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 '13 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 '13 at 17:55
  • Only way I can think of, would be cheating. – Nolonar Jun 26 '13 at 18:00
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    Doesn't VBA support link cable emulation if you run a second instance? – Shinrai Jun 26 '13 at 18:29
  • @Shinrai If it does then you might have a good answer there – Rapida Jun 26 '13 at 18:32

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

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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 '13 at 19:57
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    I would say because you're still trading, which does not answer the question. – Slurpee Jun 26 '13 at 21:18
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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 '13 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.

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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? – galacticninja Jun 27 '13 at 6:50

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