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Professor Oak

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Moving the "In the anime" section below the "In spin-off games" section. (so the spin-off section is now adjacent to the core series section)
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==In spin-off games==
===In Hey You, Pikachu!===
Professor Oak appears in [[Hey You, Pikachu!]], where he enlists the player to help test a translation device called the PokéHelper, using a wild {{p|Pikachu}} as the main research subject.
 
===In Pokémon Channel===
In [[Pokémon Channel]], Professor Oak launches the titular Pokémon Channel, and tuning into the "Oak's Report" channel allows the player to save their game.
 
===In Pokémon GO===
In [[Pokémon GO]], it is mentioned that he was [[Professor Willow]]'s mentor.<ref>[https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/988821137391013888 #ProfessorWillowWeek Fact #1 on Twitter]</ref>
 
In the GO Web series, '''The Two Professors''', Willow contacts Oak to discuss the recent appearance of {{p|Ditto}} {{m|transform}}ed into an unrecognizable Pokémon. Oak is able to identify it as the [[Mythical Pokémon]], {{p|Meltan}}.
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|en=Ben Diskin}}
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===In Pokémon Snap===
Professor Oak also is one of the two human characters that appears in [[Pokémon Snap]]. In order to complete his {{OBP|Pokémon Report|Pokémon Snap}} on the denizens of [[Pokémon Island]], he hires {{Todd}} to take pictures for the report. He provides Todd with the [[ZERO-ONE]] and its [[Dash Engine]] upgrade, [[Pokémon food]], [[Pester Ball]]s, and a [[Poké Flute]]. When Todd takes a picture of each of the [[Pokémon sign]]s, Professor Oak is able to drawn a connection between them and the {{pkmn|constellation}}s to determine that {{p|Mew}} must be on [[Rainbow Cloud]].
 
===In the Puzzle series===
In [[Pokémon Puzzle Challenge]], Professor Oak appears at the main menu and some other screens at the beginning of the game, explaining the available options to the player. He also talks to the player at various points in the "Puzzle" section, which consists of various rounds with puzzles.
 
At the beginning of [[Pokémon Puzzle League]], there is a short animated introduction where [[Ash Ketchum]] receives a phone call from Professor Oak, telling him that he has been selected as a challenger of the Puzzle League Tournament at [[Puzzle League]]. In the Prof. Oak's Labs at the Puzzle Village, Professor Oak explains how to play this game.
 
===In the Pokémon Trading Card Game series===
In {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}} and [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]], the {{OBP|Professor Oak|Base Set 88}} and the {{OBP|Imposter Professor Oak|Base Set 73}} cards are available. The latter game also includes the {{OBP|Imposter Oak's Revenge|Team Rocket 76}} card.
 
===Gallery===
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color}}; font-size:80%;"
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:Puzzle Challenge Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG1 A39 Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG2 A54 Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color light}}; background: #{{Kanto color dark}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG1 D44 Impostor Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color light}}; background: #{{Kanto color dark}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG2 D52 Impostor Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color light}}; background: #{{Kanto color dark}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG2 H42 Impostor Oak Revenge.png]]
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| Menu sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Puzzle Challenge|Puzzle Challenge}}
| {{color2|000|Professor Oak (Base Set 88)|Professor Oak}} sprite<br/>from the {{color2|000|Pokémon Trading Card Game (game)|Trading Card Game}}
| Professor Oak sprite<br/>from {{color2|000|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!}}
| {{color2|000|Imposter Professor Oak (Base Set 73)|Imposter Professor Oak}} sprite<br/>from the {{color2|000|Pokémon Trading Card Game (game)|Trading Card Game}}
| Imposter Professor Oak sprite<br/>from {{color2|000|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!}}
| {{color2|000|Imposter Oak's Revenge (Team Rocket 76)|Imposter Oak's Revenge}} sprite<br/>from {{color2|000|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!}}
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Professor Oak briefly appeared in the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]] as part of a team with [[Professor Sycamore|Professors Sycamore]] and {{prof|Kukui}}.
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==In spin-off games==
===In Hey You, Pikachu!===
Professor Oak appears in [[Hey You, Pikachu!]], where he enlists the player to help test a translation device called the PokéHelper, using a wild {{p|Pikachu}} as the main research subject.
 
===In Pokémon Channel===
In [[Pokémon Channel]], Professor Oak launches the titular Pokémon Channel, and tuning into the "Oak's Report" channel allows the player to save their game.
 
===In Pokémon GO===
In [[Pokémon GO]], it is mentioned that he was [[Professor Willow]]'s mentor.<ref>[https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/988821137391013888 #ProfessorWillowWeek Fact #1 on Twitter]</ref>
 
In the GO Web series, '''The Two Professors''', Willow contacts Oak to discuss the recent appearance of {{p|Ditto}} {{m|transform}}ed into an unrecognizable Pokémon. Oak is able to identify it as the [[Mythical Pokémon]], {{p|Meltan}}.
<!--
====Voice actors====
{{vatable|color={{kanto color light}}|bordercolor={{kanto color}}
|ja=若林 正 ''Tadashi Wakabayashi''
|en=Ben Diskin}}
-->
===In Pokémon Snap===
Professor Oak also is one of the two human characters that appears in [[Pokémon Snap]]. In order to complete his {{OBP|Pokémon Report|Pokémon Snap}} on the denizens of [[Pokémon Island]], he hires {{Todd}} to take pictures for the report. He provides Todd with the [[ZERO-ONE]] and its [[Dash Engine]] upgrade, [[Pokémon food]], [[Pester Ball]]s, and a [[Poké Flute]]. When Todd takes a picture of each of the [[Pokémon sign]]s, Professor Oak is able to drawn a connection between them and the {{pkmn|constellation}}s to determine that {{p|Mew}} must be on [[Rainbow Cloud]].
 
===In the Puzzle series===
In [[Pokémon Puzzle Challenge]], Professor Oak appears at the main menu and some other screens at the beginning of the game, explaining the available options to the player. He also talks to the player at various points in the "Puzzle" section, which consists of various rounds with puzzles.
 
At the beginning of [[Pokémon Puzzle League]], there is a short animated introduction where [[Ash Ketchum]] receives a phone call from Professor Oak, telling him that he has been selected as a challenger of the Puzzle League Tournament at [[Puzzle League]]. In the Prof. Oak's Labs at the Puzzle Village, Professor Oak explains how to play this game.
 
===In the Pokémon Trading Card Game series===
In {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}} and [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]], the {{OBP|Professor Oak|Base Set 88}} and the {{OBP|Imposter Professor Oak|Base Set 73}} cards are available. The latter game also includes the {{OBP|Imposter Oak's Revenge|Team Rocket 76}} card.
 
===Gallery===
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color}}; font-size:80%;"
|-
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:Puzzle Challenge Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG1 A39 Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}}; background: #{{Kanto color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG2 A54 Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color light}}; background: #{{Kanto color dark}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG1 D44 Impostor Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color light}}; background: #{{Kanto color dark}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG2 D52 Impostor Professor Oak.png]]
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color light}}; background: #{{Kanto color dark}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:TCG2 H42 Impostor Oak Revenge.png]]
|-
| Menu sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Puzzle Challenge|Puzzle Challenge}}
| {{color2|000|Professor Oak (Base Set 88)|Professor Oak}} sprite<br/>from the {{color2|000|Pokémon Trading Card Game (game)|Trading Card Game}}
| Professor Oak sprite<br/>from {{color2|000|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!}}
| {{color2|000|Imposter Professor Oak (Base Set 73)|Imposter Professor Oak}} sprite<br/>from the {{color2|000|Pokémon Trading Card Game (game)|Trading Card Game}}
| Imposter Professor Oak sprite<br/>from {{color2|000|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!}}
| {{color2|000|Imposter Oak's Revenge (Team Rocket 76)|Imposter Oak's Revenge}} sprite<br/>from {{color2|000|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!}}
|}
 
==In the manga==
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