Calico cat parent

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Calico cat parent
SM3DW+BF Artwork calico cat parent.png
First appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Fury Cat

Calico cat parents are the parents of the calico kittens found in Lake Lapcat in Bowser's Fury. Three different parents appear in the game, with one being found near each of the three Giga Bells. When Mario first encounters one, it is shown crying, due to its kittens having gone missing. The parent by the Lakeside Giga Bell has one kitten, the parent by the Ruins Giga Bell has three, and the parent by the Wasteland Giga Bell has five. Similarly to the mission Li'l Penguin Lost in Super Mario 64, Mario must find the calico kittens within the parent's region and carry each one back to it. A counter over the parent's head signifies how many kittens are left to be returned. For each kitten other than the last that is returned to its parent, Mario earns three coins, and after returning the last kitten, he earns a Cat Shine as a reward. From then on, the parent can be seen smiling and purring with its kittens instead of crying, but if Mario leaves the area and then comes back, the family will disappear, except for the one by the Wasteland Giga Bell. If Mario or Bowser Jr. attacks a calico cat parent, it does not take damage, and confetti appears instead.

Like their kittens, calico cat parents become corrupted while Fury Bowser is active and attack Mario.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大きなネコ[1]
Ōkina neko
Big cat