Kadabra (Japanese: ユンゲラー Yungeraa) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

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Kadabra has a similar anatomy to Abra; however, there are some differences. Kadabra holds a metal spoon forged by its psychic powers. Also, Kadabra's tail is large and curly. It also has a "mustache." The mustache is larger on male Kadabra's. Kadabra's stomach has three red stripes.

Natural abilities

Kadabra can have the ability Synchronize or the ability Inner Focus. It does not have a strong physical body but prefers to use its psychic powers. If this Pokémon is nearby, an eerie shadow appears on TV screens. Seeing the shadow is said to bring bad luck. It is also said that to control this Pokémon in the most beneficial way you should have psychic powers, like the trainer Sabrina. When Kadabra is around, its strong psychic powers can sometimes interfere with electronics like computer monitors or televisions.

Evolution

Kadabra is the evolved form of Abra as of level 16, and evolves into Alakazam when traded.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Yellow Route 8 Rare
Gold and Silver Route 8 Rare
Crystal Route 8 Rare
Ruby and Sapphire Evolve Abra None
FireRed and LeafGreen Cerulean Cave Rare
Emerald Evolve Abra None
Diamond and Pearl Route 215 Uncommon
Platinum Route 215 Uncommon
HeartGold and SoulSilver Cerulean Cave Common
Black and White Evolve Abra (White only) None
X and Y Evolve Abra None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Abra
Pokémon Trozei! Probosphere, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Burned Relic (40-49F), Wish Cave (46-50F), Solar Cave (13-20F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Treeshroud Forest (1-9F), Spacial Rift (1-15BF), Deep Spacial Rift (1-9BF), Lost Wilderness (1-17BF)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    It emits special alpha waves from its body that induce headaches just by being close by.

  • Yellow

    Many odd things happen if this Pokémon is close by. For example, it makes clocks run backwards.

  • Gold

    It possesses strong spiritual power. The more danger it faces, the stronger its psychic power.

  • Silver

    If it uses its abilities, it emits special alpha waves that cause machines to malfunction.

  • Crystal

    When it closes its eyes, twice as many alpha particles come out of the surface of its body.

  • Ruby

    Kadabra emits a peculiar alpha wave if it develops a headache. Only those people with a particularly strong psyche can hope to become a Trainer of this Pokémon.

  • Sapphire

    Kadabra holds a silver spoon in its hand. The spoon is used to amplify the alpha waves in its brain. Without the spoon, the Pokémon is said to be limited to half the usual amount of its telekinetic powers.

  • FireRed

    It happened one morning - a boy with extrasensory powers awoke in bed transformed into Kadabra.

  • LeafGreen

    It emits special alpha waves from its body that induce headaches just by being close.

  • Emerald

    It is rumored that a boy with psychic abilities suddenly transformed into Kadabra while he was assisting research into extrasensory powers.

  • Diamond

    If one is nearby, an eerie shadow appears on TV screens. Seeing the shadow is said to bring bad luck.

  • Pearl

    When it uses its psychic power, it emits strong alpha waves that can ruin precision devices.

  • Platinum

    It stares at its silver spoon to focus its mind. It emits more alpha waves while doing so.

  • HeartGold

    It possesses strong spiritual power. The more danger it faces, the stronger its psychic power.

  • SoulSilver

    If it uses its abilities, it emits special alpha waves that cause machines to malfunction.

  • Black

    It stares at its silver spoon to focus its mind. It emits more alpha waves while doing so.

  • White

    It stares at its silver spoon to focus its mind. It emits more alpha waves while doing so.

  • Black 2

    It stares at its silver spoon to focus its mind. It emits more alpha waves while doing so.

  • White 2

    It stares at its silver spoon to focus its mind. It emits more alpha waves while doing so.

  • X

    When it uses its psychic power, it emits strong alpha waves that can ruin precision devices.

  • Y

    If it uses its abilities, it emits special alpha waves that cause machines to malfunction.

  • Omega Ruby

    Kadabra emits a peculiar alpha wave if it develops a headache. Only those people with a particularly strong psyche can hope to become a Trainer of this Pokémon.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Kadabra holds a silver spoon in its hand. The spoon is used to amplify the alpha waves in its brain. Without the spoon, the Pokémon is said to be limited to half the usual amount of its telekinetic powers.

  • Sun

    A theory exists that his Pokémon was a young boy who couldn't control his psychic powers and ended up transformed into this Pokémon.

  • Moon

    Kadabra's presence infest televisions and monitors with creepy shadows that bring bad luck.

  • Ultra Sun

    It stares at a silver spoon to amplify its psychic powers before it lets loose. Apparently, gold spoons are no good.

  • Ultra Moon

    It possesses strong mental capabilities, but its psychic powers are halved when it’s not holding a silver spoon.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Many odd things happen if this Pokémon is close by. For example, it makes clocks run backward.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Many odd things happen if this Pokémon is close by. For example, it makes clocks run backward.


Stats

Kadabra's Stats
HP
40
Attack
35
Defense
30
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
70
Speed
105
Total
400

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Kinesis 80% 15 Psychic Status
1 Teleport —% 20 Psychic Status
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
16 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
18 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
21 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
23 Miracle Eye —% 40 Psychic Status
26 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
28 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
31 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
33 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
36 Ally Switch —% 15 Psychic Status
38 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
41 Role Play —% 10 Psychic Status
43 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
46 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Teleport —% 20 Psychic Status Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Kinesis 80% 15 Psychic Status Smart 3 0 ♥
16 Confusion 50 100% 20 Psychic Special Smart 4 0 ♥
18 Disable 100% 20 Normal Special Smart 2 0 ♥
22 Miracle Eye —% 40 Psychic Status Smart 2 0 ♥
24 Ally Switch —% 15 Psychic Status Smart 3 0 ♥
28 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beauty 3 0 ♥
30 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2 0 ♥
34 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status Smart 2 0 ♥
36 Recover —% 10 Normal Special Smart 2 0 ♥
40 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
42 Role Play —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 4 0 ♥
46 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 4 0 ♥
48 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2 0 ♥
50 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Status Smart 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Teleport —% 20 Psychic Status
1 Kinesis 80% 15 Psychic Status
16 Confusion 50 100% 20 Psychic Special
18 Disable 100% 20 Normal Special
22 Miracle Eye —% 40 Psychic Status
24 Ally Switch —% 15 Psychic Status
28 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
30 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
34 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
36 Recover —% 10 Normal Special
40 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
42 Role Play —% 10 Psychic Status
46 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
48 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
52 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Status

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Teleport —% 20 Psychic Status Cool 2
1 Kinesis 80% 15 Psychic Status Smart 0
16 Confusion 50 100% 20 Psychic Special Smart 3
18 Disable 100% 20 Normal Special Smart 2
22 Miracle Eye —% 40 Psychic Status Cute 1
24 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beauty 2
28 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
30 Recover —% 10 Normal Special Smart 0
34 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Cool 2
36 Role Play —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1
40 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
42 Future Sight 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
46 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Teleport —% 20 Psychic Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Kinesis 80% 15 Psychic Smart 3 0 ♥
16 Confusion 50 100% 20 Psychic Smart 2 3 ♥
18 Disable 100% 20 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
21 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Beauty 3 0 ♥
23 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
25 Recover —% 10 Normal Smart 2 1 ♥
30 Future Sight 80 100% 10 Psychic Smart 3 0 ♥
33 Role Play —% 10 Psychic Cute 1 0 ♥
36 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
43 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Smart 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
1 Kinesis 80% 15 Psychic
16 Confusion 50 100% 20 Psychic
18 Disable 100% 20 Normal
21 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic
26 Recover —% 10 Normal
31 Future Sight 80 100% 10 Psychic
38 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
45 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
1 Kinesis 80% 15 Psychic
1 Confusion 50 100% 20 Psychic
20 Disable 100% 20 Normal
27 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic
31 Recover —% 10 Normal
38 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
42 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Ally Switch —% 15 Psychic Status
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Smart 0
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Fighting Physical Beauty 1
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Cute 2
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Smart 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM35 Metronome —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Kadabra can learn, refer to Abra.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Magic Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Magic Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Drain Punch B2W2 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Magic Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Recycle B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Gravity HGSS —% 5 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Role Play HGSS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Trick HGSSPt 100% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Smart 2 2 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Metronome FRLGE —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Tutoring.
Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

Sabrina has a Kadabra in the anime that evolved from an Abra in TB022: Abra and the Psychic Showdown. Kadabra also appears in Fear Factor Phony in a mining colony along with many other Psychic-types.

Controversy

Uri Geller

Trivia

  • Kadabra was originally going to be called Pocus, deriving from Hocus Pocus, a common magician phrase.
  • In Pokémon Red and Blue, the red star is not on Kadabra's forehead.
  • According to a court case in 1999, a man named Uri Geller claimed that the Pokémon Kadabra was an unauthorized parody of him. He stated that the Pokémon had many similarities to him, including his and Kadabra's ability to "bend spoons with their minds" due to having psychic powers, Kadabra's Japanese name (Yungeraa) which sounds like a corruption of his name, and even the fact that Kadabra's katakana (ユンゲラー) was very similar to Uri Geller's translation into katakana (ユリゲラー). He also stated that the star on Kadabra's head and the zigzags on its abdomen were antisemitic (discriminatory against Jewish people) as the star could be seen as a reference to the Stars of David worn by Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps and the zigzags interpreted as being references to the Waffen-SS (the Nazi military, which used similar lightning bolt symbols). As a result, Uri sued Nintendo for 60 million in court and won. Nintendo admitted that it was indeed partially based on him, but explained that its English name had no relation to him and its abdomen pattern is obviously not associated with Nazi.
    • But due to this lawsuit, it has led to Kadabra not appearing as a card since Skyridge in 2003 and not appearing in the anime since 2005 (except for a small cameo in 2013). According to Masamitsu Hidaka in 2003, he stated that any Kadabra card used in the TCG was banned and that it would not come back unless an agreement was settled, which was no time soon.

Origins

Kadabra appears to be based off a fox or goat with elements of spoon-benders and stage magicians. The star and zigzags on its head and stomach respectively are likely references to Zener cards, cards with simple shapes on them (including a star and three zigzags) sometimes used to test for ESP by those who believe in it (the person being tested tries to guess which shape is on the card the tester is holding without looking at the side that has the shape).

Etymology

Kadabra comes from the stage incantation "Abracadabra, alakazam."

Yungerā infamously comes from a transcription, then corruption, of Uri Geller's name.

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See also

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