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Type(s)
Type Normal  
Species Scratch Cat Pokémon
Abilities Pickup
Technician
Unnerve (DW)
Pokédex
Dugtrio ← 052 → Persian
Kanto 052 Johto 136/138
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Persian
Meowth
052
ニャース Nyaasu
052Meowth
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
052053
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
9.3 lbs. 4.2 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F052
Cry

Meowth (Japanese: ニャース Nyaasu) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Meowth has two white whiskers on each side of its oval shaped face and two hairs sticking up on either side of the coin-like gem on its forehead, and highly resembles a cat. Meowth's tail and feet are cream colored like the rest of it, but they are brown at the end. It has small paw pads on the undersides of its heels and toes. It is much like a Maneki Neko, a toy of Japanese descent known for bobbing its arm and hand up and down.

Special abilities

Meowth has the ability Pickup or the ability Technician. Pickup allows Meowth to pick up items while the player is walking. Technician powers up non-effective moves. Meowth and Persian are the only Pokémon that can learn Pay Day (equation is Lv/2 multiplied by 10). If Meowth has Pickup, it will have Limber when it's a Persian.

In the anime, Team Rocket's Meowth is capable of human speech (a skill he learned while living on the street of Hollywood to impress a female Meowth named Meowzie).

Evolution

Meowth evolves into Persian at level 28.

Game info

Game locations

Meowth Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 5-8 (Blue only) Common
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Route 5-8, 38, 39 (Silver only) Common
Crystal Route 5-8, 11, 38, 39 Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade Skitty at Battle Frontier One
FireRed/LeafGreen Route 5-8, Many Sevii Islands locations Common
Diamond/Pearl Trophy Garden Rare
Platinum Trophy Garden Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 5-8, 38, 39 (SoulSilver only) Rare
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World Breeding Persian None
Black 2/White 2 Nimbasa City (In game trade, Male players only) One
X/Y Transfer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Adores circular objects. Wanders the street on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
Yellow
Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can't stop from picking them up.
Gold
It is fascinated by round objects. It can't stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.
Silver
It loves anything that shines. It especially adores coins that it picks up and secretly hoards.
Crystal
It loves things that sparkle. When it sees a shiny object, the gold coin on its head shines too.
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.
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.
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.
FireRed
All it does is sleep during the daytime. At night, it patrols its territory with its eyes aglow.
LeafGreen
Adores round objects. It wanders the streets on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
Diamond
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pearl
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Platinum
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
HeartGold
It is fascinated by round objects. It can't stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.
SoulSilver
It loves anything that shines. It especially adores coins that it picks up and secretly hoards.
Black
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
White
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Black 2
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
White 2
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
X
It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Y
Adores round objects. It wanders the streets on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
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.
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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
6 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥♥
9 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 0
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
22 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥ 0
25 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart ♥♥
30 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥ 0
33 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
38 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
41 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Smart 0
46 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
49 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
50 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
6 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
9 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
22 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
25 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
30 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
38 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
41 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
46 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
49 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
54 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
6 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥
9 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
14 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥
22 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥
25 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
30 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart
33 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
38 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 0
41 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
46 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
49 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Beauty ♥♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Growl 100% 40 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
11 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Type Tough ♥♥♥
20 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
28 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
35 Screech 85% 40 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥
41 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
46 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
50 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Type Cute ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
Growl 100% 40 Normal
11 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
20 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
28 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark
35 Screech 85% 40 Normal
41 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
46 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
Growl 100% 40 Normal
12 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
17 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
24 Screech 85% 40 Normal
33 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
44 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 052 front Y 052 front GR 052 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 052 front S 052 front C 052 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 052 front E 052 front FRLG 052 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 052 front DP 052 front HGSS 052 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Meowth BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Meowth XY

Appearances

Anime

Meowth is also a member of Team Rocket in the anime and in the Pokémon Yellow version. What is special about Team Rocket's Meowth is that he can talk (making him one of the few non-legendary to do so) with his special ability. He is also extremely intelligent capable of building and operating robots, rockets, etc. His 'original trainer' was Team Rocket's Boss Giovanni, who replaced him with a Persian.

The anime series made Meowth the second most popular Pokémon of all time, next to Pikachu.

Trivia

Origins

It's name is based on "Meow," the onomatopoeia for a cat's noise.

Gallery

Sources


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