Alakazam can use one of two Abilities: Synchronize, which afflicts a Pokémon with Paralysis, Poison or a Burn should it receive one of these Status Conditions, barring immunities; or Inner Focus, which protects it from Flinching unless it tries to use Focus Punch. Its Hidden Ability is Magic Guard, which prevents all forms of indirect damage, only allowing it to take damage from attacks.
Alakazam is in the Human-Like Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Alakazam 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Alakazam has a human-like body figure. Through evolution it hasn't changed hugely, though there is many differences. It has gotten a lot more taller, and its head is larger due to a large brain. Its mustache is longer now than it was prior to evolution. Alakazam's main coloration is still yellow, though it has some more brown areas which are on the knees and forearms. Instead of one silver spoon, it is typically seen holding two. It now does not have a star on its forehead or lines below its stomach.
The male and female Alakazam's mustache has a huge size difference, the male's being twice as long.
In most games, the only way to obtain an Alakazam was to evolve a Kadabra, which involved trading it to another game. In Black 2 and White 2, a trainer will want to trade with you not once, but twice. After doing , then battling her, she'll offer a second trade: a Hippowdon in exchange for her Alakazam.
Alakazam makes appearances at Endless Level 81, Pair Trozei and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain an Alakazam in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Kadabra. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Alakazam can be found at Treeshroud Forest 10F-20F. Alakazam is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Meadow 14F-19F and the following floors of Legendary Mountains: 26, 28, 30 & 31, 34-36, 38, and 40-46.
Alakazam can be found within Altru Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, its only appearance in the Pokémon Ranger subseries as of writing.
Alakazam can be found at Challengers' Ground Tower 1-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
The only way to obtain an Alakazam in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Kadabra.
Trading Card Game
Alakazam is listed in eight different sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Rising Rivals set; and as a Rare Card in the Base, Team Rocket (2), Gym Challenge, Expedition (2), Skyridge and Mysterious Treasures sets. Alakazam is listed as a Shiny Rare Card in the Crystal Guardians set, and as a Secret Rare Lv. X Card in the Rising Rivals set.
A ginormous Alakazam was awakened in The Ancient Puzzle of Pokemopolis, which did battle with an equally ginormous Gengar, only to be put asleep by an oversized Jigglypuff that was awakened by a Jigglypuff using Sing.
Ash would battle against Luana's Alakazam in Pokémon Double Trouble, which featured the first Double Battle in the series. Pikachu and Charizard would defeat the team of Marowak and Alakazam to win the Jade Star Badge. This wouldn't be the only time that Ash faced an Alakazam in a Challenge match: he would go against Anabel's Alakazam in Talking A Good Game and Second Time's the Charm, beating Anabel the second time around.
Gary was revealed to have an Alakazam in The Ties That Bind, but it wasn't used in battle. The only other notable Alakazam cameo: Vito Winstrate, who used his Alakazam's Rain Dance to calm down an enraged Camerupt in Candid Camerupt!
Wild Alakazam make an appearance in The Power of One and "Pikachu's Summer Festival".
Red would rescue the Kanto Pokémon Fan Club President's Abra from Lieutenant Surge in Chapter 11, but it had evolved into an Alakazam by the time the rescue was complete.
Blue would capture his own Alakazam, which he would use at the Gymleaders' Exhibition Battle and to take on challengers at Viridian Gym, making appearances in Chapters 116, 161 & 287.
An Alakazam that Crystal caught for Professor Oak in Chapter 121 would later be lent to Emerald. This was done so he could challenge the Battle Dome and Battle Pyramid, battles that took place in Chapters 311, 312 & 323.
Mira uses her own Alakazam to take on Team Galactic within the Distortion World in Chapters 417, 432, 437, 439 & 440.
In Generation VI, Alakazam is a part of the Borderline (BL) tier of competitive battling, meaning that it is banned from the Underused (UU) tier but not used enough to be a part of the Overused (OU) tier. While somewhat overshadowed by its Mega form, base form Alakazam is a decent Pokémon with certain merits that Mega Alakazam lacks. For instance, Alakazam has a great ability in Magic Guard which leaves it immune to any indirect damage like Toxic damage, damage from entry hazards, and Life Orb recoil. The ability to hold an item is huge for Alakazam in comparison to its Mega form, as it can run a Life Orb set which hits ridiculously hard or a Focus Sash set that guarantees that Alakazam can take a hit and revenge kill certain threats. For set-up sweepers that Alakazam cannot revenge kill easily like Mega Charizard X or Mega Altaria, Alakazam can effectively cripple them with Thunder Wave and prevent them from tearing apart one's team. Alakazam's biggest flaw lies in its paper-thin defenses that allow for many Pokémon to tear it apart rather easily, especially the Life Orb set that lacks a defensive crutch in Focus Sash.
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