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Meowth is unusual among other Pokémon for its ability to speak like humans. During the earlier episodes of the series, Meowth liked to think he was somewhat in charge of the group, and was responsible for many of its plans and objectives.

Most of Meowth’s background story is explained in the anime episode “Go West, Young Meowth”. Meowth came to Hollywood on the back of a truck after seeing a film called “That Darn Meowth” dreaming of good food as seen in the film. He eventually joined a gang of stray Meowth led by a Persian. One day, he fell in love with a female Meowth who let him know that she preferred being with humans to being with a street Pokémon. To impress her, Meowth learned to walk and speak so as to be as much like a human as possible. Afterwards, however, the female Meowth looked down on him even more than before. After Meowth joined Team Rocket, she was abandoned by her owner, and joined the same gang that Meowth left. Ultimately, she fell for the Persian that led the gang.

Meowth is an integral part of the team, counting Jessie and James as his only real friends, but he is often excluded from the rapport between the two. When he lured Pikachu to their side in an episode, he seemed to have his own agenda as to what to do with it. Often, he explains why they should capture the main Pokémon of a particular episode, by indulging in an unrealistic fantasy of Giovanni’s reaction to their success, such as in, “Beg, Burrow, and Steal”, when he suggests stealing Trapinch so Giovanni can use him to crack walnuts. It is possible this is an unhealthy coping mechanism, as James comments that these fantasies proved Meowth had “officially lost it”.

Meowth is essentially the “brains of the outfit” and appears to come up with the majority of the team’s plans; he seems to share his species’ thematic association with money, often being the one most concerned with practical issues such as the dismal state of the team’s finances. Because of this, Meowth is usually the one who operates Team Rocket’s Pokémon-stealing machinery, working in the background while Jessie and James confront the protagonists. Starting in the Johto season, Meowth learned to pick locks to aid their criminal lifestyle. He is also skilled at piloting the Team Rocket hot-air balloon (and other getaway vehicles). Among other things, he is also able to sing, dance, read, and write - skills that Pokémon rarely possess. Being able to understand what Pokémon as well as humans are saying, Meowth also often translates their speech for Jessie, James and other characters.

Meowth was shown to care greatly for Misty’s Togepi when it was an egg. He willingly battles for the right to raise it, and wishes Togepi happiness with its new owner. Later on he was infatuated by May’s Skitty, and helped her escape, contrary to Jessie’s plans. He has also remarked that if he had met Pikachu under different circumstances, they might have been friends. On occasion, Meowth befriends other Pokémon (usually ones that are outcasts like him) but by the end of the episode he is separated from his new companions. He also seems to have a good relationship with Jessie and James’ Pokémon.

In Pokémon Yellow, Meowth is one of the Pokémon that the player must defeat when fighting Jessie and James. This however runs contrary to the anime as he, unlike most Pokémon, is not trained or owned by either Jessie or James and rarely battles.

One of the trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee is “Team Rocket’s Meowth”. When viewed, it says that Meowth’s dream is to become a rock star. This dream was also shown in one of the Japanese ending songs as well as a special CD released only in Japan. The plot of one Pokémon short revolved around him throwing a concert for his fellow Pokémon.

In Pokémon Channel Team Rocket’s Meowth acts like an emcee or newscaster. An armband he wears references a line from the Japanese motto.

Anime

Pokemon
Pokemon
Spring 1997
Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi
Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi
Summer 1998
Pokemon: The First Movie
Pokemon: The First Movie
Summer 1998
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi
Autumn 1998
Pokemon: Pikachu Tankentai
Pokemon: Pikachu Tankentai
Summer 1999
Pokemon: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan
Pokemon: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan
Summer 1999
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2000)
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2000)
Autumn 1999
Pokemon: Pichu to Pikachu
Pokemon: Pichu to Pikachu
Summer 2000
Pokemon: Kesshoutou no Teiou Entei
Pokemon: Kesshoutou no Teiou Entei
Summer 2000
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2001)
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2001)
Autumn 2000
Pokemon: Mewtwo! Ware wa Koko ni Ari
Pokemon: Mewtwo! Ware wa Koko ni Ari
Autumn 2000
Pokemon: Pikachu no Dokidoki Kakurenbo
Pokemon: Pikachu no Dokidoki Kakurenbo
Summer 2001
Pokemon: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai
Pokemon: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai
Summer 2001
Pokemon: Pika Pika Hoshizora Camp
Pokemon: Pika Pika Hoshizora Camp
Summer 2002
Pokemon: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios
Pokemon: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios
Summer 2002
Pokemon Advanced Generation
Pokemon Advanced Generation
Autumn 2002
Pokemon Housoukyoku
Pokemon Housoukyoku
Autumn 2002
Pokemon: Bokutachi Pichu Brothers - Party wa Oosawagi! no Maki
Pokemon: Bokutachi Pichu Brothers - Party wa Oosawagi! no Maki
Summer 2003
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi
Summer 2003
Pokemon: Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi
Pokemon: Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi
Summer 2003
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Rekkuu no Houmonsha Deoxys
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Rekkuu no Houmonsha Deoxys
Summer 2004
Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsumatsuri
Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsumatsuri
Summer 2004
Pokemon 3D Adventure: Mew wo Sagase!
Pokemon 3D Adventure: Mew wo Sagase!
Winter 2005
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario
Summer 2005
Pokemon: Pikachu no Obake Carnival
Pokemon: Pikachu no Obake Carnival
Summer 2005
Pokemon: Senritsu no Mirage Pokemon
Pokemon: Senritsu no Mirage Pokemon
Spring 2006
Pokemon 3D Adventure 2: Pikachu no Kaitei Daibouken
Pokemon 3D Adventure 2: Pikachu no Kaitei Daibouken
Spring 2006
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy
Summer 2006
Pokemon: Pikachu no Wanpaku Island
Pokemon: Pikachu no Wanpaku Island
Summer 2006
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
Summer 2006
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai
Summer 2007
Pokemon: Pikachu Tanken Club
Pokemon: Pikachu Tanken Club
Summer 2007
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi
Summer 2008
Pokemon: Pikachu Koori no Daibouken
Pokemon: Pikachu Koori no Daibouken
Summer 2008
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e
Summer 2009
Pokemon: Pikachu no Kirakira Daisousaku!
Pokemon: Pikachu no Kirakira Daisousaku!
Summer 2009
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fushigi na Fushigi na Daibouken
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fushigi na Fushigi na Daibouken
Summer 2010
Pokemon Best Wishes!
Pokemon Best Wishes!
Summer 2010
Pokemon Best Wishes!: Victini to Shiroki Eiyuu Reshiram
Pokemon Best Wishes!: Victini to Shiroki Eiyuu Reshiram
Summer 2011
Pokemon Best Wishes!: Victini to Kuroki Eiyuu Zekrom
Pokemon Best Wishes!: Victini to Kuroki Eiyuu Zekrom
Summer 2011
Pokemon: Pikachu no Summer Bridge Story
Pokemon: Pikachu no Summer Bridge Story
Summer 2011
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2
Spring 2012
Pokemon: Utae Meloetta - Rinka no Mi wo Sagase!
Pokemon: Utae Meloetta - Rinka no Mi wo Sagase!
Summer 2012
Pokemon: Meloetta no Kirakira Recital
Pokemon: Meloetta no Kirakira Recital
Summer 2012
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Kyurem vs. Seikenshi
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Kyurem vs. Seikenshi
Summer 2012
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N
Winter 2013
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure
Spring 2013
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Shinsoku no Genosect - Mewtwo Kakusei
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Shinsoku no Genosect - Mewtwo Kakusei
Summer 2013
Pokemon: Pikachu to Eevee Friends
Pokemon: Pikachu to Eevee Friends
Summer 2013
Pokemon XY
Pokemon XY
Autumn 2013
Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie
Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie
Summer 2014
Pokemon: Pikachu, Kore Nan no Kagi?
Pokemon: Pikachu, Kore Nan no Kagi?
Summer 2014
Pokemon: Pikachu to Pokemon Ongakutai
Pokemon: Pikachu to Pokemon Ongakutai
Summer 2015
Pokemon the Movie XY: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa
Pokemon the Movie XY: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa
Summer 2015
Pokemon XY&Z
Pokemon XY&Z
Autumn 2015
Pokemon the Movie XY&Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magiana
Pokemon the Movie XY&Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magiana
Summer 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon
Pokemon Sun & Moon
Autumn 2016
Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta!
Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta!
Summer 2017
Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari
Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari
Summer 2018

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