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Level-up is a feature that allows players to spend XP to improve Cat Units and Base Upgrades. Level upgrades can be done by entering the Upgrade Menu, scrolling to the desired Cat Unit or Base Upgrade and pressing the "Upgrade!" button.

Explanation[]

All Cat Units and Base Upgrades start at level 1. Each upgrade increases the level by 1. Levelling up a Cat Unit will increase its health and attack power, while levelling up a Base Upgrade will make it more effective (e.g., levelling up the Study upgrade increases amount of XP earned after battle). The XP costs will increase with each upgrade until level 10, at which point they will become multiples of the first 10 levels' costs. This pattern continues all the way up to level 50. Every level-up will also raise the player's User Rank by 1 level.

There is a limit to how many times a unit may be upgraded. The level cap is initially 10, but it can be increased all the way up to 50 for most units as the player raises their User Rank and progresses through the game.

In addition to standard levels, many units can also upgrade to + levels (also known as (+) levels). Each + level is equivalent to a standard level but counts toward a separate cap. + levels are attained by "using" duplicate Cat Units or Ability Capsules in Cat Storage; as a result, non-gacha cats can never upgrade to + levels.

Levelling up Cat Units can also unlock new forms: upgrading any Cat Unit to total level 10 will unlock its Evolved Form, and upgrading a Normal Cat to total level 30 (i.e., 20+10) will unlock its True Form. Other cats have a minimum level and additional requirements that must be met before their True Forms can be unlocked (20 for cats needing Awakening; 30 for cats needing Catfruit).

Level Caps[]

Normal Cats[]

Original Nine
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level MAX +19 None
Level MAX +25 User Rank 1,500
Level MAX +30 User Rank 1,700
Level MAX +35 User Rank 2,900
Level MAX +40 User Rank 3,000
Level MAX +45 User Rank 3,500
Level MAX +50 User Rank 3,550
Level MAX +55 User Rank 4,200
Level MAX +60 User Rank 4,250
Level MAX +65 User Rank 5,050
Level MAX +70 User Rank 5,100
Level MAX +75 User Rank 5,750
Level MAX +80 User Rank 5,800
Level MAX +90 User Rank 9,999
Superfeline
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level MAX +9 None
Level MAX +30 User Rank 10,001
Level MAX +40 User Rank 11,001
Level MAX +50 User Rank 12,001
Level MAX +60 User Rank 13,001
Level MAX +70 User Rank 14,001
Level MAX +80 User Rank 15,001

Special Cats[]

Special Cats
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level 30 User Rank 1,600
Level 40 (non-Legend Cats) Catseyes
Level 40 (Legend Cats) Catseyes after completing An Ancient Curse
Level 50 (non-Legend Cats) Catseyes after completing An Ancient Curse
Level 50 (Legend Cats) Catseyes after completing Revival of Origin
Level MAX +10 (June Bride of the Devil, Monster Hunter and Nebaaru-kun and Nyanpazuru Cats) None
Level MAX +20 (Bikkuriman Cats) None
Level MAX +30 (Summer Break Cats, JRA, Heartbeat Catcademy Cats) None
Level MAX +60 (Li'l Cats) Complete Li'l Cat's Trial to increase level cap from +40 to +60
JRA and Heartbeat Catcademy units may not upgrade past level 1.

Rare Cats[]

Rare Cats
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level 25 User Rank 900
Level 30 User Rank 1,200
Level 40 Catseyes
Level 50 Catseyes after completing An Ancient Curse
Level MAX +9 None
Level MAX +20 User Rank 1,800
Level MAX +30 User Rank 1,900
Level MAX +40 User Rank 2,300
Level MAX +50 User Rank 3,100
Level MAX +60 User Rank 4,050
Level MAX +70 User Rank 4,600
Level MAX +80 User Rank 5,850

Super Rare Cats[]

Super Rare Cats
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level 25 (non-Crazed) User Rank 1,000
Level 25 (Crazed) User Rank 3,600
Level 30 (non-Crazed) User Rank 1,300
Level 30 (Crazed) User Rank 3,650
Level 40 Catseyes
Level 50 Catseyes after completing An Ancient Curse
Level MAX +9 None
Level MAX +20 User Rank 2,000
Level MAX +30 User Rank 2,400
Level MAX +40 User Rank 3,200
Level MAX +50 User Rank 4,100
Level MAX +60 User Rank 4,650
Level MAX +70 User Rank 5,900
Metal Cat may not upgrade past level 20 or to + levels.

Uber Rare Cats[]

Uber Rare Cats
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level 25 User Rank 1,100
Level 30 User Rank 1,400
Level 40 Catseyes
Level 50 Catseyes after completing An Ancient Curse
Level 60 Dark Catseyes after An Ancient Curse
Level MAX +9 None
Level MAX +20 User Rank 2,100
Level MAX +30 User Rank 2,500
Level MAX +40 User Rank 3,300
Level MAX +50 User Rank 4,150
Level MAX +60 User Rank 4,700
Level MAX +70 User Rank 5,950

Legend Rare Cats[]

Legend Rare Cats
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level 25 User Rank 1,110
Level 30 User Rank 1,410
Level 40 Catseyes
Level 50 Catseyes after completing An Ancient Curse
Level MAX +9 None

Base Upgrades[]

Base Upgrades
Level Requirement
Level 10 None
Level 20 Complete Empire of Cats Chapter 2
Level MAX +10 None
The Cat Cannon Range may not upgrade past level 10 or to + levels.

Calculating Stats[]

Each Cat has an individual preset value for their base Health and Attack Power called an Initial Stat. This Initial Stat is used to determine the value of the cat's Health and Attack Power based on their current level - as shown below.

Each time cats are leveled up, they gain +20% of their initial stats, e.g. a level 1 cat with 100 HP will have 120 HP in level 2.

Stats at level n = Initial Stat + (n - 1) * (Initial Stat * 20%)

When the Legendary Cat Shield and/or the Legendary Cat Sword are activated their effect gives a direct increase to the value of the corresponding Initial Health and/or Attack Power stat. This effect is independent of the growth rate calculation, which is used to determine a cat's health and damage at their current level

A neater expression of the level formula above, which includes the effect of the Treasure Bonus increase and does the same job is:

  • TB = Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 1.5, 2.0 or 2.5 at 100%, 200% or 300% respectively
  • n is the cat unit level, as listed above; use this formula when n < m
  • The symbols ⌊ ⌋ represent the floor function, which essentially removes any decimals from the number between them.

Higher-Level Cats and Level Reduction Points[]

For game balance the stats formula above that adds 1/5th (or 20%) of the Initial Stat to next level is tiered to add a reduced 1/10th (or 10%) of Initial Stat to next level for higher level cats, then reduced even further to add just 1/20th (or 5%) of the Initial Stat per next level for very high level cats at specific points, for certain types, as detailed below.

Gacha Cat and Principal Cat are currently the only Cats that don't follow this rule.

Type (m) 1st Reduction Point ( 1/10th Initial) (p) 2nd Reduction Point ( 1/20th Initial )
Normal Cats Level 60 -
Special Cats Level 60 -
Bahamut Cat

(Special)

Level 30 -
Rare Cats Level 70 Level 90
Super Rare Cats Level 60 Level 80
Crazed Cats

(Super Rare)

Level 20 -
Uber Super Rare Cats Level 60 Level 80

Here is an updated formula for high-leveled Cats between the 1st reduction point (m) and 2nd reduction point (p):

  • TB = Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 1.5, 2.0 or 2.5 at 100%, 200% or 300% respectively
  • m is the first reduction point, as listed above; use this formula when m < n < p
  • The symbols ⌊ ⌋ represent the floor function, which is explained above.

Here is the updated formula for very high level and hypermaxed Cats beyond the 2nd reduction point (p):

  • TB = Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 1.5, 2.0 or 2.5 at 100%, 200% or 300% respectively
  • m is the first reduction point, and p is the second reduction point; use this formula when n > p.
  • The symbols ⌊ ⌋ represent the floor function, which is explained above.

Applying the Equations (examples)[]

To illustrate how to apply the equations we provide you with a few examples, using Metal Cat, Vaulter Cat and Ramen Cat

Below we provide an understanding of the mechanics of the equation, calculated using Metal Cat's HP at level 7, 12, 13, 18 and 20 with maximum Legendary Cat Shield activated.

Metal Cat 1st Calculating the Stats Rounding 2nd Adding the Treasure Bonus Calculated Stat
Level n Initial Stat * ((n + 4)/5) = x round (x) round (x) * TB = y floor (y)
Level 7 1 * ((7 + 4)/5) = 2.2 2 HP 2 * 2.5 = 5.0 5 HP
Level 12 1 * ((12 + 4)/5) = 3.2 3 HP 3 * 2.5 = 7.5 7 HP
Level 13 1 * ((13 + 4)/5) = 3.4 3 HP 3 * 2.5 = 7.5 7 HP
Level 18 1 * ((18 + 4)/5) = 4.4 4 HP 4 * 2.5 = 10.0 10 HP
Level 20 1 * ((20 + 4)/5) = 4.8 5 HP 5 * 2.5 = 12.5 12 HP

Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 2.5x

Below are examples using the simple equation for Vaulter Cat's HP at level 20, 25 and 40 with maximum Legendary Cat Shield activated.


Here, Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 2.5, Initial Stat = 450, and (n+4) = (20+4) = 24.


Here, Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 2.5, Initial Stat = 450, and (n+4) = (25+4) = 29.


Here, Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 2.5, Initial Stat = 450, and (n+4) = (40+4) = 44.

Below are examples for calculating Ramen Cat's HP at level 25, 75 and 95, to showcase how to calculate the stats of a unit that surpasses 1st and/or 2nd reduction point, with maximum Legendary Cat Shield activated.


Here, Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 2.5, Initial Stat = 1050, m = 70, p = 90, and (n+4) = (25+4) = 29.


Here, Treasure Bonus Multiplier = 2.5, Initial Stat = 1050, m = 70, p = 90, and (n+4) = 74 which is greater than m, therefore (m+4) = 74 and (n-m) = 5.


Here, Treasure Bonus = 2.5, Initial Stat = 1050, (n-1) = 94 which is higher than p, therefore (m+4) = 74, (p-m) = 20, and (n-p) = 5.

Effect on Base Upgrades[]

  • Cat Cannon Power - Increases Cat Cannon attack power by 50 and Cat Cannon recharge time by 50 frames per level.
  • Cat Cannon Range - Increases Cat Cannon attack range. It starts at 3 Cannon waves (different that regular waves) and increases by 1 per level.
  • Cat Cannon Charge - Decreases Cat Cannon recharge time by 50 frames per level.
  • Worker Cat Rate - Increases the rate of income by 3¢ per second per level.
  • Worker Cat Wallet - Increases the Worker Cat's wallet, increasing upper limit of income. Adds 100 starting wallet per level, +50 per Worker Cat level while in the stage.
  • Base Defense - Increases the health of the Cat Base by 1,000 HP per level.
  • Research - decreases Cat recharge time. It has no effect at level 1, but from level 2 and after, recharge time will be decreased by 0.2 seconds (at level 20+10, the recharge time is decreased by 5.8 seconds).
  • Accountant - Increases the money earned when an enemy is defeated. It has no effect at level 1, but from level 2 and after, money earned from enemies will be increased by 5% (at level 20+10, the money drop from enemies is increased by 145%).
  • Study - Increases the amount of XP received when clearing a stage. It has no effect at level 1, but from level 2 and after, XP will be increased by 5% (at level 20+10, the XP received when clearing a stage is increased by 145%).
  • Cat Energy - Increases the limit of Cat Energy by 10 per level.

XP Costs[]

Common Upgrade Costs[]

Rare Cats[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x08,00012,20017,80024,80033,20043,00054,20066,80080,800340,800
1x10,00016,00024,40035,60049,60066,40086,000108,400133,600161,600691,600
2x15,00024,00036,60053,40074,40099,600129,000162,600200,400242,4001,037,400
3x17,50028,00042,70062,30086,800116,200150,500189,700233,800282,8001,210,300
4x20,00032,00048,80071,20099,200132,800172,000216,800267,200323,2001,383,200
Total XP Cost 4,663,300
Not all cats of this rarity use this XP curve.
Not all cats that use this XP cost are Rares.

Super Rare Cats[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x08,20012,40017,80024,80042,40064,50093,000148,000298,000709,100
1x12,50016,40024,80035,60049,60084,800129,000186,000296,000596,0001,430,700
2x18,75024,60037,20053,40074,400127,200193,500279,000444,000894,0002,146,050
3x21,87528,70043,40062,30086,800148,400225,750325,500518,0001,043,0002,503,725
4x25,00032,80049,60071,20099,200169,600258,000372,000592,0001,192,0002,861,400
Total XP Cost 9,650,975
Not all cats of this rarity use this XP curve.
Not all cats that use this XP cost are Super Rares.

Uber Rare/Legend Rare Cats[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x09,80014,80021,80042,50064,30093,200118,000197,400513,5001,075,300
1x15,60019,60029,60043,60085,000128,600186,400236,000394,8001,027,0002,166,200
2x23,40029,40044,40065,400127,500192,900279,600354,000592,2001,540,5003,249,300
3x27,30034,30051,80076,300148,750225,050326,200413,000690,9001,797,2503,790,850
4x31,20039,20059,20087,200170,000257,200372,800472,000789,6002,054,0004,332,400
5x35,10044,10066,60098,100191,250289,350419,400531,000888,3002,310,7504,873,950
Total XP Cost 19,488,000
Not all cats of this rarity use this XP curve.

Legend Cats[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x09,80014,80021,80042,50064,30093,200118,000197,400513,5001,075,300
1x15,60019,60029,60043,60085,000128,600186,400236,000394,8001,027,0002,166,200
2x23,40029,40044,40065,400127,500192,900279,600354,000592,2001,540,5003,249,300
3x27,30034,30051,80076,300148,750225,050326,200413,000690,9001,797,2503,790,850
4x31,20039,20059,20087,200170,000257,200372,800472,000789,6002,054,0004,332,400
Total XP Cost 14,614,050
Valkyrie Cat and Bahamut Cat don't follow this XP curve.

Common Cost #1[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x02,0003,2004,8006,8009,20012,00015,20018,80022,80094,800
1x3,0004,0006,4009,60013,60018,40024,00030,40037,60045,600192,600
2x4,5006,0009,60014,40020,40027,60036,00045,60056,40068,400288,900
3x5,2507,00011,20016,80023,80032,20042,00053,20065,80079,800337,050
4x6,0008,00012,80019,20027,20036,80048,00060,80075,20091,200385,200
Total XP Cost 1,298,550

Common Cost #2[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x03,5006,2009,80014,30019,70026,00033,20041,30050,300204,300
1x4,0007,00012,40019,60028,60039,40052,00066,40082,600100,600412,600
2x6,00010,50018,60029,40042,90059,10078,00099,600123,900150,900618,900
3x7,00012,25021,70034,30050,05068,95091,000116,200144,550176,050722,050
4x8,00014,00024,80039,20057,20078,800104,000132,800165,200201,200825,200
Total XP Cost 2,783,050

Common Cost #3[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x02,5004,0006,0008,50011,50015,00019,00023,50028,500118,500
1x2,6005,0008,00012,00017,00023,00030,00038,00047,00057,000239,600
2x3,9007,50012,00018,00025,50034,50045,00057,00070,50085,500359,400
3x4,5508,75014,00021,00029,75040,25052,50066,50082,25099,750419,300
4x5,20010,00016,00024,00034,00046,00060,00076,00094,000114,000479,200
Total XP Cost 1,616,000

Common Cost #4[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x05,6008,54012,46017,36023,24030,10037,94046,76056,560238,560
1x7,00011,20017,08024,92034,72046,48060,20075,88093,520113,120484,120
2x10,50016,80025,62037,38052,08069,72090,300113,820140,280169,680726,180
3x12,25019,60029,89043,61060,76081,340105,350132,790163,660197,960847,210
4x14,00022,40034,16049,84069,44092,960120,400151,760187,040226,240968,240
Total XP Cost 3,264,310

Common Cost #5[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x05,7408,68012,46017,36029,68045,15065,100103,600208,600496,370
1x8,75011,48017,36024,92034,72059,36090,300130,200207,200417,2001,001,490
2x13,12517,22026,04037,38052,08089,040135,450195,300310,800625,8001,502,235
3x15,31220,09030,38043,61060,760103,880158,025227,850362,600730,1001,752,607
4x17,50022,96034,72049,84069,440118,720180,600260,400414,400834,4002,002,980
Total XP Cost 6,755,682

Uncommon XP Costs[]

Uncommon #1[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x01003,1007,10012,10018,10025,10033,10042,10052,100192,900
1x1002006,20014,20024,20036,20050,20066,20084,200104,200385,900
2x1503009,30021,30036,30054,30075,30099,300126,300156,300578,850
3x17535010,85024,85042,35063,35087,850115,850147,350182,350675,325
4x20040012,40028,40048,40072,400100,400132,400168,400208,400771,800
Total XP Cost 2,604,775
This is used by Moneko, Yamaoka Minori, Nakamura Kanae, and Gacha Cat.

Uncommon #2[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x013,00017,00021,00024,00027,00030,00035,00040,00050,000257,000
1x18,00026,00034,00042,00048,00054,00060,00070,00080,000100,000532,000
2x27,00039,00051,00063,00072,00081,00090,000105,000120,000150,000798,000
3x31,50045,50059,50073,50084,00094,500105,000122,500140,000175,000931,000
4x36,00052,00068,00084,00096,000108,000120,000140,000160,000200,0001,064,000
Total XP Cost 3,582,000
This is used by Kerihime and Cat Princess.

Uncommon #3[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x08,00012,20017,80024,80033,20043,00054,20066,800110,800370,800
1x10,00016,00024,40035,60049,60066,40086,000108,400133,600221,600751,600
2x15,00024,00036,60053,40074,40099,600129,000162,600200,400332,4001,127,400
3x17,50028,00042,70062,30086,800116,200150,500189,700233,800387,8001,315,300
4x20,00032,00048,80071,20099,200132,800172,000216,800267,200443,2001,503,200
Total XP Cost 5,068,300
This is used by Salaryman Cat and Reindeer Fish Cat.

Uncommon #4[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x02,1002,6003,2004,2006,0008,10010,50013,20019,20069,100
1x3,0004,2005,2006,4008,40012,00016,20021,00026,40038,400141,200
2x4,5006,3007,8009,60012,60018,00024,30031,50039,60057,600211,800
3x5,2507,3509,10011,20014,70021,00028,35036,75046,20067,200247,100
4x6,0008,40010,40012,80016,80024,00032,40042,00052,80076,800282,400
Total XP Cost 951,600
This is used by Droid Cat and Adult Cat.

Uncommon #5[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x02,1002,6003,2004,2006,0009,10013,50018,20025,20084,100
1x3,0004,2005,2006,4008,40012,00018,20027,00036,40050,400171,200
2x4,5006,3007,8009,60012,60018,00027,30040,50054,60075,600256,800
3x5,2507,3509,10011,20014,70021,00031,85047,25063,70088,200299,600
4x6,0008,40010,40012,80016,80024,00036,40054,00072,800100,800342,400
Total XP Cost 1,154,100
This is used by Evil Cat, Doll Cats, and Yankee Cat.

Uncommon #6[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x09001,8003,0004,5006,3008,40010,80013,50016,50065,700
1x1,2001,8003,6006,0009,00012,60016,80021,60027,00033,000132,600
2x1,8002,7005,4009,00013,50018,90025,20032,40040,50049,500198,900
3x2,1003,1506,30010,50015,75022,05029,40037,80047,25057,750232,050
4x2,4003,6007,20012,00018,00025,20033,60043,20054,00066,000265,200
Total XP Cost 894,450
This is used by Axe Cat and Red Marron.

Uncommon #7[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x04007001,1001,6002,2002,9003,7004,6005,60022,800
1x4008001,4002,2003,2004,4005,8007,4009,20011,20046,000
2x6001,2002,1003,3004,8006,6008,70011,10013,80016,80069,000
3x7001,4002,4503,8505,6007,70010,15012,95016,10019,60080,500
4x8001,6002,8004,4006,4008,80011,60014,80018,40022,40092,000
Total XP Cost 310,300
This is used by Cat, Gold Cat, and Killer Cat.

Uncommon #8[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x01,3002,2003,4004,9006,7008,80011,20013,90016,90069,300
1x1,4002,6004,4006,8009,80013,40017,60022,40027,80033,800140,000
2x2,1003,9006,60010,20014,70020,10026,40033,60041,70050,700210,000
3x2,4504,5507,70011,90017,15023,45030,80039,20048,65059,150245,000
4x2,8005,2008,80013,60019,60026,80035,20044,80055,60067,600280,000
Total XP Cost 944,300
This is used by Gross Cat, Nekondo, Baozi Cat, and Catburger.

Uncommon #9[]

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x06,86010,36015,26029,75045,01065,24082,600138,180359,450752,710
1x10,92013,72020,72030,52059,50090,020130,480165,200276,360718,9001,516,340
2x16,38020,58031,08045,78089,250135,030195,720247,800414,5401,078,3502,274,510
3x19,11024,01036,26053,410104,125157,535228,340289,100483,6301,258,0752,653,595
4x21,84027,44041,44061,040119,000180,040260,960330,400552,7201,437,8003,032,680
Total XP Cost 10,229,835
This is used by Rathalos and Rathian.

Trivia[]

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