All About Alakazam Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 11, 2021 07:55 GMT

Some Pokemon are known as glass cannons, or Pokemon which have very low health and defensive stats but incredibly high attacking stats. One of the first glass canons is the psychic type Pokemon Alakazam, notorious for its appearance in the gym leader Sabrina’s team as her ace.


Alakazam Pokemon


About Alakazam


First appearance in animeIn the Original Series episode ‘The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis’
First appearance in gameRed and Blue
Region Kanto
Evolution Abra -->Kadabra --> Alakazam
1st Evo level16
2nd Evo requirementTrade
Pokedex EntryIt has an incredibly high level of intelligence. Some say that Alakazam remembers everything that ever happens to it, from birth till death. Alakazam wields potent psychic powers. It's said that this Pokémon used these powers to create the spoons it holds.


Alakazam’s Base Stats


Alakazam


HP55
Attack50
Defense45
Sp. Attack135
Ap. Defense95
Speed120

Mega Alakazam


HP55
Attack50
Defense65
Sp. Attack175
Ap. Defense105
Speed150


Appearance of Alakazam


Alakazam is a humanoid Pokemon with yellow and brown coloring. Its head is shaped like an upside-down star but with a mustache-like set of whiskers. It's almost always seen holding two spoons in its three-fingered hands in reference to the classic spoon-bending magic trick.


Appearance of Alakazam


Behavior of Alakazam


All of Alakazam’s behavior and descriptions center around its mind and the power of that mind. It's incredibly intelligent, psychically powerful, and is said to be able to remember everything it learns perfectly. However, this makes it difficult to relate to, so humans that befriend this Pokemon tend to have psychic powers in order to have a way to relate to this Pokemon’s incredible mind.


Strengths and Weaknesses


Alakazam is a pure psychic type so it's a simple task of looking at a type chart. It's strong against fighting and psychic-type moves and they do half damage. It's weak to a bug, ghost, and dark type moves and takes double damage from them.


Mega Alakazam


Mega Alakazam is the super-powered form for Alakazam. In games with Mega Evolution, and Alakazam holding an Alakazite can Mega Evolve into Mega Alakazam. Mega Alakazam not only boosts the Pokemon’s facial hair but its strongest stats as well. Mega Alakazam has one of the highest special attack stats of any Pokemon and has the ability to one-shot lots of opponents without buffs.


Mega Alakazam


Shiny Alakazam


Shiny Alakazam is the rare recolored version of Alakazam. This recolor includes a lighter overall tone, making Shiny Alakazam a yellow that's a lot brighter than its normal form. Shiny Alakazam also has its brown body parts changed to a deep pink color. Though this color is still brighter than the brown so overall Shiny Alakazam is much brighter than its normal form.


Shiny Alakazam


Alakazam EX


Alakazam EX is a powerful Pokemon card from the Trading Card Game. Alakazam EX is a special EX card which means it comes with special moves and abilities. Alakazam EX has the ability Kinesis which revolves around using another strong card to evolve it M Alakazam EX. This card is rather popular and some forms of the holographic Alakazam EX can be valued at over $20.


Alakazam EX


Best Moveset for Alakazam


All out Attacker: Alakazam is built to be a sweeper. Its high speed and special attack stats are perfect for dishing out one hit KOs before the opponent gets a single move in. This means it pairs very well with a Life Orb or Choice Specs to boost its attacks even further.


PsychicRecover/Knock Off
Focus BlastShadow Ball/Calm Mind


Best Moveset for Alakazam


How to Catch Alakazam in Pokemon Go


Pokemon Go forgoes the classic method of getting Alakazam. Instead of trading a Kadabra for it to evolve, all it takes is 100 Abra candy. After catching a lot of Abra and probably using a few Pinap berries for more candy, you should easily have enough to get your hands on this brainy powerhouse.


Video Guide



Trivia


Of any non-legendary Pokemon, Mega Alakazam has the highest special attack stat of all of them.


Due to their similarities, Alakazam is considered a counterpart to Machamp especially due to their opposing types.


There is a bug in the original Red and Blue games where Alakazam will have its cry changed to that of a Ghastly’s when an opponent sends one out while your Pokemon is at low health.


FAQs


Q. What is Alakazam based on?


The names of Abra, Kadabra and Alakazam are all taken from classic English magic words where a magician would chant “Abrakadabra, alakazam!” before performing a trick.


Q. Why does Mega Alakazam have spoons?


The spoons held by Kadabra, Alakazam, as well as Mega Alakazam are said to be created by their psychic powers.


Q. Is Alakazam legendary?


While Alakazam is very powerful, it is not a legendary Pokemon though it could be considered pseudo-legendary.


Conclusion


Alakazam can be difficult to use, with its low health and defense it’s hard to immediately understand what to do with it. But its incredible power makes learning how to use it in battle very satisfying and it can solo entire battles under the command of the right trainer. It's no wonder Alakazam is notorious in its power and has been since the beginning of the entire Pokemon series.



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