Day 02 – My little Puchitchi girl

Look how cute my daughter is lol

tamagotchi connection V4 Puchitchi girl child sprite character green pink floral blue

I’m very confused about her age still showing zero years. I always assumed that one day equals one Tamagotchi year? Weird.

She turned into a Puchitchi yesterday evening, about an hour before she went to sleep. She’s so cute and already more fun to look at than my old P1 characters. This  V4 is more intricate than my older Tamagotchis, and a lot more work. I’m not sure I’ll have enough spare time to keep this up decently. We’ll see. I still don’t get the mail feature. Every once in a while, she gets mail, and random things start flashing and beeping … and then she looks happy, so that’s good, I guess. lol No idea.

x Lisa

Tamagotchi V4 Round 1 – It’s a girl!

Okay, so I was planning to run my little fake puppy next. But I put new batteries in and nothing happened … See what happens when you don’t buy the real stuff from Bandai! I knew it! I was only a kid back then, but I knew it! Cheap parents. I would love to get it to work though. I remember it being super cute. So, I’ll have to look into it soon. So I put a new battery in my V4 instead …

Tamagotchi V4 connection open back green floral US english version

I never gave this one a proper go. I bought it on a whim in 2007 when nostalgia hit me and my old Tamagotchis were back in Europe at my parent’s house. It was fun for 5 minutes, but I was just so busy at the time, I couldn’t be bothered. Now, I do regret tossing the package when I got it. I had no idea those things would sell for over $50 by now. I looked up my payments archive (God bless Gmail), and found my receipt from 8 years ago lol I paid exactly $23.25 for it. Brand new in sealed packaging.

Like the idiot I am, I even tossed the manual, apparently. So now I had to look up the instructions online. Anyway, here’s my new baby ready to hatch:

Tamagotchi Connection V4 green pink blue floral egg

Tamagotchi Connection V4 green pink floral girl baby

🎀 It’s a girl!!! 🎀
Welcome Bee!

Born May 28th 2015 – 5:22PM 🎈

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She’s asleep now, so I’m looking forward to her first full day tomorrow. She already turned into a child right before she went to sleep, but I didn’t get to take a picture. I will do that tomorrow. She’s a lot more demanding than the old P1 version, holy crap. I had to keep feeding her and whatnot. I hope this will get easier with time.

x Lisa

Day 12 – My Ginjirotchi passed away

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Well, it happened, guys. Ginjirotchi called it quits! I took pretty good care of him until the very end, but then I looked away for one hour and by the time I got back, he had turned into an angel. RIP. Oh well, that’s okay. I knew he wasn’t going to evolve into anything else. And it was just the same old routine every day, nothing new or fun to look forward to. So I’m sort of glad that this is over and I can now switch to a different device. Still though, 12 days is a personal record! I’m pretty happy about that.

I’m still not sure which one I will activate next. Maybe I’ll pick one tomorrow!

x Lisa

Day 10 – I got Ginjirotchi

Boo! I wanted Mametchi! But my teenage Tamatchi changed into Ginjirotchi instead, on Day 6 around 8PM.

tamagotchi adult Ginjirotchi p1 vintage gen1 generation 1 first 1st euro european english version original bandai neon pink green shell design sprite character

This one doesn’t unlock any further characters, so this is his final form. I’m wondering if perhaps I should have kept the weight slightly higher to get Mametchi. But now I’ll never know, will I!

I have no idea how long this one is going to live. He’s 10 years old today, which is my personal record. I read they can live up to 21 days. But I think it depends on which character you get, and I don’t have the impression that my Ginjirotchi will make it that long. He’s one of the healthiest adults you can obtain and is the result of above average good care. Although I do notice he is becoming more and more demanding. His hunger and happiness hearts run out faster, and I’m assuming this will only increase over the next few days. Probably to the point where I won’t be able to fix it and he’ll just die on me. So now I’m really just trying my best to keep him as long as possible, out of sheer curiosity as to how long exactly I can keep this game going.

I haven’t decided yet which Tamagotchi I’m going to play with next. I recently acquired a P2, which is almost exactly the same as this P1 I’m running right now, but it was the following edition, so there are minor differences and a couple of different characters that can be obtained past a certain level. Although I could very well end up with exactly the same, since it’s mostly identical. So I’m not sure yet. I also have a V4 connection that I bought almost 10 years ago and never actually really played with. And I also found in my old toys something that resembles a Nano Puppy, but which was most commonly referred to as “a cheap fake Tamagotchi” back in the day lol I do remember it being cute though, so I may give that one a shot.

x Lisa

Day 06 – Still a teenage Tamatchi

I thought for sure he would have taken his adult form by now. But nope … So I took the opportunity to snap some shots of him looking happy:

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And angry:

tamagotchi p1 first 1st gen generation 1 tamatchi angry upset sprite character teen teenager neon pink green euro european english bandai vintage

His stats have been perfect! And I even reached 100% discipline this morning when he randomly called for attention. I hadn’t had a chance to up the discipline bar yet, because he’s been so well behaved. I’m still sticking to the “no weight gain” rule … hoping that this is the trick to unlock Mametchi. He did randomly get sick at 11:15AM, and it took two shots to heal. I have the impression that he’s been actively testing my attention and care for the past few hours, before he goes through his final transformation.

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x Lisa

 

Day 05 – Marutchi child turned into Tamatchi teen!

This round has been going much better than the previous ones! I think I finally figured it out. But we’ll only know for sure when he turns into his definite adult form, either today or tomorrow. The last time I got this far, the teenage Tamagotchi I got was a Kuchitamatchi; the worst of the two available on this first generation game. So I’m happy to report that I finally managed to get the best one: Tamatchi!

tamagotchi tamatchi teen teenager character development p1 gen1 first generation 1st bandai vintage 90's toy 1996 1997 neon pink green english european euro version healthy

He’s so much cuter! He even has the luxury of sleeping in his own bed at night:

tamagotchi tamatchi teen teenager character development sleeping asleep bed night p1 gen1 first generation 1st bandai vintage 90's toy 1996 1997 neon pink green english european euro version healthy

I guess Bandai figured that lame old Kuchitamatchi wasn’t worthy of owning any furniture. Plus, since obtaining him means you’ve basically neglected your parental duties, perhaps they assumed you wouldn’t care about a bed anyway.

So here’s what I figured out in terms of care and character development: the weight is very important. With each new growth, the weight seems to double. So, when a new baby hatches, he weighs 5oz. This phase only lasts an hour. It’s interesting to note that I have never managed to make him gain weight during this phase. When he turns into a child, his weight goes up to 10oz, and then at the teen stage, it goes up to 20oz. It’s important to stick to that given weight and not gain an ounce, while keeping the happy and hunger hearts full at all times. The way I have managed to do this is by almost not giving any snacks (which looks like candy), unless the happiness level refuses to go up, and by playing games to make him lose the weight he’d gained after eating. I noticed that each meal makes him gain one ounce, while each snack adds two ounces. And you need to play two games per ounce you want him to drop. So, if he’s gained 2oz, you’ll need to play 4 games right after that. It’s important not to postpone this and do it as soon as he’s eaten. Because otherwise it may become hard to manage.

As soon as I figured it out, it became a piece of cake. I’m well settled into this routine now. And I do check on him constantly to make sure none of the hearts are emptying, and if they are, I take care of it right away. I also usually notice new poop fairly quickly, so that gets washed within 15 minutes average.

This little Tamatchi seems very healthy and content. He’s very low maintenance and I don’t think he’s gotten sick once. If I remember well, the last time I saw a skull that required medicine was only once during the child stage.

The discipline level is not up to 100%, but I’m sure I have acknowledged every single call for attention and scolded him for it each time. So I’m not sure if this is okay? I’m keeping my fingers crossed and I hope I will obtain Mametchi after this. The only things I’m still not sure about is whether I should have somehow managed to have his discipline up to 100% by now (if so, I’m not sure how?), and also whether his weight isn’t too low since I haven’t allowed him to gain any? Only time will tell!

x Lisa

Day 02 – New Baby Hatched

Okay, I am not giving up. I really would love to obtain Mametchi for once in my life on this thing. I hatched a new egg yesterday evening at 5:45PM. It hatched 5 minutes later:

Born on May 16th 2015 – 5:50PM 🐣
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I have to say, I’m really starting to believe that this first Tamagotchi version is much more intricate than people give it credit for. You seriously never know what you’re going to end up with. This one did the most random things during its first hour: it hatched at 5:50PM, got sick 💀 25 minutes later for no apparent reason, then randomly went to sleep 😴 15 minutes later, only to wake up another 15 minutes later … That’s when it turned 1 year old, and thus into a Marutchi child. And then it finally went to sleep like it’s programmed to, at 9PM. 😴

I was worried it would end up being as difficult and weak as the previous baby, but it looks quite healthy and content today. It is now 2 years old and weighs 11oz. I think that’s fairly good. But we’ll see what happens next!

Post-Nyorotchi Babytchi only survived an hour

Since my first Tamagotchi character died earlier today, I launched a new egg. Truth be told, this baby was an accident. I meant to turn the sound back on (which I had turned off right before he died), and I suppose that pressing the A & C buttons after a Tamagotchi has passed away, basically launches a new egg. I wasn’t really planning on starting a new one right away, but okay …

Born on May 10th 2015 – 3PM 🐣

I have to say, so far, this one is much more demanding than the previous one! The hunger and happiness hearts seem to go down much faster. I keep having to feed him, and I try to play as much as possible with him in order to keep his weight down. The previous one died of obesity, I think, so we definitely don’t want that to happen again. Within the first 20 minutes, he had already pooped once 💩, and gotten a death skull 💀 which took two shots to heal. 💉💉 Wow.

About an hour later (4PM), he turned 1 year old, pooped once again 💩, still weighed 5oz and had his hunger level down to zero. That thing eats like a Glutton, I’m telling you! Then a few minutes later, a second skull appeared 💀, which again took two shots to heal. 💉💉  This is not going well, is it? I’m thinking perhaps he’s underweight now, because his weight hasn’t increased at all since he was born. Man, this is tricky!

So, I was busy feeding him like crazy, because his hunger hearts kept running empty, when a third skull showed up 💀. It started flashing, and I knew he was about to die. What the Hell? That’s when he turned into an angel … again.

RIP Babytchi
May 10th 2015 – 4PM 👼

Tamagotchi v1 p1 screen egg baby babytchi stats weight age discipline hungry hunger happy happiness poop death skull angel angelgotchi vintage 90's toy

That sure didn’t last long! One hour to be precise.

I’m thinking that launching a second generation right after a crappy Nyorotchi is what caused it to be so unhealthy. I suppose the wisest thing to do now would be to press the reset button on the back and start from scratch. But I will look around online and see if I can find some more detailed manual than the original one that came in the packaging. There are obviously many tricks to raise a cute Tamagotchi, which are not explained on paper.

x Lisa

Day 07 – My Tamagotchi Died

RIP Little Tama 👼
May 4th 2015, 7:51PM – May 10th 2015, 2PM

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Well, I saw it coming, didn’t I! I did think he was gonna make it for at least another few days. But nope, he died today, exactly one week after hatching. -The End-

Oh well, at least he looks like a cute little angel now! It’s a nice change from that ugly Nyorotchi I had yesterday. Jesus, that thing was ugly! I had read that Nyorotchi’s life expectancy sucks. I can now confirm this. Things escalated quickly this morning. I woke up super late (11PM) and there was already one poop 💩 that needed to be cleaned up, and his hunger and happiness levels were down to just one heart. 💟 By the time I was done feeding him, his weight had gone up to 92oz again; which I now know is too much. So I played with him several times, but I was in a rush and I figured I’d catch up later. Then at 1:30PM: his hunger and happiness levels were back down to one heart only 💟, and his weight was still in the 90’s. I tried to catch up as well as I could. But then at 2PM a death skull made its appearance again. 💀 I tried to access the injection 💉 to heal him, but it wouldn’t let me. The death skull was flashing and none of the options could be clicked. I knew the end was near. Then an egg appeared next to him and he then turned into an angel. 👼

So, what went wrong? I have learned from this past week that I apparently overfed him and didn’t play enough with him. It seems like it’s not enough to keep all the hearts full. 💟💟💟💟 You also have to keep the weight in check, and perhaps some other details I still need to learn. I also didn’t fully understand the discipline feature during the first day; and that’s apparently the most critical day in terms of future character development.

I do plan on learning from my mistakes and raising a prettier character next! Challenge accepted. 👍

x Lisa

Day 06 – Kuchitamatchi turned into Nyorotchi

And I thought Kuchitamatchi was ugly when I saw him fall asleep last night …

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Then this is what I woke up to 🙀 :

Tamagotchi V1 P1 Nyorotchi day 6 years old yrs unhealthy teenager teen phase stage

Well that turned ugly fast!!! Good Lord! You should have seen my disgusted face this morning. Haha! I actually remember this one from when I was a kid. I think I found it so ugly that I purposely let it die. I did a quick search, and this character is called Nyorotchi, and he’s ugly as sin. A face only a mother could love, they say. But I’m his mother, and I don’t love him! Whoever said this thing is for kids as young as age 8? I’m 32 and I still can’t manage to keep it healthy and pretty looking. #Fail

I realize now though that a lot of essential information isn’t actually mentioned in the user manual. At least we have the internet nowadays to find info and tips. Back in 1997, you just had to cross your fingers and hope for the best!

It looks like it won’t be living very long, which sucks. I was looking forward to keeping this thing alive for weeks. But it’s not looking good. Here are today’s stats:

Age: 6 years old

Interesting thing happened today: he went to sleep 1 hour later than usual, which now makes his daily schedule: 9AM-10PM, instead of 9AM-9PM.

Weight at 9AM: 8.6 oz
Weight at 10PM: 8.8 oz
Hunger level by 10PM: 💟💟💟💟
Happiness level by 10PM: 💟💟💟💟
Discipline level by 10PM: 90%
# of poops: 4 💩💩💩💩
# of skulls: 2 💀💀
# of injections it took to heal: 2 shots 💉💉, then 3 shots 💉💉💉
# of unnecessary calls that needed scolding: 1
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