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This article describes a feature which has been removed and is no longer part of the game.
|A block in Minetest Game|
Nyan Cats were humorous blocks which were extremely rare. They were even rarer than Mese Blocks, which made Nyan Cat the rarest block in Minetest Game. A nyan cat could theoretically appear anywhere (including the underground), so finding a nyan cat was based on pure luck. Players had reported that it took them several months or even years of playing until they randomly met a nyan cat.
They had no real purpose other than for decoration and obtaining bragging rights (“Look what I've found!”) and can be considered a (minor) easter egg or “joke” blocks in Minetest Game and are not meant to be taken seriously. Nyan cats were able to be also used as a furnace fuel, but they are almost instantly destroyed with a burning time of only 1 second.
Nyan cats were removed in version 0.4.16 of Minetest Game. https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17101
Re-introducing nyan cats
Nyan cats were part of Minetest Game for a very long time, if you want to re-enable them, you can copy the directory “mods/nyancat” from version 0.4.15 of Minetest Game.
There are also mods which add this block back into Minetest Game:
-  (Nyan Cat and PB&J Pup)
A screenshot of a nyan cat can be seen here.