Tongaritchi (とんがりっち) is a teen that appears exclusively on the second generation of the original Tamagotchi.
Tongaritchi resembles Tonmarutchi with a pair of legs and a bright orange color. In its US artwork, its legs are much thinner and its body is a darker shade of orange.
Tongaritchi is a "live wire" and is usually running around. For a hobby it likes making flower beds.
The Official Tamagotchi Pet Care Guide and Record Book states, "This darling little bundle of energy will tug at your heartstrings. Still at the toddler stage, your Tongaritchi will run all over the place. The garden is its favorite spot, where it loves to eat veggies-especially corn."
The Nintendo Power guide to the Tamagotchi Gameboy game stated: "Tongaritchi is not much more developed than Marutchi or Tonmarutchi. It's slow and spoiled and you'll have a tough time building it's Deed meter."
Appearances on Virtual Pets
Tongaritchi evolves from Tonmarutchi with above average care or better. It can become Takotchi with severe neglect, Kusatchi with bad care, Hashizoutchi with below average care, Zuccitchi with average care, Pochitchi with above average care on the V1, Nyatchi with above average care on the V2, or Mimitchi with perfect care. On the CD-ROM version, he can evolve into Zuccitchi with above average care, and Pochitchi with average care, the rest of the characters' care rates are not changed.
Appearances in Tamagotchi Media
Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi
Tongaritchi gets its own episode in Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi. It attempts to plant a small garden outside its house, but Nyorotchi, a group of Tamatchis, and Charitchi end up ruining it. Tongaritchi gets frustrated and builds a fence around the garden, only for Mametchi to appear from underneath, destroying the garden with a drilling machine.
Tongari is Japanese for "a pointy hat" or just "a sharp point".
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