Professor Birch

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Professor Birch
オダマキ博士 Dr. Odamaki
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Professor Birch.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Age 35
Gender Male
Hometown Littleroot Town
Region Hoenn
Relatives Brendan/May (as rival), unnamed wife, unnamed son (Emerald only)
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Anime debut Johto Photo Finish
English voice actor Dan Green
Japanese voice actor Fumihiko Tachiki

Professor Birch (Japanese: オダマキ博士 Dr. Odamaki) is the resident Pokémon Professor of Littleroot Town and the Hoenn region. He specializes in Pokémon habitats and distribution.

In the core series

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, Professor Birch is the resident Pokémon Professor and the father of the rival character (if the player is Brendan, then Professor Birch is May's father; if the player is May, then Professor Birch is Brendan's father).

At the start of the game, he is being chased by a wild PoochyenaRSORAS/ZigzagoonE, and requests the player take a Pokémon from his discarded bag to save him. After he is saved, he allows the player to keep the starter Pokémon they used in the rescue. Birch distributes Pokédexes and one of the three starter Pokémon of Hoenn: Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip, to aspiring Hoenn Trainers.

After the player completes the Hoenn Pokédex in Pokémon Emerald, he will give them one of the three starter Pokémon of Johto: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he will give one of the Johto starters after the player enters the Hall of Fame and meets Zinnia. Later, after the completion of the Delta Episode, he will give the player one of the starter Pokémon from Unova: Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott. Finally, after the player enters the Hall of Fame a second time, he will give one of the starter Pokémon from Sinnoh: Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup. He will also give the player the Oval Charm and Shiny Charm when the appropriate prerequisites are met.

He often works with his child to help observe and capture wild Pokémon. His wife worries about him, because he's always busy and rarely has time to come home. He is known to be more outgoing than the other Pokémon Professors, and oftentimes his research takes him outdoors. His field of study is primarily how Pokémon behave in the wild. Birch has known Norman since their school days.[1]

He has also written several books:

  • The History of the Hoenn Region
  • The Ecosystem of Pokémon 3,000 Years Ago
  • The Pokémon of Kalos and Hoenn
  • The Coexistence of People and Pokémon
  • Distribution of Pokémon Species, National Edition
  • The Fieldwork 101

Pokémon

This listing is of Professor Birch's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

These Pokémon are given to a Trainer at the beginning of their journey:

Spr 3e 252.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None
Treecko/ Lv.5
Pound
Normal
Leer
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 3e 255.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Torchic/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal
Growl
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 3e 258.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None
Mudkip/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal
Growl
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Emerald

These Pokémon are given to a Trainer who has completed the Hoenn Pokédex:

Spr 3e 152.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None
Chikorita/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal
Growl
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 3e 155.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Cyndaquil/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal
Leer
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 3e 158.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None
Totodile/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal
Leer
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The Generation III starters are available at the start of the game.

252Treecko.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Treecko/ Lv.5
Pound
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
Absorb
Grass Special
  --  
   
255Torchic.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Torchic/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Ember
Fire Special
  --  
   
258Mudkip.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Mudkip/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Water Gun
Water Special
  --  
   

After entering the Hall of the Fame along with meeting Zinnia, the Generation II starters become available.

152Chikorita.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Chikorita/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
155Cyndaquil.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Cyndaquil/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
158Totodile.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Totodile/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   

After clearing Delta Episode, the Generation V starters become available.

495Snivy.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Snivy/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
498Tepig.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Tepig/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
501Oshawott.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Oshawott/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   

After entering the Hall of Fame for the second time, the Generation IV starters are available.

387Turtwig.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Turtwig/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Withdraw
Water Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
390Chimchar.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Chimchar/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
393Piplup.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Piplup/ Lv.5
Pound
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   

Quotes

Main article: Professor Birch/Quotes

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Breeder mini

In Pokémon Breeder mini, after the player finished setting the time and choosing a name, Professor Birch tells them that he found rare eggs. However, he is too busy to take care of them, so he gives the player a choice between a Torchic, a Treecko, or a Mudkip to hatch and raise.

Pokémon Masters Arena

In Pokémon Masters Arena, one of the questions in the Pokémon Trivia Challenge is about which Pokémon attacked Professor Birch. The correct answer accepted by the game is Poochyena, because it was released prior to Pokémon Emerald, where Zigzagoon attacks him. Zigzagoon is coincidentally listed as one of the answers as well, but it is considered an incorrect answer by the game.

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Professor Birch.png Professor Birch AG.png
Official artwork from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Sprites

Spr RS Birch.png Birch OD.png Birch ORAS OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

History

Original series

Harrison mentioned Professor Birch in Johto Photo Finish, where he told Ash that Birch inspired his latest journey to the Johto region.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Birch debuted in Get The Show On The Road, where he rushed to the Littleroot Town ports in his SUV to pick up Ash and Pikachu. He soon diagnosed Pikachu with an electrical overcharge and treated him at his lab. However, Pikachu's electricity overloaded the electrical absorption machine and he ran off into the wilderness. Ash and Birch chased after him with the three Hoenn starter Pokémon in hand, as Ash had no other Pokémon on him. During the search effort, Birch slipped down a cliff and disturbed a sleeping Poochyena pack in the process. He scrambled onto a tree branch, just as May stumbled onto the scene. After she was unable to properly order Mudkip to help Birch, he forced to take over and had Mudkip settle the situation. After Team Rocket incidentally helped Pikachu in his recovery, Birch took everyone back to his lab. Later, he had May select her starter Pokémon, and she picked out a Torchic.

Professor Birch appeared in flashbacks in There's no Place Like Hoenn!, You Said a Mouthful!, and A Mudkip Mission.

In A Three Team Scheme!, Birch was revealed to have traveled to Dewford Island to conduct field research during the Wingull nesting season. While examining a Wingull nest, he slipped from the sea cliff and subsequently landed on a Loudred. Ash and his friends then came across the Professor and later joined him on his expedition. The group noticed a cave and found inside it a Secret Base belonging to Keanu, but they quickly left after being shouted at. After Team Rocket stormed the Base and stole Keanu's Nincada from him, Birch and the others attempted to confront the trio, but they realized the Base had been tunneled through. They followed the tunnel through to an ancient ruin site, and watched as Team Aqua and Team Magma confronted each other. Birch and the others remained undetected throughout the whole ordeal.

In the following episode, Birch spotted several wild Seedot wandering around aimlessly because of a recent landslide that left them without a home. He played with the Seedot just before Team Rocket appeared again. When Jessie called out her "Silcoon", Birch corrected her, saying Jessie actually had a Cascoon under her possession, but Jessie didn't believe him. May's Silcoon evolved during the confrontation, and Birch later handed May a frisbee to help her new Beautifly strengthen its Gust attack. Later, Birch and the others found an ideal location for the Seedot to drink from, but Team Rocket appeared again to disturb the peace. This time, Jessie's Cascoon evolved into a Dustox, confirming the Professor's earlier statement. After Team Rocket blasted off, and with the Seedot now happily relocated, Birch headed back to Littleroot Town.

The group headed towards Birch's laboratory in A Six Pack Attack. However, the Professor came across them first as he rushed off to pick up Professor Oak, who he was eager to meet for the first time. Ash and Brock went with Birch to collect Oak from the Littleroot Town seaport, but they realized Oak decided to hitchhike on his own and had already reached the laboratory. After Team Rocket stole the Kanto starters that Oak brought with him, as well as Birch's trio of Hoenn starters, Oak, May, and Max gave chase but were captured. Birch received word of the incident and headed over to Team Rocket's cave hideout with the help of his friend, Poochyena. Oak and the others managed to free themselves, and Ash's group then sent Team Rocket blasting off. Ash and his friends later boarded a ship towards Fortree City and waved goodbye to the two Professors and Joshua.

Ash and his friends encountered Birch again as he was relaxing on Island A of the tropical A-B-C Islands in The Evolutionary War!. He explained that he was already aware a Deep Sea Tooth caused Clamperl to evolve into a Huntail, and that a Deep Sea Scale was needed to obtain a Gorebyss, though he was interested in the mystery around these two evolution methods. Ash's group joined Birch on his expedition, and local students Nancy and Keith accompanied them to Island B and Island C, respectively. Birch took water samples at the respective islands and later concluded that Island B's water was infused with Deep Sea Scale and Island C contained Deep Sea Tooth fragments. Birch decided to remain on Island A to continue his research after witnessing both Keith and Nancy's Clamperl evolving from a Deep Sea Tooth and Scale, respectively, while Ash's group left for Mossdeep City.

As Ash arrived home to Pallet Town, Birch and Max had driven over there to attend the homecoming party in The Scheme Team. In the following episode, Birch visited Professor Oak's Laboratory, where Ash's Muk took a particular liking to him. Later, Birch tried to confront Team Rocket, but Delia told him to leave it to the children, who went on to defeat the trio. With Ash and his friends setting off for the Kanto Pokémon Contests and Battle Frontier, the two Professors gifted Ash and May an updated Pokédex each.

Birch reappeared in another flashback in Reversing the Charges. He also made a brief cameo in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, after Dr. Yung revealed he had hacked the computer data of leading specialists, including that of Birch, to help with the construction of his Mirage Pokémon system.

Pokémon the Series: XY

Professor Birch in Pokémon the Series: XY

Professor Birch appeared in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow! in a flashback, where he was seen giving Sawyer a starter Pokémon to choose from, which ended up being Treecko.

Character

Birch has a keen interest in field research and likes to study Pokémon habitats and behaviors. Because his line of work requires him to be primarily outside his lab, Birch's assistant Joshua is often left running the lab in his place, doing duties such as giving new Trainers their starter Pokémon. He is good friends with Norman and was also familiar with Norman's daughter May, as mentioned in Get The Show On The Road.

Personally, Birch is jovial and carefree, but he has a reckless driving style in which he regularly jumps ledges and travels on winding mountain roads. He was also a fantastic mentor, even though he does not like teaching, and he is held in high regard by Trainers like Harrison. He enjoys playing with Pokémon, as seen in Seeing is Believing!, where he quickly understood a group of Seedot and befriended them. However, he often finds himself in precarious situations and is often attacked by wild Pokémon during his expeditions.

Pokémon


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This is a listing of Professor Birch's Pokémon as of the most recent Japanese episode.

On hand

Unknown Pokémon
Birch was seen pulling out a Poké Ball when he saw Team Rocket attacking Ash and friends, but Delia convinced him to let the children do the battling.
Debut The Right Place and the Right Mime

Befriended

Poochyena
Poochyena
Poochyena was briefly seen while trying to rescue the Hoenn starter Pokémon from Team Rocket's grasp. It responded to Professor Birch's whistling and its incredible sense of smell led Birch, Ash, and Brock to Team Rocket's cave hideout.

None of Poochyena's moves are known.

Debut A Six Pack Attack

Gives to new Trainers

Professor Birch's Treecko
Treecko
Treecko is a Pokémon that Professor Birch gives to new Trainers. The first Treecko appeared in Get the Show on the Road, where it was one of the Pokémon that May could choose as her starter Pokémon. It was not picked due to May picking Torchic.

Another one appeared in A Six Pack Attack! along with the other starters. They were admired by Max and May. Suddenly, Team Rocket captured it along with the other Hoenn starters and the entire Kanto starter line. Max found them and told Bulbasaur and Treecko to use Tackle and Pound, respectively, on the bars. It then helped send Team Rocket blasting off.

Treecko's only known move is Pound.

Debut Get the Show on the Road
Professor Birch's Torchic
Torchic
Torchic is a Pokémon that Professor Birch gives to new Trainers. It appeared in A Six Pack Attack! along with the other starters, where they were admired by Max and May. Suddenly, Team Rocket captured them along with the other Hoenn starters and the entire Kanto starter line. Max found them and told Torchic and Charmander to heat the cage with Ember until they got free. It later helped send Team Rocket blasting off.

Torchic's only known move is Ember.

Debut A Six Pack Attack!
Professor Birch's Mudkip
Mudkip
Mudkip is a Pokémon that Professor Birch gives to new Trainers. The first Mudkip appeared in Get the Show on the Road, when Professor Birch was under attack from a pack of Poochyena. He asked May to pick a starter Pokémon from his bag to save him. She picked Mudkip first, but had no battle experience and Mudkip fired a Water Gun at her. Professor Birch commanded it and it blasted the Poochyena off with another Water Gun. It then appeared later when May was choosing her starter, but she chose Torchic.

In A Mudkip Mission, Mudkip Breeder Old Man Swamp revealed that Professor Birch is also responsible for the breeding and raising of the young Mudkip for new Trainers.

Another one appeared in A Six Pack Attack! along with the other starters. They were admired by Max and May. Suddenly, Team Rocket captured them along with the other Hoenn starters and the entire Kanto starter line. Max found them and told Mudkip and Squirtle to cool the bars with Water Gun, which eventually freed them. It later helped send Team Rocket blasting off.

Mudkip's known moves are Water Gun and Tackle.

Debut Get the Show on the Road

Gave away to new Trainers

Harrison Blaziken.png
Harrison's Blaziken
May Torchic.png
May's Torchic
Sawyer Treecko.png
Sawyer's Treecko

At his Lab

Birch various Pokémon.png
Zigzagoon
Birch various Pokémon.png
Lotad
Birch various Pokémon.png
Seedot
Birch various Pokémon.png
Shroomish
Birch various Pokémon.png
Wailmer
Birch various Pokémon.png
Sharpedo

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 立木文彦 Fumihiko Tachiki
English Dan Green
Dutch Ewout Eggink (Season 6)
Louis van Beek (Season 7-8)
Finnish Arto Nieminen (AG001, AG071)
Tommi Haapaniemi (AG095-AG133)
Hebrew עוזי פוקס Uzi Fox
עדי וייס Adi Weiss
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Andrzej Chudy
Brazilian Portuguese José Parisi Jr. (AG001)
Raul Schlosser (AG027-AG028)
Fábio Vilalonga (AG071)
Ricardo Sawaya (AG095-AG133)
Russian Владимир Герасимов (Vladimir Gerasimov)
Spanish Latin America Salvador Delgado (AG001-AG028, AG095)
José Vilchis (AG071)
Alfredo Basurto (AG133)
Spain Pablo Adán (AG001-AG028)
Manuel Bellido (AG071-AG133)

In the manga

Professor Birch in Ash & Pikachu

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Professor Birch appeared in Let's Save Pikachu!!.

Gave to new Trainers
May Torchic AP.png
Torchic


In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Professor Birch in Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Professor Birch is the father of Sapphire and is old friends with Norman. He first appeared in Making Mirth with Mightyena, where he registered wild Pokémon data on Pokédex before receiving a call from Norman, who had just moved to Littleroot Town with his family. Wanting to help his friend with the move, Birch decided to head back to town, but was attacked by a pair of wild Mightyena. A passing-by Ruby saw the commotion but refused to help at the risk of getting his Pokémon dirty. During the chase, Ruby picked up Birch's bag, but accidentally activated his Running Shoes and ran off a nearby cliff. After returning to town, Birch called Ruby on the Pokégear in his bag and properly introduced himself. Ruby revealed he was saved by a green Pokémon, but accidentally angered it into attacking him, revealing that it was actually a human girl. Overhearing the commotion, Birch cleared up the misunderstanding by revealing the girl was actually his daughter, Sapphire.

In Distracting Dustox, Birch received his belongings back from Sapphire, though Ruby had forgotten to return the Pokédex. Afterward, they called Norman and informed him Ruby had run away from home. Birch suggested calling the police, but Norman decided to find Ruby on his own. Later, Birch wished Sapphire good luck as she set out to conquer all of the Gyms in Hoenn.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VII', Birch was caught in a flood caused by the awakening of Kyogre. He had planned on giving Treecko and the third Pokédex to Emerald, the third Hoenn Pokédex holder, but a tidal wave caused him to lose the bag containing them. He was later rescued by Emerald, who didn't mind the loss of Treecko, as he didn't like Pokémon to begin with. In It All Ends Now VIII, Wally returned the third Pokédex back to its proper owner.

Emerald chapter

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, Ruby and Sapphire arrived at the Battle Frontier, having been sent there by Birch to assist Emerald protect Jirachi from the armored man, Guile Hideout. Birch revealed to Professor Oak and Crystal that Treecko was also found by Wally and evolved into Grovyle, but was lost when the boy awakened Rayquaza. He expressed concern over Grovyle's whereabouts, completely unaware that it had already evolved into the Sceptile on Emerald's team.

Pokémon

Given away
Sapphire's Aron
Aron
Main article: Rono

Aron originally belonged to Birch. He was given to Sapphire when she was a small child and was named Rono.

Debut Distracting Dustox
Sapphire's Torchic
Torchic
Main article: Chic

Torchic originally belonged to Birch. She was given to Sapphire, who named her Chic.

Debut Making Mirth with Mightyena
Ruby's Mudkip
Mudkip
Main article: Mumu

Mudkip originally belonged to Birch. He was lent to Ruby in order to defend himself from Chic's attacks. Afterward, Ruby decided to keep Mudkip and named it Mumu.

Debut Trying to Trounce Torchic
Sapphire's Wailord
Wailord
Wailord originally belonged to Birch. He was given to Sapphire as a way of getting across the ocean and was named Lorry.
Debut Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I
Sapphire's Tropius
Tropius
Main article: Troppy

Tropius originally belonged to Birch. He was given to Sapphire as a way of getting across the ocean and was named Troppy.

Debut Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II
Lost
Emerald's Treecko
Treecko
Main article: Emerald's Sceptile

Treecko originally belonged to Birch. It was meant to be given to Emerald, but was lost at sea due to a flood caused by Kyogre. It was later found by Wally before eventually ending up on Emerald's team.

Debut Trying to Trounce Torchic

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Professor Birch in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Professor Birch debuted in PM117, where Red met up with him in Hoenn. In I Won't Let You Lead!!, he challenged Red and his Pokémon to a Magikarp-catching duel and was able to easily win the contest, along with the other competitions he was involved in with Red.

His most recent appearance was in PMHGSS20. He, along with the other professors, were the judges of Clefairy's fight with Giratina. After their battle, Professor Birch got into a brawl with the other professors that was started by Clefairy. After watching the fight that was recorded, they worked together and fought Clefairy.

Pokémon

On hand
Professor Birch's Torchic
Torchic
Torchic first appears as the layout of starter Pokémon that Professor Birch is giving away. In I Won't Let You Lead!!, Torchic was involved in the Magikarp contest where Clefairy tries to push it into the water but falls in instead.

None of Torchic's moves are known.

Debut PM117
Professor Birch's Mudkip
Mudkip
Mudkip first appears as the layout of starter Pokémon that Professor Birch is giving away. In I Won't Let You Lead!!, Mudkip was involved in a cooking competition where it baked a nice cake from its Whirlpool attack.

Mudkip's only known move is Whirlpool.

Debut PM117
Professor Birch's Treecko
Treecko
Treecko first appears as the layout of starter Pokémon that Professor Birch is giving away. In I Won't Let You Lead!!, Treecko was used in the last competition where it had a race with Clefairy. Even though Clefairy was about to win, Treecko was able to get to the finish line as Clefairy got distracted by a noodle stand giving out a snack.

None of Treecko's moves are known.

Debut PM117
Released
Professor Birch's Magikarp
Magikarp (×30)
During the Magikarp-catching duel, Professor Birch was able to catch thirty Magikarp. Afterward, they are released back into the water.

None of Magikarp's moves are known.

Debut I Won't Let You Lead!!
Given away
Sapphire's Torchic
Torchic
Professor Birch gave away this Torchic to Sapphire sometime around Let's Try To Be Idols!!.

None of Torchic's moves are known.

Debut Let's Try To Be Idols!!

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Professor Birch in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Professor Birch T [Su] EX Ruby & Sapphire Uncommon 89/109 Expansion Pack Uncommon 054/055
EX Emerald Uncommon 82/106      
EX Power Keepers Uncommon 80/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 091/108
Professor Birch's Observations Su Primal Clash Uncommon 134/160 Tidal Storm U 067/070
Primal Clash SuperRare Holo 80/108 Tidal Storm SR 078/070
 

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese オダマキ博士 Dr. Odamaki From オダマキ odamaki, Aquilegia
English Professor Birch From birch tree
French Professeur Séko From séquoia, Sequoiadendron
German Professor Birk From Birke, birch
Spanish Profesor Abedul From abedul, birch
Korean 털보박사 Teolbo-baksa "털보" is a Korean phrase that refers to exceptionally hairy people, particularly men
Chinese 小田卷博士 Dr. Xiǎotiánjuǎn 小田卷 is from 小田巻 Odamaki. Literally "little field roll"
Finnish Professori Birch Same as English name
Polish Profesor Birch Same as English name
Russian Профессор Бёрч Professor Byorch Transcription of English name
Vietnamese Giáo sư Odamaki Transliteration of his Japanese name
Thai ดร.โอดะมากิ Dr. Odamaki Transliteration of his Japanese name


Notes

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Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Cerise
Relatives Delia KetchumMimeyDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluIkuoKuruneTome
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenRotom PhonesSōtaLeonGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters


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