|Pairing:||Tracey Sketchit/Professor Samuel Oak|
|Alternative name(s):||ApprenticeShipping, IdolShipping, HeroworShipping|
|Gender category:||m/m slash|
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ApprenticeShipping is a pairing in the Pokémon fandom involving Tracey Sketchit and Professor Oak. It is one of the only common cross-generational pairings in the fandom, popularized by Tracey's canonical idolization for Oak.
Fans who are squicked by the age difference often pair Tracey with "Sam," a younger version of Oak that time traveled 40 years into the future in the fourth Pokémon movie, Celebi: Voice of the Forest.