#052 Meowth used Pay Day and Night Slash!
Meowth used Pay Day by Hedgey
Hedgey aka Gina from the UK is another one of the artists that joined Game-Art-HQ in May 2016 to participate in the Pokémon Tribute. She started with this super cute take on Meowth, continued with Arbok and also created a truly epic Ditto illustration for this project. Raticate was her last submission for the Gen I Tribute.
She also draws a ton of stuff including more Pokémon related art on dA , you should visit her whole gallery here!
“Numerous coins are hurled at the foe. Money is earned after battle. ”
Pay Day is the signature move of Meowth; and is also the signature move of Persian. It was introduced in Generation 1 as the found TM move TM16.
Pay Day scatters coins on the ground and does damage to the opponent with values equal to twice the user’s level. The coins are then picked up after the battle. In future generations the damage generated grew larger; and with Luck Incense the amount of money received also increased.
Meowth used Night Slash by SergiART
Sergi Romero aka SergiART from Spain drew Meowth in May already as one of the first 50 submissions for our Pokémon Tribute. Beside Pokémon related art you can also find a lot of great OnePiece stuff there in his gallery there!
“The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.”
Night Slash is a dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. The biggest pay-off of this move is that the chance for landing critical hits increases.
A good multitude of Pokémon can learn this move; even non-Dark Types such as Fairy and Ghost can learn it.
“Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can’t stop from picking them up.”
Meowth is a feline Normal-Type Pokémon with a penchant for collecting things it finds valuable; particular shiny coins. It evolves into Persian starting at Level 28.
What is most unique about Meowth is its intelligence. It’s love for everything shiny brings it into close proximity with humans than most Pokémon would willingly do. What is even more extraordinary is that at least one member of its species has mastered the ability to speak human language. This of course refers to the Meowth associated with Jesse and James from Team Rocket; who next to Ash’s Pikachu is the most re-occurring Pokemon character in the anime series.