Professor Juniper

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This article is about the woman who gives the player their starter Pokémon in Unova. For this character's father, see Cedric Juniper.
Professor Aurea Juniper
アララギ博士 Dr. Araragi
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Art by Ken Sugimori
Gender Female
Eye color Green/Cyan
Hair color Light Brown
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Cedric Juniper (father)
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Generation V
Games Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
Anime debut In The Shadow of Zekrom!
English voice actor Khristine Hvam
Japanese voice actor Naomi Shindō

Professor Aurea Juniper (Japanese: アララギ博士 Dr. Araragi) is the resident Pokémon Professor of Nuvema Town in the Unova region. She specializes in the origins of Pokémon.

In the games

Professor Juniper debuted in Pokémon Black and White, where, like the other professors, she will give the player a Pokédex in her lab; however, she leaves a present containing the starter Pokémon at the player's house for the player, Bianca, and Cheren. She also demonstrates to the player how to capture their first Pokémon, a level 2 Patrat, with her level 7 Minccino.

Over the course of the game, if the player visits her in her lab, Professor Juniper will hand out a total of three TMs depending on the number of Unova Pokédex Pokémon the player has seen: TM54 (False Swipe) after seeing 25 Pokémon, TM17 (Protect) after seeing 60 Pokémon, and TM10 (Hidden Power) after seeing 115 Pokémon.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can call her over Xtransceiver to have the Pokédex evaluated, or to ask how a Pokémon in their party evolves.


Pokémon Black and White

Gives to new Trainers

These Pokémon are shipped to the player's house at the beginning of Black and White. After the player makes their selection, Bianca picks the Pokémon that is at a type disadvantage towards theirs while Cheren takes the remaining companion.

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Grass Unknown
Held item:
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Snivy/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
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Fire Unknown
Held item:
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Tepig/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
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Water Unknown
Held item:
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Oshawott/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Caught in tutorial
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Normal Unknown
Run Away or Keen Eye
Held item:
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Patrat/ Lv.2
Normal Status

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

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Pokémon Black and White

"Hi there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Professor Juniper. Everyone calls me the Pokémon Professor!"
"That's right! This world is widely inhabited by mysterious creatures called Pokémon! Pokémon have mysterious powers. They come in many shapes and live in many different places. We humans live happily with Pokémon! Living and working together, we complement each other. We help each other to accomplish difficult tasks. Having Pokémon battle one another is particularly popular, and it deepens the bonds between people and Pokémon. And that is why I research Pokémon. Well, that's enough from me… Could you tell me about yourself? Are you a boy? Or a girl?"
"You're a boy/girl, right?"
"I'd like to know your name. Please tell me."
"Your name is <player>?"
"So your name's <player>. What a wonderful name! Well then. I'm going to introduce you to your two best friends!"
"This young man is Cheren. He can be a little difficult, but he's a very honest person. This young woman is Bianca. She's a little flighty, but she works very hard. I think you three have potential, so I'm going to give you a very, very important Pokémon."
"<Player>! The moment you choose the Pokémon that will accompany you on your journey, your story will truly begin. During your journey, you will meet many Pokémon and people with different personalities and points of view! I really hope you find what is important to you in all of these travels… That's right! Befriend new people and Pokémon and grow as a person! That is the most important goal for your journey! Let's go visit the world of Pokémon!"
Nuvema Town
  • Note on the gift box
"I've brought three Pokémon, one for you and one for each of your friends. Please settle your choices politely. Enjoy your Pokémon!"
  • In the Juniper Pokémon Lab
"Hi there! I've been waiting for you young people! Let me introduce myself again. My name is…"
"Come, come, Cheren! This is not a time to take things lightly. Today is a day to remember always, so it's best to behave with some formality. That being so, once again, my name is Professor Juniper, and I am researching when and how the creatures called Pokémon came into existence. Oh, that's unusual! You've already had a Pokémon battle! So maybe that's why… It feels as though your Pokémon have already begun to trust you! By the way, would you like to give your Pokémon a nickname?"
Yes: "Uh-huh, I see. Are you OK with the nickname <nickname>?"
Yes: "<nickname> is its name. That is such a great name!"
No: "You aren't planning to use a nickname? Well, that's fine, too."
"As for why I gave all of you Pokémon…"
"I am astonished. Nice work, Cheren! You have already studied Pokémon extensively, haven't you? Still, let me explain everything from the beginning, for everyone's sake. The Pokédex is a high-tech device that automatically records the Pokémon you encounter! So, I want you three to visit many places and meet all of the Pokémon in the Unova region! This is my request. <player>! Cheren! Bianca! You'll go on an adventure to complete the Pokédex, will you not?"
No: "Here is what I need from you! What I want to hear are the courageous words of people who will blaze new paths around the world! I want you three to travel to many distant places and meet all of the Pokémon in the Unova region!"
"All of you, thanks! You have given me the best possible answer!"
"Next, I need to teach you how to meet Pokémon. Please meet me at Route 1, OK?"
Route 1
  • Before the capture tutorial
"Now that everyone's here, I'll explain. The Pokédex's pages update automatically whenever you meet a Pokémon! Moreover, it's set up so that you obtain even more information when you catch a Pokémon! To make this clear, I'm going to demonstrate how to catch a Pokémon!"
  • After the capture tutorial
"Did you see that, just now? Here's how it goes, step by step. First, reduce the Pokémon's HP! Pokémon that still have all of their energy are difficult to catch. If you can, use your Pokémon's moves to make the Pokémon you want to catch fall asleep. Or paralyze it! And to wrap this up in the best way, I have a gift for you- some Poké Balls!"
"Poké Balls are used for catching Pokémon and for carrying the Pokémon you catch! I'm going on ahead. I'll be waiting for you in Accumula Town!"
"Hello! How is everybody doing? You and your Pokémon are getting along great now, right?"
"Right now, I'm in front of Accumula Town's Pokémon Center! I'd like to show you around, so hurry on over, everyone!"
"OK! See you!"
Accumula Town
  • Outside of the Pokémon Center
"Ah, <player>! There you are! Traveling with your Pokémon is truly one of the joys of being a Trainer! Please follow me. I'd like to show you the most important place for a Trainer to know!"
  • Inside the Pokémon Center
"This is a Pokémon Center! Don't you feel better as soon as you step through the door? OK, let's start your tour!"
"A Pokémon Center is a truly incredible place! Do you know why? Because your Pokémon can be healed! And, what's more, it's absolutely free! A Pokémon Center is a Trainer's best friend! Here, <player>, give it a try."
  • If the player talks to Juniper instead of the Nurse
"You should be talking to the lady at the counter, not to me…"
  • If the player tries to leave
"Hey, <player>. Where are you off to? Humor me and talk to the lady at the counter. Let her take your Pokémon."
  • After the player's Pokémon have been healed
"OK. Now that your Pokémon have rested, I'll show you how to use the PC at a Pokémon Center."
"This is the PC. It's free for any Trainer to use. You can store Pokémon in your PC Boxes or select Pokémon stored in your PC Boxes to take along with you. In addition, if you catch a new Pokémon while you have six Pokémon traveling with you, the Pokémon you just caught is sent automatically to the PC network! Surprising, isn't it? Amazing, even. Here's something else that's cool. If you select my PC, I'll evaluate the progress you've made on your Pokédex!"
"Very good, Bianca. That's a great observation! Good question, and I'd like to say more, but for now, just ignore that and go ahead and use the PC. "Someone" is the person who made the Pokémon Storage System. …Someone I'm sure you'll meet someday! OK, let's move on!"
"Now, this is the Poké Mart. This is the place to buy useful items and sell the ones you don't need anymore! That gentleman over there will help you with a smile! So, let's wrap this up. I've given you the basics of being a Trainer! I'm going to head back to Nuvema Town. One final thing… When you get to Striaton City, go and meet an inventor named Fennel. She's a friend of mine from long ago, and I'm sure she'll help you on your way! Best of luck! I hope that your journeys prove to be the adventure of a lifetime!"
Liberty Garden (event)
"Thanks to you, <player>, this group that was up to no good has been captured. Victini is a mythical Pokémon that is said to radiate energy from its body. When Pokémon or people come into contact with that energy, it fills up their bodies, and they exhibit more power than usual. That's why there was no end to the people who wanted to use Victini for their own evil ends. I'm sure that the rich person who built this underground room for Victini was sincerely trying to help it. But I think shutting the poor thing up in this room was a mistake. Thanks to you, Victini has a new destiny that does not involve being used in Team Plasma's schemes. Making sure no one misuses Victini's powers is now your duty! Also… In the Unova Pokédex, Victini was assigned a special number: zero. I've heard this special number was assigned in the hope that Victini's power to bring victory would be shared with the Trainer who travels with this Pokédex."
"Thank you! I'll be right there! I can't believe it when people are led astray by Pokémon's astounding abilities and try to misuse them… But it's only when we face Pokémon with a good heart that we can make a brighter future!"
Route 4
  • Xtransceiver call
"Hello there! <player>, do you have a second?"
"I called Bianca too, but I guess she didn't hear the call. I wonder what she's caught up in. Well, I suppose I'll just have to call her again later. OK! I'll be waiting for you two in front of the gate to Nimbasa City!"
Nimbasa Gate
"Hello, <player>!"
"Elesa called and was asking me all about Electric-type Pokémon, and I thought about you guys. That's why I wanted to see you. Ta-da! Freebies for you! Here, Cheren! You, too, <player>."
"If you see a Pokémon that you want to have join you, be sure to use a good type of Poké Ball. Because this could be the first and last time you see that Pokémon! I know it might seem strange for me to say this, since I'm the one who asked you to complete the Pokédex, but please, remember to enjoy your journey! Of course, I'm not saying you can just neglect the Pokédex. But you know that! Now, if you'll please excuse me, I have to go meet Bianca."
Chargestone Cave
  • Near the entrance
"Hi there! How are you, <player>? This place is always charged with lots of electricity that Pokémon like! The electric charges react from one stone to another, and that's why some of the stones are floating! But not all of the stones can be pushed. My father asked me to research Klink, which is a Pokémon that looks like a gear, because I'm researching the origins of Pokémon and the era they appeared. He knows how to get what he wants from people, but I was already interested in this anyway, so it's a lot of fun! Oh yeah! <player>, this is for you!"
"Giving that Lucky Egg to a Pokémon to hold increases the amount of Exp. Points received in battle by a lot! Having strong Pokémon will make it easier to fill your Pokédex pages!"
"<player>! Are you working on your Pokédex? Keep encountering lots of Pokémon, so you can keep filling those pages!"
  • Further into the cave
"Hi there! Did you find something? I think we're just about done collecting data. This cave has been around since the distant past, but… Data to prove that Klink existed more than a hundred years ago can't be found. So that must mean… Klink suddenly appeared a hundred years ago! Where Pokémon came from and where they are going… If we can learn that, I believe we can get along even better!"
  • Near the exit
"Bianca, you have good ears. I can't believe you heard <player>'s voice from that far away. <player>, who is this Trainer?"
"Oh, my. Looks like you're not my biggest fan. Your opinion is understandable. It happens to be different from mine, which is equally understandable. How about if all people get to decide for themselves how to relate to Pokémon?"
"Well, I didn't expect him to change his mind right away. But I hope he'll spend a little time trying to understand how others feel. Now, then… I think I'll go collect a little more data. For Pokémon and people to get along better, we need to take steps to learn more about them!"
Desert Resort
  • Xtransceiver call
"<player>! <player>!! Hello? <player>!! Oh! You picked up! Hey, <player>. Come to the museum in Nacrene City immediately! Right away, got it? I mean right now!"
  • Post-game
"Hi there, <player>! I heard about these Pokémon statues, and I came to look into their origins! I've learned that each of these Pokémon statues is actually a real Pokémon! It's called Darmanitan. It's sleeping, so it's become like a stone. When I quickly measured how long they've existed… It was amazing! Around 2,500 years! Seems like they went to sleep that long ago. That means they've been here since before this place was in ruins, when the Relic Castle was flourishing. Perhaps they were guarding the city. These Pokémon… They are either in a state of hibernation or meditation, so if you wake them, they will become active once again. And the item that wakes up Darmanitan is actually…this RageCandyBar! That's why I will share one with you, too, <player>!"
"Well, I'm headed back to the Pokémon Research Lab. Be seeing you!"
Nacrene City
"Alder told me what's going on. <player>, you got caught up in something serious, it seems…"
"…I looked into that."
"That's right! Opelucid City's DraydenB/IrisW might know something!"
"I'm going to head back to the lab and do some research… I'll see if I can uncover what kinds of being these legendary Dragon-type Pokémon are and if there is any way to awaken them…"
Opelucid City
"…Hello! Was Drayden as tough as ever?B/How was Iris doing?W Oh, I came to report on how to resurrect the legendary ReshiramB/ZekromW. I thought it would be better to tell you in person than over the Xtransceiver. And as for the conclusion… Well, I haven't figured it out yet. I'm sure the Pokémon will wake up when it deems someone worthy. More importantly, aren't you amazing! You have all eight of Unova's Gym Badges now, right? You've become so strong! You probably don't even know it, but you've changed a lot since you left Nuvema Town. Well then, I'll show you where such a strong Trainer should head next!"
"Pass through that gate, go down Route 10, and you'll arrive at the Badge Check Gates! Once you get through Victory Road, which is past the gates, you're finally at the Pokémon League! Oh, that just made me think of when I was showing you around the Pokémon Center in Accumula Town. <player>? Do you regret setting out on your Pokémon journey?"
Yes: "Oh! That's OK, don't worry! You don't have to tell me everything. But I'm very happy that you three chose to train Pokémon! Because they create chances to meet more wonderful people and Pokémon!"
No: "Thanks! That's the greatest answer you could give! I was really happy to be able to give you three those Pokémon as a present! Because Pokémon create chances to meet more wonderful people and Pokémon!"
"<Player>, this is a present for you!"
"This Master Ball is the most powerful kind of Poké Ball. It can catch any Pokémon without fail. This is the only way I can support you, except to say… Be true to yourself. No matter what happens, stay strong and keep going with your Pokémon! See you!"
Pokédex evaluation

Note: Prof. Juniper only evaluates Unova Pokédex, at first via seen Pokémon, rather than caught. Event Pokémon count towards evaluation, unless noted otherwise.

"Why, hello, <player>! How have you been lately? How is your Pokédex coming along? Can I see it?"
No: "This Pokédex is full of memories from your journey. It's a treasure you can cherish for your entire life."
Yes: "Let me see… Oh, you've seen/caught <number> Pokémon in the Unova region! <evaluation quote> Keep up the good work!"
  • 0-14
"If you want to meet more Pokémon, you should try walking through tall grass!"
  • 15-24
"It seems a little more like a Pokédex now! You're getting off to a good start!"
  • 25-39
"Some Pokémon are hard to find, but don't give up! Keep checking the tall grass."
  • 40-59
"Some Pokémon are only found in certain caves! You might want to go back and search caves you've already passed through."
  • 60-89
"Trainers have a lot of different Pokémon. So battling them is a great way to fill up your Pokédex, too!"
  • 90-114
"Wow, it's getting really full! I'm sure looking over your Pokédex will bring back memories of your journey."
  • 115-134
"Over 100 Pokémon… It's so much fun looking over all their different characteristics!"
  • 135-144
"That is an excellent Pokédex! Just a little more and it will be full!"
  • 145-151
"What a wonderful Pokédex! A little more work, and it'll be complete! I'm really glad I asked you to do this!"
  • 152-156
"Amazing! Truly amazing! You've met all of the Pokémon in the Unova region! Congratulations! Now here's your next challenge: see how many of those Pokémon you can catch! I'll keep evaluating for you!"
  • 0-29
"Little by little, more detailed information is being entered into the Pokédex! Do your best!"
  • 30-49
"Are you trying out different kinds of Poké Balls for your captures? They come in lots of varieties, so be sure to use the right one at the right time!"
  • 50-69
"If you read the Pokédex descriptions, you can learn a lot of unexpected facts about Pokémon! It's fun!"
  • 70-89
"Evolving Pokémon is another important way to fill up your Pokédex. It's not just about catching them!"
  • 90-104
"Trading Pokémon with friends also counts as catching them!"
  • 105-119
"When you've met this many Pokémon, do you have trouble picking which ones to travel with?"
  • 120-134
"This is a very thorough Pokédex. It will help my research, too!"
  • 135-144
"You've caught so many Pokémon. You might know more than me now! I'm rooting for you to complete your Pokédex!"
"With just a little more effort, you will complete a perfect Pokédex! You've come this far, so do your best!"
"Amazing! Absolutely amazing! You've caught every Pokémon in the Unova region! Congratulations!!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

"Hi there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Professor Juniper. Everyone calls me the Pokémon Professor!"
"That's right! This world is widely inhabited by mysterious creatures called Pokémon! Pokémon have mysterious powers. They come in many shapes and live in many different places. We humans live happily with Pokémon! Living and working together, we complement each other. We help each other out to accomplish difficult tasks. Having Pokémon battle one another is particularly popular, and it deepens the bonds between people and Pokémon. And that is why I research Pokémon. Well, that's enough from me... Could you tell me about yourself? Are you a boy? Or a girl?"
"You're a <boy/girl>, right?"
"I'd like to know your name. Please tell me."
"Your name is <player>?"
"So your name's <player>! What a wonderful name! Could you tell me a little about your friend--the older boy who lives nearby? Would you mind telling me his name?"
"<Hugh>? Did I get that right?"
"<Player>! I'm going to entrust you with a Pokémon. I'm sure you will be great partners! The moment you choose the Pokémon that will accompany you on your journey, your story will truly begin. During your journey, you will meet many Pokémon and people with different personalities and points of view. I really hope you learn what is important to you as a result of your travels... That's right! Befriend new people and Pokémon and grow as a person! That's the most important goal of your journey! Let's go visit the world of Pokémon!"
Aspertia City
"Hi there, <player>! I'm Professor Juniper! Bianca told me you accepted the Pokédex! Thank you so much! Thanks to you, we will all know more about Pokémon and be able to get along with them even better!"
"Thank you for going so far for this errand, Bianca. And Cheren, how are you enjoying being a Gym Leader?"
"Oh, Cheren… Having battles that come down to the wire will make you a Gym Leader who depends the bonds between your challengers and their Pokémon, right?"
"That's right, Bianca! Our world is a world where we live with Pokémon. Everyone! Keep that in mind as you pursue your dreams with your Pokémon! Particularly you, <player>! The Pokédex may be important, but… First, enjoy your journey with your Pokémon to your heart's content!"
Mistralton City
  • Upon entering the town
"Hi there, <player>! It's nice to finally be able to talk to you in person! I'm Professor Juniper! You accepted the Pokédex and came all the way out here with your partners... Here, I'll evaluate your progress for you! So, <player>, you've seen <number> Pokémon up to this point! I see! Thank you! This is a token of my gratitude."
"This Master Ball is the most powerful kind of Poké Ball. It can catch any Pokémon without fail. Journeys are about meeting Pokémon. Don't let a chance get away! Still, I'm amazed how much Pokémon distribution changes in two years. That means my research will never end. Still, you could say that's what makes it fun..."
"Why, if it isn't Skyla! This is Skyla. She's Mistralton City's Gym Leader."
"Aha ha! You're right. But I have a quick favor to ask first. I want a look at Celestial Tower. Do you mind waiting till I'm through? See you, <player>! Be sure to always get along with all kinds of Pokémon!"
  • In front of Gym, after meeting her at Celestial Tower and defeating Skyla
"Hi there! I hope we can get some good research done on the other side of the mountain as well. That's right! I want you to take this flight, too! There's someone I want you to meet in Opelucid City, but we can't get through Twist Mountain right now. We'll just make a quick flight over to Lentimas Town! I'll be waiting for you in Mistralton Cargo Service!"
Mistralton Cargo Service
  • If talked to, after meeting her in Celestial Tower
"Hi there! Looks like I kept you waiting! Sorry... Shall we give Skyla her chance to show us her piloting skills?"
"OK, Skyla, we're ready. Please take us to Lentimas Town!"
"Bianca, you're here? You're starting to show the dedication of a serious researcher these days!"
"OK, everyone, off we go to Lentimas Town!"
Celestial Tower
  • If the player hasn't defeated Skyla yet
"Hi there! How were things with Skyla? Oh? You still haven't earned the Gym Badge yet? Well, if that's the case, I'll keep up the field work until the plane is ready to fly. Oh yeah! Why don't you try using this?"
"Giving that Lucky Egg to a Pokémon to hold increases the amount of Exp. Points received in battle a little bit! Having strong Pokémon will make it easier to fill your Pokédex pages!"
  • If talked to
"Celestial Tower... It's a giant memorial... I wonder if this building was built in a place with many Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokémon or if those Pokémon gathered here because it was built."
  • If the player has defeated Skyla
"Celestial Tower... It's a giant memorial... I wonder if this building was built in a place with many Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokémon or if those Pokémon gathered here because it was built."
"Oh, right! How were things with Skyla? Oh my! You won the Jet Badge! Well, the plane should be ready to fly, then! Thanks for coming to get me! Take this as thanks! Try using it!"
"Giving that Lucky Egg to a Pokémon to hold increases the amount of Exp. Points received in battle a little bit! Having strong Pokémon will make it easier to fill your Pokédex pages! OK! I'll be waiting for you in Mistralton City!"
Lentimas Town
"Well, I suppose I should tell you why I brought you out here."
"Cheren told me that a group of people calling themselves Team Plasma are planning to use legendary Pokémon to take over the Unova region. As you may know, in the Unova region, there are two legendary Dragon-type Pokémon: ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 and ReshiramB2/ZekromW2..."
"But two years ago, ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 and ReshiramB2/ZekromW2 each recognized a Trainer as a hero. They are following those Trainers. So Team Plasma shouldn't be able to use the Dragon-type Pokémon..."
"There is much we don't know about ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 and ReshiramB2/ZekromW2... That's why I want to hear what Opelucid City's Gym Leader, Drayden, has to say about this. He's a Dragon-type Gym Leader, so he might know something. So, we're finally to the reason why I brought you here. I want you to go to Opelucid City and hear what Drayden has to say. And, I would also like you to help me if something happens!"
Yes: "Thank you! It's really best not to get involved with Team Plasma to start with. But still..."
No: "Yes. That is the more reasonable response. It's best not to get involved with Team Plasma. But..."
"Hearing what Drayden has to say about the Dragon-type Pokémon will be really interesting. And more importantly, it will help fill up the pages of your Pokédex!"
  • If talked to
"Drayden is a Gym Leader, so unless you defeat him in a Pokémon battle, he probably won't talk to you."
Lacunosa Town
  • Upon meeting up with the player
"Hi there, <player>!"
"If you go straight past Lacunosa Town, you'll reach Opelucid City! But before you go, there's something I want you two to hear."
"You'll know soon enough. Hurry now!"
"This is the place!"
  • Inside a house
"That's right. Please tell us."
"The road is blocked, so we can't get there right now..."
"A meteorite..."
"A fascinating story! I'll add it to my research records."
"Everyone, we should be going."
  • In front of the house
"Wasn't that an interesting folktale? The Pokémon's true identity may be unknown, but the power mentioned in the story is incredible!"
"Yes, Bianca. It's almost like Zekrom, who scorched Unova with intense lightning long ago.B2/It's almost like Reshiram, who scorched Unova with blazing fire long ago.W2 By the way, <player>, do you remember the story of ZekromB2/ReshiramW2?"
Yes: "I told you a little about it in Lentimas Town, remember?"
No: "Oh, <player>... I even told you a little about it in Lentimas Town."
"ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 is a legendary Dragon-type Pokémon that lends its power to the person it recognizes as a hero pursuing idealsB2/who seeks truthW2. It has a black body, and it can unleash fearsome lightning!B2/It has a white body, and it can send forth ferocious flames!W2"
"The meteorite."
"ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 was revived from a rock called the Dark StoneB2/Light StoneW2. Let's suppose the meteorite from the story and this stone are one and the same... Take into account that elements from the same era were found in Dragonspiral Tower, where ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 was, and in the Giant Chasm... It doesn't prove anything, but it could be a piece of the puzzle. Let's not write it off as a coincidence just yet..."
"Until we look into it more deeply, it would be hard to say anything about that. Now that I think about it, the name "Lacunosa" could be derived from lacunosus clouds, which are clouds that resemble a net or a fence. I wonder if the name is related to the part of the story where they built walls to protect the town from that Pokémon."
"Sorry, I rambled on a bit, didn't I? <Player>, could you ask Drayden about this, if you get a chance? I'm going to do a little fieldwork. Bianca, help out, OK!"
Cave of Being
"Why, if it isn't <player>! That's someone with a Pokédex for you, noticing a place like this!"
"Still...this space... It's hard to put into words, but it feels full of something..."
"And Azelf!"
"Those three are Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf. They're thought to be the Pokémon that gave us knowledge, emotion, and willpower. Still, I wonder where those three went... Hey, <player! Look all over the Unova region and try to find them!"
Pokédex evaluation
Evolution hints (Xtransceiver)
  • Can't evolve
"No one has found a way to evolve this Pokémon."
  • Level-up
"This Pokémon may evolve when it levels up."
  • Level-up with high friendship
"This Pokémon evolves when it levels up with high friendship."
  • Level-up with a move
"This Pokémon evolves if it knows <move> when you level it up."
  • Trade
"This Pokémon evolves when it arrives by Link Trade."
  • Item trade
"Have this Pokémon hold a(n) <item> and Link Trade the Pokémon to evolve it."
"This Pokémon evolves when you use a <item> on it."
"Use a Leaf Stone or Sun Stone on this Pokémon. It evolves into a different Pokémon, depending on the stone."
"This Pokémon evolves when you use a Water Stone on it. But if you have this Pokémon hold a King's Rock and Link Trade the Pokémon, it evolves into a different Pokémon."
"This Pokémon may evolve when it levels up. Also if you have this Pokémon hold a King's Rock and Link Trade the Pokémon, it evolves into a different Pokémon."
"This Pokémon evolves when it levels up in a special magnetic field."
"There are many ways to evolve this Pokémon. When you use a Water Stone, Thunderstone, or Fire Stone on it, it evolves into a different Pokémon depending on the Stone. When this Pokémon levels up with high friendship, it evolves into a different Pokémon depending on the time. Moreover, when it levels up in a place covered in moss or a place covered with ice, it evolves into a different Pokémon."
"Have this Pokémon hold a/an <item>, and level it up. It may evolve depending on the time."
"This Pokémon may evolve when it levels up. It can evolve into one of three Pokémon. Which Pokémon it will evolve into depends on the balance of its Attack and Defense stats."
"This Pokémon may evolve when it levels up. It can evolve into one of two Pokémon. But you won't know which one until it evolves."
"This Pokémon may evolve when it levels up. If it is </>, you can use a Dawn Stone on it. It will evolve into a different Pokémon."
"This Pokémon may evolve when it levels up. At that time, if there is an extra space in your party, you may find an additional Pokémon in your party."
"This Pokémon may evolve when you have it hold an item and Link Trade the Pokémon. Have it hold DeepSeaTooth or DeepSeaScale. It evolves into a different Pokémon depending on the item."
"This Pokémon may evolve when it levels up. It evolves into a different Pokémon depending on its gender. If it is ♀, the form of the evolved Pokémon depends on its current form."
"Level up this Pokémon with high friendship. It may evolve depending on the time."
"If this Pokémon is ♀, it may evolve when it levels up."
"This Pokémon evolves if you have Remoraid in your party when you level it up."
"This Pokémon may evolve when you Link Trade it for a certain Pokémon."


Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Black & White


Juniper BW Intro.png Juniper OD.png BW Juniper Back.png Juniper Xtransceiver.png Juniper Xtransceiver 2.png
Intro sprite from
Generation V
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Back sprite from
Black and White
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Main series

Professor Juniper in the anime

In the anime, Professor Juniper debuted in In The Shadow of Zekrom! as an old friend of Professor Oak. She gave Ash, Delia, and Oak a ride in her SUV to her lab so she could study Ash's Pikachu who was ill. Later, she showed Ash the Unova starter Pokémon, then gave Trip his first Pokémon, Snivy.

Ash later returned to Professor Juniper's lab after finding out that Pikachu had lost his electricity from Zekrom. Later the storm arrived again but this time it gave Pikachu's electric powers back, and Ash departed from her lab the next day.

In A Sandile Gusher of Change!, Juniper sent Ash the Poké Ball belonging to the Oshawott that was supposed to go to a new Trainer, but wandered away to go with Ash. In Minccino-Neat and Tidy! it was shown that she had sent Bianca to give Ash his Badge case. She then spoke to Ash via Bianca's Xtransceiver.

Ash sent his Pidove to her in Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!, in order to make room for his newly captured Sewaddle. He switched them in The Lost World of Gothitelle!.

In A Venipede Stampede!, Professor Juniper and her lab assistants monitored Venipede swarm event in Castelia City, and they quickly identified that the problem was linked with strong energy waves coming from the Desert Resort. She flew over to Castelia and met up with Ash and his friends to investigate the unusual activity caused by Team Rocket. She was also set to appear in the unaired and non-canonical final episodes of Team Rocket's Meteonite mission.

In Archeops In The Modern World!, Fennel helped Juniper revive an Archen from a Plume Fossil. Archen later evolved into Archeops and left with a passing flock of Archeops. While the encounter was brief, Juniper was able to document the cry and behavioral data on the Archen evolutionary line.

In Crisis at Chargestone Cave!, the group encountered Professor Juniper while she and her team were conducting research on the electric stones of Chargestone Cave. Juniper also met up with Bianca for their planned trade in Evolution Exchange Excitement!. Juniper traded her Karrablast for Bianca's Shelmet, making both of them evolve at Chargestone Cave. In order to help Bianca work with her new Escavalier, Professor Juniper suggested they have a Tag Battle against Ash and Cilan, who used Boldore and Crustle, respectively. Although Professor Juniper's Accelgor and Bianca's Escavalier learned to work together and eventually defeat Boldore, they were both defeated by Crustle's Rock Wrecker. Juniper was surprised to encounter her father Cedric, who revealed that he had located the Hero's Ruin. Ash's group left with Cedric in Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!, while Professor Juniper remained behind to continue her Chargestone Cave research.

In New Places... Familiar Faces!, Juniper met up with Ash and his friends again when they returned to Nuvema Town after the Vertress Conference. She also presented a beginner Trainer, Nanette, the three starter Pokémon. After some thinking, Nanette chose Tepig as her first Pokémon. Juniper also received a call from her father, who revealed that the White Ruins had been discovered. While Juniper was unable to join her father, she suggested Ash's group visit the new Aspertia Gym en route to the White Ruins.

In Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!, Juniper told Ash and his friends about a cruise that would travel through the Decolore Islands to Kanto, after they expressed their wishes to travel to Kanto together. She bought tickets for them to board the ship, but a disguised James bumped into her on purpose to switch the tickets around with fakes to lure Ash and his friends into another scheme of Team Rocket's. She wished the group all the best before returning to her lab. She also made plans to transfer Ash's Unova Pokémon from her lab to Professor Oak's laboratory.

Juniper made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.


Professor Juniper is pleasant and mature. She willingly offers her assistance, even providing Ash's group with ship tickets on two occasions, in New Places... Familiar Faces! and Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!, respectively. She has a particular interest in the origins of Pokémon. Juniper is often busy with multiple projects at any given time, all of which require extensive fieldwork and data analysis back at the lab.


This listing is of Professor Juniper's known Pokémon:

On hand
Professor Juniper's Shelmet

Professor Juniper's Accelgor
Shelmet → Accelgor
Professor Juniper obtained Accelgor as a Shelmet when Bianca traded it to her for her Karrablast in Evolution Exchange Excitement! to trigger the evolution. It participated with Juniper's former Karrablast, now an Escavalier, in a Tag Battle against Boldore and Crustle, and unlike Escavalier with Bianca, obeyed Juniper with ease.

After Escavalier began obeying Bianca during the battle upon being protected by Substitute, the two Bug-types defeated Boldore with their combined Hyper Beam attacks but Accelgor was subsequently defeated in a single hit by a Shell Smash-boosted Rock Wrecker from Crustle, Escavalier soon following suit in the same manner.

Accelgor's known moves are Acid, Energy Ball, Protect, Substitute, Quick Attack, Recover, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima (Shelmet)
Kensuke Satō (Accelgor)
English Eileen Stevens (Shelmet)
Dan Green (Accelgor)
Traded away
Professor Juniper's Karrablast
Karrablast was first mentioned in Crisis at Chargestone Cave! by Bianca when she announced her intention to trade her Shelmet for it so that both can evolve. Following a battle in Evolution Exchange Excitement! that showed off the Pokémon's abilities, the trade occurred.

Karrablast's known moves were Peck and Take Down when it was in Professor Juniper's possession.

Debut Evolution Exchange Excitement!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Gives to new Trainers
Juniper Snivy.png
Juniper Tepig.png
Juniper Oshawott.png
Gave away to Trainers
Trip Snivy.png
Trip's Snivy
Ash Oshawott.png
Ash's Oshawott
Bianca Pignite.png
Bianca's Pignite
Nanette Tepig.png
Nanette's Tepig
Formerly raised

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Professor Juniper's Archeops

Professor Juniper's Archeops
Archen → Archeops
Working with Fennel in order to utilize Musharna's Dream Mist and using a Plume Fossil provided to her by Lenora, Professor Juniper was able to revive an Archen in a lab between Castelia City and Nimbasa Town. Archen quickly proved to be a handful and refused to eat modern Pokémon food. She soon formed a bond with Ash and his Tranquill as they attempted to teach Archen to fly.

Some ancient seeds were attached to Archen when she was revived and were unknowingly planted in the lab. Cry after cry, the seeds grew and grew until the vines had made the lab completely inaccessible. The vines then began blossoming with fruit, and Archen quickly ran up and helped herself to her first meal since being revived. She then evolved into Archeops and in turn, gained the ability to fly. However, Team Rocket attempted to capture Archeops and, in the process, destroyed the habitat she had created. Luckily, a flock of Archeops had heard her call and arrived to take her with them. After saying a farewell to her new friends , Archeops flew off to live with her own kind.

Archeops's only known moves are Dragon Breath and Peck.

Debut Archeops In The Modern World!
Previously resided at her Lab
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Pidove → Tranquill → Unfezant
Ash Leavanny.png
Sewaddle → Swadloon → Leavanny
Ash Palpitoad.png
Ash Boldore.png
Roggenrola → Boldore
Ash Pignite.png
Tepig → Pignite
Ash Snivy.png
Ash Oshawott.png
Ash Krookodile.png
Krokorok → Krookodile
Ash Scraggy.png

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 進藤尚美 Naomi Shindō
English Khristine Hvam
Danish Jette Sophie Sievertsen
Finnish Katja Sirkiä (regular)
Marjut Heikkinen (BW050 only)
Indonesian Dewi Arifiani
Italian Laura Brambilla
Polish Klementyna Umer
Julia Kołakowska (BW050)
Brazilian Portuguese Márcia Regina
Spanish Latin America Dulce Guerrero
Spain Adelaida López
Thai ธันวา ภักดีอำนาจ Thanwa Pakdeeamnat
Vietnamese Quỳnh Giao (BW001-BW105)
Cao Thụy Thanh Hồng (BW109-present)


Professor Juniper briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Professor Juniper in Pokémon Adventures


Black & White chapter

Professor Juniper debuted in Fussing and Fighting, where she prepared three starter Pokémon to be given to three new Trainers. While on a call with Fennel, the starters got into a fight into each other. The next day, Juniper had three starters mailed alongside a set of three Pokédexes to the house of Black, one of the new Trainers. Of the three, Tepig ended up in Black's hands, while Cheren and Bianca received Snivy and Oshawott, respectively. Due to Black's impatient nature, he accidentally dropped Cheren and Bianca's Pokédexes in a puddle of rainwater, damaging and rendering them unusable. While the Pokédexes undergo repairs, Juniper sent Cheren and Bianca off to find Black and inform him to keep his Pokédex safe.

After Cheren and Bianca successfully met up with Black, they gave Professor Juniper his Xtransceiver number so that she may be in contact with him. In At Liberty on Liberty Garden, she contacted Black to have him and White travel to Liberty Garden in order to get data on the Mythical Pokémon Victini. After Black succeeded in this mission, Professor Juniper's father, Cedric Juniper, arrived to assist in repairing the Pokédexes.

By A Lost Melody, Professor Juniper and her father successfully repaired the Pokédexes. She had Cedric sent to Castelia City in order to deliver Bianca her fixed Pokédex. To Juniper's shock, Bianca revealed that she decided to become her assistant and instead handed the Pokédex over to White.

In A Wretched Reunion, Juniper traveled to Route 6 alongside Fennel. There, they witnessed Black, White, and Cedric in battle with N, the king of Team Plasma. During the battle, Cedric revealed that a year ago, N barged into his lab and liberated a second set of starter Pokémon meant to be given out to another set of Trainers. N chastised Professor Juniper for her treatment of the starter Pokémon given to Black and his friends and claimed that she only thinks of them as objects meant to be researched. When Black tried to stop N, his Musha chose to run away instead of eating his dreams as usual. The shock of losing one of his most trusted Pokémon caused Black to faint from shock.

In Dream a Little Dream, Professor Juniper, Fennel, Amanita, and White looked after Black at the Pokémon League gates while they watch the tournament.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

In Pink Slip, Professor Juniper hides in Fennel's home alongside Fennel, Amanita, Bianca, and Cedric Juniper to escape the Plasma Frigate freezing Unova's cities. There, Fennel reveals that after researching the Dream Mist for two years, she managed to discover another dimension known as the Pokémon Dream World. She hypothesizes that this may have been where Black went to after being sealed into the Light Stone. To confirm this, Fennel has White sent to the Entralink, where the real world and Dream World are most connected. The operation proves to be a success as White manages to find and obtain the Light Stone.


Juniper's Minccino
Minccino is Professor Juniper's only known Pokémon. Minccino is usually seen cleaning messes with or for the Professor.

None of Minccino's moves are known, and her Ability is Technician.

Debut Fussing and Fighting
Gave away to Trainers
Black's Tepig
Main article: Bo

Tepig was first seen in Professor Juniper's lab alongside the other starters. After stealing some of Professor Juniper's dinner, it got into a fight with Snivy after accidentally spilling Berry juice on it. The fight eventually escalated to the point where Oshawott angrily attacked the two, creating a mess of the Professor's lab. Later, he was chosen by Black to join his team and was later nicknamed Tep (Japanese: ポカ Poka).

Debut Fussing and Fighting
Cheren's Snivy
Main article: Cheren's Snivy

Snivy was first seen in Professor Juniper's lab where it got into a fight with the Professor's Tepig after it got Berry juice sprayed over it before being violently stopped by her Oshawott. Later, he was delivered to Black's house, only to get into another fight with Tepig. Bianca picked up Snivy and gave it to Cheren, stating that Snivy resembled him.

Debut Fussing and Fighting
Bianca's Oshawott
Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawott was first seen in Professor Juniper's lab where it tried to stop a fight between Tepig and Snivy, only to be hit by the latter and making it join the fight as well, leaving the lab in a complete mess. Later, it was delivered to Black along with Tepig and Snivy and once again stopped his partners from a fight. Afterwards, Bianca took Oshawott for herself.

Debut Fussing and Fighting

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

Professor Juniper in Pocket Monsters BW Good Partners

Professor Juniper appeared in BWGP02. Takurō and Mashiro had arrived in Accumula Town and saw her. She evaluated Takurō's Pokédex and commented on how it was filling up quite a bit. She then told him to keep it up. Professor Juniper then told the two about a Purrloin that was causing trouble. Later, when Takurō had his Pidove flap up a gust of wind, Professor Juniper went with Mashiro to a cliff where Takurō was but discovered that Takurō had already rescued himself and Purrloin.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Professor Juniper in Pocket Monsters BW

Professor Juniper first appeared in PMHGSS20 as a cameo.

She makes her full appearance in PMBW01. She was the first character in Unova that Red met. Professor Juniper can get upset if someone mentions her age being very old but calms down if she is complimented. In that same chapter, she met with Black, Bianca and Cheren to give them their first Pokémon.


Gives to new Trainers

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Professor Juniper 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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Professor Juniper Su Black & White Uncommon 101/114 Black Collection U 053/053
      BW-P Promotional cards   012/BW-P
Dark Explorers Uncommon 98/108 Reshiram-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      Hydreigon Half Deck   013/015
      Garchomp Half Deck   013/015
      Master Deck Build Box EX   040/046
      Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
Plasma Freeze SuperRare Holo 116/116 Thunder Knuckle SR 055/051
Plasma Blast Uncommon 84/101 Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck   014/018
Professor's Research Professor Juniper Su Shining Fates Uncommon 060/072 Venusaur VMAX Starter Set   016/021


  • According to an NPC, Professor Juniper and her father were formerly Backpackers.
  • Aurea's Japanese first name is never revealed, as both she and Cedric are known simply as "Dr. Araragi".


Language Name Origin
Japanese アララギ博士 Dr. Araragi From アララギ araragi (Japanese yew)
English Professor Aurea Juniper From juniper and the Chinese juniper cultivar 'Aurea'
German Professor Esche From Esche (ash)
Spanish Profesora Encina From encina (holm oak)
Profesora Juniper* From her English name
French Professeure Keteleeria* From Keteleeria
Professeur Keteleeria*
Italian Professoressa Aralia From the genus Aralia (spikenard)
Korean 박사 Dr. Ju From 주목 (朱木) jumok (Japanese yew) and the surname 주 Joo
Chinese (Mandarin) 紅豆杉博士 / 红豆杉博士 Dr. Hóngdòushān From 紅豆杉 / 红豆杉 hóngdòushān / hùhngdáuchaam (yew)
Chinese (Cantonese) 紅豆杉博士 Dr. Hùhngdáuchaam
Finnish Prof. Juniper From her English name
Polish Profesor Juniper From her English name
Russian Профессор Джунипер Professor Dzhuniper Transcription of her English name
Thai ดร. อารารากิ Dr. Araragi Transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Giáo sư Araragi Transcription of her Japanese name

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