Lucky cat (Wild World)

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Welcome Kitty Set
Lucky cat
Buy price Sell price
 1,700 Bells  425 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via
Rarity group A [nb 1]
HRA genres Old-school / Chic
HRA category None
HRA points 51
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
In other games
Doubutsu no Mori+ (black maneki-neko)
Doubutsu no Mori+ (maneki-neko)
City Folk (lucky black cat)
City Folk (lucky cat)
New Leaf (lucky black cat)
New Leaf (lucky cat)
New Horizons (lucky cat)
Names in other languages
 gatto fortuna
 chat fétiche
 gato suerte

The lucky cat is a furniture item in Animal Crossing: Wild World. It is part of the Welcome Kitty Set. It can be placed on the surface of tables and other similar furniture that have surfaces for items.

The lucky cat can be obtained from Tom Nook's store for  1,700 Bells.[nb 2] It could also be obtained in a letter from Nintendo distributed via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

No villagers have this item in their home.


The following table lists which in which regions and on what dates the lucky cat was known to have been distributed. This list may be incomplete.

Region Method Date(s) Ref.
United States of America North America
Australia Australia
 Nintendo WFC
Jan 12, 2007[nb 3] [1]

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


  1. Each item belongs in one of three rarity groups (A, B, or C), and each group is mapped to a rarity when the town is created. For example, in one town Group A furniture may be common while in another town, Group A furniture will be rare.
  2. As a standard item available from Tom Nook's store, this item is also available from the following sources: Crazy Redd's; shaking trees; gifts from villagers; mailed gifts from villagers on the player's birthday; Tortimer during the Fishing Tourney or Bug-Off; balloons (if the item's rarity group is rare); and the lost and found
  3. Distributed in celebration of the Fishing Tourney.


  1. Liquefy (July 11, 2009). "Animal Crossing: Wild World – FAQ (Japanese)". GameFAQs. Retrieved November 4, 2021.