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Goldeen (Pokémon)

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Goldeen
トサキント Tosakinto
#118
118Goldeen.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Goldfish Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Water Veil
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#118
Johto
#078
Hoenn
#050
Sinnoh
#078
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′00″
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
33.1 lbs.
Imperial
15.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F118.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 2 group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 111 Battle Exp.: 1111*

Goldeen (Japanese: トサキント Tosakinto) is a Water-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Goldeen is a white fish Pokémon with orange markings on its tail, fins and along the top of its body. Goldeen's tail fin is admired by many for its beauty as it billows very much like a ballroom dress. Goldeen has a large horn on its forehead.

Gender differences

A female has a smaller horn.

Special abilities

Goldeen's large and dangerous horn is its main weapon. Although not known as an aggressive Pokémon, people swimming in waters that Goldeen are known to inhabit should be wary of being rammed.

Behavior

Goldeen can be seen swimming upstream in large schools during the breeding season of Spring. Goldeen swims at a steady speed of five knots. Goldeen love to frolic and dance in bodies of water and dislike being kept in captivity. A Goldeen in an aquarium will use its powerful horn to smash its way to freedom.

Habitat

Goldeen are a very common sight in any water body.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Misty's Goldeen first appeared in Pokémon Emergency.

In the TCG

Main article: Goldeen (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Goldeen will use Splash, not being much of a threat.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Goldeen will use Splash, not being much of a threat.

Goldeen is also a Pokéfloat. It will appear from the bottom of the screen but quickly drop down to the bottom again, K.O.ing any character it hits.

Trophy information

These Water-types are often referred to as "water dancers," as their elegant fins make them incredible agile underwater. They can even travel upstream in rapids at a speed of five knots; of course, they're not quite as nimble on dry land. Goldeen's Horn Drill is so strong that it can KO an enemy with one strike if it connects.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Goldeen will sometimes be found in a Poké Ball and will use Splash when released. It still does nothing to affect the battle. On the official blog, Masahiro Sakurai commented that Goldeen appearing at the most critical of times is in keeping with Murphy's Law. [1]

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Its tail fin billows like an elegant ballroom dress, giving it the nickname of the Water Queen.
Blue
Yellow When it is time for them to lay eggs, they can be seen swimming up rivers and falls in large groups.
Stadium Its beautiful tail fin billows and flutters like an elegant dress. Swims at a speed of five knots.
Generation II
Gold Its dorsal, pectoral and tail fins wave elegantly in water. That is why it is known as the water dancer.
Silver A strong swimmer, it is capable of swimming nonstop up fast streams at a steady speed of five knots.
Crystal During spawning season, they swim gracefully in the water, searching for their perfect mate.
Stadium 2 Its dorsal, pectoral and tail fins wave elegantly in water. That is why it is known as the water dancer.
Generation III
Ruby Goldeen is a very beautiful Pokémon with fins that billow elegantly in water. However, don't let your guard down around this Pokémon - it could ram you powerfully with its Template:M2.
Sapphire Goldeen loves swimming wild and free in rivers and ponds. If one of these Pokémon is placed in an aquarium, it will shatter even the thickest glass with one ram of its horn and make its escape.
Emerald In the springtime, schools of Goldeen can be seen swimming up falls and rivers. It metes out staggering damage with its single Template:M2.
FireRed Its dorsal and pectoral fins are strongly developed like muscles. It can swim at a speed of five knots.
LeafGreen Its tail fin billows like an elegant ballroom dress, giving it the nickname of "The Water Queen".
Generation IV
Diamond It swims elegantly by flittering its tail fin as if it were a dress. It has the look of a queen.
Pearl It swims elegantly by flittering its tail fin as if it were a dress. It has the look of a queen.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Routes 4, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 25, Cerulean City, Fuschia City, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Routes 2 and 6, Cerulean City, Celadon City, Unknown Dungeon
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 4 and 9
Crystal
Common Routes 4 and 9
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, and 120, Petalburg City, Victory Road, Meteor Falls, Safari Zone
Emerald
Common Route 102, 111, 114, 117, 120, Meteor Falls, Safari Zone, and Victory Road
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Viridian City, Cerulean Cave, Two Island, Three Island, Four Island, Six Island, and Safari Zone
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Routes 203, 204, 209, 212, 214, Lake Acuity, Lake Verity, Twinleaf Town, Lake Valor, and Sendoff Spring (Good Rod)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Lake (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Endless Level 13
Forever Level 13
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Waterfall Pond (1F-5F)
Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Total: 320   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 50.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

Generation I
Level Move Type
Start Peck Flying
Tail Whip Normal
19 Supersonic Normal
24 Horn Attack Normal
30 Fury Attack normal
37 Waterfall water
45 Horn Drill normal
54 Agility Psychic
Generation II
Level Move Type
Start Peck Flying
Tail Whip Normal
10 Supersonic Normal
15 Horn Attack Normal
24 Flail Normal
29 Fury Attack normal
38 Waterfall water
43 Horn Drill normal
52 Agility Psychic
Generation III RSE
Level Move Type
Start Peck Flying
Tail Whip Normal
Water Sport Water
10 Supersonic Normal
15 Horn Attack Normal
24 Flail Normal
29 Fury Attack normal
38 Waterfall water
43 Horn Drill normal
52 Agility Psychic
Generation III FRLG
Level Move Type
Start Peck Flying
Tail Whip Normal
Water Sport Water
10 Supersonic Normal
15 Horn Attack Normal
24 Flail Normal
29 Fury Attack normal
38 Waterfall water
43 Horn Drill normal
52 Agility Psychic
57 Megahorn Bug
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Start Peck Flying Physical
Tail Whip Normal status
Water Sport Water status
7 Supersonic Normal status
11 Horn Attack Normal Physical
17 Water Pulse Water Special
21 Flail Normal Physical
27 Aqua Ring Water status
31 Fury Attack normal Physical
37 Waterfall water Physical
41 Horn Drill normal Physical
47 Agility Psychic status
51 Megahorn Bug Physical

By TM/HM

Generation I
# Move Type
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM07 Horn Drill Normal
TM09 Take Down Normal
TM10 Double-Edge Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam Water
TM12 Water Gun Water
TM13 Ice Beam Ice
TM14 Blizzard Ice
TM20 Rage Normal
TM31 Mimic Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Bide Normal
TM39 Swift Normal
TM40 Skull Bash Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM50 Substitute Normal
HM03 Surf Water
Generation II
# Move Type
TM03 Curse Unknown
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM13 Snore Normal
TM14 Blizzard Ice
TM16 Icy Wind Ice
TM17 Protect Normal
TM18 Rain Dance Water
TM20 Endure Normal
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM27 Return Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Swagger Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk Normal
TM39 Swift Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
HM03 Surf Water
HM07 Waterfall Water
Generation III
# Move Type
TM03 Water Pulse Water
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM07 Hail Ice
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM13 Ice Beam Ice
TM14 Blizzard Ice
TM17 Protect Normal
TM18 Rain Dance Water
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM27 Return Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM42 Facade Normal
TM43 Secret Power Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
HM03 Surf Water
HM07 Waterfall Water
HM08 Dive Water
Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
TM03 Water Pulse Water Special
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM07 Hail Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM03 Surf Water Special
HM07 Waterfall Water Physical

By breeding

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 118.png Spr 1y 118.png Spr 1g 118.png Spr b g1 118.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 118.png Spr 2s 118.png Spr 2c 118.gif Spr b 2g 118.png
Spr 2g 118 s.png Spr 2s 118 s.png Spr 2c 118 s.gif Spr b 2g 118 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 118.png Spr 3e 118.png Spr 3r 118.png Spr b 3r 118.png
Spr 3r 118 s.png Spr 3e 118 s.png Spr 3f 118 s.png Spr b 3r 118 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Spr 4d 118.png File:Spr 4p 118.png File:Spr 4h 118.png File:Spr b 4d 118.png
File:Spr 4d 118 s.png File:Spr 4p 118 s.png File:Spr 4h 118 s.png File:Spr b 4d 118 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Spr 5b 118.png File:Spr 5b2 118.png File:Spr b 5b 118.png
File:Spr 5b 118 s.png File:Spr 5b2 118 s.png File:Spr b 5b 118 s.png
Goldeen For other sprites and images, please see Goldeen images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Goldeen was originally going to be called "Goldy".
  • Goldeen, as well as Seaking, has been in all regional Pokédexes.
  • Goldeen and Seaking are the only two Pokémon that can learn Waterfall through level up.
  • Goldeen has the same in-game cry as Caterpie.

Origin

It seems to be based on a goldfish. The horn part may be based on Matsya, an avatar that the hindu god Brahma assumed, which is sometimes depicted as a fish with a horn.

Name origin

Goldeen's name may be a combination of goldfish and queen. Its Japanese name stems from とさきん tosakin, a kind of goldfish.

In other languages

  • German: Goldini
  • French: Poissirene - Poisson means fish, and sirène means siren or mermaid.
  • Korean: 콘치 Konchi

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