Gholdengo (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Gholdengo
Coin Entity Pokémon
サーフゴー
Surfugo
#1000
Gholdengo



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Good as Gold Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
275
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
50
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Gholdengo (Japanese: サーフゴー Surfugo) is a dual-type Steel/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Gimmighoul when leveled up while the player has 999 Gimmighoul Coins. After the evolution, the Gimmighoul Coins disappear. Gimmighoul's evolution cannot be canceled with the B button.

Biology

 
Gholdengo surfing

Gholdengo is a bipedal humanoid Pokémon whose body is composed of 1,000 Gimmighoul Coins stacked together, giving it a golden, cylindrical appearance. Its face has oval eyes and a mouth displaying a crooked smile. Its body has skinny arms with large hands, and short, stumpy legs with no toes. It has three fingers on each hand and four tufts of dreadlock-like "hair", all made out of coins. It wears the strap from a Gimmighoul's chest as a belt, using it to fasten the chest to its side. The belt buckle has a stylized number 1,000 on it. Gholdengo is capable of creating a golden surfboard out of coins as a means of movement.

Gholdengo is a sociable Pokémon, able to quickly befriend anybody. It overwhelms opponents by firing coins at them in quick succession. The coins that form its body are tightly packed, making it able to withstand damage. When attacked by enemies, it can let loose some of the coins on the areas of its body that are hit, in order to absorb the impact.[1]

Gholdengo is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Make It Rain. It is also the only known Pokémon that can have Good as Gold as an Ability.

Evolution

Gholdengo evolves from either Chest Form or Roaming Form Gimmighoul.

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

 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Chest Form
 Ghost 


 
First evolution
Gholdengo
 Steel  Ghost 
 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Roaming Form
 Ghost 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#392
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Its body seems to be made up of 1,000 coins. This Pokémon gets along well with others and is quick to make friends with anybody.
Violet It has a sturdy body made up of stacked coins. Gholdengo overwhelms its enemies by firing coin after coin at them in quick succession.


 
Gholdengo in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Evolve Gimmighoul

In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
87
147 - 194 284 - 378
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
133
124 - 203 243 - 401
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Total:
550
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
077 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1414 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2121 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3535 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4242 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
4949 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
5656 Make It Rain Steel Special 120120 100100% 5
6363 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
7070 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gholdengo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gholdengo

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM101  TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM170  TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM223  TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gholdengo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Gholdengo

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gholdengo
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gholdengo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gholdengo

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 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 Gholdengo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gholdengo

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 202 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Hex
Charged Attacks: Dazzling Gleam, Focus Blast, Shadow Ball

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Chest Form
 Ghost 

  +  
Level up
with 999 Gimmighoul Coins
in the Bag

 
First evolution
Gholdengo
 Steel  Ghost 
 
Unevolved
Gimmighoul
Roaming Form
 Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Gholdengo images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Challenge the World!

Gholdengo appeared in Challenge the World!, battling in a Pokémon GO match under the ownership of a Trainer.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Gholdengo (TCG)


Trivia

  • Despite its Japanese name, Pokédex image, and ability to create a surfboard while traversing water, Gholdengo is incapable of learning the move Surf.
  • Gholdengo is heavily associated with the number 1,000.
    • Its National Pokédex number is #1000.
      • A video titled “One Thousand Pokémon!” was made to commemorate the number of Pokémon surpassing 1,000. The video features a counter that increases as Pokémon appear, eventually turning gold when it reaches 1,000 with Gholdengo.[2]
    • Its belt buckle has a stylized depiction of the number 1,000 on it. As Gholdengo's belt is fashioned from Chest Form Gimmighoul's chest, this symbol is also present in Chest Form Gimmighoul, albeit oriented sideways.
    • Its body is made of 1,000 Gimmighoul Coins.

Origin

Gholdengo's golden humanoid appearance, together with its position as the 1,000th Pokémon in the National Pokédex, may allude to award statuettes, which are often made with gold and given to honor achievements or milestones. Gholdengo also seems to take inspiration from surfers, given the golden surfboard it rides on as well as its dreadlock-like appendages and friendly nature, befitting of the archetypal "surfer dude". It also bears some physical resemblance to a tube man. The cylindrical shape of its body is similar to a coin wrapper. The way its chest is attached to its belt resembles a tool belt.

The association of a ghost with coins may draw inspiration from Charon's obol, where the deceased are buried with coins as a preparation for the afterlife. The coins were frequently placed in the mouth or on the eyes.

Gholdengo may also be based on El Dorado, a legend described by Spanish conquistadors about a lost city of gold, originally a king whose body was covered in gold. The legend is believed to have stemmed from a ceremony done by the Muisca people in modern-day Colombia, in which their ruler was initiated by having him covered in gold dust and floated into a lake on a raft. The ruler would then plunge into the lake to wash the gold off as a ritual offering. This raft may be why Gholdengo has a surfboard-like platform. By extension, its elongated body proportions and eye hollows may be inspired by the style of tunjos, Muisca gold figurines that were commonly used to decorate burial places and shrines.

Name origin

Gholdengo may be a combination of ghoul or ghost, golden, and possibly go (as in Pokémon GO, the game its pre-evolution Gimmighoul debuted in). It may also come from tengo, the Spanish word for "I have", or from denga, an old Russian coin worth one two-hundredth of a ruble, the plural form of which became the usual Russian word for money.

Surfugo may be a combination of surf, 富豪 fugō (wealthy person), gold, and possibly go.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サーフゴー Surfugo From surf, 富豪 fugō, gold, and Pokémon GO
  French Gromago From gros, magot, and Pokémon GO
  Spanish Gholdengo Same as English name
  German Monetigo From Moneten, amigo, and Pokémon GO
  Italian Gholdengo Same as English name
  Korean 타부자고 Tabujago From 타보자고 Tabojago, 부자 (富者) buja, and Pokémon GO
  Mandarin Chinese 賽富豪 / 赛富豪 Sàifùháo From 賽 / 赛 sài and 富豪 fùháo
  Cantonese Chinese 賽富豪 Choifuhòuh From choi and 富豪 fuhòuh


Related articles

References

External links

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