Meowth (Japanese: ニャース Nyarth) is a Normal-type Pokémon. It evolves into Persian.


Team Rocket's MeowthEdit

Meowth is one of the two main Pokémon in the anime, the other being Ash's Pikachu. He is known for being able to speak human language. He is a member of Team Rocket, more specifically the Team Rocket trio.

Timmy's MeowthEdit

In The Purr-fect Hero, Timmy was reunited with a Meowth that saved him from a Beedrill.

Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's MeowthEdit

In The Ultimate Test, Ash used a Meowth against the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor.


Meowth was cloned in Mewtwo Strikes Back, but his clone couldn't talk or walk on two legs, just like an ordinary Meowth, likely due to the fact that Meowth needed to learn how to do this. The Meowth clone is encountered again in Mewtwo Returns.


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.

The Black Arachnid's MeowthEdit

Over 100 years ago, The Black Arachnid had a Meowth as seen in Spinarak Attack.

Tyson's MeowthEdit

Tyson's Meowth debuted in Like a Meowth to a Flame. This Meowth was dressed up like Puss in Boots, giving it the nickname "Meowth in Boots".


A gang of Meowth on the streets of Hollywood, which Meowth was a part of and Meowzie currently is, appeared in Go West Young Meowth.

A Meowth appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a Transformation of Mew.

Pokédex entriesEdit

20px Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. Meowth loves to roam at night to gather coins and other objects that sparkle, but it spend most of the daylight hours sleeping. 20px
Ash's Pokédex in Do I Hear a Ralts?.
20px Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. It sleeps a lot during the day time and during the night-time it becomes active, moving around its territory. 20px
Dawn's Pokédex in Two Degrees of Seperation!.
20px Meowth, the Scratch Cat Pokémon. When it sees round objects, it plays and loses track of time. 20px
Dawn's Pokédex in Leave it to Brocko!'

Game dataEdit

Pokédex entryEdit

20px Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can't stop from picking them up. 20px
Pokédex entry in Pokémon Yellow Version.


In Yellow, Meowth cannot be obtained, but Team Rocket's Meowth is used in the Team Rocket trio battles and it does not evolve into Persian.