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Alain (Japanese: アラン Alain) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is the main protagonist of the side story episodes Mega Evolution Special I and SS031. Alain is a Pokémon Trainer seeking to defeat all Mega Evolved Pokémon using his Mega Charizard X.
In the past he was Professor Sycamore's assistant, and it was Sycamore who initially inspired him to begin seeking Mega Stones in order to solve the mysteries of Mega Evolution. At this time Alain already owned a Charmander. Some time after leaving Professor Sycamore's laboratory, Charmander evolved twice and Alain managed to obtain a Mega Ring and a Charizardite X.
At one point, Alain battled a Trainer named Astrid, and defeated her Mega Absol. The battle was secretly watched by Mairin, a beginning Trainer who was sent out on a journey by Professor Sycamore. Mairin was so impressed with his strength that she began following him. From Mairin, Alain learned of a Trainer who leaped off of Prism Tower to save a Pokémon. Next, Alain received a call on his Holo Caster from a mysterious person, who directed him to a location with ruins to retrieve a Mega Stone. After getting the Mega Stone, Alain was confronted a Trainer named Remo who was also looking for the Mega Stone. Remo challenged him with a Mega Garchomp. Alain easily won the battle, and kept the Mega Stone.
Afterwards he helped Mairin capture a Flabébé. He then traveled with her to a restaurant where Elite Four member Siebold was working as a chef and challenged him to a battle, seemingly unaware that at the same time his Charizard's energy levels were being monitored by Lysandre. Charizard put up a good fight against Siebold's Blastoise, but when Blastoise Mega Evolved, it overwhelmed Charizard using a Mega Launcher-boosted Dragon Pulse. Accepting his defeat, Alain continued his journey to battle more Mega Evolved Pokémon and complete more assignments from the mysterious person, now with Mairin as a traveling partner.
Alain made a cameo appearance in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
He is set to travel to Hoenn with Mairin in SS031, where he will battle Steven's Shiny Mega Metagross.
Alain is shown to usually be focused on his goals, yet often exhibits aloof behavior and can wander off in thought. He at first seems to push others away from him, but he helped Mairin capture Flabébé with hints on strategy. He does, however, have a close bond with his Charizard, and seems to be warming up to Mairin's companionship.
During his time working at Professor Sycamore's lab, Alain was much more cheerful than he is in the present.
This listing is of Alain's known Pokémon in the anime:
|| アラン Alain
|| From Alain, French form of Alan. Possibly from 藍 ran (indigo) or 嵐 ran (storm).
|| Same as his Japanese name
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 艾嵐 Aaihlàahm
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name