Feebas (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Feebas (disambiguation).
Feebas
Fish Pokémon
ヒンバス
Hinbass
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Feebas



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or ObliviousGen VI+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Adaptability
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Dragon
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Feebas
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Weight
16.3 lbs. 7.4 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
61
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
40
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Feebas
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Feebas (Japanese: ヒンバス Hinbass) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Milotic when leveled up with its Beautiful condition high enough, or when traded while holding a Prism Scale.

(Refer to Game data→Evolution data for more details.)

Biology

 
A Prism Scale forming on Feebas's skin

Feebas is a shabby, old-looking, fishlike Pokémon with a light brown body covered in dark, irregular spots. It has large, deep-set eyes and big, pink lips. The tail and pectoral fins are dull blue and tattered in appearance. The dorsal fin is triangular with a hole in the middle.

Feebas is famous for its shabby appearance and is considered the shabbiest Pokémon. Due to its poor appearance, it is largely ignored by predators, Trainers, and researchers alike. However, this hardy Pokémon is capable of eating anything and living anywhere. It is often found in oceans and weed-choked ponds, even if only a little water is available. While there are many of these Pokémon in existence, populations tend to cluster in small areas. Once found, its dull wits make it easy to capture. Feebas is a source of research due to its vitality despite it being unattractive and unpopular. There are even those who love to collect Feebas and only it, and reportedly are disappointed by its evolution into Milotic. In the anime, Prism Scales are revealed to form naturally on Feebas on occasion.

Evolution

Feebas evolves into Milotic.

 
Unevolved
Feebas
 Water 
 
First evolution
Milotic
 Water 


In the anime

Main series

 
Feebas in the anime

Major appearances

In Ya See We Want An Evolution!, Haley's Feebas, known as "The Loveliest Feebas of All", proved itself to be a strong Pokémon without even evolving.

In Malice in Wonderland!, one of Mismagius's illusions featured a Feebas belonging to Johanna evolving into a Milotic.

In The Cuteness Quotient!, Jinny's Feebas, nicknamed Feeby (Japanese: ひーちゃん Hi-chan), competed in the Friendship Festival and evolved into a Milotic during a battle against Meowth.

Minor appearances

Feebas debuted in Whiscash and Ash, where it bit Jessie's hair.

In Strategy Begins at Home!, Team Rocket was fishing for Goldeen in a lake with a Feebas.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Dawn encountered a Feebas in Xatu's Forest.

In Big Sky, Small Fry!, Lana reeled in a Feebas while fishing and gave it to the master fisherman so she and Ash could use his boat.

In Dewpider Ascending!, a Feebas was swimming along a river.

A Feebas appeared in Looking Out for Number Two!.

Cynthia's Feebas, currently a Milotic, appeared in a flashback in Whittle While You Work!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG079 Feebas Magikarp salesman's laptop This Fish Pokémon, called a Feebas, is often ignored because of the disheveled appearance of its fins and body.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP021 Feebas Dawn's Pokédex Feebas, the Fish Pokémon. Although extremely ragged, it is a tough Pokémon that can live in almost any kind of water. Its evolved form is Milotic.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM033 Feebas Rotom Pokédex Feebas, the Fish Pokémon. A Water type. Feebas are tough and can live in extremely polluted water.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN031 Feebas Goh's Rotom Phone Feebas, the Fish Pokémon. A Water type. Called the shabbiest Pokémon in the world, Feebas tend to school in large numbers at the bottom of rivers that are filled with aquatic plants.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In a flashback in Early-Evening Waves, a young Nessa befriended a Feebas. It later evolved into Milotic and reunited with her in the present day.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Feefee

In Not So Fetching Feebas, Ruby obtained a female Feebas after she took a liking to him while he was fishing at Route 119. After protecting him from a wild Zangoose and Seviper, Ruby was forced to keep her on his team, nicknaming her Feefee. She later evolved into a Milotic in It All Ends Now VII after Ruby had declared that she was beautiful despite her looks.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

Enta had a Feebas, which evolved into a Milotic after a battle with Tucker in Introducing the Frontier Brains!.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Mitsumi has a Milotic which evolved from Feebas, shown in a flashback in Mitsumi's Wish.

In the TCG

Main article: Feebas (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#140
Kanto
#—
Ruby Feebas's fins are ragged and tattered from the start of its life. Because of its shoddy appearance, this Pokémon is largely ignored. It is capable of living in both the sea and in rivers.
Sapphire While Feebas's body is in tatters, it has a hardy and tenacious life force that enables it to live anywhere. However, this Pokémon is also slow and dimwitted, making it an easy catch.
Emerald Feebas live in ponds that are heavily infested with weeds. Because of its hopelessly shabby appearance, it seems as if few Trainers raise it.
FireRed Ridiculed for its shabby appearance, it is ignored by researchers. It lives in ponds choked with weeds.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#138
Johto
#—
Diamond It is famous for its shabby appearance. While populous, they tend to cluster in set locations.
Pearl It eats anything, so it can even live in polluted streams and lakes. No one pays any attention to it.
Platinum It is a shabby and ugly Pokémon. However, it is very hardy and can survive on little water.
HeartGold It is the shabbiest Pokémon of all. It forms in schools and live at the bottom of rivers.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is a shabby and ugly Pokémon. However, it is very hardy and can survive on little water.
White
Black 2 It is a shabby and ugly Pokémon. However, it is very hardy and can survive on little water.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#145
X It eats anything, so it can even live in polluted streams and lakes. No one pays any attention to it.
Y It is the shabbiest Pokémon of all. It forms in schools and lives at the bottom of rivers.
Omega Ruby Feebas's fins are ragged and tattered from the start of its life. Because of its shoddy appearance, this Pokémon is largely ignored. It is capable of living in both the sea and in rivers.
Alpha Sapphire While Feebas's body is in tatters, it has a hardy and tenacious life force that enables it to live anywhere. However, this Pokémon is also slow and dimwitted, making it an easy catch.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #155
Alola
USUM: #189
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun A tough Pokémon that is perfectly fine even in dirty water. However, due to its ragged, shabby appearance, it isn't popular.
Moon Although unattractive and unpopular, this Pokémon's marvelous vitality has made it a subject of research.
Ultra Sun They look ragged, so no one catches them. They look like they'd taste bad, so predators won't eat them. And their numbers continue to grow.
Ultra Moon Because of its wretched appearance, most people pay it no attention, but there are some who collect Feebas—and Feebas alone!
Generation VIII Galar
#152
Galar
Crown Tundra #188
Sinnoh
#138
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Although unattractive and unpopular, this Pokémon's marvelous vitality has made it a subject of research.
Shield It is a shabby and ugly Pokémon. However, it is very hardy and can survive on little water.
Brilliant Diamond They are famous for their shabby appearance. Although populous, they tend to cluster in set locations.
Shining Pearl It eats anything, so it can even live in polluted streams and lakes. No one pays any attention to it.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#158
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This tough Pokémon is perfectly fine even in dirty water. However, due to its ragged, shabby appearance, it isn't popular.
Violet It is the shabbiest Pokémon of all. It forms schools and lives at the bottom of rivers that teem with plant life.


   
Feebas in the Alola Pokédex Feebas in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 119 (six fishing spots)
Emerald
Route 119 (six fishing spots)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Mt. Coronet (four fishing spots)
Platinum
Mt. Coronet (four fishing spots)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave
Generation V
Black White
Route 1 (Fishing or Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 1 (Fishing or Fishing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 119 (Fishing)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Brooklet Hill (Fishing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Brooklet Hill (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 2 (fishing)
Bridge Field, East Lake Axewell, Lake of Outrage, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake (fishing)
Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Roaring-Sea Caves (Surfing)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Mount Coronet (four fishing spots)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Oni Mountain, Crystal Pool
Tera Raid Battles (2★, 3★)


The fishing spots Feebas is found in are randomly generated in Generation III, IV, and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald they randomly change whenever the trend in Dewford Town changes. In Sinnoh, they change every day.

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Lake (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 15, Endless Level 17, Forever Level 13, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Waterfall Pond (16F-19F)
MD Blue
Wonder Mail code
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1F-B12F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1F-B12F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Lake of Tranquility (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Waterfall Pond (16F-18F)
Fainted Pokémon: Mt. Faraway, Buried Relic
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 158
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 631


Feebas will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, for example, using the following Wonder Mail code:

1 ? 6 9 ♀ J Y ? ? X 6 Q
X J ? Q F 4 ? 6 Q ! ? X
Objective: Rescue Feebas on floor 3 of Thunderwave Cave.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPt Shinsegae Feebas Korean South Korea 5 July 4 to 5, 2009
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30 August 1 to 5, 2020
August 10 to 31, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Pamtre Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
20
80 - 127 150 - 244
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
200
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
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
1/2
Skill
1/1
Stamina
1/1
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
7/11


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
1515 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
2525 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Feebas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Feebas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Feebas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Feebas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Mist Ice Status —% 30
Tickle* Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Feebas
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Feebas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Feebas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lunge Feebas (EX Emerald 49)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 9.2%
Friend Area: Waterfall Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP Do you know what it feels like to be ignored by everyone?
26%-50% HP I'm worried. My health has gone down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm done for... I tried so hard, even though I look shabby...
Level up I've leveled up. Does it make me look less shabby?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 36
Base Attack: 58 Base Defense: 44 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#185
 

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
  Swappable Skill(s): Barrier Bash++


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 85 Base Attack: 29 Base Defense: 85
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:  100 +  20 km
Fast Attacks: Splash, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Mirror Coat

Evolution data

Feebas evolves into Milotic when leveled up with its Beautiful condition high enough. Starting from Generation V, it also evolves into Milotic when traded while holding a Prism Scale.

In games in which Pokémon Contests are absent, condition stats are hidden, but a Feebas that has enough Beauty points will still evolve when it is leveled up. The Prism Scale, introduced in Generation V, was created due to the fact that there is no legitimate way to raise a Feebas's Beauty in the Generation V games, whereas in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player could trade Feebas to Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald; and in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a haircut or grooming by Daisy Oak or the haircut brothers affects Beauty, though this cannot raise Feebas's Beauty if its sheen is too high.

 
Unevolved
Feebas
 Water 
  +  
Trade
holding Prism Scale

 
Level up
with high (170+) Beauty
 
First evolution
Milotic
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Feebas images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Feebas shares several notable similarities to Magikarp:
    • Its level-up moves are exactly the same as those of Magikarp.
      • However, Feebas can learn several moves from TMs and HMs, hatch from an Egg with Egg Moves, and learn new moves via Move Tutors, making it slightly more useful in battle.
    • Feebas shares its category name with Magikarp. They are both known as the Fish Pokémon.
    • Feebas and Magikarp have almost identical stats. However, Feebas has a higher Attack and Special Defense, while Magikarp has a higher Special Attack and Defense. Both Attack and Defense stats for Feebas and Magikarp are reversed.
    • They share the largest base stat total increase of all Pokémon when they evolve: 340 (from 200 to 540).
    • They both change appearances drastically after evolution, evolving into serpentine, dragon-like Pokémon.
  • Feebas is the only Pokémon that requires a modification of its condition for it to evolve.
  • The probability of finding a water tile with Feebas on Route 119 is approximately 1/73, with six possible fishing spots on 436 water tiles. In Mt. Coronet, it is 1/132, with four possible fishing spots on 528 water tiles. If the player reels in one Pokémon in every tile, the chance of passing every Feebas tile without reeling in a single Feebas is 1/64 on Route 119, while in Mt. Coronet it is 1/16.
  • Feebas has the lowest maximum performance of any Pokémon, only capable of reaching 11 stars.
  • Feebas has the lowest base Special Attack stat of any Pokémon, tied with Shuckle, Bonsly, and Alolan Sandshrew.

Origin

Feebas seems to be based on a bass, possibly the largemouth bass. It also resembles the marine hatchetfish. Its drastic transformation when evolving into Milotic may be inspired by the classic fairy tale The Ugly Duckling, where a small and feeble duckling is treated as an outcast by other animals until it eventually grows up to be a beautiful swan.

Name origin

Feebas may be a combination of feeble (weak) and bass. It also sounds similar to phoebus (Latin for shining one), possibly alluding to its evolved form.

Hinbass may be a combination of 貧 hin (poor) and bass.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ヒンバス Hinbass From hin and bass
  French Barpau From bar or barbeau and crapaud. Also sounds like pas beau
  Spanish Feebas Same as English name
  German Barschwa From Barsch and schwach
  Italian Feebas Same as English name
  Korean 빈티나 Vintina From 빈티 나다 binti nada
  Mandarin Chinese 醜醜魚 / 丑丑鱼 Chǒuchǒuyú*
笨笨魚 / 笨笨鱼 Bènbènyú*
From 醜 / 丑 chǒu and 魚 / 鱼
From bèn and 魚 / 鱼
  Cantonese Chinese 醜醜魚 Cháucháuyùh*
笨笨魚 Bahnbahnyùh*
From cháu and yùh
From bahn and yùh


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