Professor Carolina

Professor Carolina
カラシナ博士 Dr. Karashina
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Professor Carolina
Gender Female
Eye color Gray
Hair color Gray-blonde
Hometown Celestic Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Cynthia (granddaughter)
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Anime debut Losing Its Lustrous!
English voice actor Rebecca Soler
Japanese voice actor Ai Satō

Professor Carolina (Japanese: カラシナ博士 Dr. Karashina) is a professor that appears in the anime. She is also Cynthia's grandmother. She also appears in the games and in multiple manga, but is not referred by name.

In the games

In the Sinnoh-based Generation IV games, the player is given an Old Charm by Cynthia to deliver to her grandmother. Once the player arrives in Celestic Town, the grandmother tells the story of the lake guardians.

In the games, once the player has faced Dialga or Palkia, she will show a picture of Dialga or Palkia, depending on which version is played. This only registers the Pokémon as "seen" in the Pokédex and does not add an entry. In Platinum, as witnessing the events at the Spear Pillar adds both Dialga and Palkia to the Pokédex, she will instead inform the player of their ability to catch Dialga and Palkia if they own their respective orbs.

Quotes

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Celestic Town
"There’s an odd spaceman in front of the ruins. There isn't anything there, but that only seemed to make him get angry. He's saying he will blow up the town up with a bomb... The nerve of it all... If only I were younger, I'd punish that spaceman with my Pokémon..."
  • After battle with Galactic Grunt
"Oh, you were magnificent! Aren't you quite the Trainer? As the elder of Celestic Town, I give you my thanks. Oh? That Old Charm... May I see that, dear? ... What's that? You say Cynthia entrusted you with it to deliver to me? That Cynthia... She's my granddaughter. This Old Charm is something made in Celestic Town long, long ago. It was made in honor of a mythical deity said to have created Sinnoh. These Old Charms are still discovered now and again. Since you're in Celestic Town, why not look around inside the ruins?"
  • If talked to
"You've gone to the trouble of visiting Celestic Town. Why not take a little more time to examine the ruins?"
Inside the Celestic Ruins
"The cave painting's meaning seems to be this... There existed a being... A being so powerful, it was considered a deity at the time. Opposing this powerful being were three Pokémon. The three kept balance with the being, as if they formed a triangle. It's an ancient legend of Sinnoh that is still told in Celestic Town. Oh, yes. I found something useful. You should take this. It belonged to my granddaughter, but she doesn't use it anymore. If a Pokémon learns Surf, it can carry you across water and the sea. But my granddaughter said something about this hidden move... Oh, yes! To use Surf outside of battle, the Hearthome Gym Badge must first be obtained. On that matter, you will have to handle it yourself, I'm afraid."
Inside the Historical Research Center
  • Prior to obtaining the Relic Badge
"Hm? If you get the Gym Badge from Hearthome, you can use Surf anytime. Using Surf, you'll be able to go to places that were once out of reach. You may be in for some surprises as to where you can go using Surf."
  • After obtaining the Relic Badge
"Celestic Town is the oldest town in all of Sinnoh. The town was founded to honor Pokémon from the distance past. Or at least that's the legend..."
  • After entering the Elite Four
"Well, hello! You look good. I did some research of my own since that spot of trouble last time. Mt. Coronet's acting up had me very concerned, too. Well, this is what I found in the shrine. It's a book, and it's quite old. See for yourself. "Palkia, the Pokémon that binds the spatial dimensions,"D/"Dialga, the guardian Pokémon of time,"P it is written... It seems that there were two Pokémon in ancient Sinnoh. They respectively stood as symbols of time and spatial dimensions..."

Pokémon Platinum

Celestic Town
"There's an odd spaceman in front of the ruins. There isn't anything there, but that only seemed to make him get angry. He's saying he will blow up the town up with a bomb... The nerve of it all... If only I were younger, I'd punish that spaceman with my Pokémon..."
  • After battle with Galactic Grunt
"Oh, you were magnificent! Aren't you quite the Trainer? As the elder of Celestic Town, I give you my thanks. Oh? That Old Charm... May I see that, dear? ... What's that? You say Cynthia entrusted you with it to deliver to me? That Cynthia... She's my granddaughter. This Old Charm is something made in Celestic Town long, long ago. It was made in honor of a mythical deity said to have created Sinnoh. These Old Charms are still discovered now and again. Since you're in Celestic Town, why not look around inside the ruins?"
  • If talked to
"You've gone to the trouble of visiting Celestic Town. Why not take a little more time to examine the ruins?"
Inside the Celestic Ruins
"The cave painting's meaning seems to be this... There existed beings... Beings so powerful, they were considered deities at the time. There were three Pokémon with power to match either being. The three kept balance with either being, as if they formed a pyramid. It's an ancient legend of Sinnoh that is still told in Celestic Town."
"Who might you be?"
"I wouldn't know. I do know the world is in balance. I'm quite satisfied with the world the way it is. I'm not interested in your question."
  • If talked to after refusing to battle Cyrus
"That cave painting isn't protected simply because it's old. We've preserved it because we value the memories that it represents. It is a legacy of people and Pokémon beyond measure. A man who fails to understand that... What world could he dream of?"
  • After beating Cyrus
"Such a strange, strange man. Spouting such nonsense. The time and space of Sinnoh are filled with memories and thoughts of countless people and Pokémon. This is a wonderful world. What need is there to change it? Oh, yes. I found something useful. You should take this. It belonged to my granddaughter, but she doesn't use it anymore. If a Pokémon learns Surf, it can carry you across water and the sea. You've been a great help. That's my thanks for it."
Inside the Historical Research Center
  • Prior to obtaining the Mine Badge
"Using the move Surf, you'll be able to go to places that were inaccessible. You'd be surprised where you can go."
  • After obtaining the Mine Badge
"Celestic Town is the oldest town in all of Sinnoh. The town was founded to honor Pokémon from the distance past. Or at least that’s the legend..."
  • After entering the Elite Four
"Well, hello! You look good. I did some research of my own since that spot of trouble last time. Mt. Coronet's acting up had me very concerned, too. Well, this is what I found in the shrine. It's a book, and it's quite old. Let me read a bit for you. "The bearer of the shining Adamant Orb summons Dialga to the Spear Pillar. The guardian Pokémon of time will answer the call. The bearer of the shining Lustrous Orb summons Palkia to the Spear Pillar. The Pokémon that binds the spatial dimensions will answer the call." It seems the people of long ago met both Dialga and Palkia, the Pokémon of time and space."

Sprites

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Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In the anime

Professor Carolina and her granddaughter

Professor Carolina made her debut appearance in Losing Its Lustrous!. She is the Head of the Celestic Town Historical Research Center, which originally contained the Lustrous Orb before the events in Losing Its Lustrous! and Double Team Turnover! which led to Team Galactic obtaining the orb.

She is a very outspoken lady and even directly asked Ash to battle her granddaughter, Cynthia. She was shown to be very proud of her granddaughter's status as Champion, telling Ash that he would have to train a lot harder if he wanted to beat Cynthia.

She appeared again in Saving the World From Ruins!, studying the connection between the Iron Island ruins and the Veilstone City meteorites.

Her latest appearance was in The Needs of the Three!, where she was at Lake Acuity, working with Professor Rowan and Gary to keep the three lake guardians safe.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese さとうあい Ai Satō
English Rebecca Soler
Czech Hana Talpová (DP096-DP097)
René Slováčková (DP111)
Nikola Votočková (DP151)
Finnish Heljä Heikkinen (DP096-DP097, DP111)
Elise Langenoja (DP151)
Polish Anna Sroka (DP096-DP097)
Joanna Węgrzynowska (DP111, DP151)
Portuguese Brazil Luísa Viegas (DP096-DP097)
Luciana Baroli (DP111, DP151)
Portugal Isabel Queirós (DP096-DP097)
Zélia Santos (DP111, DP151)
Spanish Latin America Ana Patricia Hannides (DP096-DP097)
Yolanda Vidal (DP111, DP151)
Spain Paloma Escola (DP096-DP097, DP111)
Amparo Valencia (DP151)

In the manga

Cynthia's grandmother in Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cynthia's grandmother has appeared in the Pokémon Adventures manga. She loves Moo-Moo Milk and often visits Café Cabin to savor some. She led Diamond, Pearl and Platinum to Celestic Town in Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone I, telling them the legend of Sinnoh's three lakes and the Lake guardians on the way. In Platinum chapter it turns out that she was the one that created the meteor-filled craters in Veilstone City.

Pokémon

Cynthia's grandmother's Chingling
Chingling
Chingling is usually served as a hatpiece for Cynthia's grandmother.
Debut Suffering Psyduck
Cynthia's grandmother in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Cynthia's grandmother appeared in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga in a role similar to her in the games. She is first shown in Dialga's Secret Keys, where she tried to expel members of Team Galactic from Celestic Town.

In this canon, she is the elder of the town.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カラシナ博士 Dr. Karashina From 芥子菜 karashina, leaf mustard
English, German Professor Carolina Similar to Karashina
French Professeur Carolina Same as her English name
Italian Professoressa Carolina Same as her English name
Spanish Profesora Carolina Same as her English name
Korean 채연박사 Dr. Chaeyeon From 개채 gaechae (leaf mustard) and 난천 Nancheon (Cynthia)
Chinese (Mandarin) 芥子蘭博士 Dr. Jièzǐlán From 芥子菜 Karashina and 竹蘭 Zhúlán (Cynthia)


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Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAliana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotSanpeiAlainMairinAriaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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