Masatoshi (GDZ)

マサトシ Masatoshi
Masatoshi GDZ.png
Gender Male
Hometown Unnamed
Region Kanto

Masatoshi (Japanese: マサトシ Masatoshi) is a character who appears in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All. He is one of Shu's many rivals. He has a Meowth that he can communicate with using a special "Cat Cap", much like Shu can communicate with Pikachu using the Income.


Masatoshi wearing the Cat Cap

Shu meets Masatoshi for the first time in A Gag Battle with Meowth the Comedian. As Shu and Pikachu are traveling in a forested area, they come across a Meowth playing the shamisen, a Japanese stringed instrument. When Meowth finishes its performance, Masatoshi appears, introducing himself as Meowth's Trainer. He then demands that Shu pay him money for enjoying the performance. When Shu refuses, he starts physically attacking Shu. He then goes on about how many Trainers favor Pikachu and how nobody wants to understand him and his Meowth.

Masatoshi then reveals that he has a "Cat Cap", a device worn on his head that allows him to communicate with his Meowth. After putting on the Cat Cap, he commands Meowth to use Pay Day, which causes Shu's money to fall to the ground. When Shu commands Pikachu to fight back with Thunderbolt, Masatoshi jumps in the way, taking the hit for Meowth. Meowth and Pikachu continue to battle as Masatoshi and Shu argue, with Masatoshi insulting Pikachu, calling it a weak Pokémon. Shu, angry at Masatoshi calling his Pokémon weak, commands Pikachu to use Thunderbolt again, shocking both Masatoshi and Meowth. Masatoshi accepts his defeat and offers to teach Shu a few of his own practical jokes, much to Shu's discomfort.


Meowth is Masatoshi's main Pokémon. It is talented at playing the shamisen, a Japanese stringed instrument. When Masatoshi tries to charge Shu money for Meowth's performance, it uses Pay Day when Shu refuses to pay up.

Masatoshi communicates with his Meowth using his "Cat Cap", a device similar to Shu's Income.

Meowth's only known move is Pay Day.

Debut A Gag Battle with Meowth the Comedian

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