Goldeen

Goldeen is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Goldfish Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 118
Type Water
Species Goldfish Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 15.0 kg (33.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Water Veil
Lightning Rod (hidden ability)
Local № 118 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
078 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
050 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
118 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
078 (Diamond/Pearl)
078 (Platinum)
078 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
053 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
051 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
153 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
186 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
118 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
146 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 67
125 256
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 63
117 247
Total 320 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

(Level 33)

Goldeen changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its tail fin billows like an elegant ballroom dress, giving it the nickname of the Water Queen.
Yellow When it is time for them to lay eggs, they can be seen swimming up rivers and falls in large groups.
Gold Its dorsal, pectoral and tail fins wave elegantly in water. That is why it is known as the water dancer.
Silver A strong swimmer, it is capable of swimming nonstop up fast streams at a steady speed of five knots.
Crystal During spawning season, they swim gracefully in the water, searching for their perfect mate.
Ruby GOLDEEN is a very beautiful POKéMON with fins that billow elegantly in water. However, don’t let your guard down around this POKéMON - it could ram you powerfully with its horn.
Sapphire GOLDEEN loves swimming wild and free in rivers and ponds. If one of these POKéMON is placed in an aquarium, it will shatter even the thickest glass with one ram of its horn and make its escape.
FireRed Its dorsal and pectoral fins are strongly developed like muscles. It can swim at a speed of five knots.
LeafGreen Its tail fin billows like an elegant ballroom dress, giving it the nickname of “The Water Queen.”
Emerald In the springtime, schools of GOLDEEN can be seen swimming up falls and rivers. It metes out staggering damage with its single horn.
Diamond It swims elegantly by flittering its tail fin as if it were a dress. It has the look of a queen.
Pearl It swims at a steady 5 knots. If it senses danger, it will strike back with its sharp horn.
Platinum Though it appears very elegant when swimming with fins unfurled, it can jab powerfully with its horn.
HeartGold Its dorsal, pectoral and tail fins wave elegantly in water. That is why it is known as the water dancer.
SoulSilver A strong swimmer, it is capable of swimming nonstop up fast streams at a steady speed of five knots per hour.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Though it appears very elegant when swimming with fins unfurled, it can jab powerfully with its horn.
X It swims at a steady 5 knots. If it senses danger, it will strike back with its sharp horn.
Y Its dorsal, pectoral, and tail fins wave elegantly in water. That is why it is known as the water dancer.
Omega Ruby Goldeen is a very beautiful Pokémon with fins that billow elegantly in water. However, don’t let your guard down around this Pokémon—it could ram you powerfully with its horn.
Alpha Sapphire Goldeen loves swimming wild and free in rivers and ponds. If one of these Pokémon is placed in an aquarium, it will shatter even the thickest glass with one ram of its horn and make its escape.
Sun When the weather grows warm, they form groups and swim upriver. This sight serves as a poetic reminder that spring has arrived.
Moon Spellbound by the length of its horn and the beauty of its fins, many strange Trainers raise Goldeen and nothing but Goldeen.
Ultra Sun Although known for their splendid tail fins, Goldeen apparently compete among themselves to see whose horn is thickest and sharpest.
Ultra Moon The way it swims along fluttering its dress-like fins has earned it the name “princess of the water.”
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
When it is time for them to lay eggs, they can be seen swimming up rivers and falls in large groups.
Sword Its dorsal, pectoral, and tail fins wave elegantly in water. That is why it is known as the Water Dancer.
Shield Its dorsal and pectoral fins are strongly developed like muscles. It can swim at a speed of five knots.

Moves learned by Goldeen

Moves learnt by level up

Goldeen learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
5SupersonicNormal 55
10Water PulseWater 60 100
15Horn AttackNormal 65 100
20AgilityPsychic
25Aqua RingWater
30FlailNormal 100
35WaterfallWater 80 100
40SoakWater 100
45MegahornBug 120 85
50Horn DrillNormal 30

Egg moves

Goldeen learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Goldeen egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AcupressureNormal
Aqua TailWater 90 90
HazeIce
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
PsybeamPsychic 65 100

Moves learnt by TM

Goldeen is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
36WhirlpoolWater 35 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
40SwiftNormal 60
45DiveWater 80 100
52BounceFlying 85 85
53Mud ShotGround 55 95
76RoundNormal 60 100
96Smart StrikeSteel 70

Moves learnt by TR

Goldeen is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Goldeen learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
4SupersonicNormal 55
10Quick AttackNormal 40 100
14Horn AttackNormal 65 100
20Fury AttackNormal 15 85
24WaterfallWater 80 100
30AgilityPsychic
34Horn DrillNormal 30
40MegahornBug 120 85

Moves learnt by TM

Goldeen is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormal 70 100
05RestPsychic
07ProtectNormal
08SubstituteNormal
12FacadeNormal 70 100
25WaterfallWater 80 100
26Poison JabPoison 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
29ScaldWater 80 100
47SurfWater 90 100
51BlizzardIce 110 70
55Ice BeamIce 90 100
58Drill RunGround 80 95
60MegahornBug 120 85

Goldeen sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Goldeen  sprite from Red & Blue Goldeen  sprite from Silver Goldeen  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Goldeen  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Goldeen  sprite from Black & White Goldeen  sprite from X & Y Goldeen  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Goldeen  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Goldeen Shiny sprite from Silver Goldeen Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Goldeen Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Goldeen Shiny sprite from Black & White Goldeen Shiny sprite from X & Y Goldeen Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Goldeen

Red
Blue
Yellow
Route 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Celadon City, Cerulean Cave, Fuchsia City, Pallet Town, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 4, 9, 10, 24, 25, 42, Cerulean City, Dark Cave, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave
Ruby
Sapphire
Route 102, 111, 114, 117, 118, 119, 120, Meteor Falls, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Victory Road
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 6, 22, 23, 25, Berry Forest, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Four Island, Fuchsia City, Icefall Cave, Ruin Valley, Viridian City, Safari Zone
Emerald Route 102, 111, 114, 117, 118, 119, 120, Meteor Falls, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Victory Road
Diamond
Pearl
Route 203, 204, 209, 212, 214, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Lake Verity, Resort Area, Sendoff Spring, Twinleaf Town
Platinum Route 202, 203, 204, 208, 209, 212, 214, 229, Celestic Town, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Lake Verity, Sendoff Spring, Twinleaf Town
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 9, 10, 24, 25, 42, Cerulean Cave, Cerulean City, Dark Cave, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave
Black
White
Route 3, 11, 14, Abundant Shrine, Lostlorn Forest, Striaton City, Pinwheel Forest
Black 2
White 2
Route 3, 11, 14, 22, Abundant Shrine, Striaton City, Pinwheel Forest, Aspertia City
X
Y
Route 3, 22, Parfum Palace
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 102, 111, 114, 117, 120, 123, Meteor Falls, Petalburg City, Safari Zone, Scorched Slab, Victory Road
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 6
Sword
Shield
Route 4, 5, 6, South Lake Miloch, East Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, West Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, North Lake Miloch

Other languages

English Goldeen
Japanese トサキント (Tosakinto)
German Goldini
French Poissirène

Name origin

goldfish
a species of fish
queen
royalty