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[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]]  
Species Duck Pokémon
Abilities Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim (Dream World)
None ← 055 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Psyduck]]
Evolves Into None
(ゴルダック Gorudakku)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Golduck (Japanese: ゴルダック Gorudakku) is an intelligent and fast Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


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.


In the anime

180px-Golduck anime

Golduck 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.


Golduck evolves from Psyduck at level 33.

Game info

Game locations

Golduck 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

Golduck 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



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


  • Despite its name, Golduck is blue instead of gold.
    • It is rumoured that Psyduck and Golduck had their names mixed up, due to the fact that Psyduck has a golden texture and Golduck looks more like a Psychic Pokémon.
  • 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.


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