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Golduck (Pokémon)

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Psyduck #054: Psyduck
Pokémon
#056: Mankey Mankey
Golduck
ゴルダック Golduck
#055
055Golduck.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Duck Pokémon
Abilities
Damp or Cloud Nine
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#055
Johto
#139
Hoenn
#159
Sinnoh
#044
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
Ground 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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Psyduck starting at level 33.

Biology

Physiology

Golduck are fast swimmers, outswimming even the most athletic of humans because of their frog-like webbed hands and feet. The gem on their foreheads glows when they use psychic powers, occasionally when they swim at full speed, suggesting that they sometimes use those powers to swim.

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. Due to their bluish color and webbed hands and feet, Golduck are sometimes mistaken for the Japanese monster and physical inspiration for Golduck, the Kappa. Though Golduck have no wings, only webbed hands and feet, it is still deemed as a duck instead of a platypus.

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.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

It is a very strong swimmer, and can use some psychic powers.

Behavior

Habitat

Golduck live in fresh-water lakes and in rivers, though they can also be seen occasionally in coastal waters.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Golduck anime.png
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.

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 very clever 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 Template:Type2 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.

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

Golduck have been used in many contests, including a Fishing Contest, Sumo Conference, and the Whirl Cup.

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.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Green has a Golduck as one of his main team members. Golduck was shown in Template:PSV 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 Green's Pokédex. It used Confusion once again in Template:PSV to channel Green's thoughts to the Pokédex.

Golduck was seen again in Template:PSV during the double battle against Red on Two Island. It was heavily damaged by Gyara's Earthquake when it had dug underground.

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 {{{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
Rare Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Few Route 6 (surfing)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Few Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest (surfing), and Mt. Silver
Crystal
Many Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest (surfing), and Mt. Silver
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Safari Zone (surfing)
Emerald
Rare Safari Zone (surfing)
FireRed LeafGreen
Few Cerulean Cave, Berry Forest (surf), Seafoam Islands, Cape Brink (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214, 225, 226, and 230, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Celestic Town, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Lakes Verity, Acuity, and Valor, Spring Path, Resort Area, Great Marsh (surfing)
Platinum
Uncommon Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214, 225, 226, and 230, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Celestic Town, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Lakes Verity, Acuity, and Valor, Spring Path, Resort Area, Great Marsh (surfing)
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 Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Psyduck
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from 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 Shiny Beach

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Gold Leaf (trade from Generation I)

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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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

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
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II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
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III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
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IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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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

  • In some of its Pokédex entries, it mentions Golduck using telekinetic powers. Despite this, it is not a Psychic-type, but it can learn a few Psychic-type moves.
  • Golduck's Platinum sprites are the only ones that show it with a hooked bill, though its Sugimori artwork also shows this.

Origin

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

Name origin

Golduck, in both Japanese and English, is a portmanteau of gold and duck, despite the fact that it is blue, not gold, in color.

In other languages


External links

Notes


Psyduck #054: Psyduck
Pokémon
#056: Mankey Mankey
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