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#115 Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan's artwork for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Category Parent Pokémon
Original Region Kanto
National Dex Nr. #115
Kanto Dex Nr. #115
Johto #210
Kalos #062 (Coastal)
Generation 1
Pokémon Color Brown
Type(s) Normal
Ability/ies Early Bird, Scrappy
(Hidden: Inner Focus)
Average Height 7'03"
Average Weight 176.4 lbs.
Evolves From N/A
Evolves Into N/A

#115 Mega Kangaskhan
115Mega Kangaskhan
Mega Kangaskhan's artwork for Pokémon X and Y.
Category Parent
Original Region Kanto
National Dex Nr. #115
Kanto Dex Nr. #115
Type(s) Normal
Ability/ies Parental Bond
Mega Stone Kangaskhanite
Discovered In Kalos

Kangaskhan, known in Japan as ガルーラ (Garura), is a Normal-type, female-only species of Pokémon. While it has no known evolution or pre-evolution, it is known to Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan, and to Mega Evolve, Kangaskhanite is the required Mega Stone to hold.


Kangaskhan is a large, bipedal creature with a thick tail and bumps on its back. It has a black, plate-like forehead and cream-colored auricles attached on each side of its head. Kangaskhan also has plate-like patches on its legs and shoulders. It has red pupils and white sclera. It has a cream-colored belly and pouch. This pouch usually contains its child, which it is very protective over.

The child Kangaskhan is smaller, has dot eyes, smaller teeth, a lavender skin and no patches or bumps over its skin, but looks for the rest roughly the same. Due to the parent Kangaskhan's protective nature, the child rarely gets out of the pouch unless it's over three years old. Sometimes, the parents lets the child out to play when it's safe, but still keeps a close eye on the child to make sure nothing happens to it.

When it Mega Evolves, Kangaskhan itself doesn't alter; instead, it's the child that gets the treatment. It grows up and is allowed to get out of the pouch and fight alongside its mother, which makes Mega Kangaskhan unique alongside other Mega Evolved Pokémon. While still having the lavender coloration, the child Kangaskhan gets the plate-like patches on its knees, just like its mother, as well as a ring of patches over its entire abdomen and hind. It grows spikes under its auricles and another one on its tail. Its eyes are now oval-shaped, as they go over the plate-like forehead. They eyes are no longer dot eyes, as they have white sclera, red irises and white pupils.

The Mega Evolved child is energetic, hates to lose, and challenges other opponents to protect its mother.


  • It has been theorized that Cubone is actually the baby in Kangaskhan's pouch, due to their similar heads, the fact that Cubone lost its mother, and that Cubone shares its coloration with Kangaskhan. However, there are still a few contraries in this theory, such as Cubone's skull has horns, while Kangaskhan lacks horns and has ears instead.


Kangaskhan is based on a kangaroo, mixed with Laminar armour.

Name Origin

Kangaskhan is likely a combination of kangaroo and Genghis Khan.

Garura is a combination of kangaroo and ruler.

Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
From kangaroo and ruler.
FrenchKangourexFrom kangourou and rex
GermanKangamaFrom Känguru and mama.




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