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A Pokémon Professor (ポケモン博士 Pokémon Expert) is a veritable expert on the Pokémon World. They are notable for giving rookie Trainers their Starter Pokémon. Coincidentally, all of the Professors from the main-stream Pokémon series are named after a plant: Oak, Elm, Ivy, Birch, Rowan, and Juniper. The Professors are also responsible for the distribution of the Pokédex, an indispensable tool for Trainers wishing to complete the National Pokédex.

List of Pokémon Professors[edit | edit source]

Anime Only[edit | edit source]

In the series' extensive medium, there are a variety of Pokémon Professors, many of which stem from the Pokémon anime. This is a comprehensive list of such professors, whose role is limited to being in the anime only.

Manga-Exclusive[edit | edit source]

Conversely, there are also Pokémon Professors whose role is limited to being featured in manga-related material. Such persons will be listed here.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although all canon Pokémon Professors are named after trees (For example, Oak, Elm, Birch, etc) the Pokémon Professors in games outside of main franchise versions do not follow this pattern.