Relicanth (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Relicanth
Longevity Pokémon
ジーランス
Glanth
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Relicanth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Sturdy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 2
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Relicanth
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
51.6 lbs. 23.4 kg
Relicanth
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#369
Kanto
#000
Johto
#188
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#042
Kalos
#262
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-248
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
198
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Relicanth
1
HP
0
Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F369.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Relicanth (Japanese: ジーランス Glanth) is a dual-type Water/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Relicanth is a Pokémon that is heavily based on the coelacanth. It is covered with hard, brown scales that are similar to craggy rocks. The composition of its scales allow it to withstand the intense pressure of the ocean depths. Its tan head has protruding cheekbones, which are smaller on a female. A triangular spike protrudes from the back of its head. Tan patches cover its body and there is a red spot located on both sides. It possesses two pairs of pectoral fins, which it uses to push itself along the sea bottom. Additionally, it has dorsal and pelvic fins near its tail. Its tail fin has a wavy outline. Relicanth is a filter feeder, and it feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth. It has remained unchanged for 100 million years.

In the anime

In the main series

Relicanth in the anime

Major appearances

A group of Relicanth appeared in The Relicanth Really Can!.

Minor appearances

Relicanth first appeared in the episode A Ruin With a View! where Ash, May and Professor Alden discovered a lake full of Relicanth.

A Relicanth appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Multiple Relicanth also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

A Relicanth appeared in a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty! as one of the Pokémon J had stolen.

A Relicanth appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

A Relicanth appeared at the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Multiple Relicanth appeared in Going for the Gold! where they were among the Pokémon seen in the Ambrette Town aquarium.

A Relicanth appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Relicanth appeared in a fantasy in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG094 Relicanth Ash's Pokédex Relicanth, the Longevity Pokémon. Relicanth is covered in stone-like scales, which allow it to endure the pressure of the deep ocean.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In Pokémon Generations

Two wild Relicanth appeared in the waters that surrounded the Seafloor Cavern in The Cavern.

In the manga

Relicanth in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sapphire has a Relicanth nicknamed Relly. He was one of the keys to solving the mystery of the Sealed Chamber. While he still belongs to Sapphire, he was not seen in her party during the Emerald chapter and is assumed to be at sea with her Wailord, Lorry, as of Sapphire's latest appearance. He first appeared in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon III.

A Relicanth appeared in a fantasy in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS236 This species lives at the bottom of the sea for thousands of years. It only feeds on microorganisms.

In the TCG

Main article: Relicanth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Relicanth is a Pokémon species that existed for a hundred million years without ever changing its form. This ancient Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth.
Sapphire Relicanth is a rare species that was discovered in deep-sea explorations. This Pokémon's body withstands the enormous water pressure of the ocean depths. Its body is covered in tough scales that are like craggy rocks.
Emerald A Pokémon that was once believed to have been extinct. The species has not changed its form for 100 million years. It walks on the seafloor using its pectoral fins.
FireRed It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Discovered by chance during deep-sea explorations, it has not changed since ancient times.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
White
Black 2 A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
White 2
Generation VI
X It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
Y A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Omega Ruby Relicanth is a Pokémon species that existed for a hundred million years without ever changing its form. This ancient Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth.
Alpha Sapphire Relicanth is a rare species that was discovered in deep-sea explorations. This Pokémon’s body withstands the enormous water pressure of the ocean depths. Its body is covered in tough scales that are like craggy rocks.
Generation VII
Sun Its form has remained the same for one hundred million years. Its body is filled with fat, so it can withstand the water pressure of the deep sea.
Moon It was fortuitously discovered during a deep sea expedition. Its teeth have atrophied, so it now survives on microscopic organisms it sucks up.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Underwater
Emerald
Underwater
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 226 (Super Rod)
Platinum
Route 226 (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 12 (Super Rod during a swarm)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Ambrette Town, Cyllage City (Super Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 107, 124, 126, 128, 129, 130 (Underwater)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Wilds

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11, Endless Level 20, Forever Level 20, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (80F-89F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1-B18, Deep Miracle Sea B1-B4)
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (B1-B18, Deep Miracle Sea B1-B4)
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Th
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#3)
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sea of Origin (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Green Shard Green Shard (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Black White DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
X Y Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)
Sun Moon Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 485   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
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
011 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
066 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
1010 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
2121 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2626 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
3131 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3535 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4141 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
4646 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5656 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroWooperQuagsire
WailmerWailordBarboachWhiscashGorebyssBidoof
Bibarel
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSeel
DewgongGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrMarillAzumarillQwilfishBarboach
WhiscashMiloticHuntailGorebyssBuizelFloatzel
BasculinBasculinTirtougaCarracostaSkrelpDragalge
WishiwashiBruxish
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarQwilfishCorsolaPelipperWailmer
WailordSphealSealeoWalreinHuntailPiplup
PrinplupEmpoleonTirtougaCarracostaAlomomolaWishiwashi
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
BarboachWhiscash Magnitude Ground Physical 100% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoad
SeismitoadStunfisk
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
MudkipMarshtompSwampertShellosShellosGastrodon
GastrodonStunfisk
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertBarboachWhiscash
ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonTympolePalpitoad
SeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseSharpedo Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
PsyduckSlowpokeSeelLaprasWooperWailmer
SphealBidoof
Sleep Talk* Normal Status —% 10
BarboachWhiscashSphealSealeoWalrein Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
PsyduckGolduckPoliwagPoliwhirlSeelGoldeen
SeakingMarillAzumarillLombrePelipperSurskit
MasquerainBarboachWhiscashMiloticPiplupPrinplup
BuizelFloatzelDucklettSwannaAlomomolaClauncher
ClawitzerDewpiderPyukumuku
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLotad
LombreWhiscash
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Relicanth in Generation VII
  • 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 Relicanth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS369.png PinRSani369.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani369.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP369.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.9%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP The world is awash in change--but not everything changes.
26%-50% HP Hm? Is my health down by about half, would you say?
1%-25% HP I've reached the end... Am I truly too far behind the times?
Level up I've leveled up! But some things will never change...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP369.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT369.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#241
Shuffle369.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Evolution

369Relicanth.png
Unevolved
Relicanth
 Water  Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 369.png Spr b 3r 369.png Spr 3e 369.png Spr b 3r 369.png Spr 3r 369.png Spr b 3r 369.png
Spr 3r 369 s.png Spr b 3r 369 s.png Spr 3e 369 s.png Spr b 3r 369 s.png Spr 3r 369 s.png Spr b 3r 369 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
369MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Relicanth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Relicanth's EV yield (1 HP and 1 Defense) is unique.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Relicanth are based on the coelacanth, an order of fish that was thought to be extinct. They are considered living fossils because they are virtually unchanged from their prehistoric forms. Like their real-life counterpart, Relicanth were thought to have gone extinct 100 million years ago until they were recently rediscovered in a submarine exploration. Relicanth matches the Indonesian coelacanth in color, but its Shiny coloration is like that of the more well-known West Indian Ocean coelacanth. It may also take inspiration from placoderms, an extinct class of fish with armored heads.

Name origin

Relicanth is a combination of relic (something old that has survived the passage of time) and coelacanth.

Glanth is a combination of 爺 (old man) and coelacanth.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジーランス Glanth From 爺 (old man) and coelacanth.
France Flag.png French Relicanth Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Relicanth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Relicanth Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Relicanth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시라칸 Searakan Corruption of 실러캔스 silleokaenseu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 古空棘魚 Gǔ Kōng Jí Yú 古 means ancient. 空棘魚 may be derived from 腔棘魚 Qiāngjíyú.


External links


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