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10 Best Cat Pokémon of all time, Ranked

These Pokémon are the Purr-fect companions!

Are you a fan of both cats and Pokémon? If so, this article is for you. In this guide, we will cover the 10 best cat Pokémon, ranked from great to the absolute best.

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From Meowstic to Delcatty and everything in between, find out which feline-inspired Pokémon you should have on your team in any game. So get ready as we explore some of the most memorable and powerful cat Pokémon of all time.

10. Meowstic

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Meowstic is a dual-type Psychic/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It has both male and female forms, with a white and blue fur pattern—but the male Meowstic has folded ears, while the females stand upright. Both forms can unleash powerful psychic attacks and are adept at using defensive shielding techniques.

9. Liepard

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Liepard is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V of the Pokémon series. It has a slender, feline-like body covered in sleek purple fur, with distinctive yellow eyes and a pale yellow underside. Its big ears are slightly bent forward, and the area around its eyes is a light pink.

With long and thin forelegs and back legs, as well as curved claws on each paw, Liepard uses its speed and agility to ambush its prey. However, its movements can be so quiet that it often goes unnoticed. 

8. Persian

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Persian is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It has an elegant, feline appearance with a curled tail and three distinct curls on its forehead, as well as glossy white fur, a round face, and two blue eyes. Known for its lithe agility, sharp claws, and intimidating glare, Persian can learn various moves, such as Scratch, Bite, Fake Out, and Faint Attack. Its intimidating presence and powerful moves make it a formidable opponent in battle.

7. Meowth

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First introduced in the original Pokémon games, this iconic Normal-type cat has become a staple of the series and a mascot of sorts. With access to powerful moves like Foul Play and Pay Day, Meowth can be an effective fighter on the battlefield. Despite its limited move pool, Meowth gets bonus points for its raw cuteness and unforgettable Meowth Balloon.

6. Skitty

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This Normal-type cat is popular among fans for its cute design and various moves. With access to attacks like Helping Hand, Fake Out, and Play Rough, Skitty can be surprisingly helpful in competitive battles. It also has the unique ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Delcatty, granting it a boost in stats and the powerful Prankster ability.

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5. Espeon

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Despite its feline-like design, this Psychic-type isn’t exactly a cat Pokémon. But Espeon is one of the best in the series, so we are including it on the list anyway. With access to powerful moves like Morning Sun and Psychic, Espeon can make quick work of any opponent, while Magic Bounce allows it to reflect status moves to the attacker.

4. Glameow

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This Normal-type cat Pokémon is one of the rarest in the series, but its unique design and move set are more than enough to make it iconic. Glameow has access to powerful moves like Last Resort, Sucker Punch, and Poison Fang, making it a significant threat in the arena. 

3. Purrloin

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This Dark-type cat Pokémon might be small, but it packs a big punch on the battlefield. With access to powerful moves like Foul Play and Assurance, Purrloin is one of the best Pokémon you can use against Psychic-types. It also has the unique ability Prankster, which boosts the priority of its Status moves.

2. Espurr

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This Psychic-type cat Pokémon is small but packs a wallop on the battlefield. It has access to powerful moves like Psyshock and Psybeam, which already makes it an excellent choice for any team composition. But in addition to that, Espurr also has the unique ability to Own Tempo, which prevents it from getting confused.

1. Delcatty

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This Normal-type cat Pokémon might not be the most powerful in stats or move set, but its design and abilities more than make up for it. Delcatty has access to powerful moves like Play Rough and Thunderbolt, making it an excellent choice for any team composition.

It also has the unique ability Cute Charm, which gives it a chance to infatuate opponents of the opposite gender each time Delcatty is hit by one of its attacks. This makes Delcatty an invaluable asset on the battlefield and easily earns it the top spot on our list.

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Janzel Sandejas
Janzel Sandejas is a gamer and writer rolled into one. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, binge-watching television shows, film franchises, and anime shows. Chef by profession and writer by passion, she currently lives up in the mountains with her husband, a dog and nine cats.

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