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26 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Kadabra From Pokemon

Kadabra is a Psychic type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Abra starting at level 16 and evolves into Alakazam when traded. From Generation IV onward, a Kadabra holding an Everstone will still evolve when traded between games. Take a look below for 26 awesome and interesting facts about Kadabra.

1. Kadabra is a primarily yellow, humanoid Pokemon.

2. It has two long, pointed ears on top of its head, a red star on its forehead, narrow, deep-set eyes, and wide cheeks leading down to a thin snout.

3. Extending from its each side of its snout are two mustache-like tufts of fur; a male will have a longer mustache than a female.

4. Kadabra’s torso is segmented with bulky shoulders, a thick, brown chest, and a small abdomen marked by three red, wavy lines.

5. Attached to the Pokémon’s abdomen is a large, thick tail encircled with a brown band near its base.

6. Its arms are thin with brown elbows and end in three-fingered hands with white claws.

7. Its legs have prominent knees and large, three-toed feet, also ending in white claws.

8. Two of its toes face forward and one backward.

9. Kadabra is always seen carrying a silver spoon, which amplifies its telekinetic powers.

10. A gold spoon does not work as an amplifier and Kadabra is only half as strong without a spoon.

11. It is able to bend its spoon to use Kinesis, its signature move.

12. 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.

13. The waves increase further in strength the more danger Kadabra faces.

14. By closing its eyes, it can double the number of alpha particles it emits.

15. When it has a headache, the alpha waves become unusual.

16. All of Kadabra’s brain cells work in unison while it uses its powers. Kadabra lives in urban areas.

17. In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Kadabra was originally known as Pocus.

18. Kadabra has not been printed as a TCG card since the English Skyridge expansion in 2003. This may be the result of Nintendo and Pokémon Card Laboratories’ desire to avoid further litigation from Uri Geller regarding his claim that Kadabra is a parody of him.

19. Due to this limitation, Kadabra is also the only Stage 1 Pokémon that can be skipped by its Basic evolution, introduced with a particular Abra card able to evolve itself directly into Alakazam.

20. For possibly the same reason, Kadabra has not made any anime appearances since Fear Factor Phony aired in the United States in 2006, except a small cameo in the “World of Pokémon” opening of Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice.

21. Kadabra also did not appear in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, whereas Abra and Alakazam did.

22. Kadabra is based on magicians and spoon benders.

23. It also shares similarities with goats and foxes, two animals mythologically tied to magic.

24. 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.

25. Kadabra is part of an incantation used in stage magic, Abracadabra.

26. 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 appeared again in a flashback in Bad to the Bone.

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