|Aliases||Japanese: キャット (Shimashimakyatto)|
Spanish: Gato apastelado
|Species Type||Potato Cat|
|Environment||Farebury Region & the Wild Lands, Greena Pastures, Harba|
|Reproduction||Sexual; gives live birth|
|Distinctive Features||Highly elongated tongue|
|Fur Color||White with bronze stripes|
|Related Species||Desnago, Gold Nugcat, Jailcat, Laguar, Rainbow Kitty, Terror Tabby|
|Infrakingdom||Bilateria (Animals with bilateral symmetry)|
|Infraphylum||Gnathostomata (Jawed vertebrates)|
|Superorder||Laurasiatheria (Mammals which originated from supercontinent Laurasia)|
|Genus||Apastelgato ("Potato", Potato Cats) (Somarinoa)|
|Species||A. shimashimakyatto (Somarinoa)|
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.
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