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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 an 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 Horizons: The Series
Pokémon: Paldean Winds
Debut HZ046 (Horizons)
Breathe Out (PW)
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Ryōtarō Okiayu (Horizons)

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.

During his bond story, a Dragon Tamer arrives at the academy to get Hassel back home, claiming his father, the head of the family, is feeling ill, and Hassel should be taking his place as the head of the family. Through interactions with the player, Hassel gains the confidence to confront the Dragon Tamer, realizing her words about his father's deteriorating health were lies in another attempt to get him to come home and swearing to stay at the academy to teach.

In The Indigo Disk, Hassel can be invited to Blueberry Academy as a special coach. A conversation between him and Drayton reveals that Hassel knows his grandfather, Drayden.


Hassel will Terastallize his Baxcalibur at the first opportunity.

Champion Assessment

Academy Ace Tournament

League Club Room

Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Hassel in the League Club Room, he will trade an Arctibax to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0997  Arctibax Male icon HOME.png  Paldea icon.png
Poké Ball HOME.png Level 45 0997Arctibax.png
DragonIC SV.png IceIC SV.png
Tera Type: DragonIC Tera.png
Ability: Thermal Exchange
Held item: None
ID: 316242
OT: Hassel
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Relaxed
/ Marks:
Partner Ribbon 
Dragon Rush
Dragon icon.pngDragon PhysicalIC SV.png
Ice Fang
Ice icon.pngIce PhysicalIC SV.png
Dark icon.pngDark PhysicalIC SV.png
Focus Energy
Normal icon.pngNormal StatusIC SV.png
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.


Main article: Hassel/Quotes


Sprites and models

VSHassel.png VSHassel 2.png Hassel League Club Room Profile.png
Elite Four VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Instructor VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Special Coach profile image from
Scarlet and Violet


Hassel concept art.jpg
Concept art from Scarlet and Violet


Hassel anime 2.png Hassel Anime Expression Sheet.png
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

In the anime

Hassel in the anime

Pokémon Horizons

Hassel made a brief appearance alongside Rika in HZ046 when welcoming Liko, Roy, and Dot to Naranja Academy

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

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

In Breathe Together, Hassel was seen teaching a class during the Naranja Academy presentation video. In the video, he appears speaking while his students were painting Gible.


Used in his studies
Professor Gible

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Hassel debuted in PASV02. He and several other teachers were called to an emergency meeting by Clavell to discuss Violet, a new student that caused trouble during the Treasure Hunt's opening ceremony. Clavell informed the others of Violet's backstory and explained his behavior.

In the TCG

Regular print of Hassel
Main article: Hassel (Transformation Mask 98)

Hassel was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Transformation Mask expansion with artwork by GOSSAN. This card can only be used if any of the player's Pokémon were Knocked Out during their opponent's last turn. It lets the player look at the top 8 cards of their deck and choose up to 3 of them to put into their hand. The other cards are then shuffled back into the deck.


  • The back vent on Hassel's coat could be in reference to the capes worn by Dragon Tamers, whom 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.
  • Prior to the release of The Indigo Disk, Hassel was the only Paldean Elite Four member that could 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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