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Backhoe Cat is a Super Rare Cat that can be unlocked by playing the Rare Cat Capsule. True Form added in Version 10.6 gives him a chance to create a Surge Attack.


Cat Unit # 446
Super Rare

Backhoe Cat
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Power Backhoe Cat
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Neo Backhoe Cat
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Evolution

Evolves into Power Backhoe Cat at level 10.

Evolves into Neo Backhoe Cat at level 30 using Catfruit and XP.

Performance

+ Gains extra money from defeated enemies
+ 15% chance to perform a Critical Hit
+ 50% chance to create a Surge Attack [True]
- Only attacks Metal enemies and enemy bases

Pros

  • Decent health
  • Decent range
  • Fast movement speed

Cons

Class
Normal Critter
Evolved
True Critter & Sniper
In order to classify Cat Units, see here

Strategy/Usage

Backhoe Cat's unique trait is that he can reliably target Metal enemies while ignoring other traits that may get in the way, but, if not for that, his stats make him a rather unreliable and inefficient Critical Hitters compared to others. Unless you have nothing better, it's best not to use him in purely Metal stages, but rather only in stages with Metal as support. A good example is Catfruit Jubilee, in which Backhoe Cat is able to reliably target Metal Hippoe and possibly kill it, while about every other Critical Hitter without Area Attack might perform slightly worse.

He can still help in Metal-only stages as support, but never as your main Critical Hitter, for his attack rate and Critical chance are much too low to be reliable. Catasaurus can outperform him under most conditions, thanks to its recharge. However, on more frugal stages, Backhoe Cat's Extra Money ability will put him on top; and due to his recharge time, you don't need to spam him, unlike Catasaurus, meaning he won't drain your cash. However, many other cats outperform him later on, including but not limited to: Catornado, with his quick attack rate; Catasaurus and Talented Cameraman Cat, mainly with spammability; Crazed Moneko, Sunny Neneko and Cheerleader Cat with their 100% chance to perform Critical Hits and Space Marine Cat or Volley Cat, with their higher ranges.

True Form

Neo Backhoe Cat gains a chance to produce a Lv.1 Surge Attack. However, the Surge is not guaranteed, so the chance of both a Critical Hit and a Surge Attack happening at the same time is even lower, only a 7.5% chance. To make matters even worse, it has a very wide spawn area, so, even if Neo Backhoe Cat does both a Critical Hit and a Surge Attack, it may either miss completely or hit the enemies square in the face. Because of the way the Surge mechanic works, provided he does Critical, Surge, and the Surge spawns near or on the enemies; the following Critical functions as an Area Attack. Overall, a True Form best for gamblers.

Cat Combo

Combo Units Cat Images Effect
Whale Digger [Special] Li'l Whale Cat
[Super Rare] Power Backhoe Cat
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Critical Chance Up (Sm)

Description

Switch EN/JP

Cat Unit # 446 Super Rare Cat
Backhoe Cat
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EN Description
No one digs like this guy. Don't even try, you'll lose.
Only attacks Metal, with Critical chance!
Gains extra money when defeating enemies.
Power Backhoe Cat
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EN Description
The way he picks up dirt is just... glorious.
Only attacks Metal, with Critical chance!
Gains extra money when defeating enemies!
Neo Backhoe Cat
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EN Description
Digging the perfect hole is a divine act, he says.
Only attacks Metal, with Critical & Surge Attack!
Gains extra money when defeating enemies!
Cat Unit # 446 Super Rare Cat
戦隊ショベリン (Sentai Shoberin)
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JP Script
地底戦隊グランドンの多機能な掘削担当
メタルな敵しか攻撃できないがたまにクリティカル
攻撃を放ち、敵を倒した時にお金を多くもらえる
EN Translation
Versatile excavation specialist of the Grandon Mining Corps.
Only attacks Metal enemies, but can sometimes do a Critical.
Gets lots of money from defeated enemies.
戦隊パワーショベリン (Sentai Pawā Shoberin)
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JP Script
地底戦隊グランドンの芸達者な掘削担当
メタルな敵しか攻撃できないがたまにクリティカル
攻撃を放ち、敵を倒した時にお金を多くもらえる
EN Translation
Masterful excavation specialist of the Grandon Mining Corps.
Only attacks Metal enemies, but can sometimes do a Critical.
Gets lots of money from defeated enemies.
シン・パワーショベリン (Shin Pawā Shoberin)
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JP Script
地底戦隊グランドンで神業の芸を持つ掘削担当
メタルな敵しか攻撃できないがたまにクリティカルと
烈波を放ち、敵を倒した時にお金を多くもらえる
EN Translation
Grandon Mining Corps excavation specialist who digs like a miracle worker.
Only attacks Metal enemies, but can sometimes Critical and create an Intense Wave.
Gets lots of money from defeated enemies.

Cost

  • Chapter 1: 1,000¢
  • Chapter 2: 1,500¢
  • Chapter 3: 2,000¢

Upgrade Cost

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x 0 8,200 12,400 17,800 24,800 42,400 64,500 93,000 148,000 298,000 709,100
1x 12,500 16,400 24,800 35,600 49,600 84,800 129,000 186,000 296,000 596,000 1,430,700
2x 18,750 24,600 37,200 53,400 74,400 127,200 193,500 279,000 444,000 894,000 2,146,050
3x 21,875 28,700 43,400 62,300 86,800 148,400 225,750 325,500 518,000 1,043,000 2,503,725
4x 25,000 32,800 49,600 71,200 99,200 169,600 258,000 372,000 592,000 1,192,000 2,861,400
Total XP Cost 9,650,975
  • Level 30-49 upgrades cost Catseyes: 30-44 = 1 Catseye, 45-49 = 2 Catseyes

Stats

Backhoe Cat
Health Attack Power Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
1,080 HP 144 damage
(41.54 DPS)
350 104f 3.47 seconds 15 3 times 60f 2s
(44f 1.47s backswing)
37.67 ~ 28.87 seconds
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Type Special Ability
18,360 HP 2,447 damage
(705.87 DPS)
Single Target Attacks only Metal enemies and enemy bases
15% chance to perform a Critical Hit
Double money gained when defeating an enemy
Power Backhoe Cat
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
22,950 HP 3,060 damage
(882.69 DPS)
350 104f 3.47 seconds 15 3 times 60f 2s
(44f 1.47s backswing)
37.67 ~ 28.87 seconds
Attack Type Special Ability
Single Target Attacks only Metal enemies and enemy bases
15% chance to perform a Critical Hit
Double money gained when defeating an enemy
Neo Backhoe Cat
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
22,950 HP 3,060 damage
(882.69 DPS)
350 104f 3.47 seconds 15 3 times 60f 2s
(44f 1.47s backswing)
37.67 ~ 28.87 seconds
Lv.MAX Attack Type Special Ability
Lv.50+70 Single Target Attacks only Metal enemies and enemy bases
15% chance to perform a Critical Hit
Double money gained when defeating an enemy
50% chance to create a Lv.1 Surge Attack for 20f 0.67 seconds between 200 and 900 range
*First stats are 1st form's initial, second and third stats include 300% Empire of Cats Treasures; recharge time may vary.
*Time between attacks is the time from the attack's execution to the start of the next attack (includes backswing).
*For units with multi-hit attacks, attack animation is the part of the animation leading up to the first hit.
*Fruit Treasures not included.
*See this section to calculate Backhoe Cat's stats.

Catfruit Evolution

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Appearance

  • Normal Form: Backhoe Cat appears to be a standard Cat driving a backhoe. The backhoe's scoop has been given ears to make it look like a cat’s face. There is also a number '09' on the side of it. The cat driving it appears to be in some sort of suit, closely resembling a hazard suit.
  • Evolved Form: The evolved form is the exact same as the normal form. The only addition is a trailer that is carrying what looks to be coal and a shovel.
  • True Form: Gains another trailer with round stones inside of it, attached to the old trailer. Is now in full color, consisting of gold and black.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Prior to Version 11.2, Backhoe Cat, Driller Cat, Piledriver Cat, Cutter Cat and Miter Saw Cat could only be unlocked when "Grandon Mining Corps" was part of the current pool.
  • The backhoe's bucket resembles a cat's face.
    • Unlike traditional backhoes, the bucket on the cat closes from both the top and the bottom.
  • Backhoe Cat could be seen in Subterra Guardians' attack animation before he was added, albeit with a darker color scheme, a second cat inside the backhoe, and the number "04" instead of "09".
  • He is currently the only non-Uber Rare unit to have the Attacks Only ability.
  • The Attacks Only ability doesn't carry over to Neo Backhoe Cat's Surge Attack, meaning that it can damage non-Metal enemies.

Reference


Units Release Order:

<< Cutter Cat | Miter Saw Cat >


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