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H-help me! Hello! You over there! Please! Help! In my Bag! There's a Poké Ball!
~ Birch

Professor Birch is the Pokémon Professor of Hoenn. In the games he is Brendan or May's father. He lives in Littleroot Town. In the anime, he is not explicitly related to May and entrusts Ash as May's bodyguard on her journey.

Appearance

Professor Birch is a tall, fat man with fair skin, dark eyes, short and slightly wavy brown hair, and a squarish face with a beard. He wears a navy blue T-shirt under a white lab coat, khaki shorts with a black belt, and tan sandals on his feet. He is also sometimes seen with a brown bag, which he keeps his research papers in.

Biography

Professor Birch is the Pokémon teacher native to the Hoenn region who specializes in the study of Pokémon habitats and distributions. He is the father of the player character's rival in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and their remakes.

Abilities

Birch's Pokémon specialty is in Pokémon habitats and distribution. He is the one who gives out the Pokédexes in Hoenn and lets trainers choose between one of the three starter Pokémon: Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip.

Trivia

  • In the anime he is the first Pokémon Professor to have unevolved starters in his team.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Version and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he is chased by a Poochyena in the beginning of the game. However, he gets pursued by a Zigzagoon in Pokémon Emerald Version.

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Game Characters
Red | Leaf | Blue Oak | Chase | Elaine | Trace | Ethan | Kris | Lyra | Silver | Brendan | May | Wally | Lucas | Dawn | Barry | Hilbert | Hilda | Cheren | Bianca | Nate | Rosa | Hugh | Calem | Serena | Shauna | Trevor | Tierno | Elio | Selene | Hau | Gladion | Victor | Gloria | Hop | Marnie | Bede | Klara | Avery | Keith | Rei | Akari

Professors
Professor Oak | Professor Elm | Professor Birch | Professor Rowan | Professor Juniper | Professor Sycamore | Professor Kukui | Professor Magnolia | Professor Sonia | Professor Willow | Professor Laventon

Pokédex Holders (Pokémon Adventures Characters)
Red | Blue Oak | Green | Yellow | Gold | Crystal | Silver | Ruby | Sapphire Birch | Emerald | Diamond | Pearl | Platinum Berlitz | Black | White | Blake | Whitley | X | Yvonne Gabena | Sun | Moon | Henry Sword | Casey Shield

Allies
Todd Snap | Looker | Riley | Cheryl | Georgia | N | Colress | Rood | Anthea and Concordia | Guzma | Wicke

Relatives
Daisy Oak | Johanna | Grace | Samson Oak | Lusamine | Mohn

Gym Leaders, Trial Captains, and Island Kahunas
Brock | Misty | Lt. Surge | Erika | Koga | Janine | Sabrina | Blaine | Blue Oak | Falkner | Bugsy | Whitney | Morty | Chuck | Jasmine | Pryce | Clair | Roxanne | Brawly | Wattson | Flannery | Norman | Winona | Tate and Liza | Wallace | Juan | Roark | Gardenia | Maylene | Crasher Wake | Fantina | Byron | Candice | Volkner | Cilan | Chili | Cress | Lenora | Burgh | Elesa | Clay | Skyla | Brycen | Drayden | Iris | Cheren | Roxie | Marlon | Shauntal Marshal | Grimsley | Caitlin | Alder | Viola | Grant | Korrina | Ramos | Clemont | Valerie | Olympia | Wulfric | Ilima | Hala | Lana | Kiawe | Mallow | Olivia | Sophocles | Acerola | Nanu | Mina | Hapu | Milo | Nessa | Kabu | Bea | Allister | Opal | Gordie | Melony | Piers | Marnie | Raihan

Elite Four, Finalists, and Quarter Finalists
Lorelei | Bruno | Agatha | Lance | Will | Koga | Karen | Sidney | Phoebe | Glacia | Drake | Aaron | Bertha | Flint | Lucian | Shauntal | Grimsley | Caitlin | Marshal | Malva | Siebold | Wikstrom | Drasna | Hala | Molayne | Olivia | Acerola | Kahili | Marnie | Hop | Nessa | Bea | Allister | Raihan

Champions
Blue Oak | Trace | Lance | Steven Stone | Wallace | Cynthia | Alder | Iris | Diantha | Elio | Selene | Leon

Battle Facility Leaders
Noland | Greta | Tucker | Lucy | Spenser | Brandon | Anabel | Palmer | Thorton | Dahlia | Darach | Argenta | Ingo | Emmet | Nita | Evelyn | Dana | Morgan | Red | Blue Oak

Main Pokémon
Pikachu | Bulbasaur | Charizard | Squirtle | Eevee | Butterfree | Sceptile | Buizel | Lucario | Snivy | Greninja | Incineroar | Psyduck | Vulpix | Scyther | Blaziken | Skitty | Piplup | Pachirisu | Sylveon | Chespin | Fennekin | Sparky | Riolu | Cinderace

Legendary/Mythical Pokémon
Mewtwo | Mew | Lugia | Ho-Oh | Entei | Celebi | Kyogre | Latias | Latios | Deoxys | Dialga | Palkia | Giratina | Cresselia | Darkrai | Shaymin | Arceus | Zekrom | Reshiram | Kyurem | Meloetta | Diancie | Zarude | Zacian and Zamazenta

Other Pokémon
Ivysaur | Venusaur | Blastoise | Raichu | Jigglypuff | Gyarados | Ditto | Snorlax | Pichu | Gardevoir | Metagross | Munchlax | Oshawott | Zoroark | Inkay | Malamar | Wyrdeer | Ursaluna | Basculegion | Sneasler | Hisuian Braviary | Enamorus

Poképark
Pikachu

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Detective Pikachu (Legendary Pictures) | Tim Goodman | Lucy Stevens

Pokémon Go
Professor Willow | Team Valor | Candela | Team Mystic | Blanche | Team Instinct | Spark | Pokémon Go Trainer

Groups and Organizations
Old Team Plasma | Team Yell | Galaxy Expedition Team | Diamond Clan | Pearl Clan | Pokédex Holders | Pokémon Trainers

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