This article is about the Cat Unit. For the enemy unit, see Riceball Cat (Enemy).

Sumo Cat is a Special Cat that can be purchased for 150 Cat Food in the Upgrade Menu after completing Singapore in Empire of Cats Chapter 1. True Form greatly increases his movement speed and gains immunity to Knockback. As of Version 10.0, Riceball Cat gained Talents.


Cat Unit # 21
Special Cat

Sumo Cat
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Madame Sumo
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Riceball Cat
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Evolution

Evolves into Madame Sumo at Level 10.

Evolves into Riceball Cat when obtained from the Sumo Awakens! Stages (may drop on the 1st stage but guaranteed on the 2nd) and is at level 20.

Performance

+ Immune to knockback [True]

Pros

  • Fast movement speed
  • Very short cooldown
  • High attack rate
  • Area Attack

Cons

  • Low health and attack power
  • High cost
Class
Class
Normal Meatshield
Evolved {{{EvolvedClass}}}
True {{{TrueClass}}}
In order to classify Cat Units, see here

Strategy/Usage

A somewhat stronger version of Tank Cat, with a faster attack rate, more health and more damage. Very useful in the early game if you want a resilient unit to protect your long-ranged units, but he will eventually be replaced by Eraser Cat and Crazed Wall Cat. He is also part of many good combos, as explained in the section below.

True Form

Riceball Cat greatly increases his speed (becoming faster than Crazed Wall) and gains immunity to knockback. This gives him some use in some Restriction Stages, including Cats of the Cosmos and 4★ Legend Stages, Floor 30 of the Heavenly Tower and the Mega Menace stages. He is recommended in stages that grant large amounts of money, but will usually not be worth his cost otherwise, acting like a replacement for Manic Mohawk who costs 4 times as much.

Talents

Hyper-maxing him and unlocking his health Talent solves the low health issue, allowing Riceball Cat to be used almost everywhere as a meatshield. Adding the immunity talents makes him especially useful in stages with enemies that Slow, Freeze, Knockback or use Toxic attacks on cats, as the Erasers would be made less effective by said abilities.

Note: Start with the health talent and commit to level him up as much as possible first, as his immunities, especially to toxic, will be wasted if the cat itself can't survive the attacks. With this being said, in most Uncanny Legends stages, he will die regardless, so assess your priorities carefully.

The damage up talent brings nothing to this unit having low base attack power, so avoid it. It also prevents Riceball from stalling or cheesing stages. Use a Talented Riceball Cat with Li'l Eraser Cat for an ultimate defense against Henry. After completing An Ancient Curse, Riceball Cat can be upgraded up to level 50, which combined with Talents gives him more health than even a level 20+90 Eraser Cat or level 50 Manic Eraser Cat (29,160 > 26,700/25,545).

Riceball Cat should still never be picked over Ramen, unless his immunities or speed are required.

Notably, these Talents compete with:

Cat Combo

Cat Combo Cats Images Effect
Cool Japan (アイラブジャパン) [Special] Ninja Cat

[Special] Sumo Cat
[Special] Samurai Cat
[Super Rare] Sushi Cat

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Cat attack power +15%
Cheating Heart? (浮気調査) [Special] Madame Sumo

[Uber Rare] Detective Vigler

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Cat recharge times decreased by -52f
Growth Spurt (食べ盛り育ち盛り) [Uber Rare] Graveflower Verbena

[Special] Sumo Cat

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Wallet size +20%
Pork on Rice (豚丼) [Uber Rare] Kai

[Special] Riceball Cat

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Cat health +10%

Description

Switch EN/JP

Cat Unit # 21

Special Cat
Sumo Cat
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EN Description
Tank Cat didn't listen when they said that size didn't matter. Now with somewhat stronger attack (Area Attack).
Madame Sumo
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EN Description
Found his calling feeding other Sumo Cats. Make sure you finish your food... or else. Has a somewhat stronger attack (Area Attack).
Riceball Cat
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EN Description
Defense AND nutrition in a convenient hand-sized package. More durable than Tank Cat, with quickness from intense training (Area Attack).

Cat Unit # 21

Special Cat
スモウネコ (Sumou Neko, Sumo Cat)
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JP Script
体力を多く備えた盾用のキャラ

タンクネコよりも性能が高い
攻撃力もぼちぼちある感じ(範囲攻撃)

EN Translation
Shield character with a lot of health.

Better than Tank Cat, with a bit more attack power. (Area Attack)

マダム・ザ・スモウ (Madamu za Sumou, Madame the Sumo)
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JP Script
新たな境地へ変貌を遂げた盾用のキャラ

タンクネコよりも性能が高い
攻撃力もぼちぼちある感じ(範囲攻撃)

EN Translation
Shield character who has undergone a new transformation.

Better than Tank Cat, with a bit more attack power. (Area Attack)

ネコにぎり (Nekonigiri, Onigiri Cat)
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JP Script
結婚式で見たライスシャワーを真似る盾用のキャラ

タンクネコよりも性能が高い
鍛錬を重ね神速を取得(範囲攻撃)

EN Translation
Shield character who throws rice at weddings.

Better than Tank Cat.
Became amazingly fast from repeated training. (Area Attack)


Upgrade Cost

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x 0 600 1,500 2,700 4,200 6,000 8,100 10,500 13,200 16,200 63,000
1x 800 1,200 3,000 5,400 8,400 12,000 16,200 21,000 26,400 32,400 126,800
2x 1,200 1,800 4,500 8,100 12,600 18,000 24,300 31,500 39,600 48,600 190,200
3x 1,400 2,100 5,250 9,450 14,700 21,000 28,350 36,750 46,200 56,700 221,900
4x 1,600 2,400 6,000 10,800 16,800 24,000 32,400 42,000 52,800 64,800 253,600
Total XP Cost 855,500
  • Level 30-49 upgrades cost Catseyes: 30-44 = 1 Catseye, 45-49 = 2 Catseyes

Stats

Sumo Cat
Health Attack Power Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
600 HP 9 damage 110 1.13 seconds 8 1 time 0.4 seconds 4.5 - 2.33 seconds
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Type Special Ability
10,200 HP 150 damage Area Attack Multi-hit attack (50, 50, 50)
Madame Sumo
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
10,200 HP 150 damage 110 1.13 seconds 8 1 time 0.4 seconds 4.5 - 2.33 seconds
Attack Type Special Ability
Area attack Multi-hit attack (50, 50, 50)
Riceball Cat
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
10,200 HP 150 damage 110 1.13 seconds 24 1 time 0.4 seconds 4.5 - 2.33 seconds
Lv.MAX Attack Type Special Ability
Lv.50 Area attack Multi-hit attack (50, 50, 50)

Immune to Knockback

*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 Sumo Cat's stats.

Normal Form Sumo Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 34f 1.13 seconds
Initial 600 9 7 Attack Animation 0f + (12f + 8f + 8f) + 6f
10 4,200 60 53 Attack Range 110
50+0 16,200 240 212 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 9.33 - 2 seconds Knockback 1 time Movement Speed 8
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (33 + 33 + 33)

200 300 400
Evolved Form Madame Sumo
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 34f 1.13 seconds
Initial 600 9 7 Attack Animation 0f + (12f + 8f + 8f) + 6f
20 7,200 105 93 Attack Range 110
50+0 16,200 240 212 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 9.33 - 2 seconds Knockback 1 time Movement Speed 8
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (33 + 33 + 33)

200 300 400
True Form Riceball Cat
Level HP AP DPS Attack Cycle 34f 1.13 seconds
Initial 600 9 7 Attack Animation 0f + (12f + 8f + 8f) + 6f
30 10,200 150 132 Attack Range 110
50+0 16,200 240 212 Attack Type Area
Recharge Time 9.33 - 2 seconds Knockback 1 time Movement Speed 24
Cost (¢) Abilities
Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3

Multi Hit (33 + 33 + 33)
Immune to Knockback

200 300 400
  • 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.

Talents

Accessible at level 30

  • Immune to Freeze (Cost: 75 NP)
  • Immune to Slow (Cost: 75 NP)
  • Immune to Toxic (Cost: 75 NP)
  • Defense Buff: Upgrades health by 8% per level up to 80% (Total Cost: 125 NP)
  • Attack Buff: Upgrades attack power by 8% per level up to 80% (Total Cost: 125 NP)

Appearance

  • Normal Form: A chubby sumo wrestler with the obligatory cat face.
  • Evolved Form: Now wears a wig and kitchen apron. Carries a pan in one hand and a ladle in the other.
  • True Form: Ditches the outfit. Greatly resembles his namesake, a rice ball, and has a red umeboshi atop his head.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Riceball Cat's Japanese name, Nekonigiri, is a portmanteau of neko ("cat") and onigiri (rice balls).

Reference


Units Release Order :

<< Samurai Cat | Boogie Cat >>


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