|Scratch Cat Pokémon|
|1′4″ (0.4m)||9.3 lbs. (4.2kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 Speed Point|
Meowth (Pokédex. It is a Normal-Type, and is known as the Scratch Cat Pokémon.) is the 52nd Pokémon in the
Meowth can use one of two Abilities: Pickup, which gives it a 10% chance of picking up an item after battle and holding onto it, provided it isn't already holding an item; or Technician, which gives a 50% power increase to moves with a base power less than or equal to 60. A third Ability is available to Meowth from the Dream World, the Unnerve Ability, which prevents opposing Pokémon from consuming their held Berry whilst in battle.
Meowth gain the opportunity to evolve into a Persian starting at Level 28.
Meowth is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Meowth One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Meowth has mostly cat-like features, such as having whiskers on their face and the ability to retract its claws and have have them out again. Meowth has a cream coloured fur coat with some brown markings at the tip of its back feet and tail that is slightly spiraled at the end. Some Meowth can stand on their hind legs and walk on them whilst other Meowth can not. They have black pointed ears. Meowth has a gold coin or charm placing on their forehead.
 Gender Differences
Meowth has no gender differences.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Meowth can be found at Routes 5-8 in Pokémon Blue. In Silver and Crystal Meowth can be found at Routes 5-8, 38 & 39; in Crystal Meowth can also appear at Route 11. The only way to obtain a Meowth in Red, Yellow and Gold is to trade for one.
A Meowth can be obtained in Pokémon Emerald at the Battle Frontier by trading with a Trainer that is requesting a Skitty in exchange. In Fire Red and Leaf Green, in addition to reprising its original appearances at Routes 5-8, Meowth can also be found at Bond Bridge, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Canyon Entrance, Seavault Canyon, Ruin Valley and Water Path.
Meowth can be found at the Trophy Garden as one of the Daily Pokémon in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Soul Silver, Meowth can be found at Routes 5-8, 38, and 39. The only way to obtain one in Heart Gold is to trade for one or utilize Pal Park.
Meowth can be traded for with Yancy at Nimbasa City in Black 2 and White 2, but this only applies to Male trainers. Female trainers would have these trades go through Curtis and the first trade in that sequence would be for a Mankey--in this case trading or Dream World would be required to obtain one.
 Spin-Off Games
Meowth makes appearances at Secret Storage 9 & 18, Endless Level 22 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Meowth is a Starter Pokémon in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games, and can also be found at Western Cave 3F-6F. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Meowth can be found at The Nightmare B1-B17, Marine Resort B1-B19 and Happy Outlook B1-B19. All three areas can have Meowth appear at random, and Happy Outlook is known as Joy Cape in Explorers of Sky. Meowth is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 1F-10F and Final Cave 3F-6F.
Meowth can be found at Fall City in Pokémon Ranger. This is the only game in the Pokémon Ranger series that Meowth has appeared in as of writing.
Meowth can be found at the Meeting Place, Cavern Zone or Haunted Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Complete a quiz at either of those three locations to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Meowth can be befriended at multiple locations by purchasing an item. Those locations include Cove Town and Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area; Windmill Way and Verdant Court in the Arbor Area; Arcane Area's Lakeshore; Rockridge Fort and the Colosseum in the Crag Area; and the Train Depot and Unawarehouse in the Tech Area.
Meowth can be found at Aurora and Terrera in Pokémon Conquest.
 Trading Card Game
Meowth is listed in 16 different sets, along with the Wizards Promos (2), a Nintendo Promo, Pokémon Organized Play Series 5 as a Common Card, the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack and the Black/White Promo (3) sets. Meowth is listed as a Common Card in the Jungle, Team Rocket, Gym Challenge, Expedition, Skyridge, EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Delta Species, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species), Legends Awakened, Supreme Victors, HeartGold/SoulSilver, Next Destines and Boundaries Crossed sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Gym Challenge and EX Team Rocket Returns sets; and as a Hidden Rare card in the Noble Victories set.
 Anime/Manga Information
The vast majority of Meowth's appearances has been as a member of Team Rocket since the second episode in the series Pokémon Emergency! This Meowth is able to walk and speak like a human. The only other notable trainer to use a Meowth was Tyson, who used one in the Hoenn League.
In episode Once More With Reeling, Meowth, together with Jessie and James, uses a net cannon and captures Pikachu and other Pokémon during Pokémon Contest break. But when jumped, Meowth, by James's command, fired a net to capture Blaziken but, instead of capturing, Blaziken just cut down the net and used Blaze Kick. Meowth was exceptionally panicky (his first word that he said after Blaziken cut down the net was "Yikes").
Team Rocket's Meowth has appeared in all Pokémon films and Pikachu shorts released to date. This Meowth would get cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back, and made a subsequent appearance in Mewtwo Returns, but the clone did not retain Meowth's speech capabilities.
Red would set a Meowth free from Professor Oak's lab by accident in Chapter 2, but was successful in recapturing the Scratch Cat Pokémon.
A trainer named Sham would own a Meowth prior to its evolution into one of her Persians, making a flashback appearance in Chapter 268 and a subsequent photo appearance in Chapter 297.
A group of Meowth under the command of Team Galactic would be on guard in Chapter 403.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Meowth is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
 Area Locations
|Silver||Common||Routes 5-8, 38, and 39|
|Crystal||Common||Routes 5-8, 11, 38, and 39 (Night)|
|Emerald||Only One||Trade Skitty|
|Fire Red/Leaf Green||Common||Routes 5-8, Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, and Water Path|
|XD: Gale of Darkness||Only One||Phenac City: Snag from Cipher Peon Fostin|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||5%||Trophy Garden (Daily Pokémon)|
|Heart Gold||None||Pal Park or Trade|
|Soul Silver||20% (Morning/Day)||Route 5|
|Soul Silver||30%||Route 5 (Night)|
Route 6 (Night)
Route 38 (Morning/Day)
Route 39 (Morning/Day)
|Soul Silver||40% (Night)||Route 38|
|Black/White||None||Poké Transfer, Dream World or Trade|
|Black 2/White 2||Only One||Nimbasa City: Trade with Yancy|
|I||Pokémon Red||Adores circular objects. Wanders the street on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Adores circular objects. Wanders the street on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can't stop from picking them up.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||It is fascinated by round objects. It can't stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||It loves anything that shines. It especially adores coins that it picks up and secretly hoards.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||It loves things that sparkle. When it sees a shiny object, the gold coin on its head shines too.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||All it does is sleep during the daytime. At night, it patrols its territory with its eyes aglow.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Adores round objects. It wanders the streets on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It is fascinated by round objects. It can't stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It loves anything that shines. It especially adores coins that it picks up and secretly hoards.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.|
|V||Pokémon White||It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It is nocturnal in nature. If it spots something shiny, its eyes glitter brightly.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Unknown Entry|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Unknown Entry|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Dream World
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Move Tutor
 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
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