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Oyaneko are the parents of calico kittens in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Three different Oyaneko appear throughout Lake Lapcat, with one being found near each of the three Giga Bells. When Mario first encounters one, it is shown crying because its kittens have gone missing. The Oyaneko by the Lakeside Giga Bell has one kitten, the Oyaneko by the Ruins Giga Bell has three, and the Oyaneko 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 Oyaneko's region and carry each one back to it. A counter over the Oyaneko's head signifies how many kittens are left to be returned. For each kitten other than the last that is returned to its Oyaneko, Mario earns three coins, and after returning the last kitten, he earns a Cat Shine as a reward. Afterwards, the Oyaneko can be seen smiling and purring with its kittens instead of crying. If Mario leaves the area and returns, both the Oyaneko and its kittens will disappear, except for the group by the Wasteland Giga Bell, which will remain permanently. If Mario or Bowser Jr. attack an Oyaneko, it does not take damage, and confetti appears instead.
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