- Internal NPC ID: 637
The Cat is a town pet. It arrives at dawn (4:30 AM) the day after the player uses the Cat License, which is purchased from the Zoologist for 5. The Cat does not count towards the NPCs' "crowded" limit and hence will not affect NPC happiness, although it does count as a regular town NPC for the purpose of the Pylon network. There are six breeds of Cat, with one randomly being chosen when it arrives.
The only requirements for the Cat to appear 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. The Cat needs a 2-tile floor space to sleep on occasionally; it may not move into a house if that space is not available.
The Cat can be talked to with the ⚷ Open / Activate button, like any other town NPC. It will offer a "Pet" option, which places the player directly in front of the Cat when selected, and displays an animation of them petting the Cat, an effect that is a purely visual. It only works if there are at least two flat tiles on the same level as the Cat in front of it. Using any item, taking damage, or closing the dialogue window terminates the animation.
Names[edit | edit source]
The Town Cat may have any of the following names:
- Mr. Cat
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
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.
- "Renne" is likely a reference to Renne, a character from the Trails in the Sky series, specifically SC (Second Chapter). Furthermore, both Estelle and Joshua are names for the Dog and Bunny, respectively.
- "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.
- "Bandit" may be a reference to Angela's cat from The Office
- The Bestiary entry for the Town Cat: "Lazy, devious, might bring presents. Presents might have once been breathing."
- There is no such "gift-bringing" mechanic in-game. The entry simply references the real-world behavior of house cats, known for bringing "gifts" of dead animals to their owners.
See also[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: Added "Esper" as a possible name for Black Cats.
- Desktop 1.4.1:
- Removed "By" and "Tor" as possible names for Silver Cats.
- Added "By-Tor" and "Merlin" as possible names for Silver Cats.
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Introduced.
- Mobile 22.214.171.124.0: Introduced.