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Kadabra (Pokémon)

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Abra #063: Abra
Pokémon
#065: Alakazam Alakazam
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Kadabra (disambiguation).
Kadabra
Psi Pokémon
ユンゲラー
Yungerer
#064
Kadabra

Kadabra

Kadabra

Kadabra
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Synchronize or Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Magic Guard
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Kadabra

Mega Kadabra Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
100 (13.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
124.6 lbs. 56.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#064
Kanto
#090
Johto
#040
Hoenn
#021
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#103
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
145
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
140
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F064.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Kadabra (Japanese: ユンゲラー Yungerer) is a Psychic-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Abra starting at level 16 and evolves into Alakazam when traded.

From Generation IV to Generation V, a Kadabra holding an Everstone will still evolve when traded between games.

Biology

Kadabra is a primarily yellow, humanoid Pokémon. It has two large, pointed ears on top of its head, a red star on its forehead, and wide cheeks leading down to a thin snout. Its eyes are deep-set and narrow. Extending from its snout are two mustache-like tufts of fur, with males having longer mustaches than females. Kadabra's torso is segmented with bulky shoulders, a thick, brown chest, and a small abdomen marked by three red, wavy lines. Attached to the Pokémon's abdomen is a large, thick tail encircled with a brown band near its base. Its arms are thin with brown elbows, and end in three-fingered hands with white claws. Its legs have prominent knees and large, three-toed feet, also ending in white claws. Kadabra is always seen carrying a silver spoon, which amplifies its telekinetic powers.

Kadabra emits alpha waves strong enough to induce headaches, and can even cause clocks to run backwards, machines to malfunction, and delicate devices to cease functioning altogether. When it has a headache, the alpha waves become unusual. Kadabra can double the amplitude of its alpha waves when holding its spoon, and can increase it even further by closing its eyes. The waves increase further in strength the more danger Kadabra faces. All of Kadabra's brain cells work in unison while it uses its powers. Kadabra lives in urban areas.

In the anime

Kadabra in the anime

Major appearances

Sabrina's Kadabra

Sabrina, the Gym Leader of Saffron City, has a Kadabra that evolved from an Abra in Abra and the Psychic Showdown and was used against Ash. After being defeated by Sabrina, and obtaining a Haunter, Kadabra was defeated in a rematch in Haunter versus Kadabra. It was seen again in a flashback in Bad to the Bone.

Minor appearances

A Kadabra appeared in The Mandarin Island Miss Match. It was defeated in a battle by Prima's Cloyster.

A Kadabra was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

In Fear Factor Phony, a Kadabra was living in an abandoned mining colony with several other Psychic-type Pokémon.

A Kadabra made a small cameo in the "World of Pokémon" opening of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, in which every Pokémon from the first five generations (except Genesect) appeared.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP022 Kadabra Ash's Pokédex Kadabra, a Psychic Pokémon. The evolved form of Abra. It employs powerful telekinetic attacks.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Kadabra in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Sabrina's Kadabra

In Meanwhile...Vileplume! Like her anime counterpart, Sabrina in Pokémon Adventures also owns a Kadabra, making its main appearance in Kalling Kadabra.

A Kadabra was seen in a Poké Ball at Oak's Laboratory in Cherrygrove in Off Course with Corsola.

A Kadabra was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Sabrina's Kadabra

Sabrina's Kadabra is a formidable opponent who challenged Clefairy to a magic duel and lost.

A Kadabra is seen with Green during the baseball match that took place in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta's Kadabra was seen in Team Galactic's Greatest Warrior.

In the TCG

Main article: Kadabra (TCG)

In the TFG

One Kadabra figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red It emits special alpha waves from its body that induce headaches just by being close by.
Blue
Yellow Many odd things happen if this Pokémon is close by. For example, it makes clocks run backwards.
Stadium When it uses psychic power, all its brain cells work in unison to generate powerful alpha waves.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 It possesses strong spiritual power. The more danger it faces, the stronger its psychic power.
Generation III
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.
Emerald It is rumored that a boy with psychic abilities suddenly transformed into Kadabra while he was assisting research into extrasensory 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.
Generation IV
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.
Generation V
Black It stares at its silver spoon to focus its mind. It emits more alpha waves while doing so.
White
Black 2 It stares at its silver spoon to focus its mind. It emits more alpha waves while doing so.
White 2
Generation VI
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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Route 8
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 8
Crystal
Route 8
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Abra
Emerald
Evolve Abra
FireRed LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 215, Victory Road
Platinum
Route 215
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 8, Cerulean Cave
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Abra
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Abra
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Abra

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Abra
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Abra
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Buried Relic (40F-49F)
Wish Cave (46F-50F)
Solar Cave (13F-20F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Treeshroud Forest (1F-9F)
Spacial Rift (B1-B15)
Deep Spacial Rift (B1-B9)
Lost Wilderness (B1-B17)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: Challenger's Ground (post ending)
Pokémon Conquest Illusio

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow* TwistedSpoon TwistedSpoon (100)%
FireRed LeafGreen TwistedSpoon TwistedSpoon (5%)
Diamond Pearl TwistedSpoon TwistedSpoon (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver TwistedSpoon TwistedSpoon (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total: 400   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 120.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 XY   ORAS   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
0011 0011 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ???  ?  ?
0011 0011 Kinesis Psychic Status 0000 080}}80% 15 ???  ?  ?
0011 0011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100}}100% 25 ???  ?  ?
01616 01616 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100}}100% 25 ???  ?  ?
01818 01818 Disable Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
02828 02121 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
02222 02323 Miracle Eye Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 40 ???  ?  ?
03030 02626 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ???  ?  ?
04040 02828 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
03636 03131 Recover Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
03434 03333 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15 ???  ?  ?
02424 03636 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15 ???  ?  ?
04646 03838 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
04242 04141 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
04848 04343 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
05050 04646 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Kadabra obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kadabra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kadabra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kadabra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kadabra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
KadabraAlakazam Ally Switch Psychic Status —% 15
Mr. Mime Barrier Psychic Status —% 20
Mr. MimeHawlucha Encore Normal Status 100% 5
HitmonchanElectivireMagmarMagmortarMedicham Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
ElgyemBeheeyem Guard Split Psychic Status —% 10
Mr. Mime Guard Swap Psychic Status —% 10
HitmonchanMedicham Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
MakuhitaHariyamaSableye Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
MedititeMedicham Power Trick Psychic Status —% 10
Spinda Psycho Shift* Psychic Status 90% 10
AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. Mime
Spinda
Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMagmortarMedicham Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kadabra in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kadabra in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kadabra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kadabra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Kadabra can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Kadabra cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kadabra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kadabra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kadabra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kadabra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin064.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS064.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani064.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP064.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Decrepit Lab
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let me demonstrate real psychic power!
26%-50% HP Tch! My health has been reduced to half!
1%-25% HP I am failing... My psychic power is on the wane...
Level up Ah, fine! I have leveled up! Greater things are expected of me!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Ah, fine! I have leveled up! Greater things are expected of me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP064.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP064.png HP: Move: Psybeam
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Instinct
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Life Force
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Perception
Evolves from Abra when its Attack is 83 or higher

Evolves into Alakazam when it has a link of 55% or higher, after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment

Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kanetsugu and Takahiro

Evolution

063Abra.png
Unevolved
Abra
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 16
064Kadabra.png
First evolution
Kadabra
 Psychic 
Pal Pad
Trade
065Alakazam.png
Second evolution
Alakazam
 Psychic 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 064.png Spr b g1 064.png Spr 1y 064.png Spr b g1 064.png Spr 1g 064.png Spr b g1 064.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 064.png Spr b 2g 064.png Spr 2s 064.png Spr b 2g 064.png Spr 2c 064.gif Spr b 2c 064.png
Spr 2g 064 s.png Spr b 2g 064 s.png Spr 2s 064 s.png Spr b 2g 064 s.png Spr 2c 064 s.gif Spr b 2g 064 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 064.png Spr b 3r 064.png Spr 3e 064.gif Spr b 3r 064.png Spr 3f 064.png Spr b 3f 064.png
Spr 3r 064 s.png Spr b 3r 064 s.png Spr 3e 064 s.gif Spr b 3r 064 s.png Spr 3f 064 s.png Spr b 3f 064 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
064MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kadabra images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Kadabra is based on magicians and spoon benders. It also shares similarities with goats and foxes, two animals mythologically tied to magic. The symbols on Kadabra's forehead and abdomen appear to be references to Zener cards, a small deck of symbols used in experiments to test for extrasensory perception and clairvoyance in the early 1930s.

Name origin

Kadabra is part of an incantation used in stage magic, Abracadabra. It may also derive from the Spanish word cabra (goat).

Yungerer is a corruption of Uri Geller (with リ ri replaced by the visually similar ン n), who claims to have the ability to bend spoons with his mind, as the Japanese names of the Abra line are based on famous mystics. Geller attempted to make a case against Nintendo of America for using his likeness in a character and lost.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ユンゲラー Yungerer A corruption of Uri Geller
France Flag.png French Kadabra Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kadabra Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kadabra Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kadabra Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 윤겔라 Yoongella Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Notes


Abra #063: Abra
Pokémon
#065: Alakazam Alakazam


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