|#55|| Damp/Cloud Nine|
|5′7″ (1.7m)||168.9 lbs. (76.6kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU||2 Special Attack Points|
Golduck (Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and it is known as the Duck Pokémon.) is the 55th Pokémon in the
Golduck can have one of two Abilities: Damp, which prevents other Pokémon from self-destructing with moves such as Explosion or Selfdestruct while it is on the field; or Cloud Nine, which negates the effects of weather while it is in battle. A third Ability is available to Golduck from the Dream World, the Swift Swim Ability. This Ability doubles its Speed while it is raining.
Psyduck can evolve into Golduck at Level 33.
Golduck has a more obvious platypus features than it's pre-evolution, Psyduck. Golduck's colouration is blue, it has flour limbs, with webbed feet and hands. Its tail extended somewhat - It has four crest like features, which are pointed. A red crystal-like sphere place on their foreheads. Many psychic Pokémon have this kind of feature, such as Espeon, Persian has one also, though it isn't a psychic type. Golduck has red irises and a light-cream coloured bill.
 Gender Differences
Golduck doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Golduck appears at Seafoam Island in Red and Blue. In Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal, Golduck can be found on Route 6 while Surfing. Golduck also appears on Route 35 and the Ilex Forest by Surfing, and within the Cave at Mt. Silver in Gold, Silver, and Crystal.
Golduck appears at the Safari Zone when Surfing in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. In FireRed, Golduck appears within Cerulean Cave 1F & B1 and the Berry Forest while Surfing, and at Seafoam Islands B1-B4 & Cape Brink.
Golduck appears at a variety of different areas while Surfing in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Golduck appears on Routes 6 & 35, the Ilex Forest, Seafoam Islands, Mt. Silver, and Cerulean Cave. Golduck also appears at the Safari Zone's Wetland and Wasteland areas, with different Block types required in both areas.
Golduck appears at Routes 11 & 14 and at Village Bridge in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Golduck can be found at Routes 11, 14, 22 & 23, along with Abundant Shrine, Seaside Cave, Village Bridge, a Hidden Grotto on Route 23 and the Nature Preserve.
 Spin-Off Games
Golduck appears at Secret Storage 11, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
In the first round of Mystery Dungeon games, the only way to obtain a Golduck is to evolve a Psyduck. Golduck can be found at Blizzard Island 1F-20F, Crevice Cave B1-B10 & DPB1-B4 and Mt. Avalanche B1-B19 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Golduck is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 19F-27F and at Legendary Mountains on the following floors: 27-29, 34 & 35, 37, 43, and 45-47.
Golduck appears at Everspring Valley Lake 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Golduck is in the Battle Strength Deck Keldeo, and is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Fossil, Team Rocket, Neo Destiny, Aquapolis, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species Card) and Boundaries Crossed (2) sets. Golduck is listed as a Rare Card in the Gym Challenge (2; 1 Misty & 1 Sabrina), EX Sandstorm, Secret Wonders, Platinum and Triumphant sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Golduck has appeared with different trainers in the episodes Love, The Totodile Style, The Perfect Match, Tie One On!, and the episodes Shocks and Bonds and A Judgment Brawl!. Noland was also featured with a Golduck in the episode Numero Uno Articuno.
A trainer named Fergus used a Golduck in the film Mewtwo Strikes Back, which was cloned by Mewtwo. It made a recurring appearance in Mewtwo Returns. A Wild Golduck appears in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation."
Blue would use a Golduck that, in addition to using powerful Water-Type attacks, can utilize psychic powers. He would use said psychic powers to guide Red's Pikachu "Pika" through Saffron City whilst the area was locked down.
This Golduck makes appearances in Chapters 18, 31, 53, 55, 65, 66, 70, 71, 77, 90, 273, 278, 285, 301 and 334.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Golduck finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Its offensive stats hold it back from being better, but despite this it has quite the movepool to work with.
 Area Locations
|Yellow||Few||Route 6 (Surfing)|
|Gold/Silver||Few||Route 6, Route 35, Ilex Forest (Surfing)|
Mt. Silver: Cave
|Crystal||Many||Route 6, Route 35, Ilex Forest (Surfing)|
Mt. Silver: Cave
|Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald||Rare||Safari Zone (Surfing)|
|FireRed||Few||Cerulean Cave: 1F & B2, Berry Forest (Surf)|
Seafoam Islands B1-B4, Cape Brink
|XD:Gale of Darkness||Only One||Citadark Isle: Snag from Navigator Abson|
|Diamond/Pearl||10%||Great Marsh: Daily Binocular Pokémon|
|Diamond/Pearl||70%||Route 225 (Use Surf)|
|Diamond/Pearl||100%||Resort Area (Use Surf)|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||5%||Oreburgh Gate: B1|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||10% (Use Surf)||Route 203|
Route 205 (North)
Route 210 (North)
Route 212 (North)
|Platinum||10%||Route 202 (Use Surf)|
Lake Acuity (On land at any time of day)
|Platinum||90%||Resort Area (Use Surf)|
|Platinum||100%||Sendoff Spring (Use Surf|
|Heartgold/Soulsilver||1% (Use Surf)||Route 25|
|Heartgold/Soulsilver||5%||Mt Silver: Mountainside|
|Heartgold/Soulsilver||10%||Mt. Silver: 1F & 1F Top|
Route 6 (Use Surf)
Cerulean Cave (Use Surf)
Seafoam Islands: 1F
|Heartgold/Soulsilver||14%||Seafoam Islands: B1-B4|
|Heartgold/Soulsilver||20%||Mt. Silver: 4F|
Mt. Silver: Top (Night)
|Heartgold/Soulsilver||30%||Mt. Silver: 3F|
Mt. Silver: Top (Morning & Day)
|Heartgold/Soulsilver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Wetland (Night; Use Surf)|
Safari Zone: Wetland (Place 5 Peak Objects; 0 Day Wait)
Safari Zone: Wetland (Place 4 Water Objects; 0 Day Wait Using Surf)
Safari Zone: Wasteland (Place 3 Water Objects, 0 Day Wait)
|Black/White||20%||Route 11 (Regular and Double Grass)|
Route 14 (Regular and Double Grass)
|Black/White||25%||Village Bridge (Regular and Double Grass)|
|Black 2/White 2||10%||Abundant Shrine|
|Black 2/White 2||20%||Route 11|
Seaside Cave: B1
|Black 2/White 2||25%||Route 14|
|Black 2/White 2||35%||Village Bridge|
Seaside Cave: 1F
|Black 2/White 2||Unknown%||Route 23 (Hidden Grotto)|
|I||Pokémon Red||Often seen swimming elegantly by lakeshores. It is often mistaken for the Japanese monster Kappa.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Often seen swimming elegantly by lakeshores. It is often mistaken for the Japanese monster Kappa.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||Its slim and long limbs end in broad flippers. They are used for swimming gracefully in lakes.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||When it swims at full speed using its long, webbed limbs, its forehead somehow begins to glow.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||It appears by waterways at dusk. It may use telekinetic powers if its forehead glows mysteriously.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||It swims gracefully along on the quiet, slow-moving rivers and lakes of which it is so fond.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||A Golduck is an adept swimmer. It sometimes joins competitive swimmers in training. It uses psychic powers when its forehead shimmers with light.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||The forelegs are webbed, helping to make it an adept swimmer. It can be seen swimming elegantly in lakes, etc.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Often seen swimming elegantly by lakeshores. It is often mistaken for the Japanese monster Kappa.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||A Pokémon that lives in lakes. It swims faster than any human swimming champion.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||The flippers of its well-developed limbs give it shocking speed. It is the best swimmer among Pokémon.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||When it swims at full speed using its long, webbed limbs, its forehead somehow begins to glow.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It appears by waterways at dusk. It may use telekinetic powers if its forehead glows mysteriously.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.|
|V||Pokémon White||It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||When its forehead shines mysteriously, Golduck can use the full extent of its power.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||When its forehead shines mysteriously, Golduck can use the full extent of its power.|
|VI||Pokémon X||It appears by waterways at dusk. It may use telekinetic powers if its forehead glows mysteriously.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||The forelegs are webbed, helping to make it an adept swimmer. It can be seen swimming elegantly in lakes, etc.|
|VI||Pokémon Omega Ruby|
|VI||Pokémon Alpha Sapphire|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Black 2/White 2
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Move Tutor
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM55: Brine
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only
 Via Move Tutor
 Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
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