Paparatchi (ぱぱらっち) is an adult character that debuted on the Keitai Kaitsuu Tamagotchi Plus in Japan and on the Tamagotchi Connection Version 3 internationally.


Paparatchi represents a human-like head with glasses, a pink beak, thin legs and black hair tied up in a ponytail. The male variation has peach-colored skin, while the female has pink skin, eyelashes, and a red bow. Paparatchi is usually seen carrying a gray camera.


Paparatchi is fond of photos, and loves collecting and taking rare photos, especially of celebrities. In Tamagotchi Town, one Paparatchi runs a small photo kiosk.

On Virtual Pets

Keitai and Akai

The user must first raise a Violetchi (Ribotchi on the Akai) and have it marry a Mametchi (on another Tamagotchi, not the Matchmaker). The resulting baby must be raised into a Dorotchi (Tengutchi on the Akai), who will evolve into Paparatchi in three days, if good care is maintained and no care mistakes happen.

Tamagotchi Connection Version 3

Paparatchi is one of three possible adults that can be obtained by taking average care of a teen on any odd generation, the other two being Mimiyoritchi and Tarakotchi.

Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 Celebrity

Paparatchi appears as a neglect-exclusive character who can evolve from any adult who had 3 calls missed for empty happiness hearts (the parents will evolve into Scooptchi). If a Paparatchi marries, it will evolve into Scooptchi. Paparatchi can be reverted back to its previous form either by eating Caramel Candy, or using the Three-Way Mirror. Both male and female Paparatchi have the same default animations, but have unique Close Ups.

Name Origin

Paparatchi's name is derived from the English/Italian word paparazzi, referring to people who take photographs of celebrities.


  • Paparatchi is part of 3 different evolution stages.
  • Despite being a neglect character on the V5 Celebrity, he was advertised on the box attractively.


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