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Goldeen
118
トサキント Tosakinto
118Goldeen
Generation I
Evolutionary line
118119
Type(s)
Type Water  
Species Goldfish Pokémon
Abilities Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod (DW)
Pokédex
Seadra ← 118 → Seaking
Kanto 118 Johto 078
Hoenn 050/051 Sinnoh 078
Unova N/A Central Kalos 053
Alola 153/186
Evolves from None
Evolves into Seaking
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Red Water 2
Shape Footprint
Shape03
F118
Cry

Goldeen (Japanese: トサキント Tosakinto) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Goldeen is a fish-like Pokémon, with long, billowing fins. It is colored orange and white. Goldeen also has a horn on its forehead which it uses to attack foes.

Gender differences

The male's horn is longer than the female's.

Natural abilities

Goldeen can have the ability Swift Swim or the ability Water Veil. Swift Swim increases Goldeen's Speed when it is raining. Water Veil prevents Goldeen from getting Burned. Despite its looks, its horn is extremely powerful.

Evolution

Goldeen evolves into Seaking at level 33.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Pallet Town, Routes 4, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, Cerulean City, Fuchsia City, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island Common
Yellow Routes 2 and 6, Cerulean City, Celadon City, Cerulean Cave Common
Gold/Silver Routes 4, 9 and 42 Common
Crystal Routes 4, 9 and 42 Common
Ruby/Sapphire Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, and 120, Petalburg City, Victory Road, Meteor Falls, Safari Zone Common
Emerald Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, and 120, Petalburg City, Victory Road, Meteor Falls, Safari Zone Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Viridian City, Cerulean Cave, Two Island, Three Island, Four Island, Six Island, and Safari Zone Common
Diamond/Pearl Routes 203, 204, 209, 212, 214, Lake Acuity, Lake Verity, Twinleaf Town, Lake Valor, and Sendoff Spring (Good Rod) Uncommon
Platinum Routes 203, 204, 209, 212, 214, Lake Acuity, Lake Verity, Twinleaf Town, Lake Valor, and Sendoff Spring (Good Rod) Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 9, 10, 24, 25, 42, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Dark Cave, Cerulean City, Cerulean Cave, Tohjo Falls, Safari Zone Common
Black/White Routes 3, 11, 14, Striaton City, Pinwheel Forest, Lostlorn Forest, Abundant Shrine (Super Rod) Common
X/Y Routes Route 3, Route 22, Parfum Palace (Good Rod) Common
OR/AS Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, 120, 123, Meteor Falls, Safari Zone and Victory Road Common


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Lake (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 13, Forever Level 13, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Waterfall Pond (1F-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness End Lake (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea


Pokédex entries

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.
Emerald
In the springtime, schools of Goldeen can be seen swimming up falls and rivers. It metes out staggering damage with its single horn.
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".
Diamond
It swims elegantly by fluttering 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
Though it appears very elegant when swimming with fins unfurled, it can jab powerfully with its horn.
White
Though it appears very elegant when swimming with fins unfurled, it can jab powerfully with its horn.
Black 2
Though it appears very elegant when swimming with fins unfurled, it can jab powerfully with its horn.
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.”


Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Attack
67
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
50
Speed
63
Total
320

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM67 Smart Strike 70 —% 10 Steel Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Type Tough ♥♥ 0
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 118 front Y 118 front GR 118 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 118 front S 118 front C 118 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 118 front E 118 front FRLG 118 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 118 front Pt 118 front HGSS 118 front
DP 118f front Pt 118f front HGSS 118f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Goldeen BW Goldeen BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Goldeen XY Goldeen XY
Goldeen Shiny XY Goldeen Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Misty Goldeen anime

Misty's Goldeen

Main article: Misty's Goldeen

At some point during her journey, Misty caught a Goldeen in Kanto.

Trivia

  • Goldeen's color scheme resembles a koi, but its name and body shape seem to be based off a goldfish.
  • Goldeen's name is a mix of the words "golden" and "queen".
  • Despite having a 50/50 gender ratio, Goldeen has queen in the names of both the male and female.
  • Goldeen has similar cry to Caterpie's.
  • In the Beta release of Gold & Silver, Goldeen had a baby form known as Golppy.

Origin

Goldeen may be based on a koi or a goldfish. Its horn may be a reference to narwhals.

Etymology

Goldeen is a combination of golden and queen. It may also incorporate goldfish.

Gallery

See also