Professor Sebastian

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Professor Sebastian
シラヌイ博士 Dr. Shiranui
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Professor Sebastian
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Scientist
Anime debut The Legend of Thunder!
English voice actor Eric Stuart
Japanese voice actor Hidetoshi Nakamura

Professor Sebastian (Japanese: シラヌイ博士 Dr. Shiranui) is a member of Team Rocket who has appeared in several episodes of the Pokémon anime.

He first appeared in The Legend of Thunder!, and later on in the main series during Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage of Innocence. He also appeared briefly in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.


Every occasion he is seen by the viewer, he remains calm and talks with a steady even tone. As he is only seen in moments of scientific importance and victory, it cannot be said if this demeanor carries over to every situation, or if this behavior has been modulated to the scientific environment and all business that stems from there on in.

Relationships with other members

He works with Tyson and gives commands to Hun and Attila. Tyson seems to hold at least his scientific mind in great regard. As Hun, Attila, and Tyson are of the same rank, Sebastian might work with agents of their rank often.

Arsenal and abilities

He is in charge of a sizable crew of scientists, and they seem to work on a variety of things. He is known for the creation of the crystal system that traps Electric-type Pokémon with their own power and a beam that forces Pokémon to evolve.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村秀利 Hidetoshi Nakamura
English Eric Stuart
Polish Wojciech Majchrzak
Brazilian Portuguese Ivo Roberto "Tatu"
European Spanish Iván Muelas (EP235-EP236)
Juan Lombardero (TLoT)


  • The origin of his Japanese name is probably after the sword style Shiranui-ryu (不知火流). Humorously, Jessie refers to him as "pointy" when she meets him.


Language Name Origin
English Professor Sebastian
Chinese 席拉奴博士 Dr. Xílānú Transliteration of his Japanese name.

See also

Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton


Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)*
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B*)
Duos: Butch & Cassidy*Attila & Hun*Annie & Oakley*

ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji*
Domino*Iron-Masked Marauder*Dr. Namba*Sebastian*
Rocket Scout*Wendy*Tyson*Jubei*Viper*Christopher*
Matori*Pierce*Dr. Zager*Gozu*Miyamoto*Mondo*

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