Professor Sycamore (Japanese: プラターヌ博士Dr. Platane) is the resident Pokémon Professor of Lumiose City in the Kalos region. He specializes in Pokémon genetics.
Augustine Sycamore was born in Lumiose City, and even from a young age, had much passion to become a Pokémon Professor. His parents funded him to travel abroad, including training under Professor Rowan in Sinnoh. When he returned to Kalos as a teenager, he decided against becoming a Trainer and instead began his journey to study Pokémon, including training at the Tower of Mastery to learn about Mega Evolution. As he left his teens, he officially become recognized as Kalos' regional Professor, entrusted with giving new Trainers their Starter Pokémon.
The Alexis Saga
Sycamore first appeared in SI015 when he arrived at Hayley's Ranch with the intention of picking up Sylveon and taking it back to Kalos. However, upon meeting Lexi, he decided against doing so, instead suggesting she takes Sylveon back herself and come to Kalos. Upon leaving, he made Lexi promise to see him again, and visit him at his Lab.