Uri Geller Teases The First Kadabra Pokemon TCG Cards In 19 Years
It’s almost been two decades since we last saw a new Kadabra from Pokemon TCG. However, a lot has happened in that time, and it looks like we’ll soon be getting the first new Kadabra card in 19 years. For the uninitiated, the Pokemon was inspired by illusionist Uri Geller – its Japanese name is Yungerer, which sounds a lot like the illusionist’s name, and they both have that trademark spoon. However, at the time, Pokemon’s creators didn’t take Geller’s permission to name the ‘Mon after him, resulting in legal action.
Eventually, Geller himself gave Nintendo permission to use the name in its games and also gave TCG permission to print Kadabra cards. In an email to TheGamer in 2020, Geller wrote, “Due to the tremendous volume of emails I am still getting begging me to allow Nintendo to bring back Kadabra/Yungeller, I sent […] a letter to the chairman of Nintendo giving them permission to relaunch the Uri Geller Kadabra/Yungeller worldwide.”
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