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Revision as of 22:28, 7 February 2011

Dugtrio #051: Dugtrio
Pokémon
#053: Persian Persian
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Meowth (disambiguation).
Meowth
ニャース Nyarth
#052
052Meowth.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal '
Category
Scratch Cat Pokémon
Abilities
Pickup or Technician Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#052
Johto
#138
Hoenn
#241
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-099
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
9.3 lbs.
Imperial
4.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F052.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 69 Battle Exp.: 691*

Meowth (Japanese: ニャース Nyarth) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Persian starting at level 28.

Biology

Physiology

Meowth has a distinctly feline appearance, resembling a small house cat. It has cream-colored fur, which turns brown at its paws and tail tip. Its oval-shaped head features four prominent whiskers, no nose, black-and-brown ears, and a glimmering gold oval coin (also known as a "charm") embedded in its forehead. Like Persian and 'real-life' cats, Meowth is capable of retracting the claws on its fore- and hind-paws and bringing them out again when needed.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Meowth are valued for their ability to collect coins using Pay Day, as it is the only Pokémon that learns it. Meowth are also capable of dealing relatively powerful scratching attacks like Fury Swipes or Night Slash.

Behavior

Meowth are very fond of anything round and shiny. As such, they have been known to wander about city streets and pick up anything that is round and shiny—coins in particular. Although they are apparently not nocturnal, they spend most of the daytime napping. Meowth are considered rivals of Murkrow, because Murkrow are also known for stealing round and shiny objects and these two Pokémon have been known to steal from each other's hordes.

Wild Meowth tend to live in groups in urban areas.

Habitat

Meowth usually live in towns and cities. They can also occasionally be found in vibrant forests or near beaches. It is normally native to Kanto and Johto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Meowth.png
Meowth in the anime

Major appearances

Team Rocket's Meowth

Meowth is one of the two main Pokémon in the series (the other being Ash's Pikachu). Meowth is a member of Team Rocket, and he is unlike ordinary Meowth in that he can speak human language and walk on two legs instead of four. His first appearance was in Pokémon Emergency!.

His background story, including another female Meowth named Meowzie, was told in Go West Young Meowth.

Meowth was cloned in Mewtwo Strikes Back, but his clone couldn't talk or walk on two legs, just like an ordinary Meowth, likely due to the fact that Meowth needed to learn how to do this. The Meowth clone is encountered again in Mewtwo Returns.

Tyson's Meowth

Tyson's Meowth debuted in Like a Meowth to a Flame. This Meowth was dressed up like Puss in Boots.

Other

Over 100 years ago, The Black Arachnid had a Meowth.

In The Purr-fect Hero, Timmy was reunited with a Meowth that saved him from a Beedrill.

Minor appearances

Ash used a Meowth during the Pokémon League entrance exam in The Ultimate Test. The Meowth was defeated by the instructor's Vaporeon.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG109 Meowth Ash's Pokédex Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. Meowth loves to roam at night to gather coins and other objects that sparkle, but it spend most of the daylight hours sleeping.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Meowth Dawn's Pokédex Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. It sleeps a lot during the day time and during the night-time it becomes active, moving around its territory.
DP014 Meowth Dawn's Pokédex Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. When it sees round objects, it plays and loses track of time.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

File:Meowth EToP.jpg
Team Rocket's Meowth in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

Meowth appears in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga series along with his teammates Jessie and James. He first appears in the chapter Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

In Days of Gloom and Glory, an unnamed Meowth based on Meowzie appears. Like in the anime, Meowzie finds Meowth's ability to speak human language "creepy". In the manga, she has at least one kitten, which she captures into a stolen Poké Ball to protect it from an impending flood.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Meowth's first appearance is a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In the TCG

Main article: Meowth (TCG)

In the TFG

One Meowth figure has been released.

Other appearances

Pokémon Snap

Multiple Meowth can be found during the Beach level. These Meowth are prone to accident and injury, as Pidgey is easily evoked to use Gust on them. Snap can also knock Meowth off a rock, making it fall to the ground.

Super Smash Bros.

Meowth appears from a Poké Ball. It attacks opponents with Pay Day.

Meowth using Pay Day in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Meowth returns as a Poké Ball Pokémon, attacking opponents with Pay Day.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Meowth appears in a bonus stage that is accessible from the Blue Table. The player must hit the Meowth and get it to drop gold coins which must be collected.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Adores circular objects. Wanders the street on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
Blue
Yellow Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can't stop from picking them up.
Stadium Sleeps in the daytime. At night, its eyes glow as it happily collects coins, its favorite things.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 It is fascinated with round objects. It can't stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.
Generation III
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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black よなかに こうどうする しゅうせい。きらきら ひかるものを みつけると まけないくらい ひとみが かがやく。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8 (Blue only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Many Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39 (Silver only)
Crystal
Many Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 38, and 39 (night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
One Trade Skitty
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8, Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, and Water Path
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Trophy Garden
Platinum
Rare Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Many Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39  (SoulSilver only)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Sightseeing
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Pinball Cerulean City
Vermilion City Streets
Celadon City
Saffron City
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 9
Secret Storage 18
Endless Level 22
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Western Cave (3F-6F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Partner Pokémon
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Fall City
Dusk Factory
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone, Haunted Zone,
Meeting Place *

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Nugget Nugget (5%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Platinum
Ranch Pink Scarf Pink Scarf (100%)
Events* Amulet Coin Amulet Coin (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 290   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
1/1
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
099 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1414 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2222 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2525 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3030 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100100% 20
3333 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3838 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
4141 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4646 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4949 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
5454 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Meowth obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSentretFurretWooperQuagsire
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineSlakothVigorothSlaking
WailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalBidoof
BibarelPansearBaokkieWoobatKokoromoriKuitaran
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SkittyDelcattyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLepardas Assist Normal Status —% 20
PikachuRaichuSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaring
PhanpyDonphanSkittyDelcattyPachirisuBuneary
LopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccinoCinccinoDeerling
MebukijikaKumasyunTsunbear
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparcePhanpyDonphanZigzagoonLinooneSlakoth
VigorothSlakingTorkoalSpindaKumasyunTsunbear
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
HoundourHoundoomSandileWaruvileWaruvialZorua
Zoroark
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingGrowlithe
ArcanineSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SentretFurretMareepFlaaffyAmpharosZangoose
SeviperPachirisuStunkySkuntankSnivyJanovy
JalordaPatratWatchogMinccinoCinccinoEmolga
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyDonphan
PachirisuLillipupHerdierMurandoMinccinoCinccino
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig
TepigChaobooEnbuohLillipupHerdierMurando
WoobatKokoromoriKuitaran
Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
MankeyPrimeapeSlakingInfernapeZoruaZoroark Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
PurrloinLepardasKuitaran Snatch Dark Status —% 10
Dunsparce Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
RattataRaticatePikachuRaichuVulpixNinetales
PsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydon
RhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipom
WooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinoone
SkittyDelcattyKecleonTepigChaobooEnbuoh
OshawottFutachimaruDaikenkiBlitzleZeburaikaEmolga
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meowth in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Meowth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Meowth can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Meowth cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 22+ Purified moves
Shadow Hold Shadow Box XD 052.png Sing Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Slash Normal
-- Pay Day Normal
-- Bite Dark

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani052.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP052.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12%%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Round things... I adore them, meow!
26%-50% HP My HP is half gone, meow!
1%-25% HP No more, meowch... Going to fall over, meowch...
Level up Leveled up! Happy, mrowl!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! Happy, mrowl!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP052.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 18 Max. exp.: 23
Browser entry  
Meowth can cut trees down with its claws. It cleverly walks on its hind legs.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW052.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Meowth is examining the PokéPark. He prefers the Attractions Bastiodon's Block Barrage and Tangrowth's Swing-Along.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Meowth
Unevolved
Meowth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 28


Persian
First evolution
Persian
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 052.png Spr 1y 052.png Spr 1g 052.png Spr b g1 052.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 052.png Spr 2s 052.png Spr 2c 052.gif Spr b 2g 052.png
Spr 2g 052 s.png Spr 2s 052 s.png Spr 2c 052 s.gif Spr b 2g 052 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 052.png Spr 3e 052.png Spr 3f 052.png Spr b 3r 052.png
Spr 3r 052 s.png Spr 3e 052 s.png Spr 3f 052 s.png Spr b 3r 052 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 052.png Spr 4p 052.png Spr 4h 052.png Spr b 4d 052.png
Spr 4d 052 s.png Spr 4p 052 s.png Spr 4h 052 s.png Spr b 4d 052 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 052.png Spr 5b 052.png Spr b 5b 052.png
Spr 5b 052 s.png Spr 5b 052 s.png Spr b 5b 052 s.png
Meowth For other sprites and images, please see Meowth images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Junichi Masuda states that Meowth is based on Satoshi Tajiri's own pet cat. Meowth seems to be based upon the Japanese legend of the 招き猫 Maneki Neko, also known as the lucky cat or beckoning cat. According to one legend, a cat raised its paw to welcome a lord and saved his life when a lightning bolt hit the spot where he had been standing. Maneki Neko are often used as charms in restaurants and shops to bring customers or fortune and good luck. Statues of the cat are usually depicted holding a koban, an ancient coin used in Japan, like the one on Meowth's head.

Name origin

Meowth's name appears to be a combination of meow, the sound a cat makes, as well as mouth, possibly referring to the anime version's gift of gab. Nyarth likely originates from the Japanese word for Siam (シャム Syamu) with the sounds switched around, yielding Myasu and in turn ニャース Nyāsu when said in a Meowth-type voice—in the Japanese anime, Team Rocket's Meowth tends to work nyā, the Japanese equivalent of meow, into his dialogue quite often.

In other languages

  • German: Mauzi - Derived from mauzen, a description of the sound a cat makes.
  • French: Miaouss - From miaou (meow).
  • Korean: 나옹 Naong - Possibly a corruption of 야옹 yaong (meow).
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 喵喵 Miāo Miāo- 喵 is the sound a cat makes, pronounced like "meow".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 喵喵怪 Miao Miao Guai - 喵 is the sound a cat makes (meow). Literally "meow meow monster".
  • Brazilian Portuguese (anime only): Miau - Is the sound a cat makes (meow).

Related articles

External links

Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee
Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
CharizardChespinChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysElectrode
EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
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Pokémon
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