| Professor Augustine Sycamore|
プラターヌ博士 Dr. Platane
Art from X and Y
|Trainer class||Pokémon Professor|
|Games||X and Y, Masters EX|
|Game animation cameos||The Redemption|
|English voice actor||Unknown (Masters EX)|
|Japanese voice actor||Katsuyuki Konishi (Masters EX)|
|Anime debut||Lumiose City Pursuit!|
|English voice actor||Jake Paque|
|Japanese voice actor||Hiroshi Tsuchida|
In the core series
Professor Sycamore is mentioned as the one who selected a group made up of the player character, the opposite-gendered character, Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor to help him with his research, sending the Prof's Letter to the player's mother to ask her permission. Professor Sycamore personally gives Trevor and Tierno their Pokédex and first Pokémon, asking them to deliver both a Pokédex and a starter Pokémon for the remaining three members of the group. He sends the three Kalos starter Pokémon through Tierno.
The player first meets him in Lumiose City, where he will battle the player and, afterward, gives them one of the three Kanto starter Pokémon. On the way to Shalour City, he will instruct the player to meet Gurkinn, the Mega Evolution guru, to learn and get a better understanding about Mega Evolution. Later, he appears at the Coumarine City monorail station and talks to Diantha about Mega Evolution and how it may be possibly related to the bonds between Pokémon and their Trainers. There, he will congratulate the player for using Mega Evolution for the first time and gives them HM02 (Fly).
He feels disappointed when Lysandre reveals himself to be the boss of Team Flare, but turns to his network of acquaintances to try to stop the villainous team's plan. He sends Dexio and Sina to the Lysandre Labs in order to investigate Team Flare's interest in AZ and how to thwart their plans.
At Couriway Town, he will apologize to the player for not preventing what Lysandre had done. He then challenges the player to another battle to test how far they have come in their journey. After being defeated, he informs the player that he has a special surprise for helping stop Team Flare and leaves. Once the player has beaten the Pokémon League, he leads a parade for the player in Lumiose City, where he awards them and their friends with the Honor of Kalos for their heroics.
Later, he tells the player to meet him in Lumiose Station, where he gives them a TMV Pass to board a train to Kiloude City. After Calem/Serena is defeated in Kiloude, Professor Sycamore will upgrade the player's Mega Ring in Anistar City so that they can detect hidden Mega Stones from 8 PM to 9 PM.
When the Pokédex is evaluated at his lab in Lumiose City, Sycamore will give the player an Oval Charm for completing all three Kalos Pokédexes (Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos, and Mountain Kalos) and a Shiny Charm for completing the National Pokédex.
After being defeated for the first time in Lumiose City, Professor Sycamore will let the player choose themselves one of the Kanto starter Pokémon. After the player has chosen their Pokémon, Professor will also give the player the starter's final evolution's respective Mega Stone (if Charmander was chosen, the Charizardite received will depend on the version of the game that's being played).
In spin-off games
| Official artwork from|
Pokémon the Series: XY
| Overworld model from
X and Y
| VS model from
X and Y
| Icon on the PSS from|
X and Y
- Main article: Professor Sycamore/Quotes
In the anime
In the main series
- Main article: Professor Sycamore (anime)
In Pokémon Generations
In the GOTCHA! music video
Professor Sycamore briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Professor Sycamore debuts in the X & Y chapter. He is first seen messaging Trevor via Holo Caster to inform him that the package of starter Pokémon he requested has been sent to Trevor's house. When Trevor arrives to take the three Pokémon, he is shocked to find the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal have appeared and begin battling each other. The battle causes destruction and mass panic in Vaniville Town, but Trevor manages to record footage of the event on his Holo Caster before it gets damaged. Once the two Pokémon leave, Trevor decides to travel with his friends to find answers as to what happened while also wanting to meet up with the professor in Lumiose City.
Sycamore debuts in person at his lab in Lumiose City, where he shows the footage Trevor recorded to Lysandre. Sycamore also gives a copy of the footage so that it may be used for further study.
Later, Trevor and his friends make it to Lumiose City. There, they meet with Professor Sycamore and return the Charmander that had previously escaped from Sycamore's lab. Trevor, Y, Tierno, and Shauna are sent to Lysandre Café to have Trevor's Holo Caster fixed while X stays behind. When X reveals that he doesn't want to take the Chespin that Trevor got for him because he worries that it will only get caught up in the constant attacks from Team Flare, Professor Sycamore decides to challenge him to a battle in hopes of changing his mind. Although X agrees, he is angered when he is forced to use Chespin instead of Kanga. The battle ends with Professor Sycamore as the victor. Despite the lack of interest in the fight, X is impressed by Chespin's valor enough to take it on his team and give it a nickname. Much to Professor Sycamore's surprise and confusion, X also takes an interest in training the Charmander.
Afterward, the two head off to the Prism Tower while riding the Gogoat Shuttle service. When X's friends ask Sycamore about Lysandre's scary demeanor, Sycamore laughs their worries off and assumes they were just shocked from his majestic personality. He then heads inside Prism Tower to have an interview with Lumiose Press.
Sometime after Team Flare's plot to use the ultimate weapon fails, Professor Sycamore apologizes to X and his friends for not noticing that Lysandre was actually the leader of Team Flare earlier. He asks them to head to Anistar City, where he may use the secrets of the Anistar Sundial to help them stop Team Flare. When X's group arrives at Anistar to meet with the Professor, they find him surrounded by four Hawlucha while dangling on a harness connected to the Anistar Sundial. X and Y free the Professor and battle against the Hawlucha, whose Trainer is hidden in the area. While X's team battles the Hawlucha, Sycamore reveals that the effects of the ultimate weapon firing on Kalos have made it so that X and Y can track Mega Stones with their Mega Rings, but only from 8 PM to 9 PM. X and Y decide to take this information to look for the Mega Stones for their new team members, Rute and Solsol, but realize that the person who commanded the Hawlucha is still at large. While X and Y stay behind to face the unknown Trainer, Tierno and Shauna take their Mega Rings to find the Mega Stones for Rute and Solsol. As Tierno and Shauna search for the Mega Stones, Y discovers the person who attacked Sycamore was Essentia, a member of Team Flare, and battles her. After Essentia escapes, Sycamore learns from his assistants that Team Flare are hiding at the Pokémon Village.
Later, after Team Flare is defeated once and for all, Professor Sycamore, the Kalos Gym Leaders, Alexa, Bonnie, and Yvette congratulate X and his friends for their victory. Professor Sycamore proposes to have a party and parade as a celebration for their heroics, but Trevor declines, as he and his friends prefer to stick close to one another. Later, Sycamore talks to Blue and Blaine about their involvement in the battle against Team Flare. Blue and Blaine reveal that after they witnessed Zygarde disintegrate into its Cells, they noticed a green figure from where it once stood. Sycamore reveals that similar creatures have been seen in the Alola region, and sends Sina and Dexio there to investigate. While Sina and Dexio are away, Sycamore has Trevor take their place as his assistant.
| Bulbasaur is one the Pokémon that hangs around Professor Sycamore's lab. It was first seen alongside the other Kanto starters watching the footage of the battle between Xerneas and Yveltal. Later, it watched the battle between Charmander and X's Marisso. When Charmander did damage to Marisso, Bulbasaur congratulated Charmander, embarrassing it.
None of Bulbasaur's moves are known.
| Squirtle is one the Pokémon that hangs around Professor Sycamore's lab. It was first seen alongside the other Kanto starters watching the footage of the battle between Xerneas and Yveltal. Later, it watched the battle between Charmander and X's Marisso. When Charmander did damage to Marisso, Squirtle began clapping, embarrassing Charmander. It later accompanied Sycamore to the Sundial at Anistar City.
None of Squirtle's moves are known.
This Chespin was one of the three Pokémon that Professor Sycamore gave to Trevor so that he could get X out of his depression. Despite battling with him repeatedly, X refused to let it join his team. After using Chespin to battle Professor Sycamore, X decided to keep Chespin and named it Marisso.
This Fennekin was one of the three Pokémon that Professor Sycamore gave to Trevor so that he could get X out of his depression. Both it and its Pokédex were sent flying in the battle between Xerneas and Yveltal. It was retrieved by Team Flare and taken by Malva to join her team.
This Froakie was one of the three Pokémon that Professor Sycamore gave to Trevor so that he could get X out of his depression. After battling with Y repeatedly, it joined her team and was named Croaky.
Charmander is one the Pokémon that hangs around Professor Sycamore's lab. It was first seen alongside the other Kanto starters watching the footage of the battle between Xerneas and Yveltal. Sometime after, Charmander escaped from the lab and took a nap in a flower bed on Route 4, where its tail caused the flowers to catch fire. The fire was put out by Froakie, who Charmander had recognized since they both belonged to the Professor. After returning it to Professor Sycamore, the Professor decided to have a battle with X and chose Charmander to use against Chespin. Chespin was defeated by Charmander, and to Professor Sycamore's surprise, X took Charmander with him and named it Salamè.
| The Professor was seen riding this Gogoat from the Gogoat Shuttle service when he and X went to meet up with Y, Shauna, Trevor, and Tierno.
None of Gogoat's moves are known.
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
Professor Sycamore has appeared in Pocket Monsters XY.
In the TCG
- Main article: Professor Sycamore (XY 122)
Professor Sycamore was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English XY Series (the Japanese XY Era). First released in the Collection X expansion, it later debuted in English in the XY expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the character. With the same effect as Professor Juniper from the Black & White expansion, Professor Sycamore allows the player to discard their hand and draw seven cards from their deck.
Professor Sycamore appears as a trophy.
This charming professor is an eminent Pokémon researcher in the Kalos region. He's dedicated to solving the puzzles of Mega Evolution in Pokémon, but unlike some other busy researchers, he always makes time to keep his hair stylish and his clothes and work space tidy.
- Sycamore is the only Pokémon Professor to hand out starter Pokémon that were not introduced in his generation upon first meeting the player.
- According to a male Scientist on the second floor of the lab in Lumiose City, Sycamore learned a lot from Professor Rowan in Sinnoh when he was young.
- According to a woman in the Tower of Mastery, Sycamore trained at the Tower of Mastery in his youth to learn about Mega Evolution. However, he left fairly quickly as he decided he didn't have what it takes.
- Interestingly enough, his anime counterpart has a Garchomp that can Mega Evolve.
- In the anime, Sycamore gives all three Kalos starter Pokémon in reverse Pokédex order.
- In the anime, Sycamore is the first Pokémon Professor to give all three starter Pokémon to Ash and his friends.
|Japanese||プラターヌ博士 Dr. Platane||From platane (French for plane tree)|
|English||Professor Augustine Sycamore||From sycamore and Augustine Henry (a cultivar of plane trees)|
|German, Italian||Professor Platan||From his Japanese name|
|Spanish||Profesor Ciprés||From ciprés (cypress)|
|French||Professeur Platane||From his Japanese name|
|Korean||플라타느박사 Platane-baksa||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||布拉塔諾博士 / 布拉塔诺博士 Dr. Bùlātǎnuò||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||布拉塔諾博士 Dr. Boulāaitaapnohk *|
|法桐博士 Dr. Faattùhng *||From 法桐 faattùhng (oriental plane) and 法國 Faatgwok (France)|
|Indonesian||Profesor Platanu||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Brazilian Portuguese|| Professor Augustine Sicômoro*
| From his English name and sicômoro (sycamore)|
Same as English name
|Russian||Профессор Сайкамор Professor Saikamor||Transcription of his English name|
|Thai||ดร.พลาตัน Dr. Phlatan||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Vietnamese||Giáo sư Puratanu||Transcription of his Japanese name|
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