We find people continually asking questions like "How do I get a certain character?" "Is this character good or bad?" So I have decided to put a little topic together with my current thoughts on this.
"What defines good care and bad care and determines the character you will get?"
Itís pretty obvious that the way you take care of your Tamagotchi has an effect on the character it will become next, though there also appears to be a bit of randomness to this. What your character's parents were may also have an effect, at least on the toddlers. Very definitely you must be on the correct generation number (either odd or even) to get a certain character.
Itís a bit of a mystery as to what EXACTLY defines 'good care' or 'bad careí. We havenít figured out yet EXACTLY how to get each character, but it may not be necessarily needed. Whilst there does not appear to be exact ways, codes, cheats, feeding certain food etc. (except debugging) to get a certain character, a certain care/health level or group of characters does seem to be achievable. Perhaps the care determines the character group and it is random which character will you get from it? (Except that the characters are divided into odd and even generation characters) Or perhaps there just are little differences between the care required for getting different characters, for example bad care character A would be got by letting the hearts drop, bad care character B got by spoiling with snacks and bad care character C got by keeping the lights on overnights. It could also make sense since there are only 3 characters for each odd/even generation on a character group.
The following things do seem affect the health/care level of a Tamagotchi
∑ Hungry and happy hearts. The more they drop at once, the unhealthier your Tamagotchi will be
∑ Snacks/Games balance --> Happy hearts Feeding only snacks apparently makes a Tamagotchi spoilt, though itís not always possible to play a game for a happy heart. On the other hand you donít need to do either of them as you get your Tamagotchi to the toilet in time it will gain a happy heart (or will not lose a happy heart next time it should) This way your Tamagotchi may never lose a happy heart (as well as you can continually feed meals it until it refuses to get it never lose a hungry heart)
∑ High weight has a bad effect, though sometimes the healthiest characters are got even when they are a bit overweight
∑ Keeping the lights on overnight has a bad effect
∑ Becoming sick and getting toothaches also has a bad effect
The groups on V2 and V3
On V2 and V3 the characters are divided into different groups, except the babies and the Ďoldiesí. Each group has itís own animations like screen movement and for example only the healthiest groups brush their teeth. Each group has also own sleeping times and base weight. Care is usually the factor that determines the tamagotchi group your tamagotchi will be from, at least for adults. Teens and toddlers seem to not be so clearly-cut. The groups on V3 follow groups on V2. See the substitute character theory
There are 2 groups of toddlers (2 toddlers on both), though it seems care doesnít affect on toddlers at all. Maybe itís the parents or just completely random?
Teens have also 2 groups with 6 characters on one and 4 characters on the other. Care seems to have an effect, but there is still a bit of randomness and mystery.
Adults are divided into 5 groups with 6 characters on each. Adults seem to be the clearest about care, though there seems to still be a tiny bit of surprise sometimes.Here's a link to a open topic about this