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Professor Rowan
ナナカマド博士 Dr. Nanakamado
Professor Rowan
General
Name: Professor Rowan
Japanese Name: ナナカマド博士 Dr. Nanakamado
Hometown: Sandgem Town
Region: Sinnoh
Advanced Information
Game(s): Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Relative(s): Unnamed son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter
Friend(s): Professor Oak
Debut Generation: IV
Class: Professor

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.

Appearances

Personality

Biography

Games

Professor Rowan is responsible for giving beginner trainers a starter Pokémon, specifically Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup.

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.

Anime

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.

Sprites

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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Pokémon

Games

Turtwig


Chimchar


Piplup
Turtwig BW
Chimchar BW
Piplup BW

Anime

Given Away

Pokémon Information
DawnPiplup
This Piplup was given to Dawn after she resued it and a Chimchar from some Ariados. Piplup never evolves, and remains Dawn's best friend through out her time in the anime.
Piplup

Uses in his studies

Pokémon Information
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Starly
Pokémon Information
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Staraptor

Trivia

  • Professor Rowan is the only regional professor that does not wear a lab coat in their artwork.

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