Professor Augustine Sycamore is the regional Pokémon professor of Pokémon X and Y, situated in the Kalos region.


Professor Sycamore is a middle-aged man, with black, curly hair, bluish eyes and some facial hair under his ears. Sycamore wears a blue shirt, black trousers with a yellow belt (which has the buckle shaped like a circle), and also wears orange socks and brown trainers with grey stripes. Sycamore also wears a brown watch on his left arm and often wears with his white lab coat when he is not conducting field research.


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X & Y

Professor Sycamore was a student to Professor Rowan two years before moving to Kalos. He later studied at the Tower of Mastery in the hopes of learning to wield Mega Evolution, but decided that he was not strong enough, and left to become a Pokémon Professor. 

He is characterized by his dark, unkempt hair, and the trademark white labcoat of all Pokémon Professors. He is noticeably younger than most Pokémon Professors in the series, and is even described in-game by a Backpacker as an "eccentric ladies' man". He seems to be fluent in both French and English.


Main series

Main article: Professor Sycamore (anime)

Professor Sycamore's artwork in Pokémon the Series: XY.

Ash first encounters Professor Sycamore shortly after meeting Clemont and Bonnie, as he rushes to get Froakie's necessary medical attention after being attacked by Team Rocket. The Professor then gives him a Kalos Pokédex and sends Froakie with him on his journey. Sycamore also gives Serena her Fennekin and her Pokédex when she begins her search for Ash, and offers her advice on where to find him. 

Professor Sycamore conducts studies on Mega Evolution at his laboratory in Lumiose City, and as a result, is targeted by Team Rocket in an effort to master Mega Evolution themselves. He is captured by Jessie, James, and Meowth, along with Serena and Bonnie. Although initially refusing to hand over his data on Mega Evolution, he surrenders it to Team Rocket when they threaten Serena and Bonnie. When asked why he gave up his research findings, he tells Serena that keeping her and Bonnie safe was more important to him than his studies, revealing a certain loyalty to his pupils and a desire to protect those he watches over. The three of them are later rescued by Ash, Clemont, and Chespin, and the data is recovered from Team Rocket. He then sends Chespin off with Clemont, and bids farewell to Ash and co. once again. 


Main article: Professor Sycamore (Generations)

Masters trailer

Main article: Professor Sycamore (Masters trailer)



Main article: Professor Sycamore (Adventures)

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

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X and Y

Starter Pokémon

First Battle (Lumiose City)

Bulbasaur XY
 Type Grass Type Poison 
Charmander XY
 Type Fire 
Squirtle XY
 Type Water 
Lv. 10 Lv. 10 Lv. 10 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Overgrow Ability: Blaze Ability: Torrent Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Tackle Scratch Tackle - - -
Growl Growl Tail Whip - - -
Leech Seed Ember Bubble - - -
Vine Whip SmokeScreen Withdraw - - -

Second Battle (Couriway Town)

Venusaur XY
 Type Grass Type Poison 
Charizard XY
 Type Fire Type Flying 
Blastoise XY
 Type Water 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Overgrow Ability: Blaze Ability: Torrent Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Petal Dance Flame Burst Water Pulse - - -
Worry Seed Wing Attack Aqua Tail - - -
Synthesis Slash Skull Bash - - -
Petal Blizzard Flamethrower Iron Defense - - -


  • He is the first regional professor to battle the player character in the games.
    • However, the first one planned was Professor Oak, whom there would have been an option to battle after the Pokémon League was ended.


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