Various cats in New Horizons. From left to right: Purrl, Tabby, Tom, Katt, Lolly, Tangy, Mitzi, Rudy, Rover, and Merry. There is also a poster of Kabuki behind Lolly.
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Cats are a species in the Animal Crossing series who appear both as villagers and as special characters. They all have pointed ears and slender tails. In the real world, cats are a domesticated animal commonly kept as house pets, much like dogs.
Out of the cat villagers, eleven are male and fifteen are female. Of these, six are peppy, five are snooty, four are jocks, four are lazy, three are normal, two are cranky, one is big sister, and one is smug. Out of the cat villagers, only Meow and Pierre have not re-appeared after Doubutsu no Mori e+, and additionally, Felyne is absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Ankha, Monique, Stinky, and Tabby are also absent from Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
Although they are not the only species to appear as both villagers and special characters, they are notable for the fact that the two look almost identical to each other, while, for example, special dogs tend to look completely different from their villager counterparts.
- In July 2020, an unnamed cat villager (referred to as
CAT13in its file names) was discovered in the leaked source code for Doubutsu no Mori.
Names in other languages
- Reece Heather (July 28, 2020). "Animal Crossing 64 leaked assets reveal early designs, an unused character, and a Spaceworld 2000 graphic". Nintendo Wire. Retrieved July 28, 2020.