Kadabra, the popular first generation Pokémon, will be able to return to the Pokémon Trading Card Game. What happened?
Fans of the Pokémon TCG will surely know the peculiar story linked to the paper version of Kadabra. The Psychic-type monster was the protagonist of a lawsuit brought forward by the illusionist Uri Geller in 1999. The accusation against Nintendo was based on the similarity between the name of the illusionist and the Japanese name of the character, Yungerer, and his ability to bend spoons with his mind, Geller's workhorse. The process ended with the Pokémon being excluded from all cards in the game to date.
Now, however, the illusionist says he is sorry for what happened and, via Twitter, allows Nintendo di bring the offending monster back to the world of Pokémon Trading Cards.
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
News that will surely delight players and collectors. Now we just have to see what the artists of the most famous TCG in the world will come up with.