|Genders and Releases:|
Tamatchi (たまっち Tamatchi) is a Tamagotchi character that debuted on the original Tamagotchi. It started off as a teen, but then it was changed to a child on modern releases. It used to be either gender but then it was changed to female on the Tamagotchi Music Star. Its latest appearance on the Tamagotchi iD L 15th Anniversary Version has it still a child stage character though its gender is officially changed to male.
Tamatchi's birthday is April 1st.[Citation needed]
Tamatchi resembles a round ball with a face, stubby arms and legs. In its original Japanese artwork, it was pink. In its US artwork, it is yellow, and its arms are thin and stick-like. In the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, there is data for light pink and blue variations, though there is no legitimately confirmed method of obtaining them.
Tamatchi is cheerful and usually in good spirits, but is also talkative and wants to know anything. It is often described as "a little frisky", "nosy", and "quite the chatterbox". It is a well cared for adolescent Tamagotchi. It is well behaved and generally doesn't get into too much trouble. Tamatchi is also said to be active.
On Virtual Pets
Tamatchi is a teen-stage character, and evolves from Marutchi with above-average to perfect care. The Nintendo 64 game had him obtained the same way. He evolves into Tarakotchi with severe neglect, Nyorotchi with bad care, Kuchipatchi with below average care, Maskutchi with average care, Ginjirotchi with above-average care, or Mametchi with excellent care.
Tamatchi is a child character who appears either from evolving from a newly-hatched Teletchi or from marrying any two adults who received average to poor discipline. Teen evolutions are based on generation.
Tamatchi is one of four randomly-generated child characters who evolves from Tsubutchi. Teen evolutions are based on skill points and care quality. If one of its parents were Oyajitchi or a universal group adult, giving Tamatchi good care will cause it to evolve into Hashitamatchi or Hikotchi if it is a boy, and Ichigotchi or Ufotchi if it is a girl.
Tamatchi is a female child character who evolves from Shiropetitchi. She may evolve into Chamametchi (perfect care), Ichigotchi (average care), or Ringotchi (bad care). Anything other than perfect care will result in Tamatchi.
Tamatchi is a male child who can only evolve from Omututchi, who has a 50% chance of doing so. He can evolve into either Young Oyajitchi with two or more care mistakes, or Sunnytchi with less than two.
Tamatchi evolves from Marutchi if it has three or less stress. Akin to the original virtual pet, the adult Tamatchi evolves into depends on its quality of life, with higher stress levels resulting in unhealthier adults. Unlike the virtual pets, Tamatchi is capable of evolving straight to Oyajitchi or Bill - Oyajitchi with 10 to 13 stress and Bill with 14 or more stress.
If lured into another kind of block by food after waking up on the day it is due to evolve, Tamatchi will evolve into Risutchi if lured into a mountain block, Nessietchi if lured into an ocean block or Kumatchi if lured into a forest block.
"Tama" means (玉) "ball" in Japanese.
- When Tamatchi eats or plays a game on the P1, it lacks its arms.