Crasher Wake

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Crasher Wake
マキシマム仮面 Maximum Mask
"The Torrential Masked Master!"
Diamond Pearl Crasher Wake.png
Artwork from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Dark brown
Hometown Pastoria City
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Gym LeaderDPPt
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation IV, V
Games Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2 and White 2, Masters
Leader of Pastoria Gym
Badge Fen Badge
Specializes in Water types
English voice actor Kyle Hebert (Masters)
Japanese voice actor Unknown (Masters)
Anime debut Cream of the Croagunk Crop!
English voice actor Michael Alston Baley
Japanese voice actor Tetsu Inada

Crasher Wake (Japanese: マキシマム仮面 Maximum Mask), otherwise known simply as Wake (Japanese: マキシ Maxi), is the Gym Leader of Pastoria City's Gym, known officially as the Pastoria Gym. He hands out the Fen Badge to Trainers who defeat him. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon.

In the core series

Crasher Wake uses Water-type Pokémon in his battles. Trainers receive the Fen Badge, TM55 (Brine) and are able to use Defog outside of battle. In addition, in Diamond and Pearl, if he is the fourth Gym Leader defeated, all Pokémon up to level 50 will obey their Trainer. Crasher Wake has a jovial, enthusiastic, and bombastic personality. Crasher Wake's strategy is nothing more than choosing moves that will make his battles more fun, and encourages everyone to not take battles too seriously, and to remember they're supposed to be fun. Crasher Wake uses the prize money he gets from competitive Pokémon battles to help the unfortunate. Crasher Wake has his Pokémon use Defog to keep the weather of Pastoria City clear.

He later appears in the Battle Zone, talking to the player's rival, Barry. The rival also mentions that Crasher Wake was born overseas. However, he speaks clearly, without any foreign accent. In Black 2 and White 2, Crasher Wake reveals that he was born and raised in the Sinnoh region, even though everyone thinks otherwise.

In Platinum Version, he is first met when players try to enter Veilstone Gym. In Pastoria City, he sings his own theme song, and the rival wants him to be his mentor (much to his dismay). Crasher Wake also acts when a Galactic Bomb goes off at the Great Marsh. On Stark Mountain, he mentions that he'll be entering a tournament. Crasher Wake can also be battled again, like the other Sinnoh Gym Leaders, at the Battleground. His wrestling matches will occasionally be shown on the TV as part of the Pokémon Variety Hour, which he always wins.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, he appears in the Celadon Department Store to give the player some Sinnoh starter accessories. He can be found again later, on Route 47.

In Black 2 and White 2, he appears on Route 18 staring out into the ocean. Once the player talks to him, he decides to head to Driftveil City and takes his leave.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



Pokémon Platinum

Gym battle


Rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Crasher Wake uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. He will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Floatzel.

Sinnoh Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Crasher Wake (Masters)

Artwork

Sprites

Spr DP Crasher Wake.png Spr Pt Crasher Wake.png Spr B2W2 Crasher Wake.png VSCrasher Wake.png Spr Masters Crasher Wake.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Platinum
Model from
Masters
Crasher Wake IV OD.png Crasher Wake OD.png Badge Case Crasher Wake.png VSCrasher Wake Masters.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Sprite from the Badge Case VS model from
Masters

Quotes

Main article: Crasher Wake/Quotes

In the anime

In the main series

Crasher Wake and his Pokémon in the anime

Crasher Wake debuted in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!, where he met Ash, Dawn, and Brock in front of his Gym. However, he informed them that he couldn't battle that day because he was going to be one of the judges of the Pastoria Croagunk Festival. He encouraged the group to attend the festival and they rushed to reach the Great Marsh train. Crasher Wake ran off once the train arrived at the next station, leaving Ash and his friends behind, but they were soon reunited at the festival grounds. After the festival, Crasher Wake said that Ash's Pikachu seemed to be a strong Pokémon after the latter defeated Team Rocket, and said he would be happy to battle him the next day.

The following day, Ash had a three-on-three Gym battle against Crasher Wake. Much to Crasher Wake's surprise, Pikachu quickly took his Gyarados out with a midair Volt Tackle. He sent out Quagsire next, while Ash substituted Pikachu for Turtwig to overcome Quagsire's immunity to Electric-type attacks. Ash quickly recalled Turtwig to avoid a second Sludge Bomb, and sent out Buizel. Quagsire was soon defeated after its Ice Beam froze Buizel's Aqua Jet into a hardened projectile. Buizel then took on Crasher Wake's final Pokémon, Floatzel, in a match of speed and power. Ash later recalled Buizel after it became confused from a Water Pulse attack, so Pikachu was called back out. Pikachu was soon partially frozen by Floatzel's Ice Fang. Buizel then returned to the battlefield after recovering from its confusion, and it knocked Floatzel out with a close-range Water Pulse, earning Ash the Fen Badge.

Crasher Wake reappeared briefly in a flashback in For the Love of Meowth!, and in a cameo in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Character

Crasher Wake is a lively person with a booming voice. He has trained his Pokémon to have an increased stamina to take even powerful attacks like Giga Impact without sustaining much damage. Crasher Wake uses his Gym's water-based battlefield as another defense tactic, allowing his Pokémon to remain concealed and ambush the opponent's Pokémon in the process.

Pokémon


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Crasher Wake's Gyarados
Gyarados
Gyarados was the first Pokémon used by Crasher Wake during the Gym battle against Ash; he went up against Pikachu. Gyarados withstood a direct Thunderbolt from Pikachu's, but was defeated when Pikachu combined the speed he picked during his free-fall with a Volt Tackle.

He reappeared briefly in Mamie's flashback in For The Love Of Meowth.

Gyarados's known moves are Dragon Rage and Bite.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Crasher Wake's Quagsire
Quagsire
Crasher Wake used Quagsire as his second Pokémon during his Gym battle against Ash. It proved itself to be very tricky, able to counteract Turtwig's high speed with its excellent hearing. Quagsire's attacks were perfectly suited to combat its weakness to Grass-types, and Ash was forced to recall it.

Quagsire next went up against Buizel, and although Quagsire was able to absorb Buizel's Sonic Booms with its bulky body, it was knocked out by the sheer force of Ice Aqua Jet.

It reappeared briefly in Mamie's flashback in For The Love Of Meowth.

Quagsire's known moves are Sludge Bomb and Ice Beam.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Beach
Crasher Wake's Floatzel
Floatzel
Floatzel is Crasher Wake's main Pokémon. He was introduced right after Ash's Buizel got into a fight with Pikachu. Upon seeing his evolved form, Buizel became hyped up for the impending battle and a chance to prove himself to Ash.

Floatzel seems to know many different defensive techniques to guard himself from attacks, such as inflating the flotation sac around his body and blocking with his fin. He also knows a variety of different and powerful moves, adding to his artillery of defense. Crasher Wake claimed that Floatzel is powerful enough to endure even a Giga Impact by using his flotation sac. At one point Floatzel used his flotation sac to reflect Buizel's Water Pulse back at him, confusing him in the process. Later in the battle, Floatzel used Ice Fang to freeze part of Pikachu's back. Despite all this, he lost to Buizel after a Water Pulse that sent Floatzel crashing into the ceiling and getting knocked out.

He reappeared briefly in flashbacks in For The Love Of Meowth and League Unleashed!; as well as making a brief appearance alongside Crasher Wake during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Floatzel's known moves are Razor Wind, Bulk Up, Whirlpool, and Ice Fang.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 稲田徹 Tetsu Inada
English Michael Alston Baley
Czech Vojtěch Hájek
Finnish Aku Laitinen
Polish Jakub Szydłowski
Brazilian Portuguese Sidney Lilla
Spanish Latin America Raúl Anaya
Spain Roberto Encinas

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Crasher Wake (right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Crasher Wake briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Wulfric.

Pokémon

Crasher Wake's Floatzel
Floatzel
Floatzel is Crasher Wake's only known Pokémon.

None of Floatzel's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

Crasher Wake appeared in a flashback in PMDP07.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crasher Wake with his Floatzel and Maylene with her Riolu
Crasher Wake without his mask

Like in the games, Crasher Wake pays for the facilities and maintenance of Pastoria City with the prize money he earns. He has his own theme song.

History

Past

Crasher Wake trained with Palmer when they were younger, as seen in a flashback in Alternate Dimension Showdown VIII.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Crasher Wake is introduced in A Skuffle with Skorupi. Platinum begins to battle him for the Fen Badge in Crafty Carnivine; their battle concludes in Floatzel and Jetsam, during which Platinum's Empoleon is able to defeat his Floatzel, only to lose to Quagsire. Afterwards, the Torterra she borrowed from Diamond defeats the second Pokémon with its Giga Drain when Wake concluded Platinum drowned, only to rise back up from the other side and counterattack. Afterwards, he is impressed by Platinum's adaptability and awards her the Fen Badge.

Later, he reappears in Lake Valor to save Rad Rickshaw and Pearl after the Galactic Bomb's explosion dried the lake, and Saturn defeated the latter. He then had his Quagsire and Floatzel to refill the lake using Rain Dance. Soon, after the boy recovers, Wake coaches him to catch a Floatzel much like his own (after noting that he wouldn't give him his), but when he proves unable, instead tells Pearl to try his luck with the weaker Buizel, which he succeeds in. However, having grown intensely distrustful of humans after the incident, it turned out very disobedient, prone to often attack its owner rather than fight for him.

Crasher Wake promised to sing his theme song to Pearl; this doesn't happen due to the Sinnoh Gym Leaders' efforts to stop Cyrus at the Spear Pillar, which Wake was involved in; the Gym Leaders are caught up in a blast.

Platinum chapter

While Wake recovers from his injuries, Pearl finally manages to hear Wake's song through a jukebox.

Pokémon

On hand
Crasher Wake's Gyarados
Gyarados
Gyarados was very briefly seen during his presentation, where he was riding on it. It was not used in the Gym match against Platinum (as two of three Pokémon was the rule of the Gym).

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
Crasher Wake's Floatzel
Floatzel
Floatzel was the first Pokémon sent against Platinum. Since his opponent was Empoleon, a Water-type, he proposed, and Platinum agreed, that the battle take place in the pool. After the initial part was just a struggle, with hits and bites from both parts, they then jumped into the water to demonstrate their speed underwater. Following an extremely fast chase, Empoleon was able to hit Floatzel with her Vacuum Wave, sending him flying away, knocking him out.

He later appeared with Quagsire in Bogging Down Quagsire, where both used Rain Dance to fill up the dried-up Lake Valor.

Floatzel's known moves are Aqua Jet and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
Crasher Wake's Quagsire
Quagsire
Quagsire was the second and last Pokémon chosen by Wake. Upon being released, he delivered a powerful Blizzard to Empoleon, to which the Emperor Pokémon responded with the same attack. The cluster of both snowstorms eventually caused Empoleon to hold back and faint. Then she sent Diamond's Tru. After what looked a silent and dull battle, Quagsire showed his skills as a wrestler, taking the Torterra (and lifting it, despite his height and weight) and threw him to the water. However, what he didn't notice (and was ready knock Torterra with a Blizzard) was that Platinum had her Great Marsh overalls attached to Tru's spikes, and therefore was thrown too. Upon noticing it, Wake send his Sailors to rescue her, but just the overalls was underwater. With this, the Water Fish Pokémon didn't shoot the Blizzard and was finished off with a Giga Drain.

Quagsire later appeared with Floatzel in Bogging Down Quagsire, where both used Rain Dance to fill up the dried-up Lake Valor.

Quagsire's known moves are Blizzard and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Damp.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
Status unknown
Crasher Wake's Lumineon
Lumineon
As a young Trainer, Crasher Wake was shown owning a Lumineon which was used in a battle against Palmer. It is unknown if he still has it.

Lumineon's only known move is Aqua Tail.

Debut The Final Dimensional Duel VIII

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Crasher Wake in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

He makes a brief cameo in Dialga's Secret Keys, where he is defeated by Hareta. In The Legendary Pokémon, Captured Wake and other Gym Leaders appear at Lake Valor saying they will take care of things there and that he should worry about protecting the legendary Pokémon. He appears in A Battle Of Wills as Byron comes to, he asks Wake what's going on to find that Hareta is battling Saturn. In The Battle Rages On, Wake is amazed by the size of the wave made by Hareta's Piplup. In Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon, he along with the other Gym Leaders and Sinnoh Elite Four head to the Galactic HQ to take on the remaining Team Galactic grunts.

Pokémon

Crasher Wake's Gyarados
Gyarados
Gyarados is the only known Pokémon Crasher Wake has. It was used in Hareta's Gym battle against the Gym leader where it was shown to be defeated by his Piplup. Later, it was one of the Pokémon that took on Team Galactic.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut The Legendary Pokémon, Captured

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Crasher Wake or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Crasher Wake's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Floatzel Pokémon GL Water Rising Rivals Rare Holo 4/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo 019/090
Quagsire Pokémon GL Water Rising Rivals Common 76/111 Bonds to the End of Time Common 015/090
Floatzel Pokémon GL LV.X Water Rising Rivals Rare Holo LV.X 104/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo LV.X 020/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Crasher Wake Su Forbidden Light Uncommon 104/131 Ultra Force   046/050
Forbidden Light Rare Ultra 129/131 Ultra Force SR 056/050
 

Trivia

  • His Japanese Leader title is ウォーター ストリーム マスクマン.
  • Crasher Wake's use of his prize money to help the disadvantaged is a common cliché in tales of fictional luchadores, inspired by the real-life luchador Fray Tormenta.
  • Crasher Wake is a Water-type Trainer with a pastime involving fighting, in comparison with Brawly, a Fighting-type Trainer with a pastime involving water.
  • Despite the game claiming that he uses Defog for Pastoria City, none of the Pokémon he uses in battle can learn it. Though it is possible he has a Pokémon capable of using it he doesn't use in battle, he would not be the only Gym Leader to do so if this was the case, as Fantina has a Drifblim she only uses in Contests and not battles.
  • With the release of Pokémon Platinum, the order of three Gym battles in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are now shifted: instead of being fourth, Crasher Wake is now fifth in the lineup.
  • Crasher Wake is the only Sinnoh Gym Leader whom Ash defeated without losing any of his own Pokémon during the match.
  • Crasher Wake is the only Gym Leader who doesn't present himself with his real name, but rather his stage name.
  • In the anime, like some of the characters in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, he has a catchphrase he uses when calling out a Pokémon: "On the water".

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マキシ Maxi
マキシマム仮面 Maximum Mask
From Maxillaria
English Crasher Wake From crashing wave and wake (set of triangular waves left by something traveling through water)
German Wellenbrecher Marinus From Wellenbrecher (breakwater) and marinus (Latin for marine)
Spanish Mananti el Destructor From manantial (spring)
French Lovis le teigneux From l'eau (the water)
Italian Omar il distruttore From mare (sea)
Korean 맥실러 Maxiller
맥시멈가면 Maximum Gamyeon
From Maxillaria
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 吉憲 / 吉宪 Jíxiàn
極限假面 / 极限假面 Jíxiàn Jiǎmiàn
From 極限 jíxiàn (maximum limit)
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 吉憲 Gāthin
極限假面 Gikhaan Gámihn*
極限幪面俠 Gikhaan Mùhngmihnhaahp*
Same as Mandarin name
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Polish Crasher Wake*
Wake "Stalowa Pięść"*
Same as his English name
Means Wake "Steel Fist"
Brazilian Portuguese Demolidor Wake*
O Montanha*
Means Demolisher Wake
Means The Mountain
Russian Крашер Уейк Krasher Ueyk Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Max
Mặt nạ Maximum
Transcription of his Japanese name


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