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General Information
Species Scratch Cat Pokémon
Type Normal
Ability Pickup
Unnerve (Hidden Ability)
Gender Ratio 50% male, 50% female
Height 1'04"
Weight 9.3 lbs
Related Pokémon Alolan Meowth (Alolan form)
Alolan Persian (evolved Alolan form)
Persian (evolved form)
Evolves into Persian (Lv. 28)
Breeding Information
Egg Group Field
Pokédex / Browser Numbers
National #052
Kanto #052
Johto #136 (Generation II)
Fiore R-099

Meowth is a Normal-type Pokémon that evolves into Persian at Lv. 28.


Meowth is a 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 oval coin, called a charm, embedded in its forehead. Its ears are black with brown interiors, and are flanked with an additional pair of long whiskers. The tip of its tail curls tightly.

Meowth is a quadruped Pokémon that can train to walk on its hind legs.


Meowth tends to live in urban areas.


Meowth is attracted to round and shiny objects. It is known to wander about city streets and pick up anything that sparkles, such as loose change. Upon finding a sparkling object, its eyes will glitter and its charm will shine brightly.


Meowth can freely manipulate its claws, retracting them when it wants to move silently.

Meowth can have human-like intelligence, as well as being able to teach itself how to speak.


According to Meowth in Team Rocket, learning to speak comes at a cost of battling skill. However, this appears to be untrue as he has shown to be quite powerful in battle at times.

Related Pokémon[]

Meowth has a variant in Alola, known as Alolan Meowth.

Notable Meowth[]


Canon Trainer Group(s) Note(s)
Meowth Anime Pokémon League entrance exam instructor -
Meowth Anime The Black Arachnid -
Meowth Anime Timmy -
Meowth Anime Tyson -
Meowth Anime None Meowth Gang in Hollywood (formerly, left)
Team Rocket
Meowth Anime None Mirror Team Rocket
Meowthtwo Anime None -
Meowzie Anime Unknown woman (formerly, released) Meowth Gang in Hollywood
Meowth Games Jessie and James - Seen in Pokémon Yellow.
The Partner Games None Team Poképals Seen in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky.
The Player Games None Team Poképals Seen in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness.

F​ormer Meowth[]

Name Canon


Ditto Anime Duplica Via Transform.
Ditto 1 Anime Narissa Via Transform.
Ditto 2 Anime Narissa Via Transform.
Mew Anime None Via Transform.
Seen in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.