0065 Alakazam



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Counter*, Fire Punch, Shadow Ball
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 18 1/15/15CP 1495
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
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Type Generation 1Generation 2Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
2FastPsycho Cut4.51.82Fast Charge
4ChargedFire Punch40551.386 - 6 - 6 - 5Coverage Spam/Bait
5ChargedShadow Ball551001.828 - 8 - 8 - 8Coverage Nuke
6ChargedFuture Sight651442.2210 - 9 - 9 - 10Nuke
7ChargedPsychic*10% chance -1 Def opponent55901.648 - 8 - 8 - 8High Energy Debuff
8ChargedFocus Blast75150211 - 11 - 11 - 10Coverage Nuke
9ChargedDazzling Gleam*701101.5710 - 10 - 10 - 10Coverage Nuke

Character Introduction


Alakazam is a Psychic Pokémon which evolves from Kadabra. It is vulnerable to Bug, Ghost and Dark moves. Alakazam's strongest moveset is Confusion & Psychic and it has a Max CP of 3,057.


Alakazam's brain continually grows, making its head too heavy to support. It holds its head up using psychokinetic power.

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Counter or Psycho Cut + Fire Punch and Psychic* or Shadow Ball

Counter is generally preferred for its superior damage output and wide relevant coverage, despite STAB and superior energy generation with Psycho Cut

Fire Punch costs the least amount of energy, and can be used frequently. Psychic is a move that hits hard with STAB, but is limited by availability. Shadow Ball provides coverage against Alakazam's weakness to Ghost-types, in addition to relatively neutral coverage overall, but lacks STAB. The rest of Alakazam's charge moves cost too much energy to be viable; Alakazam will very likely faint by then. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1.5 / 5

Alakazam prior to its Community Day has seen zero use in PvP due to its extreme fragility, but the addition of Counter from CD and Fire Punch from the December 2019 rebalance gave it the tools it needed to compete in the meta. Access to Counter and Fire Punch enables valuable coverage against a large portion of the meta, in particular most Steel-types and a variety of Grass-types. Unfortunately Alakazam's very poor bulk causes it to perform quite badly in most matchups where it can't hit for Super Effective damage, which makes it more of a niche. 

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

Poor bulk doesn't help Alakazam in Ultra League, where the ubiquitous Giratina becomes a major threat. Access to Shadow Ball is often inadequate due to Alakazam fainting before it can reach it with a prior shield bait. Wins against common Steel-types and certain other meta Pokemon gives Alakazam some play against the meta, but the reliance on very situational and specific matchups can result in difficulties to win consistently. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Alakazam has stats that are somewhat inferior when compared to the meta, especially DEF and STA stats. While it can win certain matchups against popular Pokemon, other Pokemon can fulfill its role with more consistent results. 

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