Gato is an MFGGer who joined the Mario Fan Games Galaxy Forums on April 15th, 2006 as Fonki Yoshi. Gato's spriting abilities have won him several Sprite Competitions. On August 22nd, 2014, Gato was promoted to Site Staff, along with Yoshbert. On September 11th, 2015, Gato was promoted to Global Moderator, along with Blutorus. On December 7th, he resigned his position as Global Moderator. He kindly asked VinnyVideo to make the choice for him. On February 26th, 2018, Gato was abandoned by the Site Staff for being a ruffian, but a righteous one at that.
Like many other MFGGers in the past, Gato is known to have a couple of characters associated with role play.
- Fonki Yoshi: His previous character upon joining MFGG was a yellow Boshi recolor capable of spewing out radioactive waste from his mouth. This character was abandoned due to sheer unoriginality. Many members at the time made fun of the character by calling it a "funky Yoshi."
- Fonki Bot: His current character is a robotic suit-wearing cat with draconic characteristics. This character occasionally undergoes insignificant revision and redesign. Gato eventually gave the original character the eponymous name as a friendly jest by ~Smoke~.
- He is one of the very few Mexican members to frequent the MFGG Forums.
- The very first Mario fangame he played was Mario & Luigi for the DOS operating system when he was roughly ten years old.
- From browsing for more of these fangames, he first discovered the existence of MFGG in 2004. However, he failed to join the community from forgetting how the acronym was spelled at the time.
- His favorite Mario fangame to date is Super Mario XP.
- He is a regular member of the MFGG IRC.
- He did not favor The Split.
- As one would guess, his favorite color is grey.