What are Kangaskhan's Weaknesses in Pokemon GO?

Kangaskhan in the Pokémon anime.
Kangaskhan in the Pokémon anime. / Photo courtesy of The Pokémon Company

It's important to learn Kangaskhan's weaknesses in order to capture this Pokémon in Pokémon GO, because the normally region-exclusive Pokémon is currently spawning in three-star raids across the world.

During the Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space event from Aug. 6 to Aug. 17, Pokémon from various regions will be appearing worldwide. This means Kangaskhan, which typically only appears in Australia, is finally available to players across the world via raids. To defeat this Pokémon and add it to their collection, trainers will need to target its weaknesses.

What are Kangaskhan's Weaknesses in Pokémon GO?

Kangaskhan is a Normal-type Pokémon, so its only weakness is Fighting. Because of this, trainers should bring a team of strong Fighting-type Pokémon to counter it. Luckily, Kangaskhan also only has one resistance, that being Ghost-type moves, so most Pokémon will be able to deal damage to it.

Good counter Pokémon include:

  • Machamp
  • Hariyama
  • Lucario
  • Conkeldurr
  • Blaziken

Because Kangaskhan is a three-star raid, it's a good idea to team up with some other trainers to take it down. Kangaskhan's shiny variant is available in Pokémon GO, so especially lucky trainers may be able to add a shiny to their collection.

As you're looking for raids throughout the event, keep an eye out for Heracross, another region-exclusive Pokémon appearing in three-star raids that has a shiny variant. Trainers can even team up to challenge the five-star raids and hope for a shiny Palkia.