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- This article is about the character. For the TCG card named "Impostor Professor Oak", see Impostor Professor Oak (Base Set 73).
Impostor Professor Oak's first TCG appearance
Impostor Professor Oak (Japanese: にせオーキドはかせ False Doctor Ōkido) is a villainous character disguised as Professor Oak.
He first appeared in the TCG card Impostor Professor Oak and has since made appearances on other cards. He also appears in the How I Became a Pokémon Card and Pokémon Adventures manga series.
Cards featuring Impostor Professor Oak
In the anime
James disguised himself as Professor Oak in Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up? Proving to be adept in Pokémon knowledge and sharing Professor Oak's terrible poetry skills, he was very successful in imitating Professor Oak. However, after many tests including silhouette identification and writing poems, he was discovered. He did it again in A Faux Oak Finish!.
In the manga
In Pokémon Adventures, Sabrina had her Kadabra disguise itself as Professor Oak. The resulting transformation was strikingly similar to Impostor Professor Oak. The disguise was uncovered rather quickly by Red.