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Sabrina's Kadabra

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Sabrina's Kadabra
ナツメのユンゲラー Natsume's Yungerer
Poké Ball
Sabrina Kadabra.png
Sabrina's Kadabra
Debuts in Abra and the Psychic Showdown
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Abra and the Psychic Showdown
Gender Male*
Ability Unknown
Current location With Sabrina
Abra Kadabra
This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Abra.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Abra Rikako Aikawa Adam Blaustein
As Kadabra Unshō Ishizuka Adam Blaustein

Sabrina's Kadabra (Japanese: ナツメのユンゲラー Natsume's Yungerer) is Sabrina's main Pokémon in the anime. It is on many of her teams in the video games and in some series of Pokémon manga. There have also been Pokémon Trading Card Game cards named for this Pokémon.

In the anime

History

As an Abra, facing Ash's Pikachu
Sabrina and Kadabra

Kadabra first appeared as an Abra in Abra and the Psychic Showdown. Sabrina used it in a Gym battle against Ash. During the battle with Ash's Pikachu, Abra evolved into a Kadabra and with its Psychic-type attacks, it eventually caused Ash to forfeit the match to save Pikachu from being hurt anymore. It was shown that Sabrina and Kadabra share a strong psychic bond.

Ash later returned for a rematch in Haunter Versus Kadabra. This time, Ash's Haunter made Sabrina laugh for the first time in years, which caused Kadabra to laugh due to the psychic bond it has with Sabrina. Due to this Sabrina decided to give the Marsh Badge to Ash.

It was seen in flashbacks in The Tower of Terror and Bad to the Bone.

Personality and characteristics

Due to the strong psychic bond between Kadabra and Sabrina, all of Kadabra's emotions completely reflected those of Sabrina, making Kadabra's own possible personality unknown.


Moves used

Sabrina Kadabra Psybeam.png
Using Psybeam
Move First Used In
Teleport  Abra and the Psychic Showdown
Confusion Abra and the Psychic Showdown
Psychic Abra and the Psychic Showdown
Psybeam  Haunter Versus Kadabra
Recover  Haunter Versus Kadabra
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Both Sabrina's Abra and Kadabra are featured in the Generation I-based games, though not as her primary Pokémon.

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green Pokémon Yellow
Spr 1b 064.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Kadabra Lv.38
Disable
Normal
Psybeam
Psychic
Recover
Normal
Psychic
Psychic
Spr 1y 063.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Abra Lv.50
Teleport
Psychic
Flash
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 1y 064.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Kadabra Lv.50
Psybeam
Psychic
Recover
Normal
Kinesis
Psychic
Psywave
Psychic
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Pokémon Stadium
Round 1
Spr 3f 064.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
None
Kadabra Lv.38
Psybeam
Psychic
Reflect
Psychic
Future Sight
Psychic
Calm Mind
Psychic
064.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Kadabra Lv.50-100
Disable
Normal
Psybeam
Psychic
Reflect
Psychic
Seismic Toss
Fighting

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Abra in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Sabrina and her Abra

In the chapter Haunting My Dreams, Sabrina's Abra defeats Pikachu in a one-on-one Gym battle against Ash. Later in the same chapter, Abra helps Ash and Brock rescue Sabrina from a giant Haunter named the Black Fog.

Moves used

Sabrina Abra Teleport EToP.png
Using Teleport
Move First Used In
Teleport Haunting My Dreams
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kadabra in Pokémon Adventures
Sabrina and her Kadabra in Pokémon Adventures

Sabrina possesses a Kadabra in the Pokémon Adventures manga, which was first seen posing as Professor Oak in his laboratory. When it began to attack Red and subsequently was tangled in Saur's vine in retaliation, its use of a Psybeam revealed that it was a Pokémon. A Leech Seed attack then unmasked it, and soon it teleported back to Sabrina's side, aiding in the siege in Saffron City against Green, who snuck there. Although Sabrina initially appeared to be daunted by her SmokeScreen (among other various tricks), Sabrina is able to get the edge easily with its psychic powers. After Green only managed to escape the opponent even Blasty couldn't take out, Kadabra and its Trainer soon caught up to her and called upon the other legendary birds, who soon merged into Thu-Fi-Zer. In following arcs, it hasn't been seen much (owing to Sabrina's minor role), but continued to be among the strongest fighters she has, despite her also possessing its evolution as well.

Moves used

Sabrina Kadabra Psybeam Adventures.png
Using Psybeam
Move First Used In
Teleport Meanwhile...Vileplume!
Hypnosis × Kalling Kadabra
Psybeam Kalling Kadabra
Psychic Zap! Zap! Zapdos!
Disable Zap! Zap! Zapdos!
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Kadabra in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Sabrina and her Kadabra in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Sabrina's Kadabra makes an appearance in The Life-or-Death Magic Duel!! of the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga.

Sabrina summoned her Kadabra from her crystal ball after Red, Clefairy and Pikachu arrived in her castle. She did so in order for it to challenge Clefairy to a magic game. Kadabra performed many tricks such as bending a spoon. As Clefairy took his turn to perform some tricks, he had Kadabra light up the magical box when Clefairy went inside. However, the box accidentally lit up the dynamite that was attached to it. Much to the surprise of Kadabra and the others, the dynamite exploded and it blew up the whole castle.

In the TCG

Abra and Kadabra are featured in the TCG as one of Sabrina's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Sabrina's Abra or Sabrina's Kadabra.

Sabrina's Abra
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Sabrina's Abra Psychic Gym Heroes Common 91/132 Challenge from the Darkness Common  
Sabrina's Abra Psychic Gym Challenge Common 93/132 Yamabuki City Gym    
Wizards Black Star Promos   19 Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Sabrina's Abra Psychic Gym Challenge Common 94/132 Yamabuki City Gym    
Sabrina's Kadabra
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Sabrina's Kadabra Psychic Gym Challenge Uncommon 58/132 Challenge from the Darkness Uncommon  
 

Trivia

  • Kadabra is the first Pokémon belonging to a Gym Leader to evolve during a match with Ash.
  • Even though Teleport will always fail during Trainer battles in the games, Sabrina's Abra knows the move in Pokémon Yellow.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Abra and Kadabra.


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