Professor Phorus

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Professor Phorus
リン博士 Dr. Rin
UNITE Professor Phorus.png
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Aeos Island
Generation VIII, IX
Manga series Pokémon UNITE Manga - Come On Over to Aeos Island!
Debut Aeos Energy

Professor Phorus (Japanese: リン博士 Dr. Rin) is a Pokémon Professor who appears in Pokémon UNITE. As the head of the Aeos Research Institute, she studies Aeos energy, a powerful energy that permeates Aeos Island.

In the games

Professor Phorus is a scientist who discovered and implemented the use of Aeos energy. She is assisted by a researcher named Erbie.

Her partner Pokémon is Metagross.

She briefly appears in Tutorial (Basics 2) to explain certain game elements, alongside Eribie.

In the manga

Pokémon UNITE Manga - Come On Over to Aeos Island!

Professor Phorus appeared in the first chapter Aeos Energy, reminiscing about her youth with her Metagross. She then announced the opening of Aeos Island for Unite Battle tournaments alongside Erbie.

Phorus reappeared in In Search of an Aeos Energy Spot. She and Erbie were searching for a new Aeos energy spot in a mountainous area, where they then discovered the location that is later named the Theia Sky Ruins.


Beldum → Metang → Metagross
Professor Phorus has had Metagross since she was a child, when it was a Beldum. It evolved as she grew up and now assists her by carrying equipment or Phorus herself.

None of Metagross's moves are known.

Debut Aeos Energy


  • Professor Phorus was designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[1]
  • The swirling patterns on the professor's coat appears to be based on the traditional Chinese motif of auspicious clouds.


Language Name Origin
Japanese リン博士 Dr. Rin From 燐 rin (phosphorus)
English Professor Phorus From phosphorus
German Professor Phos From Phosphor (phosphorus)
Spanish Profesora Ósfora From fósforo (phosphorus)
French Professeure Phora From phosphore (phosphorus)
Italian Professoressa Phos From fosforo (phosphorus)
Korean 박사 Dr. In From 인 (燐) in (phosphorus) and the surname 인 (印) In
Chinese (Mandarin) 琳恩博士 Dr. Lín'ēn From the transcription of her Japanese name and a homophone of 磷 lín (phosphorus)
Chinese (Cantonese) 琳恩博士 Dr. Làhmyān Mandarin-based transcription of her Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Professora Fórus From fósforo (phosphorus)


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