Uri Geller has released a statement granting Nintendo permission to print Kadabra on Pokémon cards. The famous spoon-bending illusionist successfully sued the company all the way back in 2000 for using his likeness, and as a result Kadabra has not appeared in the Pokémon TCG for 20 years.
Given Kadabra’s Japanese name: Yungerer, and the fact that the psychic Pokémon is always depicted holding a spoon, the reference is pretty clear.
At the time Uri felt that Nintendo had “stolen his identity” and “turned him into an evil, occult Pokémon character”, but it appears that after receiving impassioned pleas from fans, he’s had a change of heart.
On Twitter, Uri Geller apologised for the action he took in 2000 and expressed his hopes that Nintendo will decide to produce a Kadabra card in the not too distant future.
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