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Meowth (#52)PersianPsyduck (#54)

General
Name (Japanese), NumberPersian, 52
Name pronunciation <math>PER-jhun<math>
StageStage 1
Evolves fromMeowth
Evolves to(none)
Video game base stats¹
Hit points65
Attack70
Defense60
Speed115
Special attack65
Special defense75
Biological
SpeciesClassy Cat Pokémon
TypesNormal,
Height3'3"
Weight70.5 lb
AbilitiesLimber
Signature AttacksPay Day
Pokédex ColorYellow
Shiny colorBody becomes a whiter colour, and inside of the ears is pink (Like Meowth).
Gender distribution50% male, 50% female
¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.
² Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
³ Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow

Persian (ペルシアン Perushian) is a Cat Pokémon and the evolved form of Meowth.

It has fairly low total stats but exhibits some surprising features, like its ability to learn Bubblebeam and Thunderbolt through TMs. Giovanni, the man leading Team Rocket, has a pet Persian. Perhaps not coincidentally, his behavior with the cat looks very similar to other evil-mastermind-and-cat pairs, such as Inspector Gadget's Dr. Claw and Ernst Stavro Blofeld from the James Bond films.

Name Origin

Persian is named after the real-life breed of cat, the Persian.

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