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The Pocket Usatama (ポケットうさたま) is a licensed Tamagotchi Nano variant that was distributed exclusively at Tokyo Disneyland in April 2017. It features the Disney character Usatama. An updated rerelease with a larger screen, new shell design, more detailed sprites, and new animations is set to be released in 2019, coinciding with the release of the Pocket Usapiyo.
The Pocket Usatama is functionally identical to the original Tamagotchi Nano, except with a number of animation changes and a new minigame. The meal is a hamburger with Mickey Mouse ears, and the snack is a bucket of popcorn.
Pressing the C button allows the user to check if the Usatama needs anything. If it sits on the floor looking dizzy, its Hungry meter is empty. If it looks away from the screen, its Happy meter is empty. If neither are empty, it comes up close to the screen and jumps.
Failing to respond to calls to feed or play will make the Usatama sulk. If left sulking for too long, it will run away.
At 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM, the Usatama will perform a Close Up.
The Pocket Usatama features a unique opening animation after setting the clock. A machine will appear and receive three unpainted eggs from above, and then spit out three eggs from its front. Two eggs will be painted, but the third will be blank, and suddenly transform into the user's Usatama.
The Usatama is born into one of two possible groups: Decorated or Painted, with a 50% chance of being born into either of them. There is no way to determine which group the Usatama is in, and the group determines what it can evolve into. These groups are functionally identical to gender on the original Tamagotchi Nano, including the two secret characters. Decorated takes over for "male" and is characterized by the Usatama wearing some kind of accessory, while Painted takes over for "female" and features the Usatama's body painted with various patterns.
The minigame involves catching the Usatama when it hides among eggs. Two eggs will appear on the screen and cycle through various different patterns before one is replaced by Usatama. The user must catch Usatama in a net; pressing A selects the left side, and B selects the right side. The game ends if the user doesn't respond quickly enough or selects the wrong side. The game has five rounds, and the user must catch the Usatama at least once to win.
Three times a day, the Usatama will attempt to run away, depicted by it shaking in place before suddenly jumping back and forth, leaving dust trails. It will do this for one hour. Pressing the A button summons a net to catch it. If the player fails to respond in the hour, the Usatama may begin to sulk or successfully run away. If the Usatama falls asleep while attempting to run away, it will resume when it wakes up. The player will not be able to feed or play with the Usatama, but can still check the status and clock.
The function of Death is replaced with Usatama running away, leaving a note behind. If the Usatama was given bad care, the note will read "バイバイ..." ("Bye bye..."). If it was given good care, the note instead reads "またね!" ("See you!").
- The Pocket Usatama is the first licensed Tamagotchi Nano variant, followed by the Gudetama Tamagotchi, the Eevee x Tamagotchi, and the Pocket Usapiyo.
- This is the first collaboration between the Tamagotchi brand and Disney.
- Despite being a Tamagotchi virtual pet, the Pocket Usatama was never advertised through any official Bandai channel, neither on the official Japanese Tamagotchi site nor on Bandai Japan's site.