Every cat Pokemon on the Pokedex listed

An image of Cat Pokemon from the Pokedex, including Meowth, Solgaleo, and IncineroarThe Pokemon Company / Dexerto

There are creatures of all shapes and sizes featured in the Pokemon franchise, including plenty of adorable felines for cat lovers to catch. Trainers will have their pick of the litter thanks to the amount of cat Pokemon throughout the series, including the likes of Litten, Meowth, and Purrloin. 

Every Pokemon is unique and their designs are inspired by a range of different things including inanimate objects and fantasy creatures like the ice-cream ‘mon Vanillite, and the iconic Fire-type Charizard. Real-life animals are also a big part of the inspiration behind a lot of Pokemon, and there are particularly a lot of cat-like creatures within the franchise.

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The cat-like Meowth was first introduced to trainers in the Gen 1 Red and Blue games, and fans have been able to catch plenty more feline Pokemon over the years, including the adorable Grass-type Sprigatito who is one of the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet starters.

Below, you can find a list of every single cat Pokemon available to find in the Pokedex as of 2023.


Meowth in PokemonThe 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’.

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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 most recent titles, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, to find out just how many are based on cats — there are 28!

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You can see the full list of all cat Pokemon in the game, which includes all sorts of creatures in the cat family like 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 PokemonThe 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 PokemonThe 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 PokemonThe 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 PokemonThe 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.

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So, there you have it — those are all of the cat Pokemon in the Pokedex as of 2023. As more ‘mon are discovered, be sure to check back, as we’ll update our list with any new additions.

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