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Pay Day (Japanese: ネコにこばん Coin for a Cat) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.
The Japanese name of Pay Day is a Japanese proverb akin to Pearls Before Swine.
Generations I and II
Pay Day does damage, and scatters coins on the ground with a value equal to twice the user's level for each time it's used. These coins are picked up afterwards if the player wins the battle.
Generations III and IV
Same as above, except the move scatters coins equal to five times the user's level each time. The Amulet Coin now doubles the number of coins picked up. However, in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the wrong amount of money will be displayed, leaving the impression that the Amulet Coin does not affect Pay Day. Yet, upon checking the Trainer card, the player will discover that the money earned from Pay Day has been doubled and added to their total savings. Starting with Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, this error has been corrected.
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| colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
When a Meowth appears in a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it uses Pay Day.
In the anime
- In Generation I, Pay Day was one of only three methods (the other two being Elite Four rematches and selling items obtained through a glitch) for players to earn money once all Trainers were defeated. Further generations introduced areas in which rematches could be held, decreasing the usefulness of this move.
In other languages
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- Dutch: Betaaldag
- French: Jackpot
- German: Zahltag
- Italian: Giornopaga
- Spanish: Día de Pago
- Brazilian Portuguese: Dia do Pagamento