Persian

Persian is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Classy Cat Pokémon.

Persian has a new Alolan form introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Pokédex data

National № 053
Type Normal
Species Classy Cat Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 32.0 kg (70.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Limber
2. Technician
Unnerve (hidden ability)
Local № 053 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
137 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
053 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
139 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
046 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
053 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
053 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
184 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 154
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 115
211 361
Total 440 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Persian.

Pokédex data

National № 053
Type Dark
Species Classy Cat Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 33.0 kg (72.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Fur Coat
2. Technician
Rattled (hidden ability)
Local № 053 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
137 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
053 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
139 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
046 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
053 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
053 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
184 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 154
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 60
112 240
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 115
211 361
Total 440 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Persian.

Evolution chart

(Level 28)
#052
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
Dark
(high Friendship)
#053
Persian
Alolan Persian
Dark
#052
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
Steel
(Level 28)

Persian changes

Pokédex entries

Persian

Red
Blue
Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Yellow The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
Gold Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
Silver Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Crystal Behind its lithe, elegant appearance lies a barbaric side. It will tear apart its prey on a mere whim.
Ruby
Sapphire
PERSIAN has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the POKéMON’s surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
FireRed Has a vicious temperament. Beware if it raises its tail straight up. It is a signal that it is about to pounce and bite.
LeafGreen Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Emerald A PERSIAN’s six bold whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in its vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
HeartGold Many adore it for its sophisticated air. However, it will lash out and scratch for little reason.
SoulSilver Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A very haughty Pokémon. Among fans, the size of the jewel in its forehead is a topic of much talk.
X Although its fur has many admirers, it is tough to raise as a pet because of its fickle meanness.
Y Its lithe muscles allow it to walk without making a sound. It attacks in an instant.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Persian has six bold whiskers that give it a look of toughness. The whiskers sense air movements to determine what is in the Pokémon’s surrounding vicinity. It becomes docile if grabbed by the whiskers.
Sun It has a violent temperament. It will attack anything that looks it in the eye. Its sharp claws inflict deep wounds.
Moon It has a high opinion of itself, although not to the same extent as the Alolan Persian. It’s quite difficult to make friends with this Pokémon.
Ultra Sun Although the jewel on its forehead appears to be a different color than those of Alolan Persian, it’s mostly made of the same material.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is popular with rich people. It’s also targeted by hunters who are after the jewel in its forehead.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
The gem in its forehead glows on its own! It walks with all the grace and elegance of a proud queen.
Sword Getting this prideful Pokémon to warm up to you takes a lot of effort, and it will claw at you the moment it gets annoyed.
Shield Its elegant and refined behavior clashes with that of the barbaric Perrserker. The relationship between the two is one of mutual disdain.

Alolan Persian

Sun Its round face and smooth coat—softer than the most high-class velvet—have made this a very popular Pokémon in Alola.
Moon It looks down on everyone other than itself. Its preferred tactics are sucker punches and blindside attacks.
Ultra Sun In contrast to its lovely face, it’s so brutal that it tortures its weakened prey rather than finishing them off.
Ultra Moon Its round face is a symbol of wealth. Persian that have bigger, plumper faces are considered more beautiful.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It has the classiest coat. The rippling of its fur in the heat of battle has a beauty all its own.
Sword The round face of Alolan Persian is considered to be a symbol of prosperity in the Alola region, so these Pokémon are very well cared for.
Shield This Pokémon is one tough opponent. Not only does it have formidable physical abilities, but it’s also not above fighting dirty.

Moves learned by Persian

Moves learnt by level up

Persian learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1FeintNormal 30 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Power GemRock 80 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SwitcherooDark 100
12Pay DayNormal 40 100
16BiteDark 60 100
20TauntDark 100
24AssuranceDark 60 100
31Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
36ScreechNormal 85
42SlashNormal 70 100
48Nasty PlotDark
54Play RoughFairy 90 90
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1FeintNormal 30 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Power GemRock 80 100
1QuashDark 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SwitcherooDark 100
12Pay DayNormal 40 100
16BiteDark 60 100
20TauntDark 100
24AssuranceDark 60 100
31Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
36ScreechNormal 85
42Night SlashDark 70 100
48Nasty PlotDark
54Play RoughFairy 90 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Persian learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Power GemRock 80 100

Egg moves

Persian learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Persian egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
FlailNormal 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Last ResortNormal 140 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail WhipNormal 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
FlailNormal 100
FlatterDark 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Parting ShotDark 100
SpiteGhost 100

Move Tutor moves

Persian can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDark 75 100
Skitter SmackBug 70 90
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Burning JealousyFire
Lash OutDark 75 100
Skitter SmackBug 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Persian is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Persian is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Persian learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AmnesiaPsychic
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SwiftNormal 60
3BiteDark 60 100
6Fake OutNormal 40 100
9TauntDark 100
12Pay DayNormal 40 100
15FeintNormal 30 100
19Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
23ScreechNormal 85
27SlashNormal 70 100
37Nasty PlotDark
47Play RoughFairy 90 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Persian learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwiftNormal 60

Moves learnt by TM

Persian is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Persian sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Persian  sprite from Red & Blue Persian  sprite from Silver Persian  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Persian  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Persian  sprite from Black & White Persian  sprite from X & Y Persian  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Persian  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Persian Shiny sprite from Silver Persian Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Persian Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Persian Shiny sprite from Black & White Persian Shiny sprite from X & Y Persian Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Persian

Red Trade/migrate from another game
Blue Evolve Meowth
Yellow Trade/migrate from another game
Gold Trade/migrate from another game
Silver
Crystal
Route 7
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, Water Path
Emerald Evolve Meowth
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Meowth
HeartGold Trade/migrate from another game
SoulSilver Route 7, Cerulean Cave
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Evolve Meowth/Alolan Meowth
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Malie Garden
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Vermilion City
Sword
Shield
Evolve Meowth/Alolan Meowth/Galarian Meowth

Other languages

English Persian
Japanese ペルシアン (Persian)
German Snobilikat
French Persian

Name origin

persian
a long-haired breed of cat