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Meowth (Team Rocket)

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In the main series
Meowth has an ambitious, conniving, and idealistic personality. He has made it his life goal to please his boss, {{an|Giovanni}}, and will stop at nothing to capture or steal {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}, especially [[Ash's Pikachu]], which he has been pursuing since ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency]]''.
 
Meowth is a characteristically jealous individual, particularly with other Catcat Pokémon, most notably [[Giovanni's Persian]] and [[Matori]]'s own {{TP|Matori|Meowth}}. He often clashes with them because they are equally as smug and conniving as himself. Many of his personality traits are typical for other Meowth, where they have an affinity for affection, but has an eye for sparkling objects. Unlike most other Pokémon, who are not truly evil and will only commit evil deeds when ordered to do so, as stated by [[Jessie]]'s {{TP|Jessie|Ekans|Arbok}}]] in ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]'', Meowth is both perfectly capable of and willing to commit evil deeds without the aid of others. He is motivated by self-interest and greed, but also enjoys the thrill of taking advantage of others.
 
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 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. He noted that if all living beings focused on what was the same among them as opposed to what was different, the world would be a much better place. 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." It is possible during that time that Meowth developed a friendship with it, as seen in ''[[DP187|A Real Rival Rouser!]]'' when he, [[Jessie]] and [[James]] cheered it on, and in ''[[DP132|Evolving Strategies!]]'' when he was happy to see it evolve. 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.
 
Meowth's own sad past of loneliness and rejection, revealed largely in ''[[EP070|Go West Young Meowth]]'', has given him a sense of pride in overcoming his own limits. He recognizes himself as a Pokémon, but has always felt at odds, where he doesn't perfectly fit into the Pokémon world because of his ability to speak human speech. Despite his often self-interested nature, he is willing to support individuals with their own passions, and will go out of his way to ensure they achieve their goal. Examples include [[Simon]] from ''[[EP195|The Poké Spokesman]]'', who was certain he could understand the feelings of Pokémon, or [[Michelle]]'s {{p|Bagon}} who was keen to fly.
[[File:Meowth in love.png|thumb|250px|Meowth in love]]
Meowth is an amorous Pokémon, developing crushes on occasion. His crushes can often put him into hot water, as Meowth tends to ignore the wishes and ambitions of his teammates. The first of these was the aforementioned Meowzie. The next one seen is [[Cassandra]], a 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 workworking 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 Skitty escape in order to avoid Skitty getting hurt with the rest of the team. Later on, in ''[[SS009|Big Meowth, Little Dreams]]'' he fell 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 tried 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's Carnivine]]'s {{m|Bullet Seed}}, Glameow evolved into Purugly and squished Meowth, making Meowth lose his feelings for her. In ''[[BW038|Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!]]'', [[Luke's Zorua]] used this trait to her advantage and turned into a female {{p|Meowth}} causing Meowth to become infatuated and unable to do her harm. He did this again in ''[[BW044|Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?]]'' when he fell in love with a {{p|Purrloin}} he thought was female. During the time when Meowth was traveling with the group, Oshawott fought with him, usually when they both exploit two of their characteristics at the same time -– falling in love with the same Pokémon, or when their prides are being entangled. Most recently, Meowth was attracted to a {{pDL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Pheromosa}} in ''[[SM114|Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!]]'', and this led him to help it steal [[Z-Crystals]] from Ash's group and his own teammates.
 
Meowth also has demonstrated aspirations of being a parent-like caretaker, like in ''[[EP050|Who Gets to Keep Togepi?]]'', when he coddled {{TP|Misty|Togepi}}'s {{pkmn|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.
Meowth normally does not battle unless there are extreme circumstances; his explanation is that his ability to talk and walk upright came at the expense of battling ability. However, when forced to fight, Meowth is fairly resourceful, such as dumping a bucket of water on an {{p|Onix}} to weaken it, most notably [[Brock's Onix]] in ''Who Gets to Keep Togepi?''.
 
Much like [[Ash's Pikachu]], Meowth does not stay inside a [[Poké Ball]], though he is technically a [[wild Pokémon]]. He remains a part of the [[Team Rocket trio]] because he feels he has a place with them. Meowth considers himself the brains of the trio's operations, namely because his ability to translate Pokémon speech for Jessie and James, and also because of his extensive technical knowledge which has helped to construct the many of [[Team Rocket's mechas]]. He utilizes [[Boss fantasy|fantasies]] to truly explain his schemes to his teammates, though these also expose Meowth's ambitions to be Giovanni's one and only companion. On several occasions Meowth's value has been questioned, but he pulls his teammates in line with a quick Scratch to the face. He even had some tension towards [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]] when he first arrived on the scene, after Wobbuffet kept taking his place in the Team Rocket {{motto}}, but the pair now get along. His attachment to Jessie and James is more obvious when he finds himself separated or when the trio has decided to go their separate ways. Examples of this include ''[[EP274|Hoenn Alone]]'' or ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'', when he became sad after Jessie and James got swallowed up by the [[Tree of Beginning]]'s antibodies.
 
During the {{series|Sun and& Moon}}, Meowth has shown concern for {{AP|Litten}}. In ''[[SM016|They Might Not Be Giants!]]'', Meowth was brought to tears when Litten explained its past. His concern for Litten grew in ''[[SM021|One Journey Ends, Another Begins...]]'', when {{an|Stoutland}} began to grow ill before disappearing, and he even informed Ash that he had better protect Litten. Following Stoutland's disappearance, Meowth visited Litten to try and get it to talk before leaving when Ash approached. Meowth later watched as Ash caught Litten, knowing that it was for the best even though it meant they were enemies. Encountering {{p|Torracat}} for the first time since Litten evolved during ''[[SM067|Love at First Twirl!]]'', Meowth seemed to be excited by its evolution.
 
====Moves used====
| colspan="3" style="text-align:left" |'''Description:''' Meowth also improvised a move that he called "{{m|Fury Swipes}} of Love" to protect a {{p|Glameow}} he was in love with.
|}
 
====Voice actors====
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|zh_cmn=林凱羚 ''Lín Kǎilíng''<br>龍顯蕙 ''Lóng Xiǎnhuì''<br>雷碧文 ''Léi Bìwén''<br>汪世瑋 ''Wāng Shìwěi''
|ar=عادل أبو حسون Adel Abu Hassoun
|ca=César Lechiguero
|hr=Pero Juričić<br>Sven Šestak
|cs=Zbyšek Pantůček ([[EP002]]-[[EP209]], [[M01]]-[[M03]])<br>Marek Libert ([[DP001]]-present)
|da=Peter Zhelder
|nl=Jan Nonhof ([[EP002]]-[[AG092]], [[M01]]-[[M03]])<br>Bas Keijzer ([[AG093]]-[[BW048]], [[BW062]]-[[BW097]], [[M08]]-[[M14]])<br>Fred Meijer ([[BW056]]-[[BW060]], [[BW109]]-present, [[M16]]-present)<br>Unknown Voice Actor ([[M04]]-[[M07]])
|fil=Julius Figueroa
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|fr_ca=François Sasseville
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|hi=सौम्य दान ''{{wp|Saumya Daan}}'' (Hungama dub)
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|es_la=Gerardo Vázquez<br>Gabriel Cobayassi ([[M04]]-[[M05]])
|es_eu=José Escobosa<br>Mario Arenas ([[M03]] and [[Mewtwo Returns]])
|sv=Linus Wahlgren ([[S11]])
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|vi=Thái Minh Vũ ([[BW001]]-[[BW097]])<br>Nguyễn Anh Tuấn ([[EP002]]-[[EP080]], [[BW109]]-present, [[M19]]-present)<br>Nguyễn Kim Anh ([[M10]]-[[M18]])
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====Artwork====
| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|Sun & Moon series|''Sun & Moon'' series}}
|}
 
====Voice actors====
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|en=[[Nathan Price]] ([[EP002]]-[[EP017]], [[EP019]]-[[EP031]]), ''[[A Sneak Peek at Pokémon]]''<br>[[Maddie Blaustein]] ([[EP018]], [[EP032]]-[[AG145]], [[M01]]-[[M08]], [[Mewtwo Returns]], [[Pokémon Chronicles]])<br>[[Carter Cathcart]] ([[AG146]]-present, [[M09]]-present, [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]])
|zh_cmn=林凱羚 ''Lín Kǎilíng''<br>龍顯蕙 ''Lóng Xiǎnhuì''<br>雷碧文 ''Léi Bìwén''<br>汪世瑋 ''Wāng Shìwěi''
|ar=عادل أبو حسون Adel Abu Hassoun
|ca=César Lechiguero
|hr=Pero Juričić<br>Sven Šestak
|cs=Zbyšek Pantůček ([[EP002]]-[[EP209]], [[M01]]-[[M03]])<br>Marek Libert ([[DP001]]-present)
|da=Peter Zhelder
|nl=Jan Nonhof ([[EP002]]-[[AG092]], [[M01]]-[[M03]])<br>Bas Keijzer ([[AG093]]-[[BW048]], [[BW062]]-[[BW097]], [[M08]]-[[M14]])<br>Fred Meijer ([[BW056]]-[[BW060]], [[BW109]]-present, [[M16]]-present)<br>Unknown Voice Actor ([[M04]]-[[M07]])
|fil=Julius Figueroa
|fi=Pauli Virta ([[EP002]]-[[AG092]], [[M01]]-[[M03]], [[Pikachu short]]s, [[Mewtwo Returns]])<br>Mika Ala-Panula ([[M04]])<br>Arto Nieminen ([[AG093]]-present, [[M10]]-present, [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]])
|fr_ca=François Sasseville
|fr_eu=Nessym Guetat ([[EP002]]-[[AG145]]; [[M01]]-[[M05]], [[M07]])<br>Philippe Tasquin ([[AG146]]-present)<br>Unknown voice actor ([[M06]])
|de=Gerhard Acktun
|el=Χάρης Γρηγορόπουλος ''Haris Grigoropoulos''
|he=יוסי צברי ''Yossi Tzabari'' ([[EP002]]-[[EP121]], [[M01]]-[[M03]], [[PK01]], [[PK04]], [[PK07]]) <br>ירון מלאכי ''Yaron Malachi'' ([[EP122]]-[[EP262]], [[Mewtwo Returns]], [[M04]])<br>עידו מוסרי ''{{wp|Ido Mosseri}}'' ([[EP263]]-[[AG096]])<br>יואב נאמן ''Yoav Ne'eman'' ([[AG097]]-[[AG145]], [[Pokémon Chronicles]])<br>דור סרוגו ''Dor Srogo'' ([[AG146]]-present, [[M12]])
|hi=सौम्य दान ''{{wp|Saumya Daan}}'' (Hungama dub)
|hu=Péter Minárovics<br>Péter Szokol (Advanced saga-present)<br>Szabolcs Sesztak ([[M03]])
|is=Sturla Sighvatsson ([[M03]])<br>Hallgrímur Ólafsson ([[M05]])
|id=Agung (Kanto saga)<br>Jack Hamzah (Johto saga-present, [[M02]]-[[M13]])<br>Ahmad Zulkifli Lubis ([[DP160]]-[[DP161]]<!--[[M11]]-->)<br>Wiwiek Supadmi ({{series|XY}})
|it=Giuseppe Calvetti ([[EP002]]-[[AG040]])<br>Pietro Ubaldi ([[AG041]]-present)
|ko=최원형 ''Choi Weonhyeong'' ([[original series]], all original {{pkmn|movie}}s up to [[M09]])<br>박지훈 ''Park Jihoon'' ({{series|Advanced Generation}})<br>오인성 ''Oh Inseong'' (later ''Advanced Generation'' series - present, and all redubbed movies)
|no=Tommy Karlsen
|pl=Mirosław Wieprzewski ([[EP002]]-[[AG040]], [[DP053]]-present, all dubbed movies)<br>Łukasz Lewandowski ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])
|pt_br=Armando Tiraboschi ([[EP002]]-[[EP051]], [[EP103]]-[[XY093]], [[M01]], [[M06]]-[[M18]])<br>Marcelo Pissardini ([[EP052]]-[[EP102]], [[M04]]-[[M05]])<br>Márcio Simões ([[M02]]-[[M03]])<br>Sérgio Stern ([[XY094]]-present, [[M19]]-present)
|pt_eu=Rui Luís Brás ([[EP002]]-[[EP093]], [[M01]]-[[M04]])<br>Pedro Carneiro ([[EP094]]-[[AG092]], [[DP001]]-[[DP052]])<br>Rui de Sá ([[Pokémon Live!]])<br>Unknown actor ([[M07]])<br>Luís Barros ([[PK03]], [[PK08]], [[Pokémon Chronicles]], [[AG093]]-[[AG192]])<br>Mário Santos ([[DP053]]-present, [[M10]]-present)
|ro=Sebastian Lupu
|ru=Дмитрий Завацкий ''Dmitrii Zavatskii''<br>Дмитрий Филимонов ''Dmitrii Filimonov''
|es_la=Gerardo Vázquez<br>Gabriel Cobayassi ([[M04]]-[[M05]])
|es_eu=José Escobosa<br>Mario Arenas ([[M03]] and [[Mewtwo Returns]])
|sv=Linus Wahlgren ([[S11]])
|th=ไกรวัล วัฒนไกร ''Graiwan Watthanagrai''<br>อภินันท์ ธีระนันทกุล ''Apinan Teeranantakul'' ([[DP054]]-present)
|tr=Murat Keskinoğlu<br>Fatih Özkul ([[SM001]]-present)<br>Ziya Kürküt ([[M03]])<br>İlham Erdoğan ([[M05]])
|vi=Thái Minh Vũ ([[BW001]]-[[BW097]])<br>Nguyễn Anh Tuấn ([[EP002]]-[[EP080]], [[BW109]]-present, [[M19]]-present)<br>Nguyễn Kim Anh ([[M10]]-[[M18]])
}}
 
===In ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'' and ''[[M21|The Power of Us]]''===
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