Meowth (Pokémon Pack Pals)

Meowth Up Close and Personal
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ISBN: 0439202779
Published: November 2000
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Howard Dewin
Preceded By: N/A
Succeeded By: Pikachu

Meowth Up Close and Personal is a book in the Pokémon Pack Pals series. It contains information on the Pokémon Meowth, specifically Team Rocket's Meowth. The book is 24 pages long.


Get the scoop on your favorite Pokémon.
The need-to-know info on training your Pokémon to be the very best.

  • The Bare Poké Facts
  • Pop Quiz
  • Best Battles
  • Favorite Things
  • Pet Peeves
  • Great Moments
  • Just Ask Ash
  • Poké Profiles
  • Pictures

And more!
Gotta know it all!



A brief overview of the book, and a survey for the reader to fill out about their Meowth that they captured in one of their Pokémon games.

The Bare Poké Facts

Pokédex information on Meowth.

Meowth's Favorite Things/Meowth's Pet Peeves

The likes and dislikes of Team Rocket's Meowth.

Great Moments in Meowth History

A paragraph about how Meowth was moved to tears in EP014 when Pikachu decided not to evolve into a Raichu. This section also includes information about Meowth in battles, listing its attacks, strengths and weaknesses and battle tips.

Just Ask Ash

An interview with Ash Ketchum about Team Rocket's Meowth.

The Team Rocket Insider

A newspaper style article about Meowth. It includes facts about the Pokémon.

Meowth as a Poet

The Team Rocket motto, and another verse recited by the trio in the anime.

Meowth as a Friend

A brief synopsis of EP053 when Meowth made friends with a young boy in a daycare.

Meowth as a Fighter

A brief synopsis of EP050 when Meowth fought and lost in an attempt to keep Togepi's Egg which he'd been taking care of after stealing it.

Meowth as a Survivor

Lists various ways in which Team Rocket has "blasted off".

Meowth as a Quick-Change Artist

Information of Meowth's evolution, Persian.

How's Your Meowth Memory?

A pop quiz about the information found in the book.



  • It says that Meowth is the only Pokémon able to speak human language, however many other Pokémon are able to do this, telepathically or otherwise.

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Save the ShieldonBecome a Pokémon TrainerMeet AshMeet the Pokémon
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Pathways to Adventure: PokémonPokémon SnapPokémon Gold/SilverPokémon Gold/Silver: The Adventure Continues!
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