| Professor Rowan|
ナナカマド博士 Dr. Nanakamado
|Japanese Name:||ナナカマド博士 Dr. Nanakamado|
|Game(s):||Diamond, Pearl and Platinum|
|Relative(s):||Unnamed son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter|
Professor Rowan (Japanese: ナナカマド博士 Dr. Nanakamado) is a character who first appeared in the Generation IV games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and is also known as the leading Professor of the Sinnoh region. He appears to have a serious demeanor, compared to previous Professors' kind and cheery attitudes.
As the lead manager of his laboratory, like Prof. Oak, Professor Rowan is given the task of introducing the player throughout the beginning of the game as well as helping his assistant, Dawn or Lucas, choose which Pokémon to start with. Professor Rowan can be found in Sandgem Town researching and collecting data on various Pokémon. He also upgrades the player's Pokédex to National Mode when they have seen 150 Sinnoh Pokémon.
Prior to Pokémon X & Y, Professor Rowan has taught Professor Sycamore a lot about Pokémon Evolution when he was young.
Season 10: Diamond and Pearl
Professor Rowan first appeared in DP001: Following A Maiden's Voyage! when he helped Dawn find her way tot he Pokémon Center so she could pick out a starter Pokémon. When she arrived there, the starters had escaped, so she went to find them. On the way she befriended the Piplup. Later, she chose it to go with her on her journey with Ash and Brock.
|Overworld Sprite from Gen.IV||
||Starting Sprite from Gen.IV||
||Starting Sprite with Munchlax from Diamond and Pearl||
||Starting Sprite with Buneary from Platinum|
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Uses in his studies
- Professor Rowan is the only regional professor that does not wear a lab coat in their artwork.