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The Tamagotchi Treasury

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A place to document all Tamagotchi and other Virtual Pets over the years. If you're looking for more Tamagotchi stuff, please check out Tamagotchi Creatures. If you are looking for Growth Charts, click HERE. If you want to view my personal Tamagotchi Life Cycle Log, click HERE. If you want more on Digimon, please visit Digital Monsters.

 

Tamagotchi: Generation 1 - 1996/1997

This is the original Tamagotchi. The one that started it all. The greatest thing to be born from nothing. The first Tamagotchi was truly fantastic, originally released in 1996 in Japan and 1997 everywhere else. This craze took the world by storm being banned in all schools (strangely, except mine, who allowed us to keep them on our desks as long as we weren't too distracted!) They featured a left and right guessing game and needle for medicine, which was later removed due to children being afraid of it.

Yellow n Orange numbersGen 1 Orange and Yellowblue with yellow numberspink with green numbers

Red with Blue Clockgreen clockGreen n PurpleClear green with blue wordsclear green no words

Clear pink97 blue clear

 

Tamagotchi: Generation 2 - 1997

It wasn't too long after the release of the original Tamagotchi that a second generation was released with all new creatures inside it. They were equally as successfuly and fantastic as the originals, and although were almost identical, featured a new number guessing game instead of the previous versions "left" and "right" game. The needles was replaced now with a bottle and spoon from this point on.

Gen 2 SilverBlue n whiteredwhite n grey

green n yellowclear goldBlack n Grey

 

Bobby/BB Dinosaur - 1997

Bobby was released in 1997 as an answer to Bandai's Tamagotchi. It is one of the earliest knock-offs and was very good in comparison to many others. It was a dinosaur and could play a game of Scissors, Paper, Stone. Bobby has had alternate variants,  most notably: Akachan 1. These are also known as BB Dinosaur, but the packaging on these usually only says Dinosaur. Not BB.

Bobby from Ely's Toysnew bobby gotchBobby white shell

 

E.ET - 1997

This rather obscure vpet is an alien that steals some graphics from the original Tamagotchi and some other vpets. It seems to run on a similar programming to the Dragotti/Smart Chick/Bobby.

eet

 

Akachan (Akachan 1) - 1997

Akachan was a very interesting virtual pet as its inner-working were identical to Bobby. This is funny, because it uses its attention icon as a picture of "Bob" from Bubble Bobble. Not sure if that's a deliberate pun or not? Either way, this is another alternative to Bobby, and a slightly more available version.

Akachan 1 greenAkachan 1 white in packaging

 

Akachan II - 1997

Akachan II was nothing like its predecesor. Instead of sharing working with "Bobby", this one mostly rips off the workings of the Nano Pets dino. It has four buttons instead of the previous versions three, and has a whole new style to it also. The only thing the two versions share is the shell design, it seems.

Akachan II BlueAkachan II PinkAkachan II PurpleAkachan II Lilac

 

Petogotchi: Chicken/Smart Chick - 1997

Unbranded and un-named, for the most part, these are virtual pets that run on the same chip as Bobby/Akachan 1. However, there is a massive difference. Instead of a baby dinosaur, you are looking after a baby chicken. But not just any chicken. This pet actually contains the creatures from the official Tamagotchi and have a very strange growth chart. They can switch between adult characters depending on their dicipline levels.

SmartChick Orangechicken - peppermint greenwhite version - (Thanks to Chaozz for adding to the Museum with this pet!)smart chick red buttonsmart chick yellow button

 

 

Petgotchi: Kitten - 1997

Petogotchi's were released in many different forms n the late 90's, and this one is the "kitten" version.

 petogotchi cat

 

Mr. Dino - 1997

Mr. Dino is one of the best original Tamagotchi clones of the late 90's. It functions and controls almost exactly the same as an original Gen 1 and Gen 2, but you get dino's instead of aliens. The Mr. Dino came in many different shells, most of which had three buttons instead of four, but ones that came with four used the fourth button as a sound on and off button.

mr dino pink

 

 Space Monster - 1997

A pretty obscure one here, the Space Monster allows you to bring up a baby alien. He has two games to choose from including a left and right guessing game similar to that of the Tamagotchi Generation 1.

Space Monster

 

Dinkie Dino (Raku Raku Dinokun) - 1997

The Dinkie pets were very good and there was a large variation of them not included various shells. The Dinkie Dino had unique features such as temperature and petting as well as the standard games and feeding and cleaning.

Dinokun YellowDinokun White

 

Hitorikko - 1997

It was very good for what it was but memory doesn't serve well. This will be updated later.

Hitorikko peppermintHitorikko (lilac)

 

 Toyowachi - 1997

It's basically a bootleg Hitorikko chicken. Finding it under the name Toyowachi is very very rare indeed.

Toyowachi

 

Tako Seijin - 1997

Not much is known about this one except that it takes a lot of inspiration from the original Tamagotchi Generation 2 secret character "Zatchi" as inspiration for its aliens.

Tako Seijin - Red

 

The Dino - 1997

The Dino is an obscure VPet from the late 90's. You are to bring up a pet dinosaur named Pinky. More info coming soon.

The Dino

 

Giga Pets: Compu Kitty - 1997

Compu Kitty was one of Giga Pets most iconic virtual pets. It allowed you to raise a little baby kitten into a fully grown cat and he could be fat or thin and healthy or sick. It was all up to you. And he ate fish bones.

Compu Kitty (clear yellow)

 

Giga Pets: Digital Doggie - 1997

Not a cat person? Prefer dogs? Giga Pets had you covered there too. Digital Doggy is almost identical to the Compu Kitty except its a dog. Instead of catching a butterfly game, its a catch a ball game and to be honest, the only thing different between these two is the animal.

Digital Doggie (clear purple)

 

 

Giga Pets: Komputer Koala - 1997

This one I have a sore memory of. As a child, I imitated a game it has where it climbs up a tree. I did this with a pole or something and smacked myself right in the eye. Gotta love it. Again, it's a Giga Pet so it's very much the same kind of deal but with a Koala instead.

Komputer Koala (clear purple)

 

Giga Pets: Microchimp - 1997

Another one by Giga Pets here, this one is fairly rare. Not many of these about and very rarely spoken of in Tamagotchi Collector circles. Worth picking one up if you are lucky enough to find it.

Microchimp

 

Giga Pets: Baby T-Rex - 1997

Giga Pets were one of the "good quality" producers of Cyber Pets back in the late 90's. They were unique and had many of their own traits and features rather than just being another Tamagotchi clone. Baby T-Rex allowed you to raise a baby dinosaur and was mostly the same in style as their other pets.

Baby T-Rex (clear red)

 

Giga Pets: The Little Mermaid - 1997

This one is a little different. It was licensed by Disney as an extension of sorts to their movie The Little Mermaid. In this one you look after Ariel and do all kinds of mermaid things.

Little Mermaid clear goldlittle mermaid clear yellow

 

Giga Pets: 101 Dalmations - 1997

Another VPET based on the Disney movies by Giga Pets here. As always it uses the standard Giga Pet formula, except now you're taking care of a puppy from 101 Dalmations.

101 Dalmations

 

 

Giga Pets: Star Wars (Yoda) - 1997

One of the many Giga Pets based on popular culture, and one of several Star Wars themed ones, Yoda is a nice addition to any cyberpet collector or even Star Wars memoribilia.

yoda

 

UNKNOWN - 1997

We believe this uses the same programming as the Nano Puppy, thanks to info given to us from SuperSoftLight on Youtube (THANKS!). We believe this to be true, if memory serves correct, but we have no way to test it as we do not know how to get the batteries out. We still aren't sure what it was branded as.

purple paw

 

 

My Pet - 1997

My Pet is a puppy that steals its insides from the Nano Puppy pets. Despite it using the same chip inside, the shell design is very nice and very unique and is a lovely addition to any vpet collection. This pet was purchased in the year 1997 new, but fortunately its name is located on its shell.

my pet

 

Nano Pets: Nano Baby - 1997

Nano Pets were another of the leading cyberpet producers in the late 90's along with Tamagotchi, Dinkie Pets and Giga Pets.This one was a human (except not, because it's digital) baby that you raise to be a boy.

Nano Baby clear whiteorange nano baby

 

 

Nano Pets: Nano Puppy - 1997

Very similar to the baby, the Nano Puppy lets you take care of a little digital dog. These function pretty much the same as each other, Nano Pet's had a formula that worked and so they didn't really change it.

Nano Puppy (clearly purple)

 

Cute Kitty - 1997

Not much is known about this one except that it was (at least we believe) an exclusive to Argos in the UK in the late 90's. Its shell clearly represents a clone of the Nano PETS, and the pet inside was most likely the same (this will be updated with actual info on that soon.) They also appear to have been sold on Media Magic, a Japanese Tamagotchi website from the 90's.

Cute Kitty

 

My Kitty - 1997

There is very little information on this one and I cannot remember where I got it from when it was new. This will be added later. It clearly resembles the Nano Kitty and most likely was a bootleg of such.One small bit of info unearthed was that a version labeled "My Little Kitty" was released by Dreamy Pals Pets in the 90's. Whether or not these two are the same exact release is uncertain however.

My Kitty

 

Funny Monkey - 1997

This one is interesting. It basically basis its design on the Nano Pets but with a Tamagotchi Generation 1 background. More info will be added soon.

Funny Monkey (blue)

 

BoBo Electronic Pet - 1997

Info coming soon.

bobo in pink

 

Pocket Pal - 1997

Another obscure one here. Info will be added at a later date.

Pocket Pal (red)

 

Virtual Footix - 1998

The 1997 World Cup in UK was such a big deal, and it fell right on the peak of the Tamagotchi craze. 1997! So they made something absolutely fantastic... Virtual Footix! A Tamagotchi in which you raise the '97 mascot to be the best footballer you can and help him win the World Cup!

Virtual Footix

 

Digimon: V1 - 1998

The Digimon series of Tamagotchi's ended up becoming their own thing, but they were at the time fantastic versions of the Tamagotchi that could connect and fight! This was done by connecting the pins at the top with another of the same kind and then seperating them to watch the battle unfold.

Digimon V1 BrownDigimon V1 yellow

 

Digimon: V3 - 1998

Much like previous versions, the Digimon V3 keeps the same basic layout and setup as the previous ones but adds a new training game in which you must tap the a or b buttons to power up before timer runs out in order to break a wall.

Digimon V3 Orange

 

Tamagotchi: Mesutchi & Osutchi - 1997

The first true "connecting Tamagotchi" that was not a Digimon, was the Mesutchi and Osutchi. One is male and one is female and they can connect in the same manner as the original Digimon V1 to mate.

Black Mesutchi Pink OsutchiOrange Osutchi - (Thanks to Chaozz for adding to the Museum with this pet!)

 

Tamagotchi Angel - 1997/1998

The Tamagotchi Angel was a very nice release. It basically carried on the life of your Generation 1 or Generation 2 Tamagotchi's after they pass away and/or return to their home planet. You get to bring up a baby angel and see how they turn out in the afterlife this time around.

Angel in Blue pearlAngel Gotch in Pearl Goldpink japanese angel

 

Tamagotchi Connection/Connexion: V1 - 2004

This is basically where the Mesutchi and Osutchi was heading. The V1 is the first in the official "connection" series of Tamagotchi's, and proved to be one of the most popular.

V1 Pink with Swirls

 

 

Tamagotchi Connection/Connexion: V3 - 2006

The third Tamagotchi Connection was one of my personal favourites and features a selection of nice mini games such as catching falling music notes, bump, flag and heading. It had a mix of creatures from Gen 1 and Gen 2's also and came in many variants.

Clear pink v3V3 Union Jackclear yellow v3

 

Tamagotchi Connection/Connexion: V4.5 - 2006/2007

Like the V3, the V4  version of the Connection reuses a lot of things from previous versions. It is most recognisable by the ball/sphere on the end of the little antenna.

orange with stars

 

 

Tamagotchi Connection/Connexion: V5 (Familitchi) - 2007/2008

The V5 (also known as the Familitchi) is very different to its previous kinds because instead of a single pet, this one has you looking after three at once, an entire family. You can easily identify a V5 by the chimney on the egg-shell beside its infrared sensor. They were a very nice addition to the Connextion line.

 V5 BLACK GOLD

 

Tamagotchi Connection (FAKE) - 2004-onwards

These are very common and can be found everywhere. They use a shell similar to a Tamagotchi Connection V1, V2, V3 or V4. They first started appearing in 2004 and now they are everywhere, under many different names and brands. The chip they run on is nothing like a real Tamagotchi connection, though it does steal a few sprites from them along with Digimon sprites.They are pleasing to the eye but sadly not made very well, and also feature a reset button on the front which is easily pressed by accident. Features a 168 in 1 chip.

Fake Tamagotchi Connections

 

Cyber Pet: 168 in 1 - ????

These pets feature a standard rom used by the fake Tamagotchi Connections, most often referred to as "The Bunny Rom", named after many retail stores online showing a rabbit on the screen. These come in many different designs, a Penguin, Heart or an Apple. All are identical within though. These were distributed by PMS International, which is probably why these could be found for sale at South End on Sea.

penguin south end

 

Animal Imaginado - 2009

Don't be fooled by their appearance. For a bootleg version of the Tamagotchi V4/5, these do not work very well. Or at all in some cases. This is a great shame. It was made by TS in 2009 under the brand "Digigame" in the style of the Bandai logo.

Animal Imaginado (Green)

 

Tamagotchi Friends - 2013

It's like the Tamagotchi P but in black n white like the classics. It's interesting because it features traditional baby like characters until they reach adulthood in which they change into very cute alien-human like characters. Not like the traditional adult types. It also features the V3's falling music note game, so naturally, I love it.

Blue Gem FriendsCow design - (Thanks to Chaozz for adding to the Museum with this pet!)

 

Q-Pet Quolor: 2018

It's the bootleg version of the colour Tamagotchi types, but it's actually a very very good bootleg. It features real Tamagotchi creatures and they have the ability to connect with others. Created by M&D, the Q-Pet Color is unique as it allows you to get your pet drunk on alcohol and also tells you your playing is "shitty" if you fail at a minigame. Speaking of which, there's a lot of option and features in this game. Mini games, school, cinema, park, market, autoshop (!?!?!?) just... so so much to do. Well worth a purchase for any collector.

qpet color blue

 

Tamagotchi Chibi - 2018

Tamagotchi released a Chibi version of their original pet with limited functionality and features. It's much smaller than a regular Tamagotchi and was released as part of the 2018 rereleases.

chibi purple

 

Tamagotchi: Generation 1 - 2018

2018 saw an anniversary re-release of the original Generation 1 Tamagotchi from 1997, with all new shells but original programming. These are the same as the classics just with a new casing, though some of the classic casing designs were re-release along with the new designs. Biggest difference between these and the 1990's counterparts are that these ones take a single large cell battery instead of two small ones, have better (less stripable) screws in the back and also run at a faster speed, making it a lot easier to take care of them.

2018 Clear BlueGen 1 2018 Unicorn

 

 

Tamagotchi: Generation 2 - 2018

 The Generation 2 from 1998 also got a re-release in 2018. Like the Generation 1's, the Gen 2's had some returning designs plus a bunch of all new ones for their casing.

Green Glitter

 

 Tamagotchi: Pacman 40th Anniversary - 2020

Released in 2020 in the month of March, the Pacman Tamagotchi was released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pacman.You raise a regular Tamagotchi pet, but with a few quirks. Ghosts haunt your pet and pacman has to rescue him, and if he doesn't, the glitched pacman kill screen kicks in and kills your pet. You can also play pacman styled games. 

pacman gotchi blackpacman gotchi yellow

 

 

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