Professor Sylvan

Professor Sylvan
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Professor Sylvan
Hometown Telnor Town
Trainer class Pokémon Professor

Professor Vanessa Sylvan is a Pokémon Professor who lives and works at her lab in Telnor Town of the Torren region. She appears to perform Pokémon studies using Eevee, which she is said to have thousands of on hand according to one of Telnor Town's inhabitants.

Background information

Under normal circumstances Sylvan distributes Pokédexes and an Eevee to aspiring Torren Trainers. However, in the player and Damian's case, she also offers them the choice of receiving Delta Bulbasaur, Delta Charmander, or Delta Squirtle as their starter Pokémon.

In the game

In Pokémon Insurgence, the player first meets Professor Sylvan as she discusses the fate of three Delta Pokémon with Reukra. When she notices the trainer and Damian's presence she is convinced by Reukra to give the two beginner trainers the option of using them as opposed to having them die in the wild. After Reukra leaves, Sylvan explains that Reukra is an old colleague of hers from back before he became the leader of Perfection and is responsible for the deaths of countless people. However, even though she takes the Pokémon from Reukra, she recognizes that the trainers may feel uncomfortable with using such unnatural Pokémon and therefore she grants them a fourth option in the form of Eevee.

Once the trainers have their starter Pokémon and Damian runs off to investigate Telnor Cave, Sylvan offers the player one last word of advice by telling them not to trust the cultists. She then gives the player a Pokédex and sends them on their way.

After defeating the Champion, the player has the option to battle Sylvan in Telnor Town by speaking to her in her lab. If the player wins they are either rewarded with the 3rd Delta starter that was not selected at the beginning of the game or any 1 of the 3 Delta starters if the player decided to start their journey with Eevee. Additionally, they are given the Mega Stone corresponding to the gifted Pokémon's final evolution.

Pokémon

Starter Pokémon

These Pokémon are given to a Trainer at the beginning of their journey under normal circumstances:

133.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Run Away or Adaptability
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Eevee Lv.7
Growl
Normal Status
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Sand-Attack
Ground Status

In addition to the above choice, the player is given the option of selecting one of these Pokémon for their starter Pokémon:

727.png
Types:
Fairy Psychic
Ability:
Psycho Call
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Delta Bulbasaur Lv.7
Tackle
Normal Physical
Baby-Doll Eyes
Fairy Status
Confusion
Psychic Status
Curse
Unknown Status
730.png
Types:
Ghost Dragon
Ability:
Spirit Call
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Delta Charmander Lv.7
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Twister
Dragon Special
Curse
Unknown Status
733.png
Types:
Dark Fighting
Ability:
Shadow Call
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Delta Squirtle Lv.7
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Bite
Dark Physical
Curse
Unknown Status

Battle

133.png If the player chose Eevee:

Sylvan.png
Professor
Sylvan
Telnor Town
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8900
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
470.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Chlorophyll
Held item:
Grass Gem.png Grass Gem
Leafeon Lv.88
Leaf Blade
Grass Physical
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Sunny Day
Fire Status
196.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Bounce
Held item:
Psychic Gem.png Psychic Gem
Espeon Lv.88
Psychic
Psychic Special
Calm Mind
Psychic Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Morning Sun
Normal Status
729.png
Types:
Fairy Psychic
Ability:
Psycho Call
Held item:
Wise Glasses.png Wise Glasses
Delta Venusaur Lv.88
Psychic
Psychic Special
Moonblast
Fairy Special
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Moonlight
Fairy Status
732.png
Types:
Ghost Dragon
Ability:
Spirit Call
Held item:
Dragon Gem.png Dragon Gem
Delta Charizard Lv.88
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Frost Breath
Ice Special
735.png
Types:
Dark Fighting
Ability:
Shadow Call
Held item:
Dark Gem.png Dark Gem
Delta Blastoise Lv.88
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
Vacuum Wave
Fighting Special
Knock Off
Dark Physical
133.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Run Away
Held item:
Eevite.png Eevite
Eevee Lv.89
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Scald
Water Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Moonblast
Fairy Special



727.png If the player chose Delta Bulbasaur:

Sylvan.png
Professor
Sylvan
Telnor Town
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8900
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
135.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Volt Absorb
Held item:
Electric Gem.png Electric Gem
Jolteon Lv.88
Volt Switch
Electric Special
Thunder
Electric Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Sand-Attack
Ground Status
470.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Chlorophyll
Held item:
Grass Gem.png Grass Gem
Leafeon Lv.88
Leaf Blade
Grass Physical
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Sunny Day
Fire Status
136.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Guts
Held item:
Fire Gem.png Fire Gem
Flareon Lv.88
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Superpower
Fighting Physical
196.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Bounce
Held item:
Psychic Gem.png Psychic Gem
Espeon Lv.88
Psychic
Psychic Special
Calm Mind
Psychic Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Morning Sun
Normal Status
700.png
Type:
Fairy Unknown
Ability:
Pixilate
Held item:
Wise Glasses.png Wise Glasses
Sylveon Lv.88
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
Draining Kiss
Fairy Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Psyshock
Psychic Special
735.png
Types:
Dark Fighting
Ability:
Shadow Call
Held item:
Delta Blastoisinite.png Delta Blastoisinite
Delta Blastoise Lv.89
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
Vacuum Wave
Fighting Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special



730.png If the player chose Delta Charmander:

Sylvan.png
Professor
Sylvan
Telnor Town
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8900
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
135.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Volt Absorb
Held item:
Electric Gem.png Electric Gem
Jolteon Lv.88
Volt Switch
Electric Special
Thunder
Electric Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Sand-Attack
Ground Status
471.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Ice Body
Held item:
Ice Gem.png Ice Gem
Glaceon Lv.88
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Mirror Coat
Psychic Special
Frost Breath
Ice Special
134.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Hydration
Held item:
Water Gem.png Water Gem
Vaporeon Lv.88
Surf
Water Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Rain Dance
Water Status
Rest
Psychic Status
197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Dark Gem.png Dark Gem
Umbreon Lv.88
Foul Play
Dark Physical
Moonlight
Fairy Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
700.png
Type:
Fairy Unknown
Ability:
Pixilate
Held item:
Wise Glasses.png Wise Glasses
Sylveon Lv.88
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
Draining Kiss
Fairy Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Psyshock
Psychic Special
729.png
Types:
Fairy Psychic
Ability:
Psycho Call
Held item:
Delta Venusaurite.png Delta Venusaurite
Delta Venusaur Lv.89
Psychic
Psychic Special
Moonblast
Fairy Special
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Moonlight
Fairy Status



733.png If the player chose Delta Squirtle:

Sylvan.png
Professor
Sylvan
Telnor Town
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8900
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
134.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Hydration
Held item:
Water Gem.png Water Gem
Vaporeon Lv.88
Surf
Water Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Rain Dance
Water Status
Rest
Psychic Status
136.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Guts
Held item:
Fire Gem.png Fire Gem
Flareon Lv.88
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Superpower
Fighting Physical
471.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Ice Body
Held item:
Ice Gem.png Ice Gem
Glaceon Lv.88
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Mirror Coat
Psychic Special
Frost Breath
Ice Special
197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Dark Gem.png Dark Gem
Umbreon Lv.88
Foul Play
Dark Physical
Moonlight
Fairy Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
700.png
Type:
Fairy Unknown
Ability:
Pixilate
Held item:
Wise Glasses.png Wise Glasses
Sylveon Lv.88
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
Draining Kiss
Fairy Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Psyshock
Psychic Special
732.png
Types:
Ghost Dragon
Ability:
Spirit Call
Held item:
Delta Charizardite.png Delta Charizardite
Delta Charizard Lv.89
Lunar Cannon
Dark Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Phantom Force
Ghost Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status



Sprites

Sylvan.png Sylvan OD.png
Battle sprite Overworld sprite

Trivia

  • Although Professor Sylvan gives the player a Pokédex, Damian runs out of the lab without receiving one. Therefore it is unknown if Damian is simply without a Pokédex or if he receives one at a different time than the player.
  • Later in the game Reukra mentions that the only reason Damian and the player are still alive is because Sylvan asked him not to harm them. However, this was never said in their conversation in the lab at the beginning of the game, which would mean that Sylvan and Reukra spoke with one another again after the player left to go on their journey.
  • Professor Sylvan's first name is Vanessa.
  • In Version 1.0, Professor Sylvan's gender was male. This was changed in the version 1.1 update.
  • Sylvan is confirmed by multiple non-playable characters to have known Harmony, Reukra, and Anastasia during their time together at university.


Characters
Torren PlayerBenefactorProfessor SylvanDamianNoraMaldeOrionXavierEastHarmony
AnastasiaDianaCalreathTaenReukraPersephoneAudreyJaernZenith