Blanche

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Blanche
ブランシェ Blanche
GO Blanche.png
Art from Pokémon GO
Gender Unknown*
Eye color Green
Hair color White
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Team Mystic Leader
Generation VI, VII
Games Pokémon GO
Specializes in Water and Ice types
Member of Team Mystic
Rank Leader

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 can't 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]

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"Your impression of me is out of date, Cliff.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 had 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]

Quotes

Introduction
"I am Blanche, leader of Team Mystic. The wisdom of Pokemon is immeasurably deep. I am researching why it is that they evolve. With our calm analysis of every situation, we can't lose!"
Team GO Rocket invasion (before battle)
"Trainer, some shadowy figures have been seen at PokéStops. Approach with caution, and be ready for battle."
Team GO Rocket invasion (if battle lost)
  • One of the following lines is randomly spoken
"Don’t give up."
"Keep your cool, Trainer."
"Great battle."
"Stay focused."
"Quite skillful."
"Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type attacks."
"Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting-, Bug-, and Fairy-type attacks."
"Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Ice-, Dragon-, and Fairy-type attacks."
"Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground-type attacks."
"Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Poison- and Steel-type attacks."
"Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Flying-, Psychic-, and Fairy-type attacks."
"Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Ground-, and Rock-type attacks."
"Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type attacks."
"Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Ghost- and Dark-type attacks."
"Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Ice-, Poison-, Flying-, and Bug-type attacks."
"Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Grass-, and Ice-type attacks."
"Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Fighting-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks."
"Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting-type attacks."
"Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground- and Psychic-type attacks."
"Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type attacks."
"Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, and Steel-type attacks."
"Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Fighting-, and Ground-type attacks."
"Water-type Pokémon are weak to Grass- and Electric-type attacks."
Team GO Rocket invasion (after battle)
"Curious... Upon their defeat, your opponent seems to have abandoned the Pokémon they battled with. It has a strange and ominous aura. I have a hypothesis about what kind of Pokémon it is... Could you catch it so we can examine it more closely?"
Team GO Rocket invasion (after capture)
"If my analysis is correct, we can help this Pokémon through a process known as purification. This will enable it to harness its strength. Shall we give it a try?"
Team GO Rocket invasion (after collecting first Mysterious Component)
"That Grunt dropped some sort of device. It looks like this is what they were using to hack the PokéStops. Ah, I recognize this from Willow's lab. I wonder... Yes. I believe this can help with his prototype. Please head out and collect more."
Team GO Rocket invasion (while a Rocket Radar is equipped)
  • Upon first equipping
"Professor Willow’s research and the components you’ve discovered have come together to produce a Rocket Radar. We’ve reverse engineered their technology and can now receive their hideouts’ signals. Equip the radar to activate it. It’s time to investigate—and be prepared for whatever comes our way."
  • If there are no hideouts in the vicinity
"There are currently no active hideouts in the vicinity. Let’s search a different area. There are no hideouts here, but my reports do confirm that there are more out there. Let’s head to other locations."
  • If there are currently no hideouts
"No signals... I see. Perhaps their activities have ceased for the day. Let’s try again tomorrow. Let’s wait until morning. I doubt they’ll show themselves again for a while."
Team GO Rocket invasion (while a Super Rocket Radar is equipped)
  • Upon first equipping
"Professor Willow’s ingenuity knows no bounds. Once equipped, the Super Rocket Radar begins receiving encrypted signals. Could the signals be coming from Team GO Rocket Headquarters? Best prepare for any obstacles that might appear. Team GO Rocket’s numbers are staggering. Their leader is strong but no match for Team Mystic. Let’s GO."
Appraisal (before 0.149.0)
"Hello <player>. I am available to analyze your <Pokémon>, if you wish."
IV total
37-45: "Overall, your <Pokémon> is a wonder! What a breathtaking Pokémon!"
30-36: "Overall, your <Pokémon> has certainly caught my attention."
23-29: "Overall, your <Pokémon> is above average."
0-22: "Overall, your <Pokémon> is not likely to make much headway in battle."
Best stat
First: "I see that its best attribute is its <stat>."
If tie: "It is matched equally by its <stat>."
Highest IV
15: "Its stats exceed my calculations. It's incredible!"
13-14: "I am certainly impressed by its stats, I must say."
8-12: "Its stats are noticeably trending to the positive."
0-7: "Its stats are not out of the norm, in my opinion."
Size
XS: "Your <Pokémon> is tinier than any we have on record. Astounding."
S: "Your <Pokémon> is below average in size."
L: "Your <Pokémon> is above average in size."
XL: "The size of your <Pokémon> is... colossal. This is indeed exceptional. Fascinating!"
"This ends my analysis. Farewell. "
Appraisal (after 0.149.0)
"Hello <player>. I am available to analyze your <Pokémon>, if you wish."
Caught information
"This <Pokémon> was caught on <date> around <area caught>."
Prior battle
"My analysis shows that you’re a force to be reckoned with. But can you match my techniques?"

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
Castform (Snowy Form)
CP 1492
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

Trivia

  • Although the English version of the game and social media accounts avoid using gendered pronouns when referring to Blanche,[9] 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, but more recently, such as on the German Season of Heritage website[10], the translation uses the deliberately gender-neutral title of “Teamleiter*in” to refer to Blanche's status as a Team Leader, and 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
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
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
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


References



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


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