When playing Pokemon Red one of the big questions you will face early on in the game is how to get Abra in Pokemon Red?
Abra is a physic Pokemon that has the ability to use a move called “Teleport”. This move basically stops you from catching it because it runs from the battle every time the move is used.
But do not fear, there is a way to legally catch Abra, and it requires some patience and a Butterfree. So, grab your Gameboy chuck in one of your best Gameboy Color games and get ready to catch that Abra!
How to catch Abra in Pokemon Red?
To catch an Abra in Pokemon Red you will need a Butterfree which has the move “sleep powder”, these can be evolved from Caterpie which can be caught in Viridian Forest. Once you have a Butterfree head over to Cerulean City, walk over the Golden Nugget Bridge and immediately take a left.
Here you will find a patch of grass that spawns wild Abra’s at a 15% encounter rate, so it shouldn’t take long. Abra’s will spawn at level 8, 10 and possibly level 12. Be warned, you may need to battle a trainer before.
Once you have looked for the Abra and are in battle it’s time to use Butterfree’s Sleep Powder move before Abra gets the chance to Teleport.
Once Abra is asleep, it’s time to use your Pokeballs. Throw them like your life depends on it and you’ll have an Abra for your Pokedex in no time.
It may require from repetition, at times your Pokeballs will feel like they don’t work and Abra just Teleports away, but this spot will keep spawning Abra’s all day, so make sure you’ve stocked up on Pokeballs and that you’re Butterfree has plenty of sleep powder moves left.
Once you have caught Abra you are then able to level it up and Evolve it into Kadabra. Kadabra can become a very powerful Pokemon and will help you through your journey especially when it’s your time to battle
Where to find Abra in Pokemon Red?
Abra can be found north of Cerulean City over the Golden Nugget Bridge on the left grass area.
Once you have an Abra, and evolve it into Kadabra, the only way to evolve it into an Alakazam is by trading it with a friend via Link Cable. This makes Alakazam a fairly rare Pokemon in the original games.
So it would be wise for you to catch an Abra just incase you come across another Pokemon Red player that wants to trade you an Abra for an Abra.
So that’s how you get Abra in Pokemon Red, pretty easy actually. Abra is also mandatory for the next big question: How to get Mew in Pokemon Red?
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