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|name = Meowth
 
|name = Meowth
|japanese = '''ニャース''' Nyarth
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|japanese = '''ニャース''' Nyaasu
 
|image = Rocket Meowth.png
 
|image = Rocket Meowth.png
|trainer = Team Rocket
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|debut = [[IL002: Pokémon Emergency!|Pokémon Emergency!]]
|debut = Pokémon Emergency!
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|location = With [[Jessie]] and [[James]]
|location = Jessie and James
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|gender = Male<ref>[[IL044: The Problem with Paras]], Meowth fell in love with [[Cassandra]]</ref>
|gender = Male
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|ability = Unknown
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|ability = [[Pickup]] (Not yet activated) }}
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{{q|Go west, young Meowth, go west, to Hollywood!|Meowth}}
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This '''Meowth''' is a {{type|normal}}-type Pokémon who is a member of Team Rocket that travels with [[James]] and [[Jessie]], serving as one of the main antagonists of the anime series. He is one of the few non-[[Legendary Pokémon]] that is capable of speaking human language without using telepathy.
{{q|Go West young Meowth, go West, to Hollywood!|Meowth}}
 
'''Meowth''' is a member of Team Rocket who travels with [[James]] and [[Jessie]]. In Unova, Meowth briefly left Team Rocket and travelled with [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and [[Iris (anime)|his]] [[Cilan (anime)|friends]]; however, this was later revealed to be a ploy and Meowth returned to Team Rocket. He is one of the few non-[[Legendary Pokémon]] that is capable of speaking human language.
 
   
==Early life==
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==Biography==
Before joining Team Rocket, he was just a normal [[Meowth]] living on the streets of [[Wikipedia:Hollywood|Hollywood]] (AKA "''Tinseltown''") after he went there searching for fame and fortune.
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===Anime===
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====Early life====
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Before joining Team Rocket, he was just a normal [[Meowth]] living on the streets of [[Wikipedia:Hollywood|Hollywood]] (AKA "''Tinseltown''"). He had been abandoned as a kitten and was left to provide for himself, often violently rejected by humans for trying to steal food.
   
He joined a gang of street Meowth lead by a [[Persian]]. They annoyed humans in Tinseltown in a typical alley cat fashion, such as stealing food and rummaging through trash cans. Eventually he met a female Meowth named [[Meowzie]], who he fell in love with. However she rejected him, in favor of the attention of her rich human mistress. Wanting to impress her, Meowth began learning to become more human-like. With a great amount of time and effort, Meowth learned to speak human language (with a New York accent) and walk upright. However all his efforts backfired, as he was again rejected by Meowzie, who now saw him as a freak. With his heart now broken, he decided to join Team Rocket (mainly due to the fact that the word "''Rocket''" was the first word he learned to speak).
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He joined a gang of street Meowth led by a [[Persian]]. They annoyed humans in Tinseltown in a typical alley cat fashion, such as stealing food and rummaging through trash cans. Eventually he met a female Meowth named [[Meowzie]], who he fell in love with. However she rejected him, in favor of the attention of her rich human mistress. Wanting to impress her, Meowth began learning to become more human-like. With a great amount of time and effort, Meowth learned to speak human language (with a New York accent) and walk upright. However all his efforts backfired, as he was again rejected by Meowzie, who now saw him as a freak. With his heart now broken, he decided to join Team Rocket (mainly due to the fact that the word "''Rocket''" was the first word he learned to speak and understood its meaning).
   
According to Meowth (himself), he claims to have been [[Giovanni|Boss Giovanni]]'s personal pet (or "Top Cat"). He was later replaced by a [[Persian]], the evolved form of [[Meowth]], possibly due to Meowth's inability to learn [[Pay Day]] and Giovanni's favoring of rare and powerful Pokémon.
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According to Meowth (himself), he claims to have been [[Giovanni|Boss Giovanni]]'s personal pet (or "Top Cat"). However as a result of his incompetence, he was later replaced by a more majestic [[Persian]], the evolved form of [[Meowth]].
   
==Partnership with Jessie and James==
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====Partnership with Jessie and James====
[[File:Ep545 Stunned Team Rocket.jpg|thumb|right]]Eventually Meowth was assigned by [[Giovanni]] to work along side [[Jessie]] and [[James]]. Though he often bickers with the duo (possibly due to his belief that he is their superior/boss), he bonds with them. After their first run in with [[Ash Ketchum]] and [[Ash's Pikachu|his Pikachu]], they become obsessed with stealing Ash's Pikachu and presenting it to Giovanni. Meowth also believes that by catching Pikachu, he can regain Giovanni's favor and his position as his "Top Cat".
 
   
As of his, Jessie and James' promotion and transfer to Unova, Meowth has become a highly skilled stealth artist, an excellent negotiator and is often successful in many missions with his team-mates to the point of the trio becoming a serious enemy for Ash and co. The trio were key in Team Rocket's Meteonite plan, taking order directly from Giovanni himself as well as his secretary. Meowth and his team-mates worked together with [[Pierce]] and met [[Doctor Zager]].
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[[File:Ep545 Stunned Team Rocket.jpg|thumb]]
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Eventually Meowth was assigned by [[Giovanni (anime)|Giovanni]] to work alongside [[Jessie]] and [[James]]. Though he often bickers with the duo (originally considering himself their superior/boss), he bonds with them, the three ultimately becoming their best (and usually only) friends. After their first run in with [[Ash Ketchum]] and [[Ash's Pikachu|his Pikachu]], they become obsessed with stealing Ash's Pikachu and presenting it to Giovanni to regain his good favour. All their attempts however ultimately ended in failure, and usually an excess amount of abuse and humiliation. This tenure continued throughout Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh, with the trio only earning a bigger laughing stock status within each region.
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As of his, Jessie and James' promotion and transfer to Unova however, Meowth has become a highly skilled stealth artist, an excellent negotiator and is often successful in many missions with his team-mates to the point of the trio becoming a serious enemy for Ash and co. The trio were key in Team Rocket's Meteonite plan, taking order directly from Giovanni himself as well as his secretary. Meowth and his team-mates worked together with [[Pierce]] and met [[Doctor Zager]].
   
 
Once the plan culminated, Meowth and his team-mates were asked to be as they please in Unova, so they continued working hard to do Team Rocket good and now work closely with Zager. Ash has also become less important to them but they will still antagonize him if he interferes in one of their plans.
 
Once the plan culminated, Meowth and his team-mates were asked to be as they please in Unova, so they continued working hard to do Team Rocket good and now work closely with Zager. Ash has also become less important to them but they will still antagonize him if he interferes in one of their plans.
   
During a mission in Unova, Meowth was fired from Team Rocket. After he was fired, he was found by Ash and Co. being beaten by a wild [[Scrafty]]. He then decided to travel with Ash and help them on their quest. Later, Iris tried to catch him, but failed to do so. Meowth later reveals that his expulsion from Team Rocket was nothing but a ploy to take Ash and his friends off guard whilst Team Rocket stole hundreds of Pokémon from Nimbasa City's grand Pokémon Centre. This plan was foiled by Ash and co and Meowth rejoined his true allies Jessie and James.
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During a mission in Unova, Meowth was fired from Team Rocket. After he was fired, he was found by Ash and Co. being beaten by a wild [[Scrafty]]. He then decided to travel with Ash and help them on their quest. Later, Iris tried to catch him, but failed to do so. Meowth later reveals that his expulsion from Team Rocket was nothing but a ploy to take Ash and his friends off guard whilst Team Rocket stole hundreds of Pokémon from Nimbasa City's grand Pokémon Center. This plan was foiled by Ash and company and Meowth rejoined his true allies Jessie and James.
   
==Moves and Abilities==
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As their tenure in Unova continued, their obsession with Pikachu returned and as a result their serious attitude faded (though their more dangerous weaponry and shades of their former competence remained). After just barely remaining on Giovanni's good books through their defeat of Team Plasma and handing in their Unova Pokemon as supposed stolen goods, the trio reunited with [[Jessie's Wobbuffet|their team mate Wobbuffet]] and set upon returning to shadowing Ash's team throughout Kalos in attempts to capture Pikachu.
[[Meowth]] himself rarely fights other Pokémon, and mainly leaves the fighting to Jessie's and James' Pokémon. Due to the effort he spent learning to talk and walk upright he never learned his species signature move "''Pay Day''" (a fact that is not unnoticed by the often penniless Jessie and James). ([[OI015]])
 
   
===Known Moves===
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===Manga===
{{MoveBoxTop|image=Team_Rocket_Meowth_Fury_Swipes.png|type=normal|imageinfo=Fury Swipes}}
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{{Main|Team Rocket's Meowth (A&P)}}
{{MoveBoxMid|type=normal|Scratch|IL002: Pokémon Emergency!|othername=Pokémon Emergency!}}
 
{{MoveBoxMid|type=normal|Fury Swipes|IL002: Pokémon Emergency!|othername=Pokémon Emergency!|recent=yes}}
 
{{MoveBoxMid|Bite|IL008: The Path to the Pokémon League|type=dark|othername=The Path to the Pokémon League}}
 
{{MoveBoxMid|type=dark|Night Slash|DP103: Jumping Rocket Ship!|othername=Jumping Rocket Ship!}}
 
{{MoveBoxEnd}}
 
   
===Moveset Details===
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==Personality==
====Fury Swipes====
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Meowth fits in perfectly with his human comrades of Team Rocket, he is conniving, prideful and mischievous. His ability to talk only makes him equally outspoken. He sometimes views himself as a boss and the leader of them, being as he builds all the contraptions and thinks of all the plans, though is sparsely taken seriously (and like James can be rather submissive to the even more domineering Jessie). For all his faults however, he is loyal to Jessie and James, and never lets a few fights get in his way of being friends with them. He thinks highly of their boss Giovanni, and dwells on becoming his "top cat" (having a disdain for his Persian as a result).
This appears to be Meowth's favorite move (it could even be considered "''his signature move''") as he uses it the most. He once used this move to defeat [[Onix]] after weakening it with a bucket of water. ([[IL050: Who Gets to Keep Togepi?|Who Gets to Keep Togepi]]) In the episode, "''Jumping Rocket Ship''" defeated [[Barry]]'s [[Empoleon]] using it (which is strange because Fury Swipes is a normal-type move and should not have done too much damage, due it being a dual [[Water Pokémon|Water]]/[[Steel Pokémon|Steel]]-type). Meowth later uses it again on a Team Plasma grunt in [[BW119]].
 
   
====Scratch====
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Meowth is very good at lying, as he often tricks Ash and company to believe he's on their side. Pikachu is the only one who doubts Meowth's loyalty due to remembering his countless double crosses. Despite their rivalry, Meowth has arguably the most sociable moments with Pikachu, especially since they are often forced to team up for real. In some cases he laments they could easily be friends if not on opposite sides. As often as he likes to consider himself a dastardly villain, he is also often shown to be rather jaded and even philosophical at times. He often looks at the moon and laments his directions in life.
Meowth's weakest move. This was likely one of Meowth's first moves he learned.
 
   
====Bite====
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Meowth frequently shows himself to be a rather amorous cat: in Kanto, before he met Jessie and James, he fell in love with a female Meowth named Meowzie, in Hoenn he fell in love with May's Skitty and in Sinnoh he fell in love with a female Glameow. In Unova he competed with Ash's Oshawott for both a male Purloin (that they believed to be female) and [[Meloetta]]. Also, in the short "Eevee and Friends" he also shown attraction for Espeon, Glaceon and Leafeon. His pursuits for Meowzie in particular chained off his ambitions to learn to speak and act human and ultimately his employment within Team Rocket.
A Dark-type move first used by Meowth in "''The Path to the Pokémon League''". It is currently the only Dark-type move shown being used on-screen by Meowth.
 
   
====Night Slash====
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Meowth sparsely battles, he explains learning to walk and talk came at the expense of his battle abilities (he claims he permanently lost the ability to use Pay Day in particular). As such, most instances he is forced to fight prove pitiful. On rare occasions however, when passionate or incensed enough, Meowth can be very formidable in battle. He has also proven quite able as a performer as well, helping Jessie win several contests and showcases. More commonly, Meowth acts as a translator for Team Rocket and sometimes Ash and his friends, translating what other Pokémon are saying.
A powerful Dark-type move that Meowth claims to be learning in the episode "''Jumping Rocket Ship''" (this has yet to be confirmed by its use on screen). If true, this would put Meowth's level around 49 (in the video games, Level 49 is the level at which a Meowth learns [[Night Slash]])
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Meowth has yet to evolve. He often expresses a contempt for his evolved form, Persian. He is in fact jealous of [[Giovanni's Persian]] and has a desire to fill in for it as the boss's "top cat".
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==Known moves==
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{{MoveBoxTop|type=normal|image=Team Rocket Meowth Fury Swipes.png|imageinfo=Fury Swipes}}
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{{MoveBoxMid|Fury Swipes|type=normal|IL003: Ash Catches a Pokémon|othername=Ash Catches a Pokémon|recent=yes}}
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{{MoveBoxMid|Scratch|type=normal|IL004: Challenge of the Samurai|othername=Challenge of the Samurai}}
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{{MoveBoxMid|Bite|type=dark|IL008: The Path to the Pokémon League|othername=The Path to the Pokémon League}}
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{{MoveBoxMid|Night Slash|type=dark|DP103: Jumping Rocket Ship!|othername=Jumping Rocket Ship!{{tt|*|Mentioned as possessing but never shown, Meowth deemed it too scary to use.}}}}
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{{MoveBoxEnd|type=normal}}
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===Improvised Move===
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[[File:DP178_8.jpg|thumb]]
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*[[Fury Swipes of Love]]: When smitten by a Glameow in ''[[DP178: For the Love of Meowth!|For The Love Of Meowth!]]'', Meowth used an extremely powerful variant of [[Fury Swipes]] made of heart shaped claw marks.
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*[[Tickle]]: Used on a Rhydon in ''[[OI024: Bound For Trouble|Bound For Trouble!]]''. However, Tickle was not an official attack until Generation III.
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* Meowth has also been shown using variants of [[Jump Kick]] and [[Headbutt]] while fighting in episodes ''[[IL032: The Ninja Poké-Showdown|The Ninja Poke-Showdown]]'', ''[[DP103: Jumping Rocket Ship!|Jumping Rocket Ship!]]'' and ''[[BW124: What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!| What Lies Beyond Truth And Ideals]]'', though they have never officially been termed as such.
   
 
==Voice Actors==
 
==Voice Actors==
 
*[[Inuko Inuyama]] (Japanese)
 
*[[Inuko Inuyama]] (Japanese)
*Nathan Price (English; IL002-IL017,IL019-IL031)
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*[[Nathan Price]] (English; IL002-IL017,IL019-IL031){{tt|*|In [[IL018: Beauty and the Beach|Beauty and the Beach]], Meowth was voiced by Maddie Blaustein, since the episode aired in America when she took over for Nathan Price.}}
*[[Maddie Blaustein]] (English; IL018, IL032-AG145)
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*[[Maddie Blaustein]] (English; IL018, IL032-AG145, Movies 1 - 8, ''[[Pokémon Chronicles]]'', ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]'')
*[[Jimmy Zoppi]] (English; AG146-Present)
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*[[Jimmy Zoppi]] (English; AG146-Present, Movie 9 - present, ''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]'')
 
*Charis Grigoropoulos (Greek)
 
*Charis Grigoropoulos (Greek)
 
*Jan Nonhof (Dutch; IL002-AG104)
 
*Jan Nonhof (Dutch; IL002-AG104)
 
*Bas Keijzer (Dutch; AG092-present)
 
*Bas Keijzer (Dutch; AG092-present)
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==Trivia==
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*Meowth, Gastly, and Slowking are currently the only Pokémon that can talk without using telepathy.
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* Team Rocket's Meowth represented his species in both of their "Who's That Pokemon?" appearances in the US dub. Curiously it took until ''Capacia Island UFO!'', the ''790th'' episode in the series for them to appear in the US segment.
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*Meowth is among few characters in the anime to repeatedly break the fourth wall, a tendency that is shared with Jessie and James.
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*It has been revealed that Meowth is still a wild Pokémon as Pokéballs are able to grab him, however he has broke free from all [[Iris (anime)|trai]][[Cliff|ners]]' attempts to catch him.
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*Throughout his entire run in the series, Meowth has won only six battles he's participated in alone.
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*The first time that he said Ash's name was in ''[[BW048: The Beartic Mountain Feud!|The Beartic Mountain Feud!]]'' when he was translating Pikachu (which incidentally was also the last episode where Meowth was fully banded with Ash and his friends).
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*Meowth doesn't seem to know much about type matchup, as in Gotta Catch Ya Later, he tried to attack a bunch of Haunter with Fury Swipes, which would have no effect, and then, was scared by Night Shade, which would not affect him as a Normal type.
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*In contrast to the ever present running gag of Ash's Pikachu electric shocking him and his team since their first appearance, it took until ''[[XY079: A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!|A Frenzied Factory Fiasco]]'' (''876'' episodes after his first appearance) for Meowth himself to land a single attack on Pikachu (Fury Swipes in that instance).
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="left" widths="100" spacing="small">
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery>
Meowth Jessie James.jpg|Meowth's First Appearance in IL002
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Meowth Jessie James.jpg|Meowth's first appearance in IL002.
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IL070.png|In IL070.
AshMistyTeam.png
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IL070 21.jpg
Teamrocketboat.jpg
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IL070 22.jpg
DP163 33.jpg|In DP163
 
DP163 32.jpg
 
IL070.png|In IL070
 
IL070 2.jpg
 
IL070 3.jpg
 
DP163 36.jpg
 
DP163 35.jpg
 
OI001 4.jpg|In OI001
 
OI006 3.jpg|In the Episode OI006
 
IL015 46.jpg|In IL015
 
OI003_4.jpg|In OI003
 
 
Meowth Use PayDay.png
 
Meowth Use PayDay.png
TeamRocketAnime.png|Meowth with Jessie and James
 
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Team Rocket(unova style).jpg
 
Team Rocket(unova style).jpg
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Jessie James Pumpkaboo Wobbuffet Inkay hypnotized.jpg|Meowth being cornered by his friends, who are hypnotized by a rogue [[Malamar (anime)|Malamar]].
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Meowth as a Knight.png|Meowth in suit of armor
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Jessie, James & Meowth in Hot Spring.jpg|[[Jessie]], [[James]] and Meowth in a hot spring.
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Jessie & Meowth Cry.jpg|Jessie and Meowth cry for James.
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Team Rocket turning into stone.png|Jessie, James, and Meowth turned into stone.
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Meowth dressed as Leafeon.png|Meowth dressed as [[Leafeon]] in [[Eevee & Friends]].
 
</gallery>}}
 
</gallery>}}
   
==Trivia==
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==References==
*Meowth learned how to speak because he wished to win Meowzie's heart. However, this attempt failed, as she saw him as unusual.
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*In IL018: Beauty and the Beach, Meowth was voiced by Maddie Blaustein, since the episode aired in America when she took over for Nathan Price.
 
*A trend Meowth has in the anime is that he falls in love with female cat-like Pokémon: in Kanto, before he met Jessie and James, he fell in love with a female Meowth named Meowzie, in Hoenn he fell in love with May's Skitty and in Sinnoh he fell in love with a female Glameow. In Unova he fell in love with a male Purrloin who he and Ash's Oshawott both thought was female.
 
*It appears that Meowth also falls in love with [[Meloetta]] in "Meloetta's Glittery Recital" along with Ash's Oshawott.
 
*Meowth is jealous of Giovanni's Persian and has a desire to fill in for it.
 
*Meowth acts as a translator for Team Rocket and sometimes Ash and his friends, translating what other Pokémon are saying.
 
*He was allowed to go to the Unova region despite being a Kanto Pokémon as he was more of a regular Team Rocket member than a Pokémon.
 
*Meowth has been known to break the [[Fourth Wall|fourth wall]] several times, his partners have been known to do it a few times too.
 
*The first time that he said Ash's name was in [[BW048]] when he was translating Pikachu. Also, it is the last episode that features a whole episode that Meowth was with Ash and the crew.
 
*Meowth doesn't seem to know much about type matchup, as in Gotta Catch Ya Later, he tried to attack a bunch of Haunter with Fury Swipes, which would have no effect, and then, was scared by Night Shade, which would not affect him as a Normal type.
 
*He, Gastly, and Slowking are currently the only Pokemon that can talk without using telepathy.
 
*Meowth has been known to cry fake tears. The only time he has cried true ones was when he felt sympathy for Katrina's grandmother, Edna in [[AG157: Time Warp Heals All Wounds!|Time Warp Heals All Wounds]].
 
*Ironically, despite being in most Pokemon episodes (2nd only to Ash's Pikachu), he did not evolve yet.
 
** This may be due to the fact he rarely fights.
 
   
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Latest revision as of 23:47, April 24, 2016

Meowth
ニャース Nyaasu
Rocket Meowth
General
Gender: Male[1]
Ability: Pickup (Not yet activated)
Debut: Pokémon Emergency!
Current location: With Jessie and James
Details
"Go west, young Meowth, go west, to Hollywood!"
— Meowth

This Meowth is a normal-type Pokémon who is a member of Team Rocket that travels with James and Jessie, serving as one of the main antagonists of the anime series. He is one of the few non-Legendary Pokémon that is capable of speaking human language without using telepathy.

BiographyEdit

AnimeEdit

Early lifeEdit

Before joining Team Rocket, he was just a normal Meowth living on the streets of Hollywood (AKA "Tinseltown"). He had been abandoned as a kitten and was left to provide for himself, often violently rejected by humans for trying to steal food.

He joined a gang of street Meowth led by a Persian. They annoyed humans in Tinseltown in a typical alley cat fashion, such as stealing food and rummaging through trash cans. Eventually he met a female Meowth named Meowzie, who he fell in love with. However she rejected him, in favor of the attention of her rich human mistress. Wanting to impress her, Meowth began learning to become more human-like. With a great amount of time and effort, Meowth learned to speak human language (with a New York accent) and walk upright. However all his efforts backfired, as he was again rejected by Meowzie, who now saw him as a freak. With his heart now broken, he decided to join Team Rocket (mainly due to the fact that the word "Rocket" was the first word he learned to speak and understood its meaning).

According to Meowth (himself), he claims to have been Boss Giovanni's personal pet (or "Top Cat"). However as a result of his incompetence, he was later replaced by a more majestic Persian, the evolved form of Meowth.

Partnership with Jessie and JamesEdit

Ep545 Stunned Team Rocket

Eventually Meowth was assigned by Giovanni to work alongside Jessie and James. Though he often bickers with the duo (originally considering himself their superior/boss), he bonds with them, the three ultimately becoming their best (and usually only) friends. After their first run in with Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu, they become obsessed with stealing Ash's Pikachu and presenting it to Giovanni to regain his good favour. All their attempts however ultimately ended in failure, and usually an excess amount of abuse and humiliation. This tenure continued throughout Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh, with the trio only earning a bigger laughing stock status within each region.

As of his, Jessie and James' promotion and transfer to Unova however, Meowth has become a highly skilled stealth artist, an excellent negotiator and is often successful in many missions with his team-mates to the point of the trio becoming a serious enemy for Ash and co. The trio were key in Team Rocket's Meteonite plan, taking order directly from Giovanni himself as well as his secretary. Meowth and his team-mates worked together with Pierce and met Doctor Zager.

Once the plan culminated, Meowth and his team-mates were asked to be as they please in Unova, so they continued working hard to do Team Rocket good and now work closely with Zager. Ash has also become less important to them but they will still antagonize him if he interferes in one of their plans.

During a mission in Unova, Meowth was fired from Team Rocket. After he was fired, he was found by Ash and Co. being beaten by a wild Scrafty. He then decided to travel with Ash and help them on their quest. Later, Iris tried to catch him, but failed to do so. Meowth later reveals that his expulsion from Team Rocket was nothing but a ploy to take Ash and his friends off guard whilst Team Rocket stole hundreds of Pokémon from Nimbasa City's grand Pokémon Center. This plan was foiled by Ash and company and Meowth rejoined his true allies Jessie and James.

As their tenure in Unova continued, their obsession with Pikachu returned and as a result their serious attitude faded (though their more dangerous weaponry and shades of their former competence remained). After just barely remaining on Giovanni's good books through their defeat of Team Plasma and handing in their Unova Pokemon as supposed stolen goods, the trio reunited with their team mate Wobbuffet and set upon returning to shadowing Ash's team throughout Kalos in attempts to capture Pikachu.

MangaEdit

Main article: Team Rocket's Meowth (A&P)


PersonalityEdit

Meowth fits in perfectly with his human comrades of Team Rocket, he is conniving, prideful and mischievous. His ability to talk only makes him equally outspoken. He sometimes views himself as a boss and the leader of them, being as he builds all the contraptions and thinks of all the plans, though is sparsely taken seriously (and like James can be rather submissive to the even more domineering Jessie). For all his faults however, he is loyal to Jessie and James, and never lets a few fights get in his way of being friends with them. He thinks highly of their boss Giovanni, and dwells on becoming his "top cat" (having a disdain for his Persian as a result).

Meowth is very good at lying, as he often tricks Ash and company to believe he's on their side. Pikachu is the only one who doubts Meowth's loyalty due to remembering his countless double crosses. Despite their rivalry, Meowth has arguably the most sociable moments with Pikachu, especially since they are often forced to team up for real. In some cases he laments they could easily be friends if not on opposite sides. As often as he likes to consider himself a dastardly villain, he is also often shown to be rather jaded and even philosophical at times. He often looks at the moon and laments his directions in life.

Meowth frequently shows himself to be a rather amorous cat: in Kanto, before he met Jessie and James, he fell in love with a female Meowth named Meowzie, in Hoenn he fell in love with May's Skitty and in Sinnoh he fell in love with a female Glameow. In Unova he competed with Ash's Oshawott for both a male Purloin (that they believed to be female) and Meloetta. Also, in the short "Eevee and Friends" he also shown attraction for Espeon, Glaceon and Leafeon. His pursuits for Meowzie in particular chained off his ambitions to learn to speak and act human and ultimately his employment within Team Rocket.

Meowth sparsely battles, he explains learning to walk and talk came at the expense of his battle abilities (he claims he permanently lost the ability to use Pay Day in particular). As such, most instances he is forced to fight prove pitiful. On rare occasions however, when passionate or incensed enough, Meowth can be very formidable in battle. He has also proven quite able as a performer as well, helping Jessie win several contests and showcases. More commonly, Meowth acts as a translator for Team Rocket and sometimes Ash and his friends, translating what other Pokémon are saying.

Meowth has yet to evolve. He often expresses a contempt for his evolved form, Persian. He is in fact jealous of Giovanni's Persian and has a desire to fill in for it as the boss's "top cat".

Known movesEdit

Move Episode
Team Rocket Meowth Fury Swipes
Fury Swipes + Ash Catches a Pokémon
Scratch Challenge of the Samurai
Bite The Path to the Pokémon League
Night Slash Jumping Rocket Ship!*
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Improvised MoveEdit

DP178 8

Voice ActorsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Meowth, Gastly, and Slowking are currently the only Pokémon that can talk without using telepathy.
  • Team Rocket's Meowth represented his species in both of their "Who's That Pokemon?" appearances in the US dub. Curiously it took until Capacia Island UFO!, the 790th episode in the series for them to appear in the US segment.
  • Meowth is among few characters in the anime to repeatedly break the fourth wall, a tendency that is shared with Jessie and James.
  • It has been revealed that Meowth is still a wild Pokémon as Pokéballs are able to grab him, however he has broke free from all trainers' attempts to catch him.
  • Throughout his entire run in the series, Meowth has won only six battles he's participated in alone.
  • The first time that he said Ash's name was in The Beartic Mountain Feud! when he was translating Pikachu (which incidentally was also the last episode where Meowth was fully banded with Ash and his friends).
  • Meowth doesn't seem to know much about type matchup, as in Gotta Catch Ya Later, he tried to attack a bunch of Haunter with Fury Swipes, which would have no effect, and then, was scared by Night Shade, which would not affect him as a Normal type.
  • In contrast to the ever present running gag of Ash's Pikachu electric shocking him and his team since their first appearance, it took until A Frenzied Factory Fiasco (876 episodes after his first appearance) for Meowth himself to land a single attack on Pikachu (Fury Swipes in that instance).

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IL044: The Problem with Paras, Meowth fell in love with Cassandra

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