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


Main article: Professor Cozmo/Quotes


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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
European French David Macaluso
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
Brazilian Portuguese Cláudio Galvan
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 arc, he is referred to as Professor Starstone. This error is rectified when he appears in a flashback during the FireRed & LeafGreen arc.

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

Ruby & Sapphire arc

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 arc

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 arc

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
Prof. Starstone* From star and stone
German Prof. Kevin Kosmo From cosmos
Spanish Profesor Ícaro Cozmo
From Ícaro (Icarus) and his English name
From a diminutive of Ícaro
French Prof. Hippolyte Kosmo From cosmos and Hippolyte
Italian Prof. Cosimo Cosmi From cosmo (cosmos)
Korean 공석박사 Dr. Gongseok From 공 (空) gong (sky) and 석 (石) seok (rock)
Chinese (Mandarin) 索藍斯博士 / 索蓝斯博士 Dr. Suǒlánsī Rough transcription of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Giáo sư Soraishi Transcription 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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