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Candy Cat
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General Information
Universe Dragon Quest
Aliases Japanese: キャット (Shimashimakyatto)
French: Languochat
Italian: Dolcegatto
Spanish: Gato apastelado
Classification Apastelgato shimashimakyatto
Species Type Potato Cat
Homeworld Torland (presumed)
Environment Farebury Region & the Wild Lands, Greena Pastures, Harba
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; gives live birth
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Distinctive Features Highly elongated tongue
Eye Color Yellow
Fur Color White with bronze stripes
Lineage Information
Related Species Desnago, Gold Nugcat, Jailcat, Laguar, Rainbow Kitty, Terror Tabby
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Personality Peaceable
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Torland (presumed)
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria (Animals with bilateral symmetry)
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata (Jawed vertebrates)
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia (Mammals)
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Eutheria
Superorder Laurasiatheria (Mammals which originated from supercontinent Laurasia)
Order Carnivora (Carnivorans)
Suborder Feliformia (Feliforms)
Family Felidae (Felids)
Subfamily Felinae (Felines)
Genus Apastelgato ("Potato", Potato Cats) (Somarinoa)
Species A. shimashimakyatto (Somarinoa)
Other Information
Creator Akira Toriyama

Candy Cats (Apastelgato shimashimakyatto) are the holotype species of potato cats known for their rounded bodies, goofy faces, and long, lolling tongues. They are indigenous to the Farebury Region, Greena Pastures, Harba, and the Wild Lands, all of which are believed to be within the confines of Torland.


The generic name, "apastelgato" comes from a combination of the Spanish word "apastelado", meaning "potato" and "gato", meaning "cat".


Candy Cats are very large felines who almost never close their mouths and more often than not trailing behind them. They have fluffy white fur with a shock of bronze fur on their forehead as well as two bronze spots over their bright golden eyes. Kittens are born with a single stripe and every year they gain a new stripe, similar to the rings of a tree. It is these stripes that they are named for, as they give them a superficial appearance similar to a ball of candy wrapped in striped cellophane.


They can be described as good-natured, peaceable, and even happy-go-lucky and prefer to clean themselves or rolling around than fighting opponents. However, should their foe attack first they become more likely to attack back, though they can still be distracted with preening.

They can sometimes be found holding medicinal herbs. Why this is is not directly known, but it can be assumed that it may provide them with effects similar to those of Catnip.


  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004) (First appearance)
  • Dragon Quest X: Awakening of the Five Tribes Online (2012)
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light (2014)
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (March 24, 2016)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (May 26, 2016)