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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 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 after clearing Into the Future Chapter 3. 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 79 cats with Talents.

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 (L represents levels of the Talent):

  • Resist Weaken: Reduces the duration of Weaken effects by (10+6L)%.
  • Resist Freeze: Reduces the duration of Freeze effects by (10+6L)%.
  • Resist Slow: Reduces the duration of Slow effects by (10+6L)%.
  • Resist Knockback: Reduces the push distance of Knockback effects by 5L%. Only 2 units have different growth: Juliet the Maiko's push distance is -(20+3L)%, while King Gamereon's push distance is -(10+6L)%.
  • Resist Wave: Reduces the damage of wave attacks by 5L%. Only 1 unit has different growth: Cameraman Cat's wave damage is -(20+3L)%
  • 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+6L)%.
  • Defense Up: Increases the unit's health by 2L% for Rare/Super/Uber Rare units, 8L% for Special units.
  • Attack Up: Increases the unit's attack power by 2L% for Rare/Super/Uber Rare units, 8L% for Special units.
  • Move Speed Up: Increases the unit's movement speed by L.
  • Improved Knockback: Currently unused, presumably increases the unit's knockbacks.
  • Cost Down: Reduces the unit's cost by NL, 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 PLf, where P differs from unit to unit. Only 1 unit has different growth: Cataur's recharge time is -(10+5L)f.
  • Target Trait: Allows the unit's abilities to affect another type of enemy. Old targets will remain - i.e., a Catophone with Target Alien unlocked can still use its Slow ability on Angels.


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 (Upgradable + New Target) New Ability (No Upgrade)
Unlock 10 50 75 75
Level 2 10 10 -
Level 3 10 10 -
Level 4 10 10 -
Level 5 10 10 -
Level 6 15 20 -
Level 7 15 20 -
Level 8 15 20 -
Level 9 15 20 -
Level 10 15 20 -
Total 125 165 215 75

Step NP Costs
Attack & Defense Up, Partial Resistance, Old Ability New Ability (Upgradable) New Ability (No Upgrade)
Unlock 5 25 50
Level 2 5 -
Level 3 5 -
Level 4 5 -
Level 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 (Upgradable + New Target) New Ability (No Upgrade)
Unlock 15 75 100 100
Level 2 15 15 -
Level 3 15 15 -
Level 4 15 15 -
Level 5 15 15 -
Level 6 20 25 -
Level 7 20 25 -
Level 8 20 25 -
Level 9 20 25 -
Level 10 20 25 -
Total 175 235 285 100

List of Units with Talents

See each unit's article for more information.

Note that some Talents have different names than the abilities they unlock. Most are relatively the same, but Attack Up, which is different from Attack Buff, actually gives the unit Strengthen.

Special

  • Flying Ninja Cat: Target Black, Dodge Attack, Move Speed Up, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Riceball Cat: Immune to Freeze, Immune to Toxic, Immune to Slow, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Pastry Cat: Barrier Breaker, Weaken, Resist Slow, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Skelecat: Weaken, Resist Slow, Health Buff, Attack Buff, Recover Speed Up
  • Heavy Assault C.A.T.: Massive Damage, Immune to Weaken, Resist Slow, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Gato Amigo: Knockback, Evade Surge, Resist Freeze, Resist Slow, Health Buff
  • Ultimate Bondage Cat: Freeze, Dodge Attack, Immune to Slow, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Dark Lazer: Wave Attack, Immune to Weaken, Cost Down, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Dancer Cat: Surge Attack, Immune to Freeze, Immune to Waves, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Beefcake Cat: Attack Up, Evade Surge, Resist Slow, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Loincloth Cat: Barrier Breaker, Warp Blocker, Weaken (Alien), Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Lollycat: Slow (Metal), Immune to Weaken, Resist Freeze, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Hyper Mr.: Knockback (Zombie), Immune to Freeze, Immune to Warp, Health Buff, Attack Buff

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
  • Dread Pirate Catley: Survive, Resist Slow, Immune to Waves, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • 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
  • Necro-Dancer Cat: Wave Attack, Immune to Toxic, Resist Freeze, Health 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
  • Ultra Delinquent Cat: Strengthen, Savage Blow, Resist Weaken, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Can Can Cat: Money Up, Target Alien, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Octopus Cat: Weaken, Resist Freeze, Resist Slow, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff
  • Cyberpunk Cat: Slow, Survives, Barrier Breaker, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Fishman Cat: Slow, Resist Slow, Health Buff, Defense Buff, Move Speed Up
  • iCat: Resist Slow, Resist Freeze, Move Speed Up, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • 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, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Balrog Cat: Attack Up, Resist Wave, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Cats in the Cradle: Slow, Resist Slow, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Joyful Nurse Cat: Slow, Knockback, Curse Immunity, 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, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Move Speed Up
  • Immortal Masamune: Knockback, Resist Waves, Slow Immunity, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Immortal Shingen: Barrier Breaker, Target Angel, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Cost Down
  • Divine Windy: Freeze, Attack Up, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Divine Thundia: Attack Up, Resist Wave, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Divine Kuu: Weaken, Resist Wave, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Divine Coppermine: Resist Waves, Resist Slow, Cost Down, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Divine Kalisa: Slow, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff, Move Speed Up
  • God-Emperor Sodom: Weaken, Curse Immunity, Target Relic, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • God-Emperor Megidora: Knockback, Wave Attack, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • God-Emperor Vars: Knockback, Target Relic, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • God-Emperor Dioramos: Strengthen, Resist Freeze, Resist Weaken, Health 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, Curse Immunity, Defense Buff, Attack Buff
  • Almighty Zeus: Resist Waves, Resist Weaken, Target Zombie, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Almighty Anubis: Surge Attack, Evade Surge, Barrier Breaker, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Almighty Aphrodite: Slow, Resist Curse, Resist Waves, Resist Freeze, Resist Weaken
  • Almighty Amaterasu: Zombie Killer, Barrier Breaker, Survives, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Almighty Ganesha: Strengthen, Resist Weaken, Immune to Knockback, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Almighty Poseidon: Dodge Attack, Resist Freeze, Savage Blow, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Almighty Chronos: Resist Curse, Resist Slow, Move Speed Up, Health Buff, Attack Buff
  • Almighty Hades: Curse Immunity, Slow (Relic), Weaken (Relic), Health 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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