I recently bought a pokemon pikachu from amazon.com because my old one from the 90's broke a few years ago. Afterwards, I discovered all these websites online warning people about cheap fake tamagotchi spin-offs being created by shady companies. How do I verify that the one I got is genuine or not and what signs should I look out for when buying another one of these?
Also, forgive me if this is supposed to be in the "Tamagotchi Cousins" section. Since this was a question involving whether or not my tamagotchi cousin was real, I thought that posting in the "Tamagotchi Warnings" section would be appropriate. I'm new to this forum.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:55 AM
Most likely, there should be somewhere on the back saying "Nintendo", "Creatures Inc." or "Game Freak". It might depend on what version you have. I haven't even seen a Pocket Pikachu/ Pokemon Pikachu rip.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:46 PM
I've seen one fake Pikachu floating around on eBay.The game itself had a plastic tail on it XD.The real ones don't have a tail and like NintenNerd said,Game freak and Creatures would be on the package somewhere.Look for the official nintendo seal too.