Perrserker (ニャイキング Nyaikingu) is a steel-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Galarian Meowth evolves into Perrserker when in reaches Level 28, instead of Persian.

Biology

Physiology

Perrserker resembles its pre-evolution, but its face has been changed dramatically. Its ears have become horns tipped with silver, similar to a Viking's helmet. The gold coin on its head has faded to gray, while its face's fur has turned black, but its body has turned brown. It has 2 small horns on its head and 2 evil looking red eyes, with a menacing looking smile. It retains the beard from its pre evolution, while its claws are now permanently out, its arms slightly covered in black armbands. The claws can extend into daggers.

Behavior

Perrserker are rowdy creatures who always desire to battle. The claws have become hardened after Perrserker have battled multiple times, and they always use their claws as daggers. They always look down on their counterpart Persian.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 7, Route 9, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage

Max Raid Battle: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness

30% (overworld)
40% (random encounter)


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    What appears to be an iron helmet is actually hardened hair. This Pokémon lives for the thrill of battle.

  • Shield

    After many battles, it evolved dangerous claws that come together to form daggers when extended.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Atk
110
Def
100
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
60
Speed
50
Total
440


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
1 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
1 Metal Burst Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 10
1 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
1 Fake Out Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 10
1 Growl Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
1 Hone Claws Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
1 Scratch Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
12 Pay Day Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 20
16 Metal Claw Type Steel.gif Physical 50 95% 35
20 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
24 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
31 Fury Swipes Type Normal.gif Physical 18 80% 15
36 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
42 Slash Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
48 Metal Sound Type Steel.gif Status 85% 40
54 Thrash Type Normal.gif Physical 120 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM02 Pay Day Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 20
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM15 Dig Type Ground.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM16 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM33 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status 100% 5
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM59 Fling Type Dark.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TM65 Shadow Claw Type Ghost.gif Physical 70 100% 15
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM79 Retaliate Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR00 Swords Dance Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR08 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR09 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 110 70% 10
TR17 Amnesia Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
TR31 Iron Tail Type Steel.gif Physical 100 75% 15
TR32 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR35 Uproar Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR42 Hyper Voice Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR52 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 5
TR53 Close Combat Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR59 Seed Bomb Type Grass.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR73 Gunk Shot Type Poison.gif Physical 120 80% 5
TR74 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR79 Heavy Slam Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
TR85 Work Up Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR90 Play Rough Type Fairy.gif Physical 90 90% 10
TR95 Throat Chop Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Perrserker can learn, refer to Meowth.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Steel Beam Type Steel.gif Special 140 95% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites


Trivia

Origin

It is based on a cat and the stereotypical image of a Viking. While not evident in their typing, their Nordic inspiration may also draw upon the Norwegian forest cat, or fairy cats, whom were adopted as pets by the Vikings and were said to have pulled the sleigh of the Norse goddess Freya. Their behavior is similar to a berserker, which were Norse warriors who dressed in warrior skins and tried to drive themselves crazy before a battle, fighting like wild animals. Its large grin might have drawn inspiration from the Cheshire Cat who is notable for its teethed sinister smile.

Etymology

Perrserker comes from the words purr (the sound a cat makes) and berserker.

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