サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi
Professor Cerise in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
|Relatives||Talia (wife), Chloe (daughter),|
|Trainer class||Pokémon Professor|
|Anime debut||Enter Pikachu!|
|English voice actor||Ray Chase|
|Japanese voice actor||Yūichi Nakamura|
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
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.
Professor Cerise debuted 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 starter 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.
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.
Professor Cerise has a good relationship with other Professor's Pokémon, such as Professor Oak and Professor Magnolia.
With Ash, Goh, and Chloe
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!|
|English||Tara Jayne Sands|
Gives to new Trainers
Professor Cerise has these Pokémon to give to new Trainers:
|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!|
|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!|
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.
|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).|
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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