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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
Ash Buizel.png
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 At Professor Oak's Laboratory
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.

History

Diamond & Pearl series

Buizel in his debut appearance

With Dawn

On their way to Eterna City, Ash and his friends heard of a very strong Buizel that was able to defeat any opponent. Both Ash and Dawn had become interested and wanted to capture him themselves. Dawn was the first to catch this Buizel on her fishing line. She sent her Piplup to battle him, but Buizel proved to be too fast and too strong for Piplup to handle. The same would happen to Zoey and her Glameow, who were the second to go against him. Ash was the last to battle him with his Pikachu, and he was able to cause serious damage to Buizel. Ash made an attempt to capture him, but he escaped from his Poké Ball. He then went on to defeat Pikachu, and then took the group's fishing rods away.

Later on, the group met up with Buizel again and tried to get involved in his special training so that they could prove their worth to him. While this happened, Buizel grew attached to Ash. During this time, Team Rocket made their attempt to try and steal Buizel by catching him in a net. Though Ash was able to cut the net loose from Team Rocket's balloon, Buizel was plummeting towards the river still trapped in it. Luckily, Dawn was able to save him before he struck the water at full force. Because of what she did, Buizel decided to give Dawn another chance at battling him. This time, she and Piplup were victorious, and Dawn made her capture.

Dawn and Buizel

In the next episode, the group had met up with Elite Four member Lucian in a Pokémon Center after Buizel had injured Ash's Turtwig in battle. Sensing Lucian's status as a great battler, Buizel was very excited to get a chance to go up against his Pokémon and challenged him. Like in the battle against Ash's Turtwig, Buizel preferred to do things his own away, and ignored most of Dawn's commands. Because of the lack of cooperation between Trainer and Pokémon, Lucian's Bronzong proved much too powerful, even for Buizel's standards, and he was defeated. Afterwards, he fell into a depressive state, not being able to handle defeat so well. Lucian had explained that Buizel needed to learn how to handle being defeated and regain his battling spirit. During another scuffle with Team Rocket, Buizel gained a bit of his confidence back and was able to escape their grasp. Lucian then wanted to show Dawn how to use Buizel's unique battling style by taking command of him himself, and using him to defeat the trio. Afterwards, Dawn started to understand Buizel's battle methods, and wanted to help him develop his personal style, rather than force him to use another.

In A Stand Up Sit Down!, Dawn had learned from Zoey that the Contest being held in Hearthome City was going to be a Double Performance Contest. Thus, she had Buizel pair up with her Buneary in order to work on a new kind of technique to use for the Contest. She came up with an improvised move known as "Ice Aqua Jet", in which Buizel, while using Aqua Jet, would be frozen by Buneary's Ice Beam, giving him "Ice Armor", but her plan was unsuccessful. Dawn did hope to perfect it before the Contest in Hearthome, where she planned to use Buizel in the second round. However, before he would even be used in the second round of that Contest in Dawn's Early Night, Dawn had discovered that she did not make it through the first round, leaving Buizel's Contest debut to be put on hold.

Buizel would later be used in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition in Smells Like Team Spirit!, where Dawn had made it to the final round with her partner, Conway. He would be paired up with Conway's Heracross, while his opponents were Ash and Paul, who were using Chimchar and Elekid, respectively. Buizel and Heracross's team up was an almost unstoppable force, and victory seemed to be within their grasp. However, Paul's Elekid evolved into Electabuzz during the battle, which helped it and Chimchar gain the upper-hand. In a very close battle, both Buizel and Heracross were defeated.

With Ash

Buizel in the Wallace Cup

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 his mind on Dawn's training. Meanwhile, Ash's Aipom appeared to have a similar problem in Ash's training, because her moves tended to be more Contest-oriented. Then, Zoey proposed that Ash and Dawn trade them. Dawn initially wasn't sure, because Ash has a close bond with Aipom, but Zoey pointed out that Buizel seems to be forced into Contests. After more soul-searching, the Trainers agreed, and the trade took place.

In The Keystone Pops!, during a battle between Ash and Dawn, Buizel's Sonic Boom 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. Buizel also revealed his Ability, Swift Swim, for the first time, which became critical to Ash's performance.

In 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 Appeals Round due to a dazzling combination of Aqua Jet, Water Gun, Sonic Boom, and the utilization of his inflatable tube around his neck, but lost in the second stage of the Battle Round to Kyle's Lanturn, after defeating a Kecleon in the first stage. He perfected the Ice Beam and Aqua Jet combination that Dawn had tried to teach him in an earlier episode.

Ash and Buizel

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 his "Ice Aqua 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 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 his 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. Ash then thanked him and returned him to his Poké Ball.

Buizel's Ability activated

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 Blast 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 Sea 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.

In Short and To the Punch!, Buizel battled a Mr. Mime belonging to Clayton and lost, which eventually led to Buizel learning Ice Punch. In battle, Buizel's Ability Swift Swim activated once again.

Ash and Buizel in the Diamond & Pearl artwork

In Flint Sparks the Fire!, Ash used Buizel in a battle against Flint's Infernape, but lost easily to a Flare Blitz, despite the type advantage.

In Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!, he trained late at night with Ash, and formed a rivalry with Kenny's Empoleon after having his own Sonic Boom attack hit back at him. The next morning, Buizel battled Empoleon and lost, despite putting up a good fight.

In Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, Buizel was brought out to battle Paul's Gastrodon. Buizel was able to use Ice Aqua Jet, and managed to finish off Paul's second Pokémon with Ice Punch, leaving Paul with four Pokémon, while Ash still had all six of his. Buizel stood in to fight Paul's Drapion, and despite using his own Counter Shield, he was caught off guard by Drapion's power and flexibility, which led to him being Ash's first Pokémon to fall in his full battle with Paul.

Ash left Buizel at Professor Oak's Laboratory when he decided to go to Unova.

Best Wishes series

Buizel was reunited with Ash in The Dream Continues!, where he and the rest of Ash's Pokémon posed in a group photo with him.

Personality and characteristics

Earlier on, with Dawn, Buizel's personality was similar to Grovyle's; preferring to look cool than play with the other Pokémon. Buizel also got into conflict quite easily, disputing with Brock's Croagunk at one point, as well as giving Pikachu the cold shoulder when he accidentally hit him with a Thunderbolt. Buizel seemed to mellow after being Ash's for a while, yet he still showed great determination in his battles and other hurdles, notably in Short and To the Punch! when he attempts to learn Ice Punch. Despite becoming generally mellow, Buizel still got into conflicts with Pokémon he didn't know very quickly, such as Kenny's Empoleon.

Moves used

Ash Buizel Ice Punch.png
Using Ice Punch
Move First Used In
Water Gun  Buizel Your Way Out Of This!
Aqua Jet  Buizel Your Way Out Of This!
Sonic Boom  Buizel Your Way Out Of This!
Water Pulse A Triple Fighting Chance
Ice Punch  Short and To the Punch!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Ice Aqua Jet



In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Buizel under the ownership of Dawn
Buizel in the The Rise of Darkrai manga

Buizel appeared in the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga, which is based on the Diamond & Pearl series of the anime. He is shown under the ownership of Dawn in Friendship Power and Covered in Sludge and Stin~ky. Later, he appeared under Ash's ownership in Saving Sharpedo!.

In the movie adaptations

Ash's Buizel appears in the following manga adaptations of Pokémon movies, The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and the Sky Warrior. He was in Dawn's control during The Rise of Darkrai.

The Rise of Darkrai

He is first shown when Dawn sends her Pokémon out to play with several other Pokémon. Later, he is used in to battle against Darkrai along with Piplup but they are both defeated by the great power of the Dark-type Pokémon. In fact, Buizel was made to sleep by Darkrai's Dark Void.


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.
  • Buizel is Ash's second Pokémon originally obtained in a trade.
  • Buizel and Ambipom are the first two Pokémon to be traded between main characters.
  • 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.
  • In Enter Galactic!, Professor Oak's lecture is about Ash's Buizel.

Related articles

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



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