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Samson Oak

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replaced: regional variantregional form (5), {{alo|Persian}} → {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Persian}} (5)
|java=[[Unshō Ishizuka]] <small>([[SM001]]-[[SM088]])</small><br>[[Kenyu Horiuchi]] <small>([[SM093]]-present)</small>
'''Samson Oak''' (Japanese: '''ナリヤ・オーキド''' ''Nariya Ōkido'') is a [[Pokémon Professor]] in [[Alola]]. He studies the [[regional variantform]]s and [[Totem Pokémon]] of the [[region]]. He is a cousin of [[Professor Oak]], with whom he shares a striking resemblance.
==In the games==
===Pokémon Sun and Moon===
Samson Oak is first seen in [[Malie City]] on [[Ula'ula Island]] in {{pkmn|Sun and Moon}}, when the {{player}}'s [[Rotom Pokédex]] recognizes him. He tells the player about his research on [[regional variantform]]s, and asks them to come meet him in the city's library. When the player meets him in the library, he talks about regional variants again, before requesting that the player show him the local variant {{p|Persian}}. Upon being shown an Alolan Persian, he explains why regional variants exist, and explains his theory on why the Alolan Persian looks the way it does before giving the player a [[Love Ball]]. He also talks about [[Professor Oak|his cousin]] in [[Kanto]], who gave him a Kanto Pokédex which he uses to compare the Alolan variants of {{cat|Generation I Pokémon|Pokémon native to Kanto}} to their regular form counterparts. Finally, he tells the player about how {{ga|Blue|his cousin's grandson}} might come visit Alola someday because of the [[Z-Crystal]]s Samson has sent him.
Samson is later met behind the [[Malie City#Recycling Plant|Malie City Recycling Plant]], where he explains why the Alolan {{p|Grimer}} is the way it is and gives the player a [[Friend Ball]] before leaving for Malie Library. The player may also encounter Samson inside the Geothermal Power Plant on [[Blush Mountain]], where he will be standing in front of a photo of the [[Kalos Power Plant]]. Here he will tell the player about the hair of Alolan {{p|Diglett}} before handing the player a [[Lure Ball]]. He is also met behind the [[Pokémon Center]] atop [[Mount Hokulani]], where he talks about {{p|Minior}}'s [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Minior|different forms]]. Before going back to Malie Library again, he gives the player a [[Moon Ball]].
;[[Malie City]]
:''"Why, hello there, [[Rotom Pokédex|Rotom]]! Are you feeling nice and comfy there in that [[Pokédex]] of yours?"''
:''"Oh! Well, hello there. Good to meet you. I'm Oak—Samson Oak. I'm a Pokémon researcher, and I'm looking into the [[regional variantform]]s found around here."''
:''"And you must be <player>, huh? Young {{prof|Kukui}} mentioned you to me."''
:''"Rotom, you be sure to help this fine young {{tt|boy|If the player character is make}}/{{tt|girl|If the player character is female}} on his/her trip around the islands, all right?"''
;{{DL|Malie City|Malie Library}}
:''"Alola, young <player>! Since you're out and about exploring on your island challenge, you must already know about [[regional variantform]]s, don't you?"''
::'''Yes''': ''"Just as I would have expected!"''
::'''No''': ''"Indeed? Maybe they are rarer than I thought..."''
* If the player has an Alolan Persian in their party
:''"Oh! That's a local {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Persian}}, all right! I've heard that having a round face can be considered quite cute here in Alola! Maybe that explains the Alolan regional variant? And since Persians are so smart even before they evolve, it may be that they use the extra energy born during [[Evolution]] to instead help strengthen and bulk up their bodies... How very fascinating and alluring! And since this regional variant Persian evolves only with high [[friendship]], I know what kind of wonderful Trainer you must be, my young friend!"''
:''"Thank you, <player>! Let me give you something good as thanks!"''
In ''[[SM128|League Offenders and Defenders!]]'', Samson surprised Ash and his classmates when he informed them that he would be entering the [[Manalo Conference]]. In ''[[SM129|Battle Royal 151!]]'', Samson was among the 151 Trainers taking part in the [[Battle Royal]] preliminary round of the Manalo Conference. He entered with Komala and was ultimately among the 16 Trainers remaining at the end. The match-ups revealed that he would be battling [[Hau]] in the first round.
In ''[[SM130|Battling Besties!]]'', Samson battled Hau in the first round of the Manalo Conference. He used his {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Exeggutor}} against Hau's Alolan {{p|Raichu}}, but it was defeated, thus eliminating Samson from the tournament.
|epname=Battling Besties!
|desc=Samson Oak was revealed to have an {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Exeggutor}} in ''[[SM130|Battling Besties!]]''. He used it in his [[Manalo Conference]] battle against [[Hau]] and his Alolan {{p|Raichu}}, but it was defeated.
Exeggutor's only known move is {{m|Dragon Hammer}}.}}
[[File:Samson Oak Adventures.png|thumb|170px|Samson Oak in Pokémon Adventures]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
Samson Oak debuted in ''[[PASM04|The Decision and the Tournament of Six]]''. He served as a judge at a tournament held at an [[Iki Town]] festival. During {{adv|Moon}}'s battle against [[Gladion]], Moon was confused as to why Gladion wouldn't have his {{p|Porygon}} attack her newly-caught Alolan {{p|Grimer}} with {{m|Psybeam}}. Samson stepped in to tell Moon, who had only just recently arrived in [[Alola]], about how [[regional variantform]]s can also have different [[type]]s as well as appearances.
In [[PASM29]], [[Sina]] and [[Dexio]] took Samson to the Aether Base on {{rt|16|Alola}}. They introduced him to the Reassembly Unit, which they planned on using to control {{adv|Zygarde}}'s {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Zygarde|forms}}. Later, Samson, Sina, Dexio, and [[Lillie]] set off to [[Mount Lanakila]] to investigate an [[Ultra Wormhole]] that appeared above the area. Before they could leave, a large swarm of Zygarde Cells and a Core converged into the Reassembly Unit and emerged as a Complete Forme Zygarde. Shortly afterward, {{adv|Sun}} emerged from the wormhole and was rescued by Zygarde. Samson and the others traveled to Mount Lanakila, where they found an injured [[Nebby|Lunala]] and [[Lusamine]]. After Lillie helped free her mother from the {{p|Nihilego}} she was fused with, Lusamine fainted. Sun tried getting Zygarde to take Lusamine to a hospital, only to notice that {{p|Necrozma}} had arrived.
|epnum=Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter (Adventures)
|epname=Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
|desc=This {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Golem}} is Samson's first known Pokémon. It was first used to fight {{p|Necrozma}} on [[Mount Lanakila]] alongside {{adv|Sun}}.
None of Golem's moves are known.}}
|epnum=Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter (Adventures)
|epname=Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
|desc=This {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Graveler}} is Samson's second known Pokémon. It was first used to fight {{p|Necrozma}} on [[Mount Lanakila]] alongside {{adv|Sun}}.
None of Graveler's moves are known.}}