Competitive Information for Kadabra [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Kadabra kadabra
Base Stats for Kadabra

Psychic

Abilities:
SynchronizeSynchronize: If another Pokemon burns/poisons/paralyzes this Pokemon, it also gets that status.
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Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch.
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Magic GuardMagic Guard: This Pokemon can only be damaged by direct attacks.


Evolutions / Family:
Abra
Kadabra
Alakazam

Weakness Chart for Psychic-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kadabra? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Kadabra is an extraordinary Psychic-typed Pokemon. Kadabra is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Kadabra is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Kadabra
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Shadow Ball
- Energy Ball
- Signal Beam

Special Sweeper Kadabra (Magic Guard)

Kadabra is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Kadabra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kadabra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magic Guard, Kadabra can only be damaged by direct attacks.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kadabra? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Kadabra
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Shadow Ball
- Energy Ball
- Signal Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Kadabra (Magic Guard)

Kadabra is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Kadabra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kadabra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magic Guard, Kadabra can only be damaged by direct attacks.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kadabra learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
100
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
Switches position with the ally on the far side.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Guard Split
--
--
10
Averages Defense and Sp. Def stats with target.
Guard Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Defense and Sp. Def changes with target.
Kinesis
--
80%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Miracle Eye
--
--
40
Psychic hits Dark. Evasiveness ignored.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Power Trick
--
--
10
Switches user's Attack and Defense stats.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kadabra can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Kadabra

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