Kadabra, The Psi Pokémon. It emits Alpha Waves from it's body that cause headaches to anyone nearby. When a Kadabra is nearby, Clocks have been known to run backwards. The more danger it faces, the more powerful it's Psychic Power becomes. It's Alpha Waves have been known to cause machines to malfunction. When it's eyes are closed, the amount of alpha waves being emitted are doubled. Only a trainer with a strong psyche can become a trainer of Kadabra. The spoon it holds is used to Amplify the Alpha Waves it emits. Without the spoon, it only has half it's telekinetic powers

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Kadabra would have to be this:


Calm Mind
Thunder Punch
Fire Punch

Items Attached:

Petaya Berry

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Kadabra

Kadabra, although not as powerful as its evolved form, still has great special attack and speed to work with. However its defense and HP is low and one decent Physical move could knock out Kadabra, so if you come up against a Physical sweeper which you think you will be unable to defeat even if you strike first, then switch pokemon.
The moveset is simple however, since it would seem Kadabra was designed to be a special sweeper. It can learn the three elemental punches through breeding, whatever you pick is a matter of opinion. If you don't want Calm mind on this pokemon, then pick the elemental punch you are missing if you wish to use it, if not, replace it with a different move.
With Calm mind however, you can boost its already high special attack and help boost its special defense. Psychic gains a boost from STAB. Thunderpunch and Firepunch is helpful to have more type advantage over your opponent.
The nature Timid is to boost Kadabra's speed stat and the Petaya berry will also increase Kadabra's special attack when its HP is low.
The EV's of course are to boost those already high special attack and speed stats, and also add that extra to its HP. Recover, one of the moves available to Kadabra, is fairly useless since Kadabra doesn't have that much HP to recover and its defenses will also hinder its usefulness.
For the ability, either is fine, although I prefer Synchronize, since this will deal with any pokemon that is trying to Paralyze/Poison/Burn Kadabra, passing the same effect to your opponent. Overall, Kadabra is a remarkable pokemon with excellent sweeping potential.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Special Attack & Speed for Kadabra with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Kadabra

Kadabra's Special Defense is High but it's Defense is low so get it with loads of Physical attacks or strike it with Dark or Bug Pokémon

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Kadabra would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Calm Mind
Shadow Ball
Dream Eater

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Kadabra

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Calm mind, 2nd - Psychic, 3rd - Calm mind, 4th - Psychic, 5th - Shadowball/Dreameater

Locations in Games


Trade from FR/LG


Trade from FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Cerulean Cave

Animé Appearences

Kadabra has had several Animé Appearences although many were Cameos. Sabrina of Saffron City used Abra in her battle against Ash, however it evolved and became a really strong Kadabra and Ash had to beat it with a Ghost Pokémon.

Episode 022: Abra & The Psychic Pokémon!
Episode 023: The Tower Of Terror!
Episode 024: Haunter Versus Kadabra!
Episode 075: Bad To the Bone!
Episode 101: The Mandarin Island Miss-Match!
Episode 118: The Rivalry Revival!

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