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H.T.N.W. (short for Haywire That Never Was) is one of Emile/Blair's Blitzle in Pokémon Black and White.

Pokémon White

Episode 6: Blitz and Blam

On Route 3, shortly after Ottawa evolved, Emile began searching for a Blitzle to add to his team. The first one he encountered was a Level 11 female, which Ottawa promptly weakened to less than half of its max HP. After some debate, Emile tossed his only Ultra Ball, which succeeded in catching it, and opened the floodgates for fans to suggest nicknames for her. Then he backtracked to Striaton City to check its Ability.

Later, Emile disclosed that he had to catch three Blitzle to get one with Lightningrod, and he chose the third one he caught to add to his team.

Episode 21: The Train Going Nowhere

Blitzle in Emile's PC

Blitzle, along with the rest of Emile's catalog of Pokémon, was seen in the PC when Emile withdrew his Entei in order to capture Zoroark.

Episode 29: Charge N Up

Blitzle, along with the rest of Emile's catalog of Pokémon, was seen in the PC when Emile was looking for a Pokémon to teach Fly.

Episode 35: Riding the Otter

Emile withdrew Blitzle from the PC in place of Necessity and taught her Flash so that he could navigate Wellspring Cave. At this time, he referred to her as the Haywire That Never Was, citing would she could have been if she had a different Ability.

Episode 36: The Swords of Justice

Offscreen, Emile nicknamed Blitzle H.T.N.W. for "Haywire That Never Was" and deposited her back in the PC. He then withdrew her offscreen to use Flash to navigate Mistralton Cave. Then, when he backtracked to withdraw Boggle, he accidentally deposited her back in the PC and withdrew Necessity instead. He backtracked once more to withdraw her, depositing Necessity.


Blitzle has a Docile Nature, which neither helps nor hinders any stats. 



  • This Blitzle was the highest in Level among the three that Emile caught, and the only one that knew Shock Wave when he caught it.
  • Emile caught this Blitzle to use as a Flash HM slave, even though Flash was demoted to TM70 in Generation IV.
  • The nickname might be a reference to "The World That Never Was" from Kingdom Hearts series.