New Pokémon Professor Is Female

By Ishaan . June 11, 2010 . 11:11am

Professor Araragi Say hello to Professor Araragi, the authority on Pokémon in the Isshu region. Translated to English, we believe her name could / should be “Yew.” Quite the change from Oak, Elm, and all the rest, isn’t she?


According to another round of info from CoroCoro magazine, Pokémon Black & White allow you to upload your save file to the Internet. Mysterious. Could it be to prevent using hacked monsters in online ranked battles? After all, this piece of information is mentioned in the same section as a new wireless feature called “Random Match,” which is exactly what it sounds like.


CoroCoro also mentions an ingame device named the “C Gear,” which comes with various “connection abilities,” but just what these are isn’t detailed.

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  • ShibaTakeru

    It’s gonna have kanji? =o

    • Ren

      GOD, this is a Pokemon game, why is there kanji in the professor textbox? Not that I particulary care, but wouldn’t that mean the game isn’t aimed for every age, unlike the previous ones?

      They could at least put some furigana…

    • Actually, this isn’t the first time they’ve used kanji. The Japanese version of Metroid: Fusion has a kid’s mode and an adult mode, with Hiragana and Kanji respectively.

  • Since all the male professors had been named after wood (Oak, Elm, Birch, Rowan), I wonder if this Prof.’s gonna be named after a shrub (just like the anime-only character Prof. Ivy).

      • I hope it is Prof. Yew.

        • Day2Day

          Me, too…
          Professor Yew sounds cute…

          • A conversation with her would pan out something like this:

            “Who are you?”
            “What? You’re not me.”
            “No, I’m Yew.”
            “No you’re not, you’re someone else!”
            “My name is Yew!”

  • Dansolo


    • I’m just going to assume you stuttered.

      Anywho, It’ll be interesting to see if Aryaryagi plays a larger role in the game than previous professors.

      • andref

        And let’s see if Professor Oak retains his presence as the most important professor in your adventure as usual,

    • Dammit I was gonna say that.

  • Cant wait for it to come out in the NA region next year spring so I just preorder it ahead of time instead so I will get ready when it comes out.

  • Guest

    A MILF…
    Very welcome imo.

    • I will be very disappointed if she doesn’t say, “ara, ara!”

  • Vino (Tim N)

    Huh, I though there already was a Prof. Yew in the anime. I know theres Prof. Ivy.

  • papuruka

    If anyone’s wondering, that’s Chiirami, the Chincilla Pokemon.

  • Code

    rar! what’s all this arara’ing about! *dramatic point*

  • (Y) I approve :P

  • cowcow

    If this was a game where you can catch and collect MILF’s and have them battle then I’d be all over it

  • Actually her name should be Orchid.

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