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== Synopsis ==
 
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{{Ash}} has three weeks left to the [[Pokémon League]] and is behind in training. The episode begins by showing Ash and [[Brock]] watching T.V. It is a Pokémon League [[battle]] with the [[Elite Four]] member [[Bruno]] using his {{p|Hitmonchan}} against a {{pkmn|trainer}}. [[Misty]] turns it off and tells Ash to better start training. Ash says that he was training by watching Bruno and his tactics. Brock says they were learning his secrets and Misty asks Ash what they are. Ash doesn't know and Brock's head droops. Misty says "I guess they're too secret to be known". Ash wishes that Bruno would help him train and [[Delia Ketchum|Ash's mom]] says that she know where he is. Apparently he trains up in the mountains. On hearing this Ash jumps up and says that they are going to the mountains today.
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With three weeks left until the [[Pokémon League]] competition {{Ash}} has fallen behind in training. On the couch of Ash's home, Ash and [[Brock]] watch the [[Elite Four]]'s [[Bruno]] battling a {{pkmn|trainer}} with his{{p|Hitmonchan}}. As Bruno commands a {{m|Thunderpunch}}, the TV is switched off. Misty chastises Ash for goofing off. Ash tells [[Misty]] they were studying the tape of Bruno. Brock adds that they were learning the 'secrets of Pokémon' despite not knowing what those secrets were. Ash comments that Bruno could train him to learn the secrets. However Brock and Misty lament that the famous Bruno wouldn't waste his time with them. Ash confidently states that if they knew how to find him then Bruno would definitely teach him. Just then [[Delia Ketchum|Ash's mother]] enters telling the group that she knows where to find Bruno. Apparently Bruno's secret training ground is on Mt.Hideaway. Ash jumps up and tells his mother not to make dinner as they are going up to Mt.Hideaway.
   
After reaching the mountains, Ash and Brock complain about how hungry and tired they are. They meet an old lady who is complaining about how people keep stealing her meatballs and looks down at the plate she has and sees it to be empty. She looks up and sees Ash and Brock eating them. Misty says they must be really hungry to eat them when they see [[Jessie]] and [[James]] in the distance. The old lady yells at them to stop and she goes after them and hits them with her broom making them drop the 3 bags of meatballs they were carrying. Jessie complains her mouth hurts after eating the meatballs and James says he bit his tongue. He tells Ash that since they always lose to them they gave up and are living off the wilderness. They leave and Ash asks about the mountain. The lady tells them that the mountain is known for their [[Giant Pokémon|overgrown]] {{p|Onix}} and Brock says that the fertile soil must make them grow bigger. A few hours later Ash looks down and sees what looks like a road.
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Now on their way to the mountain, Misty tells the group that Mt.Hideaway appears to be only 7 miles away. Ash and Brock, completely exhausted, convince Misty that she should rest.
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The group rest at a house where an old lady brings them food and drink. Ash asks her if she knows of a Pokémon Trainer named Bruno training around the area. The old lady doesn't recognise the name but tells the trio that Pokēmon trainers have been stealing her meatball kebabs.
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As Ash and Brock eat, a bunch of windchimes start rattling. The lady angrily tells them that the thieves must be back again. Push broom in hand the lady runs out followed by Ash and company. They see 3 hermits running off with sacks in hand. The lady gives chase as Ash recognises the bandits as [[Team Rocket]]. After giving a fast-forwarded version of their motto they tell Ash that because they always get beaten by him they have to decided to become hermits and live off the land. Meowth adds they're also living off the old ladies meatball kebabs. The enraged old lady gives Team Rocket a beating with her broom and the troublesome trio run away leaving behind the kebabs.
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The lady tells the heroes that the mountain is known for [[Giant Pokémon|overgrown]] {{p|Onix}}. Apparently the soil makes them grow larger. The lady assures them that, despite their size, the Onix are very gentle.
   
Brock says that it was probably made by a really big creature, an Onix. Right then an Onix comes up and they run for their lives. A man further ahead beckons them to jump behind a rock. They do so and the Onix goes by them leaving them unharmed. Ash turns to thank him and he and Brock are amazed by what they see. Misty asks them who it is and they reveal the man to be none other than Bruno! Brock gets on his knees, kisses Bruno's feet and begs him to help Ash train for the Pokémon League. Brock motions for Ash to get down as well and he kneels and also begs but Brock says that isn't enough and pulls him down so his head is on the ground. Bruno agrees to help Ash as long as they do everything he tells them to do.
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Continuing up the mountain, Brock comments that they have been walking for hours but haven't seen any sign of Bruno or any giant Onix. Ash notices what he thinks is a road.
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Brock says that it doesn't look like a road but more like tracks made by a really big creature. Suddenly an intense rumbling is heard and the heroes turn to see an enormous Onix heading their way. The Onix approaches as the three run for their lives. When it looks as if the Onix is about to crush them a man beckons them to jump behind a rock. The Onix goes by leaving them unharmed. The man asks if they are ok. The group turn to thank him and Ash and Brock are amazed by who they see. Misty doesn't recognise the man. Brock can't believe that the man standing before them is none other than the Elite Four's Bruno.
   
They start the lesson by carrying two buckets of water which Brock says must make them physically strong and balanced. Ash is okay for a couple of steps then falls over splashing Misty and Brock. Ash smiles sheepishly and agrees he's got to work on balance. The next lesson is chopping wood and Brock says this is to give Ash a good grip. Ash chops the wood and sends a piece flying in Misty's direction hitting her in the face and knocking her off the log she was sitting on. The next lesson is to peel a twig and Ash peels it perfectly. Bruno takes it and says to them to always pack a fork and he breaks the twig in two and uses them as chopsticks. Ash is a little discouraged by this and Misty thinks all of Bruno's lessons are phony. Brock denies this and is ready to prove Bruno is a great trainer. Brock says that he will sneak up behind him and hit him with a stick. Bruno should sense Brock and stop the attack. He has a day dream about him doing so and goes behind Bruno and puts all his force into the attack. The stick collides with his head giving him a huge bump and he falls over. Brock is shocked by this.
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The three heroes are trailing Bruno up the mountain when Bruno asks if there is a reason why they are following him. Brock gets on his knees, and asks him to help Ash train for the [[Pokémon League]]. Brock motions for Ash to ask as well. Ash kneels also and ask for Bruno's help. Bruno agrees to help them as long as they are willing to do everything he tells them to do.
   
After awhile, when everyone has recovered from the incident, Ash asks Bruno about the secrets of Pokémon training. Bruno says there are no such secrets. He just came up here to catch a strong Onix. That leaves Ash, Brock and Misty groaning. [[Team Rocket]] overhear the conversation and say that all they have to do is catch a strong Onix and they'll be as good as the Elite Four. Jessie and James say that they have an unexpected weapon to catch Onix. At that moment a [[giant Pokémon|huge]] {{p|Onix}} comes along and Team Rocket shoots their gun weapon at it hitting it and thus making it angry. It rises up to full height and Team Rocket run for their life. They spot a cave and go hide inside it.
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Their first task is to carry buckets of water. Brock theorizes that the task is to make them physically strong. Ash adds that it also helps inner balance and outer equilibrium before falling and soaking Misty. Their second task is splitting wood. Bruno tells Ash this is to give him a firm grip. Ash chops the wood which sends a piece flying off in Misty's direction hitting her in the face and knocking her off the rock she was sitting on. Task three is to carry heavy rocks up hill. Bruno tells them that this will teach them how to control their 'inner nature'. Finally Bruno asks Ash to peel the bark of a twig. Ash peels it perfectly. Bruno takes it and tells them the lesson is to always pack a fork when camping. Bruno breaks the twig in two and uses them as chopsticks. Ash is a little discouraged by this and Misty says she thinks all of Bruno's lessons seem phony. Brock denies this and is ready to prove Bruno is a great trainer. Brock says that he will sneak up behind him and hit him with a stick, claiming Bruno should sense Brock and stop the attack. Brock envisions him doing so and goes behind Bruno and attacks full force. Bruno fails to detect anything and Brock strikes him hard over the head leaving a large bruise.
   
Onix starts banging himself against the wall of the cave making it to cave in. Team Rocket shouts for help which Ash and the {{ashfr|others}} hear. Ash says that they have to save Team Rocket. Brock sends out his {{TP|Brock|Onix}} and Misty sends out her {{TP|Misty|Staryu}}. Ash chooses {{AP|Squirtle}}. Brock orders Onix to use {{m|Tackle}}, but Onix gets knocked back due to the size of the huge Onix. Misty tells Staryu to use {{m|Water Gun}} and Ash orders Squirtle to use Water Gun too. Team Rocket uses this opportunity to run for their lives. The wild Onix is recovering from the double Water Gun attack and uses it's tail to hit Staryu and Squirtle and Brock's Onix. The Onix then whips it's tail at the edge of the deep ditch the others are standing on and Ash loses his balance and falls in. Pikachu jumps down and uses its {{m|ThunderShock}} attack. But it is of no use. Ash grabs {{AP|Pikachu}} saying electric attacks don't affect rock Pokémon and they huddle together waiting for Onix to attack them. Suddenly Bruno jumps down really fast and picks up Ash and Pikachu and saves them from Onix. He says that he will take care of Onix without using even a single Pokémon!
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As Bruno recovers from the incident, he asks Brock and Ash if they really want to know about the secrets of Pokémon training. Brock and Ash eagerly reply yes. Bruno tells them there are no such secrets and the reason he was on Mt.Hideaway was to catch the biggest Onix he could find. Bruno says that it's no secret that to be a strong trainer you have to catch strong Pokémon. These revelations leaves Ash, Brock and Misty groaning. Brock is distraught that Bruno isn't who he thought he was. [[Team Rocket]] overhear the conversation and plan to catch a strong Onix so they can be as good as the Elite Four without having to do any Pokémon training.
   
Bruno jumps down and asks Onix why it is attacking him and Onix dives at him several times, but he keeps dodging its hits. Bruno then jumps on Onix's head and Onix whips his tail against it's head making itself dizzy. Bruno then asks Onix to tell him why he is acting this way and requests it not to be afraid of him. He closes his eyes and concentrates for some time. He then starts feeling around Onix's body. Eventually he gets the right spot and he pulls out a {{p|Sandslash}}! Ash checks it on his [[PokéDex]]. Apparently the Sandslash was hurting Onix and making him go crazy. Bruno lets the {{type2|Ground}} Pokémon go and asks Onix if it wants to come with him. Onix accepts and Bruno catches him in a [[Poké Ball]]. He jumps back up to Ash, Misty, and Brock. He then tells them the true secret is for Pokémon and humans to care for each other like Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}}. Both of them look at each other and start laughing and the episode ends by saying that Ash is one more day closer to the Pokémon League!
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Following the gigantic Onix tracks, Meowth believes that they have no hope of catching such a big Pokémon. Jessie and James reveal that they have an unexpected weapon to catch Onix.
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At the end of the Onix tracks in an large, open area Team Rocket set themselves in wait of the Onix. The ground begins rumbling as an enormous Onix bursts from underground. The Onix is much bigger than they were expecting and Meowth suggests they forget the idea. Jessie stubbornly says that they came for an Onix and that's what they would get.
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Ash, Misty and Brock are heading back down the mountain when they hear a loud noise. They race off to the source of the sound. Meanwhile Team Rocket are blasting missiles at the giant Onix. The smoke clears and the Onix is completely unharmed and begins advancing on them. Terrified the three run into a nearby cave. The Onix begins {{m|Slam|slamming}} the wall of the cave causing it to start collapsing. Team Rocket are shouting for help as Ash and the others arrive. To save Team Rocket Brock sends out his {{TP|Brock|Onix}} and Misty sends out her {{TP|Misty|Staryu}}. Ash chooses {{AP|Squirtle}}. Brock orders his Onix to use {{m|Tackle}}, but it gets knocked back due to the size of the huge Onix. Misty tells Staryu to use {{m|Water Gun}} but it is largely ineffective. Ash orders Squirtle to use Water Gun too and the combined {{t|Water|water}} attacks cause the Onix to recoil from the cave. Team Rocket use the opportunity to run for their lives. The wild Onix recovers from the double Water Gun attack and uses it's tail to hit Staryu and Squirtle and Brock's Onix before sending Team Rocket on their way. The Onix then notices the heroes standing on the ledge above. The Onix {{m|Headbutt|headbutts}} the edge where they are standing causing Ash to lose his balance and fall in to the area right in front of Onix. {{AP|Pikachu}} jumps down and uses its {{m|ThunderShock}} attack. But Onix just shakes it off. Pikachu is about to try again before Ash grabs it telling Pikachu that electric attacks won't work. They huddle together awaiting Onix's attack. But before Onix can strike a lightning fast Bruno leaps in and carries Ash and Pikachu to safety. Bruno looks down at the Onix which is thrashing around. Ash and Brock ask him what Pokémon and attack he will use. Bruno states that he will not use a Pokémon.
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Bruno jumps down and asks Onix why it is acting so violent him. The Onix dives at him several times, but Bruno dodges its hits asking it why it is attacking him. Bruno then jumps on Onix's head. Onix whips his tail around but misses Bruno and connects with its own head disorientating it. Bruno requests it not to be afraid of him and asks it to let him know what it is feeling. He closes his eyes and concentrates for some time. He then starts feeling around Onix's body. Eventually he finds something between Onix's rocks. Asking Onix to bear with the momentary pain, he strains before pulling out a {{p|Sandslash}}. The heroes are shocked and Ash checks it on his [[PokéDex]]. Apparently the Sandslash was irritating Onix the whole time and causing it to act aggressively. Bruno lets the {{type2|Ground}} Pokémon go and asks Onix if it wants to come with him. Onix accepts and Bruno catches him in a [[Poké Ball]]. He jumps back up to Ash, Misty, and Brock. He then tells them the true secret is for Pokémon and humans to care for each other like Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}}. Both of them look at each other and start laughing and the episode ends by saying that Ash is one more day closer to the Pokémon League!
   
 
== Major events ==
 
== Major events ==

Revision as of 10:15, 14 January 2009

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To Master the Onixpected!
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  EP071  
してんのうシバとうじょう!
Shiba of the Shitennō Enters!
First broadcast
Japan November 19, 1998
United States October 11, 1999
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending タイプ・ワイルド
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 井上修 Osamu Inoue
Assistant director 井上修 Osamu Inoue
Animation director 梶浦紳一郎 Shin'ichirō Kajiura
No additional credits are available at this time.

To Master the Onixpected! (Japanese: してんのうシバとうじょう! Shiba of the Shitennō Enters!) is the 71st episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on November 19, 1998 and in the United States on October 11, 1999.

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Synopsis

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With three weeks left until the Pokémon League competition Ash has fallen behind in training. On the couch of Ash's home, Ash and Brock watch the Elite Four's Bruno battling a trainer with hisHitmonchan. As Bruno commands a Thunderpunch, the TV is switched off. Misty chastises Ash for goofing off. Ash tells Misty they were studying the tape of Bruno. Brock adds that they were learning the 'secrets of Pokémon' despite not knowing what those secrets were. Ash comments that Bruno could train him to learn the secrets. However Brock and Misty lament that the famous Bruno wouldn't waste his time with them. Ash confidently states that if they knew how to find him then Bruno would definitely teach him. Just then Ash's mother enters telling the group that she knows where to find Bruno. Apparently Bruno's secret training ground is on Mt.Hideaway. Ash jumps up and tells his mother not to make dinner as they are going up to Mt.Hideaway.

Now on their way to the mountain, Misty tells the group that Mt.Hideaway appears to be only 7 miles away. Ash and Brock, completely exhausted, convince Misty that she should rest. The group rest at a house where an old lady brings them food and drink. Ash asks her if she knows of a Pokémon Trainer named Bruno training around the area. The old lady doesn't recognise the name but tells the trio that Pokēmon trainers have been stealing her meatball kebabs. As Ash and Brock eat, a bunch of windchimes start rattling. The lady angrily tells them that the thieves must be back again. Push broom in hand the lady runs out followed by Ash and company. They see 3 hermits running off with sacks in hand. The lady gives chase as Ash recognises the bandits as Team Rocket. After giving a fast-forwarded version of their motto they tell Ash that because they always get beaten by him they have to decided to become hermits and live off the land. Meowth adds they're also living off the old ladies meatball kebabs. The enraged old lady gives Team Rocket a beating with her broom and the troublesome trio run away leaving behind the kebabs. The lady tells the heroes that the mountain is known for overgrown Onix. Apparently the soil makes them grow larger. The lady assures them that, despite their size, the Onix are very gentle.

Continuing up the mountain, Brock comments that they have been walking for hours but haven't seen any sign of Bruno or any giant Onix. Ash notices what he thinks is a road. Brock says that it doesn't look like a road but more like tracks made by a really big creature. Suddenly an intense rumbling is heard and the heroes turn to see an enormous Onix heading their way. The Onix approaches as the three run for their lives. When it looks as if the Onix is about to crush them a man beckons them to jump behind a rock. The Onix goes by leaving them unharmed. The man asks if they are ok. The group turn to thank him and Ash and Brock are amazed by who they see. Misty doesn't recognise the man. Brock can't believe that the man standing before them is none other than the Elite Four's Bruno.

The three heroes are trailing Bruno up the mountain when Bruno asks if there is a reason why they are following him. Brock gets on his knees, and asks him to help Ash train for the Pokémon League. Brock motions for Ash to ask as well. Ash kneels also and ask for Bruno's help. Bruno agrees to help them as long as they are willing to do everything he tells them to do.

Their first task is to carry buckets of water. Brock theorizes that the task is to make them physically strong. Ash adds that it also helps inner balance and outer equilibrium before falling and soaking Misty. Their second task is splitting wood. Bruno tells Ash this is to give him a firm grip. Ash chops the wood which sends a piece flying off in Misty's direction hitting her in the face and knocking her off the rock she was sitting on. Task three is to carry heavy rocks up hill. Bruno tells them that this will teach them how to control their 'inner nature'. Finally Bruno asks Ash to peel the bark of a twig. Ash peels it perfectly. Bruno takes it and tells them the lesson is to always pack a fork when camping. Bruno breaks the twig in two and uses them as chopsticks. Ash is a little discouraged by this and Misty says she thinks all of Bruno's lessons seem phony. Brock denies this and is ready to prove Bruno is a great trainer. Brock says that he will sneak up behind him and hit him with a stick, claiming Bruno should sense Brock and stop the attack. Brock envisions him doing so and goes behind Bruno and attacks full force. Bruno fails to detect anything and Brock strikes him hard over the head leaving a large bruise.

As Bruno recovers from the incident, he asks Brock and Ash if they really want to know about the secrets of Pokémon training. Brock and Ash eagerly reply yes. Bruno tells them there are no such secrets and the reason he was on Mt.Hideaway was to catch the biggest Onix he could find. Bruno says that it's no secret that to be a strong trainer you have to catch strong Pokémon. These revelations leaves Ash, Brock and Misty groaning. Brock is distraught that Bruno isn't who he thought he was. Team Rocket overhear the conversation and plan to catch a strong Onix so they can be as good as the Elite Four without having to do any Pokémon training.

Following the gigantic Onix tracks, Meowth believes that they have no hope of catching such a big Pokémon. Jessie and James reveal that they have an unexpected weapon to catch Onix. At the end of the Onix tracks in an large, open area Team Rocket set themselves in wait of the Onix. The ground begins rumbling as an enormous Onix bursts from underground. The Onix is much bigger than they were expecting and Meowth suggests they forget the idea. Jessie stubbornly says that they came for an Onix and that's what they would get.

Ash, Misty and Brock are heading back down the mountain when they hear a loud noise. They race off to the source of the sound. Meanwhile Team Rocket are blasting missiles at the giant Onix. The smoke clears and the Onix is completely unharmed and begins advancing on them. Terrified the three run into a nearby cave. The Onix begins slamming the wall of the cave causing it to start collapsing. Team Rocket are shouting for help as Ash and the others arrive. To save Team Rocket Brock sends out his Onix and Misty sends out her Staryu. Ash chooses Squirtle. Brock orders his Onix to use Tackle, but it gets knocked back due to the size of the huge Onix. Misty tells Staryu to use Water Gun but it is largely ineffective. Ash orders Squirtle to use Water Gun too and the combined water attacks cause the Onix to recoil from the cave. Team Rocket use the opportunity to run for their lives. The wild Onix recovers from the double Water Gun attack and uses it's tail to hit Staryu and Squirtle and Brock's Onix before sending Team Rocket on their way. The Onix then notices the heroes standing on the ledge above. The Onix headbutts the edge where they are standing causing Ash to lose his balance and fall in to the area right in front of Onix. Pikachu jumps down and uses its ThunderShock attack. But Onix just shakes it off. Pikachu is about to try again before Ash grabs it telling Pikachu that electric attacks won't work. They huddle together awaiting Onix's attack. But before Onix can strike a lightning fast Bruno leaps in and carries Ash and Pikachu to safety. Bruno looks down at the Onix which is thrashing around. Ash and Brock ask him what Pokémon and attack he will use. Bruno states that he will not use a Pokémon.

Bruno jumps down and asks Onix why it is acting so violent him. The Onix dives at him several times, but Bruno dodges its hits asking it why it is attacking him. Bruno then jumps on Onix's head. Onix whips his tail around but misses Bruno and connects with its own head disorientating it. Bruno requests it not to be afraid of him and asks it to let him know what it is feeling. He closes his eyes and concentrates for some time. He then starts feeling around Onix's body. Eventually he finds something between Onix's rocks. Asking Onix to bear with the momentary pain, he strains before pulling out a Sandslash. The heroes are shocked and Ash checks it on his PokéDex. Apparently the Sandslash was irritating Onix the whole time and causing it to act aggressively. Bruno lets the Template:Type2 Pokémon go and asks Onix if it wants to come with him. Onix accepts and Bruno catches him in a Poké Ball. He jumps back up to Ash, Misty, and Brock. He then tells them the true secret is for Pokémon and humans to care for each other like Ash and Pikachu. Both of them look at each other and start laughing and the episode ends by saying that Ash is one more day closer to the Pokémon League!

Major events

Debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Who’s That Pokémon?: Alakazam (US and international), Iwark (Japan)

Trivia

  • This is the first appearance of a member of the Elite Four in the anime, if Koga is not considered, due to Koga only being an Elite Four member in Generation II.
  • The title is most likely referred to the phrase "To Master the Unexpected".
  • Meowth uses a remote to fast forward the Team Rocket's motto in this episode.

Errors

  • In one shot, Bruno is shown to have six fingers.

Dub edits

In other languages

  • Finnish: Otetaan Onixista mittaa
  • French: Le secret
  • Italian: Il segreto dei Pokémon
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Dominando lo Onixperado!
  • Spanish: El Maestro de lo Onixesperado

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