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Meowth (Pokémon)

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Dugtrio #051: Dugtrio
Pokémon
#053: Persian Persian
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Meowth (disambiguation).
Meowth
Scratch Cat Pokémon
ニャース
Nyarth
#052
Meowth

Meowth

Meowth

Meowth
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or Technician Cacophony
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Meowth

Mega Meowth Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
9.3 lbs. 4.2 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#052
Kanto
#138
Johto
#241
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-099
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
69
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F052.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Meowth (Japanese: ニャース Nyarth) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Persian starting at level 28.

Biology

Meowth is a small, feline Pokémon with cream-colored fur that turns brown at the tips of its hind paws and tail. Its ovoid head features four prominent whiskers, wide eyes with slit pupils, two pointed teeth in the upper jaw, and a gold oval coin embedded in its forehead. Its ears are black with brown interiors, and are flanked with an additional pair of long whiskers. Meowth is a quadruped with the ability to walk on its hind legs; while the games always depict Meowth on two legs, the anime states that Meowth normally walks on all fours. It can freely manipulate its claws, retracting them when it wants to move silently. The tip of its tail curls tightly.

Meowth is attracted to round and shiny objects, and has the unique ability to produce coins using Pay Day. It is known to wander about city streets and pick up anything that that sparkles, including loose change. Upon finding a sparkling object, its eyes will glitter and the coin on its forehead will shine brightly. Meowth is a playful Pokémon with the capacity for human-like intelligence, with at least one member of the species teaching itself how to speak. Meowth tends to live in urban areas.

In the anime

Meowth in the anime
Game Freak artwork of Meowth

Major appearances

Team Rocket's Meowth

Meowth is one of the two main Pokémon in the series (the other being 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 its progenitor needed to learn how to do this. The Meowth clone is encountered again in Mewtwo Returns.

Meowzie

Meowzie is the main reason behind Meowth's ability to talk and walk on two legs. He fell in love with her when he was still a stray Pokémon on the streets of Hollywood.

Tyson's Meowth

Tyson's Meowth debuted in Like a Meowth to a Flame. This Meowth was dressed up like Puss in Boots, giving it the nickname "Meowth in Boots".

Other

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

A gang of Meowth on the streets of Hollywood, which Meowth was a part of and Meowzie currently is, appeared in Go West Young Meowth.

Over 100 years ago, The Black Arachnid had a Meowth as seen in Spinarak Attack.

A Giant Meowth appeared in The Island of Illusions!, but as one of Zoroark's illusions.

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.

A Meowth appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a Transformation of Mew.

A Mirror Meowth briefly appeared at the end in XY037.

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

Meowth in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

Meowth appears in the 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. It then appeared as one of Sham's Pokémon which attacked Green and Silver while they were escaping from Masked Man's compound (flashback at the start of the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter). Sham's Meowth would have evolved into one of her three Persian.

Another Meowth appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All, Shu's rival Masatoshi has a Meowth. Masatoshi's Meowth is talented at playing the shamisen, a Japanese stringed instrument.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Red borrowed a Meowth from Blaine. It is not known if Red kept it or returned it to him.

Green owns a Meowth which first appeared in The No. 1 Pokémon!!. It later evolved into a Persian and devolved back into Meowth.

Giovanni owns a Meowth too, often assisting his Hitmons.

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 provoked 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.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Meowth appears as a random trophy. Meowth's trophy in this game is based on the anime ending theme Meowth's Party.

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.

Melee trophy information

This... is Meowth's dream. Meowth strides all over the globe, scattering invitations to other Pokémon insisting they come to "Meowth's Party." At this wonderful party, guests are packed in like sardines as Meowth climbs up the stage with its faithful guitar. It strikes a chord, pauses, and then rocks their world!

Brawl Trophy Information

"A Scratch Cat Pokémon. It's one of the most famous Pokémon and very fond of things that glitter--the gold medallion on its head could be seen as an indicator of this infatuation. There are many Pokémon that resemble cats, but Meowth is the only one that can use Pay Day to receive coins at the end of battle. It evolves into Persian."

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 It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
White
Black 2 It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
White 2
Generation VI
X It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.
Y Adores round objects. It wanders the streets on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8
Blue (Japan)
Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold
Trade
Silver
Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39
Crystal
Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 38, and 39Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade Skitty in Battle Frontier
FireRed LeafGreen
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
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Sightseeing
Generation V
Black White
Trade, Event
Black 2 White 2
Trade with Yancy in Nimbasa City (male player character only)
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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 C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Challenger's Ground
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone, Haunted Zone,
Meeting Place *
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area
Pokémon Conquest Aurora
Terrera

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Egg Pokémon Present Meowth Japanese Japan 5 March 21 to April 4, 2004
RSEFRLG PokéPark Meowth Japanese Japan 5 March 18 to May 8, 2005
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Meowth Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
DPPt Pokémon Center Meowth Japanese Japan 10 March 20 to April 12, 2009
B2W2 Team Rocket Meowth Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
15 December 7, 2012 to January 10, 2013
B2W2 Team Rocket Meowth Korean Wi-Fi 15 May 10 to June 9, 2013
BWB2W2 Team Rocket Meowth Italian Italy 15 July 13 to 14, 2013

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%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Events* Glitter Mail Glitter Mail (100%) Amulet Coin Amulet Coin (100%)
Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 Feint 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 06060 100100% 10
4646 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4949 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
5050 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 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 TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSentretFurretWooperQuagsire
SwinubPiloswineSlakothSlakingWailmerWailord
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarelPansear
WoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard Assist Normal Status —% 20
PikachuSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooBearticFurfrouMeowstic
Dedenne
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyDonphanZigzagoonSlakoth
SlakingTorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelby
Diggersby
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
HoundourHoundoomSandileKrokorokKrookodileZorua
Zoroark
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Nidoran♂RhyhornMareep Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpy
PachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig
TepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutland
WoobatSwoobatHeatmorBunnelbyDiggersbyFurfrou
Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
MankeyPrimeapeSneaselWeavileSlakingInfernape
ZoruaZoroark
Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
SneaselWeavilePurrloinLiepardHeatmor 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 Meowth in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin052.png Pin052.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
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.
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
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
PP2052.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is shrewd, but surprisingly earnest. He collects Berries so the one he's thinking about will pay attention to him.
PCP052.png HP: Move: Fury Swipes
Attack: Ability 1: Mountaineer
Defense: Ability 2: Fortune
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Bonanza
Evolves into Persian when its Speed is 96 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tsunehisa

Evolution

052Meowth.png
Unevolved
Meowth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 28
053Persian.png
First evolution
Persian
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
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Trivia

$1 coins from Niue
  • Niue released a one-dollar coin featuring Meowth as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Meowth on one side and the nation's coat of arms on the other.
  • In the Pokémon anime episode Go West, Young Meowth, it was stated that Meowth of Team Rocket had to learn and practice standing on his hind legs like a human, implying that Meowth as a species are not naturally able to stand on their hind legs. However, almost all sprites in the games and the Pokédex in the anime depict it standing on its hind legs, suggesting Meowth has the natural ability to walk on two legs. Tyson's Meowth is also able to walk on two legs, seemingly naturally.
  • Meowth is the first Pokémon in the Pokémon anime to talk.

Origin

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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 may be a combination of meow (the sound a cat makes) and mouth. The -th may also be borrowed from Nyarth, as both meow and nyā are onomatopoeia of a cat's cry.

Nyarth may be a combination of ニャー nyā (the sound a cat makes) and the switched sounds of シャム Shamu (Siam, former name of Thailand), becoming ミャス Myasu. Siam relates to a cat breed, the Siamese, which in turn relates to Meowth's evolution, Persian, and the Persian cat breed.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニャース Nyarth From ニャー nyā
France Flag.png French Miaouss From miaou
Spain Flag.png Spanish Meowth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mauzi From mauzen
Italy Flag.png Italian Meowth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나옹 Naong Possibly a corruption of 야옹 yaong



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