Golduck, The Duck Pokémon. Often seen swimming elegantly by lakes, it's limbs end in broad flippers. These make it a very proficient swimmer. It'll be seen swimming elegantly in lakes at Dusk. When it swims at full speed, it's forehead seems to glow mysteriously. It is much faster than the most athletic human swimmer because of it's webbed feet which are like flippers. It has been known to swim out to sea in storms to help people stuck on ships

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Golduck would have to be this:


Calm Mind
Ice Beam

Items Attached:

Salac Berry

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Golduck

Golduck has well balanced stats and makes a good special sweeper. Its a pure water type although its learns quite a bit of psychic moves, so Psychic won't gain STAB.
Calm mind to increase special attack and special defense. Ice beam, Psychic and Surf are good sweeping moves, and Surf gains STAB too.
The ability you choose is entirely up to you. Damp is useful against an exploders that your opponent may use. But Cloud nine can either work for Golduck, or against it. For example, your opponent has used Sunny day, and you bring out Golduck, with this ability Sunny day won't effect the strength of your opponent's fire moves or your water type moves.
Timid, to increase Speed which it needs and to decrease one of its stats it doesn't use. The Salac berry will increase its speed when its HP is low.
EV's to increase its speed, special attack and special defense for the reasons that it needs these increases if you want it to last longer in battle.
Another possibility for this moveset is to replace ice beam with Hypnosis, Hypnosis will put your opponent to sleep if it hits and so, will probably force a switch of pokemon, whatever you prefer.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed for Golduck with any remaining in Special Attack & Special Defense

Strategy Against Golduck

Golduck's Defenses are practically equal...Your best bet here is to attack it with it's weaknesses such as Grass & Electric and it'll be gone in no time

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Golduck would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:


Rain Dance
Hydro Pump
Water Pulse

Items Attached:

Blue Scarf

Strategy Using Golduck

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rain dance, 2nd - Surf/Hydro pump, 3rd - Rain dance, 4th - Surf/Water pulse, 5th - Hydro pump

Locations in Games


Safari Zone


Trade from R/S/FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Unknown Dungeon, Island 2, Island 3, Seafoam Islandsr

Animé Appearences

Golduck has had many Animé Appearences. First, Misty thought her Psyduck evolved into one when it turned out to be a wild one. After that it was used in a firefighting team. It then fell in love with an Azumarill at the Circus. After that it was in a Sumo Contest. After that a trainer in the Whirl Islands had one and used it.

Movie 1: Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Episode 093: Bye Bye, Psyduck!
Movie 2: The Power Of One!
Episode 149: The Fire-ring Squad!
Episode 155: Love, Totodile Style!
Episode 170: Hook Line & Stinker!
Episode 196: Ring Masters!
Episode 212: Around The Whirlpool!
Episode 217: Octillery, The Outcast!
Episode 218: Dueling Heroes!
Episode 219: The Perfect Match!
Episode 221: Hi-Ho Silver Away!
Movie 5: Heroes - Latios & Latias!
Episode 308: Abandon Ship!
Episode 344: Papa Is Idol?! False Gym Leader?!

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