I’m not much of a phone gamer. If I do play games, it’s usually something like the Play-Doh game (try it, you’ll like it) or word games. Then, it all changed. I was introduced to Neko Atsume (thanks, Kimi…for real) and my phone has never been the same. I am a self-described crazy cat lady. I’ve always loved cats and if there’s a cat in, on, or around something, I must have it. I’ve been obsessively playing Neko Atsume for months now and I feel a bit like a pro so I wanted to share my Neko Atsume Guide with you (this game is available for both Apple and Android).
Neko Atsume is the Kitty Collector game. The game is easy: put out food bowls, place toys and furniture around the room, and wait for the kitties to come. After a cat plays with your toys or eats the food (I’m looking at you, Tubbs), they leave you fish. Most leave you regular gray fish, but sometimes you get gold fish. These fish act as currency which you can use to buy more objects and better food than the free Thrifty Bitz, thus attracting more cats and getting mementos from them.
Aside from purchasing cool toys and food, you can also use your fish to buy a room expansion and remodel your room. There are five different room options: Original, Zen, Western, Rustic, and Modern. Although I’m pretty sure all of the cats will show up in any room, I feel I have better luck attracting some rare cats in certain rooms.
Neko Atsume Guide for Rare Cats
Generally speaking, the fancier the item, the more likely it is to attract rare cats. There are 49 cats in total with 17 rare cats. Here’s my breakdown on what each rare cat likes and the best way to attract them.
Joe DiMeowgio – Joe needs his baseball and will come out for any food.
Senor Don Gato – Mister Mouse is his favorite and will also come out for any food.
Xerxes IX – Although he requires the Zanzibar Cushion and looks like a snob, he’ll come out for any food, but seems to prefer sashimi.
Guy Furry – This kitty likes the glass vase (which he will fill with ice cream) or the heating stove (doubles as a pizza stone for this guy) and will eat any food.
Conductor Whiskers – This little guy clearly loves trains – will come for the Twisty Rail or the Cardboard Choo-Choo and will eat anything.
Saint Purrtrick – This comfort-loving cat comes for either the Kotatsu or the Silk Crepe Pillow. He eats anything.
Tubbs – As his name suggests, this tubby cat likes to eat. He comes for all food but the Thrifty Bitz. If he’s there and the food bowl is empty, don’t refill as he’ll leave less fish that way. Wait until he leaves to refill the bowl.
Ms. Fortune – She visits when you have the Cardboard House out, but since her power level is a 20, she doesn’t come often and will eat anything
Bob the Cat – This walking stick toting adventurer comes for the Cat Metropolis and will eat anything.
Mr. Meowgi – He likes to train and sleep with the Sakura Pillow or the Scratching Log – he’ll eat anything.
Lady Meow-Meow – With her wig and sunglasses, this lady needs Luxurious Hammock and Sashimi before gracing you with her presence.
Kathmandu – This refined feline likes the Temari Ball or the Lacquered Bowl and will eat anything but Thrifty Bitz.
Sassy Fran – This sweet looking cat hangs out at the Cardboard Cafe and will eat anything but Thrifty Bitz
Chairman Meow – This kitty will come visit for the Earthenware Pot or the Sunken Fireplace and will eat anything.
Ramses the Great – He’ll walk like an Egyptian into the Pyramid tent and eats anything but sashimi.
Billy the Kitten – He needs his Cowboy Hat for a visit and will eat anything.
Frosty – She likes the Snowy Pillow, Marble Pad, or Blizzard tent – basically anything cool looking just like her. Will eat anything but Thrifty Bitz.
Jeeves & Sapphire – These two lovebird kitties come in a pair when you put out the Fairy-tale Parasol and they like the Deluxe Tuna Bitz.
Over time, all of the cats will leave you fun mementos. It’s always fun for the screen to go dark and to watch as the kitty brings you a present. At this point, I’ve caught all of the cats and have all but 2 mementos, so I’m hoping they’ll add more kitties soon for me to catch.
I hope you found my Neko Atsume guide helpful. Now, since I’m a little sad to have almost beaten the game, I had to check out all of the adorable Neko Atsume items to cheer me up (and possibly purchase). Here are some of my favorites*:
Ahhh these Neko Atsume Rare Cat Buttons are so so SO good! I would absolutely wear them on any and all things and now my son wants them for his backpack for school.
I need these Neko Atsume Pillows on my bed like yesterday. She even makes a Tubbs one with food on his face – please note I actually squealed out loud when I saw these.
This Neko Atsume Cat Hoodie Sweater Top is not only warm, but has ears and a tail – cat lover win right here.
Even if you don’t play the game, this Silver Neko Atsume Cat Finger Ring is perfect for any cat lover.
If I actually had a need to use a lanyard, I’d absolutely buy this Neko Atsume inspired lanyard…almost makes me wish I had a work badge to wear.
Do you play this game? Which Neko Atsume cat is your favorite?
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