Abra was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
In the wild, maximum capture CP of Abra is 1,150, however it can reach 1,246, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
Between April 10th and April 17th, 2018, Abra's spawn rate in the wild was significantly higher during the Kanto Celebration.
Between October 5th and October 14th, 2018, Abra's spawn rate in the wild was significantly higher during the Psychic Spectacular.
Since December 18th, 2018, Abra can be hatched from 2-km Eggs with a 767 of maximal CP.
From July 6th, 2016 to February 9th, 2017, Abra used to be a possible hatchling from 5-km Eggs.
From February 9th, 2017 to Spring, 2018, Abra used to be a possible hatchling from 2-km Eggs.
Abra was hatching more often from 2-km eggs, during the result of Legendary Week from March 5th to March 16th, 2018.
In core series Pokémon games, Abra was hard to catch as it would teleport after one move unless he was placed under a stopping effect like Sleep. To mimic this, in Pokémon GO, Abra tends to escape and flee when Trainer tries to catch it much more than other Pokémon.