A Tamagotchi is a digital pet, a small handheld device that was first released in Japan in 1996. The device is a small, egg-shaped virtual pet that the user can feed, clean, and play with using buttons on the device.
The goal is to take care of the Tamagotchi by meeting its basic needs, such as feeding it when it is hungry and cleaning up after it when it makes a mess. If the Tamagotchi is not taken care of properly, it can become sick or even die.
The Tamagotchi was very popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and it has since been released in various versions and re-released as a retro version.