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Persian (Jungle 42)

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Persian LV.25
ペルシアン Persian
Team Plasma
Illus. Kagemaru Himeno
Evolution stage
052 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Meowth
Card name Persian
Type Colorless
Hit Points 70
retreat cost
English expansion Jungle
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 42/64
Japanese expansion Pokémon Jungle
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 56/130
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C40
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C50
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Persian.

Persian (Japanese: ペルシアン Persian) is a Colorless-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Jungle expansion.

Card text

ColorlessColorless Scratch
ColorlessColorlessColorless Pounce
If the Defending Pokémon attacks Persian during your opponent's next turn, any damage done by the attack is reduced by 10 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).(Benching either Pokémon ends this effect.)

Pokédex data

Persian - Classy Cat Pokémon
No. Height Weight
053 3'3" (1 m) 71 lbs. (32 kg)
Pokédex entry
Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.

Release information

This card was released in the English Jungle expansion, originating from the Japanese Pokémon Jungle expansion. It was later reprinted in the English Base Set 2 expansion.


Although this Pokémon is level 25, Meowth does not evolve into Persian until level 28.


Scratch is a move in the Pokémon games that Persian can learn. Pounce's Japanese name is that of Bite, which is also a move Persian can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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