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===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 10:06, 2 April 2013

Shellder #090: Shellder
Pokémon
#092: Gastly Gastly
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cloyster (disambiguation).
Cloyster
パルシェン Parshen
#091
091Cloyster.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Ice
Category
Bivalve Pokémon
Abilities
Shell Armor or Skill Link Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#091
Johto
#172
Hoenn
#261
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
292.1 lbs.
Imperial
132.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F091.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 3 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 203 Battle Exp.: 2031*

Cloyster (Japanese: パルシェン Parshen) is a dual-type Water/Ice Pokémon.

It evolves from Shellder when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Cloyster is an enormous bivalve with a large rugged shell that features a number of spikes. Six of the spikes, 3 per side, are especially long and conical. Resembling turrets, they enhance the ability of the shell to protect the pokémon's soft insides from foes. Even so, the shell offers little in the way of protection against special attacks. Cloyster's shell has a nested gray-colored secondary shell inside its larger purple outer shell. Its "head" and face resemble a very large black pearl, with a pronounced horn-like white spike jutting out above its "head." Its face is similar to Gastly, though the two Pokémon are not related. It is has been noted that the nature of the inner contents of a Cloyster's shell are not actually known due to the difficulty of observing them.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Cloyster possesses incredible defensive capabilities unrivaled anywhere else in the Kanto region. Cloyster’s entire fighting style is focused around its uncanny defense: its shell. Cloyster attacks by firing sharp spikes off of its shell via telling moves such as spike cannon while it keeps clamped tightly shut. It is said to be impossible to open from the outside. Aside from its remarkable defense, Cloyster is also capable of unleashing a considerable arsenal of offenses, mostly including Water and Ice-type attacks, but reaching to Poison and Dark-type as well. This Pokémon is generally unmoving on land, though capable of moving quickly only underwater using syphon-jet propulsion much like any other bivalve. It is sometimes depicted as having the ability to inexplicably float through the air.

Behavior

In spite of its grim semblance and its menacing guise, Cloyster's behavior is actually quite unremarkable. In battle, the cowardly Cloyster clamps its monstrous, impenetrable shell tightly shut so that it may not be forced ajar. It then attacks recklessly and aimlessly in all directions with the random, ballistic fire of the spikes on its shell. This haphazard, hit-or-miss style of attack does not earn Cloyster high respect in the field of tactical gumption or cleverness. Though its personality may be lacking, the grimace on its face is perpetual.

Habitat

Cloyster live deep under the sea, usually on the seabed or amongst coral and rocks. Their range is basically the same as Shellder's.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Cloyster in the anime

Major appearances

Lorelei's Cloyster

Lorelei used a Cloyster against Ash in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

Other

Butch used a Cloyster during his and Cassidy's attempt to capture Moltres in The Search for the Legend.

A Cloyster appeared in Staging a Heroes Welcome under the ownership of Kyle.

Minor appearances

Cloyster debuted in The Bridge Bike Gang, where Misty battled against one owned by Tyra.

A Cloyster appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers.

Giovanni's Cloyster first appeared in The Battle of the Badge.

A Cloyster appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

Ash battled a Cloyster belonging to Pete Pebbleman during the Indigo League in Fire and Ice. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End. Also, in the latter episode, another Cloyster under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

A Cloyster appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

Mateo owned a Cloyster in The Crystal Onix.

Multiple Cloyster also appeared in The Power of One.

A Trainer used a Cloyster in Hook, Line, and Stinker to aid him in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

A Cloyster made a cameo in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

A Cloyster can be seen in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP036 Cloyster Ash's Pokédex Cloyster, a Bivalve Pokémon. Its shell is incredibly strong and resistant to a bomb. Its shell only opens when it attacks.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Cloyster in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

First seen against Yellow in conjunction with her Dewgong. Later, in the battle on Cerise Island, it kept the voodoo dolls of Green and Sabrina (which kept their arms bound by an ice cuff) safely out of reach while Lorelei battled them. Although it initially seemed that with Green out cold, Sabrina stood little chance, she feigned attacking repeatedly and slowly sapped Cloyster's strength using Mega Drain, eventually fainting it. Lorelei realized this, and quickly took back the dolls.

Cloyster reappeared again in Lorelei's attempt to defend Seven Island. It is then remarked that Cloyster is the strongest fighter Lorelei has in her arsenal due to the tough shell it possesses, said to withstand the damage of a Napalm Bomb. However, though they fought valiantly and pushed Sird to her limits, ultimately the insidious villain won by having her Starmie camouflage itself and attack where they couldn't defend.

The boss of Team Rocket, Giovanni, is shown in several rounds using Cloyster. He used it to freeze two Magmar after having a chat with Red. Then, when Red came to beat him, he used it to freeze Poli.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Cloyster is drawn by Mato as having a blue marking like a jewel on its head, beneath the spike. The official art by Ken Sugimori, however, does not. This is likely because the white circle seen on Cloyster's head in most early sprites and the Generation I Sugimori art was interpreted by Mato as a jewel, but was actually intended just to be glare. Satoshi Yamamoto, who took over starting at Volume 10, did not make the same error.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Lorelei's Cloyster is the first opponent Satoshi faces in the Pokémon League.

In the TCG

Main article: Cloyster (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Cloyster appears on the Blue Table. When the pinball can be shot into the Cloyster, Catch'em Mode is activated, allowing for the capture of a Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When attacked, it launches its horns in quick volleys. Its innards have never been seen.
Blue
Yellow For protection, it uses its harder-than-diamonds shell. It also shoots spikes from the shell.
Stadium Its shell is so hard, it can even withstand a bomb. No one has ever seen what is inside its shell.
Generation II
Gold Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
Silver Cloyster that live in seas with harsh tidal currents grow large, sharp spikes on their shells.
Crystal Even a missile can't break the spikes it uses to stab opponents. They're even harder than its shell.
Stadium 2 Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
Generation III
Ruby Cloyster is capable of swimming in the sea. It does so by swallowing water, then jetting it out toward the rear. This Pokémon shoots spikes from its shell using the same system.
Sapphire
Emerald It swims in the sea by swallowing water, then jetting it out toward the rear. The Cloyster shoots spikes from its shell using the same system.
FireRed Its shell is extremely hard. It cannot be shattered, even with a bomb. The shell opens only when it is attacking.
LeafGreen When attacked, it launches its horns in quick volleys. Its innards have never been seen.
Generation IV
Diamond It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
SoulSilver Cloyster that live in seas with harsh tidal currents grow large, sharp spikes on their shells.
Generation V
Black It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
White
Black 2 It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Shellder
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Shellder
Yellow
None Evolve Shellder
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Shellder
Crystal
None Evolve Shellder
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Shellder (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Shellder
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Shellder
Platinum
None Evolve Shellder
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Shellder
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay (Rippling Water)
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Route 13, Undella Town, Seaside Cave, Humilau City (Fishing)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Shellder
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 10
Endless Level 29
Forever Level 59
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Shellder
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Challenger's Ground (post ending)
Lake: All*

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Video Game Championships 2013 Cloyster English United States 30 January 20, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Events* Choice Scarf Choice Scarf (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 180
166 - 255 328 - 504
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 525   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 85.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
00Start Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
1313 Spike Cannon Normal Physical 02020 100100% 15
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
5252 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 08585 09090% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cloyster obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 04040 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Corsola Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
CloysterCrawdaunt Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
TentacoolTentacruel Barrier Psychic Status —% 30
TentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphish
Crawdaunt
BubbleBeam Water Special 65 100% 20
ShellderCloyster Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
KrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
TentacoolTentacruelKabutoKabutopsAnorithArmaldo Rapid Spin* Normal Physical 20 100% 40
OmanyteOmastarCorsolaAnorithArmaldo Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
TentacoolTentacruel
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
ShellderCloyster Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
SkorupiDrapion Twineedle* Bug Physical 25 100% 20
TentacoolTentacruel Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cloyster in Generation V
  • 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 Cloyster in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cloyster can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cloyster cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
090 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
090 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
090 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
090 Clamp Water Physical 35 85% 10
090 Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
090 Razor Shell Water Physical 75 95% 10
090 Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
090 Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
090 Iron DefenseBW Steel Status —% 15
090 Shell Smash Normal Status —% 15
090 Hydro Pump Water Special 120 80% 5
090 Icy WindBW Ice Special 55 95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lick Cloyster (Expedition 8)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin091.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani091.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP091.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP My shell can't be broken no matter what attack is thrown!
26%-50% HP Trouble... My health is half gone.
1%-25% HP It's all over... Even my shell is cracking...
Level up My level went up! Hit me with any weapon!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up My level went up! Hit me with any weapon!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP091.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Shellder
Unevolved
Shellder
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone


Cloyster
First evolution
Cloyster
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 091.png Spr 1y 091.png Spr 1g 091.png Spr b g1 091.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 091.png Spr 2s 091.png Spr 2c 091.gif Spr b 2g 091.png
Spr 2g 091 s.png Spr 2s 091 s.png Spr 2c 091 s.gif Spr b 2g 091 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 091.png Spr 3e 091.png Spr 3f 091.png Spr b 3r 091.png
Spr 3r 091 s.png Spr 3e 091 s.png Spr 3f 091 s.png Spr b 3r 091 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 091.png Spr 4d 091.png Spr 4h 091.png Spr b 4d 091.png
Spr 4d 091 s.png Spr 4d 091 s.png Spr 4h 091 s.png Spr b 4d 091 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 091.png Spr 5b 091.png Spr b 5b 091.png
Spr 5b 091 s.png Spr 5b 091 s.png Spr b 5b 091 s.png
Cloyster For other sprites and images, please see Cloyster images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

A shell without a Cloyster in it.
  • Cloyster has the highest Defense of both Water and Ice types.
  • Cloyster's Red and Blue Versions' sprite shows its shell positioned horizontally instead of vertically.
  • Although it is stated many times in the Pokédex entry for Cloyster that its innards have never been seen, in the seventh episode of the original series, during the events at the Cerulean Gym a hollow Cloyster shell is shown hanging from the ceiling. It apparently had been reused as a loudspeaker. This leaves wide open the possibility that a Cloyster's innards could have been observed.

Origin

It appears to be based on a bivalve, more specifically the genus spondylus, with a black pearl as its head.

Name origin

Cloyster is a pun on cloister (to seclude or shelter oneself) which contains the word, oyster or is a portmantaeu of clam and oyster.

Parshen may be a combination of パール pearl and シェル shell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パルシェン Parshen Possibly from パール and シェル
France Flag.png French Crustabri From crustacé and abri
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cloyster Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Austos From Auster
Italy Flag.png Italian Cloyster Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파르셀 Pareusel



Notes


External links

Shellder #090: Shellder
Pokémon
#092: Gastly Gastly


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