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Pokémon Home launched on the Nintendo eShop last night, surprising players with a new character named Grand Oak. He joins the likes of Professor Oak and his cousin Samson Oak from Sun and Moon as the last addition.

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In Japanese, the character’s name is Dai Ookido (ダイオーキド), which means “great” or “grand” Ookido. In Japanese, Professor Oak’s last name is Ookido.

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Here is Grand Oak.

Grand Oak is inspiring reactions.

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Illustration for article titled The Internet Reacts To iPokémon Home/is New Professor Oak
Screenshot: stackablesoup (r/Pokemon)
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Illustration for article titled The Internet Reacts To iPokémon Home/is New Professor Oak
Screenshot: ResetEra

People are trying to figure out his sunglasses.

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And I guess this is the very first Grand Oak cosplay?

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And people are just starting to create the inevitable fan art.

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Expect more!

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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