Psyduck (Pokémon)

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Psyduck
Duck Pokémon
コダック
Koduck
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Type
Water Unknown
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Abilities
Damp or Cloud Nine Cacophony
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Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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Base experience yield
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Medium Fast
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Pokédex color
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Base friendship
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Psyduck (Japanese: コダック Koduck) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Golduck starting at level 33.

Biology

Psyduck is a yellow Pokémon resembling a duck or a bipedal platypus. On top of its head are three thick strands of black hair, and it has a wide, flat cream-colored beak. Psyduck's eyes seem vacant and have tiny pupils. Its legs and tail are stubby, and it has cream-colored webbed feet. There are three claws on each of its hands.

Psyduck is constantly stunned by its headache and is unable to think very clearly. It usually stands immobile, trying to calm its headache. However, when its headache becomes too severe, Psyduck releases tension in the form of strong psychic powers. The use of these powers produces brain waves identical to those seen in sleepers, and the Pokémon is unable to recall these episodes. Psyduck lives in freshwater lakes and small ponds, but can be seen in rivers in tropical areas as shown in Pokémon Snap.

In the anime

Main series

Psyduck in the anime
Shiny Psyduck in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Psyduck

Psyduck debuted in Hypno's Naptime, where it was accidentally caught by Misty. Despite being generally shown as dimwitted and oblivious, when its headache gets bad enough, it has been shown to use phenomenally powerful Psychic-type moves, which far exceed its normal ability.

Other

In Bye Bye Psyduck, Marina owns a Psyduck. It wasn't as dopey as the Psyduck Misty had, and even proved itself to be rather strong in battle, managing to defeat Staryu. However, it lost against a wild Golduck that Misty used under the belief that her Psyduck had evolved into it.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Psyduck was cloned from Misty's Psyduck. It then participated in the battle between the original Pokémon and the cloned Pokémon. Psyduck reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

In Sitting Psyduck, Emily had a Psyduck that persistently escaped from her mansion because it didn't like the lavish life she gave it.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, Team Rocket used a Psyduck as part of their scheme.

In The Psyduck Stops Here!, eleven Psyduck (three newly hatched) lived by a pond. Three of the Psyduck were blocking the path that Ash and his friends needed to pass on their way to Celestic Town. Ash and friends later discovered that they were living by the pond because nearby Lake Psyduck had been invaded by a trio of Muk. Ash and friends later evicted the Muk and allowed the Psyduck to live by Lake Psyduck so that the Psyduck's road blocking days can come to an end.

In Raid Battle in The Ruins!, Shane Seeker owns a Shiny Psyduck, which is his first and main Pokémon. Psyduck was used in a Raid Battle against a giant Golurk.

A Trainer's Psyduck using a scarf, appeared in Memories of a Warming Kindness!. In the past, it helped Chrysa overcome her depression, after she lost her conference papers. This led her to have an obsession with Psyduck merchandise.

Minor appearances

Psyduck Eggs in the anime

A Psyduck appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.

In Flower Power, two Psyduck were parts of Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.

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

A Psyduck appeared in a fantasy in The Totodile Duel.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Psyduck participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Dueling Heroes, a Trainer's Psyduck competed in the Whirl Cup.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Psyduck to the school's underage students for use.

In Win, Lose or Drew!, a Coordinator's Psyduck competed in the Slateport Contest.

In Once in a Mawile!, Samantha's Mawile fell in love with a Trainer's Psyduck.

A Psyduck appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Coordinator's Psyduck appeared in The Saffron Con.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Spontaneous Combusken!.

A Psyduck appeared in Wild in the Streets!.

In The Rise of Darkrai, Darkrai hit with a Psyduck with Dark Void.

In Dawn's Early Night!, a Coordinator's Psyduck competed in a required Double Performance alongside a Duskull during the Hearthome Contest.

In Sleepless In Pre-Battle!, Dawn's Piplup spotted a Psyduck.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, a Trainer's Psyduck participated in the fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle that Team Rocket had set up.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Psyduck watched Meloetta's concert.

A Psyduck lived at Professor Sycamore's lab in Lumiose City Pursuit, Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, Day Three Blockbusters!, and Battling With a Clean Slate!; and in flashbacks in Mega Evolution Special I and Garchomp's Mega Bond!.

A Psyduck appeared in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

A Psyduck appeared in Battling on Thin Ice!.

A Psyduck appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

Two Psyduck appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A Psyduck appeared in A PokéVision of Things to Come!.

In A Battle by Any Other Name!, a Trainer's Psyduck competed in the Poké Puff Contest.

A Psyduck appeared in Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!.

In Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, a Trainer's Psyduck participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp. Another Trainer's Psyduck also appeared in a fantasy in the latter episode.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!.

In A Showcase Debut!, a Performer's Psyduck competed in the Coumarine City Pokémon Showcase. It reappeared in Performing with Fiery Charm!, Party Dancecapades!, Master Class is in Session!, and Performing a Pathway to the Future!.

A Psyduck appeared in Confronting the Darkness!.

A Psyduck appeared in A Fashionable Battle!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in A Giga Battle with Mega Results!.

In The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, a Psyduck lived in the Ninja Village.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Battling at Full Volume!.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Psyduck lived at the Nebel Plateau.

Two Psyduck appeared in a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, a stallholder's Psyduck gave some Berries to a group of Pikipek.

Six Trainers' Psyduck appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Psyduck was playing in Lillie's garden. It reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

In To Top a Totem!, a Psyduck fell out of the sky.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!.

A Psyduck appeared in Lulled to La-La Land! during a fantasy.

Two Psyduck appeared in I Choose You!, with one being wild and the other under the ownership of a Trainer.

A Psyduck appeared in Mallow and the Forest Teacher!.

Two Trainers' Psyduck appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

In Alola, Kanto!, multiple Psyduck were at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In A Dream Encounter!, a Psyduck starred in a video advertising Aether Paradise. It reappeared in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Now You See Them, Now You Don't!.

In Mission: Total Recall!, a Psyduck appeared on a monitor at Aether Paradise.

In Deceiving Appearances!, a Ditto transformed into a Psyduck.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in the banned episode SM064.

In Smashing with Sketch!, a Trainer's Psyduck competed in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Tough Guy Trials!.

Three Trainers' Psyduck appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

Multiple Trainers' Psyduck appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Dummy, You Shrunk the Kids!.

Two Psyduck appeared in The Shape of Love to Come!, with one under the ownership a Trainer and the other being seen juggling apples.

Two Trainers' Psyduck appeared in I Choose Paradise!. One of them was among the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

Multiple Psyduck appeared in Securing the Future!, with one being wild and the rest under the ownership of different Trainers. They joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

Two Trainers' Psyduck appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Battling Besties!.

In Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Psyduck watched the battles during the Manalo Conference.

A Psyduck appeared in a fantasy in The Final Four!.

In Final Rivals!, a Trainer's Psyduck watched the battle between Ash and Gladion.

Two Trainers' Psyduck appeared in Z-Move Showdown!.

Two Trainers' Psyduck appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!. One of them reappeared in A Full Battle Bounty! and Fiery Surprises!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

Two Psyduck appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer participating in a Raid Battle against a Lugia and the other being wild.

Two Psyduck appeared in The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other being wild. The wild Psyduck retrieved Lauren's glasses, implying it will join her team just as her Piplup and Croagunk did.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Raid Battle in The Ruins!.

In Destination: Coronation!, a Psyduck jumped out of a bush near the Cerise Laboratory and ran after a group of Farfetch'd.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Sobbing Sobble!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in The Cuteness Quotient!.

Two Trainers' Psyduck appeared in Restore and Renew!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Crowning the Chow Crusher!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in To Train, or Not to Train!. It reappeared in Breaking the Ice!.

A Trainer's Psyduck got stuck in Gulpin's giant ball in A Rollicking Roll….

Four Psyduck appeared in Sleuths for Truth!. Two additional Psyduck also appeared in the episode, under the ownership of Trainers, with one appearing in a fantasy.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Nightfall? Nightmares!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Lighting the Way Home!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Aim For The Eight!.

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Helping the Hometown Hero!.

Multiple Psyduck belonging to Trainers have appeared watching the Masters Eight Tournament, with the first one showing up in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP027 Psyduck Ash's Pokédex Psyduck, a Water Pokémon. Uses mysterious power to perform various attacks. Psyduck constantly suffers from a headache.
EP032 Psyduck's attacks Ash's Pokédex Psyduck's attacks are: One: Tail Whip. Number two: Scratch. Number three: Disable. Number four: Confusion. When Psyduck's headache becomes severe, it uses amazing power.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG140 Psyduck May's Pokédex Psyduck, the Duck Pokémon. Psyduck suffers frequent headaches and can exhibit mysterious attacks when they become especially intense.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP087 Psyduck Dawn's Pokédex Psyduck, the Duck Pokémon. When a Psyduck's headache gets severe, it starts to exhibit odd powers.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN057 Psyduck Goh's Rotom Phone Psyduck, the Duck Pokémon. A Water type. Psyduck is constantly bothered by headaches. The more its head hurts, the stronger its Psychic power.

Pokémon Origins

Psyduck in Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, Red hooked a Psyduck and eventually caught it.

POKÉTOON

A Psyduck appeared in Wait for Me, Magikarp!.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Psyduck briefly appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Ecruteak City.

In The Discovery, four Psyduck were seen watching Green as she traversed Cerulean Cave.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Psyduck in Ash & Pikachu
Main article: Misty's Psyduck

Ash borrowed Misty's Psyduck in The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Misty's Psyduck

Misty's Psyduck made a small cameo in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

How I Became a Pokémon Card

A Psyduck appeared in Troubled Pokémon, Psyduck.

A Team Rocket Grunt was also revealed to own a Psyduck.

Movie adaptations

A Psyduck appeared in the manga adaptation of The Rise of Darkrai, where it was one of the Pokémon put to sleep by Darkrai.

A Psyduck appeared in the manga adaptation of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

Pokémon Adventures

Psyduck debuted in Sigh for Psyduck, where it was brought back to life by Koga's Gastly in the Pokémon Tower. It first appeared to Red like a normal Psyduck, until it attempted an assault on him, during which its eyeballs suddenly sunk into its eye sockets and some skin fell off, revealing its bones. Since it was just a mindless undead Pokémon, it was easily destroyed by Red's Saur's Vine Whip attack.

A Psyduck appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Psyduck physically debuted in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1, under the ownership of Trainer. It was used in a surfing contest, before it was interrupted by Lance controlling the winning prize, a Dragonair.

A Psyduck was one of the Pokémon at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City in Slugging It Out with Slugma.

A Psyduck appeared in Suddenly Suicune III and Absolutely Azumarill, where Crystal tries and fails to catch it.

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

A Trainer's Psyduck appeared in Plugging Past Electrike I.

A Psyduck appeared in The Final Battle IV, where it was one of the Pokémon that helped Emerald with his disabilities.

The Battle Factory rented a Psyduck, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

Mr. Foreman owns a Psyduck, nicknamed Yeller, which first appeared in Putting a Crimp in Kricketot.

A herd of Psyduck appeared in Suffering Psyduck, where they were blocking the route to Celestic Town. However, included among them were Psyduck belonging to Trainers, and this was all a ruse by Team Galactic, which Cynthia catches on to shortly after calming them.

A Psyduck appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of a Camper.

A Psyduck appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

A Psyduck liberated by Team Plasma appeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Psyduck appeared in The New Pokémon Is Hatched!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Psyduck appeared in GDZ21.

A Psyduck appeared in GDZ36 as a resident of Kigan Island.

Pokémon Horizon

A Psyduck appeared in The Power of Teamwork.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Green's Psyduck debuted in The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!.

A Psyduck appeared in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

A Psyduck appeared in Good Luck at the Big Pokémon Athletic Meet!.

A Psyduck appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match.

Professor Oak owns a Psyduck, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

A Psyduck appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Psyduck appeared in Let's Try To Be Idols!!.

Pokémon Zensho

In PZ06, Satoshi received a Psyduck, among a few other Pokémon, from a Fisherman in exchange for the Dratini he found.

In the TCG

Main article: Psyduck (TCG)

In the TFG

One Psyduck figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Psyduck is the third Pokéfloat to appear. Fighting occurs on its head and beak. It then floats up and off the top of the screen as the fighting moves onto Chikorita.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Psyduck is a Grab type, Novice class, Primary Spirit. When equipped on a fighter, the fighter's PSI Attack is raised.

Detective Pikachu

A Psyduck appeared in Detective Pikachu, under the ownership of a journalist named Lucy Stevens.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#054
Red While lulling its enemies with its vacant look, this wily Pokémon will use psychokinetic powers.
Blue
Yellow Always tormented by headaches. It uses psychic powers, but it is not known if it intends to do so.
Stadium Appears unaware and totally vacant. However, if its chronic headache worsens, it starts exhibiting peculiar powers.
Generation II Johto
#138
Gold It has mystical powers but doesn't recall that it has used them. That is why it always looks puzzled.
Silver If its chronic headache peaks, it may exhibit odd powers. It seems unable to recall such an episode.
Crystal The only time it can use its psychic power is when its sleeping brain cells happen to wake.
Stadium 2 It has mystical powers but doesn't recall that it has used them. That is why it always looks puzzled.
Generation III Hoenn
#158
Kanto
#054
Ruby Psyduck uses a mysterious power. When it does so, this Pokémon generates brain waves that are supposedly only seen in sleepers. This discovery spurred controversy among scholars.
Sapphire If it uses its mysterious power, Psyduck can't remember having done so. It apparently can't form a memory of such an event because it goes into an altered state that is much like deep sleep.
Emerald When its headache intensifies, it starts using strange powers. However, it has no recollection of its powers, so it always looks befuddled and bewildered.
FireRed It is constantly wracked by a headache. When the headache turns intense, it begins using mysterious powers.
LeafGreen While lulling its enemies with its vacant look, this wily Pokémon will use psychokinetic powers.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#043
Johto
#140
Diamond If its usual headache worsens, it starts exhibiting odd powers. It can't remember doing so, however.
Pearl It never remembers using its odd powers, so it always tilts its head in puzzlement.
Platinum Overwhelmed by enigmatic abilities, it suffers a constant headache. It sometimes uses mysterious powers.
HeartGold It has mystical powers but doesn't recall that it has used them. That is why it always looks puzzled.
SoulSilver If its chronic headache peaks, it may exhibit odd powers. It seems unable to recall such an episode.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #028
Black Overwhelmed by enigmatic abilities, it suffers a constant headache. It sometimes uses mysterious powers.
White
Black 2 When headaches stimulate its brain cells, which are usually inactive, it can use a mysterious power.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #059
Hoenn
#165
X It is constantly wracked by a headache. When the headache turns intense, it begins using mysterious powers.
Y It has mystical powers but doesn't recall that it has used them. That is why it always looks puzzled.
Omega Ruby Psyduck uses a mysterious power. When it does so, this Pokémon generates brain waves that are supposedly only seen in sleepers. This discovery spurred controversy among scholars.
Alpha Sapphire If it uses its mysterious power, Psyduck can't remember having done so. It apparently can't form a memory of such an event because it goes into an altered state that is much like deep sleep.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #089
Alola
USUM: #107
Kanto
#054
Sun As a result of headaches so fierce they cause it to cry, it sometimes uses psychokinesis without meaning to.
Moon This Pokémon is troubled by constant headaches. The more pain it's in, the more powerful its psychokinesis becomes.
Ultra Sun Using psychokinesis gives it a headache, so it normally passes the time spacing out and doing as little as possible.
Ultra Moon It has been found that its brain cells are 10 times more active when Psyduck is experiencing a headache.
Let's Go Pikachu Always tormented by headaches. It uses psychic powers, but whether it intends to do so is not known.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #146
Sinnoh
#043
Hisui
#068
Sword Psyduck is constantly beset by headaches. If the Pokémon lets its strange power erupt, apparently the pain subsides for a while.
Shield As Psyduck gets stressed out, its headache gets progressively worse. It uses intense psychic energy to overwhelm those around it.
Brilliant Diamond If its usual headache worsens, it starts exhibiting odd powers. It can't remember doing so, however.
Shining Pearl It never remembers using its odd powers, so it always tilts its head in puzzlement.
Legends: Arceus Suffers perpetual headaches. If the agony grows too great, Psyduck's latent power erupts, contrary to Psyduck's intent. Ergo, I am exploring ways to ease the pain.
Generation IX Paldea
#55
Scarlet It is constantly wracked by a headache. When the headache turns intense, it begins using mysterious powers.
Violet If its chronic headache peaks, it may exhibit odd powers. It seems unable to recall such an episode.


Pokedex Image Psyduck SM.png Pokedex Image Psyduck SV.png
Psyduck in the Alola Pokédex Psyduck in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Routes 24 and 25, Cerulean City, Cerulean Gym, Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Routes 24 and 25, Cerulean City, Cerulean Gym, Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Yellow
Route 6 (Surfing)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest (Surfing)
Crystal
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest (Surfing)
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest, National ParkNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed
Celadon City (Surfing)
Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Memorial Pillar, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, One Island, Five Island, Trainer Tower (Super Rod)
Routes 6, 22, 23, 25, Viridian City, Fuchsia City, Four Island, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone (Surfing and Super Rod)
Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Ruin Valley, Water Path (walking and Super Rod)
Cape Brink, Berry Forest , Seafoam Islands, Icefall Cave (walking, Surfing, and Super Rod)
Canyon Entrance
LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 205, 209, 212, 214, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Lake Verity, Celestic Town (Surfing)
Routes 208, 210, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Great Marsh, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path (walking and Surfing)
Platinum
Routes 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214, 225, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Lake Verity, Resort Area, Celestic Town (Surfing)
Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor (walking and Surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave
Safari Zone (tall grassNight and Surfing in Wetland, default)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Beautiful Beach, Stormy Beach
Generation V
Black White
Breed Golduck
Black 2 White 2
Floccesy Ranch
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Route 7 (Horde Encounter)
Route 22 (walking and Surfing)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone (walking and Surfing)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Malie Garden
Brooklet Hill, Seaward Cave, Ten Carat Hill (walking and Surfing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Malie Garden
Brooklet Hill, Seaward Cave, Ten Carat Hill, Sandy Cave (walking and Surfing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 4, 6, 17, 24, 25 and Cerulean Cave
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Challenge Beach, Brawlers' Cave
Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 205, 209, 212, 214, Twinleaf Town, Eterna City, Lake Verity, Celestic Town (Surfing)
Routes 208, 210, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Great Marsh, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path (walking and Surfing)
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern
Legends: Arceus
The Heartwood, Golden Lowlands, Gapejaw Bog, Holm of Trials, Bathers' Lagoon, Wayward Wood, Lonely Spring
Massive mass outbreaks - Crimson Mirelands, Cobalt Coastlands
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three), East Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area Two), Tagtree Thicket, Casseroya Lake, Glaseado Mountain
Tera Raid Battles (2★)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
River
Pinball
Red Field: Seafoam Islands
Blue Field: Mt. Moon
Both Fields: Cerulean City
Stadium
Register all 151 Pokémon in the Hall of Fame
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Upgrade binder
Pinball: R&S
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 4, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Joyous Tower (9F-12F)
Ranger
Safra Sea
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal & Advanced Mode B)
MD Light
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Sun-Dappled Bank, Everspring Valley
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Jungle Area: Dangerous Rockets
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 4
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 352
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (All Areas)
Picross
Area 21: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Joyous Tower (9F-12F)
Café ReMix
Psyduck Points Event
New Snap
Mightywide River
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Sync Pair-Up Event (Misty (Swimsuit)'s)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2 Petal Dance Psyduck Japanese Japan 5 March 16 to April 7, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Petal Dance Psyduck English United States 5 April 12 to May 4, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Tri Attack Psyduck English United States 5 July 12 to August 8, 2002
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Psyduck English United States 27 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Psyduck Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005
ORAS Junichi Masuda's Psyduck All Japan 20 March 5 to October 16, 2016
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Amnesia Psyduck Japanese hide 15 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Amnesia Psyduck English hide 15 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Amnesia Psyduck French hide 15 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Amnesia Psyduck German hide 15 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Amnesia Psyduck Italian hide 15 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Amnesia Psyduck Spanish hide 15 April 7, 2000 onwards
GTS events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Jun Psyduck Japanese GTS 1 August 19 to 30, 2007
DP Ken Psyduck Japanese GTS 1 August 19 to 30, 2007
DP ShigeShige Psyduck Japanese GTS 1 August 19 to 30, 2007

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Stadium* Normal Box (100%)*
Gold Silver Berry (8%)
Crystal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
320
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 50.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
10/24 ★★☆☆


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 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
033 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
066 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
3434 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3939 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Psyduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Psyduck
  • 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
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
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
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Psyduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Psyduck
  • 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
MareepFlaaffyAmpharosStantlerWyrdeerSpoink
Grumpig
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
MankeyPrimeapeAnnihilape Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
StantlerWyrdeer Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EspeonGirafarigFarigirafSpoinkGrumpigFennekin
BraixenDelphox
Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
000* Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowking
WooperWooperQuagsireClodsireDunsparceDudunsparce
SlakothSlakingCameruptHippopotasHippowdonYungoos
GumshoosKomalaFuecocoCrocalorLechonkOinkologne
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • 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 Psyduck in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Psyduck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Psyduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin054.png Pinani054.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS054.png PinRSani054.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani054.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.8%
Friend Area: Turtleshell Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Owowowow! My head hurts!
26%-50% HP Owowowowow! I only have half my HP left!
1%-25% HP Owowowow... I'm close to flopping on my face...
Level up Owowowowow! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 054.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 32 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry R-121
Psyduck is a laid-back Pokémon that likes to vacantly float on water.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush054Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW054.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Psyduck can often be found playing in the Beach Zone. His most favorite Attraction of all is Gyarados's Aqua Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2054.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He gets confused about directions and wanders off into various Areas. As a result, he has a lot of friends in different Areas.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT054.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#504
Shuffle054.png

Downpour
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.


Pokémon GO
GO0054.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 122 Base Defense: 95
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Psyduck Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Aqua Tail, Cross Chop, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS054.png
Photodex entry #220
Psyduck often looks spaced out because it’s constantly dealing with headaches. Sometimes it gets swept away by the river, but Psyduck doesn’t seem to mind.

Evolution

0054Psyduck.png
Unevolved
Psyduck
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 33
0055Golduck.png
First evolution
Golduck
 Water 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 054.png Spr b g1 054.png Spr 1y 054.png Spr b g1 054.png Spr 1g 054.png Spr b g1 054.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Spr 2g 054 s.png Spr b 2g 054 s.png Spr 2s 054 s.png Spr b 2g 054 s.png Spr 2c 054 s.png Spr b 2g 054 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 054 s.png Spr b 3r 054 s.png Spr 3e 054 s.png Spr b 3r 054 s.png Spr 3f 054 s.png Spr b 3f 054 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 054.png Spr b 4d 054.png Spr 4p 054.png Spr b 4d 054.png Spr 4h 054.png Spr b 4d 054.png
Spr 4d 054 s.png Spr b 4d 054 s.png Spr 4p 054 s.png Spr b 4d 054 s.png Spr 4h 054 s.png Spr b 4d 054 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 054.png Spr b 5b 054.png Spr 5b2 054.png Spr b 5b2 054.png
Spr 5b 054 s.png Spr b 5b 054 s.png Spr 5b2 054 s.png Spr b 5b2 054 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 054.png Spr b 6x 054.png Spr 6x 054.png Spr b 6x 054.png
Spr 6x 054 s.png Spr b 6x 054 s.png Spr 6x 054 s.png Spr b 6x 054 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 054.png Spr b 7s 054.png Spr 7s 054.png Spr b 7s 054.png
Spr 7s 054 s.png Spr b 7s 054 s.png Spr 7s 054 s.png Spr b 7s 054 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 054.png Spr 7p 054 s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 054.png Spr 8a 054 s.png
HOME
HOME0054.png HOME0054 s.png
Menu SV 0054.png For other sprites and images, please see Psyduck images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Psyduck's design appears to draw inspiration from both ducks and platypuses. Its yellow coloration, proportions, and simple anatomy seem to be inspired by rubber ducks in particular.

Name origin

Psyduck may be a combination of psychic (referring to its mental powers) and duck.

Koduck may be a combination of 小 ko (small) or 子 ko (child) and duck.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コダック Koduck From ko, ko, and duck
France Flag.png French Psykokwak From psychique and couac
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psyduck Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Enton From Ente
Italy Flag.png Italian Psyduck Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고라파덕 Gorapaduck From gol, 아프다 apeuda, and duck
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 可達鴨 / 可达鸭 Kědáyā From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and 鴨 / 鸭
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 可達鴨 Hódaaht'aap*
傻鴨 Sòh'aap*
From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and aap
From sòh and aap


Related articles

References

External links

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Pokémon
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