Goldeen is a Water type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Seaking starting at level 33. Take a look below for 26 awesome and interesting facts about Goldeen.
1. Goldeen is a white, fish like Pokemon with orange marking.
2. It has circular blue eyes with orange lids and prominent pink lips.
3. On its forehead is a large horn, which is larger on a male than on a female.
4. It has a small, wavy dorsal fin surrounded by an orange patch and long pectoral fins with orange markings at the bases.
5. Goldeen’s billowing tail fin is orange around the base and turns white toward the edges.
6. Its tail is admired by many for its beauty and similarity to a ballroom dress.
7. Goldeen has a wild temperament and will use its horn to smash its way to freedom if kept in an aquarium.
8. It competes with others of its kind to determine which has the strongest, thickest horn.
9. Humans swimming near it must exercise caution lest Goldeen ram them.
10. Goldeen is a very common sight in any body of fresh water, including ponds, lakes, and rivers.
11. It can be seen swimming upstream in large schools during the breeding season in spring.
12. Its strong fins allow it to maintain a steady speed of five knots while swimming upstream.
13. In the past, Waterfall was its signature move.
14. In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Goldeen was originally known as “Goldy”.
15. Goldeen’s number in the Sinnoh Pokédex and the Johto Pokédex are the same: 078.
16. Goldeen and Seaking are the only two Pokémon that can learn Waterfall through level-up.
17. This also makes them the only Pokémon to learn Waterfall in Generation I, before the move was an HM.
18. Goldeen shares a fairly similar in-game cry to Caterpie, being only .07 seconds longer.
19. Even though Goldeen uses Splash in all four Super Smash Bros. games, as well as Pokémon Quest, it has no way of learning the move in any Pokémon game.
20. Goldeen’s Pokémon SoulSilver Pokédex entry claims it can swim at “5 knots per hour.” This is technically incorrect, as knots is already a measure of speed, not distance.
21. Goldeen and Ekans have never been scanned with a Pokédex in the anime, despite having made their debut in the second episode, making them the Pokémon with the most episodes aired since their debut episode without them receiving a Pokédex entry.
22. Goldeen is based on a goldfish. Its horn may be based on Matsya, an avatar that the Hindu god Vishnu assumed, which is sometimes depicted as a fish with a horn.
23. Goldeen may be a combination of goldfish and queen.
24. Misty’s Goldeen first appeared in Pokémon Emergency!. It wasn’t seen very much throughout the series due to it being a water-bound species, flailing when displaced from it.
25. A Goldeen appeared in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad. A Squirtle knocked Pikachu into a lake, which angered the Goldeen. It proceeded to attack Pikachu with a Horn Attack, which severely injured it.
26. A Goldeen appeared in The Great Eight Fate!, under the ownership of Juan. It was one of his Pokémon used in the Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. It and Juan’s other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape. It reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.