|"[Meadowpelt] looked around and spotted Oatpaw, whom he was thinking of taking as his apprentice."|
|— Narrator in Code of the Clans, page 58|
Oatpaw is a tom.
In Code of the Clans, he is an ancient RiverClan apprentice. When the RiverClan medicine cat, Meadowpelt, asks him to get some poppy seeds for an injured Clanmate, Snaketooth, Meadowpelt seems to be thinking about taking him as his apprentice because of his skills and knowledge. After Meadowpelt orders Snaketooth to eat the poppy seeds, he asks Oatpaw to help carry Snaketooth to his den.
- Code of the Clans (First appearance)
The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.