Professor Elm (ウツギ Dr. Utsugi) is the renowned Pokémon professor of Johto. He lives in New Bark Town with his wife and son in a house south of his laboratory (the second floor of his lab in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver). Professor Elm lets you choose a Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or a Totodile as a starter Pokémon. He initially discovered that Pokémon can lay eggs. He is considered the best professor when it comes to researching Pokémon evolution.
Professor Elm is a middle-aged man with short brown hair and gray eyes. He wears a pair of glasses, as well as a white lab coat with two pockets and a collared teal shirt. Professor Elm also wears brown pants with a black belt and brown shoes.
Professor Elm is the Pokémon Professor who is native to the Johto region who specializes in the study of Pokémon breeding. According to Professor Oak, in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, he's also "the best when it comes to the research of Pokémon evolution."
- In the anime, Elm was one of Professor Oak's former students and is a huge fan of his former teacher.
- He is the only professor that doesn't welcome the player character to the world of Pokémon, as Professor Oak was the greeter in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver.
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