アララギ博士 Dr. Araragi
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
|Hair color||Light brown|
|Relatives||Professor Juniper (daughter)|
|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)|
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.
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- Main article: Cedric Juniper/Quotes
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.
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 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.
In the manga
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.
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.
|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.|
|Debut||At Liberty on Liberty Garden|
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|
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 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.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Cedric Juniper||Su||Legendary Treasures||110/113||EX Battle Boost||093/093|
- Out of the known blood relatives of Pokémon Professors, Cedric is the only one that is older than his professor relative: Brendan and May are younger than Professor Birch, Blue and Daisy are younger than Professor Oak, Professor Elm's unnamed child is younger than him, and Sonia is younger than Professor Magnolia.
- When Cedric checks the player's Pokédex in Mistralton City during their first meeting, he tells the player the number of Pokémon they have seen in the National Pokédex rather than in just the Unova Pokédex.
- In the anime, Cedric shares a voice actor with Professor Oak in both English and Japanese, being voiced by his former voice actor, Stuart Zagnit, in English, and being voiced by his current voice actor, Kenyu Horiuchi, in Japanese.
|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|
|See also: Pokémon Horizons characters|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|