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Meowth

Meowth

Meowth's Type

NORMAL

Meowth's Pokédex #s

Galar #
182
National #
52

Meowth's Base Stats

HP:
40
Attack:
45
Defense:
35
Sp. Atk:
40
Sp. Def:
40
Speed:
90
Total:
290

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Field
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
1 Speed

Meowth's Abilities

Here are what abilities Meowth can possibly have, along with their effects.
Pickup
Picks up held items or items thrown with Flung in battle. Picks up useful items after battles outside of battle based on level.
Technician
All of Meowth's moves with a base power of 60 or less have their power increased by 50%.
Unnerve
No opposing Pokémon can consume any Berries while Meowth is on the field.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Meowth's weakness and resistance is to various types.
FIGHTING
immune
GHOST

Meowth's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Meowth evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Meowth
Meowth
starting form
Persian
Persian
at level 28

Meowth's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Meowth can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Meowth learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Fake Out
+3 priority. 100% chance of making the target flinch. Fails unless used on the first turn Meowth is sent out.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 10 One Target
1
Growl
Lowers all nearby enemies' Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 40 Nearby Enemies
4
Feint
Strikes first and breaks through the target's Protect-like moves.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
30 100% 10 One Target
8
Scratch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
12
Pay Day
Scatters coins after the fight. $5 times Meowth's level.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 20 One Target
16
Bite
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
20
Taunt
Prevents the target from using Status moves for the next few turns.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
24
Assurance
Does double damage if the target was already damaged this turn.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
29
Fury Swipes
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
18 80% 15 One Target
32
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
36
Slash
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
40
Nasty Plot
Raises Meowth's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
44
Play Rough
10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.
FAIRY
PHYSICAL
90 90% 10 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Meowth can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM02
Pay Day
Scatters coins after the fight. $5 times Meowth's level.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 20 One Target
TM15
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM16
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
TM21
Rest
Meowth restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM23
Thief
Damages the target and steals its held item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Meowth from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM27
Icy Wind
100% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM29
Charm
Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Meowth is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM56
U-turn
Forces Meowth to switch out after dealing damage.
BUG
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM57
Payback
Does double damage if Meowth attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM58
Assurance
Does double damage if the target was already damaged this turn.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM65
Shadow Claw
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GHOST
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM79
Retaliate
Damage is doubled if one of your Pokémon fainted during the previous turn.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 5 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Meowth can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR01
Body Slam
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
85 100% 15 One Target
TR08
Thunderbolt
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR09
Thunder
30% chance of paralyzing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
TR17
Amnesia
Raises Meowth's Special Defense by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Meowth's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Meowth's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR31
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TR33
Shadow Ball
20% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GHOST
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR35
Uproar
Lose control for up to 5 turns. While the Uproar is active, no Pokémon can be asleep.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 Random Enemy
TR37
Taunt
Prevents the target from using Status moves for the next few turns.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TR42
Hyper Voice
Damages all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 Nearby Enemies
TR58
Dark Pulse
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR59
Seed Bomb
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR68
Nasty Plot
Raises Meowth's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR73
Gunk Shot
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
PHYSICAL
120 80% 5 One Target
TR81
Foul Play
Foul Play uses the target's Attack stat instead of Meowth's to calculate damage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
95 100% 15 One Target
TR85
Work Up
Raises Meowth's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
TR90
Play Rough
10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.
FAIRY
PHYSICAL
90 90% 10 One Target
TR95
Throat Chop
Prevents the target from using any sound-based moves for the next two turns.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Meowth can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Spite
Lowers the target's PP of its last used move.
GHOST
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
EGG
Hypnosis
Puts the target to sleep.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- 60% 20 One Target
EGG
Last Resort
Fails unless all other moves have been used at least once first.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
140 100% 5 One Target
EGG
Flail
Does more damage when Meowth's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Tail Whip
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
EGG
Covet
Damages the target and steals its held item.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target

Where to Find Meowth

If you're looking for where to find Meowth, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Meowth in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently the encounters do not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Special Ways to Get Meowth

You can trade a Galarian Meowth for a standard Meowth in the Turffield Stadium.

Notes About Meowth

The special event Gigantamax Meowth cannot evolve. Additionally, breeding the standard Meowth will result in a Galarian Meowth as the offspring.
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