Buizel

Buizel is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Sea Weasel Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 418
Type Water
Species Sea Weasel Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 29.5 kg (65.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
Water Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 056 (Diamond/Pearl)
056 (Platinum)
149 (Black 2/White 2)
058 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
056 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 66
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 30
58 174
Speed 85
157 295
Total 330 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Buizel.

Evolution chart

(Level 26)

Buizel changes

Pokédex entries

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
SoulSilver
It inflates its flotation sac, keeping its face above water in order to watch for prey movement.
Black
White
It spins its two tails like a screw to propel itself through water. The tails also slice clinging seaweed.
Black 2
White 2
It inflates the flotation sac around its neck and pokes its head out of the water to see what is going on.
X
Omega Ruby
It swims by rotating its two tails like a screw. When it dives, its flotation sac collapses.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It inflates the flotation sac around its neck and pokes its head out of the water to see what is going on.
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.

Moves learned by Buizel

Moves learnt by level up

Buizel learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
7Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
11Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
18BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
21SwiftNormalSpecial 60
24Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
27Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
31WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
35WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
38Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
41AgilityPsychicStatus
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Buizel learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Buizel egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Baton PassNormalStatus
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
SoakWaterStatus 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Buizel is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Buizel cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

Buizel learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sonic BoomNormalSpecial 90
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
7Water SportWaterStatus
11Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
18PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
21SwiftNormalSpecial 60
24Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
27Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
31WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
35Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
38Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
41AgilityPsychicStatus
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Buizel learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Buizel egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Baton PassNormalStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Me FirstNormalStatus
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Odor SleuthNormalStatus
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
SoakWaterStatus 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
Tail SlapNormalPhysical 25 85

Move Tutor moves

Buizel can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Buizel is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Buizel can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Buizel sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Buizel  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Buizel  sprite from Black & White Buizel  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Buizel Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Buizel Shiny sprite from Black & White Buizel Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Buizel

Diamond
Pearl
Route 205, 213, 224, Valley Windworks
Platinum Route 205, 212, 213, Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Mt. Silver, Ruins of Alph
Black
White
Route 11, 14
Black 2
White 2
Route 11, 14, 23, Lostlorn Forest, Victory Road, Nature Sanctuary, Nature Preserve
X
Y
Breed Floatzel
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Floatzel
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 205, 213, 224, Valley Windworks, Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Buizel
Japanese ブイゼル (Buoysel)
German Bamelin
French Mustébouée

Name origin

buoy
floating marker in the sea (usually orange)
weasel
small mammal with a long body