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In 2009, Bandai's Tamagotchi virtual pet toy series got adapted into a TV anime featuring the various everyday happenings in the lives of Tamagotchi mascots Mametchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi, and their friends on Tamagotchi Planet. The anime proved to be such a massive hit that it ran for a total of 271 episodes over a span of four installments:

  • Tamagotchi! (2009-2012, 143 episodes): A look at the everyday lives of Mametchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi, and others in Tama Town; more or less Slice of Life with a few fantasy elements mixed in. At a later point in the installment, the characters go around Tamagotchi Planet searching for Tama-Hearts. The first 26 episodes were dubbed into English and aired on Nine Network's 9Go! channel in Australia.
  • Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream (2012-2013, 49 episodes): The gang travels to Dream Town to attend Dream School, where they learn about their dream jobs. The first seven episodes of this installment were later dubbed into English and a select few other languages as a webtoon called Tamagotchi Friends.
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  • Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends (2013-2014, 29 episodes): Twin sisters named Miraitchi and Clulutchi accidentally wind up in the past. Mametchi and the gang help them to catch creatures called the Dreambakutchis that will help them get back to the future, but a mysterious villain named Smartotchi/X-Kamen makes that difficult.
  • GO-GO Tamagotchi! (2014-2015, 50 episodes): The gang finds themselves stuck in the Tamagottsun, a natural event that only occurs every 1,000 years that, among other things, merges Tama Town and Dream Town into one town.

There is also a fifth installment called Tamagotchi! Tamatomo Daishu GO!, but it's usually not counted as an official part of the series since it consists of 26 episodes taken from the previous four installments, just with new short segments placed in them. Shortly after it ended in 2015, the anime was replaced by Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama.

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Succeeded by a short film titled Eiga Tamagotchi: Himitsu no Otodoke Dai Sakusen!.


The Tamagotchi anime contains the following tropes:

  • Accidental Hand Hold:
    • In episode 132, as Mamesaku and Mememi, Mametchi and Memetchi's Tamagotchi Village counterparts, are preparing food, Himespetchi accidentally grabs hold of Mamesaku's hand, complete with a couple of little hearts floating from the point of physical contact for a split-second, and Mamesaku notices. Himespetchi inches away awkwardly before panicking about it.
    • It happens again in Yume Kira Dream episode 35, where after Mametchi and Himespetchi press the button on the contraption given to them by Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi to trigger a fireworks show, Himespetchi notices she is holding Mametchi's hand and shyly lifts her arm out of the way. Unlike in the previous example, however, Mametchi is too distracted by the aforementioned fireworks to notice.
  • Adults Are Useless: Played with. The parents and teachers are a big influence in the main cast's lives, offering effective comfort and guidance. Other adults, however, are more comical and unhelpful.
  • Ageless Birthday Episode: There are 6 of these, all but one set during Mametchi's birthday.
    • Episode 6, both the first and second halves are set during Mametchi's birthday.
    • Episode 54a, which is literally titled "Happy Birthday, Mametchi!"
    • Episode 105, which aired during the franchise's 15th anniversary (November 23rd, which is also Mametchi's birthday).
    • Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream episode 10, where Mametchi, Memetchi, and Kuchipatchi temporarily return to Tamagotchi Town to celebrate the former's birthday.
    • Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream episode 25 for Cafe Mama.
    • Toward the end Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends episode 12, the Kira★Kira Girls sing a birthday song for Mametchi.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Justified, as they learned the language from Earth and adapted it. Initially, the Tamagotchis had a radically different language that sounded like squeaks and beeping.
  • All Just a Dream: Happens in "Hic! The Hiccups Will Not Stop" in which a scene where Mametchi, Lovelitchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi, Makiko, and Telelin (although she's in Lovelitchi's pocket) hold hands in a circle around a book and glass, pray, and are sent flying in the sky does this straight, and said characters are still holding hands.
    • Or Was It a Dream?: In said episode, everyone besides Memetchi (even Telelin) hiccup. Taken Up to Eleven by the fact that at the end of the episode, the hiccup counter says that there are over 9,000 hiccups to go.
  • Alliterative Name: Daisy Dance and Dahila Diva, the two members of the in-universe musical duo D2.
  • Almost Kiss: Occurs in episode 127 during one of Himespetchi's fantasies about Mametchi. This time, she is daydreaming that she is marrying Mametchi, and Kuchipatchi (who is the priest at this wedding) says Mametchi may now kiss the bride. When he says this, Himespetchi comes close to kissing Mametchi, but she snaps out of the daydream before the deed is actually done.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: D2, a musical duo who are referenced several times in Yume Kira Dream, consists of the members Daisy and Dalia.
  • Amnesia Episode: In episode 129, Himespetchi gets amnesia after falling down some stairs. She develops a crush on Prince Tamahiko for the duration of the episode because she remembers she had a crush on someone but doesn't remember exactly who, and assumes her crush is Prince Tamahiko.
  • Art Shift: In the ending credits. Combined with Evolving Credits and this is too many to list.
  • April Fools' Plot: One episode had Memetchi fooling the others into thinking she was moving away. She later admits this was a lie. Cue all of the Tama-Friends except Kuromametchi crying in a circle (Memetchi is in the middle).
  • Astral Finale: The series finale takes place in outer space, with Mametchi and co trying to cheer up the Tamagotchi Planet, to allow Tamagottsun to end.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Paparighttchi, while a skilled inventor, has built a bunch of machines that fall into this category. This includes a rocket ship that can circle the earth while baking a pie, and an automated vacuum cleaner that can only clean dirt it deliberately drops in front of itself.
  • Babysitting Episode: Episode 25b of GO-GO Tamagotchi! is about Lovelin struggling to understand the Tamagotchi children she's babysitting at the Tamasitter House for Sitter Poketchi as part of a TV show.
  • Back for the Finale: A number of characters make cameo appearances in the finale.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: There's one in Tamagotchi Town called Waru Cafe, a usual hangout for the Spacey Brothers.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In episode 15 of GO-GO Tamagotchi!, Spaceytchi kidnaps Himespetchi and does something suspiciously resembling Black Comedy Rape to her. It's revealed a second later that he's actually just rubbing her back, but sheesh.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: In Yume Kira Dream episode 6, the owner of an unfinished building notices the art Kiramotchi painted all over it and looks angry about it, saying he thinks it's... wonderful and he loves it.
  • Baleful Polymorph: The last few episodes of the first installment have the characters hurrying to cease and nullify a curse that is causing all the Tamagotchis to turn into giant eggs.
  • Band Land: Melody Land is inhabited by Tamagotchis who love music and has Fantastic Flora themed around music, such as plants growing musical notes and bells.
  • Baseball Episode: Close to one. Episode 12 of GO-GO Tamagotchi! is about the characters playing in a game of soccer.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Tomomi, a human girl who got teleported to Tamagotchi Planet by accident at one point, does not have any problems breathing in the planet's atmosphere.
  • Be Yourself: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 10, Lovelin is worried about not sounding good enough when she goes to sing with hitomitchi and practices with Melodytchi and Pianitchi by playing rock music and wearing matching clothes. Near the end of the episode, she loses her confidence, realizes she wasn't being herself, and regains her confidence when she performs with hitomitchi as she would at any Lovelin concert, casting aside the rock music and clothing.
  • Beat: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 15a, Miraitchi loses the Knock Tap, a doorknob-shaped Time Machine used by her and her sister Clulutchi. Mametchi and co react to the news that it's missing with a disheartened "Awww...", wait a beat, and then react again with a much more surprised-sounding "EEEHHHHH?!"
  • Beautiful All Along: A rare male example with Spacytchi. After washing himself and removing his black outfit, the females in DoriTama Town find him much more attractive.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: In one episode, Himespetchi notices Mametchi is sleeping in a bed right next to hers, and immediately walks up to him to affectionately watch him sleeping. She keeps this up for the entire night, causing her to be quite tired the following morning.
  • Berserk Button: Do not mess with Memetchi's hair. She will scream and cry very angrily about it if you end up pressing it. This also includes making rumors about it.
  • The Big Race: On four occasions.
    • The very first episode, "Get Ready! The Big Race on Tama Street", is about Mametchi and co participating in a race where there are several events placed along the way that the racer has to complete to move on.
    • Episode 54b is also about Mametchi and co participating in a race, this time with vehicles. Lovelitchi and Melodytchi end up winning.
    • Episode 94b depicts Tama-Pets participating in a race.
    • "Tamagotchi Space Grand Prix", the 34th episode of GO-GO Tamagotchi!, has the characters participating in a race where they have to navigate several planets using spaceships.
  • Bizarro Universe: In episode 132, Lovelitchi and a few of her friends find a secret village in the forest called Tamagotchi Village, where all of the inhabitants are the same as Tamagotchi Village but with their personalities reversed (for example, the normal version of Mametchi is a smart Gadgeteer Genius, whereas his Tamagotchi Village counterpart, Mamesaku, is a nerd who doesn't invent anything).
  • Body of Bodies: In Miracle Friends episode 22, the gang accidentally scare a Dreambakutchi and it flies to the top of a building that's too tall for them to reach. Candy Paku Paku uses her Pocket Designer to create numerous clones of Kuchipatchi, who form into a giant Kuchipatchi that grabs the Dreambakutchi.
  • Broken Pedestal: In one episode of GO-GO Tamagotchi!, Orenetchi's admiration for Kuromametchi wanes when he realizes he geeks out about Lovelin. After he helps Kuromametchi and his friends save one of Lovelin's concerts, however, Orenetchi reassesses his opinion and admires him once again.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Gotchiman's shirt has a big "G" on it.
  • Bullet Seed: In episode 40a, the characters participate in a contest that involves them eating watermelons and spitting out the seeds. Mametchi and Memetchi don't make much progress and Kuchipatchi swallows his watermelon whole, including the seeds, but Princess Tamako proves to be a natural and is able to not only spit the seeds out of sight, but make pictures out of them (including in a cloud).
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: In Yume Kira Dream, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi have a specific incantation they say whenever they get ready to use their Yume Kira Bags to scan their Dorikawa cards and transform (the below English translation is used in the webtoon adaptation, Tamagotchi Friends).
    Yumemitchi: Dorikawa heart card!
    Kiraritchi: Dorikawa item card!
    Yumemitchi: For our dreams!
    Kiraritchi: With hopeful hearts!
    Both: Dorikawa cards!
  • Calling Your Attacks: Gotchiman has called his attacks several times, such as saying "Gotchi Beam!" as he is about to use his Gotchi Beam.
  • Canon Foreigner: There are several characters exclusive to the show that don't appear in any releases of the toys.
  • Cassandra Truth: A later episode of Yume Kira Dream is about Nandetchi accidentally discovering Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi transforming with their Yume Kira Bags. When he tries to tell Mametchi and co, they don't believe him, prompting him to go cause trouble for the duo to prove his point.
  • Catapult Nightmare: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 10, Lovelitchi catapults from her bed after she has a nightmare where she physically can't sing with the idol singer hitomitchi.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The final arc of the original Tamagotchi! series takes an especially dark turn; everyone is gradually turning into eggs, and Mametchi and co have to find out why it's happening and how to stop it before the entire planet is transformed. They're able to elude the curse longer than other Tamagotchis thanks to their frequent exposure to Tama Hearts, but they have to watch their friends and family become cursed. It's Moriritchi falling to the curse that nearly breaks them.
  • Character in the Logo: The exclamation mark in the show's logo has its dot shaped like Mametchi's head.
  • Cheer Them Up with Laughter: In Yume Kira Dream episode 9, Julietchi loses her ability to cry on command and becomes upset since she needs to do this for her performing class at Dream School. Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi transform into astronauts called the Space Sisters using their Yume Kira bags and try to come up with ways to make Julietchi cry tears of laughter while in these forms.
  • Christmas Episode: There was at least one every year during the anime's run.
  • Clark Kenting:
    • The only thing separating Lovelitchi from Lovelin is that the latter has a little blue star on her cheek, and yet nobody connects the two together until Lovelitchi tells her Tama-Friends personally.
    • In Yume Kira Dream, whenever Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi use their Yume Kira bags to transform, they don't use masks and their voices don't change, but people still can't tell they're Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi.
  • Confused Question Mark: Fairly often, question marks appear near the heads of characters when they are confused about something.
  • Couch Gag: At the end of the credits for each episode of the first season of Yume Kira Dream, there is a shot of several characters (specifically Mametchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi, Yumemitchi, Kiraritchi, Himespetchi, and the Spacy Brothers). One of the characters will do a specific action, such as waving to the viewers or making some kind of happy face; the exact character changes with each episode.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Himespetchi's crush on Mametchi reaches the point where she crossdresses as him. While it's unsettling to everyone else, she's not being outright malicious.
  • Crossdresser: Mametchi crossdresses as a girl once in a television program. Kuromametchi flirts with him, leading to an Unsettling Gender Reveal.
  • Crush Filter: Himespetchi sees Mametchi as much, much more handsome than he really is. The version of him that she sees has a more detailed and handsome-looking face, longer arms and legs, a deeper voice, and a bunch of sparkles surrounding him.
  • Cuteness Proximity: After Yumecantchi joins Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi in Yume Kira Dream, whenever the duo transforms, she uses her cuteness to convince them that the items she summons for them to use will actually be useful. It works on Yumemitchi, who absolutely loves Yumecantchi and cannot get over how adorable she is, but it doesn't work on Kiraritchi.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Kuromametchi, despite being a dark version of Mametchi, is often portrayed just as heroic and charismatic as Mametchi, if not moreso.
  • Dartboard of Hate: Inverted. Himespetchi has a dartboard depicting her crush Mametchi on it; it's just one of many things themed around him that she has in her house.
  • Delayed Reaction: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 15a, it takes a beat for everyone to fully realize Miraitchi and Clulutchi's Knock Tap has gone missing. They react to the news with a disappointed "Awww..." at first before yelling "Ehhhh?!" a few seconds later.
  • Demoted to Extra: As to be expected with a show featuring such a large cast, many characters within a season gradually fade into the background, with the exception of the billed main cast.
  • The Dentist Episode: No Way! Mametchi Gets a Toothache. Mametchi gets a cavity from eating a donut and is afraid of the dentist due to "that screeching drilling sound." His attempts to get rid of it himself are worthless, but he later ends up having to go after his parents find out.
  • Disney Death: In episode 143, Kizunatchi is overpowered when she tries to use her powers to ward off the eggification curse. Mametchi and co all express their sorrows over her as she falls to the ground, lifeless... but then she regains her consciousness, evolves, and tries again to fend off the egg curse - successfully this time.
  • Diving Save: In Yume Kira Dream episode 11, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi, while they are transformed into baseball players from their Yume Kira bags, do this to save the D2 duo from the out-of-control dino-like robot, sliding them safely out of its way.
  • Downer Ending: In episode 20a, everyone is making good progress getting the Tama-Cherry Blossom to bloom by doing fun activities until Mametchi starts to perform his rendition of "Every Lovely". His singing is so terrible that it makes the blossoms on the tree all fall off simultaneously. The episode ends there with everyone else shocked at the fallen blossoms while Mametchi is still moving along with his song, unaware of what his singing has done.
  • Dramatic Irony: In "Rednosetchi is Lost!", Mametchi, Chamametchi, and Hapihapitchi help Rednosetchi to find Santaclaustchi, who is getting help from Memetchi and Kuchipatchi to find Rednosetchi. The two groups are quite close to each other as they look for each other to begin with, but later in the episode there's a scene where Santaclaustchi and Rednosetchi are sitting on opposite ends of the same fountain and never realize the other is literally right behind them as they worry that who they're looking for doesn't care about them anymore. They decide to go different directions to find each other... which somehow works as they meet at the front of the TAMAX-TV building.
  • Dreadful Musician: Mametchi's awful singing has his friends covering their ears in agony. Melodytchi, oddly enough, seems to like his singing. Himespetchi is also able to tolerate his singing, but only because of her crush on him.
  • Dream Within a Dream: In episode 30a, Mametchi and Chamametchi have a nightmare where everyone except them and Hapihapitchi are turned into Mamametchi, and they have to find the real Mamametchi among them. When they wake up, they have another nightmare where Mamametchi serves them corn before finally waking up for real.
  • Drop the Washtub: In episode 20a, Memetchi and Makiko's comedy routine as "Samurai Memetchi and Afro Makiko" features Makiko being by a washtub falling on her. Thankfully, her afro is so bushy that it cushions the washtub and makes it have no impact on her.
  • Dub Induced Plothole: Tamagotchi Friends, the official dub of Yume Kira Dream, splits the YKD episode plotlines into two 3-minute episodes. This means lots of content from the original script is ignored or erased.
  • Dub Name Change: The Korean dub changes Mametchi's name to Kkomkkomtchi.
  • Easy Amnesia: In episode 129, Himespetchi falls down some stairs and develops amnesia. She remembers she has a crush on somebody, but doesn't remember exactly who her crush is, causing her to develop a crush on Prince Tamahiko for that episode.
  • Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion: Whatever plan the Spacey Brothers have in mind, it almost always backfires.
  • Emotions vs. Stoicism: At one point, Kuromametchi realizes he's losing his stoicism and acting more cheerful and emotional. It takes some soul-searching before he realizes he can be both.
  • End-of-Series Awareness: The last episode of GO-GO Tamagotchi! has Mametchi thanking the viewers for watching their show at the end. He and his other Tama-Friends (including Dream School) all wave and say goodbye as the screen fades out.
  • Episode of the Dead: Episode 20b of GO-GO Tamagotchi! plays down the more mature and creepy elements of the typical Zombie Apocalypse setting, this being a children's show and all. The episode is about Mametchi, Chamametchi, and Hapihapitchi being the only survivors of a zombie epidemic going around Tamagotchi Town. And then Chamametchi and Hapihapitchi are zombified as well, leaving Mametchi entirely at the mercy of them and all of the other zombies as he tries to survive. Mametchi eventually gets zombified as well.
  • Episode Title Card: A specific template is used for the title cards for most of the series, with a moving pattern consisting of the silhouette of a specific character important to the episode being used as a background. In GO-GO Tamagotchi!, it's changed so that CGI renderings of Mametchi, Memetchi, and Kuchipatchi appear at the bottom of the screen and wave at the viewers.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In episode 114, the debut of Himespetchi, Mametchi hurriedly walks into the classroom and Himespetchi immediately develops a crush on him. You have one guess as to what Himespetchi's defining character trait is.
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: Yume Kira Dream episode 5 is about Mametchi assembling a study group to help the other students when they feel concerned about their grades on a math test. Everybody quickly loses interest in the subject, with Knighttchi in particular being convinced he doesn't need math at all.
  • Everything Dances: In one scene of the season 1 intro, the buildings dance to the show's opening song.
  • Evolving Credits: The show's opening and closing credits typically change halfway between a season, often using Art Shifts. Also, in one season, where the characters seen in the opening often varied, and what happens during a sequence where Tamagotchis hold hands on Tamagotchi Planet varies, too.
  • Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!: Done most of the time.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: In episode 120, Himespetchi has some noticeable bags under her eyes after she makes herself tired from fondly watching Mametchi sleeping all night.
  • Face Fault: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 3b, Himespetchi does one when she thinks Mametchi has just noticed her, only for her to realize he was looking at Jack the peacock and not her.
  • Face on the Cover: A majority of the DVD releases for the first installment have one of the characters on the cover.
  • Fang Thpeak: One episode features Mametchi as a vampire, who averts both this and Vampire Vords.
  • Fantastic Flora: Melody Land is thriving with plants that have music-related items growing on them, such as bells and musical notes.
  • Fat and Skinny: Orenetchi is the skinny brother to the fat Neenetchi.
  • Fat Girl: Neenetchi is a fat girl.
  • Fell Asleep Crying: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 33, Lovesoratchi is sad that he can't go out to space with Mofumotchi, goes to his room, and cries on his bed while looking at a picture he drew of a rocket ship. When Lovelitchi and Melodytchi check on him later, he's sleeping and still has tears in his eyes.
  • Festival Episode: The episode "Let's Celebrate! Tama-Beans Festival" has the characters celebrating a festival similar to the Japanese holiday of Setsubun, where those celebrating the festival throw beans to ceremonially expel evil spirits from their house.
  • Feud Episode: Episode 118 is about Moriritchi and Anemoriritchi getting into a fight, causing the former to move to Lovelitchi's house. Lovelitchi and a few others try to help the two to stop fighting.
  • The Film of the Book: In-universe, of course. Time Love, the book based on a love letter found by Mametchi and co in episode 10b, gets adapted into a film simply titled Time Love: The Movie.
  • Fingerless Hands: All Tamagotchis with limbs have no fingers, though will spontaneously produce thumbs or stubby fingers to make gestures (thumbs up, peace, etc).
  • Flowers of Romance: In Yume Kira Dream episode 19, a rose is the item Yumecantchi summons for Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi to use to help get Righttchi's opponent Robosukitchi to a tea-serving robot competition they're facing off in. That rose ends up being given as a gift to a woman Robosukitchi really admires before both are brought to the site of the competition.
  • Follow Your Nose: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 11, Kuchipatchi does this to find Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi's missing clothes. He detours to the cafeteria first, naturally.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 35, where Himespetchi and Neenetchi inexplicably switch bodies after bumping into each other by accident.
  • Freeze-Frame Ending: Yume Kira Dream episode 34 ends with a freeze-frame of Himespetchi, who is still distraught from having to return to her home planet.
  • Frog Ninja: Close enough. Gamanosuke the giant toad is the training partner of the ninja Gozarutchi.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Pipospetchi could possibly be considered this, if we knew what he was saying.
    Pipospetchi: (usual language)
    Spaceytchi: R-relax, you don't have to say that....
  • Full-Body Disguise: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 40, Himespetchi is horrified to find out that Oyajitchi was wearing a full-body costume of Mametchi during the production of the TV show they're acting in.
  • Funny Background Event: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 36, one of Rolatchi's blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearances amounts to this. She peeks at the viewers from behind a bush in the background as Mametchi and his friends build a snowman.
  • Geisha: This is what Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi transform into in Yume Kira Dream episode 28, where they have to use this transformation to get Super Yadokaritchi (a giant hermit crab Tamagotchi) to leave Ikaritchi's garage, which he was using as a shell to live in.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • There's a scene in a GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode where Spaceytchi rubs Himespetchi's back, but it's portrayed to look like something else at first. It doesn't help that Akaspetchi and Pipospetchi cower in fear at the sight, indicating that even they don't think it's pretty. Very subtle, Bandai. Very subtle.
    • This crosses with Bilingual Bonus (for native Japanese speakers, anyway) in GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 11a, where Miraitchi says "sexy" in English.
    • In the 9Go! dub of episode 13a, Mametchi says that a pair made by two girls would be weird. That's right, Bandai managed to sneak a reference to homosexuality into a Tamagotchi! episode.
  • Giant Woman: Used for a quick joke at the end of GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 20a, where, after they grow back to their normal size, Candy Pakupaku feeds Moriritchi and Coffretchi some more of her candies, causing all three of them to grow in size to the point where they tower over DoriTama Town.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: After episode 71 of Tamagotchi!, Sunopotchi's goggles never cover his eyes whenever he is seen skateboarding.
  • Gossip Evolution: In episode 15a, Memetchi teaches Safetytchi a lesson about spreading gossip by doing just that, coming up with a rumor that Safetytchi's hair is made of cotton candy. By the time she, Mametchi, and Kuchipatchi see people chasing Safetytchi down, the rumor has changed into Safetytchi's hair containing a special lucky clover, and Mametchi explains to a confused Memetchi that people must have changed details in the original piece of gossip every time they told someone else.
  • Gratuitous English: Melodytchi often slips English words and phrases into her speech.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 7a, when Mametchi and co are traversing the maze-ified Tamagotchi School, Miraitchi walks out of a doorway and onto thin air for a couple of seconds before noticing and quickly running back through where she came, colliding into the others when she does.
  • Halloween Episode: "Shining Smiles! Happy Tamaween", the 30th episode of GO-GO Tamagotchi!.
  • Haunted House: In one episode, the Spacy Brothers find an old mansion with the usual moving furniture and windows that suddenly fly open. Of course, Akaspetchi is terrified, but as it turns out, the house itself was actually mechanical, used for a set in an episode of Gotchiman.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: In Yume Kira Dream, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi's Yume Kira bags give them the powers of an occupation that often has no relation to the conflict they're trying to solve with the powers in the first place (for example, they transform into baseball players when they need to stop an out-of-control robot?), but they somehow work surprisingly well anyway (their baseball skills allow them to aim a ball directly at the robot's core, turning it off).
  • Hero-Worshipper: Orenetchi, who idolizes Kuromametchi.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: Hic! The Hiccups Will Not Stop focuses on Memetchi's bad case of this. They end up trying to find ways to get rid of it.
  • Holding Hands: In Yume Kira Dream episode 3, Himespetchi sees Mametchi holding Yumemitchi when she almost trips, notices they're holding hands, mistakenly assumes they're doing so because they're in love with each other, and faints from seeing it. After she wakes up from fainting, she realizes the two weren't holding hands because they love each other and sighs in relief.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Mametchi. He eventually gains the ability to sing properly through the Melody Charm. Even without it before Yume Kira Dream, he has his moments - one time, his singing was so bad it caused Himespetchi's ship to crash. Later in Yume Kira Dream, however, he is finally able to sing without being tone-deaf.
  • Hologram: In Miracle Friends, Miraitchi and Clulutchi's father Doctor Future communicates with them through a holograph.
  • Hong Kong Dub: Some frequent moments of this trope appear in the 9Go! English dub of Tamagotchi!.
  • Human Hummingbird: In some cases, the characters' legs will be rendered as a blur of circular shapes when they are running. Kuchipatchi in particular seems prone to this.
  • Humanity Ensues: Well, Tamagotchi-kind ensues. Episode 40b has the characters roleplay as pirates and sea creatures for a TV show, with Lovelin as a mermaid and Hapihapitchi as her fish friend. The two use a special heart-shaped crystal called the Marine Blue found deep in the sea to transform into land-dwelling Tamagotchis; there's also another Marine Blue shaped like a diamond and found in a cave on a forgotten island that has the opposite effect.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: In "Cheery Cherry Blossoms", Chamametchi reacts to Mametchi deciding to sing by explaining she has "something to do" and making a run for it.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: Yume Kira Dream's webtoon adaptation, Tamagotchi Friends, transitions between scenes by having a bunch of blue stars slide across the screen.
  • I'm Your Biggest Fan: Said in two instances; one in episode 5a where one of Lovelitchi's former peers in a flashback asks her to sign something for her at the request of a friend, and another in episode 18b where a fan says to Lovelin as she's handing out her chocolates.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Spaceytchi. Come on, he wore a dress for a costume festival once!
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 20a is about Moriritchi, Candy Pakupaku, and Coffretchi mysteriously shrinking after eating some of Candy Pakupaku's candy.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Rolatchi, who makes brief cameos in several episodes of GO-GO Tamagotchi!, is an animated version of the Japanese fashion model Rola.
  • Instant Bandages: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 35, Himespetchi and Neenetchi deliberately collide into each other several times in an attempt to reverse their "Freaky Friday" Flip. They hit each other enough times that bandages spontaneously appear all over them.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune: The song in the intro to the Tamagotchi Friends webtoon adaptation does have spoken lyrics.
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: In episode 143, Himespetchi comes close to telling Mametchi she loves him, but a tragic event interrupts her before she can say it.
  • Interspecies Friendship: In episode 40b, Lovelin is a mermaid who is best friends with Hapihapitchi, who is a fish.
  • Introductory Opening Credits: The intro for Miracle Friends features shots of some of the characters next to their names in Latin script (in order: Mametchi, Memetchi, and Kuchipatchi; Coffretchi and Pianitchi; and Miraitchi and Clulutchi).
  • Larynx Dissonance: In the 9Go! English dub, it's clearly obvious that Flowertchi is voiced by a male. And to add onto it, KuroMametchi talks in the same voice when disguising as Lovelin in one episode, proving both are voiced by that same actor!
  • Last Episode Theme Reprise: At the end of GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 50, the theme song plays over a montage of clips from previous episodes.
  • The Last Title: Episode 123 is titled "The Last Tama-Mizuki". The episode is about Mametchi and co trying to find a way to save the last remaining Tama-Mizuki tree.
  • Lazily Gender Flipped Name: In an episode of GO-GO Tamagotchi!, Himespetchi assumes the name "Himeboytchi" as part of her disguise as a boy to star in a film with Mametchi. The word "hime" is Japanese for "princess", which begs the question of why she didn't change that part of her name.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In "Get Ready! The Big Race on Tama Street", Lovelin asks the audience watching the race to stay tuned. The episode cuts to a commercial break after she says this.
  • Lethal Chef: Lovelitchi's father Lovepapalitchi loves cooking and will easily get upset if anyone tells him his food tastes terrible... which, unfortunately for him, it does since he has a thing for making very bizarre combinations of food that aren't very appealing.
  • Level Ate: In episode 40a, the gang visits a fruit-themed island where the hills are giant watermelons.
  • Limited Wardrobe: In episode 15a, one of the rumors Safetytchi hears is that Necktietchi has a bunch of ties that are the same model and color so that no one will notice he's not actually wearing the same tie all the time.
  • Line Boil: The second end credits sequence for Yume Kira Dream, using the song "Powerful Beat", is animated with wobbly outlines on the characters.
  • Love at First Sight: Himespetchi develops her crush on Mametchi only a few seconds after she sees him for the first time.
  • Love Bubbles: These are a common feature in Himespetchi's various daydreams about her crush, Mametchi.
  • Love Confessor: In Yume Kira Dream episode 34, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi are wondering why Himespetchi is so sad and use their Yume Kira bags to transform into samurai who are able to keep secrets. Himespetchi is able to admit to them that she has a crush on Mametchi and was very shocked when she was told she has to leave for home planet for this reason.
  • Love Hurts: Spacytchi had to learn that the hard way. Twice.
    • When he first met Agetchi, he was instantly smitten. In fact, she was all he could think about to the point where he ended up ignoring his own brothers! But at the very end, it turns out Agetchi already had a boyfriend, much to Spacytchi's dismay.
    • There was also Himespetchi, who ended up forgetting all about him even though they were together for a long time and fell in love with Mametchi.
  • MacGuffin: The Dreambakutchis in Miracle Friends. Miraritchi and Clulutchi need them to return to the future.
  • Magical Girl: In Yume Kira Dream, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi undergo magical girl-like transformations Once per Episode.
  • The Maze: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 7a, the Tamagottsun causes DoriTama School to become a big maze. Mametchi and co, to make it out of the school, have to travel through narrow passageways with lots of dead ends at first, but they eventually have to walk through a massive space of rooms and staircases, and later they enter a room with a bunch of doors and have to figure out which one to go through.
  • Meditating Under a Waterfall: Referenced in episode 25b, where Flowertchi, under the effects of a mariland flower, becomes extremely talkative to Gozarutchi and mentions that she knows a waterfall is considered the best place to meditate by ninja masters. She then launches into some info she has about a waterfall she knows about that's far away, but very pretty.
  • Medusa: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 23b, Mametchi and the student council are searching their school for ghosts to capture and think they have encountered Medusatchi, a Tamagotchi version of Medusa. They all worry as they think they're about to be Taken for Granite... except it's just Tamagotchi School's nurse Mrs. Houtaiko rather than Medusatchi.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The series is based on virtual pet toys, after all.
  • Message in a Bottle: Episode 10b, "A Puzzling Love Message in a Bottle", is about the gang discovering a bottle containing a message that has washed up on the shore. The message it contains catches everyone's attention for being a very, very well written love letter, up to the point that it gets turned into a novel that later gets a movie adaptation.
  • Mid-Air Bobbing: Kizunatchi bobs up and down most of the time whenever she's flying.
  • Mistaken for Thief: In Yume Kira Dream episode 4, Ikaritchi notices his wood-carving tool has disappeared and snaps at Mametchi for it, thinking he's the culprit. Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi use their Yume Kira bags to transform into fisherwomen and catch the true perpetrator of the crime. As it turns out, the tool was never actually stolen and Ikaritchi had just misplaced it.
  • Mistaken from Behind: In episode 65b, Doremitchi follows a girl from behind who looks exactly like Melodytchi save for her mouth, convinced it's the real Melodytchi.
  • Mobile Shrubbery: Himespetchi, at one point in episode 3 of Yume Kira Dream, hides under a bush to see why Mametchi is hanging out with Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 7a, the gang is climbing down a long ladder and Himespetchi wonders if it's a long distance down. Lovelitchi quips that it is since Kuchipatchi would probably panic if he were there with them, and everyone laughs; the scene then cuts to the restaurant in the Chinatown district of DoriTama Town, where Kuchipatchi is cooking something and suddenly looks at the viewers with a confused "Datchi?" as if he heard that comment.
  • Narrator: GO-GO Tamagotchi! adds a narrator to the cast.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In Yume Kira Dream, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi transform into members of a particular occupation and are given the powers of said occupation, specifically to solve a problem occurring in the episode.
  • New Season, New Name: Four times, all later on in the show. What's technically Season 7 of the series as a whole is the first season to be called Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream, and the following season continues on with this title; the 9th season changes the title again, this time to Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends; the 10th and 11th seasons are labeled GO-GO Tamagotchi!; and the 12th and final season is titled Tamagotchi! Tamatomo Daishu GO!.
  • New Transfer Student:
    • Lovelitchi gets introduced through becoming a transfer student at Tamagotchi School in episode 2.
    • This is also how Himespetchi is introduced. She gets this twice, actually - her aforementioned introduction in episode 114 as a Tamagotchi School student and later in episode 3 of Yume Kira Dream as a student of Dream School.
  • Not So Above It All: In one episode, Kuromametchi catches himself starting to act more cheerful and plucky like Mametchi.
  • Numbered Sequels: Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream is known as Tamagotchi 2 in Hong Kong.
  • Oh, Crap!: Himespetchi, upon being asked by Neenetchi if she has a crush on Mametchi in GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 3b, pulls a shocked blushing expression and struggles to keep herself calm for a few seconds before she admits to having the crush.
  • On the Next: At the end of most episodes, there is a short segment where the characters explain the premise of the next episode.
  • Once per Episode: Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi transforming in Yume Kira Dream.
  • One, Two, Three, Four, Go!: The fifth anniversary season is called GO-GO Tamagotchi!, while the fifth season in general is called Tamagotchi! Tamatomo Daishuu-GO!.
  • One-Letter Name: Smartotchi/X-Kamen's assistant in Miracle Friends is named X.
  • Onion Tears: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 40, several Tamagotchis are auditioning for a TV show and are being asked to cry on command. Spacytchi attempts to cheat by using an onion to make himself tear up, but the director discovers the onion and Spacytchi is disqualified.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Cafe Mama and Candy Pakupaku.
  • Opening Shout-Out: In Yume Kira Dream episode 20, Himespetchi imagines she and Mametchi are riding in the same plane that appears in the opening for the first season of that story arc, except instead of its normal face the plane has the same exaggeratedly handsome face Himespetchi imagines Mametchi with.
  • Overly Long Name: Candy Pakupaku's real name is "Candy Super Quick Pass and Smile Sparktchi".
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi, while in their Yume Kira bag transformations, become completely unrecognizable to others despite still looking enough like their normal selves that they would otherwise be noticed in those forms.
  • Piano Key Wave: Pianitchi often does this with her Smapi when she's excited or happy.
  • Piggyback Cute: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 7a, Mametchi has trouble reaching a door above him in the maze of Tamagotchi School. This gets Himespetchi thinking of Mametchi helping her up and giving her a piggyback ride.
  • Pinch Me: Two instances where this happens:
    • In episode 30a, after waking up from two nightmares related to their mother in a row, Mametchi and Chamametchi pinch each other to make sure they're not dreaming a third time.
    • In Yume Kira Dream episode 11, the fictional celebrity duo D2 visits the Kira Tamamori shop and gives Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi some D2 cards. Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi pinch each other to make sure they're not dreaming, then get excited since they actually met D2 in real life.
  • Pirate Girl: Episode 40b has Makiko cast as one of the pirate captains. Mermaid-turned-land-dwelling-Tamagotchi Lovelin becomes a pirate by the end of the same episode.
  • Pirate Parrot: The second half of episode 40 is themed around the sea and pirates, with Mametchi playing one of the pirate captains and Telelin playing his parrot.
  • Pokémon Speak:
    • In Miracle Friends, the only thing the Dreambakutchis can say is "baku".
    • In the Thai dub, Pipospetchi can only say "pipo"; his voice is placed over his usual speaking in binary from the original Japanese dub.
  • The Power of Friendship: How the Tama-Hearts are collected; they form from acts of true friendship and love on the part of the main characters.
  • Powers in the First Episode: Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi receive the Yume Kira bags which allow them to transform in the first episode of Yume Kira Dream.
  • Premiseville: Dream Town from Yume Kira Dream most likely gets its name from the story arc being about Mametchi and co learning about their dream jobs.
  • Projectile Webbing: This is one of the ninja skills Gozarutchi demonstrates in episode 22b, where he uses it to try to save Kikitchi from a kite that's falling apart.
  • Quest for a Wish: GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 5b, "Wishes Come True? Rumor of Moshimo Mountain", is about the Tamagotchis racing to the top of Moshimo Mountain after hearing a rumor that whoever climbs to the top of the mountain will be granted one wish.
  • Red/Green Contrast: The Show Within a Show Gotchiman pits the heroic and red-accented Gotchiman against the villainous and green Black Hat.
  • Red Is Heroic: The superhero character Gotchiman wears a red mask, cape, and belt.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: In episode 143, as Tamagotchi Planet comes close to turning into an egg, the sky changes to a purple color.
  • Replaced the Theme Tune: Seven times, in fact. For the first 73 episodes, the song "GO-GO! Tamagotchi" was used for the theme song, with a few variations being used within that period. Starting from episode 74, it was replaced by "Like & Peace!"; from episode 99 it was "Kirakira Everyday"; from episode 123 it was "I★my★me★mine!"; in the first season of Yume Kira Dream it was "Doremi Fasorairo", and from the second season it was "Rock 'N' Heart!"; in Miracle Friends it was "Miracle☆Travel"; and then it finally returned to "GO-GO! Tamagotchi" in GO-GO Tamagotchi!.
  • Riddle of the Sphinx: In episode 136, as Mametchi and co traverse a big temple to find the Crystal Crown to cure the Gotchi King of his Easter egg sickness, they come across a sphinx resembling Kuchipatchi. The statue gives them the "what walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?" riddle, and Mametchi nearly guesses a Tamagotchi before remembering that the Gotchi King in particular never had legs, thus making that answer inaccurate, and finally answers a human.
  • Riddling Sphinx: Mametchi and co come across one resembling Kuchipatchi in episode 136. It asks the standard Riddle of the Sphinx ("What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?"), which Mametchi almost answers with a Tamagotchi before realizing not all Tamagotchis have legs in the first place, with the Gotchi King in particular coming to mind. He changes his guess to a human, which is the correct answer and allows him and his friends to continue their search for the Crystal Crown.
  • Ride the Rainbow:
    • Mametchi invents a slide called the Rainbow Sleightchi in episode 4a, which uses this trope as its motif.
    • In episode 142, the gang is inside the Lovelin Bus as it, in boat mode, rides onto a rainbow to reach Heart Island.
  • Road Sign Reversal: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 34, the Spacy Brothers attempt to throw off the other racers by reversing an arrow sign pointing to which direction the racers should go. Himespetchi, Neenetchi, and Oyajitchi catch on to the trick.
  • Robot Me: Mametchi makes a robot version of Papapianitchi for Cafe Mama in one episode of Yume Kira Dream.
  • Romantic Spoonfeeding: At the end of Yume Kira Dream episode 44, after Bolttchi confesses his love for Nuttchi, the latter is seen spoon-feeding the former some cake.
  • Running Gag: There are several throughout the course of the anime:
    • Mametchi's inventions go wrong and explode on a rather frequent basis.
    • Whenever the Gotchi King laughs, Princess Tamako and several Royal Guards attempt to get him to stop out of fear that he'll crack up.
    • The Spacy Brother's reactions to Pipospetchi's comments on their schemes.
    • In Miracle Friends, Enchoutchi keeps mistaking X's disguised form for an empty vase, and puts flowers in him. Becomes a major plot point in episode 19.
  • Seamless Spontaneous Lie: Episode 25a is an April Fool's Day episode where Mametchi and his friends all come up with lies as April Fool's jokes. When Memetchi contrives a joke about having to move far away to be with her grandma, she presents it so seriously that the others believe it to the exact letter and, to Memetchi's horror, spend some effort in setting up a farewell party for her. It's finding out that even her own family believe she's moving that finally persuades her to admit the whole thing was a prank.
  • Self-Duplication: The Art of Shadow Cloning, a ninja skill Gozarutchi mentions in episode 22b. It's apparently difficult to pull off, but Gozarutchi is able to save Kikitchi from floating too high in the air on a slowly-breaking kite by using the ability.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Orenetchi considers Kuromametchi his sempai.
  • Sentient Vehicle: All of the vehicles have Tamagotchi faces, though the rocket ship from the movie and the Lovelin Tour Bus are two of the major ones.
  • Series Goal: The Miracle Friends arc has the goal of returning Miraitchi and Clulutchi to the future.
  • Sharing a Body: In episode 7a, Chamametchi triggers a machine at Mamemame Laboratory and accidentally causes her and Mametchi to swap bodies. When Mametchi in Chamametchi's body tries to find the button to reverse it, he presses the wrong one and merges their bodies instead. The newly-formed Mamechamametchi gets locked in that room and ends up having to stay there for the day. It isn't until the Spacey Brothers appear and activate the machine that the effect is reversed, although the trio end up switching bodies as well as a result.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The 9Go! English dub of Tamagotchi! turns Tamastetchi into a male.
  • Shipshape Shipwreck: In episode 40b, Mermaid Lovelin hides in a mostly-intact sunken ship twice to avoid being attacked by an octopus.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In episode 136, one of the traps Adobentchi unintentionally sets off in the temple is a large boulder that chases after him and the others, referencing the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    • In Yume Kira Dream episode 9, Himespetchi imagines she is on a ship with Mametchi. Mametchi holds her as she leans on the front of the boat, arms outstretched, referencing Titanic (1997).
    • In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 11a, Miraitchi and Clulutchi show several outfits to Madamtchi and Watchlin to review. One of these outfits looks like a typical hero costume from Super Sentai (or by extension its overseas counterpart Power Rangers), with the top of the helmet displaying a bird's face. Interestingly, because Power Rangers is now owned by one of Bandai's market competitors, this scene could cause a conflict-of-interest if it were given an English dub.
    • GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 23b references Ghostbusters in both name and basic premise.
  • Show Within a Show: Gotchiman, Mametchi's favorite TV show, is shown in quite a few episodes.
  • Sick Episode: In episode 136, the Gotchi King comes down with a sickness that causes him to develop Easter egg-like markings and have a fever severe enough for him to become hot to the touch. To cure the sickness, Mametchi and his friends have to retrieve the Crystal Crown from a temple and put it on the Gotchi King.
  • Significant Birth Date: Mametchi's birthday is November 23rd, the same day the original Tamagotchi toys were first sold in 1996. Likewise, Kuchipatchi's birthday is May 18th, the day when Tamagotchi toys first came to the US in 1997.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Episode 7 of Tamagotchi Friends features a scene where Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi perform a song. Their English singing voices sound almost nothing like children, as their normal speaking voices in this dub would suggest.
  • Single-Biome Planet: The racetrack for the space race in GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 34 goes through a few single-biome planets. The biomes represented by the planets are, in order of appearance, a desert, a snow/ice world, and a forest.
  • Sinking Ship Scenario: Subverted. In Yume Kira Dream episode 9, when everyone is discussing what kind of things would make them cry, Himespetchi imagines a scenario where she and Mametchi are on a cruise ship re-enacting the famous "I'm flying" scene from Titanic (1997) when the ship starts to head right for an iceberg. Instead of the ship hitting the obstacle as in the original film, Mametchi steers everyone safely out of the way, and Himespetchi is very grateful for him saving the boat from destruction.
  • Slice of Life: A combination of this and the fantasy genre. Some episodes have more of a slice of life feel to them while others steer more towards the fantasy genre.
  • Snowball Fight: Mametchi and co have one in GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 36. Kuchipatchi tries to throw a giant snowball at the opposing team, but it's too heavy and he collapses under its weight.
  • Something Person: The superhero Gotchiman.
  • The Song Remains the Same: The Cantonese and Thai dubs keep the songs in Japanese. While the Cantonese dub at least has subtitles that provide translated lyrics to the songs, the Thai dub does not translate the lyrics in any way.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Most notably Spaceytchi. His name's most commonly spelled as Spacytchi (without the e), but there are some who spell it as Spaceytchi (with the e).
  • Speaks in Binary: Pipospetchi. Though it's probably best if we don't know what he's REALLY saying...
  • Special Guest: The Japanese musician Hitomi appears in episode 10 of GO-GO Tamagotchi! as an idol singer Tamagotchi named hitomitchi whom Lovelitchi likes.
  • Squeaky Eyes: Everyone has them. In particular, Memetchi's blinking sounds like tambourines and Melodytchi's blinking sounds like glass smashing.
  • Stacy's Mom: In episode 25 of Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream, Patitchi suspects Mametchi has fallen in love with Cafe Mama, though these suspicions are dismissed later on.
  • Stalker Shrine: Himespetchi's Flying Saucer house is brimming with stuff themed around her crush Mametchi, including (but certainly not limited to) plushes, a dartboard, and an alarm clock. She hastily hides her Mametchi stuff whenever anybody comes to visit since she wants to keep her crush on him a secret.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Himespetchi's attitude toward Mametchi. She'll easily try to follow him around at any opportunity she gets.
  • Story Arc: The last four episodes of the original series form a four-part story arc about Kizunatchi having to stop everyone on Tamagotchi Planet from being turned into eggs.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Majokkotchi, who performs magic tricks for the Tama Star Circus, wears a purple robe and hat and has a lighter shade of purple for her skin.
  • Surprise Party: In "It's a Secret! Mametchi's Birthday", Mametchi's Tama-Friends try to keep a surprise party they have planned for him a secret.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 40, Himespetchi wants to follow her crush Mametchi when he gets to audition in a television show. To do this, she masquerades as a boy named Himeboytchi to get a role as a male lead character.
  • Team Hand-Stack: In Yume Kira Dream episode 35, the Kirakira Girls do this as they're about to play in the band contest.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: The Kirakira Girls and Rainboys once played YKD's Season 2 themes.
  • Theme Tune Extended: An extension of the GO-GO Tamagotchi! theme song exists which is almost four minutes long.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: Most versions of the original theme song, "GO-GO Tamagotchi!", name the three main characters during a brief music break ("Mametchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi!").
  • Time Capsule: Episode 33 of Yume Kira Dream is about Mametchi and co finding out that Pianitchi buried a time capsule with a childhood friend she can't remember and going out to locate that time capsule. The childhood friend is Nandetchi.
  • Time Machine: Miraitchi and Clulutchi own a doorknob-shaped time machine called the Knock Tap. The machine, when attached to a wall, creates a sort of door in the wall that leads into a time-travel portal.
  • Title Theme Tune: The first theme song (and by extension, its later iterations, such as in GO-GO Tamagotchi!) - "Ready, go! Hashi, go! Tamagotchi!" - and one of the later theme songs - "Dai-dai-dai-dai-daisuki, Ta-ta-ta-ta-Tamagotchi!" - play this straight. One of the other later theme songs, "Like & Peace!", has at least one mention of the show's title, but doesn't incorporate it into the song's refrain. All of the other theme songs avert this.
  • Toast of Tardiness: GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 2a has Mametchi working on an invention, being warned by the DoriTama School bulding that he's late for school, and quickly run downstairs and grab a piece of toast with his mouth before going outside.
  • Token Human: Tomomi, who appeared in the TV show from episode 96 to episode 112. She was accidentally transported to Tamagotchi Planet by one of Mametchi's inventions, not unlike Tanpopo in the first movie.
  • Too Long; Didn't Dub: In the Tamagotchi Friends dub of Yume Kira Dream, the cards that Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi transform with are called "Dorikawa Cards" like the original version of the show. It's justified, as most characters in the Tamagotchi franchise retain their original Japanese names.
  • Transformation Sequence: In Yume Kira Dream, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi are given transformation sequences whenever they use the Yume Kira bags.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Yume Kira bags, which transforms their user's outfit into something resembling a particular occupation, along with giving them those particular skills.
  • Translator Microbes: The gang uses a translation machine on Super Yadokaritchi in Yume Kira Dream episode 28 to understand what he's saying and communicate with him.
  • Trapped in the Past: This is the primary conflict of Miracle Friends, where Miraitchi and Clulutchi are inexplicably sent to the past and have to collect Dreambakutchis to return to the future.
  • Triang Relations: Type 5. Spacytchi has a crush on Himespetchi, but Himespetchi herself is more interested in Mametchi.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky:
    • In Yume Kira Dream episode 35, after Himespetchi draws a heart shape in the sky with her spaceship for Mametchi and co as they give her one last goodbye, she goes off into the distance and her ship vanishes with a twinkle.
    • This happens twice in Miracle Friends episode 7. When Coffretchi applies makeup to Elephantotchi, the powder makes him want to sneeze, causing him to run around; right before he does so, he flings his owner off his back and into the sky, and he disappears with a twinkle. A few minutes later, Smartotchi and X are hit by Elephantotchi and also disappear into the sky with a twinkle.
  • Two Shorts: Zig-zagged. The anime started out using the "two 11-minute segments per episode" format before switching to one 22-minute story per episode starting with episode 95. It returned to its original "two shorts" format in episode 1 of GO-GO Tamagotchi! and remained like that for the rest of the series, with the occasional "22-minute story" episode popping up there as well.
  • Tyop on the Cover: The 9Go! English title card for episode 20a, "Cheery Cherry Blossoms", misspells the word "blossoms" as "bloosoms".
  • Underdogs Never Lose:
    • In episode 34 of GO-GO Tamagotchi!, Team Mamemepatchi (Mametchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi) arrive to the race later than the other competitors, suffer a bad start, spend almost all of the race trailing the other racers, but they end up being the only ones to finish the race..
    • Averted in episode 19 of Yume Kira Dream. In this case, Mametchi is the underdog in the tea robot competition. He makes it through to the finals, but loses to Righttchi.
  • Unnecessarily Creepy Robot: The robot duplicate of Papapianitchi that Mametchi tries to make for Cafe Mama. It targets nearby girls and thrusts flowers in their faces while frantically proclaiming its love for them.
  • Unscaled Merfolk: In episode 44 of Yume Kira Dream, Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi are transformed into mermaids by the Yume Kira bags. Their mermaid tails do not have visible scales.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: There have been a couple:
    • Episode 95 revolves around Memetchi, Moriritchi, and Lovelitchi trying to find out who wrote Melodytchi valentines. It turns out that Lovelitchi was the one who wrote them.
    • GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 44b is one, about Orenetchi wishing Himetchi and Momotchi would give him some Valentine's chocolates.
  • Vampire Vords: One episode features Mametchi as a vampire, who averts both this and Fang Thpeak.
  • Verbal Tic: Has its own page.
  • Versus Character Splash: In Yume Kira Dream episode 19, the blimp at the tea robot competition displays "VS." splashes on its screen for the students competing against each other, with one showing Mametchi and Nandetchi and one depicting Himespetchi and Hoshigirltchi.
  • Villain Episode: A few episodes focus on the Spacey Brothers and their villainous schemes.
  • The Voice: Himespetchi's parents are never seen, with their voices when they call her on the phone being the only thing we ever get of them. They were eventually given physical appearances when the digital pet toyline came out with the Tamagotchi M!X, which was released after the TV show had already finished its run.
  • Voiceover Letter:
    • In Yume Kira Dream episode 10, Mametchi leaves Ikaritchi some cookies he brought back from Tamagotchi Town along with a letter explaining them. The brief letter is read aloud in Mametchi's voice when Ikaritchi reads it.
    • In Yume Kira Dream episode 35, the farewell letter written by Himespetchi is read in her voice as the others receive it and run to say goodbye to her.
  • Voices Are Mental: In episode 7a, Mametchi and Chamametchi and later on the Spacy Brothers accidentally switch bodies, and their voices are switched as well.
  • Voices Are Not Mental: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 35, when Himespetchi and Neenetchi swap bodies, unlike in episode 7a of the original installment, their voices do not change to match.
  • Water-Geyser Volley: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 9b, Wagassiertchi falls into a hole and is brought back up again by a geyser of brown liquid that gushes out of it. Kuchipatchi tastes the liquid and finds out it's chocolate, leading to the creation of a chocolate hot spring in Patchi Forest.
  • Weapons That Suck: In GO-GO Tamagotchi! episode 23b, Mametchi and co investigate whether there are ghosts in DoriTama School, and he brings a vacuum along in case he needs to capture any ghosts with it. He uses it exactly once when he sees what he and co think is Medusatchi, a Tamagotchi version of the mythical Medusa. It turns out to be Ms. Houtaiko, Tamagotchi School's nurse.
  • Weddings in Japan: In episode 127, Himespetchi fantasizes a Western-style marriage ceremony where she's marrying Mametchi, who is wearing a white tuxedo, while she wears a Fairytale Wedding Dress.
  • Wheel o' Feet: In Yume Kira Dream episode 7, Tropicatchi tries and fails multiple times to impress her crush, Kujack Jack the peacock. Each time, Jack runs away, and his feet are represented by circular spinning shapes.
  • When the Planets Align: In GO-GO Tamagotchi!, the Tamagottsun is an event that happens every 1,000 years when Tamagotchi Planet aligns with Planet Earth. The result is that the continents on Tamagotchi come together to celebrate, causing Tamagotchi Town and Dream Town to merge into a single location.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Melodytchi crossdresses as Oyajitchi during a summer festival.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Himespetchi has a fear of slugs and snails.
  • Would Rather Suffer: Played for Drama. In episode 143, when Kizunatchi starts to fall to the ground after she's overwhelmed trying to fend off the eggification of Tamagotchi Planet, Mametchi and co all express immense displeasure at this, and Mametchi says that he'd rather fall victim to the egg curse himself than see her die. The other Tama-Friends all agree with his statement, exclaiming they'd also rather become eggs even at the cost of sacrificing their interests.
  • X-Ray Sparks: In Yume Kira Dream episode 7, while she is getting a haircut from Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi as they use their Yume Kira bag-induced hairdresser transformations, Tropicatchi sheds a tear that falls and touches the electrical outlet for the equipment they're using, giving her a shock and making her skeleton visible for a couple of seconds.

Alternative Title(s): Tamagotchi Yume Kira Dream, Tamagotchi Miracle Friends, Go Go Tamagotchi, Tamagotchi Tamatomo Daishu Go

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