Kuchipatchi (くちぱっち Kuchipatchi) is a male Tamagotchi adult. His first debut was on the Original Tamagotchi, and is one of the main mascots for Tamagotchi along with Mametchi and Memetchi. His female counterpart is Yonepatchi.
Kuchipatchi has a round, green body with two large lips, beady eyes, stubby arms and legs, and light pea green cheeks. On the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, he can also be pink or yellow.
Kuchipatchi has a carefree and gentle nature. He is mild and lazy, but very romantic and a daydreamer. He sometimes cheats if playing games. He has a supersized passion for food, especially Tama-Donuts, kinda like a relation to Pac-Man, and he also loves to take naps.
The Nintendo Power guide to the Tamagotchi Gameboy game stated: "Kuchipatchi is a middle-of-the-road kind of guy. It's generally quiet and polite, but neither its IQ nor its sports skills will light any fires."
Kuchipatchi's health status as a character since 1996 has been fairly consistent, but has wavered over time. In the original Tamagotchi, Kuchipatchi could be obtained from Tamatchi with below average care, or Kuchitamatchi with perfect care. Going into 2004 with the Tamagotchi Connection releases, Kuchipatchi was often known for appearing in odd-numbered generations from above average care; this is true for Connection Versions 1 through 3 and also the Tama-Go. From the Tamagotchi Music Star onwards with the exception of the Tama-Go, Kuchipatchi is generally obtained with average care.
For the release of the Tamagotchi Movie, a blog was started to show behind-the-scenes images, featuring Kuchipatchi wandering through the film's studio. After the film's release, it became Kuchipatchi's personal blog, showing him touring Japan, and later Paris and Hawaii. The blog has since closed.
- Main article: Sorette Kuchipatchi
Bandai released a Japanese-exclusive merchandise line and webisode series called Sorette Kuchipatchi. All products and webisodes are based on Kuchipatchi and his family. A web site called sorekuchi.com has been released which contains webisodes, desktop backgrounds, a list of available products, and more.
Anime and Film Depiction
In the Tamagotchi movie and anime adaptations, Kuchipatchi is shown to have a family (Papapatchi, Mamapatchi, and twin siblings Chibipatchi). He also is very flexible, as seen when Kuchipatchi gets stretched into a trampoline to help save Tanpopo, Memetchi, Mametchi and an egg when they fell down a tall building. Because of his rubber-like body, he also sometimes bounces around uncontrollably. Eating is one of his favorite pastimes, and he often has food on his mind. It is revealed that Kuchipatchi has a habit of saying "dacchi" at the end of every sentence, and uses the word as exclamations as well. In the English version, he says "tchi" at the end of his sentences and "Ya-tchi!" when he's excited or agreeing with someone. In the English Tamagotchi Friends (anime), he goes back to his original Japanese "dacchi". He isn't too bright, and he sometimes talks about food when he is supposed to be thinking about something else. He drools a lot.
Unlike other Tamagotchis, Kuchipatchi is supposedly shown to make occasional deep trumpet-like noises when he moves. However, since the other characters do not react to these noises, they are most likely not made by Kuchipatchi, they may just be coincidental sound effects.
In Tamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe!, it is revealed that Kuchipatchi is allergic to feathers since he sneezes enormously when one lands on his nose. Also in this movie, there is a bouncing sound when Kuchipatchi walks; this is not audible in other Tamagotchi anime.
Kuchi means "mouth" or "lips", referring to Kuchipatchi's large beak.
- Main article: Super Kuchipatchi
- Main article: Young Kuchipatchi
- Main article: Ura Kuchipatchi
Ura Kuchipatchi is the Ura counterpart of Kuchipatchi. He was featured on the Ura Jinsei Enjoy Tamagotchi Plus and Tamagotchi Connection Version 4.5. UraKuchipatchi resembles Kuchipatchi, though has a horn on his head and emits the blue Ura glow.
- Main article: Chibipatchi
The Chibipatchis are Kuchipatchi's twin baby brothers. The can't speak yet and only babble. All of Kuchipatchi's friends can't wait until they learn to talk so they know what they're saying. The only way to tell them apart is by the number of hairs on their heads; one twin has one hair, and other has three.
In the anime version they say "yah-tchi" in the English version or "datchi" in the Japanese version; but one says "yah" or "da" and the other says "tchi".
- Main article: Papapatchi
Kuchipatchi's father. He is a darker shade of green than Kuchipatchi, and wears a toupee. When he takes it off, he can easily be confused with Kuchipatchi. When Kuchipatchi mates with another Tamagotchi on the Famitama/V5/V5.5 and starts a new generation, he will evolve into Papapatchi.
- Main article: Patchiman
Patchiman is an alter-ego of Kuchipatchi that appears as a special character on the Tamagotchi Plus Color and the Hexagontchi. Kuchipatchi becomes Patchiman when he uses the Hero Set (a blue box with star patterns exclusive to Kuchipatchi, Patchiman and Kikitchi, although Kikitchi doesn't evolve). Patchiman wears silver helmet with eyeholes on his head and a red cape.
Patchiman also appears in the anime.
- Main article: Yukipatchi
On Virtual Pets
Tamagotchi Connection Versions 1 through 3
Kuchipatchi is obtained on odd generations with above average care.
Keitai Katsuu Tamagotchi Plus
Kuchipatchi is obtained on even generations with good emotional care but subpar physical care. Its special items are afros and rollerskates.
Keitai Katsuu! Tamagotchi Plus Akai
A version of Kuchipatchi known as Aka Kuchipatchi is obtained on even generations with good emotional care but subpar physical care. As with on the Keitai, its special items are afros and rollerskates.
Chou Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus
Kuchipatchi is a male Kuchi adult, evolving from Young Kuchipatchi or Oniontchi if their highest Guts is their kindness. He can evolve into Nonbiritchi with 200 or more Kindness points, obtaining the Hot Springs Bath Assistant job, and getting his job rank to three stars and his Kindness points to 999 within 3 days.
Tamagotchi Connection V4
Kuchipatchi is obtained from a male Kuchi teen if the Social skill has the highest number of points and they have been given good care. He can evolve into Nonbiritchi if he has more than 350 Social points, and has 450 points total.
Tamagotchi Connection V4.5
Kuchipatchi is a male Universal adult.
Tamagotchi Connection V5
Kuchipatchi is a male high-bonding adult in the Easy-Going family, and is also in the Kuchipa family. When breeding, he can evolve into PapaPatchi. If married to Yonepatchi with 100% bonding, the Kuchipa Family will be created and their eldest Futabatchi will evolve into Kuchipatchi in an hour,
Tamagotchi Connection V5.5 Celebrity
Kuchipatchi evolves from Mamekatchi, Kikitchi and Nonopotchi with low bonding and primarily artistic influence, and will evolve into PapaPatchi upon marriage on international versions or Gulasuntchi on the Japanese version.
Tamagotchi Music Star
Kuchipatchi is obtained on odd generations with average care.
Tamagotchi Plus Color and Hexagontchi
Kuchipatchi is obtained on odd generations with 1-3 care mistakes. He can transform into and from Patchiman when using the Hero Set.
Tamagotchi iD and Lovely Melody Ver.
Kuchipatchi is obtained from Monapatchi with 0-3 care mistakes.
Kuchipatchi is the average care male adult.
Kuchipatchi evolves from any male teen with above average care.
Tamagotchi iD L
Kuchipatchi evolves from Bokuhoshitchi with 2-3 care mistakes.
Tamagotchi iD L Princess Spacy Ver.
Kuchipatchi evolves from Bokuhoshitchi with 0-1 care mistakes, he can also be guaranteed to evolve from Bokuhoshitchi with the same care if 20 or more snacks are fed to the aforementioned teen.
Tamagotchi iD L 15th Anniversary Ver.
Kuchipatchi evolves from Young Oyajitchi with 2-3 care mistakes.
Kuchipatchi is obtained from Maimaitchi with 0-2 care mistakes and the Gourmet and/or Strength traits. He can also evolve from any male teen by eating 3 or more Tower Burgers.
Kuchipatchi is obtained with any male teen with average care and the Gourmet trait.
Tamagotchi Friends (Dream Town ver.)
Kuchipatchi is obtained by having any male teen win the Chef class minigame at Dream School at least three times, and by taking generally good care of him through achieving little to no care mistakes.
Tamagotchi 4U and 4U+
Kuchipatchi is obtained via having 10 or more Cooking skill points and via weighing 60g or more.