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Why does my Kangaskhan get crit's so often?

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My Kangaskhan, (Jolly lvl 37) gets crit's so often. It's pretty ridiculous that they occur pretty much every trainer battle, (Leafgreen btw) I read somewhere that speed has an influence on crit chances, and the move that always gets the crit's is Strength. I'm assured this is not purely luck.

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Believe it or not, it's probably actually purely luck. Speed only determined the critical hit ratio in generation 1. Strength does not increase any the chance of getting a critical hit, nor does anything about Kangaskahn.

But you could be using one of these items or moves that affect the critical hit ratio:

  • Scope Lens
  • Focus Energy
  • Lansat Berry
  • Dire Hit

If it isn't any of those things, it is just luck.

Kangaskhan - PokemonDB
Critical Hit - Bulbapedia

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Critical hits were only affected by speed in Gen I.

This really is luck. Just because Kangaskhan got a crit on one turn does not mean her chances of getting a critical on the next turn are any lower (is there have been no stat modifiers). All of her moves have the same chance of getting a critical hit, which is 6.25% without any modifiers.

I've experienced this before where my Oshawott got a crit in every one of its first 5 battles; it's all down to luck.

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