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My name is Rowan. However, everyone just calls me the Pokémon Professor. Before I go any further, is this your first adventure? If you need advice, I'm certainly capable of giving it.
~ Rowan

Professor Rowan is a character who first appeared in the Generation IV games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and is also known as the leading Professor of the Sinnoh region.

Appearance

Professor Rowan has fair skin, blue eyes, and spiky white hair with sideburns and a mustache. He wears a gray jacket over a white shirt paired with a light blue vest, a gray tie, dark teal pants, and gray shoes. Sometimes, he wears a white lab coat with his outfit.

Bio

Professor Rowan is an old friend of Professor Oak. He is a native of Sandgem Town that is located in the Sinnoh region. He is 60 years old and it made its first appearance in Pokemon Diamond/Pearlgiving the trainer his/hers initial Pokemon that could be Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup.

Personality

Professor Rowan has a stern personality that makes him seem intimidating and mean, but he is actually he is very kind and patient. His particular field of study is Pokemon evolution, having discovered that 90% of all the Pokemon are connected somehow to other through evolution. He is interested in determining if evolution is supposed to be a form a Pokemon reaching maturity, or a way for an "incomplete" becoming "more complete", and the implication that the proses has on Legendary Pokemon that do not evolve.  

Trivia

  • Professor Rowan is the only regional professor that does not wear a lab coat in games.
  • Professor Rowan is the second professor to own unevolved starters in the anime. The first is Professor Birch.

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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

Main Anime Characters
Ash Ketchum | Pikachu | Misty | Brock | Tracey Sketchit | May | Max | Dawn | Iris | Cilan | Serena | Clemont | Bonnie | Kiawe | Lillie | Mallow | Sophocles | Lana | Gladion | Goh | Chloe Cerise

Pokédex Holders (Pokémon Adventures Characters)
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Relatives
Delia Ketchum | Daisy Oak | Johanna | Grace | Samson Oak | Lusamine | Gladion | 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

Movie Characters
Main anime timeline
Neesha | Fergus | Melody | Diana | Towa | Bianca | Sir Aaron | Rafe | Jack Walker | Alice | Maury | Tatsuki
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! timeline
Ash Ketchum | Sorrel | Verity | Risa | Margo | Callahan | Oliver | Mia | Kellie | Toren | Harriet | Koko

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

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