Abra is a bipedal, tailed Pokémon that loosely resembles a fox. It has two short, fox-like ears on the top of its head, and in the middle of its face, it has two eyes that are usually seen shut. It has a somewhat lighter color around its nose and mouth. Abra looks like it is wearing armor, as it has two pauldron-shaped pieces on its shoulders and a fauld-like piece around its chest. It, like its evolutionary relatives, has three fingers on each hand, although much stubbier, and three toes, two in the front on either side, and one in the back near the ankle. Its tail is thick and is the same gold color as the rest of its body, except for the brown band that is located around the top of the tail.
Possessing the ability to read minds, Abra can sense danger. When it does, it usually teleports in order to escape danger. It has been observed that once every hour, it will teleport to another location. By hypnotizing itself, it can send itself into sleep and be able to teleport while doing so. If it decides to teleport randomly, it creates the illusion of multiple copies. However, it can sometimes know some of the attacks its evolved forms know (although, they would not be as strong). It also has the ability to levitate over water (though it cannot avoid moves like Earthquake). Although Abra will usually flee when it is in apparent danger, they do have the ability to learn many attacks, both physical and special.
Abra spend 18 hours a day sleeping. If they do not obtain enough sleep, they are unable to utilize its teleportation and telekinetic abilities. Despite this, Abra is capable of attacking while asleep; however, Abra usually avoid fighting by using Teleport to escape.
Abra live in urban areas, close to humans. Mostly they are found in abandoned buildings left to disrepair. Due to these habits, they are very widespread, found in Kanto and Johto.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.