Galarian Meowth: Oh My God, What the Hell

Galarian Meowth: Oh My God, What the Hell

The U.K. is free of rabies, but Galar seemingly isn't.

Some Pokemon fans say the "regional variants" in Sun and Moon and Sword and Shield are merely lazy palette swaps of popular Pokemon. To those people, I say "Take a look at Galarian Meowth, then come back to me and we'll have a conversation about these supposed palette swaps."

You don't have to search for long before you meet Galarian Meowth. He'll gladly run up to you on Route Four because he's a psychopath with no fear of humans or their puny gods. Pardon my PokeFrench, but I literally blurted "What the fuck is that" when I saw my first Galarian Meowth, and my husband was understandably puzzled why I was shouting about the bowl of cereal he was carrying.

Some might say Galarian Meowth is small at 1'4"; I say he's exactly the right height to make you think seriously about guarding your nether regions. (He has seven huge teeth, all undoubtedly serrated for his flesh-tearing needs.) His eyes are devoid of mercy or compassion. And though I've never said a tasteless thing in my entire life, I'm afraid I must point out that Galarian Meowth's matted apron of hair swings with disturbingly fleshy weight—like a testicle afflicted with elephantiasis.

According to his PokeDex entry, Galarian Meowth turned weird after years of hanging around with a "savage, seafaring people." Let this be a warning to any normal Meowths who are thinking of signing on for a three-hour tour with Vikings or the Greyjoys.

I'm sure there are some of you out there saying, "Well, at least there isn't a Pokemon more horrifying than Galarian Meowth." Take a look at its evolution—"Purrserker"—and come back to me so we can have another conversation.

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Thankfully, not every Pokemon in Sword and Shield is nightmare-inducing. Some are cute and cool, as you can see in our article about the best new Pokemon in Sword and Shield. You should also check out our review of the game, and read our guide on where to find all of Sword and Shield's TM's and TR's.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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