Best Pokemon to beat Golduck

This page describes how to fight against Golduck, the best Pokemon to beat it, and the best moves super effective against it.
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This page shows the strategies to successfully beat Golduck considering Golduck's possible movesets. For details of Golduck, such as evolution chart, CP and HP, refer the link above.

Super effective moves

Electric- and grass-type moves are super effective against Golduck. For list of moves by types, tap the name of types below.


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Strategy 1

Golduck's moverset

The combination of Water Gun and Hydro Pump is considered as the best moveset for Golduck as an attacker.

Fast move Charge move
Water Gun Hydro Pump


When Goduck use only water-type moves, Venusaur is the best to beat it. While reducing damage of water-type moves, Venusaur's grass-type mvoes are super effective against Golduck. Additionally, Venusaur has higher CP along grass-type Pokemon. Note that Golduck can also use psychic-type fast/charge moves which are super effective against Venusaur.


Althoough Venusaur can learn Sludge Bomb, players should get Venusaur have all grassy-type moves When fighting against Golduck. The combination of Vine Whip and Solar Beam is considered as the best moveset for Venusaur as an attacker.

Fast move Charge move
Vine Whip Solar Beam

Other options

  • Other grass-type Pokemon can also work well.
  • Exeggutor do not have a grass-type fast move.
  • For list of grass-type Pokemon, tap the name of type below.

Strategy 2

Golduck's moverset

The combination of Confusion and Hydro Pump is considered as an optimal moveset for Golduck as a defender.


When Golduck's moveset is the combination of water- and psychic-type moves, Magnetom is one of the best Pokemon to fight against. While decreasing damage of psychic-type moves, Magneton's electric-type moves are super effective agianst Golduck. Note that Magneton is neutral against water-type moves.


To defeat Golduck faster, Magneton should use electric-type fast/charge moves.

Fast move Charge move
Thunder Shock Discharge

Other options

  • Tangela get neutral damage from psychic-type moves unlike venusaur. However, its CP ans stats is low.
  • Slowbro can reduce damage of both water- and psychic-type moves. Slowbro with psychic-type fast/charge moves is the best.
  • Dragonite has high CP and stats and can reduce damage of water-type moves.

Strategy 3

Golduck's moveset

Fast move Charge move
Water Gun Ice Beam
Confusion Ice Beam


Magneton can reduce damage of ice-type moves. Best moveset for Magneton to beat Golduck is noted above.

Other options

  • Poliwrath can use ground-type fast move and fighting-type charge moves that means it can damage Golduck neutrally while reducing damage of water type-moves.
  • If you do not mind the amount of damage, electric-type Pokemon will be ok.

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