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Generation 1

Name Photo Region Description Notes
White P1 White Japan

Asia

White shell with black buttons. Wave 1 (November 23, 1996). Replicated in 2017.
Pink P1 Pink Japan

Asia

Pink shell with blue borders and buttons. Printed arrows and blue numbers (3, 6, 9, and 12) in clock positions. Wave 1 (November 23, 1996). Replicated in 2017.
Light Blue P1 LightBlue Japan

Europe
Asia

Light blue shell with pink borders and buttons. Printed pink number pattern. Wave 1 (November 23, 1996). Replicated in 2017.
Blue P1 Blue Japan

Asia

Blue shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed arrows and yellow numbers (3, 6, 9, and 12) in clock positions. Wave 1 (November 23, 1996). Replicated in 2017.
Orange P1 Orange Japan Orange shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed "TAMAGOTCH" banner at the top in yellow held by two Tamagotchi characters. Wave 1 (November 23, 1996). Replicated in 2017.
Skeleton P1 Skeleton Japan

Asia

Translucent blue shell with yellow buttons. Wave 1 (November 23, 1996). Replicated in 2017.
Gold P1 Gold Japan Gold shell with black buttons. Wave 2 (December 1996). Limited 5000 units produced as a New Year's test sale.
Silver P1 Silver Japan Silver shell with black buttons. Wave 2 (December 1996). Limited 5000 units produced as a New Year's test sale.
Peppermint P1 Teal Japan Teal shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed "TAMAGOTCH" banner at the top in yellow held by two Tamagotchi characters. Wave 3 (March 1997).
Spirals P1 Swirls Japan White shell with light blue borders and buttons. Printed blue and pink swirls. Wave 3 (March 1997).
Translucent Pink P1 PinkClearClock Japan Translucent pink shell with yellow buttons. Printed arrows and blue numbers (3, 6, 9, and 12) in clock positions. Wave 3 (March 1997).
Orange (English) P1 OrangeEnglish Asia Orange shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed "TAMAGOTCHI" banner at the top in yellow held by two Tamagotchi characters. Identical to the Japanese shell, but with an altered logo and English programming.
Pink and Yellow P1 PinkYellow USA

Japan

Pink shell with yellow borders and buttons. USA Wave 1 and Japan Wave 4 (June 1997). Distributed in Japan with English programming. Replicated in 2018.
White and Blue P1 WhiteBlue USA

Japan

White shell with blue borders and buttons. USA Wave 1 and Japan Wave 4 (June 1997). Distributed in Japan with English programming.
Purple with Pink P1 PurplePink USA

Japan

Purple shell with pink borders and buttons. USA Wave 1 and Japan Wave 4 (June 1997). Distributed in Japan with English programming. Replicated in 2018.
Green and Yellow P1 GreenYellow USA

Europe
Japan

Green shell with yellow borders and buttons. USA Wave 1 and Japan Wave 4 (June 1997). Distributed in Japan with English programming.
Translucent Blue P1 TransBlue USA

Japan

Translucent blue shell with yellow buttons. USA Wave 1 and Japan Wave 4 (June 1997). Distributed in Japan with English programming. Replicated in 2018.
Yellow P1 YellowOrange USA

Japan

Yellow shell with orange borders and buttons. USA Wave 1 and Japan Wave 4 (June 1997). Distributed in Japan with English programming.
Blue with Pink P1 BluePink USA Blue shell with pink borders and yellow buttons.
Green and White P1 GreenWhite USA Green shell with white logo, borders and buttons.
Orange, Yellow and Pink P1 OrangeYellow2 USA Orange shell with yellow borders and pink buttons.
Pink and Green P1 PinkGreen USA Pink shell with green borders and blue buttons.
Pink Swirls P1 PinkSwirls USA Pink shell with light pink borders and buttons. Printed white and light pink swirls. Swirl pattern is identical to the Japan shell "White Swirls".
Red and Black P1 RedBlack USA Red shell with white logo, borders and buttons. Bottom half is painted black.
Teal and Violet P1 TealViolet USA Teal shell with violet borders and pink buttons.
Translucent Green and Blue P1 TransGreen2 USA Translucent green shell with light blue buttons.
Translucent Green and Yellow P1 TransGreen USA Translucent green shell with yellow buttons.
Translucent Purple P1 TransPurple USA Translucent purple shell with white logo and buttons.
White and Black P1 WhiteBlack USA White shell with black borders and buttons. Replicated in 2018.
White and Red P1 WhiteRed USA White shell with red logo, borders and buttons.
Yellow and Violet P1 YellowPurple USA Yellow shell with violet logo, borders and buttons.
Blue and Yellow P1 blueyellow Europe Blue shell with yellow logo, borders and buttons.
Blue with Numbers P1 bluenumbers Europe

Asia

Blue shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed yellow number pattern.
Orange and Yellow P1 OrangeYellow Europe Orange shell with yellow logo, borders and buttons.
Orange with Numbers P1 OrangeNumbers Europe Orange shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed yellow number pattern.
Pink and Green P1 EU pinkgreen Europe Pink shell with green logo, borders and buttons.
Pink Clock P1 pinkclock Europe Pink shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed arrows and numbers (3, 6, 9, and 12) in clock positions.
Pink with Green Numbers P1 PinkGreenNumbers Europe Pink shell with green borders and buttons. Printed green number pattern.
Pink with Yellow Numbers P1 pinknumbers Europe Pink shell with yellow borders and buttons. Printed yellow number pattern.
Translucent Pink P1 transpink Europe Translucent Pink with yellow buttons.
Yellow Clock P1 yellowclock Europe Yellow shell with orange borders and buttons. Printed arrows and orange numbers (3, 6, 9, and 12) in clock positions.
Yellow with Numbers P1 yellownumbers Europe Yellow shell with orange borders and buttons. Printed orange number pattern.
Shareholder White P1 Shareholder Japan White shell with black buttons. Printed gold ribbon above the screen. Special edition given exclusively to Bandai shareholders.
JAL White P1 JAL Japan White shell with blue borders and buttons. Printed JAL logo above the screen, two Tamagotchi character on either side of the screen, and "TAMAGOTCH JAL SPECIAL" below the buttons. Special edition distributed by JAL in April 1997. Contains English programming.
Lotte Special Edition P1 Lotte Japan White shell with black buttons. Printed graphics of Lotte logo in blue above the screen, brown characters to the left, yellow characters to the right, and "TAMAGOTCH LOTTE MODEL" and a Babytchi below the buttons. Special edition distributed by Lotte in April 1997.
Fuji TV Special Edition P1 FujiTV Japan White shell with blue borders and buttons. Printed Fuji TV logo above the screen Special edition distributed by Fuji TV.
Hong Kong P1 HongKong China Red shell with gold borders and red buttons. Printed gold text above the screen and "1997" around the buttons. Released to celebrate Hong Kong's transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom on July 1, 1997.
Design A Tamagotchi Contest P1 Contest USA (only one) Special shell designed by Ryan Irvin, winner of the "Design A Tamagotchi Contest". It was presented to him at the 1998 Toy Fair by Brian Goldner, the former viceroy for Marketing and Sales at Bandai America.

Generation 2

Name Photo Region Description Notes
White with Pattern P2 WhitePattern Japan

Asia

White shell with blue artwork, borders and buttons. Wave 1 (February 1997). Features V1 programming. Replicated in 2017.
Blue with Logo P2 LightBlue Japan

Asia

Blue shell with yellow artwork, border and buttons. Features the logo on the side in yellow. Wave 1 (February 1997). Features V1 programming. Replicated in 2017.
Lemon Yellow P2 YellowOrange Japan

Asia

Yellow shell with orange border and buttons. Wave 1 (February 1997). Features V1 programming. Replicated in 2017.
Translucent Green P2 TransGreen Japan

Asia

Translucent green shell with blue buttons. Wave 1 (February 1997). Features V1 programming. Replicated in 2017.
Red P2 RedWhitePattern Japan

Asia

Red shell with white buttons. Printed white text reading "1997 Tamagotch!! Minna Tanosiku Asobimas Hou!!" (meaning "1997 Tamagotchi! Let's all play happily!"). Wave 2 (May 1997). Features V2 programming.
Milky White P2 ClearWhite Japan

Asia

Translucent white shell with red buttons. Wave 2 (May 1997). Features V2 programming.
Navy Blue P2 UFO Japan

Asia

Navy blue shell with black borders and yellow buttons. Printed graphic of a UFO with "TAMAGOTCH" and stars. Wave 2 (May 1997). Features V2 programming.
Translucent Yellow P2 TransYellow Japan

Asia

Translucent yellow with translucent white buttons. Wave 2 (May 1997). Features V2 programming.
Black with Silver P2 BlackSilver USA

Europe

Black shell with silver logo, borders and buttons. USA and Europe wave 1 (May 1997). Replicated in 2018.
Green Camo P2 Camo USA Natural green shell with tan borders, brown-green logo and buttons. Printed camo pattern. USA wave 1 (May 1997).
Silver and Black P2 SilverBlack USA

Europe
Asia

Silver shell with black logo, borders and buttons. USA and Europe wave 1 (May 1997).
Tiger Stripes P2 TigerStripes USA

Japan

Yellow shell with black logo, borders and buttons. Printed black tiger stripes. USA wave 1 (May 1997). Distributed in Japan with English programming.
Translucent Pink P2 TransPink USA Translucent pink shell with yellow logo and buttons. USA wave 1 (May 1997).
White and Gray P2 whitegray USA

Europe

White shell with gray logo, borders and buttons. USA and Europe wave 1 (May 1997).
Black and Orange P2 BlackOrange USA Black shell with white logo, borders and buttons. Bottom half is painted orange.
Black Camo P2 BlackCamo USA Black shell with gray logo, gray borders and black buttons. Printed white and gray camo spots.
Blue with Silver P2 BlueSilver USA Blue shell with silver logo, borders and buttons. Printed silver outline illustrations of Hashizoutchi and Pochitchi. Replicated in 2018.
Blue with Stripes P2 BlueStripes USA Dark blue shell with white logo, black borders and black buttons. Printed white stripes at the bottom right.
Green with Yellow Stripes P2 GreenYellowStripes USA Green shell with black logo, borders and buttons. Printed yellow stripes.
Leopard Spots P2 Leopard USA Ivory shell with white logo, black borders and white buttons. Printed leopard spits.
Navy (Silver Logo) P2 blueyellowsilver USA Navy blue shell with silver logo, black borders and yellow buttons. Same colors as the Japanese "Navy Blue" shell.
Orange P2 orange USA Orange shell with gold logo and orange buttons.
Red and Black P2 RedBlack USA Red shell with black logo, borders and buttons.
Red and Green P2 RedGreen USA Red shell with white logo, borders and buttons. Bottom half is painted green.
Spirals P2 Swirls USA White shell with pink logo, pink borders and violet buttons. Printed pink and yellow spiral pattern.
Translucent P2 trans USA Translucent shell with white logo and buttons.
Translucent Black P2 TransBlack USA Translucent black shell with white logo and buttons.
Translucent Teal P2 ClearTeal USA Translucent teal shell with white logo and buttons.
Translucent Yellow P2 ClearYellow USA

Europe

Translucent yellow shell with black logo and buttons.
White and Blue P2 WhiteBlueLogo USA White shell with blue logo, buttons and borders.
White and Pink P2 WhitePink USA White shell with pink logo, borders and buttons. Printed pink outline illustrations of Zuccitchi, Takotchi, Hashizoutchi, and Pochitchi. Replicated in 2018.
White, Green and Red P2 WhiteGreenRed USA White shell with red logo, red buttons and green borders.
Yellow with Blue P2 YellowBlue USA Yellow shell with blue logo, borders and buttons. Printed blue outline illustrations of Mimitchi and Kusatchi. Replicated in 2018.
Navy (Yellow Logo) P2 blueyellow Europe Navy blue shell with yellow logo, black borders and yellow buttons. Europe wave 1 (May 1997). Same colors as the Japanese "Navy Blue" shell.
Red and White P2 redwhite Europe Red shell with white logo and buttons. Europe wave 1 (May 1997).
Translucent Yellow (Logo) P2 clearyellowwhite Europe Translucent yellow shell with white logo and buttons. Europe wave 1 (May 1997).
Silver P2 Silver Europe Silver shell with black buttons.
Translucent Yellow P2 EUTransYellow Europe Translucent yellow shell with white buttons.
Shareholder White P2 Shareholder Japan White shell with blue buttons. Printed silver ribbon above the screen. Special edition given exclusively to Bandai shareholders. Features V1 programming.
Morigana Special Edition P2 Morigana Japan White shell with blue buttons and red logo. Special edition distributed by Morinaga & Company in June 1997. Features V1 programming.
NTT Special Edition P2 NTT Japan Yellow shell with orange border and buttons. Printed graphics of three telephone book characters (one above, one bottom left, one bottom right). Special edition distributed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone in June 1997. Features V1 programming.
Yellow (Toei Anime Fair 97) P2 HontoNoNanashi Japan Yellow shell with orange border and buttons. Printed graphics featuring music notes and stars, the Tamagotchi Planet (left) and a UFO and a Tamagotchi (right). "TOEI ANIME FAIR" is written at the top, and "たまごっち ホントのはなし '97 SUMMER" below the buttons. Special edition distributed in July 1997. Made for Tamagotchi: Honto no Hanashi's premiere at the 1997 Toei Anime Fair. Features V1 programming.
JAL Black and Orange P2 JAL Japan Black shell with white borders and buttons. Bottom half is painted orange. Printed JAL logo above the screen, two Tamagotchi character on either side of the screen, and "TAMAGOTCH JAL SPECIAL 2" below the buttons. Special edition distributed by JAL in August 1997. Features English programming.
Translucent Green with Print P2 ClearGreenPrint Japan Translucent green shell with blue buttons. Printed "たまごっち" to the bottom right in white, and scattered numbers around the screen. Features V1 programming. Distribution details unknown.
Milky White with Print P2 ClearWhitePrint Japan Translucent white shell with red buttons. Printed orange "たまごっち" to the left of the screen, scattered orange and white hearts, three stars above the buttons, and Tamagotchi characters to the right and bottom right. Features V2 programming. Distribution details unknown.
Hong Kong P2 BandaiHK20th China Gold shell with yellow buttons. Printed "BANDAI (H.K.) CO., LTD. above the screen, "1977~" to the bottom left, "~1997" to the bottom right, and "20th" surrounding the buttons. Limited edition release to celebrate Bandai Hong Kong's 20th anniversary. Includes an exclusive Bandai logo background.
Gold P2 Gold USA Gold shell with black logo and buttons. Limited edition shell distributed by Toys R Us in the 1997 holiday season.

Special Asian Designs

The Special Asian Designs (アジア版 Asian Editions) are a selection of special edition shells released in May 1997 celebrating countries in the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions. Six shells were produced for each generation for a total of twelve, and all units are in English, regardless of the country of origin. The Hong Kong special edition P1 is sometimes considered part of this collection, despite being based on a city instead of a country. The packaging includes a gold foil star on the front reading "Special Asian Design", and a certificate of authenticity is inside.

Country Photo Description Generation
Australia SAD P1 Australia Light blue shell with brown logo, green borders, and green buttons. Printed brown trees, koala bears, yellow boomerangs, a kangaroo at the bottom left, and Marutchi at the bottom right. 1
Indonesia SAD P1 Indonesia Yellow shell with blue logo, purple borders and purple buttons. Printed red masks, spots, and Maskutchi at the bottom right. 1
Malaysia SAD P1 Malaysia Black shell with yellow logo, gray borders and gray buttons. Printed turtles, lanterns, and Nyorotchi at the bottom right. 1
Philippines SAD P1 Philippines Light orange shell with black logo, red borders and red buttons. Printed orange cow spots, black yaks, and Oyajitchi at the bottom right. 1
Singapore SAD P1 Singapore White shell with silver logo, yellow borders and yellow buttons. Printed pattern of red stars, silver bursts, red and white fish, a red moon, and Kuchipatchi at the bottom right. 1
Thailand SAD P1 Thailand Green shell with black logo, purple borders and purple buttons. Printed trio of elephants at the top, yellow bells at the bottom, and Ginjirotchi at the bottom right. 1
China SAD P2 China1 White shell with green logo, orange borders and orange buttons. Printed pattern of bamboo and pandas. 2
China SAD P2 China2 Red shell with yellow logo, blue borders and blue buttons. Printed pattern of a Chinese dragon at the top left, a bird at the bottom right, yellow button outlines, and Ginjirotchi at the bottom left. 2
China SAD P2 China3 Tan shell with purple logo, blue borders and blue buttons. Printed graphics of three faces, a palace, a castle, a brick road, and Maskutchi at the bottom right. 2
India SAD P2 India Purple shell with green logo, blue borders and blue buttons. Printed green and white peacock at the top left, green and white snake at the bottom right, and Tamatchi at the bottom left. 2
New Zealand SAD P2 NewZealand Purple shell with yellow logo, pink borders and pink buttons. Printed yellow and teal graphics of kiwi birds, spirals, and Tarakotchi at the bottom right. 2
Vietnam SAD P2 Vietnam Red shell with white logo, yellow borders and yellow buttons. Printed graphics of white stars, black bicycles and scales, and Mametchi at the bottom right. 2