How you can catch an Alakazam in Pokemon Go

Niladri Sarkar
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Alakazam is a powerful Psychic type in Pokemon Go and a huge fan favorite. So, here’s all you need to know to get it, along with its best moveset for PvP and Raids, and if it’s good in the meta.

Psychic types are among the best attackers in Pokemon Go and the Kanto region, in particular, features iconic picks like Mewtwo and Alakazam.

Here’s how to get Alakazam in Pokemon Go, its recommended moveset, and if it’s worth adding to your team.

When and where to catch an Alakazam

Here’s how you can get an Alakazam in Pokemon Go:

  • By catching it in the wild
  • By beating Mega Alakazam Raids
  • By catching a Kadabra from the wild and evolving it with 100 Candy
  • By catching an Abra in the wild, evolving it to Kadabra with 25 Candy, and then evolving it to Alakazam

You should know that Mega Alakazam will be in Raids until May 16, 2024, after starting on May 2. That’s not all as the Abra Spotlight Hour will take place on May 14, 2024, giving you an incredible opportunity to get this Pokemon easily, earn enough Candy to power it up, and gather Mega Energy for Mega Alakazam.

Alakazam’s movesets and when to use them

Fast Moves

  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)
  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Counter* (Fighting)

Counter can be learned with an Elite Fast TM.

Charged Moves

  • Psychic* (Psychic)
  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
  • Dazzling Gleam* (Fairy)
  • Fire Punch (Fire)

Psychic and Dazzling Gleam can be learned with Elite Charged TMs.

Counter is the best PvP Fast Move in general, and it suits Alakazam very well even though it lacks STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus). With amazing damage output, energy gains, and low cooldown, Alakazam can get to Fire Punch in no time, threatening Steel types and baiting shields. Psychic is its best move, dealing good damage figures and also having a 10% chance to drop the target’s Defense.

Psycho Cut and Psychic form a formidable pair in Raids and Gym battles, and Alakazam is extremely dependable for ensuring high Psychic-type damage.

Is it worth trying to catch Alakazam?

Yes, Alakazam is totally worth catching in Pokemon Go. While it isn’t too bulky, its phenomenal 271 Attack stat makes it a top-notch attacker, particularly in Raid battles.

You can use it to make quick work of Fighting and Poison-type Raid Bosses as Mega Alakazam has an astronomical 367 Attack stat, hitting harder than even Mewtwo. It’s tricky for PvP, but thanks to its excellent moveset, it can pull off wins against Pokemon weak to it and even get rid of shields easily.