The English name of Professor Oak’s cousin is “Samson Oak.” According to the game’s official page, he “does research on the regional variants that have taken root in the Alola region.” Noted!


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Man, I hope those aren’t the only character customization options... I might want a brown trainer with yellow hair.

And I really hope there are other clothing options like in X/Y... that was the biggest disappointment I had with OR/AS.