|This page contains information regarding the Valentine Event 2022.|
Much of the content below is copied verbatim from Castle Cats and is therefore copyrighted by PocApp.
Valentine 2022 was a full Castle Cats event added in app version 3.4. It began on January 10, received a mid-event update on February 9, and ran through March 5. An update to app version 3.4.1 was released on January 20 to fix bugs related to the event packs and some translations.
The event introduced five new Valentine heroes: Cyrille, Stillsphere and Komachi, who could be purchased with real money, and two more who could be crafted in Alchemy. Many of the 27 previous Valentine cats are also available for recruitment and others will become available as the event continues.
The Lunar New Year mini-event began on February 1 and continued through the remainder of the Valentine Event. One new Lunar New Year hero, Pax, was available as a real-money purchase, and all five previous Lunar New Year cats returned, two in Alchemy and three in the Event Shop.
New guild leader customization options were available in the Event Shop, as were one new and nine returning hero outfits. Items from past Valentine events were available in the prize pool of the Event Box. The Event Badge and Event Pass offered prizes for players based on how much of the event they completed.
The event included a 17-quest story campaign, which featured the following characters (in order of appearance): Rich, Catniss, Conan, Francis, Berry, Cyrille, Cupcake, Romeo, Juliet, Curio, Molotov, Pipsqueak, Kai, Sandy Claws, Benedict, Amortina, Astrid, Leonard, Demaires, Aya, Curio, and Bob. A full transcript of the dialog is now available.
While the event was live, rewards for event-specific, normal and battle quests at quest level 4 and above could include chocolate hearts, red roses, and love letters, Valentine event materials used to craft hero eggs and plushies and acquire new guild leader items. These materials could also be purchased as microtransactions in the Event Shop.
|2000 of each Valentine material||$14.99 USD||+750|
1000 of each Valentine material,
300 gems and Purrcis
|1000 of each Valentine material||$7.99 USD||+400|
|500 of each Valentine material||$4.99 USD||+250|
The quest selection screen included a materials boost button offering the option to watch an ad and get double event materials from quest rewards for 30 minutes. Alternatively, purchasing a new premium hero for real money doubled event materials from quest rewards and purchasing two or more microtransaction cats tripled them. These boosts lasted for the duration of the event and replaced the ad boost option.
The Event Shop offered three new Valentine heroes, one new Lunar New Year hero, and one previous Lunar New Year hero as microtransaction purchases as well as thirteen returning heroes—eleven Valentine and two Lunar New Year—for 200 to 300 gems each.
|Returning Hero (MTX)||Cost|
+250 VIP XP
Two new Valentine heroes could be crafted in Alchemy, from the Sweets and Heart-broken Love Eggs. All eleven crafting cats from previous Valentine and Lunar New Year events were also available.
|Egg||Name & Description||Materials Cost||Craft
Thinking of opening up a café? Then this Hero is the one you need!
|Heart-broken Love Egg
Beautiful love and... a lack of empathy surrounds this Hero. A strange combination, indeed.
Create a new Hero with the power of Love!
Create a new Hero with the power of Love!
|Angelic Scale Egg
Scales AND feathers? What kind of Hero will this bring?
|Glowy Stripe Egg
Call forth a guardian Hero with this glowy egg!
Are we sure this Hero belongs in this timeline?
If theatre, song, dance and love are all part of your Valentine's, this Hero will be perfect.
Create a new Hero with the power of Love!
Craft this egg and maybe you'll catch a thief. Perhaps a new Hero?
|Sparkling Bomb Egg
This egg will make the most beautiful explosion, and bring a fitting Hero!
Need some extra luck this year? Craft this egg and you'll get just the Hero you need!
This egg makes squeaky noises, but the Hero it brings will be a pleasant surprise!
|Totals||6400 of each Valentine material (+4000 of each Valentine material); 400 Lunar New Year materials||26d (+12d)||13 cats|
Note: Plushies can only be unlocked in guilds that have reached level 50.
Ember, Catania's version of the friend-matching app Tinder that debuted in the Valentine Event 2021, was available again in 2022 along with five returning plushies. Players who had already unlocked them found them in the Alchemy station ready for crafting or, if already crafted, with a green check mark. Ember could be found by tapping the pink and white icon at the bottom of the guild hall screen. Players could like, superlike or dislike the guild heroes and allied cats that appeared randomly in succession. While dislikes were limitless, players got only 10 likes and one superlike daily. They reset to those numbers at midnight (00:00) local time, regardless of how many were remaining at that time. After using their daily allotments, players could get five additional likes by watching an ad and additional superlikes for 25 gems each as often as they desired. When a match was made with a liked cat, players could send "Sweets", a "Letter" or "Flowers" to their match, and a random amount (estimated to be between 5 and 25) of the corresponding event material taken from inventory. While there were no new plushies to be earned through Ember, at least five new ones could be unlocked while playing Matching Mania.
Guild Leader Items
The following new guild leader customizations were available in the Event Shop.
|Item||Cost per Variant||# Variants|
|Sophisticated Dress||4 Variants|
|Checkered Cape||4 Variants|
|Teddy Bear Bag||4 Variants|
|Heart Tattoo||5 Variants|
|Disapproving Face||5 Variants|
|Romantic Date Conan|
|Love Bomb Molotov|
The Event Box is shown in the final tab of the Event Shop window. It could be purchased for 50,000 coins every two days or for 60 gems otherwise at any time. Players got a free box at the start of the event as well. For each box purchase, a player received one of the nine prizes shown in the window, chosen at random. The prize pool, which refreshed automatically every day at midnight (00:00) local time, could also be reset by watching an ad and then by using Refresh tickets (see the Event Pass section below) if any are available, or if not for successively higher gem prices starting at 5 gems.
The overall prize pool for the Event Box included:
- All eleven previous Valentine premium heroes: Amortina, Charmer, Venus, Rich, Lou, Berry, Shirley, Demaires, Kate, Iridessa and Gordon.
- Eight previous Valentine hero outfits, one for each of the following cats: Conan, Catniss, Francis, Purrcilla, Benedict, Kyle, Romeo and Juliet.
- Seventy different guild leader items from the Valentine events in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
- Various resources in the following fixed amounts:
- Gems: 75, 50, 25
- Reputation tokens: 15, 12, 6, 3
- Event materials: 400, 300, 200, 150
- Rare embers: 7, 5, 3
- Common embers: 10
Players could earn up to nine event badges by acquiring new event content and completing event quests. Prizes were awarded for obtaining 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 badges. Progress was tracked and prizes could be claimed in the Event Badges window accessed by tapping the red rose in the bottom left of the guild hall screen.
Note: Real-money purchases are required to earn the Recruiter badge, which is fitting given that the reward for earning all badges, a 14-day VIP ticket, is useful only to players who have made at least $10 in real-money purchases.
|Recruiter||Purchase New Premium Heroes||1||Cyrille, Stillsphere, Komachi|
|Alchemist||Craft New Hero Eggs||1||Sweets Egg (Beancake)|
Heart-broken Love Egg (Amie)
|Artisan||Purchase Guild Leader Items||1||One variation per type of item|
|Lorekeeper||Complete Event Quests||9||Event Quests|
The Event Pass awarded prizes as players collected event materials; additional rewards were available to players who purchased the Gold Pass for 450 gems. Materials requirements increased as players advanced through ten stages and acted only as criteria, not costs; that is, no materials were taken from inventory as prizes were claimed. The Event Pass window could be found by tapping the red rose in the bottom left of the guild hall screen and then opening the third tab on the right.
Requirements and Rewards
Rewards included tickets that could be used to open the Event Box (pink with gold star) and to refresh the prize pool of the box (blue with circular arrow) after the "Refresh" ad had been watched. So far, unused tickets earned in one event remain available for use in the next, although the Castle Cats developaws have considered imposing an expiration on unused tickets. The Gold Pass could be purchased at any time during the event to receive rewards retroactively from stages already cleared.
|Total Resource Rewards,
Free + Gold Pass
Valentine: 2017 (Transcript) • 2018 (Transcript) • 2019 (Transcript) • 2020 (Transcript) • 2021 (Transcript) • 2022 (Transcript)