The staff is silver in color, with a glowing green paw print near its upper end. It is retractable, and when it is not in use, Cat Noir usually has it attached to his lower back.
The staff, like Ladybug's yo-yo string, is nearly unbreakable and can be extended to unlimited length. Cat Noir can change its length to use it as a staff, sword, or vaulting pole, or split it in half. When spun around at high speed, it can generate a grey-colored shield to deflect attacks or be used as a propeller to allow Cat Noir to safely land from high distances. He has also used it as a javelin and a viewing pole.
When the paw print button at the upper end of the staff is pressed, it slides open to reveal a screen. With this, Cat Noir can use the staff as binoculars, a tracker, a map, or an x-ray. He can also use it as a communicator to contact Ladybug or as a normal cellular phone.