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May's Blaziken

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May's Blaziken
ハルカのバシャーモ Haruka's Bursyamo
Poké Ball
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May and Blaziken
Debuts in Get the Show on the Road!
Caught at Littleroot Town
Evolves in A Shroomish Skirmish
Once More with Reeling
Gender Unknown
Ability Blaze
Current location With May
Torchic Combusken Blaziken
This Pokémon spent 81 episodes as Torchic and 109 episodes as Combusken.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Torchic Chinami Nishimura Rachael Lillis
As Combusken Chinami Nishimura
Rikako Aikawa
Darren Dunstan (4Kids)
Bill Rogers (TPCi)
As Blaziken Katsuyuki Konishi Bill Rogers

May's Blaziken (Japanese: ハルカのバシャーモ Haruka's Bursyamo) was the first Pokémon acquired by May at the beginning of her travels in Hoenn. Its Japanese voice actor is 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi and its English voice actor is Bill Rogers. In Japanese, 西村ちなみ Chinami Nishimura voiced it as both a Torchic and Combusken (during her leave, it was voiced by Rikako Aikawa). In English, Rachael Lillis voiced it as a Torchic, as a Combusken it was voiced by Darren Dunstan (4Kids dub) and Bill Rogers (TPCi dub).

History

In Get the Show on the Road!, Blaziken was given to May by Professor Birch in Littleroot Town when it was still a Torchic. She chose it as her starter Pokémon because she thought Treecko was creepy and scary (though she later called them cute in Trees a Crowd), while the starter Mudkip had attacked her earlier with a Water Gun to the face. However, she seemed to like Torchic's cute appearance and sweet nature. Early on in the journey, Torchic was very inexperienced and ditzy. It did not know how to battle, and tended to wander around obliviously; it also tended to panic when in dangerous situations. On the group's first encounter with Jessie's Seviper (still wild at the time), the Template:Type2 frightened Torchic by trying to eat it.

When May started to ignore Torchic in favor of her new Beautifly, Torchic's personality began to change: it grew more determined to improve itself and recapture May's attention. Its competitive streak continued to grow as it lost most of its childishness and confusion; this culminated in its evolution into Combusken during A Shroomish Skirmish. Combusken itself had a period of being highly aggressive, but this seems to have passed and its personality seems to have evened out more now that it apparently feels that it no longer has to overcompensate.

In Once More with Reeling, during the break of a Pokémon Contest, Ash and co. were trying to stop Team Rocket from stealing Pikachu and other Pokémon. In the midst of the ensuing battle, Combusken evolved into Blaziken, and used its Blaze Kick to send Team Rocket flying. May then used Blaziken in the Battle Phase against Ash's Sceptile.

Blaziken appeared again when May made a guest appearance in A Full Course Tag Battle!. It was used in the Seven Stars Restaurant tag battles. It battled alongside Dawn's Piplup.

Moves used

Using Overheat Move First Used In
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Peck A Ruin With A View
Quick Attack Unknown
Ember A Ruin With A View
Fire Spin A Shroomish Skirmish
Sky Uppercut A Shroomish Skirmish
Mega Kick Spontaneous Combusken
Overheat Channeling the Battle Zone!
Blaze Kick Once More with Reeling
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

Trivia

  • May's Blaziken is the only Hoenn starter belonging to a main character that did not fall in love. Sceptile fell in love with a Meganium, and Marshtomp fell in love with a Flaaffy.
  • May's Blaziken is the third Template:Type2 Pokémon currently owned by a main character.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Torchic, Combusken, and Blaziken.