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  1. 4 points
    Found this article about using a Tamagotchi as a good measure of seeing how ready somebody is to take on the responsibility of having a pet… I have to say, I could not agree more! https://gametruth.com/editorials/dont-get-a-pet-get-a-tamagotchi/ Have you all seen any relationship between caring for a virtual pet and how that relates to caring for a real one?
  2. 3 points
    My birthday was pretty great! Got myself a sweet new laptop, a Gudetama, a new pair of headphones, and a statue of Guido Mista from JJBA: Vento Aureo via GameStop's site. Best birthday I ever had!
  3. 3 points
    I don’t even particularly care for tamagotchi and haven’t for ages but I still frequent this site it was just so influential for me in my younger years so it just kinda feels like a safe haven yknow
  4. 3 points
    Tamagotchi +Color has no downloads functionality though. iD, iD L and P’s have IrDA while 4U and 4U+ has NFC.
  5. 3 points
    A new version of the software running this site has been installed. Lots of little tweaks to speed and stuff but, overall, you will not see many differences... Well except maybe for the GIF button Please post here if you notice any little bugs (or big ones)!
  6. 3 points
    Well, as you said it's not available since 2009, it's been already 10 years since then. We just moved on. There are some projects that are attempting to bring it back but it's a huge work in progress and might or might not work. It is a shame but the toys are still usable even without Tama Town, even if some experience has been lost.
  7. 3 points
    That's a P2 and it's a legit shell. http://www.tamashell.com/p2.php
  8. 2 points
    Yay. I'm logging again (for now). At best, I'll be able to do it until I start my new job.
  9. 2 points
    The connectors might be faulty. Try wiping the figure's connectors (I believe they are heart shaped) with some rubbing alcohol.
  10. 2 points
    Oh ok I got it! It works now I wasn’t sure what button was which.
  11. 2 points
    Finally got my hands on a Green Mothra and TamaOtch. 😃
  12. 2 points
    Sadly it doesn't prove anything. We've been told to wait and see with wink faces for years now, though before that it was always through email. I don't think they will do a connection re-release at least until Japan does it, though Japanese connection are so different from English connections it would be more difficult. Except for the v1 since those are pretty much identical.
  13. 2 points
    Came across another cool article on Twitter and thought it was worth sharing: The life and death of Tamagotchi and the virtual pet
  14. 2 points
    I always feel so sad when I wake up and the next gen baby on my v4.5 is crying cus their parent left them It's ok buddy I'll take care of you, I promise!
  15. 2 points
    That's a feature not a glitch! Right now in Japan they are preparing for the Hina Matsuri, or Doll Festival, and that pops up for a short time to celebrate You will see different seasonal items like that appear occasionally. They just stick around for a few days and then go away automatically.
  16. 2 points
    I remember speaking with some of the Bandai USA folks many years ago regarding phones. This was around the time of explosive growth in smartphones and the decline of sales of Tamagotchi in stores. Back then they recognized that phones/apps were going to be eating into the attention spans of their customers. That being said, I think having apps integrated with the handheld devices is a natural thing to expect (though we kind of saw this kind of experimenting with Tamagotchi and web site codes years ago too). It is crazy to think about how much things have changed with Tamagotchi, the web, phones, social media, etc in just the (almost) 15 years that TamaTalk has been around... I hope Bandai is able to figure something compelling out.
  17. 2 points
    I came across the following tweet and started to wonder what the current state of Tamagotchi is out in the world. I suppose virtual pet fans are in something of a bubble nowadays where it is easy to surround yourself (on forums, social media, etc) with people who like the same things. But what is it like out in real life? What do people around you think of your Tamagotchi? Do you all hide your Tamagotchi from others? There is no denying that it is not as popular as in the past... But there are still lots out there in use and still being sold... Or am I completely wrong?
  18. 2 points
    When I have an active one I keep it on my belt loop and don't draw attention to it unless others notice first, but once one of my teachers got really excited and asked to see my tamagotchi, and when I got some in the mail once my stepdad said "Don't you have enough of those yet?" but he didn't seem to be upset, just teasing me. Most people don't seem to care about them for the most part, though. Actually, once during DnD my tamagotchi beeped and someone at the table said "We need to get you a hobby," but... Oh well, lol.
  19. 2 points
    I think owning and caring for a tamagotchi taught my kids that virtual pets were a lot easier than real pets and they understood that if they could keep their tamagotchi alive it definitely didn't mean they were capable of looking after a real pet. They've both had tamas, hamsters, fish/aquarium and dogs (the dogs were family pets so they got to share carer responsibility). Now they're both adults but as far as dogs are concerned, both of them love and want their own one; but they know that it's just not practical if they're away from home at work or at university lectures during the day, so reluctantly they have to wait (and regularly try to persuade me that we need another dog in the house...) I'm not saying that owning a dog can't be done if you're out of the house for much of the day, but both of them know that a dog's quality of life and happiness is signifcant if they're around their humans for much of the day and they get enough exercise. On reflection, owning and running a clean, healthy aquarium for fish is pretty time consuming and does teach a reasonable level of responsibility about care and maintenance of living creatures.
  20. 2 points
    I keep falling off of here haha! Good to see you guys again!
  21. 2 points
    Raising a Magical Meets, Sanrio M!x, and a Gudetama is certainly a handful 😅
  22. 2 points
    http://www.ginjirotchi.ca/entama.html this one works reliably for me!
  23. 2 points
    I got Sylveon! ....which would be a lot cooler if I wasn't trying to get the Team Rocket Eevee. XD
  24. 2 points
    Honestly it's still impressive you can find a Tama Go, considering how long it has been off the market. But in all honesty it is not weird at all that you can't buy any tamas in stores. People on this forum are collectors, we pretty much -exclusively- get tamas from second-hand online deals, not stores. The exception are places that sell the new Mini, P1 and P2 re-releases as well as the new Gudetama Nano, but that's only a few places compared to other countries that used to sell tamas. Here in Poland we didn't actually get the Tama Go at all - only Tamagotchi Friends but it was short lived. After a few years things just stop being sold anymore, sometimes stores even send back the unsold pieces, though some smaller shops sometimes don't do that and you can get very, very, very lucky from time to time.
  25. 2 points
    It's a bit embarrassing to expose this but it's difficult for me to dedicate myself towards collecting one category of products so instead I've been gathering all sorts of misc. stuff over the years. My primary focus right now is stuffed animals, I love them. They're my friends. I attached a quick, small glimpse of my collection here: I can't decide whether I should get a giant Loch Ness monster or another bunnie for my next stuffed animal addition! I'm crossing my fingers that sometime in the near future I'll be able to collect old tech from the 80's or just vintage electronics as they tend to run for a high price and at my age I don't have much room to spend money on those items even though I admire the appearance/functionality immensely. I'm a sucker for bulky devices. Anyways, I'm glad for the existence of this thread. Thank you for making me feel less alone with my collecting habits and inspired to continue. Observing the hobbies/passions of others makes me happy.
  26. 2 points
    That's not just Brazil, most countries don't sell tamagotchis anymore. The new 20th anniversary re-releases are mostly Japan, US & SOME parts of Europe (+UK) exclusive. And even then they are hard to find outside of Japan and US. As crazy as it might sound, there is just not big enough demand for them anywhere else. Even for the West they have been brought back just because of the whole nostalgia craze going on now. I'm from Poland and there have been no tamas being sold ever since the original Friends came off the shelves.
  27. 1 point
    Mum found one of my old tamagotchis. I used to be crazy about them! i did some research it’s a Tama-Go. I can’t find a pic that matches how it has kuchipachi with one arm and one down. The pics I’ve seen have both up. I am wondering if this can pause like my older tamagotchis and what the far right top button does.. it has mametchi facing away? Doesn’t select?
  28. 1 point
    The Kuchipatchi you have on top of your Tama-Go came with the Tama-Go. There were other characters sold separately (like the Kuchipatchi with both arms up, Ringotchi, Ichigotchi, etc.). If you put in your Kuchipatchi figure, you can go to the top-right icon. You'll be able to play a game called "Cradle" where you have to catch falling baby Tamagotchis in cradles. The shop is accessed from the fourth icon.
  29. 1 point
    None of these is in English nor has too exciting gameplay (in my opinion, meetses and mixes are all about the genetic mixing and not much else and the 4U gets bland fast without an expensive compatible device). They are fairly easy to use though, as all tamagotchi versions are.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    You need to change the battery when it tells you to. How long the battery lasts depends on what brand it is.
  32. 1 point
    Thank you so much! Giving it a good cleaning is probably exactly what it needs, the poor thing has been collecting dust for 20 years. I'll watch the video and give it a try. Thanks again!
  33. 1 point
    Assuming you put in brand new batteries when you started, three weeks or so sounds rather short. That being said it doesn't surprise me if the battery is dying you're running into that problem. It's like any electronic, you can get a little more juice out of it by turning it on/off, but at some point it's going to just be a dead battery. If you've been putting in new batteries and it lasts a couple of hours then I'd say there's definitely a hardware issue.
  34. 1 point
    Hope you’re having fun The Gudetama is based off of the Tamagotchi Nano so the way to check if it is satisfied is by its reaction when you push the C button from the home screen. Sadly no dedicated gauge! Buying the Eevee Tama started me on my tamagotchi collecting after I realized I wanted a more deep experience.
  35. 1 point
    It makes me sad that our tamagotchis can’t marry a tamagotchi of the same gender. I get why there was no same sex marriage on the older tamas, since the world was sadly much less accepting then, but now times have changed and I keep hoping that it will be introduced on the newer Japanese tamagotchis. However, it is not an option on either my M!x or Meets. Quite apart from anything else, this is disappointing as it limits the number of characters you can mix with according to your tama’s gender. I KNOW that in irl species you need a male and a female to make a baby (I’m a grown adult ), but we are talking about pixels here! Tamagotchis don’t even pretend to be modeled after real animals, like cats and dogs. They are goofy little aliens and if Bandai chose they could definitely programme in same sex marriages and breeding. Take The Sims 4, for example. You can now have two sims of the same sex have a baby together - heck, you can even have male pregnancies! And, sims are meant to be modeled after humans, for whom this most definitely isn’t possible. If Sims can do it, tamas can do it - Bandai should recognise that it’s 2018 (almost 2019)! What do you guys think? Is this a feature you’d like?
  36. 1 point
    OMG great! O_O gz! I hope you guys can help each other out together.
  37. 1 point
    Guys I have been contacted by a special previous reviver of TamaTown, Luc Rubio. He said that he is still searching for the project and he may be able to help us!!!!! I am so hyped!!!
  38. 1 point
    I've been curious to know if a bit of Bandai's thinking with the re-releases and such... I've been left wondering if part of this is related to the fact that many of the people that had Tamagotchi as kids are now getting to the age of having their own kids. Will there be some generational sharing thing?
  39. 1 point
    I mean, I want to get a dog in the next few years after I graduate college and all I have right now is Tamagotchi, so can I let you know my thoughts in a few years? lol
  40. 1 point
    Yeah, all the famitamas/v5s/v5.5s can connect with each other.
  41. 1 point
    im gonna be bought an id station, an id, a p2, a p1, and a keitai :>> happy grad to me
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    I want to thank you for all the effort you are making, I'm really excited for everything you've done, please don't give up and move on! Do your best!
  44. 1 point
    Hi, there 🍓 - Welcome to my new page! I’ve enjoyed Tamagotchi’s from a very young age & have decided to start a hobby of collecting them. - I currently have the new G2, a V5, & an Angelgotchi is on the way! ✨ - Hope you enjoy!
  45. 1 point
    I LIVE! Not that what I had was deadly, but kept me in bed for three days. The Flu sucks
  46. 1 point
    The Wave UFO (or Henshin UFO) is a virtual pet alien created by Bandai and its main feature is that the alien will change form when it detects specific waves - wi-fi waves especially, a good and bad thing. This page rescued from a defunct website give a nice little summary: With that context, let's move onto the instructions. Via Wayback Machine, I stumbled across a translated version of the Wave UFO instructions (I have the original Japanese ones, but that is not as useful as copiable text). As nothing lasts forever on the internet, I am posting the full instructions here in efforts to further preserve it. This is the original page. While looking for other information I came across which explains the menus and gives a little overview. I thought I'd add that although it repeats some of the information present in the instructions. I've noticed one big gripe about the Wave UFO is that the sound cannot be turned off for the attention or changing animations, both of which emit a shrill beeping sound. As someone who takes her Vpets practically everywhere, I had to find a solution for this. First I tried putting ductape over the speakers as in most cases that solves problems. Oddly, that only dampened the sound a little. I then found that rolling it up in a sweater really deafens the sound to a faint beeping. And I found that out after rolling up and tying my Wave UFO in a sweater and then lifting it up to the microwave like an offering to some pagan god, bewildering my father and making my brother laugh (I did this several times to make sure, of course). That works for me as the general principal of "several objects dampens noise" logically solves the problem, and it is faint enough that people probably wouldn't notice. Of course, there will always be the cost of having to unroll it to check on it, but it is low-maintenance enough to make that extra task reasonable. For people who don't carry a bag with them that can easily house a sweater, this won't be to helpful. My only advice for that is since it goes to bed at 1 a.m., it can probably be left unattended for long stretches and then cured before it goes to sleep. Also, in general situations such as walking outside or passing through places, there isn't really any need to be concerned with other people since loud talking is an equally acceptable distraction in those circumstances. Eventually when I have run my Wave UFO enough I'll create a review (like Penguin-Keeper :^) ) or detail it more in an oddpet log if that happens sooner. Overall, the information here will surely help anyone successfully run Wave UFO, as so far I haven't seen anything unusual or had problems (likely because all "evolutions" are not determined by care).
  47. 1 point
    I was directed here here by penguin-keeper due to some observations i made with my assorment of v3s. One of them, my pink translucent, has a slightly lower key than the other three. That being, all of its sounds are slightly lower than the same sounds of the others. I decided to rom test all four of them, and i had some pretty interesting results! First off, let me talk about my tamas. pink ice cream - US version, normal sound, blue and yellow box background, "tamagotchi connection" logo with mimitchi Green hibiscus - US version, normal sound, blue and yellow box background, "tamagotchi connection" logo with mimitchi translucent pink - US version, lower than normal sound, pink and yellow dots background, "tamagotchi connection" logo with mimitchi Zebra - US version region-changed to UK, normal sound, blue and yellow box background, "tamagotchi" logo with mametchi So, I went through and rom tested all four of them. The first three are all A3 0 or A3 2, including the deep-voiced translucent pink. However, my zebra was A3 3, which is a version that's not included in the list above! NOW, there's obviously something different about the zebra. I region changed it using a similar method to debugging (taking a pencil to the correct broken circles on the chip). When I undid the region change, however, it was back to being an A3 2! For my next trick, I attempt to region change one of my A3 0s. I tried doing it on both of them, but even after filling in the circles, it didn't actually take. I checked, and it was still and A3 0. It might have been the way I did it (my pencil could have been sharper), but i digress. Theory: there are four US rom versions. I've confirmed that A3 2 isn't a UK variant as theorized above, because all of mine are american, came with american chain styles and have US logos. However, A3 3 (and very likely A3 1) are region-changed variants of 0 and 2. also, now i have even less of a theory as to why my pink sounds like that.
  48. 1 point
    Got a few more ROM versions! Thanks again to the two people from the Tamagotchi Discord group who helped supply me with this information: Oden-Kun: 0.2 Akai: 12.0 V5 (US): 32.1 one of those V3-looking Deka Tamagotchis: 11.1 one of those V4-looking Deka Tamagotchis: 1.0 Yeah, I don't know all that much about Deka Tamagotchis; I don't even know what these ones are called, lmao. But this was really cool to find out!
  49. 1 point
    One more ROM version confirmed: the Oden-Kun uses version 0.2. Little bit surprised, really. So far the Japanese versions have been going upwards in a mostly linear fashion (0.0, 6.1, 8.0, 14.1, 14.5, 16.0, 18.0), so I wonder why they started so low for this version? I assume it's because it was such a dramatic departure from the previous Entama versions that they felt it necessary to start from 0. But why 0.2? I think I'm probably gonna start doing some more research into the V1 if possible. I really want to figure out what the differences between all those different versions are! If you've got a V1 and you know its ROM version you could be of a lot of help to me - there's a bunch of differences I wanna check. --- Did you know? The Tama-Go has a whole bunch of unused characters. If you go back to threads from 2010, you might find people talking about characters appearing on their Tama-Go that weren't raiseable. If the figure is incorrectly placed on top - for example by putting on the figure, quickly taking it off and switching it out for another one, the data corrupts and you start seeing sprites that you're not supposed to see. As it turns out, a lot of those sprites are of characters other than the ones normally obtainable wearing the items of clothing that some of the figures offer. When Natalie Silvanovich dumped the Tama-Go's ROM as well as a few of the figure ROMs, it was discovered that the Tama-Go contains a full set of animation sprites for 18 unobtainable characters, on top of the 36 normal characters and Nazotchi. Every figure contains all the sprites necessary for these characters to use the features of the figure. The characters are as follows: Pachikutchi Pichikutchi Hanepatchi Sakuramotchi Obotchi Ojyotchi Sukatchi Togetchi Debatchi Androtchi Paparatchi Kabukitchi Mimitchi Maidtchi Yattatchi Pukatchi Masktchi Ponytchi Why are these characters even here? There's a few possibilities - first off, these could have been characters that were planned to be used but got cut. When looking for secret characters in the code of the Tama-Go, Natalie noted the following: So, there's some evidence in the code that maybe these characters were used at some point but cut from the growth chart. As far as I know though, the characters are not raiseable via debug mode - unlike every other character, none of their character names are contained in the sprite set. Even Nazotchi's name has its own sprite. In fact, this sprite is duplicated for some reason. Maybe if the unused characters are accessed they use the duplicate Nazotchi label? On the other hand, the characters could have been planned to be on a "Tama-Go 2", or a V7.5. Including the sprite sheets in the Tama-Go would mean it wouldn't need to use Nazotchi sprites when connecting with a future version containing these characters (though this doesn't explain why the Tama-Go contains sprites for animations that it'll never need to show, like the close-up animations). Furthermore, the figures could contain the sprites to future-proof them - the figures need to contain the sprites of whatever Tamagotchi character is going to be using its games and items. If it doesn't, the figure won't be compatible with that character, and by extension it probably won't be compatible with that version. Indeed, there are even sprites in the Tama-Go which would've been used had more figures been released after the V7: Apparently this would show up occasionally if the figure isn't working properly. While looking through the sprites I found this, too, which I assume is unused: Pause-debug perhaps? The Tama-Go continues to fascinate me with its mysteries! What thoughts do you have about why these characters might be here?
  50. 1 point
    I'm a very anxious person in general. Tamas help me to relax. Running them is soothing and looking at pics of other people's collections and shells is, too. I really love being able to scroll my social media feeds, see everyone being happy about their tamagotchi and post aesthetically pleasing pictures of them. It's all very lighthearted and easy to absorb.