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Professor Kukui (Japanese: プラターヌ博士 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.
Given to new trainers
|| ククイ博士 Dr. Kukui
|| From Candlenut, or the kukui nut tree, the state tree of Hawaii.
|| Professor Kukui
|| Same as Japanese name.