Difference between revisions of "Meowth (Team Rocket)"

Despite his seemingly outgoing nature, Meowth also has a contemplative inner side not seen as often. In one of his image songs, ''[[Meowth's Song]]'', and in ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'', he is shown to be a bit of a philosopher. In ''Mewtwo Strikes Back'', he and his clone (in addition to Pikachu) were the only Pokémon not to participate in the giant battle, Meowth remarking (in the dub) that the originals and the clones shared the same air, moon, and planet, giving them common ground. Meowth comforted [[Ash's Chimchar]] in ''[[DP053|Tears For Fears!]]'' and actually expressed some admiration for Ash and his friends, commenting, "You [Chimchar] have buddies who'd give you the shirt off their backs if you needed one." On a few occasions, Meowth has become stranded with Pikachu, and during these times, the two work together fairly well. Pikachu distrusts Meowth for obvious reasons but Meowth is more willing to let go of the past and work together. Usually, by the end of these episodes, Meowth will betray Pikachu once they find Jessie and James. Another trait Meowth shares with Ash's Pikachu is that they have a huge rivalry with their evolved forms, {{p|Persian}} and {{p|Raichu}}, respectively (though Pikachu is actually willing to work with Raichu, just isn't willing to evolve into one).
[[File:Meowth in love.png|thumb|250px|Meowth in love]]
Meowth is an amorous Pokémon, developing crushes on occasion (obviously not as much as {{an|Brock}}, but still a fair amount). The first of these was the aforementioned Meowzie. The next one seen is [[Cassandra]], the (human) herbalist. Due to this infatuation, he decided to help her {{p|Paras}} evolve. However, he was replaced by a {{p|Persian}} so that he can continue traveling with Jessie and James, as Cassandra thought he was a hero and should continue doing his (not so) good work with Team Rocket. After this, three more cat-based Pokémon followed, beginning with [[May's Skitty]]. However, due to the fact that [[Jessie]] wanted to catch the Skitty, Meowth helped it escape in order to avoid Skitty getting hurt with the rest of the team. Later on, in ''[[SS009|Big Meowth, Little Dreams]]'' he falls in love with another Skitty. In ''[[DP178|For The Love Of Meowth]]'', Meowth fell in love with a {{p|Glameow}} this time, one that belongs to [[Mamie]]. Similar to May's Skitty, Meowth tries to get away from Jessie and James so Glameow would not join them in blasting off. After Meowth was surrounded by Jessie, James, {{Ash}}, {{an|Dawn}}, {{an|Brock}} and Mamie, Meowth gained power from the love he felt, allowing him to defeat several Pokémon thrown at him, including [[Ash's Infernape]] and {{AP|Staraptor}}, [[Jessie's Seviper]] and {{TP|Jessie|Yanmega}} and [[Dawn's Togekiss]]. However, after getting hit with [[James' Carnivine]]'s {{m|Bullet Seed}}, Glameow evolves into Purugly and squishes Meowth, making Meowth lose its feelings for it.
Meowth also has demonstrated aspirations of being a parent-like caretaker, coddling {{TP|Misty|Togepi|Togetic}}'s egg before fighting for custody of it only to finally lose it to {{an|Misty}}. To regain custody of Togepi, he even defeated [[Brock's Onix]] by throwing a bucket of water in its face and finishing it with a Fury Swipes attack to the head.