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This Buizel is a Water-type Pokémon owned by Ash. He was caught by Dawn, but later traded to Ash for Aipom because Buizel preferred battles over contests.


Buizel is proud and very confident in his strength. This is due to his long record of winning battles. Unfortunately his pride can get him into trouble. Just like Sceptile, Snivy, Hawlucha, and Greninja, Buizel is very cool, calm, collected and serious.

Buizel also has a strong rivalry to Crasher Wake's Floatzel which is his evolved form and becomes fierce when he encountered it, similar to Brock's Croagunk, who has a fierce rivalry with Saturn's Toxicroak.


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Diamond and Pearl series

Buizel gained a reputation for being a very powerful Pokémon and proved capable of defeating Dawn's Piplup, Zoey's Glameow and Ash's Pikachu. However, because he focused on strength, Buizel was unprepared for contest moves and Dawn managed to capture him.

While Ash and Dawn where preparing for their gym and contest battles, Buizel was showing more interest in what Ash was doing than the contest, while Aipom was doing the same with Dawn's training. Ash and Dawn traded Aipom and Buizel.

In DP068 Buizel battled Maylene's Lucario after it defeated both Staravia and Chimchar. At first he was in disadvantage, but he learned Water Pulse. After blowing a hole in the ceiling when his Water Pulse collided with Lucario's Aura Sphere, it started raining and Buizel's Swift Swim was activated. The battle ended in a draw. Later Buizel competed in the Wallace Cup losing to a Lanturn in the top 8.

In DP083 Buizel was used in the Pastoria gym, beating Crasher Wake's two Pokémon, Quagsire and Floatzel whom he had a strong rivalry with.

Buizel didn't battle again until DP102 where he defeated Fantina's Gengar and lost to Drifblim.

In DP108 Buizel battled Byron's Steelix, but despite the type-advantage as Water-types is strong against Ground-types, Buizel was stunned Steelix's Screech, tied in Steelix's Bind and is hit in the face by a powerful Iron Tail. While at first he gets up, he falls to the ground, losing the round.

Buizel's first battle with Paul. He first uses Aqua Jet and hits Magmortar, gaining the upper hand. But when Magmortar was switched to Ursaring, Buizel was defeated by Ursaring's Focus Blast.

Buizel's battling style has included a few moves that would be useful in contests. Ice Aqua Jet and Counter Shield have been used in battles such as Fantina, Crasher Wake, Team Rocket and Paul.

Buizel battled a trainer's a Mr. Mime and lost the first battle. Buizel then learned Ice Punch. Buizel won the second battle by activating Swift Swim.

Buizel battled Flint's Infernape and lost with a single hit and also lost to Kenny's Empoleon's Drill Peck.

Ash used Buizel against Paul's Gastrodon and won by stopping its Body Slam with Ice Punch. He also battled Paul's Drapion who was attacked with a powerful Pin Missile, but Buizel was able to use Water Gun Counter Shield and dodged Cross Poison. While in the air, Buizel used Sonic Boom, but Drapion blocked it and ensnared Buizel with its tail claw. Buizel broke free by inflating his floatation sac and then hitting Drapion with Water Gun, but Drapion launched Toxic Spikes while Buizel was still in the air. As soon as he landed Buizel was poisoned by Toxic Spikes and Drapion finished him with Pin Missile, resulting in Buizel being knocked out.

Ash left Buizel when he decided to travel to Unova at Professor Oak's lab.

Black & White series

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Journeys series

Buizel reunites with Ash in Advice to Goh!

Buizel is set to appear in JN114.

Known moves

Improvised Moves


  • Buizel was the first Pokémon that disobeyed Dawn.



  1. ^ DP034: Buizel Your Way Out of This!, Buizel has two spots on his back.
  2. ^ Short and to the Punch!, when rain suddenly poured, Buizel's Ability activated, causing Buizel's speed to increase.