Buizel (Pokémon)

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Buizel
Sea Weasel Pokémon
ブイゼル
Buoysel
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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 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
75
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Buizel
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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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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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.

Biology

Buizel flying using its tail in Mounting a Coordinator Assault

Buizel is an orange Pokémon resembling a weasel and a sea otter. It has a yellow collar around its neck and two blue fins on its arms. Buizel has a cream-colored spot above each eye and two black parallel marks on its cheeks. The underside of its face and stomach are also cream-colored, as are the tips of its two tails. A male Buizel has two cream-colored spots on their back, while a female has only one.

Buizel's yellow collar is a flotation sac that can be inflated when it inhales. By doing so, Buizel can keep its face above water to watch for prey movement or survey its surroundings. Conversely, it deflates this sac in order to dive. Its tails can spin to act as a propeller, allowing it to swim and slice through obstacles like seaweed. In the anime, it is also able to fly using its spinning tail.

In the anime

Buizel in the anime
A Buizel Egg (left) in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's/Ash's Buizel

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

Other

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, the Marina Group owns a Buizel. However, it didn't perform with them like the other Water Pokémon, instead being treated more like a pet.

In Pikachu's Island Adventure, a Buizel, six Wynaut, and two Pichu were forced off their island by Meowth and his cronies, who claimed the island for themselves. As a result, Pikachu and his friends agreed to help them reclaim the island.

In A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!, Soren caught a Buizel whose Aqua Jet became a vital component for a unique combination invented by Soren, called "Jet Brave".

Minor appearances

Buizel debuted in Pikachu's Ocean Adventure.

Buizel made its main series debut in Mounting a Coordinator Assault!, under the ownership of a Coordinator competing in the Jubilife City Pokémon Contest.

A Coordinator's Buizel appeared in Settling a Not-So-Old Score!.

Two Buizel appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

In the Where Are You Going, Eevee? segment at the end of Lillier and the Staff!, two Buizel were swimming in the ocean. They reappeared in a flashback in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.

Two Buizel appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

In On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!, a Trainer's Buizel competed in the Marine Athletic Race.

In Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, a Trainer's Floatzel devolved into Buizel due to Dialga's influence.

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.
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.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Buizel appeared in A Fresh Start.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Dawn's Buizel

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

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Main article: Dawn's/Ash's Buizel

Ash's Buizel appeared in PDP11 and PDP13, under the ownership of Dawn. In PDP22, it was officially shown under Ash's ownership.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Buizel appeared in PMDP02, under the ownership of Dai Fugō.

Pokémon Adventures

A Buizel appeared in Stagestruck Starly as a silhouette.

A Buizel appeared in a flashback in Perturbed by Pachirisu.

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.

Multiple Buizel appeared in Besting Buizel I. Pearl then caught one of them in Besting Buizel II. However, it is very disobedient, having grown distrustful of humans after the Galactic Bomb dried up its home.

A Buizel appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of a Roughneck.

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

A Buizel appeared in a flashback in The Final Dimensional Duel X.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Buizel debuted as a silhouette in The Mystery Boy, Jun!!.

Buizel physically debuted in Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!, under the ownership of a Trainer. It was seen participating in a Pokémon Super Contest.

A Buizel appeared in a flashback in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1).

In the TCG

Main article: Buizel (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#056
Johto
#—
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 Unova
B2W2: #149
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 Kalos
Mountain #058
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#056
Hisui
#041
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond When air fills the flotation sac on its neck, the sac balloons like an inner tube. This Pokémon floats with its head out of the water.
Shining Pearl It swims by rotating its two tails like a screw. When it dives, its flotation sac collapses.
Legends: Arceus It moves freely in the water by spinning its forked tail for propulsion. The resemblance to the screw of a steamboat is coincidental.
Generation IX Paldea
#51
Scarlet It spins its two tails like a screw to propel itself through water. The tails also slice clinging seaweed.
Violet It inflates its flotation sac, keeping its face above water in order to watch for prey movement.


Pokedex Image Buizel SV.png
Buizel in the Paldea Pokédex

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 (tall grass in Wetland with 35 Waterside points)
Routes 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 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
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Floatzel
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 205, 213, and 224, Valley Windworks
Grand Underground - Riverbank Cave, Fountainspring Cave, Still-Water Cavern
Legends: Arceus
Horseshoe Plains, Aipom Hill, Bathers' Lagoon, Ginkgo Landing, Windswept Run

Bathers' Lagoon (Mass Outbreaks)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (7F-11F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (7F-11F)
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
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Greninja Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


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
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
330
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
1111 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1818 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2121 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 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 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
3838 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4141 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4545 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4949 Wave Crash Water Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM010Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Buizel in Generation IX
  • 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Muddy Water Buizel (Unleashed 45)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 418.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 R-055
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 R-036/N-145
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush418 fBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 42 Base Speed: 60
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 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#109
Shuffle418.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO418.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 132 Base Defense: 67
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Buizel Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Water Pulse, Swift

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
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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 VIII
Legends: Arceus
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
418MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Buizel images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Buizel seems to be based on a weasel, as well as a river otter. Its design also appears to incorporate various flotation devices, such as swim rings and inflatable armbands.

Name origin

Buizel and Buoysel may be combinations of buoy 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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 泳圈鼬 Yǒngquānyòu*
泳氣鼬 / 泳气鼬 Yǒngqìyòu*
From 泳圈 yǒngquān and yòu
From yǒng, 勇氣 / 勇气 yǒngqì, and yòu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 泳圈鼬 Wihnghyūnyauh*
泳氣鼬 Wihngheiyauh*
From 泳圈 wihnghyūn and yauh
From wihng, 勇氣 yúhnghei, and yauh


Related articles

External links


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