Blanche

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

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"Your impression of me is out of date, Cliff.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

Blanche
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

Blanche
Team Mystic Leader
 
#1 #2 #3
     

Gallery

 
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
  French Équipe Sagesse
  German Team Weisheit
  Hindi टीम मिस्टिक Team Mystic
  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

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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