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Pairing: Tracey Sketchit/Professor Samuel Oak
Alternative name(s): ApprenticeShipping, IdolShipping, HeroworShipping[1]
Gender category: m/m slash
Fandom: Pokémon (anime)
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: common
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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.

Notable Fanworks


  1. ^ Bulbapedia. Shipping:ApprenticeShipping. (Accessed 19 May 2011.)