Abra Spotlight Hour (May 2024): Last Minute Guide

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Pokémon Spotlight Hour will feature a different Pokémon and a special bonus for one hour at 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday during the month of May. Abra Spotlight Hour takes place on May 14th, 2024, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm local time, with a bonus of 2x XP for evolving Pokémon.

This Spotlight Hour is the second May 2024 Pokémon spotlight. It’s a great time to evolve any trash ‘mon in your storage before you transfer them.

Trainers who plan to participate should be prepared with a Mega Pokémon to maximise candy gains per Abra caught. Here’s everything you need to know!

Abra Spotlight Hour


  • XP icon You will get 2x XP for Evolving Pokémon
  • Shiny icon Shiny Abra and its evolution are available in Pokémon GO

Note on XP Bonus

If you do not want to catch the featured Pokémon or do not have enough Abra candy saved, you can make use of the 2x Evolution XP bonus by evolving any saved Scatterbug, or opening a Mystery Box or Coin Bag and evolving those!

This is a great opportunity to evolve any Pokémon caught during the Rivals Week or Catching Wonders events. The old-school grinders will remember the days of saving Pidgey and other low-cost evolutions for this sort of spotlight hour, and it can be a good way to grind XP with a lucky egg on.

Looking at wild spawns from the Rivals Week event that ended last week, Ralts and Poliwag are the cheapest evolutions costing 25 Candy a pop. Sandshrew and Mankey are both fairly cheap evolutions with 50 Candy per evolution. 

Kadabra is a trade evolution. This means that if you mass trade Abra with a friend during the spotlight hour, you can evolve Kadabra to Alakazam for free (no candy cost)! This means that you have the chance to get extra evo XP if you play with a friend!

Abra Fact Sheet


Abra is a Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a maximum Combat Power of 1517 CP. Abra best moveset in Pokémon GO is Zen Headbutt and Psyshock. It is weather boosted by windy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Abra is available in Pokémon GO.

Abra is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost moves. It takes reduced damage from Fighting and Psychic moves.


Abra 25 Abra Candy Kadabra
Kadabra 100 Abra Candy

0 Candy if traded

Alakazam 200 Mega Energy

(initial cost)

Alakazam (Mega)

Shiny Abra

There is no gender difference in the first stage, however Kadabra and Alakazam both have gender differences. The male version has longer whiskers than its female counterpart. 

This could be a pretty tricky one to spot when shiny hunting as Abra turns a slightly more pale shade of yellow. Keep your eye out, trainers!

  Regular Sprite

Shiny Sprite

Kadabra (M)
Kadabra (F)
Alakazam (M)
Alakazam (F)
Mega Alakazam

Abra CP and IV Chart

1 18 CP 2 59 CP 3 100 CP
4 140 CP 5 181 CP 6 221 CP
7 262 CP 8 302 CP 9 343 CP
10 383 CP 11 422 CP 12 460 CP
13 498 CP 14 537 CP 15 575 CP
16 613 CP 17 652 CP 18 690 CP
19 728 CP 20 767 CP 21 805 CP
22 843 CP 23 882 CP 24 920 CP
25 958 CP 26 997 CP 27 1035 CP
28 1074 CP 29 1112 CP 30 1150 CP
31 1169 CP 32 1189 CP 33 1208 CP
34 1227 CP 35 1246 CP 36 1265 CP
37 1284 CP 38 1304 CP 39 1323 CP
40 1342 CP 41 1359 CP 42 1376 CP
43 1393 CP 44 1411 CP 45 1428 CP
46 1446 CP 47 1463 CP 48 1481 CP
49 1499 CP 50 1517 CP

Mega Pokémon that boost Abra

The following Pokémon will grant you extra bonuses when catching Abra if they are Mega/Primal evolved.

A Note on Mega Catch Bonus

While a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

Is it worth evolving Abra?


Mega Alakazam is the 2nd best Psychic type attacker, with regular Alakazam holding a spot at 19th (out of 79). I would hold on to some decent Abra to build for raid battle teams even if you do not have enough mega energy right now.

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Hey! I'm phrixu, a Pokémon GO player from the UK. I am dedicated to making Pokémon GO as accessible as possible, to the whole community!

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