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The Oldest School in the Paldea Region

At Naranja Academy and Uva Academy, you can meet new people, new Pokémon, and a new you.

In the center of Paldea sits the largest city in the region, Mesagoza. It is here that you’ll find a school boasting a history that few other schools do, where people from all sorts of regions come to hone their skills against each other, be it through academics or Pokémon battles.

Age is not an issue in enrollment here, so a wide range of age groups—from children to adults—take the same classes, which mostly relate to Pokémon. It seems there are a few classes that you can take WITH Pokémon too.

In Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the name of the school, its emblem, its uniforms, and other details will differ depending on which game version you’re playing.

Gameplay screenshot, exterior of Naranja Academy building.
Gameplay screenshot, close-up of Naranja Academy building emblem.
Gameplay screenshot, close-up of Uva Academy building emblem.

Set out from school for a grand adventure! The special independent study project, the Treasure Hunt

As the main character, you will be enrolling at the academy. Of course, you will not be alone at this school. You will also have friends you can sharpen your skills against—like Nemona, Arven, and Penny—in addition to unique teachers who will teach you what they know about battling, Pokémon biology, and more.

This academy is also where Director Clavell will give you and your friends an independent study assignment, the Treasure Hunt. Where will you go? Who will you meet? What will you accomplish? Embark on a journey across Paldea to gain new experiences, meet new people, and find your very own treasure.

Gameplay screenshot, Director Clavell speaking to a crowd of students with a speech text caption of "Let the Treasure Hunt begin! Onward!".
Gameplay screenshot, Nemona and player character exploring busy academy campus.

People at the academy

Along with Director Clavell, there are many other members of the faculty at the academy.

Clavell Art


He acts as the director of the academy, and since you’re a new student, he will teach you many things about your school. He can be strict, but he can also be kind. He seems to be a friend of Professor Sada and Professor Turo.

Gameplay screenshot, close-up of Director Clavell.Gameplay screenshot, close-up of Director Clavell.
Jacq art


Mr. Jacq is your homeroom teacher, and he teaches biology. He is very knowledgeable about Pokémon biology and is the developer of the Pokédex app for the Rotom Phone. He has a slightly airheaded side to him, and he sometimes loses himself in his research.

Gameplay screenshot, close-up of Mr. Jacq standing in a classroom.

Main character’s friends

Arven Art


Arven is an upperclassman at the academy. He’s good at cooking and is researching healthy recipes that can help Pokémon feel better. He will be asking you to help him out, since he isn’t good at Pokémon battles.

Gameplay screenshot, close-up of Arven holding a Poké Ball out in front of him.
Penny Art


Penny is in the same grade as you. She has a bit of a shy personality, and for some reason, she doesn’t seem to come to the academy very often. She is especially fond of her fluffy Eevee bag and always has it on her back.

Gameplay screenshot, close-up of Penny.