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.
Golduck doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black 2/White 2
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- 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
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