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 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 70.5 lbs (32.0 kg)
Abilities Limber
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)

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 (base 5,120 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 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 72.8 lbs (33.0 kg)
Abilities Fur Coat
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)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 148
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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

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.

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.

Moves learned by Persian

Moves learnt by level up

Persian learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Play RoughFairy 90 90
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SwiftNormal 60
1SwitcherooDark 100
6BiteDark 60 100
9Fake OutNormal 40 100
14Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
17ScreechNormal 85
22Feint AttackDark 60
25TauntDark 100
32Power GemRock 80 100
37SlashNormal 70 100
44Nasty PlotDark
49AssuranceDark 60 100
56CaptivateNormal 100
61Night SlashDark 70 100
65FeintNormal 30 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Play RoughFairy 90 90
1QuashDark 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SwiftNormal 60
1SwitcherooDark 100
6BiteDark 60 100
9Fake OutNormal 40 100
14Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
17ScreechNormal 85
22Feint AttackDark 60
25TauntDark 100
32Power GemRock 80 100
37SlashNormal 70 100
44Nasty PlotDark
49AssuranceDark 60 100
56CaptivateNormal 100
61Night SlashDark 70 100
65FeintNormal 30 100
69Dark PulseDark 80 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Persian learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwiftNormal 60

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
AssistNormal
CharmFairy 100
FlailNormal 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Odor SleuthNormal
PunishmentDark 100
SnatchDark
SpiteGhost 100
Tail WhipNormal 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
AssistNormal
CharmFairy 100
CovetNormal 60 100
FlailNormal 100
FlatterDark 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Parting ShotDark 100
PunishmentDark 100
SnatchDark
SpiteGhost 100

Move Tutor moves

Persian can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Seed BombGrass 80 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Persian. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Persian is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
60QuashDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Persian can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Persian learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Play RoughFairy 90 90
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SwiftNormal 60
1SwitcherooDark 100
6BiteDark 60 100
9Fake OutNormal 40 100
14Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
17ScreechNormal 85
22Feint AttackDark 60
25TauntDark 100
32Power GemRock 80 100
37SlashNormal 70 100
44Nasty PlotDark
49AssuranceDark 60 100
56CaptivateNormal 100
61Night SlashDark 70 100
65FeintNormal 30 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Play RoughFairy 90 90
1QuashDark 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SwiftNormal 60
1SwitcherooDark 100
6BiteDark 60 100
9Fake OutNormal 40 100
14Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
17ScreechNormal 85
22Feint AttackDark 60
25TauntDark 100
32Power GemRock 80 100
37SlashNormal 70 100
44Nasty PlotDark
49AssuranceDark 60 100
56CaptivateNormal 100
61Night SlashDark 70 100
65FeintNormal 30 100
69Dark PulseDark 80 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwiftNormal 60

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
AssistNormal
CharmFairy 100
FlailNormal 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Odor SleuthNormal
PunishmentDark 100
SnatchDark
SpiteGhost 100
Tail WhipNormal 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
AssistNormal
CharmFairy 100
CovetNormal 60 100
FlailNormal 100
FlatterDark 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Parting ShotDark 100
PunishmentDark 100
SnatchDark
SpiteGhost 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Persian. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Persian is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
60QuashDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Persian can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Persian sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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 Sun & Moon
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 Sun & 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, Seavault 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

Other languages

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

Name origin

persian
a long-haired breed of cat