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Ash's Buizel

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Ash's Buizel
サトシのブイゼル Satoshi's Buoysel
Poké Ball
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Ash's Buizel
Debuts in Buizel Your Way Out of This!
Caught at Around Route 205
Gender Male
Ability Swift Swim
Traded in Throwing the Track Switch
Original Trainer Dawn
Traded for Ash's Aipom
Current location With Ash
Buizel
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Buizel Kiyotaka Furushima

Ash's Buizel (Japanese: サトシのブイゼル Satoshi's Buoysel) is the third Pokémon captured by Dawn in Buizel Your Way Out of This!, and was traded to Ash Ketchum for his Aipom after Buizel showed a love for battling and Aipom a love for contests in Throwing the Track Switch. His voice actor in both Japanese and English is 古島清孝 Kiyotaka Furushima.

History

With Dawn

Buizel has a vastly different type of personality than Dawn's other Pokémon. He purposely looks for battles with Trainers' Pokémon and loves to show off his amazing strength. He first took out Dawn's Piplup, then Zoey's Glameow, and finally Ash's Pikachu by using his incredible speed and moves like Aqua Jet. He showed bitterness towards humans, but gained respect for Dawn after she saved him from a nasty fall. Afterwards, Buizel found her worthy enough for a second battle, where she was able to capture him.

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Buizel's first appearance

Since then, though, he still gets along poorly with most other Pokémon. In particular, he seems to have a rivalry developing with one of the other strength-oriented Pokémon on the cast, Brock's Croagunk. However, they may have started to get along with each other as they are with each other in Sleight of Sand! while the others play.

With Ash

In Throwing the Track Switch, Dawn began the Contest training for the Solaceon Town Contest; however, Buizel seemed to be more interested in Ash's battle training and thus couldn't set its mind on Dawn's training. Meanwhile, Ash's Aipom appeared to have a similar problem in Ash's training because she tended to be more interested in Dawn's Contest training. Then Zoey proposed that Ash and Dawn trade them. After some soul-searching, the trainers agreed, and the trade took place.

In The Keystone Pops!, during a battle between Ash and Dawn, Buizel's SonicBoom was deflected by Aipom, hitting a stone tower and freeing a Spiritomb.

In A Triple Fighting Chance!, he fought Maylene's Lucario in a Gym Battle, resulting in a Double KO and a tied match. During the battle, Buizel learned Water Pulse. Buizel's version is unique, as Buizel's Water Pulse retains its spherical shape, which is presumably inspired by the Aura Sphere of Maylene's Lucario.

In a Staging a Heroes Welcome and Pruning a Passel of Pals!, Buizel participated in his first contest-style competition as Ash's entry for the Wallace Cup. Buizel succeeded in the appeal rounds due to a dazzling combination of Aqua Jet, Water Gun, SonicBoom, and the utilization of his inflatable tube around its neck, but lost in the second round of battles to a Lanturn, after defeating a Kecleon in the first battle round. He perfected an Ice Beam and Aqua Jet combination that Dawn had tried to teach him in an earlier episode.

In A Crasher Course in Power! Buizel was training for Ash's Gym battle and was accidentally shocked by Pikachu. Buizel angrily jumped at Pikachu but was restrained by Turtwig. Buizel continued to hold a grudge against Pikachu during the battle. Buizel defeated Crasher Wake's Quagsire using its "Ice Jet" combination and stayed on to battle Floatzel. Floatzel managed to use most of Buizel's attacks against him and eventually confused him with his own Water Pulse. Buizel was recalled and Pikachu was sent out. Buizel eventually shook off the confusion to see Pikachu valiantly fighting a losing battle against Floatzel. Floatzel eventually partially froze Pikachu's back and Buizel wanted to get back in the fight. As Pikachu and Buizel tagged out, they exchanged a high five and Buizel broke the ice on Pikachu's back with a Water Gun. Buizel went on to defeat Floatzel by using a Water Pulse at close range, defeating Floatzel and earning Ash his Fen Badge.

In A Shield with a Twist Buizel defeated Fantina's Gengar, marking the debut of his own Counter Shield strategy, but lost to her Drifblim.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, he was used in battle against Byron's Steelix, but he could only use a Water Gun attack, which was easily countered by Steelix's Screech. The Iron Snake Pokémon, having Buizel unable to move due to the loud noise, trapped him with Bind, threw him into the air and finally defeated him with an Iron Tail straight on his head, slamming him to the ground. When the dust caused by the impact cleared, Buizel was still standing, but ultimately collapsed and was unable to battle. When Ash went to see if he was severely injured, he looked at him with a smile, then Ash thanked him and returned him to its Poké Ball.

In Pedal to the Mettle! and Evolving Strategies!, Buizel was the first Pokémon used by Ash in his full battle against Paul (which was also the first time Buizel had battled Paul since being traded to Ash), however he was immediately recalled by Ash when Paul chose to start with his Torterra. Buizel was later sent out against Paul's Magmortar, but despite the type advantage he struggled against the Template:Type2 Pokémon and was poisoned by its Smog before Paul recalled it. Paul then sent out his Ursaring and Buizel again found himself up against a stronger opponent. Nevertheless, Buizel put up a good fight and was able to use the Counter Shield technique developed for the Gym battle against Fantina to hurt Ursaring. When Buizel started to lose strength Ash wished to recall him; however, the weasel Pokémon requested to stay in the battle and Ash agreed. This proved to be a mistake, as Buizel was instantly knocked out by Ursaring's following Focus Blast.

Moves used

Using Water Pulse Move First Used In
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Water Gun Buizel Your Way Out of This!
Aqua Jet Buizel Your Way Out of This!
SonicBoom Buizel Your Way Out of This!
Water Pulse A Triple Fighting Chance!
Ice Punch DP159
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

Moves improvised

Trivia

  • Buizel is the seventh Pokémon to follow the pattern of premiering in a movie and then being captured by one of the main characters. In all cases, the premiered Pokémon is not the same character as the one caught, just the same species. In some cases, this may be a result of the writers deciding a Pokémon works well with the group after they are shown together. Ash's Buizel comes after Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.
  • In his entire time as one of Dawn's Pokémon, Buizel never actually participated in a contest.
  • Buizel is one of the few main characters' Pokémon to be traded, along with Ash's Butterfree, Raticate, and Ambipom, Jessie's Lickitung, and James's Victreebel.
  • Buizel is Ash's third Pokémon received in a trade (the first is Raticate, and the second was Butterfree, when he traded Raticate back).
  • Buizel and Ambipom are the first two Pokémon to be traded between main characters. Coincidentally, both are in the Ground Egg Group and of opposite genders, and both use their Japanese voice actors in the English dub whilst in their unevolved forms.
  • Buizel is Ash's first mammalian Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Buizel and Pikachu are the only Pokémon currently on Ash's team that have both their gender and ability confirmed.
  • A constant animation quirk that occurs with Buizel is that his eyes briefly turn the same color as his Water Gun. This is almost always seen when Buizel uses Water Gun up close.
  • As of the latest Japanese episode, Buizel is the only Pokémon to have used an improvised move three times, having used his Ice Aqua Jet in Pruning a Passel of Pals!, A Crasher Course in Power! and Classroom Training!.
  • Buizel is similar to Ash's Sceptile, due to both of them being loners and prime battlers.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Buizel.



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