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Pokémon Go Mega Kangaskhan weakness, counters and best Kangaskhan moveset

How to defeat the mega evolved Normal-type Pokémon.

Mega Kangaskhan is the Mega Evolved form of Kangaskhan, a Gen 1 Pokémon that has proven rather elusive over the years in Pokémon Go.

Kangaskhan is a regional exclusive Pokémon, generally only found in Australasia. However, every once in a while, Kangaskhan and Mega Kangaskhan can be fought in raids in around the world.

If you beat it, you will have the opportunity to catch it. And if you have a Kangaskhan with enough Mega Energy in your storage, you will be able to add Mega Kangaskhan to your Pokédex. However, do to this, you will need to know Mega Kangaskhan’s counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go.

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Mega Kangaskhan counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

The fastest way to collect Mega Kangaskhan Energy is to defeat one in a Mega Raid. Below you’ll find the counters and weaknesses for Mega Kangaskhan to help you achieve this:

  • Kangaskhan type – Normal
  • Kangaskhan is weak against – Fighting
  • Kangaskhan is resistant to – Ghost
  • Kangaskhan Mega counters – Mega Rayquaza is your best bet, purely because it is stronger than any of the Mega Fighting types in the game at the moment. If you don’t have one, Mega Blaziken with Counter and Focus Blast, or Mega Alakazam with Counter and Focus Blast are your go-to options here.
  • Kangaskhan countersTerrakion with Sacred Sword is better than any of the Fighting-type Megas in Pokémon Go right now. Failing that, your next best options are Keldeo, Lucario, Conkeldurr, Galarian Zapdos (if you’re lucky enough to have one), Pheromosa or Machamp.
  • Number of players to beat Mega Kangaskhan – Mega Kangaskhan is not a strong Pokémon. Two to three Trainers bringing optimal Level 40 counters should be totally fine.
  • Tactics – If you don’t have Mega Rayquaza, a team of Sacred Sword Terrakion will help you breeze this boss. Failing that, just bring your best Fighting-type Pokémon. Counter is the best Fast move, followed by Double Kick (Terrakion) and Low Kick (Keldeo).

Mega Kangaskhan CP in Pokémon Go

Below you’ll find the CP levels for battling for Mega Kangaskhan and, if defeated, catching an Kangaskhan after the fight in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 37,140 CP
  • CP range when being caught - 1405 to 1477 CP
  • Weather boosted (Partly Cloudy) range when being caught – 1757 to 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. But the point is moot because both Kangaskhan and Mega Kangaskhan are awful Pokémon, and you really don’t want to use them in battle.

Mega Kangaskhan.

If, however, you’re determined to know the best Kangaskhan moveset, we recommend Low Kick and Stomp. Please don’t do this to your phone when you inevitably lose as a result of using this terrible Pokémon.

Here are all the Fast and Charged moves Mega Kangaskhan can use in Pokémon Go:

Fast Moves:

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

Charged Moves:

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

Legacy Charged Moves:

  • Brick Break (Fighting)
  • Stomp (Normal)

Everything we know about Kangaskhan in Pokémon

The Parent Pokémon, Kangaskhan, is an unusual geographical mashup, taking the iconic Australian marsupial, the kangaroo, and giving it a Mongolian flare, thanks to both Pokémon’s laminar-esque armor plating and the 'khan' at the end of its name (the title for chief or ruler — think Genghis Khan). Other than Genghis 'birthed' the Mongol empire, we’re not sure what other crossover there may be here — and certainly not with kangaroos.

The Normal-type Pokémon Kangaskhan has no known evolutions. (Image via pokemon.com)

Also, interestingly, both male and female Kangaskhan seem to exist, as noted by early Pokédex entries from the main-series games pointing out that females raise their offspring in a pouch on its belly. However, males are never seen, let alone caught.

If you want to learn more about the Parent Pokémon, you can read their official Pokédex entries below:

  • Kangaskhan: '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.'
  • Mega Kangaskhan: 'Its child has grown rapidly, thanks to the energy of Mega Evolution. Mother and child show off their harmonious teamwork in battle.'

For those looking for a shiny, you’ll be pleased to know that shiny Kangaskhan was released in September 2019. As a result, Mega Kangaskhan is also in the game, though it is a little underwhelming...

Shiny Kangaskhan found in the wild
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Thanks to Reddit user Working-Strength-879 for the handy screenshot!

Good luck battling Mega Kangaskhan in Pokémon Go!

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