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Alain

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Alain
アラン Alain
Alain XY.png
Alain
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Anime debut Mega Evolution Special I
English voice actor Jonathan Silver
Japanese voice actor Kenshō Ono

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.

History

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.

Character

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.

Pokémon

This listing is of Alain's known Pokémon in the anime:

Alain's Charmander

Alain's Charizard
Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard ↔ Mega Charizard X
Charizard is Alain's only known Pokémon, which he has owned since it was a Charmander, when Alain was still one of Professor Sycamore's assistants. Thanks to Alain's Mega Ring and its Charizardite X, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X.

Charizard battled Astrid and her Mega Absol. As Mega Charizard X it managed to defeat Mega Absol with Blast Burn after a hard fight. It later battled Remo and his Mega Garchomp, but this also proved to be no match for Mega Charizard X. When Alain later battled Siebold of the Kalos Elite Four however, Mega Charizard X was overwhelmed by Siebold's Mega Blastoise and was defeated.

Charizard's known moves are Flamethrower, Steel Wing, Dragon Claw, and Blast Burn.

Debut Mega Evolution Special I
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō (as a Charizard)
Kiyotaka Furushima (as a Charmander)
English Kensuke Satō (as a Charizard)
Tom Wayland (as a Charmander)

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アラン Alain From Alain, French form of Alan. Possibly from 藍 ran (indigo) or 嵐 ran (storm).
English Alain Same as his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 艾嵐 Àilán Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 艾嵐 Aaihlàahm Transliteration of his Japanese name


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevor
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
AriaDianthaGurkinn
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters
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