Golduck

Golduck is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Duck Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 055
Type Water
Species Duck Pokémon
Height 5′07″ (1.7 m)
Weight 168.9 lbs (76.6 kg)
Abilities 1. Damp
2. Cloud Nine
Swift Swim (hidden ability)
Local № 055 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
139 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
159 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
055 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
044 (Diamond/Pearl)
044 (Platinum)
141 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
029 (Black 2/White 2)
060 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
166 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
090 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
108 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
055 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 82
152 289
Defense 78
144 280
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 85
157 295
Total 500 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Golduck.

Evolution chart

(Level 33)

Golduck changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Often seen swimming elegantly by lake shores. 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.
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.
Emerald A GOLDUCK is an adept swimmer. It sometimes joins competitive swimmers in training. It uses psychic powers when its forehead shimmers with light.
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
White
It is seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using its well-developed limbs and flippers.
Black 2
White 2
When its forehead shines mysteriously, Golduck can use the full extent of its power.
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.
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.
Ultra Sun Even fast-swimming fish Pokémon can be disabled by Golduck. It brings them to a standstill and seizes them.
Ultra Moon A professional swimmer, it can continue swimming for two days straight by waving its long tail skillfully.

Moves learned by Golduck

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aqua JetWater 40 100
1Me FirstNormal
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
1Water SportWater
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7Water GunWater 40 100
10ConfusionPsychic 50 100
13Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
16Water PulseWater 60 100
19DisableNormal 100
22ScreechNormal 85
25Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
28Aqua TailWater 90 90
31SoakWater 100
36Psych UpNormal
41AmnesiaPsychic
46Hydro PumpWater 110 80
51Wonder RoomPsychic

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Golduck 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
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
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
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1EncoreNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
1YawnNormal
5Tail WhipNormal 100
9Water GunWater 40 100
14ConfusionPsychic 50 100
18Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
23DisableNormal 100
27PsybeamPsychic 65 100
32ScreechNormal 85
42SurfWater 90 100
53AmnesiaPsychic
63Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
5RestPsychic
6Light ScreenPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
10DigGround 80 100
12FacadeNormal 70 100
13Brick BreakFighting 75 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
19Iron TailSteel 100 75
25WaterfallWater 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
29ScaldWater 80 100
33Calm MindPsychic
35Ice PunchIce 75 100
40PsychicPsychic 90 100
47SurfWater 90 100
48Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
51BlizzardIce 110 70
55Ice BeamIce 90 100
57Pay DayNormal 40 100

Golduck sprites

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

Other languages

English Golduck
Japanese ゴルダック (Golduck)
German Entoron
French Akwakwak

Name origin

gold
a color (oddly this applies to Psyduck more)
duck
a species of bird