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Persian (Pokémon)

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Meowth #052: Meowth
Pokémon
#054: Psyduck Psyduck
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Persian (disambiguation).
Persian
ペルシアン Persian
#053
053Persian.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Classy Cat Pokémon
Abilities
Limber or Technician Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#053
Johto
#139
Hoenn
#242
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
70.5 lbs.
Imperial
32.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F053.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 148 Battle Exp.: 1481*

Persian (Japanese: ペルシアン Persian) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Meowth starting at level 28.

Biology

Physiology

Persian resembles large, quadruped felines, like mountain lions. Its tail has a distinctive whorl at the end, similar to its pre-evolution, Meowth. Its fur is pale tan with the exception of its black-rimmed ears. Perhaps its most distinctive feature is the red jewel in the center of its forehead. Many Pokémon, particularly those with Psychic abilities such as Espeon, Golduck, and Staryu, have similar jewels; Persian, however, does not demonstrate any affinities to a particular element, so this connection seems to be purely coincidental. Like Meowth and 'real-life' cats, Persian is capable of retracting its claws and bringing them out again when needed.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Its thick whiskers are very sensitive to changes in air movements, enabling it to detect its prey by movement alone. Persian's lithe muscles also enable it to walk without making a sound. Persian has the same scratching abilities as its pre-evolution, but they are notably stronger. Persian can also wield the scarce Power Gem and Switcheroo moves.

Being a fully evolved Pokémon, Persian has access to the moves Giga Impact and Hyper Beam.

Behavior

Persian, although popular for its elegance, is extremely difficult to raise as a pet. Underneath its refined facade is a fierce predator. It will Scratch anyone, including its Trainer, with little or no provocation. One should be wary if Persian raises its tail straight up, as it is a signal that Persian is about to pounce and bite. Persian has been observed ripping its prey apart for no discernible reason. When a Persian is yanked by its whiskers, it becomes temporarily docile. The reason for this is unknown. Persian is known to hold its tail out straight if it is an experienced battler.

Habitat

Persian usually live in towns and cities but can also be found occasionally in forests, particularly in Kanto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Persian is a carnivore, hunting prey and tearing it apart with no discernible reason.

In the anime

Persian in the anime

Major appearances

Giovanni's Persian

Giovanni has a Persian that is his primary Pokémon. It first appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne. While it is almost always seen at his side, it has never been seen battling. Meowth of Team Rocket seems to be its "rival" as Giovanni's "top cat."

Other

A Persian that was the leader of a pack of street Meowth (which Team Rocket's Meowth was also once part of) appeared in Go West, Young Meowth!

Minor appearances

In The Problem with Paras, Cassandra's grandmother found a Persian sleeping in the backyard. She decided that it, and not Meowth, should be Cassandra's company mascot.

Ash battled a Persian in The Mandrin Island Miss-Match. The Classy Cat Pokémon was taken out by Ash's Squirtle after hitting it with Thunderbolt.

A Persian appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon beauty contest.

In Saved by the Beldum!, Tyson's Meowth defeated a Persian owned by a girl named Vivica during the preliminaries of the Hoenn League.

In the manga

Green's Persian

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Purrrr-sian, Super Nerd Miles is seen using a Persian to attack Yellow. It scratches the walls of buildings to create dissonance to disorient Yellow.

Sird also has a Persian as one of her main team members. While it was probably well-trained and helped Sird obtain her position in Team Rocket, it lost to Lorelei's Slowking, forcing her to pursue other means to win the battle.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green's Meowth evolved into a Persian and devolved back into Meowth.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Giovanni's Persian was seen watching him in Ash vs. Gary as his anger fades away from remembering the giant Slowpoke that Team Rocket scientists created.

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

The backstory of how Giovanni met Persian is revealed that he rescued it when he was a child.

In the TCG

Main article: Persian (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Blue
Yellow The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
Stadium It is highly regarded as a pet for its beautiful fur. However, it is extremely temperamental and difficult to keep.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
Generation III
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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White
Black 2 A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Meowth (Blue only)
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Meowth
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Route 7 (Silver only)
Crystal
Rare Route 7Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Evolve Meowth
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, Water Path
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Meowth
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Meowth
Platinum
None Evolve Meowth
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Route 7, Cerulean Cave  (SoulSilver only)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Evolve Meowth
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Meowth
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Meowth
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎ Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Everspring Valley

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total: 440   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 65.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/1
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 10
000Start 000Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 40
000Start 000Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
000Start 000Start Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
0066 0066 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
0099 0099 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
01414 01414 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 080}}80% 15
01717 01717 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
02222 02222 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
02525 02525 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
N/AN/A 02828 Swift Normal Special 06060 —}}—% 20
03232 03232 Power Gem Rock Special 07070 100}}100% 20
03737 03737 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
04444 04444 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
04949 04949 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
05656 05656 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
06161 06161 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
06868 06868 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100}}100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Persian obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • 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 Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 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 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 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 Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • 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
BibarelPansearSimisearWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SkittyDelcattyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard Assist Normal Status —% 20
PikachuRaichuSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaring
PhanpyDonphanSkittyDelcattyPachirisuBuneary
LopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccinoCinccinoDeerling
SawsbuckCubchooBeartic
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparcePhanpyDonphanZigzagoonLinooneSlakoth
VigorothSlakingTorkoalSpindaCubchooBeartic
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
HoundourHoundoomSandileKrokorokKrookodileZorua
Zoroark
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingGrowlithe
ArcanineSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SentretFurretMareepFlaaffyAmpharosZangoose
SeviperPachirisuStunkySkuntankSnivyServine
SerperiorPatratWatchogMinccinoCinccinoEmolga
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyDonphan
PachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccinoCinccino
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig
TepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutland
WoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
MankeyPrimeapeSlakingInfernapeZoruaZoroark Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
PurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
Dunsparce Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
RattataRaticatePikachuRaichuVulpixNinetales
PsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydon
RhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipom
WooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinoone
SkittyDelcattyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboar
OshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Persian 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 Persian in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • 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 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 70% 5
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Persian can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Persian cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
052 Pay Day Normal Physical 40 100% 20
052 Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin053.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani053.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP053.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP If my tail's up, it means I'm furious!
26%-50% HP My HP is down to half... I must be cautious...
1%-25% HP That's it... I haven't the energy to raise my tail...
Level up Good! Leveled up! I must try harder!
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 Good! Leveled up! I must try harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP053.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP053.png HP: ★★★ Move: Slash
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Mountaineer
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Limber
Speed: ★★★★★ Ability 3: High Rise
Evolves from Meowth when Speed reaches 96
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tsunehisa

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 053.png Spr 1y 053.png Spr 1g 053.png Spr b g1 053.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 053.png Spr 2s 053.png Spr 2c 053.png Spr b 2g 053.png
Spr 2g 053 s.png Spr 2s 053 s.png Spr 2c 053 s.png Spr b 2g 053 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 053.png Spr 3e 053.png Spr 3f 053.png Spr b 3r 053.png
Spr 3r 053 s.png Spr 3e 053 s.png Spr 3f 053 s.png Spr b 3r 053 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 053.png Spr 4d 053.png Spr 4h 053.png Spr b 4d 053.png
Spr 4d 053 s.png Spr 4d 053 s.png Spr 4h 053 s.png Spr b 4d 053 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 053.png Spr 5b2 053.png Spr b 5b 053.png
Spr 5b 053 s.png Spr 5b 053 s.png Spr b 5b 053 s.png
Persian For other sprites and images, please see Persian images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Generations I-III, Persian learned Pay Day by leveling up like its pre-evolution Meowth, but in Generations IV and after it does not, meaning that a Meowth must learn Pay Day before it evolves in order to know the move as a Persian.
  • Persian's Crystal still sprite is different from that of Gold and Silver, making it one of few Pokémon to have three distinctly different sprites in Generation II.
  • With the exception of Power Gem, all of Persian's level-up moves are Normal-type or Dark-type.

Origin

Its appearance is arguably more similar to Siamese cats than Persian cats, and its species in Japanese is シャムネコ or "shamuneko" meaning "Siamese Cat". It is also similar to big cats such as Pumas. The gem on its head makes it resemble a Carbuncle, a Latin-American mythological beast which had a jewel on its forehead.

Name origin

Persian refers to Persian cats. It could also be related to purr, one sound a cat could make.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ペルシアン Persian From Persian cats
France Flag.png French Persian Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Persian Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Snobilikat From Snob, nobilis, and Katze
Italy Flag.png Italian Persian Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페르시온 Pereushion Transliteration of Japanese name



Related articles

External links

Notes


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