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.


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Background EditEdit

Gary Oak (Japanese: オーキド・シゲル Ōkido Shigeru), voiced by Yuko Kobayashi in Japanese and Billy Beach in English, 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 claims to be the best of the best and has the typical smug attitude, known by having fangirls and a fanclub to go along, but, as the Anime moves forward, he becomes less prideful and arrogant than that of his earlier appearances in the anime.

Pokémon Strategies EditEdit

Gary and Ash's techniques are like the North and South pole's of the world; while Gary spends his time raising his Pokémon in good technique and teaches them tough and cool moves, Ash uses clever strategy during battle and teaches most of his Pokémon tough and smart moves; Gary's Pokémon endure tough training and do not rely on luck and love in order to win battles.

In the Games EditEdit

Main article: Blue (game)

The only game Gary is in is Pokémon Puzzle League, however his counterpart in the main series of games is Blue, who is Gym Leader of Viridian City in Gold, SilverCrystalHeartGold, and SoulSilver.

In the Manga EditEdit

He has a counterpart in the manga named Blue (Green in Japan).

Pokémon EditEdit

On Hand EditEdit

Pokémon Information
[1] 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
[2] 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
[3] It's unknown when and how Gary came across Electivire other than it being one of the Sinnoh region Pokémon he was studying.

With Professor Oak EditEdit

Pokémon Information
[4] No information available

Pokémon Information
[5] No information available

Pokémon Information
[6] Only known thing about Gary's Krabby is that it's bigger than the one Ash caught and was caught beforehand

Pokémon Information
[7] No information available

Image Information
[8] It is unknown how he caught it, prevented him from escaping with the Team Rocket one Aerodactyl in the chronicle "Reviving Aerodactyl."
[9] Seen in the episode "Cutting The Ties That Bind!".
[10] Seen in the episode "Cutting The Ties That Bind!"
[11] It is unknown how he caught it, but he used it to have a fight with Ash in the Johto League episode "Cutting The Ties That Bind!"
[12] Seen in the episode "Cutting The Ties That Bind!".
[13] It is unknown how he caught it, but used in the Battle against Ash in the Johto League in "Nothing Beats The Heat."

Seen in the episode "Cutting The Ties That Bind!!" and also the 'Talent Showdown' book.

It's known moves are Psybeam and Confusion.

[15] It is unknown how he caught it, but used it against Ash in the Johto League in the episode "Nothing Beats The Heat."
[16] Seen in the episode "Cutting The Ties That Bind!".
[17] It is unknown how he caught it, but used in the Battle against Ash in the Johto League in the episode "Nothing Beats The Heat."

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

Talent Showdown only EditEdit

Befriended EditEdit

Image Information
[18] Gary befriended this Aerodactyl after ressurecting it from it's fossil.

Statistics EditEdit


Kanto LeagueEditEdit

Gary's Kanto Badges [20]
  • Boulder Badge
  • Cascade Badge
  • Rainbow Badge
  • 7 Unidentified Badges

Johto LeagueEditEdit

  • 8 Unknown Badges

Pokémon League StatusEditEdit

  • Kanto Conference (Indigo League) Loses to Melissa: Top 32
  • Silver Conference (Johto League) Loses to Ash: Top 16


  • Extreme Pokémon: Runner-Up

Episode Appearances EditEdit


[21][22][23][24]Gary with his Umbreon Add a photo to this gallery==Trivia Edit==

  • In Gary's first appearance in Battle Frontier, Gary's new clothes resemble trainer Blue's clothes in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • Gary is the counterpart of Green in the Japanese Edition of the manga, Pokémon Special. Though, due to the fact that Pokémon 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 shows nervousness when Mewtwo uses psychic powers on Arcanine and Nidoking.
  • Gary, along with 3 other main rivals (DrewPaul and Trip) all have their Japanese names start with"Sh-". Gary is Shigeru, Drew is Shuu, Paul is Shinji and Trip is Shooti.
  • Gary appeared during all Pokémon series. Since Best Wishes! started, it is assumed that he, Misty, May, Max, Dawn, Tracey, and Brock may not appear at all in the Best Wishes! series at all because of its fresh new start.
    • However Dawn appeared in Best Wishes! Season 2.

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