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I don't have friends, so no Alakazam for me. I can't decide between Hypno or Kadabra. Both seem like valuable team members.


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- Much better Special Attack than Hypno
- Faster than Hypno
- Learns moves like Dazzling Gleam, Shadow Ball, Thunder Wave, and Psychic
- Abra evolves early
- It can be a pain to catch
- Alakazam outclasses it in every way
- It's frail
- Shallow movepool

- Very good Special Defense
- Learns moves like Nasty Plot, the Elemental Punches, Tri Attack, Brick Break, and Disable
- Much wider movepool than Kadabra
- Equal attacking stats allow it to go mixed well
- Mediocre stats except for Special Defense
- Evolves later than Abra
- (Ugly)

Kadabra is better. It's easier to get, and it punches holes in most things with its ridiculously powerful moves. Hypno gets more options, but Kadabra only needs a few.

- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Dazzling Gleam
- Recover / Tri Attack / Thunder Wave

Hope I helped!

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While Hypno has Better Base Stats, Kadabra is also very strong. Also In FireRed it says: It carries a pendulum-like device. There once was an incident in which it took away a child it hypnotized. I mean, like that Kadabra is nicer. I chose Kadabra. Hope I helped!

Why does Hypno's Pokedex entry matter?
"Kadabra is nicer" is your reasoning? Really? It's nothing more than code, and Pokedex entries mean literally nothing in terms of viability. What on earth are you on about?