Pochitchi (ポチっち) is an adult Tamagotchi that debuted on the second generation of the original Tamagotchi.
Pochitchi was present in the 15th Anniversary poll as a possible male adult.
- 1 Name Origin
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 On Virtual Pets
- 5 In Video Games
- 6 In Tamagotchi Media
- 7 Gallery
"Pochi" is a common, generic name for pet dogs in Japan, equivalent to names like "Rover" or "Fido" in the USA. It became the stereotypical dog name because it was the #1 most common name given to male pet dogs in the country during 1910, according to a Japanese newspaper from that time.
Pochitchi resembles a round, yellow dog with stubby arms and legs. In his US artwork, he is more of a lime color and has no visible tail. On the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, he can also be pink or blue.
It looks like a dog and is a thoughtful Tamagotchi. Pochitchi likes to eat biscuits and for a hobby loves to go driving. Good natured and rare. It is also mischievous and likes marking its territory on everything it comes across. It has some very dog-like habits, but it is usually embarrassed when other Tamagotchis use this against it. Pochitchi sometimes barks to communicate and also plays a jaw harp.
The Nintendo Power guide to the Tamagotchi Gameboy game stated: "Pochitchi's happy face belies its stubborn streak. This dog-like creature likes imitating Earth canines, but it could use some obedience training."
His US profile reads "Sure he looks like a dog. But he's really just a well bred Tamagotchi. You've provided excellent caretaking if you see this rare bowser. He loves to drive. But don't worry, he won't drive away -- he has no car!"
His profile for Polygon de Hakken!! Tamagotchi states "This Tamagotchi thinks he's a dog because he was raised alongside one immediately after coming to Earth. He is sensitive to the sound of sirens, and has an affinity for telephone poles. He loves eating biscuits with calcium. His hobby is driving, but he doesn't know what vehicle to use--He can't ride bicycles."
On Virtual Pets
Tamagotchi Connection Version 2
Pochitchi appears in odd generations with above average, but not perfect, care.
In Video Games
Tamagotchi (Game Boy)
Pochitchi evolves from Tamatchi with one selfishness, less than 40 stress and if its body exceeds its intelligence; and from Tongaritchi with zero selfishness, less than 40 stress and if its body exceeds its intelligence. If the teen's intelligence and body stats are equal, they will randomly evolve into either Pochitchi or Ginjirotchi.
Pochitchi sleeps from 8pm to 7am, likes meat and dislikes carrots, and its highest possible beauty contest score is 95.
Hoshi de Hakken!! Tamagotchi
Pochitchi is a Group F adult who evolves from Hashitamatchi with good care. Due to all of the Group F characters being genderless, Pochitchi is incapable of breeding.
Pochitchi evolves from Tongaritchi or Hashitamatchi with 2 to 3 stress.
In Tamagotchi Media
Tamagotchi Video Adventures
Pochitchi is part of the group of Tamagotchis sent to find an Earth artifact for the Tamagotchi Museum. He is partnered with Mimitchi, and the two manage to bring back a television. When it fails to work, the two take it apart and improvise a show through it.
Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi
In Pochitchi's episode of Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi, he is shown trying to resist his dog instincts. Zuccitchi and Kusatchi tease him by making him fetch a bone, along with other stereotypical dog behaviors. Pochitchi gets embarrassed and runs home crying, though later that night, he's seen happily howling at the moon.