Counting Bodies Like Sheep

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  1. Pokemon sun/moon was my first pokemon game ever (didn't know what a shiny was), and a few days in I came across a Masquerain which I was quite sure looked a strange colour. Then in its pokedex entry it had this little star, which bugged me because none of the others had it, so I ended up wonder trading poor masquerain away My other wild shiny was a Ditto. I don't go hunting for shinies, but I've hatched quite a few during my breeding attempts; Alolan vulpixes, snivies, a gible, and some mimikyus. I've gotten several shinies through wondertrade too, though I suspect those were probably hacked
  2. There's a berry ice cream cone snack in the restaurant. It's pink with 2 scoops. Like the berry sundae on the original mixes, eat it 10 times and you'll unlock Berry Town.
  3. Yep, it's an Asia Pacific design. It's available as both a V4, and an early wave V4.5 in the V4 shell. TamaShell is unfortunately an incomplete resource, as a lot of Asia Pacific shells are hard to find, nor were they documented in stock photos as the US & EU designs were. These back warning labels are present on english-language Connection Tamagotchis that were for sale within Asia. Identical shells sold in Australia & NZ etc omit the Chinese script.
  4. These are questions you can easily find answers to if you do a simple google search. Please see the linked section from the tamagotchi wiki's entry on the Akai: http://tamagotchi.wikia.com/wiki/Keitai_Kaitsuu!_Tamagotchi_Plus_Akai#IR_Communication They connect but cannot breed. The tamagotchi wikia has a wealth of information, and is very much worth consulting when in doubt.
  5. Each year, I boot up my santa two weeks before Christmas day. Other than that, the mix is pretty low maintenance, so I'll be giving my anniversary mix a go
  6. Many seem to really love it, but to me, they're just ok. The concept is cute and I love not having to collect happy stamps, but I got bored after a few generations. You raise a character, marry it off, and repeat. In order to marry, you either have to visit a destination quite a few times to build relationships, or be able to afford a 5000 gotchi point ring, and either way it feels like a grind. The destinations are cute, but not very interactive. Each destination has a shop with themed foods, toys and accessories. Some offer a mini game, but after playing once you are deposited back in your living room, and have to go back to the destination if you wish to play again. What bothers me most is that you need to have at least two m!x units to unlock Mermaid Palace & Gozaru Village, so if you only have one m!x you will permanently be missing 2 destinations. There's no gardening or seeds to plant, and not very many built-in wallpapers. The mix would definitely offer a more complete experience with access to the stations in Japan. I haven't tried the Anni m!x yet, and though I love the characters on it, it's the same concept of raise, marry, rinse and repeat. If you're interested in raising weird and wonderful characters then I absolutely recommend the mix. The mix is also nice because the faceplate insert can be changed with a bit of tinkering and personalised on the cheap.
  7. Yep. I'm not at all a fan of kawaii stuff or stereotypically girly things, so some of the colour tamagotchis never clicked with me. Although I was initially disappointed by either the design or content of many colour-screened tamagotchis, there is so much custom content out there now that I can personalise them exactly how I want. Luckily enough the 4Us came in a rainbow of colours. And the m!x is great; printing and cutting out a paper insert is cost-effective, and I can make them look however I want. I've also got an ancient mobile phone lying around, so I can download the custom P's VDPs, and re-live the vintage era in colour. I'm really happy about the 20th Anni Mix too. Bandai appears to use aniversary edition to please (or appease) the nostalgic fans. Comes in neutral white, and stuffed to the brim with simpler, less fluffy characters, like the 15th anni iDL. While much of the recent direction, including most of the animes have not appealed to me, I appreciate that Bandai makes the effort to bring us more traditional content. Add on the vintage & connection eras and a world of customisation potential, and I'm one happy Tamagotchi fan.
  8. I don't see a problem. The seller from whom most feedback is from is a very popular eBay vendor for japanese merchandise - it wouldn't be unusual for this person to sell off a few things they had bought from the large vendor. Paypal protection and eBay both cover buyers from dodgy deals anyhow. All sellers have to start somewhere, and sometimes offer products slightly cheaper than competitors to help counteract lack of seller feedback. I'd personally be more concerned about the clearly stripped (and missing) screws on the tamagotchis than the lack of feedback
  9. It will be an interesting project to modify the infrared lamps, but technically, it might be possible to produce software to alter the necessary hardware. I'd love to see this done though I imagine a lot of tinkering will be needed to find a user-friendly solution. Here's hoping!
  10. I thought I read somewhere that bandai changed the type of infrared the Mix uses so it's no longer compatible with the mobile phones/usbs we can use to send things to older tamagotchi versions. If this is true, even if we somehow get hold of exclusive m!x station content, the standard method of using old mobile phone to beam it wouldn't work anyway.
  11. So objectively, the list is not 100% accurate, as it pulls data from individual phones which may or may not be modified depending on many factors including network locking, provider and country. Surely the app does not have the permissions to see the exact components, specifications & software of each phone it connects to (the app does not disclose or request these permissions) and so certain models which are 'confirmed' to work may be those which are unlocked, or rooted, or modified, and so on. It also isn't an absolute reference point as phones get added to the confirmed list as time goes on, but it's the best guide we presently have.
  12. How does it update itself? I'm legitimately curious, because I've seen reports of (unmodified) phones that aren't on the correct list, and I've personally owned two models that were compatible but remain on the incompatible list years later. So I'm not convinced the list is 100% reliable or comprehensive.
  13. The list of compatible phones is unfortunately not completely accurate. My phone is on the incompatible list but works just fine, while others bought approved phones which don't work. All I can suggest is to replace your 4U batteries if you're using older batteries at the moment. Other than that, give the app a few tries, as it can take a while to get the 4U in the right position for connection. Unfortunately there is no way to fix it if a phone cannot connect
  14. 1. The first thing to decide is if you'd like a colour-screened model, or a black and white screen tamagotchi. For black and white screens, I would recommend a Connection tamagotchi, particularly the V4 or V4.5, which both have good content - it's a good idea to head to youtube and watch reviews on versions you are considering and take a look at the games on each model as fun games make a huge difference to the overall experience. If you're leaning towards a colour screen, I second the M!X. Learning to navigate a Japanese tamagotchi is not hard, and the mix is quite different to previous releases in its menu structure, so prior experience with english language versions won't help much anyway. I recommend the m!x because unlike the P's, the daycare feature is free, and not having to grind games for points to pay for babysitting is really nice. While daycare won't feed your tamagotchi, poo won't pile up and make your character unhappy or sick, so it's a perfect feature for those who are busy (I'm also a grad student, and this is my favourite version for when I'm super busy). I also recommend the m!x over the 4U or 4U+ because the 4U doesn't have a lot of built in content, and it's not a particularly outstanding version gameplay-wise without an NFC-compatible phone, which will let you download a bunch of extra characters and games. A list of NFC compatible phones can be found here: http://mrblinky.net/tama/4u/app/ 2. If daycare during the day isn't enough, all tamagotchis can be paused. For any colour screen versions, you have to scroll to the clock or menu and pause from there. For Connection versions (red infrared port up top), you just press the left and centre buttons together, which is a bit easier. 3. eBay and also tamagotchi groups on Facebook. 4. I'm 23. I was a fan as a kid, but returned 3 or 4 years ago. 5. Not a guy, but I've met heaps of males in the hobby. Using tamagotchis in public will generally get you some weird looks regardless of whether you're male or female 6. If you think you might be interested in getting a tamagotchi, the first things to decide are between colour/black&white screen, and then whether a toy in Japanese will be offputting. Price is also a factor. The P's is currently the only colour model that can be fully converted into english, but this requires you to have an old phone or usb for transferring via infrared. There is an English iDL, but it's crazy expensive. So colour-screened models in English aren't straightforward to obtain. Black and white connection series are generally found secondhand, and are cheaper than new and even secondhand colour models. Be careful if you select a connection series, as some are in Japanese and some in English. If you'd like info on telling them apart please let us know. For black and white, there are also the oldest tamagotchis, the vintages. These are smaller and much simpler, well-priced, and have a peculiar charm of their own with the Angelgotchi and the original P1 or P2 being rather low maintenance. Good luck Bixler! Let us know what you decide
  15. Split my entry because of the photo limit... I'm afraid I really don't like this dark pink/dark green/orange colour combination. Time to visit the restaurant again. This time a friend met me there (not sure if the friend that appears is random, or a time of day thing) I think he looks a bit better all green, even if it shocked him a little
  16. The animations on the M!X are the best I've ever seen on any tamagotchi releases. Violetchi was married to Yotsubatchi from Flower Hills. Video below of the ceremony & new egg - I love that they show one parent playing with & feeding their kid. The parent/child animations are adorable. The new child character leaves home as soon as it evolves beyond the baby stage. Here he is leaving the nest with a bindle. He got a gift from his parents... a piece of paper or something... still not sure what it is, though it looks like a family tree or a map of some kind. His pink colour wasn't doing it for me, so I went and ate some yellow stuff at the restaurant to turn him yellow Meeting new friends in the Patchi forest. Apparently Guriguritchi is a girl on this release. Evolving into teen Every time there's an evolution, the photographer comes along to take a family portrait, and the latest one gets stored on the device for viewing. I love this feature.
  17. More m!x stuff today! I am enjoying the m!x so far. It is packed with adorable & quirky animations, and you no longer have to collect happy stamps for every adult. I love it. My baby character turned into this (not sure what its name is) Home remodeling to the flower wallpaper to unlock the Flower Hills destination Destination unlocking after the wallpaper was installed... Meeting a character that resides in Flower Hills She then evolved into this teen. Really cute character ...And then into Furawatchi. Sometimes she starts reading a book, then goes to get a snack while she reads. Adorable. It's nice to see some older characters on the mix. With an adult I was able to unlock Patchi Forest, and I made a video of some of the animations there. I was really happy to see Onsenmoguratchi again - it was cute and bizarre on the iDL, so I'm glad to see him back. I always thought it looked like it had a popsicle stuck to it, rather than a shovel.
  18. My red V4 died several weeks ago while I was out hiking, but the blue V4 survived and I've been taking care of an oldie on it. Since I had one oldie, I thought I'd start another version to get a second oldie for it to mate with because I've never gotten the special character Oyajitchi. I'll have one in a few days though! Also decided to start my mix. Besides the different menu style, the baby stage is really similar to other colour versions. I'm not sure if the 4U had this or not, but the rattle is new to me. This baby character reminds me of a togepi, because it looks like it's sitting in half the egg it hatched from. It's cute!
  19. Regarding your questions... from what you've said, it sounds like you are running a P1 or P2 rather than the V2. I'm not sure if you are familiar with tama lingo, so I'll introduce it, but ignore me if I'm preaching to the choir. The P1/P2 were the original tamagotchis, small, and without infrared. These, along with many 'novelty' tamagotchis (devil, angel, ocean, morino, mothra, and all others released in the 90's) are the vintage tamagotchis. The Connection series came 5 - 6 years after the vintages, still black and white screened, but able to connect to each other and are Version 1 through Version 6 (V1 - V6). Colours came a few years after the Connections. The Friends and Tama-go don't really fit into any of these categories, but I tend to lump them in with Connections because they are black and white with some sort of connection capability. I believe that if the P1 or P2 fall asleep with poop, this will count as being non-perfect care, and will affect the character you get So what are your favourites out of these categories? I've rearranged your categories just so it's a bit easier for me to answer Vintage - My favourites are the angel, devilgotchi, and morino (bug-themed, yay!). I like these more than the very first Tamagotchis (the P1 and P2) because I enjoy themed characters. Angelgotchis are quite affordable online, and they are wonderful and quirky and just great! Connection era - the V2 and V4.5 are my favourites. The V2 is excellent all-round (I like the characters and games - the V2 has 4 games), and the V4.5 offers the "work" feature where your character gets a job, which is a nice extra. I recommend checking out Youtube for reviews on each version you are considering so you can see what games & features each has to offer. The V6 certainly is complex, and high-maintenance, and I wouldn't recommend it unless high-maintenance is on your wishlist. Colour era - For me, it's a tie between the TMGC+C and the 15th Anniversary iDL (though I haven't tried the brand new M!x yet). The TMGC+C (Plus Colour) has "simple" characters, and is reminiscent of the early Connections in gameplay but with added features like home decorating and destinations. I also like the 15th Anniversary because although it's more complex, it is a throwback to almost all previous releases, and I liked seeing older characters & worlds again. The P's is a great choice too, especially because there is an english patch that can be installed. I don't like the Friends either, but some do. The familitchi is a bit strange, but I think it's not too bad... From the V3 onwards, the TamaTown website was available online to download special items onto your Tamagotchi, but since TamaTown is no longer running these items can no longer be obtained. The V5 is far from my favourite connection, butwhat saves it for me is that universal codes were discovered, and so unlike the V3, V4, V4.5 and V6, the V5 has no unobtainable items. Let us know if you have any other questions! Also, the BJD in your photo is just gorgeous.
  20. My friends evolved into Knighttchi, but I missed the snail character teen stage. One day teenager stage is pretty short. One V4 evolved into Furawatchi And the other into Mimitchi Haven't taken photos of her yet, but here's a video of her and the magic lamp. I wonder why it only lets me use the lamp twice when genies usually give you three wishes... I've never seen the clone sold in the shop, so always thought you had to get it by using the secret code. Quite interesting to see that the genie can also gift you the clone item.
  21. My longest lived character was on an Uratama. She's the character in my signature, and she died at around 75 days/years. Since then I haven't deliberately kept a tama alive for as long as possible, because I get quite attached to them strangely enough And 17 years on a P2 is impressive! Mine only ever made it to around the 13 year mark
  22. Wow, awesome, the original Masktchi. Really looking forward to this - now I know to order just one of the regular Mixes so I can grab an anniversary edition as its pair. 38 built in adults is quite impressive. Looking forward to the character design contest too!
  23. I married my Friends, and now have a boy. Both my V4s evolved; one into young memetchi and the other into young mimitchi Here they are visiting each other. And a short video of young mimitchi with her plush lion. The animation for the doll/action figure is adorable
  24. A week ago I bought a Tamagotchi for the first time in over a year and a half - the last I bought was the 4U when it was released. I can't remember the official name of this shell off the top of my head, but I've always wanted it in the Asia Pacific V4, not with the Entama programming. I'm lucky to be in a region where asia pacific designs are common, and when I saw this pop up for a reasonable price & in good condition I bought it. The previous owners put in batteries, and hatched a baby named poo before sending it to me. Verry witty I needed to reset it anyway to change the username. A girl hatched, so now I've got females on both V4s. It's nice having two running, because they actually win points during games which is great cos I'm not too good at the V4 games.
  25. My Togetchi is now 8 years old. He got a job a few days ago at a flower store The V4s & 4.5s become an adult around the age of 4 or 5, and since he's 8 I wondered how I had managed to miss the matchmaker so many times... I could have sworn I heard it beep over the past few days, but when I went to get it there was nothing there. Long story short, I think the matchmaker is glitched because she only stayed for 10 seconds before disappearing, which I'm pretty sure is unusual, but I'm going to start up another V4 to check that. He got married, anyhow My Friends is still alive, but I'm not sure I like it. It is low maintenance though, which is great. She evolved into a Neotchi and then Coffretchi. What I can't figure out is when they beep for attention with an exclamation mark, but their hearts aren't empty, and they end up doing a little animation. I don't see a training stat, so if that's just for fun, it really isn't fun for me