Psyduck - High (maybe Mid) Availability: really early: Floccesy Ranch, so before the first gym. Stats: As a Psyduck, the Stats are just bad. 65 Special Attack is his highest stat, everything else is around 50. When he evolves into a Golduck they get much better. A good Speed of 85, to outspeed most of the Pokemon he will face. With 95 Special Attack and 82 Attack he can go mixed and he also has respectable bulk. Typing: Pure Water is just good. Having water STAB is never a bad thing. Movepool: The movepool is certainly not bad. he learns Water Pulse on level 18 and later on lvl 32 he gets Aqua Tail (although you will get Surf really fast after that, or you even have Surf already). He also learns some Psychic moves such as Confusion and Zen Headbut. He can also learn handy tm's such as Ice Beam, Psychic and Shadow Claw. He can also be a good HM slave, learning Surf, Waterfall, Dive, Flash and as an Golduck also Strenght. Major Battles: He has en even match-up against Cheren, Skyla, Drayden (he needs blizzard here, but he will probably not KO Druddigon or Haxorus) and Marlon. Psyduck is at a big disadvantage against Elesa and at an advantage against Clay when you evolved he into Golduck (he will not hit hard enough otherwise). He has an even match-up against most off the Elite 4, but he can hit Marchall's pokemon hard with Psychic, and hit some other pokemon SE from almost every leader (Golurk, Chandelure, Krookodile). Golduck is really strong against Iris, hitting everything SE with Surf and Ice Beam but Lapras. Against team Plasma he is just usefull with neutral coverage against the poison and dark types. He hits Getsis' Hydreigon super effective with Ice Beam, which is always useful. Additional Comments: As a psyduck, he is just bad. When he evolves into Golduck, he gets much better. The big problem is getting him to Golduck, because he will be almost useless when he is around level 20 and then he needs another 13 levels to become a Golduck. He will be more usefull as the game gets to the end, and beating Iris almost on his own is really good of course.