After 20 years of legal wrangling between Magician Uri Geller and Nintendo, Uri Geller has finally given Nintendo permission to use the character Kadabra on Pokémon cards.
While Kadabra is a word associated with magic, the Pokémon’s Japanese name—variously written as Yungerer, Yungeller, and Yun Geller—seems to be a reference to Geller. Kadabra holds a spoon, a seeming reference to Geller’s most famous illusion. Geller sued Nintendo over Kadabra in 2000, seeking damages and insisting the card stop being used in sets. “Nintendo turned me into an evil, occult Pokémon character. Nintendo stole my identity by using my name and my signature image,” Geller said at the time.Screenrant