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pam_cracklib setting min password length

I am experimenting with PAM and, in particular, pam_cracklib at the moment. I've run into a bit of a problem setting min password length and credit for particular character types. My config file for ...
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Expand cracklib-check's dictionary

I've started using cracklib-check to ensure users' passwords are suitably strong, rather than relying on my own algorithms. However, since my project is Pokémon-themed, I get a lot of passwords like "...
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Why is this random password flagged saying it is too simplistic/systematic?

How is the random string M1uG*xgRCthKWwjIjWc*010iSthY9buc being detected as too simplistic/systematic for a password according to passwd and cracklib-check? Try it on your machine and see echo "M1uG*...