Well, I think I solved the mystery.
Once I heard of the abra, I remembered an episode in the anime in which there was a girl who used an abra to teleport away from team rocket when they captured her.
This is the episode: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP047
And here is the girl: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mira