Perrserker (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Perrserker
Viking Pokémon
ニャイキング
Nyaiking
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Perrserker



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Battle Armor or Tough Claws Cacophony
Cacophony
Steely Spirit
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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Weight
61.7 lbs. 28.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
154
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
50
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Perrserker (Japanese: ニャイキング Nyaiking) is a Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Galarian Meowth starting at level 28.

Biology

Perrserker is a bipedal feline Pokémon. Unlike Persian, Perrserker remains bipedal and has a body shape similar to what it had as a Meowth. The hair on its head and parts of its limbs have hardened into natural armor. The former takes the shape of a stereotypical horned Viking helmet that covers its ears and part of its eyes while also incorporating its coin. Perrserker's claws have grown longer and harder as well and can come together to form daggers that it can use to fight its foes more effectively.

Perrserker has a violent and barbaric demeanor, and it lives for the thrill of battle. It and Persian have a relationship characterized by mutual disdain on account of the irreconcilable differences in their respective temperaments.

In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

A Perrserker debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Perrserker appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Perrserker first appeared in PASS18.

A Dynamaxed Perrserker appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Perrserker (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#183
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword What appears to be an iron helmet is actually hardened hair. This Pokémon lives for the thrill of battle.
Shield After many battles, it evolved dangerous claws that come together to form daggers when extended.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 7, Route 9, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
440
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
011 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
Evo.Evo. Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
1212 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
3131 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3636 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4242 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4848 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
5454 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Perrserker
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Perrserker

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR73  TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Perrserker
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Perrserker

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
  
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
  Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
      
      
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
      
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
      
      
    
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
     Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Perrserker in Generation VIII
  • 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 Perrserker in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Perrserker
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Perrserker

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Perrserker
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Perrserker

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 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 Perrserker
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Perrserker

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 195 Base Defense: 162
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Iron Head, Close Combat, Play Rough, Foul Play

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Meowth
 Steel 
 
Level 28
 
First evolution
Perrserker
 Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Perrserker images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Perrserker appears to be based on a cat and the stereotypical image of Vikings. Its behavior may be based on that of the berserker. It may also be based on Freyja's cats gifted by Thor, commonly named Bygul (honey) and Trjegul (amber), which pulled her chariot. Perrserker's regular and shiny coloration could be a reference to these names. It being Steel-type may refer to the Vikings' use of iron in their weapons and helmets. Another possible basis, considering its horn-like ears and connection to Vikings, may be the Norwegian forest cat, a breed of cat from Scandinavia noted for its long, tufted ears and fluff. The creature's grin also brings to mind the Cheshire Cat.

Name origin

Perrserker may be a combination of purr or Persian and berserker.

Nyaiking may be a combination of ニャー nyā (the sound a cat makes), Viking, and king.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ニャイキング Nyaiking From ニャー nyā, Viking, and king
  French Berserkatt From berserker and katt
  Spanish Perrserker Same as English name
  German Mauzinger From mauzen and Wikinger
  Italian Perrserker Same as English name
  Korean 나이킹 Naiking From 나옹 Naong and Viking
  Mandarin Chinese 喵頭目 / 喵头目 Miāotóumù From miāo and 頭目 / 头目 tóumù
  Cantonese Chinese 喵頭目 Mīutàuhmuhk From mīu and 頭目 tàuhmuhk


Related articles

External links

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