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"Oh, pickles! I do hope she's still in <Town>! My poor, naughty kitten..."
— Kaitlin, Animal Crossing: City Folk
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Kaitlin mum
Artwork of Kaitlin
Artwork of Kaitlin from Animal Crossing: City Folk.
Species Gender
Cat Female
Role Looking for Katie
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Kaitlin is a cat in the Animal Crossing series who is the mother of Katie. She appears in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, where she can appear in players' towns randomly once they have opened their gate and accepted friends from another town over Wi-Fi.



Kaitlin is a yellow cat with brown bangs, orange-red insides of her ears, an oval-shaped nose, and dark-brown eyes with two eyelashes each. She wears red lipstick and a green apron with a fish on it, and she carries a spatula.


Kaitlin is a caring and loving mother, who likes sticking together with her daughter, Katie. She panics when she is missing her, but once the player helps her find Katie, she then becomes grateful and rewards the player with different kinds/types of presents the following day.


In Wild World[edit]

Artwork of Kaitlin from Animal Crossing: Wild World.

Kaitlin first appears alongside her daughter in Animal Crossing: Wild World, and will tell players that she is missing her daughter, Katie, and believes she may have been left in their friend's town. As a result, she requests the player to open the gate to their town, and their friend will need to find Katie and bring her to the gate of their town and request to visit them. Once they are reunited, the player who had Katie in their town will receive a present. If ignored, Kaitlin will remain in the player's town for a week before disappearing.

Due to the termination of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on May 20, 2014, Kaitlin can only appear in the player's town after local wireless multiplayer. Due to the lack of multiplayer functionality in the Wii U Virtual Console release of Wild World, Kaitlin cannot appear in the player's town in that version.

In City Folk[edit]

Kaitlin talking with a player in Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Kaitlin returns with Katie in Animal Crossing: City Folk, and her role in this game is unchanged from Wild World. She will still appear in a player's town and ask to find her daughter in a player's friend's town, then send the player a present a day later. Like in Wild World, it is no longer possible to encounter Kaitlin due to the termination of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

In New Horizons[edit]

Though Kaitlin does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if the player invites Katie to The Roost, she may occasionally reference her in her dialogue.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Kaitlin and Katie in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Kaitlin makes a cameo in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori alongside Katie. The two appear in the audience during the K.K. Slider concert and are later seen outside town hall during the Fireworks Festival.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]



Katie & Kaitlin

Description A mother and child who've gotten separated. After you've gone to visit a friend's town, you'll find either Kaitlin, the mom, or Katie, the wayward kitten, in your town. Both will tell you where they came from, and it's then your duty to travel to that town to reunite the family. Once you do, the player whose town Katie was in will get a letter of thanks and a present.
Acquisition Random

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]



Kaitlin & Katie

Category Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Advanced (★★) 2 (⬢⬢)
Ability Fog Immunity
  • Battle via World of Light (Sacred Land)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighters
  • Teal Isabelle
  • Tiny Blue Isabelle
  • Type Grab
    Power 4,100
    Stage Smashville
    Rules Hazard: Fog
    Conditions The stage is covered in fog
    Music Tour - Animal Crossing: New Leaf



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese おかあさん

    Korean 엄마
    Means "Mom"

    Russian Кейтлин
    From English name

    Dutch Kaitlin Same as English name

    German Kitty Her species

    European Spanish Catiana From Tatiana, a Russian given name and cat

    European French Cathou -

    Italian Micia -