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Pay Day
ネコにこばん Coin for a Cat
Pay Day VIII.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category: Type Physical.gif
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20, max: 32
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
The appeal works best the more the crowd is excited.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 1
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 0
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Pay Day is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM16 in Generation I. After Generation I, it became the signature move of Meowth, and up until Generation IV, the signature move of Persian as well. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is available as TM57.

Description

Games Description
GSC Throws coins. Gets them back later.
RSE Throws coins at the foe. Money is recovered afterwards.
FRLG Numerous coins are hurled at the foe. Money is earned after battle.
DPPtHGSS Numerous coins are hurled at the foe to inflict damage. Money is earned after battle.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
Numerous coins are hurled at the target to inflict damage. Money is earned after battle.

Effect

In battle

Pay Day does damage to the target, scattering coins in the process. In a Double Battle, Pay Day can target any Pokémon around the user, while in a Triple Battle, Pay Day can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user. If the player wins, they will pick up the coins — with the amount equal to twice the user's level.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
052.png Meowth normal Field 17 20 20RSE
18FRLG
30 30 30 30SMUSUM
12PE
12
052A.png Meowth dark Field 30SMUSUM
12PE
12
052B.png Meowth steel Field 12
053.png Persian normal Field 17 20 20RSE
18FRLG
12PE 12
053A.png Persian dark Field 12PE 12
863.png Perrserker steel Field 12
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025.png Pikachu electric Field/Fairy TM16 TM57PE TM02
026.png Raichu electric Field/Fairy TM16 TM57PE TM02
026A.png Raichu electric/psychic Field/Fairy TM57PE TM02
031.png Nidoqueen poison/ground Undiscovered TM16 TM57PE TM02
034.png Nidoking poison/ground Monster/Field TM16 TM57PE TM02
052.png Meowth normal Field TM16 TM57PE TM02
052A.png Meowth dark Field TM57PE TM02
052B.png Meowth steel Field TM02
053.png Persian normal Field TM16 TM57PE TM02
053A.png Persian dark Field TM57PE TM02
054.png Psyduck water Water 1/Field TM16 TM57PE TM02
055.png Golduck water Water 1/Field TM16 TM57PE TM02
056.png Mankey fighting Field TM16 TM57PE
057.png Primeape fighting Field TM16 TM57PE
078.png Rapidash fire Field TM02
078A.png Rapidash psychic/fairy Field TM02
079.png Slowpoke water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM16 TM57PE TM02
079A.png Slowpoke psychic Monster/Water 1 TM02
080.png Slowbro water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM16 TM57PE TM02
080A.png Slowbro poison/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM02
086.png Seel water Water 1/Field TM16 TM57PE
087.png Dewgong water/ice Water 1/Field TM16 TM57PE
112.png Rhydon ground/rock Monster/Field TM16 TM57PE TM02
133.png Eevee normal Field TM57PE TM02
134.png Vaporeon water Field TM57PE TM02
135.png Jolteon electric Field TM57PE TM02
136.png Flareon fire Field TM57PE TM02
143.png Snorlax normal Monster TM16 TM57PE TM02
150.png Mewtwo psychic Undiscovered TM16RGBJP TM57PE TM02
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TM16 TM57PE TM02
196.png Espeon psychic Field TM02
197.png Umbreon dark Field TM02
199.png Slowking water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM02
199A.png Slowking poison/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM02
446.png Munchlax normal Undiscovered TM02
464.png Rhyperior ground/rock Monster/Field TM02
470.png Leafeon grass Field TM02
471.png Glaceon ice Field TM02
509.png Purrloin dark Field TM02
510.png Liepard dark Field TM02
677.png Espurr psychic Field TM02
678.png Meowstic psychic Field TM02
678A.png Meowstic psychic Field TM02
700.png Sylveon fairy Field TM02
725.png Litten fire Field TM02
726.png Torracat fire Field TM02
727.png Incineroar fire/dark Field TM02
807.png Zeraora electric Undiscovered TM02
863.png Perrserker steel Field TM02
876.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TM02
876A.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TM02
898.png Calyrex psychic/grass Undiscovered TM02
898I.png Calyrex psychic/ice Undiscovered TM02
898S.png Calyrex psychic/ghost Undiscovered TM02
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Special move

Generation III

By event

Generation I

Generation II

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