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Misty's Goldeen
カスミのトサキント Kasumi's Tosakinto
Poké Ball
Misty Goldeen.png
Misty's Goldeen
Debuts in Pokémon Emergency!
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerulean Gym
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Goldeen Ikue Ohtani Rachael Lillis

Misty's Goldeen (Japanese: カスミのトサキント Kasumi's Tosakinto) was one of the three original Pokémon acquired by Misty in the Kanto region.

In the anime



Misty's Goldeen in its debut, splashing uselessly

Goldeen was first used in Pokémon Emergency! to distract Team Rocket whilst Ash rescued the Pokémon in the Pokémon Center. Its "battling" consisted of flailing around on the floor. Misty quickly recalled it.

Goldeen has proved helpful when Misty and her friends need assistance swimming or locating something underwater. In Pokémon Shipwreck, Goldeen tried to find an exit out of the sunken S.S. Anne. Instead, it discovered Team Rocket, who would otherwise have drowned. Goldeen then swam to the surface with her Trainer, whilst Starmie and Squirtle followed behind with Ash and Brock. It was later sent out to attempt to drag the raft away from James's Gyarados, but they were all caught up in the Dragon Rage and sent flying. She reappeared in Tentacool & Tentacruel, where she helped Staryu and Starmie rescue sailors who had been attacked.

Misty does not use it very often because it cannot battle or maneuver outside of water. When it was, it often did poorly due to its lack of battle experience. An example of this is a battle against Marina in Bye Bye Psyduck, where it lost to her Tentacruel, before Misty's Staryu took over and won.

Orange Islands

Goldeen was sent it out in an attempt to fight a wild Snorlax, but it was completely helpless and was almost eaten before being recalled.

However, in The Stun Spore Detour, it defeated James's Victreebel with ease thanks to Fury Attack, despite the type disadvantage. Its ability to use Water Gun was revealed in Viva Las Lapras, where it joined a group of Water Pokémon attacking Captain Crook's poacher ship.


It was also used against Molly Hale's Kingdra in Spell of the Unown, where it was swiftly defeated. It was again succeeded in battle by Staryu, presenting a potential hierarchy structure within Misty's team, with Goldeen being the apparent weakest.

It fought Dorian's Qwilfish in Just Add Water, managing to land a Horn Attack after dodging Qwilfish's Tackles with Agility. Goldeen then used Supersonic, but Qwilfish shrugged off its effects and fired Pin Missile. Goldeen managed to reflect those coming its way by spinning its tail. Goldeen aimed a Horn Drill, which Qwilfish dodged. Qwilfish used another Pin Missile, hammering Goldeen from behind. A final Take Down was enough to knock Goldeen out and win the round for Dorian.

Personality and characteristics

Goldeen is shown to be quite strong and fast, often being called upon to transport Misty or others in the water, with a true testament of its strength when rescuing Team Rocket when they were trapped and drowning aboard the St. Anne during Pokémon Shipwreck, taking it upon itself to save them after she came across them.

Goldeen wasn't seen very much throughout the series due to it being a water-bound species, flailing when displaced from it. Goldeen is shown to know a variety of techniques that has helped it defeat other Pokémon, such as Victreebel in The Stun Spore Detour, however, when Goldeen battled against other Water-type specialists it faced difficulties as seen when it battled Marina in Bye Bye Psyduck and Dorian in Just Add Water.

Moves used

Misty Goldeen Fury Attack.png
Using Fury Attack
Move First Used In
Agility Bye Bye Psyduck
Horn Attack Bye Bye Psyduck
Fury Attack The Stun Spore Detour
Water Gun Viva Las Lapras
Supersonic Just Add Water
Horn Drill Just Add Water
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Misty's Goldeen in Pokémon Adventures

Misty's Goldeen makes a brief appearance in the Pokémon Adventures manga. Misty used it in her battle against the Ghost Pokémon of Agatha that were attacking Cerulean City.

Moves used

Misty Goldeen Waterfall Adventures.png
Using Waterfall
Move First Used In
Waterfall Punching Poliwrath
Supersonic Punching Poliwrath
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Goldeen was featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The following is a list of cards named Misty's Goldeen.

Misty's Goldeen
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Rare 30/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Common 85/132 Hanada City Gym    


  • Despite debuting in the second episode, Pokémon Emergency, Goldeen did not actually use an attack until Bye Bye Psyduck, 89 episodes later.
  • Despite being infamous for being all but useless on land, in the Pikachu short Pikachu & Pichu, Misty's Goldeen is seen being able to hop around on land to move.
  • Misty's Goldeen holds the record for longest absence of any Pokémon belonging to a main character while on their team: a total of 34 episodes, one episode more than Ash's Palpitoad.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Goldeen.

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