Kadabra has been completely absent from the Pokémon Trading Card Game since the year 2000, disappointing fans for the past couple of decades. The reason behind this is thanks to Kadabra’s borrowing of the mannerisms of illusionist and magician Uri Geller. Geller sued Nintendo for using his likeness (and in Japan, a distortion of his name, Yungerer) without his permission back in 2000. Since then, there’s been a silent ban on new Kadabra cards.
Just last Summer, Geller apologized for his actions. He declared that he no longer minded if Nintendo published Kadabra cards, and he even hinted that a new card would be arriving “soon, perhaps as early as December”. Today brings us the next step in this story, and things are looking more confirmed than ever.
According to the gang at PokeBeach, a new “sell sheet” for the “Pokémon Card 151” set mentions that all original 151 Pokémon will be represented. Furthermore, an “Alakazam ex” card is specifically mentioned.
Following this discovery, Geller had even more to say about the situation, and he’s clearly feeling quite apologetic for his original actions.