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A Unique Professor for Emera Town

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Nezumi
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Posted: Thu, 19/04/2018 02:06 (6 Months ago)
Suggestion
I would like for Emera Town to have its own unique Pokémon Professor.
Please not that nothing about the town, game, or gameplay will change with this suggestion. I simply want to replace Rowan with a unique professor.


Reasons
> In the Pokémon games/anime, Rowan "has a stern personality that makes him seem intimidating and mean, but he is actually very kind and patient" (from Bulbapedia). However, this does not sound much like the Rowan that we know from Emera Town. Our Rowan is sort of goofy, a sore loser, and a bit tricky sometimes. He has his own unique personality and story, so why not give him a unique identity to match?

> Emera Town has plenty of unique individuals who live and work here! A few examples are Leah the Mermaid, Greg the Gem Collector, Rambo Rumble, Delilah the Furfrou Stylist*, and Lorelei the Gardener**. I think the addition of a unique professor would be wonderful for the feeling of a town community.

> Almost every fan game I have ever played/seen has a unique professor to go with their unique region, and I would love to see Pokéheroes/Emera Town do the same.


So what do we do about it?
> In order to minimize the amount of work Riako has to do when recoding for a new professor, I suggest that we simply replace Rowan. All of the places that Rowan's name/image appear, we switch with the new professor. His personality, stories, dialogue, all of that can stay exactly the same, but we will have a unique person just for this town and website.

> Here is a compiled list of tree*** names not yet taken by main-series or side-series official Pokémon games. (I do not know if these names are in use by any other fan games.)
- Larch
- Tilia
- Hawthorn
- Cedar
- Cypress (used on GPX for their professor)
- Fir
- Mulberry
- Spruce
- Tulip
- Aspen
> If you have a name suggestion, please feel free to let me know and I can add it to the list, or if you think one should be removed, tell everyone why. If you visit my userpage, these ten are currently on a poll so we can see which names are popular.

> I am currently working in my spare time (it's pretty limited) on some concept art for this professor, but I would love if others could suggest things or even submit some possible art of their own.



* I am aware that there was a Delilah in the anime who owned a Furfrou, but she looks so extremely different from our Delilah in Emera town that they can be safely considered two different people.
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Delilah in the anime (image from Bulbapedia)


Delilah in Emera Town


** I am also aware that there is a Lorelei in one of the Elite Fours, but based on appearance, I think that, like the two Delilahs, these two are different people.
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Lorelei from the anime


Lorelei from Emera Town



*** Here are images of the tree listed on this post and my poll in case you wanted to see.
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Larch (image from Wikipedia)


Tilia (image from Wikipedia)


Hawthorn (image from Wikipedia)


Cedar (image from Wikipedia)


Cypress (image from Britannica)


Fir (image from The Spruce)


Mulberry (image from Wikipedia)


Spruce (image from Wikipedia)


Tulip (image from Arbor Day)


Aspen (image from Wikipedia)



Edits
EDIT 1 - Added that the Lorelei from the anime and the one from Emera Town are likely different people based on their vastly different appearances.
EDIT 2 - Mentioned that GPX uses the professor name Cypress already.

(I apologize if this has been suggested before. I looked, but couldn't find anything.)



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Mrinja
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Posted: Thu, 19/04/2018 02:21 (6 Months ago)
Looking at some of the stuff he says in Bulbapedia I think the current Professor Rowan is fine to be honest. He seems intimidating but he is very down-to-earth and jokes around once in a while while still being formal. There are some characters that have like no character development like rambo rumble and the random route 53 person but Rowan is probably the best character here, I don't see much that they should change with him. For starters, they should bring him back to the lab.

People often think the PH sprites are bland. Do they shade? Well, yes they do. You'll be surprised how much care is taken for these sprites.




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Posted: Thu, 19/04/2018 02:49 (6 Months ago)
Hmm, I think this'll be a great modification [or change]

Mrinja, we may have characters with zero development at all, but that doesn't mean they're not unique to Pokeheroes. I feel if we have our own unique professor, one who doesn't specialize in evolution who specializes in something else [Emera pokes/mutations], it'd add for some more creative liberty. Not only that, the little details that Riako added [such as him being Rowan's nephew] would fit in more with a unique professor, just so it doesn't contrast with what Pokemon considers as Rowan and how we consider Rowan. Also, it's not a huge change, rather it's a modification! We're simply replacing Prof Rowan with our very own professor who will be the basis of Pokeheroes! [too cliche? oops]

I feel like with Rowan, he has a mean vibe to him at first and then it proceeds to being nice, etc. Which, as stated, doesn't really fit in with the Pokeheroes vibe. We would want to welcome new players, not scare them off [if this was in terms of the pokemon anime.. hufff].

Also, I feel like Tilia would be a suiting name for the possible new professor for a female professor, we need more of them.. ofc, but it may cause some minor changes to occur to fit..



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Posted: Thu, 19/04/2018 03:00 (6 Months ago)

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It would be refreshing to have yet another prof ^-^ This is a great idea
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Posted: Thu, 19/04/2018 03:23 (6 Months ago)
Support! (Although technically, Lorelei is a member of the Elite Four in FireRed/LeafGreen)
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Posted: Thu, 19/04/2018 03:39 (6 Months ago)
I don't think that the two Loreleis are the same person, similar to how I think our Delilah is different than the anime Delilah.

There is why:
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Lorelei from the anime


Lorelei from Emera Town


As you can see, they are very different.

I added this to the first post



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Posted: Fri, 27/04/2018 17:44 (6 Months ago)
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Posted: Wed, 02/05/2018 02:14 (6 Months ago)
I dont fully support the idea... but i agree that we should change the professor... the reason why i dont fully support it is that changing the prof to a new one would make the relativility of pokeheroes to the actual pokemon games diminished... i mean its just the same as making random creatures ( no offense, but like the other pokemon-like games did ).... what if instead of changing the prof into a completely new one, we could just change it into someone who was already in the pokemon gameplay ( prof oak, birch, etc. ) that best matches the character of the prof rowan in emera?




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Nezumi
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Posted: Wed, 02/05/2018 02:18 (6 Months ago)
The problem I see in the argument that you just made is that we kind of already have done that. Event Pokémon are basically new Pokémon, since some of them change quite a lot versus the real ones, and we also have mega Froslass, which doesn't exist in the real Pokémon games.

My problem with having a character that already exists is that you are then limited to what that character is like. It really irritates me to see characteristics of a fictional character changed in order to fit someone's idea of them because you lose the character. Our Rowan is so unlike Rowan that I can't picture him as such. That's why I think we should have a professor unique to our region here I also love LeChatBox's idea that our Emera professor should specialize in event Pokémon, which only appear in Emera Town, aka Pokéheroes.


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Posted: Wed, 02/05/2018 03:09 (6 Months ago)
You covered pretty much all I wanted to say – I’ve seen it get commented on more than once, of how the Rowan on PH’s more excitable personality contrasts that of hisself in the games/shows. I’d imagine that Rowan would not say half of the things he has on PH, even at his friendliest. A new professor unique to PH would be great – creative liberties are always better than worrying about the character’s intended personality.

[Sidebar, but I think that if this were implemented, it’d be a great way to bring the community more together; we’d get a chance to vote on the possible professors or there would be an art contest or something, where people can submit their own professors. Would be neat.]

But yeah! Even if Rowan is no longer PH’s professor, we don’t have to do away with him. He’d be like Oak, who sometimes visits (Monday?) and brings with him quests, or even random anecdotes from his travel to other regions. That would open up several possibilities for more features on PH – but I’m getting way ahead. My point is, it would make sense for a new region (Emera) to have its own professor. Cause there’s no confining reason for Rowan having to be Emera’s professor, right? It easily could’ve been Birch, Elm, etc. instead.
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Posted: Sun, 02/09/2018 19:53 (2 Months ago)
support, i always like new spirit, there should be a usercontest for this^^ i always liked the different professors and their characters in the games, so i would also love to see more professors in Emera x D. Emeratown is somehow special and a modern growing place with upcoming new features, so a new professor would fit in perfectly. I'am fine with Rowan staying but i wouldn't mind a new colleague for him.