Their anatomy is similar of a normal cat, with the exception of their coats and tail which differs from one type to another. Each cat has different plant attached to their tail, either from flowers, fungi or cacti. There are no known cats that pollinates fruit trees although it is probable. Their fur also varies from the types of plants they pollinates. Long-haired Poly-Cats are common in pollinating mosses and fungi whereas the short-furred carries flowers and cacti.
Genetics and Reproduction
They do not have gestation nor mating period, however, you may witness the cat randomly basking under the sun and splits into two, or just staring into your soul and splits into several Poly-Cats. The more the cat splits, the smaller the split part will be.
Growth Rate & Stages
If the split becomes a kitten, they grow up normally but does not require any sustenance. Poly-Kittens photosynthesize before they start hunting for themselves. At the age of 2, their tails will have the plants that they will be pollinating.
Ecology and Habitats
It can be ruled that the Poly-Cats can only be found in Haint, where most of the rare species of plants can be found. Poly-Cats need a clean environment with winds to help spread seedlings throughout the land.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Depending on the plants on their tail, a Poly-Cat may consume insects, fruits, fungi, cacti or simply live with photosynthesis.
Poly-Cats' coats changes depending on the season. In Spring, they will be completely covered in blooming flowers. In Summer and Autumn, their coats turn into dark brown to blend with the leaves and adapt to the heat. In Winter, their coats turn white and they will undergo hibernation with the plants on their tail, closing (flowers) or shed off their tail until Spring.
Poly-Cats are great house pets for those that are allergic to fur. This is due to certain residue on their coats that nullifies any allergies or sickness and the ones with the flowers will attempt to close them to prevent any pollens flying about. If there are pollens in the air, the Poly-Cat will try to get them attached to their coats and nullifies their effects onto those that are allergic to pollens.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
The long-haired Poly-Cats are shaved for their fur due to the special residue that can nullifies allergies or sickness. The furs are then brewed into potions but only available locally in Floreale.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Their tail enables them to sense what plant is ready for pollination upon contact. They are observed to touch every plant they approached and sometimes replaces the plant on their tail with another that is ready to be pollinated.
- Scientific Name
- Cattoes Politoes
- 30 years
- Conservation Status
- Since its only available on Haint, Poly-Cats are prohibited in leaving the land or smuggled as they will wilt and die. The changes of temperature, atmosphere and climate causes their body to rapidly deteriorate, hence, they are useless outside of Haint, but they can be dried out and smuggled to alchemists. Smuggling activities can be found in Haint and the people of Floreale take every precaution they could to prevent and persecute these smugglers.
- Average Height
- 23-25 cm
- Average Weight
- 6-10 kg
- Average Length
- 46 cm
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