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Golduck
Duck Pokémon
ゴルダック
Golduck
#055
Golduck



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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
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Golduck
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
168.9 lbs. 76.6 kg
Golduck
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
174
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Golduck
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F055.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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.

Contents

Biology

Golduck is a blue, bipedal, duck-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 especially 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 physical inspiration for Golduck, the Kappa due to its bluish color, general body shape, and webbed hands and feet.

Golduck is a fast swimmer, 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 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 the manga, 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 punish those who defy their rivers by dragging them into the river.

In the anime

Major appearances

Golduck in the anime

In Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, Fergus's Golduck was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Golduck clone reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

In Bye Bye Psyduck, 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 towards 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 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. 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.

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. It reappeared in a flashback in Shocks and Bonds.

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 up 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.

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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#055
Red 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
B2W2: #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
SM: #090
Alola
USUM: #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
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.

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*
Crystal
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest, Mt. Silver* (Surfing)
Mt. Silver*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
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)
Oreburgh Gate, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 6 and 35, Ilex Forest, Cerulean Cave (Surfing)
Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands
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
Unobtainable

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
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 357
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea

In events

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

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 —% 10
3636 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
4040 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4545 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 —% 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/HM
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 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 of Golduck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Golduck in Generation VIII
  • 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 Golduck in that game.
  • 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 tutoring
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
  • 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bubble Psyduck (EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua 44)

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 Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
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: ★★★★★

BT055.png

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

#505
Shuffle055.png

Heavy Hitter
Sometimes increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO055.png Base Stamina: 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*, Frustration, Return

Evolution

054Psyduck.png
Unevolved
Psyduck
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 33
055Golduck.png
First evolution
Golduck
 Water 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 055.png Spr b g1 055.png Spr 1y 055.png Spr b g1 055.png Spr 1g 055.png Spr b g1 055.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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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 in the Pokémon canon to symbolize the Psychic type: 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 Possibly a combination of gold and duck
France Flag.png French Akwakwak From aqua and quack
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golduck Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Entoron From Ente
Italy Flag.png Italian Golduck Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 골덕 Golduck Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 高超鴨 Gōuchīu'ngaap Literally "Excellent duck". 高 may be transliterated from the first syllable of Golduck, while 超 may be a reference to 超能力 (Psychic)
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 哥達鴨 / 哥达鸭 Gēdáyā Partial transliteration of Golduck. is also composed of 2 可, possibly a reference to 可達鴨 Kědáyā. The last character means duck


Related articles

External links

Psyduck #054: Psyduck
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