Psyduck resembles a yellow duck or platypus with a vacant stare. It has three small tufts of black hair at the top of its head. It walks on its hind legs, and has arms rather than wings. Its arms are useful in using its powerful psychic abilities. Its appearance, according to the PokÚdex, is meant to trick enemies into thinking it is weak. It has arms with three claws on each to deliver scratches if threatened.