For the variant appearing in the games, see Blaine.

Blaine is a character appearing in Pokémon: Indigo League, who is the Gym Leader of Cinnabar Island.


Season 1: Indigo League

Blaine, disguised

Blaine disguised

Blaine had become disturbed by the fact that Cinnabar Island had become filled with tourists, and no serious trainers. In his disguise as the manager of the Big Riddle Inn, 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 by causing the volcano to start erupting, and resulting in Blaine's Gym being destroyed, 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 the battle with Ash the victor. Upon leaving, Blaine rewarded Ash with his Volcano Badge, following one final riddle about it.


On hand

Pokémon Information
Blaine Ninetales
Ninetales was the first Pokémon Blaine used in his Gym Battle with Ash. It easily defeated his Squirtle with Fire Spin.
Pokémon Information
Blaine Rhydon
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.

Pokémon Information
Blaine Magmar
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.

Episode appearances

Episode Title
IL058 Riddle Me This
IL059 Volcanic Panic

Voice actors

See also

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