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  1. Sorry to start a new log so soon after my previous one but I kinda realized a fault with that one right after I started it: it's hard for me to do a log on a single, specific tama because I'm always switching up what I'm running. So I'm going to return to the style of my previous logs and log all of my tamas instead of just the one. As of right now, I'll be including three tamas in this log: my english iD L from the previous log and two V4.5s I started up recently. One of the first tamas I ever logged about in my OG log was a V4.5 and funnily enough, I have not run a V4.5 since then, so I'm having a lot of fun with them now. The two V4.5s are these shell designs, a transparent purple one that looks like a lava lamp and a green one with a peacock design (I had the purple lava one as a kid but the peacock one is new to me, I like it!): (it's a bit hard to see but they've both got character charms on them as well, the purple one has Yattatchi and the green one has Kuchipatchi!) V4.5 #1 - Maya I actually just got this V4.5 the other day and started it up - I hatched a girl who I named "Maya". She was a Tamatchi as a toddler, which I was happy about because I knew she had a high chance of turning into an Ura Mame teen and I really wanted to go for Horoyotchi. Unfortunately for me, she went and turned into Ura Young Memetchi instead. Oh well, the bright side to that is that now I can go for Ura Memetchi and the secret character, Hanagatatchi. The latter is a character I have not raised in nearly two years. She really is cute, isn't she? I've spent most of the day working on her skill points since she needs 350 Gorgeous points and 50 of the other two categories to evolve into Hanagatatchi. Here's where she stands currently: Oh yeah, and this was interesting too. I've had the dreaded name glitch many times on my V4, but this is my first time encountering it on a V4.5. I've also only ever had the letter move backwards, so the fact that it moved forward two letters is also interesting: I've never seen anyone report that before but I guess it's possible. Oaya! Oh well, for all intents and purposes she will still be Maya in this log. V4.5 #2 - Cody I've actually had this V4.5 for quite some time but this is my first time starting it up. I selected "download" and found a Daiyatchi named Cody - I didn't name him, the previous owner did, but I decided to keep him. It's a pretty rare occurrence that I get a used tama whose download data isn't a dead tama. Since I've already had the other two male Ura Meme adults, I'll be raising his Spiritual points in order to obtain an Ura Togetchi. I've had Togetchi before, but never his Ura counterpart so this should be interesting. Also, it's totally coincidental that I got a boy and a girl both pretty much the same age, but of course the natural thing to do here is marry them, so I'm going to do that when they're older. That worked out great. iDLE I wanted to write this in yellow like my tama's shell is, but obviously that's way too hard to read, so this gold-ish colour will have to do. Not a ton has actually happened since the last time I logged about this one. I kept Perotchi around longer than I probably should have, but I finally married her off last night: She had another girl, who was Momoirotchi and then Paletchi. I'm actually going to be going for Sabosabotchi AGAIN (third one in four gens!) because once again, I'm going to go for Pichipitchi. Now that I know the whole snack thing, it should be easier. I've failed to get her twice now but maybe third time's the charm...
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! I don't have as many photos to spam you with today but as I've had a few evolutions I thought I'd pop in and update. V1 - Rosie Rosie the Gozarutchi has not had a very eventful life, but she was able to marry yesterday! She married a Hanatchi so I already know her baby will be doomed to the bad care route, but I'm not too bothered. This will now be four boys and one girl on this V1. Not sure why I've been getting so many boys but I guess it's random. I have not thought of a name for Rosie's son yet but she will be leaving him tonight, so his independent life will start tomorrow morning. V2 - Olive Olive's teen evolution turned out to be, of course, very predictable. She's now a Nikatchi. Still bad care, but at least she's cute. She hasn't been receiving the best care in the world, so I'm suspecting her final evolution will be average care or less. She's 3 years old currently and set to evolve tomorrow morning. I may not be optimistic, but I'm still interested to see what she becomes. V2 #2 - Flora Flora evolved last night, and her evolution was both surprising and predictable. She didn't receive very good care as a teen, so I definitely suspected a bottom tier adult - I did get one, but not necessarily the one I was expecting. Kiwitchi! For once my bad caretaking paid off and resulted in a cute character. I've always found it funny how Kiwitchi has feet but no arms. Either way, she's very cute and has some great animations. V3 - Rudy Well, I turned out to be wrong in my last post. Rudy surprised me pleasantly by evolving into Patapatatchi (is that this character's name? It's definitely something weird like that...): I love characters that hover/fly, so I'm very happy with this evolution over the more typical Obotchi evolution (I love Obotchi, but change is nice). So far, I think I've given him pretty good care - focusing on him is the reason my V2s have gotten a bit neglected, whoops! He has full training and his hearts haven't really dropped. He's set to evolve later this evening when I'm at work so I will likely bring him with me. I'm interested to see what he will become.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Whoops, I disappeared again, but after a week with no updates I'm finally back. I've started new generations on two of my tamas since my last post and started up two new ones. V1 - Rosie My pink V1 is still on the go. I'm now on my fourth generation with a girl named Rosie. She evolved yesterday into Gozarutchi. Evidently, I'm not very good at caring for V1s as I can't seem to get any characters above rank 3. At least I don't get Gozarutchi as often as some of the other characters so I'm not as bothered as I could be. V2 - Olive Niall evolved into a Hiratchi, got married and had a baby girl who I named Olive. She marks the 15th generation on my blue V2 and she is currently a Hitodetchi. She's a lower tier toddler which means she'll also become a lower rank teen. I haven't had very many good care teens on this one but one day I'll break that streak. Not sure who to aim for with her since I'm too lazy to consult a growth chart for what the odd generation adults are. As I've always done, I will likely just sit back and let this tama surprise me. V2 - Flora Well what do you know, I switched V2 shells again. This one seemed like a no brainer as it's the matching white counterpart to my blue bubble V2. It's not in the best shape and the screen background has a little tear in it - I have a spare but I have not gotten around to switching it out yet. Even still, I love it as it is even if it isn't perfect. Out of all of the shell designs I own, it's probably in my top 10. This lovely lady is Flora and she's the 37th generation! I'm not sure how past me ever managed that but my goal is definitely to get my blue V2 to catch up some day. She evolved into UFOtchi last night which is a great sign - a good care teen! My other V2 may be doomed for bad care, but this one has a chance. I'm definitely excited to see what she becomes. V3 - Rudy I got one of my holy grails in the mail yesterday, this Hong Kong V3: It's a rather unique looking shell but I love it all the same. It had a bit of a rough start because even though it came brand new, the screen had dead pixels as soon as I untabbed it, so I had to end up doing a screen swap. The pixels on the donor screen were a bit faded at first, but after using the tama for a while that problem seems to have fixed itself. After the screen issues were sorted, I started up the tama for real and hatched a baby boy who I named Rudy. He's obviously the first generation and he is now a Tamatchi. I'm guessing he will become either Obotchi or Young Mametchi as those are the teens I usually seem to get first gen. For now, he's just taking it easy.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Didn't have time to update yesterday but I'm back now! 3 out of my 4 tamas have evolved since I quickly posted the other day - two of the evolutions were expected and one was a pleasant surprise. V1 - Roger Like I said earlier, Roger turned into Masktchi which wasn't a surprise at all. He's now 6 years old (and very overweight, whoops), which means he'll be getting the matchmaker tomorrow. I haven't raised a Masktchi in a while so I don't mind having him around but I'm also eager to start a new gen. V1s are not exactly full of surprises, but I haven't had a single good care character on here yet so I'd definitely like to try to attempt that. V2 - Niall I started raising Moira and Edwin's sons the other day. The first son was named Niall (I name this tama alphabetically, and I also usually only use five letter names, so I couldn't think of anything else), and he marks the 14th generation on my bubble V2. My goal with this tama is to run it for as many generations as I can without any fatalities (my record is 37! Not sure if I can beat that but it's worth a try). He's currently a Hinotamatchi, which was pretty much expected to come from Marutchi. I've been getting an awful lot of these guys lately so I was hoping for something different but I also won't complain. I'm not aiming for anything specific with him; instead, I'm just caring for him like I normally do in the hopes that maybe I'll get an interesting or different result. V2 #2 - Enzo Niall's brother was born and named at the same time he was. He was named Enzo and he marks the 8th generation on my candy V2. I will probably run this tama until the 10th generation before I stop it. So far, he and his brother have had exact twin growths. They were both Marutchi and now they are both Hinotamatchi. I'm hoping they don't also end up with twin adult growths since I like variety, but they just might end up doing so. V3 - Tia Now this is where the surprise happened. With Tia, I wasn't necessarily aiming for anything in particular because I still really need to brush up on the V3 growth patterns. I ran a V3 very briefly a few months ago, but other than that I really haven't given one a detailed run in probably over a year. I have not yet looked at a growth chart but I have a decent idea of the characters so I might not really need it. Anyway, I took decent care of Tia as a teen, but her hungry hearts dropped to two a couple of times. I wasn't expecting a perfect care adult, which I was right about, but I also wasn't expecting what I ended up getting. Billotchi! One of my favourite V3 adults and one I certainly haven't had in quite a while. I think this is only my second or third time getting this character; it is definitely not one that appears often for me. I'm very happy with her now - she's just the cutest. I'm now trying to earn more points so I can buy all the items to see her various animations.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    I'll be returning hopefully tomorrow with an actual picture-filled post, but I'll just pop in with a short update as quite a lot has happened. Roger, my V1, evolved yesterday into Masktchi which I expected. Moira and Edwin, my V2s, got married the other day and left their babies last night. They had boys who I named Niall and Enzo. Both are currently Marutchis. Tia, my V3, evolved into Young Mametchi - I was hoping for Obotchi but YM is very cute as well. She's set to evolve tomorrow and currently has 7/9 training. You can probably imagine what they all look like but yeah, I'll be back later with a better update. Life gets busy sometimes but I really enjoy logging so I'd like to keep up with this for once and not fall behind like I have so many times in the past.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! I was absent yesterday because quite frankly I really wasn't in the mood for logging. All of my tamas did evolve, though, which is what I'll be sharing in today's post! Also, I received some tama mail today which actually arrived earlier than expected. It was a lot of connections (V2, V3 and a V6) that were desperately in need of a cleaning but for the price I couldn't pass them up. The V2 came debugged and I'll likely keep it that way as I have several V2s already. The V6 is in very rough physical condition but fully functional so I'll likely keep it as a backup for when I don't want my other V6, which I originally bought brand new, to get messed up. The V3 surprised me the most in that other than the fact that it is missing its battery cover, it is pristine. I did start up one of these tamas - keep reading to find out which one. @Pumpkita I got the wallpaper from @rinyosayo on Instagram. It should be on her dropbox. V1 - Roger Well surprise, surprise, Roger evolved into Hinotamatchi. Any chance I had of getting out of this bad care rut was ruined yesterday when I forgot to change his time before I went to work. Usually I put all of my tamas (except my blue V2) to sleep while I'm away, but yesterday I somehow forgot about my V1. I came back to it later in the day and Roger was still alive, but he was sick with all hearts empty. He'll probably evolve into Masktchi but surprisingly, I'm not super bothered about that. V2 - Moira This evolution was a bit more surprising. It also marks my first repeat character since I began this V2 run in October. Not really sure where I messed up, but I don't mind Nyorotchi so I'm not mad. The very first adult character I had on this shell was Nyorotchi (scroll back to page 1 of this log - it was named "A"), and I went quite a long streak without ever getting a repeat character. Of course, I knew that streak would eventually have to end, and it finally has, but it was great while it lasted. Nyorotchi actually does have some very cute animations, some of which I'll probably share in my next post. (Oh, and I actually did manage to fill her training bar before she evolved, so that didn't really play much of a factor in the end result) V2 #2 - Edwin I have no idea how Edwin and Moira turned into characters from the same care tier when they really didn't receive equal treatment. I'm also not super amused about having yet another Tarakotchi (I JUST had one on my V1!) I've always liked Tarakotchi, but he's starting to turn into Memetchi 2.0 for me in that I get him way too often. I'm not sure when yet, but he and Moira will likely be marrying very soon - Nyorotchi was a pretty welcome change, but the endless string of Tarakotchi is killing me. V3 - Tia Yes, the tama from the lot I decided to start up was the V3. I haven't given one a good run in quite a while so I'd like to keep this one going for a few generations in an attempt to obtain some of the characters I have not really seen much yet.The shell design looks like this. It was never a design I'd paid much attention to, but now that I have it in person it's actually quite nice, not to mention it fits in with my pink and blue preference. Anyway, I started it up and since there was no existing download data on the tama, I hatched a new egg. I ended up with a girl, who I named Tia. Tia had a rather typical baby stage. I don't care for the get the notes game on the V3, so that's why her weight was so high then. The V3 version of Bump seems slightly easier than the V2 version, so I usually end up playing that instead. At the present moment, Tia is now a Tamatchi. I'm now working on getting her weight down and caring for her the best I can. I want her to turn into one of the top tier teens since I have not seen any of those in QUITE a while.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello, I'm back again! Not a ton of interesting things to update on but I did start a new generation on my V1 so I thought I'd pop in. V1 - Roger Ziggy the Tarakotchi departed last night, leaving baby Roger in my care. This marks the third generation on my pink glitter V1 (will it beat my orange V1's record of 17? Probably not but I still like racking up the generations). He evolved into Marutchi. I've yet to see a Kinakomotchi on this one, probably because I keep getting low tier characters who then marry other low tier characters. After the first generation, the only possible teen evolution from Marutchi on odd generations is Hinotamatchi, so there won't be any surprises tomorrow when it comes time for him to change. Still, I'm going to try taking good care of him in hopes of breaking this bad care streak. I realize I say that every time and still end up screwing up, but hey it's always worth a try. V2 - Moira Moira is still doing very well. My bubble shell V2 is the one tama I bring everywhere with me, so she does accompany me to work every day. I haven't had any problems caring for her there, so her hearts haven't dropped below three. The only issue is that because I have to keep her muted while I work, I've been missing a lot of her training calls. She's set to evolve tomorrow morning and so far her training bar is only at 5/9. If I watch her really diligently today, I think I still have a chance to fill it but more than likely it will still fall short. Of course, I'm still not entirely sure how much of a factor plays on the V2. On the V1, it's very important. On the V2, it definitely still matters, but I have previously gotten perfect care adults with training bars that weren't entirely full, so it seems to be a bit more lenient in that respect. V2 #2 - Edwin Edwin also continues to do well. He's spent much of his teenhood asleep because I've been spending more time focusing on Moira - there's also the fact that I can't care for more than one tama while I'm at work and like I said, my bubble V2 is already the tama I always have running and bring everywhere with me. So Edwin usually gets put to sleep while I'm away. Because of this, his training bar is even lower than Moira's, only 2/9. I'm curious to see what he becomes, actually, because he technically hasn't received bad care at all. He's been asleep nearly the entire time so his hearts couldn't possibly have dropped, but the result of this is that there were no training calls, so his training is very low. The results should be interesting. For once, he actually had good results with the plant - 800GP!
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! I'm back again for a late evening update! V1- Ziggy As I said in yesterday's post, today was the day for Ziggy to be visited by the matchmaker and have a child so his family line can continue on. The matchmaker brought him a nice looking Androtchi/Robotchi and he couldn't say no. He had a baby boy. This will mark the 3rd generation on what is currently the newest addition to my collection, and so far I've had all boys. I have not decided on a name for the baby boy yet, but unlike my other two running tamas, this one doesn't have a theme going on so it can be anything really. V2 - Moira I brought both Moira and Edwin with me to work this morning so they could evolve on time. It was early in the morning, so it wasn't a huge deal. Moira got accidentally paused a few times yesterday for unknown amounts of time, so she evolved a little bit later than her counterpart, but again, not a huge deal. I was very pleased when she finally did evolve - I haven't seen a Ringotchi in AGES. I've had wonderful results with V2 Ringotchis in the past. Two of my past Ringotchis went on to become Ginjirotchi, so that's a very high possibility. I've also gotten Pochitchi and Pyonchitchi from Ringotchi before - so many good possibilities! I can't wait to see what she becomes! Also, I wanted to share a little tidbit about my bubble V2 shell in particular and why it currently stands as one of my favourite tamas in my collection, not to mention the quirkiest. There's been quite a bit of discussion in this thread (which I myself have been actively participating in) about different ROM versions of Connection tamas and in particular, how varied the V2s were. Most V2s function nearly identically, but when I got this particular V2 (incidentally, it was an extra from a lot that I never expected to love as much as I do), I noticed that it was a little bit different from the rest of the V2s I own. It's a North American model and mostly functions like one, but a lot of the item names are different from what I've seen on ever other V2 I've dealt with. What we currently believe is that my V2 was from a very early wave of V2s that used a slightly different ROM version from the more widespread release. They seem to be fairly rare (I so far know just one other person that has a V2 like mine and it's not the same shell), so what was originally a simple lot extra is now one of my most treasured tamas. I love vpets with little quirks, so this one is right up my alley. Here's a small example of this: what is called a "plant" on most V2s is called a "pot plant" on mine (uhh, I can kind of see why that was changed...)! Moira enjoys it! She didn't get any money from it, but she didn't seem too fazed by that. V2 #2 - Edwin Well, I was partially right. Edwin did not become Hinotamatchi, but he did become a low tier teen. Out of all the V2 teens, I think Nikatchi is the one I get the most. I just had one the generation before last. As common as Nikatchi is, I've also gotten some VERY good results from him in the past. My tropical pink V2, which I ran last generation, was a Nikatchi that evolved into Ginjirotchi. As long as I give him good care, I think I should be seeing some pretty good results. Just like my other V2, I cannot wait to see what he becomes.
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    Valentines Day 2018!

    I'm in! Not sure which tama to run yet but I do have a few very nice shells with hearts on them so I may run one of those. I also might do an Akai since the red pixels are fitting (and one of my Akais does have hearts on it, soooo yeah that's a strong contender).
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    ROM Versions

    Oh that's very interesting! That further proves my theory that the V2 I have is from a very early wave (I haven't seen too many V2s out there like mine, so the batch with the different names must have been pretty limited) .That item must have been directly translated from the Keitai, and I do wonder why it was changed in the later, more widespread release. Either way, it's quite cool. Anyway, I was able to ROM test my CYOI Entama (the character on it was already dead, so no tamas were harmed in the process): It's ver. 14.5. I'm assuming that's the only ROM version for the CYOI since it only had one wave and three shells.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! A few things to report on today. Like I said in my previous post, I've added a new tama to the log, which is my lollipop V2. Read ahead to see that and also the two new generations I started today! V1 - Ziggy Ziggy is still taking it easy as a laid back Tarakotchi. I initially planned on marrying him early via connection to one of my V3s, but I never got around to it and likely won't bother with it now as he will be getting the matchmaker tomorrow anyway. I connected him to my V2 some more and after numerous poops and snakes, he finally got an item! The V1 does have items, but they can only be obtained via connection and they are also character specific. They are not passed down to the next generation so they have to be re-obtained every time. One of Tarakotchi's items is the boots and he looks hilarious using them - just look at his face! V2 - Moira As much as I loved having Laura the Dorotchi around, it was time for her to leave her baby last night and time for me to begin a new generation. Her daughter's name is Moira (halfway through the alphabet!) and she marks lucky generation 13. I brought my V2 to work with me this morning and began raising her there, so I don't have any photos of her in her baby stage, though by this point I'm sure you can imagine what that looked like so you're not missing much there. I have no idea which character her mother married because that marriage happened accidentally, in my pocket. It must have been one of the higher tier adults, because Moira evolved into a Kuribotchi! Haven't seen one of those in quite a while so I'm very pleased. Her weight is high simply because I didn't have time to play games with her while I was at work today. I will be working on getting it down so I can hopefully achieve the best possible results with her. V2 #2 - Edwin I decided to give my pink flower V2 a break and run a different shell in its place. This particular V2 is blue with lollipops and it looks like this: I really like this design. I got the tama this past summer and ran it quite a bit then, but I have not run it much since. I decided to give it another go so I popped a battery in it, married off my previous character (who, as you know, was a Dorotchi just like my bubble V2 was), and began a new generation who I named Edwin. The name theme going on with this one, for reasons unknown, is names beginning with E. I started doing it when I first got the tama and now it's become somewhat of a theme so I decided to keep it going. Edwin is the 7th generation. His parent, a Dorotchi, married a Zuccitchi, so unsurprisingly he became a lower tier Marutchi. At least I got one good care toddler out of the two so I'm not super annoyed. As it always goes, he'll become one of the lower tier teens next, probably Hinotamatchi. I'm not aiming for any specific adult but will instead sit back and let it surprise me. Oh, and yes, he and Moira will be future mates. The only incentive I have for keeping two of the same version going at once is the connection aspect and the fact that I can marry them to one another, so that is exactly what I will be doing this time around.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello, I'm back after being absent for a few days, not because I couldn't update but because there wasn't really anything interesting to update on. I have things to update on with my tamas now, however, including two epic fails. V1 - Ziggy Epic Fail #1. I actually did take decent care of Ziggy as a teen at first but then life got in the way and I just kind of... gave up? His training actually was full and he was never sick, but his weight got way too high and his hearts dropped a couple of times. (I did capture this cute animation of his while he was still a teen. I like that the V1s do their idle animations for much longer than the V2s.) I have to admit that I wasn't actually sure what to expect from his evolution, and therefore I can't say I'm happy or disappointed: I like Tarakotchi, for the most part, but I get him a LOT. Read a couple posts back in this log and you'll see I've had several of them even quite recently. I have a female on one of my V3s I can mate him with so I'll likely be marrying him off as early as I can. V2 - Laura Epic Fail #2. I'd been declining the matchmaker so far on this tama because: a) I wanted to keep Laura around a bit longer than I usually do and b) I have a male Dorotchi on my blue lollipop V2 I really wanted to marry her to. Well, I made the mistake of keeping my V2 in my pocket while I was at work today, something I usually do but I'm usually not trying to avoid matchmaker visits so accidental button presses don't matter. Something must have gotten pressed in my pocket because I later checked on my V2 and Laura was there with a baby girl. Whoops. Oh well. I did put a battery in my lollipop V2 and used the matchmaker to marry off the other Dorotchi that was still on that tama. The resulting baby was a boy, so I will be giving my tropical pink V2 a break and running my lollipop one starting in the next entry as I will be raising Laura's baby girl and this baby boy together, hopefully eventually marrying them this time with no pocket marriages (ha)! I did manage to capture Dorotchi's closeup animation which is ADORABLE. I will really miss having her around. V2 #2 - Agnes Agnes is still the same. I haven't married her off and I'm not sure if I will right now as I'm going to be shelving this tama so I can run a different shell (one of the most pointless swaps ever but I like the candy one better). She is 8 years old, turning 9 tomorrow. In a way, I wish there wasn't the possibility of her turning into an oldie or I would keep her around so much longer. I love Ginjirotchi's teeth brushing animation so much - the face gets me every time. So adorable! Her bathing animation reminds me of Ginji's P1 sprite, which is also adorable. I do wish this character was on more versions, but I guess with the V2 being the only connection version he is on, it makes me so much happier when I get him. I probably won't be updating on this specific V2 further in the log (at least for now, who's to say it won't make future appearances? It likely will), but I will say that it's been a great run (I didn't log about it, but two gens prior to this one, I also had a Pochitchi!!).
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    ROM Versions

    I'm not sure if it's like this for all Japanese connections, but when I ROM tested both my Keitai and Hanerutchi 1 (which is based on the Keitai's programming), holding all buttons while resetting didn't work for me. I had to hold only B and C while pressing the reset button. It might just be a quirk with the Keitai line but I'm not sure.
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    ROM Versions

    What's interesting about the "diet soda" item is that not only is the name different, it also looks different which is actually pretty cool. The earlier version has what looks like a scale in the middle while the later version just has the regular bubbles. The left one is my early wave, different item name V2. The right one is presumably from a later batch. I actually like having the quirky one in my collection because it's kind of unique, haha.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Welcome to another installment of my hopefully more consistent log. The tamas are all still doing very well. The two V2s are very laid back as adults so I've been primarily focusing on my V1, who's still a teen. V1 - Ziggy Ziggy wasn't set to evolve until around 4:30 this afternoon, so he spent the morning as a Marutchi. He connected quite a bit with Laura (my blue bubbles V2) and obtained the ball item, which he had a lot of fun playing with. So far, he has called for training at 1:15 and 4:15 today, with his next call presumably coming at 7:15. That brings his training bar up to 3 as he either didn't call yesterday or I missed it (more than likely it's the latter). Not too long ago, I heard the ever-familiar evolution beep. Since my other two tamas are adults, it could be none other than Ziggy. He's now an onion, which I expected but he's still cute. I might try to aim for top tier with him even though I've rarely been successful with this on the V1. This version seems to be stricter with care mistakes than the later versions so it's a lot harder to get perfect care on it than even the V2 or V3. I will probably end up with Memetchi again but it's still worth a try. V2 - Laura Laura is still an impossibly cool Dorotchi. She is 5 years old and very laid back. Experimenting with a new 'do... Feeling like royalty... Ghosts can be cute too! I love capturing her various item animations - they are all very cute. I'm glad I got Dorotchi on my 12th generation as opposed to one of my earlier ones because now I have most if not all of the available items to try out on her. I'll probably post more tomorrow or whenever I end up updating next. V2 #2 - Agnes Just like her sister, Agnes is 5 years old, still adorable and taking it easy. Oh, have I ever missed having Ginji - even the idle animations are great. I'll have to capture the teeth brushing one and the closeup at some point but I have not had a chance to do so yet. For me? Oh, you shouldn't have... These boots are made for walkin'... Skater... girl? Her animations are slightly different from the original P1 Ginji, but they have their own little charm. I love having her around.
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    ROM Versions

    I've got one of the different item name V2s (they seem pretty rare) so I can definitely help with a lot of the differences I've noticed with it. A lot of the food items are different. It also says "PC" vs. "Computer", "Roller Blades" vs "Roller Skates", "Pot Plant" vs "Plant", to name a few that I've noticed. I have several other North American V2s and it's currently the only one I have with these names so it almost definitely had to do with the ROM version. I wish I didn't get so far on it, generation-wise, so that I could ROM test it.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    I'm back for another installment of my incredibly inconsistent log. My current run has changed from my last entry but is still somewhat similar. I did get my Meets and ran it for a few weeks but needed a small break from it for now. My orange V1 was on generation 17 but I've now put it aside to run something else in its place, which happens to be another V1 with a different shell. My blue V2 is still running and on generation 12. I'm also running a second V2 alongside it. Also, thanks Mimitchi06 for the comment even if I'm a bit late in responding. I'm not running my mix at the moment but that was still one of the cutest adults I've had on it. V1 - Ziggy I've always loved my orange glitter V1, so much so that it remained one of my permanent running tamas for quite a while. Recently (last week to be exact), I ended up picking up another V1 that is very similar to my orange one except it is pink (and in much nicer shape). It's quite lovely in person. My first generation was a Hanatchi named Romeo. He had a son, Ziggy, who I'm now raising. Ziggy is now a Marutchi: Not much else going on with him. I already know he'll become Oniontchi as a teen as there are no other possibilities from Marutchi. V2 - Laura Roughly three months of running and my blue V2 is still on the go. It is also one of my permanent running tamas and will probably stay that way for a while. It is now on generation 12 with Laura. Her mother was a Kiwitchi named Kerry. She was Propellertchi as a teen and I was very happy when she turned into her adult form this afternoon. I thought I'd treated her badly, but it couldn't have been that bad: Dorotchi!! One of my very favourite characters - I'm so happy to have her. Shortly after she evolved, I realized that I still have a male Dorotchi on my blue lollipop V2, so I now have the best marriage ever planned for Laura when her time comes. V2 #2 - Agnes I have a second V2 running alongside my blue one, mostly for marriage purposes and connecting. This one is pink with tropical flowers (pic of the shell on my instagram here) and it is currently on the 5th generation. My previous generation was a Memetchi named Sam. He had a baby girl, Agnes, who is the sister of Laura, my other V2 (I mated them the previous generation). She was a Marutchi, a Nikatchi, and now... My long-documented all time favourite character, Ginjirotchi! Ginji always seems to pop up when I'm least expecting him/her. It's not a character I get super often so when I do, I tend to keep them around for quite a long time. As eager as I am to move onto the next generation with these v2s, they both turned into characters I LOVE, so I'm probably going to keep them around for a while and enjoy them while I can. They're both just too cute.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! I think all of my tamas have evolved since my last post so I have plenty to share today. V1 - Judy You know, the amount of times I've run V1s (hint: a lot), I've always forgotten that Tarakotchi is the one character that can appear on both odd and even gens. I have never had an instance where I've had him twice in a row, so it's one little detail I never seem to really think about, until now of course: Yup, she turned into the EXACT character that her parent was. This is the first time I've gotten the exact same character twice in a row on a V1. Meh. I was planning on mating her with Irwin, my V2. I still am planning on doing that, but despite me wanting to get rid of Tarakotchi as quickly as possible, I don't want to marry them off right away because Irwin turned into a character I really like. Read on. V2 - Irwin I was definitely not expecting anything close to a top tier adult with this one because he received quite a bit of neglect as a teen (he was never sick, his hearts just dropped a lot). The end result ended up being a character I seem to get a lot (I read a bit earlier in this log and I did have another one a few months ago) but always enjoy having: Whaletchi! One of the V2 exclusive adults and the one I probably get the most. He's bad care but I think he's so adorable! This is actually my first time getting him on my bubble V2 - 9 generations and I have not yet had a repeat adult on this one yet. Yay! Like I said, I'm going to be marrying him to my V1, but I want to keep him around for at least a few days before I do that so I can enjoy him. V4 - Freya Freya evolved shortly after my last log post into Young Memetchi, who was pretty much who I was expecting to get: Unsurprising, but at least she's cute. After she evolved, I then began to work on her skill points to ensure that she turns into the adult I'm aiming for, which is Ponytchi. This is where her skill points currently stand: Not amazing, but they should be high enough. The only thing I don't necessarily like about the V4 is the fact that there's the risk of getting universal adults if the skill points are too low. I don't mind the universal adults and there's nothing really wrong with them, but that is not what I am aiming for right now. 20th Anniversary M!x My toddler girl evolved into a teen, again shortly after my last post. She was actually pretty ugly as a teen, or maybe it's just the colours that didn't look that great: Her adult form ended up looking a lot better, however. The only thing I really did not like was the brown ears and bow, because they really didn't match well. So I decided to change her colour to pink using the pink milkshake at the restaurant: I like the pink a lot better than the brown. I'm actually pretty happy with this mix - some of my earlier ones were very questionable but this one turned out really cute. I'll probably keep her around for a few days before marrying her off - sometimes I do it right away, but whenever I get a mix I'm really content with I usually like to keep them around for a bit. Plus, I still haven't decided who to marry her to.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! Guess who's back? I should probably stop taking such long breaks from this place, but it is what it is. Believe it or not, my orange V1 and blue V2 are still going. My V3 turned into Paparatchi, got married and then had a baby who later turned into Sekitoritchi. Neither of those are characters I care for, so I've decided to give that tama a rest for now. I started something else up in its place, which I'll get to in a moment. V1 - Judy I've actually been through a few generations since I last logged here. I had Ruby the Hanatchi, who had a son whose name I now forget (oops) that turned into a Tarakotchi and then had a daughter named Judy who is currently an Ichigotchi. For once I got a good care teen, YAY. 15 generations on my V1 and it's still going. It has never died, either. That feels like an accomplishment for me - I've had it going for about 3 months straight now when I typically switch out what I'm running every few weeks. I don't know, I guess I just really like the simplicity of it and the fact that it's easy to care for no matter how busy I get. I've built up a pretty long family line with it and that family line shall continue for who knows how long. V2 - Irwin My V2 is also still on the go, and yes, I am still naming it alphabetically. Gerry ended up turning into a Kusatchi and had a son named Harry who turned into Wooltchi (who I LOVE - it's too bad I was taking a break from logging when I had him because he was just so cute). I'm now raising Harry's son Irwin, who's currently an Oniontchi (I did good enough getting a good care teen on my V1, but I guess I wasn't THAT good). (yes, he has a bit of a weight problem... and I wonder why I never get good adults) He's the 9th generation on my V1. One more to go before I reach double digits. I actually have had this one going since generation 1 (I think my V1 already had 5 or 6 gens on it when I started it back up) so this is another one that has gotten a lot of continuous running. Also for some reason the battery ran out AGAIN the other day after less than a month so I'm hoping it was just a dud battery and this one will last longer. V4 - Freya I decided to start another V4 in place of my V3. This is not the same V4 I logged in here a few months back. This one is transparent blue with different coloured stars on it - it is a European design. My Australian V4 never gave me any of the glitches that the NA ones have, but I have no idea about this one yet so we'll see. Anyway, I hatched a girl who I named Freya. To my dismay, she turned into Mizutamatchi - was hoping for something else because I always get Meme adults every time I run V4s. I'm probably going to raise her Intelligence points and aim for Ponytchi since I'm not really a fan of Memetchi or Violetchi (I also don't feel like raising the skill points enough for Makiko). She's also got a bit of a weight problem right now but with the amount of games of Shape I'll have to play to get her skill points up, I think she'll end up being just fine. 20th Anniversary M!x I was itching to run a colour tama again and though I have ordered a Meets, it's not here yet. So I decided to start my mix up again to tie me over until that gets here. I actually just married it off last night: 12th generation girl. This is now the fourth consecutive generation I've had with Mimitchi's ears - I married Himebaratchi in the hopes of getting her headpiece, but it looks like the Mimitchi ears are sticking around for another generation. Oh well, it could definitely be worse - at least Mimitchi's ears are cute even if they are starting to get a bit old.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello again! I disappeared for a few days so naturally a lot has happened. I also added another low maintenance tama to the mix which is a personal favourite version of mine but also one I have not run in quite some time. Read on to find out which one it is. V1 - Ruby Last time I logged Ruby was a baby, and, well, she's now an adult because I forgot to update in between. Oops. First she was a Kinakomotchi (YAY!) and then an Ichigotchi (DOUBLE YAY!) Okay, funny story here. So I was actually trying for Mametchi with Ruby so I made sure to take PERFECT care of her, never missing a discipline call and making sure her meters were always full. When she evolved, all of her hearts were full, she was at her minimum weight, and her training bar was completely full. Now, I know V1s can be very weird when it comes to care. But I really was not expecting the result that I got, seeing as I am positive I did not miss anything. Now, I'm confused, but I am not unhappy at all. Quite the opposite actually - I've been trying to get Hanatchi on my V1 for ages to no avail. I've gotten Androtchi plenty of times on the even gens but was never able to replicate it on the odd gens. So I finally got my Hanatchi after all, at a moment when I was least expecting it. (I still think V1s are really weird though. Hanatchi is considered a below average character and the care I gave was definitely not below average). V2 - Gerry When I last left off, Flynn the Debatchi was on his last day with his baby boy. I named the baby Gerry (spelled that way because, well, I name this tama alphabetically) and he marks the seventh generation on this V2 (blue/pink bubbles shell - still one of my all-time favourite connection shells so I intend to keep it going for a WHILE). (He doesn't weigh that much anymore - I'm just lazy in the baby stage. I do have him down to his minimum weight now even though it took a while...) The other day, on Friday I think, he evolved into UFOtchi. This is a teen I haven't seen in quite a while so I'm pleased: He's set to evolve tomorrow. His battery did run out earlier this afternoon (7 generations on one battery is pretty decent, I think) so his growth may be a bit delayed, but I don't think it will be by much because the clock was only a few minutes off when I replaced the battery, so it must have saved right before the battery died. I've given him what I would probably describe as very good care (though that's how I described Ruby's care and look how THAT turned out) - his training bar is full and I really haven't missed anything. He also hasn't been sick because his hearts have never really dropped. So hopefully I'm in for good results. V2s are not as sensitive as V1s are (from my experience anyway), so I'm pretty optimistic with this one. V3 - Derek I decided to start up one of my V3s because I haven't run one in quite a while and I was really missing it. The shell of this one is actually white but since I can't write about it in white, I'll write about it in blue since the accents are blue (I forgot to take a photo of it but it's the Memetchi summer shell, an Asian design I believe). Got to start fresh on a new generation with this one with another baby boy, who I named Derek (why, I have no idea). He marks the 9th generation on this tama, since I have run it quite a bit in the past. (The screens on Asian/European connections are so much easier to see/photograph than their North American counterparts - I think I went over this before a while back when I was running my European V2, but the difference is so apparent. The screen on this one is definitely nicer than the other two Connections I currently have going, both of which are NA models) He's currently a Tamatchi, one of the lower tier V3 toddlers but his parent was a Gozarutchi so that was expected. It's been a while since I ran one of these so I kind of forget who the odd gen teens are on here, but I'm probably just going to go into it blindly and refresh myself along the way. He's a little heavy but other than that I've been trying to care for him well. He has not called for training since he evolved, so he's still just at one bar.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! Nothing super eventful has happened but I did start a new generation on my V1 so I thought I'd pop in for a little update. V1 - Ruby Kiara the Androtchi got married the other day and had a baby girl, who I named Ruby. She left her baby last night, though I didn't start caring for her until just now. She marks my 13th V1 generation. Usually I start being more diligent after generation 10 because I have very bad luck and many of my tama deaths have occurred on high generations. So far this tama seems to be doing well though. She has not evolved into a toddler yet but I did a little trick with the marriage again so FINGERS CROSSED for Kinakomotchi! I haven't had one on my V1 in ages. My little trick is that I use one of my spare debugged V2s (whose shell is in HORRIBLE condition so you will probably never see me run it normally, though it makes a perfect debug specimen) and choose a top tier adult on it to marry to the V1. I've been doing this for ages whenever I get into a bad care rut like I have been on this tama. Hopefully it works out the way I want it to. V2 - Flynn Flynn got married yesterday and had a baby boy! He'll be leaving tonight, which means his son will actually only be a day behind Ruby (since Flynn was a day behind Kiara and so on, they've been running this way for a few generations), so it's safe to say it'll be an arranged marriage this time around. I like when it works out this way. Also, as promised, here's that funny wig animation: I'll definitely miss having him around - he's such a cute character! Even still, the family line must continue.
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! Sorry for disappearing for over two weeks but life has been really hectic and my tamas have had to kind of be put on the backburner. I do still have my V1 and V2 on the go - those two have kind of become my permanent tamas that I run all the time because they're so low maintenance yet still cute. mimitchi ^o^ - Thanks for the nice comment! My log hasn't been terribly consistent lately but I'm going to try my best to keep it going! V1 - Kiara When I last left off on this one, I had an Androtchi named Ivan who I was about to marry off. He ended up marrying and having a baby boy, who I named Pip. Pip became a Masktchi, got married, and I'm now raising his daughter, Kiara, who marks my 12th V1 generation. She became another Androtchi. I like the simplicity of the V1, though the limited number of characters on it means I get a LOT of repeats. At least Androtchi is a character I really like so I don't mind having him/her again. Her connection item is tools/bubbles. Unlike the V2, where this is a single-use item whose animation only lasts a few seconds, this one is reusable and the animation lasts for ages. That is one thing I really like about the V1 - the animations last for so much longer than they last on any of the later connections. It makes it a lot easier to enjoy them. V2 - Flynn Also still on the go is my V2, which I've had running for about a month and a half and will probably continue to run because I enjoy it a lot. I last left off with Dolly the Hiratchi who married and had a baby boy. Her son's name was Ernie and he ended up turning into a Tarakotchi. He then got married and had another baby boy, who I named Flynn. Flynn is now 6 years old and a Debatchi! Debatchi is one of my favourite characters, and definitely not a character I get super often. I've been having a lot of fun using the various items on him. I think my favourite item animation of his is actually the wig which I've just realized I forgot to get a photo of so I'll probably post that tomorrow. What I like about this tama in comparison to my V1 is that this my my sixth generation and I have not had a repeat character yet. I'm also proud of myself for actually getting a good care adult on it because I was stuck in a bad care rut for a bit there.
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    Halloween Hatch Logs!

    This is being posted late and I apologize, but here is where those who signed up for the Halloween hatch can begin logging their tamas! As I said in that thread, you can hatch any virtual pet you'd like. I myself will be hatching an Uratama (music note design) very shortly. The rules here aren't too strict, just try to update as frequently as you can and have fun!
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    Rjalda100's Virtual Zoo: Volume 3.5

    Hello! Not a ton to update today but I still thought it would be nice to pop in. V1 - Ivan Ivan is still the same. He's 7 years old today which means he should be getting the matchmaker today. Yes, dental hygiene is important even if you are a robot! I've really enjoyed having him around. His animations are very cute. I've noticed that his happiness drops a little faster than it would on a better care adult, but other than that he's been very laid back and easy to care for which I really like. V2 - Dolly Today is Dolly's last day with her baby. I will definitely miss having her around. I captured some of my favourite animations of hers before she goes: The UFO is pretty cool because it's the only item that both parent and child can use. It's like a little mini family vacation. Keitai - Yoriko I forgot about the fact that the Keitai is only a teen for 48 hours compared to the 72 hours of the early English Connections, so Yoriko did surprise me last night when she evolved. No, I'm not terribly happy with the result but I was expecting it at least: It's a curse, I tell ya. This is the third or fourth Memetchi I've had in the span of like a month. Not really sure how to avoid getting her but I guess I'll just deal with it once again. P's My little guy evolved yesterday evening into Maimaitchi. I'm now aiming for Spacytchi so I've been giving him a lot of care misses (it requires 8 or more - ouch!). He should be evolving some time this evening. After that, I can start being a little bit nicer to him! Until then, I just have to keep a very close eye and hope I'm counting the care misses right.
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    Halloween Hatch Logs!

    Hello! I've been fairly busy these past few days, but do not worry, Hiro is still being well taken care of! He has also evolved since my last post: Isn't he just the cutest? The character's name is Kabotchi and yes, he is meant to be a pumpkin wearing a witch hat. Definitely one of the reasons I chose to go for this specific set of characters - they are just so fitting. Shortly after he evolved, Hiro got a mail call - yes, it was time for him to graduate preschool and move up. I believe this animation is meant to be him writing some sort of exam/test before graduating: And clearly, he passed, because it was time for him to meet his new teacher: The teachers on the Ura are so weird looking unlike the normal ones that appear on the Entama/V4/4.5. After meeting, his teacher gave him two items: I'll admit that I'm not entirely sure what these items are meant to be, though I do know they're related to school. The first one is a hat of some sort, or possibly a backpack? I can't tell at all what the second one is supposed to be. The items are selectable in the item menu but they don't really do much. Hiro's skill points are still highest in the Spiritual category. As I said before, since he will turn into the special character no matter what, his skill points don't really matter but I've still been accumulating some. He's currently at 0/0/10 - yes, the Spiritual game on this tama also happens to be my favourite. Other than that, Hiro won't be doing too much for the next few days since like I said before, the Uratama takes a little longer to evolve than most versions. I will still try to at least pop in with photos and minor updates of him until he evolves into an adult (which should take about 72 hours).