This article is about the vintage character. For information on the modern character, see Masktchi.
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Maskutchi recently appeared in the Tamagotchi 15th Anniversary Poll as a male Tamagotchi character, with an updated caricature.
Maskutchi has a round, white, bean-shaped body with a pair of stubby violet ears on top, has two stick legs, and wears a violet mask. In its US artwork, it has a blue body, black ears and wears a black mask. On the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, it has two variations: one with pink ears and a pink mask, and red with green ears and mask.
The Nintendo Power guide to the Tamagotchi Gameboy game stated: "Maskutchi likes to learn, but it can be cranky and a little mean at times. It has the unnerving habit of staring at you from dark corners."
The Tamagotchi Record Book describes Maskutchi as "silent, but the most intelligent of all adults." However, this contradicts with Mametchi also being considered the most intelligent Tamagotchi.
Appearance on Virtual Pets
Tamagotchi (Generation 1)
Maskutchi evolves from Tamatchi with average care, allowing the Hungry and Happy hearts to drop halfway before filling and only allowing the discipline meter to fill 50%. Through above average care, it can be come Oyajitchi (Japanese edition) or Bill (international edition).
Maskutchi wakes up and goes to bed late. He sleeps from 11:00 PM (23:00) to 11:00 AM, meaning he spends half of the day awake, and the other half asleep.
Appearances in Tamagotchi Media
Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi
Maskutchi appears in episode 2 of Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi. He constantly spies on Kuchipatchi, Ginjirotchi and Tarakotchi as they try to read their book, forcing them to run away. Eventually, Ginjirotchi becomes frustrated and gives him the book, but Maskutchi refuses and flees. Later, when the three Tamagotchis are busy having lunch, Maskutchi takes the book and reads it alone.
In the opening video, he is shown piloting a UFO to Earth with Zuccitchi. The two get into a fight over who should clean the ship's cabin, leaving nobody at the controls, sending the UFO falling to Earth. They stop the ship just in time, and leave an egg to explore the planet.
Maskutchi stars as the main protagonist and is known as "Masktchi". He is partnered with Hashizoutchi for an expedition to Earth, but Hashizoutchi finds corn and immediately returns to the ship, leaving Maskutchi alone to find an artifact from Earth for the museum. He eventually finds a gumball machine and steals it, leaving a golden egg in its place. However, he ends up dropping and breaking it. A young human girl cheers him up by offering him a Popsicle. Maskutchi is delighted, but has nothing to offer her in return, but she doesn't mind.
By the time Maskutchi returns to the ship, the Popsicle had completely melted, leaving only the stick. The others tease him about it, but when he shares his story, Cosmotchi is delighted, as the stick now had a deeper meaning of human selflessness and kindness. Maskutchi is given a medal, and the stick is placed inside the museum.
His name comes from the English word mask. In the original US promotional material, his name was hyphenated ("Mask-tchi").