マグノリア博士 Dr. Magnolia
Artwork from Generation VIII
|Hometown||Wedgehurst (Route 2)|
|Game animation cameos||Early-Evening Waves|
|Anime debut||Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!|
|English voice actor||N/A|
|Japanese voice actor||Shoko Tsuda|
In the games
Professor Magnolia is a researcher who has been studying the Dynamax phenomenon for many years. It is said that the people of Galar were greatly excited when she presented her findings on the Dynamax phenomenon some years ago, which led to the use of the phenomenon in current Galar culture. She once helped Leon and Sonia start their journeys as Trainers and Gym Challengers when they were younger.
Magnolia first meets the player and Hop at Route 2. She obtains their Wishing Stars to convert them into Dynamax Bands, and encourages Leon to endorse both of them to partake in the Gym Challenge. From there, she periodically appears in the story, her most notable appearance being in Hammerlocke upon request by Chairman Rose so that Rose may know more about Galar particles. Later on, she steps down from her position as Professor and hands over her Dynamax research to her granddaughter, Sonia. Sonia also continues to expand upon said research by studying the legends of Zacian, Zamazenta, and the Darkest Day.
Eventually, after the player becomes Champion, Magnolia appears before the player at their house and gives them the Master Ball, and encourages the player to use the power of Dynamax correctly and for the good of others, likely out of partial feeling of guilt over Rose misusing the power of Dynamax energy and nearly causing the destruction of Galar.
- Main article: Professor Magnolia/Quotes
In the anime
Professor Magnolia appeared in a picture displayed on Goh's Rotom Phone in Settling the Scorbunny!. In Toughing It Out!, Sonia mentioned the research she did with her grandmother on the Darkest Day to Ash and Goh.
In Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald!, Professor Cerise sent Ash and Goh to meet Professor Magnolia, whom he mentioned to have met before, to learn about the strange phenomenon happening in the Galar region involving Dynamax.
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Professor Magnolia briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.
In the manga
Professor Magnolia debuted in PASS01. She researches the Dynamax phenomenon with her assistants, Sōdo, Shirudomiria, and Marvin. The group travels and sleeps in Professor Magnolia's mobile home, the (Japanese: マグノリア号 Magnolia).
She was first seen meeting a boy named Marvin who was rescued from falling off a cliff by Sōdo. After proper introductions were made, Sōdo, Shirudomiria, and Marvin participated in a Dynamax simulation where they fought and defeated a Dynamax Pangoro hologram. The battle gave Marvin the confidence to set on a Pokémon journey of his own. With approval from his parents, Marvin joined Magnolia and her assistants on their quest to study Dynamax.
In PASS03, Magnolia's trailer house was attacked by a trio of wild Drednaw. In order to battle the Bite Pokémon, Sōdo and Shirudomiria each received a Rotom Phone with a Pokédex function installed from Magnolia, officially making them both Pokédex holders. After the Drednaw were defeated, Magnolia noted that Marvin and Sobble bonded during the ordeal and suggested the boy keep it, which he happily accepted.
In PASS06, the group encountered Sonia, a researcher and Professor Magnolia's granddaughter. When Sonia lamented being unable to make much progress in her research, Sōdo had his Ransun sabotage the trailer house, preventing it from moving. Magnolia asked Sonia to go with the others and research the geoglyph in Turffield in her place while she had the car repaired.
In PASS13, Professor Magnolia and the others encountered Opal in Hammerlocke. She took Sōdo and the others to Stow-on-Side for their next Gym battle and then gave Opal a ride to her home in Ballonlea. After returning, Professor Magnolia attempted to enjoy a cup of tea, only to be interrupted by a loud sound coming from the Stow-on-Side mural. She, Shirudomiria, Marvin, and Allister went to investigate the noise, only to find Bede trying to destroy the mural in an attempt to obtain Wishing Stars. Before he could continue, Bede was captured by several League Staff members and approached by Rose, who disqualified him from the Gym Challenge as punishment for damaging a historic landmark.
Later, after Sōdo's fifth Gym battle, Professor Magnolia gave him a news report of Pokémon Dynamaxing at Route 9 Tunnel, which would normally be impossible as the location is not a Power Spot. Worried that Shirudomiria would be blamed due to her Dynamax simulator, the group headed to Route 9 Tunnel to investigate.
|Sinistea and Polteageist are Professor Magnolia's only known Pokémon. While transporting Opal back to Ballonlea, Professor Magnolia found Sinistea and Polteageist in the trailer car's sink. They fled from Glimwood Tangle after an encounter with another Pokémon left them paralyzed. They are both Antique Form.
None of their moves are known.
|Debut||Sword & Shield chapter|
In the TCG
- Main article: Professor's Research (Sword & Shield 178)
Professor Magnolia was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Professor's Research Professor Magnolia during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese V Starter Sets. It later appeared in the Japanese Sword expansion before debuting in English in the Sword & Shield expansion, with artwork by Yusuke Ohmura. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by kirisAki. It allows the player to discard their hand, then draw seven cards; an identical effect to other Professors' cards.
- Professor Magnolia is the only regional Pokémon Professor who does not make their anime debut within the first two episodes of the series where their home region is introduced.
|Japanese||マグノリア博士 Dr. Magnolia||From Magnolia|
|English||Professor Magnolia||From her Japanese name|
|German||Professor Magnolica||Similar to her Japanese name|
|Spanish||Profesora Magnolia||From her Japanese name|
|French||Professeure Magnolia||From her Japanese name|
|Italian||Professoressa Flora||From flora|
|Korean||매그놀리아박사 Magnolia-baksa||Transcription of her Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||木蘭博士 / 木兰博士 Dr. Mùlán||From 木蘭 / 木兰 mùlán (lily magnolia)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||木蘭博士 Dr. Muhklàahn||From 木蘭 muhklàahn (lily magnolia)|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Professora Magnólia||From her Japanese name|
|Russian||Профессор Магнолия Professor Magnoliya||Transcription of her English name|
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