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Persian (Pokémon)

Meowth #052: Meowth
Pokémon
#054: Psyduck Psyduck
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

Persian

Persian
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber or Technician Cacophony
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Persian

Mega Persian Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
70.5 lbs. 32.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#053
Kanto
#139
Johto
#242
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F053.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
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.

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 anime

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 the manga

Persian in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
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.

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
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Meowth
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Meowth
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎ Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Everspring Valley
Pokémon Conquest Aurora

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

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:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
00Start Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start 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 —% 20
2525 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
3232 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
3737 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4444 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 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
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Persian obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • 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

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSentretFurretWooperQuagsire
SwinubPiloswineSlakothSlakingWailmerWailord
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarelPansear
WoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard Assist Normal Status —% 20
PikachuSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooBearticFurfrouMeowstic
Dedenne
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyDonphanZigzagoonSlakoth
SlakingTorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelby
Diggersby
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
HoundourHoundoomSandileKrokorokKrookodileZorua
Zoroark
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Nidoran♂RhyhornMareep Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpy
PachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig
TepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutland
WoobatSwoobatHeatmorBunnelbyDiggersbyFurfrou
Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
MankeyPrimeapeSneaselWeavileSlakingInfernape
ZoruaZoroark
Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
SneaselWeavilePurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
Dunsparce Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
RattataRaticatePikachuRaichuVulpixNinetales
PsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydon
RhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipom
WooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinoone
SkittyDelcattyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboar
OshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin053.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani053.gif 
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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
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 Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP053.png HP: ★★★ Move: Slash
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Mountaineer
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Limber
Speed: ★★★★★ Ability 3: High-rise
Evolves from Meowth when its Speed is 96 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tsunehisa

Evolution

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

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 053.png Spr 1y 053.png Spr 1g 053.png Spr b g1 053.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 053.png Spr 2s 053.png Spr 2c 053.gif Spr b 2g 053.png
Spr 2g 053 s.png Spr 2s 053 s.png Spr 2c 053 s.gif Spr b 2g 053 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 053.png Spr 3e 053.gif Spr 3f 053.png Spr b 3r 053.png
Spr 3r 053 s.png Spr 3e 053 s.gif Spr 3f 053 s.png Spr b 3r 053 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 053.png Spr 4d 053.png Spr 4h 053.png Spr b 4d 053.png
Spr 4d 053 s.png Spr 4d 053 s.png Spr 4h 053 s.png Spr b 4d 053 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 053.png Spr 5b2 053.png Spr b 5b 053.png
Spr 5b 053 s.png Spr 5b 053 s.png Spr b 5b 053 s.png
Persian For other sprites and images, please see Persian images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr b 2c 053.png Spr b 3f 053.pngSpr b 3f 053 s.png
Crystal back FireRed/LeafGreen back

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 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.

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 Pereushion Transliteration of Japanese name



Related articles

External links

Notes


Meowth #052: Meowth
Pokémon
#054: Psyduck Psyduck


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Last modified on 23 June 2014, at 18:55