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Talents are a feature implemented in version 8.0. This feature allows players to unlock and develop new abilities for certain True Form Cats. Talents become available after clearing Into the Future Chapter 3.

Introduction

NP

NP Coin

"Exchange unneeded Cat Units for NP, then use your collected NP to unlock or upgrade new abilities (Talents) for a cat's True Form. Each True Form has a different set of Talents that can be unlocked." - Official PONOS Description
Unlocking Talents requires NP, which can be obtained by exchanging cats or Talent Orbs in Storage. The amount of NP awarded is dependent on the item's rarity, with rarer items being worth more NP.

The amount of NP earned for each unit/Orb is as below:

Unit Rarity NP gained
Normal 1
Special 1
Rare 5
Super Rare 15
Uber Rare 50
Legend Rare 150
Orb Grade NP gained
D 1
C 1
B 2
A 7
S 25

To use NP, visit the Upgrade Menu, then select a cat with Talents and choose which one you would like to unlock or upgrade. Every Cats have five different Talents to unlock, some of which can be further developed up to nine (or in Catasaurus' case, four) times. Currently, there are 51 Talented Cats.

Talent Types

Theoretically, any Effects/Abilities in the game can become a Talent for units in future updates. However, the following effects/abilities are exclusive to Talents (Z represents levels of the Talent):

  • Resist Weaken: Reduces the duration of Weaken effects by (10+6Z)%.
  • Resist Freeze: Reduces the duration of Freeze effects by (10+6Z)%.
  • Resist Slow: Reduces the duration of Slow effects by (10+6Z)%.
  • Resist Knockback: Reduces the push distance of Knockback effects by 5Z%. Only 2 units have different growth: Juliet the Maiko's push distance is -(20+3Z)%, while King Gamereon's push distance is -(10+6Z)%.
  • Resist Wave: Reduces the damage of wave attacks by 5Z%. Only 1 unit has different growth: Cameraman Cat's wave damage is -(20+3Z)%
  • Warp Resistant: Currently unused, presumably reduces the push/pull distance and/or duration of Warp effects.
  • Resist Curse: Reduces the duration of Curse effects by (10+6Z)%.
  • Defense Up: Increases the unit's health by 2Z%.
  • Attack Up: Increases the unit's attack power by 2Z%.
  • Move Speed Up: Increases the unit's movement speed by Z.
  • Improved Knockback: Currently unused, presumably increases the unit's knockbacks.
  • Cost Down: Reduces the unit's cost by NZ, where N differs from unit to unit. N also fluctuates with Empire of Cats Chapters (Chapter 1 as default: Increases by 50% in Chapter 2, 100% in Chapter 3).
  • Recover Speed Up: Reduces the unit's recharge time by PZf, where P differs from unit to unit. Only 1 unit has different growth: Cataur's recharge time is -(10+5Z)f.

Upgrading Costs

Upgrade costs for all Talents are broken down into three cost brackets. The first encompasses Talent-exclusive abilities such as buffs and partial resistance to status effects, in addition to upgrading abilities that the unit in question already has. The second encompasses new abilities which can then be upgraded for greater effect. Lastly, the third encompasses new abilities which cannot be upgraded at all (Zombie Killer, Target etc.) .

In addition, the NP costs are affected by unit rarity, with Rare Cats being the least expensive to unlock Talents, followed by Super Rare and Uber Super Rare Cats.

The amount of NP required for each type of Talent, at each rarity is as below:

Step NP Costs
Attack & Defense Up, Partial Resistance, Old Ability New Ability (Upgradable) New Ability (No Upgrade)
Unlock 5 25 50
Level 2 5 (5) -
Level 3 5 (5) -
Level 4 5 (5) -
Level 5 5 (5) -
Level 6 10 (-) -
Level 7 10 (-) -
Level 8 10 (-) -
Level 9 10 (-) -
Level 10 10 (-) -
Total 75 (25)* 95 50

Step NP Costs
Attack & Defense Up, Partial Resistance, Old Ability New Ability (Upgradable) New Ability (No Upgrade)
Unlock 10 50 75
Level 2 10 -
Level 3 10 -
Level 4 10 -
Level 5 10 -
Level 6 15 -
Level 7 15 -
Level 8 15 -
Level 9 15 -
Level 10 15 -
Total 125 165 75

Step NP Costs
Attack & Defense Up, Partial Resistance, Old Ability New Ability (Upgradable) New Ability (No Upgrade)
Unlock 15 75 100
Level 2 15 -
Level 3 15 -
Level 4 15 -
Level 5 15 -
Level 6 20 -
Level 7 20 -
Level 8 20 -
Level 9 20 -
Level 10 20 -
Total 175 235 100

*Currently Catasaurus is the only Cat with a Talent (Critical) that caps at Level 5. Numbers in parenthesis show costs of a five Level Talent.

List of Units with Talents

See each unit's article for more information.

Rare

  • Jiangshi Cat: Resist Slow, Resist Wave, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Chill Cat: Knockback, Resist Weaken, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Catasaurus: Critical, Resist Knockback, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Goemon Cat: Attack Up, Zombie Killer, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Sanzo Cat: Weaken, Slow, Survives, Target Angel, Defense Buff
  • Doctor Cat: Resist Knockback, Resist Curse, Target Relic, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Elemental Duelist Cat: Resist Weaken, Target Angel, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Recover Speed Up
  • Enchantress Cat: Slow, Survives, Target Zombie, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Cataur: Zombie Killer, Target Zombie, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Recover Speed Up
  • Rodeo Cat: Resist Curse, Target Relic, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Recover Speed Up
  • Cameraman Cat: Survives, Critical, Resist Wave, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Ramen Cat: Resist Slow, Resist Knockback, Resist Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Corrupted Psychocat: Weaken, Slow, Resist Freeze, Target Zombie, Defense Buff

Super Rare

  • Tathagata Cat: Weaken, Slow, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Can Can Cat: Money Up, Target Alien, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Octopus Cat: Weaken, Resist Freeze, Resist Slow, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff
  • Cyberpunk Cat: Slow, Survives, Barrier Breaker, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Fishman Cat: Slow, Resist Slow, Health Buff, Defense Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Luxury Bath Cat: Knockback, Resist Weaken, Resist Wave, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Roe Cat: Resist Slow, Resist Freeze, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Juliet The Maiko: Freeze, Resist Freeze, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Pizza Cat: Slow, Wave Attack, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Catophone: Barrier Breaker, Target Alien, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down

Uber Rare

  • Ultralan Pasalan: Freeze, Resist Wave, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Assassinlan Pasalan: Slow, Survives, Dodge, Defense Buff, Cost Down
  • Ice Crystal Cat: Survives, Resist Slow, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Balrog Cat: Attack Up, Resist Wave, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Cats in the Cradle: Slow, Resist Slow, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Joyful Nurse Cat: Slow, Knockback, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Immortal Yukimura: Attack Up, Resist Slow, Resist Freeze, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Immortal Keiji: Attack Up, Resist Weaken, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Immortal Nobunaga: Survives, Resist Wave, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Immortal Shingen: Barrier Breaker, Target Angel, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Divine Windy: Freeze, Attack Up, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Divine Thundia: Attack Up, Resist Wave, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Divine Kuu: Weaken, Resist Wave, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Divine Kalisa: Slow, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • God-Emperor Sodom: Weaken, Immune to Curse, Target Relic, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • God-Emperor Megidora: Knockback, Wave Attack, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • God-Emperor Vars: Knockback, Target Relic, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • King Gamereon: Slow, Resist Freeze, Resist Knockback, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • The Peach Devils: Weaken, Freeze, Resist Slow, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • The Chaos Moon: Knockback, Slow, Resist Slow, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Kachiyama Assault Brigade: Resist Slow, Health Buff, Attack Buff, Recover Speed Up, Cost Down
  • Inferno Akira: Freeze, Attack Up, Survives, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Mission Control Mekako: Weaken, Knockback, Survives, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Mad Doctor Klay: Immune to Warp, Immune to Waves, Immune to Curse, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • CAT-8 Behemoth: Slow, Wave Attack, Resist Freeze, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • B.C.S. Tigerclaw: Dodge, Resist Weaken, Resist Freeze, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Bazibastra: Attack Up, Resist Weaken, Resist Slow, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Mizuririn: Slow, Resist Slow, Survives, Defense Buff, Attack Buff

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  • Talents tierlist (my opinion)

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    • pirate is so unimportant that lemon just forgot about it entirely.
    • Honestly the tf isn't very important. You use the unit earlygame for bore and whatever, and then on berserkory on stuff like misland....
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