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Golduck

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Water
Golduck
ゴルダック Gorudakku
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Duck Pokémon
Pokédex
National
055
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim (Dream World)
50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Blue Water 1
Field
Weight Height
168.9 lbs 76.6kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
80 82 78
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
95 80 85
Total
500

Golduck (pronunciation: GOHL-duhk) is an intelligent and fast Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Psyduck at level 33.

Appearance

Golduck is a blue duck Pokémon. Its hands and feet are now webbed, which results in Golduck's superior swimming skills. Golduck has red eyes and has a red gem on its head. Its head has four spikes on top. It has a long tail and its hands and feet have three long claws.

Special abilities

Golduck has the ability Damp. Damp makes it impossible for any of Golduck's opponents to use a Selfdestruct move. Golduck can use psychic powers. When they are used, the gem on its head will glow.

Appearances

In the anime

Golduck's appearance in the anime.

In Bye Bye Psyduck, Misty saw a Golduck and she thought her Psyduck evolved, but it was just a wild Golduck that had a similar behavior to Brock. In The Perfect Match, Trinity used a Golduck to battle Misty in the Whirl Cup.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Blue owns a Golduck and uses it to Surf and battle.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Seafoam Islands Rare
Yellow Route 6 Rare
Gold/Silver Route 6, 35, Ilex Forest, Mt. Silver Rare
Crystal Route 6, 35, Ilex Forest, Mt. Silver Rare
Ruby/ Sapphire Safari Zone Uncommon
Emerald Safari Zone Uncommon
FireRed/ LeafGreen Cerulean Cave, Berry Forest, Cape Brink, Seafoam Islands (FireRed only) Rare
Diamond/ Pearl Surf anywhere Uncommon
Platinum Surf anywhere Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 6, 35, Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands, Ilex Forest Rare
Black/White Route 11, 14, Village Bridge Uncommon

Side game locations

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Psyduck
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Psyduck
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Blizzard Island (1-20F), Crevice Cave (1-10BF), Lower Crevice Cave (1-4BF), Mt. Avalanche (1-19BF)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone


Pokédex entries

Red 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Origins

Golduck appears to be based off a duck or platypus whilst its name comes from gold and duck.

Trivia

  • Despite its name, Golduck is blue instead of gold.
  • Despite possessing telekinesis and Psychic powers, Golduck is not part Psychic-type.
  • Despite being able to use Psychic powers, Golduck and its pre-evolution Psyduck could not learn Psychic until Generation IV, despite being a TM too.
  • Golduck's English and Japanese names are the same.

References