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Gary Oak
(オーキド・シゲル Shigeru Ōkido)
Gary Oak
General
Gender: Male
Hometown: Pallet Town
Region: Kanto
Family: Professor Oak (Grandfather)
Unnamed Parents
Friends: Ash, Misty, Brock, Dawn
Class: Pokémon Researcher
Pokemon Trainer (formerly)
First Appearance: Pokémon - I Choose You!
Voice actor: Yūko Kobayashi (Japanese)
Jimmy Zoppi (English)

Gary Oak is Professor Oak's grandson and Ash Ketchum's rival in the first few seasons. His starter Pokémon was a Squirtle that later evolved into a Blastoise.

Appearance

Gary has auburn hair and black eyes. In the original series, Gary wore a long-sleeved purple shirt, a black necklace, dark blue pants and boots. In the Advanced Generation series and Diamond and Pearl series, he wore a black collared shirt, pants, a black necklace with a lavender bead instead of the original gold one, and sneakers with a dark backpack.

Personality

The day he started out on his Pokémon journey, Gary came off as an arrogant Trainer, much like his game counterpart, Blue. His chosen starter Pokémon was Squirtle, which was actually the same Pokémon that Ash originally wanted to start with. He even had a group of cheerleaders who cheered him on in all of his battles and would go so far as crying whenever he lost. He didn't walk on his journeys like most Trainers did; instead he had his own sporty red convertible with a 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: "Satoshi-kun"), which occasionally seems to annoy him. His style of training at that 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.

His arrogance continued overtime during Ash’s journey in Kanto until he challenged the Viridian City Gym Leader, Giovanni, to a Pokémon battle for his final (but not necessary) Badge in The Battle of the Badge where his team was brutally defeated by Mewtwo. However, this still didn't change his arrogance. It would take a loss at the Pokémon League way later on against Melissa for Gary to finally realize that he greatly needed to change himself.

In his few appearances during the Johto saga, Gary seemed to have become the complete opposite of who he was. He became polite and respectful to others, including Ash.

Biography

Anime

Gary Oak is Ash's rival. He first appeared in Pokemon - I Choose You!, where he left Pallet Town and wanted to become a Pokémon Master before Ash did. In the beginning, Gary claimed to be the best of the best and had the typical smug attitude, known by having fangirls and a fanclub to go along, but, as the anime moved forward, he became less prideful and arrogant than that of his earlier appearances in the anime.

Manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Gary Oak (ETP)


Pokémon

On hand

Pokémon Information
Gary Blastoise
Blastoise was chosen by Gary as his starter Pokémon. It evolved, and was used in the Indigo League against Ash's Charizard.
Squirtle → Wartortle → Blastoise
Pokémon Information
Gary Umbreon
In the season finale of the Orange Islands season, Gary and Ash had a battle at Pallet Town between Eevee and Pikachu. Eevee sometime later evolved to Umbreon.
Eevee → Umbreon
Pokémon Information
Gary Electivire
It's unknown when and how Gary came across Electivire other than it being one of the Sinnoh region Pokémon he was studying.
Electivire

With Professor Oak

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Pokémon Information
Gary Arcanine
Arcanine was obtained at some point when Gary was in Kanto. It was implied to have been obtained as a Growlithe.
Arcanine
Pokémon Information
Gary Nidoking
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Nidoking
Pokémon Information
Gary's Krabby
Only known thing about Gary's Krabby is that it's bigger than the one Ash caught and was caught beforehand
Krabby
Pokémon Information
Gary Nidoqueen
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Nidoqueen
Pokémon Information
No Image
It's unknown how he caught it, prevented him from escaping with the Team Rocket one Aerodactyl in Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl.
Doduo → Dodrio
Pokémon Information
Gary Johto Pokémon
Seen in a list of Gary's Pokemon in The Ties That Bind!.
Kingdra
Pokémon Information
Gary Unseen Silver Conference Pokémon
Seen in a list of Gary's Pokemon in The Ties That Bind!.
Fearow
Pokémon Information
Gary Magmar
It's unknown how he caught it, but he used it against Ash in the Johto League in The Ties That Bind!.
Magmar
Pokémon Information
Gary Johto Pokémon
Seen in a list of Gary's Pokemon in The Ties That Bind.
Skarmory
Pokémon Information
Gary Scizor
It's unknown how he caught it, but he used it in the battle against Ash during the Johto League in Can't Beat The Heat!.
Scizor
Pokémon Information
Gary Unseen Silver Conference Pokémon
Seen in a list of Gary's Pokemon in "The Ties That Bind" and also the 'Talent Showdown' book. Its known moves are Psybeam and Confusion.
Alakazam
Pokémon Information
No Image
It's unknown how he caught it, but he used it against Ash in the Johto League in "Can't Beat The Heat!"
Golem
Pokémon Information
Gary Unseen Silver Conference Pokémon
Seen in a list of Gary's Pokemon in "The Ties That Bind."
Pinsir
Pokémon Information
Gary Unseen Silver Conference Pokémon
It's unknown how he caught it, but it appeared in a list of his Pokemon in "The Ties That Bind."
Houndoom

He also has at least thirteen other Pokémon as seen in Primeape Goes Bananas.

Befriended

Pokémon Information
Aerodactyl PC016
Gary befriended this Aerodactyl after resurrecting it from its fossil.
Aerodactyl

Talent Showdown only

Statistics

Badges

Kanto League

SonicRSonic

Gary's Kanto Badges

Johto League

8 Unknown Badges

Pokémon League Status

Contests

Extreme Pokémon: Runner-Up

Voice actors

  • French: Jean Marc Delhausse
  • Dutch: Bram Bart

Trivia

  • In Gary's first appearance in Battle Frontier, Gary's new clothes resembled trainer Blue's clothes in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • Gary is the counterpart of Blue in the Japanese Edition of the manga, Pokémon Special. Though, due to the fact that Pokémon Red and Green was not released in America, his name was changed to Blue in the manga and games for the English release.
  • Gary's Electivire is his only Pokémon which is from a region other than Kanto or Johto.
  • Gary is shown to care about his Pokémon. Also, he is shown at least once kissing a Poké Ball before sending his Pokémon out. In the episode that this happened, The Battle Of The Badge, Gary showed nervousness when Mewtwo used its psychic powers on Arcanine and Nidoking.
  • It is unknown if Gary will make another appearance in the Pokémon Anime series or future seasons however some fans wanted to see if he would make an appearance in the XY saga but nothing has been confirmed yet by the Pokémon Company.

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