If you were looking for the Pokémon Performer, see Blanche (anime).

ブランシェ Blanche
GO Blanche.png
Art from Pokémon GO as of November 30, 2022
Gender Unknown*
Eye color Green
Hair color White
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Team Mystic Leader
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
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]


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"Your impression of me is out of date, Cliff.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


"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."
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?"


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.

Team Mystic Leader
League Pokémon
Great League
CP 1465
CP 1494
CP 1492
Ultra League
CP 2412
CP 2486
CP 2472
Master League
CP 2983
CP 3791
CP 3051

Prior to July 19, 2019

Team Mystic Leader
League Pokémon
Great League
CP 274
CP 274
CP 946
Ultra League
CP 2309
CP 2105
CP 2490
Master League
CP 2641
CP 2692
CP 3051

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Battle Challenge

Team Mystic Leader
#1 #2 #3


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

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.


  • 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.


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
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
  French Équipe Sagesse
  German Team Weisheit
  Italian Squadra Saggezza
  Korean 팀 미스틱 Team Mystic
  Brazilian Portuguese Equipe Sabedoria
  Russian Команда Мистика Komanda Mistika
  Spanish Equipo Sabiduría
  Thai ทีมมิสติก Team Mystic
  Turkish Mistik Takımı


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

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