Tarakotchi (たらこっち) is an adult character who debuted on the original Tamagotchi.


Tarakotchi has giant lips and thin legs but no arms, a small tuft of hair rendered as a mohawk in some artworks, pink cheeks, and a fat, bean-shaped body - in the original Japanese artwork, he had visible toes. In his original US artwork, his hair is missing, his body is pink instead of flesh tone, and his beak is violet instead of pink. On the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app, it has pink and green variations. He also slightly resembles a duck or a chicken.


Tarakotchi is naughty and selfish. He also has short patience and chatters a lot. He is a hasty type, so he is always in a state of confusion. He loves to roll and tumble, and is an avid skateboarder. An unfortunate flaw is his stinky feet, but his charming smile is the secret to his popularity. His favorite food is Teriyaki Chicken.

The Nintendo Power guide to the Tamagotchi Gameboy game stated: "A voracious appetite and smelly feet are just two of the infamous Tarakotchi's vices. It's also surprisingly selfish for an adult Tamagotchi."

On Virtual Pets

Tamagotchi (Generation 1)

Tarakotchi can evolve from either Tamatchi or Kuchitamatchi with severe neglect. Tarakotchi is the worst character possible, and has the shortest lifespan, often dying 2-3 days after evolving. Tarakotchi sleeps at 10 PM, wakes at 10 AM, and has a base weight of 30.

Tamagotchi Connection

Tarakotchi can appear in any generation (the only regular adult that can do so) and evolves from the four teenagers if they received better physical care than emotional care.

Tarakotchi's two items earned from connecting are the Skateboard and Boots, and its unique meal and snack is a chunk of meat on a bone and a donut - both of which it eats in single bites. Tarakotchi sleeps from 10 PM to 9 AM.

Tamagotchi Connection V2 and V3

Tarakotchi appears in odd generations with average care. Its favorite food is fish and it dislikes sandwiches.

Chou Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus and V4

Tarakotchi is a male Kuchi family adult, and will evolve from Young Kuchipatchi or Oniontchi if they have a majority of Style points. On the V4, in addition to this they need to have been given above-average care and have a total of at least 60 skill points.

As with all adults on the Entama, Tarakotchi will graduate from school 24 to 48 hours after evolution and sleeps from 10pm to 9am. It also sleeps from these times on the V4 and retains its food preferences from the two previous versions.

Tamagotchi Music Star

Tarakotchi is a male bad care character who appears on odd-numbered generations.

TamaTown Tama-Go

Tarakotchi is a male bad care adult who can evolve from any teen.

Tamagotchi m!x

Tarakotchi appears as an NPC on both the 20th Anniversary and Gift versions, and is met at Professor Banzo's laboratory if the user's Tamagotchi uses the Time Machine.

In Media

Tamagotchi Video Adventures

A female Tarakotchi is part of the group of Tamagotchis sent to find an Earth artifact for the Tamagotchi Museum. She is partnered with Zatchi, and the two manage to bring back a copy machine. Previously, the two had visited Mars and taken an alien vehicle for the museum.


In Found in the Manga! Tamagotch, there is a female Tarakotchi who is in love with Kuchipatchi. Kuchipatchi was infatuated with her when she was a Tamatchi, but after she evolves, Kuchipatchi is repulsed by her.

Name Origin

Japanese. Tarako is a type of fish caviar, but can be used as an insult that means "Fish lips".


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