Tyson's Meowth

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Tyson's Meowth
テツヤのニャース Tetsuya's Nyarth
Poké Ball
Tyson Meowth.png
Tyson's Meowth
Debuts in Like a Meowth to a Flame
Caught at Near Ever Grande City
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Tyson
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Meowth Yasuhiro Takato Maddie Blaustein

Tyson's Meowth (Japanese: テツヤのニャース Tetsuya's Nyarth) is Tyson's signature Pokémon. It appeared during the Ever Grande Conference between the episodes Like a Meowth to a Flame and At the End of the Fray. Its most notable feature is the boots that it wears on its feet. Its Japanese voice actor is 高戸靖広 Yasuhiro Takato and its English voice actress is Maddie Blaustein.


Just some time after he began his journey in Hoenn, Tyson saw Meowth in a forest near Ever Grande City when it was in a fierce battle with a Persian. It lost and was then abandoned by its pack in a weak condition. Tyson brought Meowth to a cabin he was traveling to and helped it to return to full health. As the soles of Meowth's feet were painful to stand on, Tyson gave it boots to help it to walk again. Meowth went on to become one of Tyson's strongest Pokémon.

Meowth is strong enough to evolve into a Persian but stubbornly refuses to due to its hatred of the species. In battle, its speed complements the power of its claws to produce a difficult opponent to beat. Ash had further difficulties as Meowth's Thunderbolt defended itself from electric attacks while Iron Tail could be used against Iron Tail and Double Team could be used against speed attacks.

When Team Rocket's Meowth first saw Tyson's Meowth, he was skeptical of the boots and seeing its attack range only led to jealously fueling his animosity towards Tyson's Meowth. However, on hearing the story of Tyson's Meowth, Meowth softened due to having the same hatred of Persian. Meowth was more proud to be a Meowth than ever before when Tyson's Meowth defeated Ash's Pikachu in battle.

Moves used

Using Slash Move First Used In
Fury Swipes Like a Meowth to Flame!
Iron Tail Like a Meowth to Flame!
Thunderbolt Like a Meowth to Flame!
Slash Saved by the Beldum!
Double Team Saved by the Beldum!
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


  • Tyson's Meowth is loosely based on the fairytale character Puss in Boots.
  • The day Tyson met his Meowth is similar to the time Forsythia met her Budew in Oh, Do you know the Poffin Plan!, when she gave her Budew her red scarf.
  • Tyson's Meowth, Ash's Bulbasaur, and Dawn's Piplup are all Pokemon that are strong enough to evolve but stubbornly refuse to.
    • Tyson's Meowth also refuses to evolve because it wants to prove it can be strong without evolving, much like Ash's Pikachu.
  • Team Rocket's Meowth had to practice and learn how to walk on two legs, having had a natural inclination to walk on all fours. Tyson's Meowth, however, displays the ability to walk without similarly practicing.
    • Also Tyson's Meowth and Team Rocket's Meowth both hate Persian.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Meowth.

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