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4U Guide For New Owners

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The 4U is a Japan exclusive and when bought can only be viewed in Japanese, but this guide will help you understand what is being said in English.


There are some guides online that can be print out, and there are some guides on YouTube as well.


First, I'm going to give the icons and their options.


The first icon on the top.


- Profile

- Settings.


Status- has four different screens.

-1st screen is Hunger/Happiness.

-the meter of happiness will grow and eventually form a circle when your Tama is fully grown.

- the hunger meter goes up to six rice balls. If you see an empty space you need to feed your Tama.


-2nd screen is Information about your Tama.

-name of Tama

- Gender

- age

- weight

- $$$


-3rd screen shares the skill badges your Tama has/doesn't have.

-There are two sections to these skills.

1st skills- Basic Skills

- These include Potty Training, Cleaning, and Bathing

-these skills are achieved during the toddler stage of your Tama through proper prompting, praise, and scolding. Different icons will appear and you will need to be attentive if you want these badges. Poo icon when shown you need to have your Tama use the toilet, afterward, praise your Tama. Cleaning icon will show around 6pm. Your Tama will make a mess from blocks and it needs to vacuum. After Tama does action, make sure to praise it. Toothbrush icon happens before bedtime. After brushing teeth and taking bath make sure to praise Tama. These actions only need to be done a few times to earn the badge.

2nd skills-Special Skills

-These skills are learned when your Tama can attend school. After so many lessons your Tama will complete the class and receive a badge of said skill. There are five different classes your Tama can take, and up to five badges can be earned. Science, Fashion, Sports, Art, and Cooking.


-4th screen shows a clover.

-This clover represents friendship points.

-You need to learn what is your Tama's favorite foods or items it loves. There are three. My current Tama has a favorite meal, snack, and piece of clothing, for example. The last point appears after having your Tama for 72 hours. When you have all four the clover will be colored.



Profile- Has three different screens.

Each one relates to you. Your mood of the day, and then two screens of information.



Settings- has four different options

-Time- Change Time/Day

-Icons-Change Border Around Icons

-Display-Change lighting in game

-Sound- Turn sound on/off



Second Icon On Top- Connection To Another 4U


Exchange Moods With Another Tama (Yes or No)

-TMGC 4U-Connect to another 4U Tama


-Dress<3Up (Yes/No)



Items (once item is selected, TOUCH screen immediately follows)

Fridge-Select food item in Fridge

Clothes-Select clothing item

Accessories-Select accessory

Toys - Select toy

Shop (downloaded items)- This won't appear if you don't have downloaded items








Must be an adult, and must have male and female Tamas.

-TMGC 4U Application - Not enitrely sure, but I know you use this for the Tamagotchi app you can use on Android phones.


Third Icon On Top- Connection (these must be downloaded)




Fourth Icon On Top- Food

-Fridge (select foods you've bought or rice/snack) Toddlers can only eat from fridge

-Tamacafe (you can visit here when your Tama is an adult. Lots of choices for food and snack. Must buy and eat in Tamacafe)


Fifth Icon On Top-Clover

-Praise (after Tama does something you tell it to do, praise it.)

-Scold (after Tama refuses to eat, and acts rude at table)

-Talk (whenever you want to talk to your Tama)

-Care- (when Tama gets sick)

Second Screen

-Sitter (since this game doesn't have a pause setting, this is the best option)


Sixth Icon Starting On Left Side Of Bottom- Cleaning/Closet


Select toilet when your Tamagotchi has to use the toilet. Poo icon will show up.


Select when Tamagotchi has toothbrush icon. Tama will take a bath and brush teeth.


Select when Tama has made a mess of blocks.


Select when you have bought clothes and accessories.

-Clothes (select to view clothes, and try on your Tama)

-Accessories (select to view accessories, and try on your Tama)


Seventh Icon (second on bottom) Door



-Bowling (select to play bowling, press B when in the red area to get strike)

-Spaceship (select to play, press A or B depending on where the asteroid is. You want the ship to avoid it.)

Reform - Select to buy various wallpapers for your Tama, and change the interior design of the home. Each 500g.

Itemshop- Select to buy toys

Fashion - Select to choose between Clothes or Accessories. Select which one you want to buy from, and then scroll through items and select what you want to buy.


Select visiting the Plaza or Dance.

Plaza- Your Tama might meet another Tama in the plaza.

Dance- Play a game of dance. A or B will be shown and you must press them repeatedly.


When an adult, make sure you buy a notebook in the itemshop first, you can have your Tama go to school.

This is the order of classes you can choose from.Repeatedly go back to class till your Tama completes its skill, and your Tama will receive a badge. These badges will come in handy. Sometimes Tamas will visit you, when your Tama is an adult, and you accomplish their requests. If you do well, your Tama could receive up to 2,000g.

Science- You will need to buy the plant

Fashion- You will need to buy the makeup case (pink box)

Sports- You will need to buy the soccer ball

Art- You will need to buy the clay (green wrapped package, looks like candy bar kind of in item shop)

Cooking- You will need to buy frying pan.


You can visit the matchmaker as a toddler and you will spend time with other tamas making wedding cakes. But come to the matchmaker as an adult to have your Tama be paired up with another Tama. You will have a selection of three different Tamas, to pick the one you want your Tama to marry. If you don't like any of the Tamas, you can exit and try again to get a different selection of Tamas to choose from.


Eighth Icon (third on bottom) Treasure Chest

-Toys (select to view toys you've bought) Your Tama can play with toys.

-Special (if you have one)

-Bingo (if you have one)

-Coupon (if you have one)


Ninth Icon (fourth on bottom) Open Book

-Tamatomo- Select to view tamas who have reached full clovers

- Friends- Select to view various friends your Tama has made

- Diary- Select to view photos taken of your Tama and your Tama's friends

- Characters- Select to view pictures and information of characters you've downloaded (if you downloaded)


Tenth Icon (fifth on bottom) Tama Alert (what I call it)

This icon will light up if your Tama needs your attention.


Those are all of the icons and their options in order.


Here is some other information you might want to know. ;)


Stages Of A Tamagotchi





(teenager is skipped)


- Another look? Your tamagotchi can evolve into another stage as an adult. I think it is referred to as a personality stage. I think this relates to the happiness meter and the likes of your tamagotchi.


Filling Happiness Meter

Make sure to find out your tama's favorite food and snack. Some food your tama will not like.

Make sure to play games with your tama.

Have your tama go to class when it is an adult.

Have your tama go to the park.

Have your tama play with toys, clothes, and accessories. Some toys your tama will not like.

You can interact with your tama not only through talking, but also by pressing © button (right button).


Backyard of Tama House

To visit the backyard of your Tama all you have to do is press the middle button ( B) when no icons are selected.


While in the backyard you will be able to see the weather conditions. Sometimes your tama may write a letter, chase a butterfly, or more.


During certain times a vendor will stop by and you can buy food.


During certain times, when your tama is an adult, other tamas will stop by and request something. Depending on what skill badges your tama has earned will determine how well your tama performs at the task given. Your tama could earn up to 2,000g. For example, if your tama has the science badge, and the visitor needs help with a rocket ship, you will be completely successful and earn 2,000g. Other tasks you can earn 1,000g.



Mr. Blinky has made an app for android phones. If you happen to have one, you will be able to download a restore patch (do this first,) and then an english patch. The english patch will change icon wording to english. This won't change when your tama or other tamas talk however, that will still be in Japanese.


The app also has toys, food, clothing, accessories, games (you can download only two), and other characters. :wacko:


Hopefully this helps a little bit!!!! If you have anything else to add, please leave in the comments :)



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Thank you a lot for this helpful guide. I just bought a white Tamagotchi 4U and I don't intend to spend extra money on an android phone to patch mine (but i am thinking about purchasing a Nexus 7 tablet...). So, thanks again for your help !

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