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I need a psychic type in platinum and I have both chimecho and kadabra. Which is more powerful. Please include movesets for them.


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Well, Chimecho

  • 425 base stats
  • fast growth rate
  • not bad movepool
  • Chimecho is immune to ground attacks
  • Balanced stats

As for Kadabra

  • 400 base stats
  • medium-slow growth rate
  • not bad movepool
  • high Sp.Attack and Speed
  • Low attack, defense, and HP

Now it depends what you want to do, if you want a lot of power but being vulnerable at the same time you should choose Kadabra but if you are gonna evolve Kadabra into Alakazam, go with Alakazam.

If you want a balanced set of stats and a not bad movepool go with Chimecho.

As for movesets, I'm not too good at that but I will give it a try.


  • Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Energy Ball
  • Signal Beam


  • Psychic
  • Calm Mind
  • Shadow Ball
  • Signal Beam

Now as I said those movepools aren't that good, those are just some of the best moves they can learn but you can choose what you want, there are many variations.

Hope I helped!

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Thanks. I think I'll go with Kadabra.
No problem, glad I can help :)
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Well Kadabra can evolve to Alakazam which has 490 Base Stats and Chimecho only got 425.
Alakazam is The Fastest Psychic type Except Deoxys-Speed. He got a Huge SAtk base stat and who cares about Kadabras Atk stat no one has Pshysical moves on him.

So I would go with this Alakazam

Moveset for Alakazam

  • Psychic
  • Focus Blast
  • Shadow Ball
  • Grass Knot

Moveset For Chimecho

  • T-wave
  • Psychic
  • Recover
  • Shadow Ball

I Would go with Kadabra and trade it with a friend and Evolve it to A ALAKAZAM!


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Kadabra is better

If you are near the end of the game, and need coverage.

Decent sweeper.

Also, I'm assuming this in in-game, so I take it that abilities and EV's/IV's and natures wont matter?

-Shadow ball
-Energy Ball/Calm Mind
-Signal Beam/Recover

How to get these moves:

-Shadow Ball can be found at route 210 after obtaining rock smash.
-Psychic can be found at route 211 after getting rock climb, or can be learnt at level 40.
-Energy Ball can be found at route 226/ Calm Mind can be bought at Battle Tower.
-Signal Beam can be learnt by the Move Tutor/ Recover is learnt via level 30.

Chimecho is better

If you are near the beginning of the game, and just need a Psychic type.

Well, he is pretty much a mini-dabra to compensate.

(Pretty much the same as Kadabras...)

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Thanks a lot
You're welcome!