Unavailable For 20 Years, Kadabra Pokémon Cards Are No Longer Banned

Kadabra cards may become available again and lose their rarity.

By Achi Ikeda. Posted 12/15/2020 19:55 Comment on this     ShareThis

Illusionist Uri Geller is known for his spoon bending illusions. What else is known for bending spoons with its mind? The first generation Pokémon, Kadabra! The Kadabra design as well as its name in the Japanese version of the series are both a reference to Geller. In 2000, Geller responded by attempting to sue Nintendo for approximately $100 million which prevented them from printing Kadabra Pokémon cards for twenty years.

At the time, Geller felt that not only was Kadabra an unauthorized parody of himself, but that Pokémon was a violent franchise with Nazi imagery. Geller wanted nothing to do with it.

Yet since then, Geller has had a change of heart. On November 28, 2020, Geller made a post to Twitter:

“I am truly sorry for what I did 20 years ago. Kids and grownups I am releasing the ban. It’s now up to Nintendo to bring back my Kadabra Pokémon card back. It will probably be one of the rarest cards now! Much energy and love to all!”

Now let us hope that Nintendo decides to begin printing Kadabra cards again.

Source: Nintendo Life

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