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Last edited on April 22, 2014
by Kittycatlover
"W-want M-Mommy..."
— Katie, Animal Crossing: City Folk

Katie as she appears in New Leaf
Gender Female
Species Kitten
Service Whining for Mother (prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
Asking for help to travel to other towns (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
Birthday October 22nd
Appearance(s) Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Dōbutsu no Mori
Regional Names
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Katie (まいこちゃん, Maiko-chan?) is a small yellow kitten in the Animal Crossing series. She is the daughter of Kaitlin.


She has appeared as a small yellow kitten through her appearances in the series. She is a small yellow kitten with brown hair and small black eyes with eyelashes. She wears a blue dress with a pink flower on the front. In New Leaf she has a red backpack and a light brown hat with a dark brown line around.


In Animal Crossing: Wild World

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, shortly after visiting another town via Wi-fi, either one of the players may find Katie crying in their town. When talked to, she will tell them that she has been separated from her mother and will beg for them to take her back to the town that was visited or the town from where the player was visiting from. If her request is refused, she will start sniveling instead of crying.

If the player chooses to return her to her to her mother, Kaitlin, she will follow the them to the Town Gate. If the player enters another building, she will not enter but when they exit the building she can be found crying, asking them where they were. She also may fall over if the player moves too quickly and she begins to fall behind, and will cry as a result.

When she is returned to Kaitlin, the player will receive a letter in the mail the next day with a present attached. These rewards can be found below.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk

Her role in Animal Crossing: City Folk is unchanged from her role in Animal Crossing: Wild World. She retains the same appearance and characteristics, by not entering buildings the player may enter when she is helped home as well as tripping over when she is hurried. The rewards stay the same, except pictures do not make an appearance in the game. She may also appear more than once in your town.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

"What? No way! You're the mayor?! Hi, <Mister or Missus> Mayor!"
— Katie, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, first time meeting as mayor.

Katie is older in Animal Crossing: New Leaf than she was in previous games, and now travels without her mother from town to town. Despite that fact she will be grateful for traveling with her instead of alone.

If she visits the player's town, she will be seen walking around and may ask if she could be taken to a friend's town. She will stay in your town for a day until you talk with her and decide to take her with you. If the player attempts to visit anywhere in their town other than the train station, the player will be presented to whether to hold Katie's interest to visit other towns.

If she is taken to the train station, she will either get on the train with the player, or lose her ticket and miss the train as a result. If she missed the train, she will say in a letter that she got the next one. Regardless of the event, the player will still receive a gift from her the next day via a letter. 

In Animal Crossing: The Movie

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Katie is seen sitting with Kaitlin during the K.K. Slider performance. She is also seen at the hook-a-duck stool, congratulating Pelly for winning.

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The portrait received from Katie.

When Katie is returned to Kaitlin, the player will receive an item in a letter sent to them in the mail the next day. In Wild World and City Folk, the item can be one of the following:

Maigo picture
Katie's picture

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player will receive one of the following gifts the next day in a letter after taking Katie to another town. The player will still receive a letter even if Katie fails to get on the train:

  • Digital-Photo Frame
  • Globe
  • Katie's Picture

Her picture quote is "Life is short and time is swift"

  • Sketch Book
  • Toy Camera
  • World Map


  • Before Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Katie's Japanese name was unknown as she was referred to only as "lost child" (まいごちゃん, maigo-chan?); her name was revealed to be Maiko (まいこちゃん, Maiko-chan?).
  • When Katie is taken to another town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she is not seen in the town.

City Folk

Kaitlin being reunited with Katie.

New Leaf

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Meeting Katie

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In Dobutsu No Mori (film) she was a background character. She as seen sitting next to Kaitlin during K.K Slider's performance.