Celadon University

Celadon University
タマムシ大学 Tamamushi University
Celadon University ID Card.jpg
Celadon University
Region Kanto
Debut Chikorita's Big Upset

Celadon University (Japanese: タマムシ大学 Tamamushi University) is a university located in Celadon City. Celadon University is a special university which only children of primary school age can attend.

From March 1998 to February 1999, Shogakukan Learning Magazines ran a promotional campaign in which readers could enroll in the fictional university, and complete various exams to receive prizes. The university's crest—as shown in the commemorative items—consists of a Magikarp, Gyarados, and the Kanji 学 gaku (meaning "to learn").

In the games

Celadon University does not appear in the games.

During the Tamamushi University campaign, 30 players were awarded a special Magikarp that knows Dragon Rage, based on their performance in the Professor Exam.

In the anime

Celadon University is referred to several times in the anime. In Chikorita's Big Upset, Nurse Joy mentioned that she studied a degree in Pokémon psychology at Celadon University. In Fossil Fools, it was revealed that Professor Oak used to teach there, and Foster was one of his top students.

In the manga

Following the Magikarp giveaway, the University has appeared in two manga series: Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All and Pokémon Adventures. In both manga, the appearance of the building is closely based on the artwork from the Student ID Card and the Magikarp with Dragon Rage is referenced in some way.

Celadon University in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Yellow arc

Celadon University was first mentioned in Sea Sea Seadra, when Bill said he'd be taking his report on Viridian Forest's ecology there and proposing it to the university once it was finished.

Celadon University made its physical debut in Whacked by Marowak, where Erika was seen giving a lecture about the Dragon Rage Magikarp. She was offered a full-time job at the university by Professor Matsumoto, but she declined because of her Gym Leader duties.

Celadon University in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu visited Celadon University in The Challenge at Celadon University!. To enter the university building, one must answer an exam question.

The university has a large campus, consisting of a swimming pool, Chemical Research Laboratory, Pokémon Pharmaceutical Faculty, Pokémon Art faculty, a Pokémon Environmental Study Faculty, and the University Hospital, where Shu saved a Magikarp that knew Dragon Rage from a Machamp. A hospital worker awarded him with a university crest badge for his deed.

In the TCG

Tamamushi University Magikarp
Main article: Magikarp (University promo)

Entrants who completed the Tamamushi University campaign's Hyper Professor Exam had a chance of being awarded the title "Hyper Professor". An exclusive Magikarp TCG promo card was given to Hyper Professors.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 彩虹大學 Chóihùhng Daaihhohk*
玉蟲大學 Yuhkchùhng Daaihhohk*
Mandarin 彩虹大學 / 彩虹大学 Cǎihóng Dàxué
  Czech Celadonská univerzita
  Finnish Celadonin yliopisto
  German Prismania-Universität
  Italian Università di Celadon City*
Università di Tamamushi*
  Korean 무지개대학 Mujigae Daehak
  Polish Celadoński Uniwersytet
  Brazilian Portuguese Universidade de Celadon
  Vietnamese Đại học Tamamushi

Anime-exclusive locations in Kanto
A.J.'s GymAcapulcoBill's LighthouseCameran PalaceCamomile IslandCamp PokéhearstCeladon UniversityCerise Laboratory
Chrysanthemum IslandCommerce CityCremini TownCrimson CityDark CityDragonite IslandEevee Evolution LabEvolution Mountain
Fennel ValleyFighting Spirit GymFrodomar CityGaiva DamGardenia TownGrampa CanyonGringey CityHidden VillageHollywood
HopHopHop TownHouse of ImiteHutber PortIndigo AcademyIsland of the Giant PokémonKaz GymLeaf ForestMaiden's PeakMatcha City
Metallica IslandMirage MansionMossgreen VillageMt. HideawayMulberry CityNeon TownNew IslandO-Hina TownOld Shore WharfPokélantis
Pokémon LandPokémon Ninja SchoolPokémon TechPokémon Theme ParkPokémopolisPotpourri IslandRifure VillageRotaRoy's hometownSable City
Safari LandSayda IslandSayda LabScissor StreetSeafoam IslandSilver TownStone TownSunnytownTeam Rocket AcademyTeam Rocket HQ
Terracotta TownTree of BeginningUnnamed island (EP060)Vermilion City schoolVermilion ForestWisteria TownXanadu NurseryYas Gym
Anime-location templates
KantoOrange ArchipelagoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaDecolore IslandsKalosAlolaGalarPaldeaOther

Manga-exclusive locations
Magical Pokémon Journey: Walnut Tree
Phantom Thief Pokémon 7: Sun Sun
Pokémon Adventures: Cerise IslandCeladon UniversityMeteor VillagePoni Altar
Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All: Celadon UniversityKigan Island
Pokémon Pocket Monsters: Amusement Park
Pokémon Try Adventure: Meragura Volcano
The Electric Tale of Pikachu: Dream IslandHidden VillageMt. SpiritStone Town

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