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How to Evolve Meowth into Persian in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to Evolve Meowth into Persian in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Talal Musa Updated on by

Persian in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a normal-type Pokémon and is one of the first-generation species to be introduced. It is mean, it is fickle. But contrary to what one might think, a Persian is actually quite popular and known for its elegance!

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Now, it seems that you got yourself a Meowth which you can find from several locations in-game and you are wondering, how do I evolve my Meowth into Persian? Worry not because you’re just in the right place, we got you! Keep reading as we walk you through the super easy process.

Where to find Meowth in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Classified as a very common spawn, rest assured you won’t have to spend much time to catch Meowth. Meowth usually hides and lurks around Grass, Town, and Mine biomes. Primarily, you can find level 14 to 32 pokemons in West Province Area Two, Area Three, and East Province Area Three. Alternatively, trainers can also acquire Meowth in Tera Raids.

When battling Meowth, there are several things you should keep in mind. This Scratch Cat Pokémon right here is vulnerable to Fighting-type attacks. Make sure not to knock it out though as it will instantly get rid of your chances of catching it. Additionally, it is immune to ghost-type attacks so forget about inflicting this type of damage on it.  

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How to evolve Meowth into Persian in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

First, you’ll need to get yourself a Meowth. If you found Meowth at at least level 25 consider yourself lucky as upgrading it to a certain level is a bit of a nuisance.

Meowth will evolve into Persian as soon as you reach level 28. No need to go through special steps as the evolution animation will trigger instantly. You can speed up the process of increasing its level by joining regular battles, Tera Raid Battles, or by consuming Rare Candies and EXP candies. Do take note that Pokemons do not evolve during auto-battles. 

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Can you get Persian without evolving Meowth in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you’re not a fan of Meowth’s form and want to go straight into having a Persian, then we’ve also got you covered. There is one location where you can find yourself a Persian. Head to the West Province Area Three. Here, you’ll have the best chances of catching level 28 to 47 Persian. 

Stats Comparison between Meowth and Persian in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

StatsMeowthPersian
HP4065
Attack4570
Defense3560
Special Attack4065
Special Defense4065
Speed4065
Sub-total90115

Final Thoughts

When you evolve a Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it becomes a new species with visual changes and increased stats. And similar to any other Pokemon, your Meowth could be evolved into Persian. It has high speed, and a Persian also has access to the majority of the moves for catching such as False Swipe.

That is why some players recommend having a Persian for a companion as well, especially if you’re aiming to complete your Pokedex!



Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

on Nintendo Switch
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Release Date:

18 November 2022