Tamatchi (たまっち Tamatchi) is a Tamagotchi character that debuted on the original Tamagotchi. It was introduced as a gender-neutral teen, but has been portrayed as a child in the modern era, with its gender varying.
Tamatchi resembles a round ball with a face, stubby arms and legs. In its original Japanese artwork, it was pink. In its US artwork, it is yellow, and its arms are thin and stick-like. In the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, there is data for light pink and blue variations, though they cannot be obtained.
Tamatchi is cheerful and usually in good spirits, but is also talkative and wants to know anything. It is often described as "a little frisky", "nosy", and "quite the chatterbox". It is a well cared for adolescent Tamagotchi. It is well behaved and generally doesn't get into too much trouble. Tamatchi is also said to be active.
On Virtual Pets
Tamagotchi (Generation 1)
Tamatchi is a teen-stage character, and evolves from Marutchi with above-average to perfect care. If the Discipline meter was 50% or less when it evolved, it will start off with an empty Discipline meter and make four calls before it evolves. If the Discipline was 75-100%, it will start off with 50% and make two calls. Tamatchi's base weight is 20, and it sleeps from 9 PM to 8 AM.
If Tamatchi started with 50% Discipline, it can evolve into any of the six adults (Mametchi with perfect care, Ginjirotchi with good care, Maskutchi with average care, Kuchipatchi with full Discipline but below average care, Nyorotchi with bad care, and Tarakotchi with severe neglect). If it started off with 0% Discipline, its evolutions are limited to Ginjirotchi, Maskutchi, Nyorotchi, and Tarakotchi. Raising a Tamatchi with 0% Discipline is necessary for earning the secret character (Oyajitchi or Bill).
Tamagotchi Connection Version 3
Tamatchi is a child character who appears either from evolving from a newly-hatched Teletchi or from marrying any two adults who received average to poor discipline. Teen evolutions are based on generation.
Tamagotchi Connection Version 4.5
Tamatchi is one of four randomly-generated child characters who evolves from Tsubutchi. Teen evolutions are based on skill points and care quality. If one of its parents were Oyajitchi or a universal group adult, giving Tamatchi good care will cause it to evolve into Hashitamatchi or Hikotchi if it is a boy, and Ichigotchi or UFOtchi if it is a girl.
Tamagotchi Music Star
Tamagotchi iD L 15th Anniversary Version
Tamatchi is a male child who can only evolve from Omututchi, who has a 50% chance of doing so. He can evolve into either Young Oyajitchi with two or more care mistakes, or Sunnytchi with less than two.
In Video Games
Tamatchi evolves from Marutchi if it has three or less stress. Akin to the original virtual pet, the adult Tamatchi evolves into depends on its quality of life, with higher stress levels resulting in unhealthier adults. Unlike the virtual pets, Tamatchi is capable of evolving straight to Oyajitchi or Bill - Oyajitchi with 10 to 13 stress and Bill with 14 or more stress.
If lured into another kind of block by food after waking up on the day it is due to evolve, Tamatchi will evolve into Risutchi if lured into a mountain block, Nessietchi if lured into an ocean block or Kumatchi if lured into a forest block.
My Tamagotchi Forever
Tamatchi was added to the game in Version 3.9, which was released June 12, 2019, making it its first 3D appearance. It is obtained from any of the baby stage characters when fed mostly snacks.
"Tama" means (玉) "ball" in Japanese.
- When Tamatchi eats or plays a game on the P1, it lacks its arms.