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Blaise

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Blaise
ホカゲ Hokage
Blaise Adventures.png
Blaise
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Magma Admin
Member of Team Magma
Rank Three Fires

Blaise (Japanese: ホカゲ Hokage), known as Mack in the Chuang Yi translation, is one of the Admins of Team Magma in the Pokémon Adventures manga. He is a skilled illusionist, creating visions inside his victim's head using heat and smoke. He is, however, a little full of himself.

History

Blaise is one of the Three Fires, Admins of Team Magma, along with Courtney and Tabitha.

Like all of the Three Fires, Blaise has a special lighter that can transmit and record images by burning them on paper.

Blaise's specialty is creating illusions with fire and heat. Usually, the heat is enough to wear his opponents down to the point where he can easily confuse and knock out their Pokémon. He is not a very good battler, and his Pokémon often lack the strength. His skills at illusion-making often makes up for his lack of strength, however.

Team Magma raided the Slateport City Contest House to capture Captain Stern, but accidentally got Ruby and the Pokémon Fanclub President, too. Blaise tortured Captain Stern to get him to reveal how to complete Submarine Explorer 1. When this failed, he attacked Dock with his Slugma, forcing Stern to reveal the missing pieces of the submarine.

Ruby distracted Blaise by luring his Slugma away with Pokéblocks. The two fought inside the submarine, where Blaise's skills as an illusionist first come into play. Ruby managed to escape when his Mumu used Earthquake, endangering the submarine, Blaise, and himself.

Blaise's illusions totally incapacitated Tate and Liza on Mt. Pyre for most of the Hoenn saga, while at the same time, stealing the Red and Blue Orb off Mt. Pyre. When the Firehead Trio took off with three Gym Leaders to face off in battle, Blaise's opponent was Brawly. It is unsure what happens to Blaise after the battle.

Pokémon

This listing is of Blaise's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Blaise's Slugma
Slugma (×2)
Slugma is Blaise's main and reliable Pokémon. Blaise ordered one of them to attack Dock when Captain Stern could not reveal anything about the submarine. However, Ruby was able to distract him by feeding the Slugma Indigo Pokéblocks. It was later used to incapacitate Tate and Liza with the help of Blaise's skills as an illusionist. During the selection of the three Gym Leaders to battle, Slugma was used to battle Brawly. It has a Quiet nature.

Slugma's known moves are Flamethrower, Smog, and Acid Armor.

Debut Slugging It Out with Slugma
Blaise's Swellow
Swellow
Swellow was used to hold Dock hostage while Slugma attacked him. It was also used as air transport throughout most of its appearances. However, it was not used in many battles.

Swellow's only known move is Fly, and its Ability is Guts.

Debut Tripped Up by Torkoal
Blaise's Armaldo
Armaldo
Blaise apparently uses Armaldo as a method of water transportation. One time, it was used to save Tabitha when he was underwater.

Armaldo's only known move is Surf, and its Ability is Battle Armor.

Debut No Armaldo Is an Island

Trivia

  • Blaise is the only Magma Admin who was created for Pokémon Adventures series, while the other two were present in games. Similarly, Team Aqua also has an Admin who is exclusive to the manga.
  • His ability to create illusions is reminiscent of the Dark-type, as they defeated Tate and Liza (Psychic-type specialists) but fell to Brawly (Fighting-type specialist).
  • Due to Coronis's translation of the manga, he is also popularly known as Hank in the fan community, as Coronis is fond of inventing Western names for manga-only characters who lack English dub names.
  • He was ranked as 14th in a Popularity Poll on Netkun.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ホカゲ Hokage From 火影 hokage ("firelight" or "fire shadow"), referencing both his abilities and his title as "The Shadow of Fire".
English Blaise (VIZ Media) From blaze.
Mack (Chuang Yi) From magma and match.
Korean 화영 Hwayeong From 화영 (火影) hwayeong, fire shadow.
Chinese (Mandarin) 火影 Huǒyǐng From 火影 hokage, fire shadow.


See also


Boss: Maxie
Adminstrators: CourtneyTabithaBlaise
Lower Members: Team Magma GruntsBrodie
Former Members: Butler
Locations: Magma Hideout
Project Manga logo.png This article is part of Project Manga, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each series of Pokémon manga.