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Type(s)
Type Normal  
Species Classy Cat Pokémon
Abilities Limber
Technician
Unnerve (DW)
Pokédex
Meowth ← 053 → Psyduck
Kanto 053 Johto 137/139
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From Meowth
Evolves Into None
Persian
053
ペルシアン Perushian
053Persian
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
052053
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
70.6 lbs. 32.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Field
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F053
Cry

Persian (Japanese: ペルシアン Perushian) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Persian resembles a large cat or a bit like Lynx. Its fur is beige in color, and it has a curly tail. There is also a small, red gem on its forehead, which is said to give the Pokémon power. The Persian is named after the Persian breed of cat, although it resembles a cougar, with a yellowish white fur color. It may possibly an albino cougar. Another possibility is that it is based on a Siamese cat. It also has a beige coloring and black ears much like Persian and has medium sized whiskers. This Pokémon, while very beautiful and elegant is not the best pet. The reason for this is that Persians are known to have unpredictable temperaments apt to turn vicious in the blink of an eye, one moment it might be contentedly rubbing its head against it's trainer's hand while it is being petted, the next it could unsheathe its claws and scratch the hand that was petting it.

Special abilities

Some Persian have the ability Limber while others have Technician. Limber prevents Persian from being paralyzed. Technician powers up non-effective moves. Persian will have the Dreamworld ability Unnerve which will prevent its opponent from consuming its berry.

Evolution

Persian is the evolved form of Meowth, as of level 28.

Game info

Game locations

Persian Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Meowth (Blue only) None
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Route 7 (Silver only) Rare
Crystal Route 7 Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Evolve Meowth None
FireRed/LeafGreen Many Sevii Islands locations Rare
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Meowth None
Platinum Evolve Meowth None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 7, Cerulean Cave (SoulSilver only) Rare
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Transfer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Yellow
The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
Gold
Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
Silver
Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Crystal
Behind its lithe, elegant appearance lies a barbaric side. It will tear apart its prey on a mere whim.
Ruby
Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Sapphire
Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Emerald
A Persian's six bold whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in its vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
FireRed
Has a vicious temperament. Beware if it raises its tail straight up. It is a signal that it is about to pounce and bite.
LeafGreen
Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Diamond
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Pearl
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Platinum
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
HeartGold
Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
SoulSilver
Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Black
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Black 2
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White 2
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
X
Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Y
Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical
Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
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
28 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
32 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
44 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
49 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
56 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
61 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
65 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 V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
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
32 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
44 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
49 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
56 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
61 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
68 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 Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
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
32 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
44 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
49 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
56 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
61 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark 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 III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
Growl 100% 40 Normal
11 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
20 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
29 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark
38 Screech 85% 40 Normal
46 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
53 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
59Fake Out 40 100 10% 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 II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
Growl 100% 40 Normal
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
20 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
29 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark
38 Screech 85% 40 Normal
46 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
53 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 Accuracy PP Type
R B Y Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
R B Y Growl 100% 40 Normal
R B Y Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
R B Y 17 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
R B Y 24 Screech 85% 40 Normal
R B Y 37 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
R B Y 51 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
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Persian XY Persian XY

Appearances

Anime

In the anime, Giovanni owns a Persian. This Persian is often found near Giovanni during his discussions with other Team Rocket members. Meowth from Team Rocket is jealous of this Persian because of the treatment it gets from Giovanni. Both Tyson's Meowth and Team Rocket's Meowth dislike Persian due to an event in their past.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Although Persian is named after the breed of cat, it doesn't share similarities with the breed of the same name. Its looks are largely based on a Siamese cat.
  • In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Persian is Pokémon Square's bank owner but later replaced by Duskull in future Mystery Dungeon titles.

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