A Pokémon Professor (ポケモン博士(はかせ) Pokémon Expert) is a veritable expert on the Pokémon World who are known for giving rookie Trainers their Starter Pokémon and they are responsible for the distribution of the Pokédex.

All of the Professors from the main Pokémon series are named after a plant, tree or shrub:

List of Pokémon Professors

Core series

Side games

Anime Only

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


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


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