I play Pokemon Emerald on the computer using VisualBoy Advance, so I can't evolve my Kadabra by trading it. Is there any other way I can turn my Kadabra into Alakazam?

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    I believe there's a trainer who will trade you a Kadabra kicking around, somewhere. I could be wrong, though.
    – Frank
    Jun 26, 2013 at 17:54
  • @fbueckert Unfortunately there is no such trainer in emerald. See the bulbapedia link in my answer. That trainer is present in Diamond, platinum and pearl.
    – Lawton
    Jun 26, 2013 at 17:55
  • Only way I can think of, would be cheating.
    – Nolonar
    Jun 26, 2013 at 18:00
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    Doesn't VBA support link cable emulation if you run a second instance?
    – Shinrai
    Jun 26, 2013 at 18:29
  • @Shinrai If it does then you might have a good answer there
    – Rapida
    Jun 26, 2013 at 18:32

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You can't, for the exact reasons you stated.

While it would be possible if one of the ingame traders was willing to trade one, according to the Bulbapedia ingame trade list there is no such trader.

Source: Bulbapedia


Apparently, there is at least one offshoot of Visual Boy Advance (though I've only located the one) which allows for emulation of the GBA Link Cable, and I'm assuming that running two instances of the program and connecting to localhost would provide you with local trade functionality.

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    I don't understand why this is downvoted. This is entirely true and is how my roommate and I evolved our Kadabra/Haunter when playing leaf green and fire red on VBA.
    – AdamP
    Jun 26, 2013 at 19:57
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    @Slurpee that's stupid. One of the asker's assumptions was incorrect (can't trade with an emulator), Shotgun pointed out how to get around it. That's a very good answer.
    – kotekzot
    Jun 27, 2013 at 7:28

You have to get a certain emulator (I think it's a plug-in I'm not sure) called VBALink. You can find it here: http://www.vbalink.info/

You can then link up 2 running VGB emulators. You can also follow this video closely if you have any questions:

The first link basically allows you to virtually link up 2 gameboys together. The second link shows you how if you get stuck.


GameShark always helps, or if you trade. Otherwise, no you can't evolve it by yourself.

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    Know which GameShark codes would help the OP? Jun 27, 2013 at 6:50

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