Pay Day

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Pay Day
ネコにこばん Coin for a cat
Pay Day.png
General Information
Type: Type Normal.gif
Generation: I
Battle Data
Category Physical
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20*
Effects: Selected Target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest data
Pokémon Contests RSE
Type: Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Super Contests DPPt
Type: Smart
Appeal: 1


Pay Day is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I that is the signature move of Meowth and Persian.

Effect[edit | edit source]

Numerous coins are hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It also increases the amount of money earned after battle.

Contests[edit | edit source]

The appeal works best the more the crowd is excited.

Super Contests[edit | edit source]

Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.

Learnset[edit | edit source]

Generation I[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Meowth Normal 17
Persian Normal 17
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

By TM16[edit | edit source]

By TM16
Pokémon Type
Pikachu Electric
Raichu Electric
Nidoking Poison/Ground
Nidoqueen Poison/Ground
Meowth Normal
Persian Normal
Psyduck Water
Golduck Water
Mankey Fighting
Primeape Fighting
Slowpoke Water/Psychic
Slowbro Water/Psychic
Seel Water
Dewgong Water/Ice
Rhydon Ground/Rock
Snorlax Normal
Mew Psychic
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation II[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Meowth Normal 20
Persian Normal 20
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

By Breeding[edit | edit source]

By Breeding
Pokémon Type Father
Hoppip Grass/Flying Pikachu, Raichu
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding

By Event[edit | edit source]

By Event
Pokémon Type Obtained in
Delibird (Lv 5) Ice/Flying New York City Pokémon Center
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding

Generation III[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Meowth Normal 20 (RSE)
Meowth Normal 18 (FRLG)
Persian Normal 20 (RSE)
Persian Normal 18 (FRLG)
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Special Move[edit | edit source]

Special Move
Pokémon Type Obtained in
Skitty Normal Pokémon Box Ruby and Sapphire
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding

Generation IV[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Meowth Normal 30
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation V[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up[edit | edit source]

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Meowth Normal 30
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

By Breeding[edit | edit source]

By Breeding
Pokémon Type Father
Purrloin Dark Meowth
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding