Professor Burnet

Professor Burnet
バーネット博士 Dr. Burnet
Sun Moon Professor Burnet.png
Concept art from Sun and Moon
Gender Female
Eye color Yellow
Hair color White
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova, Alola
Relatives Professor Kukui (husband; games and Adventures)
Professor Kukui (husband; anime, as of SM055), Lei (son with Kukui; sometime between SM146 and JN037)
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Generation V, VII
Games Pokémon Dream Radar, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Anime counterpart Professor Burnet
Counterpart debut A Dream Encounter!

Professor Burnet (Japanese: バーネット博士 Dr. Burnet) is a researcher who debuted in Pokémon Dream Radar. Her research specializes in the relationship between Pokémon and other dimensions.

In the games

Professor Burnet studies the Interdream Zone, the space between dreams and reality. She is friends with Fennel from college; they became friends because they were both interested in studying dreams.

Burnet made her core series debut in Pokémon Sun and Moon, where she is revealed to have married Professor Kukui of Alola. Three months prior to the start of the story, Burnet had found Lillie lying on a beach, with Nebby in her bag. Ever since, she and her husband have been helping Lillie find out more about Nebby. After the player completes the three island trials of Akala Island, Kukui invites the player to the Dimensional Research Lab in Heahea City, where she has been researching the strange phenomena occurring in the Alola region, the Ultra Wormhole and the Ultra Beasts. She appears in the same role in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.


Main article: Professor Burnet/Quotes



Official artwork from
Dream Radar
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Conceptual artwork from
Sun and Moon


Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun,
and Ultra Moon

In the anime

Professor Burnet in the anime
Main article: Professor Burnet (anime)

Professor Burnet is a regular character in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, who debuted in A Dream Encounter!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Professor Burnet in Pokémon Adventures
Professor Burnet in the eleventh chapter


Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Professor Burnet debuted in this chapter. She was first seen in a fantasy in Pink Slip, where she was mentioned by Fennel, who said she was a great help to her research on Dream Mist.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

Burnet moved to the Alola region and married Professor Kukui. Three months prior to the start of the chapter, Burnet found Lillie and a Pokémon lying unconscious on a beach. In The Decision and the Tournament of Six, she was seen with Lillie at Professor Kukui's house, where they watched a tournament being held at an Iki Town festival on the television. Burnet was excited to see the Masked Royal battle against Sun in the first round, but was disappointed when he ends up losing.

Later, Burnet received several Pokémon documents from Kukui while he was at the Dimensional Research Lab. As they talked, Burnet revealed that Nebby is actually the Legendary Pokémon Cosmog. Burnet suggested that Lillie may have been trying to keep Nebby away from someone, but she refused to clarify who she was trying to escape from. To Kukui's surprise, Burnet suggested that he make Lillie his assistant, as it could help her begin to open up more.

Later, Burnet decided to take Lillie shopping in order to get her out of the house more. As they headed towards Hau'oli City's boutique, Burnet accidentally triggered painful memories of Lillie's past. Lillie's distress caused Nebby to fly out and begin clawing at the sky, creating a crack in the sky in the process. When Lillie eventually fainted, Nebby stopped and went down to check on her condition out of concern. Later that day, Burnet contacted Professor Kukui, Sun, Moon, and their friends and told them all about what happened to Lillie. With this information, everyone speculated that the various cracks seen around Alola were caused by Nebby and that Lillie must have been running away from some villains in order to keep Nebby from them. Worried that she may not be able to keep Lillie safe alone, Professor Kukui suggested Burnet meet up with him, Sun, and Moon at Ula'ula Island.

Later, Burnet and Lillie used Mantine Surf to travel over the water to Professor Kukui's yacht as it headed off to Ula'ula. Shortly after arriving, the group was attacked by a wild Bruxish, which used its psychic powers to give everyone headaches and pass out. Although Sun successfully rescued Lillie, who was knocked into the water, he and Lillie ended up passing out as well and are separated from the others. Later, Burnet, Kukui, and Moon were rescued by the Aether Foundation and taken to Aether Paradise. There, they met Faba and Wicke, who explained what happened to everyone and offered to give a tour of Aether Paradise.

Later, after leaving Aether Paradise, Burnet, Kukui, and Moon took Kukui's yacht to Ula'ula Island. Kukui, sensing a strange change in the atmosphere, feared that a battle may have started in the hour since the Captains' group arrived at Po Town to talk with Team Skull. With nowhere to dock the yacht, Moon told Kukui to get as close to Ula'ula as he can while she had Rowlet carry her to Po Town by flying through the air. After finding a place to dock, Burnet and Kukui met back up with Sun and Moon in Po Town. Kukui gave Sun one of the Mirage Berries that was left behind on the yacht so that Sun and Moon could feed it to Tapu Bulu.

Later, Burnet went off to the Aether House to meet up with Lillie. When Lillie spotted Gladion fighting off one of the Ultra Beasts that had been rampaging around Alola, she ran off to go see him. When Lillie arrived at Gladion's location, she was attacked by a Guzzlord. Though Burnet tried to protect Lillie, both were saved by Gladion's Silvally. To everyone's surprise, Lillie and Gladion revealed themselves to be siblings as well as the children of Aether Foundation President, Lusamine. Lillie explained that three months ago, she stole Nebby from Lusamine in order to prevent her from using its power to further her plans. When Lillie presented a Sun Flute she also took from Aether Paradise, Gladion decided that they should head towards the altar.

In Finale!! The Battle Against the Other Dimension!, Burnet was revealed to have learned of Kukui's identity as the Masked Royal, leading to them now participating together at the Battle Royal Dome as "Luran and Kommo".


Ride Pokémon
Professor Burnet used a Ride Mantine to surf to Professor Kukui's yacht with Lillie. Shortly after arriving, a wild Bruxish arrived and attacked everyone with its psychic abilities. During the commotion, Mantine collided into the yacht, knocking itself out in the process. It was later rescued alongside everyone and taken to Aether Paradise to be healed from its injuries.

None of Mantine's moves are known.

Debut Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!"

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Professor Burnet in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Professor Burnet
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.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Professor Burnet Su SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH167 Greninja V-UNION Special Card Set   013/013
      Mewtwo V-UNION Special Card Set   013/013
      Zacian V-UNION Special Card Set   013/013
Silver Tempest   TG26/TG30 VMAX Climax   265/184


  • Professor Burnet is 5'7" (170 cm) tall.


Language Name Origin
Japanese バーネット博士 Dr. Burnet From burnet
English Professor Burnet From her Japanese name
German Professor Burnett From her Japanese name
Spanish Profesora Pimpinela From pimpinela (salad burnet)
French Professeur Pimprenelle From pimprenelle (salad burnet)
Italian Professoressa Magnolia From the genus Magnolia
Korean 버넷박사 Dr. Burnet Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 芭内特博士 / 芭內特博士 Dr. Bānèitè Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 芭内特博士 Bānoihdahk-boksih
Brazilian Portuguese Professora Bruna Similar to her Japanese name
Polish Profesor Burnet From her Japanese name
Russian Профессор Бурнет Professor Burnet Transcription of her English name

Oak (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters) • ElmBirchRowanAurea JuniperCedric JuniperSycamore (animeMasters)
Kukui (animeMasters) • Burnet (anime) • SamsonMohnMagnoliaSonia (Masters) • LaventonSadaTuro

Non-player characters in the core series games
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland kahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGohGrookeyLikoRoy
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor AmaranthFriede
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopOrlaMurdockMollieLudlowAmethioZirConiaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
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