Gamatoto the Adventurer

Gamatoto Expedition (ガマトト探検隊 Gamatoto tanken-tai, Gamatoto Expedition Troops) is a game feature added in version 5.0 of Nyanko Daisensou and The Battle Cats which enables players to send Gamatoto on exeditions in search of useful items. This feature lets players have the chance to obtain XP boosts, Cat food, Catseyes, etc without doing anything else.

After the expedition is complete Gamatoto returns to camp, a log of the expedition is presented and any lucky finds are awarded.

He has many costumes, however they are only aesthetic. They have no effect on his chances of finding items during expeditions, regardless of which costume is worn.


The expedition screen can be accessed from the main menu screen after selecting a chapter. The button is located in the same row as cat/enemy library (encyclopedia) and treasure (if in main story chapters) buttons.

You can start an expedition by tapping Gamatoto on the center of the screen. The top right button toggles a reminder that Gamatoto has completed the expedition and returned to camp. The shop button is a shortcut to buy items in the premium shop, catamins reduce the time remaining before Gamatoto returns to camp.

An expedition can be made to one of several areas if they're unlocked, for a chance to obtain the rewards specified. There are three expedition duration options. These various locations and durations determine the amount of expedition points Gamatoto receives towards his next level, the average number of items he acquires, and depending where it's held, what those items are.

Each area has specific requirements for Gamatoto's level and the player's user rank. All the requirements specified must be met for an area to be unlocked and available to explore.

Once Gamatoto's expedition is confirmed, a window will display the details of the mission, location, type, duration, a countdown of time remaining to completion and options to reduce the countdown timer by using catamins.

There is also small home icon button above Gamatoto which cancels the expedition.

Warning: Cancelling a Gamatoto expedition returns him to base and forfeits any rewards he might have obtained, any catamins used will not be returned. You also need to enable your wireless connection in order to leave the game screen without "freezing" Gamatoto.

Cancellation via the 'home' button also provides a further confirmation stage and once confirmed will then be completed instantly.

Upon returning after the expedition timer expires, Gamatoto will be shown running back to gain his expedition points and present the player with a report of what occured during the expedition. There is a random chance he gains a 1.5x multiplier to his expedition points. Tap Gamatoto again to get the expedition report screen showing what Gamatoto and any assistants got up to during the expedition and also detailing any items they found. The player can skip the report by using the top right button on the log screen. Ending the report screen will simply show a summary of all items obtained during the expedition.

How to Start Expedition

You can access the expedition screen by tapping on this button in the left picture. The button is on main menu screen after chapter selection. Gamatoto Expeditions are only available after clearing a certain requirement!
Expedition Screen
Gamatoto rollcall
Gamatoto wardrobe
You can line-up all helpers and change Gamatoto form using these buttons. They are located below the push notification toggle button. Each only shown after you have at least a helper or evolved Gamatoto's form once!
Expedition Task Assignment Screen
Expedition Task In-progress Screen
Expedition Result Log Screen
Expedition Ending Screen
Gamatoto results

List of Areas

Please note: Gamatoto's level does not affect the drop amount nor drop rate of EXP, Catfood or items. The area, however, does affect the average amount of XP or catfood that can be obtained. You also have to unlock the previous area before able to unlock ones after.

For battle item drops, see this page for explanation.  For Cat's Eye drop, see this page for explanation.


Area Unlock requirements Drops other than XP & catfood Task exp (1H/3H/6H)
Mellow Fields Clear Shiga pfc. (BCJP) or Greece (BCEN) in Empire of Cats Ch. 1 Speed up 100/200/500
Shaolin Kingdom
Gamatoto level 3 Cat CPU, Speed up 300/800/1600
Dusty Desert
Gamatoto level 6 Cat CPU, Rich Cat, Sniper cat 1000/2700/5500
Facility 999
User rank 600 & Gamatoto level 10 Speed up, Sniper cat, Cat Job 2000/5500/11000
Caracara Marsh
User rank 900 & Gamatoto level 14 Speed up, Rich cat, Treasure radar 3000/8200/16500
Tomb of Gold
Unlocked by user rank 1600 and Gamatoto level 19 EX cat eye 5000/13700/27500
Eagle Fields
Gamatoto level 24 Rare cat eye 5500/15100/30200
Traitor Trench
Gamatoto level 30 Super Rare cat eye 6000/16500/33000

Mt Parabola

Gamatoto level 36 Uber Rare cat eye


Pacific Waves
Gamatoto level 43 EX cat eye, Rare cat eye 7000/19250/38500
Kotatsu Tundra
Gamatoto level 50 Super Rare cat eye, Uber Rare cat eye 7000/19250/38500


Area Unlock requirements Drops Task exp (1H/3H/6H)
XP Harvest Easy Clear Shiga pfc. (BCJP) or Greece (BCEN) in Empire of Cats Ch. 1 +5000 XP, +10000 XP, no Cat Food 100/200/500
XP Harvest Normal User rank 900 & Gamatoto level 14 +5000 XP, +10000 XP, +30000 XP, no Cat Food 3000/8200/16500
XP Harvest Hard Unlocked by user rank 1600 and Gamatoto level 19 +5000 XP, +10000 XP, +30000 XP, +50000 XP, no Cat Food 5000/13700/27500
Cats Eye Cave Unlocked by user rank 1600 and Gamatoto level 19 EX cat eye, Rare cat eye, Super Rare cat eye, Uber Super Rare cat eye, no Cat Food 5000/13700/27500

Level Up Points Requirement

Lv XP (actual needed) Lv XP (actual needed) Lv XP (actual needed)
1 Initial 12 228700 (+60500) 37 4590700
2 600 (+600) 13 289200 (+60500) 38 4869000
3 2400 (+1800) 14 349700 (+60500) 42 5982100
4 10900 (+8500) 15 444000 (+94300) 43 6260500
5 16900 (+5900) 16 538400 (+94400) 50 8462700
6 23000 (+6100) 17 632800 (+94400) 58 11142900
7 44100 (+21100) 18 727200 (+94400) 67 14614000
8 65300 (+21200) 19 821600 (+94400) 72 16985600
9 86500 (+21200) 24 1729100 76 19320720
10 107700 (+21200) 30 2860400 88 28289800
11 168200 (+60500) 36 4312400 94 34218800

Expedition Helpers

After each expedition, Gamatoto has a rare chance (about 5%) to meet a fellow friend during expedition which joins after the expedition ends. These are called "Expedition helpers" and takes form of a li'l version of Gamatoto. Every helper gives a small boost to the drop rate of items in each expedition.
Gamatoto helper screen

Helpers come with randomly generated names each. There is a maximum of ten (10) helpers a player can only have and the player can not have more until at least one retired. Gamatoto can return with an eleventh helper but expeditions cannot take place until there are ten or less. By tapping on the helpers in the field, you can find the details of the helper's name and effect description, how many helper(s) you have and the dismiss button.

Dismissing a helper will allow them to be recruited to the Ototo Corps as engineers, for use on cat base upgrades. Note that engineers can only be used on one upgrade, however.

Picture Rank Effect
Intern Item Pickup chance slightly increased
Lackey Item Pickup chance somewhat increased
Underling Item Pickup chance greatly increased
Assistant Item Pickup chance massively increased

Item Pack

After each expedition, there is a chance for players to find an item pack or buried catfood in the field. By tapping it, the player will be given reward and an extra option to watch online ads for extra catfood, cat eyes, and materials. If the player declines, a Doge steals the item pack.
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Expedition Tips

  • If you are not looking for certain power-ups, it is recommended to keep doing expeditions on the latest area to increase Gamatoto's level quicker.
  • Save any expedition power-ups you get for the most rewarding levels and use it only at the start after a transformation phase point, such as when you have leveled up to level 19 due to earlier stages only having very small XP rewards.
  • Do not dismiss your helpers easily; the chance to find a helper is very rare, and they are more valuable as helpers rather than Ototo Corps engineers. Only dismiss helpers if you are at max capacity and want to replace a helper with a higher rarity one, or if you desperately need Ototo Engineers.


  • Gamatoto was mentioned in Masked Cat description before it was released.
    • His appearance at level 50 shows the mask that Masked Cat wears.
  • The battlefield background changes depending on the actual time of day in your area. There are day, evening and night backgrounds for each phase.
  • If you decline the littered catfood offer, a Doge will come and snatch the catfood and run away.
  • On occasion, a Cat can be seen in the tent.


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