Meowth is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Meowth first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent entries in the franchise. In addition, it was one of the Pokémon to get an Alolan Form variant of the Dark type. It now also has a Galarian Form, which is a Steel type. It later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise. Meowth is considered by many fans as Team Rocket's mascot because a Meowth that is able to speak human language is a member of the Team Rocket Trio, together with two Team Rocket grunts called Jessie and James. Meowth is voiced by Inuko Inuyama in Japanese, and by Maddie Blaustein, and Jimmy Zoppi in English.