|“||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.||„|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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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