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Gholdengo (Japanese: サーフゴー, HepburnSaafugou) is a Steel/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Gholdengo is a slender looking Pokémon, it looks to be completely made of golden coins. it has four tuffs of golden curls on its head, it also wears a black belt around its waist with a silver belt buckle, which is also holding the chest it had when it was a Gimmighoul. Gholdengo also has a crooked smile with a bump.

Behavior[]

Gholdengo has a friendly disposition and can befriend anyone (both humans and Pokémon) it meets.

Natural abilities[]

Gholdengo is able to launch a barrage of coins at its opponent. It can also absorb any damage it received from foes by scattering large amounts of gold coins. The denseness of said gold coins also makes it very durable.

Despite the fact that Gholdengo cannot learn Surf, it can create a surfboard made of gold coins which can be used as transportation on land and on water.

Evolution[]

Gholdengo evolves from Gimmighoul after leveling it up with 999 Gimmighoul Coins in the player's possession.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Scarlet and Violet Evolve Gimmighoul (By obtaining 999 Gimmighoul Coins) None

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    Its body seems to be made up of 1,000 coins. This Pokémon gets along well with others and is quick to make friends with anybody.

  • Violet

    It has a sturdy body made up of stacked coins. Gholdengo overwhelms its enemies by firing coin after coin at them in quick succession.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
87
Attack
60
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
133
Sp. Def
91
Speed
84
Total
550

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Astonish Type Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
7 Night Shade Type Ghost Special - 100% 15
14 Confuse Ray Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
21 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
28 Metal Sound Type Steel Status - 85% 40
35 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
42 Recover Type Normal Status - -% 5
49 Power Gem Type Rock Special 80 100% 20
56 Make It Rain Type Steel Special 120 100% 5
63 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
70 Memento Type Dark Status - 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM012 Low Kick Type Fighting Physical - 100% 20
TM017 Confuse Ray Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
TM018 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TM023 Charge Beam Type Electric Special 50 90% 10
TM029 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
TM039 Low Sweep Type Fighting Physical 65 100% 20
TM042 Night Shade Type Ghost Special - 100% 15
TM043 Fling Type Dark Physical - 100% 10
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM051 Sandstorm Type Rock Status - -% 10
TM054 Psyshock Type Psychic Special 80 100% 10
TM068 Thunder Punch Type Electric Physical 75 100% 15
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM072 Electro Ball Type Electric Special - 100% 10
TM074 Reflect Type Psychic Status - -% 20
TM075 Light Screen Type Psychic Status - -% 30
TM079 Dazzling Gleam Type Fairy Special 80 100% 10
TM082 Thunder Wave Type Electric Status - 90% 20
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM093 Flash Cannon Type Steel Special 80 100% 10
TM099 Iron Head Type Steel Physical 80 100% 15
TM101 Power Gem Type Rock Special 80 100% 20
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM109 Trick Type Psychic Status - 100% 10
TM114 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM120 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TM121 Heavy Slam Type Steel Physical - 100% 10
TM126 Thunderbolt Type Electric Special 90 100% 15
TM140 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM158 Focus Blast Type Fighting Special 120 70% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM166 Thunder Type Electric Special 110 70% 10
TM170 Steel Beam Type Steel Special 140 95% 5
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding[]

Gholdengo learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites[]

    Trivia[]

    • Gholdengo's evolution method from Gimmighoul is very unique for a main series Pokemon game as the player is required to collect a large amount of Gimmighoul Coins and level up Gimmighoul.
      • As Gholdengo is #1000 in the National Pokedex, this evolution method was likely done to celebrate this milestone of the series. This might also explain why Roaring Moon and Iron Valiant are separate from the other Paradoxes in the dex.
      • This is similar to how Meltan evolves into Melmetal as the player requires a certain amount of Meltan candies to evolve into Melmetal; however, the latter evolution method is only exclusive to Pokemon GO, which is a spin-off Pokemon game.
    • Gholdengo has the highest Base Sp. Atk of all Steel-Type Pokémon, at 133.

    Origin[]

    Gholdengo appears to be based on an award statuettes which are given as honor achievements, it could be for being the 1,000th Pokémon.

    Being composed of stacked gold coins. It's also based on surfers due to its ability to surf on surfboard made of coins, its hairstyle, and it's friendly personality to People and Pokémon.

    Combined with its metallic nature and monochrome appearance, it may also be based on the Silver Surfer, a superhero created by Marvel.

    Gholdengo also resembles a tube man and coin wrapper (due to its cylindrical body). Its overall look resembles string cheese.

    Etymology[]

    Gholdengo is a portmanteau of "golden," "ghoul," "tengo" and possibly "go," referring to its high mobility and/or the fact that its pre-evolution was introduced in Pokémon GO.

    Sāfugō, its Japanese name, likely comes from "surf," 富豪 (fugō, Japanese for "wealthy person"), "gold," "ghost," and "go."

    Gallery[]

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