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Old December 1st, 2017 (7:14 AM).
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    All new Pokemon trainers could use a little help. Which pokemon professor would you prefer to learn from?

    If you had the chance to pick a mentor just like you pick your starter then who would be the right one to work with you? Oak, Elm, Birch, Rowan, Juniper, Sycamore or Kukui. The choice is yours.

    If you really want someone not from the main series games like Professor Willow or Ivy then I guess that's fine too!
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    Old December 1st, 2017 (8:01 AM).
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    Birch, definitely. He was always a doer, studying the habitats of pokémon and being able to give me good hints about where to find pokémon. And he's also a good father so he'd be keen on helping me out and be patient with me hopefully.
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    Old December 1st, 2017 (12:18 PM). Edited January 3rd, 2018 by Damien.aspiring.fandev.
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      Based off my experiences thus far (note : I'm unfamiliar with titles that go from gen5 to the present)
      I can tell you that, as mentor, I would most lively revere either prof. Hastings(inventor of the capture styler)
      or mentor Chatot(from Wigglytuff's exploration guild, even if he's not an actual professor).
      The hasty prof. Hastings seems quite a funny fellow, who happened to break the fourth wall twice in a row.

      Quote:
      Issaac, thank you! That took courage! This could save Almia!
      Tell the researchers! The password is "Melody!" Wait,
      there's no exclamation mark! It's just "Melody." Without
      a period either!
      As for mentor chatot... I can't quite remember why I had a thing for that 'mon...
      Oh wait, could it be because of... this?


      The problem with the two : whereas they could still give us some reminders about
      type advantages, one comes from a place where pokéballs aren't seen and there's
      no league, and despite he could help us when it comes to the styler, he probably can't
      when it comes to pokéballs or TMs...

      The other, well... could give tips regard TMs but is without a doubt unfamiliar with any
      (other) man-made item. He did, actually feel helpful early in the game, unlike various
      professors, however it is also true that it's thanks to said professors if we got our starters,
      and after mentore taught us basics about the billboards, well... leaving most of the earnings
      to the guild federation as part of the training didn't really feel gratifying, but again there's
      barely anything to use the team's funds for, since the kecleon mart keeps changing wares
      and said wares are pointless most of the time...
      EDIT: Forgot to mention that mentor chatot *redacted* for you and your partner at the bottom of the Brine cave
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        These are some cool choices so far.

        Of the professors I'm familiar with I think Professor Sycamore would be nice. It came down to either him or Prof Juniper. They are of a somewhat similar ilk. They are not just bright minds but are also free-spirited with some youthful vigor that you would not get from say Prof Oak.

        Because Sycamore's one of the most involved professors story-wise I feel as though he loves and nurtures the trainers who come to him a bit more, and really gives you a beautiful send-off at the end of XY.

        He's this cool, classy guy doing some of the more ambitious research out of there-- unlocking the mysteries of mega evolution. He's the first prof in the main series who will battle you to keep you on your toes. The man is even awesome enough to even have a Garchomp hanging out with him in his lab.
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        Old December 4th, 2017 (10:47 AM). Edited December 4th, 2017 by string555.
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          Professor Oak, because he's the OG. :P

          But I would rather be a student of Fantina, since she uses the Ghost-type. :D (I realize she's not a professor)
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            Professor Juniper due to being the first female professor in game and is from unova.
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              Rowan is my choice. He's wise, and doesn't play favorites like Oak, and also isn't as absent-minded as Elm.
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              Old December 17th, 2017 (1:38 PM).
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                Elm, only because I would take his starter pokemon and hightail out of his lab.
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                  Birch because he doesn't study inside a building, and in the beginning he's getting chased around so we would probably get into a lot of funny situations.
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                    Juniper! Maybe I'm biased due to my love for Unova, but I like her cheerful, breezy sort of attitude, and...I don't know, she just seems like somebody I'd interact with in real life, somehow. Plus, she was willing to take Bianca under her wing, who is...more similar to me than I want to admit. XD
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                      Rowan no contest

                      he dosent play favorites (oak)
                      he isnt absent minded (elm)
                      he dosent spend far too much time in the field (birch, kukui, juniper to an extent)
                      he actually acts like a professor rather than a bland nobody that could easily be replaced by any random npc (sycamore)

                      he's firm but fair, he's happy to put young trainers on their journey if their intentions are pure, he's chosen to study one of the most mysterious aspects of pokemon and he hits the right balance of field work and lab work.
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                      Old December 28th, 2017 (5:56 PM). Edited December 28th, 2017 by MysticalNinetales.
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                        Professor Juniper, Rowan, or Sycamore. I've always loved Juniper, as she's almost a motherly figure, and I admire her youthful and energetic spirit.

                        Sycamore is similar to Juniper this way, he's very friendly, and personally I would love to learn about Pokemon in a place as grand as Lumiose City. He also is very involved with his 'students' if you will, and he genuinely cares about them.

                        Rowan, he's is full of knowledge and wisdom, which I admire and Pokemon Pearl was my very first game so learning from him would bring up a lot of nostalgia. :)

                        But really, all of the professors are unique and amazing, these ones just happen to be my favourites.
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                        Old December 29th, 2017 (2:22 PM). Edited December 30th, 2017 by Blue_Pigeon.
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                          Professor Rowan is my favourite of all the professors. He is grizzled and stern, having devoted his life to his research, and as a result has no respect for those who waste his time (such as Team Galactic grunts), though he does help those who work for their dreams, showing that he can be kind.
                          His appearance makes him seem almost scary, like an old lion, but that only helps highlight his wisdom. You respect what he has to say due to his seniority.
                          He is a lot like his region Sinnoh: quite cold and formidable. Unlike other video game professors, he isn't overly friendly with you - you only met at the beginning of the game - but he still congratulates you at the Hall of Fame.
                          I also find his research on evolution the most interesting (after all, everyone loves evolution.) It seems much more mystical and alien than other Professors' research, such as Kukui's research on Pokemon moves.
                          He also treats Dawn/Lucas very well, so based on all that I've said, I'd probably enjoy learning from him.

                          Another Professor I like is Professor Hastings from Pokemon Ranger Shadows of Almia. Because another user already gave a pretty in-depth look at Professor Hastings, I'll just say that he is like a more humorous Professor Rowan, which is great in my book, and his travels would provide great hands on experience.
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                            I loved Pokemon Rowan! But maybe just because it is also my name? XD (my name is Roan)
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                            I think I'd go with both of the Junipers if that counts. Both Professor Juniper and her dad have different fields of expertise, and sometimes have differing opinions on things, so it would be nice to learn from different points of view, instead of just one.
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                              I've always liked Professor Rowan more than the other professors, although Kukui is a close second. Even though Hoenn is my favourite region, I'm not a big fan of Professor Birch.
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                              Oak, Juniper, or Sycamore! I love those three. Oak is such an experienced and iconic character, who wouldn't want him as a mentor in the Pokéworld? + Juniper and Sycamore are v beautiful <3 ya that is a reason ok
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                                I’m going to have to go with Oak. Elm was too energetic and weird (I hated him in the anime). Only benifite from him is the starters. Cyndaquil > Charmander. Birch maybe. Except that I don’t want to live in a place like Hoenn where it’s tropical. Sinnoh is nice except for the stern Professor Rowan.
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