Heracross, Kangaskan is one of the regionally exclusive Pokémon you can battle in raids during the Ultra Unlock 2021: Space event in Pokémon Go.

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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 Ultra Unlock 2021: Space in August 2021.

During this event Kangaskhan, along with the regionally exclusive Heracross from Gen 2, can be battled in three-star raids until Friday, 20th August at 10am (local time), which means that you should have enough time to add these Pokémon to your collection.

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
  • Maximum weather boosted CP (Cloudy) when being caught - 1847 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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