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Every cat Pokemon on the Pokedex listed

Published: 14/Mar/2022 16:58

by Daniel Megarry


If you consider yourself a cat lover, you’re in luck, as Pokemon is full of furry felines. With plenty to be found as Trainers embark on their journey to catch ’em all, fans will have the pick of the litter with ‘mon like Meowth, Purrloin, Sprigatito, and Litten.

While many Pokemon are modeled on fantasy creatures or inanimate objects, such as Charizard or the ice cream Vanillite, there are plenty of creatures that take design cues from real-life animals, like cats, which can be found in the wild (or even in our homes).


In particular, cats have been a big source of inspiration throughout the past 25 years of catching ’em all. Regardless of whether you’re a cat person or a dog lover, there’s no denying that our furry friends make a good base for a Pokemon design.

The first cat-based Pokemon that Trainers were introduced to was Meowth and its evolution, Persian, all the way back in Gen 1 games Red and Blue. As more games have been released, new feline ‘mon have been introduced, like the popular, lion-inspired Luxray.


Meowth in Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
Meowth was the first cat Pokemon introduced to the series.

How are cat Pokemon categorized?

How do you define what makes the cut to be a ‘cat Pokemon’? Some are explicitly described as such in their Pokedex entries. Meowth is the ‘Scratch Cat’ for example, while Gen 7 starter Litten is listed as the ‘Fire Cat’.


Others aren’t so obvious but have enough cat-like features that they’re considered part of the pack. Raikou is a good example of this: While it contains many fantasy elements, it’s clearly based on a saber-tooth tiger, which belongs to the cat family.

How many cat Pokemon are there?

We’ve looked at all of the Pokedex entries, from the Gameboy’s Red and Blue all the way through to the upcoming game release in late 2022, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, to find out just how many are based on cats – there are 28!

You can see the full list of all cat-type Pokemon in the game, which includes all sorts of lions and tigers, below:


Full list of cat Pokemon in the Pokedex

Pokemon Type Sprite
Sprigatito Grass Spigatito sprite
Meowth Normal Meowth
Alolan Meowth Dark Alolan Meowth Cat Pokemon
Galarian Meowth Steel Galarian Meowth Cat Pokemon
Persian Normal Persian Cat Pokemon
Alolan Persian Dark Alolan Persian Cat Pokemon
Alolan Persian Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
Alolan Persian was introduced in Sword & Shield.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Delcatty Normal Delcatty
Espeon Psychic Espeon Cat Pokemon
Luxio Electric Luxio cat
Shinx Electric Shinx Cat Pokemon
Skitty Normal Skitty Cat Pokemon
Raikou Electric  Raikou Cat Pokemon
Luxray in Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
Luxray is an electric-type with the design of a cat.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Glameow Normal Glameow Cat Pokemon
Liepard Dark Liepard
Litleo Fire / Normal Litleo Cat Pokemon
Luxray Electric Luxray Cat Pokemon
Purrloin Dark Purrloin
Purugly Normal  Purugly
Pyroar Fire / Normal  Pyroar Cat Pokemon
Pyroar in Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
The lion cub Litleo evolves into the adult lion Pyroar.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Espurr Psychic Espurr
Incineroar Fire / Dark Incineroar Pokemon
Litten Fire Litten
Meowstic Psychic Meowstic
Perrserker Steel Perrserker Pokemon
Solgaleo Psychic / Steel Solgaleo
Torracat Fire  Torracat Pokemon
Zeraora Electric  Zeraora Pokemon
Incineroar in Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
It may look like a WWE fighter, but Incineroar is modeled on a cat.

This list only contains the Pokemon that are clearly based on cats. There are arguments to be made for other creatures like Eevee (and some of its Eeveelutions other than Espeon), Mew, Entei, and Absol, but they aren’t exclusively cat-based creatures.

Mew, for example, is said to carry the DNA of all other Pokemon, and arguably looks more like a mouse. The legendary Entei, meanwhile, has elements of a lion, but more closely resembles a dog.

So, there you have it – all of the cat-like Pokemon in the Pokedex. As more ‘mon are discovered, be sure to check back, as we’ll update our list with any new additions.


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