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ハッサク Hassaku
Scarlet Violet Hassel.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Yellow
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea (originally from a unnamed faraway region)
Relatives Unnamed father
Trainer class Elite Four, Instructor
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Elite Four
Specializes in Dragon-types
Anime series Pokémon: Paldean Winds
Debut Breathe Out
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A

Hassel (Japanese: ハッサク Hassaku) is a member of the Elite Four of the Paldea region and the art teacher at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV. He specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Hassel is a descendant of a long line of Dragon-type Trainers in an unnamed faraway region. He ran away from home as a youth to pursue a dream of "making music", before becoming a member of the Elite Four in the Paldea Region as well as an art instructor at the academy. Hassel is shown to be friendly, but very emotional, as he bursts into tears of joy when defeated by the player. He is an old friend of Gym Leader Brassius of Artazon. At one point, one of Hassel's relatives tries to convince him to come home, but his students' support prompts him to remain at the academy.


Champion Assessment

Hassel will Terastallize his Baxcalibur at the first opportunity.

Academy Ace Tournament

Hassel will Terastallize his Baxcalibur at the first opportunity.


Main article: Hassel/Quotes



Hassel concept art.jpg
Concept art from Scarlet and Violet

In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Hassel briefly appeared in Breathe Out. He was seen clapping alongside other teachers at Ohara's performance.


  • The back vent on Hassel's coat could be in reference to the capes worn by Dragon Tamers, who Hassel has a history with, being a Dragon-type Trainer himself.
    • It might also be a nod to Clair and her design in Generation II due to how her cape resembles part of a suit.
  • Hassel is the only Paldean Elite Four member that can be rebattled indefinitely.
  • Hassel is left-handed, as shown when he throws his Poké Balls and in his official concept art painting a portrait of an Applin.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ハッサク Hassaku From 八朔 hassaku (Hassaku orange)
English Hassel Similar to his Japanese name
German Sinius From Apfelsine (dialectal name for orange)
Spanish Hesperio From hesperidio (hesperidium)
French Hassa Similar to his Japanese name
Italian Oranzio From orange
Korean 팔자크 Paljakeu From 팔삭 (八朔) palsak (hassaku orange) and partial transcription of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 八朔 Bāshuò From 八朔 bāshuò / baatsok (hassaku orange)
Chinese (Cantonese) 八朔 Baatsok

See also


Paldea League
of the Elite Four
of the Elite Four
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of the Elite Four
of the Elite Four
Top Champion

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