Pokemon Sword and Shield: Where to Find Meowth and How To Evolve It Into Persian!

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Pokemon Sword And Shield reintroduce old Pokemon with a new form, specific to the Galarian region, the latest Pokemon to get a makeover is Meowth.

The feline Pokemon has been a recognisable staple of the franchise since the very beginning with it featuring almost as often as Pikachu in the hit anime series.


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The sidekick of Team Rocket has a brand new form and evolution, this is the first game where you cannot evolve it into its former evolution Persian. 

There is only one way to obtain Persian in Sword and Shield and here are our tips and tricks on how get Meowth and Persian.

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How To Get Galarian Meowth 

Pokemon Sword and Shield Meowth

There is only one route that Galarian Meowth can be found on in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Route 4 is where it resides, this is the only spawn point of Meowth, but it has high percentages to spawn there as well.

With a 25% chance to spawn in the overworld and a 35% chance to encounter it in the grass, you should not have a problem catching it!

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Kanto Meowth & Persian

Although the regular Meowth is not in the game, there is still a way to obtain its evolved form Persian.

In the first gym which is the grass-type leader Milo, you can talk to a NPC in the gym and he will ask if you have a Galarian Meowth to trade for his Kanto Meowth. After you accept this trade, you will have to LVL up Meowth until it is LVL 28 and it will evolve into Persian!


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Giantamax Meowth

If you buy Sword and Shield before Jan. 15, you’ll get Gigantamax Meowth. Here’s how to find it:

  • Open your menu by pressing X
  • Navigate to the Mystery Gift logo and select it
  • Select Get a Mystery Gift
  • Select Get via Internet
  • Connect to the internet then hit A to select Gigantamax Meowth Gift

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Written ByNick Farrell@NickChris_