Green's Profile

Character Overview:

Green Oak is the grandson of Prof. Sammuel Oak, and plays the role of Red's main rival in the Pokemon Special manga, always slightly ahead and better than him. Due to his family heritage, he started out as a cocky trainer, and mechanically trained his Pokemon to become powerhouses within short periods of time. It is only after his many interactions with Red that he finally learnt the importance of companionship shared between trainers and Pokemon, and this further perfected his ability in raising Pokemon, earning him the title the Raiser.

Among the Kanto Pokedex Holders, Green is always the calm and poised one, who knows his limits and sets his priorities straight. Despite their initial marked difference in personality and attitude towards Pokemon and battling, he and Red have become best companions while remaining good rivals to each other over the years. As shown in their final match at the Pokemon League Tournament, Red learnt to recognize his boundaries from Green, and Green learnt how to empathize with his Pokemon and stop treating them like machines.

Green constantly shows disdain towards Blue's mischief, often calling her the pesky girl, but actually shares a close bond with her. During the Kanto Elite 4 incident, Green personally trained Yellow to equip herself with better battling skills for assisting her journey in search of Red. Afterwards, Green took up the position of the Viridian Gymleader, and learnt a lot from a book left behind by the former gymleader, Giovanni, named 'The Mysteries Of The Earth', which assisted him in training up his Rhydon, and also hinted that it is still capable of further evolution. Green has therefore a strong respect for the man despite his evil doings. When Green is away from the gym, he uses a virtual image of himself to control a team left behind to accept challenges, in order to continue fulfilling his duties as a Gymleader while giving himself the opportunity to explore the world.

Another Dex Holder which Green shares a complicated relationship with is Silver. Their first encounter unfortunately took place with a mutual misunderstanding, leading to an instant fight. When Green later learnt of the fact that Silver stole Totodile from Prof. Elm, it further worsened his impression of the red-haired boy and even made him decide to arrest him, which was tactfully thwarted by another of Gold's mischief. However, in the FRLG series, when Silver had trouble accepting Giovanni as his father, it was Green who talked senses into him and made him open up to the man. This was probably due to the empathy he felt for the boy after nearly losing his grandfather to Team Rocket once again. Afterwards, Green recognized Silver's qualities as a Dex Holder and accepted him as one of them.

Green has strong connections with many key figures in the Pokemon world. Apart from having a renowned professor as his grandfather, Green's elder sister, Daisy, is Prof. Oak's personal assistant and also a famous Pokemon Contest coordinator. During his childhood, he was raised and trained in Johto under the Cianwood Gymleader, Chuck, which allowed his Scyther to learn many attacks not known to the Kanto region at that time. On many occasions, Green was shown to care deeply for his family and friends despite his usually cold exterior.

Character Design:
Green's Design

Green's design was based off the rival in the original Gameboy series, Pokemon Red and Green, with spiky brown hair, a long-sleeved purple sweater and a low hanging pendant. In the Viz and Chuang Yi translations, her name was swapped with Green, due to the fact that in most English-speaking countries, Pokemon Blue was released as a counterpart instead of Pokemon Green, and the translators feel that Blue suits the name of the rival more.

In the Yellow series, Green added a blue cape to his attire, adding mystery to his presence. In the GSC series, his clothing was completely redesigned, with white-collared green jacket over a black T-shirt, and sand brown pants with brown boots. His attire was revamped again in the FRLG series to match the new design of the rival in the GBA remakes, Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen. However, his hair remained the original shade of brown instead of the orange colour given to the rival's new look. This new attire carried on into the Emerald series. Green's eyes were of varying shades of Green over the years.

Green's Journey:
RGB Series
Green's RGB Journey

Green set out on his journey after returning from the faraway land of Johto, and battled the mirage Pokemon, Mew, in the western woods of Pallet on his first evening. Knowing his own limits, he withdrew from the fight, but a reckless Red soon barged in and ended up embarrassing himself. Later, Red showed up to mess up Green's capturing of a wild Kangaskhan again, but this incident allowed Green to heed the emotions of a Pokemon. The two boys became official rivals since then, and Green, with his heightened raising ability, was often a step ahead of Red.

At Lavender Town's Pokemon Tower, Green became possessed by the wild Gastlys, and after being rescued by Red, the two collaborated in defeating Koga of Team Rocket. Following an accidental mix-up of their Pokemon, Green and Red did not encounter each other again until Prof. Oak was kidnapped by Team Rocket, and they had to crack the barriers surrounding Saffron City in order to gain entry. At the Silph Co. building, Green faced off Koga, and narrowly beat the man. He then worked together with Red and Blue in battling the merged legendary bird, Zapmolcuno.

Later, at the Indigo Plateau Pokemon League Tournament, Red and Green had their fateful battle in the final match, where both boys demonstrated their growth and everything they have learnt from each other. Despite being defeated at the end, Green recognized Red as an important companion and continued their friendly rivalry.

Yellow Series
Green's Yellow Journey

After the Kanto Pokemon League Tournament, the three Pallet trainers went separate ways to further their training, and Green was on a personal journey to better himself when he learnt of Red's disappearance 2 years later. Using Pidgeot as a means of communication with Prof. Oak, Green gathered information as he searched across the land. With his experience of battling the Kanto Elite 4's Agatha back when he was training for the League Tournament, Green solved a crisis caused by Agatha's Gastly at Celadon.

As requested by Yellow, Green personally trained the young girl to become stronger, while being constantly astonished and mortified at her obviously sub-par skills and knowledge. Afterwards, on Cerise Island, Green partnered up with his former foe, Koga, and had a bitter battle with Agatha once again, finally claiming victory with the help of Koga's Arbok. Green then reunited with Red and Blue to provide support to Yellow in facing off Lance.

GSC Series
Green's GSC Journey

1 year after the Kanto Elite 4 incident, when Red gave up his chance to become the new Viridian Gymleader due to his injuries from Lorelei's ice handcuffs, Green offered to take up the position for him. Green learnt of the therapeutic effects of the Mt. Silver hotsprings, and lent Charizard to Red to handle the tough flying required at the perilous mountains.

Later, the Pokemon Association held a Gymleaders' Exhibition Match between the Kanto and Johto gymleaders at the new round of Pokemon League Tournament, and Green was fatefully set to battle his teacher and master during his childhood times, the Cianwood Gymleader Chuck. Using the battle techniques he learnt from a book left behind by Giovanni at the Viridian Gym, 'The Mysteries Of The Earth', he emerged victorious with his newly captured Rhydon.

When Neo Team Rocket raided the Indigo Plateau, Green along with the other gymleaders were tricked and sent away on the Magnet Train while battling the grunts. After Red narrowly saved the train from crashing, Green and Red set off for the final battleground at the Ilex Forest where they fought Lugia and Ho-oh, and finally the Mask Of Ice himself.

FRLG Series
Green's FRLG Journey

2 years have passed since the Mask Of Ice incident. When Red and Green returned to Pallet Town upon Prof. Oak's request, they were surprised to find the professor missing despite the message he left behind to confiscate their Pokedexes. As they followed clues to solve the mystery, they found soon themselves on the Sevii Islands where they learnt of Team Rocket's resurrection and their kidnapping of Oak, as well as the organization's schemes pertaining to Deoxys.

After learning the ultimate fire attack, Blast Burn, from the old lady Brinca, Green had his showdown with Oca of the TR Beast Trio on Six Island. Together with Red, Blue and the psychic mutant Mewtwo, they eventually ended up at Seven Island's Trainer Tower, where they successfully rescued Prof. Oak and Blue's parents. Green knew that their fate hung on Red's inevitable clash with Giovanni, and thus left behind to deal with the swarm of Deoxys-Divides, while giving Charizard to Red to assist his pursuit of Team Rocket's Battle Airship. He later used Rhydon to rescue Silver and Giovanni, and also helped Red steady the failing TR Battle Airship. However, just when the crisis seemed to be over, a mysterious attack sent out by Storc turned Green into stone along with the other four Pokedex Holders.

Emerald Series
Green's Emerald Journey

2 months later, Mr. Briney shipped the five petrified Dex Holders, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Silver, via the S.S. Tidal to the Battle Frontier. The five were placed on the top floor of the Battle Tower at the Pokedex Holders' corner in the disguise of actual statues. From a report Brinca snatched from Team Rocket at the Trainer Tower, Prof. Oak learnt of the wishing powers of the mirage Pokemon Jirachi, which appeared to be the only way to revive the Dex Holders. Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold and Crys were dispatched to the Battle Frontier in stages to capture Jirachi and safeguard it from the evil Guile Hideout, who was also after the wishing Pokemon. Emerald eventually managed to come to terms with his own feelings with Pokemon, and channelled his wish to Jirachi, reversing the petrifaction of the five seniors.

Green promptly recovered after the petrifaction reversal and got himself into condition for the battle. He teamed up with the other 9 Dex Holders to defeat Guile Hideout's giant sea monster by a combined ultimate attack. His Charizard unleashed the Triple Blast Burn along with Gold's Explotaro and Sapphire's Chaka.

Pokémon on his Active Team

Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: Bold Ability: Blaze Level 89
Attacks:
Blast Burn, Fire Spin, Flamethrower, Fly, Reflect
Info:
Green received this Pokemon from Prof. Oak, and it has become his signature over the years. Having battled the mirage Pokemon, Mew, while it was still a Charmander, it grew quickly and has evolved into a Chameleon by the time Green challenged the Pewter Gym. Due to Green's tough training, it is highly skilled in battles, and can pull off deadly assaults, one of which involved splitting Koga's Arbok into half. After it evolved into a Charizard, it became Green's major means of aerial transport, and developed even stronger offensive powers. In the FRLG series, it inherited the ultimate fire attack, Blast Burn, from Brinca on Two Island, which was used to destroy Mewtwo's M2 Bind under Red's command, as well as defeat Guile Hideout's giant sea monster in combination with other ultimate attacks in the Emerald series. Due to its adept flying abilities, it was lent to Red twice for his journey towards Mt. Silver and for chasing after Team Rocket's Battle Airship. As a Chameleon, it was also accidentally traded to Red while the boys were at Celadon.

Scyther → Scizor
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: Docile Ability: Swarm Level 82
Attacks:
False Swipe, Metal Claw, Slash, Steel Wing
Info:
This was Green's very first Pokemon and grew up with him during his training under Chuck in Johto. As a result, it possessed heightened skills in localizing the foe as well as attacks not local to Kanto, allowing it to defeat Agatha's ghost Pokemon even with normal type attacks. As a Scyther, it was accidentally traded to Red in the RGB series. When it evolved into a Scizor in the GSC series, it grew even stronger and its powers were fully showcased when it alone took on a wild Alakazam, Arcanine, Exeggcutor and Rhydon, and weakened them all with a single False Swipe, allowing Green to capture them. It served as a major powerhouse for Green again in the FRLG series, during the match against Red at Brinca's Battle Path, as well as in the fight against Oca of TR's Beast Trio.

Porygon → Porygon2
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: None
Nature: Quirky Ability: Trace Level 78
Attacks:
Conversion, Conversion 2, Psybeam, Recycle, Sharpen, Tri Attack, Zap Cannon
Info:
Green exchanged this Pokemon with coins won at the Celadon Game Corner, but it refused to obey him initially because it was not personally captured. In the RGB series, it was only used briefly in the battle against Koga, and its true abilities were not demonstrated until the Yellow series. Being a man-made electronic Pokemon, it can freely travel in cyber space, and Green transferred it over to Yellow's Pokedex to gain distance while battling a wild Primeape. It also played a major part in defeating Agatha afterwards. In the GSC series, it has evolved into a Porygon2, and its new attack Conversion 2 enabled it to stand its ground against Silver's Sneasel at the Indigo Plateau. In the FRLG series, it entered the system of Team Rocket's mother computer 'r', which enabled Green to rescue Prof. Oak. In the Emerald series, it helped fight down the Battle Tower's rampaging rental Pokemon.

Golduck
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: Serious Ability: Cloud Nine Level 88
Attacks:
Confusion, Dig, Hydro Pump, Hyper Beam, Iron Tail, Surf, Tail Whip
Info:
This Golduck was first seen to be on Green's team when he accidentally traded it to Red at the countryside of Celadon. Packing a wide range of attacks, Golduck is one of the most versatile Pokemon on Green's team. However, its most valued asset is its psychic abilities, which proved to be extremely useful when the Pallet trainers were shut out from Saffron City by the barriers created by Mr. Mime. When Green was trapped by the Dreameater of Agatha's Gengar at the abandoned Power Plant, it relayed Green's thoughts to Boyscout Bozz via the Pokedex, allowing them to solve the crisis. Golduck also knows Surf, allowing Green to travel quickly on waters.

Rhydon
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: Mild Ability: LightningRod Level 82
Attacks:
Dig, Earthquake, Horn Attack, Horn Drill, Megahorn, Stomp
Info:
Rhydon is the newest Pokemon on Green's team, and it was captured outside the Viridian Gym when it became attracted to the song 'Pokemon March' played on the Pokemon Assocation's van radio. However, with Green's raising ability, it quickly became the newest powerhouse on the team, and allowed Green to fully explore the new things he has learnt about ground type Pokemon from Giovanni's book, 'The Mysteries Of The Earth'. It defeated Chuck's Hitmontop during the Gymleaders' Exhibition Match with its powerful Horn Drill, and its Lightningrod ability also made it useful in the 2 vs 2 battle against Red's Pika in the FRLG series. Its tough armour-like hide allowed it to walk through searing flames, which allowed it to rescue Silver and Giovanni after the TR Battle Airship went haywire.

Machoke → Machamp
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: Bashful Ability: Guts Level 80
Attacks:
Focus Energy, Hyper Beam, Karate Chop, Low Kick, Seismic Toss, Slam, Submission
Info:
Machoke was one of the Pokemon on Green's team that was accidentally traded to Red when the boys scattered their Pokeballs at the countryside of Celadon. Red 'traded' it back to Green while the boys were battling a wild Ninetales, and Machoke evolved into a Machamp during the process. With its four limbs, it adeptly pulls off an array of powerful fighting moves, most notably against Red's Snorlax, which it tramped over twice with Seismic Toss.

Pokémon he has at Viridian Gym

Pidgeot
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 76
Attacks:
Feather Dance, Wing Attack
Info:
This Pidgeot was first seen when Green accidentally traded it to Red along with Charmeleon, Scyther, Golduck and Machoke in the RGB series. Green mostly likely captured it for flying purposes, but its role was eventually overtaken when Chameleon evolved into Charizard. During the showdown against Team Rocket at the Silph Co. building, Green briefly used it as a surprise attack on Koga. In the Yellow series, it served mainly as the messenger between Green and Prof. Oak in the search for Red. Pidgeot remained in Green's team in the GSC series, as seen in the Gymleaders' Exhibition Match. In the FRLG series, it was one of the several Pokemon Green left behind to guard the Viridian Gym.

Ninetales
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 68
Attacks:
Fire Blast, Flamethrower
Info:
Green battled this Ninetales at the countryside of Celadon during the time he accidentally swapped his team with Red. Red soon arrived at the scene and called upon Machoke, which evolved into a Machamp and overpowered Ninetales during the 'trade-back' process. Green used this Ninetales during the Indigo Plateau Pokemon League Tournament, and its powerful Fire Blast gave Red's Pokemon a hard time. In the Yellow series, it had a brief battle scene against Agatha's Gengar, and was not seen again until the FRLG series, when it served as a gym Pokemon for Green at the Viridian Gym.

Alakazam
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 64
Attacks:
Thunderpunch, Role Play
Info:
Alakazam was one of the wild Pokemon which became attracted to the 'Pokemon March' song played on the Pokemon Association's van radio during Red's Gymleader Selection Test at Viridian. After being captured by Green, it was seen in his team during the Gymleaders' Exhibition Match, and later stayed at the Viridian Gym to take challenges from trainers. Yellow's Chuchu battled it at the Viridian Gym in the FRLG series, but was totally overpowered.

Arcanine
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 71
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
This Arcanine was captured outside the Viridian Gym along with Rhydon, Exeggcutor and Alakazam. Green had it in his team in the Gymleaders' Exhibition Match at the Indigo Plateau, but it was never put to use. It is currently among the few Pokemon which Green left at the Viridian Gym to accept challenges from trainers.

Exeggutor
Nickname: N/A OT: Green Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Chrlorophyll Level 67
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Along with Rhydon, Arcanine and Alakazam, this wild Exeggcutor was attracted to the 'Pokemon March' song at the Viridian Gym, and was captured by Green after getting hit by Scizor's False Swipe. It appeared in Green's team at the Gymleaders' Exhibition Match and later as Green's gym Pokemon at the Viridian Gym, but it was never seen in action.

Pokémon he has had or been partnered with

Ivysaur → Venusaur
Nickname: Saur OT: Red Gender: ♂
Nature: Gentle Ability: Overgrow Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Saur was accidentally traded to Green in the RGB series when Red and Green scattered their Pokeballs on the floor. During the time spent under Green, it developed a transient cold and stern nature which scared Red after the trade-back. In the FRLG series, it was temporarily traded to Green again for Charizard at the Trainer Tower on Seven Island to pull off the plan in destroying Mewtwo's M2 Bind with the 3 ultimate attacks.

Poliwrath
Nickname: Poli OT: Red Gender: ♂
Nature: Brave Ability: Damp Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Along with Saur and Pika, Poli was accidentally traded to Green in the RGB series. It went on a rampage and refused to obey Green initially, but gradually developed Green's cold attitude, which was fortunately temporary.

Pikachu
Nickname: Pika OT: Red Gender: ♂
Nature: Sassy Ability: Static Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
At the countryside of Celadon, Red and Green scattered their Pokeballs, and Pika was one of Red's Pokemon accidentally traded to Green. Though refusing to obey Green at first, it eventually accepted his orders, and helped him battle a wild Ninetales. After being traded back to Red, the cold attitude it learnt from Green persisted temporarily and gave Red a fright.

Gyarados
Nickname: Gyara OT: Misty Gender: ♂
Nature: Lonely Ability: Intimidate Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Red traded Gyara to Green for Charizard in the GSC series when he needed to visit Mt. Silver. Green used this Gyarados to fight Entei, who mysteriously appeared outside the gymleaders' resting rooms at the Indigo Plateau. Gyara was also one of Green's team members during the Gymleaders' Exhibition Match.

Lapras
Nickname: None OT: Green Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Green caught this Lapras in the eastern seas of Kanto, which turned out to be a Pokemon Boyscout Bozz really hoped to catch in order to save his Haunter at the abandoned Power Plant. After defeating Agatha at the Power Plant, Green gave this Lapras to Bozz.

Golbat
Nickname: None OT: Koga Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: Inner Focus Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Green took this Golbat from Koga after defeating the man at the Silph Co. building in order to locate his grandfather, Prof. Oak, with this Pokemon's special ability to generate images in its mouth with Supersonic. In the Yellow series, Green returned Golbat to Koga when they partnered up on Cerise Island, but collaborated with Golbat again temporarily during the fight against Agatha's Golbat.

Zapdos
Nickname: N/A OT: Blue Gender: None
Nature: N/A Ability: Pressure Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
During the battle against Lugia and Ho-Oh at the end of the GSC series, the three Pallet trainers joined forces and partnered up with the three legendary birds which Blue captured. Green took control of Zapdos to wield its powerful electric attacks. He also used this legendary bird of thunder to save Blue from her fall off Moltres during the fight.

 
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