Japanese Name Gonzales (ゴンザレス Gonzaresu?)
HP Defense Magic Defense
76 127 50
10 1 0
Weak Absorbs Immune
None None None
Location Leene Square (Present)
Treasure None
Charm Ambrosia
Techs Punching Glove
Gato's Song of Love
Counters Multi-Punch
Combo Counters None
Combos None

Gato is an enemy in Chrono Trigger that can be found at Leene Square in the Present. He is a training robot built and maintained by Lucca. The player can fight him in a mock fight for a few Experience Points as well as 15 Silver Points. He sings to his opponents immediately before and after the battle. A spring-loaded fist ejects from his navel to hit nearby foes, and he has an appearance similar to a cat. Exiting Gato's Arena before receiving Silver points for defeating him will cause Gato to not reward the party with any Silver Points.

Chrono CrossEdit

"Miss Kid and Mistress Lucca are stuck in the backroom.I'm sorry that I lacka the power to help youmm..."
— Gato

Gato is seen seriously injured in Lucca's Orphanage, and he dies (or fizzles out) after he informs Serge of the events at hand.


  • Gato means cat in Spanish and Portuguese. Additionally, his Japanese name, Gonzalez (Gonsarezu), is a very popular Spanish surname.
  • Named for Mexican boxer and former WBC Lightweight Boxing Champion Rodolfo 'El Gato' González.


  • If Magus succeeds in using Black Hole on Gato, Gato will magically reappear near Magus after the battle.
  • Cybots share physical characteristics with Gato, but they are blue in color.
  • Gato is the first Charmable enemy you can meet.