Professor Cerise

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Professor Cerise
サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi
Professor Cerise in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Maroon
Hometown Vermilion City
Region Kanto
Relatives Talia (wife), Chloe (daughter),
Parker (son)
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Anime debut Enter Pikachu!
English voice actor Ray Chase
Japanese voice actor Yūichi Nakamura

Professor Cerise (Japanese: サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi) is a Pokémon Professor who appeared in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He is the father of Chloe and the professor of the Cerise Laboratory in Vermilion City.

In the anime


File:Young Professor Cerise and Talia.png
Professor Cerise and Talia during high school


As revealed in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Professor Cerise met his wife, Talia, when they attended the same high school. After noticing that Talia wasn't drawing anymore, he encouraged her to continue pursuing her dreams to become a comic book artist.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Professor Cerise debuted in a fantasy in Enter Pikachu!. He physically debuted in Legend? Go! Friends? Go! during the opening ceremony of Cerise Laboratory, where he explained his goal of studying everything about Pokémon to better understand them and the world itself. During his speech, Cerise received an alert of changes in the atmosphere, leading him to predict the appearance of a rare Pokémon at the Vermilion harbor.

Later, he was impressed after hearing Ash and Goh's findings after their encounter with the rare Pokémon, Lugia, and offered the two to become research fellows at his lab, which they accepted. Afterwards, Cerise offered Goh to choose one of the Kanto starter Pokémon, but Goh declined, wanting to make Mew his first Pokémon instead.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Cerise gave Ash a smartphone before releasing his two Rotom from their Poké Balls. The Rotom proceeded to enter Ash and Goh's smartphones, turning them into Rotom Phones. Since then, Cerise has been sending Ash and Goh on various missions around the Pokémon world.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, Cerise accompanied some children during a Pokémon Orienteering competition, where he competed against a team led by Chloe and Goh and another led by Ash. At the end of the day, his team became the winners of the competition when they arrived first at the finish. He encouraged all participants to pursue their respective dreams, however.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, Chloe befriended an Eevee and caught it. After this, Professor Cerise handed his daughter a Rotom Phone.


Professor Cerise is a calm but friendly person. He is very knowledgeable about Pokémon, being deemed a genius since he was young. He is also exceptionally enthusiastic when it comes to studying Pokémon. Sometimes, he gets so carried away that it embarrasses his daughter, prompting her to rein him in.

Professor Cerise has a good relationship with other Professor's Pokémon, such as Professor Oak and Professor Magnolia.


With Ash, Goh, and Chloe

Rotom (×3)


Professor Cerise's Yamper
Main article: Professor Cerise's Yamper

Professor Cerise received this Yamper from a friend in the Galar region. Yamper is especially fond of Cerise's daughter, Chloe, and is often seen with her when she is home or at the Cerise Laboratory.

Debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Tara Jayne Sands

Gives to new Trainers

Professor Cerise has these Pokémon to give to new Trainers:

Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
Professor Cerise offered Goh a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, but Goh refused, saying he wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!


Professor Cerise's Piplup
Egg → Piplup (multiple)
These Piplup were being watched by Professor Cerise while they were still Eggs. They hatched in A Midsummer Night's Light!, leaving every member of the lab team trying to handle them.

None of Piplup's moves are known.

Debut A Midsummer Night's Light!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村悠一 Yūichi Nakamura
English Ray Chase
Mandarin Chinese 于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng
Finnish Matti Ristinen
European French Pierre Lognay
Indonesian Muhammad Romli
Korean 황창영 Hwang Changyoung
Polish Mateusz Kwiecień
Brazilian Portuguese Daniel Müller
Russian Михаил Тихонов Mikhail Tikhonov
Spanish Latin America Mauricio Pérez
Alfredo Leal (teenager)
Spain Iñaki Crespo

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Professor Cerise appears in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, playing the same role as he does in the anime.


Language Name Origin
Japanese サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi From 桜木 sakuragi (cherry tree), the national tree of Japan, or 桜木町駅 Sakuragichō-eki (Sakuragichō Station, a train station in Yokohama on the Blue Line and formerly on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line)
English Professor Cerise From cerise (French for cherry)
German Professor Kirsch From Kirsche (cherry)
European Spanish Profesor Cerezo From cerezo (cherry tree)
French Professeur Cerise From cerise (cherry)
Italian Professor Cerasa From cerasa (a dialectal word for cherry)
Korean 채박사 Chae-baksa From 체리 cherry and the surname 채 Chae
Chinese (Mandarin) 櫻木博士 / 樱木博士 Yīngmù-bóshì From the Japanese surname 櫻木 Sakuragi. Contains 櫻 yīng (cherry).
Indonesian, Malaysian,
Latin American Spanish
Profesor Cerise Same as his English name
Brazilian Portuguese Professor Cerejeira From cerejeira (cherry tree)
Vietnamese Giáo sư Sakuragi Same as his Japanese name

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Sycamore (animeMasters) • Kukui (animeMasters) • Burnet (anime) • SamsonMohnMagnoliaSonia (Masters) • Laventon

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeonDanikaQuillonGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon

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