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, light green body with two large lips, beady eyes, and stubby arms and legs. On the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, he can also be pink or yellow.
Kuchipatchi is a carefree, gentle type. 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, and 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 has become debatable over recent years. In his original appearance in the original Tamagotchi, Kuchipatchi was obtained through neglecting a Tamatchi or taking high-quality care of Kuchitamatchi, leaving his health status average at best. In recent years, however, Kuchipatchi's health status is often compared to Mametchi's as well as Memetchi's. On the V1, V2, V3 and Tama-Go, he is a healthy character. On the V6, he is an average care character. He is mainly an average character on modern Tamagotchi releases.
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. 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
(Note: any character obtained through items or neglect not exclusive to Kuchipatchi are not included.)
|Version||Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Tamagotchi, including GameBoy and PC editions||End of Growth|
|Tamagotchi Connection Version 2|
|Tamagotchi Connection Version 3|
|Tamagotchi Connection Version 4|
|Tamagotchi Connection Version 4.5|
|Tamagotchi Connection Version 5|
|Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 Celebrity|
|Keitai Kaitsuu Tamagotchi Plus|
|Keitai Kaitsuu Tamagotchi Plus Akai|
|Chou Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus|
|Royal Dream Family Tamagotchi Plus||End of Growth|
|Tamagotchi Plus Color|
|Tamagotchi Music Star|