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Persian
053
ペルシアン Persian
053Persian
Generation I
Evolutionary line
052053
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
Alola 046/053
Evolves from Meowth
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
70.6 lbs. 32.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F053
Cry

Persian
053A
ペルシアン Persian
053APersian
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
052A053A
Type(s)
Type Dark  
Species Classy Cat Pokémon
Abilities Fur Coat
Technician
Rattled (DW)
Pokédex
Meowth ← 053A → Psyduck
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 046/053
Evolves from Meowth
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
70.6 lbs. 32.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
Cry
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Persian (Japanese: ペルシアン Persian) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I, and a Dark-type introduced in Generation VII.

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 be an albino cougar. Another possibility is that it is based on a Siamese cat, a breed of cat which, much like Persian, has a beige coloring and black ears and medium sized whiskers.

Persian's Alola form generally resembles its normal one, albeit colored a shade of dark grey. However its most noticable distinction is its comically oversized spherical head, disproportionately large compared to its slimmer body. The gem on its head is now blue, and it has narrow, half-closed eyes and large rounded ears.

Behavior

This Pokémon, while very beautiful and elegant is not the best pet, especially for new trainers. The reason for this is that Persian are known to have unpredictable temperaments and are apt to turn vicious in the blink of an eye, one moment it might be contentedly purring and rubbing its head against its trainer's hand while it is being petted, the next it could unsheath its claws and scratch the hand that was petting it.

The Alolan form of this Pokémon is even more difficult to look after, since it was spoiled by the royal families in ancient Alola and this has made them rarely obey their Trainers. Despite this, it could be a strong battler in battles and will hostilely torment its fallen foes, though it sometimes gets defeated by opponents' counterattacks because of underestimation.

Natural 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, while for Alola Form, with max Friendship.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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
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.
Alpha 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.
Sun
Normal Form: It has a violent temperament. It will attack anything that looks it in the eye. Its sharp claws inflict deep wounds.
Alola Form: Its round face and smooth coat—softer than the most high-class velvet—have made this a very popular Pokémon in Alola.
Moon
Normal Form: It has a high opinion of itself, although not to the same extent as the Alolan Persian. It's quite difficult to make friends with this Pokémon.
Alola Form: It looks down on everyone other than itself. Its preferred tactics are sucker punches and blindside attacks.
Ultra Sun
Normal Form: Although the jewel on its forehead appears to be a different color than those of Alolan Persian, it’s mostly made of the same material.
Alola Form: In contrast to its lovely face, it’s so brutal that it tortures its weakened prey rather than finishing them off.
Ultra Moon
Normal Form: This Pokémon is popular with rich people. It’s also targeted by hunters who are after the jewel in its forehead.
Alola Form: Its round face is a symbol of wealth. Persian that have bigger, plumper faces are considered more beautiful.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Normal Form: The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.

Alola Form: It has the classiest coat. The rippling of its fur in the heat of battle has a beauty all its own.

Let's Go, Eevee!
Normal Form: The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.

Alola Form: It has the classiest coat. The rippling of its fur in the heat of battle has a beauty all its own.


Stats

Standard form

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
70
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
65
Speed
115
Total
440

Alolan form

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
60
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
75
Sp. Def
65
Speed
115
Total
440

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
1 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
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
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 VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status Type Smart ♥♥
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 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 ♥♥
28 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥ 0
32 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
44 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
49 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Smart 0
56 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
61 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
65 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.
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 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 Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status Type Cool 0
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
1 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
32 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
44 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 0
49 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
56 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
61 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
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 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
29 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
38 Screech 85% 40 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥
46 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
53 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
59 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
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
1 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 Acc. PP Type
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
17 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
24 Screech 85% 40 Normal
37 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 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.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Type Smart ♥♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 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.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Type Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 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.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cute 0
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cute 0
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥ 0
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 0
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Gunk Shot HGSSPt 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥
Last Resort HGSSPt 130 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cute 0
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
Seed Bomb HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special 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.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute ♥♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 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.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Acc. PP Type
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
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 053 front Y 053 front GR 053 front PersianGenI Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 053 front S 053 front C 053 front II 053 back
G 053 front S S 053 front S II 053 back S
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 053 front E 053 front FRLG 053 front III 053 back
RS 053 front S E 053 front S FRLG 053 front S III 053 back S
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 053 front DP 053 front HGSS 053 front IV 053 back
DP 053 front S DP 053 front S HGSS 053 front S IV 053 back S
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Persian BW Persian BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Persian XY Persian XY
ShinyPersianXY ShinyPersianXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
AlolaPersian SM
AlolaPersian Shiny SM

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.

Trivia

  • Although Persian is named after the cat breed, it does not share similarities with the breed of the same name. Its looks are largely based on a Siamese cat. Its Alolan form, however, shares its namesake's round head and flat face.
  • In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Persian is Pokémon Square's bank owner but is later replaced by Duskull in future Mystery Dungeon titles.
  • Alolan Persian received a massively negative response from the fanbase upon its reveal, largely due to its big round head and drowsy-looking eyes which drew comparisons to the famous comic-strip cat character, Garfield.
  • According to the Pokédex, Alolan Persian weighs a kilogram heavier and is three inches taller than the normal Persian (as opposed to Alolan Meowth who is the same height and weight).

Origin

Persian is based on a Siamese cat with features of a puma. Its association with elegance and royalty may be based on how cats were worshipped in ancient times particularly in Egypt.

Alolan Persian bears some features of its namesake breed as well as the "British Blue" variant of the British Shorthair. Its large fat head and flat face may be based on how inbreeding of purebred cats for certain traits causes genetic anomalies, as well as the tendency of pampered house cats becoming prone to obesity.

Etymology

Persian is a breed of a fancy cat.

Gallery

Normal Form

Alolan Form

See also