Professor Juniper is a Pokemon professor from the Unova region. She is repsonsible for giving starter Pokemon to beginner trainers who are starting their journey in the Unova region. The starter Pokemon she gives out are Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott. In the anime, she gives Trip a Snivy as a starter Pokemon, Bianca a Tepig for her starter Pokemon, and allowed Ash Ketchum to keep Oshawott when it started following him. She even traded her Karrablast for Bianca's Shelmet which evolved into an Accelgor in the process of the trade while Bianca's Karrablast evolved into Escavalier.