|Professor Ernest Bamb'o|
|Trainer class||Pokémon Professor|
Ernest Bamb'o (Bam-BO) is a Pokémon Professor from the Tandor region, who specializes in the study of Pokémon Elements.
In the game
Professor Bamb'o is the first character the player meets in the game, as he delivers the introductory lecture. The player is then meant to head to his lab, where he administers the Pokémon Trainer Test and gives the player and Theo their Starter Pokémon and a PokéDex.
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This article contains plot details about events that occur later in the game.
After the First Strike, Bamb'o meets the player in Vinoville Town to express his sympathies and concerns about Theo. He then gives the player an evolutionary stone of their choice.
The emergence of Nuclear Pokémon causes him to change the course of his research to focus on why it happens and if a cure can be found.
Professor Bamb'o will give you rewards for reaching certain milestones in your collection.
|Shiny Charm||194 (200 prior to 1.02)|
Bamb'o has a very laid-back personality, as evidenced by his fashion choices of tropical shirts and shorts rather than a lab coat. He gets along well with Pokémon and was drawn to work with them from a young age. He has a curious streak and is always asking questions about how the world works. His research keeps him very busy, so he can't afford to venture around the region, although he does use his Pajay to fly to places of interest.
Professor Bamb'o does not battle, but he has a Pajay that he uses for transport around the region. He also keeps whichever starter wasn't picked by the player and Theo. Additionally, he has access to all of the Pokémon that the player captures but does not use, as well as many others he keeps in the lab for use in his research.
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- His name comes from "Bamboo", a type of Chinese stalk plant, following the main series' trend of naming professors after plants.