Professor Laventon

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Professor Laventon
ラベン博士 Dr. Laven
Legends Arceus Professor Laventon.png
Artwork from Legends: Arceus by Ken Sugimori[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Lavender
Hair color Black
Hometown Jubilife Village (original hometown unknown)
Region Hisui (implied to be originally from Galar)
Generation VIII
Games Legends: Arceus
Member of Galaxy Team
Rank Member, Survey Corps
Anime series Pokémon: Hisuian Snow
Debut Two Hues
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A

Professor Laventon (Japanese: ラベン博士 Dr. Laven) is a travelling Pokémon Professor who studies in the Hisui region. He is a member of the Galaxy Team's Survey Corps and specializes in Pokémon's modes of life.

In the core series games

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Professor Laventon finds the player on Prelude Beach after they have fallen through the space-time rift. The appearance of the player has attracted the interest of the Professor's three first partner Pokémon. After the player awakens, the Pokémon run away and the Professor tasks the player with recapturing them. Impressed by their skill he takes the player to Jubilife Village to recruit them into the Galaxy Team's Survey Corps.

For most of the game, Professor Laventon can be found at all base camps or his laboratory in Galaxy Hall. The player can report their latest survey results by speaking to Laventon, which entails any Pokémon caught and research tasks completed since the last report. He will then reward the player with money and research points based on these results.

The Pokédex entries in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are written by Laventon. Incidentally, he coined the term "scalchop" for Oshawott's signature seashell and the term "aura" for Lucario's signature energy wave control power. Laventon also observed that Unown resemble human writing from other lands, though no one takes him seriously.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Professor Laventon makes a cameo in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. During Ms. Raifort's history classes, a photo of Laventon appears on the classroom board as part of a timeline on the history and development of the Poké Ball.


Gives to the player

Professor Laventon gives the player their choice of first partner Pokémon from Pokémon he collected while traveling the world. After the player has beaten the main story of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, he will give the player the remaining two first partner Pokémon once spoken to at his lab.

Grass Flying
Rowlet/ Lv.5
Flying Special
Fire Unknown
Cyndaquil/ Lv.5
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Water Unknown
Oshawott/ Lv.5
Normal Physical



Professor Laventon concept art.png Hisuian Snow Cyllene and Laventon.png
Concept art from Legends: Arceus Credits Illustration from Two Hues

Sprites and models

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Classroom board sprite from the opening of Scarlet and Violet


Main article: Professor Laventon/Quotes

In the TCG

Professor Laventon in the TCG
Main article: Professor Laventon (Silver Tempest 162)

Professor Laventon was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese S-P Promotional cards and the English Silver Tempest expansion, with artwork by Ken Sugimori. It allows the player to put up to three Pokémon that have "Hisuian" in their names from their discard pile into their hand.


  • As the Galaxy Expedition Team consists of foreigners to Hisui, Laventon is the only known Pokémon Professor in the core series not to be from the region he resides in.
    • There are several hints in the game that Professor Laventon may be from the Galar region:
      • In the Pokédex entry for Raichu he mentions Copperajah that live in his homeland, with Galar being the only region where they can be encountered that had been revealed as of the release of the game.
      • The writing on the blackboard in his office uses the alphabet from Pokémon Sword and Shield instead of the style of writing used elsewhere in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
      • He often uses stock British phrases such as "jolly good". In other translations of the game such as German, he will sometimes speak in English instead.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ラベン博士 Dr. Laven From lavender
English Professor Laventon From lavender
German, Italian Professor Laven From his Japanese name
Spanish Profesor Lavender From lavender
French Professeur Lavande From lavande (lavender)
Korean 라벤박사 Raben-baksa Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 拉苯博士 Dr. Lāběn Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 拉苯博士 Dr. Lāaibún Transcription of his Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Professor Alfazema From alfazema (lavender)
Russian Профессор Лавентон Professor Laventon Transcription of his English name


Commander: Kamado
Captains: CylleneZisuPesselleTao HuaSanquaColza
Members: Professor LaventonRei (Masters) • Akari (Masters)
Former members: CharmCloverCoin
Locations: Jubilife VillageGalaxy HallBase camps
See also: Pearl ClanDiamond Clan

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