Black maneki-neko (Doubutsu no Mori+)

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The subject of this page has no official English localization, so a translation of the original Japanese name is used instead.
Type of furniture Black maneki-neko  [nb 1]
Lucky Set
Black maneki-neko
Buy price Sell price
 1,700 Bells  425 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via
HRA points 412
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui
In other games
Wild World (lucky black cat)
Wild World (lucky cat)
New Leaf (lucky black cat)
New Leaf (lucky cat)
New Horizons (lucky cat)
Names in other languages

The black maneki-neko (くろいまねきねこ kuroi maneki neko?) is a furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. It is part of the Lucky Set in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+. It can be placed on the surface of tables and other similar furniture that have surfaces for items. It is replaced by the ceramic piggy bank in Dòngwù Sēnlín.

The black maneki-neko can be obtained from Crazy Redd's Furniture Emporium for  1,700 Bells, Wisp, a treasure hunt, or trees when the player has good luck. For the purpose of fêng shui, its color is special. This item is lucky, meaning it gives a 777-point Happy Room Academy bonus when placed in the player's house.

In Doubutsu no Mori, this item appears in the homes of Betty, Billy, Hector, Kabuki, Snooty, and Sven.

In Doubutsu no Mori+, this item appears in the homes of Betty, Billy, Hector, Kabuki, Snooty, and Sven.

For villagers who have this item placed on the floor in their house, there is a chance that the villager will gift it to the player.

Version differences

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Lucky Set was removed, so the black maneki-neko is not part of any furniture collection.

Leftover dummy item

The dummy model used by unused items in Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, the black maneki-neko is still leftover in the game data as a dummy item, unobtainable without gameplay modification or glitches. It has the unused name "lucky black cat" and uses the dummy model, a white triangle with red Japanese text reading ダミー (damī, dummy). Its name was also translated to other languages in the European version of Animal Crossing, with the name "gato suerte gris" in Spanish, "chat N fétiche" in French, "Katze (schwarz)" in German, and "gatto nero" in Italian.

In other games