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Vigoroth (Pokémon)

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Slakoth #287: Slakoth
Pokémon
#289: Slaking Slaking
Vigoroth
Wild Monkey Pokémon
ヤルキモノ
Yarukimono
#288
Vigoroth

Vigoroth

Vigoroth

Vigoroth
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Vital Spirit Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Vigoroth

Mega Vigoroth Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
102.5 lbs. 46.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#288
Kanto
#000
Johto
#037
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#277
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-163
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
126
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
154
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F288.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Vigoroth (Japanese: ヤルキモノ Yarukimono) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Slakoth starting at level 18 and evolves into Slaking starting at level 36.

Biology

Vigoroth is a white, sloth-like, bipedal Pokémon with a teardrop-shaped tuft of red fur on its forehead. It has stubby ears, two small, triangular visible teeth in each jaw, and large eyes encircled by brown rings. The two stripes on its back and maw are also brown. Its arms are long, and its hands and feet have two sharp black claws. The undersides of its hands and feet have circular red pads, with its rear also having a baboon-like patch of red. The fur on its chest, tail, and sides of its maw are shaggy.

Vigoroth’s heart beats at a tenfold tempo. It likes to go berserk, as it spins its arms to destroy anything in its path and goes more berserk afterward. It cannot sit still for even a minute, trying to will raise its stress level. It runs wild through the jungle, after the blood in its veins grows agitated from trying to sleep. Due to its rampages, it is always hungry. It lives in forests.

In the anime

Vigoroth in the anime

Major appearances

Norman's Vigoroth appeared several times in the anime, the first being in There's no Place Like Hoenn. It also appeared in Love, Petalburg Style and in Balance of Power, where it was used in a Gym battle against Ash. It defeated Ash's Torkoal due to its speed but the match against Pikachu ended in a draw because it was paralyzed by Pikachu's Static Ability.

In The Garden of Eatin', a Snorlax was causing trouble for a man named Marcel by eating the bananas in his Slakoth Banana Garden. No one was able to stop it until one of the Slakoth in the garden evolved into Vigoroth and defeated Snorlax allowing Marcel to capture it.

Minor appearances

A Vigoroth appeared in The Journalist from Another Region!.

Several Vigoroth appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, pursuing Zorua until they were driven away by Ash, Dawn, Brock, and their Pokémon, Infernape and Mamoswine.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG003 Vigoroth Ash's Pokédex Vigoroth, the Wild Monkey Pokémon. Vigoroth is only comfortable going berserk. Will destroy anything in its path by spinning both arms, and goes more berserk when done.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Vigoroth in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Like in the games, a Vigoroth debuts in Nixing Nuzleaf under the possession of the Petalburg Gym Leader Norman, who uses it as one of his most valued fighters. Its battling method mainly makes usage of its adroit speed, with which it often shoots the enemy's attacks back at them.

In the TCG

Main article: Vigoroth (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Vigoroth is always itching and agitated to go on a wild rampage. It simply can't tolerate sitting still for even a minute. This Pokémon's stress level rises if it can't be moving constantly.
Sapphire Vigoroth is simply incapable of remaining still. Even when it tries to sleep, the blood in its veins grows agitated, compelling this Pokémon to run wild throughout the jungle before it can settle down.
Emerald It can't keep still because its blood boils with energy. It runs through the fields and mountains all day to calm itself. If it doesn't, it can't sleep at night.
FireRed It is always hungry because it won't stop rampaging. Even while it is eating, it can't keep still.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its stress level rises if it cannot keep moving constantly. Too much stress makes it feel sick.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
White
Black 2 Its heartbeat is fast and its blood is so agitated that it can't sit still for one second.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its heartbeat is fast and its blood so agitated that it can't sit still for one second.
Y Its stress level rises if it cannot keep moving constantly. Too much stress makes it feel sick.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Slakoth
Emerald
Evolve Slakoth
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Slakoth
Platinum
Evolve Slakoth
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Slakoth
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Slakoth
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 57
Endless Level 65
Forever Level 7
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Freeze (7F-11F)
Mt. Faraway (10F-19F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Rugged Flats

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 440   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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
00Start Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
077 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
1313 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
1919 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2525 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3131 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3737 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4343 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4949 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100100% 20
5555 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Vigoroth obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 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 Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BunearyLopunnyPatratWatchogMinccino After You Normal Status —% 15
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPuruglyChespin
QuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 15
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RhydonRhyperiorUrsaringSlakingEmboarDarmanitan
ChesnaughtDiggersbyPangoro
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsol
StunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose
AbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioMeowthPersian
Farfetch'dSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringTorchicCombusken
BlazikenLinooneVigorothZangooseKecleonAbsol
GlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntankSamurottPurrloin
LiepardDrilburExcadrillCubchooBearticHeatmor
PanchamPangoro
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
WalreinDedenne
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vigoroth in Generation VI
  • 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 Vigoroth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 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 Vigoroth can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Vigoroth cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
287 Slack Off Normal Status —% 10
287 Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
287 Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
287 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
287 Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS288.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani288.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP288.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I get this feeling that I'll just keel over if I stop!
26%-50% HP Kwaah! My HP's gone down to half so soon?
1%-25% HP I'm done... But I have one good rampage left in me!
Level up Leveled up! Yes! Watch how I can rampage now!
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 Leveled up! Yes! Watch how I can rampage now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP288.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: Cut fm.pngCut fm.png
(Cut ×2)
Loops: 12 Min. exp.: 50 Max. exp.: 70
Browser entry  
One punch of Vigoroth's clawed paw is powerful enough to cut a Metal Fence.
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.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

287Slakoth.png
Unevolved
Slakoth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 18
288Vigoroth.png
First evolution
Vigoroth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 36
289Slaking.png
Second evolution
Slaking
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 288.png Spr b 3r 288.png Spr 3e 288.gif Spr b 3r 288.png Spr 3r 288.png Spr b 3r 288.png
Spr 3r 288 s.png Spr b 3r 288 s.png Spr 3e 288 s.gif Spr b 3r 288 s.png Spr 3r 288 s.png Spr b 3r 288 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 288.png Spr b 4d 288.png Spr 4d 288.png Spr b 4p 288.png Spr 4d 288.png Spr b 4h 288.png
Spr 4d 288 s.png Spr b 4d 288 s.png Spr 4d 288 s.png Spr b 4p 288 s.png Spr 4d 288 s.png Spr b 4p 288 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 288.png Spr b 5b 288.png Spr 5b 288.png Spr b 5b 288.png
Spr 5b 288 s.png Spr b 5b 288 s.png Spr 5b 288 s.png Spr b 5b 288 s.png
Front Back Front Back
288MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Vigoroth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Because the only Ability Vigoroth can have is Vital Spirit, it is impossible to tuck in a Vigoroth into the Pokémon Dream World.

Origin

Vigoroth appear to be based on sloths, possibly the ground sloth in particular.

Name origin

Vigoroth is a combination of vigor and sloth. It may also be a play on vigorous.

It may also be based on the barbaric Germanic tribe, the Visigoths.

Yarukimono may be a combination of やる気 yaruki (willingness) and 樹懶 namakemono (sloth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤルキモノ Yarukimono From やる気 yaruki and 樹懶 namakemono
France Flag.png French Vigoroth Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vigoroth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Muntier From munter and Faultier
Italy Flag.png Italian Vigoroth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 발바로 Balbaro Likely from bal, 발발 balbal and 바로 baro


External links

Slakoth #287: Slakoth
Pokémon
#289: Slaking Slaking


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