Tamagotchi Plus (たまごっちプラス) refers to the second-wave franchise of Tamagotchi virtual pets in Japan, starting with the Kaettekita! Tamagotchi Plus in 2004 and ending with the Yume no Royal Family Tamagotchi Plus in 2008. The Plus line introduced the use of infra-red communication between multiple Tamagotchi devices, as well as infrared communication with cellphones, the Deka Tamagotchi devices, and interaction with Adobe Flash-based websites.
The mascot of this franchise was Mimitchi, and was later changed to Mametchi. Other main characters are Memetchi, Kuchipatchi, and Flowertchi. A wide range of merchandise including pouches, charms, and video games was released based on the Tamagotchi Plus franchise.
The release of the Tamagotchi Plus franchise was correlated to the Tamagotchi Connection franchise globally. While three of the devices were released in all regions, the majority of the Plus devices were released in Japan only, while the Connection devices drew inspiration from them but were ultimately unique models.
Tamagotchi Plus Main Line
- Kaettekita! Tamagotchi Plus (released internationally as the Tamagotchi Connection, later referred to as the Version 1)
- Keitai Kaitsuu Tamagotchi Plus
- Chou Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus
- Tamagotchi School
- Family Iro Iro! Tamagotchi Plus (released internationally as the Tamagotchi Connection Version 5)
- Yume no Royal Family Tamagotchi Plus (released internationally as the Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 Celebrity or Version 5.5).