A Gauntlet is a map containing up to 20 No Continues levels that can drop rewards such as Battle Items, Catfruit, Tickets, Catamins, Materials and Leaderships when completed for the first time. After beating three stages of a Gauntlet, the map will be on standby, becoming inaccessible for 30 minute per completed stage. The cooldown can be shortened by 30 minutes with each Catamin A.
In most Gauntlets, all levels play out the same, but the strength magnifications and enemy base's HP are increased with each level. Gauntlets also tend to have enemies with separate health and attack magnifications.
The main Gauntlets don't follow any specific schedule, and can only be played after clearing Into the Future Chapter 3. Each contains a unique boss with two types: a regular trait and Colossal, a special type that makes them weak to Colossus Slayers. There are two sets of enemies per Gauntlet, one for Lv.1~10 and another for Lv.11~20.
Beating the stages in these Gauntlets may give you the chance to play one of three Continuation Stages that can drop Strong Up, Resistant Up or Massive Damage Up Talent Orbs for the respective boss's primary trait. The Continuation Stages are always named Cradle Wilderness, Summit Wilderness and Frontier Wilderness, but the level design is different for each Gauntlet.
There are two exclusive Gauntlets per month, which follow a naming scheme of "<Month> Gauntlet" and "<Month Gauntlet II>". The first map is unlocked after beating the main event of the month and appears from the 1st to the 16th, while the second is unlocked after beating the corresponding Lucky Ticket G event and appears from the 16th to the start of the next month.
Most of the monthly Gauntlets have a restriction of "Max # Number of Deployable Cats: 10"; the June and July Gauntlets are the only exceptions, having their own unique restrictions instead.
Seasonal Gauntlets are themed around different seasons and holidays. Rewards vary, and most are unlocked after clearing Empire of Cats Chapter 1 - excluding Summer Break Cats, which is available from the beginning.
|A Colossal New Year!||Year of the Ox Lv.1~10||Cow Doge||EN: January 1st, 2021 to January 7th, 2021|
JP: January 1st, 2021 to January 8th, 2021
|A Colossal Valentine's||Choco Chaos Lv.1~20||Martin||EN: February 15th, 2021 to March 1st, 2021|
JP: February 1st, 2021 to February 15th, 2021
|Suffering Spring!||Eggs of Chaos Lv.1~20||Moai Statue (Lv.1~20)
|EN: March 29th, 2021 to April 9th, 2021|
JP: March 29th, 2021 to April 12th, 2021
|Summer Break Cats||See article for list||Common enemies encountered during main progress||EN: August 30th, 2021 to September 20th, 2021|
JP: July 21st, 2021 to September 1st, 2021
|A Colossal New Year! (2021)||Year of the Tiger Lv.1~10||Tiger Doge||EN: January 1st, 2021 to January 7th, 2021|
JP: January 1st, 2021 to January 8th, 2021
|Horde of Cats||Bloodthirsty Lv.1~10||Killer Cat||EN: February 21st, 2022 to February 28th, 2022|
JP: February 21st, 2022 to February 28th, 2022
|Season 1: School Days||See article for list||Common enemies encountered during main progress||EN: March 14th, 2022 to April 11th, 2022|
JP: February 28th, 2022 to March 28th, 2022
|Monthly Event All-Stars Grateful Gathering||Grateful XP Lv.1~10||Various event enemies||EN: ?|
Rewards and unlock requirements vary depending on the Gauntlet.
|Manbosaki Strikes||Sudden Deaths 1~12||Ayumi Manbosaki||EN: September 13th, 2021 to September 20th, 2021
JP: April 6th, 2020 to April 20th, 2020
|Survive! Mola Mola|
|U.F.O. Corps Strikes!||Levels 1~20◆||Yakisoba U.F.O. Cat (Lv.1~4)
Yakisoba Face (Lv.5~20)
|JP: June 5th, 2020 to June 19th, 2020||Nissin U.F.O.|
|Messier's Assault!||Land of Dreams Lv1~20||Messier||EN: June 1st, 2020 to June 15th, 2020
JP: June 1st, 2020 to June 15th, 2020
|The Devils Strike!||/Nether Reaches Lv.1~20||Beastly Nero
|EN: October 12th, 2020 to October 26th, 2020
JP: July 13th, 2020 to July 27th, 2020
|The Angels Strike!||Heaven's Gate Lv.1~20||Super Zeus
|EN: October 15th, 2020 to October 26th, 2020
JP: July 15th, 2020 to July 27th, 2020
|Trials of Merc Storia!||Healer & Co. Lv.1~20||Healer||EN: April 12th, 2021 to April 26th, 2021
JP: October 16th, 2020 to October 30th, 2020
|Electric Diva Strikes!||Levels 1~20◆||Megurine Luka||EN: January 4th, 2021 to January 18th, 2021
JP: December 11th, 2020 to December 26th, 2020
|Heralds of The End||WARNING Lv.1~20||Sachiel (Lv.1~6)
Zeruel (Lv.7, Lv.14)
|EN: March 1st, 2021 to March 15th, 2021
JP: January 18th, 2021 to February 1st, 2021
|Neon Genesis Evangelion|
|Test of Might: Ranma 1/2 (Old)||Showdown!: Part 1~20||Ranma Saotome (M)||EN: May 17th, 2021 to May 31st, 2021
JP: April 12th, 2021 to April 26th, 2021
|Walpurgisnacht||Stagebuilding Witch: Cycle 1~10||Walpurgisnacht||September 16th, 2021 to September 27th, 2021||Puella Magi Madoka Magica|
|Aim GI Nyanko Horse Racing||Levels 1~20◆||Common enemies encountered during main progress||JP: October 15th, 2021 to November 1st, 2021||JRA|
◆ See article for stage names
These are older versions of the main Gauntlets, consisting of three maps with a different set of enemies in each map. There are no Continuation Stages. Despite being phased out by the new "compressed" Gauntlets, these legacy maps can still be found in the game's files, unlikely to ever see the light of day again.
|Baron Seal Strikes (Old)||Baron Seal Strikes! (Red Alerts 1~20)
Baron Seal Strikes!! (Red Alerts 21~40)
Baron Seal Strikes!!! (Red Alerts 41~60)
|Baron Seal||EN: April 13th, 2020 to April 27th, 2020|
JP: February 14th, 2020 to February 28th, 2020
|Le'Grim Strikes (Old)||Le'Grim Strikes! (Rampage Lv1~20)
Le'Grim Strikes!! (Rampage Lv21~40)
Le'Grim Strikes!!! (Rampage Lv41~60)
|Le'Grim||EN: July 6th, 2020 to July 20th, 2020|
JP: May 1st, 2020 to May 15th, 2020
|Mega Menace (Old)||Mega Menace! (On Mighty Wings Lv1~20)
Mega Menace!! (On Mighty Wings Lv21~40)
Mega Menace!!! (On Mighty Wings Lv41~60)
|Mega-Mooth||EN: September 14th, 2020 to September 28th, 2020|
JP: June 19th, 2020 to July 3rd, 2020
|Horrorpotamus (Old)||Horrorpotamus! (Cosmic Juggernaut Lv.1~20)
Horrorpotamus!! (Cosmic Juggernaut Lv.21~40)
Horrorpotamus!!! (Cosmic Juggernaut Lv.41~60)
|Super Hyppoh||EN: November 18th, 2020 to December 2nd, 2020|
JP: July 31st, 2020 to August 14th, 2020
- The map used in many of the Gauntlets (shown in the gallery above) is actually based on a map of the Japanese city of Kyoto, especially the river.
- Gauntlets and Floor 41 of the Heavenly Tower are currently the only Leadership-dropping stages not found at the end of a map.
- There was no official English name for this type of stage until Version 10.6, which introduced the first Monthly Gauntlets.
- Manbosaki Strikes! (Old) is the only Gauntlet to have 12 stages.
- Prior to Version 11.4, the standby period began after clearing one stage rather than three.