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>Uri Gellar sues Nintendo over Kadabra and his likeness
>GF has to come up with something
>No Kadabra cards printed
>Abra is too weak, Alakazam can't be played
>New series Ultra evolves Abra to Alakazam
>Next series just turns Alakazam into a basic

So how do we go about getting Kadabra back into the TCG?
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>>25105768
>alakazam is basic
why don't we outright retcon Kadabra of existence


or sue uri
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>>25105773

Well getting rid of Kadabra would mess up the whole lineup besides Kadabra is still in the games. The anime was impacted too, there hasn't been a Kadabra episode since AG

I think Uri Geller is a copyright troll and ignoring him would be best
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>>25105768
>tfw Kadabra is your favorite Pokemon
>no new official merchandise ever again
>eventually it'll just get retconned out of existence
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kadabra also hasn't appeared in the anime since the 3rd generation
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Ever since gen 4, the everstone doesn't work on Kadabra. If it's holding one when you trade it, it'll still evolve.
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Ultra Evolution when?
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>>25105877
>due to a glitch
>glitch
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>>25105773
>erasing pokemon
no thanks, if they do Kadabra, it will set an ugly precedent.
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>>25105893
Did they fix it?
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>>25105929
i have no fucking idea.

i am not sure what is that supposed to mean.
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>>25105929
Nope. You also can't search for Kadabra on GTS.

But people keep claiming this is "just a glitch".
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>>25105934
When you give an everstone to a pokemon that trade evolves, you prevent it from evolving when you trade it. However, this does not work for Kadabra.
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>>25105937
wow.

what the fuck gf.

can't you just sue him for suing on something like that?

it's like someone sued game freak for bellososm because it's freaking hula dancer.
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If anything this whole fiasco serves as a funny time capsule of Pokemania. Geller sought to capitalize on it but for some reason didn't have the psychic foresight to see that the card game would take a drastic backseat to the games and cartoons.
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>>25105768
Wait...so Geller sued Nintendo...over their own trademarked property?
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They have never had another Porygon episode either. I feel like a lot of Gen1 pokemon get this treatment

>>25105923

People would be suing to get rid of pokemon that offend them like Jynx. I bet if they got rid of Kadabra, Jynx would be the very next one to go
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>>25105942
i know everstone blocks trade evo.

but is that "glitch" basically gamefreak being doormat for geller?
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>>25105948

No, some courts handle copyright in different ways. Uri Geller probably took Nintendo to a Texas or Arizona court for the lawsuit. Those states are notorious for allowing copyright trolls to sue whoever they want
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>>25105937
Yes, you can.
I just did that another day and traded my scyther for a Kadabra
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>>25105969
>tfw Jynx didn't get an evo in Gen 4 along with Magmar and Electabuzz

well, considering how ugly magmortar is that was probably something good, but

>tfw jynx will never get a mega

he's always been one of my favourite pokemon
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>>25106046
Jynx is literally female only.
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>>25106046

They just want to distance themselves from controversy. As soon as someone raises a stink about a pokemon, GF never touches it again
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>>25106046
I see Jynx more as a counterpart to Mr. Mime rather than part of a trio with Electabuzz/Magmar
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>>25106046
shes probably a bit too hot to be real lol
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>>25105969
Its an interesting topic, what mons do you think GameFreak may want to get rid off?
Kadabra and Jynx are obvious. There's also the meme that GF wants to get rid of Raichu.
I'd say Porygon too, but they gave it 2 evolutions.
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Abra is named Casey in Japan.
Kadabra is named Yungerer in Japan
Alakazam is named Foodin in Japan

all corruptions of famous magicians names

If Edgar Cayce and Jean Robert-Hoodin were still alive they would have sued Nintendo too.
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>>25105977
Nobody knows. They've never even acknowledged it, even though it's been around for almost 10 years. It seems a bit too convenient that it only affects a 'controversial' pokemon, and the fact it has never been fixed, even between generations means there's probably something going on behind the scenes.
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>>25106077

Lopunnuy due to sexualization
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>>25106115
That's literally why they made at least Mega Lopunny.
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>>25106057
congrats you got the joke
>>25106069
Yeah, you could be right. I've always taken it as part of a trio with electabuzz/magmar mostly because they are the only pokemon that learn the elemental punch move of their type by level up in gen 1

(well, hitmonchan learns the elemental punches too, but it makes sense for it to do so)
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>>25106097
Basically Pokemon/Game Freak are to blame
Uri Gellar should've been cool about it though
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>>25106115
but every pokemon can be sexualized
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>>25106124

But most never got the attention that Lopunny got
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>>25106077
>There's also the meme that GF wants to get rid of Raichu

It wouldn't surprise me if that was true. Raichu is literally the only thing that keeps them from shoving Pikachu even harder down our throats.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if we got a mega pikachu in the next gen, with some bullshit excuse about some pokemon not needing to be fully evolved to unleash their hidden potential!!!!
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>>25106146

Branch evolution like loads of other pokemon
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>>25106146
>tfw Pikachu gets a Mega before Raichu
Hopefully, they'll see it as a challenge for Ash's Pikachu. Maybe Pikachu will be put up against a Mega Raichu, only to beat it with Pikachu and Ash's superior bonds!
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>>25105799
I actually don't know about that. Seems like Kadabra was based directly on Geller.

Kadabra's Japanese name is ユンゲラー
Uri Geller's name written in Japanese according to wikipedia is ユリゲラー

They're very similar. As another anon pointed out, Abra and Alakazam's Japanese names are both also based on famous magicians, both of whom are dead. So it seems like Nintendo/Game Freak's mistake was picking a living magician to base Kadabra off of.
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>>25106152
>>25106160
Dedenne was the beginning.

Before you know it, your little vermin fairy will be evolving into raichu
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holyfuck i just read about this faggot Geller and it seems he's some lawsuit-happy asshat who sues anything that mentions his name.

you better delete this thread if you don't have anough money, OP.
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>>25106165
They weren't actually based on them. The names were just homages/references to them.

Hitmonlee's japanese name is a reference to a kickboxer that is still alive and he hasn't pulled any shit like uri geller.
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>>25106176
I love Dedenne, but it just isn't any fair.
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>>25106184
Kadabra's spoon bending comes from Uri Geller too
Face it, Gamefreak/Pokemon fucked up
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>>25106184
The kickboxer is Japanese. Uri Geller is...
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>>25106201
as if he can claim ownership over a basic magic trick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_bending
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>>25106061
Why did Lopunny got a mega then?
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Uri Geller is like 70 now. I'm sure after he dies they can start reviving Kadabra
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>>25106230

Probably not enough exposure in the anime is what I would guess and the rumor of sprite alterations in the English games. I only remember two Lopunny episodes and the short trailer for ORAS
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>>25106211

Jewish, born in Isreal
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>>25106246

Week after her dies we get a 2 part Kadabra episode and a new series of Kadabra TCGs with Mega Alakazam deck
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>>25106211

Fucking figures, man.
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>>25106392
Lopunny also debuted long after the original fad of pokemon died.

All the controversy was when the anime was a huge fad and involves the original 151 pokemon like Jynx, Kadabra or Porygon. Nothing after the first gen ever received that much backlash again.
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