Uri Geller is allowing Nintendo to print Kadabra Pokémon trading cards again.
For the last two decades, illusionist Uri Geller has been barring Nintendo from printing a trading card with Kadabra emblazoned on it. Now, after all this time, the British-Isreal illusionist is releasing this ban and will let Nintendo, on its own discretion, print the Pokémon as part of the trading card game again.
This squabble stems from a lawsuit issued by the illusionist who felt his image was tainted by Nintendo turning him into an “evil, occult” Pokémon. The source of its controversy was its name in Japan, Yungeller, which is similar to his. He also made the bold assertion that its spoon-holding nature was also a nudge to his famous spoon-bending trick.
I am truly sorry for what I did 20 years ago. Kids and grownups I am releasing the ban. It’s now all up to #Nintendo to bring my #kadabra #pokemon card back.
It will probably be one of the rarest cards now! Much energy and love to all!https://t.co/Rv1aJFlIKS pic.twitter.com/5zDMX5S8WA
— Uri Geller (@TheUriGeller) November 28, 2020
After all this time, though, Geller made it public, through the help of The Gamer, that he is lifting the ban and permitting Nintendo to publish and print Kadabra cards.
Nintendo nor Game Freak have revealed when we’ll see Kadabra again, but it’s sure to happen. The last time we’ve seen the middle-stage Pokémon in the TCG was in Skyridge, which was released in 2002 in Japan and in 2003 to the rest of the world.