- “Superstitious people who see this black cat crossing their path panic with fear.”
- —Final Fantasy VI PlayStation esper section
Cait Sith (ケット・シー, Ketto-Shī?) is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy series. It is a feline beast whose exact traits vary - sometimes it is an enemy, sometimes a summoned monster and sometimes an ally. It most commonly appears as an anthropomorphic black cat with a white stomach wearing red boots, a small red cape or scarf, and a golden crown. When appearing as an enemy, though, it is often a palette swap of the Coeurl.
Cait Sith is a new enemy added to the Game Boy Advance and later remakes of the game, appearing in the Soul of Rebirth bonus quest as opponent in the Unknown Palace. As with its counterpart, the Coeurl, Cait Sith uses Blaster.
Originally translated as the Panther prior to the Game Boy Advance release, Cait Sith is an enemy encountered in the Lodestone Cavern, and forests near Troia and Mythril. It uses Blaster to paralyze or instantly kill a party member.
Cait Sith acts similarly to the original game, and is encountered in various locations around the world.
In its first appearance as a Summon, Cait Sith, originally translated as Stray, is an Esper, and one of the first four Magicite pieces the player acquires in Zozo. It costs 28 MP to summon and uses Cat Rain to Confuse all opponents with a hit rate of 128.
It also increases Magic Power by 1 at level up, and teaches the following spells:
- Main article: Cait Sith (Final Fantasy VII)
Cait Sith is a party member in this game, and appears in all entries in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII along with the rest of the party with various roles. In Final Fantasy VII he rides a giant stuffed moogle, and in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children he helps the party battle Bahamut SIN riding on Red XIII.
In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete, additional scenes show him briefly atop his moogle in the Northern Crater when recounting the fight with Sephiroth. In his other appearances in the Compilation, he appears alone. Cait Sith is temporarily playable in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, and is a minor NPC in Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- that assists the player character in a mission.
Cait Sith is a Summon for Zack, appearing on the Digital Mind Wave once Zack acquires "Cait Sith's Megaphone" in a treasure chest in Mission 8-4-3. Cait Sith uses Courage Boost to cure Zack of Poison, Stun, Silence and Stop, and grants various status buffs, the duration of which varies depending on the level of the summon.
|Boosts||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Endure, Barrier, MBarrier||30 seconds||40 seconds||50 seconds||100 seconds||Rest of battle|
|MP Cost 0, AP Cost 0||20 seconds||30 seconds||60 seconds||120 seconds||Rest of battle|
|Physical Null, Magic Null||5 seconds||8 seconds||10 seconds||15 seconds||30 seconds|
Several of Lulu's dolls take on the appearance of Cait Sith.
- Main article: Cait Sith (Final Fantasy XI)
Cait Sith is a summonable avatar and a race of avatars in the Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess expansion, referred to as "Regal Felines". Several Cait Siths work together to travel through time and ensure the events of the Crystal War continue as they are intended. If an adventurer shows the ability to travel through time, the Cait Siths will enlist their help to relieve the suffering left in the wake of the Crystal War.
Cait Sith was also the name of a server.
- Main article: Cait Sith (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
Cait Sith appears as one of enemies who can fight along Serah and Noel in Medic role being able to use Kitty Clock (known as Cat Punch in Japan) as its Feral Link. It is a brown cat with long ears similar to those of a fennec fox and travels in a brown, hovering cone-shaped urn with ear-like handles.
A garb design of Cait Sith was made for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII but was not used.
Cait Sith is also a pet for player's who pre-ordered Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
When wearing the Mythic Beast Sallet and Mythic Beast Plate a male Lilty resembles Cait Sith.
- Main article: Cait Sith (The 4 Heroes of Light)
- Main article: Cait Sith (Bravely Default)
Cait Sith is an enemy found in the Ruins of Centro Keep. They hassle opponents with their use of Blind. Cait Sith appears as a random enemy in the desert near Ancheim, it resembles the one in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. In addition, Panther shows as a different enemy in the same area with a similar appearance to the one in Final Fantasy IV. A different version of Cait Sith called Greater Cait appears in the Harena Ruins.
- Main article: Cait Sith (Dimensions)
Cait Sith appears in the storybook Unicorn and the Town Musicians as the trumpet player. It is he who is part of a band along with Chip the Hamster and Unicorn. He also has several cards bearing his likeness.
|Deal 3 damage and adds protect.|
|Deal 3 damage and causes Numb.|
|Deal 4 damage.
|Deal 3 damage.
|Crystal Ability (***)
Deal 1 damage for each *,*,* in opponent's CP gauge.
|Crystal Ability (****)
Deal 2 damage for each *,*,*,* in opponent's CP gauge.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
A Cait Sait card is present in selectable cards on board.
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The root words Cait (meaning cat in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic) and Sidhe, that stands for fair folk and/or other otherworldly beings, means "faerie cat" and is pronounced "Kat Sthee". It is from Celtic mythology, said to resemble a large black cat with a white spot on its breast. Legend has it that the spectral cat haunts the Scottish Highlands.
The legends surrounding this creature are more common in Scottish folklore, but a few occur in Irish. Some common folklore suggested that the Cat Sìth was not a fairy, but a witch that could transform into a cat nine times.