National Pokédex No: #051
 Urban House Domestic 
Sapience level Non-sapient
Average height 40 cm
Average weight 4.2 kg
Diet Carnivore
Related species Persian

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Meowth (Japanese: ニャース Nyarth) is a species of cat-like Pokémon. It evolves into Persian.

Anatomy and appearanceEdit

Meowth has a distinctly feline appearance, resembling a small house cat. It has cream-colored fur, which turns brown at its paws and tail tip. Its oval-shaped head features four prominent whiskers, no nose, black-and-brown ears, and a glimmering gold oval coin (also known as a "charm") embedded in its forehead. Like Persian and 'real-life' cats, Meowth is capable of retracting the claws on its fore- and hind-paws and bringing them out again when needed.


Wild Meowth tend to live in groups in urban areas. Meowth are very fond of anything round and shiny. As such, they have been known to wander about city streets and pick up anything that is round and shiny—coins in particular. Although they are apparently not nocturnal, they spend most of the daytime napping. Meowth are considered rivals of Murkrow, because Murkrow are also known for stealing round and shiny objects and these two Pokémon have been known to steal from each other's hordes.

Meowth is generally considered to be a carnivore. However, Team Rocket's Meowth has been seen eating fruit, which could indicate that the species is in fact omnivorous.

Range and populationEdit

Meowth usually live in towns and cities. They can also occasionally be found in vibrant forests or near beaches. It is normally native to Kanto and Johto, with some rare appearances in Sinnoh.


  • Meowth is the first Pokémon in the Pokémon anime to talk.