Afterwards, Sapphire soon headed to Mauville City, but ended up getting the Badge for free from Wattson anyway, something she despised as she felt she had to work for a Badge properly instead. Because, in the end, Sapphire never got to fight the old man even after rescuing him, Chic only gained a new comrade in Phado. She was next seen in Lavaridge Town after Sapphire arrived there, where it finally had a chance to battle but was easily caught by Matt's Azumarill and didn't get to defeat it. After Team Aqua succeeded in cooling Mt. Chimney's volcano, Chic had a friendly fight with Sapphire's new chum, Flannery's Magcargo, and though it didn't win, earned her the Heat Badge. A while later, Chic finally evolved into Blaziken during her battle with Winona, but lost against her superior skills, and Sapphire ended up in her tuition. After a fight with Ruby over Hoenn's fate, which the boy claims he doesn't care about, Sapphire was so enraged that she ripped off the clothes Ruby made for her, and went back to donning leaf branches. This fit of anger allowed Chic to go all-out on Winona's Pokémon, and earned her recognition, giving Sapphire the Feather Badge.
After the resolved this dispute, Chic teamed up with Ruby's "Mumu," now a Swampert, in a Double Battle against Archie and Maxie at the Seafloor Cavern, where they were obviously winning, but were dragged all the way to Sootopolis City, where Groudon and Kyogre fought a decisive battle, and the two were under the titans' influence. With a Meteorite she picked up in Mt. Chimney, Ruby and Sapphire were able to release the Red and Blue Orbs, which they were absorbed into their bodies, a fact Ruby deduced after they awakened at the Mirage Island. To better their chances of winning the next time, Ruby suggested that Sapphire teach Chic Sky Uppercut, which after undergoing much training to learn it, really did come in handy in the final battle against the two now-insane leaders at Sootopolis.
Blaziken, as a Torchic, appears to have shared many traits with her Trainer, Sapphire, as seen in her debut chapter. Overtime, she has gotten along with Ruby and Mumu, his Swampert, even after evolving.