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Nekomata (ネコマタ, Nekomata) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

A bakeneko is, in Japanese folklore, a cat with supernatural abilities akin to those of the fox or raccoon dog. A cat may become a bakeneko in a number of ways: it may reach a certain age, be kept for a certain number of years, grow to a certain size, or be allowed to keep a long tail. In the last case, the tail forks in two and the bakeneko is then called a nekomata. This superstition may have some connection to the breeding of the Japanese Bobtail.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Nekomata can only be found in the dungeon the priest in the Taishidou temple sends the hero to.

Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

"Incarnations of long-living cats in Japanese mythology. They can speak to humans and, depending on their power, can do various things. Some can turn into humans, while others can have the dead do their bidding."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Compendium

Nekomata can evolve into Senri upon reaching level 27.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

"The supernatural incarnation of a cat who has lived to an extraordinary age. The time it takes for a cat to become a Nekomata ranges from 10 years to 40 years depending on the source. The name "Nekomata" comes from the Japanese word for "cat straddling," referring to a ritual where a cat would straddle someone to lay a curse on that person.
Nekomata understand and can speak human language. They are distinguished by their forked tails. They sometimes take human form, in some cases changing into women and seducing and eating men. On the other hand, they are faithful to their owners and will avenge them if their owners die tragically.
Nekomata are thought to have originated from Xian Li, fairies of Chinese folklore. Some say that Nekomata who posses vast magical power become Xian Li.
"
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium

Nekomata appear within the bronze instance of Suginami Tunnels. They act as NPCs within the gold and unknown instances. Players are able to acquire a Nekomata tail and female players can dress completely like a Nekomata. The NPC called Nora in Shinjuku Babel is known for dressing as a Nekomata.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"Long-lived cats are said to become these. They can speak human languages. Their powers vary according to how long they lived, ranging from shape-shifting to controlling the dead."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

"Long-lived cats are said to transform into these malevolent cat demons, and are distinguishable by their partially forked tails.
They can speak human languages, and their powers vary according to how long they lived, and how cruelly they were treated in life. Their abilities range from shape-shifting to controlling the dead.
"
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS Compendium

Nekomata can be transformed into Nyan Claws with Mystic Change.

In the 3DS remake, a variant Nekomata is available from Nemechi, unlocked with the octopus form. She costs 100 D-Souls and uses her artwork from Shin Megami Tensei II & and the Devil Survivor series. This Neko can use strong wind magic.

Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless ArmyEdit

"Cats that live a long life are said to become these. They can speak human languages. Their power vary according to how long they lived, ranging from shape-shifting to controlling the dead."
—Devil Summoner Devil Chart

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Nekomata is a demon that begins appearing in the latter area of St. Hermelin ???. They'll frequently use Candy Voice and Feral Claw as they attack the party.

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

"A cat spirit with a split tail. It has gained magic powers over its long life."
Persona 2: Innocent Sin Profile

Nekomata is the first Persona of the Hermit Arcana and can be summoned in the Velvet Room once Tatsuya Suou has reached Level 9 and collected 56 Hermit Arcana Tarot Cards. Upon being returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, Nekomata yields the Kitty Claws weapon for Lisa Silverman.

Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

As a Persona, there's no difference in comparison to Innocent Sin, however, the Nekomata of Eternal Punishment is brown, and the one in Innocent Sin is white. A special Rumormonger Nekomata appears as a NPC in the Kuzunoha Detective Agency. To unlock the Rumormonger Nekomata, the player must donate 100,000 yen to the cat statue in Kuzunoha Detective Agency.

Persona 3 / FESEdit

"Incarnations of long-lived cats in Japanese mythology. They have various powers, including human speech and control over the dead."
Persona 3 FES Compendium

Nekomata returns in Persona 3, but under the Magician Arcana, where she can be summoned once the Protagonist is at level 5. Her skill set specializes in Fire and Physical attacks as well as negative effects. You can obtain her by fusing Pixie and Apsaras, as well as through Shuffle Time in the first block of Tartarus, Thebel.

DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

"Long-living cat with two tails. This demon can change into a girl and walk among humans."
Demonary, DemiKids

Known as Two Tail, a shiny gold version of her can be found in the game.

Devil Children Messiah RiserEdit

Nekomata can be obtained by getting ranked S in Center Makai stages.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Nekomata is a common enemy in the Karma Society Tower.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"Long-lived cats are said to become these. They can take the form of human women.
When a pet cat lives for 50 years, it becomes a Nekomata. The name comes from its tail, which is split in two. They can speak human languages, and there are tales of them telling humans about themselves. They can stand on two feet and even dance.
"
Devil Survivor 2 Compendium

StatsEdit

Megami TenseiEdit

MTFC nekomata
Clan Level HP EXP Macca MAG
Beast 13 56 16 20 21
Strength Intelligence Hit Agility Defense Location
10 11 8 11 8 Bien
List of Skills
Etna Marin Karin


Megami Tensei IIEdit

MT2FC nekomata
Clan Level HP MP
Yoma 29 220
Formations MAG Per Step Macca Item Drops
3 - 174 Hamma Hammer
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Defense Luck
15 10 9 11 7 8
List of Skills
Dormina Shibaboo -


Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Nekomata
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Beast Neutral-Neutral 19 106 82 12
NOH Strength Intelligence Magic Vitality Agility Luck
1-3 12 12 8 8 14 5
Attack Hit Defense Evasion MPower MEffect Drop
38 17 19 16 10 13 Bead
Resistances Resists Expel
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Zanma 5 MP Blast one enemy with a strong gale
Marin Karin 6 MP Charms one enemy
Feral Claw Extra Claws two enemies


Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Nekomata2
Clan Alignment Level HP MP CP
Beast Neutral-Neutral 20 83 46 80
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
4 7 8 5 9 6
NOH Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
2 48 41 50 42 9 9
List of Skills
Skill Effect


Shin Megami Tensei if...Edit

Nekomata2
Clan Level HP MP MAG Alignment
Beast 20 103 54 80
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
7 6 8 5 10 6
NOA Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
2 54 42 50 43 9 8
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Level Race HP MP STR MGC VIT AGL LCK
18 Beast 156 90 7 12 8 7 7
Strong Void Drains Repels Weak
- - Force - Electricity
Obtainable Normal recruit or fusion
Evolves into Holy Senri
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Stun Needle 6% HP Light physical damage to a single enemy. May cause stun. Innate
Marin Karin 5 MP Chance of inflicting charm on all enemies. Innate
Paraladi 5 MP Cures Stun to a single ally. Innate
Mana Bonus Passive Increases max MP by 10% 19
Feral Claw 6% HP Light physical damage to a single enemy. 20
Pester Convo User requests Macca or Items. 21
Mute Gaze 5 MP Chance of inflicting mute on the enemy. 22


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
22 Beast Neutral-Neutral 205 99 17 10 19 16 14
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/Charm - - Strong Weak Strong - - Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% Weak (150%) Weak (300%) 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Agilao Mega Claw Retaliate
D-Source Skills
Diarama Strandi -
Item Drops
Beast Hairball Life Stone Revival Bead
Password
EH8N7XyVsv+E8mwN

NvT+8huVJHiV8n-w


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP ST DX MA AG LU
Beast 37 329 148 43 39 39 51 43
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Repel Weak Weak Drain - -
Ailment resistance None
Normal attack Physical, two hits, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Scratch Dance 9 MP Weak Physical damage to random enemies, hits 1-3 times Innate
Pulinpa 5 MP Inflicts Panic on a single enemy Innate
Beastly Reaction Auto Increases hit/evade rate 38
Haste Lesson Auto Increases Agility by 20 40
Evolved from Senri (32)


Majin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisEdit

NekomataMT2
Race Level HP MP Movement Move Type Range
Beast 10 54 0 10 Walk 1-2
Strength Wisdom Magic Defense Agility Luck MAG
9 12 8 8 14 9 540
List of Skills
Devil's Kiss Mind catch


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Nekomata Devil Summoner
Race Level HP MP CP NOA
Beast 25 98 75 25 1
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
7 6 8 5 10 6
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Base Defense Avoid Mgc Attack Mgc Defense
Insightful 64 49 60 49 19 23
List of Skills
Mahazan Marin Karin Charm Bite
Charmdi Escape


Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Nekomata DSSH
Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Beast 28 224 84 6 445
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
7 6 8 6 10 8
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Sly 70 46 71 20 84 46
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- - Force - -
List of Skills
Marin Karin Dormina Scratch
Estoma


Alternate design (3DS ver.)Edit

Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Beast 29 237 97 6 461
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
9 7 10 7 12 10
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Sly 76 63 86 24 88 60
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- Death - Force -
List of Skills
Mazan Marin Karin Scratch
Sukunda


Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs King AbaddonEdit

Level Order HP ST MA VI LU Conversation Investigation
28 Skill 374 15 12 8 12 Sexy Voice Transform, Demonstrate
Resists Block Absorbs Weak Frail
Fire, Ice, Mind - - - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Marin Karin 16 MAG Light Mind damage to all enemies in an area around the user Innate
Rakukaja 14 MAG Increases all allies defense until the end of battle 29
Force Bullet 30 MAG Adds Force to gun attacks for a short time 30
Desperate Power N/A Raises Fiend encounter rate Max Loyalty


Giten Megami TenseiEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Beast Neutral-Neutral 20 280 89
CP Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
30 20 10 12 11 14
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
30 25 22 6 9
List of Skills
Scratch Zanma Marin Karin
Kamitsuki Zanmaon Mahazanma


Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Nekomata P1
Order Level Type Subtype MAtk MDef
Beast 20 Light Prayer 53 42
HP SP St Vi Dx Ag Lu
150 180 29 18 8 26 21
AbsorbRepelNullResistsWeak
- - Tech, Rush - Whip, Gun
Traits Foolish, Joyful Drops Turtle Candy
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tarukaja Raises Attack (all allies)
Rakunda Lowers Defense (all foes)
Feral Claw Light Tech damage (1 foe)
Candy Voice Inflicts Charm status (area)


Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

DemonEdit

Nekomata P2 Innocent Sin Demon
Arcana LevelTypeNormalRare
Hermit 14 None Rough Drink Cat Punch
Traits Haughty, Joyful, Foolish
A two-tail cat ghost who gained power over a long period of time.
HP Atk Def MAtk MDef St Vi Dx Ag Lu
145 50 48 31 30 11 10 10 13 11
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Rp Rp
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Feral Claw Deal low Havoc damage to one enemy.
Magaru Deal low Wind damage to an enemy group.
Blow a Kiss Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy.


PersonaEdit

Nekomata P2IS PSP
"Are you Nekomata's other self, meow? Huh... You're pretty cool, mew! Teehee! I'll be your Purrrsona!"
Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns
Hermit 14 None Vi +1 Kitty Claws
Traits Haughty, Joyful, Foolish
A cat spirit with a split tail. It has gained magic powers over its long life.
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef St Vi Dx Ag Lu
14 50 48 31 30 11 10 10 13 11
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - St St - Rp Rp
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 56 Tarot Card Symbol 2 Hermit Cards
Mutates into Nekomata mutates into Fukurokuju
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Magaru Deal low Wind damage to an enemy group.
2 Feral Claw Deal low Havoc damage to one enemy.
3 Mamagna Deal low Earth damage to an enemy group.
5 Blow a Kiss Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy.
7 Aques Deal medium Water damage to one enemy.
8 Zanma Deal medium Almighty damage to one enemy.
Mutation Poison Claw Deal low Havoc + Almighty damage to one enemy. May poison.


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

As a PersonaEdit

NekomataP2
Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns
Hermit 14 None VIT+1 Meow Claw
Traits Snob, Cheerful, Foolish
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef STR VIT TEC AGI LUC
14 47 44 31 30 11 10 10 13 11
Reflect Absorb Void Strong Weak
- - Mind, Nerve - -
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 56 Tarot Card Symbol 2 Hermit Cards
Mutation Mutates into Hotei.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Scratch Inflicts a small amount of damage upon one enemy.
3 Maha Garu Inflicts a small amount of wind damage on a group of enemies.
5 Throw a Kiss Causes the 'charm' status on a group of enemies. Works with a 52% efficiency.
7 Aques Inflicts a moderate amount of water damage on one enemy.
8 Zanma Inflicts a moderate amount of damage against one enemy.
Mutation Poison Scratch Inflicts a small amount of fist damage against one enemy, also has a 58% chance of causing the poison status.
Unknown Power
Recovery Type Fully recovers HP (or removes ailment in addition).


As a DemonEdit

Nekomata P2 Eternal Punishment Demon
Arcana LevelTypeNormalRare
Hermit 14 None Gala Gala Drink -
Traits Snob, Cheerful, Foolish
A two-tail cat ghost who gained power over a long period of time.
HP Atk Def MAtk MDef STR VIT TEC AGI LUC
112 47 44 31 30 11 10 10 13 11
Reflect Absorb Void Strong Weak
- - Mind, Nerve - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Maha Garu Inflicts a small amount of wind damage on a group of enemies.
Throw a Kiss Causes the 'charm' status on a group of enemies. Works with a 52% efficiency.
Scratch Inflicts a small amount of damage upon one enemy.


Persona 3 / FESEdit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
5 Magician 4 6 5 3 4
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Fire Fire - - - Electricity
Skill Card Provoke (Lv 11)
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agi 3 SP Inflicts a small amount of Fire damage. Innate
Cleave 7% HP Inflicts a small amount of Slash damage. Innate
Provoke 5 SP 25% chance of inflicting the Rage ailment. 6
Re Patra 3 SP Recover from Down status. 7
Maragi 6 SP Inflicts a small amount of Fire damage to all enemies. 10


Devil Children Red/Black BookEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Dark Evil 13 5 66 28
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
9 7 8 7 8 8
List of Skills
ZanPoison ScratchMarin Karin
DorminaMudoZanma


Devil Children Black Book/Red Book (PS)Edit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Dark Evil 13 5 66 28
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
9 7 8 7 8 8
List of Skills
ZanPoison ScratchMarin Karin
DorminaMudoZanma


Devil Children White BookEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Dark Evil 13 5 66 28
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
9 7 8 7 8 8
List of Skills
ZanPoison ScratchMarin Karin
DorminaMudoZanma


DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

Two-Tail
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Dark Evil 13 5 66 28
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
9 7 8 7 8 8
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Cyclone Wind 5 MP Small dmg. 1 Foe
Venom Claw Dark 10 HP small dmg +Poison. 1 Foe
Distract Dark 6 MP Tempt. 1 Foe
Slumber Earth 6 MP Sleep. 1 Foe
Hex Coma Dark 10 MP Small dmg +Faint. 1 Foe
Cycloburst Wind 10 MP Medium dmg. 1 Foe


Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

Two-Tail
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Dark Evil 13 5 66 28
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
9 7 8 7 8 8
List of Skills
ZanPoison ScratchMarin Karin
DorminaMudoZanma


Devil Children Messiah RiserEdit

NormalEdit

Number Element Weakness Type Level HP MP
9 Dark Light 5 70 50
ATK MGC DEF RES SPD Quick Call Spell
6 14 1 3 10 33 4 Dia


S-RankEdit

Number Element Weakness Type Level HP MP
96 Dark Light 14 100 60
ATK MGC DEF RES SPD Quick Call Spell
9 19 9 9 10 33 16 Dia


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar TunerEdit

Level Race HP MP Drops
15 Beast 112 120
Resists Void Absorbs Reflects Weak
- Charm - - Elec
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Charm Slash Moderate Physical damage to a single enemy with a chance to charm
Tera Light Earth damage to a single enemy
Terazi Moderate Earth damage to a single enemy
Sukukaja Increases all allies' agility. Stacks up to 4 times.
Void Elec Void Electricity to all allies for one turn
Marin Karin Chance to charm an enemy.


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Level Race HP MP Drops
12 Beast 88 102
Resists Void Absorbs Reflects Weak
- Charm Force - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Charm Slash Moderate Physical damage to a single enemy with a chance of charm
Zanma Moderate Physical damage to a single enemy
Marin Karin Chance of charm to a single enemy


Devil SurvivorEdit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
19 Beast 148 46 11 4 8 12
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Mystic
Animal Leg - - - Weak Absorb -
Command Skills
Paral Eyes* - -
Passive Skills
+Paralyze Watchful -
"Nya? Did you call Nekomata, nya? Purrr... I'll scratch all who step on our territory!"
"Nya? Fusion? As long as I get to relax, I guess I don't mind."


Devil Survivor 2Edit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
19 Beast 176 46 10 4 9 12
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
Animal Leg -- -- -- Weak Drain --
Command Skills
Paral Eyes Multi-Hit* --
Passive Skills
+Paralyze Anti-Force* --
List of Auction Skills
Zan* Taunt* Media*
Double Strike* Anti-Elec* --
"I'm Beast Nekomata. And for your information, I'm not your average cat!"
"Bye-Bye. I'm...I'm not sad this is goodbye, okay!?"


GalleryEdit

 
NekomataSMT3
Nekomata as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
 
Nekomata2
Redesign originating from Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
 
Nekomata
Artwork as she appears in Devil Children Red/Black Book
 
Poster02
Poster fanart in the Shin Megami Tensei Poster Book
 
NEKOTAMA
Nekomata as she appears in Kyuyaku Megami Tensei (Megami Tensei)
 
NEKOTAMA2
Nekomata as she appears in Kyuyaku Megami Tensei (Megami Tensei II)
 
Nekomata model
Nekomata as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
 
D20306Nekomata
Nekomata as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
 
Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey USA 31 28816
Nekomata as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
 
Neko
Nekomata as she appears in Majin Tensei
 
Nekomata Manga
Nekomata as she appears in Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito
 
Nekomata
Nekomata in Giten Megami Tensei
 
Nekomata P3P
Shuffle Time card for Nekomata in Persona 3 Portable
 
Nekomata Card
Nekomata as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei Trading Card: Card Summoner
 
NEKOMATA
Nekomata as she appears in Devil Survivor
 
Nekomata Devil Survivor 2 (Top Screen) Fixed
Nekomata as she appears in Devil Survivor 2

TriviaEdit

  • The only Megaten games with an American release to portray the folkloric forked-tail are Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, and DemiKids: Light & Dark Version.
  • The Werecat is sometimes confused for her.

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