Crasher Wake

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Crasher Wake
マキシマム仮面 Maximum Mask
"The Torrential Masked Master!"
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Dark brown
Hometown Pastoria City
Region Sinnoh (Originally born overseas)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions
Leader of Pastoria Gym
Badge Fen Badge
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

In the games

Crasher Wake uses Template:Type2 Pokémon in his battles. Trainers receive the Fen Badge, TM55 (Brine) and are able to use Defog outside of battle. Wake has a jovial, enthusiastic, and bombastic personality. Wake's strategy is nothing more than choosing moves that will make his battles more fun, and encourages everyone not to 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, Pearl. The rival also mentions that Wake was born overseas. However, he speaks clearly, without any foreign accent. This may mean he is simply from another region, but this has little evidence.

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. 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. 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.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum



Before battle:
"Welcome! I don't get challenged very often! The glory you are now beholding is the Pastoria Gym Leader! That's right, I'm Crasher Wake! My Pokémon were toughened up by stormy white waters! They'll take everything you can throw at them and then pull you under! Victory will be ours! Come on, let's get it done!"

After sending out last Pokémon:
"Hey! That there! That was a good move!"

During battle:
"This is where it gets exciting!"

When defeated:
"Hunwah! It's gone and ended! How will I say... I want more! I wanted to battle a lot more!"

After being defeated
"It seems the undertow pulled me under... But I had a great time battling with you! You've earned this!"

"The styles of battling and winning are as widely varied as Trainers are. Do you want to know how I battle? I battle so I can say I had fun at the end, whether I win or lose!"

The theme song:
"The ring is my roiling sea. ♪
The towering waves shaped me.
Crash! Crash! Crasher Wake!
Crash! Crash! Crasher Wake!
I’m the tidal wave of power to wash you away!
Put out the fire, Crasher Wake!
Run from electricity, Crasher Wake!
Ah, ah, aaaah!
The ring is my sea. ♪"

In the anime

Crasher Wake in the anime

Crasher Wake debuted in Cream of the Croagunk Crop! and was one of the judges at the Croagunk Festival.

In A Crasher Course in Power! Ash defeated Crasher Wake and earned the Fen Badge.


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

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Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 稲田徹 Tetsu Inada
English Michael Alston Baley
European Spanish Roberto Encinas

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures



Pokémon DP

He makes a brief cameo in DPA07, where he is defeated by Hareta. In DPA11 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 DPA12 as Byron comes to, he asks Wake what's going on to find that Hareta is battling Saturn. In DPA13 Wake is amazed by the size of the wave made by Hareta's Piplup.



In the TCG

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

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Floatzel GL Water 37 Rare Holo Rising Rivals 4/111
Quagsire GL Water 35 Common Rising Rivals 76/111
Floatzel GL LV.X Water X Rare Holo LV.X Rising Rivals 104/111


  • 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 Template:Type2 trainer with a pastime involving fighting, in comparison with Brawly, a Template:Type2 trainer with a pastime involving water.
  • All of Wake's Pokémon are ones that have gender differences.
  • 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 line-up. Had Ash fought Fantina previous to Maylene, he would have inadvertently gone out of order compared to the D/P line-up, but in order for the Platinum line-up. Ash battled the three shifted Gym Leaders in the order designated by D/P, as Platinum was not released until after Ash fought Crasher Wake, but before Fantina.


Language Name Origin
Japanese マキシ (Maxi) / マキシマム仮面 (Maximum Mask) Probably referring to his lucha libre mask.
English Crasher Wake Perhaps based off of lucha libre names, as his appearance suggests. Sounds similar to crashing wave. A wake is also the set of triangular waves left by something traveling through water (a boat, etc.).
French Lovis le teigneux From l'eau, the water.
German Wellenbrecher Marinus Marinus means of the sea in Latin.
Italian Omar il distruttore From mare, sea.
Polish Wake "Stalowa Pięść" Means Wake "Steel Fist"
Spanish Mananti el destructor From manantial, the source of a river.
Brazilian Portuguese Montanha Just in the Anime
Korean 맥실러 Maxiller /
맥시멈가면 Maximum Gamyeon
Same as Japanese name.
Chinese (Taiwan) 吉憲 Jíxiàn


External links

Template:Crasher Wake's Pokémon

Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region
Oreburgh Gym Coal Badge
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Eterna Gym Forest Badge
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Veilstone Gym Cobble Badge
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Pastoria Gym Fin Badge
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Crasher Wake
Hearthome Gym Relic Badge
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Canalave Gym Mine Badge
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Snowpoint Gym Icicle Badge
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Sunyshore Gym Beacon Badge
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