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Talk:Professor Oak (anime)

Shouldn't it be mentioned that he appears after almost every episode in Japan, talking about a pokemon or other things or making poetry?Raykyogrou0 (talk) 21:15, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

This is an article about the topic, should it be included in here? Raykyogrou0 (talk) 21:26, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
That only appears at the end of an episode, so it isn't part of the episode itself. It's also the reason why we don't say "(Pokémon) briefly appeared in (episode) during the Who's that Pokémon? segment", due to it not being in the actual episode itself.--ForceFire 02:17, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
True, but it is part of the anime. It is quite significant that he appears practically every week in japan but in the localized version he only appears every once in a while. That's why I think it should be mentioned in like the trivia or something, linking to that article. Raykyogrou0 (talk) 18:44, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Unova Pokémon

It was stated in the previous episode that Juniper will be sending Ash's reserves to Oak's lab. Should Ash's Unova Pokémon now be added to this article? Watchermark (talk) 01:19, 27 April 2013 (UTC)


We have the Sammy article to prevent the 4th movie spoiler but the pics for celebi and charmaleon (as well as DaddyShipping) mention the word oak fix it please! Mariofan99 (talk) 00:24, 9 July 2013 (UTC)


Unshou Ishizuka's (Professor Oak's seiyuu) first name (his real one) is Yukinori. Professor oak's Japanese first name is Yukinari. Don't their names look and sound similar? Doshigataina (talk) 07:20, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Rotom Discharge

Is this confirmd dat Rotom use Discharge? --Altruis でんき 05:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Is it confirmd? --Altruis でんき 11:05, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

User:05308 added Discharge with the edit summary (→‎On hand: Thunderbolt was shown to be orange only 2 episodes ago). This doesn't sound reliable to me, but rather than changing it to Thundershock as you've done, I'd rather have a fluent Japanese speaker confirm what the move is before we list it. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 17:12, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
The move was never named, but I find it highly unlikely that after the decision to make Rotom's thunderbolt orange in the first place, that it would then be yellow in BW130. It is incomprehensibly a different move. Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 17:59, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
It doesn't sound like it's Thunderbolt, but if it wasn't named, it is extremely assumptive to say which move it is. Note that it's against Project Anime guidelines to list Surf or Fly just for a Pokemon swimming or flying if the move isn't commanded; I don't see how this is any different from that. Without the move being named, we can't know that it's specifically Discharge and not any of the other Electric-type moves in existence (or even just a general electrical ability that isn't a move, like the ability for winged Pokemon to fly without using Fly). Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 18:07, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
And the Shinx in BW111? That attack was never named but it had to be listed as something. It was named Discharge because of the direction and look of the attack. It's agreed that this was Discharge Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 18:29, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
I strongly and adamantly disagree. If an attack always has the same animation (Leaf Storm, for an example off the top of my head), it's clear when those are being used even without being called out. Things like this situation, however, cannot be identified with reasonable certainty. It doesn't have to be listed as something, but if you think you simply must, then list it as "unidentified Electric attack". But we cannot assume that it's Discharge when we have no evidence for it. (I'm not familiar with the situation with the Shinx, but if that wasn't noted on-screen as Discharge, it probably shouldn't be ID'd as such on this wiki either.) Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 20:49, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Professor Oak's Rotom page?

Considering the fact that its now appeared in several episodes and co-presents the Holo Caster alongside Professor Oak, surely Rotom deserves its own page? It's definitely notable enough. Watchermark (talk) 11:07, 24 October 2013 (UTC)


I was wondering why Charmeleon isn't included as one of Oak's Pokemon? He originally had it when he was a trainer. It appeared in the Celebi Movie, when Oak was younger. I know Oak is older, but even unknown status would make sense for a reference. MortalPixel (talk) 11:42, 12 November 2013 (EST)

Have you tried reading the page? I've heard that reading can really help you find the information that's already on the page and has been for some time. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:30, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

have they ever referenced his wife?

If he has a grandson he'd have to have been married. So should this article say he was once married? has it ever been siad in the show or the manga or the games? --Archerboy58 (talk) 20:54, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

You don't have to be married to have children. And no, iirc his significant other hasn't been mentioned anywhere. Nor do I think his child/children have been mentioned. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 22:20, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

if he was not married they are not related by law --Archerboy58 (talk) 23:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

He's not legally related to his kids, you mean...? 1) It's a fictional world, so trying to rigorously apply real world logic is misguided in the first place. 2) IRL, the law in no way determines paternity solely by marriage. A biological father can absolutely be legally obligated to pay child support, and the child can have a right to inheritance. Tiddlywinks (talk) 23:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Also adoption exists too. But this is all ultimately irrelevant since we know nothing about his family beyond his grandchildren. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 23:54, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Gary's Pokémon

On the page of Gary Oak, there are multiple Pokémon that are said to be in storage, which I suppose means with Professor Oak. But they aren't in the section Residing in the Lab. Shouldn't they be included in that section? Lokki (talk) 16:58, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

I don't know if we should assume where they are being stored. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 17:43, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
In this episode you can see that Gary's Pokémon are stored at Professor Oak's. Lokki (talk) 14:21, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
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