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This is a page on the Pokemon Meowth, including its Learnset and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and more.

Regular Galarian Gigantamax
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Meowth - Type and Abilities

Meowth - Type

Type 1 Type 2
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Type Defenses

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
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Takes 0.5x damage
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
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Name Description
Technician Powers up the Pokemon's weaker moves.
Pickup The Pokemon may pick up items.

Hidden Ability

Name Description
Unnerve Makes the foe nervous and unable to eat Berries.

Egg Group

Egg Groups
Field Image Field

Effort Values (EV) Earned

Effort Values (EV) Earned

Meowth Evolution

(Regular) Meowth Evolution Chart

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PersianPersian Evolves from Meowth at level 28

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(Galarian) Meowth Evolution Chart

Pokemon How to Evolve
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PerrserkerPerrserker Evolves from Galarian Meowth at level 28

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Gigantamax Meowth

Gigantamax Meowth

Gigantamax Meowth's G-Max Move

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Move Type Effect
G-Max Gold Rush Normal Image A Normal-type attack that Gigantamax Meowth use. This move confuses opponents and also earns extra money.

Receive a Gigantamax Meowth from a Mystery Gift

Availability 11/15/2019 - 2020/1/15/2019 (Wed)

Gigantamax Meowth was originally available exclusively to users who bought the game at an early date. Gigantamax Meowth was obtainable in the Mystery Gift section of the game, which can be unlocked when you progress in the early parts of the story.

Mystery Gift Meowth does not evolve!

Be advised that the free Meowth you can receive here does not evolve into a Persian!

How to Obtain the Gigantamax Meowth Mystery Gift

How to Get Meowth

Trade with the boy in Turffield Gym

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Regular Meowth (non-Galarian form) can be obtained by trading with the boy in Turffield Gym. You will need to trade him a Galarian Meowth, so be sure and catch one from Route 4 just before Turffield.

All Meowths born from an egg will be Galarian

Sending your regular Meowth to a Pokemon Day Care and yielding an egg will result in a Galarian Meowth offspring only. Keep in mind that the only Meowth capable of evolving into Persian is the one found in the gym!

Regular Meowth cannot be found in the wild

The only Meowth found in the wild is the Galarian form. If you are hunting down a regular Meowth, be advised that there is only one found in the game.

Base Stats of Meowth

40 40 (#356)
45 45 (#333)
35 35 (#386)
Sp. Atk
40 40 (#322)
Sp. Def
40 40 (#355)
90 90 (#66)
Total Base Stats
290 (#349)

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Learnset of Meowth

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
Base Fake Out Normal Image 40 100 10
Base Growl Normal Image - 100 40
4 Feint Normal Image 30 100 10
8 Scratch Normal Image 40 100 35
12 Pay Day Normal Image 40 100 20
16 Bite Dark Image 60 100 25
20 Taunt Dark Image - 100 20
24 Assurance Dark Image 60 100 10
29 Fury Swipes Normal Image 18 80 15
32 Screech Normal Image - 85 40
36 Slash Normal Image 70 100 20
40 Nasty Plot Dark Image - - 20
44 Play Rough Fairy Image 90 90 10

Learnset by TM

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TM02 Pay Day Normal Image 40 100 20
TM15 Dig Ground Image 80 100 10
TM16 Screech Normal Image - 85 40
TM21 Rest Psychic Image - - 10
TM23 Thief Dark Image 60 100 25
TM24 Snore Normal Image 50 100 15
TM25 Protect Normal Image - - 10
TM27 Icy Wind Ice Image 55 95 15
TM29 Charm Fairy Image - 100 20
TM31 Attract Normal Image - 100 15
TM33 Rain Dance Water Image - - 5
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Image - - 5
TM39 Facade Normal Image 70 100 20
TM40 Swift Normal Image 60 - 20
TM56 U-turn Bug Image 70 100 20
TM57 Payback Dark Image 50 100 10
TM58 Assurance Dark Image 60 100 10
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Image 70 100 15
TM76 Round Normal Image 60 100 15
TM79 Retaliate Normal Image 70 100 5

Learnset by TR

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TR01 Body Slam Normal Image 85 100 15
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Image 90 100 15
TR09 Thunder Electric Image 110 70 10
TR17 Amnesia Psychic Image - - 20
TR20 Substitute Normal Image - - 10
TR26 Endure Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Image - - 10
TR31 Iron Tail Steel Image 100 75 15
TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Image 80 100 15
TR35 Uproar Normal Image 90 100 10
TR37 Taunt Dark Image - 100 20
TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Image 90 100 10
TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Image 80 100 15
TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Image 80 100 15
TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Image - - 20
TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Image 120 80 5
TR81 Foul Play Dark Image 95 100 15
TR85 Work Up Normal Image - - 30
TR90 Play Rough Fairy Image 90 90 10
TR95 Throat Chop Dark Image 80 100 15

Learnset through a Move Tutor

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Lash Out Dark Image 75 100 5

Learnset via Egg Moves

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Spite Ghost Image - 100 10
Hypnosis Psychic Image - 60 20
Flail Normal Image - 100 15
Tail Whip Normal Image - 100 30
Last Resort Normal Image 140 100 5
Covet Normal Image 60 100 25

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1 Anonymous7 months

This article should be updated to inform readers that if you have the Kantonian Meowth hold an everstone while breeding it with any other compatible Meowth or Ditto, the offspring produced will be a Kantonian Meowth. This goes for any non-Galar/regional variant.

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