Professor Kukui

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Professor Kukui
ククイ博士 Dr. Kukui
Sun Moon Professor Kukui.png
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
Anime debut Sun & Moon series
English voice actor
Japanese voice actor Keiichi Nakagawa

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. Together with Hala, he gives the player and Hau their starter Pokémon. Lillie assists Professor Kukui for her own, personal reasons.


In the anime

Professor Kukui is set to appear in the Sun & Moon series of the anime.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中川慶一 Keiichi Nakagawa

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
Russian Профессор Кукуи Professor Kukui Transcription of English name

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