Category talk:Professors

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Should Cozmo be included in this category? He doesn't study Pokemon, he studies meteorites . . . --Zeta 23:44, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Personally I despise the title Professor as it is (ab)used in the English version of Pokémon, for various reasons:

  1. None of them teach at universities, indeed, we don't even know if there are universities in the world.
  2. 博士 hakase corresponds to a doctorate-holder, in other words, it is equivalent to Dr., not Professor. (Interestingly, the vast majority of professors are doctorate-holders.)

Oddly enough, the translation is inconsistent in that Fuji-hakase is, you guessed it, Dr. Fuji in the English version, not Professor Fuji.

In any case... do we really need this category? - 振霖T 10:48, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so, since I think the intent was to simply have a listing of the four major Pokemon Professors (and maybe Ivy). That could be done with an info box. --Zeta 19:50, 14 September 2006 (UTC)