Persian (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Persian (disambiguation).
Persian
Classy Cat Pokémon
ペルシアン
Persian
#0053
Persian
Persian
Alolan Persian
Alolan Persian



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Types
Normal Unknown
Persian
Dark Unknown
Alolan Persian
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber or TechnicianGen IV+
Persian
Fur Coat or Technician
Alolan Persian
Cacophony
Unnerve
Persian Hidden Ability
Rattled
Alolan Persian Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Persian
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Persian
3'07" 1.1 m
Alolan Persian
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
70.5 lbs. 32.0 kg
Persian
72.8 lbs. 33.0 kg
Alolan Persian
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
148
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
154
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Persian
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Alolan Persian
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0053.png F000.png
Alolan Persian
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Persian (Japanese: ペルシアン Persian) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Meowth starting at level 28.

In Alola, Persian has a Dark-type regional form. It evolves from Alolan Meowth when leveled up with high friendship.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Persian is a large, quadrupedal, feline Pokémon. Its fur is pale tan with the exception of its black-rimmed ears. It has a short muzzle with a small, black nose, red eyes with slit pupils, rounded ears, a pair of pointed teeth in its upper jaw, and three whiskers on either side of its face. Its thick whiskers are very sensitive to changes in air movements, enabling it to detect its prey by movement alone. In the center of its forehead is a red jewel. Its long tail has a distinctive curl at the end. Persian communicates with body language and holds its tail upright to signal its intention to pounce. It has long legs and three-toed paws with retractable claws. Persian's lithe muscles also enable it to walk without making a sound.

Persian normally lives in towns and cities. Although popular for its elegance, it is extremely difficult to raise as a pet due to its fickle and temperamental personality. It will scratch anyone, including its Trainer, with little or no provocation, and has been observed ripping its prey apart for no discernible reason. However, when Persian is yanked by its whiskers, it becomes temporarily docile for unknown reasons. It is popular among rich people and is targeted by hunters for its jewel. Its relationship with Perrserker is one of mutual disdain, as Persian's refined and elegant personality clashes with Perrserker's barbaric nature. As mentioned in Pokémon Sleep, Persian is known to clean and groom itself even when asleep.[1] Even when asleep, Persian maintains its striking and haughty expression.

Persian and its evolutionary relatives are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Pay Day by leveling up.

Forms

Persian has a regional form: Alolan Persian.

Alolan Persian has a body that is similar to its regular counterpart, but it has blue-gray fur. Its face has a different shape, being larger and more rounded with noticeable jowls. This distinctive face, along with its high-class softer-than-velvet fur coat, is admired by the people of Alola. Its eyes are usually in a half-closed state, and instead of a red forehead jewel, it has a blue jewel. The jewel, though different in appearance, is made of mostly the same material the one on a regular Persian. In behavior, it is described as highly intelligent and having an even higher opinion of itself. It prefers to use underhanded tactics in battle, but its haughty personality causes it to underestimate opponents.

In Generation IX, Alolan Persian is the only known Pokémon that can have Fur Coat as an Ability.

Evolution

Persian evolves from Meowth.

Alolan Persian evolves from Alolan Meowth.

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

Persian

 
Unevolved
Meowth
 Normal 

 
First evolution
Persian
 Normal 

Alolan Persian

 
Unevolved
Meowth
Alolan Form
 Dark 

 
First evolution
Persian
Alolan Form
 Dark 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#053
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Blue
Yellow The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
Stadium It is highly regarded as a pet for its beautiful fur. However, it is extremely temperamental and difficult to keep.
Generation II Johto
#137
Gold Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
Silver Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Crystal Behind its lithe, elegant appearance lies a barbaric side. It will tear apart its prey on a mere whim.
Stadium 2 Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#053
Ruby Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Sapphire
Emerald A Persian's six bold whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in its vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
FireRed Has a vicious temperament. Beware if it raises its tail straight up. It is a signal that it is about to pounce and bite.
LeafGreen Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#139
Diamond A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
SoulSilver Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White
Black 2 A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Y Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Omega Ruby Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon's surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #046
Alola
 US  UM : #053
Kanto
#053
Sun It has a violent temperament. It will attack anything that looks it in the eye. Its sharp claws inflict deep wounds.
Moon It has a high opinion of itself, although not to the same extent as the Alolan Persian. It's quite difficult to make friends with this Pokémon.
Ultra Sun Although the jewel on its forehead appears to be a different color than those of Alolan Persian, it's mostly made of the same material.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is popular with rich people. It's also targeted by hunters who are after the jewel in its forehead.
Let's Go Pikachu The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Persian
Sun Its round face and smooth coat—softer than the most high-class velvet—have made this a very popular Pokémon in Alola.
Moon It looks down on everyone other than itself. Its preferred tactics are sucker punches and blindside attacks.
Ultra Sun In contrast to its lovely face, it's so brutal that it tortures its weakened prey rather than finishing them off.
Ultra Moon Its round face is a symbol of wealth. Persian that have bigger, plumper faces are considered more beautiful.
Let's Go Pikachu It has the classiest coat. The rippling of its fur in the heat of battle has a beauty all its own.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#184
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Getting this prideful Pokémon to warm up to you takes a lot of effort, and it will claw at you the moment it gets annoyed.
Shield Its elegant and refined behavior clashes with that of the barbaric Perrserker. The relationship between the two is one of mutual disdain.
Brilliant Diamond It is a very haughty Pokémon. Among fans of Persian, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
Shining Pearl
Alolan Persian
Sword The round face of Alolan Persian is considered to be a symbol of prosperity in the Alola region, so these Pokémon are very well cared for.
Shield This Pokémon is one tough opponent. Not only does it have formidable physical abilities, but it's also not above fighting dirty.
Generation IX Paldea
#142
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Violet It has a vicious temperament. Beware if it raises its tail straight up. This is a signal that it is about to pounce and bite.


     
Persian in the Alola Pokédex Alolan Persian in the Alola Pokédex Persian in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Evolve Meowth
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Meowth
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold
Trade
Silver
Route 7
Crystal
Route 7Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Meowth
FireRed LeafGreen
Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, Water Path
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Meowth
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Meowth
Platinum
Evolve Meowth
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Route 7, Cerulean Cave
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Meowth
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Island (North of Route 124)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Meowth (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Malie Garden (SOS Battle) (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Let's Go Pikachu
Vermilion City (Only one) (Kantonian Form)
Trade (Alolan Form)
Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Meowth (Kantonian/Alolan Forms)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Meowth (Kantonian Form)
Trade (Alolan Form)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Kantonian/Alolan Forms)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Meowth (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Four (Kantonian Form)
West Province: Area Three (Kantonian Form)
Tera Raid Battles (4★) (Kantonian Form)
Pokémon HOME (Alolan Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Meowth (Alolan Form)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Meowth
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 19, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Meowth
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
MD Sky
Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
Rumble
Windy Prairie (Normal Mode C & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
Conquest
Aurora
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 5
Rumble World
White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Old-Growth Woods (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal (Kantonian Form)
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal (Alolan Form)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Joyous Tower (76F-79F, 97F-98F)
Fainted Pokémon: Sky Tower
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 126 (Kantonian Form)
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 638 (Kantonian Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (19th release; Alolan Form)
Masters EX
PML Arc (Chapter 15: Dubious Duo): Nanu & Persian (Alolan Form)
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & MeowthEgg (Kantonian/Alolan Forms)
Special sync pair event: Giovanni (Classic) & Persian (Kantonian Form)


Held items

Persian

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
  Berry (100%)
Yellow
HeartGold SoulSilver
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire

Alolan Persian

Games Held items
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon

Stats

Base stats

Persian
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 65.
Alolan Persian
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/1
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Persian

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

Alolan Persian

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
Evo.Evo. Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
1212 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3131 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3636 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4242 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4848 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
5454 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quash Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
Evo.Evo. Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
1212 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3131 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3636 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4242 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4848 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
5454 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM101  TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM101  TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM195  TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Persian
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Alolan Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Persian
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian

By a prior evolution

Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
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 Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian
Alolan Persian
Generation IX
Other generations:
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 Persian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Persian

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lunge Persian (Skyridge 42)
Sucker Punch Persian (HeartGold & SoulSilver 27)

Side game data

Persian

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP If my tail's up, it means I'm furious!
26%-50% HP My HP is down to half... I must be cautious...
1%-25% HP That's it... I haven't the energy to raise my tail...
Level up Good! Leveled up! I must try harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Introduced by Duskull
Connected to: Duskull
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal Oh yes. Felicity Bank used to be there. Why is it gone? I don't know.
Low HP (< 50%) I'm trying to keep myself together... But I'm getting really tired...
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★ Move: Slash
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Mountaineer
Ability 2: Limber
Ability 3: High-rise
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Evolves from Meowth when its Speed is 96 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tsunehisa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#085
 

Brute Force
Increases damage for attacks that are not very effective.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 150 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Foul Play*, Power Gem, Play Rough, Payback*, Night Slash, Frustration , Return 
Pokémon Sleep
  Sleep type: Snoozing Pokémon type: Normal Points to befriend: 12
Specialty: Skills Berry:
 Persim Berry ×1
Primary ingredient:
 Moomoo Milk ×1
Possible ingredients:
 Moomoo Milk  Bean Sausage
Main skill: Dream Shard Magnet S Base carry limit: 12
Obtain 240 Dream Shards.
Even when asleep, Persian's haughtiness is striking. It appears to clean its face and groom itself even as it sleeps, stretching its lithe body with ease.
       
Elegant Sleep Sturdy Sleep Apologetic Sleep Atop-Belly Sleep
★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★

Alolan Persian

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#085
 

Blindside
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 158 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Foul Play, Dark Pulse, Play Rough, Payback*, Trailblaze*

Evolution data

Persian

 
Unevolved
Meowth
 Normal 
 
Level 28
 
First evolution
Persian
 Normal 


Alolan Persian

Alolan Persian evolves from Alolan Meowth when leveled up with high friendship. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Alolan Persian evolves from Alolan Meowth starting at level 28.

 
Unevolved
Meowth
Alolan Form
 Dark 
  +  
Level up with
high friendship

 
Level 28PE
 
First evolution
Persian
Alolan Form
 Dark 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Persian images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Persian in the anime
 
Alolan Persian in the anime

Major appearances

Giovanni's Persian

Giovanni has a Persian as his primary Pokémon. It first appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, which also marked the species' debut. While it is almost always seen at his side, it was only seen battling once, though it proved itself to be an extremely powerful opponent. Meowth seems to be its "rival" as Giovanni's "top cat".

Pershie

A Madame owns an Alolan Persian nicknamed Pershie, which first appeared in That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!‬. It has a tendency to chase smaller Pokémon such as Ash's Litten, Sandy, and Lana's Popplio.

Other

In Go West, Young Meowth!, a Persian was the leader of a pack of street Meowth that Team Rocket's Meowth was once part of.

In The Mandarin Island Miss-Match, Ash battled a Trainer's Persian, and it was eventually defeated by Squirtle's Skull Bash.

In Saved by the Beldum!, Vivica owns a Persian. Tyson's Meowth quickly defeated it during the preliminaries of the Ever Grande Conference, but it continued to attack Persian in a fit of rage before being recalled.

In Guiding an Awakening!, Nanu used an Alolan Persian in Nanu's grand trial against Ash. It was defeated by Lycanroc's Accelerock after it countered its Z-Move.

Minor appearances

A Persian appeared in a fantasy in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

In The Problem with Paras, Lacy found a Persian sleeping in the backyard and decided it should be Cassandra's company mascot, not Meowth.

A Persian appeared in a fantasy in Tricks of the Trade.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Persian participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Coordinator's Persian appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!.

A Coordinator's Persian appeared in Mean With Envy.

In a flashback in Saved by the Beldum!, a Persian led a group of Meowth that left Tyson's Meowth behind.

A Coordinator's Persian appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Persian lived in Pokémon Hills. It later battled the Genesect Army.

A Trainer's Alolan Persian appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

A Trainer's Alolan Persian appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, a Persian led a trio of Meowth during an attack on a Raticate and a trio of Rattata.

A Trainer's Persian appeared in Solitary and Menacing!.

A Persian appeared in a flashback in The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW096 Persian Ash's Pokédex Persian, the Classy Cat Pokémon and the evolved form of Meowth. Persian can walk silently thanks to its nimble muscles. It pounces on its prey at lightning speed.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN020 Persian Ash's Rotom Phone Persian, the Classy Cat Pokémon. A Normal type. Persian detects its surroundings by using its six whiskers to sense movements in the air.

Pokémon Origins

 
Persian in Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, Red used a Persian during the Pokémon League and later to battle with a Fearow.

Pokémon Generations

A Persian appeared in Ecruteak City in The Reawakening, during a flashback about the creation of the legendary beasts.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

 
Alolan Persian (center left) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Nanu's Alolan Persian was part of a team with its Trainer and Grimsley.

GOTCHA!

An Alolan Persian briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Nanu.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Persian appeared in The Discovery, under the ownership of a Lass. It was used to challenge Green to a battle and lost almost immediately.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Giovanni's Persian

Giovanni's Persian was seen watching him in Ash vs. Gary as his anger fades away from remembering the giant Slowpoke that Team Rocket scientists created.

How I Became a Pokémon Card

The backstory of how Giovanni met Persian is revealed that he rescued it when he was a child.

Pokémon Adventures

 
Alolan Persian in Pokémon Adventures

Yellow arc

In Purrrr-sian, Super Nerd Miles is seen using a Persian to attack Yellow. It scratches the walls of buildings to create dissonance to disorient Yellow.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

Sird has a Persian as one of her main team members that first appeared in A Beastly Cold Reception. While it was probably well-trained and helped Sird obtain her position in Team Rocket, it lost to Lorelei's Slowking, forcing her to pursue other means to win the battle.

Platinum arc

A Trainer's Persian appeared in The Final Dimensional Duel II.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

In The Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun, a Persian appears with a Meowth in a book owned by a young Sun, while he was talking to his grandfather on a video chat.

An Alolan Persian under the ownership of Nanu first appeared in Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui, where it was used to battle against Olivia's Lycanroc.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A three-eyed Persian appeared in Big Battle in the Viridian Forest!!.

Green's Meowth evolved into a Persian and devolved back into Meowth.

In the TCG

Main article: Persian (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Persian appears to be more based on large cats such as leopards and cougars than Persian cats. It also appears similar to Siamese cats and its species in Japanese is シャムネコ or "shamuneko" meaning "Siamese Cat". The gem on its head makes it resemble a Carbuncle, a Latin American mythological beast that had a jewel on its forehead.

Unlike the normal Persian, Alolan Persian appears to be based more on domestic cats that underwent selective breeding, specifically those owned by royalty. In particular, its appearance greatly resembles a British Shorthair, an imported breed known well for its large and rounded head and pronounced 'smile', which the breed developed through artificial selection as part of the process of developing its pedigree. Its blue jewel and gray fur may be a visual pun on the "British Blue" color variant. Due to its large head and mannerisms, it may also be a visual pun on the term of being "big-headed".

Name origin

Persian may refer to Persian cats or possibly Persian leopards. It could also be related to purr, the onomatopoeia for the noise a cat makes when content.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ペルシアン Persian From Persian
  French Persian Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Persian Same as English/Japanese name
  German Snobilikat From Snob, nobilis, and Katze
  Italian Persian Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 페르시온 Persion Transcription of Japanese name and possibly lion
  Mandarin Chinese 貓老大 / 猫老大 Māolǎodà From 貓 / 猫 māo and 老大 lǎodà
  Cantonese Chinese 貓老大 Māaulóuhdaaih*
高竇貓 Gōudaumāau*
From māau and 老大 lóuhdaaih
From 高竇貓 gōudaumāau


Related articles

References

External links


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