Golduck (Pokémon)

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0054MS.png #0054: Psyduck
Pokémon
#0056: Mankey 0056MS.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Golduck (disambiguation).
Golduck
Duck Pokémon
ゴルダック
Golduck
#0055
Golduck



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Damp or Cloud Nine Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Golduck
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Weight
168.9 lbs. 76.6 kg
Golduck
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
174
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Golduck
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
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Footprint
F0055.png F000.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Golduck (Japanese: ゴルダック Golduck) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Psyduck starting at level 33.

Biology

Golduck is a blue, bipedal, duck, or platypus-like Pokémon. It has red eyes, a cream-colored beak, a red gem in the center of its forehead, and four spikes on the back of its head. Its hands and feet all have three clawed digits with cream-colored webbing in between. Its body is specially adapted to have a hydrodynamic shape, and it has a long tail that it uses as a rudder to steer. Golduck is sometimes mistaken for the Japanese monster, and the physical inspiration for Golduck, the Kappa due to its general humanoid shape, beak, and webbed hands and feet.

Golduck is a fast swimmer, capable of out-swimming even the most athletic of humans because of its webbed appendages. Even rough seas do not hamper this Pokémon's swimming abilities, and it will sometimes rescue people from shipwrecks. The TCG depicts Golduck with the ability to shoot massive jets of water form both of its hands simultaneously, using them to propel itself underwater. The gem on its forehead glows when it uses its psychic powers, and occasionally when it swims at full speed. In the past, this Pokémon was overhunted due to the belief that the gem granted people supernatural powers. As seen in Pokémon Adventures, Golduck has the ability to give knowledge to its Trainer and fellow Pokémon through telepathy. Golduck can typically be seen swimming in lakes, where it hunts fish. The prey is disabled, captured, and then brought to shore for consumption. Old tales claim Golduck punishes those who defile their rivers by dragging them in and taking them away. As mentioned in Pokémon Sleep, Golduck is known to paddle its webbed limbs while sleeping.[1]It is believed Golduck is dreaming about swimming.

Prior to Generation V, Golduck and its pre-evolved form, Psyduck, were the only known Pokémon that could have Cloud Nine as an Ability.

Evolution

Golduck evolves from Psyduck.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0054Psyduck.png
Unevolved
Psyduck
 Water 

0055Golduck.png
First evolution
Golduck
 Water 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#055
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Often seen swimming elegantly by lake shores. 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 Johto
#139
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 Hoenn
#159
Kanto
#055
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 Sinnoh
#044
Johto
#141
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 Unova
 B2  W2 : #029
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 Kalos
Central #060
Hoenn
#166
X It appears by waterways at dusk. It may use telekinetic powers if its forehead glows mysteriously.
Y The forelegs are webbed, helping to make it an adept swimmer. It can be seen swimming elegantly in lakes, etc.
Omega Ruby The webbed flippers on its forelegs and hind legs and the streamlined body of Golduck give it frightening speed. The Pokémon is definitely much faster than even the most athletic swimmer.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #090
Alola
 US  UM : #108
Kanto
#055
Sun It is said that the red part of its forehead grants supernatural powers to those who possess one, so it was over-hunted in the past.
Moon It swims along the banks of lakes and catches fish Pokémon. It takes them to the shore and quietly eats them up.
Ultra Sun Even fast-swimming fish Pokémon can be disabled by Golduck. It brings them to a standstill and seizes them.
Ultra Moon A professional swimmer, it can continue swimming for two days straight by waving its long tail skillfully.
Let's Go Pikachu Its long, slim limbs end in broad flippers. They are used for swimming gracefully in lakes.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #147
Sinnoh
#044
Hisui
#069
Sword This Pokémon lives in gently flowing rivers. It paddles through the water with its long limbs, putting its graceful swimming skills on display.
Shield Old tales tell of Golduck punishing those that defiled its river. The guilty were dragged into the water and taken away.
Brilliant Diamond This Pokémon lives in lakes. It swims faster than any world-class swimmer.
Shining Pearl The flippers of its well-developed limbs give it shocking speed. It is the best swimmer among Pokémon.
Legends: Arceus Its body is strong, and it has webbing on its hands and feet. Golduck can swim easily through rough seas, clawing its way through the high waves.
Generation IX Paldea
#56
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet When it swims at full speed using its long, webbed limbs, its forehead somehow begins to glow.
Violet It swims gracefully along on the quiet, slow- moving rivers and lakes of which it is so fond.


Pokédex Image Golduck SM.png Pokédex Image Golduck SV.png
Golduck in the Alola Pokédex Golduck in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Psyduck
Yellow
Route 6 (Surfing)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest (Surfing)
Mt. Silver Cave*
Crystal
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest, Mt. Silver Cave* (Surfing)
Mt. Silver Cave*Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone (Surfing)
Emerald
Safari Zone (Surfing)
FireRed
Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands, Berry Forest, Cape Brink (Surfing)
Seafoam Islands, Cape Brink
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214, and 225, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Celestic Town, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Lake Verity, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Sendoff Spring, Resort Area (Surfing)
Routes 226 and 230, Great Marsh, Sendoff Spring (walking and Surfing)
Platinum
Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214, and 225, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Celestic Town, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Lake Verity, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Sendoff Spring, Resort Area (Surfing)
Lake Acuity, Lake Valor (walking and Surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest, Cerulean Cave (Surfing)
Mt. Silver Cave, Seafoam Islands
Safari Zone (Wasteland with 3 Waterside points; tall grass in Wetland, defaultNight, and with 5 Peak points; Surfing in Wasteland with 4 Waterside points, and with 6 Waterside points)
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Routes 11 and 14, Village Bridge
Black 2 White 2
Routes 11, 14, 22, and 23, Village Bridge, Seaside Cave, Abundant Shrine, Nature Preserve
Route 23, Abundant Shrine* (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Psyduck
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Psyduck
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Gauntlet
Vast Poni Canyon (Surfing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet
Vast Poni Canyon (Surfing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Cerulean Cave
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus, Training Lowlands, Brawlers' Cave (Wanderer)
Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214, and 225, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Celestic Town, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Lake Verity, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Sendoff Spring, Resort Area (Surfing)
Routes 226 and 230, Great Marsh, Sendoff Spring
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: The Heartwood (mass outbreaks)
Crimson Mirelands: Golden Lowlands (mass outbreaks), Holm of Trials, massive mass outbreaks
Cobalt Coastlands: Bathers' Lagoon (additional Alpha icon.png), massive mass outbreaks
Coronet Highlands: Wayward Wood, Lonely Spring
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Six
South Province: Area Four (Psychic Tera Type)
North Province: Area One, Area Three, Casseroya Lake, Glaseado Mountain
Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (4★)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Psyduck
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Psyduck
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Psyduck
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (12F-19F)
MD Sky
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (12F-19F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Both Modes B & S; Advanced Mode A)
MD Light
Evolve Psyduck
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Jungle Area: Dangerous Rockets
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 4
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Northwind Field (6F-13F)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 357


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SMUSUM Ryota Otsubo's Golduck All Japanese 50 June 9 to 10, 2018

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Gold Leaf Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 IX, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
099 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1212 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2121 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2424 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
2727 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
3030 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3636 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4545 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM184Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM184 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100}}100% 30
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM196Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM203Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM208Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM217Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM228Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 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 or an alternate form of Golduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Torkoal
Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesMareepFlaaffyAmpharosUmbreonStantlerWyrdeerSpoinkGrumpig
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
MankeyPrimeapeAnnihilapeIncineroar
Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
StantlerWyrdeer
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EspeonGirafarigFarigirafSpoinkGrumpigFennekinBraixenDelphoxEspurrMeowsticInkayMalamar
Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
Mirror Herb*
Simple Beam Normal Status —% 15
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingWooperWooperQuagsireClodsireDunsparceDudunsparcePoochyenaMightyenaSlakothSlakingCameruptHippopotasHippowdonYungoosGumshoosKomalaFuecocoCrocalorSkeledirgeLechonkOinkologne*
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Golduck
  • 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Wild Tera Pokémon Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Wild Tera Pokémon Psyshock Psychic Special 80 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Golduck can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • 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

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.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 055.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 055.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Visit Golduck's secret base
Connected to: Blue-Striped Basculin
Connection Orb Set: 11

Phrases
Normal I'm good at swimming!
Low HP (< 50%) Argh… This is…too much!
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush055Body.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#505
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Heavy Hitter
Sometimes increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO055.png Base HP: 190 Base Attack: 191 Base Defense: 162
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Bubble Beam*, Synchronoise*, Cross Chop*, Liquidation*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
Pokémon Sleep
Sleep Menu 0055.png Sleep type: Slumbering Pokémon type: Water Points to befriend: 12
Specialty: Skills Berry:
Sleep Oran Berry.pngOran Berry ×1
Primary ingredient:
Sleep Soothing Cacao.pngSoothing Cacao ×1
Possible ingredients:
Sleep Soothing Cacao.pngSoothing Cacao Sleep Fancy Apple.pngFancy Apple Sleep Bean Sausage.pngBean Sausage
Main skill: Charge Strength S Base carry limit: 14
Increases Snorlax's Strength by anywhere from 200 to 800.
The best swimmer among Pokémon, Golduck has been seen languidly paddling its webbed limbs as it sleeps. Perhaps it's swimming in its dreams.
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Arm-Pillow Sleep Rear-Scratching Sleep Swimming Sleep Atop-Belly Sleep
★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★


Costumes in Pokémon GO
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Evolution data

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Unevolved
Psyduck
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 33
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First evolution
Golduck
 Water 


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Legends: Arceus
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Cross-Generation
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055MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Golduck images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Golduck in the anime

Major appearances

Golduck debuted in Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Fergus. It was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. It also appeared in the remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, where the exact same thing happened to it. The Golduck clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

Golduck made its main series debut in Bye Bye Psyduck, where Misty thought that her Psyduck had evolved into a Golduck. However, it turned out that the Golduck was just a wild Pokémon that happened to act like Brock because of the Golduck's "showing-off" attitude toward girls.

In Love, Totodile Style, Trixie uses a Golduck in her circus. It was also the boyfriend of an Azumarill that Ash's Totodile fell in love with.

In The Perfect Match, Trinity used a Golduck in her Whirl Cup battle against a Pokémon Trainer and his Feraligatr during the finals of the Whirl Cup. After dealing with an attack by Team Rocket, Golduck was shown being defeated.

In Shocks and Bonds, Katie used a Golduck in her battle against Ash during the Ever Grande Conference. It defeated Torkoal after her Venomoth disabled Torkoal's Iron Defense attack. In the following episode, Golduck was defeated by Corphish despite it being confused.

In Like It or Lup It!, a Golduck led a group consisting of a Poliwag, Wooper, and Quagsire, whose Berries were stolen.

In The Power of Us, Callahan caught a Golduck in a special blue Poké Ball for the Pokémon Catch Race, saving a Sudowoodo from it in the process.

In Found You, Fuecoco!, Onia used a Golduck to attack the Rising Volt Tacklers, alongside Zirc's Rhydon. It was eventually defeated by Liko's Sprigatito. It has since made several reappearances throughout Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

Minor appearances

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Golduck was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In The Power of One, multiple Golduck sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Golduck appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Wired for Battle!, a Trainer's Golduck came up as an image in Shingo's laptop.

In The Fire-ing Squad!, ten Golduck competed in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix.

In Hook, Line, and Stinker, a Trainer's Golduck participated in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

In Ring Masters, a Golduck competed in Rikishii Town's Sumo Conference.

In Around the Whirlpool, a Golduck was stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.

In Octillery The Outcast and Dueling Heroes, a Trainer's Golduck competed in the Whirl Cup.

A Golduck appeared in a flashback in Hi Ho Silver... Away!, under the ownership of a crew.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Golduck was at a Pokémon Center.

A Golduck appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, under the ownership of a competitor in the Tour de Alto Mare.

In Abandon Ship!, a Golduck lived in the Abandoned Ship.

In A Double Dilemma, a Golduck lived at North Petalburg.

In Saved by the Beldum, a Golduck was at the Ever Grande Conference.

In Numero Uno Articuno, Noland's Golduck lived at the Battle Factory.

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

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

A Trainer's Golduck appeared in a flashback in Alola to New Adventure!.

In Rocking Clawmark Hill!, two Golduck were training on Clawmark Hill.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Trainer's Golduck was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Evolving Research!, a Golduck was at Vast Poni Canyon. Sophocles tried battling it with Charjabug, only for Togedemaru to defeat it.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Golduck competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

A Golduck appeared in Narrowing the Chaser Chase!, under the ownership of a Project Mew Challenger.

A Golduck appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

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.
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.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Golduck appeared in The Discovery, under the ownership of a Lass. It was used to challenge Green to a battle and lost almost immediately.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Blue's Golduck

In A Tale of Ninetales, Blue has a Golduck as one of his main team members. In Peace of Mime, Golduck was able to bypass Mr. Mime's Light Screen over Saffron City by using Confusion to scan the city and channel his visuals to Blue's Pokédex.

A Golduck appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Golduck appeared in Part-Time Job At The Swimming Pool!!.

A Golduck appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

In the TCG

Main article: Golduck (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Golduck's appearance has aspects of a duck, a platypus, and a kappa.

Name origin

Golduck may be a combination of gold and duck. While Golduck itself is not colored gold, gold is often used to symbolize the psychic abilities: 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 From gold and duck
France Flag.png French Akwakwak From aquatique and couac
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golduck Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Entoron From Ente and or
Italy Flag.png Italian Golduck Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 골덕 Golduck Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 哥達鴨 / 哥达鸭 Gēdáyā From the partial transcription of the Japanese name, ge, 可達鴨 / 可达鸭 Kědáyā, and 鴨 / 鸭
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 哥達鴨 Gōdaaht'aap*
高超鴨 Gōuchīu'aap*
From the partial transcription of the Japanese name, , 可達鴨 Hódaaht'aap, and aap
From 高超 gōuchīu, 超能力 chīunàhnglihk, and aap


Related articles

References

External links

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