Name: Kangaskhan Type: Normal Ablities: Early Bird: Pokemon will wake up in half the time. Scrappy: A ghost-type foe can be hit by normal and fighting attacks. Inner Focus: This pokemon will not flinch. (dream world) Stats: HP: 105 Att: 95 Def: 80 SpA: 40 SpD: 80 Spe: 90 Code: Level Up Moves 1. Comet Punch 1. Leer 7. Fake OUt 10. Tail Whip 13. Bite 19. Double Hit 22. Rage 25. Mega Punch 31. Little by Little 34. Dizzy Punch 37. Crunch 43. Endure 46. Outrage 49. Sucker Punch 55. Reversal TMs/HMs TM05 Roar TM06 Toxic TM07 Hail TM10 Hidden Power TM11 Sunny Day TM13 Ice Beam TM14 Blizzard TM15 Hyper Beam TM17 Protect TM18 Rain Dance TM20 Safeguard TM21 Frustration TM22 Solarbeam TM24 Thunderbolt TM25 Thunder TM26 Earthquake TM27 Return TM28 Dig TM30 Shadow Ball TM31 Brick Break TM32 Double Team TM35 Flame Thrower TM37 Sandstorm TM38 Fire Blast TM39 Rock Tomb TM40 Aerial Ace TM42 Facade TM44 Rest TM46 Attract TM48 Sing A Round TM52 Focus Blast TM56 Fling TM59 Incinerate TM65 Shadow Claw TM67 Vengeance TM68 Giga Impact TM78 Level Ground TM80 Cheer Up TM87 Swagger TM90 Substitute TM94 Rock Smash HM01 Cut HM03 Surf HM04 Strength Egg Moves Stomp Foresight Focus Energy Disable Counter Crush Claw Double-edge Endeavor Hammer Arm Focus Punch Trump Card Uproar Overhead Throw Well here she is, the Mongolian kangaroo is back for another round in the ring. Only now she's found that her average stats and lack of a great movepool are hurting her standings even more. Yes its a grim new world for Kanga, while some of her compatriots got new and improved abilities... she got inner focus, which while possibly ok on a lead set, isn't very effective. She still suffers from having an extensive special movepool, that extends on for pages, but can't abuse it for crap with that 40 SpA. Still, Kanga did get a few unique selling points, and while it most likely will not upgrade her status at all, it still gives her a bit of a niche in the lower tiers. Wall of Sorts Kangaskhan @ Leftovers 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Att Impish Scrappy Substitute Overhead Throw Return Toxic / Rest / Sucker punch Kanga is one of the few pokemon with access to the interesting move overhead throw, which lets her be a somewhat decent phaser. Her main selling points for this are her decent bulk, and her ability scrappy. She is one of 2 pokemon who can abuse a scrappy overhead throw (the other being the considerably less bulky exploud). The plan is simple, set up a sub, and toss opponents around, and hopefully you'll have a couple layers of entry hazards kicking around to make her job that much easier. The last slot is filler, stall heal or a somewhat ok priority move... The elemental punches, focus punch, and wish are all illegal with overhead throw unfortunately. This set is hampered however, by the fact that plenty of other pokemon got the equally useful move dragon tail, which isn't nullified by anything. But still, she gets the tools to do it right. Another option it has, which it had last gen as well, is to just throw roar on their instead. This lets it run wish or focus punch, but leaves it vulnerable to taunters. Don't be sad, Cheer Up Kangashkan @ Life Orb 252 Att, 252 Spe, 4 HP Jolly Scrappy Cheer Up Return / Double Edge Earthquake Fire Punch / Sucker Punch So ya, kanga got a somewhat ok stat up move this gen. Now it can use its decent bulk, speed, and attack, to try to maybe sweep. Scrappy is still probably the best option, as it lets you hit ghosts and retain the elemental punches. So you got your stab, and your coverage options. One may be tempted to use fire blast, as with a neutral nature and no investment at +1, you can 2HKO 252/0 skarmory most of the time, and usually OHKO 252/0 scizor... but really its still pathetic damage even then. Scizor is still OHKO'd by fire punch after a boost anyways. 40 SpA, just don't cut it. Lead on Momma Kangaskhan @ Leftovers / Life Orb / Focus Sash 252 Att, 252 Spe, 4 HP Jolly / Hasty Inner Focus / Scrappy Fake Out Return / Counter Sucker Punch / Endeavor Earthquake / Sucker Punch Kanga was a decent enough lead back in the lower tiers of gen 4, and inner focus helps somewhat to beat fake out leads that don't expect it. I kind of merged 2 sets into one here, so for the first one it could just be an all out attacking lead to try to get some damage done, the other is a more situational lead, that trys to destroy one opponent with counter + sash + fake out, and then cripple another hopefully with endeavor. Both sets aren't great, but I was just trying to point out a possible use for inner focus. So that's about it for the godzilla like mother. It looks to be yet another pokemon that will never see the light of day aside from novelty or if there is a potential NU tier. Like most cool pokemon, it'll live on in our hearts, but not on our teams.