| Skill Points
Tamagotchi Skill Points, also known as GUTS Points (ガッツポイント Gattsu pointo) in Japan, are special points earned through a Tamagotchi's life and determine the outcome of not only the adult stage, but jobs as well. Skill Points are mainly acquired through games, though they can also be attained from food. For the Entama and UraTama, items can raise skill points as well, and care mistakes will cause the loss of skill points. In Japan, Skill Points are symbolized by a flexing arm.
Skill points are used on the Tamagotchi Connection Version 4, the Tamagotchi Connection Version 4.5, the Chou Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus, the Ura Jinsei Enjoy Tamagotchi Plus, and the Hanerutchi 2. For any Tamagotchi featuring Skill Points, there are 3 different available skills.
The jobs offered on the Entama, Uratama and Hanerutchi 2 will belong to the category with the most points (with certain jobs requiring a minimum amount of points for a successful interview), and each of the three games raises a sole skill. On the V4 and V4.5, a Tamagotchi will be offered a random array of jobs at one time (while there are no set minimum thresholds, success is more likely the more points the occupation's associated skill has and the closer to the base weight the Tamagotchi is), and games that focus on improving a specific skill are not available until becoming a teenager - the games unlocked at the baby and child stages will improve a random category every time they are played.
Each kind of skill point represents one of the three primary families on the device, and on the Japanese releases a baby will start out with 10 points in its family's respective category. Hatenatchi and Bikkuritchi do not start with any skill points due to being in special families. On the V4 and V4.5, parents will pass down a portion of their final skill points to their offspring.
The skill point system would be succeeded by similar personality/statistic systems on the V5/V5.5, Music Star, P's, 4U/4U+ and Friends/Dream Town. While the Music Star keeps track of points like the 4U and Friends, the categories do not play a role in evolution unlike them; and the V5 and P's do not show the total amount of points obtained in each category, rather focusing on the one with the most influence (the P's will display the dominant trait on the Tamagotchi's status screen).
For the Entama, there are Intelligence, Fashion and Kindness points, representing the Mame, Meme and Kuchi families respectively. On the V4, they are renamed to Intellectual, Artistic and Social.
For the UraTama, there are Humour, Gorgeous and Passion points, representing the Ura Mame, Ura Meme and Ura Kuchi families respectively. On the V4.5, they are renamed to Funny, Gorgeous and Spiritual, with all but Gorgeous receiving new icons.
For the Hanerutchi 2, there are Musical, Phys. Ed., and Comedy points.