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Pokemon GO Alakazam review – is it any good?

Pokemon GO Alakazam review – is it any good?
Pokemon GO Alakazam

Alakazam is one of the rarest Pokemon in the entire Pokemon GO, mostly due to Abra’s 99% base flee rate. Abra will run away if not caught with the first Poke Ball. So, is Pokemon GO Alakazam any good for gyms and battles or just rare?

Sorry, Alakazam is just… weak

Unfortunately, Alakazam is quite average, not to say bad, as a gym attacker/defender in Pokemon GO. Even Hypno, who is way easier to obtain, is stronger than Alakazam.

There is a multitude reasons why, it’s but mostly due to Alakazam’s underlying stats and the Attack formula in Pokemon GO. Alakazam’s Special Attack is one of the strongest in game (135), however his physical Attack stat is very low (50), which in term makes him a weak attacker in Pokemon go.

Also, Alakazam is a glass canon, with high Speed and high Special Attack, but it’s low Stamina makes him unforable in many team compositons.

Alakazam’s strongest move set is Psycho Cut and Psychic, both of which are Psychic moves. In the current generation Alakazam’s attack are Super Effective against a limited number of Pokemon: mostly Bug Pokemon. So, even Type is not Alakazam’s strong side.

Overall, Alakazam is a difficult to obtain Pokemon, with probably high trading value, but as far as gym battles are concered, avoid him.

Pokemon GO Alakazam

Alakazam is difficult to obtain Psychic type, a glass canon from Generation I. Alakazam is rare and not very popular in the current meta, due to it’s low performance in Gym and unfavorable typing. It’s Maximum CP is also quite low, capping at 1813.

Alakazam can have following moves:

  • Quick moves:
    • Confusion (Psychic, 11.92 DPS)
    • Psycho Cut (Psychic, 15.79 DPS)
  • Charge moves:
    • Psychic (Psychic, 22.86 DPS)
    • Shadow Ball (Dark, 13.64 DPS)
    • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy, 12.38 DPS)

Alakazam Stats

Max Theoretical CP 1813.82
Base Attack 186
Base Defense 152
Base Stamina 110
Capture Rate 10 %
Flee Rate 5 %
Class Normal