- Mega Kangaskhan is an excellent revenge killer, with priority moves such as Fake Out and Sucker Punch providing ways to punish fast but frail threats such as Mega Alakazam, Mega Gengar, and Mega Beedrill.
- Mega Kangaskhan has an good base 100 Speed stat, letting it outspeed most of the metagame, while also letting it Speed tie Mew and Zapdos.
- Mega Kangaskhan has many coverage moves at its disposal, allowing it to hit the entire metagame with super effective damage.
- While Mega Kangaskhan has similar bulk to Mew, it does not have any reliable recovery, leaving it vulnerable to chip.
- Mega Kangaskhan's Attack stat is fairly below average compared to other Megas, which can be underwhelming against physically bulky Pokemon, such as Melmetal and Rhydon.
name: Revenge Killer
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Sucker Punch / Ice Punch / Thunder Punch
move 3: Facade
move 4: Earthquake
nature: Adamant / Jolly
- Fake Out is a great STAB priority move, allowing Mega Kangaskhan to deal over 50% damage to frail Pokemon, such as Mega Alakazam and Mega Beedrill, or about 25% damage to more bulky Pokemon such as Zapdos and Mew, all with a guaranteed flinch. Fake Out's flinch can also be used to stall out Toxic and screens on an opponent.
- Sucker Punch is another good priority move, helping Mega Kangaskhan deal with Mega Alakazam and Mega Beedrill, along with Mega Gengar and Mega Aerodactyl, who don't mind a Fake Out. However, it is prediction heavy, and you lose out on coverage. Ice Punch could be used instead to deal super effective damage on Zapdos, Mega Venusaur, and Dragonite. Thunder Punch is an alternative coverage move, hitting Starmie, Mega Gyarados, and Poliwrath for super effective damage.
- Facade is Mega Kangaskhan's best STAB move, which deals a fair amount of damage to the meta, while also allowing Mega Kangaskhan to become a status absorber.
- Earthquake provides much-needed coverage against Melmetal and Rhydon, who don't take much against Mega Kangaskhan's STAB moves. It also allows Mega Kangaskhan to hit Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Alolan Dugtrio, Mega Gengar, and Alolan Muk with super effective damage.
- Adamant is preferred to boost Fake Out and Sucker Punch's damage.
- Jolly is another option, allowing Mega Kangaskhan to outspeed base 100s that have a neutral Speed nature, and Speed tie base 100s that have a positive Speed nature.
- Try to utilize Fake Out often in the match. However, be wary of Melmetal, Rhydon, and Aerodactyl switch ins.
- Avoid taking major damage, but don't be afraid to take a hit if needed.
- Try to absorb status, but be aware that Melmetal/Rhydon take little damage from burned Facade.
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