Professor Cerise

If you were looking for the location featured in Pokémon Adventures, see Cerise Island.
Professor Cerise
サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi
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Professor Cerise in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Maroon
Hometown Vermilion City
Region Kanto
Relatives Talia (wife), Chloe (daughter),
Parker (son)
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Anime debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
English voice actor Ray Chase
Japanese voice actor Yūichi Nakamura (Adult)
Eri Kitamura (Child)

Professor Cerise (Japanese: サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi) is a Pokémon Professor who appeared in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He is the father of Chloe and the professor of the Cerise Laboratory in Vermilion City.

In the anime


Professor Cerise and Talia during high school


As revealed in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Professor Cerise met his wife, Talia, when they attended the same high school. After noticing that Talia wasn't drawing anymore, he encouraged her to continue pursuing her dreams to become a comic book artist.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Professor Cerise

Professor Cerise made a cameo in a fantasy in Enter Pikachu!. He physically debuted in Legend? Go! Friends? Go! during the opening ceremony of Cerise Laboratory, where he explained his goal of studying everything about Pokémon to better understand them and the world itself. During his speech, Cerise 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 Goh's findings after their encounter with the rare Pokémon, Lugia, and offered the two to become research fellows at his lab, which they accepted. Afterward, Cerise offered Goh to choose one of the Kanto first partner Pokémon, but Goh declined, wanting to make Mew his first Pokémon instead.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Cerise gave Ash a smartphone before releasing his two Rotom from their Poké Balls. The Rotom proceeded to enter Ash and Goh's smartphones, turning them into Rotom Phones. Since then, Cerise has been sending Ash and Goh on various missions around the Pokémon world.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, Cerise accompanied some children during a Pokémon Orienteering competition, where he competed against a team led by Chloe and Goh and another led by Ash. At the end of the day, his team became the winners of the competition when they arrived first at the finish. He encouraged all participants to pursue their respective dreams, however.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, Chloe befriended an Eevee and caught her. After this, Professor Cerise handed his daughter a Rotom Phone.

In Reuniting for the First Time!, Professor Cerise watched Chloe's participation in the Contest Spectacular in Lilycove City. He was quite proud of his daughter's progress after the performance.

In Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, Professor Cerise became a fan of Team Rocket's radio show, along with Ren. He quickly became an avid listener and managed to receive multiple badges for his participation.

In Infinite Possibilities!, Professor Cerise took Chloe on a camping trip, where he encountered Grover from his childhood.


Young Professor Cerise

Professor Cerise 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 rein him in. As revealed in Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, he feels that Chloe spends more time with Pokémon than him. He can also be overprotective towards her, as seen when got worried of the idea of her going to Sinnoh alone.

Professor Cerise has a good relationship with other Pokémon Professors, such as Professor Oak and Professor Magnolia.


This listing is of Professor Cerise's only known Pokémon in the anime:

With Ash, Goh, and Chloe

Rotom (×3)


Main article: Professor Cerise's Yamper

Professor Cerise received this Yamper from a friend in the Galar region. Yamper is especially fond of Cerise's daughter, Chloe, and is often seen with her when she is home or at the Cerise Laboratory.

Debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Tara Jayne Sands



Clefairy → Clefable
Professor Cerise first encountered Clefable when it was a Clefairy when it was being chased by a Beedrill. Professor Cerise was able to scare the Beedrill away with a stick and with the help of Grover was able to heal it of its injury.

Years later when on a camping trip with his family, Professor Cerise reunited with Clefairy after it evolved into a Clefable. A group of Clefairy were doing a dance around Moon Stones when they were attacked by a group of Golbat. With the help of Chloe's Eevee, the Golbat were driving away and the other Clefairy evolved into Clefable.

Clefable's only known move is Metronome.
Clefable has also used Thunder Wave, Petal Blizzard, and Psychic via Metronome.

Debut Infinite Possibilities!
Voice actors
Japanese Mariko Nagai

Gives to new Trainers

Professor Cerise has these Pokémon to give to new Trainers:

Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
Professor Cerise offered Goh a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, but Goh refused, saying he wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!


Egg → Piplup (multiple)
These Piplup were being watched by Professor Cerise while they were still Eggs. They hatched in A Midsummer Night's Light!, leaving every member of the lab team trying to handle them.

None of Piplup's moves are known.

Debut A Midsummer Night's Light!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村悠一 Yūichi Nakamura (adult)
喜多村英梨 Eri Kitamura (child)
English Ray Chase
Arabic فادي الرفاعي Fadi Rifai
Mandarin Chinese 于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng
Finnish Matti Ristinen
European French Pierre Lognay
Marie Braam (child)
Indonesian Muhammad Romli
Korean 황창영 Hwang Changyoung
Norwegian Pål Mathiesen
Polish Mateusz Kwiecień
Portuguese Brazil Daniel Müller
Portugal Tiago Araújo
Russian Михаил Тихонов Mikhail Tikhonov
Spanish Latin America Mauricio Pérez
Alfredo Leal (teenager)
Spain Iñaki Crespo
Laura Ruiz (child)


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In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Professor Cerise appears in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, playing the same role as he does in the anime.


Language Name Origin
Japanese サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi From 桜木 sakuragi (cherry tree), the national tree of Japan, or 桜木町駅 Sakuragichō-eki (Sakuragichō Station, a train station in Yokohama on the Blue Line and formerly on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line)
English Professor Cerise From cerise (French for cherry)
German Professor Kirsch From Kirsche (cherry)
European Spanish Profesor Cerezo From cerezo (cherry tree)
French Professeur Cerise From cerise (cherry)
Italian Professor Cerasa From cerasa (a dialectal word for cherry)
Korean 채박사 Chae-baksa From 체리 cherry and the surname 채 Chae
Chinese (Mandarin) 櫻木博士 / 樱木博士 Yīngmù-bóshì From the Japanese surname 櫻木 Sakuragi. Contains 櫻 yīng (cherry).
Indonesian, Malaysian,
Latin American Spanish
Profesor Cerise Same as his English name
Brazilian Portuguese Professor Cerejeira From cerejeira (cherry tree)
Vietnamese Giáo sư Sakuragi Same as his Japanese name


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Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
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Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
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Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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