"The ring is my rolling sea. The towering waves shaped me. Crash! Crash! Crasher Wake! Crash! Crash! Crasher Wake! I’m the tidal wave of power to wash you away! Put out the fire, Crasher Wake! Run from electricity, Crasher Wake! Ah, ah, aaaah! The ring is my sea."
Crasher Wake first appeared in the episode Cream of the Croagunk Crop! in the Pokémon anime series. Here he was seen as a judge, in the local Croagunk Festival. In the next episode A Crasher Course in Power!, Ash challenges Crasher Wake to a Gym Battle. Wake uses a team of Gyarados, Quagsire and Floatzel against Ash's team of Pikachu, Turtwig and Buizel. Using his Buizel against Wake's Floatzel, Ash wins the battle. Upon leaving Pastoria City, Wake awards Ash his Fen Badge.
In the manga
Diamond and Pearl Arc
He was happy to hear the challenge but he forgot that he wasn't wearing his mask so the match was postponed.
In the games
Crasher Wake first appeared in the first Generation IV games. Wake's Gym is filled with switches where, if stepped on, will raise or lower the water level. Using these switches is the only way to reach Wake. Upon winning, the player will receive the Fen Badge, and TM55 (Brine). He also he makes an cameo appearance in HG/SS, outside the Safari Zone, on one of the bridges, and in the Celadon Department Store, where he gives the player masks of the Sinnoh Starter Pokémon.
Wake's name comes from the "wake" of an object in water; e.g. the wake of a boat is the disturbance it makes as it travels through water. This ties in with Wake's water type usage and also could stand for the impression he makes with his water Pokémon.