Crasher Wake

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Crasher Wake
マキシマム仮面 Maximum Mask
"The Torrential Masked Master!"
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Crasher Wake.png
Artwork from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Gray
Hometown Pastoria City
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Gym LeaderDPPtBDSP
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation IV, V, VIII
Games Diamond, Pearl, Platinum,
HeartGold, SoulSilver,
Black 2 and White 2, Masters EX
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Leader of Pastoria Gym
Badge Fen Badge
Specializes in Water types
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Kyle Hebert[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Volcano Ōta (Masters EX)[2]
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 Water-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Crasher Wake uses Water-type Pokémon in his battles. For defeating him, Trainers receive the Fen Badge, TM55 (Brine), and are able to use DefogDPBDSP/SurfPt outside of battle. In addition, in Diamond and Pearl, if he is the fourth Gym Leader defeated, all Pokémon up to level 50 will obey their Trainer. Crasher Wake has a jovial, enthusiastic, and bombastic personality. Crasher Wake's strategy is nothing more than choosing moves that will make his battles more fun, and encourages everyone to not 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, Barry. The rival also mentions that Crasher Wake was born overseas. However, he speaks clearly, without any foreign accent. In Black 2 and White 2, Crasher Wake reveals that he was born and raised in the Sinnoh region, even though everyone thinks otherwise.

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 (much to his dismay). Crasher 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. Crasher 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 first partner Pokémon accessories. He can be found again later, on Route 47.

In Black 2 and White 2, he appears on Route 18 staring out into the ocean. Once the player talks to him, he decides to head to Driftveil City and takes his leave.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Gym battle


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Crasher Wake uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. He will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Floatzel.

Sinnoh Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Gym battle


Battle Tower
Master Class Single Battles (Rank 4)

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Crasher Wake (Masters)

Crasher Wake forms a sync pair with Floatzel in Pokémon Masters EX. Crasher Wake became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#033 VSCrasher Wake Masters.png Crasher Wake #0419 MastersIcon0419.png Floatzel
WaterIC Masters.png
GrassIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★ Sync Pair Scout



Diamond Pearl Crasher Wake.png Sticker Template Crasher Wake Background.png
Official artwork from Diamond and Pearl
by Ken Sugimori[3]
Sticker Template background from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Sprites and models

Spr DP Crasher Wake.png Spr Pt Crasher Wake.png Spr B2W2 Crasher Wake.png VSCrasher Wake.png VSCrasher Wake BDSP.png VSCrasher Wake 2 BDSP.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and
Shining Pearl
Battle Tower VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Crasher Wake IV OD.png Crasher Wake OD.png Badge Case Crasher Wake IV.png Crasher Wake BDSP OD.png Badge Case Crasher Wake VIII.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Sprite from the Badge Case from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Sprite from the Badge Case from
Brilliant Diamond and
Shining Pearl


Main article: Crasher Wake/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Crasher Wake and his Pokémon in the anime

Crasher Wake debuted in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!, where he met Ash, Dawn, and Brock in front of his Gym. However, he informed them that he couldn't battle that day because he was going to be one of the judges of the Pastoria Croagunk Festival. He encouraged the group to attend the festival and they rushed to reach the Great Marsh train. Crasher Wake ran off once the train arrived at the next station, leaving Ash and his friends behind, but they were soon reunited at the festival grounds. After the festival, Crasher Wake said that Ash's Pikachu seemed to be a strong Pokémon after the latter defeated Team Rocket, and said he would be happy to battle him the next day.

The following day, Ash had a three-on-three Gym battle against Crasher Wake. Much to Crasher Wake's surprise, Pikachu quickly took his Gyarados out with a midair Volt Tackle. He sent out Quagsire next, while Ash substituted Pikachu for Turtwig to overcome Quagsire's immunity to Electric-type attacks. Ash quickly recalled Turtwig to avoid a second Mud Bomb and sent out Buizel. Quagsire was soon defeated after its Ice Beam froze Buizel's Aqua Jet into a hardened projectile. Buizel then took on Crasher Wake's final Pokémon, Floatzel, in a match of speed and power. Ash later recalled Buizel after it became confused from a Water Pulse attack, so Pikachu was called back out. Pikachu was soon partially frozen by Floatzel's Ice Fang. Buizel then returned to the battlefield after recovering from its confusion, and it knocked Floatzel out with a close-range Water Pulse, earning Ash the Fen Badge.

Crasher Wake reappeared briefly in a flashback in For the Love of Meowth!, and in a cameo in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Crasher Wake is a lively person with a booming voice. He has trained his Pokémon to have an increased stamina to take even powerful attacks like Giga Impact without sustaining much damage. Crasher Wake uses his Gym's water-based battlefield as another defense tactic, allowing his Pokémon to remain concealed and ambush the opponent's Pokémon in the process.


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Crasher Wake's Gyarados
Gyarados was the first Pokémon used by Crasher Wake during the Gym battle against Ash; he went up against Pikachu. Gyarados withstood a direct Thunderbolt from Pikachu's, but was defeated when Pikachu combined the speed he picked during his free-fall with a Volt Tackle.

He reappeared briefly in Mamie's flashback in For The Love Of Meowth.

Gyarados's known moves are Dragon Rage and Bite.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Crasher Wake's Quagsire
Crasher Wake used Quagsire as his second Pokémon during his Gym battle against Ash. It proved itself to be very tricky, able to counteract Turtwig's high speed with its excellent hearing. Quagsire's attacks were perfectly suited to combat its weakness to Grass-types, and Ash was forced to recall it.

Quagsire next went up against Buizel, and although Quagsire was able to absorb Buizel's Sonic Booms with its bulky body, it was knocked out by the sheer force of Ice Aqua Jet.

It reappeared briefly in Mamie's flashback in For The Love Of Meowth.

Quagsire's known moves are Mud Bomb* and Ice Beam.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
English Billy Beach
Crasher Wake's Floatzel
Floatzel is Crasher Wake's main Pokémon. He was introduced right after Ash's Buizel got into a fight with Pikachu. Upon seeing his evolved form, Buizel became hyped up for the impending battle and a chance to prove himself to Ash.

Floatzel seems to know many different defensive techniques to guard himself from attacks, such as inflating the flotation sac around his body and blocking with his fin. He also knows a variety of different and powerful moves, adding to his artillery of defense. Crasher Wake claimed that Floatzel is powerful enough to endure even a Giga Impact by using his flotation sac. At one point Floatzel used his flotation sac to reflect Buizel's Water Pulse back at him, confusing him in the process. Later in the battle, Floatzel used Ice Fang to freeze part of Pikachu's back. Despite all this, he lost to Buizel after a Water Pulse that sent Floatzel crashing into the ceiling and getting knocked out.

He reappeared briefly in flashbacks in For The Love Of Meowth and League Unleashed!; as well as making a brief appearance alongside Crasher Wake during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Floatzel's known moves are Razor Wind, Bulk Up, Whirlpool, and Ice Fang.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 稲田徹 Tetsu Inada
English Michael Alston Baley
Czech Vojtěch Hájek
Finnish Aku Laitinen
European French Daniel Nicodème
Italian Matteo Zanotti
Polish Jakub Szydłowski
Brazilian Portuguese Sidney Lilla
Spanish Latin America Raúl Anaya
Spain Roberto Encinas


Crasher Wake briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

Crasher Wake appeared in a flashback in PMDP07.

Pokémon Adventures

Crasher Wake in Pokémon Adventures
Crasher Wake without his mask

Like in the games, Crasher Wake pays for the facilities and maintenance of Pastoria City with the prize money he earns. He has his own theme song.



Crasher Wake trained with Palmer when they were younger, as seen in a flashback in Alternate Dimension Showdown VIII.

Diamond & Pearl arc

Crasher Wake is introduced in A Skuffle with Skorupi. Platinum begins to battle him for the Fen Badge in Crafty Carnivine; their battle concludes in Floatzel and Jetsam, during which Platinum's Empoleon is able to defeat his Floatzel, only to lose to Quagsire. Afterwards, the Torterra she borrowed from Diamond defeats the second Pokémon with its Giga Drain when Wake concluded Platinum drowned, only to rise back up from the other side and counterattack. Afterwards, he is impressed by Platinum's adaptability and awards her the Fen Badge.

Later, he reappears in Lake Valor to save Rad Rickshaw and Pearl after the Galactic Bomb's explosion dried the lake, and Saturn defeated the latter. He then had his Quagsire and Floatzel to refill the lake using Rain Dance. Soon, after the boy recovers, Wake coaches him to catch a Floatzel much like his own (after noting that he wouldn't give him his), but when he proves unable, instead tells Pearl to try his luck with the weaker Buizel, which he succeeds in. However, having grown intensely distrustful of humans after the incident, it turned out very disobedient, prone to often attack its owner rather than fight for him. Once Pearl managed to catch two more Pokémon, Crasher Wake promised to make him his own theme song.

Later, Wake, along with Candice and Maylene, joins the fight against the Team Galactic Commanders on the Spear Pillar. Wake and Gardenia team up to face Mars, emerging victorious and attempting to fight Cyrus before he can finish his ritual. Due to a rift in space-time, they are forced to use the Sinnoh Underground to get to Cyrus, but they manage to come up right at the exact spot he was in.

All the Gym Leaders attempt to stop Cyrus's plan by breaking one of his Red Chains. Though a difficult struggle, they manage to succeed, but they bring upon Cyrus's wrath in the process and are defeated. After the final battle with Cyrus ends, Wake and the other Gym Leaders were taken to a hospital due to their heavy injuries.

Platinum arc

While Wake recovered from his injuries, Pearl finally managed to hear a theme song he made for him through a music player.


On hand
Crasher Wake's Gyarados
Gyarados was very briefly seen during his presentation, where he was riding on it. It was not used in the Gym match against Platinum.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
Crasher Wake's Floatzel
Floatzel was the first Pokémon sent against Platinum, going up against her Empoleon in the Gym's pool. Both Pokémon demonstrated great speed, but Floatzel was eventually hit by a Vacuum Wave, sending him flying and defeating him.

He later reappeared with Quagsire in Bogging Down Quagsire, where both used Rain Dance to fill up the dried-up Lake Valor.

Floatzel's known moves are Aqua Jet and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
Crasher Wake's Quagsire
Quagsire was the second and last Pokémon chosen by Wake to go against Platinum and her Empoleon. Both Pokémon started by using Blizzard, and kept using it until Empoleon collapsed from exhaustion. Quagsire next faced Diamond's Torterra, Tru. After tossing it into the pool, Quagsire prepared to attack Tru as soon as he surfaced. However, Platinum surprised Wake by swimming behind him before surfacing, allowing Tru to defeat Quagsire with Giga Drain, thus making Platinum the winner.

Quagsire later reppeared with Floatzel in Bogging Down Quagsire, where both used Rain Dance to fill up the dried-up Lake Valor.

Quagsire's known moves are Blizzard and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Damp.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
Status unknown
Crasher Wake's Lumineon
As a young Trainer, Crasher Wake was shown using a Lumineon in a battle against Palmer. It is unknown if he still has it.

Lumineon's only known move is Aqua Tail.

Debut The Final Dimensional Duel VIII

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Crasher Wake in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

He makes a brief cameo in Dialga's Secret Keys, where he is defeated by Hareta. In The Legendary Pokémon, Captured 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 A Battle Of Wills as Byron comes to, he asks Wake what's going on to find that Hareta is battling Saturn. In The Battle Rages On, Wake is amazed by the size of the wave made by Hareta's Piplup. In Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon, he along with the other Gym Leaders and Sinnoh Elite Four head to the Galactic HQ to take on the remaining Team Galactic grunts.


Crasher Wake's Gyarados
Gyarados is the only known Pokémon Crasher Wake has. It was used in Hareta's Gym battle against the Gym leader where it was shown to be defeated by his Piplup. Later, it was one of the Pokémon that took on Team Galactic.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut The Legendary Pokémon, Captured

In the TCG

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

Crasher Wake's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Floatzel Pokémon GL Water Rising Rivals Rare Holo 4/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo 019/090
Quagsire Pokémon GL Water Rising Rivals Common 76/111 Bonds to the End of Time Common 015/090
Floatzel Pokémon GL LV.X Water Rising Rivals Rare Holo LV.X 104/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo LV.X 020/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Crasher Wake Su Forbidden Light Uncommon 104/131 Ultra Force   046/050
Forbidden Light Rare Ultra 129/131 Ultra Force SR 056/050



Language Name Origin
Japanese マキシ Makishi
マキシマム仮面 Makishimamu Kamen
From the orchid genus Maxillaria
English Crasher Wake From crashing wave and wake (set of triangular waves left by something traveling through water)
German Wellenbrecher Marinus From Wellenbrecher (breakwater) and marinus (Latin for marine)
Spanish Mananti el Destructor From manantial (spring) and destructor
French Lovis le teigneux From l'eau (the water) and teigneux (nasty)
Italian Omar il distruttore From mare (sea) and distruttore (destroyer)
Korean 맥실러 Maeksilleo
맥시멈가면 Maeksimeomgamyeon
From Maxillaria
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 吉憲 / 吉宪 Jíxiàn
極限假面 / 极限假面 Jíxiàn Jiǎmiàn
From 極限 jíxiàn (maximum limit)
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 吉憲 Gāthin
極限假面 Gikhaan Gámihn*
極限幪面俠 Gikhaan Mùhngmihnhaahp*
Same as Mandarin name
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Direct translation of his Japanese name
Indonesian Weik From wake
Polish Crasher Wake*
Wake "Stalowa Pięść"*
Same as his English name
From his English name and Stalowa Pięść (Steel Fist)
Brazilian Portuguese Demolidor Wake*
O Montanha*
From his English name and demolidor (demolisher)
From O Montanha (The Mountain)
Russian Крашер Уейк Krasher Ueyk Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Max
Mặt nạ Maximum
Transcription of his Japanese name

See also


Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region
Oreburgh Gym Coal Badge
Badge Case Roark VIII.png
Eterna Gym Forest Badge
Badge Case Gardenia VIII.png
Veilstone Gym Cobble Badge
Badge Case Maylene VIII.png
Pastoria Gym Fin Badge
Badge Case Crasher Wake VIII.png
Crasher Wake
Hearthome Gym Relic Badge
Badge Case Fantina VIII.png
Canalave Gym Mine Badge
Badge Case Byron VIII.png
Snowpoint Gym Icicle Badge
Badge Case Candice VIII.png
Sunyshore Gym Beacon Badge
Badge Case Volkner VIII.png

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