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Professor Kukui
ククイ博士 Dr. Kukui
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Art from Sun and Moon
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Alola
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Generation VII
Games Sun and Moon

Professor Kukui (Japanese: ククイ博士 Dr. Kukui) is a Pokémon Professor from the Alola region.

In the games

Professor Kukui is a passionate man who lives in the player's new hometown. His area of expertise is Pokémon moves, and is known to take direct hits from them if he thinks he can learn something about them. He personally gives the player and Hau their starter Pokémon. Lillie assists Professor Kukui for her own, personal reasons.

Pokémon

Gives to new Trainers

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Rowlet
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Litten
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Popplio

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ククイ博士 Dr. Kukui From kukui (Hawaiian for the candlenut, the state tree of Hawaii)
English, German,
Italian, Spanish
Prof. Kukui Same as Japanese name
French Prof. Euphorbe From euphorbe (spurge). Both the candlenut and the spurges are in the Euphorbiaceae family.
Korean 쿠쿠이박사 Kukui-baksa Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 庫庫伊博士 / 库库伊博士 Dr. Kùkùyī Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 庫庫伊博士 Dr. Fufuyī Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name