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About

Gary Oak, also known as Blue Oak and Gary Motherfucking Oak is a video game reference used to undermine any sort of achievement. It is based on the rival character from Nintendo Gameboy's Pokemon Red/Blue, who was always one-step ahead of the player's character. Similar to the Chuck Norris facts, the fictional Pokémon character is typically mentioned to remind someone that you are not the best because Gary is the one. His supreme dominance has been also referred to as his "girth." This stems from a demotivational poster depicting an adult roleplay chat in which someone tried to put "Gary Oak" on ignore. "Gary" said "you can't ignore my girth."

Origin

On February 27th, 1996, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green were released in Japan.[1] In the game, Gary Oak[2] or "Blue Oak" as he is known in the games, is the main player's rival. He appears at the most inopportune moments: right after a series of difficult battles, or at the end of a very long level (clip below).



On April 1st, 1997, the anime adaptation of Pokémon premiered. In the series, Gary regularly trolled Ash, the main character (clip below).



Meme Origin

The Gary Oak meme began as a copypasta, which was rumored to have been first posted on /v/ on November 16th, 2001. However, the earliest available version of the copypasta come from a post by an anonymous 4chan user on the /b/ [3] image board from November 23rd, 2007 (shown below).


File :1195848493738.jpg-(59 KB, 170x200, gpimp1.jpg) 59 KB O Anonymous 11/23/07(Fri)15:08:13 No.46298263 I'm Gary M------------ Oak, /b/ And girls want to f--- me. Let it piss you off as much as you want, but you know it's completely true. That girl you like who is kinda cute in a weird way, but is totally sweet and you have the biggest crush on? The one who keeps going back to guys who treat her wrong for reasons you don't understand? The one who calls you up at 1 am to cry about how her boyfriend hasn't called her in 3 days, and no matter how long you listen to her, she'll never think of you as anything other than asexual? The one who will curl up next to you on the couch, hug you close, kiss you on the cheek, and never let you f------ touch her beyond that? Yeah, I'm f------ her. I'm Gary M------------ Oak. The hot girl who won't even look at you when you nod at them and smile? The one who laughs when you trip in the hallway and drop your stuff? The one who comes up and coyly asks for your help with her homework, and then pretends you don't exist once you finish? Yeah, I'm f------ her too, even harder, because I'm Gary M------------ Oak. The geeky girl you think might be enough like you that you have a chance with her? She plays Warcraft on your server, and watches anime, and reads comics? She's so incredible and you just love her so much but you still haven't worked up the courage to tell her how you feel about her? Guess who just sucked me off and told me they'll always love me? -- Gary M------------ Oak. Smell ya later!

I'm Gary MOTHERFUCKING Oak, /b/

And girls want to fuck me. Let it piss you off as much as you want, but you know it's completely true. That girl you like who is kinda cute in a weird way, but is totally sweet and you have the biggest crush on? The one who keeps going back to guys who treat her wrong for reasons you don't understand? The one who calls you up at 1 am to cry about how her boyfriend hasn't called her in 3 days, and no matter how long you listen to her, she'll never think of you as anything other than asexual? The one who will curl up next to you on the couch, hug you close, kiss you on the cheek, and never let you fucking touch her beyond that?

Yeah, I'm fucking her. I'm Gary MOTHERFUCKING Oak.

The hot girl who won't even look at you when you nod at them and smile? The one who laughs when you trip in the hallway and drop your stuff? The one who comes up and coyly asks for your help with her homework, and then pretends you don't exist once you finish?

Yeah, I'm fucking her too, even harder, because I'm Gary MOTHERFUCKING Oak.

The geeky girl you think might be enough like you that you have a chance with her? She plays Warcraft on your server, and watches anime, and reads comics? She's so incredible and you just love her so much but you still haven't worked up the courage to tell her how you feel about her?

Guess who just sucked me off and told me they'll always love me?

-- Gary MOTHERFUCKING Oak. Smell ya later

Spread

On February 17th, 2008, Urban Dictionary [4] user the dan defined "Gary Oak" as "Gary oak is a pokemon based forced meme originally from 4chan's /v/ board, but quickly spread from there. Gary (MOTHERFUCKING) Oak is the guy who shows up at the worst possible time, have what you want, tell you to smell him later, and generally be a gigantic douchebag. he is also a character in the pokemon series." The post received more than 1,100 upvotes in less than 14 years (shown below).


TOP DEFINITION gary oak Gary oak is a pokemon based forced meme originally from 4chan's/v/ board, but quickly spread from there. Gary (M------------) Oak is the guy who shows up at the worst possible time, have what you want, tell you to smell him later, and generally be a gigantic douchebag. he is also a character in the pokemon series. original post: "I firmly believe Gary should be the rival in every Pokemon game. No, I don't care if he's 45 by the time Diamond and Pearl or whatever is out. He should also continue to be a total d--- like he was from day 1. He was 10 years old driving around a convertible and had bitches at his beck and call. This should continue. Whenever you enter a cave and come out with all your Pokemon are at 3 hit points? Gary appears. Get through Team Rocket HQ, out of any healing items with your best team reduced to rubble? Gary rolls up in his mercedes. When you finally attain all the badges you need, with your favorite Pokèmon battered and beaten? Yeah, Gary. All your Pokèmon are knocked out and you're 5 tiles away from the Pokemon Center -- Guess who just blocked the entrance way and says he challenges you to a fight? F--- yeah, Gary Oak." by the dan February 17, 2008


In 2008, the character inspired a number of YouTube videos. For example, in June 2008 a video of Gary Oak singing the song "My United States of Whatever" was uploaded to the site (clip below, left). The video has since been deleted.

Two years later, on August 11th, 2010, YouTuber MercOnFire posted the song "Gary Motherfucking Oak by the band I Shot The Duck Hunt Dog (shown below, right).[5]



On March 28th, 2014, YouTuber JustFunnyShit uploaded the video "Gary Oak the Pokemon F***er! (FUNNY CENSORED PARODY)" in which several clips of Oak from the Pokémon anime are edited to include explicit language. The post received more than 26,000 views in less than seven years (shown below).



Garybombing

Ever since the launch of /vp/, formerly /tr/, 4chan's Pokemon board, in July 2010, there has been a major increase in the number of Gary Oak threads, mainly in the form of Garybombing, the act of spamming terrible and pointless threads with images of Gary Oak. Due to the dubious quality of said board, the number of these spammed threads has remained high.

Various Examples


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Text Examples

It's 1997 and you're downloading Pokémon porn on your 56k modem. Oh boy, this zip file full of Misty nudes only has 10 minutes left. You've been waiting six hours for this. When the file gets to 99.9%, you start unzipping your pants and are getting ready for the fap of your life. At that moment, guess who picks up the phone and disconnects you? GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK.

You have just been rewarded with your Masters Degree in Cancer Research. In ten minutes you are going to have an interview to get the job of a lifetime with a six digit salary. You'll be able to pay off your student loans no problem. You flip on the TV right before you leave and what do you see? GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK has just found the cure for cancer.

You have just fended off a shark, you are bloody and tired but you can climb onto the boat when who shows up to stomp your fingers? GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK.

You're walking home at night and a mugger attacks you with a knife. You are able to drive him off using years of karate lessons, still sustaining some deep knife wounds. Guess who shows up and asks you for your wallet with a baseball bat? Gary MOTHERFUCKING OAK, that's who.

Congratulations, You have finally beaten Gary Oak and have no healing items left over. You head over to the Pokemon center and then the PokeMart, guess who blocks the entrance to the Pokemart. GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK That's Right, Gary Oak is just that Epic.

Gary Oak just finished owning your ass with kung-fu. He's walking to the hospital to recover from the wounds he got. He's tired. He crashes into a mirror, and ends up in a coma. Why? Because not even GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK is safe from GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK.

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[1] Bulbagarden ‚Äď Release Dates

[2] Bulbagarden ‚Äď Gary Oak

[3] Archive ‚Äď /b/

[4] Urban Dictionary ‚Äď Gary oak

[5] Archive ‚Äď I Shot the Fuck Hunt Dog

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