Competitive Information for Meowth [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Meowth meowth
Base Stats for Meowth

Normal


Evolutions / Family:
Meowth
Persian

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Meowth? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.


Meowth is an interesting Normal-typed Pokemon. Meowth is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Meowth's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Meowth
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Toxic
- Substitute
- Growl

Physical Sweeper Meowth (Retro)

Meowth is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Gen1 meta was a totally different monster. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Substitute is a status move (Meowth takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Growl is a status move (lowers the target's attack by 1 stage).




Species: Meowth
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt
- Bubble Beam / Water Gun
- Toxic
- Substitute

Special Sweeper Meowth (Retro)

Meowth is a notable Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The rules of gen-one were quite varied from today. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Water Gun is a special 40-base power Water-type move that deals damage.
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Substitute is a status move (Meowth takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Meowth learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Meowth can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Meowth

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