Meowth #52 Heart Gold and Soul Silver
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#52 Meowth

Meowth ken sugimori artwork Normal SpritesNormal Backsprites
Meowth sprite
Meowth backsprite
Shiny SpritesShiny Backsprites
Shiny Meowth sprite
Shiny Meowth backsprite

Gender Ratio

Gender pie chart

Meowth - Scratch Cat Pokémon

Flavor Text
Heart GoldIt is fascinated by round objects. It can’t stop playing with them until it tires and falls asleep.
Soul SilverIt loves anything that shines. It especially adores coins that it picks up and secretly hoards.

Type:   Normal
Resistance to Moves:
Attacking Type: Normal Fighting Flying Poison Ground Rock Bug Ghost Steel Fire Water Grass Electric Psychic Ice Dragon Dark
Damage Received: ×1



-- Level 28 -->


Pickup The Pokémon may pick up items.
Technician Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.


hgss male trainer height

Male Trainer: 4'11"

hgss Meowth height

Meowth: 1'4"


hgss Meowth wdight
hgss female trainer weight

Meowth: 9 lbs.   Female Trainer: 88 lbs.

Catching/ Experience Data

Items Catch Rate Run Chance Experience Won Experience Rate Total Experience
None 255 0 69 Medium Fast 1,000,000


Level Name Power Accuracy Effect
Type Category Power Points Description
1 Scratch 40 100 Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
Normal Physical 35 Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
1 Growl 0 100 Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.
Normal Other 40 The user growls in an endearing way, making the opposing team less wary. The foes' Attack stats are lowered.
6 Bite 60 100 Has a 0% chance to make the target flinch.
Dark Physical 25 The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
9 Fake Out 40 100 Can only be used as the first move after the user enters battle. Causes the target to flinch.
Normal Physical 10 An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.
14 Fury Swipes 18 80 Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Normal Physical 15 The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
17 Screech 0 85 Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
Normal Other 40 An earsplitting screech harshly reduces the target's Defense stat.
22 Faint Attack 60 0 Never misses.
Dark Physical 20 The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
25 Taunt 0 100 For the next few turns, the target can only use damaging moves.
Dark Other 20 The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.
30 Pay Day 40 100 Scatters money on the ground worth five times the user's level.
Normal Physical 20 Numerous coins are hurled at the target to inflict damage. Money is earned after the battle.
33 Slash 70 100 Has an increased chance for a critical hit.
Normal Physical 20 The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.
38 Nasty Plot 0 0 Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.
Dark Other 20 The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. It sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk.
41 Assurance 50 100 Power is doubled if the target has already received damage this turn.
Dark Physical 10 If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.
46 Captivate 0 100 Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.
Normal Other 20 If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target is charmed into harshly lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
49 Night Slash 70 100 Has an increased chance for a critical hit.
Dark Physical 15 The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.
54 Feint 50 100 Only works if the target uses Protect or Detect on this turn.
Normal Physical 10 An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
Hit Points (HP) Attack (ATK) Defense (DEF) Speed (SPD) Special Attack (SPATK) Special Defense (SPDEF)
EV Gain +0 +0 +0 +1 +0 +0
Base 40 45 35 90 40 40
Hit Points (HP) Attack (ATK) Defense (DEF) Speed (SPD) Special Attack (SPATK) Special Defense (SPDEF)
449493 422493 461493 113493 425493 442493