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Blaziken
Pokémon series character
First appearance "Pop Goes the Sneasel"
First game Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Designed by Ken Sugimori
Voiced by Darren Dunstan (4Kids)
James Carter Cathcart (TPCI)
Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese)
Kazuyuki Okitsu (Games)

Blaziken, known in Japan as Bursyamo (バシャーモ , Bashāmo), is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Blaziken first appeared in the Pokémon anime episode "Pop Goes the Sneasel", and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, subsequent video game sequels, various merchandise, spin-off titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise.

Concept and characteristics

Blaziken, known as the Blaze Pokémon, evolves from Combusken at level 36, and is the final form of Torchic. Blaziken appears as if it's wearing a sleeveless jacket on its torso. It has a crest on its head with two points, which resembles a letter "V". It also has long hair behind its head and a small face almost completely covered in feathers. Its thick, alluringly muscular legs help it jump up a skyscraper with one kick and with ease. It can make flames spout from its wrists and ankles, cloaking its feet or fists. It may also launch a fiery kick at the opponent. Every several years, its old feathers burn off, and new, supple feathers grow back in their place. An early concept design of Blaziken had it combined with Latias and had a trainer on its back.

Appearances

In the video games

Blaziken's first video game appearance is in the Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. It is the evolved form of Combusken, which evolves from Torchic. Torchic is one of the three starting Pokémon in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire that players get to choose from along with Treecko and Mudkip. It has appeared in every main Pokémon title since. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Torchic can be obtained from Steven Stone after obtaining all 16 badges and beating the final boss, Red. Outside of the main series, the three of them are featured in Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Pokémon Trozei!, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon titles, the Pokémon Ranger titles, Pokémon Channel, and PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Blaziken is one of several Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y that are able to use the Mega Evolution mechanic, becoming Mega Blaziken, though doing so is only possible by acquiring the special event Mega Stone "Blazikenite", only obtainable by downloading a special event Torchic to the game. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Blazikenite is obtained from Steven Stone in the main game if the player's starter Pokémon is Torchic. Blaziken appears as a playable fighter in Pokkén Tournament. Aside from games in the Pokémon franchise, Blaziken appears as a Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In the anime

In the animated film Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys, which takes place in the Hoenn Region, a Blaziken is owned by Rafe. Another character in the Hoenn Region, May, obtains a Torchic, which eventually evolves into Combusken and finally into a Blaziken, while trying to stop Team Rocket from stealing Ash's Pikachu and some other Pokémon. May then uses Blaziken in the Battle Phase against Ash's Sceptile. In the Sinnoh region, May's Blaziken battles alongside Dawn's Piplup in tag battles. A Blaziken appears in Kalos, under the ownership of Blaziken Mask, where it saves Ash and Pikachu after Mega Evolving. A Blaziken is also owned by Gurkinn, the grandfather of Korrina, the fighting type gym leader in Kalos. This Blaziken fights against Korrina's Lucario.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Sapphire receives a Torchic (nicknamed Chic) from her father, Professor Birch which eventually evolves into Combusken and finally into Blaziken in a bout against Winona. It is Sapphire's most trusted team member, and is used in almost every single major battle she had. It teams up with Ruby's "Mumu" in a double battle against Archie and Maxie at Seafloor Cavern. In the Emerald arc, Chic is Sapphire's most used Pokémon in the numerous Battle Dome and Battle Tower battles, and it learns the ultimate fire attack, Blast Burn, from Kimberly's metal ring.

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