Hoshinokotchi's name is a combination of the Japanese words "hoshi" (meaning star) and "noko" (meaning "child of"). Taken literally, his name means "star child".
Hoshinokotchi resembles a light yellow ball with two eyes and a white pacifier in his mouth. On top of his head is a large yellow star, with a smaller light yellow star in the center.
On Virtual Pets
Hoshinokotchi is one of two baby characters on the Fantasy and Wonder Garden version, having a 50% chance of hatching for the first generation. He evolves into either Mitsuclovertchi with 10 or more happiness, or Mochispadetchi with 9 or less. From the second generation onward, a My Tama baby will strongly resemble him, but with a different body color.