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|Japan: July 1997||2079円|
The Mothra Tamagotchi (モスラのたまごっち Mothra no Tamagotchi, or simply the Mothra) is a licensed Tamagotchi that was released in Japan in July 1997 during the release of the movie Rebirth of Mothra II.
The following text is translated from the instruction booklet:
We are Moll and Lora, sisters of the Elias family. Mothra comes from an island far, far in the south called "Infant Island". A newly hatched Baby Mothra is a tiny, weak baby. Therefore you must give it lots of 'justice power' or it won't be able to turn into a Mothra.
Mothra is a strong and beautiful Goddess; a protector of life. But sometimes, she can take the wrong path which could make her turn into something bad. At these times, you must discipline her. If Mothra gets sick, you must let her listen to us sing. For the sake of the Earth's future use love and justice to raise Mothra to be a magnificent adult.
The Tamagotchi Mothra comes in three different designs. The first is white with light blue splotches and a blue picture of Mothra on the top. It also has the words "Mothra No たまごっち" (Mothra No Tamagotch) on the bottom in red and モスラ (Mosura) in red also on the top. The second and slightly rarer design is white with light green splotches and the words "モスラ No Tamagotchi" and "Mothra No たまごっち" in red on the top and bottom respectively. The third and rarest design is clear dark blue with light blue splotches (similar to first design) and the words "Mothra No Tamagotch" in light blue on the top.
The Check Meter
The first screen in the check meter shows Mothra's age (in days) and weight (in tons). The second screen and third screen show the Hungry and Happy meters respectively. The fourth and final screen shows Mothra's Justice meter.
There are two options for feeding Mothra. The top is for a meal and the bottom is for a snack. Meals will fill one Hungry heart and increase the weight by one ton and Snacks will fill 1 Happy heart and increase the weight by two tons. The meals will be either a leaf (for Baby Mothra to Battra Grub), an apple (Fairytchi) or a piece of meat (most adults) and the snack is a cupcake.
The featured game is called the Gokigen Up game. Four holes appear, and the player must guess which hole the Mothra is hiding in by scrolling an arrow with the A button, and selecting with the B button. The game consists of five rounds. Finding it all five times fills the Happy meter by two hearts. Finding it three to four times will fill up the Happy meter by one heart.
The Mothra will occasionally poo during the day and selecting this icon will remove it. If poo is left on screen for an extended period of time, the Mothra will get sick. Up to 8 poos can fill the screen if left unattended.
Mothra will occasionally try to attack a tower. Selecting this icon will discipline it, increasing the Justice meter by 25%. This affects evolution for all characters, where a higher Justice meter will result in better characters and a lower meter will result in bad characters. The times when Mothra attacks a tower is random.
When Mothra gets sick, selecting this icon will summon Moll and Lora, who will sing and heal it. Sometimes this takes more than once to fully heal Mothra. Leaving Mothra alone when it is sick may result in death.
When Mothra falls asleep, it will call out for the light to be turned off. They will turn back on automatically when Mothra wakes up. Turning the light off during the day has no ill effect. Different characters sleep and wake up at different times.
Mothra calls to the player by beeping and lighting this icon up. Mothra will call out when extremely hungry, very unhappy, when it's sleeping or when attacking a tower. Leaving Mothra alone when extremely hungry or unhappy may result in early death. If not disciplined when attacking a tower, it will simply stop doing so and its Justice meter will remain unchanged.
- The Mothra Tamagotchi is the first Tamagotchi to be based on a licensed theme.
- The idle animation (moving to the left, roaring, moving to the right, roaring, repeat) was also used for the Digimon virtual pets that debuted less than a month before the Tamagotchi Mothra. This same animation also appeared on the Genjintch Tamagotchi, shortly after the release of the first version of the Digimon Virtual Pet series. Similarly, Godzilla's spritework provides the basis for many dinosaur-like Digimon species' virtual pet sprites, DarkTyrannomon's sprites having an astounding similarity.
- Mayura is the only character that does not come from any Godzilla or Mothra film.