Cat Capsule (or Gacha (ガチャ) in the Japanese Version) is an area where the player can spend Normal Cat Tickets, Rare Cat Tickets, and Cat Food to obtain Cat Units and Ability Orbs. The rewards earned are then either immediately used, immediately exchanged for XP/NP, or are saved in the Cat Storage to be used later.
Normal Cat Capsule
Each day, the player gets 1 Normal Cat Ticket. Those tickets can be used at any time to roll the Normal Cat Capsule. After rolling the Normal Cat Capsule, the player will get an upgrade (either any of the Normal cat units or a blue orb with a symbol depicting which base upgrade it will affect). Receiving a cat unit will allow the player to upgrade the collected Normal Cat's level by one. Unlike the normal unit level, the Tickets will add a level that can surpass 20. This leads to units such as the Eraser Cat and the Jamiera Cat having massive potential power. Receiving a blue orb will allow the player to increase the base upgrade of the symbol on the orb by one. These upgrades are the only way for the basic units to pass the level cap of 20, but the Base upgrades cannot exceed the total level of 30 and the maximum level cap for Normal Cats is fixed by the player's user rank.
Normal Cat Tickets can also be obtained through Timed-scored stages or by chance when completing a Cat Ticket Stage. Sometimes, PONOS grants the player with a Normal Cat Ticket because of a special event.
The user can trade both orbs and cat units for XP. Base orbs can be exchanged for 5000 XP, while Normal Cats can be exchanged for different amounts of XP depending on the unit traded. (For example, a Cat can be exchanged for 10000 XP, while a Titan Cat can be exchanged for 25000 XP.) In both instances, it is considered far better to use the cat unit and the orbs to power up the player. 25k experience is pitiful in the long run, while the player could greatly improve the power of some useful units.
If any Base ability has already reached maximum, a total level of (20+10)=30, the player can then exchange each excess Blue Orb for a count of one towards the total number of five Blue Orbs required to obtain one Rare Cat Ticket
5 exchanged Blue Orbs = 1 Rare Cat Ticket
Sometimes, there are Item Capsules which act as replacements for the basic cat capsule. In them, you can get various items & XP, but not cat units. For info on all of the different types of item capsules, click here.
Rare Cat Capsule
From time to time, the player can get a Rare Cat Ticket (or Gold Ticket in the Japanese version), by purchasing it with cat food, trading 5 blue orbs or being granted by PONOS. Those tickets can be used at any time to roll the Rare Cat Capsule. After rolling the Rare Cat Capsule, the player will get a gacha Cat (Rare, Super Rare or Uber Rare). Most of the time, the rarity of the Cat fix their interval of cost (Uber Rare Cats' cost is usually over 3000c, for example) and their powerfulness (you expect an Uber Rare Cat to be more essential than a Rare Cat). Thus, Uber Rare Cats are more desirable, but are usually not a replacement for more common units.
Note: Saving Rare Cat Tickets does NOT give you an option for 11 rolls.
Uber Rare Cats you can get are fixed on a schedule. Usually, every two days, the pool of Uber Rare Cats change. Before spinning the Rare Cat Capsule, the player can see the actual pool. From time to time, additional Super Rare Cats are added.
If the player gets a gacha Cat he/she already has, he/she can use it as an upgrade for the same Cat. This is the only way to pass the maximum level cap of 30 (along with using catseyes in v5.0). Almost as much as with Normal cats, using the extra copies of cats is a far better option than exchanging them for experience. Exceptions are Freshman Cat Jobs, Rich Cat III and Gold Cat due to their notable experience value when exchanged for XP and their overall uselessness. However, the first time you get these cats they should be used as they are part of incredibly useful combos.
During some Collaboration Events, the player is given the option to roll another pool, filled with new Cats inspired by the collaboration. This pool may have only Collaboration Cats or possibly a combination of Collaboration Cats and regular gacha cats. The Collaboration Gacha was introduced during the Monster Hunter Collaboration Event in the Japanese Version, and the Survive! Mola Mola! Collaboration Event in the English Version.
This gacha follows the same rules than a Collaboration Gacha. This pool contains regular Uber Rare Cats with a new skin, a new ability and sometimes new stats. Examples are the Holiday events.
Cost of the Rare Cat Capsule
Note: You can only purchase instant draws. Thus, you cannot purchase a discounted 11 Spins then save it for another pool... If you already have Rare Cat Tickets, you have to use them before purchasing single Spins.
- 1 Spin
- Normal: 150 Cat Food
- First Time Offer: 30 Cat Food
- Discounted Offer: 120 Cat Food
- 11 Spins (In every Gacha except Uberfest/Epicfest, an Uber Rare Cat might be guaranteed. The guaranteed Uber will always replace the 11th unit.)
- Normal: 1500 Cat Food
- First Time Offer: 750 Cat Food
- Discounted Offer: 1200 Cat Food
During the Red/Air/Zombie/Metal Busters event, the 11 Spins option is replaced by a Step Up option with three steps.
- Step 1: 300 Cat Food for 3 draws.
- Step 2: 750 Cat Food for 5 draws, plus a million XP bonus.
- Step 3: 1050 Cat Food for 7 draws, plus a million XP bonus. In addition, the 7th unit is guaranteed to be a Uber Rare Cat.
After purchasing a Step 3 spin, or after 30 minutes have passed after purchasing a Step 1 spin, the current Step will revert to 1.
The Platinum Gacha is an uncommon Cat Capsule that only appears for a short period of time. It requires Platinum Tickets to spin, which can be obtained by buying with real money. This capsule will always drop Uber Rare Cats. After each spin, the player will be rewarded with 100 Cat Food and 100,000 XP. Only one may be purchased per appearance, though there is no limit to how many you can hold.
Event Capsule first introduced during the New Year's event from 1st January 2016 to 9th January 2016. Throughout this event, the player can receive some Lucky Tickets, each time he/she uses a Rare Cat Ticket, from completing Time Scored Stages or by being granted free Lucky Tickets by PONOS. Those tickets can be used at any time during the event to roll the Event Capsule. After rolling the Event Cat Capsule, the player will get a power-up (including Treasure Radars), some XP, or tiny versions of the Normal Cats, called Li'l Cats.
Lucky Capsule G
Lucky Capsule G was first introduced in the 7.1 Update. When this event is available, the player can trade in Lucky Tickets G obtained from Advanced Monthly stages like Forbidden Bride Pt II at any time during the event for these Capsules, which give the player Catamins and XP. Lucky Capsule G events only appear during the 2nd half of each month.
Exchange to XP
|Mobile version||Nintendo 3DS version|
|Rare Cats||112,500 XP||15,000 XP|
|Super Rare Cats||475,000 XP
(999,999 XP for Gold Cat)
(777,777 XP for Metal Cat)
|Uber Rare Cats||1,000,000 XP||480,000 XP|
- If you have more than 99 Tickets saved up in any capsule, the ticket number displayed above the capsule says 99+. However, it still counts the other tickets and displays your actual number when you're in the capsule draw menu.
- To unlock the Cat Capsule option, you must first clear the Japan (Empire of Cats) stage.
- Category:Uber Rare Cats: For a full list of Uber Rare Cats and Rare Cat Capsule Events.
- Category:Super Rare Cats: For a full list of Super Rare Cats. Also includes cats not found through gacha.
- Category:Rare Cats: For a list of Rare cats. Also includes cats not found through gacha.