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Town Cat

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Town Cat
Town Cat.gif
Statistics
Type
AI TypePassive AI
Damage10
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Town Cat: "Lazy, devious, might bring presents. Presents might have once been breathing."
cat and guide
The cat and guide sharing a home

The Cat is a pet. It arrives at dawn (4:30 AM) the day after the player uses the Cat License, which is purchased from the Zoologist for 50000*5. The Cat can be petted and also counts as a town NPC for the purpose of the Pylon network.

Cat Sleeping

There are six breeds of cat, with one randomly being chosen when it arrives. If the cat is killed it will respawn within 1–3 days. Like the Angler, the cat's message upon reaching zero health is "<Cat's name> has left!". It may spawn with a different skin.

The only requirements for the Cat is the use of a Cat License and the presence of a valid House. The Cat's House can be changed, as with any other NPC, however the Cat can share the same house as another NPC. Lastly, the cat needs a 2 tile floor space to sleep on. Some things such as chests can prevent cats from moving in if no other space is available for them to rest.

Throughout the day (and night), that cat will occasionally sleep on the floor. Cats will not count towards the NPC "crowded" limit and hence will not affect NPC happiness. However they do count towards the ability to teleport to a town (requiring 2 NPCs).

Image Name
Siamese Cat.png Siamese
Black Cat (town).png Black
Orange Tabby Cat.png Orange Tabby
Russian Blue Cat.png Russian Blue
Silver Cat.png Silver
White Cat.png White

Names[edit | edit source]

The Cat may have any of the following names:

Siamese[edit | edit source]

  • Bandit
  • Callie
  • Cleo
  • Goliath
  • Iris
  • Nust
  • Rainha
  • Sappho
  • Sekhmet
  • Socks
  • Valerie
  • Zen

Black[edit | edit source]

  • Arbus
  • Bella
  • Damien
  • Ember
  • Figment
  • Gargoyle
  • George
  • Jaspers
  • Jiji
  • Lilith
  • Luna
  • Magic
  • Max
  • Misu
  • Morgan
  • Night
  • Odin
  • Rascal
  • Salem
  • Snowball
  • Tonic
  • Violet

Orange Tabby[edit | edit source]

  • Adol
  • Bob
  • Callie
  • Caramel
  • Charlie
  • Critter
  • Garfield
  • Hobbes
  • Leo
  • Linkle
  • Lux
  • Rascal
  • Remy
  • Sassy
  • Sunny
  • Tiger
  • Tigger
  • Tony

Russian Blue[edit | edit source]

  • Alexi
  • Bubbles
  • Cobalt
  • Jocelyn
  • Lexi
  • Light
  • Lily
  • Lucy
  • Momo
  • Pete
  • Prissy
  • Rion
  • Ruby
  • Starlight
  • Tilly
  • Valery

Silver[edit | edit source]

  • Ange
  • Blaze
  • By
  • Cloud
  • Cutie
  • Freya
  • Kanako
  • Kelly
  • Kiva
  • Nana
  • Polo
  • Rebus
  • Renne
  • Roo
  • Sooty
  • Tor
  • Trudy

White[edit | edit source]

  • Angel
  • Ater
  • Belle
  • Bubbles
  • Holly
  • Ichibi
  • Misty
  • Mr. Cat
  • Reah
  • Rory
  • Sam
  • Snowball
  • Snowdrop
  • Storm
  • Vincent
  • Yuki

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Meow!"
  • "Purr..."
  • "Merrooow!"

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the cat's bestiary description mentioning gifts, the Town Cat does not have any such mechanic. This simply references the real-world behavior of house cats, known for bringing "gifts" of dead animals to their owners.

Many names are references:

  • "Alexi" might be a reference to Alexei Nikolaevich, son of Russian Czar Nicholas II.
  • "Bob" is likely a reference to James Bowen and A Street Cat Named Bob
  • "Blaze" is a reference to the Sonic character Blaze the Cat. The name being for the Silver cat is likely a reference to the character Silver, who also has a relationship with Blaze.
  • "Charlie" is likely a reference to the British children's PSA "Charley Says", who is also an orange tabby.
  • "Cleo" is a reference to a character from The Catillac Cats.
  • "Garfield" is a reference to the famous comic character of the same name.
  • "Hobbes" is a reference to the same named character from the popular comic strip, "Calvin & Hobbes".
  • "Jaspers" is a reference to Rose Lalonde's cat of the same name from "Homestuck".
  • "Jiji" is a reference to the character of the same name from the Studio Ghibli Movie, "Kiki's Delivery Service"
  • "Luna" is a reference to the same named character from the anime, "Sailor Moon".
  • "Max" could be a reference to the character Max Dennison from the film "Hocus Pocus", even though the teenager turned into a cat was Thackery Binx.
  • "Momo" is a reference to the character Momo from the kids animated TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender".
  • "Mr. Cat" is a reference to the animated video "Mr. Cat" by TomSka.
  • "Salem" is a reference to the character Salem Saberhagan from the comic/TV series, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".
  • "Sekhmet" is a reference to Sekhmet, a lioness goddess from Egyptian mythology.
  • "Snowball" for a black cat is a reference to the family pet cat from "The Simpsons".
  • "Tigger" is a reference to the character from the "Winnie the Pooh" franchise.
  • "Tony" is a reference to "Tony the Tiger", the mascot for Kellogg's "Frosted Flakes" cereal.
  • "Pete" is likely a reference to eponymous children's book character, "Pete The Cat"
  • "Valerie" is likely a reference to "Valérie", a character from the video game OFF.
  • "Adol" may be a reference to Adol Christin, the protagonist of the Ys series. "Dogi", the name of his best friend, also appears as a possible name for the Dog.
  • "Ichibi" may be a reference to "Naruto" and the tailed beast, Ichibi being the one-tailed.
  • "Arbus" may be a reference to the character "Arbus" from "The Gray Garden", an RPG maker game by Deep-Sea-Prisoner.
  • "Ater" may be a reference to the character "Ater" from "The Gray Garden", an RPG maker game by Deep-Sea-Prisoner.
  • "Kanako" may be a reference to Kanako Yasaka from the Touhou Project games.
  • "Freya" and "Odin" may be references to a god and goddess of the same names from Nordic mythology.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]