Professor Cozmo

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Professor Takao Cozmo
ソライシ・タカオ博士 Dr. Takao Soraishi
Professor Cozmo Sugimori.png
Professor Cozmo art from the TCG
Age 40ORAS[1]
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown*, Gray*
Hometown Fallarbor Town
(formerly Rustboro City)
Region Hoenn
Relatives Raizoh Cozmo (father), unnamed mother
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Game animation debut The Scoop
English voice actor Unknown
Japanese voice actor Nobuo Tobita
Anime debut Fight for the Meteorite!
English voice actor Sean Schemmel
Japanese voice actor Tomohiro Nishimura

Professor Takao Cozmo (Japanese: ソライシ・タカオ博士 Dr. Takao Soraishi) is a character in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. He is a meteoriticist who lives in Fallarbor Town.

In the games

Professor Cozmo leaves either with Team MagmaREOR or Team AquaSAS for the Meteor Falls, thinking that they are going to help him excavate meteors. However, the offending team steals the Meteorite, intending to use it to power their machine at Mt. Chimney. After defeating the Grunts and the team's leaderRSE, the player can take the Meteorite from the machine and return it to the Professor in exchange for TM27 (Return)RSE.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version's first scenario, Takao appears in Mossdeep Space Center asking for Orlando and Steven's help.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire proper, notes in Sea Mauville reveal that Takao's father, Raizoh, was a researcher for Greater Mauville Holdings and the Devon Corporation who spent nearly all his time working, apparently causing his marriage to unravel. One of the few things Raizoh had to remind him of his son was a Hi Skitty doll the latter had sent to Sea Mauville. The retrieval of that doll proves to be the object of the Sea Mauville sidequest. Takao used to live in Rustboro, but at some time moved, possibly to Fallarbor. The letters also mention that Takao's father had once given him a Shelgon, but once it evolved into Salamence Takao was disappointed that it no longer looked like a Meteorite and traded it for a friend's Solrock. He also received a telescope from his father.


Status unknown


Traded away

Shelgon → Salamence


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Meteor Falls
"I... I'm Cozmo... I'm a Professor... I usually study Meteorites in Fallarbor Town... Then some people from Team MagmaR/Team AquaS made me guide them to Meteor Falls... They promised me that they would excavate Meteorites for me... But, I... Team MagmaR/Team AquaS tricked me... Oh... That Meteorite... It will never be mine now... But that Team MagmaR/Team AquaS... What are they going to do with that Meteorite at Mt. Chimney?"
"I... I'm Cozmo... I'm a Professor... Team Magma asked me to guide them to Meteor Falls... But they tricked me. They even took my Meteorite away... And then another similar bunch, Team Aqua showed up. After that... I don't understand any of it. But that Team Magma... What are they going to do with that Meteorite at Mt. Chimney?"E
"That Team MagmaRE/Team AquaS... What are they going to do with that Meteorite at Mt. Chimney?"
Professor Cozmo's house
"Oh... I never should have let myself be conned into telling Team MagmaRE/Team AquaS where you can find Meteorites... That Meteorite from Meteor Falls... It's never going to be mine now..."
"Oh! Hah? That item... Could it be? Is it the Meteorite that Team MagmaRE/Team AquaS took from Meteor Falls? Please, may I have it? I'm not asking for it for free. How about in exchange for this TM?"
No: Oh, but... I'm crushed with disappointment..."
"Please, may I have that Meteorite? I'm not asking for it for free. How about in exchange for this TM?"
Yes: This TM, it represents my feeling of gratitude. Please use it!"
"Oh, I can't believe it. This is really, really great! This is really going to help my research!"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Meteor Falls
"B-but…they… I…only…"
Professor Cozmo's house
  • First time
"Hah…haha… Thanks to these children, I have somehow returned."
"But I need to thank you, as well. You truly saved me from disaster. I hope you'll take this TM as some small form of repayment."
  • If talked to again
"Those crooks who took my Meteorite… What will they do next at Mt. Chimney?"
"Oh, welcome, welcome! Make yourself at home."
  • After the Delta Episode
"Oh! Why, hello again! What good fortune... I'd been thinking that if I saw you again, I would want to give you this..."
"I happened to pick this up some time ago, while doing excavation at Meteor Falls. I hoped it might help you and your team along on your journey. But I'm still astounded by it all. A relationship between the Mega Stones, Key Stones, and the Meteorites... My, but new facts do come to light every day! This is what makes my research feel worthwhile! I know a man, a dear friend in the Kalos region, who has been researching Mega Evolution. We worked together a few years back here at Meteor Falls researching Meteorites. I'll have to share this information with him at once. It might propel his research forward, and help future Trainers and Pokémon. I hope it does."
Letters to his father at Sea Mauville
First letter
"Dear Daddy,
How are you? Are you working really hard? I'm doing well. I'm doing all my homework, and I'm helping at home, too. Mommy's working hard and makes us dinner every night. Do you have to work this weekend? Are you going to come home? If you come home, take me to see the star show, OK?
—Takao Cozmo
P.S. I'm going to send you the picture I drew at the Trainers' School."
Second letter
It looked like another letter, but it's a drawing. The drawing is of a boy's face, and written next to it are the words "I love you, Daddy."
Third letter
"Dear Daddy,
How are you? Are you working really hard? I was sad that you didn't come last weekend. But Mommy didn't seem so sad. She went out with her friend. I finally got the telescope that I've been wanting. It was from you, wasn't it? Thanks, Daddy. I really, really wanted it. I like looking at the sky, Daddy. When I look at the stars, I wonder if you are looking at the same stars, too. Let's look at the stars together, next time you come home.
—Takao Cozmo"
Fourth letter
"Dear Daddy,
How are you? You aren't working too hard, are you? You never come home anymore. I'm worried if you're OK. Mommy goes out with her friends a lot. It seems like fun, so I guess she's doing OK. The Shelgon you gave me evolved the other day. But I liked it better when it was a Shelgon and it looked like a Meteorite. Salamence was kind of a letdown, so I asked a friend to trade it for his Solrock. I'm sorry, Daddy. I know it was a present, but I think Solrock is cooler. When it gets dark tonight, I'm going to look at the stars again. I'm going to think of you when I do.
—Takao Cozmo"
Fifth letter
"Dear Daddy,
I was really, really happy to get to meet you the other day. It was so fun playing together again, and going to see the star show, too, even if it was just the two of us. It was sad that Mommy couldn't go, and even more sad when you and Mommy fought that night. I'll study hard, just like you told me, and I'll be a good boy, so don't fight. But let me keep watching the stars, even if I have to do all my homework, too. When I grow up, I want to be a professor and study the stars.
—Takao Cozmo"
Sixth letter
"Dear Daddy,
Thanks for writing to me. I'm doing really well here, so please don't worry about me. I hope I'll see you again someday. I dream about it all the time. I brought the telescope you bought me to our new house. Please don't work too hard, Daddy. I hope you are OK. I will always, always love the stars, and I will always, always love you.
—Takao Cozmo
P.S. I'll give you my Hi Skitty doll. Please take care of it for me."
Seventh letter
It looked like another letter, but it's a photo. There's a little boy holding a telescope, with a woman beside him, looking bored.
Delta Episode
Mossdeep Space Center
  • At the beginning of the episode
"WHAT? Recheck the data! Update the course calculations and confirm the new trajectory!"
"But changing trajectories midflight... It's almost like it's alive."
"Calm yourself, man!"
"...Hmmn. So it's come to this."
  • After delivering the first Meteorite Shard
"Ah, <player>! Thank you for coming! And you brought the Meteorite Shard with you. Well done!"
"Indeed... Please come this way."
"I imagine that you've heard some of the situation from President Stone already. Our current plan involves using the Infinity Energy within our rocket, combined with the life energy of humans found in Key Stones... We will start off by artificially replicating the massive energy that is triggered at the time of Mega Evolution! We will fire the energy produced from our rocket into space... And create a "warp hole." By creating a warp hole in the path of the incoming meteoroid, we hope to be able to transport it somewhere far away from here. As a matter of fact, this technology already exists and has been incorporated in some of our commonly used devices. I think you know what I mean. Those panels than spin you about and then out you come, warped to another spot. I imagine you've stepped on a few such?"
"Well. We're not entirely sure, but... We do have a device that links the warp holes. We've named it the Link Cable. But there's no need to worry. Based on our theory, we can at least guarantee that we will be sending it away from our planet. However, we've realized that we will need more energy than originally anticipated to control the Link Cable properly... I'm sorry to ask this of you, but with one more Meteorite Shard..."
"Wh-who are you?! What're you doing here?!"
"Uh... Yes... Ah, you see... In order to complete the warp hole, we will need another Meteorite Shard, an extremely pure one...
"No... The kind of Meteorite Shard we need this time can only be found at Meteor Falls."
  • If talked to again
"I think we will be able to complete our preparations if we can get a Meteorite Shard from Meteor Falls. Young Steven has already set out. I trust you'll follow after him..."
  • After Steven obtains the second Shard
"You fool! You have no substantive proof, and yet you claim another world, one just like our own, exists? Out of this fantasy, you—you have destroyed our only hope!"
"Y-you! Do you even know— Now what are we to do?!"
  • If talked to again
"This is no time to lose heart! I've somehow got to find a way to repair the dimensional shifter!"
  • After Deoxys is captured or defeated
"Calm yourself, man! Oh, who am I kidding! I’m so happy, I could kiss you! We did it! We actually did it! Wahahahaha! Success is ours! Hahahaha...ha... Hah... Thank you, <player>."


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Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In the anime

Main series

Professor Cozmo in the anime

Professor Cozmo appeared in Fight for the Meteorite!, where Ash met him at Mt. Chimney. Similar to the games, Team Magma was trying to get their hands on the Meteorite he had just found there, eventually succeeding in doing so. The Meteorite was placed inside of a machine in an attempt to make the volcano erupt. As Ash was unable to break the Meteorite's container, Professor Cozmo decided to push the whole machine down into the crater instead, choosing to rather lose the Meteorite than let the villainous team possess it. Afterwards, he guided Ash and his friends to take the Jagged Pass down to Lavaridge Town, wishing Ash good luck in his upcoming Gym battle at the Lavaridge Gym.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 西村朋紘 Tomohiro Nishimura
English Sean Schemmel
Finnish Ossi Valo
Italian Federico Danti
Brazilian Portuguese Tatá Guarnieri
European Spanish Jesús Maniega

Pokémon Generations

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Professor Cozmo in Pokémon Generations

Professor Cozmo briefly appeared in The Scoop.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 飛田展男 Nobuo Tobita
English Unknown
European Spanish Dani Albiac

In the manga

Professor Cozmo in Ash & Pikachu
Professor Cozmo in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Professor Cozmo appeared in Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua, playing a similar role as in the anime.

Pokémon Adventures

In the Chuang Yi translation of Ruby & Sapphire chapter, he is referred to as Professor Starstone. This error is rectified when he appears in a flashback during the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter.

Cozmo is apparently good friends with Roxanne and was once her teacher.

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Professor Cozmo believed Team Aqua to be noble heroes, so he assisted them with the Meteorite and their device on Mt. Chimney. He was taken hostage by Team Aqua and was locked inside their headquarters shortly after their mission succeeded, and only rescued by Winona and Flannery deep in the crisis. Winona took him to the Pokémon Association airship where he was reunited with his three aides.

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

It is revealed in a flashback that Cozmo found the meteor that fell from the sky which was later a part of Team Aqua's plan. He also discovered two life forms on the meteor, and passed them to Mossdeep Space Center where they were later stolen.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

He and his three aides confirm the imminent apocalypse of the planet in ten days by a giant meteor, and later help out at the Mossdeep Space Center awaiting the Dimensional Shifter developed by Devon Corporation. Sapphire, after somehow ending up inside the rocket on standby at the Mossdeep Space Center, manages to find her way out of it and hands the Dimensional Shifter, which she stole from Zinnia, to Cozmo, which he examines to be fully charged. He notifies the Stones, Joseph and Steven, of the successful delivery, and also the media's knowledge of the meteor's imminent collision with the planet, causing Joseph and Steven to rush back to Mossdeep from Sea Mauville.

In the TCG

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

Professor Cozmo
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Professor Cozmo's Discovery T [Su] EX Deoxys Uncommon 90/107 Clash of the Blue Sky Uncommon 076/082
      Deoxys Constructed Starter Deck   014/015
      Rayquaza Constructed Starter Deck   014/015
      Lightning Quick Construction Pack
Fighting Quick Construction Pack
Plusle Half Deck   10/12      
EX Holon Phantoms Uncommon 89/110 Mightyena Quarter Deck   009/015
      Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   017/024


Language Name Origin
Japanese ソライシ・タカオ博士 Dr. Takao Soraishi From 空 sora (sky), 石 ishi (rock), and 高い takai (high)
English Professor Takao Cozmo From cosmos and his Japanese name
English (Chuang Yi) Prof. Starstone Loose translation of his Japanese name
French Prof. Hippolyte Kosmo From cosmos and Hippolyte
German Prof. Kevin Kosmo From cosmos
Italian Prof. Cosimo Cosmi From cosmo, cosmos
Spanish Profesor Ícaro Cozmo
From Icarus and cosmos
A diminutive of Ícaro
Korean 공석박사 Dr. Gongseok From 공석 (空石) gongseok (sky rock)
Chinese 索藍斯博士/索蓝斯博士 Dr. Suǒlánsī A loose transliteration of Soraishi
Vietnamese Giáo sư Soraishi Transliteration of his Japanese name


  1. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Noted meteorite researcher Professor Cozmo, 40, of Fallarbor Town, has been abducted by unknown parties, according to breaking reports. - Hoenn News Network

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