Kangaskhan (Japanese: ガルーラ Garura) is a Normal-type Pokémon.
While it is not known to evolve to or from any other Pokémon, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan using a Kangaskhanite. Mega Kangaskhan has the Ability Parental Bond, and all of its stats are increased.
Kangaskhan is a large, bipedal creature with a thick tail. It has a brown hide with several raised patches, and a cream-colored belly. On top of its head is a black patch, and it has large cream-colored ears and red eyes. Its snout is short and rounded with two fangs protruding from its upper jaw. There are epaulette-like growths over its shoulders and a row of spikes down its back. It has three clawed digits on each hand and foot. In the pouch on its belly, it carries a baby Kangaskhan. Unlike its parent, the baby is light purple and has smooth skin. Kangaskhan is a female-only species with no male counterpart.
Through the use of a Mega Stone, Kangaskhan can Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan. While in this state, the mother Kangaskhan appears unchanged. However, the baby gains some new features. It gains raised patches on its knees similar to those seen on its mother. These patches also appear aligned horizontally along its belly. Finally, small, spiked growths appear underneath its ears.
Kangaskhan is a nurturing Pokémon that protects its young at all costs. The baby leaves the pouch only rarely until it is three years old. In order to avoid crushing the baby, Kangaskhan sleeps standing up. If the mother feels the environment is safe, it will allow its young out to play. However, it will violently attack anything that it sees as a threat to its young. Regardless of how badly injured it becomes, the mother will not cease fighting until its young is safe. Although it was nearly hunted to extinction, Kangaskhan can be found in savannahs and other grasslands.