Ginjirotchi (ぎんじろっち Ginjirotchi) is a Tamagotchi that debuted on the original Tamagotchi. He then featured on the Tamagotchi Mini and the Version 2, but afterwards, he did not feature as a raiseable character again until the Pac-Man Tamagotchi.
He was present in the 15th Anniversary Character Poll as a male adult.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 On Virtual Pets
- 4 In Media
- 5 Variations
- 6 Name origin
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Sprites
- 9 Gallery
Ginjirotchi has a blue, bean-shaped body, a large mouth with an overbite, stubby arms and legs, and a dark blue marking on his head and back. In the US artwork, his marking was black and more angular. In the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, he can also be pink with a red marking, or yellow with an orange marking.
Ginjirotchi is independent and understanding. He is happy-go-lucky, cheerful, agreeable, and caring. He is also sensitive, and may often be seen shedding a tear. The official Japanese site describes him as having a "very bubbly personality". Ginjirotchi has the ability to start hovering for a few seconds by spinning around, jumping, making his stomach face the ground, and continuing to spin.
|"The quirky Ginjirotchi likes to go to bed early and get up late, but sleep must do it a lot of good, since it always has a pleasant disposition." - Nintendo Power guide to Tamagotchi Game Boy (USA, 1997)|
|"This guy is the kind of Tamagotchi who's always been independent and free. He is undemanding, cheerful, sensitive and lovable." - Ginjirotchi's cybie plush tag (USA, 1997)|
|"This is a Tamagotchi with a very bright character. It is kind and caring, and may often be seen shedding tear." - Tamagotchi: The Original Virtual Reality Pet Record Book (AU, 1997)|
|"Severely emotional, easily moved to tears. Favorite movie is Tora-San." - Manga de Hakken! Tamagotch 4 Koma Gekijou (JP, 1998)|
|"Ginjirotchi is cheerful and full of energy, though also compassionate. He loves watching dramatic movies!" - Tamagotchi Pix site (US, 2021)|
On Virtual Pets
Tamagotchi Generation 1
Ginjirotchi is obtained from Tamatchi with above-average care, with the discipline level around 75%.
Santaclautch no Tamagotch
Ginjirotchi is one of the characters that may appear on the Tamagotchi Monitor.
Tamagotchi Connection Version 2
Ginjirotchi appears in odd generations with above-average care.
Ginjirotchi appears as a special adult on the English version. He evolves from Mametchi with perfect care.
Tamagotchi Music Star
After concert performances, Ginjirotchi can sometimes be spotted within the crowd.
With the 1996 Ver. downloads, Ginjirotchi may appear when visiting the 1996 Tamagotchi Town.
Ginjirotchi will be a raisable male adult on the Tamagotchi Pix. His favorite food is ramen noodles and his favorite snack is mixed juice. His favorite item is the snowman and his favorite accessory is the Tama Hat.
Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi
In Ginjirotchi's episode, he wanders in a field and does a happy dance, where he jumps in the air and twirls around. Other Tamagotchis see him and find his dance entertaining, eventually drawing a huge crowd. But then Ginjirotchi starts getting too dizzy to keep performing the dance properly, so the rest of the Tamagotchis depart.
In the ninth episode, which focuses on the characters of the Tamagotchi Angel, he dies in the hospital and his spirit leaves his body in the form of Obaketchi. He is escorted to the Tenshitchi Capital, where he eventually evolves into Ginjirotchi Angel. He finds some sweets and is about to eat them, but discovers they were bait left by Deviltchi. Chestnut Angel fends Deviltchi off, and the Tamagotchi Angels invite Ginjirotchi Angel to have dessert with them.
Tamagotchi Video Adventures
Ginjirotchi is one of the many Tamagotchi characters sent to Earth to collect a souvenir. He is partnered with Takotchi, and they bring back a red Cadillac. Ginjirotchi also does an impersonation of Elvis Presley.
Found in the Manga! Tamagotch
In Found in the manga! Tamagotch, Ginjirotchi is emotionally fragile and cries over almost anything, even if it isn't sad. The Boy first met Ginjirotchi in a library and saw him crying over a book. The Boy thought it must be an emotional story, but it was revealed that Ginjirotchi was looking at a map book.
- See Jr. Ginjirotchi
- See Mr. Ginjirotchi
"Ginjiro" (ぎんじろ) is a Japanese name that names "good silver".
- Ginjirotchi was one of the four Tamagotchi 20th Anniversary plush toys released by Bandai America. These were based on old pushes by Bandai Japan, and so his colors are closer to his Japanese artwork.
- Ginjirotchi's US plush in the "Bean Pets" series was also similar to his Japanese artwork, but his plush in the "Cybies" series was a lot darker than both his Japanese and US artwork--about the same color as Zuccitchi's hood in his US artwork.
- The Super Game Boy border for Game de Hakken!! Tamagotchi Osucchi to Mesucchi shows three Ginjirotchi swimming under the ocean.
- Judging by the above fact, and the fact that he appears riding a wave in Tamagotchi Honto no Hanashi, it can be inferred that Ginjirotchi likes water or is good at swimming.
- His snout and marking imply that his design could have been based on a penguin or a common dolphin.