Professor Pine, originally, was an assistant to Professor Oak but when he was killed, Pine became the Pokemon Researcher to take his place in the Kanto Region. Professor Pine has entrusted Machine and Hakel with Professor Oak's wish and hopes to see them complete each region with dignity and strength.

He also sends them to new regions along with their other two companions to continue Oak's dream of getting data on all the Pokemon in the world. He is currently in the new region, Aneso investigating to find out more types of Pokemon along with the help of the other Pokedex Holders.