How to get Kangaskhan in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 4/Sep/2020 15:04 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 15:36

by James Busby


The Isle of Armor expansion has brought plenty of Gen 1 Pokemon to Sword and Shield, giving fans the chance to catch their old-school favorites. Read on to discover how you can find Kangaskhan in Sword and Shield. 

Kangaskhan was an extremely popular pick back when Pokemon X and Y hit our screen back in 2013. In fact, the Mega evolved form wreaked havoc in the competitive scene thanks to its incredible stats. However, this dynamic duo was missing from Pokemon Sword and Shield. 

Fortunately, those who have the Isle of Armor expansion can add this deadly normal type Pokemon to their party. If you’re struggling to find Kangaskhan and want to quickly add it to your Pokedex, then follow our handy catching guide below. 

Where to find Kangaskhan in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Kangaskhan map location
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Kangaskhan can be found roaming around the Warm-Up Tunnel and Training Lowlands.

Kangaskhan can be found roaming around the overworld in either the Warm-Up Tunnel or wandering the Training Lowlands. However, it only has a 5% spawn rate and favors the following weather conditions: normal, overcast, raining, thunderstorm, intense sun, sandstorm, and fog. 

If you don’t find Kangaskhan on your first lap of either the Warm-Up Tunnel or Training Lowlands, then simply hit the HOME button and change the data/time settings. This will refresh the wild Pokemon that can be seen roaming around the area. Simply rinse and repeat this process until Kangaskhan appears. 

Raid Den locations

  • Challenge Beach
  • Courageous Cavern
  • Potbottom Desert
  • Stepping-Stone Sea

Catching Kangaskhan

Kangaskhan battle screen
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Kangaskhan is extremely weak to fighting type moves.

Before you go out hunting for Kangaskhan, it is recommended that you use a Pokemon with False Swipe and Sleep/paralyze moves. False Swipe inflicts normal type damage and leaves your foe at 1 HP, making it the perfect move to use when capturing Pokemon. Of course, if you don’t have a Pokemon with this move, then consider using either Sleep/Paralyze to increase your chances of success. 

Kangaskhan has a capture rate of 45 and while it may not be particularly tough to catch, the above method will stop you from wasting multiple Poke Balls. Try to avoid using any fighting type moves as Kangaskhan’s normal typing makes it 2x weak these particular attacks. Once you’ve successfully caught Kangaskhan, we recommend breeding one that has an Adamant nature. This will increase its attack even further and allow you to dish out some incredibly punishing moves. 

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Zarude is finally in Pokemon Sword & Shield and players are “terrified”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield players finally getting their hands on Zarude have found the Mythical monster to be “terrifying.” The Dark/Grass-type’s animations in the Wild Area are nightmare fuel.

To celebrate the upcoming Pokemon movie The Secrets of the Jungle, new Mythical ‘mon Zarude was introduced to Sword & Shield. The Dark/Grass-type Legendary plays a major role in the feature length film.

While the character technically made its debut in the RPG months back, many players around the world are only now getting the monster in November. However, some have found one aspect of the character to be unsettling, to say the least.

Some Pokemon Trainers are freaked out by Zarude

Zarude was first revealed back in February, before officially releasing in Sword & Shield in August. Japanese fans who pre-ordered tickets for the film were given a code to redeem the Mythical creature in the Switch title.

However, now that the character has made its debut in Europe, fans have been discovering that the character’s model is kind of creepy. One player uploaded a clip to Reddit, and exclaimed, “So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night.”

The video shows the gigantic Simian lunging towards the player as they run around the snowy region of The Crown Tundra. Its wiry arms snapping towards the ground only add to how unsettling the animation is.

So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night xD from PokemonSwordAndShield

While fans found the character’s design a bit scary back in February, seeing the monkey hurdling towards you is a sight to behold. One Trainer, reacting to the post, wrote, “Oh my goodness that is terrifying!”

Pokemon players react to Zarude video posted on reddit.

Sword & Shield players shared a similar sentiment on Twitter, such as one person who uploaded a screenshot from their game, and said, “Zarude’s run animation is terrifying.”

Pokemon Sword & Shield player uploads screenshot of Zarude running.

Whether you find the ‘mon creepy or not, Zarude is heavily featured in the upcoming Pokemon movie Secrets of The Jungle. At the time of writing, the movie does not have a release date for North America – though watch this space.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest grossing title in the entire franchise. Proof that the series has never been more popular.