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Doppel This page is about the magic spell. For the animal characters appearing in Order of Ecclesia, see Cat (Order of Ecclesia).


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Cat (also known as Byakko or Bai Hu) is a summoning magic spell ability used as a sub-weapon by Maria Renard in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Portrait of Ruin, and by Soma Cruz in Castlevania: Aria or Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow with a Student Witch's soul. The ability summons a cat that runs along the floor damaging any enemy that gets in its way, until it hits a wall or exits the screen. This cat is a miniature version of Bai Hu, a white tiger with black stripes from Chinese mythology. The item crash for the cat unleashes the great Byakko himself, which has different incarnations depending on the game.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Rondo of BloodEdit

A white black striped cat leaps from Maria's arms and runs along the ground, charging at any enemies in its path. If it strikes an enemy, it is stunned for a second, then leaps a little and continues moving forward. After a while it disappears. If it runs into a ledge, it will be stunned and then try to jump over it if it is small enough. It is found at the same locations where Richter would find an Axe.

Its item crash involves Maria riding Byakko, the giant white tiger. The tiger starts on ground level, then turns around at the end of the screen and races mid-screen, then reaches the end again, turns around, and races at the top of the screen.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn)Edit

The Cat in the Sega Saturn version of Symphony of the Night is not a sub-weapon and does not resemble the Cat found in Rondo of Blood. Instead, it is a spell that Maria can use at any time. Maria calls upon the spirit of Byakko, the white tiger, which allows her to cast a great spell of flames that come out of her hands. Maria is invulnerable while the spell is being cast.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

Student Witches can toss purple cats at Soma. When absorbing their souls he can duplicate this ability, which is similar to Maria's Cat sub-weapon. However, it is blue (to match Soma's color), unlike Maria's white-striped tiger cat.

Soma has ⅛ chance to throw a kitten instead of an adult cat. This is merely an aesthetic change, however, as it doesn't change its attack power.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

As in the previous game, Soma can absorb a Student Witch's soul to give him the ability to release a charging black cat.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Maria's black and white cat is released and charges at enemies. In this game, it keeps on running through enemies instead of bouncing off of them. It also deals Electric damage, causing massive damage to armor type enemies, which are vulnerable to its ground based attack. The cat stops moving once it hits a wall and then disappears. It also disappears once its time has run out.

Castlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesEdit

In the Dracula X Chronicles version of Symphony of the Night, Maria's cat behaves more like it did in the original Rondo of Blood and its 3-D remake. It tries to jump over ledges and attacks enemies multiple times if they get in its way. For its item crash, a giant symbol for Byakko, the white tiger, appears and then the tiger appears behind Maria. For a time, whenever she attacks using her owls, tiger's claw swipe marks appear at various distances in front of her.

Castlevania: Harmony of DespairEdit

Maria's Cat appears as it does in Portrait of Ruin and deals out Lightning damage.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Cat
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Cat / Byakko - Rondo of Blood
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Consume: Normally 3 hearts. Item Crash (Byakko) costs 20 hearts.  Find: Same places where axes are found (candles, etc.).
Summon Byakko (jpn) - Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only) [ edit ]
' Spell (Summon / (Holy Beast))
Maria 
Consume: 30 MP  Find: Starts with.
Sequence: ↑↓↘→ + [FIRE]
Effect: flame attack
Red Soul Student Witch - Cat's Run - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Releases a lethal cat that runs full-speed at enemies. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Consume: 20 MP  65 AP
Rarity: 20
Drop: Student Witch
Cat's Run - Dawn of Sorrow
Summon a cat. Tactical Soul
Soma 
Consume: 12 MP  Steal: Student Witch soul
Cat PoR Icon Byakko - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Attrib: Electric
Consume: 14 MP 
Find: Starts with
Effect: Sends Byakko running toward the direction Maria is currently facing.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
Cat (Byakko) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [ edit ]
' Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Attrib: Thunder
Consume: 1 Heart 
Effect: Can run forward.
Special: Item Crash (15 Hearts).
Byakko Call - Judgment
' Spell
Maria 
Find: Starts with


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