Good as Gold (Ability)

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Good as Gold おうごんのからだ
Gold Body
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Generation IX
A body of pure, solid gold gives the Pokémon full immunity to other Pokémon's status moves.

Good as Gold (Japanese: おうごんのからだ Gold Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Gholdengo.


In battle

Pokémon with this Ability are unaffected by other Pokémon's status moves. It does not block status moves that target the user; the other side of the field, such as Stealth Rock; or all Pokémon, such as Haze. It does, however, block potentially beneficial status moves from ally Pokémon, such as Helping Hand, Life Dew, and Howl. While Transform does not affect the target, this Ability still causes it to fail.

Memento fails and the user does not faint. Curse used by a Ghost type fails without deducting HP from the user of Curse. Strength Sap fails without even restoring the HP of the user.

Outside of battle

Good as Gold has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Good as Gold

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
1000 Gholdengo Gholdengo
Steel Ghost Good as Gold None None
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黃金之軀 Wòhnggām jī Kēui
Mandarin 黃金之軀 / 黄金之躯 Huángjīn zhī Qū
France Flag.png French Corps en Or
Germany Flag.png German Goldkörper
Italy Flag.png Italian Corpo Aureo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 황금몸 Hwanggeum Mom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cuerpo Áureo

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