Professor Cerise is a professor who works at the Cerise Laboratory that is located in Vermilion City. He is the husband of Yoshino and the father of Chloe and Sōta.


Professor Cerise is a tall, skinny man with fair skin, green eyes, and slightly messy maroon hair with a few gray streaks in it. He wears a long white lab coat, a blue shirt with a purple collar, long blue jeans with a gray belt, and gray shoes with dark soles. He also wears brown glasses to help him see. Overall, he slightly resembles a mix between Professor Oak and Professor Elm.


In the past, Professor Cerise was apparently awkward around women, as he got very flustered when he talked to Yoshino, his future wife. In the present day, he is a friendly and gracious man that is always willing to help others. He is also intelligent, though he researches Pokémon with an immature and childlike wonder, often embarrassing his daughter and prompting her to scold him.


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Professor Cerise in the Cerise Laboratory.

In Vermilion City, Professor Cerise, open his lab where he gives a brief introduction about Pokémon. After Ash and Goh got back from got back their adventure with Lugia, Cerise was amazed by the data they collected and decided to make them his research assistants of the Cerise Laboratory. Professor Cerise also offered Goh a choice between the Kanto Starter Pokémon, but Goh refused, saying he wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew.[1]


Given away

Cerise's rotom
Rotom (2x)

Gives to new Trainers


  • Like Professor Ivy, Professor Cerise is a professor of the anime series not to appear in the games.
  • Professor Cerise is the second Professor in Kanto that can give out Starter Pokémon to new Trainers.



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