Has payday ever been shown in the anime? I honestly cannot recall ever seeing payday. I know for sure Meowth from Team Rocket won't be able to use it, but any random and capable Pokémon could use it. But how would the concept of the move payday even work in the anime anyway?
Yes, there was an episode with payday, I can't remember which one it was, it's been so long since I saw the show. They were told a tale about a criminal and his meowth who would use payday on the way out. Little balls of light were flung at the characters. Team Rocket then pretended to be the criminals, and Meowth used James's bottlecaps.