14 Rarest CryptoKitties in the World

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CryptoKitties are the Pokémon and Beanie Babies of the 21st century and exist in the digital world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The blockchain game – which allows users to collect, trade, sell, and breed colorful digital cats – launched in late 2017 and peaked in 2018. The popularity of CryptoKitties has died down a bit, but they appear to be picking up steam again as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have taken the world by storm.

Because of the large number of attributes or “cattributes” of CryptoKitties, it is hard to place any sort of value on them. Some have been sold for a couple hundred Ether (worth less than $200K back in 2018), but sales have mostly slumped. However, the first generation of CryptoKitties, Gen 0, is capped at 50,000 and not all of them have been released. The founders have kept several thousand in the vault for future special occasions. These first generation CryptoKitties as well as several exclusives are rare because there are only one of each of them in existence and they cannot be bred.

For this list we featured all of the exclusive CryptoKitties that had a limit of 1. We also featured the most valuable CryptoKitty based on the price it fetched at auction. With the exception of the first three entries on this list, the rest of the CryptoKitties were arranged in alphabetical order. As of May 2021, the information on this list is as accurate as possible and will be updated as needed.

Honorable Mention: Shiny Fancy CryptoKitties

Shiny Fancy CryptoKitties
photo source: cryptokitties.co

In late 2019, CryptoKitites introduced a new game mechanic, Shiny Fancy cats, making breeding and rarity more complicated. Shiny Fancy CryptoKitties – special versions of Fancy CryptoKitties, with special art – are similar to the idea behind Shiny Pokémon, which appear when certain breeding conditions are met. However, breeding Shiny Fancy kitties is much more difficult and much rarer. Some Shiny Fancies may never appear as the breeding window has closed. Quite a few Shiny Fancy CryptoKitties have already been bred and more are likely to appear in the future.

  1. First Edition Slush
  2. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: September 12, 2018
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: Dave
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: Vulcat
    First Edition Slush
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Vulcat was born on September 12, 2018 as the 1 millionth CryptoKitty. This exclusive kitty was born just 288 days after CryptoKitties was launched and at the time, 971,500 of the one-million CryptoKitties were created by players through breeding. Like some of the other special CryptoKitty breeding milestones, there was also a small chance for users to breed Vulcant, an exclusive kitty with a limit of 20. Both Vulcat and Vulcant are red/orange cats with flaming fur.


  3. Victoire
  4. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: November 23, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: SoaS
    Victoire
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    There seems to not be any information available for why Victoire is special, but it is an early Gen 0 exclusive. Victoire features a cute kitty wearing a soccer jersey and dribbling a soccer ball. There’s no sale history for Victoire, but its currently on sale for the exorbitant price of 1,000 Ether ($3.1 million at this time).


  5. Papacatuanuku
  6. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: March 31, 2019
    Generation: Gen 2
    Hatched By: Doofenshmirtz Lab
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: Krakitten
    Papacatuanuku
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Papacatuanuku was the reward for breeding the 1.5 millionth CryptoKitty. To get ready for the special milestone, users had a small chance to breed an exclusive Felono (30 limit) or Hinecatone (15 limit). Papacatuanuku was born on March 31, 2019, just a year and a half after CryptoKitties launched. Each of the exclusive kitties for the event feature a nature/floral theme.


  7. MegaFlowtron
  8. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: November 23, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: KittyCat007
    MegaFlowtron
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    MegaFlowtron is an exclusive CryptoKitty that was given to the first user who could assemble a set of Shiny Flow Rangers. User KittyCat007 was able to breed some of the Shiny Flow Rangers and they purchased the rest to complete the collection. For their efforts, KittyCat007 was awarded with MegaFlowtron.


  9. Koshkat
  10. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: November 23, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: Krakitten
    Koshkat
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Koshkat was a part of CryptoKitties first Artist Series in 2020. The featured artist was Momo Wang, an award-winning designer. Wang created four unique kitties, with Koshkat being the most exclusive with only one available. Koshkat was auctioned off and the winning bid was for $10,500. Half of the proceeds from the Momo Wang CryptoKitties collection went to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada to help communities impacted by Covid-19 by providing safe access to food.


  11. Hypurrion
  12. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: November 23, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: tanimal
    Hypurrion
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Hypurrion was an Exclusive CryptoKitty created in collaboration with the online game Gods Unchained. For a limited time, CryptoKitty users could purchase Aeoncat (only 380 were available) and were entered into a drawing to win the exclusive Hypurrion. Additionally, CryptoKitty users could purchase a special limited-time “Cat in a Pack” item pack in Gods Unchained. The collaboration generated a lot of positive buzz and sales for both CryptoKitties and Gods Unchained.

    Did You Know?

    Hypurrion pays tribute to the Mythic Titan of Light, Hyperion, the most valuable card in Gods Unchained.


  13. Honu
  14. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: November 23, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: Professor Kat
    Honu
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Honu, a very cute CryptoKitty that looks like a sea turtle, was created for a charity auction. Following the success of the sale of Celestial Cyber Dimension, proceeds also went to charity, CryptoKitties released Honu as its first official Kitty for Good. CryptoKitties teamed up with Bill Tai and his ACTAI community of activists, athletes and investors, and Ocean Elders, a conservation group headed up by Sir Richard Branson, Jane Goodall, and others to create the Honu charity auction and raise awareness for ocean conservation. The winning bid of $50,000 was split between ACTAI Global and Ocean Elders.


  15. CyberBerry
  16. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: November 23, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: CyberBerry
    CyberBerry
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    CyberBerry was created exclusively for CryptoKitties user CyberBerry after she won the NFTme Sweepstakes Contest. CyberBerry (the user) was an early blockchain/NFT collector and was into CryptoKitties from the start. Within a month, CyberBerry amassed over 3,000 CryptoKitties – CyberBerry currently has 1,641 kitties. CyberBerry has never put her special CryptoKitty up for sale.


  17. Celestial Cyber Dimension
  18. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: November 22, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: Igor Barinov
    Celestial Cyber Dimension
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Celestial Cyber Dimension is an early Gen 0 Exclusive that was created by Guile Gaspar, Head of Art for CryptoKitties. This rare CryptoKitty was auctioned off on May 12, 2018 at the second annual Ethereal Summit. Gaspar made an art piece along with a physical representation of Celestial Cyber Dimension and it sold for $140,000. The proceeds of the sale went to a new foundation to support creatives working at the intersection of blockchain technology and art.


  19. Cathena
  20. Reason for Rarity: Only 1
    Birthday: February 6, 2018
    Generation: Gen 3
    Hatched By: Anonymous
    Special Features: Exclusive
    Current Owner: iorizb
    Cathena
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Cathena is one of the rarest Exclusive CryptoKitties out there. She was the 500,000th CryptoKitty born and to celebrate the milestone, the CryptoKitties team made her an exclusive one-of-a-kind kitty. Cathena has regular Gen 2 parents, but her artwork was overwritten to make her special. As of the time of this writing, Cathena is for sale by her current owner for 500 Ether ($1.55 million at this time).

    Did You Know?

    Although Cathena’s artwork is special, breeding her does not produce Exclusive or special CryptoKitties. Instead, Cathena’s offspring feature the attributes that she would have had if her artwork hadn’t been upgraded.


  21. Founder Cats (CryptoKitties #2 – #100)
  22. Reason for Rarity: Original Cryptokitties; one of a kind
    Birthday: November 22, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Founder #2 – #100
    Current Owner: Various
    Founder Cats (CryptoKitties #2 - #100)
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    CryptoKitties went live on November 22, 2017 and its founders initially released 100 CryptoKitties, Genesis and CryptoKitties #2 – # 100. The Founder Cats are all unique and cannot be bred. They are the ancestors of all of the later generation CryptoKitties. Due to their rarity and Gen 0 status, Founder Cats are highly sought after. Several of the Founder Cats have been sold for over 200 Ether, which is now worth a couple hundred thousand dollars. Besides Genesis, the Founder Cats did not come with unique names, but many have been named by their owners.

    Did You Know?

    These Founder Cats, except for Genesis, all feature the jaguar pattern, so any later generation CryptoKitties with the jaguar patter are their direct descendants.


  23. Dragon
  24. Reason for Rarity: Highest price ever paid for a CryptoKitty
    Birthday: August 19, 2018
    Generation: Gen 9
    Hatched By: [email protected]
    Special Features: None, but features many Cattributes
    Current Owner: rabono
    Dragon
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    At first glance, CryptoKitty #896775 aka Dragon is pretty unremarkable. Dragon has no special features and was not an exclusive or special edition. However, for some reason, Dragon was sold for 600 Ether ($172,000 at the time) a month after it was born, and Dragon is currently the most valuable CryptoKitty based on this sale. No one knows why Dragon’s owner rabono paid that much for a seemingly average CryptoKitty when there are kitties that are much more unique. Some theories for the high price range from money laundering to rabono just really liking the way Dragon looks.


  25. Genesis
  26. Reason for Rarity: Very first CryptoKitty; only 1
    Birthday: November 22, 2017
    Generation: Gen 0
    Hatched By: COO (CryptoKitties Founders)
    Special Features: Exclusive and Founder #1
    Current Owner: Stimpson J. Cat

    Genesis
    photo source: CryptoKitties

    Genesis is the rarest CryptoKitty of all time because it is the very first CryptoKitty and the only one of its kind in existence. Of the first 100 Founder CryptoKitties, Genesis is entirely unique and has a cute design featuring a diamond on its belly and forehead. The other 99 Founder CryptoKitties all look very similar. Genesis was born on November 22, 2017 and sold a few weeks later. It has never been put up for sale since then.

    Did You Know?

    The owner of Genesis, Stimpson J. Cat, purchased this rare CryptoKitty for 246.926 Ether (about $119,328 at the time). This much Ether is currently worth $750,383.

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