Goldeen

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Goldeen
Goldeen-Origin.png
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Goldeen's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen..
Games SSB
Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Move Splash
Rarity Common
English voice actor Rachael Lillis
Japanese voice actor Ikue Otani
Article on Bulbapedia Goldeen (Pokémon)
It simply flops around and does absolutely nothing that causes any damage. If your opponent gets this, you’re lucky. If you get stuck with this, you’re bummed.
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Goldeen (トサキント, Tosakinto) is a fish Pokémon.

Origin[edit]

Goldeen's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Green.
Goldeen's sprite from Pokémon Red and Green.

Goldeen is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is commonly found by fishing, and it evolves into Seaking at level 33. It is registered as #118 in the National Pokédex.

Splash is a Normal-type move: while being part of the starting moveset of several Pokémon, it has no effect whatsoever. It is most commonly associated with Magikarp and, in contrast with its Smash depiction, Goldeen is not able to learn it in any game. However, the exact usage of it in Smash is likely a reference to Misty's Goldeen from the anime, who was notable for being completely useless on land, and would only be able to flop around similarly to the Goldeen in Smash unless in the water.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Sprite

Goldeen appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. It flops around on the stage helplessly until it disappears or has fallen off the stage. It is one of two completely harmless Pokémon in the game, the other being Mew. Goldeen does not have any hitboxes, so it doesn't do any damage to any of the characters. Thus, it is established as the "dud" Pokémon of the Smash Bros. series.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Goldeen in Melee.

Goldeen returns in Super Smash Bros. Melee to reprise its role as something that does not affect gameplay in any way.

Early in Melee's lifespan, rumours claimed that Goldeen could sometimes activate Horn Drill upon being summoned from a Poké Ball, leading to a one-hit KO. This was later disproven due to advances in hacking, as well as a general lack of proof.

As a stage element[edit]

A larger balloon of Goldeen (in actuality, the 3D model of Goldeen used in Pokémon Stadium for Nintendo 64) is one of the many floating and moving "platforms" that make the Poké Floats stage.

Trophy information[edit]

Goldeen trophy in Melee.

Goldeen features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery, and throughout the various Single-Player game modes.

These Water-types are often referred to as "water dancers," as their elegant fins make them incredibly agile underwater. They can even travel upstream in rapids at a speed of five knots; of course they're not quite as nimble on dry land. Goldeen's Horn Drill is so strong that it can KO an enemy with one strike if it connects.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Goldeen in Brawl.

Goldeen returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and is, once again, a "dud" Pokémon. The description on the Smash Bros. DOJO!! tells the player to watch out for Murphy's Law when using Poké Balls, showing Goldeen's picture.

Trophy Description[edit]

Goldeen trophy in Brawl.

A Goldfish Pokémon. In contrast to its elegant appearance, it has a wild temperament, and its attack with its horn is severe. Among the techniques it can master, Horn Drill is especially reliable. It evolves into Seaking, but if it's raised without evolving, it can learn the powerful Bug-type move Megahorn. There are male and female Goldeen--the male's horn is longer.

Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue
DSTitle.png: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
Goldeen Pokémon series TypeIcon(Foot).png Attack +4 PikachuHeadSSBB.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Goldeen (Pokemon series).png
Goldeen
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Goldeen in Super Smash Bros for Wii U.

Goldeen returns in Super Smash Bros. 4, keeping its lack of function from the previous installments. It can also be summoned from the newly added Master Ball item, which otherwise contains only rare or legendary Pokémon.

Trophy information[edit]

Goldeen's trophy can be obtained in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Pokémon Trophy Box.

Goldeen Trophy in 3DS
Goldeen Trophy in Wii U
Goldeen (NTSC)
This Water–type Pokémon sports a fancy horn on its head. An excellent swimmer, it can literally swim up waterfalls. In the world of Pokémon, this elegant Pokémon has a variety of effective moves in battle. In Super Smash Bros., however, all it can use is an ineffective Splash attack.
Goldeen (PAL)
A Water-type Pokémon with a distinctive horn. Thanks to its powerful fins, Goldeen can swim comfortably through the most torrential waters and even up waterfalls. It's known for both its strength and grace. That said, don't expect it to make a big splash in this game - just a little one when it uses Splash... It's super ineffective!


In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Artwork of Goldeen from Ultimate.
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Goldeen in Ultimate.

Goldeen returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Poké Ball Pokémon.

Trivia[edit]

  • Goldeen, Mew, and Snorlax are the only Pokémon to appear as Poké Ball Pokémon in every game.
  • Goldeen and Zoroark are the only Pokémon that can come out of Master Balls that aren't Legendary Pokémon.
  • Goldeen's Brawl trophy description is inaccurate:
    • Horn Drill is very unreliable and in fact among the most unreliable moves in the game, as like all OHKO moves its accuracy is a mere 30% unless the opponent's level is lower than the user's.
    • Evolving Goldeen into Seaking does not prevent it from being able to learn Megahorn, though like many evolved Pokémon, Seaking learns new moves at a later level than its previous form (and there do exist examples of evolved Pokémon being unable to learn some moves that their previous form can).
  • Goldeen is the only Poké Ball Pokémon in Smash 4 who does not sport a player-dependent tag on its head when summoned.


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