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Bodhisattva Cat is a Super Rare Cat that can be unlocked by chance from the Rare Cat Capsule. True Form increases his range and grants the chance to weaken Floating enemies.

Cat Unit # 30
Super Rare Cat

Bodhisattva Cat
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Avalokitesvara Cat
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Tathagata Cat
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Evolves into Avalokitesvara Cat at level 10.

Evolves into Tathagata Cat at level 30 using Catfruit.


+ 40% chance to slow Floating enemies
+ 30% chance to weaken Floating enemies [True]


  • High health and DPS
  • Area Attack


  • High cost
  • Long cooldown
In order to classify Cat Units, see here


This unit is capable of effectively stalling Bun Bun and Shy Boy, but, by the time other Floating Enemies who can be outranged by Bodhisattva are encountered, one can be expected to be able to afford Sanzo Cat.

Sanzo is effectively able to replace this unit in about every way, meaning that this unit will lose about all use at that point.

True Form

Tathagata Cat gains more health and attack power, along with more range. All of this increases its general use, and most notably counters Mecha-Bun, as Tathagata now outranges its Omni Strike, although this is still very situational if you have Necro-Dancer Cat. Beyond that, it is still outclassed by Sanzo and Necro-Dancer, both of whom are more spammable than it. Furthermore, as the slow chance has not increased, he is still unreliable unless stacked. Despite this, Bodhisattva Cat is a decent substitute in situations where Sanzo is outranged, which only a few Floating enemies do: Mooth, Maawth and Owlbrow.


Even if granted talents, this unit will never be able to stand up next to Sanzo, who ends up having the same exact ability, so there is no reason to invest in it, unless you lack or are unsatisfied with the ranged attackers you may have. Movement speed up is situational and not recommended for this Cat, as it may sometimes cause Tathagata to creep into the range of enemies, which is negative.

Health up is also not recommended, as this Cat, despite having decent stats, won't go anywhere with only two knockbacks, a long cooldown and little more to give it value. The same goes for attack up; unless you're desperate a new ranged attacker. Even then, his range is not enough to deal with most late Stories of Legend enemies and all Uncanny Legends enemies, so you won't lose much by not investing in him.

However, there are a few things slightly improved: Weaken and Slow Up. Both of them allow his ability duration to last beyond his duration between attacks, which allows Tathagata to almost perma-slow when stacked, and weaken as well, to a lesser extent.

Cat Combo

Combo Units Cat Images Effect
Helping Hand [Super Rare] Bodhisattva Cat

[Special] Mother Cat

Slow Effect Up (Sm)


Switch EN/JP

Cat Unit # 30 Super Rare Cat
Bodhisattva Cat
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EN Description
A Cat that has reached a state of peace and pushed its body beyond physical limits. Might slow Floating Enemies (Area Attack).
Avalokitesvara Cat
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EN Description
A Bodhisattva Cat who has shown compassion to many and all Battle Cats. Might slow Floating Enemies (Area Attack).
Tathagata Cat
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EN Description
Enlightened compassion flows from this Cat. But they say even the Buddha has a breaking point. Area attacks might weaken/slow Floating.
Cat Unit # 30 Super Rare Cat
ネコぼさつ (neko bosatsu, Cat Bodhisattva)
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JP Script


EN Translation
Strengthened it's body by strengthening it's heart.

Miraculous Nyanko!
Slows floating enemies. (range attack)

ネコせんじゅ (neko senju, Cat Senju)
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EN Translation
A trained heart and a limpid arms!

Nyanko had a miracle.
Sometimes slows floating enemies (range attack)

ネコにょらい (neko niyorai)
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EN Translation
Nyanko of a gentle miracle that watches over the worldly people

Three times to kill (course attack)
Slowly move the enemy floating sometimes and let down attack power

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


Bodhisattva Cat
Health Attack Power Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
960 HP 295 damage 270 2.46 seconds 7 2 times 1.5s 48.33s - 39.53s
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Type Special Ability
16320 HP 5015 damage Area Attack May slow the movement of Floating Enemies for 4s (40%).
Avalokitesvara Cat
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
19720 HP 8415 damage 270 2.46 seconds 7 2 times 1.5s 48.33s - 39.53s
Attack Type Special Ability
Area Attack May slow for the movement of Floating Enemies for 4s (40%).
Tathagata Cat
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
19720 HP 8415 damage 300 2.46 seconds 7 2 times 1.5s 48.33s - 39.53s
Lv.MAX Attack Type Special Ability
Lvl. 50+70 Area Attack May slow the movement of Floating Enemies for 4s (40%).

Might decrease by 50% the attack power of Floating Enemies for 6.66s (30%).

*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 Bodhisattva Cat's stats.

Normal Form Bodhisattva Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 74f 2.47 seconds
Initial 960 295 119 Attack Animation 0f + 45f + 29f
10 6,720 2,065 837 Attack Range 270
50+70 40,320 12,390 5,023 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 48.33 - 39.53 seconds Knockback 2 times Movement Speed 7
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (295295 + 00)
40% chance to slow Floating Enemies for 120f 4 seconds

1100 1650 2200
Evolved Form Avalokitesvara Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 74f 2.47 seconds
Initial 1,160 495 200 Attack Animation 0f + 45f + 29f
20 13,920 5,940 2,408 Attack Range 270
50+70 48,720 20,790 8,428 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 48.33 - 39.53 seconds Knockback 2 times Movement Speed 7
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (495495 + 00)
40% chance to slow Floating Enemies for 120f 4 seconds

1100 1650 2200
True Form Tathagata Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 74f 2.47 seconds
Initial 1,160 495 200 Attack Animation 0f + 45f + 29f
30 19,720 8,415 3,411 Attack Range 300
50+70 48,720 20,790 8,428 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 48.33 - 39.53 seconds Knockback 2 times Movement Speed 7
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (495495 + 00)
40% chance to slow Floating Enemies for 120f 4 seconds
30% chance to weaken Floating Enemies by 50% for 200f 6.67 seconds

1100 1650 2200
  • HP = Health ; AP = Attack Power ; DPS = Damage Per Second ; 2 Movement Speed = 1 Range/f
  • f = frame ; 30f = 1 second ; Attack Animation = Idle + Foreswing + Backswing (f)
  • Catseye, User Rank and game progress are essential to achieving max level, see here for details.
  • See here to understand Treasure effects.

Catfruit Evolution

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  • Weaken: Improves weaken duration by 8f .27 seconds per level up to 80f 2.67 seconds. (Total Cost: 125 NP)
  • Slow: Improves slow duration by 5f .17 seconds per level up to 50f 1.67 seconds. (Total Cost: 125 NP)
  • Defense Buff: Upgrades health by 2% per level up to 20%. (Total Cost: 125 NP)
  • Attack Buff: Upgrades attack power by 2% per level up to 20%. (Total Cost: 125 NP)
  • Move Speed Up: Upgrades movement speed by 1 per level up to 10. (Total Cost: 125 NP)


  • Normal Form: A floating Buddha-like cat. Attacks using a single giant handchop.
  • Evolved Form: Now has multiple arms. Multiple hands appear when attacking.
  • True Form: Arms are now holding items. Attacks with a foot that comes out from a cloud.

Existence Elsewhere

Merc Storia

Bodhisattva Cat appears in Merc Storia as Tathagata Cat as a 3★ monster introduced in the 3rd collab between the 2 games.

Tathagata Cat
Unit Information (Merc Storia)
Rarity 3★
Element Light
Weapon N/A
Weapon Type N/A
AoE 6 targets, 3 hits
Misc. Information
Born In Battle Cats Land (にゃんこの国)
Occupation ?
Gender ?
Age ?
Hobby ?
Personality ?



  • This cat is a direct reference to Buddha, who is even mentioned in his description.
  • In Evolved Form, the hands attack at different times, yet it doesn't have multi-attack, so the extra hands don't do anything.


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