Cedric Juniper

Cedric Juniper
アララギ博士 Dr. Araragi
Black White Cedric Juniper.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Light brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Professor Juniper (daughter)
Generation V
Games Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Evolution Exchange Excitement!
English voice actor Stuart Zagnit
Japanese voice actor Kenyu Horiuchi
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Pocket Monsters BW
Debut A Nickname for Tepig (Adventures)

Professor Cedric Juniper (Japanese: アララギ博士 Dr. Araragi) is Professor Juniper's father. He used to be a Pokémon researcher. According to Bianca, he specializes in Pokémon distribution and biology.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Black and White, Professor Cedric Juniper first meets the player in Mistralton City with Skyla, who has just flown in from another region. Upon meeting the player, he upgrades their Pokédex. He is next seen in Icirrus City, where he gives the player the Old Gateau. He is then seen in Nacrene City with Lenora, Bianca, and some other NPCs. He is not seen again until after the player defeats N and Ghetsis. Once the player has met Looker and gone outside, he approaches the player and upgrades their Pokédex to the National mode.

In Black 2 and White 2, he will upgrade the player's Pokédex to the National mode as he did in the previous games. He can be found at his daughter's laboratory in Nuvema Town, where he will provide a count of Pokémon caught in the National Pokédex. On the player's first visit, he will give the player a Super Rod.



Overworld sprite from
Generation V


Main article: Cedric Juniper/Quotes

In the anime

Cedric Juniper in the anime

Cedric debuted at the end of Evolution Exchange Excitement!, where he stumbled out of Chargestone Cave and fainted out of hunger. In the next episode, his daughter gave him some food to eat and he regained his strength. She also returned his pen which she found lodged in a Klinklang's gears in the previous episode. Professor Juniper told Ash and his friends that her father studied the origins of legendary Pokémon like Reshiram and Zekrom. He then said that he believed he had discovered the cave where the Black Hero had met Zekrom. He was planning to go back and Ash begged if he and his friends could come along. He agreed and led the way to the ruins.

Cedric and Professor Juniper

When the group came upon the "Golden Dark Stone", in the center of the ruins, Cedric told Ash that it must be kept in place. However, the excitement of the situation overcame the professor and he took the stone while the others weren't looking. Because of this, they were driven to the deepest part of the ruins by Cofagrigus which was just what he had hoped for. He discovered that it was the bottom of the ruins where the Black Hero had communicated with Zekrom. Cedric later found the exit to the cave and put the Golden Dark Stone back in its place.

Cofagrigus and Sigilyph were still angry about the Golden Dark Stone being taken, however. As a result, Cofagrigus sent him, Ash, Iris, and Cilan high in the air with Telekinesis before letting them go to plummet to the ground. The professor said that if they were able to link their hearts to the Pokémon, they would be saved and he was correct. He later discovered that all the paths they took in the ruins came out in the shape of a Zekrom, which confirmed that they were indeed the ruins of the Black Hero. After the group left the ruins, Cedric said that he would stay behind and continue to do his research in the area and the group said their goodbyes to him.

In New Places... Familiar Faces!, Cedric made a call to his daughter, who was visited by Ash, Iris and Cilan. He told them that he had made some interesting discoveries about the White Ruins near Icirrus City, to which Ash and his friends decided they would go and visit him and hear about his research.

In Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, Cedric was seen excavating at the White Ruins, unaware that he was being watched by a couple of Team Plasma Grunts.

In Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, and What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, Cedric witnessed the climax of Team Plasma's plot to summon and take control of Reshiram. He and his assistants spent most of the event captured by Team Plasma after Colress used a machine to take control of his assistants' Pokémon, but he was eventually freed by Cilan's Crustle.

Cedric made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.


Cedric has a tendency to pause in the middle of his sentences, which led to some miscommunication between him and the kids. For instance, when Ash asked to go with him to the ruins, he responded with "I never...", which led everyone into saying that he declined the offer. After that, he continued his sentence with: "...refuse bright young folks". This later caused problems avoiding the traps inside the ruins. He also enjoyed withholding information from the kids so that the experience could be more adventurous for them.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 堀内賢雄 Kenyu Horiuchi‎
English Stuart Zagnit
Czech Pavel Vondra (BW063-BW064)
Tomáš Karger (BW109)
Tomáš Juřička (BW117-present)
Finnish Teuvo Matala (BW063-BW064, BW117-present)
Aku Laitinen (BW109)
European French Bruno Georis
Italian Luca Semeraro (BW063-BW064)
Alberto Oliviero (BW109)
Federico Danti (BW117-present)
Polish Cezary Nowak
Brazilian Portuguese Rodrigo Araújo
Spanish Latin America Ernesto Lezama
Spain Juan Perucho

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Cedric Juniper in Pokémon Adventures
Black & White arc

Cedric Juniper is a Pokémon researcher and the father of Professor Juniper. He first appeared in A Nickname for Tepig during a flashback of Black, Cheren, and Bianca's childhood. The children watched an interview Cedric had with a reporter where they discussed the creation of a new Pokédex.

In At Liberty on Liberty Garden, Cedric arrived at Professor Juniper's lab to assist her in repairing two damaged Pokédexes meant for Cheren and Bianca. By A Lost Melody, the Pokédexes were fixed. Cedric was sent to Castelia City, where he met with Bianca. To Professor Juniper's surprise, Bianca revealed she had chosen to give up on her Pokémon journey and become her assistant instead. When asked about the Pokédex, Bianca decided to give it to White.

In A Week to Go and Old Wounds, Cedric encountered Black and Iris at Route 6. There, he told them about the Legendary Pokémon Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion and their distrust of humans. With the information he learned, Black was able to track down the Swords of Justice and rescue a group of Pokémon they took from their Trainers.

In Will the Truth Come Out?, Cedric appeared to demand that N reveal the whereabouts of the Gym Leaders Team Plasma had kidnapped. He, Black, and White teamed up to battle N. During the battle, Cedric revealed that a year ago, N broke into his lab and stole three starter Pokémon he prepared for new Trainers. While the Snivy went with N and the Tepig was found by White, the Oshawott chose to stay with him, eventually evolving into a Samurott. Though the battle ended in N's defeat, he managed to flee without revealing anything. As N left, his Pokémon forcibly took the third Pokédex meant for Cheren and destroyed it.

In Cold Hard Truth, Team Plasma launched their attack on the Pokémon League, surrounding the area with N's Castle. During Black's final battle against N he was assisted by Cedric, Looker, and Leo, who attempted to attack N's Zekrom. When their attacks failed, Cedric upgraded Black's Pokédex with information on Zekrom and Reshiram. This allowed Black to figure out how Reshiram's powers worked, enabling him to defeat N.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Pink Slip, Cedric, Bianca, Professor Juniper, Fennel, and Amanita hid in Fennel's house in Striaton City, which had been frozen by Team Plasma's flying ship, the Plasma Frigate. Fennel revealed that she discovered another dimension known as the Pokémon Dream World and hypothesized that Black may have been sent there after being sealed into the Light Stone. Hearing this, Bianca immediately decided to go to the Entralink, but Fennel admitted she already sent White there to confirm her theory. The plan proved to be a success, as White managed to find and obtain the Light Stone.

In The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition, Cedric and Bianca traveled to Undella Town, which had also been frozen by the Plasma Frigate. They attempted to break the ice covering the Marine Tube's entrance to free Cheren and his class, who had been using the place as shelter. With the combined might of Water Pledge, Grass Pledge, and Fire Pledge, Bianca, Cheren, Cedric, and Benga destroyed the ice and rescued everyone. After confirming the safety of Cheren's missing students, Bianca revealed to him that Black had been freed from the Light Stone. Cedric and the others were transported to the abandoned N's Castle. The area had been set ablaze when the Plasma Frigate crashed into it, putting the Pokémon Team Plasma left behind at risk. In order to put the flames out, Cedric, Black, White, Blake, Whitley, Hugh, Cheren, Bianca, and Benga combined the might of all three stages of the Unova starter Pokémon and unleashed a triple Water, Grass, and Fire Pledge combination attack.



Oshawott → Dewott → Samurott
Samurott was originally an Oshawott that was intended to be given to starting Trainers by Cedric along with the ones given by his daughter. N liberated the other two Pokémon—one of which ended up with White—while it stayed with Cedric and eventually evolved. It appeared with Cedric when he came to help Black and White fight against N. Together with Black's Bo and White's Amanda, they managed to defeat N, only for him to escape. During the final battle against N, Samurott was used against N's Zekrom alongside Looker's Croagunk and Leo's Deino. In the final battle against new Team Plasma, it used Water Pledge with the other starter Pokémon to put out the fire on N's Castle.

Samurott's only known move is Water Pledge and its Ability is Torrent.

Debut At Liberty on Liberty Garden
Formerly owned
Main article: Amanda (Adventures)

Snivy was one of the three Pokémon that was supposed to be given to new Trainers. However, N came into the lab and liberated the Pokémon. N took the Snivy, while the Tepig ran away. The Snivy eventually evolved, and ended up with White.

Debut The Case of the Missing Pokémon
Main article: Gigi

Tepig was one of the three Pokémon that was supposed to be given to new Trainers. However, N came into the lab and liberated the Pokémon. Tepig ran away while Oshawott stayed with Cedric and Snivy went to N. Later, the Tepig was found by White and named Gigi.

Debut Lights, Camera, Action

Pocket Monsters BW

Cedric Juniper in Pocket Monsters BW

Cedric Juniper has appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Cedric Juniper in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
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Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Cedric Juniper Su Legendary Treasures   110/113 EX Battle Boost   093/093



Language Name Origin
Japanese アララギ博士 Dr. Araragi From アララギ araragi (Japanese yew)
English Cedric Juniper From cedar and juniper (both plants belonging to the cypress family)
German Eberhard Esche From Esche (ash) and Eberesche (rowan)
Spanish Carrasco Encina From carrasco and encina (both are common names for the holm oak)
French Spruce Keteleeria From spruce and Keteleeria
Italian Gasparago Aralia From Aralia and possibly asparago (asparagus)
Korean 주누운박사 Dr. Ju Nu-un From 주목 (朱木) jumok (Japanese yew) and 눈측백 nuncheukbaek (Korean arborvitae)
Chinese (Mandarin) 紅豆杉博士 / 红豆杉博士 Dr. Hóngdòushān From 紅豆杉 / 红豆杉 hóngdòushān / hùhngdáuchaam (yew)
Chinese (Cantonese) 紅豆杉博士 Dr. Hùhngdáuchaam
Vietnamese Giáo sư Araragi Transcription of his Japanese name

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