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Professor Icarus

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Professor Icarus and Elgyem

Professor Icarus (Japanese: イモリ博士 Dr. Imori) is the character of the day in A UFO for Elgyem!.

Icarus as a child

Professor Icarus first appeared in a flashback given by the townspeople of Area 28 while they were explaining experiencing random mental visions while visiting or being around his house. Cilan was intrigued by this and the trio decided to go investigate Icarus's house. Icarus invited them in and as they discussed the strange occurrences, Icarus suddenly got a vision of a machine exploding and rushed to his basement. Ash, Iris and Cilan followed him and a found a large machine was overloading and on the verge of exploding. Icarus then tried to shut down the system but wasn't able to do this in time and ordered Ash and his friends to unplug the machine. The plug was too heavy for them to pull out, so an Elgyem appeared and used Telekinesis to pull out the plug. Icarus then introduced the Elgyem as his friend.

Icarus as a young adult

He informed them that he first saw an UFO at age eight and became inspired to create his own spacecraft. After teaching at a university, he later left and used his knowledge to build a miniature flying saucer, and that was when he met Elgyem lying in the forest. He nursed it back to health and the two became close.

Later, outside, Elgyem was kidnapped by Team Rocket and Icarus gave chase using his personal flying saucer and with the help of Cilan, Ash, and Iris, managed to get Elgyem back. The pair later bid their new friends farewell.



Professor Icarus's Elgyem
Elgyem was found by Professor Icarus in the forest near his house. It was nursed back to health but was timid and afraid of Icarus at first. It later formed a strong bond with the professor and decided to live with him. It has a habit of giving people visions from the future of impending doom to help prevent the accident from happening.

Elgyem's known moves are Teleport and Telekinesis.

Debut A UFO for Elgyem!
Voice actors
Japanese Akeno Watanabe
English Erica Schroeder


  • Professor Icarus may be named after Icarus from the myth Daedalus and Icarus. It might be because they both specialize in flying.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 田中正彦 Masahiko Tanaka
English Vic Mignogna
Czech Libor Terš
German Wolfgang Schatz
Polish Robert Tondera
Spanish Latin America Alfonso Ramírez
Spain Juan Perucho

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