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The Tamagotchi Ocean (海で発見！たまごっち, Umi de Hakken! Tamagotch, meaning Ocean Discovery! Tamagotchi, also known as the Oceangotchi and Umino Tamagotchi or Umi No Tamagotchi) is an ocean life-themed Tamagotchi released in Japan in 1997, and later in America in spring 1998. The Tamagotchi featured a motion sensor, similar to the Tamagotchi Angel, which was used to scare underwater predators away. The American version is rarer and is usually sold for more than the Japanese version.
One of the features of the Tamagotchi Ocean is the water quality, which is found under the stats icon and is depicted by four skulls. When the skulls are all white, it means the water is perfect quality. The more skulls that are black, the dirtier the water is, and the player must clean it by using the flush icon. When all four skulls are black, the Tamagotchi's water will turn black as well, requiring the water to be flushed four times.
The Tamagotchi Ocean also has a tapping sensor to scare away polar bears, which come almost every hour while the Tamagotchi character takes a nap during the day. When the polar bear arrives, the attention beep will alert the player, and they must press A to select the sixth icon (depicting two hands) and tap the toy to scare it away. The Tamagotchi will then wake up. If the polar bear isn't scared away in time, it will attack the Tamagotchi which leads to injury and potential death. The Tamagotchi will be seen covered in bandages and must be cured with the medicine icon.
The Tamagotchi Ocean is shaped like most other vintages such as the Angelgotchi, and has 8 icons. The background depicts several white and blue wavy lines, giving the appearance of water. The Japanese Ocean has a ballchain on top while the American version has a keychain.
Both the American and Japanese series of Oceangotchis had four shell designs; however, the designs in each country were different. The Japanese shells were clear purple, clear orange, clear with blue waves, and solid blue with puddles. The American shells were blue with white bubbles, white with seashells, white with pink and purple waves, and aqua with pink outlines of characters.
Stats - It is depicted by circular gauge. This is where players can view their Tamagotchi's age, weight, training, hunger, and happiness, as well as the water quality. The hunger and happy hearts drop very quickly compared to most other Tamagotchis.
Food - Depicted by a worm, this icon is for feeding the Tamagotchi a meal or a snack. Feeding the character several snacks may cause it to die.
Game - Depicted by a treasure chest, players can select this icon to play the treasure-hunting game.
Toilet - The toilet icon can be used for cleaning up messes, but flushing can also improve the water quality.
Discipline - When the Tamagotchi character misbehaves, this icon must be selected in order to improve its training. This icon also has to be selected in order to scare polar bears away.
Medicine - Depicted by a jar of medicine, this is for curing a Tamagotchi when it becomes sick or healing it after a polar bear attack.
Lights - The sun and moon icon is used for turning the lights on and off.
Attention - This icon looks like a black face calling out, but unlike other vintage Tamagotchis, it has a fish tail. This icon lights up when the Tamagotchi character wants the player's attention.
The characters are ocean-themed.
- Baby Characters
- Child Characters
- Teenage Characters
- Adult Characters
- Secret Characters
Like on most vintage Tamagotchis, there is only one game on the Tamagotchi Ocean. It is a guessing game in which the player has to guess which of the two chests the treasure is hidden in by pressing A or B. The player has to guess five times. If the player gets at least 3 right they win the game. Occasionally there is an octopus hiding in the chests that squirts ink, ending the game. The ink dirties the water and empties all of the Tamagotchi's happy hearts.