Professor Kukui is the regional Pokémon professor of Sun and Moon, situated in the Alola region. He studies Pokémon moves, and is married to Professor Burnet.


Professor Kukui is a young man with a muscular physique, who has dark eyes, black hair, a black man bun and a goatee. He wears a white hat with a rainbow decoration in the front. Professor Kukui also wears glasses with teal frame, a white lab coat with rolled-up sleeves, grey baggy pants with a teal stripe and white ribbon and some teal shoes with white outline. Professor Kukui has a grey ring on his ring finger. Later, he wears a Z-Ring on his left arm.


Most of the time, Kukui is a helpful and friendly person. He likes to call the player "cousin". He often helps them throughout their adventure; however, he seems to be silly or out of his mind sometimes, such as when he takes attacks from a Rockruff in the beginning of the game. 

He has a "secret" identity where he is known as the "Masked Royal," a pro wrestler. However, when confronted, he always tries to deny it.



Before coming to Alola, Kukui had a journey through Kanto, where he fought against the Gym Leaders. Though it was a hard challenge, Kukui managed to participate in the Pokémon League and went all the way up to face "the dragon user in the cape". This made him motivated enough to construct Alola's Pokémon League and invite strong trainers to form the Elite Four. He was also appointed to be a Trial Captain, but he refused to become one. Guzma suggests he is a failure and a misfit just like him.

Once the Pokémon League in the Alola region is opened, Kukui is the final trainer the player character will face. Though not officially the Champion, Kukui is nevertheless a powerful trainer.


Main article: Professor Kukui (anime)

Professor Kukui is also a teacher in the Pokémon School, and helps his students in various ways. He lets Ash live at his house, and supports him in the Island Challenge. He met up with Professor Burnet and after spending some time with her, Professor Kukui married her.


Main article: Professor Kukui (Adventures)



Sun and Moon

Battle Royale

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Pokémon League

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Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Champion title defense