Blaine is a Gym Leader appearing in Pokémon: Indigo League.
Season 1: Indigo League
Blaine had become disturbed by the fact that Cinnabar Island had become filled with tourists, and no serious trainers. In his disguise, he would give out many riddles to tourists and visitors, including Ash and his friends. With Misty able to figure out many of the riddles, the group found the hidden Gym and figured out that Blaine was in a disguise the whole time. This then led to Ash's gym battle, where he used his Squirtle, Charizard, and Pikachu against Blaine's Ninetales, Rhydon, and the most powerful member of the team, Magmar.
After an incident where Team Rocket endangered the island, and destroyed the Gym, Ash, his friends, and Blaine had to fix the problem, where Charizard and Magmar developed a rivalry.
Blaine allowed Ash to have a rematch with him shortly after, this time over the volcano where the gym was located. Blaine using his Magmar caused Charizard to participate in the battle. After a hard fought battle, Charizard used Seismic Toss on Magmar, ending it. Upon leaving Blaine rewarded Ash with his Volcano Badge.
|Ninetales was the first Pokémon Blaine used in his Gym Battle with Ash. It easily defeated his Squirtle with Fire Spin.|
| Rhydon was the second Pokémon Blaine used in his Gym Battle with Ash. It won against Ash's Charizard when it left the ring but lost to Pikachu when it shocked its horn like a lightning rod.
It should be noted that some Rhydon possessed the ability to use Lightning Rod and that all of them were immune to Electric attacks. However, Ash's battle with Blaine took place before abilities were introduced.
|Magmar is Blaine's last, and most powerful, Pokémon. It gave Ash's Pikachu quite a beating before Ash forfeit. When Team Rocket froze the volcano Magmar had to clog up a lava flow from the inside. After receiving help from Charizard, it wanted to see how strong it can be so Blaine challenged Ash to a rematch where Ash won the Volcano Badge.|
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