12 Best Cat Pokemon, Ranked

The purr-fect partners in crime!

Amirul Annuar
Amirul Annuar - Writer
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Among all Pokemon, it’s hard to argue that cat Pokemon are probably the most beloved by all. They’re furry, cuddly, and loyal to their trainers. Some are considered legendary, too.

If you’re a trainer exploring all regions of the Pokemon world, having cat Pokemon inside your party can be quite fulfilling. When it comes to the best of them, here are twelve of the best cat Pokemon you should consider recruiting (capturing) for your endless Pokemon journeys:



Region: Kanto
Category: Generation I
Type: Normal

In many cases, Gen-1 Pokemon are always the most well-known, and Meowth comes out on top as the best cat Pokemon ever. Although they’re not the scariest in battle, they steadfastly stand by their trainers’ side regardless of the circumstances.

Team Rocket’s talking Meowth is the most iconic example, always supporting James and Jessie despite their schemes failing countless times over. Two Meowth variants also exist, each being the Galarian Meowth and Alolan Meowth, but all of them still share the same appetite for delicious fish Pokemon, regardless of their differences.


Eevee (all evolutions)

Region: Kanto
Category: Generation I
Type: Normal, Fire, Electric, Water, Dark, Ice, Fairy, Grass, Psychic

Eevees are next, and they’re a special case. Ideally, they’re a mix of a cat, mouse, rabbit, and fox, so they’re particularly difficult to classify.

Still, their elemental evolutions, such as the Fire-type Flareon and Fairy-type Sylveon, definitively showcase feline features, so it’s safe to assume that the entire Eevee evolution line is cat-like.

Undeniably charming and adorable, Eevees are popular throughout the franchise, with some enthusiasts dedicating their time to capturing all types of Eevee evolutions, respectively.



Region: Paldea
Category: Generation IX
Type: Grass, Dark

Meowscarada is the final evolution of the Paldean starter Pokemon, Sprigatito, and she’s already a massive hit amongst the worldwide Pokemon fan base. Her feline appearance and serene femininity make her a compelling choice for young trainers to opt for as a companion for their travels.

Don’t be fooled, though; she’s exceptionally strong in Pokemon battles. Her dual Grass-and-Dark typing makes her very effective against many oppositions, especially Water and Psychic opponents.



Region: Paldea
Category: Generation IX
Type: Grass

Sprigatito just has to be on this list, bewitching you with her big, round eyes. Unlike Eevee’s many evolutions, Sprigatito has her own spot because her evolution line isn’t as varied as an Eevee’s (this list can’t fit all Eevee evolutions!).

Sprigatitos love attention, even more so when it comes from their own trainers. Their longing for affection makes them very likable, always eager to play during the day.



Region: Alola
Category: Generation VII
Type: Electric

Zeraora is Alola’s legendary Pokemon, and he’s a dangerous adversary to go up against in a Pokemon battle. His lightning-fast movements and thunderous Electric-type moves can easily down a Pokemon in mere seconds.

That being said, when befriended, he’s a trustworthy ally and will do whatever it takes to help you win. Resolute yet cold when he needs to be, Zeraora is a gem to have on any Pokemon team.



Region: Alola
Category: Generation VII
Type: Fire, Dark

The final evolution of the Alolan starter, Litten, Incineroar is a mighty beast of a fighter. He’s relentless and unyielding, enjoying battling others he deems worthy of his time and prowess.

Due to Incineroar’s inflated ego, he’s hard to command and train. However, if cared for since a Litten, he’ll value you as family and can be depended upon once you’ve gained his respect.



Region: Hoen
Category: Generation III
Type: Dark

A feared jungler in Pokemon UNITE, Absol is another great cat Pokemon that you should keep an eye out for. Absols can detect distinct changes in the environment, warning you of oncoming disasters, such as earthquakes.

This ability makes them invaluable if you’re planning on exploring every nook and cranny of the Pokemon world. Plus, despite their avoidance of unnecessary conflicts, they are renowned as formidable combatants in Pokemon battles.



Region: Hoen
Category: Generation III
Type: Normal

A mix between a cat and a mongoose, Zangoose is the eternal rival to the snake Pokemon, Seviper. Zangooses have a strong immune system that renders the venom of many Pokemon useless, making them particularly helpful when you encounter a venomous one in the wild, such as an Arbok.

Apart from their intimidating stare, they are actually quite benign to humans. Their fur is also soft and plushy, appealing to cat lovers everywhere.



Region: Hoen
Category: Generation III
Type: Normal

Bubbly and friendly, Skitties are Hoen’s endearing cuties. They’re popular among Poke-fans, usually grouped with other similarly-liked Pokemon, such as Plusle and Minun. 

It’s hard not to fall for them; their playfulness and genuine innocence make them the perfect companions. Aspiring Pokemon coordinator May, caught one during her Hoen adventure with Ash and friends.



Region: Kalos
Category: Generation VI
Type: Fire, Normal

While Pyroars are proud lion Pokemon, their smaller counterparts, Litleos, are mischievous and curious. Although primarily considered lion cubs, they still qualify as cat Pokemon due to their harmless disposition unless provoked.

Litleos are adventurous and curious, always eager to explore their surroundings. These align with many traveling trainers visiting different regions, so there’s no shortage of activities to be had with them.

Fun fact: Many Litleos are born as females, and the rarer males eventually become leaders of their own prides (groups of lions) once evolved into Pyroars.



Region: Sinnoh
Category: Generation IV
Type: Electric

Silently underrated, Luxrays are large Electric-type felines usually groomed for Pokemon tournaments. Famous trainers, such as Sinnoh gym leader, Volkner, use Luxrays as their ace up their sleeves, reserving them as their last-resort Pokemon in their parties.

If you’re considering an amazing Electric Pokemon for your gym reruns, a Luxray could be a superb addition to your group.



Region: Sinnoh
Category: Generation IV
Type: Normal

While Puruglies aren’t the most gorgeous, they are far from being the ugliest Pokemon around, despite what their name might imply. In fact, many trainers find them cute, justifying why they are low-key one of the best cat Pokemon in the franchise.

Additionally, Puruglies are commonly used for Pokemon battles because of their fearlessness and toughness. They’re able to learn various elemental attacks as well, elevating their usefulness.


These are the twelve best cat Pokemon currently introduced throughout the entire Pokemon series thus far. Do you think others deserve the spotlight, like the legendary Pokemon, Chien-Pao?

If you think so, make sure to let us know in the comments section below!

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By Amirul Annuar Writer
Amirul is a proud gamer, always busy writing articles, scripts, and guides when he’s not with family or connected in-game. Extremely friendly, chill, and laid back, Amirul always looks towards the positive side of things when the going gets tough.
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