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Cattails 100% Achievement Guide

A detailed guide on how to get every achievement in Cattails with tips on how to easily unlock them.

Colony Achievements

Welcome to the Forest Colony
Join the Forest Colony

You can either join the Forest Colony at the start of the game OR by raising your reputation of the Forest Colony to 75% and joining it by speaking to Sarge.

You can easily get this achievement by quickly creating a new file and choosing the Forest Colony when Coco asks you which one you want to join.
Do note that you have to play the tutorial when creating a new file as the achievement does not unlock when you skip it.

Welcome to the Mystic Colony
Join the Mystic Colony

You can either join the Mystic Colony at the start of the game OR by raising your reputation of the Mystic Colony to 75% and joining it by speaking to Oracle.

You can easily get this achievement by quickly creating a new file and choosing the Mystic Colony when Coco asks you which one you want to join.
Do note that you have to play the tutorial when creating a new file as the achievement does not unlock when you skip it.

Welcome to the Mountain Domain
Join the Mountain Domain

You can either join the Mountain Domain at the start of the game OR by raising your reputation of the Mountain Domain to 75% and joining it by speaking to Jag.

You can easily get this achievement by quickly creating a new file and choosing the Mountain Domain when Coco asks you which colony you want to join.
Do note that you have to play the tutorial when creating a new file as the achievement does not unlock when you skip it.

Beginner Fighter
Win 10 daily battles

Expert Fighter
Win 50 daily battles

Everyday, two battles appear on the map, usually in heavily contested areas.
Winning these battles should not be too difficult once your Fighting Skill is good enough or you can simply play it with a “hit-and-run” strategy.

Presuming you engage in both battles everyday, both achievements can be gained after 5 and 25 days respectively.

Diplomat
Attain 100% reputation with all three major colonies

Reputation can be gained by giving gifts to the colony’s guard and choosing to give it directly to the colony. Three gifts can be given everyday.

Each colony has the same gift preferences making this achievement fairly easy.
“Loved gifts” raise reputation by 5%
“Liked gifts” raise reputation by 3%

The most easily obatined “loved gifts” are Catnip and Turtle Shell
The most easily obtained “liked gifts” are Bass, Black Hare, Dove, Lavender, Marigold and Snake Lily.

Note that there are more possible “loved” and “liked” gifts, these are just the ones that are fairly common and easy to come by.

Visiting each colony everyday and gifting the best item available should easily raise reputation to 100%. Do note, however, that reputation also slowly decreases over time so the achievement should be completed in one go.

World Domination
Claim every possible map area for your colony

This achievement requires that every map tile, except for the landlocked ones, is owned by your colony. In order “to claim” an area your colony’s influence must be 100% and after that not fall below 50%.

Influence automatically increases and decreases from time to time, depending on adjacent areas.
Influence also heavily shifts through battles. Winning battles causes influence to grow, while ignoring (losing) battles will often cause an influence loss in the area.
Influence can also be directly increased either through lavender or the diplomacy skill

In order to quickly gain territory and complete the achievement, you should participate in every battle to prevent influence losses and then raise influence through direct means.
You can easily “spam lavender” in an area to gain a lot of influence. Note that the impact of the lavender is directly linked to the foraging skill, so raising it can speed up the process.

Alternatively, the diplomacy skill can be used, although I do not recommend this as even at level five it barely changes the influence over a territory. However it is a great skill to maintain influence over an area when another colony gains a lot of influence there by an adjacent, landlocked area.

Once an area is claimed you can continue on with the next one.
It might also be advisable to only claim an area that is directly connected to already owned territory, as random, spread out areas owned by your colony will quickly lose their influence again.

At the end your colony should own every area except for the other colony’s two landlocked areas and the Sacred Temple.

Social Achievements

Love is in the Air
Begin dating a cat

Give a “Red Rose” to a marriageable cat once you have five stars with them.
The “Red Rose” can be picked up at the Sacred Temple after Coco informs you in Autumn, Year 1.

Making it Official
Get married to a cat

Give a “Shiny Trinket” to the cat you are dating once they have a red heart.
The “Shiny Trinket” can be bought from the colony’s merchant after Coco informs you in Spring, Year 1.

New Parents
Have a litter of kittens

Once you are married and have purchased the nursery upgrade for your den there is chance your mate will ask for kittens. The time until this happens can span from ten days to a year.

If you agree to have kittens, then after ten days to two years the kitten(s) will be born, unlocking the achievement.

Quality Time
Reach level 10 with one of your kittens

Kittens will gain experience and level up by fighting, foraging, hunting and will also gain XP just as you when discovering the stairs to the next floor in a mine.
The fastest way to upgrade your kitten to level 10 is by fighting and hunting.
Kittens gain 5XP for each attempt to catch prey and 2XP for every hit dealt to an enemy, thus allowing them to quickly rise in level.

Home Improvement
Fully upgrade your den

Purchase all upgrades for your den:
Nursery, Den Garden, Storage Room and the two Spare Rooms (left and right).
All upgrades together cost 1275 Mews.

Cold Hearted
Purchase a Black Rose

A “Black Rose” can be purchased from the colony’s merchant after Coco informs you about the Red Rose in Spring, Year 1.

Longevity Achievements

Novice of the Wild
Complete 1 full year
Resident of the Wild
Complete 2 full years

Citizen of the Wild
Complete 3 full years
Native of the Wild
Complete 5 full years
Expert of the Wild
Complete 10 full years

Each year is completed on Summer 1.
While 1 to 5 years are often automatically achieved throughout the normal game, 10 years might be a little bit more tricky.
The best way to pass much time is by repeatedly going to sleep.
Considering you want to retain your friendship levels with other cats and not have spent 5 years (or more) doing nothing, you might want to save before starting to repeatedly sleep and roll back to your save after having unlocked the achievement.

Do note, however, that if you were to start from Summer 1, Year 1 and want to reach Summer 1, Year 10 you’ll have to sleep through 10*40= 400 days. Now consider the time for skipping through all the textboxes and do that 400 times for each day.

I’ll let you do the rest of the math!

Event Achievements

Turtle Whisperer
Win a turtle race

The game should not be too difficult nor is there any real strategy as the game is mostly luck based.

Pumpkin Prizewinner
Carve at least 10 pumpkins at a pupkin carving competition

Carving 10 pumpkins should not be difficult, the best strategy is to play better safe than sorry
Simply by not making a mistake you will already carve out enough pumpkins.

Winter Wizard
Win a snowball fight without taking any damage

The snowball fight game is pretty much random.
The “safest” way to play it would be by standing at one spot and keep spamming snowballs and hope that eventually the AI will walk into your snowball beam.

Flower Fanatic
Complete a perfect round of flower frenzy

Again, there isn’t really any true strategy to this game, consider standing around the center to quickly get to the correct field. The game should not be too difficult after a few rounds.

Restorer of Balance
Complete the Main Story

The achievement is unlocked when putting in the final jewel of the last pillar.

Prey / Collection Achievements

Beginner Hunter
Catch 100 prety

Exper Hunter
Catch 500 prey

Leveling the Hunting Skill can make both achievements easier by helping to find and catch prey.

Beginner Gatherer
Collect 50 herbs and berries

Expert Gatherer
Collect 250 herbs and berries

Leveling the Foraging Skill can make both achievements easier by helping to find plants.

Cerulean Champion
Catch a Bluejay

Bluejays can spawn all around the year.
They can spawn anywhere on the map, except for the Colony Camps and the Sacred Temple

They do appear more frequently in forest and highlands and seem to be found especially often around the Sacred Temple in the Orchard

Consider leveling Hunting to maximum and using the detailed Minimap which indicates prey with a brown dot, to easier find a Bluejay. The Study Prey skill can also help to catch a Bluejay.

Crimson Conqueror
Catch a Cardinal

Cardinals can spawn all around the year.
They have a 1% of spawning on any given map tile.
They can spawn anywhere on the map, except for the Colony Camps and the Sacred Temple

They do appear more frequently in the forest and seem to be found especially often around the Sacred Temple in the Orchard

Consider leveling Hunting to maximum and using the detailed Minimap which indicates prey with a brown dot, to easier find a Cardinal. The Study Prey skill can also help to catch a Cardinal.

Freaky Firefly
Catch a Black Firefly

Black Fireflies can spawn only in summer between 7PM to 12AM.
They can spawn anywhere on the map.
They are more common in the swamps

The Bug Bait skill can potentially help spawning a Black Firefly.

Funny Looking Fish
Cat a Catfish

Catfish can only spawn in freshwater and NOT during Winter
Consider leveling Hunting to maximum and using the detailed Minimap which indicates prey with a brown dot, to easier find a Catfish. The Study Prey skill can also help to catch a Catfish.

Dragonfly Discoverer
Catch a Northern Emerald

Northern Emeralds can spawn only in Autumn between 12AM to 7PM
The Bug Bait skill can potentially help spawning a Northern Emerald.

Beautiful Butterfly
Catch a Lunar Butterfly

Lunar Butterflies can spawn only in Summer between 12AM to 7PM
The Bug Bait skill can potentially help spawning a Lunar Butterfly.

Lucky Ladybug
Catch a Blue Ladybug

Blue Ladybugs can spawn only in Spring between 12AM to 7PM
The Bug Bait skill can potentially help spawning a Blue Ladybug.

Misc. Achievements

Seeker of Ancient Treasure
Find 5 Power Paws

Archaeologist of Ancient Treasure
Find 10 Power Paws

Collector of Ancient Treasure
Find all 20 Power Paws

Power Paws can be bought at festivals, gained from totems, through interacting with the environment and are awared for reaching level 50 in the mines.
Since each Power Paw gives you +5 Health, you can easily see how many more you are missing until a certain achievement.

Canyon Miner
Reach level 100 of the Canyon Mine

Prairie Miner
Reach level 100 of the Prairie Mine

Reaching the end of both mines is fairly easy.
Start from the level 75 warp and focus on finding the stairs to the next level as quickly as possible.
Ignore enemies and don’t engage in combat (the amount of bats will be unbearable).
Bring lots of food and a few healing herbs to heal yourself should you’ve been hit a few times.
The Sprint and Wild Slash skill can greatly help to faster advance in the mines.

Classy Cat
Have 1,000 Mews on hand

Just sell everything you don’t need and start saving up money until the achievement is unlocked.

Mole Friend
Have 2,000 Mole Cash on hand

Just save up the money until the achievement is unlocked, then you can spend it again.
Mine in any level below 75 to quickly find valuable gems for quick money.

Hidden Achievements

Curious Cat
Use catnip

Island Miner
Reach level 100 of the Island Mine

In order to first reach the Island Mine you need to have maximum Swimming skill.
From the “Central Beach” swim into the ocean and you land in a hidden area with an island.
The island contains the third, secret Island Mine in which you must also reach level 100.

However! Be aware that the Island Mine is considerably harder and way more difficult to advance in! You will need a lot of food and healing herbs and it might be very wise to already have all Inventory Expansions as well as most of the Power Paws.
Do never engage in battle as the enemies in the Island Mine are very strong. You’ll want to be constantly on the run as fighting every enemy on the lower levels is almost impossible.
The Sprint and Wild Slash skills, both on level five, should be mandatory, also consider getting the Allies skill to always have a distraction for your enemies, should things start to get ugly.

You will also notice that the chance of finding the stairs is noticeable reduced and you will often end up mining down every stone, so do plan ahead.

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