Professor Icarus

Professor Icarus (Japanese: イモリ博士 Dr. Imori) is a character of the day who appeared in A UFO for Elgyem!. He is an astrophysicist who specializes in the study of dark matter and a published author on the subject. He has a laboratory in Area 28.

Professor Icarus
Icarus at age 8

After arriving in Area 28, the townspeople informed Ash and his friends about the bizarre visions of space they experienced when visiting Professor Icarus's home. Cilan was intrigued by this and so the group decided to go investigate. Icarus invited them into his house and discussed the strange occurrences with them, but he suddenly got a vision of a machine exploding and rushed to his basement. The group followed him and found a large machine that was overloading and on the verge of exploding. Icarus tried to shut down the system but was not able to do so in time, though his friend, an Elgyem, appeared and used Telekinesis to pull out the plug.

Icarus during his time as a university lecturer

He informed them that he first saw an UFO at the age of eight and became inspired to create his own spacecraft. He taught at a university for some time but then left to build a miniature flying saucer, at which point he met Elgyem lying in the forest. He nursed it back to health and the two became close.

Later, Elgyem was kidnapped by Team Rocket and Icarus gave chase using his personal flying saucer. With the help of Cilan, Ash, and Iris, he managed to get Elgyem back. The pair later bade their new friends farewell.



Elgyem was found by Professor Icarus in the forest near his house six months prior to A UFO for Elgyem!. It was nursed back to health but was timid and afraid of Icarus at first. It later formed a strong bond with the Professor and decided to live with him. It has a habit of giving people visions from the future of impending doom to help prevent the accident from happening.

Elgyem's known moves are Teleport and Telekinesis.

Debut A UFO for Elgyem!
Voice actors
Japanese Akeno Watanabe
English Erica Schroeder


  • Professor Icarus may be named after Icarus of Greek mythology since both desired the ability to fly.
  • Concept art indicates that Professor Icarus is 57 years old.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 田中正彦 Masahiko Tanaka
English Vic Mignogna
Czech Libor Terš
Finnish Ilkka Villi
German Wolfgang Schatz
Italian Stefano Albertini
Polish Robert Tondera
Brazilian Portuguese Douglas Guedes
Spanish Latin America Alfonso Ramírez
Spain Juan Perucho

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