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Tamagotchi Connection Instructions is part of the Tamagotchi Connection Information Center.

The Instructions below are for the Tamagotchi Plus, very similar to Tamagotchi Connection and were provided by Bandai in their Japanese 3 Feb 2004 press release.

How to play with Tamagotchi Plus, and how to use its functions

Before your Tamagotchi is born: Set the date and time.
Register your own birthday. When your birthday comes 
around, your Tamagotchi will wish you many happy returns.
When your Tamagotchi is born, its gender is set 
(black for a boy, and white for a girl).
Give your new-born Tamagotchi a name.

   As your Tamagotchi grows up:
   Start (egg stage): The Tamagotchi stays quite still.
   Infant stage:
          It is very timid and does not move around much. It will make 
          frequent demands for your attention.
   Rebellious stage:
          It will often thrash about wildly at this stage. It also learns to
   Adolescent stage:
          It becomes able to play alone, take baths of its own accord, 
          and so on.
   Breeding stage:
          It gets married and becomes able to produce the next generation.

Aspects of caregiving
   When your Tamagotchi starts crying or calling out to you (when the 
   Calling sign flashes), select a Care icon and give it the care it needs. 
   If you don't take appropriate action while the sign is flashing, your 
   Tamagotchi could develop the habit of pestering you, or its development 
   could become stunted. The care you give it will affect its future
   development, and determine its adult character.

       (1)The Check Meter
       This meter can be used to check up on how your Tamagotchi is feeling, 
       and how it is developing. You can check aspects of its development 
       such as Hunger/Happiness, Discipline and so on. 

       You can give your Tamagotchi Meals and Snacks. 

       Your Tamagotchi starts fidgeting when it wants to go to the toilet. 
       If you're too late and it poos before it gets to the toilet, you need to 
       clean it up afterwards. 

       (4)Cheer-up games
       If your Tamagotchi does well and succeeds in a game, its mood improves.
       Dance Game: Remember which direction your Tamagotchi is moving in, 
       and press the corresponding directional button.
       Hurdle Game: The trick is to jump each hurdle at just the right moment.

       (5)Infrared communications
       This function is used to communicate with other people's Tamagotchis. 
       Communicating with another Tamagotchi many times may raise your 
       Tamagotchi's Closeness Level* for that particular friendship. If a friendship 
       reaches the True Love level, the couple can make a Love Marriage 
       (as opposed to having an Arranged Marriage), and give birth
       to the next Tamagotchi generation.

       Exchanging presents
       When two Tamagotchis become friends, either one can jump across 
       and deliver a present to the other. Depending on what the present is, 
       their Closeness Level will change. There are good presents such as 
       cake and flowers, and bad presents such as monsters.

       Balloon-Popping Game, Gobbling Contest
       Two Tamagotchis can start a game of their own accord. In the 
       Balloon-Popping Game, the first one to pop the balloons wins. 
       In the Gobbling Contest, the first one to eat all the food is the winner. 
       The better your Tamagotchi's general condition, the more likely it is to 
       win the game. 

       Discipline can be provided in two forms: Scolding and Patting. 

       (7)Medical care
       If the skull icon or the toothache icon appears, your Tamagotchi is sick. 
       You need to provide your Tamagotchi with medical care until the illness 
       icon disappears. 

       At night, turn off the light when your Tamagotchi starts yawning. 

       (9)Tamagotchi Notebook
       The names of friends your Tamagotchi has played with can be stored 
       in a Friends List holding up to 50 entries, and displaying the Closeness Level 
       for each one. And, if your Tamagotchi has received a toy or a dress-up item 
       as a present, this can be stored away as a prized possession. 

       * What does "Closeness Level" mean?
       When your Tamagotchi plays with the same Tamagotchi friend on multiple 
       occasions, their Closeness Level will go up.
       Typical sequence of changes in Closeness Level: Acquaintance -> Friend
        -> Close Friend -> Very Close Friend -> Sweetheart -> True Love
       (If both Tamagotchis are of the same gender, their Closeness Level can only 
      progress as far as Very Close Friend.) 

       Other Functions

       Arranged Marriage
       When your Tamagotchi reaches marriageable age (when it has been at the 
       breeding stage for 3 full days), Mrs. Busybody will appear, bringing a photo of 
       a potential marriage partner. Your Tamagotchi can then meet this potential
       partner, and go on to get married and have children. 

       Caring for a Tamagotchi parent and child
       If you are taking care of a Tamagotchi which has just become a parent, it 
       will initially take care of its own child. When it is about one day old, the child 
       will separate from its parent, and you will then need to give the child a name
       and start taking care of it.

All functions above are controlled from the three buttons below the screen. The "left" button is called "A", the "middle" button is called "B" and the "right" button is called "C".

"A" lets you scroll clockwise thru icons at the bottom of the screen to select a function.

"B" is used to select a function once you highlight it with "A". It also scrolls through the information in each function and is used to set the time and date.

"C" is used to return to the main screen from within a function or to unselect all functions in the main screen.

The "skull icon" means your Tamagotchi is ill and needs at least one dose of medicine.

You can connect your Tamagotchi Connection to another one (if they are both old enough) by using the "A" button to select the "heart" icon in the top right corner of the screen. Point the keychain end of each Tamagotchi at each other, then press the "B" button twice. When you get them connected, they will automatically play games with each other, or visit and leave presents.

Be sure to turn out the light when your Tamagotchi sleeps at night, he will automatically turn it on when he wakes up.

Up to fifty friends can be stored along with the level of friendship: aquaintance, buddy, friend, good friend, best friend, true partner (indicated by the number of smiley faces).

Tamagotchi Square offers some tips from translations of two Japanese books providing hints for raising Tamagotchi Plus (the Japanese version of Tamagotchi Connection).

The books are Bandai's Tamaplus Raising Guide (Japanese title is "Kaettekita Tamagotchi Plus Suku Suku Sodatekata Guide") and the Bandai Playing Book (Kaettekita! Tamagotchi to Asobu Hon").

Tamagotchi Plus has meters for Hunger, Happiness and Discipline. The books speculate there are three other variables of importance (Luck Level, Body Needs, and Heart/Spirit).

Luck Level ranges from one to five. If Tamagotchi's Luck level is high, they will be offered more disciplined (higher discipline level) parters in arranged marriages. Luck Level is fixed at birth and never changes, but marrying a higher Luck Level partner increasing Luck Level of the resulting offspring.

Body Needs are food, health and discipline.

Heart Needs are happiness, sleep and comforting.

Reacting to all calls within 15 minutes, turning light off within one hour of going to sleep at night and sucessfully playing at least 20 steps in the games (hurdles or dance) help Body Needs and Heart Needs.

Tamagotchi Connection has three buttons just like the original Tamagotchi. They generally operate the same way. Several years ago, we posted the original Tamagotchi instructions in four parts:

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4

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