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Golduck's physical appearance has aspects of a duck, a {{wp|duck-billed platypus}}, and {{wp|Kappa (mythical creature)|Kappa}} - water imps from Japanese folklore. Also, according to [[The Official Pokémon Handbook]] (version 2), Golduck is said to "...look[s] surprisingly similar to the Japannse sea monster, {{wp|Kappa (folklore)|Kappa}}". This statement suggests what its physical appearance is based off of Kappa. Of course, its behavior is definitively '''not''' based off of Kappa.
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Golduck's physical appearance has aspects of a duck, a {{wp|duck-billed platypus}}, and {{wp|Kappa (mythical creature)|Kappa}} - water imps from Japanese folklore.
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====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====
 
Golduck may be a combination of ''gold'' and ''duck''. While Golduck itself is not colored gold, gold is often used in the Pokémon canon to symbolize the {{t|Psychic}} type: the [[Gold Gummi]] is the [[Gummi]] variety loved by Psychic-type Pokémon, and the {{Badge|Marsh}}'s Japanese name is "Gold Badge".
 
Golduck may be a combination of ''gold'' and ''duck''. While Golduck itself is not colored gold, gold is often used in the Pokémon canon to symbolize the {{t|Psychic}} type: the [[Gold Gummi]] is the [[Gummi]] variety loved by Psychic-type Pokémon, and the {{Badge|Marsh}}'s Japanese name is "Gold Badge".

Revision as of 03:52, 4 April 2013

Psyduck #054: Psyduck
Pokémon
#056: Mankey Mankey
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Golduck (disambiguation).
Golduck
ゴルダック Golduck
#055
055Golduck.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Duck Pokémon
Abilities
Damp or Cloud Nine Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#055
Johto
#141
Hoenn
#159
Sinnoh
#044
Unova
#029
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
168.9 lbs.
Imperial
76.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F055.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Field groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 174 Battle Exp.: 1741*

Golduck (Japanese: ゴルダック Golduck) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Psyduck starting at level 33.

Biology

Physiology

Golduck have webbed hands and feet, ending in broad flippers, which they use to swim in rivers and lakes, much in the way as a duck would move. Their blue bodies are especially adapted to have a great hydrodynamic shape, and they have long tails with which they use to steer. Golduck are sometimes mistaken for the Japanese monster and physical inspiration for Golduck, the Kappa due to their bluish color, general body shape, and webbed hands and feet. Golduck also have red irises, a small, red jewel on their foreheads, and four spikes on their head. Although Golduck have no wings, only webbed hands and feet, it is still deemed a duck instead of a platypus.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Golduck are fast swimmers, out-swimming even the most athletic of humans because of their frog-like webbed hands and feet. The gem on their foreheads glows when they use their psychic powers, and occasionally when they swim at full speed, suggesting that they sometimes use those powers to swim. As shown in the Pokémon Adventures manga, after evolving from Psyduck, Golduck have greater control of their powers. They have the ability to read minds or even give knowledge to their Trainers and fellow Pokémon through telepathy.

Behavior

It has been noted that Golduck will often join swimmers when training. They are sometimes found rescuing people lost at sea from danger, their heads shimmering from the telekinetic powers that allow them do so. The headaches that ridiculed its Basic evolution form, Psyduck, don’t trouble Golduck, allowing them to have full use of their formidable mental powers.

Habitat

Golduck live in freshwater lakes and in rivers, though they can also be seen occasionally in coastal waters. They can be found in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Golduck in the anime

Major appearances

Golduck's first major role was in Bye Bye Psyduck. Misty thought that her Psyduck had evolved, but it turned out that the Golduck was just some wild Pokémon that happened to act like Brock because of the Golduck's 'showing-off' attitude towards girls.

In Love, Totodile Style, a Golduck was the boyfriend of an Azumarill that Ash's Totodile fell in love with.

Trinity used a Golduck in her battle against Misty in the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match.

A Golduck was owned by a Trainer named Katie in Shocks and Bonds. It defeated Ash's Torkoal after Venomoth disabled Torkoal's Iron Defense attack. In the following episode, Katie's Golduck was defeated by Ash's Corphish, despite being under confusion.

In Like It or Lup It!, a wild group of Water-type Pokémon whose Berries were stolen were led by a Golduck.

Minor appearances

Golduck first appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back. A Golduck owned by Fergus was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Golduck clone is seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

Multiple Golduck also appeared in The Power of One.

Four Golduck were among the Pokémon competing in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix in The Fire-ing Squad!.

A Trainer used a Golduck in Hook, Line, and Stinker to aid him in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

A Golduck was used in the Sumo Conference in Ring Masters.

A Golduck was among the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle in Around the Whirlpool.

A Golduck was seen in Octillery The Outcast, under the ownership of an unknown Trainer.

A Golduck appeared in Dueling Heroes.

A Golduck was seen at a Pokémon Center in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Golduck was used by a competitor in the Tour de Alto Mare, a water chariot race, in Pokémon Heroes.

A Golduck belonging to Noland made a cameo in Numero Uno Articuno.

A Golduck appeared in Abandon Ship!.

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

A Golduck also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP091 Golduck Ash's Pokédex Golduck, the Duck Pokémon. The evolved form of Psyduck. Golduck is very adept at using its webbed hands and feet, making it the fastest swimming Pokémon of all.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP007 Golduck Ash's Pokédex Golduck, the Duck Pokémon. It makes its home in lakes, and is able to swim faster than a gold medalist.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Golduck

In Pokémon Adventures, Blue has a Golduck as one of his main team members. Golduck was shown in Volume 3 to be able to bypass Mr. Mime's Light Screen over Saffron City by using Confusion to scan the city and channel its visuals to Blue's Pokédex. It used Confusion once again in Volume 4 to channel Blue's thoughts to the Pokédex.

Golduck was seen again in Volume 23 during the Double Battle against Red on Two Island. It was heavily damaged by Snor's Earthquake when its plan to use Dig for a surprise attack backfired, knocking it out. It is then healed and seen in Trainer Tower and later uses a powerful Hydro Pump alongside Blasty, Rhydon, and Silver's Pokémon to try to stop the TR Airship from crashing in Vermilion City.

In the TCG

Main article: Golduck (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Often seen swimming elegantly by lakeshores. It is often mistaken for the Japanese monster Kappa.
Blue
Yellow Its slim and long limbs end in broad flippers. They are used for swimming gracefully in lakes.
Stadium Its webbed hands and feet make it a proficient swimmer. May be seen swimming elegantly at dusk in places like lakes.
Generation II
Gold When it swims at full speed using its long, webbed limbs, its forehead somehow begins to glow.
Silver It appears by waterways at dusk. It may use telekinetic powers if its forehead glows mysteriously.
Crystal It swims gracefully along on the quiet, slow-moving rivers and lakes of which it is so fond.
Stadium 2 When it swims at full speed using its long, webbed limbs, its forehead somehow begins to glow.
Generation III
Ruby The webbed flippers on its forelegs and hind legs and the streamlined body of Golduck give it frightening speed. This Pokémon is definitely much faster than even the most athletic swimmer.
Sapphire Golduck is the fastest swimmer among all Pokémon. It swims effortlessly, even in a rough, stormy sea. It sometimes rescues people from wrecked ships floundering in high seas.
Emerald A Golduck is an adept swimmer. It sometimes joins competitive swimmers in training. It uses psychic powers when its forehead shimmers with light.
FireRed The forelegs are webbed, helping to make it an adept swimmer. It can be seen swimming elegantly in lakes, etc.
LeafGreen Often seen swimming elegantly by lakeshores. It is often mistaken for the Japanese monster Kappa.
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that lives in lakes. It swims faster than any human swimming champion.
Pearl The flippers of its well-developed limbs give it shocking speed. It is the best swimmer among Pokémon.
Platinum It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.
HeartGold When it swims at full speed using its long, webbed limbs, its forehead somehow begins to glow.
SoulSilver It appears by waterways at dusk. It may use telekinetic powers if its forehead glows mysteriously.
Generation V
Black It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.
White
Black 2 When its forehead shines mysteriously, Golduck can use the full extent of its power.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Seafoam Islands (walking)
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Psyduck
Yellow
Rare Route 6 (surfing)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest (surfing)
Mt. Silver* (walking)
Crystal
Common Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest, Mt. Silver* (surfing)
Mt. Silver* (walkingNight)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Safari Zone (surfing)
Emerald
Rare Safari Zone (surfing)
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Cerulean Cave and Berry Forest (Surfing)
Seafoam Islands and Cape Brink (Tall grass/walking and surfing) (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214 and 225, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Celestic Town, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Lakes Verity, Acuity, and Valor, Sendoff Spring, Resort Area (surfing)
Routes 226, and 230, Great Marsh, Sendoff Spring (tall grass/walking)
Platinum
Uncommon Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214 and 225, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Celestic Town, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Lakes Verity, Acuity, and Valor, Sendoff Spring, Resort Area (surfing)
Route 226, Oreburgh Gate, Lakes Acuity, and Valor (tall grass/walking)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest (surfing), Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Uncommon Routes 11 and 14, Village Bridge
Black 2 White 2
Unknown
Unknown
Routes 11, 14, 22 and 23, Village Bridge, Seaside Cave, Abundant Shrine and Nature Preserve
Route 23 and Abundant Shrine* (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Psyduck
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Psyduck
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Psyduck
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Defense: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 500   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 80.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
000Start 000Start Water Sport Water Status 0000 —}}—% 15
000Start 000Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
000Start 000Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
0055 0044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
0099 0088 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
01414 01111 Disable Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
01818 01515 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100}}100% 25
02222 01818 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
02727 02222 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 080}}80% 15
03131 02525 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
05050 02929 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
N/AN/A 03232 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
03737 03838 Soak Water Status 0000 100}}100% 20
04444 04343 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
05656 04949 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
06363 05454 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 080}}80% 5
06969 06060 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Golduck obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VulpixNinetalesLaprasUmbreonMantineStantler
SpoinkGrumpigWatchog
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
MankeyPrimeape Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
SeelDewgongSlakothVigorothSlakingSpheal
SealeoWalreinOshawottDewottSamurottMinccino
CinccinoEmolga
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
SentretFurretMudkipMarshtompSwampertSkitty
DelcattyBunearyLopunnyLucario
Foresight Normal Status —% 40
EspeonAbsolMunnaMusharnaWoobatSwoobat Future Sight Psychic Special 100 100% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedStantlerSpinda
GlameowPuruglyPatratWatchogMunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EkansArbokDiglettDugtrioPoliwagPoliwhirl
PoliwrathPolitoedWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineMarshtompSwampertShellosShellosGastrodon
GastrodonStunfisk
Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
EspeonGirafarigRemoraidOctilleryMantineSpoink
GrumpigSpindaKecleonMunnaMusharna
Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseRattataRaticateEkans
ArbokPikachuRaichuSandshrewSandslashNidoran♂
NidorinoNidokingVulpixNinetalesDiglettDugtrio
MeowthPersianPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeape
GrowlitheArcaninePoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoed
PonytaRapidashSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingFarfetch'd
SeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorHorsea
SeadraKingdraTaurosLaprasEeveeVaporeon
JolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceon
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsDratiniDragonair
DragoniteCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrSentretFurretMareepFlaaffyAmpharos
MarillAzumarillWooperQuagsireAipomAmbipom
GirafarigDunsparceSnubbullGranbullSneaselWeavile
TeddiursaUrsaringSwinubPiloswineMamoswineCorsola
RemoraidOctilleryDelibirdMantineHoundourHoundoom
PhanpyDonphanStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
MudkipMarshtompSwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoon
LinooneLotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftryWingullPelipperSurskitMasquerainSlakoth
VigorothSlakingWhismurLoudredExploudSkitty
DelcattyMawileElectrikeManectricWailmerWailord
NumelCameruptTorkoalSpoinkGrumpigSpinda
ZangooseSeviperCorphishCrawdauntFeebasMilotic
KecleonAbsolSphealSealeoWalreinClamperl
HuntailGorebyssRelicanthChimcharMonfernoInfernape
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonBidoofBibarelShinx
LuxioLuxrayPachirisuBuizelFloatzelShellos
ShellosGastrodonGastrodonBunearyLopunnyGlameow
PuruglyStunkySkuntankLucarioHippopotasHippowdon
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
WhismurLoudredExploudKecleonMunnaMusharna Synchronoise Psychic Special 70 100% 15
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparce
KingdraSlakothVigorothSlakingRelicanthBidoof
BibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearSimisearMunna
Musharna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Golduck in Generation V
  • 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 Golduck in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Golduck can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Golduck cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
054 Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 33+ Purified moves
Shadow Mist Shadow Box XD 055.png Charm Normal
Shadow Rave Shadow Waterfall Water
-- Psych Up Normal
-- Brick Break Fighting

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slash Golduck (Aquapolis 50)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin055.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS055.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani055.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP055.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Turtleshell Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP If it's in the water, leave it to me!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh... My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I've about had it... I have no strength left...
Level up I leveled up! I can feel the power in my webbed feet!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! I can feel the power in my webbed feet!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP055.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
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Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
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Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
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Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
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Attack Not
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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW055.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Golduck came to the Beach Zone to go surfing! The Attraction he really likes is Gyarados's Aqua Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
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None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Psyduck
Unevolved
Psyduck
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 33


Golduck
First evolution
Golduck
 Water 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 055.png Spr 1y 055.png Spr 1g 055.png Spr b g1 055.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 055.png Spr 2s 055.png Spr 2c 055.gif Spr b 2g 055.png
Spr 2g 055 s.png Spr 2s 055 s.png Spr 2c 055 s.gif Spr b 2g 055 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 055.png Spr 3e 055.png Spr 3f 055.png Spr b 3r 055.png
Spr 3r 055 s.png Spr 3e 055 s.png Spr 3f 055 s.png Spr b 3r 055 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 055.png Spr 4p 055.png Spr 4h 055.png Spr b 4d 055.png
Spr 4d 055 s.png Spr 4p 055 s.png Spr 4h 055 s.png Spr b 4d 055 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 055.png Spr 5b 055.png Spr b 5b 055.png
Spr 5b 055 s.png Spr 5b 055 s.png Spr b 5b 055 s.png
Golduck For other sprites and images, please see Golduck images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Golduck is one of the few Pokémon that is obtainable in every game, including expansion games and remakes.

Origin

Golduck's physical appearance has aspects of a duck, a duck-billed platypus, and Kappa - water imps from Japanese folklore.

Name origin

Golduck may be a combination of gold and duck. While Golduck itself is not colored gold, gold is often used in the Pokémon canon to symbolize the Psychic type: the Gold Gummi is the Gummi variety loved by Psychic-type Pokémon, and the Marsh Badge's Japanese name is "Gold Badge".

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴルダック Golduck Possibly a combination of gold and duck
France Flag.png French Akwakwak From aqua and quack
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golduck Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Entoron From Ente
Italy Flag.png Italian Golduck Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 골덕 Goldeok Transliteration of Japanese name



External links

Notes


Psyduck #054: Psyduck
Pokémon
#056: Mankey Mankey


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