Professor Oak’s Pokémon Poetry on Pokémon TV

July 30, 2021

Professor Oak’s Pokémon Poetry on Pokémon TV

Though best known for his expansive Pokémon research, Kanto’s Professor Oak is also a renowned Pokémon poet within the Pokémon world.

As a respected Pokémon researcher and educator and mentor to Ash Ketchum, Professor Oak is a beloved and busy figure within the Pokémon world. But that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his passion of Pokémon poetry. So for a short time, don’t miss episodes featuring Professor Oak’s poetry on Pokémon TV!

Known as senryū, Professor Oak’s poems are always focused on the subject of Pokémon, Pokémon training, and the relationship between people and Pokémon. The professor is so well-known for his poetry that he’s even produced a book of it in Pokémon the Series. Professor Oak created the following poem as an ode to Ash and his friends setting out on a new journey:

When friends go on their journey
They bring along who?
Pikachu, that’s who!

Hear more of Professor Oak’s Pokémon senryū in curated episodes of Pokémon the Series. You may even feel inspired to create a Pokémon poem of your own. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on or using the Pokémon TV mobile app.

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