If you're at all familiar with the history of Pokémon, you may remember that back in the year 2000 the illusionist Uri Geller attempted to sue Nintendo for a whopping £60 million, believing the character of Kadabra to be an unflattering caricature of himself.
It was a move that didn't end up resulting in a grand payday for Geller, with the lawsuit eventually being thrown out in 2003. However, it did lead to the Psychic Pokémon being quietly banned from the Trading Card Game to mitigate any further lawsuits against the company. The final Kadabra card was released in 2002, as part of the Skyridge Expansion.
Since then, in November 2020, Geller expressed regret over his decision to sue the company. And shortly after, he even sent a letter to the Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara, giving his permission to bring the character back into circulation, to which he received an acknowledgment.
Nevertheless, no new cards have appeared in the two years since Geller released the ban. That may soon change, however, according to a recent interview with the Pokémon Trading Card Game fansite Pokebeach (spotted via GoNintendo).
Speaking to Pokebeach, Geller revealed that his agent has been in touch with The Pokémon Company and says that he expects Kadabra to reappear "soon, perhaps as early as December." However, he also qualified this by saying that he cannot reveal anything and that he's unsure when the card will release (hence the rumor tag).
If this all ends up happening, it will truly be an end to one of the strangest sagas in Pokémon history.
What do you make of the news? Do you think Kadabra has a chance of returning to Pokémon TCG? Let us know your thoughts!
[source pokebeach.com, via gonintendo.com]
I had no idea this was even a thing, but it would be great to see the return of one of the original 151.
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