How to save the Filthy Cat in Like a Dragon: Ishin

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Filthy Cat: Meow... The Filthy Cat from Like a Dragon: Ishin
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After watching this sweet white cat fall into the water, you might wonder how to get the Filthy Cat in Like a Dragon: Ishin back to safety. It's a pretty simple process, but we can show you a few tips and tricks to make the process as smooth as possible.

The Filthy Cat is just one of the six possible pets that you can find in Like a Dragon Ishin. There are three cats and three dogs that you can adopt in time, all of which we'll have guides on.


For more on the game, check out how to save the Barking Dog in Like a Dragon Ishin. We also have a guide on how to save the Starving Cat, as well as how to get and use Soul Orbs.

How to save the Filthy Cat in Like a Dragon: Ishin

Firstly, you need to find the Filthy Cat. The chances are, you've ran past this sweet animal dozens of times without realising it. Being in proximity to the animal doesn't trigger any kind of cutscene. Instead, you need to physically look at the cat and interact with it in order to start the scene.


She's located right on the docks in Fushimi, right next to the boat that takes you to your villa. Once you interact with her, she'll fall into the ocean, where Ryoma will throw himself in after her in order to save her. She's brought back safely, but cold and miserable. You'll have the option to take her to the local bathhouse in order to clean her up, which is what you need to do in order to save her.

Substories: The Filthy Cat
Ryoma and a Filthy Cat in Like a Dragon Ishin
If we throw ourselves into the ocean, will Ryoma jump in after us too?

This is a process that you'll need to repeat a total of five times. Luckily, the woodcutting minigame is just around the corner. This is recommended to do between the Filthy Cat interactions for a number of reasons.

Firstly, it's the perfect amount of time needed to trigger the next Filthy Cat cutscene. Secondly, it will provide the money needed to adopt the Lucky Cat later on.


After you've taken the Filthy Cat to the bathhouse for the fourth time, and done the woodcutting game, you'll be able to trigger the final cutscene. This time, a small crowd has gathered around her after she's pulled out by someone else.

Always the hero, Ryoma pushes his way through the crowd, claiming that it's his cat. He'll take her to the bathhouse one final time, where he'll finally adopt her to keep her safe. You'll have the option of three different names to pick from, all of which are very cute choices for this clumsy cat!

That's it for our look at how to save the Filthy Cat in Like a Dragon: Ishin! For more on the game, read up on how to fast travel, as well as how to complete It's a Long Story in Like a Dragon: Ishin.