Talk:Professor Birch

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Professer Birch actually maked a cameo in Playing with Fire, or Johto Photo Finish. I not sure which one it was. ShinyPiKa 00:51, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Add quotes, please.

Littleroot TownE
  • After becoming the champion
"Well, well, <player>! That was good work out there! I knew there was something special about you when I first saw you, but I never expected this. Oh, yes. Do you still have the Pokédex I gave you? I have something to show you. Let's go to my Lab."
Pokémon Lab
  • After becoming the championE
"Now... <Player> and May/Brendan, I've had the two of you help me study Pokémon. Thanks to your help, new facts are coming to light. It appears that in the Hoenn region, there are also Pokémon from other regions. It goes to show how rich and varied the natural environments of Hoenn happen to be. That's why I think it's necessary for me to upgrade your Pokédex to the National Mode. Here, let me see your Pokédex units."
"Okay, all done!"
"But listen. You've become the Champion, but your Pokémon journey isn't over. There is no end to the world that is Pokémon. Somewhere, there is a grassy patch that's waiting for you!"

I AM so Viet 19 23:06, 8 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi everybody, I have changed the listing for the requirements to get Gen II, V, and IV starters because the ones listed are not the requirements. I obtained all three before completion of the Delta Episode. For now, they will say "after entering the Hall of Fame" until more detailed criteria have been determined. - unsigned comment from Flanl (talkcontribs)

Since ORAS came out, the requirements have more or less always been said to be Hall of Fame, Delta Episode, Hall of Fame again (or, at any rate, varied). I tested it myself and I believe that I couldn't get the later starters without clearing the Delta Episode or without entering the Hall of Fame again. That's not great testimony, but combined with the preponderance of previous experience, it would really be better to trust the previous wording for the time being, and ask that a third party re-test the requirements and report on their experience. Tiddlywinks (talk) 15:09, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
I would just like to mention that, as a matter of fact, I got my Chimchar in December from Professor Birch, and my second clearing of the Hall of Fame happened about three weeks ago. I will be remaking my previous edit until somebody goes into the coding and proves the actual requirements. Flanl (talk) 22:07, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
I have news for you. I have a save where I just cleared the game. (Possible caveat: I have explicitly done approximately as little as I needed to in this game.) I'm saved in my bedroom before even going downstairs, much less meeting Zinnia. If I start this save and exit to meet Zinnia, then go back into and come out of my house, I can get a Johto starter. However, if I go into and exit my house again, I do not get the chance to choose another starter.
Now, if you think you can tell me what I should try to do differently so that I can get Unova and Sinnoh starters (without clearing the Delta Episode or entering the Hall of Fame again), I'd be happy to see if I can replicate your purported results. But if I can't, then your memory must be held in doubt (it did happen months ago). ...Maybe you could double-check the date you received your Chimchar (and that it's actually yours/you're the OT) and the date of your second Hall of Fame entry. If one of those is not actually as you believed, then that would neatly solve this conundrum.
While it's not impossible that the requirements are different than we believe, they have been apparently reliable so far. At the moment, your experience is the one that we cannot replicate. So I hope you can agree that the page should remain as it currently is until we can reliably produce contradictory results. Tiddlywinks (talk) 00:40, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Changing the player's diapers

Why does the player moving in from JOhto have to mean Birch can't have changed the player's diapers as a toddler? Birch and Norman are old friends who have stayed in touch over the years, so it's well possible they visited each other while the player was small. My parents keep in touch with their old friends, who live far away from where we do. I'm not saying they definitely changed my diapers when I was a baby, but I know for sure they had to do with me at that stage, so the possibility is given.

Andrew McConaughey (talk) 13:06, 14 May 2016 (UTC)