How to Beat Kangaskhan in Pokémon Go

Lits of Kangaskhan Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 24.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Bullet Punch
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Brick Break
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Pound
Special Move:
Hyper Beam
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Dragon Breath
Special Move:
Dragon Claw
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump



Kangaskhan is Normal Gym defender in Pokémon Go from region Australia / Oceania.

Kangaskhan has above average HP but not very strong attacks. Kangaskhan low damage is result of Kangaskhan not having STAB Bonus for all of it's Fighting and Ground Type Attacks. Because of this, Kangaskhan is pretty easy to be countered...

Kangaskhan counters list starts with Pokémon with Fighting Type Attacks, followed by neutral Pokémon with good DPS and high HP.

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.