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Meowth

Meowth

Meowth (Alola)


National Pokédex
Dugtrio - Meowth (#052) - Persian
Ability Pickup
Technician
Unnerve (Hidden)
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Created by Game Freak
Designed by Shigeki Morimoto

Meowth (ニャース, Nyarth) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Normal Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue. In Alola, it has a Dark-type variant.

Physiology and Behaviour

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Meowth was first seen in Pokémon Red and Blue and has been in almost every other Pokémon game since. It is a scratch cat Pokémon that is known for its high speed stat and the fact that is one of only two Pokémon to learn Pay Day (The other is Persian). It evolves into Persian at Level 28. It is known to be somewhat similar to other cat Pokémon such as Skitty and Glameow.

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

It is seen in the Super Smash Bros. series as a Poké Ball Pokémon that throws coins at the players.

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Team Rocket trio

Meowth of Team Rocket with his cohorts James and Jessie.

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

Several different Meowth appeared over the Pokémon anime, but the most well-known Meowth featured in the show is a member of Team Rocket. He is unlike ordinary Meowth in that he can speak human language and walks on two legs instead of four. Alongside fellow Team Rocket members Jessie and James, he engages in various evil schemes, usually attempting to steal Ash Ketchum's Pikachu, but never succeeding.

Other Meowth that appeared in the anime include Meowzie, a female Meowth that Team Rocket's Meowth fell in love with during his days as a stray Pokémon in the streets of Hollywood, and "Meowth in Boots", a Meowth belonging to Tyson, a trainer from Hoenn.

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue Adores circular objects. Wanders the streets on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
Pokémon Yellow Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can't stop from picking them up.
Pokémon Stadium Sleeps in the daytime. At night, its eyes glow as it happily collects coins, its favorite things.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold It is fascinated by round objects. It can't stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.
Pokémon Silver It loves anything that shines. It especially adores coins that it picks up and secretly hoards.
Pokémon Crystal It loves things that sparkle. When it sees a shiny object, the gold coin on its head shines too.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby Meowth withdraws its sharp claws into its paws to slinkily sneak about without making any incriminating footsteps. For some reason, this Pokémon loves shiny coins that glitter with light.
Pokémon Sapphire Meowth withdraws its sharp claws into its paws to slinkily sneak about without making any incriminating footsteps. For some reason, this Pokémon loves shiny coins that glitter with light.
Pokémon Emerald Meowth withdraw their sharp claws into their paws to silently sneak about. For some reason, this Pokémon loves shiny coins that glitter with light.
Pokémon FireRed All it does is sleep during the daytime. At night, it patrols its territory with its eyes aglow.
Pokémon LeafGreen Adores round objects. It wanders the streets on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pokémon Pearl It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pokémon Platinum It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pokémon HeartGold It is fascinated by round objects. It can't stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.
Pokémon SoulSilver It loves anything that shines. It especially adores coins that it picks up and secretly hoards.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pokémon White It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pokémon Black 2 It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pokémon White 2 It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pokémon Y Adores round objects. It wanders the streets on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
Pokémon Omega Ruby Meowth withdraws its sharp claws into its paws to slinkily sneak about without making any incriminating footsteps. For some reason, this Pokémon loves shiny coins that glitter with light.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Meowth withdraws its sharp claws into its paws to slinkily sneak about without making any incriminating footsteps. For some reason, this Pokémon loves shiny coins that glitter with light.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Blue
Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold
Trade
Pokémon Silver
Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39
Pokémon Crystal
Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 38, and 39
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Trade
Pokémon Emerald
Trade Skitty in Battle Frontier
Pokémon FireRed
Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8, Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, Water Path
Pokémon LeafGreen
Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8, Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, Water Path
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond
Trophy Garden
Pokémon Pearl
Trophy Garden
Pokémon Platinum
Trophy Garden
Pokémon SoulSilver
Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black
Trade
Pokémon Black 2
Trade with Yancy in Nimbasa City (male player character only)
Pokémon White 2
Trade with Yancy in Nimbasa City (male player character only)
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Trade


Evolution

Meowth
Reach level 28.
Persian
PKMN052 PKMN053

Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 40
Attack 45
Defense 35
Sp. Attack 40
Sp. Defense 40
Speed 90
Average 290


Moveset

Main article: Meowth/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
Red Green
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Red Blue
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Yellow
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Gold
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Silver
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Crystal
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Ruby Sapphire
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Emerald
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Fire Leaf
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Diamond Pearl
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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Black White
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Black 2 White 2
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X Y
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