Golduck

Golduck
ゴルダック
Golduck.png
Psyduck < Golduck > Mankey
Species Type
Duck Pokémon Water.gif
Number Ability
#55 Damp/Cloud Nine
Swift Swim
Height Weight
5′7″ (1.7m) 168.9 lbs. (76.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Psyduck None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 1/Field 75
Tier EV Yield
PU 2 Special Attack Points
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Golduck (ゴルダック) is the 55th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and it is known as the Duck Pokémon.

Golduck can have one of two Abilities: Damp, which prevents other Pokémon from self-destructing with moves such as Explosion or Self-Destruct while it is on the field; or Cloud Nine, which negates the effects of weather while it is in battle. Golduck's Hidden Ability is Swift Swim. This Ability doubles its Speed while it is raining.

Psyduck can evolve into Golduck at Level 33.

Golduck is in the Egg Groups Water 1 and Field, and its Egg takes approximately, 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Golduck One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Golduck has a more obvious platypus features than its pre-evolution, Psyduck. Golduck's coloration is blue, and has flour limbs, with webbed feet and hands. Its tail extended somewhat - It has four crest like features, which are pointed, with a red crystal-like sphere place on the foreheads. Many psychic Pokémon have this kind of feature, such as Espeon. Golduck has red irises and a light-cream colored bill.

Gender Differences

Golduck doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Golduck appears at Seafoam Islands 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.

The only way to obtain a Golduck in X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is to evolve a Psyduck.

Golduck can be found at Poni Gauntlet and Vast Poni Canyon in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Spin-Off Games

Golduck is a Shadow Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. It is one of the Shadow Pokémon that can be snagged from Navigator Abson at Citadark Isle.

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.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon features a different mechanic for recruiting other Pokémon; in this game a connection has to be made to your team. The connection to unlock Golduck for your team can be completed after Chapter 14 as part of a Connection Orb mission.

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), Boundaries Crossed (2) and BREAK Point sets. Golduck is listed as a Rare Card in the Gym Challenge (2; 1 Misty & 1 Sabrina), EX Sandstorm, Secret Wonders, Platinum, Triumphant, BREAK Point and Sun Moon sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

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.

Movies

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."

Manga

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 PU tier 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

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Rare Seafoam Islands
Yellow Few Route 6 (Surfing)
Gold/Silver/Crystal Few 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
LeafGreen None Trade
XD:Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle: Snag from Navigator Abson
Diamond/Pearl 10% Great Marsh: Daily Binocular Pokémon, Route 226
Diamond/Pearl 20% Sendoff Spring
Diamond/Pearl 70% Route 225 (Use Surf)
Diamond/Pearl 100% Resort Area (Use Surf)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 5% Oreburgh Gate: B1, Ravaged Path
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 10% (Use Surf) Route 203, Route 204, Route 205 (North), Route 208, Route 209, Route 210 (North), Route 212 (North), Route 214, Twinleaf Town, Lake Verity, Eterna City, Lake Valor, Lake Acuity
Platinum 10% Route 202 (Use Surf)
Platinum 15% Lake Valor, 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, Ilex Forest
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, Route 22, Route 23, Nature Preserve
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)
X/Y None Evolve Psyduck
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Psyduck
Sun/Moon 15% Poni Gauntlet
Sun/Moon 20% Vast Poni Canyon: B1 (Surfing)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Often seen swimming elegantly by lakeshores. It is often mistaken for the Japanese monster Kappa.
Blue Often seen swimming elegantly by lakeshores. It is often mistaken for the Japanese monster Kappa.
Yellow Its slim and long limbs end in broad flippers. They are used for swimming gracefully in lakes.
II 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.
III 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.
IV 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.
V Black It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.
White It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.
Black 2 When its forehead shines mysteriously, Golduck can use the full extent of its power.
White 2 When its forehead shines mysteriously, Golduck can use the full extent of its power.
VI 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. This 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.
VII 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.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png


Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
. 270 364 .
Atk
82
152 169 263 289
Def
78
144 161 255 280
Sp. Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
85
157 175 269 295

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Me First Normal.gif ?? -- Other.png
Start Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Water Sport Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
4 Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
7 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
10 Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
13 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
16 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
19 Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
22 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
25 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
28 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
31 Soak Water.gif -- 100 Other.png
36 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
41 Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
46 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
51 Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Clear Smog Poison.gif 50 -- Special.png
Confuse Ray Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Cross Chop Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png
Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Future Sight Psychic.gif 120 100 Special.png
Hypnosis Psychic.gif -- 60 Other.png
Mud Bomb Ground.gif 65 85 Special.png
Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Simple Beam Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Synchronoise Psychic.gif 120 100 Special.png
Yawn Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 180*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 100 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 120 -- Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 100 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Generation I TM

Generation III Moves

Via Purification

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Charm Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Move Tutor=

Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 40 95 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Generation V

Via TM

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png

Generation VI

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutuor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Evolution Line

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Level 33
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Golduck

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Steel.gif
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