Nazotchi (なぞっち Nazotchi) is a Tamagotchi character that debuted on the Tamagotchi Connection.
Nazotchi appears as a big, fuzzy black ball wearing a wide, red hat, and two eyes visible from under the brim. It has two arms and legs, and is often depicted carrying a bindle.
Nazotchi is usually described as a quiet and elusive Tamagotchi. It serves as the postman of Tamagotchi Town, delivering mail, paychecks, newspapers, presents, and fortunes to Tamagotchis daily.
In Tamagotchi Corner Shop 3, it is stated that Nazotchi is good with riddles.
Nazotchi serves as a placeholder character; if two Tamagotchi units connect but one features a character that doesn't appear on the other, Nazotchi appears in their place instead. This allows the connection to continue despite the missing character data. From the Tamagotchi iD onward, new releases were able to transfer character data while connecting, negating the need for Nazotchi; however, both the iD and iD L contain Nazotchi for connecting with the Tamagotchi Plus Color.
Nazotchi cannot be directly raised by the user, though it can be obtained indirectly on the Tamagotchi Connection Version 5, V5 Celebrity, and Tamagotchi Music Star, as a secondary character by marriage.
Nazotchi's name is derived from 謎 nazo, meaning "puzzle", "riddle", "mystery", or "enigma".
On Specific Releases
Entama / UraTama
On the Chou Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus and Ura Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus, Nazotchi will appear a few times a day to deliver newspaper and mail. On occasion, it will also deliver important mail, such as enrollment letters for school and paychecks.
Version 4 / V4.5
On the Tamagotchi Connection Version 4 and Tamagotchi Connection Version 4.5, Nazotchi will appear many times a day to deliver mail and fortunes. On occasion, it will also deliver important mail, such as enrollment letters for school and paychecks.
Version 5 / V5 Celebrity
Nazotchi appears when connecting a Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 (English or Japanese edition) to the Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 Celebrity, if the characters on one aren't present on the other. If a Tamagotchi from one is sent marry on the other, Nazotchi will take its place, and will not evolve into a Parent form.
Tamagotchi Music Star
One of the Nazotchi's primary function on the Music Star is its original interpretation of being a postman, appearing at the door several times a day to deliver presents from the Gotchi King (or a parent from the previous generation, from the second generation onward) and letters from fans, which may either be a heart, star, or poop. It also appears as the store's shopkeeper.
As the Music Star is compatible with the Family pets, Nazotchi appears as a character placeholder. The two can marry by sending one Family character over to the Music Star; the character will be rendered as Nazotchi and includes a full set of animations.
Nazotchi appears on the Tama-Go as the shopkeeper.
Tamagotchi Plus Color
After a Tamagotchi connects to another unit, Nazotchi may occasionally appear in the garden to deliver letters between them. It will also appear during an animation if the user's Tamagotchi shares the Party Popper item with Maskutchi, or uses it with a My Tama that has the Party Popper as a favorite item.
After a Tamagotchi connects to another unit, Nazotchi may occasionally appear in the garden to deliver letters between them.
In the Anime
Nazotchi appears in episode 19 to deliver a package to Mametchi. It does not speak.
In Video Games
If a player lands on Nazotchi's space, one Nazotchi will appear and redirect that player to another town.
Nazotchi appears in all three Tamagotchi Corner Shop game series for the DS as a customer who visits the player's shops.
- In Music City, guests (users who had not used a code to transform their avatar) wore hats similar to Nazotchi's hat.
- While Nazotchi only had three frames of animation on the Tamagotchi Plus, it was given additional frames on the Tamagotchi Connection. From the Version 5 onward, Nazotchi has a full set of animations, due to being obtainable as a secondary character.
- Nazotchi has a full animation set on the Tamagotchi Friends, despite the release not being compatible with previous Tamagotchi toys.
- Nazotchi mentions in Corner Shop 3 that he has to talk, or else he'll forget how to.