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jnickname=ダラー |
tmnickname=Dollar |
image=[[File:Sun Cent.png|200px170px]] |
caption=Sun’s Meowth |
location=Island of [[AlolaAether Paradise]] |
gender=Male |
pokemonname=Meowth |
nature=Quirky |
'''Cent''' (Japanese: '''ダラー''' ''Dollar'') is an [[Regional variant|Alolan]] {{p|Meowth}} that {{adv|Sun}} owns in [[Pokémon Adventures]] and his [[starter Pokémon]]. Cent originally belonged to [[Sun's great-grandfather]] prior to his death. He is level 4959 and his [[Characteristic]] is "somewhat stubborn."
[[File:Sun and Cent.png|thumb|200px|left|Cent and Sun]]
CentPrior firstto appearedthe instart ''[[PASM01of the {{chap|TheSun, GrandMoon, EntranceUltra andSun Delivery& BoyUltra Sun]]''Moon}}, where heCent was usedone toof battlethree aAlolan pairMeowth ofowned {{tc|Team Skullby Grunt}}[[Sun's that had attacked {{adv|Moon}}great-grandfather]]. HeAfter facedhis thedeath Grunts'[[Faba]] {{p|Salandit}}arrived and easilybegan defeatedhis themplans withto {{m|Payconvert Day}}.the island into [[PASM02|LaterAether Paradise]]. thatWhen daySun protested to this, Faba jokingly suggested that Sun andcould Moonbuy werethe attackedisland byback {{p|Tapuif Koko}}he made 100 million yen. Sun senttook outthis Centstatement seriously and {{adv|Dollar}}made toit battlehis Tapugoal Koko,to butget the twoisland immediatelyback beganand fightingrealize eachhis othergreat-grandfather's insteaddream of creating the [[Poké Pelago]]. ThoughSun asked the attacksthree seeminglyMeowth didfor nothinghelp, Tapuwith Kokotwo fled,of leavingthem behindrefusing. aOnly [[SparklingCent Stone]]remained, injoining theSun's team as a processresult.
In [[PASM06]], Cent wasfirst usedappeared to battlein ''[[Guzma]]PASM01|The inGrand theEntrance secondand roundDelivery ofBoy an [[Iki TownSun]]'', festivalwhere tournament.he Afterwas Dollarused wasto defeatedbattle bya Guzma'spair of {{ptc|MasquerainTeam Skull Grunt}},s Centthat washad sent out toattacked replace it{{adv|Moon}}. CentHe wonfaced by coveringthe MasquerainGrunts's wings{{p|Salandit}} withand watereasily fromdefeated itsthem ownwith {{m|WaterPay SportDay}},. leaving[[PASM02|Later]] itthat unableday, to flySun and vulnerableMoon towere be hitattacked by {{mp|NightTapu SlashKoko}}. Afterward,Sun Guzmasent switchedout inCent hisand {{padv|GolisopodDollar}} to battle Tapu Koko, whichbut proceededthe totwo attackimmediately Centstarted fighting each other relentlesslyinstead. WhenAfter Golisopod'sgetting trash-coveredserious, clawsDollar dirtiedkept theTapu coinKoko ondistracted Cent'swith head{{m|Ember}}, itallowing flewCent intoto astrike ragewith andPay furiouslyDay. defeatedThough Golisopodthe attacks seemingly did nothing, allowingTapu SunKoko tofled, moveleaving tobehind thea next[[Sparkling Stone]] in the roundprocess.
In ''[[PASM07PASM06|The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer]]'', Cent was used to battle [[GladionGuzma]] in the finalsecond round of thean [[Iki Town]] festival tournament. ItAfter wentDollar upwas defeated againstby GladionGuzma's {{p|Type: NullMasquerain}}, butCent was easilysent out to replace it. Cent won by covering Masquerain's wings with water from its own {{m|Water Sport}}, leaving it unable to fly and vulnerable to be hit by {{m|Night Slash}}. Afterward, Guzma switched in his {{p|Golisopod}}, which proceeded to attack Cent relentlessly. When Golisopod's trash-covered claws dirtied the coin on Cent's head, it flew into a rage and furiously defeated Golisopod, forcingallowing Sun to switchmove itto outthe fornext Dollarround.
In ''[[PASM08]],PASM07|The uponFinal arrivingMatch onand [[Akalaa IslandSurprising Finale!]]'', SunCent metwas [[Lana]],used [[Kiawe]],to andbattle [[MallowGladion]], in the [[Trialfinal Captain]]sround of Akala. Unsure if he was worthy of taking the Island Challenge, Kiawe challenged Sun to a battletournament. SunIt agreedwent andup used Cent to battleagainst KiaweGladion's {{TP|KiaweGladion|MarowakType: Null}}., Centbut was initiallyeasily bewildered by Marowak's ability to manipulate its flamesdefeated, but managed to land a hit afterforcing Sun told Cent to ignoreswitch theit flames. The battle was called off after Kiawe decided to call his boss at the {{DL|Royal Avenue|Thrifty Megamart}} and apologizeout for leaving work without telling anyoneDollar.
In ''[[PASM10]],PASM08|Going CentAshore wasand usedNeighboring inAkala SunIsland]]''s first trial, whichupon wasarriving toon fight[[Akala againstIsland]], theSun met [[TotemLana]], Pokémon[[Kiawe]], ofand [[Brooklet HillMallow]], athe {{DL|List[[Trial Captain]]s of PokémonAkala. withUnsure formif differences|Wishiwashi|Schoolhe Form}}was {{p|Wishiwashi}}.worthy Dueof totaking itsthe immenseIsland size and strengthChallenge, theKiawe Totemchallenged WishiwashiSun wasto a tough opponentbattle. CentSun managedagreed toand defeatused itCent afterto Sunbattle instructedKiawe's it{{TP|Kiawe|Marowak}}. toCent hitwas Baht,initially thebewildered mainby WishiwashiMarowak's locatedability into themanipulate leftits eye.flames, Afterbut dodgingmanaged itsto attacks,land Centa closedhit inafter onSun Baht'stold locationCent andto attackedignore itthe flames. The attackbattle forcedwas thecalled Totemoff after Kiawe decided to separatecall backhis intoboss itsat componentthe Solo{{DL|Royal FormAvenue|Thrifty Wishiwashi,Megamart}} givingand Sunapologize thefor victoryleaving work without telling anyone.
<!--In ''[[PASM19PASM10|Defeat and the Commander of the School of Fish]]-->Later'', Cent was used in Sun's first trial, alongwhich withwas to fight against the rest[[Totem Pokémon]] of Sun's[[Brooklet teamHill]], wasa used{{DL|List toof rescuePokémon Moonwith fromform andifferences|Wishiwashi|School attackingForm}} {{p|XurkitreeWishiwashi}}. ByDue combiningto theirits attacksimmense size and strength, theythe Totem Wishiwashi was a tough opponent. Cent managed to knockdefeat Moonit fromafter XurkitreeSun instructed it to hit Quarter, the main Wishiwashi located in the left eye. After dodging its attacks, Cent closed in on Quarter's grasp,location thoughand Xurkitreeattacked immediatelyit. retaliatedThe byattack smackingforced themthe awayTotem ontoto aseparate nearbyback into its component Solo Form Wishiwashi, giving Sun the carvictory.
In [[PASM19]], Cent, along with the rest of Sun's team, helped rescue Moon from an attacking {{p|Xurkitree}} at [[Po Town]]. By combining their attacks, they managed to knock Moon from Xurkitree's grasp, though Xurkitree immediately retaliated by smacking them away onto a nearby car.
In [[PASM20]], Cent was used alongside {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}}'s {{p|Mismagius}} to battle a {{p|Blacephalon}} that had been summoned to Po Town. Cent slashed at Blacephalon and appeared to decapitate it, only for the Fireworks Pokémon to reveal it is capable of safely detaching its head at will. Cent managed to distract Blacephalon long enough for Mismagius to stun it with {{m|Phantom Force}}, allowing Anabel to try and capture it, only to fail. Blacephalon attempted to counterattack with its {{m|Mind Blown}}, but was blown away by {{p|Tapu Bulu}}'s {{m|Whirlwind}}, saving everyone in the process.
In [[PASM29]], Cent was used alongside the rest of Sun and Moon's teams to assist [[Nebby|Lunala]] against {{p|Necrozma}}, but was stopped by [[Lusamine]]'s {{p|Naganadel}}.
<!--[[PASM33]]-->After returning to Alola, Sun finds Necrozma, who wants to absorb the light energy from the region. Sun sends out his team to attack, but Cent ignores the Prism Pokémon and walks away. Sun asks [[Lillie]] to take him to [[Memorial Hill]] and let him free, as now that they've failed to retake the island Cent feels no obligation to stick around with Sun.
==Personality and characteristics==
[[File:Dollar and Cent.png|thumb|150px|Cent and Dollar fighting]]
WhileCent is often seen with a competentbored battler,expression Centon his face and tends to be sluggish and lazy wheneverat whatever he does. While he is a competent battler, he only puts an effort into battling when he knows it will help Sun save up the money to buy back doinghis anythinggreat-grandfather's elseisland. Due to being descended from royalty, Cent is very prideful and will fly into a violent rage if the coin on his head is dirtied. Cent and Dollar have a mutual dislike for one another; if sent out at the same time, they will immediately begin fighting each other instead of the opponent.
Cent and Sun have never truly gotten along, nor has he gotten over [[Sun's great-grandfather]]'s death, explaining why he hasn't been able to evolve. He only followed Sun to collect the money to get his former owner's island back, but when that plan failed, Cent lost his sole reason to follow Sun around and obey his orders.
==Moves used==
{{anmov/h|dark||Sun Cent {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Pay Day|1=Night Slash|2=Feint Attack}}.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Pay Day|1=Night Slash|2=Feint Attack}}}}
{{anmov|Normal|Pay Day|PASM01|The Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun}}
{{anmov|Dark|Night Slash|PASM06|The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer}}
{{anmov|Dark|Feint Attack|PASM08|Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island}}
{{anmov|Dark|Assurance|PASM08|PASM08Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island{{tt|*|Mentioned only}}}}
|From ''grisbi'' (slang term for cash) and ''gris'' (gray)
|- style="background:#FFF"
|From ''Moos'' (slang term for cash; moss)
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