Psyduck

Psyduck
コダック
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Persian < Psyduck > Golduck
Species
Type
Duck Pokémon
Water.gif
Number
Ability
#54
Height
Weight
2′7″ (0.8m)
43.2 lbs. (19.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
190
Tier
EV Yield
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Psyduck (コダック) is the 54th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water Type, and it is known as the Duck Pokémon.

Psyduck can use one of two Abilities: Damp, which prevents other Pokémon from using Self-Destruct and Explosion while it is in battle, or Cloud Nine, which negates any and all weather effects while it is involved in battle. Psyduck's Hidden Ability is Swift Swim, which doubles its Speed while it is raining.

Psyduck gain the opportunity to evolve into Golduck starting at Level 33.

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

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Psyduck takes on the appearance of a duck, with some traits of a platypus. It has yellow plumage and short arms with three claws at the end. Psyduck is usually seen holding its head. It has three black tufts on the top of its head and has a large cream-colored bill. Its webbed feet are also the same coloration as the bill. Psyduck has a stubby tail.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

Psyduck can be found at Route 24, Route 25, and the Safari Zone by fishing with the Super Rod, and at Seafoam Islands in Red and Blue. Psyduck appears at Route 6 while Surfing in Yellow.

Psyduck appears on Route 6, Route 35 and Ilex Forest by Surfing in Gold, Silver and Crystal. Psyduck can also be found at the National Park at Night in Crystal.

Psyduck appears at the Safari Zone while Surfing in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. In Fire Red, Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Psyduck appears at many of the watery locations in which Surfing or Fishing is possible. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Psyduck appears at Route 6, Route 35, Ilex Forest, Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands and the Safari Zone's Wetland on land at night and Surfing at any time of day. Psyduck also appears on the Beautiful Beach and Stormy Beach Pokéwalker courses.

Psyduck appears in the Dream World at Pleasant Forest after surpassing 7,500 Dream Points. The only other way to obtain a Psyduck in Black and White is to breed a Golduck. Wild Psyduck can be found at Floccesy Ranch in Black 2 and White 2.

Psyduck can be found in a Horde on Route 7 as well as Route 22 in Pokémon X and Y. With a different layout for the Safari Zone in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Psyduck can now appear on land as well as Surfing, plus in a Horde Encounter.

Psyduck can be found at Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden, Seaward Cave and Ten Carat Hill's Cave & Undersea Cave in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Spin-Off Games

Psyduck appears at Huge Storage 4 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

In the first round of Mystery Dungeon games, Psyduck is a Starter Pokémon, but also appears at Joyous Tower 9F-12F. Psyduck appears at Waterfall B1-B8 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Psyduck also appears at Star Cave B8-B15 in Explorers of Sky. Psyduck is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 4F-13F.

Psyduck appears at Saffra Sea during the Sea Capture Challenge in Pokémon Ranger, the only appearance for Psyduck in the Pokémon Ranger games as of writing.

Psyduck appears at the Arbor Area's Verdant Courts in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after retrieving it from Wish Park. To befriend Psyduck you'll need to show it a picture of Emolga.

Psyduck can be found at Sun-Dappled Bank Lake 2-1 and Everspring Valley Lake 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Psyduck is listed in the Wizards Promos set, and as a Common Card in the Fossil, Team Rocket, Gym Challenge (Misty's), Neo Destiny, Aquapolis, EX Sandstorm, EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species Card), Secret Wonders, Platinum, Triumphant and Boundaries Crossed (2) sets. Psyduck's lone listing as an Uncommon Card is in the Gym Heroes (Misty's) set.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Misty would inadvertently capture a Psyduck during the episode Hypno's Naptime. Psyduck does cause her some headaches, especially whenever it lets itself out of its Poké Ball at an inopportune time.

A group of Wild Psyduck blocked the road that Ash and company were travelling on in the episode The Psyduck Stops Here.

Movies

Misty's Psyduck would get cloned by Mewtwo in the film Mewtwo Strikes Back and would reprise its appearance in Mewtwo Returns. Misty's Psyduck also appears in the film The Power of One and each of the first five Pikachu Shorts. Wild Psyduck appear in the film The Rise of Darkrai.

Manga

Earl has a Psyduck that he keeps with him at the Pokémon Academy, which makes appearances in Chapters 117, 119 and 180.

An Oreburgh Mines worker has a Psyduck that is nicknamed "Yellow". This Psyduck accidentally set a bulldozer out of control, and makes appearances in Chapters 341, 342 and 374.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Psyduck is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Common (Fish with Super Rod) Seafoam Islands, Route 24, Route 25, Cerulean City, Safari Zone
Yellow Few Route 6 (Use Surf)
Gold/Silver Many Route 6, Route 35, Ilex Forest
Crystal Many (Use Surf) Route 6, Route 35, Ilex Forest
Crystal Many (Night) National Park
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Common Safari Zone (Use Surf)
FireRed 1% (Super Rod) Route 4, Route 10, Route 11, Route 12, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Route 21, Route 24, Cerulean City, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Cape Brink, Bond Bridge, Icefall Cave: 1F Room 3, Memorial Pillar, Five Isle Meadow, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Water Path, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower
FireRed 4% (Surf) Seafoam Islands: B3F, B4F
FireRed 4% (Super Rod) Safari Zone, Seafoam Islands: B3F, B4F
FireRed 5% Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Cape Brink, Bond Bridge, Icefall Cave: 1F Room 1, Room 3, Five Isle Meadow, Water Path, Ruin Valley, Canyon Entrance
FireRed 5% (Super Rod) Route 6, Route 22, Route 23, Route 25, Cerulean Cave, Fuchsia City, Viridian City, Four Island, Icefall Cave: 1F Room 1, Ruin Valley
FireRed 10% Seafoam Islands: B4F
FireRed 20% Seafoam Islands: B3F
FireRed 30% (Surf) Four Island
FireRed 40% Seafoam Islands: B1F, B2F
FireRed 55% Seafoam Islands: 1F
FireRed 65% (Surf) Cerulean Cave
FireRed 95% (Surf) Cape Brink
FireRed 99% (Surf) Celadon City
FireRed 100% (Surf) Route 6, Route 22, Route 23, Route 25, Fuchsia City, Safari Zone, Viridan City
LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl 2% Ravaged Path
Diamond/Pearl 5% (Surf) Great Marsh: Area 1-4, 6
Diamond/Pearl 8% Great Marsh: Area 1-4, 6
Diamond/Pearl 20% Route 210: North, Lake Valor
Diamond/Pearl 30% Route 208, Oreburgh Gate: B1F, Lake Acuity
Diamond/Pearl 30% (Surf) Oreburgh Gate: B1F, Ravaged Path
Diamond/Pearl 90% (Surf) Route 204
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 90% (Surf) Route 203, Route 205: North, Route 208, Route 209, Route 210: North, Route 212: North, Route 214, Twinleaf Town, Lake Verity, Eterna City, Lake Valor, Celestic Town, Lake Acuity
Platinum 5% Lake Acuity
Platinum 10% (Surf) Route 225, Resort Area
Platinum 15% Lake Valor
Platinum 35% Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path
Platinum 60% (Surf) Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path
Platinum 90% (Surf) Route 202, Route 204: South
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Common Route 6, Route 35, Ilex Forest, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave
HeartGold/SoulSilver Unknown% Safari Zone: Wetland (Night; or using Surf at any time of day)
Black/White None Breed Golduck
Black 2/White 2 10% Floccesy Ranch (Grass)
X/Y Horde Route 7
X/Y 10% Route 22
X/Y 20% Route 22 (Yellow Flowers)
X/Y 95% (Surf) Route 22
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 5% Safari Zone (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 20% Safari Zone (Grass/Tall Grass)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 100% Safari Zone (Surf)
Sun/Moon 10% Malie Garden
Sun/Moon 20% (Surf) Brooklet Hill, Seaward Cave, Ten Carat Hill (Cave & Undersea Cave)
Sun/Moon 30% Brooklet Hill (Eastern and Northeastern patches)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red While lulling its enemies with its vacant look, this wily Pokémon will use psychokinetic powers.
Blue While lulling its enemies with its vacant look, this wily Pokémon will use psychokinetic powers.
Yellow Always tormented by headaches. It uses psychic powers, but it is not known if it intends to do so.
II Gold It has mystical powers but doesn't recall that it has used them. That is why it always looks puzzled.
Silver If its chronic headache peaks, it may exhibit odd powers. It seems unable to recall such an episode.
Crystal The only time it can use its psychic power is when its sleeping brain cells happen to wake.
III Ruby Psyduck uses a mysterious power. When it does so, this Pokémon generates brain waves that are supposedly only seen in sleepers. This discovery spurred controversy among scholars.
Sapphire If it uses its mysterious power, Psyduck can't remember having done so. It apparently can't form a memory of such an event because it goes into an altered state that is much like deep sleep.
Emerald When its headache intensifies, it starts using strange powers. However, it has no recollection of its powers, so it always looks befuddled and bewildered.
FireRed It is constantly wracked by a headache. When the headache turns intense, it begins using mysterious powers.
LeafGreen While lulling its enemies with its vacant look, this wily Pokémon will use psychokinetic powers.
IV Diamond If its usual headache worsens, it starts exhibiting odd powers. It can't remember doing so, however.
Pearl It never remembers using its odd powers, so it always tilts its head in puzzlement.
Platinum Overwhelmed by enigmatic abilities, it suffers a constant headache. It sometimes uses mysterious powers.
HeartGold It has mystical powers but doesn't recall that it has used them. That is why it always looks puzzled.
SoulSilver If its chronic headache peaks, it may exhibit odd powers. It seems unable to recall such an episode.
V Black Overwhelmed by enigmatic abilities, it suffers a constant headache. It sometimes uses mysterious powers.
White Overwhelmed by enigmatic abilities, it suffers a constant headache. It sometimes uses mysterious powers.
Black 2 When headaches stimulate its brain cells, which are usually inactive, it can use a mysterious power.
White 2 When headaches stimulate its brain cells, which are usually inactive, it can use a mysterious power.
VI X It is constantly wracked by a headache. When the headache turns intense, it begins using mysterious powers.
Y It has mystical powers but doesn't recall that it has used them. That is why it always looks puzzled.
Omega Ruby Psyduck uses a mysterious power. When it does so, this Pokémon generates brain waves that are supposedly only seen in sleepers. This discovery spurred controversy among scholars.
Alpha Sapphire If it uses its mysterious power, Psyduck can't remember having done so. It apparently can't form a memory of such an event because it goes into an altered state that is much like deep sleep.
VII Sun As a result of headaches so fierce they cause it to cry, it sometimes uses psychokinesis without meaning to.
Moon This Pokémon is troubled by constant headaches. The more pain it’s in, the more powerful its psychokinesis becomes.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
. 210 304 .
Atk
52
98 109 203 223
Def
48
90 101 195 214
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
50
94 105 199 218
Speed
55
103 115 209 229

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Water Sport Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.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
34 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
40 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
43 Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
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
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
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 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
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 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 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 180 -- Physical.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 140 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Psyduck
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Level 33

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Water.gif
Electric.gif
Grass.gif

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