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Professor Oak's Laboratory

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In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
|location_name=Professor Oak's Laboratory
|translated_name=Okido Research Institute
|location=[[Pallet Town]]
|map=Kanto Pallet Town Map.png
'''Professor Oak's Laboratory''' (Japanese: '''オーキド{{tt|研究所|けんきゅうしょ}}''' ''Okido Research Institute''), also called the '''Oak Pokémon Research Lab''' (Japanese: '''オーキド{{tt|博士|はかせ}}のポケモン{{tt|研究所|けんきゅうしょ}}''' ''Dr.Professor OkidoOak's Pokémon Research InstituteLab''), is a {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} lab located in [[Pallet Town]] that is directed by [[Professor Oak|Professor Samuel Oak]]. Its functions are to research Pokémon, unravel the mysteries of these creatures, and study their characteristics and behavior in a natural environment. Another important job is to take care of the Pokémon that belong to [[Pallet Town]]'s {{pkmn|Trainer}}s.
The lab has many different environments for the correct development of all kinds of Pokémon. There are areas of grass, sand, rocks and lakes to promote good interaction between the different [[type]]s of creatures. The laboratory has the technology to keep Pokémon healthy, and to make the largest scientific investigations in the country.
[[File:Professor Oak Laboratory Zensho.png|thumb|180px|Professor Oak's Laboratory in Pokémon Zensho]]
===In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga===
{{OBP|Professor Oak|Pocket Monsters}}'s lab debuted in ''[[PM001|Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!!]]'' of Pokémon Pocket Monsters. This was where {{OBP|Red|Pocket Monsters}} chose {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} and {{OBP|Green|Pocket Monsters}} chose {{TP|Green|Charmander}}. Unlike other media, Professor Oak has different laboratories in various regions. Similar to many of the buildings in the series, they would often get destroyed or burnt by Clefairy's antics.
===In the Pokémon Zensho manga===
* In [[Generation I]] games, there is a moment when it is possible to stop the game. This happens if the player holds the A button after choosing the their starter, which will stop {{ga|Blue}} from choosing his own starter until the player releases the button. This happens in all Generation I games, but is easier to perform in {{v2|Yellow}}. <ref>[ ""Freeze" the game in Oak's Lab", discovered and uploaded by LanceAndMissingNo.]</ref>
* If the player's Pokémon takes damage in his/her first battle against their rival in {{2v2|FireRed|LeafGreen}}, their Pokémon will be healed after the battle.
* Professor Oak's lab's iconic theme is not played in [[Generation IV]], with the background music instead being Pallet Town's theme. The only way to hear the lab theme is to listen to the [[Pokégear]] radio.
* In [[Pokémon Yellow]], there is a trash can onin between the righttable side ofand the tableright wall containing the starter Pokémon, unlike in {{game|Red and Blue|s}}. This effectively blocks the player from walking to the other side of the table to collect Eevee where the rival can't push them.
* In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], [[Sam]]'s sketchbook from ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]'' can be seen on the top of a bookshelf at the back of the laboratory.