Harrison's Blaziken

Harrison's Blaziken
ハヅキのバシャーモ Hazuki's Bursyamo
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Harrison's Blaziken
Debuts in Pop Goes The Sneasel
Caught at Littleroot Town
Evolves in Prior to Pop Goes The Sneasel
Prior to Pop Goes The Sneasel
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Harrison
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This Pokémon spent an unknown amount of episodes as Torchic and an unknown number of episodes as Combusken.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Torchic N/A
As Combusken N/A
As Blaziken Katsuyuki Konishi Darren Dunstan

Harrison's Blaziken (Japanese: ハヅキのバシャーモ Hazuki's Bursyamo) is Harrison's starter Pokémon.


Original series

Blaziken and Harrison

Blaziken is Harrison's starter Pokémon. He revealed to Ash that Professor Birch gave it to him as a Torchic when he first started out as a Pokémon Trainer.

It first appeared in Pop Goes The Sneasel. Harrison used it to battle a Sneasel that was blocking the Sacred Flame of Ho-Oh. At that time, Ash's Pokédex had no information on Blaziken, because it did not come from Kanto or Johto. Blaziken used a lightning fast Quick Attack, followed by a Flamethrower to damage Sneasel. Sneasel's attempt to hit with Shadow Ball failed and Blaziken knocked Sneasel out with Fire Punch, allowing Harrison to capture it.

In Playing with Fire!, it was Harrison's last Pokémon during his battle against Ash. Despite Bayleef managing to defeat Harrison's Houndoom, she was unable to overcome another type disadvantage. After seeing Blaziken's raw power by kicking down a Razor Leaf with its natural kicking abilities, Ash realized he needed to attack Blaziken from a distance to avoid damage to his Bayleef. However using Vine Whip backfired, as Blaziken seized the vines and reeled Bayleef in, before defeating her with a powerful Fire Punch.

Blaziken defeating Charizard

Blaziken then faced Ash's Charizard in a battle that carried over to the next episode, showing remarkable power and ability to maneuver in mid-air, negating the aerial advantage that Charizard had. It hit hard with a Fire Punch, but was blasted back by Charizard's Flamethrower. Blaziken's Quick Attack was intercepted by Charizard who landed a devastating Seismic Toss. Blaziken kept fighting and landed a Blaze Kick to Charizard's neck. Blaziken's Flamethrower countered Charizard's Dragon Rage and the two were left dazed. Though both Pokémon were able to get back up, Charizard's attempt to use Flamethrower again caused it to go down and ultimately faint, giving Harrison the win and eliminating Ash from the tournament.

Despite the victory, however, Blaziken was badly injured after its battle with Charizard, so Harrison decided to rest it during the following round. This led to his loss in his battle with Jon Dickson, who would ultimately go on to win the Silver Conference.

After the tournament, Harrison used Blaziken to destroy one of Team Rocket's mechas.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Blaziken reappeared in flashbacks in There's no Place Like Hoenn and Gathering the Gang of Four!.

Personality and characteristics

Since Blaziken was Harrison's first Pokémon, Blaziken had a strong bond with him. During the Silver Conference, it helped Harrison get past many of the battles. However, following Harrison's battle with Ash, Blaziken could not battle in the following round since the battle with Charizard injured it badly. Its absence ultimately led to Harrison's loss and subsequent elimination from the tournament.

Moves used

Using Fire Punch
Move First Used In
Quick Attack Pop Goes The Sneasel
Flamethrower Pop Goes The Sneasel
Fire Punch Pop Goes The Sneasel
Blaze Kick Johto Photo Finish
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Torchic, Combusken, and Blaziken.

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