Pay Day (move)

Pay Day
ネコにこばん Coin for a Cat
Pay Day VIII.png
Pay Day VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works best the more the crowd is excited.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Pay Day (Japanese: ネコにこばん Coin for a Cat) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM16 in Generation I, TM57 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, and TM02 in Generation VIII. From Generation II to VI, it was the signature move of Meowth's evolutionary line.

Effect

Generations I and II

Pay Day does damage and scatters coins on the ground with a value equal to twice the user's level for each time it is used. Regardless of who used Pay Day, these coins are picked up afterwards if the player wins the battle. No money is obtained if they flee or if the player captures the opponent Pokémon.

The Amulet Coin doubles the number of coins picked up when held by a Pokémon in battle.

Generations III to V

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Does the Amulet Coin error occur in Pokémon Colosseum and XD?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Pay Day now scatters coins equal to five times the user's level each time. The player can now only pick up coins that were scattered by their Pokémon.

Due to a minor glitch in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the wrong amount of money will be displayed if the Amulet Coin is held, leaving the impression that it does not affect Pay Day. Yet, upon checking the Trainer Card, the player will discover that the money earned from Pay Day has been doubled and added to their total savings. This error was fixed in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and all subsequent games.

Luck Incense doubles the amount of money picked up (but does not stack with the Amulet Coin).

Generation VI onwards

If the user levels up during battle, the amount of money is now calculated based on the new level, not the level at which the move was used.

Prize Money Power and Happy Hour increase the amount of money picked up, and can both be stacked with each other and either the Amulet Coin or Luck Incense.

If Pay Day is used during a Max Raid Battle, the "Coins were scattered everywhere!" message will not be displayed and money will not be earned after the battle, regardless of whether the opposing Pokémon is captured or not.

Description

Games Description
Stad A move that also nets money at the end of battle. How much depends on the attack frequency and level.
Stad2 A move that nets money at the end of battle. How much depends on the attack frequency and level.
GSC Throws coins. Gets them back later.
RSE Throws coins at the foe. Money is recovered after.
Colo.XD Throws coins at target. Money is recovered after.
FRLG Numerous coins are hurled at the foe. Money is earned after battle.
DPPtHGSS Numerous coins are hurled at the foe to inflict damage. Money is earned after battle.
PBR Numerous coins are hurled at the foe to inflict damage.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
Numerous coins are hurled at the target to inflict damage. Money is earned after the battle.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
052   Meowth
  Field Field 17 20 20RSE
18FRLG
30 30 30 30SMUSUM
12PE
12
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 30SMUSUM
12PE
12
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 12
053   Persian
  Field Field 17 20 20RSE
18FRLG
12PE 12
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 12PE 12
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 12
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM16
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM57
VIII
TM02
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy PE
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy PE
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy PE
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field PE
052   Meowth
  Field Field PE
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field PE
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field PE
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field PE
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field PE
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field PE
056   Mankey
  Field Field PE
057   Primeape
  Field Field PE
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field PE
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field PE
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field PE
133   Eevee
  Field Field PE
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field PE
135   Jolteon
  Field Field PE
136   Flareon
  Field Field PE
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster PE
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered RGB PE
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire - Skitty Egg
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation I

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying Pokémon Stamp
078   Rapidash
  Field Field Pokémon Stamp
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pay Day 8 base power, 22PP and 90% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front. If the target is knocked out, they will drop Poké (on top of their held item, if they have any). This effect will not trigger if the target is recruited.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 16.

Super Smash Bros. series

When a Meowth appears from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it uses Pay Day to hurl coins at opponents.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. If the foe faints, it will drop money.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The enemy will drop money if it faints.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる このわざで たおれたポケモンは おかねを おとす
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD If you defeat an enemy with this move, the enemy will drop  .
MDRTDX If you defeat an enemy with this move, the enemy will drop  money. However, enemies you defeat while you're in a maze won't drop any  money!


In the anime

       
Meowth
Numerous coins are hurled at the foe to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Meowth Meowth crosses its arms, then opens them quickly and multiple glowing white balls come out of the charm on its head.
The Black Arachnid's Meowth Spinarak Attack Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 聚寶功 Jeuihbóu-gūng *
擲兩添金 Jaahkléungtīmgām *
Mandarin 聚寶功 / 聚宝功 Jùbǎo-gōng
  Czech Výplata
  Danish Kasse I
  Dutch Afrekening
  Finnish Tilinteko
  French Jackpot
  German Zahltag
  Greek Φιλαργυρία Filargyría
  Italian Giornopaga
  Korean 고양이돈받기 Goyangi Don Batgi
  Polish Dzień Zapłaty*
Dzień Wypłaty*
  Brazilian Portuguese Dia de Pagamento (TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Dia do Pagamento (anime, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Russian Джекпот Dzhekpot
  Serbian Isplata
  Spanish Día de Pago
  Swedish Lönedags
Lönedagen
  Turkish Ödeme Zamanı
  Vietnamese Vung Tiền



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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