Persian (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Persian (disambiguation).
Persian
Classy Cat Pokémon
ペルシアン
Persian
#053
Persian
Persian
Alolan Persian
Alolan Persian



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Normal Unknown
Persian
Dark Unknown
Alolan Persian
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber or Technician
Persian
Fur Coat or Technician
Alolan Persian
Cacophony
Unnerve
Persian Hidden Ability
Rattled
Alolan Persian Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Persian
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Persian
3'07" 1.1 m
Alolan Persian
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
70.5 lbs. 32.0 kg
Persian
72.8 lbs. 33.0 kg
Alolan Persian
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#053
Kanto
#139
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#046
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
148
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
154
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Persian
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Alolan Persian
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Alolan Persian
Footprint
F053.png None.png
Alolan Persian
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Persian (Japanese: ペルシアン Persian) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Meowth starting at level 28.

In Alola, Persian has a regional variant that is Dark-type. It evolves from Alolan Meowth when leveled up with high friendship.

Biology

Persian is a large, quadruped, feline Pokémon. Its fur is pale tan with the exception of its black-rimmed ears. It has a short muzzle with a small, black nose, red eyes with slit pupils, rounded ears, a pair of pointed teeth in its upper jaw, and three whiskers on either side of its face. Its thick whiskers are very sensitive to changes in air movements, enabling it to detect its prey by movement alone. In the center of its forehead is a red jewel. Its long tail has a distinctive curl at the end. Persian communicates with body language, and holds its tail upright to signal its intention to pounce. It has long legs and three-toed paws with retractible claws. Persian's lithe muscles also enable it to walk without making a sound.

Persian normally lives in towns and cities. Although popular for its elegance, it is extremely difficult to raise as a pet due to its fickle and temperamental personality. It will scratch anyone, including its Trainer, with little or no provocation, and has been observed ripping its prey apart for no discernible reason. However, when a Persian is yanked by its whiskers, it becomes temporarily docile for unknown reasons. In the past, Pay Day was its signature move.

Alolan Persian has a body that is similar to its regular counterpart, but is grey-blue in color. Its face however has a different shape, being larger and more rounded with noticeable jowls. This distinctive face is admired by the people of Alola. Its eyes are usually in a half-closed state and instead of a red forehead jewel, it has a blue jewel. In behavior, it is described as highly intelligent and having an even higher opinion of itself. It uses underhanded tactics in battle, but its haughty personality causes it to underestimate opponents.

In the anime

In the main series

Persian in the anime

Major appearances

Giovanni's Persian

Giovanni has a Persian that is his primary Pokémon. It first appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne. While it is almost always seen at his side, it was only seen battling once. Meowth of Team Rocket seems to be its "rival" as Giovanni's "top cat."

Other

A Persian that was the leader of a pack of street Meowth (which Team Rocket's Meowth was also once part of) appeared in Go West, Young Meowth!.

Ash battled a Persian in The Mandarin Island Miss-Match. The Classy Cat Pokémon was taken out by Ash's Squirtle after hitting it with Thunderbolt.

In Saved by the Beldum!, Tyson's Meowth defeated a Persian owned by a girl named Vivica during the preliminaries of the Ever Grande Conference.

A Persian also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened battling the Genesect Army at Pokémon Hills.

Minor appearances

In The Problem with Paras, Cassandra's grandmother found a Persian sleeping in the backyard. She decided that it, and not Meowth, should be Cassandra's company mascot.

A Persian appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW096 Persian Ash's Pokédex Persian, the Classy Cat Pokémon and the evolved form of Meowth. Persian can walk silently thanks to its nimble muscles. It pounces on its prey at lightning speed.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In Pokémon Origins

Persian in Pokémon Origins

Red used a Persian in File 4: Charizard during the Pokémon League and later to battle with a Fearow.

In Pokémon Generations

A Persian appeared in Ecruteak City in The Reawakening.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Purrrr-sian, Super Nerd Miles is seen using a Persian to attack Yellow. It scratches the walls of buildings to create dissonance to disorient Yellow.

Sird also has a Persian as one of her main team members. While it was probably well-trained and helped Sird obtain her position in Team Rocket, it lost to Lorelei's Slowking, forcing her to pursue other means to win the battle.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green's Meowth evolved into a Persian and devolved back into Meowth.

A three-eyed Persian appeared in the second chapter.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Giovanni's Persian

Giovanni's Persian was seen watching him in Ash vs. Gary as his anger fades away from remembering the giant Slowpoke that Team Rocket scientists created.

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

The backstory of how Giovanni met Persian is revealed that he rescued it when he was a child.

In the TCG

Main article: Persian (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Persian

Generation I
Red Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Blue
Yellow The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
Stadium It is highly regarded as a pet for its beautiful fur. However, it is extremely temperamental and difficult to keep.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
Generation 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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White
Black 2 A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White 2
Generation 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
Generation 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.

Alolan Persian

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Its round face and smooth coat—softer than the most high-class velvet—have made this a very popular Pokémon in Alola.
Moon It looks down on everyone other than itself. Its preferred tactics are sucker punches and blindside attacks.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Evolve Meowth
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Meowth
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold
Trade
Silver
Route 7
Crystal
Route 7Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Meowth
FireRed LeafGreen
Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, Water Path
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Meowth
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Meowth
Platinum
Evolve Meowth
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Route 7, Cerulean Cave
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Meowth
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Island (North of Route 124)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Meowth

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Meowth
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 19, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Meowth
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (B1F-B19F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B19F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (B1F-B19F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B19F)
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode C & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
Conquest
Aurora
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 5
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 126
Rumble World
White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Old-Growth Woods (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Persian
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total: 440   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 65.


Alolan Persian
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total: 440   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/1
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Persian

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Alolan Persian

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
011 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
011 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
011 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
066 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
099 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1414 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2222 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 00——% 20
2525 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3232 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
3737 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4444 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4949 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
5656 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
6161 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
6565 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
011 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
011 Quash Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
011 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
066 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
099 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1414 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2222 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 00——% 20
2525 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3232 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
3737 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4444 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4949 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
5656 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
6161 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
6565 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
6969 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian

By TM/HM

Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM63Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM63Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM95Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian

By breeding

Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
Assist Normal Status —% 20
Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
Snatch Dark Status —% 10
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Persian in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Persian in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Alolan Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Assist Normal Status —% 20
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
Snatch Dark Status —% 10
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Persian in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Persian in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Persian can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Persian cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
052 Pay Day Normal Physical 40 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations
Alolan Persian
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
052A Pay Day Normal Physical 40 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sucker Punch Persian (HeartGold & SoulSilver 27)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin053.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani053.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP053.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP If my tail's up, it means I'm furious!
26%-50% HP My HP is down to half... I must be cautious...
1%-25% HP That's it... I haven't the energy to raise my tail...
Level up Good! Leveled up! I must try harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP053.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP053.png HP: ★★★ Move: Slash
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Mountaineer
Ability 2: Limber
Ability 3: High-rise
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Evolves from Meowth when its Speed is 96 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tsunehisa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT053.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#085
Shuffle053.png

Brute Force
Increases damage for attacks that are not very effective.


Pokémon GO
GO053.png Base Stamina: 130 Base Attack: 156 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Feint Attack
Special Attacks: Night Slash, Power Gem, Play Rough

Evolution

Persian

052Meowth.png
Unevolved
Meowth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 28
053Persian.png
First evolution
Persian
 Normal 

Alolan Persian

052Meowth-Alola.png
Unevolved
Meowth
 Dark 
Soothe Bell
Friendship
053Persian-Alola.png
First evolution
Persian
 Dark 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 053.png Spr b g1 053.png Spr 1y 053.png Spr b g1 053.png Spr 1g 053.png Spr b g1 053.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 053.png Spr b 2g 053.png Spr 2s 053.png Spr b 2g 053.png Spr 2c 053.png Spr b 2c 053.png
Spr 2g 053 s.png Spr b 2g 053 s.png Spr 2s 053 s.png Spr b 2g 053 s.png Spr 2c 053 s.png Spr b 2g 053 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 053.png Spr b 3r 053.png Spr 3e 053.png Spr b 3r 053.png Spr 3f 053.png Spr b 3f 053.png
Spr 3r 053 s.png Spr b 3r 053 s.png Spr 3e 053 s.png Spr b 3r 053 s.png Spr 3f 053 s.png Spr b 3f 053 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 053.png Spr b 4d 053.png Spr 4d 053.png Spr b 4d 053.png Spr 4h 053.png Spr b 4d 053.png
Spr 4d 053 s.png Spr b 4d 053 s.png Spr 4d 053 s.png Spr b 4d 053 s.png Spr 4h 053 s.png Spr b 4d 053 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 053.png Spr b 5b 053.png Spr 5b2 053.png Spr b 5b2 053.png
Spr 5b 053 s.png Spr b 5b 053 s.png Spr 5b2 053 s.png Spr b 5b2 053 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 053.png Spr b 6x 053.png Spr 6x 053.png Spr b 6x 053.png
Spr 6x 053 s.png Spr b 6x 053 s.png Spr 6x 053 s.png Spr b 6x 053 s.png
Front Back Front Back
053MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Persian images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Its appearance is arguably more similar to Siamese cats than Persian cats, and its species in Japanese is シャムネコ or "shamuneko" meaning "Siamese Cat". It is also similar to large wild cats such as Pumas. The gem on its head makes it resemble a Carbuncle, a Latin-American mythological beast which had a jewel on its forehead.

Unlike the normal Persian, Alolan Persian appears to be based more on domestic cats. In particular, its appearance greatly resembles a British Shorthair, an imported breed known well for its large and rounded head. Its jewel color may be a visual pun on the "British Blue" variant.

Name origin

Persian refers to Persian cats. It could also be related to purr, the onomatopoeia for the noise a cat makes when content.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ペルシアン Persian From Persian
France Flag.png French Persian Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Persian Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Snobilikat From Snob, nobilis, and Katze
Italy Flag.png Italian Persian Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페르시온 Persion Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 高竇貓 Gōudaumāau Literally "Conceited cat"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 貓老大 / 猫老大 Māolǎodà 貓 means cat, while 老大 can also refer to boss


Related articles

External links


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