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Pokémon TCG: Top 10 Best Kangaskhan

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We listed the top 10 best Kangaskhan in the history of Pokémon TCG, both in the competitive scene and Expanded. Check it out!

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Hello to all, I'm Rodrigo, and I bring you news about Pokémon TCG in general.

In today's article, I gathered the strongest Kangaskhan, a colorless Pokémon from the first generation.

Kangaskhan: Top 10 Best Cards

10 - Kangaskhan (Sun/Moon: Hidden Fates)

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You can pay for the cost of its attack, Parental Fury, with Double Colorless Energy GRI 166 or Twin Energy RCL 209, and already attack at once. Furthermore, this attack will deal damage according to your results in your coin tosses - you'll toss coins until you hit "tails", and deal 40 damage for each "heads" you hit this way.


We can use Trick Coin PHF 108 and Glimwood Tangle DAA 162 to manipulate our results and deal damage, guaranteed.

9 - Kangaskhan (Black/White: Plasma Blast | Sun/Moon: Team Up)

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Each Kangaskhan above plays a different role: whereas Kangaskhan PLB 71 looks for two basic Pokémon in your deck, Kangaskhan TEU 128 looks for two "evolution" Pokémon in your deck.

Which of them you'll use will depend on what is your goal and your deck's game plan. These two versions are excellent to set up Pokémon faster, both in Expanded and in the Gym Leader Challenge.

8 - Kangaskhan (Sun/Moon: Base Set)

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This Kangaskhan has two excellent attacks. The first one is excellent against your opponent's "evolution" Pokémon, which will be dealt 60 damage, and the second attack can deal up to 200 damage if you hit "heads" four times.

Once again we have resources we can use to manipulate these coins: Trick Coin PHF 108 and Glimwood Tangle DAA 162.

7 - Kangaskhan (Sword/Shield: Darkness Ablaze)

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This Pokémon is useful as a "counter-attack" Pokémon, and it is easy to pay for the cost of its attacks with Double Colorless Energy GRI 166, Twin Energy RCL 209, or Counter Energy CIN 122.

Besides, it will deal 120 damage "if one of your Pokémon was knocked down by your opponent in the previous turn".

It is an excellent fast attacker option for your Expanded deck.

6 - Kangaskhan (Sword/Shield: Fusion Strike)

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Its second attack, Coordinated One-Two Punch, can deal up to 160 damage, if you hit "heads".

Considering it uses the Rapid Strike mechanic, you can use Rapid Strike Energy BST 182 to attach two energy cards out of the three you need to attack.

There are other ways to attach these energy cards besides the cards above, like using Welder UNB 189a to move two Basic Fire Energy sv3 230 from your hand to your Pokémon and complement with the energy card you'd already play in your turn. We can also use Baxcalibur PR-SV 19's ability to move Basic Water Energy sv2 279 from our hand to our Pokémon.

5 - Kangaskhan (Sun/Moon: Dragon Majesty)

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This is a reprint of Kangaskhan RG 6, but it deals a different amount of damage, and also has a different amount of HP.

Kangaskhan DRM 55 is a recursive Pokémon, considering it draws us cards, and its last attack deals a reasonable amount of damage.

This is one of the few Pokémon in Expanded that has three attacks, and they are quite varied. As a result, it won't have any issues dealing with Pokémon that have "amnesia" attacks, and thus prevent a Pokémon from using a certain attack.

4 - Kangaskhan-EX (X/Y: Flashfire)

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In our fourth spot, we have a version that is "similar" to Kangaskhan RG 6, as Kangaskhan-EX FLF 78 also draws cards and makes you toss a coin when it attacks to determine how much damage it will deal.


We can get the energy cards to attack with it in several ways: by using Welder UNB 189a to attach two Basic Fire Energy sv3 230 and complement with the energy card we'd already use that turn, or use Baxcalibur PR-SV 19's ability, which will move Basic Water Energy sv2 279 in our hand to our Pokémon.

3 - Kangaskhan-GX (Sun/Moon: Promo Card)

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In our third spot, we have another recursive Kangaskhan that also attacks well.

This Kangaskhan's GX attack deals 150 damage and also allows us to draw five cards from the top of our deck.

Finally, its basic attacks allow us to play a combo with the Confused special status. Its first attack gives this status to your opponent's active Pokémon, and its second attack deals an extra 80 damage, dealing 160 damage in total, if your opponent's active Pokémon still has this "bad status".

2 - Mega Kangaskhan-EX (X/Y: Flashfire)

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In our second place, we have this Mega Evolution. Besides being one of the first cards with this mechanic back in the X/Y block, this Kangaskhan was legendary with Trick Coin PHF 108 in 2014.

Its only con is that it didn't get a Spiritual Link tool, like other Pokémon did, and, as a result, when it Mega Evolved, it passed your turn automatically.

1 - Kangaskhan ex (Scarlet/Violet: 151)

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In our first spot, we have this new ex version of Kangaskhan. It came in the current block, in the "151" special set, which highlighted Kanto Pokémon.

This Pokémon's attack also deals damage according to a coin toss (a standard trait for this "kangaroo Pokémon"), and can deal up to 400 damage if you hit all four coins.

In Expanded, we can use Lugia VSTAR SIT 139's VStar ability to put up to two Archeops PR-SW SWSH272 on the board, and guarantee two special energy cards with each Archeops. We can attach up to four special energy cards from our deck to our Pokémon, which can be very diverse, such as Powerful Colorless Energy DAA 176, to increase the damage your Pokémon deals as it is a colorless Pokémon, and Therapeutic Energy sv2 193 to protect it against "bad statuses" like Paralyzed, Asleep, and Confused.

Final Words

What did you think of this list? What would your top 10 best Kangaskhan list look like? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section.

Thank you for reading! See you next time.