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Professor Sakuragi
サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi
Professor Sakuragi SS.png
Professor Sakuragi in the new series
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Maroon
Hometown Vermilion City
Region Kanto
Relatives Koharu (daughter)
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Anime debut SS001
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Yūichi Nakamura

Professor Sakuragi (Japanese: サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi) is a Pokémon Professor who appeared in the new series. He is the father of Koharu and the professor of the Sakuragi Institute in Vermilion City.

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History

Professor Sakuragi

Professor Sakuragi debuted in a fantasy in SS001. He physically debuted in SS002 during the opening ceremony of Sakuragi Institute, where he explained his goal of studying everything about Pokémon to better understand them and the world itself. During his speech, Sakuragi received an alert of changes in the atmosphere, leading him to predict the appearance of a rare Pokémon at the Vermilion harbor.

Later, he was impressed after hearing Ash and Go's findings after their encounter with the rare Pokémon, Lugia, and offered the two to become research fellows at his lab, which they accepted. Afterwards, Sakuragi offered Go to choose one of the Kanto starter Pokémon, but Go declined, wanting to make Mew his first Pokémon instead.

In SS003, Sakuragi gave Ash a smartphone before releasing his two Rotom from their Poké Balls. The Rotom proceeded to enter Ash and Go's smartphones, turning them into Rotom Phones.

Character

Professor Sakuragi is a calm, but friendly person. He is very knowledgeable about Pokémon, being deemed a genius since he was young. He is also exceptionally enthusiastic when it comes to studying Pokémon. Sometimes, he gets so carried away that it embarrasses his daughter, prompting her to reign him in.

Pokémon

With Ash and Go

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Rotom (×2)

Gives to new Trainers

Professor Sakuragi has these Pokémon to give to new Trainers:

Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
Professor Sakuragi offered Go a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, but Go refused, saying he wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew.
Debut SS002

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村悠一 Yūichi Nakamura

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi From 桜木 sakuragi (cherry tree)


Oak (animeAdventures) • ElmBirchRowanJuniperJuniper Sr.
Sycamore (anime) • Kukui (anime) • BurnetSamsonMagnoliaSonia
IvySakuragiKranePHastingsHollyTetraWillowBellis

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGo
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Sakuragi
Relatives Delia KetchumMimeyDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaKoharuKikunaRenjiGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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