It battled against Tyson's Meowth in the preliminaries of the Ever Grande Conference. Before the battle started, Meowth showed a lot of dislike against Persian and almost ran up to it even before the referee had announced the start of the battle. Meowth did Slash attack, but Persian dodged it and it used Fury Swipes, which took a direct hit on Meowth. Meowth then used Double Team, making Persian confused, but it used Water Pulse, which hit Meowth. Persian then used Shadow Ball, which hit Meowth, knocking it right into the wall, But then Meowth used Iron Tail, hitting Persian. It then quickly used Dig, but Meowth followed up with a Thunderbolt, hitting Persian even while it was underground. Persian fainted when it was hit, giving Tyson the win. Suddenly after Persian had fainted, Meowth tried to hurt it even more, but was stopped by Tyson.