Competitive Information for Kangaskhan [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Kangaskhan kangaskhan
Base Stats for Kangaskhan

Normal


Evolutions / Family:
Kangaskhan

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kangaskhan? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Kangaskhan in Pokemon Red/Blue:

TaurosExeggutorSnorlaxStarmieChanseyHypnoElectrodeVenomothPidgeotDodrio


Kangaskhan is an extraordinary Normal-typed Pokemon. It's usual to find yourself dealing with Kangaskhan when battling in the 1st generation meta. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Kangaskhan's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Kangaskhan
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Seismic Toss

Physical Sweeper Kangaskhan (Retro)

Kangaskhan is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Out of the original 151, Kangaskhan was quite something to try to play with in the first generation meta. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Hyper Beam is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a colossal amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Kangaskhan's level. can hit ghost types).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kangaskhan learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Comet Punch
18
85%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dizzy Punch
70
100%
10
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
No additional effect.
Fissure
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kangaskhan can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Kangaskhan

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