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The Battle Cats contains a massive amount of pop culture references. This article and its subpages aim to compile them all.


Due to the sheer amount of references, the list is split into 15 subpages, each focused on a different category.

The acronym "JP" used in these pages stand for "Japanese", as most units and stages are named differently in the Japanese Version. Collab content is not listed unless it references works unrelated to the collab in question, like Catorpedo and Because I'm Human.

Other Categories

These categories are too small to have their own subpages.


Feature References Reasoning
Berserker Cat Necky the Fox (mascot of Famitsu) Design (confirmed in Nyanko Ecology Report Large Edition)
Kid Tappa Keiko to Manabu (work- and hobby-focused magazine) JP name, JP description
Recruit (publisher of Keiko to Manabu) Description (is a recruit)


Feature References Reasoning
Hannya Hannya (Noh theater mask used to represent a jealous female demon) Name, design
Black Okame Okame (Kyōgen theater mask used to represent a female positive and good-luck bringer being) Name, design
Juliet Cat Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) Name, description
Hyōgo Prefecture (EoC stage 17 in BCJP) Takarazuka Revue (theatre troupe) Base
Caliban's Keeper Caliban (The Tempest) Name


Feature References Reasoning
Fire Squad Kachiyama Morita Super Gyro Ladder Design
Kachiyama Assault Brigade Rosenbauer Panther Design
Express Cat 0 Series Shinkansen train Design
Maglev Cat 300 Series Shinkansen train Design
Bullet Train Cat N700 Series Shinkansen train Design
Sunfish Jones Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber Description

Vice Versa



  • The Variety Bears have the most references of all characters, with six total.
  • Excluding mythologies and religions, the most referenced work or franchise in the game is Dragon Ball, as seen here.

Data Source

Main BCEN (OldCurrent) • BCJP (OldCurrent) • BCTW • BCKR • 3DS (Name Comparisons) • Minna de Nyanko DaisensouJP only, removedSwitchRegional Differences
Spin-offs Kumanchu RoyaleJP only, removed, old generation phonesBattle Cats RangersremovedNyanko RunawayJP only, removedNyanko Defence ForceJP only, removedNyanko New JapanJP onlyGo! Go! Pogo CatThe Burgle CatsBattle Cats Quest
Related Mr. seriesremovedGirlsMonsJP only, removed • NamesutaJP only, removedKyoutou ProjectJP only, removedYuru-i GeGeGe no Kitarou: Youkai Dotabata DaisensouJP only
Main Menu
Main Menu Main MenuCat BeaconBCJP onlyInvite Friends to get MonekoremovedSerial CodesremovedGame Updates
Game Modes Game ChaptersexplanationMain Chapters LevelslistEmpire of CatsInto the FutureCats of the CosmosThe Aku RealmsLegend StagesChallenge BattleCatclaw DojoRanking Dojo
Cat Base Menu
Upgrade Menu Cat Units (DictionaryallFull ListallRelease Orderall)

Rarities: Normal (NN) • Special (EX) • Rare (RR) • Super Rare (SR) • Uber Rare (UR) • Legend Rare (LR)
Base Upgrades: Cat CannonWorker Cat • Research • Accounting • Study • Energy
Related: Level-upUser RankTrue FormSpecial AbilitiesTalentsTalent Orbs

Equip Menu Cat Combo (Main ArticleRelease OrderOld Version)
Treasure Menu ExplanationTreasure Festival
Dictionary Menu Enemy Units (DictionaryallFull ListallSoL OrderUL OrderRelease Orderall)

Attributes: TraitlessRedFloatingBlackMetalAngelAlien (Starred) • ZombieAkuRelicTypelessColossalBehemothWitchcollabEva Angelcollab

Gacha Menu Main ArticleFull ListUR GuaranteedStep Up
Other Menu Shop ItemsGamatoto ExpeditionOtoto Development TeamCatnip ChallengesOfficers' ClubMeow MedalsWildcat SlotsCat Scratcher
Items & Currencies XP • NP • Cat FoodBattle ItemsCataminsMaterials • Tickets • Catfruit/Behemoth StonesCatseyes
Battle System
General Battle MechanismReward Mechanism
Stage types Timed Score Reward • Restriction (No ContinuesContinuation StageRestriction Stage) • Gauntlet
Related to Main Chapters Zombie Outbreaks
Related to Legend Stages Special Events (Release Order) • Stage DifficultiesItem Drop Cats
Misc. Contents
MerchandiseBCEN ExclusiveBCJP ExclusiveBCTW ExclusiveBCKR ExclusiveRecovery ModePop Culture ReferencesApril Fools' JokesUnimplemented Features