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Meowth (Pokémon)

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Dugtrio #051: Dugtrio
Pokémon
#053: Persian Persian
Meowth
ニャース Nyarth
#052
052Meowth.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Normal '
Category
Scratch Cat Pokémon
Abilities
Pickup or Technician
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#052
Johto
#138
Hoenn
#241
Regional Browser numbers
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 "charm") embedded in its forehead.

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.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Meowth.png
Team Rocket's Meowth

Major appearances

Team Rocket's Meowth

Meowth is one of two main Pokémon in the series (the other obviously 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, 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.

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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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.

File:MeowthGame.jpg
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

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 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.
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 It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Platinum It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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
None
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 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 Ranger Fall City
Dusk Factory
Pokémon Rumble Cold Meadow

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Nugget Nugget (5%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Platinum

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.


Pokéthlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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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

Template:Side game

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

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.

Junichi Masuda states that Meowth is based on Satoshi Tajiri's own pet cat.

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 is similar, with nyā being the Japanese equivalent of meow.

In other languages

  • German: Mauzi
  • French: Miaouss - From miaou (meow).
  • Korean: 나옹 Naong
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 喵猫 Miao Mao - 喵 is the sound a cat makes, pronounced like "meow". 猫 means "cat".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 喵喵怪 Miao Miao Guai - 喵 is the sound a cat makes (meow). Literally "meow meow monster".

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