Meowstic (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Meowstic
Constraint Pokémon
ニャオニクス
Nyaonix
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Meowstic



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Keen Eye or Infiltrator
Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Male Meowstic Hidden Ability
Competitive
Female Meowstic Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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Weight
18.7 lbs. 8.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
163
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Blue
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
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Meowstic (Japanese: ニャオニクス Nyaonix) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Espurr starting at level 25.

Biology

 
A male and a female Meowstic with their ears unfolded in the anime

Meowstic is a bipedal, feline Pokémon whose appearance differs drastically between genders. Both genders have two tails, folded ears, a small collar of fur around the neck, and a tuft of fur on top of the head. On the inner surface of the tips of each ear, there is an eye-like organ with a ring at its center. This organ can emit psychic energy powerful enough to obliterate a 10-ton truck or tanker into dust. When emitting psychic powers, the organ glows light blue. Meowstic usually keeps its ears folded at all times to keep its psychic powers in check, but it will unleash this power if threatened.

The male Meowstic is predominantly dark blue. Its eyes are green with light blue sclerae. The organ in its ears is green with a light blue ring. The tuft of fur between its ears is white and curves slightly to the side and the collar around its neck is white with several stray tufts of fur. It has pointed ears with white at the fold and on the tips of its ears; there is also a white ring near the tips of its ears. Its tails are also pointed with white tips and a white ring near the end. There is a tuft of fur on each hip and it has white paws.

Male Meowstic have a strong defensive instinct, as it prefers to support its allies rather than attack, despite having powerful psychic powers to blast away any opponent. They are willing to use their full power to protect themselves or their partners. When a male Meowstic continues to emit its powerful psychic energy, it will damage its body as a side effect.

The female Meowstic is predominantly white. Its ears have no markings and curled tips and its eyes are red with yellow sclerae. The organ in its ears is red with a yellow ring. The tuft of fur on its head is blue and curled, as is the collar around its neck. Its tails are blue at the base and end in white, fluffy curls. There are blue, stocking-like markings around its paws and two tufts of fur on each hip.

Female Meowstic are known to be more selfish, aggressive, and aversive than their male counterparts. Should the female Meowstic not get what it wants, it will torment anyone with its psychic abilities. Female Meowstic generally have a stoic expression even when using their psychic powers. When they sense danger, they will unleash their psychic power at its maximum strength, with no regard for their opponents.

Male and female Meowstic differ by moves they learn.

Evolution

Meowstic evolves from Espurr.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Espurr
 Psychic 
 
Male
 
First evolution
Meowstic
Male
 Psychic 
 
Female
 
First evolution
Meowstic
Female
 Psychic 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #115
Hoenn
#—
X When in danger, it raises its ears and releases enough psychic power to grind a 10-ton truck into dust.
Y The eyeball patterns on the interior of its ears emit psychic energy. It keeps the patterns tightly covered because that power is too immense.
Omega Ruby When in danger, it raises its ears and releases enough psychic power to grind a 10-ton truck into dust.
Alpha Sapphire The eyeball patterns on the interior of its ears emit psychic energy. It keeps the patterns tightly covered because that power is too immense.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#209
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Male
Sword Revealing the eyelike patterns on the insides of its ears will unleash its psychic powers. It normally keeps the patterns hidden, however.
Shield The defensive instinct of the males is strong. It's when they're protecting themselves or their partners that they unleash their full power.
Female
Sword Females are a bit more selfish and aggressive than males. If they don't get what they want, they will torment you with their psychic abilities.
Shield If it doesn't hold back when it unleashes its psychic power, it can tear apart a tanker. Its unfriendliness is part of its charm.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#105
Male
Scarlet Though it has enough psychic power to blast away any opponent, Meowstic prefers to support its allies rather than attack.
Violet If Meowstic continuously emits its powerful psychic energy, it will damage its own body.
Female
Scarlet Female Meowstic are more aggressive than males. Their expression remains blank even while they're wielding immense psychic power.
Violet When they sense danger, they exert their psychic power at its maximum output. They have no regard for their opponents.


 
Meowstic in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Espurr
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Route 7, Dusty Bowl (Male)
Watchtower Ruins, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle) (Male)
Evolve Espurr (Female)
Shield
Route 7, Dusty Bowl (Female)
Watchtower Ruins, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle) (Female)
Evolve Espurr (Male)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome, Canyon Biome
Tera Raid Battles (4★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 2 (Male/Female)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Flowery Wooded Dell (All Areas, Entrance Boss; Male/Female)
Picross
Area 09: Stage 05 (Male)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mimikyu Sea, Butterfree Sea, Greninja Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal (Male/Female)
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 67 (Male)
Blau Salon: Stage 428 (Male)
Sweet Strasse: Stage 81 (Female)
Blau Salon: Stage 431 (Female)
Masters EX
Evolution: Calem & Espurr (Male)


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
74
134 - 181 258 - 352
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
76
72 - 140 141 - 276
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
104
98 - 171 191 - 337
Total:
466
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Meowstic is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Male Meowstic
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
099 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
2121 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2929 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3434 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3434 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3939 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
4444 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4949 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
5454 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5959 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowstic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowstic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Female Meowstic
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00——% 20
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
099 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100100% 10
1515 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 09090% 10
1818 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
2121 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2929 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3434 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3434 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3939 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
4444 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
4949 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
5454 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5959 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowstic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowstic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Male Meowstic
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM019  TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM139  TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM227  TM227 Alluring Voice Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowstic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Meowstic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Female Meowstic
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM019  TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM217  TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM227  TM227 Alluring Voice Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowstic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Meowstic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meowstic
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowstic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowstic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meowstic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meowstic

Side game data

Male Meowstic

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#014
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
  Swappable Skill(s): Hitting Streak


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 179 Base Attack: 166 Base Defense: 167
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Energy Ball, Thunderbolt

Female Meowstic

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#014
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
  Swappable Skill(s): Hitting Streak


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 179 Base Attack: 166 Base Defense: 167
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Charm, Magical Leaf*
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Energy Ball, Shadow Ball

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Espurr
 Psychic 
  +  
Level 25
(male)
 
First evolution
Meowstic
Male
 Psychic 
  +  
Level 25
(female)
 
First evolution
Meowstic
Female
 Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Meowstic images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
A male Meowstic in the anime
 
A female Meowstic in the anime

Major appearances

A female Meowstic appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Astrid. She battled Ash and Froakie and defeated Froakie with Charge Beam.

Both a male Meowstic and a female Meowstic appeared in Splitting Heirs!. The male was under the ownership of Blake, while the female was under the ownership of Heath.

Both male and female Meowstic appeared in A Showcase Debut!, under the ownership of Blanche. They were seen participating in the Coumarine City Pokémon Showcase. Blanche's female Meowstic reappeared in A Performance Pop Quiz! and Party Dancecapades!.

A male Meowstic appeared in Performing with Fiery Charm!, under the ownership of Miette. He was used in the Dendemille Town Showcase, where he helped Miette make Poké Puffs with his Psychic.

Both male and female Meowstic appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, under the ownership of Olympia. They both reappeared in All Eyes on the Future! during Ash's Gym battle with Olympia; they battled Talonflame and Frogadier but were eventually defeated. Both Meowstic reappeared again in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where they participated in the fight against the Giant Rock.

Both male and female Meowstic appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!. They were under the ownership of Olympica and were always seen by her side.

A male Meowstic appeared in Mad About Blue!, under the ownership of Bluto.

Minor appearances

Multiple Meowstic debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A female Meowstic appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

A female Meowstic appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A female Meowstic appeared in Coming Back into the Cold!.

A Trainer's female Meowstic appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!, where she was seen participating in the Poké Puff Contest.

A male Meowstic debuted in The Bonds of Evolution!.

A female Meowstic appeared in A Fashionable Battle!, under the ownership of a Furisode Girl.

Both male and female Meowstic appeared in Performing with Fiery Charm!, including some that belonged to Trainers.

A Trainer's female Meowstic appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

A male Meowstic appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, under the ownership of a Psychic.

A male Meowstic appeared in Party Dancecapades!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer participating in Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

A Trainer's male Meowstic appeared in The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!.

A Trainer's male Meowstic appeared in It's... Champion Time!.

A male Meowstic appeared in HZ040 at Manya's house.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY045 Meowstic Serena's Pokédex Meowstic, the Constraint Pokémon. When faced with trouble, Meowstic will raise its ears and create enough psychic power to demolish a ten-ton truck. Its appearance varies, depending on gender.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN081 Meowstic Goh's Rotom Phone Meowstic, the Constraint Pokémon. A Psychic type. The male Meowstic has defensive talents, and when protecting itself or its partner, can produce power of the highest level.

GOTCHA!

A female Meowstic briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Olympia.

In the manga

 
A female Meowstic in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A female Meowstic debuted in Quilladin Stands, under the ownership of Olympia. She accompanied Olympia to visit an injured Korrina at the Laverre City hospital. Later, she, along with Valerie's Mr. Mime, protected the Gym Leaders and Y's group from the ultimate weapon's blast with the use of barriers.

A male Meowstic debuted in a flashback in Pinsir Glares, under the ownership of a Trainer.

In the TCG

Main article: Meowstic (TCG)

Trivia

  • Meowstic is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 466.
  • During Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge on April Fools' Day 2014, Meowstic's genders had separate Dex numbers in Google's regional Dex. The male was #139, while the female was #140.
  • In Pokémon Rumble World, other than the gift that's obtainable from entering a password, all Meowstic that appear to have the male color scheme are internally tagged as female, and vice versa.
  • Meowstic shares several similarities with Indeedee. Both are Psychic-type Pokémon with gender differences and have different movesets and Pokédex entries depending on their gender. Male Indeedee and Meowstic are exclusive to Sword, while female Indeedee and Meowstic are exclusive to Shield.

Origin

Meowstic may be based on the domesticated variety of nekomata, a cat yōkai that comes from a domesticated cat who lives many years until its tail splits and it gains supernatural powers, much like how Meowstic evolves from Espurr. Nekomata were often depicted as standing on two legs like a human, and in at least one account shown to be wearing handkerchiefs on their heads, similar to Meowstic's hair tufts. Meowstic could also be based on bakeneko, which are cat yōkai similar to nekomata.

Meowstic has eye-like patterns hidden under its ears which might be based on the concept of the third eye. In addition, its folded ears are similar to those of the Scottish Fold breed of cat.

Name origin

Meowstic may be a combination of meow and mystic. It may also derive from stoic, referring to its generally emotionless facial expression.

Nyaonix may be a combination of ニャー nyā or ニャーオ nyāo (meow) and onyx (a type of mineral), ὄνυξ ónyx (Greek for claw), psionics, or Nyx (Greek goddess of the night).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ニャオニクス Nyaonix From ニャー nyā and onyx or ὄνυξ ónyx, and possibly psionics and Nyx
  French Mistigrix From mystique, mistigri, and onyx or ὄνυξ ónyx
  Spanish Meowstic Same as English name
  German Psiaugon From Psycho, Miau, and Augen or augen
  Italian Meowstic Same as English name
  Korean 냐오닉스 Nyaonix Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 超能妙喵 Chāonéngmiàomiāo From 超能力 chāonénglì, miào and miāo
  Cantonese Chinese 超能妙喵 Chīunàhngmiuhmīu From 超能力 chīunàhnglihk, miuh and mīu


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