Oak anime

Professor Samuel Oak

Samuel Oak (サムエル・オーク, Samueru Ōku), or Professor Oak (プロフェッサー・オーク, Purofessā Ōku) is a Pokémon Professor and a major supporting character who lives and works at his research lab in Pallet Town. He appears semi-regularly to give Ash Ketchum advice to help him achieve his goal of becoming the greatest Pokémon Master.


Voice actor: Stan Hart (English), Tara Jayne (young; English), Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese), Keiko Toda (young; Japanese)

When he was younger 40 years ago, he was nicknamed "Sam", a 10-year old boy (around the same age as Ash) who a a Pokémon Trainer with brown hair and blue eyes. In the future, he is currently a 50- year old man with black eyes and gray hair and wears a lab coat, red long sleeved shirt, brown pants with a black and gray belt, and dark brown shoes.


His often-forgetful attitude and other antics are also notorious. He also has a hobby of composing haiku-like poems about Pokémon or Pokémon-related themes.

Professor Oak comes from a prestigious family. He has two brothers, one of whom is the mayor of Pallet Town while the other is its postmaster, and his grandfather was the first Trainer from Pallet Town to receive widespread recognition. According to Professor Elm, Professor Oak's studies and research mostly focus on how humans and Pokémon interact with each other.


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