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Neko Atsume: Rare Cats and Mementos

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Introduction

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector is a free Japanese mobile game in which you take ownership of a garden. And by putting different types of food and toys (goodies) in your garden, you can attract different types of adorable cats to play. Each cat has its own unique look and personality. When a cat visits your garden it will leave behind fish as a present, you can then use this fish as in game currency to buy more food, toys and an expansion to your garden.

This game is available in English and Japanese and can be obtained freely from the Apple Store or the Android Store (Google Play).

Contents of This Guide

Contents Table:
Introduction
Rare Cats
Game Updates
Peaches
Mementos
Power Level & Yard Expension
Conclusion

Rare Cats

As of the moment of writing, there are 58 different cats to 'collect'. To collect a cat you must take its picture and store it in your cat book. There are some cats (such as Snowball) who visit straight away and are easy to picture and collect. Some cats, however, are 'special' and will only come to your garden when you have a specific combination of food and toys available for them to use and play with. Below is a table showing each rare cat's toy preference and which foods they like.

Complete list of toys (goodies) and food which attracts the rare cats in Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector [Found at http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Rare_Cats_Guide]
Complete list of toys (goodies) and food which attracts the rare cats in Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector [Found at http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Rare_Cats_Guide] | Source
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Complete list of toys (goodies) and food which attracts the rare cats in Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector [Found at http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Rare_Cats_Guide]
Complete list of toys (goodies) and food which attracts the rare cats in Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector [Found at http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Rare_Cats_Guide] | Source

Edit: Game Update November 2016 ( New Items)

  • The new items in the game are as follows: Athletic Cat-Gym [650 Regular Fish], Shroom House (in Blue, Green and Red) [210 Regular Fish]

Edit: Game Update October 2016 (New Cats, Items & Remodel)

  • 2 new cats have been added during this update. They are both regular cats and not rare so they should be easy to collect. Their names are Macchiato [Seal Lynx - Sourpuss Nature] and Melange [Blue Lynx - Calm Nature].
  • The new items in the game are as follows: Egg Bed (in White, Black and Pink) [550 Regular Fish], Mushroom House [25 Golden Fish] and Shiitake House [25 Golden Fish].
  • A new remodel is available called Cafe Style [280 Golden Fish].

Edit: Game Update July 2016 (New Cats & Items)

3 new cats have been added, one of which is a rare cat. The two new regular cats are called Chip and Pasty and should be easy to collect. The details of the new rare cat are as follows:

  • Bengal Jack
    This cat has a pirate theme and is attracted to the new item, the Luxury Treasure-Box.
  • The new items in the game are as follows: Beach Ball, Treasure-Box, Luxury Treasure-Box, Dino Deluxe (slide), Grass Cushion (Red), Grass Cushion (Navy), Aluminium Bowl, Manta Gel Mat, Mister Penguin, and Shell Tunnel (In Pink, Blue and White)

Edit: Game Update March 2016 (New Cats & Items)

4 new cats have been added, two of which are rare cats! The two new regular cats are called Apricot and Ganache. The names & details of the new rare cats, and any new changes are noted below:

  • Sapphire
    (Second last on above table) This cat is currently believed to be attracted to the Fairy-tale Parasol and the Tower of Treats
  • Jeeves
    (Last on above table) This cat is currently believed to be attracted to the Fairy-tale Parasol and the Tower of Treats
  • Xerxes
    (3rd on the above table) Now comes for the Royal Bed with Frisky bits & Risky Bits.

Edit: Game Update Feb 2016 (New Items)

Neko Atsume was updated in February 2016 with some new items added this expands the table above and allows for the following additions:

  • Chairman Meow
    (4th on the above table) Can now also be attracted with the Sunken Fireplace as well as the Earthenware Pot. You can serve any food from Frisky Bitz to Sashimi.
  • Frosty
    (last on above table) Is now attracted to the following items: Pillow (Purple, Yellow or Green), Silk Crepe Pillow, Sakura Pillow, Maple Pillow, Snowy Pillow, Thick Cooling Pad, Marble Pad, Large Cooling Mat, Basket Case, Tent (Blizzard) and Bureu with Pot. It is currently unknown which food combinations work in conjunction with which item. So, for now, your best bet is to put down Sashimi with the above items at all times.

This is the snap of Peaches that I got when they used the Kotatsu.
This is the snap of Peaches that I got when they used the Kotatsu.

Peaches

Peaches is technically not classed as a rare cat as it has no 'special' interactions with any items, however: Peaches does have a low power level & a capricious personality, meaning they are a bit shy and can be difficult to collect. The food that I have found best to put down to collect Peaches is Sashimi. The following items can be used to attract Peaches:

Balls, Boxes & Scratching
Toys, Tunnels & Misc
Beds
Baseball
Zebra Grass Gadget
Sakura Pillow
Rubber Ball (Blue/Red/Yellow)
Wing Thing Teaser
Snowy Pillow
Watermelon Ball
Mister Dragonfly
Cushion (Beige & Yellow)
Ping-Pong Ball
Mister Mouse
Fluffy Bed (Pink)
Soccer Ball
Kick Toy (Fish/Mouse/Bunny)
Orange Cube
Stress Reliever
Kick Toy (Saury)
Navy-Blue Cube
Ball of Yarn
Twisty Rail
Tiramisu Cube
Toy Capsule
Busy Bee
Thick Cooling Pad
Temari Ball
Tunnel (U/T/3D Piece)
Marble Pad
Cake Box
Fish Stick Tunnel
Large Cooling Mat
Gift Box
Cow Tunnel
Fluffy Cushion
Shopping Box (Small & Large)
Doughnut Tunnel
Sheep Cushion
Cardboard Truck
Kotatsu
Sakuramochi Cushion
Cardboard House
Sunken Fireplace
Burger Cushion
Cardboard Cafe
Hot Water Bottle
Black Head Space
Cardboard Choo-Choo
Hot Mat (Small & Large)
Chestnut Cushion
Scratching Board
Heating Stove
Zanzibar Cushion
Scratching Post
Space Heater
Bean Bag
Scratching Log
Plastic Bag
Giant Cushion
 
Paper Bag
Hammock (Pink & Woven)
 
Pile of Leaves
Tent (Nature & Pyramid)
 
Fruit Basket
Tent (Modern Red)
 
Pickling Pot
Pom-Pom Sock
 
Snow Sled
Colourful Sock
 
Bucket (Blue)
Arabesque Blanket
 
Planter
 
 
Goldfish Bowl
 
 
Snow Sled
 
 
Glass Vase
 
 
Cat Pancake
 
 
Cat Macaroon (Green & Pink)
 
 
Cowboy Hat
 
 
Lacquered Bowl
 
Table of which items attract Peaches [Information found at http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Peaches]

Mementos

When a cat visits your garden multiple times it will become "friends" with you. This event is marked by the cat bringing you a special present. In game, upon start up, the screen will fade to dark and the cat bringing the memento will walk onto screen, tap and you will receive your present. Each cat has a unique memento meaning, that for completionists, you don't stop playing when you've collected all the cats; you have to collect their mementos too. Below is a table showing each cat and which is their memento.

Cat (name)
Memento
Snowball
Collar
Smokey
Soft Brush
Spots
Glow Bracelet
Shadow
Cicada Skin
Sunny
Shiny Acorn
Fred
Seashell Earring
Pumpkin
Aluminum Pins
Callie
Damp Matchbox
Tabitha
Random Seeds
Bandit
Teaser Toy Tip
Gabriel
Raffle Ticket
Marshmallow
Flower Bookmark
Socks
Small Mittens
Lexy
Dirty Toy Animal
Bolt
Fish-stick Board
Breezy
Hourglass
Misty
Used Hand Warmer
Pickles
Silent Bell
Pepper
Toy Mirror
Patches
Colored Candles
Gozer
Stuffed Dime
Cocoa
Dice
Princess
Bird Feather
Ginger
Clean Handkerchief
Peaches
Bendy Straw
Spud
Eyeglass Lens
Mack
Child's Wristband
Speckles
Damaged Collar
Willie
Worn Postcard
Rascal
Warped Container
Dottie
Bottle Cap
Spooky
Gift Wrap Ribbon
Joe DiMeowgio
Signed Baseball
Senor Don Gato
Feathered Hat
Xerxes IX
Pretty Stones
Chairman Meow
Dog Tag
Saint Purrtrick
Mysterious Stone
Ms. Fortune
Oval Coin
Bob the Cat
Antique Compass
Conductor Whiskers
Hand-drawn Ticket
Tubbs
Fish Jerky
Mr. Meowgi
Odd Wooden Charm
Lady Meow-Meow
Novelty Sunglasses
Guy Furry
Custom Rolling Pin
Kathmandu
Fine Quality Writing Brush
Ramses the Great
Elegant Staff
Sassy Fran
Coffee Cup
Billy the Kitten
Lucky Coin
Frosty
Thaw-Proof Snowman
Apricot
Tiny Toothbrush
Ganache
Puzzle Piece
Sapphire
Poetry Book
Jeeves
Silver Pocket Watch
Chip
Ribbon Hair Band
Pasty
Withered Plant Bulb
Bengal Jack
Old Map
Melange
Cotton Scarf
Macchiato
Leather Choker
A table of every cat and their memento. [Source: http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Mementos]

Power Level & Yard Expansion

Power Level - This is a very simple concept. If two cats want to play with the same toy the cat with the higher power level will 'win' and kick off any cat with a lower power level.

Yard Expansion - When you have 180 golden fish you can go to the shop and buy a 'Remodel'. This remodel will make your yard bigger and you will be able to put out more toys, attract more cats and get more fish. You should buy the expansion as quickly as possible. After the initial remodel you can remodel further, this doesn't expand your yard however, it just changes the style. No matter what style your yard is, they all have the same space for toys, there are no advantages to one model over another.

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Conclusion

This concludes the brief guide to the rare cats and mementos to be found in Neko Atsume. I hope that this has been helpful to you on your quest to collect them all. If you haven't played the game yet then this is the perfect (or should that be purrfect?) opportunity to pick it up and use this guide to help you through. More information on the game and the description which accompanies each memento can be found at the Neko Atsume Wiki page.

If there is any extra information which hasn't been added and you think should be included in the guide, then please mention so in the comments or send me a message. If I get some useful feedback then I can expand the guide and make it even more useful!

Best wishes on your kitty collecting!

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Anonymous 4 weeks ago

This works well. I just got Chairman Meow because of this guide!


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VerityPrice 6 weeks ago from UK Author

TheProNeko No Pepper is not a rare cat :)


TheProNeko 6 weeks ago

Is pepper rare VerityPrice?


lparks 2 months ago

I only have one memento left to get. I have gotten all the cats and own all the toys. What am I going to do when Frosty leaves me a memento?! They better be working on a new update with a lot more cats!


heyomayo 3 months ago

My aim is to collect everything in the store. I've only got the sunken fireplace left, but it's 70 gold fish and I soent all my gold fish on remodelling (I like the zen and modern themes, how about you guys?). I've found that this combination of items earns silver and gold fish very quickly:

Large:

- Beach parasol

- Cardboard house

Small:

- Silk crepe pillow (it's red - the one Saint Purrtrick loves)

- Zanzibar cushion

- Brown head space

- Green cushion

- Tiramisu cube

- Orange cube

When trying to get fish, I honestly reccomend just buying Frisky Bits. It won't attract the most elusive cats, but it will bring some to you, especially ones that give you lots of money i.e. Ms Fortune, Saint Purrtrick, Xerxes IX, etc. Also, if you see Tubbs, leave him alone! He will give you as much as 60 silver fish or 7 gold fish if he leaves by himself. Fill the food bowl up once he's gone.


Love 4 months ago

I now now how to get all the rare cats yay and I LOVE NEKO ATSUME


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VerityPrice 4 months ago from UK Author

DeeBrendel That is just an incense burner similar to ones that are common in Japan. It is there as a non-functional decoration and doesn't do anything :)


LaraH33 4 months ago

Just got my memento from Chip! It's a Ribbon Hair Band. Hope this helps!


DeeBrendel 4 months ago

I have a cute little pig that showed up on the back porch and never moves. I did not purchase it. Does anyone know where it came from?


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VerityPrice 4 months ago from UK Author

Anon, Chairman Meow eats anything, as can be seen by the above table. Bengal Jack is so new that we are still trying to figure out what he eats but people report having success with Ritzy Bitz and Deluxe Tuna Bitz.

I hope that helps :)


Anonymous 4 months ago

What does Bengal jack and chairman meow eat


Findingpeaches 5 months ago

I've gotten all the cat's mementos except for peaches. She came 22 times to my yard but she still haven't left any mementos and this makes me so sad


Kate+Em 5 months ago

Is there a way to collect them faster? Sometimes I have a ton (because I have expanded) but my sister just started out and she wants to see different cats, other than Snowball and Smokey. I am also wondering if the remodeling option can change where I place things? I really love this game! Thank you!


Celentine 6 months ago

Lol this game is awesome I love cats there my favorite animal


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VerityPrice 6 months ago from UK Author

AJ, no there is no way, you just have to wait it out I'm afraid.


AJ 6 months ago

Is there a way to entice the cats to give you mementos? I've received quite a few, but myHusband has been playing almost as long as I have and gotten none! He's a bit frustrated.


Gabby 7 months ago

got a memento from frosty


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villete 7 months ago

Great game for all ages.


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Jessica Purvis 7 months ago from Durham, England

I love this game and I found this very helpful. I seem to be getting the same cats over and over again and I would like to get some of the rarer ones. I liked that you did a list of all the cats and what their preferences are. Maybe you could do a hub talking about the different items and the different styles of yard's you can get?


Crazy bout cats 8 months ago

Neko atsume is AMAAAAAZZZZIIIINNGGGG!!!!! IT WOULD BE AN OFFENCE NOT TO ENJOY PLAYING IT! but I need some help in getting some rare cats. Like Jeeves and Sapphire. I've put out the Tower of Treats for a month and they still haven't come. Am I doing something wrong? And I can't seem to catch Gozer when he comes. Really, AM I doing something wrong?! I'm des pert for answers! Help! Tell me what I'm doing wrong or how I can prevent or help the situation to get better. HELP!


bea 8 months ago

Frosty is a low power. Put out all pillows.


Love 8 months ago

I'v also got Apricot(with the Fairy-tale Parasol and Fluffy bed(pink))


Love 8 months ago

I'v also got Ganache(with I'm not sure)Apricot(with I'm not sure)Tubbs(with Friscky bits)Peaches(with I'm not sure)


Love 8 months ago

I love Nekonoke Atsume!Its the best game ever!I'v got Jo DiMeowgo(with the baseball)Tubbs(missed him)Guy Furry(with the glass vase)Billy the Kitten(with the cowboy hat)Ramses the Great(with the Tent(pyramid) I have cardboard cafe for Sassy Fran but she never came ^•.•^ my sister has Xerxes


AlwaysUnknown 8 months ago

Can u make a list how to get the normal cats?


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VerityPrice 8 months ago from UK Author

MeMyself&I the two new rare cats (Jeeves and Sapphire) come for the Tower of Treats and the Fairy-tale Parasol. As for the other two cats (Apricot & Ganache):

Apricot:

Stress Reliever, Burger Cushion, Cushion (Yellow, Green, Pink, Brown), Lucky Cushion, Fluffy Bed (Pink & Brown), Navy-blue Cube, Tiramisu Cube, Orange Cube, Stump House, Plum Cushion (White & Pink), Sheep Cushion, Sakuramochi Cushion, Pancake Cushion, Head Space, Zanzibar Cushion, Warm Sock, Fairy-tale Parasol, Tower of Treats, Choco Cornet Tunnel, Fluff-thing Teaser, Kotatsu, Sunken Fireplace, Hot-Water Bottle, Heating Stove, Space Heater.

Ganache:

Ping-Pong Ball, Toy Capsule, Cardboard House, Cardboard Café, Cardboard Choo-Choo, Marble Pad, Luxurious Hammock ,Cool Aluminum Pad, Tent (Nature, Blizzard & Pyramid), Paper Umbrella, Beach Umbrella, Fairy-tale Parasol, Cat Condo Complex, Cat Metropolis, Art Deco Cat Tree, Tower of Treats, Bureau with Pot ,Hot-Water Bottle, Kotatsu, Scratching Board, Scratching Log, Scratching Post, Cat Macaroon (Green), Cream-puff House.


MeMyself&I 8 months ago

What do I put out for the new cats? I've tried basically everything.


Anon 8 months ago

This is a pretty nice list! I'm in the midst of trying to get 3 more mementos: the Conductor, Lady Meow Meow and Frosty. Now, as soon as the Conductor gives me his, I'm going to put out every single Frosty item I can acquire and invest in a smorgasbord of sashimi! At the very least Lady Meow Meow won't mind, haha.


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roob 8 months ago

Haha this is too cool! My mom is a crazy cat lady so I may just have to get this & show her lol.(:


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Molly Layton 9 months ago from Alberta

Thank you for all of these tips! This game is the cutest thing!


Nick 9 months ago

I can confirm Conductor Whiskers does like Ritzy bits


Vuk 9 months ago

Very useful and well-written guide. Hvala :)


Lauren 9 months ago

I found that rascal was fond of the blizzard tent and came to me with sashimi or frisky bitz :)


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VerityPrice 9 months ago from UK Author

Me,Myself&I SassyFran was the last cat for me too. If you keep the cardboard cafe out and try pairing it with Sashimi that should work. That's what brought her to my garden. My only issue was that I kept missing her when she did come! :)


MeMyself&I 9 months ago

I can't get Sassy Fran to visit. I have had the Cardboard Cafe out for at least 3 weeks and never have anything less than Frisky Bitz out. Help me please! She is my last cat and I am desperate!!!1


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VerityPrice 9 months ago from UK Author

Anon, Rascal can be a bit elusive but he will actually come for lots of toys.

You can get him with frisky bitz or sashimi.

The toys that attract him are: Rubber Ball (Red), Cardboard House, Cardboard Cafe, Cardboard Choo Choo, Pillow (Green), Cushion (Green), Hammock (Woven), Tent (Blizzard), Pom-Pom Sock, Two-Tier Cat Tree, Cat Metropolis, Art Deco Cat Tree, Kick Toy (Bunny), Kotatsu, Heating Stove, Bucket (Red and Yellow) and the Glass Vase.

So if you put out a few of these then you will get him eventually. Good luck! :)


Anonymous 9 months ago

I can't get rascal to come. Every other cat has come except for rascal :( can any give me tips on how to attract him thanks


Anonymous 9 months ago

Frosty showed up during my first day of playing (Missed her). So, she does show up with thrifty bitz (had snowy pillow out). But the chance must be low since her visit count has been sitting at 1 until now.


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VerityPrice 10 months ago from UK Author

Thank you anonymous for your addition :)


Anonymous 10 months ago

I have also found that frosty comes to the thick cooling pad


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VerityPrice 11 months ago from UK Author

Thank you, I'm so glad that you find it helpful! :)


Isidora 11 months ago

Very useful guide!


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VerityPrice 11 months ago from UK Author

No problem! I'm glad you found them useful :)


Tasha 11 months ago

Thank you for your tip!

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