Blanche

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Blanche
ブランシェ Blanche
GO Blanche.png
Art from Pokémon GO as of November 30, 2022
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown[note 1]
Eye color Green
Hair color White
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Team Mystic Leader
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Games Pokémon GO
Member of Team Mystic
Rank Leader
Specializes in Water and Ice types

Blanche (Japanese: ブランシェ Blanche) is the leader of Team Mystic (Japanese: チームミスティック Team Mystic), one of the three teams in Pokémon GO. Team Mystic is researching Pokémon Evolution and is represented by Articuno. Team Mystic Trainers believe that by staying calm and analyzing every situation, they cannot lose.

Blanche is one of Professor Willow's assistants, along with Spark and Candela. Highly analytical, Blanche often loses track of time when doing research. Blanche tends to get embarrassed when proven wrong and does not take jokes well.[1][2]

History

Involving Team GO Rocket

On October 26, 2019, Blanche had an initial encounter with Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff while testing the Rocket Radar with Professor Willow, who warned them that they were "encroaching on Team GO Rocket territory" and asked them to leave. Unprepared for a battle, Blanche and Willow agreed to retreat.[3]

On November 7, 2019[4], Blanche sent the following message in response to Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff:

"Your impression of me is out of date, Cliff. I don’t need to think hard to know that your attempts to take over will fail. I suggest you rethink before you choose to approach me."'

On November 12, 2019, Blanche successfully tracked down Cliff's location using the Rocket Radar and defeated him in a one-sided battle.[5]

On July 26, 2020, during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, Cliff battled Blanche. Blanche initiated the battle by sending out a Lapras, while Cliff sent a Shadow Tyranitar.[6] Tyranitar used Stone Edge but Lapras retaliated with Hydro Pump.[7] In the end, Blanche won the battle when Giovanni recalled Cliff to him along with the other Team GO Rocket Leaders. Professor Willow, Blanche, Candela, Spark and their Pokémon then witnessed the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 fireworks show in the sky.[8]

Pokémon

Team Mystic emblem

Battle Training

Blanche uses the following Pokémon in Battle Training. The Pokémon's moves are randomly chosen from their current move pool.

Blanche
Team Mystic Leader
VSBlanche.png
League Pokémon
Great League GO.png
Great League
Sneasel
CP 1465
Sealeo
CP 1494
Vaporeon
CP 1424
Ultra League GO.png
Ultra League
Glaceon
CP 2412
Empoleon
CP 2486
Mamoswine
CP 2472
Master League GO.png
Master League
Suicune
CP 2983
Metagross
CP 3791
Articuno
CP 3051

Prior to July 19, 2019

Blanche
Team Mystic Leader
VSBlanche.png
League Pokémon
Great League GO.png
Great League
Magikarp
CP 274
Feebas
CP 274
Squirtle
CP 946
Ultra League GO.png
Ultra League
Ninetales (Alola Form)
CP 2309
Glalie
CP 2105
Lapras
CP 2490
Master League GO.png
Master League
Lapras
CP 2641
Gliscor
CP 2692
Articuno
CP 3051

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Battle Challenge

Blanche
Team Mystic Leader
VSBlanche.png
#1 #2 #3
Lapras Slowking Suicune

Gallery

GO Blanche 2022.png
Appearance from Pokémon GO between September 30th[9] and November 30th, 2022[10]

Quotes

Main article: Blanche/Quotes

In the TCG

Full Art print of Blanche
Main article: Blanche (Pokémon GO 64)

Blanche was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese and English Pokémon GO expansions, with artwork by Anesaki Dynamic. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to draw two cards and then flip a coin. If heads, they can attach a Water Energy card from their discard pile to one of their Benched Pokémon.

Trivia

  • Although the English version of the game and social media accounts avoid using gendered pronouns when referring to Blanche,[11] the Spanish, French, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese translations refer to Blanche as female.
    • In the German translations, Blanche was at first referred to as female as well. Still, more recently, such as on the German Season of Heritage website[12], the translation uses the deliberately gender-neutral title of "Teamleiter*in" to refer to Blanche's status as a Team Leader. The German social media accounts stopped using gendered pronouns for Blanche after 2020.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ブランシェ Blanche From blanche (French for white)
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Indonesian
Blanche Same as Japanese name
Korean 블랑쉬 Blanche Transcription of their Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 布蘭雪 Bùlánxuě Transcription of their Japanese name. Contains 雪 xuě / syut (snow)
Chinese (Cantonese) 布蘭雪 Boulàahnsyut
Hindi ब्लांच Blanche Transcription of English/Japanese name
Russian Бланш Blansh Transcription of their Japanese name
Thai บลองช์ Blanche Transcription of their Japanese name

Team Mystic

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 叡智隊 Yeuihji Déui
Mandarin 叡智隊 Ruìzhì Duì
France Flag.png French Équipe Sagesse
Germany Flag.png German Team Weisheit
India Flag.png Hindi टीम मिस्टिक Team Mystic
Italy Flag.png Italian Squadra Saggezza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팀 미스틱 Team Mystic
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Equipe Sabedoria
Russia Flag.png Russian Команда Мистика Komanda Mistika
Spain Flag.png Spanish Equipo Sabiduría
Thailand Flag.png Thai ทีมมิสติก Team Mystic
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mistik Takımı

Notes

  1. Female in Spanish, French, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese

References



Non-player characters in Pokémon GO
Professor WillowBlancheSparkCandela
Team GO RocketChallengersRhiMateo


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