With less than 30 days until the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon on the Nintendo 3DS, most of the new Pokémon have already been spoiled by datamining, but Alolan Persian has now surfaced on an official Pokédex for the new games. I take no pleasure in posting its bloated visage on my site, but some of you may enjoy this Garfield-esque evolution of Alolan Meowth.

Personally, I’m a little bit worried about what’s in the Alolan water, because I’ve heard tropical climates can sometimes have bacteria that causes your brain to swell and Alolan Persian may need immediate medical care…

Thoughts? Complaints?

FEATURED DISCUSSION: Preliminary Sun/Moon Teams

  • The fact they didn’t even want to give it time in a trailer is pretty fitting

    • Fairy

      Just you wait until that beautiful face graces us on the 27th :p

      • _Q_

        More news to come on that day?

        • Sasha Nekosune

          Yup.

  • Spookypatrol

    I find it entertaining that Persian is finally an actual Persian Cat. I really do like what it’s based on/poking fun at, but I also feel like they could have made the cheek floof look more like floof than just a disproportionate head.

    Also this is my first ever post here c: Hi guys~

    • PJ

      Welcome to our distinguished list of people who have posted at PokéJungle 🙂

      • Spookypatrol

        *bows* Thank you! I’ve actually followed the site for a long while; I link back to you guys a lot on my own blog, but I figured it was about time I actually joined chat proper.

        And what a magical, controversial article to start my chatting on.

        • PJ

          I’ll need to research and find out what your blog is now haha

          • TheSunnyMonster6893

            Lol you actually changed you pic to a leak lol

          • Spookypatrol

            Haha it’s a hybrid Pokémon/ Zelda blog that’s very much in its babby stages. Definitely didn’t make that comment to promote it though since that’s a jerk of a thing to do as a new member on someone else’sending site though so, whoops ^^;

            Also your Leek needs more Farfetch’d!

          • Jacob Price

            *Uncontrollably laughing inside*

      • Mr. EastGovnah
        • Jacob Price

          Hahaha

    • 🌴 welcome to the jungle! 🌴

      btw, i also like Alolan Persian, it looks very very spoiled from all the luxury its been getting

    • Jacob Price

      Welcome to the Dark side, we have shiny legendaries.

      • Serenotic

        I never got mine! Lol

    • Lucia Seriin

      I think it would look less disproportionate if the rest of the body would actually fit the head.. I even think if they had made the rest of the body more chubby I could like the design… maybe… probably..perhaps.. OTL

      • Spookypatrol

        Right, that would work, too. Bulking out the rest without it turning into Purugly 2.0 would make it look more like a Persian cat, too. I think the fact that it’s still short haired on its body throws it off big time.

  • Andre

    Poor Persian, this is ridiculous :/

  • Jacob Price

    It’s basically Garfield now.

    • Jacob Price

      Shame the Shiny isn’t bright orange.

      • Mr. EastGovnah

        im disappointed its not pink either because i wanted meowth to be pink for the pink panther

        • Jacob Price

          Da dada dada dada dada dada dadaaa dadadadadum

  • TheSunnyMonster6893

    I don’t hate it. I don’t care for it either, but I definitely don’t hate it. It’s a chubby faced Persian……..That’s about it. lol

  • Tev-Da-Trainer

    I really don’t like this thing. Pains me to say this, but a lot of these Alolan Formes are lame.

    • zebstriker

      They are just another excuse to not make new cross-gen evolutions

      • Jacob Price

        And fan service for genwunners

        • Ultron

          Yep, they literally admitted that one

          • Jacob Price

            Mhm

      • Tev-Da-Trainer

        Yep yep! And also another reason not to make a lot of new Pokemon. Alolan Formes were a good idea, just badly done imo.

        • Ultron

          Finally, someone agrees with me

          • Mr. EastGovnah

            we all know alolan dugtrio was only made as a joke nothing more

          • Ultron

            Honestly I don’t even understand that one

          • Mr. EastGovnah

            “Dugtrio wanted hair… so it got it” best reasoning

          • i read something on reddit that dugtrio’s hair is actually pele’s hair; a fiber-ish lava mostly found in hawaii

        • Mr. EastGovnah

          im hoping as a start to regional variants that the next region does alot better logical reasons and better design outputs and knowing that it wont be strict to gen 1

          • Tev-Da-Trainer

            I agree 100%. When Alolan Formes were first announced I thought was it a dope idea, a great way to reinvent old Pokemon. But this was badly executed, GF really dropped the ball here.

          • Mr. EastGovnah

            yea me too! when i saw marowak (Even tho random ghost typing) i thought it was dope. i feel like after that we noticed a drop in quality of the forms

      • Mr. EastGovnah

        you know whats sad, during gen 4 people complained about cross-gen evos now when they were removed those same people complained that they were gone and wanted them back
        Gen 5 came with alot of new pokemon, people complained that too much, gen 6 gave us very little and guess what THOSE PEOPLE WANTED MORE. its a endless cycle my friend

        • Serenotic

          People actually complained there were too many Pokémon in gen 5!? Smh

          • Mr. EastGovnah

            alot of people thought the designs were lazy because there was too much

          • Serenotic

            Hmm…

          • Jacob Price

            I don’t care about how many Pokemon are introduced, the number of evos etc., all I care about is that it’s a new installment in a series we all enjoy

          • i personally think gen 5’s designs were among the best

  • EarthenWarrior

    nobody cares, NX is all the news we need

    • Mr. EastGovnah

      this guy gets it

  • Ultron

    Alolan Golem is still the worst These alolan forms were so poorly executed. Just awful.

    • Mr. EastGovnah

      honestly im curious how it grew a gaint taser on its back

      • Ultron

        Yeah wtf is that thing.

      • Michael A. Lozoya

        Maybe it lives close to the volcano, and when the volcano is active it causes volcanic lightning which influenced the Geodude line to evolution to become a giant rock taser.

        Still better than pancakes lol.

    • EarthenWarrior

      i swear they are butchering so many Ground types this gen

      • Ultron

        I only like the mudsdale line.

      • Green

        Wiglett Wig Wiglett Wig Trio Trio Trio

    • SomeGuy

      Whaaah? I love Alola Golem.

    • Vlad

      Let’s be honest, there’s nothing worth than dugtrio and her wig collection

      • Vlad

        Worse*

  • Andre

    Dugtrio, Sandslash, Raticatte… arghh. There are so many better kanto pokes for alola forms. Golduck, Dodrio, Primeape, Rapidash, Arbok, DRAGONITE..

    • Mr. EastGovnah

      Sandslash was at least designed well,

    • SpectralSeraph

      Sandslash deserved some love though

  • TheNintendoChip

    And this…thing is a dark type. But regular Persian, the far more sinister-looking one, isn’t.

    • EarthenWarrior

      well they were pampered by royalty for who knows many decades,
      thus birthing a strain of a more selfish spoiled breed of Meowth
      but the evolution into Persian made it even more haughty

      • Lucia Seriin

        But how do you get a fat head by being spoiled? XD I mean if it was pampered with lots and lots of food I would understand if it was a chubby cat as a whole.. but not a slender cat with a balloon head… 🙁

        • Yu Narukami

          I guess you could say that all that pampering…went to its head.
          *insert weird Steven face here*

  • Haxford

    This god awful design didn’t even deserve an official reveal.

  • Green

    So…. Nothing ever happened to Dragonite and Zubat?

    • Mr. EastGovnah

      they were part of the “found in alola” also they could be one of the 11 unique z-moves who knows

      • Jacob Price

        Maybe the Dragonite, but not Zubat(Golbat, now that’s a different story)

        • Mr. EastGovnah

          Imagine the battle going dark and swarm of zubats attack you and its called “Gen 1 caves be like”

          • Jacob Price

            Hahahahahahahaha….No, No, Nooo, God please NO!

          • Lucia Seriin

            Yes.

  • Green

    Wait. Is there a reason behind Persian’s watermelon head?

    • EarthenWarrior
      • Green

        Ok. No. The proportions of its head to its body are off. That cat’s got a fat head AND body. Persian is like Garfield without Lasagna.

        • Jacob Price

          Except it’s not orange

        • EarthenWarrior

          i honestly don’t care atm
          it’s a stupid genetic miscarriage

        • Lucia Seriin

          This. This. THIS. SO MUCH THIS!! AAHH!

  • Mr. EastGovnah

    so is the nx trailer just being posted at 10am?

    • PJ

      Assuming so. 40 more minutes.

      • Mr. EastGovnah

        Nintendo prepping this, they just released a new breathe of the wild trailer. I think its possibly we could see trailers upload by them of launch titles during day

        • PJ

          they have 3 minutes to convince me they still know how to make home consoles

          • Mr. EastGovnah

            lol either you’re throwing money at your screen or rocks

      • Haxford

        Omg Paul your avatar :’)

  • Deerlia

    Here’s the timer:
    http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?iso=20161020T10&p0=2157&msg=NX+Reveal&font=cursive&csz=1
    Here’s some music that fits and matches time and intensity:

    You’re welcome~

    • WoahMama EastGovnah

      thank you, the hype made me forgot how to read time

  • Princess of Genovia

    I actually really e enjoy Alolan Persian. At first, I thought that it was a gimmicky design, but when I look at it now, I just think it looks super sassy and spoiled like the backstory suggests. I can’t wait to see what kind of move pool it will have and the stat spread that it will receive.

    • Spookypatrol

      Yeah the more I see it the more it grows on me. I still hold that they could have bulked out her body a bit or otherwise made the cheek floof more like floof, but I don’t hate it. When it was first shown I think I was more shocked by it than anything, but I’ve taught myself to not compare the new ones to their original designs, which I feel is part of the reason some people don’t like many of them.

      That said some like Alolan Exeggutor are entertaining precisely because you do compare it to the original.

  • SomeGuy
    • Fairy

      Tsareena and Brionne are the bomb

      • Ultron

        Are you not evolving it into popplio3?

        • Ultron

          Well, this was supposed to be for @SomeGuy lol

      • SomeGuy

        100% agree

  • TigerMasku

    Persian needs to have a cool anime episode so people will stop hating it

  • WoahMama EastGovnah

    isnt it crazy in 17 minutes we are gonna discover finally what the NX is

    • ShinyXatu

      We’re about to see the future of games.

      • WoahMama EastGovnah

        and finally Emily Rodgers can shut up lol

      • WoahMama EastGovnah

        Im hoping NX has gamecube VC its time it finally gets some

      • Fairy

        Hopefully it’ll actually have games to play, nothing on the Wii U caught my eye until late 2014 (excluding Mario Kart 8)

        • ShinyXatu

          Software library is something that everyone agrees will be a strong suit for the console. I just hope that’s true for both first party and third party.

          • Fairy

            Well, it’s practically got sales guaranteed since it’ll probably have a Mario Kart and a Smash Bros at some point in the future but I am hoping for more

            Bayonetta 3 Bayonetta 3 Bayonetta 3

          • ShinyXatu

            I’m sure that will happen. I have Bayonetta 2 but I haven’t played it yet. I got the standalone version so I think I want to play Bayonetta on the X360 first.

          • Fairy

            I’d definitely recommend them, they’re amazing games

            And thank goodness you’re not getting the PS3 version, its the very definition of ‘bad port’

          • ShinyXatu

            I made sure to do my research 😛

  • Chaos

    Alolan Persian definitely needs medical attention. Preferably by doctor who administers lethal injections…

  • ShinyXatu

    Before we transition to a new generation, let’s take a trip to the forest…the Forest of Hope.

    • WoahMama EastGovnah

      this to transition to the breathe of the wild trailers theme

    • I’m goona need a forest of hope

  • Fairy

    Anyone else have a Livedex? I just had to sort out space for the Alola Forms and its an absolute nightmare

    • Ultron

      Yes, but I’ll probably put the alolans in my “forms” box.

  • Shady

    These flutes look awesome……….according to Z-move and mega evo button screen u can’t use together, so wat should happen in Mega Rayquaza case?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArNdThqpWMw

    • TCRowlet

      They might make it where Rayquaza has to hold a Mega Stone, or even the meteorite, to Mega Evolve.

  • Phatmon

    I thought Alolan persian was going to look similar to mine, and just seeing it in the data mine it just disappointed me as a whole.

    http://phatmon.deviantart.com/art/Alolan-Persian-627147335

  • EarthenWarrior

    Alright crappy work wi-if don’t fail me now!

  • OK WAIT IM SCARED WHERE IS THE NX STREAM??

  • ShinyXatu

    I just got an internal server error on the website. We crashed it!

    • WoahMama EastGovnah

      open the nintendo youtube channel too

  • ThatGuyWithThePokemon

    I have a complaint, but not about Alolan Persian… Already complained enough about it. But why do the writers hate Ash? Losing Goodra AND Greninja in the same episode? Welp, took me a while but I think I’m done with the anime.

    • Pho3bus

      My exact thoughts!!!

  • EarthenWarrior

    THREE MINUTES PEOPLE
    YOU MAY WANT TO UNZIP YOUR PANTS NOW TO SAVE TIME

    • WoahMama EastGovnah

      the website isnt working.

      • EarthenWarrior

        Nintendo YouTube

        • WoahMama EastGovnah

          oh so its gonna be there too

  • Fairy

    So where were/are you guys when they reveal(ed) the NX?

    • WoahMama EastGovnah

      here

    • In my bed watching game grumps to pass the time

  • ShinyXatu

    THIS IS THE CULMINATION OF MANY WASTED HOURS BROWSING INTERNET FORUMS
    https://fat.gfycat.com/ActualFeistyBettong.gif

  • Is there someone streaming the NX reveal it needs a twitch chat along side it

  • EarthenWarrior

    ONE MINUTE

  • WoahMama EastGovnah

    ITS TIME

  • ShinyXatu

    NINTENDO SWITCH

  • ShinyXatu

    OH MY LANTA

  • Haxford

    Looks really nice!

  • ShinyXatu

    NEW MARIO KART

  • WoahMama EastGovnah

    KING BOO IN MK8?

  • WoahMama EastGovnah

    THEY GOT SKYRIM?

  • ShinyXatu

    NEW MARIO GAME AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • ThatGuyWithThePokemon

    MOBILE SKYRIM!? SOLD!

  • EarthenWarrior

    I WILL BUY IT THE SECOND IT IS BUYABLE

  • WoahMama EastGovnah

    Im very impressed. the screen is a great size and it seems that it got the support of 3rd party like 2k and skyrim so im happy for it

  • ShinyXatu

    I have experienced true happiness today.

  • Ultron

    Woahhhh this is a sweet console. I was really surprised by skyrim! Also, it looked like they put a DS game into it, are those the new cartridges or was that actually a DS game??

  • Shady

    Lunk ?

    • WoahMama EastGovnah

  • WoahMama EastGovnah

    time to see obe1 hypeness

  • ThatGuyWithThePokemon

    New Article

  • Porygans

    I have a question in the leaked alola dex why are there no fossil pokemon did they just didn’t put any new in sun and moon or is the leaked dex not complete.

    • Nintendalek42

      It’s pretty much certain the dex is complete and GF have simply decided not to have fossils this time for some unfathomable reason. AND SCREW THEM TO HELL FOR THAT, fossils are my most anticipated thing each gen :'( .The idea the dex is not complete is very enticing, but at this stage it’s just wishful thinking and setting yourself up for dissapointment 🙁 .

      • Bevendre

        The games take place on a volcanic archipelago. That tends to not lead to any fossils of extinct species. Have you ever heard fossils being found in Hawaii?

        • Nintendalek42

          Oh hell no I will not hear that dud argument again.

          a)Hawaii has a bunch of subfossils species, so yes it does have some form of fossils, not that that even matters, because …
          b) When the hell have game freak ever cared for biogeography or geological realism? This version of hawaii has red pandas and koalas. But they’re randomly going to decide not to put fossils because Hawaii doesn’t have proper fossils? I don’t buy it.
          c)Most importantly, if you take a look at the Alolan pokedex, it has 4 fossil lines from previous generations. Now unless we have to buy those fossils, that just kills the geological argument right in it’s tracks

          Sorry if I come off as agressive :/ , I’m just sick of people making the same excuse that doesn’t even hold up to cover from one of GF’s usual bullshi¨t decisions.

      • LordofSnails

        There are very many steel or poison types. I guess I am stuck using Togedemaru as sologaleo for my mono steel mono alola team. I wish there were more steel types.

  • Ithsme

    Most of the new pokemon already datamined.

    Have I convinced PJ? Lol

    • Yu Narukami

      Most?

  • Pharap

    It’s hideous.
    Clearly it’s got Apple Diabeetus.

  • temporario23

    Hideous. That’s all.

  • Dude-e

    Persian looks like it’s got a weird case of Cushing’s Disease

  • glund29

    So many of the all forms fall short for me. The designers were probably just tired after designing exeggutor’s neck!

  • Ttogepi

    Alolan Persian looks like a character out of a Hanna Barbera cartoon.

  • AdamH06

    I’m the only one who likes both Persians

  • PumpkinLord

    Alolan meowth is no longer going on my team

  • AuraMaster2810

    Does anyone else think of Garfielf(And no,this isn’t a typo.If you don’t know what Garfielf is,then you should look it up.It’s pretty funny)when you look at Alolan Persian?

  • Zenzele

    I am a bit disappointed in Alolan Persian especially since meowth and Persian are one of my favorite Pokemon, but I’ll just have to wait and see what its stats and move pool is going to be.

  • PumpkinLord
  • Artloeb

    I thought that alolan persian would be just a joke from gf, to make fun of dataminers, but sadly its real

  • Megan

    I had a thought about Alola Persian.. Meowth’s Pokedex entry says that it turned into Dark type because it became so full of itself from being pampered all the time. So maybe when it evolves, it gets a big head because it’s so full of itself?

  • Jeriann

    Generation 1 Pokémon are ruined