Kadabra first appeared as an Abra in Abra and the Psychic Showdown. Sabrina used it in a Gymbattle against Ash. During the battle with Ash's Pikachu, Abra evolved into a Kadabra and with its Psychic-type attacks, it eventually caused Ash to forfeit the match to save Pikachu from being hurt anymore. It was shown that Sabrina and Kadabra share a strong psychic bond.
Ash later returned for a rematch in Haunter versus Kadabra. This time, Ash's Haunter made Sabrina laugh for the first time in years, which caused Kadabra to laugh due to the psychic bond it has with Sabrina. Due to this Sabrina decided to give the Marsh Badge to Ash.
Sabrina's Abra appeared in Haunting My Dreams. It had a one-on-one Gym battle against Pikachu. Abra was able to battle despite sleeping. Pikachu launched multiple Thunder Shocks which was dodged by Abra's Teleport. One of them was redirected at Pikachu which costed Ash the match.
Later in the same chapter, Abra helps Ash and Brock rescue Sabrina from a giant Haunter named the Black Fog. It defended the two by neutralizing the Black Fog's Psychic. It was weakened by the Black Fog and Abra was about to get eaten by the giant Pokémon but Pikachu managed to save it. Abra then worked with Pikachu to battle the Black Fog in order for Ash to catch it. They were able to weaken it but it used Self-Destruct after Ash threw an Ultra Ball at it to prevent itself from being captured.
A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Kadabra in Pokémon Adventures
Kadabra and Sabrina in Pokémon Adventures
Sabrina possesses a Kadabra, which was first seen in Meanwhile...Vileplume!, posing as Professor Oak in his laboratory. When he began to attack Red and subsequently was tangled in Saur's vine in retaliation, his use of a Psybeam revealed that he was a Pokémon. A Leech Seed attack then unmasked him, and soon he teleported back to Sabrina's side, aiding in the siege in Saffron City.
In Zap! Zap! Zapdos!, Kadabra battles against Green. Although Sabrina initially appeared to be daunted by her Smokescreen (among other various tricks), Sabrina is able to get the edge easily with Kadabra's psychic powers. After Green only managed to escape the opponent even Blasty couldn't take out, Kadabra and his Trainer soon caught up to her and called upon the other legendarybirds, who soon merged into Thu-Fi-Zer. In following arcs, he hasn't been seen much (owing to Sabrina's minor role), but continued to be among the strongest fighters she has, despite her also possessing his evolved form as well.
Sabrina summoned her Kadabra from her crystal ball after Red, Clefairy and Pikachu arrived in her castle. She did so in order for it to challenge Clefairy to a magic game. Kadabra performed many tricks such as bending a spoon. As Clefairy took his turn to perform some tricks, he had Kadabra light up the magical box when Clefairy went inside. However, the box accidentally lit up the dynamite that was attached to it. Much to the surprise of Kadabra and the others, the dynamite exploded and it blew up the whole castle.
In the TCG
Abra and Kadabra are featured in the TCG as one of Sabrina's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Sabrina's Abra or Sabrina's Kadabra.
Sabrina's Abra Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format. Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.