Why Professor Kukui is Awesome

Okay, as you all know, I LOVE Pokemon Sun and Moon. I feel the game is well-done, has a really good story (Rivaling Black and White‘s main story), and a good challenge with the good ‘ol Pokemon gameplay.best-professor

One thing I feel Pokemon Sun and Moon did better than most other games in the series is the characters. A major complaint about Pokemon X and Y were that the characters were quite bland and static compared to the more in-depth cast of Black and White. Well, I feel that gen 7 here fixes that, and let’s talk about one of my favorite characters in Pokemon history: Professor Kukui.

We all know about the professors in Pokemon: Normally the people who give you your starter, and are very knowledgeable in the field of Pokemon. While some of them are known for their nostalgic values, they’re normally… Not very memorable. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t flat-out FORGETTABLE, but I just feel their personalities aren’t as fleshed-out.

And then came Professor Kukui: The professor of the Alola Region and former Pokemon battler. This guy stuck out of people’s minds the moment he first showed up. Unlike most professors, he’s much more well-versed in Pokemon battling, seeing as he took on the Kanto league prior to becoming a Professor. Apparently, the man managed to battle Lance!

Seeing as he studies Pokemon moves, he apparently actively takes hits from them too! Seeing as some Pokemon moves can inflict quite a large amount of damage, the guy has guts.

Now, I bet you’re all wondering: How does he have this much endurance? Well,

(Spoilers for Pokemon Sun and Moon coming up!)

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