The Tamagotchi Keitai was released in Japan in 2004. It was the second of the modern Tamagotchis to be released. It featured capabilities to connect to special Japanese cellphones, and introduced a monetary system for purchasing items for the tama.
Tamagotchi Keitai (たまごっち with heart antennae icon)
Tamagotchi Plus (たまごっち+)
Mobile Phone (ケータイ)
Overseas Travel (かいがいりょこう)
Specialty Exchange (めいさんこうかん)
Pocket Money (おこづかい)
Startup When you startup your Keitai, you will need to set the time. Use the A button to set the correct number for the month, then press the B button to confirm. Repeat this for the day, hour, and minute. The next screen will ask you for your birthday. After this, you will be taken to the character screen where there is a bouncing egg. Wait 1 minute for it to hatch. Once it has hatched, it will tell you the gender of your tama, then you can enter a name. You must use hiragana for a name.
Status This icon will show you the current state of your Tamagotchi.
Hunger This meter shows how hungry your tama is. Feed it food to fill the hearts.
Happy This meter shows how happy your tama is. Play games or feed treats to fill the hearts.
Discipline This bar shows how disciplined your tama is. Praising and scolding your tama at the appropriate times will fill this bar in over time.
Money This shows how many gotchi points your tama has. You can earn more by playing games. You can use the gotchi points to buy things from the vendor that will come three times per day, or when you put in a password for an item.
Age This is how old your tama is.
Weight This is how much your tama weighs.
Name This shows the name you gave your tama at startup or hatching.
Gender This is the gender of your tama.
Generation This is what generation number your tama is. If your tama dies, then this number starts back at 1.
Food Use this icon to feed your pet. Each meal will fill one hungry heart. Each treat will fill one happy heart. Don't feed too many treats, or your pet may become sick.
Toilet When your Tamagotchi poops, clean it up with this icon.
Games You can fill happy hearts, and help your pet lose weight by playing games. This is also how to earn gotchi points.
Collect The collect game will drop music notes and poops. Move the collecting bag left and right to collect only the music notes using the A and B buttons. Avoid the poops. You win the game by collecting 100 music notes. Single notes are worth 1. Double notes are worth 2.
Free Throw In the free throw game, you need to bump the ball, and make a basket. Timing is the key to this game. It is best to hit the ball just as it fully appears on the screen. Press the B button to make your tama jump up and head-butt the ball. Make 30 baskets in a row to win.
Foot Race When starting the foot race game, you must select which place your tama will take in the race. If you think you will take 3rd place, then select third place. If you plan to win, select first place. Press the A button to select a placing, then use the B button to confirm. Once the race starts, alternate between pressing the A and B buttons quickly to race the other contestants.
Connection The connection menu allows your tama to connect with other tamas as well as enter passwords for items.
Tamagotchi Keitai Use this option to connect to other Tamagotchi Keitais, an Akai, an Entama, an Uratama, or a Hanerutchi 1.
Tamagotchi Plus Use this option to connect to the Tamagotchi Plus.
Dekatama Use this option to connect to the Tamagotchi Dekatama.
Mobile Phone This option was meant to be used with the Japanese cellphones with an app, which not longer exists. Use the password option to enter passwords to get items that the vendor will not sell. See the list of passwords below.
Discipline Use this option when your tama calls for praise or scolding.
Praise When you see your Tamagotchi crying, use this option to praise it. This will add a notch to the discipline bar.
Scolding When you see your Tamagotchi yelling, or if it calls out without needing anything, use this option to scold it. This will add a notch to the discipline bar.
Medicine Sometimes your pet will become sick. Use this option to give it medicine.
Light Use this option to turn off the light when your Tamagotchi goes to sleep. The lights will turn back on automatically when it wakes up.
Diary The diary is a place for archive information about your Tamagotchi.
Friends Every time you connect your tama to another Tamagotchi, it will save the other character in the friends section.
Treasure The treasure section holds all of the items that you have purchased from the vendor or through passwords that are not food. If you see a communicating heart icon, it means the item can be used when communicating with another Tamagotchi.
Pocket Money Use this option to donate some of your gotchi points to the Gotchi King. Once 1000 points has been donated, you will get a reward.
Memories Memories functions as a sort of family album. The grave option shows the Tamagotchis that have died, while the family option shows the previous successful generations.
Mating Your Keitai can mate with other Keitais, and create a new generation of tamas. There are two ways of marrying and mating. You can connect your Keitai to another Keitai (opposite genders), and have them get to know each other until they marry. You can also wait for the matchmaker to arrive. The matchmaker will begin to show up 72 hours after your Keitai matures into an adult. She will appear everyday afterward at 11:30AM, 3:00PM, and 7:00PM. She will bring a mate, and you will have the option of selecting yes or no.
Note: The matchmaker will not mate two seniors. You must have two Keitais to do this.
Mute To mute the sound, press the A and C buttons simultaneously while on the character screen.
Set Clock To set the clock, press B on the character screen. Then press the A and C buttons simultaneously on the clock screen. Use the A button to change the values of the date and time. Press B to confirm.
Passwords See the charts below for passwords to get items the vendor does not sell. From left to right the columns are password, item name, and price.