The parent stage occurs when an adult Tamagotchi marries another adult Tamagotchi and they have a baby. This will transform them into parent stage Tamagotchis. While they're in the parent stage, they'll watch over their baby, unless s/he gets sick. After 24 hours have passed, the parent will leave, and the player will be free to name and take care of the tamagotchi for the rest of its life. The parents will return to Tamagotchi Planet. The baby will be a second generation Tamagotchi, and if they grow up and marry, their offspring will be a third generation Tamagotchi, and so forth.
Parent forms were introduced on the Tamagotchi Connection Version 5, but the only other game they have been featured on is the Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 Celebrity. Unlike earlier versions, the parents didn't stay in their current form and watch over the baby for 24 hours. Instead, they evolve into parent forms and stay until one of their children marries. They only appear after the second generation. In this stage, the parents do not stay on screen with their children. They do appear during meals and snacks, when giving medicine, when playing certain games, and during certain animations.
While they cannot be raised, Parent forms return on the Tamagotchi M!X and its various versions, and are able to be viewed by looking though the photo album and checking the entries of Tamagotchi who married or are descended from an NPC character. The m!x introduced numerous Parent forms of Tamagotchi breeds that previously did not have their own specific ones, such as Maskutchi and Mimitchi.
List of Parent Stage Characters on Virtual Pets
- Gotchi King
- Gotchi Queen
- Lovemamalitchi (Non-raisable)
- Mamapianitchi (Non-raisable)
- Kiramamatchi (Non-raisable)
Parents in the Anime
Many parent Tamagotchis have made appearances in the Tamagotchi! anime series. Almost every characters in the series have parents, often consisting of a mother and father. Some parents from the Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 series migrated into the anime series, while some are exclusive to the anime series.
- Monsieur Kikipapa
- Doctor Future