All About Meowth Pokémon

Last Modified May 31, 2021 10:16 GMT

Meowth was one of the original 151 Pokémon. At a glance, this Normal-type Scratch Cat Pokémon doesn’t draw much attention, but Meowth has become an icon of the Pokémon franchise thanks to its association with Team Rocket’s dynamic duo Jesse and James. The Team Rocket Meowth in the Pokémon anime is one of the only Pokémon in the TV show to communicate in fluent human speech.


Meowth Pokemon


About Meowth


Meowth is a Normal-type Pokémon known for being vain, vindictive, and greedy. It loves money and will do anything to get it. Though Meowth from different regions has different personalities and appearances, they all share a fierce love of money and a haughty disdain for others.


Meowth’s National Pokédex number is 52.


First appearance in animePokémon: Indigo League (Season 1)
First appearance in gameGeneration 1 (Pokémon Green Version, Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version)
Region Kanto, Alola, Galar
Evolution (Kanto)→ Meowth → Persian
1st Evo levelMeowth evolves into Persian at level 28
Evolution (Alola)→ Alolan Meowth → Alolan Persian
1st Evo levelAlolan Meowth evolves into Alolan Persian by leveling up at high friendship
Evolution (Galar)→ Galarian Meowth → Perrserker
1st Evo levelGalarian Meowth evolves into Perrserker at level 28
Pokedex Entry (Kanto)It washes its face regularly to keep the coin on its forehead spotless. It doesn't get along with Galarian Meowth.
Pokedex Entry (Alola)It's accustomed to luxury because it used to live with Alolan royalty. As a result, it's very picky about food.
Pokedex Entry (Galar)These daring Pokémon have coins on their foreheads. Darker coins are harder, and harder coins garner more respect among Meowth.
Pokedex Entry (Gigantamax)The pattern that has appeared on its giant coin is thought to be the key to unlocking the secrets of the Dynamax phenomenon.

Meowth Base stats


HP40
ATTACK45
DEFENCE35
SP. ATTACK40
SP. DEFENCE40
SPEED90
TOTAL290


Alolan Meowth Base stats


HP40
ATTACK35
DEFENCE35
SP. ATTACK50
SP. DEFENCE40
SPEED90
TOTAL290


Galarian Meowth Base stats


HP50
ATTACK65
DEFENCE55
SP. ATTACK40
SP. DEFENCE40
SPEED40
TOTAL290


Appearance of Meowth


Meowth looks like a cat standing on its hind legs. Though Meowth can be seen walking and running on four legs, it typically stands and walks on two legs. As a result, its forelegs have grown longer and function as arms. Meowth has white fur and brown rear paws. Its tail curls tightly at the end and has a brown tip. Meowth’s ears are black, and it has six long whiskers: two stick out from each side of its face, and two stick out from above its eyes. At the center of its forehead, it mounts a freshly polished coin as a keepsake.


Shiny Meowth has brown fur with pink accents.


Appearance of Meowth


Behavior of Meowth


Meowth loves shiny things: especially coins. It inhabits urban areas and commonly wanders city streets at night in search of loose change. Meowth is typically jealous, selfish, and cold., but it has been known to bond closely with trainers from time to time. The Team Rocket Meowth that travels with Jesse and James was smart enough to teach itself human speech; however, it appears to be the only Meowth that has done so.


Behavior of Meowth


Strengths and Weaknesses


Meowth’s Normal typing gives it immunity to Ghost-type moves. However, Meowth is weak at Fighting-type moves.


Meowth’s high Speed and Attack make it a fast physical attacker.


Strengths and Weaknesses of Meowth


Shiny Meowth


Shiny Meowth doesn’t stand out as much as other Shiny Pokémon because it has a color pattern only slightly different from normal Meowth. Shiny Meowth swaps its cream-colored fur and brown highlights for light brown fur and pink highlights. This subtle palette swap makes it easy to overlook Shiny Meowth in Pokémon collections and battles.


Shiny Meowth


Galarian Meowth


Galarian Meowth is a Steel-type cat Pokémon known for its love of battle. It is fierce and aggressive and doesn’t usually get along with Kantonian Meowth. While Meowth’s Kantonian and Alolan forms favor Speed, Galarian Meowth has a high Defense stat and Steel typing, which makes it a sturdy Pokémon in battle.


Galarian Meowth has hard, dark brown fur and a large beard that is as hard as iron, along with small horns on top of its head. The tips of its horns and tail are black, and it also has sharp black claws, black toes on its hind paws, and black ears.


Shiny Galarian Meowth swaps its brown fur for cream-colored fur like Kantonian Meowth.


Galarian Meowth’s Steel typing gives it a good defense against Normal, Grass, Ice, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Steel, and Fairy-type moves, and immunity to Poison-type moves. However, Galarian Meowth is weak to Fire, Fighting, and Ground-type moves.


Galarian Meowth’s high Attack and Defense make it a tough physical attacker.


Galarian Meowth evolves into Perrserker at level 28.


Galarian Meowth


Alolan Meowth


Alolan Meowth is a Dark-type cat Pokémon that was once kept as a pet by Alolan royalty. It is even more vain and vindictive than its Kantonian counterparts due to the life of luxury it once led. It keenly analyzes and exploits its foes’ weaknesses in battle.


Alolan Meowth has pale gray fur and a slender, delicate body, and it usually walks on its hind legs. It has black ears, and the tips of its hind paws and tail are white.


Shiny Alolan Meowth swaps its gray fur and white feet and tail for blue fur and a purple tail and feet.


Alolan Meowth’s Dark typing gives it a good defense against Ghost and Dark-type moves, and immunity to Psychic-type moves. However, Alolan Meowth is weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-type moves.


Alolan Meowth’s high Special Attack and Speed make it a fast special attacker.


Alolan Meowth evolves into Alolan Persian when it levels up while at high friendship.


Alolan Meowth


Gigantamax Meowth


Gigantamax Meowth is a Normal-type Gigantamax Pokémon that has been seen sharpening its claws on skyscrapers as it stomps through the city.


Gigantamax Meowth keeps its Kantonian coloration, but it adopts a strange symbol on its forehead coin and its torso gets extremely long. Gigantamax Meowth has yellow eyes with no pupils.


Gigantamax Meowth is currently the only Pokémon that can use the move G-Max Gold Rush.


Gigantamax Meowth


Team Rocket Meowth


The Team Rocket Meowth is one of the most well-known Pokémon from the Pokémon anime. It has traveled with Jesse and James ever since season one of the Pokémon anime, and it has been in most Pokémon movies. The Team Rocket Meowth even appears in some of the games alongside Jesse and James. The Team Rocket Meowth can speak fluently with both humans and Pokémon, and it has a bit of rivalry with Ash’s Pikachu.


The Team Rocket Meowth typically travels everywhere with Jesse and James, but it is known to occasionally strike off on its own out of curiosity, boredom, excitement, sadness, or anger.


Team Rocket Meowth


Best moveset of Meowth


Meowth is a versatile Pokémon that can have a prominent place in competitive teams.


It’s important to consider Meowth’s Nature and Ability when preparing for competitive battling.


Kantonian Meowth Moves


Meowth’s Technician ability increases the power of moves with a power of 60 or less by 50%.


The best natures for Meowth will boost its Speed or Attack and will hinder its Defense.


The following moveset, combined with good IVs, good EVs, a good Nature, and the right Ability, can make Meowth a formidable All-Out Attacker.


Fake OutFeint
Water PulseAerial Ace

Alolan Meowth Moves


Meowth’s Technician ability increases the power of moves with a power of 60 or less by 50%.


The best natures for Meowth will boost its Speed or Special Attack and will hinder its Attack.


The following moveset, combined with good IVs, good EVs, a good Nature, and the right Ability, can make Meowth a formidable Special Attacker.


Parting ShotDark Pulse
Hidden Power (Fighting)Taunt

Galarian Meowth Moves


Meowth’s Tough Claws ability increases the damage of physical moves by 30%.


The best natures for Meowth will boost its Defense or Attack and will hinder its Special Attack.


The following moveset, combined with good IVs, good EVs, a good Nature, and the right Ability, can make Meowth a formidable Physical Attacker.


Fake OutPlay Rough
ThrashIron Head

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the writer.


How to catch Meowth in Pokemon Go?


How to catch Meowth in Pokémon Go


Players can catch Meowth in Pokémon Go by finding it in the wild, hatching it from 7km eggs, or encountering it in special events or raids.


How to catch Alolan Meowth in Pokémon Go


Players can catch Alolan Meowth in Pokémon Go by finding it in the wild, hatching it from 7km eggs, or encountering it in special events or raids.


How to catch Galarian Meowth in Pokémon Go


Players can catch Galarian Meowth in Pokémon Go by finding it in the wild, hatching it from 7km eggs, or encountering it in special events or raids.



Trivia


  1. Meowth is the only Pokémon in the Pokédex to have a Kantonian form, Alolan form, Galarian form, and Gigantamax form.


  1. The Team Rocket Meowth is technically still wild. It has never been captured by either Jesse or James and instead it simply follows them out of its own free will.

FAQs


Q. What Pokémon is number 52?


Meowth is Pokémon number 52 in the National Pokédex


Q. What is Meowth's weakness?


Kantonian Meowth’s weakness is Fighting-type


Alolan Meowth’s weakness is Fighting-type, Bug-type, and Fairy-type


Galarian Meowth’s weakness is Fire-type, Fighting-type, and Ground-type


Q. Is Galarian Meowth rare?


In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Galarian Meowth is found in the wild in great abundance


In Pokémon Go, Galarian Meowth is only available during special events


Q. What does the symbol on Gigantamax Meowth mean?


Pokémon scholars believe the symbol on Gigantamax Meowth is critical to discovering the secrets of the Dynamax phenomenon.


Conclusion


Meowth has been beloved by Pokémon fans for decades thanks to its cute appearance and its quirky personality in the Pokémon anime. Go collect Meowth’s many forms today!


Meowth, That’s Right!



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