The best virtual pet games for Android

The best virtual pet games for Android
Softonic Editorial Team

Softonic Editorial Team

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Living with a pet isn’t easy, especially at times like these. They need plenty of space and company, constant cuddles, and of course, you need to view them as a lifelong commitment. A puppy or a kitten can’t be bought on a whim to enjoy for an afternoon or a few months. They become your family members, and as such, they need your eternal love and respect. What if you don’t have enough time or space for them? Does that mean you can’t have a pet? No! Fortunately, there’s a great alternative for everyone: adopting a virtual pet!

Virtual pets are an excellent way to have a bit of company all the time, and they’re a perfect way to prepare for owning a real pet. There’s something for everyone: from the classic virtual dogs and cats to the wildest pets imaginable. Have you ever wished you could care for a baby Cthulhu? Well now you can! Just go to the Google Play store to become the mommy or daddy of the supreme denizen of R’lyeh!

Pantalla de Cthulhu Virtual Pet

In today’s article, we have a rundown of the best and the oddest virtual pets you can download for your Android smartphone. Let’s have a look!

My Tamagotchi Forever

What better virtual pet to start our list than the classic Tamagotchi? My Tamagotchi Forever is a free app that you can use to take care of a cute Tamagotchi from the moment it is born. While almost nothing like the virtual pet of the ’90s, this app offers an excellent virtual pet experience and hours of fun.

So how does it work? In My Tamagotchi Forever, you’ll be in charge of your virtual pet’s basic care (feeding it, playing with it, making sure it takes a shower and goes to the bathroom, putting it to bed, etc.). You can even decorate your pet’s home and improve the town where it lives, unlocking more activities and fun.

My Tamagotchi Forever is an adorable, free game, and you can use your phone’s camera to access its augmented reality features. Are you up for adopting one of these pets?

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If instead of a pet, you would rather take care of a baby on your phone, check out AiKo. Featuring stunning graphics that will delight anime fans, this app lets you custom-design your very own tiny tot. You can create your baby boy or girl down to the last detail.

Gameplay in AiKo is exactly what you would expect of a good virtual pet title. It has many mini games that let you dress, feed, bathe or play with your virtual child. Use them to unlock all kinds of extra content, such as new characters, accessories and items to decorate or share with your little one.

Offering endless activities and hours of fun, AiKo is a fantastic game if you want to practice having a virtual baby on your phone. What’s more, it’s completely free, which is surprising in view of how much content this game has.



Interfaz de Dogotchi

Do you ever get nostalgic for your childhood Tamagotchis? Have you always wanted a dog? Then you’ll love Dogotchi! Recovering the simple yet adorable 8-bit design of the first virtual pets on the market, Dogotchi brings you an adorable puppy to take care of.

Dogotchi has 12 different dog breeds, but only three will be available when you start the game (O.E.S., husky and pug). To unlock the rest, you have to play the game and keep your puppy happy, which is easier said than done! You’ll have to feed, walk and care for it and make sure it’s always happy. If you do it well, you’ll see your dog reach adulthood, but if you neglect it… well, we prefer not to say what happens then.

Dogotchi is a great app if you want a retro virtual pet whose care requires an effort. It’s completely free, although unfortunately there are annoying ads sometimes. If that doesn’t bother you, don’t hesitate to download it!




Hellopet is an adorable virtual pet that doesn’t just come to life when you open the app… in fact, it will be constantly dancing across your screen! The cool thing about this app is that your adopted pet will live in your display and constantly interact with you.

In Hellopet, as in all good virtual pet games, the first thing you’ll do is adopt a lovely companion animal. There are all kinds, from the typical cats and dogs to chicks, parrots and even pangolins. Your pet will have its own room where you can feed it, play with it, bathe it, etc., but the innovative thing about Hellopet is that it can come out of the app. You’ll see it scamper across your screen, and it will stick its nose into your WhatsApp conversations, or tell you how much battery you have left or who’s calling your phone.

Hellopet is an adorable app with beautiful graphics, and it’s hard to resist the temptation to download it. The only drawback? Since it’s always running in the background, it ends up using a lot of battery.


My Boo

My Boo offers everything you could ever wish for in a virtual pet. You can adopt a best friend, take care of it, play with it, watch it grow, and enjoy some unforgettable moments on your phone. What makes this app so popular? Well, instead of a classic dogs or cat, your pet is a funny little ball.

Although My Boo isn’t a particularly innovative game, it’s very well designed. It’s really fun, and the graphics are downright adorable. As you play its mini games, you can unlock extras for your pet, such as clothes, accessories or costumes from popular movies like Frozen.

In short, My Boo is an excellent option if you have kids or if you want a virtual pet that’s less demanding than Dogotchi. It’s free, so what are you waiting for? Download it today!


Neko Atsume

Neko Atsume

Neko Atsume didn’t take long to become one of the most popular games on Google Play. This virtual pet game is truly atypical, because you don’t have to take care of an animal in the traditional sense. Here, you’ll create an ideal environment so they come and visit you, stick around and play to their heart’s content.

As we mentioned, gameplay in Neko Atsume is nothing like what you’re used to. When you start the game, you have to leave food and toys on the patio of your Japanese country house in hopes that kittens come and visit you. As time goes by, depending on the items you’ve planted, you’ll collect kittens and see how they live and get along in your yard.

Neko Atsume is an original game with stunning graphics. It’s especially recommended if you’re bored with run-of-the-mill virtual pet games or simply want to try something new. Feel like meeting some kittens?

Neko Atsume DOWNLOAD


Godville is another atypical virtual pet game. Instead of having a pet to care for and protect, your charge is a hero straight out of an RPG who is fervently devoted to its deity… you!

The way this app works is nothing like the typical virtual pet games for smartphones. Simply give your hero a name and read their diary in real time. No need to do anything to enjoy their adventures, just open their diary to find out what they’re doing at any moment. If you want, you can give them encouragement, advice or simply punish them. Then you can read about the fun results in the new entries in their diary.

Godville is a fun game that lets you spy on your hero’s virtual life without requiring a big time commitment. If you’re looking for an original, funny app, give it a chance! You won’t regret it.



If you’re a fan of virtual pets, there is no doubt you’ve heard of Pou, the popular alien who has charmed thousands of Android users. You’ll be in charge of caring for it, feeding it, bathing it, and, of course, giving it lots of love.

If you take good care of your Pou, it will grow up healthy and happy. You can personalize it to your heart’s content, adding accessories and items to make it unique and special. Also, the app has fun mini games and an interesting system of potions that you can give your Pou.

One of the coolest things about Pou is the fact that you can play with friends who also have the app installed. That way, your pet can meet your friends’ pets, and they can compete with each other in easy, fun games. Feel like downloading it?


Cthulhu Virtual Pet

To wrap up our list, we’ve saved the best for last: Cthulhu Virtual Pet! As you may have imagined, in this fun clone of the classic Tamagotchis, you’ll care for a cute Cthulhu from babyhood until it grows up to be a terrifying cosmic entity from Lovecraft’s stories.

In Cthulhu Virtual Pet, you’ll be in charge of feeding and playing with your little one and making sure all those who have witnessed its existence stay alive to tell the tale. It couldn’t be more original.

If you’re a Lovecraft fan or have always dreamed of having a little Cthulhu in your care, here’s your chance. Download Cthulhu Virtual Pet quickly and safely below.

Cthulhu Virtual Pet DOWNLOAD

We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of virtual pet apps. Know of any others we should add to our list? Help us out by sharing your recommendations in the comments section!

Softonic Editorial Team

Softonic Editorial Team