PU Kangaskhan

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[OVERVIEW]

Kangaskhan is a solid pick in PU due to its passable Attack and Speed alongside Fake Out, which allows it to act as a decent revenge killer. These traits are aided by naturally good bulk that lets it to take a couple of hits if it must switch in. Due to these traits, Kangaskhan acts as a decent blanket check against offense with the ability to pressure most setup sweepers with dual priority and chip faster foes while also being bulky enough to switch in a few times throughout a match. Additionally, Scrappy allows it to threaten offensive Ghost-types such as Haunter or Oricorio-G with Fake Out while denting defensive ones such as Sableye and Gourgeist-XL with Double-Edge. However, lack of recovery alongside Double-Edge recoil wears down Kanghaskan quickly and it struggles against bulky Normal-resistant Pokemon like Regirock and Carracosta.

[SET]
name: All-out Attacker
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Double-Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Silk Scarf
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Fake Out deals decent priority damage while making the for flinch, making it proficient at chipping frail and fast targets such as Primeape, Oricorio-G, and Zangoose. Double-Edge hits for heavy damage and is preferred over Return for the higher damage output despite the recoil, giving Kangaskhan a good chance to KO Skuntank after Stealth Rock damage alongside other benchmarks. Earthquake hits Normal-resistant Pokemon such as Carracosta and Regirock for heavy damage. Lastly, Sucker Punch further improves Kangaskhan's offense matchup, securing the KO on some setup sweepers that are not KOed by Fake Out alone, such as Alolan Raichu.

Set Details
========

Adamant is the preferred nature to maximize damage output, and the Speed drop is mostly unimportant when using priority attacks. Jolly can be run to outspeed Pokemon such as Mesprit and other positive nature base 80 Speed Pokemon while also beating out or tying with other Kangaskhan. It also allows Kangaskhan to outspeed standard Magmortar and KO it with Fake Out + Earthquake. Maximum Attack is ran to ensure Kangaskhan hits as hard as possible to ensure that offensive threats are KOed by Kangaskhan's priority. Maximum Speed is opted over additional bulk to still pose as a threat to offense after the Fake Out while still having enough bulk to take a few neutral hits. Silk Scarf is run over items such as Life Orb and Leftovers for the damage boost on Fake Out and Double-Edge while avoiding the recoil of Life Orb, allowing Kangaskhan to switch in and fire off Fake Out more often throughout the match. Lastly, Scrappy is the ability of choice, as it gives Kangaskhan's STAB moves the ability to hit Ghost-type targets such as Oricorio-G and Spiritomb.

Usage Tips
========

Kangaskhan's main goal early in the match is to wear down the opponent's Pokemon with Fake Out (or Earthquake on a predicted switch), after which it should be kept in reserve to keep the opponent's sweepers from setting up freely lest they be revenge killed by the Fake Out + Sucker Punch combination. Kangaskhan should be brought in after a teammate is KOed to revenge kill frail offensive threats such as Absol or Lilligant with dual priority. Note, however, that these Pokemon often need to have some form prior damage on them to ensure a KO, especially Lilligant and Jynx, as they can use a sleep-inducing move after the initial Fake Out to easily avoid the Sucker Punch while shutting down Kangaskhan. Additionally, Kangaskhan can be brought in on predicted switches or via slow U-turn from teammates such as Mespirit. However, avoid switching it into stronger attacks, as Kangaskhan should be at a decent HP for the later parts of a match to successfully revenge kill and possibly take a hit if need be. On another note, Normal-type moves shouldn't be spammed if the opponent has anything Normal-resistant, as this can grant them a safe switch in.

Team Options
========

Kangaskhan acts a a decent catch-all check against offense, so it fits well on more offensively inclined teams that need a reliable revenge killer. This role as an anti-offense Pokemon doesn't mandate any direct support, but Pokemon that can remove Normal-resistant threats such as Gurdurr and Magmortar allow Kangaskhan to more easily chip the foe with its Normal STAB moves. Additionally, Healing Wish support from Pokemon such as Mesprit allows Kangaskhan greater leeway when switching in early game. Fighting checks such as Mespirit and Musharna help alleviate Kangaskhan's weakness to bulky Fighting-types like Gurdurr or Throh. Mesprit also helps Kangaskhan by bringing it in through slow U-turns and setting up Stealth Rock. Weezing can take advantage of the Fighting-types that Kangaskhan baits in by switching into them and then setting up Toxic Spikes for further pressure. Toxic Spikes in general are greatly appreciated by Kangaskhan, as they wear down Kangaskhan's checks while also keeping opposing targets from switching out freely. Heal Bell from Pokemon such as Miltank and Granbull can heal Kangaskhan of crippling burns from opposing Scald and Will-O-Wisp users. Finally, hazard setters such as Ferroseed and Roselia aid Kangaskhan in wearing down its checks and counters over the course of the match.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

A physically bulky set with Rest, Whirlpool, Toxic, and Seismic Toss alongside Early Bird can be used to lure in and eliminate the bulky Pokemon that Kangaskhan's standard set tends to bring in. Rest in conjunction with Early Bird acts as powerful recovery option that also heals status, while Whirlpool traps the target and whittles down their HP alongside Toxic. This, alongside a few Seismic Tosses, will usually KO the target if they lack recovery, and it will nonetheless cripple them if they do have a recovery option. Toxic is an alternative to Sucker Punch to pressure bulkier Pokemon such as Gourgeist-XL and Miltank at the cost of a weaker presence against offense. Assault Vest can be run to exchange power for greater special bulk and more opportunities to switch in. A set with Focus Punch and Substitute is an option to punish Ferroseed and other Normal-resistant Pokemon. Power-Up Punch can be ran to give Kangaskhan more offensive presence against balance and stall; Facade will be run in this case to capitalize on status from switch-ins such Weezing, Gastrodon, and Sableye, giving Kangaskhan even greater offensive presence. Normalium Z can be ran in place of Silk Scarf for a one-time nuke at the cost of general power. Lastly, Circle Throw can be ran on bulkier spreads to give Kangaskhan a consistent phazing move that nothing is immune to.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-resistant Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Carracosta, Regirock, and Ferroseed can easily switch into Kangaskhan's Fake Out and proceed to cripple it or set up entry hazards. Ferroseed is especially a problem, as it takes neutral damage from Earthquake and chips Kangaskhan back with Iron Barbs and Leech Seed while setting up hazards.

**Fighting-types**: Physically bulky Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Throh can take a hit from Kangaskhan and proceed to KO it or set up a Bulk Up. It should be noted, however, that Throh cannot switch into a Double-Edge without being 2HKOed. Other Pokemon such as Hitmonchan, Primeape, Passimian, and Poliwrath don't enjoy taking a Fake Out but nonetheless can still force out Kangaskhan with their Fighting STAB moves.

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Physically bulky Pokemon such as Weezing, Gastrodon, Musharna, Gourgeist-XL, and Palossand can switch into basically any of Kangaskhan's attacks and proceed to force it out with the threat of status or just generally deal heavy damage to it.
 
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[OVERVIEW]

  • Very well rounded stats
  • Passable Attack and Speed alongside Fake Out allows Kangaskhan to effectively revenge kill against offense this sentence is worded weirdly
  • Good bulk allows it to take a couple of non-supereffective hits even when uninvested
  • Scrappy allows it to threaten offensive Ghost-types such as Haunter or Oricorio-Sensu with Fake Out while denting defensive ones such as Sableye or Gourgeist-Super with Double Edge It loses to both sab and gourg tho so i dont think those are the best examples
  • Lack of recovery alongside Double Edge recoil wears down Kanghaskan quickly
  • Struggles against bulky normal resists like Regirock or Carracosta

[SET]
name: All Out Attacker
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Double Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Silk Scarf
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant/Jolly Spacing
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Fake Out deals decent priority damage while flinching, making it proficient at chipping or outright KOing frail targets such as Primeape, Oricorio, and Zangoose
  • Double Edge hits for heavy damage and is preferred over Return for the higher damage output despite its recoil, giving Kangaskhan a slight chance to 2HKO defensive Gastrodon on the switch with Stealth Rocks alongside other benchmarks
  • Earthquake hits normal resists such as Carracosta and Regirock for heavy damage. Earthquake does not do "heavy" damage to the latter at all
  • Sucker Punch further improves Kangaskhan's offesense matchup, securing the KO on many set-up sweepers that are not OHKO'd by Fake Out alone mention examples of the mons sucker punch helps with or picks off
  • Toxic can be ran over Sucker Punch to trade a better matchup against offense for a better way to pressure defensive teams This belongs in other options

Set Details
========

  • Adamant is the preferred nature to maximize damage output, and seeing as Kangaskhan is mostly ran as a revenge killer with priority the speed drop is mostly negligible. last part of the sentence seems weird
  • However, Jolly can be ran to outspeed Pokemon such as Mespirit and other base 80 Pokemon and also beating out or tying with other Kangaskhan.
  • Maximum Attack is ran to ensure Kangaskhan hits as hard as possible to ensure that offensive threats are KO'd by Kangaskhan's priority. Maximum Speed is opted over additional bulk to still pose as a threat to offense after the Fake Out, while still having enough bulk to take a few neutral hits. offensive threats arent always KO'ed by its priority tho
  • Silk Scarf is ran over items such as Life Orb or Leftovers for the damage boost on Fake Out and Double Edge while avoiding the recoil of Life Orb, allowing Kangaskhan to switch in and fire off Fake Out more often throughout the match.

Usage Tips
========

  • Kangaskhan should be brought in after a teammate is KO'd to revenge kill frail offensive threats such as Jynx or Lilligant with dual priority. Note, however, that these Pokemon often need to have some form prior damage on them to ensure a KO. Kang does not always revenge kill Liligant with dual priority. after fake out liligant should usually go for sleep powder
  • Kangaskhan can also be brought in on predicted switches, weaker attacks such as Qwilfish's Poison Jab, or on status moves to get off a Fake Out for early game chip damage. ?? Qwilfish does not run poison jab
  • Avoid switching Kangaskhan into stronger attacks, however, as Kangaskhan should be at a decent HP for the later parts of a match to successfully revenge kill and possibly take a hit if need be.

Team Options
========

  • Kangaskhan acts a a decent catch-all check against offense, so it fits well on more offensively inclined teams that need a reliable revenge killer.
  • Kangaskhan's role as an anti-offense Pokemon doesn't mandate any direct support, but Pokemon that can remove normal resist such as Gurdurr or Magmortar allow Kangaskhan to more easily chip the opponent with its Normal STAB.
  • This is too short for Team options I think you should include stuff like Qwilfish and Hwish support, fighting checks etc

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • A physically bulky set with Rest, Whirlpool, Toxic, and Seismic toss alongside Early Bird can be used to lure in and eliminate the bulky Pokemon that Kangaskhan's standard tends to bring in.
  • Toxic can be ran to pressure bulkier Pokemon such as Gourgeist and Milktank and Palosand remove milktank imo
  • Z-move
  • Sub Punch
  • Sub Toxic
  • Power up Punch
  • circle throw
  • av
  • life orb
  • Facade

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal Resists**: Pokemon such as Carracosta, Regirock, and Ferroseed can easily switch into Kangaskhan's Fake Out and proceed to cripple it or set up hazards. Ferroseed is especially a problem, as it takes neutral damage from Earthquake and chips Kangaskhan back with iron barbs.

**Bulky Sweepers**: Kangaskhan's revenge-killing often relies on the sweeper being frail- Enough so that Fake-Out + Sucker Punch can KO with little to no chip damage. However, sweepers such as Carracosta and Turtonator are naturally bulky and can take a Fake Out even at -1, and then remove Kangaskhan with a powerful Z-Move. what do you mean -1?
**Fighting-types**

**Steel-types**

**Rock-types**


**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Physically bulky such as Milktank, Gourgeist, or Pallosand can switch-in to any of Kangaskhan's attacks (bar Toxic), and proceed to force it out.
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Implemented a lot of what you gave, but there were a few things I didn't do, such as adding a rock- and steel-type section to C&C (which is what Normal Resists basically is imo), and changing the sentence about denting Gourgeist and Sableye, as it is just denting/chipping them on the switch. I could reword it, but I never intended it to mean that Kangaskhan could beat them.
Thanks!
 

Megazard

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[OVERVIEW]

  • Very well rounded stats
  • Passable Attack and Speed alongside Fake Out allows Kangaskhan to effectively revenge kill most offensive threats
  • Good bulk allows it to take a couple of non-supereffective hits even when uninvested
  • Scrappy allows it to threaten offensive Ghost-types such as Haunter or Oricorio-Sensu with Fake Out while denting defensive ones such as Sableye or Gourgeist-Super with Double Edge
  • Lack of recovery alongside Double Edge recoil wears down Kanghaskan quickly
  • Struggles against bulky normal resists like Regirock or Carracosta
the overview doesn't really talk about what kanga does, which is a big oversight. reading this i know its attributes and move pool and good/bad matchups, but i don't know what the point of using a kangaskhan is. that's what this overview should be saying here, even if it's just one bullet. Everything else is fine though

[SET]
name: All Out Attacker
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Double Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Silk Scarf
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Fake Out deals decent priority damage while flinching, making it proficient at chipping or outright KOing frail targets such as Primeape, Oricorio, and Zangoose nothing's getting outright KOd without a ton of chip lol
  • Double Edge hits for heavy damage and is preferred over Return for the higher damage output despite recoil, giving Kangaskhan a slight chance to 2HKO defensive Gastrodon on the switch with Stealth Rocks alongside other benchmarks
  • Earthquake hits normal resists such as Carracosta and Regirock for heavy damage.
  • Sucker Punch further improves Kangaskhan's offesense matchup, securing the KO on some set-up sweepers that are not OHKO'd by Fake Out alone, such as Jynx.

Set Details
========

  • Adamant is the preferred nature to maximize damage output, and the Speed drop is mostly unimportant when using priority attacks.
  • However, Jolly can be ran to outspeed Pokemon such as Mespirit and other base 80 Pokemon and also beating out or tying with other Kangaskhan. u also beat standard magmortar with jolly which is p big
  • Maximum Attack is ran to ensure Kangaskhan hits as hard as possible to ensure that offensive threats are KO'd by Kangaskhan's priority. Maximum Speed is opted over additional bulk to still pose as a threat to offense after the Fake Out, while still having enough bulk to take a few neutral hits.
  • Silk Scarf is ran over items such as Life Orb or Leftovers for the damage boost on Fake Out and Double Edge while avoiding the recoil of Life Orb, allowing Kangaskhan to switch in and fire off Fake Out more often throughout the match.

Usage Tips
========

  • Kangaskhan should be brought in after a teammate is KO'd to revenge kill frail offensive threats such as Absol or Lilligant with dual priority. Note, however, that these Pokemon often need to have some form prior damage on them to ensure a KO. Lilligant and Jynx especially so, as a sleep move can be used after the initial Fake Out to force a 50/50.
  • Kangaskhan can also be brought in on predicted switches, weaker attacks such as Qwilfish's Waterfall, or on status moves to get off a Fake Out for early game chip damage.
  • Avoid switching Kangaskhan into stronger attacks, however, as Kangaskhan should be at a decent HP for the later parts of a match to successfully revenge kill and possibly take a hit if need be.
i don't see anything about using fake out vs the potential for that to give a fairly free switch, also how it can help vs setup sweepers, what kanga can do in conjunction with hazards, when i want to use it, really i don't get an idea of what I'm supposed to be doing with kanga. like the overview, this is way too generic to be useful

Team Options
========

  • Kangaskhan acts a a decent catch-all check against offense, so it fits well on more offensively inclined teams that need a reliable revenge killer.
  • Kangaskhan's role as an anti-offense Pokemon doesn't mandate any direct support, but Pokemon that can remove normal resists such as Gurdurr or Magmortar allow Kangaskhan to more easily chip the opponent with its Normal STAB.
  • Healing Wish support from Pokemon such as Mespirit and Mr. Mime allows Kangaskhan greater leeway when switching in early game.
  • Fighting checks such as Mespirit and Musharna help alleviate Kangaskhan's weakness to bulky Fighting-types like Gurdurr or Throh.
  • Qwilfish and Weezing can take advantage of the Fighting-types that Kangaskhan baits in by switching into them and then setting up Toxic Spikes for further pressure. make sure to emphasize tspikes more than this, they're quite good

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • A physically bulky set with Rest, Whirlpool, Toxic, and Seismic toss alongside Early Bird can be used to lure in and eliminate the bulky Pokemon that Kangaskhan's standard tends to bring in. id also elaborate more on this
  • Toxic can be ran to pressure bulkier Pokemon such as Gourgeist and Milktank.
  • Assault Vest can be ran to exchange power for greater special bulk and more switch-in opportunities.
  • A set with Focus Punch and Substitute can be ran to punish Ferroseed and other Normal resists.
  • Power-Up Punch can be ran to give Kangaskhan more offensive presence against balance and stall. this is best paired with facade so u can break through sableye, gastrodon, weezing, checks like that that rely on status
  • A Normalium Z can be ran in place of Silk Scarf for a one-time nuke.
  • Circle Throw can be ran on bulkier spreads to give Kangaskhan a powerful phasing move with no immunities.
  • Facade can be ran as the Normal STAB of choice to punish Will-O-Wisp users such as Sableye and Weezing.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal Resists**: Pokemon such as Carracosta, Regirock, and Ferroseed can easily switch into Kangaskhan's Fake Out and proceed to cripple it or set up hazards. Ferroseed is especially a problem, as it takes neutral damage from Earthquake and chips Kangaskhan back with iron barbs.

**Bulky Sweepers**: Kangaskhan's revenge-killing often relies on the sweeper being frail- Enough so that Fake-Out + Sucker Punch can KO with little to no chip damage. However, sweepers such as Carracosta and Turtonator are naturally bulky and can take a Fake Out even at -1 Defense, and then remove Kangaskhan with a powerful Z-Move. id just remove this section entirely, it's totally unclear what ur going for here. costa and gurdurr are the best examples i can think of and already included somewhere else, turtonator is like the single mon that applies and it's basically a physically defensive pokemon anyway

**Bulky Fighting-Types**: Physically bulky Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Throh can take a hit from Kangaskhan and proceed to KO it or set up a Bulk Up. why is this narrowed down to bulky fighting types? primeape/passimian/hitmonchan/poliwrath still check kanga to some extent and deserve mentions

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Physically bulky such as Milktank, Gourgeist, or Pallosand can switch-in to any of Kangaskhan's attacks (bar Toxic), and proceed to force it out. there's no need to mention toxic since it's niche as shit, but i would specifically mention musharna here
I'm sorta hesitant to stamp this because of how much the overview and usage tips look like what I'd write if I'd never used Kangaskhan before, 1/3 but I might look back over those sections and give more input once this is implemented
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I'm sorta hesitant to stamp this because of how much the overview and usage tips look like what I'd write if I'd never used Kangaskhan before, 1/3 but I might look back over those sections and give more input once this is implemented
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Yeah, sorry on the overview, I really hadn’t looked through that since I wrote it like a month ago.
I can assure you that Kangaskhan probably my second most used Mon after guzzlord (rip)

E: Implemented
 
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[OVERVIEW]

  • Very well rounded stats. (this seems pointless unless you're going to expand on it, and looking below you have; just remove)
  • Passable Attack and Speed alongside Fake Out allows Kangaskhan to effectively revenge kill most offensive threats.
  • Good bulk allows it to take a couple of non-supereffective hits even when uninvested. (it's always uninvested)
  • Acts as a decent blanket check against offense with the ability to pressure most set-up sweepers with dual priority and chip faster opponents while also being bulky enough to switch in a few times throughout a match. (I feel as if these three previous bullet points could be made into two, like it uses fake out + sucker punch to revenge and chip things so why is it basically said twice?)
  • Scrappy allows it to threaten offensive Ghost-types such as Haunter or Oricorio-Sensu with Fake Out while denting defensive ones such as Sableye or Gourgeist-Super with Double Edge
  • Lack of recovery alongside Double Edge recoil wears down Kanghaskan quickly
  • Struggles against bulky normal resists like Regirock or Carracosta

[SET]
name: All Out Attacker
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Double Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Silk Scarf
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Fake Out deals decent priority damage while flinching, making it proficient at chipping frail and fast targets such as Primeape, Oricorio, and Zangoose. (be specific with your oricorio, because that by itself is the fire version)
  • Double Edge hits for heavy damage and is preferred over Return for the higher damage output despite recoil, giving Kangaskhan a slight chance to 2HKO defensive Gastrodon on the switch with Stealth Rocks alongside other benchmarks (is there potentially a better benchmark?)
  • Earthquake hits normal resists such as Carracosta and Regirock for heavy damage. (super effective, heavy implies it's doing a lot, which it really isn't)
  • Sucker Punch further improves Kangaskhan's offesense matchup, securing the KO on some set-up sweepers that are not OHKO'd by Fake Out alone, such as Jynx. (I personally don't like mentioning jynx and sucker punch in the same sentence because of lovely kiss)

Set Details
========

  • Adamant is the preferred nature to maximize damage output, and the Speed drop is mostly unimportant when using priority attacks.
  • However, Jolly can be ran to outspeed Pokemon such as Mespirit and other base 80 Pokemon and also beating out or tying with other Kangaskhan. Also allows Kangaskhan to outspeed standard Magmortar and KO with Fake Out + Earthquake. (mention that they're positive base 80s by the way)
  • Maximum Attack is ran to ensure Kangaskhan hits as hard as possible to ensure that offensive threats are KO'd by Kangaskhan's priority. Maximum Speed is opted over additional bulk to still pose as a threat to offense after the Fake Out, while still having enough bulk to take a few neutral hits.
  • Silk Scarf is ran over items such as Life Orb or Leftovers for the damage boost on Fake Out and Double Edge while avoiding the recoil of Life Orb, allowing Kangaskhan to switch in and fire off Fake Out more often throughout the match.
  • Scrappy?

Usage Tips
========

  • Kangaskhan's main goal early in the match is to wear down the opponent's Pokemon with Fake Out (or Earthquake on a predicted switch) and should then be kept in reserve to keep the opponent's sweepers from setting up freely lest they are revenge killed. (no mention of sucker punch?)
  • Kangaskhan should be brought in after a teammate is KO'd to revenge kill frail offensive threats such as Absol or Lilligant with dual priority. Note, however, that these Pokemon often need to have some form prior damage on them to ensure a KO. Lilligant and Jynx especially so, as a sleep move can be used after the initial Fake Out to force a 50/50. (no a sleep move puts you to sleep, that doesn't force a 50/50 whatsoever)
  • Kangaskhan can also be brought in on predicted switches, weaker attacks such as Qwilfish's Waterfall, or on status moves to get off a Fake Out for early game chip damage. (okay the last two points are really meh. I don't want to bring in kanga on a qwilfish because of risking the scald burn (which is its standard water stab over waterfall) and i'd never send kanga in against a status user)
  • Avoid switching Kangaskhan into stronger attacks, however, as Kangaskhan should be at a decent HP for the later parts of a match to successfully revenge kill and possibly take a hit if need be. (appreciates being pivoted into)
  • Fake Out shouldn't always be the first move used, as it can give Normal resists the chance to switch in freely. If hazards such as Spikes and Stealth Rock are set up, however, this tilts the matchup back in Kangaskhan's favor as the opponent will be taking chip damage regardless of their choice. (i'd just put that normal type moves shouldn't be spammed if the opponent has a resist; the last but basically applies to most offensive mons and is so general, so i'd remove it. mainly because you're not talking about fake out being used on a mon that's staying in)

Team Options
========

  • Kangaskhan acts a a decent catch-all check against offense, so it fits well on more offensively inclined teams that need a reliable revenge killer.
  • Kangaskhan's role as an anti-offense Pokemon doesn't mandate any direct support, but Pokemon that can remove normal resists such as Gurdurr or Magmortar allow Kangaskhan to more easily chip the opponent with its Normal STAB.
  • Healing Wish support from Pokemon such as Mespirit and Mr. Mime allows Kangaskhan greater leeway when switching in early game. (remove mr.mime)
  • Fighting checks such as Mespirit and Musharna help alleviate Kangaskhan's weakness to bulky Fighting-types like Gurdurr or Throh. (mesprit also provides a slow uturn for kanga to get in freely, most of the time, and stealth rock support)
  • Qwilfish and Weezing can take advantage of the Fighting-types that Kangaskhan baits in by switching into them and then setting up Toxic Spikes for further pressure. Toxic Spikes is greatly appreciated by Kangaskhan as they wear down Kangaskhan's checks while also keeping opposing targets from switching out freely.
  • Heal Bell support
  • Hazard support

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • A physically bulky set with Rest, Whirlpool, Toxic, and Seismic toss alongside Early Bird can be used to lure in and eliminate the bulky Pokemon that Kangaskhan's standard tends to bring in. Rest in conjunction with Early Bird acts as powerful recovery option that also heals status, while Whirlpool traps the target and whittles down their HP alongside Toxic. This, alongside a few Seismic Tosses, will usually KO the target if they lack recovery, and will nonetheless cripple them if they do have a recovery option.
  • Toxic can be ran to pressure bulkier Pokemon such as Gourgeist and Milktank.
  • Assault Vest can be ran to exchange power for greater special bulk and more switch-in opportunities.
  • A set with Focus Punch and Substitute can be ran to punish Ferroseed and other Normal resists.
  • Power-Up Punch can be ran to give Kangaskhan more offensive presence against balance and stall. Facade will be ran over Double Edge in this case to capitalize off of status from switch-ins such Weezing, Gastrodon, and Sableye, giving Kangaskhan even greater offensive presence.
  • A Normalium Z can be ran in place of Silk Scarf for a one-time nuke.
  • Circle Throw can be ran on bulkier spreads to give Kangaskhan a powerful phasing move with no immunities.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal Resists**: Pokemon such as Carracosta, Regirock, and Ferroseed can easily switch into Kangaskhan's Fake Out and proceed to cripple it or set up hazards. Ferroseed is especially a problem, as it takes neutral damage from Earthquake and chips Kangaskhan back with iron barbs. (also either sets up on it or cripples it)

**Fighting-Types**: Physically bulky Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Throh can take a hit from Kangaskhan and proceed to KO it or set up a Bulk Up. Frailer Fighting-types such as Hitmonchan, Primeape, Passimian, and Poliwrath don't enjoy taking a Fake Out but nonetheless can still force out Kangaskhan with their Fighting STAB. (throh cant switch into a double edge though, also poli and passimian aren't frail)

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Physically bulky such as Milktank, Gastrodon, Musharna, Gourgeist, or Pallosand can switch-in to basically any of Kangaskhan's attacks, and proceed to force it out. (with status for example)
Neat work bud! 2/3 QC
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Passable Attack and Speed alongside Fake Out allows Kangaskhan to . This is aided by a naturally good bulk that allows it to take a couple of hits if need be. Acts as a decent blanket check against offense with the ability to pressure most set-up sweepers with dual priority and chip faster opponents while also being bulky enough to switch in a few times throughout a match.
Scrappy allows it to threaten offensive Ghost-types such as Haunter or Oricorio-Sensu with Fake Out while denting defensive ones such as Sableye or Gourgeist-Super with Double Edge
Lack of recovery alongside Double Edge recoil wears down Kanghaskan quickly
Struggles against bulky normal resists like Regirock or Carracosta
this overview needs some serious work. You have to make complete sentences instead of just removing the bullet points. Just doing this to avoid any extra time with this:

(Kangaskhan is a solid Pokemon in the PU tier having access to Fake Out and Sucker Punch to pick of frail attackers attackers. It also has access to Scrappy, allowing Kangaskhan to hit Ghost-types such as Oricorio-Ghost and Golurk with STAB Double-Edge without having to rely on coverage options. It also has respectable bulk despite its typing not giving it much resistances, so Kangaskhan can take a hit or two if need be. However, it struggles with bulkier Pokemon such as Carracosta, Ferroseed, and Regirock due to them all resisting Double-Edge, forcing Kangaskhan to rely on it's coverage to do any respectable damage. This combined with a lack of reliable recovery means that Kangaskhan can easily be worn down by not only entry hazards, but from Double-Edge recoil as well.)

[SET]
name: All Out Attacker
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Double Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Silk Scarf
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Fake Out deals decent priority damage while flinching, making it proficient at chipping frail and fast targets such as Primeape, Oricorio-Sensu, and Zangoose. Double Edge hits for heavy damage and is preferred over Return for the higher damage output despite recoil, giving Kangaskhan a good chance to KO Skuntank after Stealth Rocks alongside other benchmarks. Earthquake hits normal resists such as Carracosta and Regirock for heavy damage. Lastly, Sucker Punch further improves Kangaskhan's offesense matchup, securing the KO on some set-up sweepers that are not OHKO'd by Fake Out alone, such as Alolan Raichu.

Set Details
========

Adamant is the preferred nature to maximize damage output, and the Speed drop is mostly unimportant when using priority attacks. Jolly can be ran to outspeed Pokemon such as Mespirit and other positive nature base 80 Pokemon and also beating out or tying with other Kangaskhan. Also allows Kangaskhan to outspeed standard Magmortar and KO with Fake Out + Earthquake. Maximum Attack is ran to ensure Kangaskhan hits as hard as possible to ensure that offensive threats are KO'd by Kangaskhan's priority. Maximum Speed is opted over additional bulk to still pose as a threat to offense after the Fake Out, while still having enough bulk to take a few neutral hits. Silk Scarf is ran over items such as Life Orb or Leftovers for the damage boost on Fake Out and Double Edge while avoiding the recoil of Life Orb, allowing Kangaskhan to switch in and fire off Fake Out more often throughout the match. Lastly, Scrappy is the ability of choice as it gives Kangaskhan's STABS the ability to hit important Ghost-type targets such as Oricorio-Sensu and Golurk.

Usage Tips
========

Kangaskhan's main goal early in the match is to wear down the opponent's Pokemon with Fake Out (or Earthquake on a predicted switch) and should then be kept in reserve to keep the opponent's sweepers from setting up freely lest they are revenge killed by the Fake Out + Sucker Punch combo. Kangaskhan should be brought in after a teammate is KO'd to revenge kill frail offensive threats such as Absol or Lilligant with dual priority. Note, however, that these Pokemon often need to have some form prior damage on them to ensure a KO. Lilligant and Jynx especially so, as a sleep move can be used after the initial Fake Out to easily avoid the Sucker Punch while shutting down Kangaskhan. Additionally, it can be brought in on predicted switches or via slow U-Turn from teammates such as Mespirit. However, avoid switching Kangaskhan into stronger attacks, as Kangaskhan should be at a decent HP for the later parts of a match to successfully revenge kill and possibly take a hit if need be. On another note, Normal-type moves shouldn't be spammed if the opponent has any Normal-type resists, as this can grant them a free switch in.

Team Options
========

Kangaskhan acts a a decent catch-all check against offense, so it fits well on more offensively inclined teams that need a reliable revenge killer. This role as an anti-offense Pokemon doesn't mandate any direct support, but Pokemon that can remove normal resists such as Gurdurr or Magmortar allow Kangaskhan to more easily chip the opponent with its Normal STAB. Additionally, Healing Wish support from Pokemon such as Mespirit allows Kangaskhan greater leeway when switching in early game. Fighting checks such as Mespirit and Musharna help alleviate Kangaskhan's weakness to bulky Fighting-types like Gurdurr or Throh. Mespirit also helps Kanghaskhan by bringing it in on slow U-turns and setting up Stealth Rock. Qwilfish and Weezing can take advantage of the Fighting-types that Kangaskhan baits in by switching into them and then setting up Toxic Spikes for further pressure. Toxic Spikes is greatly appreciated by Kangaskhan as they wear down Kangaskhan's checks while also keeping opposing targets from switching out freely. Heal Bell from Pokemon such as Milktank and Grannbull can heal Kangaskhan of crippling burns from opposing Scald and Will-O-Wisp users. Finally, hazard setters such as Ferroseed and Qwilfish aid Kangaskhan in wearing down its checks and counters over the course of the match.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

A physically bulky set with Rest, Whirlpool, Toxic, and Seismic toss alongside Early Bird can be used to lure in and eliminate the bulky Pokemon that Kangaskhan's standard tends to bring in. Rest in conjunction with Early Bird acts as powerful recovery option that also heals status, while Whirlpool traps the target and whittles down their HP alongside Toxic. This, alongside a few Seismic Tosses, will usually KO the target if they lack recovery, and will nonetheless cripple them if they do have a recovery option. Toxic is an alternative to Sucker Punch can be ran to pressure bulkier Pokemon such as Gourgeist and Milktank at the cost of a weaker presence against offense. Assault Vest can be ran to exchange power for greater special bulk and more switch-in opportunities. A set with Focus Punch and Substitute can be ran to punish Ferroseed and other Normal resists. Power-Up Punch can be ran to give Kangaskhan more offensive presence against balance and stall. Facade will be ran over Double Edge in this case to capitalize off of status from switch-ins such Weezing, Gastrodon, and Sableye, giving Kangaskhan even greater offensive presence. A Normalium Z can be ran in place of Silk Scarf for a one-time nuke at the cost of general power. Lastly, Circle Throw can be ran on bulkier spreads to give Kangaskhan a powerful phasing move with no immunities.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal Resists**: Pokemon such as Carracosta, Regirock, and Ferroseed can easily switch into Kangaskhan's Fake Out and proceed to cripple it or set up hazards. Ferroseed is especially a problem, as it takes neutral damage from Earthquake and chips Kangaskhan back with iron barbs while setting up hazards or crippling Kangaskhan.

**Fighting-Types**: Physically bulky Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Throh can take a hit from Kangaskhan and proceed to KO it or set up a Bulk Up. It should be noted, however, that Throh cannot switch into a Double Edge without being 2HKOed. Fighting-types no need to say Fighting-types here as this whole section is dedicated to them.such as Hitmonchan, Primeape, Passimian, and Poliwrath don't enjoy taking a Fake Out but nonetheless can still force out Kangaskhan with their Fighting STAB.

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Physically bulky such as Milktank, Gastrodon, Musharna, Gourgeist, or Pallosand can switch-in to basically any of Kangaskhan's attacks, and proceed to force it out with the threat of status or just generally dealing heavy damage to Kangaskhan. remove Miltank and add weezing as most Miltank are specially defensive anyway.
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[OVERVIEW]

Kangaskhan is a solid pick in PU due to its passable Attack and Speed alongside Fake Out, which allows Kangaskhan to act as a decent revenge killer. These traits are aided by a naturally good bulk that allows it to take a couple of hits if it must switch in. Due to these traits, Kangaskhan acts as a decent blanket check against offense with the ability to pressure most set-up setup sweepers with dual priority and chip faster opponents foes while also being bulky enough to switch in a few times throughout a match. Additionally, Scrappy allows it to threaten offensive Ghost-types such as Haunter or Oricorio-SensuOricorio-Gwith Fake Out while denting defensive ones such as Sableye or Gourgeist-Super Gourgeist-XL with Double-Edge (add hyphen). However, lack of recovery alongside Double-Edge (add hyphen) recoil wears down Kanghaskan Kangaskhan quickly, (AC) and it struggles against bulky normal resists Normal-resistant Pokemon like Regirock or Carracosta.

[SET]
name: All Out Attacker
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Double-Edge (add hyphen)
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Silk Scarf
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Fake Out deals decent priority damage while flinching, making it proficient at chipping frail and fast targets such as Primeape, Oricorio-SensuOricorio-G, and Zangoose. Double-Edge (add hyphen) hits for heavy damage and is preferred over Return for the higher damage output despite the recoil, giving Kangaskhan a good chance to KO Skuntank after Stealth Rocks Rock damage alongside other benchmarks. Earthquake hits normal resists Normal-resistant Pokemon such as Carracosta and Regirock for heavy damage. Lastly, Sucker Punch further improves Kangaskhan's offesense offense matchup, securing the KO on some set-up setup sweepers that are not OHKO'd OHKOed (i don't follow PU, but I doubt Silk Scarf Kang can outright OHKO mons with Fake Out...I'd replace OHKOed with KOed if so) by Fake Out alone, such as Alolan Raichu.

Set Details
========

Adamant is the preferred nature to maximize damage output, and the Speed drop is mostly unimportant when using priority attacks. Jolly can be ran to outspeed Pokemon such as Mespirit and other positive nature base 80 Speed Pokemon and while also beating out or Speed tying with other Kangaskhan. Also It also allows Kangaskhan to outspeed standard Magmortar and KO it with Fake Out + Earthquake. Maximum Attack is ran to ensure Kangaskhan hits as hard as possible to ensure that offensive threats are KO'd KOed by Kangaskhan's priority. Maximum Speed is opted over additional bulk to still pose as a threat to offense after the Fake Out, (RC) while still having enough bulk to take a few neutral hits. Silk Scarf is ran over items such as Life Orb or Leftovers for the damage boost on Fake Out and Double-Edge (add hyphen) while avoiding the recoil of Life Orb, allowing Kangaskhan to switch in and fire off Fake Out more often throughout the match. Lastly, Scrappy is the ability of choice, (AC) as it gives Kangaskhan's STABS STAB moves the ability to hit important Ghost-type targets such as Oricorio-SensuOricorio-G and Golurk.

Usage Tips
========

Kangaskhan's main goal early in the match is to wear down the opponent's Pokemon with Fake Out (or Earthquake on a predicted switch) and should then be kept in reserve to keep the opponent's sweepers from setting up freely lest they are revenge killed by the Fake Out + Sucker Punch combo. Kangaskhan should be brought in after a teammate is KO'd KOed to revenge kill frail offensive threats such as Absol or Lilligant with dual priority. Note, however, that these Pokemon often need to have some form prior damage on them to ensure a KO. (remove period) , (AC) especially Lilligant and Jynx especially so, as they can use a sleep-inducing move can be used after the initial Fake Out to easily avoid the Sucker Punch while shutting down Kangaskhan. Additionally, it Kangaskhan can be brought in on predicted switches or via slow U-Turn U-turn from teammates such as Mespirit. However, avoid switching Kangaskhan it into stronger attacks, as Kangaskhan should be at a decent HP for the later parts of a match to successfully revenge kill and possibly take a hit if need be. On another note, Normal-type moves shouldn't be spammed if the opponent has any Normal-type resists anything Normal-resistant, as this can grant them a free switch in.

Team Options
========

Kangaskhan acts a a decent catch-all check against offense, so it fits well on more offensively inclined teams that need a reliable revenge killer. This role as an anti-offense Pokemon doesn't mandate any direct support, but Pokemon that can remove normal resists Normal-resistant threats such as Gurdurr or and Magmortar allow Kangaskhan to more easily chip the opponent foe with its Normal STAB moves. Additionally, Healing Wish support from Pokemon such as Mespirit allows Kangaskhan greater leeway when switching in early game. Fighting checks such as Mespirit and Musharna help alleviate Kangaskhan's weakness to bulky Fighting-types like Gurdurr or Throh. Mespirit also helps Kanghaskhan by bringing it in on through slow U-turns and setting up Stealth Rock. Weezing can take advantage of the Fighting-types that Kangaskhan baits in by switching into them and then setting up Toxic Spikes for further pressure. Toxic Spikes is are greatly appreciated by Kangaskhan, (AC) as they wear down Kangaskhan's checks while also keeping opposing targets from switching out freely. Heal Bell from Pokemon such as Milktank Miltank and Grannbull Granbull can heal Kangaskhan of crippling burns from opposing Scald and Will-O-Wisp users. Finally, hazard setters such as Ferroseed and Weezing aid Kangaskhan in wearing down its checks and counters over the course of the match.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

A physically bulky set with Rest, Whirlpool, Toxic, and Seismic toss Toss alongside Early Bird can be used to lure in and eliminate the bulky Pokemon that Kangaskhan's standard set tends to bring in. Rest in conjunction with Early Bird acts as powerful recovery option that also heals status, while Whirlpool traps the target and whittles down their HP alongside Toxic. This, alongside a few Seismic Tosses, will usually KO the target if they lack recovery, and it will nonetheless cripple them if they do have a recovery option. Toxic is an alternative to Sucker Punch can be ran to pressure bulkier Pokemon such as Gourgeist (which forme?) and Milktank Miltank at the cost of a weaker presence against offense. Assault Vest can be ran to exchange power for greater special bulk and more switch-in opportunities. A set with Focus Punch and Substitute can be ran to punish Ferroseed and other Normal resists Normal-resistant Pokemon. Power-Up Punch can be ran to give Kangaskhan more offensive presence against balance and stall. (remove period) ; (add semicolon) Facade will be ran over Double-Edge (add hyphen) in this case to capitalize off of status from switch-ins such Weezing, Gastrodon, and Sableye, giving Kangaskhan even greater offensive presence. A Normalium Z can be ran in place of Silk Scarf for a one-time nuke at the cost of general power. Lastly, Circle Throw can be ran on bulkier spreads to give Kangaskhan a powerful phasing phazing move with no immunities.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal Resists Normal-Resistant Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Carracosta, Regirock, and Ferroseed can easily switch into Kangaskhan's Fake Out and proceed to cripple it or set up hazards. Ferroseed is especially a problem, as it takes neutral damage from Earthquake and chips Kangaskhan back with iron barbs Iron Barbs while setting up hazards or crippling Kangaskhan (with Thunder Wave I'm guessing? ).

**Fighting-Typestypes**: Physically bulky Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Throh can take a hit from Kangaskhan and proceed to KO it or set up a Bulk Up. It should be noted, however, that Throh cannot switch into a Double-Edge (add hyphen) without being 2HKOed. Other Pokemon such as Hitmonchan, Primeape, Passimian, and Poliwrath don't enjoy taking a Fake Out but nonetheless can still force out Kangaskhan with their Fighting STAB moves.

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Physically bulky Pokemon such as Weezing, Gastrodon, Musharna, Gourgeist (which forme?), or Pallosand can switch-in (remove hyphen) to basically any of Kangaskhan's attacks, and proceed to force it out with the threat of status or just generally dealing heavy damage to Kangaskhan.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Kangaskhan is a solid pick in PU due to its passable Attack and Speed alongside Fake Out, which allows Kangaskhan it to act as a decent revenge killer. These traits are aided by naturally good bulk that allows it to lets it take a couple of hits if it must switch in. Due to these traits, Kangaskhan acts as a decent blanket check against offense with the ability to pressure most setup sweepers with dual priority and chip faster foes while also being bulky enough to switch in a few times throughout a match. Additionally, Scrappy allows it to threaten offensive Ghost-types such as Haunter or Oricorio-G with Fake Out while denting defensive ones such as Sableye or and Gourgeist-XL with Double-Edge. However, lack of recovery alongside Double-Edge recoil wears down Kanghaskan quickly, (AC) and it struggles against bulky Normal-resistant Pokemon like Regirock or and Carracosta.

[SET]
name: All Out All-out Attacker
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Double-Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Silk Scarf
ability: Scrappy
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Fake Out deals decent priority damage while flinching making the foe flinch, making it proficient at chipping frail and fast targets such as Primeape, Oricorio-G, and Zangoose. Double-Edge hits for heavy damage and is preferred over Return for the higher damage output despite the recoil, giving Kangaskhan a good chance to KO Skuntank after Stealth Rock damage alongside other benchmarks. Earthquake hits Normal-resistant Pokemon such as Carracosta and Regirock for heavy damage. Lastly, Sucker Punch further improves Kangaskhan's offense matchup, securing the KO on some setup sweepers that are not KOed by Fake Out alone, such as Alolan Raichu.

Set Details
========

Adamant is the preferred nature to maximize damage output, and the Speed drop is mostly unimportant when using priority attacks. Jolly can be ran run to outspeed Pokemon such as Mespirit and other positive nature base 80 Speed Pokemon while also beating out or tying with other Kangaskhan. It also allows Kangaskhan to outspeed standard Magmortar and KO it with Fake Out + Earthquake. Maximum Attack is ran to ensure Kangaskhan hits as hard as possible to ensure that offensive threats are KOed by Kangaskhan's priority. Maximum Speed is opted over additional bulk to still pose as a threat to offense after the Fake Out while still having enough bulk to take a few neutral hits. Silk Scarf is ran run over items such as Life Orb or and Leftovers for the damage boost on Fake Out and Double-Edge while avoiding the recoil of Life Orb, allowing Kangaskhan to switch in and fire off Fake Out more often throughout the match. Lastly, Scrappy is the ability of choice, as it gives Kangaskhan's STAB moves the ability to hit Ghost-type targets such as Oricorio-G and Spiritomb.

Usage Tips
========

Kangaskhan's main goal early in the match is to wear down the opponent's Pokemon with Fake Out (or Earthquake on a predicted switch), (AC) and after which it should then be kept in reserve to keep the opponent's sweepers from setting up freely lest they are be revenge killed by the Fake Out + Sucker Punch combo combination. Kangaskhan should be brought in after a teammate is KOed to revenge kill frail offensive threats such as Absol or Lilligant with dual priority. Note, however, that these Pokemon often need to have some form prior damage on them to ensure a KO, especially Lilligant and Jynx, as they can use a sleep-inducing move after the initial Fake Out to easily avoid the Sucker Punch while shutting down Kangaskhan. Additionally, Kangaskhan can be brought in on predicted switches or via slow U-turn from teammates such as Mespirit. However, avoid switching it into stronger attacks, as Kangaskhan should be at a decent HP for the later parts of a match to successfully revenge kill and possibly take a hit if need be. On another note, Normal-type moves shouldn't be spammed if the opponent has anything Normal-resistant, as this can grant them a safe switch in.

Team Options
========

Kangaskhan acts a a decent catch-all check against offense, so it fits well on more offensively inclined teams that need a reliable revenge killer. This role as an anti-offense Pokemon doesn't mandate any direct support, but Pokemon that can remove Normal-resistant threats such as Gurdurr and Magmortar allow Kangaskhan to more easily chip the foe with its Normal STAB moves. Additionally, Healing Wish support from Pokemon such as Mespirit allows Kangaskhan greater leeway when switching in early game. Fighting checks such as Mespirit Mesprit and Musharna help alleviate Kangaskhan's weakness to bulky Fighting-types like Gurdurr or Throh. Mespirit Mesprit also helps Kanghaskhan Kangaskhan by bringing it in through slow U-turns and setting up Stealth Rock. Weezing can take advantage of the Fighting-types that Kangaskhan baits in by switching into them and then setting up Toxic Spikes for further pressure. Toxic Spikes in general are greatly appreciated by Kangaskhan, as they wear down Kangaskhan's checks while also keeping opposing targets from switching out freely. Heal Bell from Pokemon such as Miltank and Granbull can heal Kangaskhan of crippling burns from opposing Scald and Will-O-Wisp users. Finally, hazard setters such as Ferroseed and Weezing (Weezing was already mentioned which makes this look p disjoint, remove / replace please) aid Kangaskhan in wearing down its checks and counters over the course of the match.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

A physically bulky set with Rest, Whirlpool, Toxic, and Seismic Toss alongside Early Bird can be used to lure in and eliminate the bulky Pokemon that Kangaskhan's standard set tends to bring in. Rest in conjunction with Early Bird acts as powerful recovery option that also heals status, while Whirlpool traps the target and whittles down their HP alongside Toxic. This, alongside a few Seismic Tosses, will usually KO the target if they lack recovery, and it will nonetheless cripple them if they do have a recovery option. Toxic is an alternative to Sucker Punch can be ran to pressure bulkier Pokemon such as Gourgeist-XL and Miltank at the cost of a weaker presence against offense. Assault Vest can be ran run to exchange power for greater special bulk and more switch-in opportunities to switch in. A set with Focus Punch and Substitute can be ran is an option to punish Ferroseed and other Normal-resistant Pokemon. Power-Up Punch can be ran to give Kangaskhan more offensive presence against balance and stall; Facade will be ran over Double-Edge in this case to capitalize off of on status from switch-ins such Weezing, Gastrodon, and Sableye, giving Kangaskhan even greater offensive presence. A Normalium Z can be ran in place of Silk Scarf for a one-time nuke at the cost of general power. Lastly, Circle Throw can be ran on bulkier spreads to give Kangaskhan a consistent phazing move with no immunities that nothing is immune to.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-resistant Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Carracosta, Regirock, and Ferroseed can easily switch into Kangaskhan's Fake Out and proceed to cripple it or set up entry hazards. Ferroseed is especially a problem, as it takes neutral damage from Earthquake and chips Kangaskhan back with Iron Barbs and Leech Seed while setting up hazards.

**Fighting-types**: Physically bulky Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Throh can take a hit from Kangaskhan and proceed to KO it or set up a Bulk Up. It should be noted, however, that Throh cannot switch into a Double-Edge without being 2HKOed. Other Pokemon such as Hitmonchan, Primeape, Passimian, and Poliwrath don't enjoy taking a Fake Out but nonetheless can still force out Kangaskhan with their Fighting STAB moves.

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Physically bulky Pokemon such as Weezing, Gastrodon, Musharna, Gourgeist-XL, or and Pallosand Palossand can switch in to into basically any of Kangaskhan's attacks (RC) and proceed to force it out with the threat of status or just generally dealing heavy damage to Kangaskhan it.
 
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