Tongaritchi (とんがりっち) is a teen that appears exclusively on the second generation of the original Tamagotchi.
Tongaritchi has no specified gender, but is refered as a male in 64 de Hakken! Tamagotchi Minna de Tamagotchi World.
Tongaritchi resembles Tonmarutchi in that it has a spherical bosy and a horn, but additionally features 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 and growing vegetables.
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, and will lose half of its discipline upon doing so. It has a minimum weight of 20lb, loses a heart every 80 minutes and sleeps from 9pm to 9am.
Tongaritchi 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, it can evolve into Zuccitchi with above average care, and Pochitchi with average care, the rest of the characters' care rates are not changed. On the 2017 rerelease, Tongaritchi will not naturally get sick to indicate that evolution is near depending on which adult it is going to evolve into at its current level of care.
In Video Games
Tongaritchi is the second-healthiest teen in the game, evolving from Marutchi with less than forty stress and two or more selfishness, or from Tonmarutchi with less than ten stress and one or more selfishness. It likes carrots and dislikes meat, sleeps from 9pm to 9am and has a maximum beauty contest score of 80.
Hoshi de Hakken!! Tamagotchi
Tongaritchi is one of the two teenagers of the Group F line, evolving from Tonmarutchi with good care. It can evolve into Mimitchi with good care, Nyatchi with good care and if its power exceeds its intelligence, Zuccitchi with bad care or Hashizoutchi with bad care and if its power exceeds its intelligence. As with all characters in Groups E and F, Tongaritchi is genderless.
Tongaritchi evolves from Tonmarutchi with less than four stress.
If lured into another kind of block by food after waking up on the day it is due to evolve, Tongaritchi will evolve into Zatchi if lured into a mountain block, Nyatchi if lured into an ocean block or Charitchi if lured into a forest block.
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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