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Misty's Goldeen
カスミのトサキント Kasumi's Tosakinto
Poké Ball
Misty Goldeen.png
Misty's Goldeen
Debuts in Pokémon Emergency!
Caught at Kanto
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerulean Gym
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Goldeen Ikue Ohtani Rachael Lillis

Misty's Goldeen (Japanese: カスミのトサキント Kasumi's Tosakinto) was one of the three original Pokémon acquired by Misty in the Kanto region prior to the start of the anime.


In the anime


Original series

Misty's Goldeen in its debut, splashing uselessly

Goldeen was first used in Pokémon Emergency! to distract Team Rocket while Ash rescued the Pokémon in the Pokémon Center. Since Goldeen was a Water Pokémon that couldn't battle on land, it uselessly flopped in place until Misty recalled it seconds later.

Goldeen has proved helpful when Misty and her friends need assistance swimming or locating something underwater. In Pokémon Shipwreck, Goldeen tried to find an exit out of the sunken S.S. Anne. Instead, it discovered Team Rocket, who would otherwise have drowned. Goldeen then swam to the surface with her Trainer, while Starmie and Squirtle followed behind with Ash and Brock. It was later sent out to attempt to drag the raft away from James's Gyarados, but they were all caught up in the Dragon Rage and sent flying. It reappeared in Tentacool & Tentacruel, where it helped Staryu and Starmie rescue sailors who had been attacked.

Orange Islands

Misty does not use Goldeen very often because it cannot battle or maneuver outside of water. When it was, it often did poorly due to its lack of battle experience. An example of this is a battle against Marina in Bye Bye Psyduck, where it lost to her Tentacruel, before Misty's Staryu took over and won.

In Snack Attack, Goldeen was sent out in an attempt to fight a wild Snorlax, but it was completely helpless and was almost eaten before being recalled.

However, in The Stun Spore Detour, Goldeen defeated James's Victreebel with ease thanks to Fury Attack, despite the type disadvantage. Its ability to use Water Gun was revealed in Viva Las Lapras, where it joined a group of Water Pokémon attacking Captain Crook's poacher ship.


Goldeen fought Dorian's Qwilfish in Just Add Water, managing to land a Horn Attack after dodging Qwilfish's Tackles with Agility. Goldeen then used Supersonic, but Qwilfish shrugged off its effects and fired Pin Missile. Goldeen managed to reflect those coming its way by spinning its tail. Goldeen aimed a Horn Drill, which Qwilfish dodged. Qwilfish used another Pin Missile, hammering Goldeen from behind. A final Take Down was enough to knock Goldeen out and win the round for Dorian.

Advanced Generation series

In Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!, Goldeen appeared with Misty's other Pokémon in Daisy's water ballet.

Personality and characteristics

Goldeen is shown to be quite strong and fast, often being called upon to transport Misty or others in the water, with a true testament of its strength when rescuing Team Rocket when they were trapped and drowning aboard the St. Anne during Pokémon Shipwreck, taking it upon itself to save them after it came across them.

Goldeen wasn't seen very much throughout the series due to it being a water-bound species, flailing when displaced from it. Goldeen is shown to know a variety of techniques that has helped it defeat other Pokémon, such as Victreebel in The Stun Spore Detour, however, when Goldeen battled other Water-type specialists it faced difficulties as seen when it battled Marina in Bye Bye Psyduck and Dorian in Just Add Water.

Moves used

Misty Goldeen Fury Attack.png
Using Fury Attack
Misty Goldeen Horn Drill.png
Using Horn Drill
Move First Used In
Agility  Bye Bye Psyduck
Horn Attack  Bye Bye Psyduck
Fury Attack The Stun Spore Detour
Water Gun Viva Las Lapras
Supersonic  Just Add Water
Horn Drill  Just Add Water
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Goldeen in Ash & Pikachu

Misty's Goldeen appeared in The Grand Rhydon Plan.

In the movie adaptations

Misty's Goldeen appeared in Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Goldeen in Pokémon Adventures

Misty's Goldeen appeared in Punching Poliwrath, where it was used to battle the Ghost Pokémon of Agatha that were attacking Cerulean City.

Moves used

Misty Goldeen Waterfall Adventures.png
Using Waterfall
Move First Used In
Waterfall Punching Poliwrath
Supersonic Punching Poliwrath
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Goldeen in Pokémon Zensho

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Misty's Goldeen appeared in Cerulean City, where it was seen in her Gym.

In the TCG

Goldeen was featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The following is a list of cards named Misty's Goldeen.

Misty's Goldeen
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Rare 30/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Common 85/132 Hanada City Gym    


Artwork from the
Hanada City Gym Theme Deck


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Goldeen.

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