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Guy
May 16th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Every region comes with it's own Professor, each different in their own way. The one characteristic that keeps them together however is their names (Oak, Elm, Birch, and Rowan). They're all based off trees or plants of the sort. What name do you believe Isshu Region's professor will carry, and do you think it's possible the pattern may be broken with a new female professor?

I'm thinking Prof. Almus (http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/alnus_x_hybrida.html) (...yeah, I did look that up. My dictionary on trees aren't very wide) XD; I'd like it to be a female professor, just to change things up a bit, but I'm probably leaning more to the fact that GameFreak may just use another male professor for this region.

Massai
May 16th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Professor Pine

Why? Why Not?

colcolstyles
May 16th, 2010, 02:31 PM
I'd love to see a Professor Poplar. That would make my day.

JAK3
May 16th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Professor Evergreen? Maybe a female Professor with green hair, Haha?

Raichupacabra
May 16th, 2010, 02:32 PM
the professor is probabaly gonna be professor silktree

cuz it mentioned her in hgss

Zeph.
May 16th, 2010, 02:35 PM
I like the name Professor Alder. It's a type of tree if I remember rightly...

Massai
May 16th, 2010, 02:35 PM
Good catch, but it may not have been a spoiler or easter egg, just a coincidence.

cobraman228
May 16th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Prof. Holly, the sexy red headed female professor :P

MartinJF
May 16th, 2010, 02:38 PM
I was thinking of Proffesor Pine too :P
Professor Redwood?
Proffesor Teak?
Proffesor Mapple?

Hamilton
May 16th, 2010, 02:58 PM
A female named Prof Holly
EDIT; oh wow, someone beat me to it :P

Kon~
May 16th, 2010, 03:00 PM
I seriously want a female professor this time around. I mean, four guys already? And Ivy was only in the anime, so she doesn't count.

Woman please!

GlitchCity
May 16th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Professor Ivy. xDD Well I really do hope for a female professor in this generation, it will have a different feel to the game. I bet they will study the creation of pokemon, where they came from.

Samme!
May 16th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Personally, I've always wanted there to be a female professor, and not one that just appeared in the Anime (Professor Ivy in the Orange Islands). But I just have a feeling that there isn't going to be one, though. But I got to choose the name, I wouldn't mind seeing something along the lines of Professor Satsuma, Professor Cypress, or Professor Willow.

But besides the gender and name, I wish the professor would have a more prominent role in the games. Maybe one that doesn't just sit in his/her lab all day and randomly calls you, but one that actually meets you at various points in the game and helps you out? I don't know, I just overall wish there was more involvement with NPCs. ^^;

Raichupacabra
May 16th, 2010, 03:11 PM
yea there shud be a female prof.
the males are getting boring
and she shud be sum1 who actually has a life and not a pokedex nerd

EmeraldSerenade
May 16th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Professor James.
He could have some sort of, how should I say this...charming aspect about him? That would be a bit interesting ^^

A female professor would be a nice change though.

Zorua
May 16th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Every region comes with it's own Professor, each different in their own way. The one characteristic that keeps them together however is their names (Oak, Elm, Birch, and Rowan). They're all based off trees or plants of the sort. What name do you believe Isshu Region's professor will carry, and do you think it's possible the pattern may be broken with a new female professor?

This.

The Pokemon games need a female professor, at least to me. There have been male professors for like, ever. So why not start with a female professor to change things up this time around?

Hamilton
May 16th, 2010, 03:14 PM
a professor that battles some Team _____ goons with you
seriously, a Prof. with their own team would be great

KaiVii
May 16th, 2010, 03:52 PM
a professor that battles some Team _____ goons with you
seriously, a Prof. with their own team would be great


like a stratigest prof. who wants to study the tactics of rasing a battle pokemon?

Air Lock
May 16th, 2010, 03:55 PM
A female sounds good.
But a professor who...well...Iz the champion LOL

Izanagi
May 16th, 2010, 04:06 PM
I wonder what hte professor will expertise in. Oak seemed to be well rounded, Elm in Pokemon eggs, Birch, I don't recall, and Rowan in evolution. Maybe this one will relate to natures.

诶伊艾诶豆诶维伊
May 16th, 2010, 04:10 PM
I think the name will be a tree again.
it'll probably be evergreen (Prof. Evergreen.)
I don't know.

I don't know anything about the game except the starters and the name of it. XD
so, don't ask me. ^^

A Pixy
May 16th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Birch, I don't recall.

I think it was habitat and behaviour. Or was that just in the anime. >_>

As for the professor...

Considering I never cared about the professor, this one is no different.

Timbjerr
May 16th, 2010, 04:15 PM
a professor that battles some Team _____ goons with you
seriously, a Prof. with their own team would be great

A female sounds good.
But a professor who...well...Iz the champion LOL


Fun fact: Prof Oak was originally going to be the champion in R/B instead of Blue, but it was changed at the last minute. If one hacks the game, they can find he's got a programmed lineup of Tauros, Exeggutor, Arcanine, Gyarados, and his remaining starter from the start of the game. :P

Anyways, I never considered a female professor before (because everyone on the internets know women can't do science. XD), but it seems like a fun idea. I like the name Willow or Cypress. (as they're types of trees used in the names of areas close to where I live. XD)

Bloothump
May 16th, 2010, 04:16 PM
In my opinion, the male proffesors kind of seem... nerdy. All of them. It's like "I never dated in highschool so I spent all my time learning bout the pokemanz but now I suck at battling so I jsut wait in my lab for some children to arrive..." *heavy breathing*

I think we need, not a promiscuous, but a very atteactive, cool, collected female prof. And not an old one, on in her mid thirties. And yes, it'd be cool to see her in the field. Have some insight on what kind of team she might have. Maybe she could show you how to catch a pokemon, that could be one way to gather insight on her team. Anyway, I feel like a female professor would make the carreer itself ssem more like a success than a nerd's hobby. Not sure why.

Izanagi
May 16th, 2010, 04:17 PM
They've all got families though! Save for Rowan, that is.

Pityflame
May 16th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Professor Weed


best name ever.

Bloothump
May 16th, 2010, 04:23 PM
They've all got families though! Save for Rowan, that is.

Like that makes any difference xD I can see it now, roll up through town in a van, open the window... "Hey kid. Wanna get in the van? I've got real pokemon inside..."

Anyway, The name should be something like Willow or Cypress, because those two actually sound like last names. Evergreen is indeed a tree, but doesn't sound like a name.

Dillon_68
May 16th, 2010, 06:58 PM
I want either Poplar, Cypress, or Pine.

Edit: Doesn't this pic of a cypress tree remind you of Hiun City? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Lone_Cypress_Sunset.JPG/220px-Lone_Cypress_Sunset.JPG

Eternal Nightmare
May 16th, 2010, 08:12 PM
I ditto the idea of having a female professor. That would be such an awesome twist :D.

As far as names go
Prof. Sakura
Prof. Willow
Prof. Maple
Prof. Magnolia
These would be good for a female professor.

Male
Prof. Dogwood
Prof. Cypress
Prof. Pine

That's about all I can think of.

Vrai
May 16th, 2010, 08:17 PM
I'm still surprised that Cedar still hasn't been suggested. ):

I see the new Professor as a young man, like a person who just came out of... Pokémon Professor School. :3

Anyway, I want a professor who will get off of their lazy ass and actually find you instead of sending their assistants to do their bidding. As generic as they are, they aren't slaves, Professor Oak/Elm/Birch/Rowan.

Forever
May 16th, 2010, 08:23 PM
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=5795965&postcount=6363

^ Yeah, I chose Willow. Though a male version.

assasinn
May 16th, 2010, 08:38 PM
This must be done...
He/She should be named...
Professor Bush...
The worst professor in the entire Pokemon world...
Why not right?

shookie
May 16th, 2010, 08:41 PM
Professor Shrub! He/she can either be...
Short, kinda crazy, with equally crazy hair.
or
Followed by an army of Isshu's Bidoof (weak starter area Pokémon) named "Ni."

Sweet Smoochum
May 16th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Professor....

Cedar?
Conifer?
Dogwood?
Maple?
Pine?
Willow?

If it's female, I choose Professor Maple.

Yusshin
May 16th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Professor Maple.

If it's a far, far away region, it makes sense that it'd be in America/near Canada. Maple is our tree. Why not? Makes sense.

Danikamakaze
May 16th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Professor Pussy Willow.

Why, why not?

Toshiro.
May 17th, 2010, 10:28 AM
I think that having a female professor would be a nice needed change. I like the name Maple, as said before.

Blue
May 17th, 2010, 10:45 AM
If it's based on trees still it could be any tree, Professor Olive, Professor Yew, Professor Maple, Ect. also Maybe the Professor could be female.

.EJ
May 17th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Olive or Willow are passable for me.

I am fond of the idea of a female professor as we have never seen those in the games. I'm tired of these lab coat wearing-lazy-creepy-pedos- male professors

cobraman228
May 17th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Srsy, Prof. Holly , the sexy redhead female prof. is a winner. We need a bloody female professor at least once. But, knowing nintendo and GF, its gonna be an old hag called Prof. Evergreen or even better, Prof. ASH! lol :P

abnegation
May 17th, 2010, 11:13 AM
I'd like to see a female professor to be quite honest. B&W has been pretty different from the other games and I'd like to see it carry on that motive with the rest of the game.

I would hope that the professor isn't just going to be like all the others in the sense that they just want to use you for pokedex completion. I would think that Gamefreak will probably just go with another male though, it seems to be going that way. From whatever I remember from the other games, I don't believe that I've seen any female professors even have a cameo in any of the generations, though I could be wrong.

It'd be nice to see a professor with contrast to the others, and have more to do with the player and possibly be involved in some side-quests rather than being stuck in a lab 24/7. It seems that once you meet your professor and get a few items off them here and there, you're done with them, which is a pity in mmy opinion as thanks to them your adventure has begun. But yeah, I hope the professor will be a little different in some ways, rather than just staying mainstream.

Lua
May 17th, 2010, 11:26 AM
on the subject of names..

mabye ebony? cause u know, its like..blacky coloured- pokemon black/white, yes yes?
it sounds terrible though..
professor nutkin?hickory?sycamore?larch?teak?poplar?laurel?lime?mahogany?persimmon?pine?walnut?yew?
actually, im thinking professor alder/cedar//willow<girl> sounds pretty o.k..or professor balsa, lols..
the in-jokes for professor Fir would just be terrible.. i mean the whole pedo thing is bad enough as it is..
oh god or professor hornbeam..heeheeheehee..^-^

Rich Boy Rob
May 17th, 2010, 11:51 AM
I'd like a woman this time. Not sure on the name though, how about... Professor Conifer (possibly shortened to "Connie") or Professor Fern. They both sound pretty womanly.

One thing I've never understood is why there are so many professors in the Pokémon World when there doesn't seem to be one single university. I mean where exactly are they professor of?

Lua
May 17th, 2010, 12:01 PM
professors of pokemon. duh :D yah, fair point. pokemon psychology? husbandry?molecular functions?

BeachBoy
May 17th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Professor Orange.

Yeah, that'd be sweet. *shot*

I'd like to see a female professor too, but old ladies aren't that... common as scientists. Not to knock females or anything, there are plenty, but the ol' guy stereotype fits with these games. (Elm was young, but nerdy)

Rich Boy Rob
May 17th, 2010, 12:05 PM
I'd like to see a female professor too, but old ladies aren't that... common as scientists. Not to knock females or anything, there are plenty, but the ol' guy stereotype fits with these games. (Elm was young, but nerdy)

Whoever said old lady? You could have a young woman like Prof. Ivy.

.EJ
May 17th, 2010, 12:09 PM
I just noticed that even then, "Ivy" is related to plants so it's obvious our new professor will be plant-based.

Whoever said old lady? You could have a young woman like Prof. Ivy.

if by young woman, you mean someone in her thirties, then yes Ivy.

BeachBoy
May 17th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Whoever said old lady? You could have a young woman like Prof. Ivy.I don't think it'd work, really. I mean yeah, there's Ivy and all, that's great, but usually professors tend to show their age with all of their... experience. They're sort of like mentors in these games, they can't be young hot shots all the time.

Mason69
May 17th, 2010, 12:46 PM
I actually want a female professor deeply involved in the story of the game, like if later she is revealed to be your mom or the villain or something like that. XD

PiPVoda
May 17th, 2010, 12:54 PM
It would be cool if the professor was a girl, maybe called Professor Willow (wonder why no one has suggested that name yet) or Maple. It'd be awesomex10 if the professor was the pkmn league champion XD. Like you beat your way through the trainers and elite four (if they do it this way that is) and you get to the end and wonder where the champ is then out of nowhere the professor pops up and challenges you to a battle.

I don't think it'd work, really. I mean yeah, there's Ivy and all, that's great, but usually professors tend to show their age with all of their... experience. They're sort of like mentors in these games, they can't be young hot shots all the time.

ah true but I don't want an old professor that looks like they lack any emotions whatsoever..a.k.a. professor rowan! we've had a young professor before, well younger than the others, and it was Birch. He was kinda messed up in the head but was still pretty wise :D. Remember, age is just a number.

.EJ
May 17th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Bro...lots of people have mentioned willow...including myself lmao.

PiPVoda
May 17th, 2010, 01:00 PM
I just noticed that even then, "Ivy" is related to plants so it's obvious our new professor will be plant-based.



if by young woman, you mean someone in her thirties, then yes Ivy.

why don't we break away from the plant and tree based names? I understand how trees and plants are a vital part of life, and the most important thing pkmn professors study is life in the pkmn world, but with black and white if it truly is a revamp then we should have new names too imo. Don't laugh at me but I was thinking professor moon :\. You know the moon has different phases and looks completely white and almost invisible (as in blends in w/ black sky) too. So it makes since to have the name in black and white.

Bro...lots of people have mentioned willow...including myself lmao.

oops, my badXD. guess that's what happens when your computer crashes and you're off of PC for a whole day. Even my mijumaru pics are gone!!:'(

Rich Boy Rob
May 17th, 2010, 01:04 PM
I actually want a female professor deeply involved in the story of the game, like if later she is revealed to be your mom or the villain or something like that. XD

O.O Want it. Now.

Best. Idea. Ever.

Horizon
May 17th, 2010, 01:52 PM
My gut feeling is that it'll be Beech.

BeachBoy
May 17th, 2010, 01:55 PM
ah true but I don't want an old professor that looks like they lack any emotions whatsoever..a.k.a. professor rowan! we've had a young professor before, well younger than the others, and it was Birch. He was kinda messed up in the head but was still pretty wise :D. Remember, age is just a number.To be fair, Birch was the outdoor researcher (remember, he's the professor with muscles and a life outdoors) and so I think, in a way, they had to make him younger and to fit the hardy, outdoors type of guy. Ya'know?

Kenaku
May 17th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Sorry, I had to chuckle when I started reading this. My Biology professor is named: Prof. Palm. She is awesome

.EJ
May 17th, 2010, 05:32 PM
why don't we break away from the plant and tree based names? I understand how trees and plants are a vital part of life, and the most important thing pkmn professors study is life in the pkmn world, but with black and white if it truly is a revamp then we should have new names too imo. Don't laugh at me but I was thinking professor moon :\. You know the moon has different phases and looks completely white and almost invisible (as in blends in w/ black sky) too. So it makes since to have the name in black and white.



oops, my badXD. guess that's what happens when your computer crashes and you're off of PC for a whole day. Even my mijumaru pics are gone!!:'(

Ah that sucks, but I kinda like the whole plant names relation the series has done. The only thing I really want is the female professor! =/

BHwolfgang
May 17th, 2010, 05:56 PM
I'm going to agree with everyone here and say that it's time to have a female professor. Hm, her name would have to be tree-based, but I can't think of any. Magnolia, perhaps?

Flex_S
May 17th, 2010, 06:43 PM
I predict it will be a female proff, and her name will be Proff. Willow.

Cyberglass
May 17th, 2010, 08:08 PM
I think a good name for a female professor would be Professor Juniper (which I'm surprised no one has mentioned yet).

Missingno.7-4468
May 17th, 2010, 09:16 PM
I agree that a female would be awesome, though the name that I would like(Yew) doesn't really fit a female. >_> Maybe Professor Cottonwood would be a good name...

There are a few names they could use for a male though. For example, Yew and Hickory. But speculation is speculation...

Sweet Smoochum
May 17th, 2010, 10:14 PM
I agree that a female would be awesome, though the name that I would like(Yew) doesn't really fit a female. >_> Maybe Professor Cottonwood would be a good name...

There are a few names they could use for a male though. For example, Yew and Hickory. But speculation is speculation...

lol Imagine having a conversation with a Professor named Yew.

Who are you?

Yew.

No. Who are you?

Yew. I'm Yew.

No. I'm me. You're you.

Correct.

Huh? 0.0

Weird....XD

I think the professor should be a female named Professor Maple. Make her a red head.

SolarAbusoru
May 18th, 2010, 06:58 AM
lol Imagine having a conversation with a Professor named Yew.

Who are you?

Yew.

No. Who are you?

Yew. I'm Yew.

No. I'm me. You're you.

Correct.

Huh? 0.0

Weird....XD

I think the professor should be a female named Professor Maple. Make her a red head.

I'm in a laughing fit cause of that.

but yeah, female prof this time

Mason69
May 18th, 2010, 07:03 AM
I actually want a female professor deeply involved in the story of the game, like if later she is revealed to be your mom or the villain or something like that. XD

O.O Want it. Now.

Best. Idea. Ever.

Yeah, it would be very surprising and would make the story richer.
I doubt that they would that tough.

Fithboy
May 18th, 2010, 07:19 AM
Prof. Beach. Not as good as some, but I think that's what it's gonna be.

Fiery Dash
May 18th, 2010, 11:40 AM
The name doesn't bother me...
I'd hope to see a female professor, whether if it's old or young...
It'll end up with a male most likely though :(

リアム ゴッドフリー
May 18th, 2010, 12:21 PM
lol Imagine having a conversation with a Professor named Yew.

Who are you?

Yew.

No. Who are you?

Yew. I'm Yew.

No. I'm me. You're you.

Correct.

Huh? 0.0

Weird....XD

I think the professor should be a female named Professor Maple. Make her a red head.

I actually wet myself reading this xD

MartinJF
May 18th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Yeah, Prof. Yew, Maple, Cotton and Willow sounds Cool.

I rly like prof. cotton though.

pokemongarnet
May 18th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Pine, and Maple seem to obvious so id say proffesor Sycamore.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
May 18th, 2010, 07:37 PM
the professor is probabaly gonna be professor silktree

cuz it mentioned her in hgssreally where did it mention that?
I like the name Maple like some already suggested, I would also like Professor Douglas as in Douglas fir...

Dillon_68
May 18th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Three more guesses of mine would be Aspen, Beech and Maple.

Thunderpunch
May 19th, 2010, 12:50 AM
I think there should be a female professor named Professor Peach, with peach-colored hair

PiPVoda
May 19th, 2010, 11:38 AM
okay so beech, maple, or willow? Sounds good to me, and I like the red-head idea. Though for some reason I just picture a red-headed professor who is all calm and nice one moment..then piss her off she's like a medusa gone mad. fiery red hair, glaring eyes, scrunched up face too much for me to handle xD

Redrup
May 19th, 2010, 12:05 PM
Professor Bonsai. :)

Shorter professor than normal, naturally.

Rich Boy Rob
May 19th, 2010, 01:46 PM
lol Imagine having a conversation with a Professor named Yew.

Who are you?

Yew.

No. Who are you?

Yew. I'm Yew.

No. I'm me. You're you.

Correct.

Huh? 0.0

Weird....XD

I think the professor should be a female named Professor Maple. Make her a red head.

Heh heh. Reminds of me of someone's impression of 2 people talking about President Who:

"Who's the president?"

"Yes."

"No, no who's the president?"

"Yes."

juanhbk1
May 19th, 2010, 02:06 PM
really where did it mention that?
I like the name Maple like some already suggested, I would also like Professor Douglas as in Douglas fir...

After you beat the Unown puzzle there is a log with a long note about something then it said with all regards Professor Silktree

Butterfree-Charizard
May 19th, 2010, 04:26 PM
I've got it, a female name Professor Maple.

PiPVoda
May 23rd, 2010, 06:30 PM
Lets spice this up a little! Like I and many others have mentioned it would be cool if the professor was say the league champion, your mom XD, and et cetera but I just got a brand new idea for her (hopefully). If her name is going to be Maple or Willow why not make her a professor who's 'one with the pokemon spirits'? I have no clue what this has to do with what I'm about to say, but for some reason I thought of a professor who practiced buddhism (it wouldn't be said that she does but it could be obvious). Except she wouldn't dress like your stereotypical monk. Her pokemon could be a combo of psychic/dark/ghost (they go well w/ the black and white theme imo) and maybe a new combo of these types.

`MorningSun
May 23rd, 2010, 10:58 PM
Maybe your mum is a professor and your her child? :L

xDaisuke0
May 24th, 2010, 02:56 AM
As Bloothump was saying, A Female Prof. would be cool. And not a sexy ****ty one x_x, or a super-nerd. But just a normal girl who loved Pokemon and wanted to study em. Simple as that. I want her to be a red-head though... :D I dont know why.
As for a name...Professor Cypress? or Myrtle? or Laurel even? But now they're starting to sound like first names...

Droidz
May 24th, 2010, 03:16 AM
I'd like to see a female Professor, but what are the chances of that happening.

fenyx4
May 24th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Lol, I had a Professor Pine in a fanfic once...

A female professor would be a welcome and much-needed change from all that testosterone that abounds in the majority of Pokemon labs... If the name is Prof. Maple, there's a sprite I'd really like for Game Freak to use (IIRC, I think it's from Pokemon Garnet Version being developed in the showcase). Otherwise, a name that sounds nice. Cypress, Willow, and Evergreen were viable options...

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
May 24th, 2010, 09:37 AM
I'd never thought of a female professor! That'd be cool. I'll go with Professor Larch - no clue as to why lol.

Mortalis
May 24th, 2010, 10:12 AM
I want a female professor that still trains and raises Pokemon, and that you may be able to battle? Well, probably not, but If so ... I would luff Pokemon even more.

Professor Maple, Professor Ivy, Professor Pine, etc. Just bring on the women!

~Wind~
May 24th, 2010, 12:54 PM
How about a female called prof.lily, but she says: "oh please, just call me lily!"
that would be cool!

Wind

Bluemoon
May 24th, 2010, 03:33 PM
I say a perfect name for a woman professor is "Prof. Cherry", she has to have long dark hair and is kinda strict, around her mid twies probabaly.... with a mole beneath her eye...

PiPVoda
May 24th, 2010, 05:46 PM
I say a perfect name for a woman professor is "Prof. Cherry", she has to have long dark hair and is kinda strict, around her mid twies probabaly.... with a mole beneath her eye...

with a tiny hair sticking out of it just to show how detailed Game Freak has become with the pokemon games :P

Azzurra
May 24th, 2010, 10:33 PM
Maybe "Professor Willow"? As far as I know, this name hasn't been used before.