Meowth (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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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
#0052
Meowth
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
Alolan Meowth
Galarian Meowth
Galarian Meowth
Gigantamax Meowth
Gigantamax Meowth
Gigantamax Meowth
Gigantamax Meowth


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Types
Normal Unknown
Meowth
Dark Unknown
Alolan Meowth
Steel Unknown
Galarian Meowth
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Meowth
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or TechnicianGen IV+ (Meowth)
Pickup or Technician (Alolan Meowth)
Pickup or Tough Claws (Galarian Meowth)
Cacophony
Alolan Meowth
Cacophony
Galarian Meowth
Unnerve
Meowth and Galarian Meowth
Hidden Ability
Rattled
Alolan Meowth
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Meowth
Cacophony
Galarian Meowth
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Meowth
1'04" 0.4 m
Alolan Meowth
1'04" 0.4 m
Galarian Meowth
108'03"+ 33.0+ m
Gigantamax Meowth
Weight
9.3 lbs. 4.2 kg
Meowth
9.3 lbs. 4.2 kg
Alolan Meowth
16.5 lbs. 7.5 kg
Galarian Meowth
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Meowth
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
69
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Meowth
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Alolan Meowth
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Galarian Meowth
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Meowth
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
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Alolan Meowth
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
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Meowth (Japanese: ニャース Nyarth) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Persian starting at level 28.

In Alola, Meowth has a Dark-type regional form. It evolves into Alolan Persian when leveled up with high friendship.

In Galar, Meowth has a Steel-type regional form. It evolves into Perrserker starting at level 28.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Kantonian Meowth can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Meowth if it has the Gigantamax Factor. Meowth with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve.

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 koban 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 almost 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 its signature move, Pay Day. Meowth and its evolved forms are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Pay Day by leveling up. Being nocturnal, it is known to wander about city streets at night and pick up anything that sparkles, including loose change. Upon finding a sparkling object, its eyes will glitter and the coin on its forehead will shine brightly. It shares this intrigue with Murkrow, with whom it often fights with for objects and prey. Meowth is a playful but fickle 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. As mentioned in Pokémon Sleep, Meowth is known to sleep with the coins it collects[1].

Forms

Meowth has a Gigantamax form and two regional forms, Alolan Meowth and Galarian Meowth.

Alolan Meowth

In Alola, Meowth has a slightly different look. Alolan Meowth's fur is a light blue-gray color. Instead of brown markings, the tip of its tail, whiskers, digits, and the insides of its ears a whitish-gray. Alolan Meowth's whiskers have a slight curve compared to regular Meowth's straighter whiskers, and it has silvery eyes.

Meowth was introduced to Alola as a gift to royalty.[2] The luxurious royal lifestyle soon led to Meowth diverging from its origins and becoming the selfish, prideful, and cunning Alolan Meowth. Alolan Meowth will turn hysterical if its coin or pride are besmirched. When the monarchy fell, the rare Alolan Meowth went feral and eventually grew as common in Alola as anywhere else.

Galarian Meowth

Galarian Meowth has a shaggy, greyish-brown coat resembling a beard, as well as yellow eyes and a toothy grin. Its coin is now black and extremely hard, with the darkest and hardest coins being especially valued and respected among the species.

Galarian Meowth's body has partially turned to iron as a result of many years of living with a race of savage seafarers. As a result of many battles, Galarian Meowth develops the ability to evolve into Perrserker, instead of Persian. Kantonian Meowth and Galarian Meowth don't get along.

Gigantamax Meowth

Some Kantonian Meowth are capable of Gigantamaxing. As Gigantamax Meowth, it has become larger and longer in size. The body extends from the lower half to the shoulder, while the gold coin gains a symbol. Meowth's eyes change to a glowing gold color. The tail grows long as well, with the end of its tip extending. The tail gets even larger and bumpy when it uses an attack. Three red clouds surround it below the shoulders.

The giant coin on Gigantamax Meowth's head emits a lot of Gigantamax power that surrounds the area with a golden gleam. Its desire for shiny objects increases to the point where it will cause damage to skyscraper windows and exterior walls for the sake of sharpening its claws.[3] The symbol on Gigantamax Meowth's gold coin is believed to be the key to unlocking the secrets of Dynamax.

Gigantamax Meowth is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Gold Rush.

Gigantamax Meowth
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Evolution

Meowth evolves into Persian.

Alolan Meowth evolves into Alolan Persian.

Galarian Meowth evolves into Perrserker.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Meowth

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Unevolved
Meowth
 Normal 

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First evolution
Persian
 Normal 

Alolan Meowth

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Unevolved
Meowth
Alolan Form
 Dark 

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First evolution
Persian
Alolan Form
 Dark 

Galarian Meowth

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Unevolved
Meowth
Galarian Form
 Steel 

0863Perrserker.png
First evolution
Perrserker
 Steel 

In the anime

Main series

Kantonian Meowth and Alolan Meowth in the anime
Gigantamax Meowth in the anime

Major appearances

Team Rocket's Meowth

Meowth is a member of Team Rocket, and he is unlike ordinary Meowth in that he can speak human language. His first appearance was in Pokémon Emergency!, which also marked the species' debut. His Gigantamax form debuted in Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!".

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 and made further appearances throughout the Ever Grande Conference arc. This Meowth was dressed up like Puss in Boots, giving it the nickname "Meowth in Boots".

Matori's Meowth

An Alolan Meowth appeared in Acting True to Form!. After working with Team Rocket, it later arrived at the Team Rocket HQ after stealing the trio's money to buy an airline ticket to Kanto. At the Team Rocket HQ, it became an assistant to Matori.

Other
Galarian Meowth in the anime

In The Purr-fect Hero, a Meowth saved Timmy from a Beedrill in the past. For most of the episode, Timmy believed Meowth was the same Meowth that had saved him. However, this was proven wrong when the real Meowth appeared to save Timmy again.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Meowth was cloned from Team Rocket's Meowth. It was the only cloned Pokémon who didn't join its brethren in battling their progenitors. Unlike Team Rocket's Meowth, this Meowth is incapable of speaking human language, as that trait was learned behavior. Meowth reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

Go West Young Meowth featured a gang of Meowth living on the streets of Hollywood. Team Rocket's Meowth was revealed to be a former member, while his love interest Meowzie currently is one.

In Spinarak Attack, The Black Arachnid had a Meowth over 100 years ago.

In Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, multiple Alolan Meowth live with Nanu in his house. They robbed Team Rocket of their food. In Tough Guy Trials!, Nanu made Ash play with the Meowth while he went off somewhere else. They reappeared in Guiding an Awakening!.

A Meowth appeared in The Gates of Warp! and Showdown at the Gates of Warp! as a member of Alternate World Team Rocket.

In The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky!, Butch was revealed to own a Meowth, which lives with him at the bakery he works in after leaving Team Rocket.

Galarian Meowth debuted in Just a Scone's Throw From Here!. A pair of them, led by a Perrserker, were living in Wyndon and causing trouble by stealing food from people and Pokémon.

Minor appearances

In The Ultimate Test, Ash used a Meowth during the Pokémon League Admissions Exam. It was defeated by the instructor's Vaporeon.

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Meowth was an actor in one of Elijah's movies. It was sized up to appear larger.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Mew transformed into a Meowth.

In The Island of Illusions!, a giant Meowth was one of Zoroark's illusions.

At the end of The Cave of Mirrors!, a Mirror World Meowth was a member of Mirror Team Rocket.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, three Meowth were followers of a Persian.

A Meowth appeared in a fantasy in Searching for Service with a Smile!.

In Heroes Unite!, a Meowth appeared during a flashback.

Two Galarian Meowth appeared in HZ040 at Manya's house.

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 spends most of the daylight hours sleeping.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Meowth Dawn's Pokédex Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. It sleeps a lot during the daytime and during the nighttime 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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM062 Meowth Rotom Pokédex Meowth, Alola Form. The Scratch Cat Pokémon. A Dark type. Meowth are not native to the Alola region, but people brought them here. Eventually, their appearance changed to what we now see. They are prideful and cunning.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN020 Meowth Ash's Rotom Phone Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. A Normal type. When Meowth encounters something shiny, the charm on its forehead gleams.
JN127 Meowth Team Rocket's Rotom Phone Meowth, Galarian Form.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Galarian Meowth in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Assistant, a Galarian Meowth was at a café.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Meowth briefly appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Ecruteak City.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

Meowth appeared in Ash & Pikachu.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

Meowth appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu along with his teammates Jessie and James. He first appears in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

In Days of Gloom and Glory, an unnamed Meowth based on Meowzie appears. Like the anime, Meowzie finds Meowth's ability to speak the human language "creepy". In the manga, however, she has at least one kitten, which she captures in a stolen Poké Ball in order to protect it from an impending flood.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

As Meowth has appeared in every movie to date, he has appeared in the manga adaptations of them as well.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Meowth appeared in PMDP60.

Pokémon Adventures

Alolan Meowth in Pokémon Adventures
Gigantamax Meowth in Pokémon Adventures
Main article: Cent

Meowth debuted in a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escaped from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Meowth appeared in a flashback in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually), when the Pokémon Fan Club President explained the move Pay Day, the species' signature move.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Meowth was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Meowth appeared as one of Sham's Pokémon, which attacked Green and Silver while they were escaping from Masked Man's compound, as seen in a flashback from The Escape. Sham's Meowth later presumably evolved into one of her three Persian.

Multiple Meowth were used by Team Galactic Grunts in Cleaning Up Grimer.

In The Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun, during a flashback, three Alolan Meowth were shown under the care of Sun's great-grandfather. In the present day, Sun was shown with one of these Meowth, nicknamed Cent, using him to defeat two Team Skull Grunts with Pay Day. A Meowth also appeared with a Persian in the book Sun had when he was younger.

An Alolan Meowth appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

A Gigantamaxed Meowth appeared in PASS41, being one of many Pokémon to suddenly Gigantamax.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Meowth appeared in a background collage in Catch the Poliwag!.

Masatoshi has a Meowth, which debuted in GDZ18. It is talented at playing the shamisen, a Japanese stringed instrument that was once made using cat hide.

Pokémon Horizon

A Trainer's Alolan Meowth appeared in The Power of Teamwork.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

Meowth debuted in Flash of the Titans!.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

Multiple Meowth appeared in The White Scroll: Oichi's Worries.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Multiple Meowth appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!?, under the ownership of Team Rocket Grunts.

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

Red borrowed a Meowth from Blaine in The Pokémon Banana League (Part 1). It is unknown if Red kept it or returned it to him.

Giovanni owns a Meowth, which often assists his Hitmons, as first seen in Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!.

A Meowth appeared in Fighting Over Otoshidama!!.

A Meowth appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

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 as a Poké Ball summon. 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

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!''

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Meowth returns as a Poké Ball summon, attacking opponents with Pay Day. However, it instead faces one direction rather than attacking from all sides.

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."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Meowth in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Meowth returns as a Poké Ball summon, with its abilities unchanged from Brawl.

Meowth trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Meowth also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: "Meowth is a Normal-type, Scratch Cat Pokémon who absolutely loves anything shiny. It's a creature of the night, and it's not unusual to discover a Meowth and a Murkrow fighting over their finds. Meowth's attack Pay Day can deal a ton of damage if an opponent gets caught in it. How purrfect!"

PAL: "Meowth, a Normal-type Pokémon, loves round, shiny things. It runs around at night, hunting for little treasures and trinkets, but often ends up getting into fights with Murkrow about who'll get to keep them. Watch out for Meowth's Pay Day attack. If it catches you from behind, it can be purralysingly pawerful!"

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Meowth returns as a Poké Ball summon, retaining the same behavior as before. It also appears as a Spirit.

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

Generation I Kanto
#052
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Adores circular objects. Wanders the streets 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 Johto
#136
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#052
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#138
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #045
Alola
USUM: #052
Kanto
#052
Sun It lies around all day, becoming active near dusk. At night, it wanders the city in search of loose change.
Moon It loves shiny things. It often fights with Murkrow over prey they're both trying to catch.
Ultra Sun When visiting a junkyard, you may catch sight of it having an intense fight with Murkrow over shiny objects.
Ultra Moon It loves coins, so if you give it one, you can make friends with Meowth easily. But it's fickle, so you can't count on that friendship lasting.
Let's Go Pikachu Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can't stop itself from picking them up.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Meowth
Sun This Pokémon was not originally found in Alola. Human actions caused a surge in their numbers, and they went feral. They're prideful and crafty.
Moon When its delicate pride is wounded, or when the gold coin on its forehead is dirtied, it flies into a hysterical rage.
Ultra Sun It's impulsive, selfish, and fickle. It's very popular with some Trainers who like giving it the attention it needs.
Ultra Moon A royal house that flourished in the distant past brought it here from another region. Meowth is both selfish and prideful.
Let's Go Pikachu Highly intelligent and prideful, it's famously difficult to handle–but that's also a reason for its popularity.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#182
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It loves to collect shiny things. If it's in a good mood, it might even let its Trainer have a look at its hoard of treasures.
Shield It washes its face regularly to keep the coin on its forehead spotless. It doesn't get along with Galarian Meowth.
Brilliant Diamond It is nocturnal by nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter as brightly as the shiny object.
Shining Pearl
Alolan Meowth
Sword It's accustomed to luxury because it used to live with Alolan royalty. As a result, it's very picky about food.
Shield Deeply proud and keenly smart, this Pokémon moves with cunning during battle and relentlessly attacks enemies' weak points.
Galarian Meowth
Sword Living with a savage, seafaring people has toughened this Pokémon's body so much that parts of it have turned to iron.
Shield These daring Pokémon have coins on their foreheads. Darker coins are harder, and harder coins garner more respect among Meowth.
Gigantamax Meowth
Sword The pattern that has appeared on its giant coin is thought to be the key to unlocking the secrets of the Dynamax phenomenon.
Shield Its body has grown incredibly long and the coin on its forehead has grown incredibly large—all thanks to Gigantamax power.
Generation IX Paldea
#141
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet All it does is sleep during the daytime. At night, it patrols its territory with its eyes aglow.
Violet It loves things that sparkle. When it sees a shiny object, the gold coin on its head shines, too.


Pokédex Image Meowth SM.png Pokédex Image Meowth-Alola SM.png Pokédex Image Meowth SV.png
Meowth in the Alola Pokédex Alolan Meowth in the Alola Pokédex Meowth in the Paldea Pokédex

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 at the 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, Water Path
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Prestige Precept Center (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
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Persian
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 2, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Malie Garden (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 2, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Malie Garden (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Let's Go Pikachu
Trade
Let's Go Eevee
Routes 24 and 25 (Kantonian Form)
Trade Kantonian Meowth on Cinnabar Island (Alolan Form)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Trade Galarian Meowth at Turffield Stadium (Kantonian Form)
Event (Gigantamax Factor) (Kantonian Form)
TradeVersion 1.2.0+ (Alolan Form)
Route 4 (Galarian Form)
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle) (Galarian Form)
Expansion Pass
Trade Galarian Meowth with Regina on Isle of Armor (Kantonian Form)
Reward for finding at least 5 Alolan Diglett (Alolan Form)
Brawlers' Cave, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone Sea, Snowslide Slope, Path to the Peak, Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea (Max Raid Battle) (Galarian Form)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Trophy Garden (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan/Galarian Forms)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: Area Three (Kantonian Form)
West Province: Area Three (Kantonian Form)
South Province: Area Two (Flying Tera Type) (Kantonian Form)
Tera Raid Battles (2★) (Kantonian Form)
Pokémon HOME (Alolan Form)
Gift from Salvatore (Galarian Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Trade with Salvatore in the League Club Room (Alolan Form)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Beach
Pinball
Blue Field: Cerulean City, Vermilion City Streets, Celadon City, Saffron City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Upgrade binder
Trozei!
Secret Storage 9, Secret Storage 18, Endless Level 22, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Western Cave (B3F-B6F)
Ranger
Fall City, Dusk Factory
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Happy Outlook (B5F-B15F)
MD Sky
Partner Pokémon, Happy Outlook (B5F-B15F)
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode C & A)
MD Light
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone, Haunted Zone, Meeting Place*
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Challenger's Ground
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Aurora, Terrera
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort! (Boss), Locomotive Café: Dash Race!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 5
Rumble World
White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Old-Growth Woods (All Areas)
Picross
Area 08
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Pinsir Sea, Gengar Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal (Kantonian Form)
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal (Alolan Form)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Wish Cave (20F-22F, 97F-98F)
Fainted Pokémon: Silver Trench, Buried Relic, Desert Region
New Snap
Research Camp (Kantonian Form)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 37 (Kantonian Form)
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 633 (Kantonian Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (19th release; Alolan Form)
Masters EX
Scottie/Bettie & MeowthEgg (Kantonian Form)
Egg event (Meow Meow Meow!): Scottie/Bettie & MeowthEgg (Alolan/Galarian Forms)
Café ReMix
Order #96 (Mix), Complete Gratin a la Pumpkaboo recipe (ReMix) (Kantonian Form)
Meowth Happy 2022 Pack (Welcome 2022; Kantonian Form)


In events

Meowth
Games Event Language/Region 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 Yukina's Meowth Japanese Japan 21 December 9 to 22, 2008
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
XYORAS Happy Meal Meowth PAL region Online 20 August 20, 2016 to February 28, 2017
SwSh Gigantamax Meowth All Online 5 November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020
Galarian Meowth
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Hidden Ability Galarian Meowth All Online 15 June 11 to 18, 2020
Wild Area News
Meowth
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 May 26 to June 1, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 April 30 to May 2, 2021
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 17 April 30 to May 2, 2021
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 January 1 to 9, 2022
Alolan Meowth
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50 April 30 to May 2, 2021
Galarian Meowth
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 June 30 to July 31, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50 April 30 to May 2, 2021
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17Shiny April 30 to May 2, 2021

Held items

Meowth

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear. Meowth was available to be traded for in My Pokémon Ranch only as part of an online event.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Berry Berry (100%)
Yellow
FireRed LeafGreen
Nugget Nugget (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
Ranch
Pink Scarf Pink Scarf (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black 2 White 2
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Alolan Meowth

Games Held items
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon

Stats

Base stats

Meowth
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
290
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.
Alolan Meowth
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
290
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Galarian Meowth
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
290
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
1/1
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/15 ★★


Type effectiveness

Meowth

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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:

Alolan Meowth

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Galarian Meowth

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
088 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
1212 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2929 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3232 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4040 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • 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
Alolan Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
088 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
1212 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2929 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3232 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3636 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4040 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • 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
Galarian Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
088 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
1212 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2929 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3232 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4040 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
4444 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • 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

By TM

Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Meowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM203Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Meowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM170Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM223Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Meowth

By breeding

Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MankeyEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonTeddiursaUrsaringUrsalunaSlakothSlakingEspurrMeowsticGreedentLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbun
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
DunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpySlakothSlakingZangooseCubchooBearticKomalaCetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
StantlerWyrdeer
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomSnubbullGranbullPhanpyPachirisuMinccinoCinccinoFidoughDachsbun
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesZoruaZoroark*
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
PikachuRaichuRaichuVulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesPsyduckGolduckRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosTaurosTaurosTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomWooperWooperQuagsireClodsireSnubbullGranbullTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaFennekinBraixenDelphoxSkiddoGogoatDedenneSkwovetGreedentMorpekoSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscaradaLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbunGreavardHoundstone
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meowth
  • 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
Alolan Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MankeyEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonTeddiursaUrsaringUrsalunaSlakothSlakingEspurrMeowsticGreedentLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbun
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
DunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpySlakothSlakingZangooseCubchooBearticKomalaCetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MorpekoShroodleGrafaiai
Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
StantlerWyrdeer
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Mirror Herb*
Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesZoruaZoroark*
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meowth
  • 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
Galarian Meowth
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MankeyEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonTeddiursaUrsaringUrsalunaSlakothSlakingEspurrMeowsticGreedentLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbun
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
NumelCameruptTorkoalZangooseZoruaZoroark
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
TaurosTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTyphlosionSentretFurretDunsparceDudunsparcePhanpyStantlerWyrdeerNumelHippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuckSkiddoGogoatPassimianScorbunnyRabootCinderaceLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbunMaschiffMabosstiffCyclizarGreavardHoundstoneCetoddleCetitan
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
DunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpySlakothSlakingZangooseCubchooBearticKomalaCetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthPersianZangooseStunkySkuntankWeavileZoroarkMeowscarada
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesZoruaZoroark*
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meowth
  • 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

Special moves

Meowth

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Wild Tera PokémonLv. 15 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Meowth can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • 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 moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Beat Up Meowth M (Movie Random Pack 17)
Double Kick Meowth (Supreme Victors 114)

Side game data

Meowth

Pokémon Pinball
Pin052.png Pinani052.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani052.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 052.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 052.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Lively Town after connecting with 300 Pokémon
Connected to: Hawlucha
Connection Orb Set: 7

Phrases
Normal I like round things, meow!
Low HP (< 50%) This one's getting rough, meow…
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 18 Max. exp.: 23
Browser entry R-099
Meowth can cut trees down with its claws. It cleverly walks on its hind legs.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush052Body.png Walking Speed: 2.18 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 44 Base Speed: 60
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
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is shrewd, but surprisingly earnest. He collects Berries so the one he's thinking about will pay attention to him.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP052.png HP: Move: Fury Swipes
Attack: Ability 1: Mountaineer
Ability 2: Fortune
Ability 3: Bonanza
Defense:
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves into Persian when its Speed is 96 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tsunehisa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT052.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Normal
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#084
Shuffle052.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO052.png Base HP: 120 Base Attack: 92 Base Defense: 78
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Meowth Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Bite
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Dark Pulse, Foul Play*, Body Slam, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Magikarp Jump Amulet Coin.png Friendship Item: Amulet Coin (Beat the Great League) ★✰✰✰✰: +0%
★★✰✰✰: +20% (1Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★✰✰: +40% (2Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★✰: +100% (5Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★★: +200% (7Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
Skill: Grants Coins
Recovery time: 2 hours 30 minutes
New Pokémon Snap
NPS052.png
Photodex entry #035
At some point, Meowth made itself at home near camp and started dropping by to nap or play around. I wouldn't mind so much if it'd just keep its paws off the NEO-ONE...

Alolan Meowth

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Dark
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 40 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 10

#084
Shuffle052A.png

Shot Out
Erases two non-Support Pokémon and increases damage.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush052ABody.png Walking Speed: 2.18 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 44 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO052A.png Base HP: 120 Base Attack: 99 Base Defense: 78
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Meowth Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Bite
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Dark Pulse, Foul Play, Trailblaze*

Galarian Meowth

Pokémon GO
GO052G.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 92
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Meowth Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Gyro Ball, Dig, Trailblaze*

Form data

Gigantamax

Dynamax icon.png
Gigantamax Factor
Meowth
Meowth
Meowth
 Normal 

Dynamax Band
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
Meowth
Gigantamax
Meowth
Meowth
 Normal 

Evolution data

Meowth

0052Meowth.png
Unevolved
Meowth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 28
0053Persian.png
First evolution
Persian
 Normal 


Alolan Meowth

Alolan Meowth evolves into Alolan Persian when leveled up with high friendship. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Alolan Meowth evolves into Alolan Persian starting at level 28.

Meowth
Unevolved
Meowth
Alolan Form
 Dark 
Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up with
high friendship

Rare Candy
Level 28PE
Persian
First evolution
Persian
Alolan Form
 Dark 


Galarian Meowth

0052Meowth-Galar.png
Unevolved
Meowth
Galarian Form
 Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 28
0863Perrserker.png
First evolution
Perrserker
 Steel 



Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 052.png Spr b g1 052.png Spr 1b 052.png Spr b g1 052.png Spr 1y 052.png Spr b g1 052.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 052.png Spr b 2g 052.png Spr 2s 052.png Spr b 2s 052.png Spr 2c 052.png Spr b 2c 052.png
Spr 2g 052 s.png Spr b 2g 052 s.png Spr 2s 052 s.png Spr b 2s 052 s.png Spr 2c 052 s.png Spr b 2c 052 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 052.png Spr b 3r 052.png Spr 3e 052.png Spr b 3e 052.png Spr 3f 052.png Spr b 3f 052.png
Spr 3r 052 s.png Spr b 3r 052 s.png Spr 3e 052 s.png Spr b 3e 052 s.png Spr 3f 052 s.png Spr b 3f 052 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 052.png Spr b 4d 052.png Spr 4p 052.png Spr b 4p 052.png Spr 4h 052.png Spr b 4h 052.png
Spr 4d 052 s.png Spr b 4d 052 s.png Spr 4p 052 s.png Spr b 4p 052 s.png Spr 4h 052 s.png Spr b 4h 052 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 052.png Spr b 5b 052.png Spr 5b2 052.png Spr b 5b2 052.png
Spr 5b 052 s.png Spr b 5b 052 s.png Spr 5b2 052 s.png Spr b 5b2 052 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 052.png
Spr b 6x 052.png
Spr 6o 052.png
Spr b 6o 052.png
Spr 6x 052 s.png
Spr b 6x 052 s.png
Spr 6o 052 s.png
Spr b 6o 052 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 052.png
Spr b 7s 052.png
Spr 7s 052.png
Spr b 7s 052.png
Spr 7s 052A.png
Spr b 7s 052A.png
Spr 7s 052A.png
Spr b 7s 052A.png
Spr 7s 052 s.png
Spr b 7s 052 s.png
Spr 7s 052 s.png
Spr b 7s 052 s.png
Spr 7s 052A s.png
Spr b 7s 052A s.png
Spr 7s 052A s.png
Spr b 7s 052A s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 052.png
Spr 7p 052 s.png
Spr 7p 052A.png
Spr 7p 052A s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 052.png
Spr 8s 052 s.png
Spr 8s 052A.png
Spr 8s 052A s.png
Spr 8s 052G.png
Spr 8s 052G s.png
Spr 8s 052Gi.png
Spr 8s 052Gi s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0052.png HOME0052 s.png
HOME0052A.png HOME0052A s.png
HOME0052G.png HOME0052G s.png
HOME0052Gi.png HOME0052Gi s.png
052MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Meowth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

$1 coins from Niue
Meowth in Pokémon Battle Chess
  • 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 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 is 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.
    • The only time Meowth is depicted on all fours in the games is in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver; when the player places Meowth as the first Pokémon in their party, Meowth will walk on four legs behind the player.
  • Meowth is the first Pokémon in the Pokémon anime to talk.
  • Meowth's number in the National Pokédex and the Alola Pokédex in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the same: 052.
  • Meowth is the only Pokémon to have regional forms for multiple regions.
  • Meowth is the only Pokémon to have both a regional form and Gigantamax form.
  • Meowth may be considered a counterpart of Mankey. Both of them are Generation I Pokémon who evolve into their evolved forms at level 28. Meowth is exclusive to Pokémon Blue, Silver, SoulSilver, and Let's Go Eevee!; while Mankey is exclusive to Red, Gold, HeartGold, and Let's Go, Pikachu!. Also, in Black 2 and White 2, Yancy will trade the player a Meowth if the player is male, and Curtis will trade Mankey if the player is female. Additionally, both seem to have a similar color scheme.
  • Meowth appears in Pokémon Battle Chess. It doesn't behave like any traditional piece in chess.

Origin

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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 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. Meowth's color and pattern suggest that it also draws inspiration from Siamese cats. Its Japanese Pokémon category also suggests it is based on a Bakeneko.

Unlike the normal Meowth, Alolan Meowth appears to be based more on domestic cats that underwent selective breeding, specifically those owned by royalty. In particular, its appearance resembles the "British Blue" color variant of the British Shorthair, an imported breed known well for its large and rounded head and pronounced 'smile', which the breed developed through artificial selection as part of the process of developing its pedigree.

Based on its appearance and Sword Pokédex entry, Galarian Meowth may be based on Norwegian Forest cats, large fluffy cats with beard-like ruffs, or European Wildcats, with traits of the Vikings that kept the breed's presumed ancestors on their ships.

Gigantamax Meowth's elongated body may be based on a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus about a giant cat with outstretched arms and the longcat meme.

Name origin

Meowth may be a combination of meow (the sound a cat makes), mouth, and wealth, alluding to the Maneki-neko's capacity to bring good fortune. The -th may also be borrowed from Nyarth, as both meow and nyā are onomatopoeia of a cat's cry.

Nyarth may be a play on ニャー nyā (the sound a cat makes in Japanese).

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, ouste and -ss
Spain Flag.png Spanish Meowth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mauzi From miau, mauzen and Mieze
Italy Flag.png Italian Meowth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나옹 Naong From a corruption of 야옹 yaong
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 喵喵 Miāomiāo*
喵貓 / 喵猫 Miāomāo*
From miāo
From miāo and māo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 喵喵 Mēumēu*
喵喵怪 Mēumēugwaai*
From mīu
From mīu and gwaai