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Thief Cat is a Rare Cat that can be unlocked by playing the Rare Cat Capsule. True Form gains Area Attack and increases range and attack power.

Cat Unit # 49
Rare Cat

Thief Cat
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Phantom Thief Cat
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Goemon Cat
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Evolution

Evolves into Phantom Thief Cat at level 10.

Evolves into Goemon Cat at level 30 using Catfruit.

Performance

+ Gains extra money from defeated enemies

Pros

  • Fast attack rate and animation
  • Decent health
  • Moderate recharge time
  • Cheap to produce
  • High DPS [True]
  • Area Attack [True]

Cons

  • Very low damage per hit
  • Very low range
  • Single Target [Normal, Evolved]
Class
Melee
In order to classify Cat Units, see here

Strategy/Usage

Thief Cat is only useful on stages that begin with fairly weak enemies so you can make use of its ability, as Thief cannot hold its ground for very long against most opponents.

Its best use is in the early game, as for an early-game unit it does have somewhat above-average stats and can easily take out peons for extra cash; a couple of Thieves stacked behind a Tank Cat can even take care of Hippoes or Sir Seals.

Do not use Thief Cat in Catclaw Dojo. In Catclaw Dojo, you get no money for defeating enemies, making this cat's only selling point invalid.

True Form

Goemon Cat improves attack power and improves range, but more importantly, it now has Area Attack. With this True Form, a swarm of Goemons can sweep through peons, getting much more money than normal. Although Goemon Cat sounds like a useful cat, it is tricky to find a situation where it can be properly used.

Talents

When Goemon Cat is given the strengthen ability, better speed and stats (possibly also through + levels and Catseyes), it becomes a force to be reckoned with. Although it is a big investment to make Goemon Cat viable by the time you unlock it, it can become very good at its job, easily becoming a good use of one's money in a fight. Despite the boosts it's given, it won't become a very strong anti-Zombie too easily, so Zombie Killer isn't vital to unlock. If, however, one doesn't have a high-level Li'l Flying Cat, or if one is just tired of running out of money in Zombie stages, Goemon Cat can be a solid supporter in those situations too, especially if given a Talent Orb to improve its anti-Zombie damage.

The short version is that Goemon Cat's Talents are a big investment for a relatively good return, but going halfway won't work.

Cat Combo

Combo Units Cat Images Effect
Gentlemen [Rare] Gentleman Cat
[Rare] Phantom Thief Cat
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Worker Cat Max Up (Sm)

Description

Switch EN/JP

Cat Unit # 49 Rare Cat
Thief Cat
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EN Description
Moves fast. Steals faster.
More money earned when defeating an enemy.
Phantom Thief Cat
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EN Description
Moves too fast. Still steals the same.
Has a large treasure collection now.
More money earned when defeating an enemy.
Goemon Cat
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EN Description
Bandit of legend, last seen in old Japan fighting
against the shogun's tyranny. Slips extra money
out of enemy pockets with area attacks.
Cat Unit # 49 Rare Cat
ねこ泥棒 (Neko Dorobō, Thief Cat)
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JP Script
素早い動きで敵を翻弄するキャラクター
敵を倒したときにお金を多くもらえる
EN Translation
A character who messes with its enemies using quick movements.
More money earned when defeating an enemy.
怪盗ニャコン (Kaitō Nyakon, Phantom Thief Nyakon)
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JP Script
奇奇怪怪な動きで敵を翻弄
世界の秘宝コレクターでもある
敵を倒したときにお金を多くもらえる
EN Translation
Messes with its enemies using bizarre movements.
Also a collector of precious treasures from around the world.
More money earned when defeating an enemy.
ネゴエモン (Negoemon)
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JP Script
各地を回る内いつの間にか大泥棒となったネコ
千両箱の中身は四次元になってたりしない
敵を倒したときにお金を多くもらえる(範囲攻撃)
EN Translation
A Cat who became a major thief while touring the world.
The inside of its box can't become four-dimensional.
More money earned when defeating an enemy.

Cost

  • Chapter 1: 330¢
  • Chapter 2: 495¢
  • Chapter 3: 660¢

Upgrade Cost

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0x 0 8,000 12,200 17,800 24,800 33,200 43,000 54,200 66,800 80,800 340,800
1x 10,000 16,000 24,400 35,600 49,600 66,400 86,000 108,400 133,600 161,600 691,600
2x 15,000 24,000 36,600 53,400 74,400 99,600 129,000 162,600 200,400 242,400 1,037,400
3x 17,500 28,000 42,700 62,300 86,800 116,200 150,500 189,700 233,800 282,800 1,200,300
4x 20,000 32,000 48,800 71,200 99,200 132,800 172,000 216,800 267,200 323,200 1,383,200
Total XP Cost 4,653,300
  • Level 30-49 upgrades cost Catseyes: 30-44 = 1 Catseye, 45-49 = 2 Catseyes

Stats

Thief Cat
Health Attack Power Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
462 HP 54 damage
(54 DPS)
170 30f 1 second 13 3 times 15f 0.5s
(10f 0.33s backswing)
14.33 - 5.53 seconds
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Type Special Ability
7,854 HP 917 damage
(917 DPS)
Single Target Gains double money from defeated enemies
Phantom Thief Cat
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
9,180 HP 1,088 damage
(1,088 DPS)
170 30f 1 second 13 3 times 15f 0.5s
(10f 0.33s backswing)
14.33 - 5.53 seconds
Attack Type Special Ability
Single Target Gains double money from defeated enemies
Goemon Cat
Health (Lv.30) Attack Power (Lv.30) Attack Range Attack Frequency Movement Speed Knockback Attack animation Recharge Time
9,180 HP 1,632 damage
(1,632 DPS)
200 30f 1 second 13 3 times 15f 0.5s
(10f 0.33s backswing)
14.33 - 5.53 seconds
Lv.MAX Attack Type Special Ability
Lv.50+80 Area Attack Gains double money from defeated enemies
*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 Thief Cat's stats.

Catfruit Evolution

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Talents

  • Attack Up: Adds 51% attack power increase at 33% health, increases by 11% per level up to 150% (Total Cost: 95 NP)
  • Zombie Killer (Cost: 50 NP)
  • Defense Buff: Upgrades health by 2% per level up to 20% (Total Cost: 75 NP)
  • Attack Buff: Upgrades attack power by 2% per level up to 20% (Total Cost: 75 NP)
  • Move Speed Up: Upgrades movement speed by 1 per level up to 10 (Total Cost: 75 NP)

Appearance

  • Normal Form: Wears a belt and headscarf. Throws knives.
  • Evolved Form: Well-dressed in a black western suit and hat, sporting a mustache and a monocle. Throws cards.
  • True Form: Wears a kimono and carries a treasure chest in one hand. Throws coins similar to the ones thrown by the Goemon character from Konami's Ganbare Goemon games.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Phantom Thief Cat is a reference to Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentleman thief created by French author Maurice Leblanc in 1905.
  • Phantom Thief Cat may also be a reference to the "phantom thief" Kaito Kuroba from the Magic Kaito series. His signature weapon is his cards as a magician. He has a card-shooting gun and he always warns people before he robs them using cards or some gimmick.
  • Goemon Cat is a reference to Ishikawa Goemon, a famous Japanese bandit from the Warring States period.
  • The line, "The inside of its box can't become four-dimensional," in Goemon Cat's Japanese description may be a reference to Doraemon, who has a four-dimensional pouch that he uses to store various gadgets.

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