Goldeen

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

Goldeen artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 118
Type Water
Species Goldfish Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 33.1 lbs (15.0 kg)
Abilities Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod (hidden ability)
Local № 118 (Red/Blue)
078 (Gold/Silver)
050 (Ruby/Sapphire)
118 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
078 (Diamond/Pearl)
078 (Platinum)
078 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
053 (X/Y)
051 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
153 (Sun/Moon)
186 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
087 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
078 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Tosakinto

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 111
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.

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.”

Evolution chart

(Level 33)

Name origin

goldfish
a species of fish
queen
royalty

Moves learned by Goldeen

Moves learnt by level up

Goldeen learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water SportWater
5SupersonicNormal 55
8Horn AttackNormal 65 100
13FlailNormal 100
16Water PulseWater 60 100
21Aqua RingWater
24Fury AttackNormal 15 85
29AgilityPsychic
32WaterfallWater 80 100
37Horn DrillNormal
40SoakWater 100
45MegahornBug 120 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
Body SlamNormal 85 100
HazeIce
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Mud SportGround
PsybeamPsychic 65 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skull BashNormal 130 100
Sleep TalkNormal

Move Tutor moves

Goldeen can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BounceFlying 85 85
Drill RunGround 80 95
Icy WindIce 55 95
Knock OffDark 65 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Goldeen is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Goldeen can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Goldeen learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water SportWater
5SupersonicNormal 55
8Horn AttackNormal 65 100
13FlailNormal 100
16Water PulseWater 60 100
21Aqua RingWater
24Fury AttackNormal 15 85
29AgilityPsychic
32WaterfallWater 80 100
37Horn DrillNormal
40SoakWater 100
45MegahornBug 120 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
Body SlamNormal 85 100
HazeIce
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Mud SportGround
PsybeamPsychic 65 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skull BashNormal 130 100
Sleep TalkNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Goldeen is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Goldeen can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Goldeen sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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
Route 4, 9, 10, 24, 25, 42, Cerulean City, Dark Cave, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave
Crystal Route 4, 9, 10, 24, 25, 42, 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