Buizel (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#419: Floatzel Floatzel
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Buizel (disambiguation).
Buizel
Sea Weasel Pokémon
ブイゼル
Buoysel
#418
Buizel



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Water Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Buizel
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#418
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#056
Sinnoh
#149
Unova
Mountain
#058
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-055
Almia
R-036/N-145
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
75
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Buizel
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F418.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Buizel (Japanese: ブイゼル Buoysel) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves into Floatzel starting at level 26.

Contents

Biology

Buizel is an orange Pokémon resembling a weasel and a sea otter. The yellow collar that surrounds its neck can be inflated and used as a flotation device when it inhales. By inflating this sac, it can keep its face above water to watch for prey movement. It has two blue fins on its arms and a tail, which appears to be split, that resembles a fish's fin. Its tail acts as a boat propeller by spinning, though it was seen flying using its tail. There are parallel marks on their cheeks. Additionally, Buizel has cream paw pads on its feet. On its back, it has one cream spot if it is female or two if it is male. It is most likely found in or near swift-moving rivers. Though it is unknown what diet Buizel follows, it was shown in the anime eating Oran Berries.

In the anime

Buizel in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's/Ash's Buizel

Dawn caught a Buizel in Buizel Your Way Out Of This!. In Throwing the Track Switch, she traded him for Ash's Aipom because Buizel was more interested in Gym battles than Pokémon Contests.

Other

Buizel made its debut in the fourth and final Advanced Generation series movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, as one of many Water-type Pokémon owned by a family of traveling circus performers. However, Buizel wasn't seen performing with them, instead being treated more like a pet.

Buizel makes an appearance in Pikachu's Island Adventure as one of the Pokémon who helps to save a playground that Meowth took over.

Soren caught a Buizel in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!.

Minor appearances

A Coordinator's Buizel was seen competing in the Jubilife City Pokémon Contest in Mounting a Coordinator Assault!.

Two Buizel appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP034 Buizel Dawn's Pokédex Buizel, the Sea Weasel Pokémon. It stores air in the sacs on its neck and uses them as flotation devices, and swims by spinning its two tails like a propeller.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW099 Buizel Ash's Pokédex Buizel, the Sea Weasel Pokémon. Buizel's collar can be used as a flotation device when inflated. Its head stays above water when floating.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Buizel was silhouetted in Stagestruck Starly.

A Buizel appeared in a flashback in Perturbed by Pachirisu.

Pearl captured a Buizel in Besting Buizel II, however, it is very disobedient, having grown distrustful of humans after the Galactic Bomb dried up its home.

Platinum's intended bodyguard Uji is seen using a Buizel alongside Paka's Burmy, fending off an attack from an Abra and Croagunk belonging to Team Galactic. He first appeared in Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra I.

In Deprogramming Porygon-Z, a Roughneck was shown with a Buizel.

In The Final Dimensional Duel V, a Buizel appeared on Fullmoon Island in Palmer's flashback.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Buizel makes a cameo appearance in a Super Contest.

In The Rise of Darkrai manga

Ash's Buizel makes an appearance as a member of Dawn's team in the manga adaptation of The Rise of Darkrai.

In the TCG

Main article: Buizel (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond It has a flotation sac that is like an inflatable collar. It floats on water with its head out.
Pearl It swims by rotating its two tails like a screw. When it dives, its flotation sac collapses.
Platinum It spins its two tails like a screw to propel itself through water. The tails also slice clinging seaweed.
HeartGold It inflates its flotation sac, keeping its face above water in order to watch for prey movement.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It spins its two tails like a screw to propel itself through water. The tails also slice clinging seaweed.
White
Black 2 It inflates the flotation sac around its neck and pokes its head out of the water to see what is going on.
White 2
Generation VI
X It swims by rotating its two tails like a screw. When it dives, its flotation sac collapses.
Y It inflates the flotation sac around its neck and pokes its head out of the water to see what is going on.
Omega Ruby It swims by rotating its two tails like a screw. When it dives, its flotation sac collapses.
Alpha Sapphire It inflates the flotation sac around its neck and pokes its head out of the water to see what is going on.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 213, and 224, Valley Windworks
Platinum
Routes 205, 212, and 213, Valley Windworks
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Routes 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, and 47, Ruins of Alph, Mt. Silver (Sinnoh Sound)
Pokéwalker
White Lake
Generation V
Black White
Routes 11 and 14 (Surfing)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 11, 14, and 23, Victory Road*, Nature Preserve, Lostlorn Forest (Surfing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Floatzel
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (B7-B11)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (B7-B11)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Bright Beach
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Ranger: GS
Curl Bay, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Seabreeze Trail, Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Frozen Runway
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Shuffle
Rainbow Park: Stage 56
Rumble World
White Ruins: Seabreeze Trail (All Areas)
Picross
Area 07: Stage 05

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Wacan Berry Wacan Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Wacan Berry Wacan Berry (5%)
Black White Wacan Berry Wacan Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 330   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sonic Boom Normal Special 0000 09090% 20
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
1111 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1818 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
2121 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
2424 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
2727 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3131 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
3535 Razor Wind Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
3838 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4141 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4545 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buizel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buizel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buizel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buizel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongVaporeonMarillAzumarillCorsola
MantineMiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaDewpiderAraquanid
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSeel
DewgongDratiniDragonairDragoniteTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrMarillAzumarillMiloticHuntailGorebyss
BuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracostaSkrelpDragalge
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
EeveeSentretFurretAipomAmbipomGirafarig
SurskitMawileHuntailGorebyssBunearyLopunny
PatratWatchogPyukumuku
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedSkittyDelcatty
MinccinoAlomomolaMienfooMienshaoBunnelbyPopplio
BrionnePrimarina
Double Slap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
SandshrewSandshrewSandslashFarfetch'dZangooseOshawott
DewottSamurott
Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
SandshrewSandshrewSandslashMeowthMeowthPersian
PersianPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeSentret
FurretAipomAmbipomSneaselWeavileTeddiursa
UrsaringLinooneLombreVigorothKecleonChimchar
MonfernoInfernapeGlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntank
PurrloinLiepardPansageSimisagePansearSimisear
PanpourSimipourDrilburExcadrillZoruaZoroark
CubchooBearticHeatmorLittenTorracatIncineroar
Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSeelDewgongSnubbull
GranbullMantineZigzagoonLinooneBidoofBibarel
DarumakaDarmanitanScraggyScraftyLitleoPyroar
Furfrou
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
GolduckSentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario Me First Normal Status —% 20
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon
DrilburExcadrillSandileKrokorokKrookodileStunfisk
BunnelbyDiggersbyYungoosGumshoosMudbrayMudsdale
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoon
LinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpigTepig
PigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutlandWoobat
SwoobatHeatmorBunnelbyDiggersbyFurfrouYungoos
GumshoosRockruffLycanrocLycanroc
Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
SandshrewSandshrewSandslashSandslashDiglettDugtrio
MeowthMeowthPersianPersianFarfetch'dKabutops
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrSneaselWeavileTeddiursa
UrsaringTorchicCombuskenBlazikenLinooneVigoroth
ZangooseKecleonAbsolGlameowPuruglyStunky
SkuntankSamurottPurrloinLiepardDrilburExcadrill
CubchooBearticHeatmorPanchamPangoroInkay
Malamar
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckRemoraidOctilleryPelipperWailord
AlomomolaAraquanidPyukumuku
Soak Water Status 100% 20
PersianPersianLinooneDelphoxInkayMalamar Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
MinccinoCinccino Tail Slap Normal Physical 25 85% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Buizel in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Buizel in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buizel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buizel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Buizel can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Buizel cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Buizel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Buizel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Muddy Water Buizel (Unleashed 45)
Tackle Buizel (Supreme Victors 92)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP418.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry
It spits orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW418.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Buizel often plays in the Beach Zone. Gyarados's Aqua Dash is his favorite Attraction.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT418.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#109
Shuffle418.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Evolution

418Buizel.png
Unevolved
Buizel
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 26
419Floatzel.png
First evolution
Floatzel
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
418MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Buizel images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Buizel flying using its tail in Mounting a Coordinator Assault

Origin

Buizel seems to be based on a weasel, as well as a river otter.

Name origin

Buizel and Buoysel are a combination of buoy, buoyant and weasel.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ブイゼル Buoysel From buoy and weasel
France Flag.png French Mustébouée From mustélidé and bouée
Spain Flag.png Spanish Buizel Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bamelin From baden and Hermelin
Italy Flag.png Italian Buizel Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브이젤 Buijel Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 泳氣鼬 Yǒng Qì Yòu 泳 refers to swimming. 氣 may come from 氣力 Qì​lì. 鼬 means weasel.


Related articles

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