Planktontchi (プランクトンっち Purankutontchi) is a baby character that debuted on the Tamagotchi Ocean.
Planktontchi resembles a small, yellow ball with a face, an antenna on top, and three legs underneath.
Planktontchi grew up with several tens of thousands of childhood friends and relatives, but thanks to predators and other agents of natural selection, it is currently all alone. Perhaps as a result of this, it's become lonely, world-weary, anguished eyes for such a little baby. It's very independent, and plans to leave the Tamagotchi Ocean to search all the seas in the world for new friends.
On Virtual Pets
The ratio between Hungry and Happy hearts lost determines whether Planktontchi can survive to the teen stage or not. The Hungry meter will always deplete at the same rate of 1 heart every 3 minutes, while the Happy meter fluctuates. If the ratio is 1 Hungry heart for every 1 Happy heart, Planktontchi is highly likely to become a teen. The more Hungry hearts are lost for each Happy heart, the less likely it is that it will survive.
Planktontchi's name is derived from the English word "plankton".