Neko Atsume game guide: How to collect all the cats!

Find those rare cats (spoiler alert)

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Once your yard is set up, you can start spending your gold and silver fish on items that will attract rare cats. You'll quickly notice that the first two dozen or so cats are ready and willing to visit your yard. But, there are semi-rare cats and rare cats that take a little extra coaxing to bring around.

Here is a list of some of the goodies (but not all) that each rare cat prefers:

Semi rare

  • Peaches - Cat Metropolis
  • Apricot - Green Cushion
  • Ganache - Toy Capsule
  • Macchiato - Mister Dragonfly
  • Melange - Cardboard Cafe
  • Maple - Egg Bed (night view)


  • Joe DiMeowgio - Baseball
  • Senior Don Gato - Mister Mouse
  • Xerxes IX - Zanzibar Cushion
  • Chairman Meow - Earthenware Pot
  • Saint Purrtrick - Silk Crepe Pillow
  • Ms. Fortune - Cardboard House
  • Bob the Cat - Cat Metropolis
  • Conductor Whiskers - Cardboard Choo-choo
  • Tubs - all food except Thrifty Bits
  • Mr. Meowgi - Scratching Log
  • Lady Meow-Meow - Luxurious Hammock
  • Guy Furry - Glass Vase
  • Kathmandu - Temari Ball
  • Ramses the Great - Pyramid Tent
  • Sassy Fran - Cardboard Cafe
  • Billy the Kitten - Cowboy Hat
  • Frosty - Snowy Pillow
  • Jeeves - Fairy-tale Parasol
  • Sapphire - Fairy-tale Parasol
  • Bengal Jack - Luxury Treasure Box
  • Whiteshadow - Bonito Bitz
  • Hermeowne - Egg Bed (Night View)
  • Kitty Hawks - Baseball

All of the semi-rare and rare cats approve of Frisky bits. You can attract some of them faster with fancier food, though. For example, Lady Meow-Meow enjoys Sashimi, while Sapphire, Jeeves, and Bengal Jack prefer Deluxe Tuna Bits. Note that Whiteshadow is the only rare cat that is attracted specifically by food. He doesn't care for toys, and appears in the background, like a ninja cat.

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