Professor Birch (Japanese: オダマキ博士 Dr. Odamaki) is the resident Pokémon Professor ofLittleroot Town and the Hoenn region. He specializes in Pokémon habitats and distribution.
Birch was first seen in a flashback of Harrison in Johto Photo Finish. His first actual appearance was in Get The Show On The Road when he gave May her Torchic.
He later appeared in Dewford Town in both A Three Team Scheme! and Seeing is Believing!.
Birch also appeared in A Six Pack Attack, when he was meeting Professor Oak.
Later, Birch was seen in The Evolutionary War! at a vacation on A-B-C Islands. Over there, he, Ash and his friends solved the mystery of the Clamperl evolution.
He also was seen in another flashback in Reversing the Charges. He had another short cameo in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.
He appeared in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow! in a flashback, where he was seen giving Sawyer a starter Pokémon to choose from, which ended up being Treecko.
His preferred mode of transport is an SUV that he drives recklessly.
- Birch is the only Pokémon Professor who has a Pokémon on hand that has not been revealed.