Since 2003, the pokemon kadabra has no longer printed on cards: the psycho pocket monster and link between the evolutionary levels abra and simsala is a real rarity for collectors. Guilt on the prere stop is probably the tv entertainer uri geller, who gained with magic tricks around the faulty badness. He sued the manufacturer nintendo at the beginning of the 2000s, because he saw his personality rights injured by the pokemon kadabra loved to him. He now retired his complaints to twitter: he has given nintendo permission to bring back the pokemon card.
According to the guardian, geller first became aware of the christmas shopping in tokyo in 1999 in tokyo on the kadabra card. She shows a pokemon with lofflel in his hand. Problematic was especially the japanese name of the pocket monster: it will be "yunter" or "un-geller" pronounced. In japanese characters, the pokemon becomes "ユンゲラ" spelled – this has a rough similarity to geller’s name "ユリ ゲラ ゲラ ゲラ".
Geller, cayce and houdini
The thesis that kadabra is looking for the israeli illusionist is not far-fetched: the names of the other two evolutionary levels abra and simsala are based in japanese in well-known magicians, namely edgar cayce and harry houdini,. Gellers further premiere that the bbc cited in an article of 2000, but work in an abstruse: "nintendo has turned me into a bose, occulse pokemon figure", said geller.
The star on the forehead of kadabra symbolize about judaism, the symbol on the chest of monster references the nazi organization ss on the other hand. It is more likely that the symbols of zener cards – playing cards for the test parapsychological health – were removed.
Action was rejected
This did not stop geller to draw against nintendo in the early 2000s against nintendo. Contemporary reports speak of several complaints among others in japan, europe and the usa. Of course, only a single legal proceedings before the district court in cental district in california. According to guardian, geller is aimed for the violation of his name and trademark rights 100 million us dollars for damages of nintendo.
The lawsuit was dismissed in 2003: from the point of view of the california court, geller has not sufficiently prove his reputation in the manufacturer country japan. Nintendo has not printed new kadabra playing cards since 2003. New editions of the pre-revolution level abra got a special ability to transform the pokemon directly in siegala to complete the cadabra intermediate stage completely. In the anime series kadabra also did not appear for a long time, in the nintendo video games the loffer monster was represented on the other hand.
The exact background of the prere stop remained unclear, nintendo has never turned on it. Fans suspect that it came to a career agreement between geller and nintendo.
"Kadabra is finally free"
Geller had already snapped in a conversation with vice from 2018 that his reaction was carried out: "i was likely to talk to nintendo", said geller. He gets several e-mails from pokemon fans every week, who complain about his actions. Now that he now gives nintendo, especially grunes light for the re-manual of the card, it is probably due to a report of the us website’s thegamer, which had taken up the topic a few days ago.
Trailer too "pokemon go" (source: pokemon go)
Geller love of the website according to the publication of the article a statement in which he explained, he wrote a letter to a nintendo chairman. In it he give nintendo the permission, "the uri geller-kadabra" bring back to the world. Geller reported on twitter to speak to apologize: "i’m really sorry what i did 20 years ago. Children and adults, i pick up the spell. Now it’s up to nintendo to bring back my kadabra card." in the article, the tv entertainer also applied its uri geller museum in tel-aviv.
Whether nintendo really prints a new version of the card but is open. The company did not become the latest developments. Because the background to the prere stop of kadabra are not publicly known, it is unclear whether geller "spell" unilaterally canceled – and whether an intelligence clarification on twitter and a letter to a ceo dafuf were sufficient. Geller seems to have no interest in creating more facts: in a short twitter video he says only "kadabra is finally free" – and thank you for attention.