Best moves for Golduck in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

What are the best moves for the Duck Pokémon?

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Golduck is a Pokémon that is easy to overlook. This Pokémon can be a strong addition to a team with its sole Water-typing and its special attack stat. Golduck will evolve from Psyduck (at level 33).

Golduck's sole Water-typing means that most of its powerful moves will also be Water-type. This is due to S.T.A.B. (Same Type Attack Bonus), which allows Pokémon to use moves that match their typing to do increased damage. Golduck's strongest attacks are Hydro Pump, Aqua Tail, Zen Headbutt, and Water Pulse.

Move NameMove TypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPP
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial165805
Aqua TailWaterPhysical1359010
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical809015
Water PulseWaterSpecial9010020

Golduck will learn Hydro Pump at level 43 (masters at level 54), Aqua Tail at level 34 (masters at level 45), Zen Headbutt at level 25 (masters at level 35), and Water Pulse at level 11 (masters at level 20).

How to use Golduck best in battle

Walrein is a Water and Ice-type Pokémon. Players should know how other typings stack up in order to effectively use it in battle. Water-type Pokémon are vulnerable to Grass and Electric-type moves. They will do increased damage to Fire, Rock, and Ground-type Pokémon.

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Golduck's base stats

  • Stat Total: 500
    • HP: 80
    • Attack: 82
    • Defense: 78
    • Special Attack: 95
    • Special Defense: 80
    • Speed: 85

Golduck has a great special attack stat so players would be wise to focus on special attacks in battle rather than physical attacks. This is the best way to take advantage of Golduck's stats and use the Pokémon most effectively.

Interested in Golduck in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and want to read more? Check out Best Nature for Psyduck and Golduck in Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Pro Game Guides!

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