Pavilion:Update History

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The history of Kemono Friends Pavilion, both in terms of pre-release promotional history and post-release update history.

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Pre-Release History

The existence of an upcoming mobile game based on Kemono Friends was first revealed simultaneously with the reveal of Kemono Friends Alarm, both of which were developed by Bushiroad. Details from that point forth were scarce - the game had been targeted for Summer 2017, but the time had come and gone before Pavilion's name was even revealed to the public. However, this changed when the official Bushiroad website for Kemono Friends media was created on August 13th, 2017, giving both titles their name. This was followed by a Kemono Friends Hour stream on August 16th, which detailed Alarm and confirmed an appearance at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show in September.

On September 22nd, at TGS, the first Kemono Friends Pavilion trailer was revealed, and the official Twitter account was opened. The game's art style and a short segment of the game's theme song, Fure Fure Best Friends, which had not yet been officially unveiled, were also shown. However, despite this, the actual gameplay was at the time still unknown. The official Bushiroad website also updated, explaining that you could observe Friends, though the meaning of this was not explained until later on.

The game received little in the way of news until October 18th, when the website updated revealing more gameplay details - notably, that the game would be similar in gameplay to the popular Neko Atsume app. The PV shown at TGS was uploaded to YouTube, and pre-registration began. A pre-registration rewards campaign also began, with the following rewards for registration:

  • 10,000: Pikapika Crystal
  • 30,000: Pikapika Crystal
  • 50,000: Pikapika Crystal
  • 100,000: Golden Mouse Toy
  • 150,000: Pikapika Crystal

Within 24 hours, the first three goals were met, and the total number of pre-registrations was close to meeting the goal for the fourth reward, as well. On October 20th, two days after the beginning of the campagin, the Golden Mouse Toy goal was met. Not long after, the official Pavilion Twitter began to post weekly announcements regarding the gameplay, revealing the inclusion of new Friends simultaneously.

  • 10/25: Reveal of Aardwolf. Tweet
  • 10/27: New pre-registration campaign rewards added. For 200,000 registrations, five randomly selected people would receive an official Kemono Friends Pavilion t-shirt. For 300,000, one randomly selected registrant could receive a Serval standee featuring her Pavilion appearance. Tweet
  • 11/1: Reveal of Black-Backed Jackal. Tweet
  • 11/8: Reveal of Atlantic Puffin. Tweet
  • 11/15: Reveal of Komodo Dragon. Tweet
  • 11/15: A short PV for the theme song, Fure Fure Best Friends, was revealed. Tweet
  • 11/15: Kemono Friends Pavilion is delayed from 2017 to the end of January 2018. As compensation, a gameplay screenshot featuring PPP, Moose, and Asian Small-Clawed Otter was posted. Tweet
  • 11/17: A screenshot explaining that different Friends use different Playthings was posted, using Margay as an example. Tweet
  • 11/19: The pre-registration campaign surpassed 150,000 pre-registrations, meeting a new goal. Tweet
  • 11/22: Reveal of Scarlet Macaw (then known only as Macaw). Scarlet Macaw, notably, was the first Friend revealed for Pavilion that had not yet been revealed in some form beforehand. Tweet
  • 11/24: Suri Alpaca is used to demonstrate that some Friends use Playthings in unique ways that no other Friend is able to. This is illustrated by her using a table Toy to serve tea. Tweet
  • 11/29: Reveal of Tibetan Sand Fox. Tweet
  • 12/1: Serval is used to illustrate that nocturnal Friends are more likely to appear during the night. Tweet
  • 12/6: Reveal of Silky Anteater. Tweet
  • 12/12: Pavilion's theme song, Fure Fure Best Friends, is officially released, and new official art is posted to accompany it. Tweet
  • 12/15: Reveal of Plains Zebra. Tweet
  • 12/22: Reveal of Bald Eagle. Tweet
  • 12/25: Reveal of Resplendent Quetzal. Tweet
  • 12/31: A New Year's variant of the Fure Fure Best Friends official art is posted. Tweet
  • 1/1: An introduction video to Pavilion is posted. Tweet
  • 1/3: Reveal of Gray Wolf. Tweet

After this point, updates became much more frequent, and close to daily.

  • 1/4: Screenshots of the in-game Friends Archive were posted. These screenshots also revealed that their appearance had changed from their initial design on the Bushiroad website. Tweet
  • 1/5: Reveal of Thomson's Gazelle. Tweet
  • 1/6: An example screenshot of Kemotalks was posted, using Crested Ibis and Suri Alpaca. Tweet
  • 1/7: An example screenshot of a by-Friend search function in the Kemotalks menu was posted. Tweet
  • 1/9: Reveal of Cougar. Tweet
  • 1/10: An in-game screenshot was posted to illustrate that there are multiple in-game Areas in which Friends can appear. Tweet
  • 1/11: Reveal of Silver Fox. Tweet
  • 1/12: Information regarding the placement of Playthings in Areas was posted, using an example screenshot. Tweet
  • 1/13: Reveal of Caracal. Tweet
  • 1/14: Information regarding the placement of Playthings was shown, along with an example screenshot detailing the in-game Plaything list. Tweet
  • 1/15: Reveal of Tsuchinoko. Tweet
  • 1/16: Information regarding the use of Lucky Beasts and Japari Buns to attract Friends was detailed, using an in-game screenshot as an example. Tweet
  • 1/17: Information regarding the Deluxe Japari Buns which are more likely to attract Friends was posted. Tweet
  • 1/18: Information regarding the five types of Materials used to construct Playthings was posted. Tweet
  • 1/19: Information regarding how Friends can help you acquire Materials was posted, using Margay as an example. Tweet
  • 1/20: Information regarding methods of obtaining new Pikapika Crystals, such as daily missions, was posted using an in-game screenshot as an example. Tweet
  • 1/21: The Sandstar Printer that allows for Materials and Pikapika Crystals to be used to create new Playthings was unveiled. Tweet
  • 1/22: A new PV was posted revealing that Kemono Friends Pavilion was on track to be made available in January. Tweet
  • 1/24: Registration of 200,000 people had been broken, so the official T-shirt designs for the five potential winners of that bonus were revealed. Tweet
  • 1/24: It was revealed that Kemono Friends Pavilion would be released on Friday, January 26th, with a new video accompanying the tweet. Tweet

Additionally, on 1/24, a livestream was held featuring approximately 15~ minutes of Kemono Friends Pavilion gameplay, featuring PPP and Doubutsu Biscuits. This would be the last official action before public release.

Version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0 was released on January 26th, 2018. It was the first public release of Kemono Friends Pavilion, and the initial launch. It saw the inclusion of the Savannah, Mountaintop, and Waterfront Areas, and featured 494 KemoTalks. All players were awarded 1500 Pikapika Crystals, along with the Golden Mouse Toy. The game launched with a total of 30 Friends and 108 Playthings. Later that day, all players were also awarded 50 Pikapika Crystals as compensation for server outage to quickly fix a bug. The version number was not affected by this hotfix.

List of Friends added in Version 1.0.0
List of Playthings added in Version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.1

The first update to Kemono Friends Pavilion was announced on 1/29, and went live on 2/2. The update fixed an issue in which Japanese players were confused about the mechanics of watching advertisements for Deluxe Japari Buns, and made the process more clear. The update also fixed an issue in which Friends would use night-specific dialogue during the day if the game was played overseas. In addition to bugfixes, the update saw the inclusion of a new Friend, and two accompanying Playthings. Because of the inclusion of a new Friend, the total number of KemoTalks in the game went from 494 to 521, a total of 27 new KemoTalks.

List of Friends added in Version 1.0.1
List of Playthings added in Version 1.0.1

Version 1.0.2

Version 1.0.2 was announced on 2/6, and was released on 2/9. Over the course of this version period, three major content releases occurred. The first release came with a new Friend, Bald Eagle, and four new Playthings, three of which were related to a Valentine's Day event. These were the Bird Perch and the Heart items listed below. This release brought the KemoTalk total up to 548, adding 27 new KemoTalks. Additionally, the rate at which you could watch ads to receive Deluxe Japari Buns was reduced from once every 12 hours to once every 8 hours, a bonus which was stated to last until 2/15.

Announced on 2/13 and released on 2/15, the second release consisted of one new Friend, the Komodo Dragon, and two new playthings, the Cask with Faucet and the Basket. It was the first content update that did not coincide with the release of a new version number or require the download of an update to the game's APK. This content release brought the KemoTalk total to 565, only adding 17 new KemoTalks featuring the new Friend. The rate for Deluxe Japari Buns was permanently decreased to 8 hours.

A third content release was announced on 2/19 and released on 2/21. It consisted of one new Friend, the Cougar, and four new playthings; the Hula Hoop, the Cat Face Cutout, Big Bell and the Tuna Can. This content release brought the KemoTalk total to 580, adding 15 new KemoTalks featuring the new Friend. The chance of Friends exhibiting their Special Animations was permanently increased.

List of Friends added in Version 1.0.2
List of Playthings added in Version 1.0.2

Version 1.0.3

Version 1.0.3 was announced on 2/26 and released on 2/28. It had one new Friend, the Silky Anteater, and two new playthings: the Jack-in-the-Box and the Hinadan. The update brought the KemoTalk total to 593, adding 13 new KemoTalks featuring the new Friend. Additionally, a new Daily Challenge was revealed that would be going into effect on 3/1, which involved viewing 30 Friends in one day. Strangely, the new Friend in the initial content release of 1.0.3 could be encountered without updating your game from 1.0.2. A day later, a quick update was sent out with updates to Bald Eagle and Atlantic Puffin's models, due to inconsistencies with the official art. 50 Pikapika was sent to the present box of players as an apology.

A livestream was held on 3/5 that announced the upcoming inclusion of a tool to convert duplicate Playthings into Rough Steel, along with a new Area coming in the next month. 11 upcoming Friends were simultaneously revealed, including the following as-of-yet unseen Friends:

  • Okapi
  • Indian Peafowl
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Japanese River Otter
  • Fossa
  • Malayan Tapir

A content update was announced on 3/5 and released on 3/7. It featured Gray Wolf, and included four new items, three of which were recolors of the time-limited Valentine's Day items from 1.0.2, in honor of White Day. The fourth new Plaything was the Writing Table. Additionally, the Glass Table and Wooden Table Playthings were added to the list of possible craftable items. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 593 to 606, reaching 600+ Talks and including a total of 13 additional Talks.

List of Friends added in Version 1.0.3
List of Playthings added in Version 1.0.3

Version 1.0.4

1.0.4 was announced on 3/12 and released on 3/14. It featured Reticulated Giraffe, and included four new items. Two of these playthings, the Step and the Dumbbell, were released in anticipation of the forthcoming Plaything-conversion system; they are both the first items to be craftable with solely Rough Steel. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from '606' to '619', including a total of 13 additional Talks. Furthermore, the ad-cooldown rate for Deluxe Japari Buns was reduced from 8 hours to 6 hours.

The Plaything-conversion system was released within a day of this update, allowing duplicate Playthings to be converted into Rough Steel, a previously unattainable material which could be used to make three-star or higher Playthings.

A content update was announced on 3/19 and released on 3/20. It featured Tibetan Sand Fox, and included two new items, one of which (the Sakura Tree) was released to celebrate the cherry blossom season. Additionally, the Turtle Boat Plaything was added to the list of possible craftable items. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 619 to 632, including a total of 13 additional Talks.

The next content update was announced on 3/26 and released on 3/28. It added Japanese River Otter, and two new items, the Wooden Water House and the Cherry Blossom Petals. 13 new KemoTalks were added, bringing the total to 645. Additionally, in apology for a short service outage not long after the update went live, all players received 10 Pikapika Crystals.

A temporary update was added on 4/1 for April Fools' Day, causing all encounters with Asian Small-Clawed Otter and Japanese River Otter to give quintuple Coins and Materials for the day.

List of Friends added in Version 1.0.4
List of Playthings added in Version 1.0.4

Version 1.1.0

Version 1.1.0 was the first major content update for Kemono Friends Pavilion. It was released on 4/2, though the majority of its important inclusions went live on 4/4. The focus of the update was a new Area, the Jungle, along with a large host of new content: 7 new Friends (Scarlet Macaw, Resplendent Quetzal, Fossa, Indian Peafowl, Tasmanian Devil, Malayan Tapir, and Okapi), 14 new Playthings (Stained Glass Light, Confetti Ball, Dresser, Wooden Jungle Gym, Broom & Dustpan Set, Rocking Horse, Cassette, Paddle Board, Hammock, Wooden Boat, Red One-Pole Tent, Blue One-Pole Tent, Yellow One-Pole Tent, Treehouse) and 74 new KemoTalks, bringing the total number of KemoTalks to 719.

In addition, a variety of quality of life features were added:

  • Ability to watch ads that were accidentally skipped to gain an additional 10 Pikapika Crystals per completed Daily Challenge
  • Silhouettes for craftable Playthings not yet in a player's possession were replaced with an image of the Plaything itself, allowing players to see the final result's appearance beforehand
  • The Challenges menu was given an option to only display finished or unfinished challenges
  • The game was given the capability to send out push notifications when the Japari Buns have run out so that the player does not forget to refill them
  • The cap for all materials was increased from 999 to 9999.

Additionally, in light of a new area being released, the update doubled the Coins gained from encounters for a week, until 4/11.

The next content update was announced on 4/8 and went live on 4/11. Despite having just added 7 new Friends, this update still contained a new Friend, the King Cobra. It added just 11 KemoTalks, bringing the total to 730, and featured two new Playthings - the Metronome and the Xylophone.

List of Friends added in Version 1.1.0
List of Playthings added in Version 1.1.0

Version 1.1.1

Version 1.1.1 was released in a compulsory update on 4/17 with some bug fixes, although the main bulk of its content was not implemented until 4/18. It featured Panther Chameleon, and included two new items (the Paper Shuriken and the Park-Print Boat). Additionally, the Swing was made craftable. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 730 to 741, adding 11 new KemoTalks. Players were given two separate rewards of 50 Pikapika as an apology for the forced update and bug fixes.

A content update was released on 4/25. It featured New Zealand Giant Penguin, and included two new items (the Retro Mic and the Cone Cup). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 741 to 752, including a total of 11 additional Talks.

An event went live on 5/1 at midday (GMT+9) in celebration of Golden Week. During the event, which lasted until 5/7, the cost of Deluxe Japari Buns was decreased from 50 to 30 Pikapika.

A content update was released on 5/2. It featured Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey, and included two new items (the Fluffy Cloud and the Monkey Face Cutout). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 752 to 764, including a total of 12 additional talks. Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey was the 50th Friend to be added to the game.

On 5/5, players were given a present of 150 Pikapika in celebration of the game being out for 100 days.

List of Friends added in Version 1.1.1
List of Playthings added in Version 1.1.1

Version 1.1.2

Version 1.1.2 was released on 5/9 during a maintenance period lasting from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM JST (later extended to 6:00 PM). It featured Greater Flamingo, and included two new items (the Passionate Water Stage and the Palm Tree Islet). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 764 to 775, including a total of 11 additional talks. Players were given two presents of 100 and 50 Pikapika as an apology for the maintenance and mandatory update.

  • From this update onwards, the game featured weekly challenges in addition to the existing daily ones, focused around getting a set number of encounters on particular Friends or types of Friends. Dailies were also reclassified in the challenges menu as gentei (Limited) challenges instead of deiri (Daily) challenges in order to include the new weeklies. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Greater Flamingo, Royal Penguin, and Emperor Penguin.
  • Daily and Weekly challenges now display a progress bar in the menu.
  • Notifications for gained Pikapika now show the previous amount and new amount.
  • Notifications for unlocked KemoTalks now show the talk number.
List of Friends added in Version 1.1.2
List of Playthings added in Version 1.1.2

Version 1.1.3

Version 1.1.3 was announced on 5/15 and released on 5/16. It featured Cheetah, and included two new items (the Spinning Mouse Toy and the Big Sneaker). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 775 to 786, including a total of 11 additional talks. Players were given a 50 Pikapika present as an apology for the mandatory update. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Cheetah, Serval, Brown Bear and Humboldt Penguin.

A content update was announced on 5/21 and released on 5/23. It featured Red Fox, and included three new items (Vaulting Horse, Udon Bowl, Weathercock), the last of which is craftable. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 786 to 797, including a total of 11 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Red Fox, Ezo Red Fox and Silver Fox.

A content update was announced on 5/28, but differed from the norm by being released from 5/30 to 6/1:

  • On 5/30, two weekly challenges were added for North American Beaver and Black-Tailed Prairie Dog. The Garbage Can was also made craftable.
  • On 5/31, Bearded Seal was released as the new Friend for the week. The Drift Ice Trumpet Stage and the Surfboard were released as new items. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 797 to 808, including a total of 11 additional talks.
  • On 6/1, a special event was implemented for the day surrounding Tsuchinoko; her spawn rate was drastically increased across all Playthings and areas, and an Event Challenge (the first of its kind) was added, focussed on encountering Tsuchinoko. Players were given a 50 Pikapika present as an apology for the staggered update content.
List of Friends added in Version 1.1.3
List of Playthings added in Version 1.1.3

Version 1.2.0

Version 1.2.0 was the second major content update for Kemono Friends Pavilion. It was announced via livestream on 5/23, and released on 6/6. The focus of the update was a new Area, the Desert, along with a large host of new content: 7 new Friends (Sand Cat, Arabian Oryx, Coyote, Greater Roadrunner, Pink Fairy Armadillo, Dromedary and Wild Bactrian Camel), 14 new Playthings (Sandcastle, Food Sample - Tuna, Unicorn Ride, Hamster Wheel, Big Megaphone, Sphinx, Mysterious Lamp, Carpet, Mysterious Vase, Pyramid, Totem Pole, Ger, Long Cactus and Round Cactus) - the latter 7 being craftable - and 72 new KemoTalks, bringing the total number of KemoTalks to 880. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for each of the new Friends. Other changes are listed below

  • External PP rewards (from quizzes/games) were multiplied by 1.5 until 6/10.
  • The 'glimmer' mechanic was implemented; small sparkles now spawn around every area, which can be tapped to receive coins and materials. Pink glimmers give single materials and small amounts of coins, while rarer golden glimmers give higher amounts.
  • From 6/7 to 6/13, an extra Daily challenge was added that gave 100 coins for encountering 1 Friend.

A content update was released on 6/13. It featured Pale Fox, and included two new items; the Sandbox Play Set, and the Rocket Toy. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 880 to 891, including a total of 11 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Pale Fox, Northern White-Faced Owl and Eurasian Eagle-Owl.

On 6/15, a special event was implemented for the day surrounding Scarlet Macaw; an Event challenge (the first of its kind) was added, focussed on encountering her. This update also altered the challenge menu button; it now turns red when an Event challenge is active.. Later in the day, an issue regarding Toy Rocket drops was fixed and an apology present of 150 PP (two gifts of 140 and 10) was given to players who had used the SS Printer since Pale Fox's addition.

A content update was released on 6/20. It featured Bat-Eared Fox, and included three new items; the Mini Piano, the Musical Note Chair, and the Arabian Tent (the last being craftable). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 891 to 901, including a total of 10 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Bat-Eared Fox, Black-Backed Jackal and Fennec Fox.

On 6/21, a special event was implemented surrounding Reticulated Giraffe, to celebrate World Giraffe Day; an Event challenge was added, focussed on encountering her.

On 6/22, a special event was implemented surrounding Dromedary and Wild Bactrian Camel, to celebrate World Camel Day; two Event challenges was added, focussed on encountering them individually.

A content update was released on 6/27. It featured African Wild Dog, and included three new items; the Whiteboard, the Parfait Cup, and the Rocky Mountain (the last being craftable). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 901 to 910, including a total of 9 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for African Wild Dog, Brown Bear and Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey.

On 6/28 a special event was implemented adding a set of four daily encounter challenges: encountering 1, 5, 15 and 25 friends would give 50 Cold Stone, Sturdy Wood, Soft Cloth and Stretchy Rubber in that order.

On 7/1, a special event was implemented for the day surrounding Gray Wolf; her spawn rate was drastically increased across all Playthings and areas, and an Event Challenge was added focussed on encountering her. Players were given a 50 Pikapika present as an apology for fixes.

A content update was released on 7/4. It featured Frilled Lizard, and included three new items; the Running Machine, the Pear Bed and the Sasakazari (the Bed being time-limited). The Sasakazari was a special Plaything acquired via completing a daily challenge active until 7/7, wherein the player had to encounter 50, 100 and 150 Friends. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 910 to 918, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Frilled Lizard, Raccoon and Okapi.

A content update was released on 7/11. It featured Scarlet Ibis, and included two new items; the Pop Stage and the Ramen Bowl (the latter being time-limited). The Clay Pipe was also made craftable, and the Pikapika cost of pink buns was reduced from 50 to 30 until 7/18. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 918 to 926, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Scarlet Ibis, Crested Ibis and Suri Alpaca.

On 7/16, a special event was implemented for the day surrounding King Cobra; an Event Challenge was added focussed on encountering her.

A content update was released on 7/18. It featured Coypu, and included two new items; the Submarine Toy and the Watermelon Boat (the latter being time-limited). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 926 to 934, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Coypu, Emperor Penguin and Humboldt Penguin.

From 7/23 to 7/25 15:00, gacha chances were increased for several 4-star and 3-star UB items.

A content update was released on 7/25. It featured Meerkat, and included two new items; the Big Binoculars and the Parabolic Antenna (the latter being time-limited). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 934 to 942, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Meerkat, Dromedary and Wild Bactrian Camel.

On 7/26, three limited-time events took place. The first was a special Twitter event, wherein players would be rewarded with one Yellow Japari Cushion (a new plaything) for every 1,000 retweets of a specific official tweet. The second was an assortment of special challenges, involving encountering specific sets of Friends at the same time; these were Serval/Caracal, Raccoon/Fennec Fox, Crested Ibis/Suri Alpaca, Asian Small-Clawed Otter/Jaguar, North American Beaver/Black-Tailed Prairie Dog, Lion/Moose, Ezo Red Fox/Silver Fox, Northern White-Faced Owl/Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Hippopotamus/Brown Bear, and then all 5 members of PPP. These two events lasted until midnight, 7/31. A third event lasted until midnight 7/26, where a free 150 Pikapika gift was made available in celebration of Pavilion being out for 6 months.

List of Friends added in Version 1.2.0
List of Playthings added in Version 1.2.0

Version 1.2.1

Version 1.2.1 saw the introduction of multiple SS Printer pools; along with the standard pool that updated with the introduction of new Friends, an event pool has been added which cycles between rateups of previously-introduced 4-star items. Additionally, a 50 PP present was given as an apology for the forced update.

On 8/1, a special event was implemented for the day surrounding Tibetan Sand Fox; her spawn rate was drastically increased across all Playthings and areas, and an Event Challenge was added focussed on encountering her. The cushions from the Twitter event were also awarded.

A content update was released on 8/1. It featured Black Leopard, and included two new items; the Big Binoculars and the Parabolic Antenna (the latter being time-limited). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 942 to 950, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Black Leopard, Serval and Okapi.

On 8/8, a special event was implemented surrounding cat Friends, to celebrate International Cat Day; an Event challenge was added, focussed on encountering any of the following; Serval, Jaguar, Lion, Margay, Caracal, Cougar, Cheetah, Sand Cat and Black Leopard.

A content update was released on 8/8. It featured Japanese Wolf, and included two new items; the Toy Train and the Big Moon (the latter being time-limited). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 950 to 959, including a total of 9 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Japanese Wolf, Ezo Red Fox and Silver Fox. The 'rerun' gacha machine was also disabled during this update.

On 8/10, a special event was implemented surrounding Lion, to celebrate World Lion Day; an Event challenge was added focussing on encountering her.

From 8/11 to 8/15, a special challenge was implemented for encountering 50, 150 and 300 Friends, the reward being a new plaything (Shaved Ice Machine).

List of Friends added in Version 1.2.1
List of Playthings added in Version 1.2.1

Version 1.3.0

Version 1.3.0 was the third major content update for Kemono Friends Pavilion. It was announced in-game and on Twitter on 8/14, and released on 8/15. The focus of the update was a new Area, the Ocean, along with a large host of new content: 7 new Friends (Short-Beaked Common Dolphin, Common Bottlenose Dolphin, Chinese White Dolphin, California Sea Lion, Narwhal, Blue Whale, Great Auk), 14 new Playthings (Happy Bell, Mysterious Reef, Whale Float, Dartboard, Water Polo Goal, Big Conch, Coral Tower, Anchor, Jetski, Lighthouse, Diving Board, Captivating Hoop, Jellyfish Balloon, Beach Chair) - the latter 7 being craftable - and 71 new KemoTalks, bringing the total number of KemoTalks to 1030 (from 959). The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for each of the new Friends. In addition, external PP rewards (from quizzes/games) were multiplied by 1.5 until 6/10.

From 8/16 to 8/22, another Daily Challenge was added, giving 100 coins for 1 encounter.

A content update was released on 8/22. It featured Commerson's Dolphin, and included two new items; the Small Ship and the Octopus Toy (the latter being time-limited). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1030 to 1038, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Commerson's Dolphin, Gentoo Penguin and Royal Penguin.

On 8/23, a special event was implemented adding a set of four daily encounter challenges: encountering 1, 5, 15 and 25 friends would give 50 Cold Stone, Sturdy Wood, Soft Cloth and Stretchy Rubber in that order.

An event printer was available from 8/24 to 8/29, containing rerun rateups of Ocean items; the Mysterious Reef, Happy Bell, Small Ship, Whale Float, and a brand-new item (the Yacht).

A content update was released on 8/29. It featured Masked Booby, and included two new items; the Fluorescent Toy and the Pineapple Island (the latter being time-limited). The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1038 to 1046, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Masked Booby, Atlantic Puffin and Crested Ibis.

An event printer was available from 8/31 to 9/2, containing rerun rateups of the Toy Train, Pop Stage and Vaulting Horse.

On 9/1, a special event was implemented surrounding Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey; an Event challenge was added, focussed on encountering her certain numbers of times as well as in conjunction with other friends. The simultaneous-encounter challenges were: Serval, Ezo Red Fox, Raccoon/Fennec, Silver Fox/Northern White-Faced Owl/Eurasian Eagle Owl, and Brown Bear/African Wild Dog.

A content update was released on 9/5. It featured Indian Elephant, and included three new items; the Colorful Drums, the Elephant Watering Can and the Aviary. The Can was time-limited, and the Aviary was a new craftable. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1046 to 1055, including a total of 9 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Indian Elephant, Asian Small-Clawed Otter and Jaguar.

A set of event challenges were active from 9/7 to 9/12. They required simultaneous encounters of the following: Serval/Brown Bear, Northern White-Faced Owl/Eurasian Eagle Owl, Raccoon/Reticulated Giraffe/Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Royal Penguin/Emperor Penguin/Humboldt Penguin/Gentoo Penguin/Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Jaguar/Grey Wolf, Fennec Fox/Black-Tailed Prairie Dog/North American Beaver, Crested Ibis/Lion/Moose, and Ezo Red Fox/Silver Fox/Suri Alpaca/Tsuchinoko.

A content update was released on 9/12. It featured Great White Pelican, and included two new items; the Pink Bathtub and the Macaron Cushion, the Cushion being time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1055 to 1062, including a total of 7 additional talks. Additionally, the Flamingo Boat was made craftable. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Great White Pelican, Shoebill and North American Beaver.

From 9/13 to 9/19, a gift of 50 PP was awarded each day to players who opened the game.

An event printer was available from 9/14 to 9/19, containing rerun rateups of the Cask with Faucet, Sandcastle, Tire Pyramid, Unicorn Ride and Large Perch.

A content update was released on 9/19. It featured African Penguin, and included two new items; the Stone Castle and the Pirate Ship, the Ship being time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1062 to 1071, including a total of 9 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for African Penguin, Humboldt Penguin and Southern Rockhopper Penguin.

The first 'character printer' was implemented on 9/22 and was to last until 9/24 (later extended to 9/25). It provided a pool of items with rateups on a specific group of Friends, with higher chances for particular items that spawn rarer Friends or more than one Friend from the group. This printer's group consisted of: Royal Penguin, Emperor Penguin, Humboldt Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, New Zealand Giant Penguin, Great Auk and African Penguin. The rateup items were: Stone Castle, Mysterious Reef, Retro Mic, Speaker and Single Mic.

From 9/24 to 9/29, a special challenge was implemented for encountering 50, 150 and 300 Friends, each rewarding a new plaything (Tsukimi Dango).

A content update was released on 9/26. It featured Red Kangaroo, and included two new items; the Pogo Stick and the Lucky Cat, the Cat being time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1071 to 1079, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Red Kangaroo, Black-Backed Jackal and Fennec Fox.

A character printer was implemented on 9/27 and lasted until 9/30. It provided rateups on items for one specific friend for each day of the duration; these were Pale Fox (Sandbox Play Set), Bat-Eared Fox (Mini Piano) and Sand Cat (Sandcastle, Mysterious Lamp).

A rerun printer was implemented on 9/30 and lasted until 10/2. It provided rateups on the Pink Bathtub, Toy Submarine and Retro Mic.

On 1/10, a special event was implemented for the day adding a set of encounter challenges centred around New Zealand Giant Penguin. One required encountering her 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 times, and the others were all simultaneous-encounter challenges: Giant Penguin/Royal Penguin/Margay, Giant Penguin/Emperor Penguin/Gentoo Penguin, Giant Penguin/Southern Rockhopper Penguin/Humboldt Penguin, Giant Penguin/SErval/Raccoon/Fennec Fox, and Giant Penguin/Greater Flamingo.

List of Friends added in Version 1.3.0
List of Playthings added in Version 1.3.0

Version 1.3.1

Version 1.3.1 was released on 10/3. It featured Bengal Tiger, and included two new items; the Tile Breaking Set and the Sake Cup Set, the latter of which was time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1079 to 1087, including a total of 8 additional talks. An additional microtransaction feature was added, allowing players to spend Pikapika to gain Pavilion Coins. Players were given a 50 Pikapika present as an apology for the mandatory update. The weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Bengal Tiger, Lion and Okapi.

On 10/4, a multitude of additions were made. Two new items were added (the Biscuit Cushion and the Safari Car), and a character printer was added specifically for the latter, it being the sole rateup. A number of event challenges were also implemented, lasting until 10/11: - A challenge for encountering any 100 Friends, which rewarded the Biscuit Cushion. - A challenge for encountering either Serval, Raccoon or Fennec Fox 1, 5, 10, 30 and 50 times, rewarding 10 PP each. - Several simultaneous encounter challenges: Serval/Raccoon/Fennec Fox, Caracal/Shoebill, Black-Tailed Prairie Dog/North American Beaver/Asian Small-Clawed Otter/Hippopotamus, the 5 members of PPP, Sand Cat/Tibetan Sand Fox/Tsuchinoko/Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey, Aardwolf/Eurasian Eagle-Owl/Northern White-Faced Owl/Panther Chameleon, and Brown Bear/Crested Ibis/Silver Fox/Ezo Red Fox/Suri Alpaca.

A content update was released on 10/10. It featured Giant Panda, and included two new items; the Tire Swing and the Panda Piggy Bank, the Bank being time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1087 to 1095, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Giant Panda, Malayan Tapir and Aardwolf.

From 10/11 until 10/17, additional daily challenges were implemented that awarded 50 of each material (100 upon watching optional advertisements).

List of Friends added in Version 1.3.1
List of Playthings added in Version 1.3.1

Version 1.3.2

Version 1.3.2 was released on 10/12, and saw the introduction of the Security Locks. An additional tab was added to the Area menu, containing 8 locks buyable with incrementally-higher amounts of coins; these gave the player special KemoTalks involving Kako and Mirai, and 10 PP each. The costs were, in order: 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 700, 800 and 1000. Only the first lock was available to buy on this date (raising KemoTalks to 1096), with additional locks being made available later.

The 'time extension' feature was also introduced; for a fee of 100 Coins, the amount of time that a given Friend remains on-screen can be lengthened. An apology present of 50 PP was given to all players for the mandatory update. Additonally, a rerun printer was implemented and lasted until 10/17. It provided rateups on the Hula Hoop, Pop Stage, Running Machine, Writing Table and the Jack-In-The-Box.

On 10/15, the second security lock was available for purchase, raising KemoTalks to 1097.

A content update was released on 10/17. It featured Red-Eared Slider, and included two new items; the Clothes Horse Set and the Goldfish Bowl, the Bowl being time-limited. Additionally, the Scallop Shell was made craftable. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1097 to 1105, including a total of 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Red-Eared Slider, Panther Chameleon and Komodo Dragon.

On 10/18, a special event was implemented surrounding Okapi, to celebrate World Okapi Day; an Event challenge was added, focussed on encountering her. The third security lock was also made available for purchase, raising KemoTalks to 1106.

On 10/19, a slew of temporary challenges were added that lasted until 10/24. Players had to get 1 spawn each for Raccoon, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, North American Beaver, Short-Beaked Common Dolphin, Bearded Seal and Pink Flamingo. Additionally, there were simultaneous-encounter challenges as follows: Humboldt Penguin/Gentoo Penguin, Atlantic Puffin/Shoebill, Asian Small-Clawed Otter/Japanese River Otter, Short-Beaked Common Dolphin/Bearded Seal, Tsuchinoko/Raccoon/Black-Tailed Prairie Dog, the 5 members of PPP plus Margay, and Hippopotamus/Jaguar/Brown Bear/Moose.

On 10/22, the fourth security lock was made available for purchase, raising KemoTalks to 1107.

A content update was released on 10/24. It featured Southern Tamandua, and included two new items; the Automaton Clock and the Big Donabe, the Donabe being time-limited. Additionally, the fifth security lock was made available for purchase. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1107 to 1116, including the new security lock and 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Southern Tamandua, Margay and Silky Anteater.

On 10/26, two new items were released in celebration of the leadup to Halloween; the Witch's Castle and the Jack O' Lantern. The Witch's Castle was available until 10/31 from a character printer, and the Jack O' Lantern could be obtained up to 3 times from a special challenge requiring 50, 150 and 300 Friend encounters.

On 10/27, the sixth security lock was made available for purchase, raising KemoTalks to 1117.

On 10/29, the seventh security lock was made available for purchase, raising KemoTalks to 1118.

List of Friends added in Version 1.3.2
List of Playthings added in Version 1.3.2

Version 1.4.0

Version 1.4.0 was the fourth major content update for Kemono Friends Pavilion. It was released on 10/30. This update marked the first time Pavilion acknowledged Generations; a new area was added, depicting the Savanna as it existed in Generation 2 (Nexon), written in-game as サバンナ to differentiate from さばんな. A slew of new content was added, including 14 new Friends (the Generation 2 versions of Serval, Raccoon, Fennec Fox, Hippopotamus, Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Jaguar, Tsuchinoko, Lion, Aardwolf, Caracal, Plains Zebra, Thomson's Gazelle, Black-Backed Jackal, and Cougar), 14 new playthings (Mysterious Statue, Red Luxury Sofa, Houseboat, Roll Cake Tower, Water Cottage, Big Ring, Candy Cushion, Pom-pom Tree, Rock Pond, Bop Keyboard, Potted Rose Plant, Waffle Jump Mat, Balloon Slide, Balloon Bouquet) - the last 7 of which are craftable - and 88 new KemoTalks, bringing the total from 1118 to 1206. A special icon was added to Friends' archive entries and item descriptions denoting (respectively) the chronological generation of the Friend and the effective Area, and the Archive itself was divided into two lists by generation. Additionally, PP gained from external sources was multiplied by 1.5. A set of event challenges was active until 11/4, involving encountering fixed amounts of any Gen-2 Friend, culminating in a Balloon Bouquet being awarded at 100.

On 10/31, in celebration of Halloween, the encounter lines of all Friends were replaced with a single 'trick or treat' line, unique to every Friend. Later in the day, a rerun printer was also active until 11/3, with rateups for the Toy Train, Whiteboard and Sandbox Play Set. This week's weekly challenges required encounters for all of the Generation 2 Friends each.

On 11/1, a special event was implemented for the day surrounding African Wild Dog; her spawn rate was drastically increased across all Playthings and areas, and an Event Challenge was added focussed on encountering her. There were also simultaneous-encounter challenges, for spawning AWD together with: Aardwolf, Black-Backed Jackal, Grey Wolf, Coyote, and Brown Bear/Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey.

List of Friends added in Version 1.4.0
List of Playthings added in Version 1.4.0

Version 1.4.1

On 11/1 (soon after the African Wild Dog event was implemented) a mandatory update to 1.4.1 was rolled out for bug fixes. Players were given an apology gift of 300 coins.

A content update was released on 11/7. It featured Generation 2 Reticulated Giraffe, and included two new items; the Aromatic Pergola and the Pancake Cushion, the Pancake being time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1206 to 1212, including 6 additional talks. Additionally, the Parasol was also made craftable. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for both versions of Plains Zebra and Reticulated Giraffe.

An event printer was active from 11/9 to 11/14, with a rateup for a new toy: the Japari Bus Toy. A set of event challenges was also made active; spawning the Generation 2 versions of Serval, Raccoon, Fennec Fox and Caracal a set number of times, and simultaneous encounters for Serval/Caracal and Raccoon/Fennec (also Generation 2).

List of Friends added in Version 1.4.1
List of Playthings added in Version 1.4.1

Version 1.4.2

A mandatory update was rolled out on 11/13 for bug fixes. Players were given an apology gift of 50 PP.

A content update was released on 11/14. It featured Spotted Hyena, and included two new items; the Daruma Otoshi and the Big Bone, the Bone being time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1212 to 1220, including 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Spotted Hyena, Black-Backed Jackal and Aardwolf.

A character printer was active from 11/16 to 11/21, containing rateup items for desert Friends; Sand Cat, Arabian Oryx, Coyote, Grater Roadrunner, Pink Fairy Armadillo, Dromedary, Wild bactrian Camel, Pale Fox, Bat-Eared Fox, Meerkat, Red Kangaroo, and Spotted Hyena. It also had a rateup for a brand new item (Food Sample - Egg). A slew of event challenges were also added: players were required to encounter Fennec Fox, Dromedary, Wild Bactrian Camel, Reticulated Giraffe, Tsuchinoko and Pink Fairy Armadillo once each, and needed to simultaneously encounter Northern White-Faced Owl/Eurasian Eagle Owl, Dromedary/Wild Bactrian Camel, Coyote/Greater Roadrunner, Thomson's Gazelle/Arabian Oryx, Sand Cat/Tsuchinoko, Ezo Red Fox/Silver Fox/Red Fox, and Fennec Fox/Tibetan Sand Fox/Pale Fox/Bat-Eared Fox.

A content update was released on 11/21. It featured Tufted Puffin, and included two new items; the Tropical Squid Swim Ring and the Happy Seabird Float, the Float being time-limited. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1220 to 1228, including 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Tufted Puffin, Bald Eagle and Atlantic Puffin.

An event printer was active from 11/23 to 11/28. It contained a rateup for a new item, the Autumn Tree. An accompanying event challenge was available for the same period; it required encountering 50, 150 and 300 friends, each rewarding one of another new item (the Mushroom Lamp). Additionally, there was a Japan-only special challenge involving submitting screenshots of Serval to the official twitter to enter a lottery for a signed postcard.

A content update was released on 11/28. It featured Southern Tamandua EX (a differently-designed Southern Tamandua), and included two new items; the Hot Water Plush and the Honey Pot, the Pot being time-limited. Additionally, the Mysterious Lamp was made craftable, and now attracts Pale Fox. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1228 to 1236, including 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters for Southern Tamandua EX, Southern Tamandua, and Silky Anteater.

List of Friends added in Version 1.4.2
List of Playthings added in Version 1.4.2

Version 1.5.0

Version 1.5.0 was the fifth major content update for Kemono Friends Pavilion. It was released on 11/30. Contrary to other major updates heralded by a new area, this update was marked by the addition of a new feature; Attractions. The Attraction, a mini-game closely resembling Crossy Road, could be played with any discovered Friend, their archive level affecting the potential score. Each playthrough is ranked based on final score, with specific daily challenges for certain ranks with certain characters. Several other changes were also made:
- Some early 4-star playthings were made craftable, using the new Attraction Coin currency; the Tire Pyramid, Cask with Faucet, Log Cabin, Jack-in-the-Box, Hula Hoop, Bird Perch, Writing Desk and Grandfather Clock. A new plaything was also introduced as a craftable; the Cardboard Train.
- A rerun printer was active until 12/2, with rateups for the Tile Breaking Set, Red Luxury Sofa, and Houseboat.
- 3 free Entry Tickets were given each day until 12/2. - Players were awarded 50 PP and 3 Entry Tickets for the hour of maintenance before release.

On 12/1, a special event was held focussed around Sand Cat. Players were able to complete several challenges for encountering her a set number of times and in conjunction with other Friends, and more challenges involving using her in the new Attraction mode were also active.

On 12/3, players were awarded 50 Sturdy Wood, Soft Cloth and Cold Stone.

A content update was released on 12/5. It featured Raccoon Dog, and included two new items; the Beating Taiko and the Big Acorn Top, the Acorn being time-limited. Additionally, the Large Ball Pit was made craftable, and now attracts Red Fox. The total number of KemoTalks was raised from 1236 to 1244, including 8 additional talks. The Weekly challenges for this update required encounters and Attraction entries for Raccoon Dog, Red Fox and Raccoon.

List of Friends added in Version 1.5.0
List of Playthings added in Version 1.5.0

Version 1.6.0

Version 1.6.0 was the sixth major content update for Kemono Friends Pavilion. It was announced in-game and on Twitter on 12/11, and released on 12/12. The focus of the update was a new Area, the Snowy Mountain, along with a large host of new content: 7 new Friends (Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Arctic Wolf, Polar Bear, Capybara, White Lion, Woolly Mammoth), 14 new Playthings (Fruit Ice, White Cat Plush, Hot Spring Set, Snowdome, Fluffy Seal Parent/Child, Ice Castle, Yuzu Bunch, Fox Snow Hut, Snow Rabbits, Snow Daruma, Big Glove, Ice Cream House, Hot Spring Sign, Snowboard) - the latter 7 being craftable - and 71 new KemoTalks, bringing the total number of KemoTalks to 1315 (from 1244). The Weekly and Attraction challenges for this update required encounters for each of the new Friends. Several other changes were also made:
- The control feel for the Attraction was altered. The controls now tended towards stiffness and avoiding buffered inputs.
- Players were given 50 PP as an apology for the mandatory update.

On 12/14, players were given 100 coins.

List of Friends added in Version 1.6.0
List of Playthings added in Version 1.6.0


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Mammals
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Birds
African PenguinAtlantic PuffinBald EagleCrested IbisEmperor PenguinEurasian Eagle-OwlGentoo PenguinGreat AukGreater FlamingoGreater RoadrunnerGreat White PelicanHumboldt PenguinIndian PeafowlMasked BoobyNew Zealand Giant PenguinNorthern White-Faced OwlResplendent QuetzalRoyal PenguinScarlet IbisScarlet MacawShoebillSouthern Rockhopper PenguinTufted Puffin
Reptiles
Frilled LizardKing CobraKomodo DragonPanther ChameleonRed-Eared Slider
Fictional
Tsuchinoko (Gen 2)