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Enigma Stages (発掘ステージ Hakkutsu Sutēji, Excavation Stages) are a feature available after unlocking any Legend Cat from Stories of Legend. They were added in Version 9.4.


To unlock an Enigma Stage, you need to acquire an Enigma (also known as an Enigma Map, an item which has a set chance to drop when clearing any Legend Stage (other than Challenge Battle, Catamin Stages, Continuation Stages and the Enigma Stages themselves). If you happen to obtain one, the Enigma has a chance of being an Inferior, Normal, or Superior Enigma, depending on your Enigma Level. After obtaining the Enigma, the cats will start decoding it in the Legend Stages menu, a process which takes 3 hours to complete. The player can tap on the Enigma that is being decoded to see how much time is remaining until it is decoded.

Once the Enigma has been decoded, the player can tap on the "Complete!" button to reveal a random Enigma Stage. After beating the Enigma Stage, the player will receive a reward. Up to 4 Enigma Stages will be shown at once, so if you unlock one but already have four others waiting to be played, you will not get another.

All Enigma Stages last for 24 hours after being unlocked and may only be completed once before disappearing.

Enigma Level[]

Enigma Level is a leveling system that allows players to gain a higher chance to obtain rarer Enigmas, e.g. level 1 has a higher chance to get Inferior Enigmas and levels 9/10 have a higher chance of getting Superior Enigmas. Enigma Level is dictated by how many units have been unlocked from Stories of Legend and Uncanny Legends (Ururun Wolf, Li'l Nyandam, Red Riding Mina, Miyamoku Musashi, Mecha-Bun, Dogumaru, Urs & Fenrir, Elder Mask Doron, Elder Beast Naala and Ancient Egg: N000).

Enigma Level Map Drop Rate
Inferior Generic Normal Generic Superior Generic Inferior Regular Orb Normal Regular Orb Superior Regular Orb Inferior Relic/Aku Orb Normal Relic/Aku Orb Superior Relic/Aku Orb Hunter's Map
1 12.5% 6.5% 0% 22.5% 8.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50%
2 7.5% 7.5% 0% 18.5% 16.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50%
3 3.5% 9.5% 2% 13.5% 18.5% 3% 0% 0% 0% 50%
4 2.6% 7.2% 5.2% 11.5% 12.6% 9.2% 1.7% 0% 0% 50%
5 2.5% 4.5% 7.5% 5.7% 10.1% 17.5% 0.8% 1.4% 0% 50%
6 0% 4.7% 10.7% 0% 10.4% 20% 0% 1.4% 2.8% 50%
7 0% 0% 9% 0% 5.3% 26.3% 0% 0.7% 3.7% 55%
8 0% 0% 5% 0% 0% 30.7% 0% 0% 4.3% 60%
9 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 28.9% 0% 0% 4.1% 65%
  • Note: The only difference between Enigma Level 9 and 10 is that the latter replaces Hunter's Map III with Hunter's Map IV.
  • "Regular Orb" refers to all Talent Orb Enigmas except for the Relic and Aku ones.

Enigma Drop Rates[]

Enigma drop rates are based on how much energy you have spent since your previous drop, following the chart below.

Energy Spent Enigma Chance
0 ~ 499 0%
500 ~ 1,999 3%
2,000 ~ 2,499 40%
2,500 ~ 3,999 20%
4,000+ 100%

List of Stages[]


Rarity English Version Japanese Version Translation Treasure
Inferior Aitum Fields アイテム古戦場 Item Battlefield Battle Items
Inferior Vitamin Valley ビタミン渓谷 Vitamin Valley Catamins
Inferior Shack of Spirit 精神と時間の小屋 Shack of Spirit and Time XP
Normal Ticket Hunter にゃんチケ★ハンター Nyan Ticket★Hunter Cat Tickets
Normal Cave of Spirit 精神と時間の洞窟 Cave of Spirit and Time XP
Normal Vitamin Volcano ビタミン火山 Vitamin Volcano Catamins
Superior Labyrinth of Spirit 精神と時間の迷宮 Labyrinth of Spirit and Time XP
Superior Cymophane Cave ねこの目洞窟 Cat's Eye Cave Catseyes
Superior Ticket Hunter G にゃんチケ★ハンターG Nyan Ticket★Hunter G Cat Tickets

Talent Orb[]

These maps can drop from any stage. Prior to its replacement in the Version 11.8 Update, Enigmas from Isle of the Map Lord were guaranteed to result in a Talent Orb map.

Rarity English Version Japanese Version Translation Talent Orbs
Inferior Red Cradle 紅き本能の起源 Cradle of Red Instinct Red
Normal Red Summit 紅き本能の頂 Summit of Red Instinct Red
Superior Red Frontier 紅き本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Red Instinct Red
Inferior Sky Cradle 浮ける本能の起源 Cradle of Floating Instinct Floating
Normal Sky Summit 浮ける本能の頂 Summit of Floating Instinct Floating
Superior Sky Frontier 浮ける本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Floating Instinct Floating
Inferior Black Cradle 黒き本能の起源 Cradle of Black Instinct Black
Normal Black Summit 黒き本能の頂 Summit of Black Instinct Black
Superior Black Frontier 黒き本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Black Instinct Black
Inferior Holy Cradle 聖なる本能の起源 Cradle of Holy Instinct Angel
Normal Holy Summit 聖なる本能の頂 Summit of Holy Instinct Angel
Superior Holy Frontier 聖なる本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Holy Instinct Angel
Inferior Cosmic Cradle 蒼き本能の起源 Cradle of Blue Instinct Alien
Normal Cosmic Summit 蒼き本能の頂 Summit of Blue Instinct Alien
Superior Cosmic Frontier 蒼き本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Blue Instinct Alien
Inferior Necro Cradle 朽ちた本能の起源 Cradle of Decayed Instinct Zombie
Normal Necro Summit 朽ちた本能の頂 Summit of Decayed Instinct Zombie
Superior Necro Frontier 朽ちた本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Decayed Instinct Zombie
Inferior Steel Cradle 硬き本能の起源 Cradle of Solid Instinct Metal
Normal Steel Summit 硬き本能の頂 Summit of Solid Instinct Metal
Superior Steel Frontier 硬き本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Solid Instinct Metal
Inferior Bad Instinct's Origin 悪しき本能の起源 Cradle of Evil Instinct Aku
Normal Bad Instinct's Apex 悪しき本能の頂 Summit of Evil Instinct Aku
Superior Bad Instinct's Refuge 悪しき本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Evil Instinct Aku
Inferior Relic Cradle 古き本能の起源 Cradle of Old Instinct Relic
Normal Relic Summit 古き本能の頂 Summit of Old Instinct Relic
Superior Relic Frontier 古き本能の秘境 Uncharted Land of Old Instinct Relic

Probability of each Level of Orb from Orb Enigma Stages[]

Non-Relic/Aku Orb Enigmas
Area Ability Orb D Stat Orb D Stat Orb C Stat Orb B Stat Orb A
Cradle 3% 82% 15% - -
Summit 4.5% 75.5% 17% 3% -
Frontier 6% 65% 22% 7% -
Relic/Aku Orb Enigmas
Area Ability Orb D Ability Orb C Ability Orb B Ability Orb A Stat Orb D Stat Orb C Stat Orb B Stat Orb A
Cradle 60% 15% - - 20% 5% - -
Summit - 60% 15% - - 20% 5% -
Frontier - - 60% 15% - - 20% 5%
Ability Orbs are Strong Effect, Massive Damage, and Tough Effect Orbs. Stat Orbs are Attack Up and Defense Up Orbs.

Hunter's Maps[]

Unlike other Enigmas, the Hunter's Maps all have multiple stages. Each stage drops a different color Behemoth Stone, with more advanced Hunter's Maps having more stages and potentially dropping more stones at a time. Hunter's Map IV has Continuation Stages that can drop Behemoth Gems, but also introduce a new enemy: Iguanidae Ibilujon.

In regards to Hunter's Maps, raising Enigma Level only affects which one will appear: Enigma Level 1-3 has Hunter's Map I, 4-5 replaces it with Hunter's Map II, Enigma Level 6-9 gets Hunter's Map III, and Enigma Level 10 gets Hunter's Map IV.

English Version Japanese Version Translation Behemoth Stones (in order) Has Continuation Stage?
Hunter's Map I 狩人の地図Ⅰ Hunter's Map I Purple, Red No
Hunter's Map II 狩人の地図Ⅱ Hunter's Map II Purple, Red, Blue, Green No
Hunter's Map III 狩人の地図Ⅲ Hunter's Map III Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow No
Hunter's Map IV 狩人の地図Ⅳ Hunter's Map IV Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow Yes (40%)

Summer Break Cats[]

Enigmas for these stages can only be obtained from the Summer Break Cats Gauntlet. All contain no enemies other than Ritual Drum Doge, Firework Guys and Ms. Sign, are rated as ★1 difficulty, cost 50 energy, and have a guaranteed chance to drop Legend Nets for the Summer Break Cats gacha. Each map has four variations with different backgrounds, allowing players to get Cat Food and Leadership aplenty.

Rarity English Version Japanese Version Translation Legend Nets dropped
Inferior Rundown Hideout (Meadow) おんぼろ秘密基地 Worn-out Hideout 1
Inferior Rundown Hideout (Overworld) おんぼろ秘密基地 Worn-out Hideout 1
Inferior Rundown Hideout (Schoolyard) おんぼろ秘密基地 Worn-out Hideout 1
Inferior Rundown Hideout (Forest) おんぼろ秘密基地 Worn-out Hideout 1
Normal Stylish Hideout (Meadow) イケてる秘密基地 Stylish Hideout 1-2
Normal Stylish Hideout (Overworld) イケてる秘密基地 Stylish Hideout 1-2
Normal Stylish Hideout (Beach) イケてる秘密基地 Stylish Hideout 1-2
Normal Stylish Hideout (Festival Forest) イケてる秘密基地 Stylish Hideout 1-2
Superior Perfect Hideout (Meadow) かんぺきな秘密基地 Perfect Hideout 1-3
Superior Perfect Hideout (Overworld) かんぺきな秘密基地 Perfect Hideout 1-3
Superior Perfect Hideout (Festival Forest) かんぺきな秘密基地 Perfect Hideout 1-3
Superior Perfect Hideout (Cave) かんぺきな秘密基地 Perfect Hideout 1-3


  • The actual method of players upgrading their Enigma Level is to unlock certain Meow Medals. Hence, completing the corresponding stages is not what increases players' Enigma Levels; players have to obtain the relevant units in order to meet the requirements.
  • Idi:N and Master of Mind Soractes are the only drop units from the main Legend Stages who don't increase the player's Enigma Level.
  • Enigma Level 6 was added in Version 11.5 alongside Hunter's Maps I, II and III.
  • Although the first image for the Enigma Stage tutorial includes a platinum Enigma, no such item can be found in-game.
  • Sprites for two more Enigma rarities, or alternate designs for Normal and Superior Enigmas, can be found in the game's files.
  • Shack of Spirit, Cave of Spirit and Labyrinth of Spirit all reference the Room of Spirit and Time from Dragon Ball. The reference is more obvious with the maps' Japanese names.
  • Bad Instinct's Origin, Bad Instinct's Apex and Bad Instinct's Refuge are the only Talent Orb Enigma maps not to follow the "Cradle, Summit, Frontier" naming scheme.
  • Hunter's Map IV is the only Enigma map to introduce a new enemy.
  • While the Japanese name of Enigma Stages (発掘ステージ Hakkutsu Sutēji) can be translated as "Exacavation Stages", it isn't the same as the Gigahaniwan Strikes! Gauntlet's Excavation Lvs. (出土Lvs. Shutsudo Lvs.). The Enigma Stages use the term 発掘, which means discovering something via excavation, whereas 出土 has the connotations of being unearthed and taken from the ground.