Persian

For the regional variant form of this Pokémon, see Persian/Alolan
Persian
ペルシアン
Persian.png
Meowth < Persian > Psyduck
Species
Type
Classy Cat Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#53
Height
Weight
3′3″ (1m)
70.5 lbs. (32kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
90
Tier
EV Yield
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Persian (ペルシアン) is the 53rd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Normal-Type, and is known as the Classy Cat Pokémon.

Persian can use one of two Abilities: Limber, which prevents it from becoming afflicted with Paralysis; or Technician, which gives a 50% power increase to moves that have a base power less than or equal to 60. Its Hidden Ability is Unnerve, which prevents opposing Pokémon from consuming their held Berry whilst it is in battle.

Meowth can evolve into a Persian at Level 28.

Persian is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Persian One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Persian represents big cats, unlike Meowth who represented domestic cats. Persian has a cream colored fur coat, with some black tips on its round-ish ears. It has three long whiskers on both cheek areas. Persian has a red jewel feature on its forehead that Psychic Pokemon commonly have, however Persian has no obvious Psychic abilities. It has four long strong legs and a tail which is like Meowth's but longer and has no brown tip.

Gender Differences

Persian has no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Persian can be found on Route 7 in Silver and Crystal. In the Generation IV remake SoulSilver, Persian can be found at Route 7 and within Cerulean Cave.

Persian can be found at Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Seavault Canyon, Treasure Beach, and Water Path in FireRed and LeafGreen.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Persian can be caught in the wild at the Mirage Island near Route 124.

The only way to obtain a Persian in Blue, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black 2 and White 2 is to evolve a Meowth, while trading is required to obtain on in Red, Yellow, Gold, Ruby, Sapphire, HeartGold, Black, White, X and Y.

Spin-Off Games

A Persian can be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness by catching the Shadow Meowth, purifying it so it can gain Experience Points by winning battles, then evolving it.

Persian can be found at Secret Storage 19 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Persian in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve Meowth. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Persian can be found at The Nightmare B1-B17, Marine Resort B1-B19 and Happy Outlook B1-B19. All three locations have randomized appearances, and Happy Outlook is known as Joy Cape in Explorers of Sky.

Persian is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 21-29F, Final Cave 28F-29F, and Legendary Mountains on the following floors: 27, 29-32, 35-41, 44, 46 & 47 and 49.

Persian has yet to make an appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.

Persian can be found at Aurora in Pokémon Conquest.

Trading Card Game

Persian is listed in 12 sets and the Wizard's Promos set. Persian is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set; as an Uncommon Card in the Jungle, Team Rocket, Skyridge, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Delta Species, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species) and Legends Awakened sets; and as a Rare Card in the Gym Challenge, EX Unseen Forces (EX Card), HeartGold/SoulSilver and Next Destinies sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Persian has made some Anime appearances, mostly the Persian owned by Giovanni, the kingpin of Team Rocket, starting with the episode Battle Aboard the St. Anne. Team Rocket's Meowth battled a Wild Persian that it used to be in the same gang with in the episode Go West, Young Meowth.

A trainer named Vivica would use a Persian against Tyson's Meowth in Saved by the Beldum, a battle that Tyson's Meowth would win.

Movies

Giovanni's Persian makes appearances in Mewtwo Strikes Back and the Pikachu Short "Gotta Dance." Wild Persian make an appearance in Extreme Speed Genesect: Mewtwo's Reawakening.

Manga

Super Nerd Miles would use a Persian in Chapters 47, 48, 76 and 15.

A trainer named Saque would use a Female Persian in Chapters 277, 278, 280, 281, 286, 296-298, 412 & 414. She uses the Limber Ability.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Persian finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. The Classy Cat Pokémon has a high Speed, which gives it a great chance of hitting first bar any priority moves that come into play. Add Nasty Plot to that and Persian can be a tough special sweeper to outpace.

However, Persian's Speed is the only superb Statistic that it has--everything else is considerably lower. Special walls won't have much to fear from a Nasty Plot set, and its other use is as a scout with the Fake Out/U-Turn combination--Pursuit users will put a stop to that.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Yellow None Trade
Blue None Evolve Meowth
Gold None Trade
Silver Rare Route 7
Crystal Rare Route 7 (Night)
Ruby/Sapphire None Trade
Emerald None Evolve Meowth
FireRed/LeafGreen Rare Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, Water Path
XD: Gale of Darkness None Evolve Meowth
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Meowth
HeartGold None Trade
SoulSilver 4% Cerulean Cave: 1F (Night)
SoulSilver 5% Route 7
SoulSilver 14% Cerulean Cave: 1F (Morning/Day)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Meowth
X/Y None Transfer or Trade
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 10% Mirage Island: Near Route 124
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Blue Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Yellow The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
II Gold Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
Silver Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Crystal Behind its lithe, elegant appearance lies a barbaric side. It will tear apart its prey on a mere whim.
III Ruby Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Sapphire Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Emerald A Persian's six bold whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in its vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
FireRed Has a vicious temperament. Beware if it raises its tail straight up. It is a signal that it is about to pounce and bite.
LeafGreen Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
IV Diamond A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Pearl A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Platinum A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
HeartGold Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
SoulSilver Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
V Black A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Black 2 A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White 2 A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
VI X Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Y Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Omega Ruby Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Alpha Sapphire Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
VII Sun It has a violent temperament. It will attack anything that looks it in the eye. Its sharp claws inflict deep wounds.
Moon It has a high opinion of itself, although not to the same extent as the Alolan Persian. It’s quite difficult to make friends with this Pokémon.

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 240 334 .
Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Speed
115
211 235 329 361

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Start Play Rough Fairy.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Start Switcheroo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
6 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
9 Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
14 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
17 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
22 Feint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
25 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
32 Power Gem Rock.gif 70 100 Special.png
37 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
44 Nasty Plot Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
49 Assurance Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
56 Captivate Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
61 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
65 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Assist Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Hypnosis Psychic.gif -- 60 Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Odor Sleuth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Punishment Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

Meowth Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
30 Pay Day Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 160 -- Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 180 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 175*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 175 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 120 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 100 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 28
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Persian

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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