Best Kangaskhan counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Kangaskhan counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Fighting59.5%
          • Dragon7.0%
          • Psychic5.5%
          • Dark5.0%
          • Flying4.0%
          • Ground4.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Fire3.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 35.771682.452109.2s78.0
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 40.08967.043104.7s76.2
          3TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *38.401035.593107.6s74.7
          4Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 35.401223.022113.5s72.4
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.94927.243110.4s72.3
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 36.50958.923113.7s70.6
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 35.62932.303116.5s68.9
          8LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 36.62669.585119.8s65.8
          9ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 32.591052.443124.2s65.8
          10Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 29.611382.032132.0s64.4
          11Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 34.69722.064123.7s64.0
          12Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 35.93624.515123.2s63.9
          13Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 33.08852.014125.7s63.8
          14PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 35.27656.705124.0s63.6
          15Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 32.13903.403128.0s63.0
          16BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 28.771322.752136.0s62.4
          17MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.36911.603130.6s62.0
          18HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 29.831054.033134.3s61.3
          19VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.121261.692139.4s60.7
          20Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 27.541335.472141.5s60.4
          21BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.85727.374132.8s59.9
          22Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *27.491264.822142.3s59.7
          23Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 32.84602.035133.5s59.1
          24Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *27.841108.863142.3s58.7
          25HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.27913.203138.8s58.7
          26Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 28.58998.233140.4s58.6
          27Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 29.90830.594137.7s58.5
          28Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 31.68661.155135.4s58.5
          29CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.68943.893140.8s58.1
          30Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 30.06777.414138.3s58.0
          31Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 28.86894.314140.9s57.8
          32HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 27.661044.513143.9s57.6
          33RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.721024.563143.9s57.5
          34Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *26.501072.743149.3s56.0
          35PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 27.77877.554146.0s55.8
          36Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 29.01717.765144.1s55.5
          37Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 28.28786.314145.6s55.4
          38BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 30.01621.635143.1s55.3
          39MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 26.91898.904149.8s54.7
          40Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *27.94761.474147.7s54.5
          41ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.91643.615146.9s54.1
          42Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 24.261269.432159.8s54.0
          43Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.69833.384152.2s53.5
          44Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 25.011057.103157.5s53.3
          45BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 27.23752.384151.3s53.2
          46TogekissTogekissFlyingAir Slash FightingAura Sphere *22.921468.732166.9s53.2
          47Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot FightingSuperpower 25.041041.003157.6s53.2
          48Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 29.42551.416148.5s53.1
          49Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 25.88909.873155.0s53.1
          50Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *25.17996.173157.5s53.0
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          Kangaskhan type chart

          When fighting Kangaskhan, keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Kangaskhan in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Kangaskhan down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Kangaskhan counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, and Keldeo (Ordinary). The table also includes Shadow Machamp, Mega Alakazam, Shadow Hariyama, and Lucario, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Kangaskhan are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.