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Celadon University
タマムシ大学 Tamamushi University
Celadon University ID Card.jpg
Celadon University
Region Kanto
Debut Chikorita's Big Upset

Celadon University (Japanese: タマムシ大学 Tamamushi University) is a university located in Celadon City. Celadon University is a special university which only children of primary school age can attend.

In the games

Celadon University's crest

Celadon University does not directly appear in the games as a visitable location. However, it was used as a background for a special Magikarp giveaway in 1998. In this campaign, twenty players were awarded a special Magikarp that knows Dragon Rage through the "Celadon University Hyper Test" in various magazines published by Shogakukan.

Aside from the Magikarp itself, people who entered the campaign were also awarded several commemorative items. Among them were Magikarp TCG Promo card, a commemorative badge based on the university's crest, a Celadon University student ID card (with an artwork of the university on the back), a Celadon University notebook, and a Celadon University student's book named Encyclopedia Pokemonica which detailed some mysteries of the Pokémon world, such as the history of Poké Balls.

The university's crest, as shown in the commemorative items, consists of a Magikarp, Gyarados, and the Kanji 学 gaku, meaning "to learn".

In the anime

Celadon University is referred to multiple times in the anime. In Chikorita's Big Upset, the episode's Nurse Joy mentions that she studied a degree in Pokémon psychology at Celadon University. In Fossil Fools, it is revealed that Professor Oak used to teach there, and Foster was one of his top students.

In the manga

Following the Magikarp giveaway, the University has appeared in two manga series, namely Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All and Pokémon Adventures. In both manga, the appearance of the building is closely based on the artwork from the Student ID Card and the Magikarp with Dragon Rage is referenced in some way.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Celadon University first appeared in Whacked by Marowak. Erika lectures here sometimes in addition to her duties as a Gym Leader. She is seen giving a lecture about the Dragon Rage Magikarp in this chapter.

She was offered a full-time job on the university by Prof. Matsumoto. However, she declined because of her Gym Leader duties.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Celadon University in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu visits Celadon University in The Challenge at Celadon University!. In order to be allowed to enter the university building one must answer an exam question.

The university has a large campus, consisting of a swimming pool, Chemical Research Laboratory, Pokémon Pharmaceutical Faculty, Pokémon Art faculty (where Tomoaki Imakuni is one of the students), a Pokémon Environmental Study Faculty, and the University Hospital where Shu saves a Magikarp that knows Dragon Rage from a Machamp. A hospital worker awards him with a university crest badge for this.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 彩虹大學 Cǎihóng Dàxué (Taiwan)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무지개대학 Mujigae Daehak
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đại học Tamamushi



Anime-exclusive locations in Kanto
A.J.'s GymBill's LighthouseCameran PalaceCamomile IslandCamp PokéhearstCeladon UniversityChrysanthemum IslandCommerce City
Cremini TownCrimson CityDark CityEvolution MountainFennel ValleyFrodomar CityGaiva DamGardenia TownGrampa Canyon
Gringey CityHidden VillageHollywoodHopHopHop TownHouse of ImiteIsland of the Giant PokémonLaramie VillageLeaf Forest
Maiden's PeakMatcha CityMetallica IslandMossgreen VillageMt. HideawayMulberry CityNeon TownNew IslandO-Hina Town
Old Shore WharfPokélantisPokémon LandPokémon Lover's ClubPokémon Ninja SchoolPokémon TechPokémon Theme Park
PokémopolisPorta VistaPotpourri IslandRifure VillageRotaSable CitySafari LandSayda IslandScissor StreetSilver Town
Stone TownSunnytownTeam Rocket AcademyTeam Rocket HQTerracotta TownTree of BeginningWisteria TownXanadu Nursery
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Manga-exclusive locations in Kanto
Pokémon Adventures: Cerise IslandCeladon University
Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All: Celadon UniversityKigan Island
Pokémon Pocket Monsters: Amusement Park
The Electric Tale of Pikachu: Hidden VillageMt. SpiritStone Town
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