From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
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.
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.
|| 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.
|| Slugging It Out with Slugma
| Swellow was used to hold Dock hostage in its first appearance while Slugma attacked him. Most of the time, Swellow was used to lift Blaise in the air.
None of Swellow's moves are known, and its Ability is Guts.
|| Tripped Up by Torkoal
| Blaise apparently uses Armaldo as a method of water transportation. One time, it was used to save Tabitha when he was underwater.
None of Armaldo's are known, and its Ability is Battle Armor.
|| No Armaldo Is an Island
- 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.
|| ホカゲ Hokage
|| From 火影 hokage ("firelight" or "fire shadow"), referencing both his abilities and his title as "The Shadow of Fire".
|| Blaise (VIZ Media)
|| From blaze.
| Mack (Chuang Yi)
|| From magma and match.
|| 화영 Hwayeong
|| From 화영 (火影) hwayeong, fire shadow.
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 火影 Huǒyǐng
|| From 火影 hokage, fire shadow.