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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. Her True Form was added in Version 11.0 and decreases recharge time, increases HP and critical chance, and gains the Mini-Wave ability.

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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Evolves into Miss MONEKO at level 10.

Evolves into 016-3 at level 30 using Catfruit.


+ 15% chance to perform Critical Hits [Normal, Evolved]
+ 20% chance to perform Critical Hits [True]
+ 100% chance to perform a Lv.3 Mini-Wave [True]


  • Low cost
  • Part of good combos
  • Decent health


  • Single Target
  • Low movement speed
  • Short attack range
  • Long recharge time
  • Low critical DPS
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 criticals will rarely be enough, but she can be useful 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 Ramen 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-slots attack combo like Brave Cutter, the resulting damage boost (+20%) will be higher than using 4 slots for an Attack Up (SM) one 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 later non-gacha critical hitters such as Catornado, Waitress Cat and even Space Cat.

True Form

This true form offers too little too late, adding a mini-wave, reducing the recharge time and improving the crit chance a little. 016-3 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 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 and equally low chance of a mini-wave, 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!
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EN Description
Cat Unit # 16 Special Cat
もねこ (Moneko)
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JP Script

地元の応援に応えるべく 今日も各地で歌います

EN Translation
Dreams of becoming a Moe idol Cat, in order to respond to local support, also sing in various locations today.
スターもねこ (Sutā Moneko, Star Moneko)
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JP Script

それでも一人一人のファンを大切にする アイドル界の鏡的な存在

EN Translation
The national idle cat which topped for a star.

Still mirror-like existence of the idle circle which makes the individual's fans important.

スーパースターもねこ (Sūpāsutā Moneko, Superstar Moneko)
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JP Script
EN Translation
An idol kitten who became a star after many years of hard work
I never forget the cheers of everyone who supported me
Releases small waves and 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)
66.93 - 58.13 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 Critical Hits.
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)
66.93 - 58.13 seconds
Lv.MAX Attack Type Special Ability
Lv.50 Single Target 15% chance to perform Critical Hits.
*First stats are 1st form's initial, second and third stats include 300% Empire of Cats Treasures; recharge time may vary.
*Attack frequency is the time between an attack is delivered and the next.
*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.

Normal Form Moneko
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 127f 4.23 seconds
Initial 600 400 94 Attack Animation 70f + 28f + 29f
10 4,200 2,800 661 Attack Range 160
50+0 16,200 10,800 2,551 Attack Type Single
Recharge Time 66.93 - 58.13 seconds Knockback 4 times Movement Speed 5
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (400400 + 00)
Critical Hit (15%)

99 148 198
Evolved Form Miss MONEKO
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 127f 4.23 seconds
Initial 1,000 400 94 Attack Animation 70f + 28f + 29f
20 12,000 4,800 1,134 Attack Range 160
50+0 27,000 10,800 2,551 Attack Type Single
Recharge Time 66.93 - 58.13 seconds Knockback 4 times Movement Speed 5
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (400400 + 00)
Critical Hit (15%)

99 148 198
True Form ???
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 127f 4.23 seconds
Initial 1,000 400 94 Attack Animation 70f + 28f + 29f
30 ? ? ? Attack Range 160
50+0 27,000 10,800 2,551 Attack Type Single
Recharge Time 66.93 - 58.13 seconds Knockback 4 times Movement Speed 5
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (400400 + 00)

99 148 198
  • 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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  • 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 she has a full on stage with a sign behind with her name on it. She is also full colored in.

Existence Elsewhere

Princess Punt

Moneko's dress is a costume in Princess Punt obtainable during the collab between the 2 games.

Merc Storia

Moneko appears as an unit drop 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 Ceres-chan fan club.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish. That is my motto!



  • This was the first of the only 2 Cat Units needing an Invitation Code to unlock until Ver 3.2.0.(The other one being Bean Cats).
  • This is the very first Cat Unit with a unique death animation.
  • Moneko has a coloured version in Go! Go! Pogo Cat
  • Moneko had many improvements before the game had the current English Version:
    • Reduced her recharging time from 9,999f to her current recharging time 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 true form introduction timespan.


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