Ash's Mom and Professor Oak

Ash's Mom and Professor Oak

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Ash's Mom and Professor Oak refers to a fan theory about the Pokémon anime which suggests that Professor Oak intentionally sent Ash on his adventure in order to form a romantic relationship with Ash's mom, Delia. The theory became the subject of jokes online in 2018.


The theory that Delia and Professor Oak may have a romantic relationship was first posted on IGN[4] on April 12th, 2009 and Serbeii[1] on May 13th, 2009.

I couldn't find any discussions about this, so I thought I might just start a new topic on it. The title should be self-explanatory: What do you think is the relationship between Professor Samuel Oak and Delia Ketchum, Ash's mother? Through the course of the anime there isn't anything in particular that would suggest their relationship is deeper, except the fact that they appear in each other's company every so often. Holidays together, etc. For myself, the obvious solution would be that Sam and Delia are dating, or have been dating for who knows how long. I wouldn't go as far to say that Sam would be Ash's father, though. That would be stretching things, though possible. Memo Active Member Also, the Pokemon 4Ever -movie brings some insight to this matter, as we can see that Ash met Sam while he was a young boy, thus it would be possible that upon hearing Delia's surname (as Ash did tell Sammy his) Samuel could have intently sought out to be in her company, as in the third movie it becomes clear that the two have known since Delia was a kid. Do you have any ideas on this? Last edited: May 13, 2009 Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustable well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply part of your being that you, that you can't even conceive of your life without it. Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless. Memo, May 13, 2009 #1


The theory was given some credence when a clip from the episode "Beauty and the Beach" was rediscovered, showing Professor Oak and Delia's mom on a vacation together (shown below). Additionally, in the episode "Showdown at the Oak Corral," Delia believes that a love letter from Professor Oak may have been for her.[2]

In 2016, an episode of the anime aired in which Ash calls his mom via video chat, only to see that Professor Oak is also with his mother.[3]

Hayakawa uncle @ souta_hayakawa Follow When Satoshi makes a videophone call to Mom, he seems to have someone who has always noticed that Okido is at home? Translate Tweet 字幕) 6:30 AM -29 Oct 2016

The theory began being referenced in memes popularly in November of 2018. For example, an object labeling post on /r/MemeEconomy posted on the 16th gained over 26,000 points (shown below, left). Another post on /r/funny posted on the 17th gained over 190 points (shown below, right).

Ash's mom Professor Oak Professor oak:ls your mom still single Ash:Yes. Professor oak:Go and catch every Pokemon out there @galladew

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WHILE ASH WAS FILLING THE POKEDER OAK WA'S FILLING HIS MOM When Professor Oak fucks your mom That wasn't very cash money of you Ash's mom: exists* Professor Oak: I's Free Real Estato IS YOUR MOTHER STILL SINGLE? GO CATCH EVERY POKEMON IN THE WORLD ora ra rasputin @peeshy_keen Follow tired: ash's mom is fucking professor oak wired: ash's mom is fucking that mr mime inspired: the mr mime is ash's father desired: ash's mom is fucking that mr mime but its a girl mr mime (and maybe also still ash's parent) 8:45 PM 19 Nov 2018 Turkey Josh @JBladeOfficial Follow Professor Oak got cow titties and Ash's mom. Bitch lma cow !".@DojaCat t1 GIF

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