Galarian Meowth Guide Pokémon GO: How to Find, Catch and Counter

Our guide to everything about Galarian Meowth in Pokémon Go.
Our guide to everything about Galarian Meowth in Pokémon Go. / Photo by GAMEFREAK

Galarian Meowth Guide Pokémon GO has everything you need to find the new form of Meowth and its evolved form.

Galarian Meowth is a regional variant of Meowth first introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Many of the Galarian versions of Pokémon will be making their first appearances in Pokémon Go during the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020, starting June 3.

Galarian Meowth Guide Pokémon Go: How to Find and Catch

Galarian forms, unlike Shiny Pokémon, will show up on the map screen in their altered forms. The regional forms of Pokémon have different types, stats and moves than their originals. They'll be easy to spot on the map so you always know what you're looking for.

Galarian Meowth is not to be confused with Alolan Meowth, another regional form of Meowth. Meowth is the only Pokémon with two regional versions: Alolan Meowth is Dark type, while Galrian Meowth is Steel.

The Galarian Meowth differs from the Alolan and Kantonian (original) forms in that it doesn't evolve into Persian. It will instead turn into Perrserker, which will also be available in Pokémon GO when Galarian Meowth releases.

Galarian Meowth Guide Pokémon Go: Rarity

During the Throwback Champion event, Galarian Meowth will be one of the Special Research rewards. It will also hatch from 7km eggs, so you'll most likely be able to find Galarian Meowth if you're participating.

Galarian Meowth Guide Pokémon Go: Counters

For the uninitiated, regional forms of Pokémon will throw you off as they challenge your previous knowledge of what types certain Pokémon were. Galarian Meowth and the evolved form Perrserker are both pure Steel-types. You can best them with Fighting, Ground or Fire moves.

As the update is still a few months away, it's unknown what moves Galarian Meowth and Perrserker could learn. In Sword and Shield, it mostly learns Normal and Steel type offensive moves, so we could expect to see a straight forward move set in Pokémon GO.