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Moneko is a Special Cat that can be unlocked by clearing Empire of Cats Chapter 1. Though in the Nintendo 3DS version Moneko is a Super Rare Cat and can be unlocked via the Rare Cat Capsule. True Form added in Version 11.0 decreases recharge time, increases HP and Critical chance, and gains the Mini-Wave ability. Unlike Valkyrie Cat and Bahamut Cat, she isn't considered a Legend Cat as she can upgrade past level 40.

Before 3.2.0, she could only be unlocked after 10 people had input your invitation code.

Cat Unit # 16
Special Cat


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Superstar MONEKO
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Evolves into Miss MONEKO at level 10.

Evolves into Superstar MONEKO at level 30 using Catfruit and XP.


+ 15% chance to perform a Critical Hit (20% in True form)
+ 100% chance to perform a Lv.3 Mini-Wave [True]


  • Low cost
  • Part of multiple good Combos


  • Single Target
  • Low movement speed
  • Short range
  • Long recharge time
  • Low Critical DPS
  • Low health
In order to classify Cat Units, see here


As Moneko is very slow and has short-ranged attacks, she'll be inefficient in most of the stages, as her 15% chance of Critical will rarely be enough, but she can at least kill the CyberFace in Steel Visage, if nothing better is available. Her main use comes from her Combos, as Sister Act offers a good damage improvement for just 2 units, plus it can be combined with Artist Cat, who might easily be in the army regardless, for an extra Worker Cat level, which never hurts. If Sister Act is combined with another 2-slot attack Combos like Brave Cutter, the resulting damage boost (+20%) will be higher than using 4 slots for an Attack Up (M) instead (+15%).

With appropriate timing and planning, Moneko can be useful in early stages that feature 1-2 Metal enemies and can even be used against Super Metal Hippoe. However, she is easily outclassed by any Critical Hitters obtained through the Rare Cat Capsule, as well as Cyclone drops such as Catornado, Waitress Cat and even Space Cat.

True Form

This True Form offers too little too late, adding a mini-wave, reducing her recharge time and improving her Critical chance a little. Superstar MONEKO still loses out against competing alternatives by the time it is obtainable and mostly acts as a trophy of game progression. She can still help against Metal Doges, Croconators, Koroniums and, to a degree, Metal One Horns, if necessary. Her Critical mini-waves do have a niche in mixed stages, as she doesn't need to specifically target a Metal enemy for her mini-wave to take them out. Granted, with her low attack stat, this niche is unreliable and only useful in a few stages.

Cat Combo

Combo Units Cat Images Effect
Sister Act [Special] Moneko
[Super Rare] Neneko
Unit Attack Up (Sm)
Cat Ears [Uber Rare] Narita Kaihime
[Special] Red Riding Mina
[Special] Moneko
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"Slow" Effect Up (M)
Duet [Special] Moneko
[Rare] Rocker Cat
Worker Cat Start Level Up (Sm)
Miracle Performance [Special] Moneko
[Special] Crazed Moneko
Critical Rate Up (M)


Switch EN/JP

Cat Unit # 16 Special Cat
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EN Description
Hoping to become an idol.
She sings on the streets everyday.
You might see her around, please say hi.
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EN Description
Thanks to everyone, she made it to stardom!
Now she is everyone's favorite star!
Please support her! The future is still bright!
Superstar MONEKO
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EN Description
Moneko is now the Cat Empire's Queen of Pop,
but she never forgets her precious fans from the
early days. Mini-Waves, with chance of Critical!
Cat Unit # 16 Special Cat
もねこ (Moneko)
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JP Script
EN Translation
Dreams of becoming a Moe idol Cat.
Today she'll be singing in various locaitons
in response to the locals' support (sometimes Criticals)
スターもねこ (Sutā Moneko, Star Moneko)
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JP Script
EN Translation
National idol Cat who became a top star.
Still, the pattern-like existence of the idol world makes her
appreciate each and every fan (sometimes Criticals)
スーパースターもねこ (Sūpāsutā Moneko, Superstar Moneko)
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JP Script
EN Translation
Idol Cat who became a star after many years in the bottom.
Never forgets the cheers of everyone who supported her.
Releases Mini-Waves, sometimes Criticals

Upgrade Cost

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x 0 100 3,100 7,100 12,100 18,100 25,100 33,100 42,100 52,100 192,900
1x 100 200 6,200 14,200 24,200 36,200 50,200 66,200 84,200 104,200 385,900
2x 150 300 9,300 21,300 36,300 54,300 75,300 99,300 126,300 156,300 578,850
3x 175 350 10,850 24,850 42,350 63,350 87,850 115,850 147,350 182,350 675,325
4x 200 400 12,400 28,400 48,400 72,400 100,400 132,400 168,400 208,400 771,800
Total XP Cost 2,604,775
  • Level 30-49 upgrades cost Catseyes: 30-44 = 1 Catseye, 45-49 = 2 Catseyes


Health Attack Power Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
600 HP 400 damage
(94.49 DPS)
160 127f 4.23 seconds 5 4 times 28f 0.93s
(29f 0.97s backswing)
66.6 ~ 57.8 seconds
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Type Special Ability
10,200 HP 6,800 damage
(1,606.3 DPS)
Single Target 15% chance to perform a Critical Hit
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
17,000 HP 6,800 damage
(1,606.3 DPS)
160 127f 4.23 seconds 5 4 times 28f 0.93s
(29f 0.97s backswing)
66.6 ~ 57.8 seconds
Attack Type Special Ability
Single Target 15% chance to perform a Critical Hit
Superstar MONEKO
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
21,250 HP 6,800 damage
(1,606.3 DPS)
160 127f 4.23 seconds 5 4 times 28f 0.93s
(29f 0.97s backswing)
44.4 ~ 35.6 seconds
Lv.MAX Attack Type Special Ability
Lv.50 Single Target 20% chance to perform a Critical Hit
100% chance to perform a Lv.3 Mini-Wave
*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 Moneko's stats.

  • 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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Existence Elsewhere

Nyanko Defence Force

Moneko was a Dark-type support character in Nyanko Defence Force.

Princess Punt

Moneko's dress is a costume in Princess Punt obtainable during the collab between the two games.

Merc Storia

Moneko appears as a drop unit in Merc Storia's collaboration quests.

[一番星の音色] もねこ ([Voice of the Greatest Star] Moneko)
Unit Information (Merc Storia)
Rarity 2★
Element Wind
Weapon Singing (歌, Uta)
Weapon Type Magic (魔法 Mahō)
AoE 1 target, 1 hit
Misc. Information
Born In Battle Cats Land (にゃんこの国, Nyanko no Kuni)
Occupation Idol (アイドル, Aidoru)
Gender Female
Age 17
Hobby Practice in Singing (歌の練習, Uta no Renshū)
Personality Bold (だいたん, Daitan)
A girl who is an idol well-known in the Cat World. Helping with the invasion of the human race to acquire new fans.
There is a thing called the Moneko fan club, and it is in a fierce battle with the Celesse-chan fan club.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish. That is my motto!


  • Normal Form: Looks like a young girl with cat ears and a tail. Stands on a beer crate with a regular Cat underneath it. Looks shy.
  • Evolved Form: Wears a different blouse, and has a bow in her hair. Stands on a small stage with two regular Cats underneath it. Now looks happy instead of shy. Occasionally winks towards the screen while moving. She is also slightly taller than before, but still retains a young appearance.
  • True Form: Now in full color and has a full on stage with a sign behind with her name on it. Gains two small wings and has a heart in the middle of each of her bows.


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  • Moneko's color scheme is consistent across games. Her yellow blouse in Nyanko Defence Force was carried over to Go! Go! Pogo Cat, and Miss MONEKO's pink dress and blue-and-green accessories in Merc Storia were kept for Nyanko Defence Force and partly included in Superstar Moneko's design.
  • Moneko had a third form in Nyanko Defence Force three years prior to the introduction of Superstar Moneko, although it was just a simple palette-swap with two more lights added to her stage.
  • Moneko was the first of the two Cat Units needing an Invitation Code to unlock until Ver 3.2.0., the second one being Bean Cats.
  • She is the first unit to have her own unique death animation.
  • Moneko had many improvements before the game had the current English Version:
    • Reduced her recharging time from 9,999f to her current recharge value.
    • Added an ability to do Critical attacks (10% chance), this ability was later buffed to 15%.
  • At 9 years, Moneko is the unit with the longest release delay between their Normal and True Forms.


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