|Caught at||Luminose City|
Speed Boost (Mega Evolution)
|Current Location||With Ben|
|Original Trainer||Ben Yggdrasil|
Empire, Ben's Blaziken, is Ben's starter Pokémon and the first pokémon on his team. He recieved it from Professor Sycamore as a Torchic rather than one of the traditional Kalos region starters. He was eventually able to evolve it to Combusken, and finally again to Blaziken. Ben also owns the Mega Stone, Blazikenite, which allows him to make Blaziken evolve once more to Mega Blaziken for a short time. Blaziken is Ben's strongest and most trusted pokémon, and acts as a leader to Ben's other pokémon. This sometimes acts as his downfall as he feels the need to defend them. Empire is also egotistical, and does not like being outclassed, leading him to constantly push himself to the limit.