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Backhoe Cat is a Super Rare Cat that can be obtained by playing the Rare Cat Capsule when "Grandon Mining Corps" is part of the current pool. His True Form in the Version 10.6 update gives him a chance to create a Surge Attack.


Cat Unit # 446
Super Rare Cat

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.

Performance

Pros

Cons

Class
Critter
In order to classify Cat Units, see here

Strategy/Usage

This cat's unique trait is that he can reliably target metals 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 hitter compared to others; for this reason, it's best not to use him in purely metal stages, unless you have empty spaces, but 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 him, while about every other critical hitter without area attack might perform slightly worse.

He can still help in purely metal stages as support, but never as your main critical hitter, because his attack rate and Critical chance is too low to be reliable. Catasaurus can outperform him under most conditions, thanks to their recharge. However, on more cost efficient stages, this guy will come out on top, with his extra money ability, and due to his cooldown, 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: Catyphoon, with his quick attack rate; Catasaurus and Talented Cameraman Cat, mainly with spammability, Corrupted Moneko, Sunny Neneko and Soba Cat with their 100% chance to perform Critical hits and Space Marine Cat or Curry Cat, with their higher ranges.

True Form

Neo Backhoe Cat gains 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 point, 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 the 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, Squadron Shovelin)
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JP Script
地底戦隊グランドンの多機能な掘削担当

メタルな敵に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
In charge of multi-functional drilling of the ground squadron Grandon

You can only attack against metal enemies, but occasionally you can hit a critical attack and get more money when you defeat the enemy

戦隊パワーショベリン (Sentai Pawā Shoberin, Squadron Power Shovelin)
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JP Script
地底戦隊グランドンの芸達者な掘削担当

メタルな敵に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
The groundbreaker in charge of the underground squadron Grandon

You can only attack against metal enemies, but occasionally you can hit a critical attack and get more money when you defeat the enemy

シン・パワーショベリン (Shin Pawā Shoberin, True Power Shovelin)
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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
He can only attack metal enemies
but sometimes he can unleash a critical strike and a furious wave
and he can earn a lot of money when he kills an enemy

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 1.47 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 1.47 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 perform a Surge Attack between 200 and 900 range with a duration of 20f 0.67 seconds.

*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.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Neo Backhoe Cat’s surge can actually damage enemies that aren’t metal. This is most likely a bug.
  • This is the only non-Uber focused-target cat unit in the game.

Reference

Units Release Order:

<< Cutter Cat | Miter Saw Cat >

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