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Gary Oak

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The day he started out on his Pokémon journey, he came off as an arrogant trainer, much like his {{pkmn|game}} counterpart, {{ga|Blue}}. His chosen [[starter Pokémon]] was {{TP|Gary|Squirtle|Blastoise}} which was actually the same Pokémon that Ash originally wanted to start with. He even had a group of [[Gary's cheerleaders|cheerleaders]] who cheered him on in all his battles and would go so far as crying whenever he lost. And he didn't walk on his journeys like most trainers did. Instead he had his own sporty red convertible with his own chauffeur. Gary loved when he got a chance to make fun of Ash by bragging about how far behind Ash was compared to him. He also gave Ash the pet-name of "Ashy-boy" (Japanese: {{tt|"Satoshi''-kun''"|Satoshi is Ash's Japanese name and ''-kun'' is a Japanese honorific, kun can be considered insulting when not used among friends}}), which occasionally seems to annoy him. His style of training at this point was to capture many Pokémon and to use the strongest, as a stark contrast to Ash who focused on developing a bond with his Pokémon.
Soon he would eat his words when he would challenge the [[Viridian City]] [[Gym Leader]], [[Giovanni]] to a Pokémon battle for his final, but not necessary, badge in ''[[EP063|The Battle of the Badge]]''. At first he seemed to be winning against Giovanni, knocking out most of his Pokémon. But then Giovanni sent out {{an|Mewtwo}} against the trainer and even let Gary use both his {{TP|Gary|Arcanine}} and {{p|Nidoking}} against it. Mewtwo made quick work of the two Pokémon and Gary experienced his first (known) loss. However this still didn't change his arrogance. It would take a loss at the [[Pokémon League]] way later on in ''[[EP270|Can't Beat the Heat!]]'' to finally realize that he needed to change himself.
Gary eventually returned in ''[[EP115|A Tent Situation]]''. Much unlike his former self, he congratulated Ash on his victory in the [[Orange Crew|Orange League]]. Soon Ash challenged him to a battle with his {{AP|Pikachu}} as his choice. Gary in turn used his {{TP|Gary|Eevee|Umbreon}}. Gary managed to defeat Ash and then left on his journey through [[Johto]].