Professor Oak (Pocket Monsters)

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Professor Samuel Oak
オーキド•ユキナリ博士 Dr. Yukinari Okido
Professor Oak PM.png
Professor Oak in Pocket Monsters
Gender Male
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Trainer class Former Trainer, Pokémon Professor
Game counterpart Professor Oak

Professor Oak (Japanese: オーキド•ユキナリ博士 Dr. Yukinari Okido) is a character in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga series. He has been in contact with Red and Green from time to time despite not getting along with the former's Clefairy.

History

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Professor Oak in the baseball match

Professor Oak first appears in Introducing The Pokémon Clefairy!! where he calls in Green and Red to his lab to get their first Pokémon. Green beats Red to the lab when they were racing. When both trainers were in the lab, Oak gives them each a Pokédex and gives Green his starter Pokémon, a Charmander. Before he left, a Clefairy comes in. Oak did not allow that Clefairy in the lab as he was known for causing mischief. Clefairy calms him down, making him forget what happened. This made Red choose Clefairy as his starter. During the course of Red's and Green's travels, he would usually have contact with them on a regular basis.

In The Life-or-Death Magic Duel!!, Professor Oak tells the two trainers about a legendary Pokémon, Articuno in the Seafoam Islands, where it made its major appearance in the next chapter. He becomes the announcer and judge in Aim to be the No. 1 Pokémon!! of the No. 1 Pokémon contest where he rates the performances of the Pokémon that went on stage, much to Clefairy's annoyance. Professor Oak reappears in Pokémon Baseball Tournament!! as the umpire of a baseball match that Red and Green participate. He tells both trainers that he'll give a prize to the winner of the baseball match. After a long hard fought match, he gives the prize to Red who ended up winning the event. The prize turned out to be Exeggcute which chase Red and his pals away.

Professor Oak makes an appearance in Clefairy Finally Evolves?! where he demonstrates the use of Evolutionary stones since both Clefairy and Red's Pikachu can use them to evolve. He tries them out on Eevee but is stopped for unknown reasons. The Eevee is then released as it was temporary. Professor Oak is revealed to have his own Pokémon during the time Red and Green visit his lab. They were considered to be training partners for Red and Green so their Pokémon could be in top shape.

After Red's finishes in travels in Kanto and gets reunited with Clefairy, he reappears in Welcome Back, Clefairy!! where it was revealed that he took the job of having new Trainers choose one of the Starter Pokémon of Johto instead of Professor Elm. He gives Gold a Cyndaquil and Silver a Totodile as their choice of their first Pokémon. Professor Oak also meets a Marill in the same chapter and catches it in the next. In Where is Chikorita?!, it is revealed that Green took the only Pokémon that Professor Oak did not give away, Chikorita. However, Chikorita was given back to him in the end of the chapter. In Messing up the Farm!!, Professor Oak takes on Giovanni and his twin brother as they stole five Miltank. After the two's plans were foiled, he ends up taking the Miltank under his ownership.

Professor Oak did not appear until mid-way in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga where he only made a few appearances. In We're a Family!!, he gives Blue a Charmander as her starter Pokémon. Later, in Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!, he cleans up the messes scattered in Hoenn with the help of his Pokémon and has Red participate in the clean up as well.

Professor Oak went to the Unova region way later where he along with the other Pokémon professors try to get rid of Red's Clefairy as Clefairy was considered a bad influence towards them.

Personality and characteristics

As the job of a Pokémon Professor, Professor Oak is a helpful person towards most Trainers, including Red and Green despite the fact that he doesn't get along too well with the former's Clefairy. He also cares about certain Pokémon as seen in Messing up the Farm!! where he rescues five Miltank from Giovanni and his twin brother.

Pokémon

On hand

Oak's Blastoise
Blastoise
Blastoise is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. It debuted when Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Ponyta
Ponyta
Ponyta is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. It debuted when Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Tauros
Tauros
Tauros is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. He debuted during the time Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Nidorino
Nidorino
Nidorino is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. He debuted during the time Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Nidoking
Nidoking
Nidoking is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. He debuted during the time Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Nidoqueen
Nidoqueen
Nidoqueen is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. She debuted during the time Red was visiting Oak at the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Venusaur
Venusaur
Venusaur is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. It debuted when Red was visiting Oak in his lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Dugtrio
Diglett → Dugtrio
Diglett is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. It debuted during Red's visit at Oak's lab. Two more came by and combined to form Dugtrio.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Psyduck
Psyduck
Psyduck is one of the Pokémon Professor Oak has. It debuted when Red appeared in Oak's lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Poliwrath
Poliwrath
Oak was seen with a Poliwrath before Red's arrival at the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Dewgong

Oak's Dewgong
Dewgong
Oak received a Dewgong prior to when Red was going to Oak's lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Onix
Onix
Oak was shown with an Onix before Red arrived at the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Drowzee
Drowzee
Oak received this Drowzee prior to Red's arrival at the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Lickitung
Lickitung
Oak was shown with a Lickitung during the time Red was visiting Oak's lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Tangela
Tangela
Oak received this Tangela prior to the time when Red arrived at Oak's lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Arbok
Arbok
Oak was shown with an Arbok during the time Red was visiting Oak's lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Oak was seen with a Jigglypuff during the time Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Dodrio
Dodrio
Oak was seen with a Dodrio while Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Oak was seen with a Slowpoke when Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Professor Oak's Primeape
Primeape (×3)
Oak was seen with three Primeape when Red was visiting the lab.
Debut The Final Battle!!
Oak's Marill
Marill
Marill first appeared in Welcome Back, Clefairy!!. It took a liking to Professor Oak. He ended up catching Marill in Marill's Special Training to Surpass Pikachu!!.
Debut Welcome Back, Clefairy!!
Professor Oak's Miltank
Miltank (×5)
Five of these Miltank were taken by Giovanni and his brother in Messing up the Farm!!. Professor Oak was able to rescue the Miltank by defeating them and took the Miltank under his custody.
Debut Messing up the Farm!!
Plusle and Minun
Plusle and Minun are two cheering Pokémon of Professor Oak where they helped out in cleaning up Hoenn.
Debut Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!
Ditto
Ditto is another Pokémon that participated in the cleaning up of Hoenn.

Ditto's only known move is Transform.

Debut Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!
Koffing
Professor Oak caught this Koffing somewhere near Route 111.
Debut Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!
Slugma
Professor Oak caught this Slugma somewhere near Route 111.
Debut Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!
Smeargle
Smeargle was one of the Pokémon that participated in the cleanup of Hoenn. It did so by mimicking the styles of Pokémon.

Smeargle's only known move is Sketch.

Debut Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!

Gives to new Trainers

Oak Squirtle Bulbasaur PM.png
Bulbasaur
Oak Charmander PM.png
Charmander
Oak Squirtle Bulbasaur PM.png
Squirtle
Green Chikorita PM.png
Chikorita
Gold Cyndaquil PM.png
Cyndaquil
Silver Totodile PM.png
Totodile

Given away

Green's Charmander
Charmander
Main article: Green's Charmander

Charmander was given to Green in The Pokémon Clefairy Enters!! as his starter Pokémon. It has evolved into its final stage right away. It is seen to be Clefairy's rival as both of them were given to their respective Trainers on the same day.

Debut Introducing The Pokémon Clefairy!!
Red's Exeggcute
Exeggcute
Professor Oak gave an Exeggcute to Red after the baseball tournament.
Debut Fierce Competiton at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!
Gold's Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil was given to Gold prior to Welcome Back, Clefairy!!.
Debut Welcome Back, Clefairy!!
Silver's Totodile
Totodile
Totodile was given to Silver prior to PM062.
Debut Welcome Back, Clefairy!!
Charmander
Professor Oak gave Charmander to Blue as her first Pokémon.
Debut We're a Family!!

Released

Professor Oak's Eevee
Eevee
Oak was revealed to have an Eevee in Clefairy Finally Evolves?!. He was showing it to Red when his Clefairy and Pikachu evolved and devolved as they can evolve with stones similar to Eevee. Eevee ends up being released it in that same chapter later on.
Debut Clefairy Finally Evolves?!


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