Lucky cat (New Horizons)

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Type of furniture Lucky cat Type of miscellaneous furniture #951
Lucky cat
Variation shown: White
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale  1,675 Bells
Height Size
1.0 x 1.0 1.0 × 1.0
Obtain via  Gulliver
Customize  Cyrus:  2,400 Bells
Remake kit 3 kits
Variations 2 variations
HHA themes Heritage / Harmonious
HHA points 451
Lucky cat's White variant
Lucky cat's Black variant
In other games
Doubutsu no Mori+ (black maneki-neko)
Doubutsu no Mori+ (maneki-neko)
Wild World (lucky black cat)
Wild World (lucky cat)
New Leaf (lucky black cat)
New Leaf (lucky cat)
Names in other languages
 chat fétiche
 gato de la suerte
 gatto della fortuna
 кот удачи
 chat fétiche
 gato de la suerte

The lucky cat is a customizable miscellaneous furniture item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As a miscellaneous item, it can be placed on either the ground or on the surfaces of tables and other similar furniture items that have surfaces for items.

The lucky cat can be obtained from Gulliver as a reward for finding his five communicator parts. The item's color can be customized either by using 3 customization kits or by Cyrus at Harv's Island for  2,400 Bells.

This item appears as a furniture item in the homes of Petri. As a result, this item has a chance to be purchasable by the player if they were invited by any of the preceding villagers.

In Happy Home Paradise, no villagers or facility unlock this item for designing. It can only be used once the player's catalog is unlocked after completing the 27th vacation home.


The lucky cat has 2 variations.





Lucky Cat (White) NH Icon.png Lucky Cat (Black) NH Icon.png

Use in crafting

The lucky cat is used as a crafting material in the DIY recipes for the following items:

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

# Item Image Type Buy price Available from Materials
278 Lucky gold cat lucky gold cat Furniture Not for sale  Snooty villager
Gold nugget
Lucky cat
Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing New Horizons, compiled and edited by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei,, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Total lucky cats needed to craft all available items: 1.

Version differences

Prior to version 2.0, the lucky cat variant body part was named "Variation".

Real-life information

Real life image of a lucky cat.

The maneki-neko (招き猫?), meaning beckoning cat, is a Japanese figurine said to give good luck to the owner. Usually made of ceramic or plastic, the cat is usually depicted under the Japanese Bobtail breed, but other variants were also created, including black to ward off evil, and yellow/gold for wealth. The cat holds a koban coin, and has one paw raised in a beckoning gesture; this paw may be mechanized to move back and forth.

The maneki-neko was thought to have originated from Edo (present-day Tokyo), where Imado dolls were sold in the region. The earliest known recording of the maneki-neko dates back to 1852, in the ukiyo-e piece Joruri-machi Hanka no zu. More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

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In other games