300px|thumb|right|Character Song (Adventure 02): Agumon Ondo (Agumon Dance) Agumon is a Digimon creature from the Japanese Digimon media franchise that comprises anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. He is the unofficial mascot for the Digimon franchise as he and his alternate forms (called Digivolutions) are featured in almost all Digimon media/merchandise. The name "Agumon" is partly derived from the Japanese onomatopoeia "aguagu", the sound of biting, and from the suffix -mon (short for "monster") which all Digimon carry at the end of their names. Thus, Agumon is literally a "biting monster".
"Agumon" is the name that all members of this particular Digimon species share. There are several different Agumon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series who are almost always main Digimon characters. Each lead Agumon is partnered (bonded) with a child called a DigiDestined. DigiDestined are children chosen by benevolent beings (usually a group of ancient, powerful Digimon) to defeat evil forces in the Digital World, the plane on which all Digimon live. The DigiDestined use their psychological states to trigger their Digimon to transform into a Digivolved form. Digivolution changes a Digimon's species and increases its power dramatically.
Agumon is a short and stout dinosaur-like Digimon standing about 2½ feet tall. His skin is bright orange and his eyes, which are large and disc-shaped, are light green. His forearms are noticeably larger than his upper arms because they are comprised entirely of broad, three-clawed hands. (Early artwork for the Digimon virtual pet depicted him with four claws per hand.) Agumon's large feet also sport three claws. Rare for Digimon of his size (yet common for many higher level digimon), Agumon has distinct pectoral muscles. His tail is fat and stubby, and his head and muzzle are almost as large as the rest of his body. Each side of his head has a small, visible ear-hole.
Agumon and Tai are the main Digimon/DigiDestined team in Digimon Adventure, the first Digimon anime series. Agumon's personality is extremely brave, relaxed, and funny. Being partnered to the leader of the eight DigiDestined featured in Adventure, Agumon is a decisive factor in many battles. He is always the first of the partner Digimon to Digivolve into a stronger form. Agumon is also one of only two partner Digimon to Digivolve to the Mega level, the highest and strongest form a Digimon can obtain. (Matt Ishida's partner Gabumon is the other Digimon to reach Mega.)
Agumon plays a major role in the Digimon Adventure movie Our War Game!. (This film was combined with Digimon Adventure (Movie) and Digimon Hurricane Touchdown/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals to make the English language Digimon: The Movie.) In it, Agumon and Tai teams up with Matt, Gabumon, Tentomon (partner of Izzy Izumi), and Patamon (partner of T.K. Takaishi) to enter the Internet to battle Infermon, an evil Digimon who had taken residence there. (Digimon are made of data and can enter electronic communication networks at will; DigiDestined are temporarily converted to data for this purpose.) Eventually, Infermon was defeated when WarGreymon (Agumon's Mega form) DNA Digivolved with MetalGarurumon (Gabumon's Mega) to form Omnimon.
In Digimon Adventure 02 new DigiDestined were chosen to defend the Digital World. Agumon was no longer a main character, although he made intermittent appearances throughout the series. His most notable contribution was to begin the chain of events that led to Veemon (the new main Digimon) obtaining Raidramon, one of his Armor Digivolved forms. Agumon was temporarily held captive by the Digimon Emperor, the evil persona of the DigiDestined actually named Ken Ichijouji. He was forced to Dark Digivolve to SkullGreymon and a possessed MetalGreymon. Veemon and his partner Davis Motomiya unlocked Veemon's Raidramon form during the battle to free Agumon.
- Pepper Breath/Pepper Flame (Baby Flame): Shoots an orange and red fireball of varying strength from his mouth.
The name "Agumon" refers only to the Rookie form of this Digimon. Throughout the series, Agumon gains the ability to Digivolve into a number of more powerful forms, each with a different name and special attack. However, the Rookie level is his preferred form and the one he spends most of his time in, due to the amount of energy required to stay in a higher form.
BotamonEditBotamon is Agumon's Fresh form, an infant Digimon. Its name is derived from the Womb|『母胎』|"Botai"}}.Botamon is a small (about one foot tall) Digimon with black hair covering his body, yellow eyes, and two small bumps on the top of his head (resembling ears). His mouth is covered by his hair and is not visible unless it is opened. He appears once in Digimon Adventure during a flashback where he is seen hatching from Agumon's Digi-Egg. (These Digi-Eggs are the eggs that all Digimon hatch from - a different type of Digi-Egg can be used to trigger Armor Digivolution.) Attacks
Koromon is Agumon's In-Training form. The name "Koromon" derives from the Japanese word "korokoro", meaning "something small, round, and rolling". However, in the cartoon, he states his name means "brave little warrior". He is a pink, ball-shaped Digimon with floppy ears, bright-red eyes and sharp teeth. He is approximately a foot tall.
Agumon was in this form when he first met his partner, Tai Kamiya. After his initial Digivolution to Agumon to help battle a wild Kuwagamon, the Rookie level became his preferred form. From then on, Agumon temporarily reverted to Koromon only when he ran out of energy in a higher level and could not sustain his Rookie form.
GreymonEditGreymon is Agumon's Champion form. He is closely modeled after the classic flat-footed, upright depiction of a theropod dinosaur. He has well-muscled abdominals and forearms, orange skin with blue stripes, and a brown helmet that encases his head that has an antler-like horn on each side and a single horn on the nose, - he resembles a fusion between an Allosaurus and a Ceratosaurus. Greymon is approximately 15 to 20 feet tall. The name "Greymon" comes from a misspelling of the English word "great". Agumon first Digivolved to Greymon to battle a wild Shellmon in Digimon Adventure. Thereafter, Greymon appears many times in the series to help fight against various enemies; examples include Devimon, Etemon and Myotismon.In Digimon Adventure 02 he was once taken control of by the Digimon Emperor with a Dark Ring, a black metal ring the Emperor developed to subjugate various Digimon. In an unsuccessful attempt to get him to Digivolve to MetalGreymon, the Emperor made him Dark Digivolve to SkullGreymon.Greymon is Agumon's Champion Digivolution in both Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer and Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley.Attacks
SkullGreymon is an alternate Ultimate form of Greymon. The "skull" prefix in his name refers to his body, which is fleshless and entirely composed of bone. A missile lies on his back that is shaped like a shark. SkullGreymon is a destructive and uncontrollable Digimon that results when Greymon is induced to Digivolve incorrectly.
In Digimon Adventure, Tai desperately wanted Greymon to Digivolve further when he gained his Crest of Courage, an object that would help Greymon obtain his next level. When the evil Etemon confined Tai and the other DigiDestined children in a colosseum he forced Tai's Greymon to battle a wild Greymon. Tai purposefully threw himself in front of the evil Greymon to make his partner Digivolve. (The partner Digimon gained new levels primarily when their DigiDestined were put into mortal danger.) This caused Greymon to Dark Digivolve into SkullGreymon, who easily defeated the enemy Greymon. However, he attacked Birdramon (Biyomon's Champion form and the partner of Sora Takenouchi), Garurumon (Gabumon's Champion) and Kabuterimon (Tentomon's Champion) and fled the colosseum. Exhausted, he reverted to Koromon.
This experience shows how the mental state of a DigiDestined can affect the way his/her partner will Digivolve. Each of the DigiDestined in Adventure were bestowed personality traits (in Tai's case, Courage) that they had to display to unlock their Digimon's Ultimate levels. Counter to his trait, Tai had been exhibiting feelings of fear and helplessness during Greymon's battle, which caused Greymon to Digivolve into the wrong Ultimate.
SkullGreymon makes another appearance in Digimon Adventure 02. When the Digimon Emperor took control of Greymon with a Dark Ring, he tried to force him to Digivolve into MetalGreymon. The result was the corrupt Digivolution that had Greymon Digivolve to SkullGreymon for a second time. SkullGreymon defeated the new DigiDestined with just mere hits, however he managed to defeat one Meramon, some Airdramon and a big group of DarkTyrannomon and destroying a Control Spire with his Dark Shot. The Emperor took him back to his base in an attempt to trigger the correct Digivolution several times until he managed to get Greymon to become an evil version of MetalGreymon by using a Dark Spiral (created of 3 Dark Rings joined together).
Digimon Adventure 02 was the first time SkullGreymon talked.
MetalGreymonEditMetalGreymon is Agumon's true Ultimate form. Physically, he resembles a larger Greymon with metallic head armor, red hair, metal wings, a trident-like left arm, and twin missile launchers on his chest. He is about 20-30 feet tall. "Metal" is added to his name due to the cyborg-like portions of his body. Greymon first Digivolved to MetalGreymon to battle Etemon. Just prior to the Digivolution, Tai had displayed a sufficient amount of courage when he saved Sora from a Datamon that was holding her and Biyomon captive. Tai's Crest of Courage activated and Greymon Digivolved to MetalGreymon, who was sucked into a dimensional warp with Tai that sent them to the Real World (what Digimon call planet Earth) and destroyed Etemon. After he (as Agumon) and Tai returned to the Digital World, he made several more appearances to battle various enemies, including ShogunGekomon and Devidramon. The 2 battles he lost were against Myotismon and the Dark Masters Digimon gang. When Tai used the crest power to free the Digimon Sovereigns, Agumon lost the power to become MetalGreymon until Azulongmon gave 1 of his DigiCores to the DigiDestined Digimon three years later. This restored their lost ability to Digivolve to their Ultimate forms. In Digimon Adventure 02, Agumon Digivolved into the evil, blue-skinned, virus version of MetalGreymon under the control of the Digimon Emperor. He was used to attack the new DigiDestined, as well as Tai and Matt Ishida. During this battle Davis Motomiya, the new DigiDestined's leader, obtained his Digi-Egg of Friendship. This allowed his partner, Veemon, to Armor Digivolve to Raidramon to break MetalGreymon's Dark Spiral, the device that was compelling MetalGreymon to obey the Emperor's orders. Free from the Spiral's influence, he reverted to Agumon.He returned again during the World Tour, where, alongside MagnaAngemon, he defeated the Mamemon brothers. His final appearance was against SkullSatamon. However, he was drained of energy after the prolonged absence from the digital world and reverted to Agumon mid battle.In Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer, MetalGreymon (Vaccine) is Agumon's Ultimate Digivolution if Ryo Akiyama rescues Tai and thus obtains Agumon, while the viral version equipped with a Dark Spiral is the boss Ryo must beat to save Davis Motomiya and Veemon. He is also Agumon's Ultimate form in Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley.Attacks
WarGreymon is Agumon's Mega form, possessing the "war" prefix due to his offensive capabilities and as a misspelling of "were" as in WereGarurumon, similar to the "metal" prefix in MetalGarurumon. He is a humanoid version of Greymon with metal armor encasing his head, shoulders, abdominals and legs. He is capable of independent flight - the wing-like projections on his back form his Brave Shield that he removes and uses to block attacks. WarGreymon has two large clawed gauntlets called Dramon Destroyers permanently attached to each arm. However, they have been known to crack occasionally during an intense fight, and on 1 instance they even broke completely off (when fighting Diaboromon). He is an extremely powerful Mega Digimon.
WarGreymon made his initial appearance (along with MetalGarurumon) in Adventure during the battle with VenomMyotismon, who had infiltrated the Real World and intended to take it over along with the Digital World. Tai and Matt (partner to Gabumon, MetalGarurumon's primary form) allowed themselves to be struck by arrows from Angewomon (the Ultimate form of Gatomon, Kari Kamiya's partner) and Angemon (Patamon's Champion) in accordance with an ancient prophecy. Tai and Matt remained unharmed; the shot arrows gave Agumon and Gabumon the necessary energy to Warp Digivolve to Mega and destroy VenomMyotismon.
When the Dark Masters took over the Digital World, WarGreymon fought and destroyed the first and third members that attacked the DigiDestined, MetalSeadramon and Machinedramon. WarGreymon was one of the Digidestined's primary fighters and often looked to as the one of the leaders of the group, often leading the digiteam in attack formation.
When BlackWarGreymon emerged in the Real World to find/kill Yukio Oikawa, Agumon was sent to stop him and with the new-power from Azulongmon, he was able to Warp Digivolve to WarGreymon. He and Tai confronted BlackWarGreymon atop Mount Fuji and they battled as Oikawa and company made their escape. The battle was fierce and destructive and completely equal. Neither could get the upper hand until Imperialdramon intervened. He later appeared to witness the last moments of BlackWarGreymon, whose death and noble sacrifice hit him hard. In his second appearance in the following episode, he was there when BlackWarGreymon was mortally wounded and held him up while trying to get him to save his strength.
WarGreymon is Agumon's Mega digivolution in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer, Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley, Digimon Battle Spirit, Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5, and Digimon Rumble Arena. In accordance with Our War Game, WarGreymon is seen digivolving to Omnimon in Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers, and the WarGreymon Tai fights with in Digimon Adventure 02: D-1 Tamers may be this WarGreymon or a reference to him.
OmnimonEditOmnimon is the Digimon that results when WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon DNA Digivolve together to create a stronger Digimon. His body is entirely covered in white armor adorned with black, blue and yellow markings. His left arm ends in WarGreymon's head and his right arm with MetalGarurumon's, giving him two primary attacks (Transcendent Sword and Supreme Cannon). The cape he wears flows over the width of his body.The name "Omnimon" is derived from "omni", an Ancient Latin word meaning "all", and that has since become an English prefix. His Japanese name, "Omegamon", derives from the "omega", the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Also, because of his relationship with Alphamon, he and Alphamon are supposed to represent Alpha and Omega.His first appearance is in the second Digimon Adventure film, Our War Game!. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon had tried unsuccessfully to defeat Diaboromon, a Digimon they followed into the Internet to prevent him from consuming all its data. When Tai and Matt were accidentally transported inside the Internet they gave their spiritual energy to their Digimon so that they could win - Omnimon formed and defeated Diaboromon. In the second Digimon Adventure 02 movie, Revenge of Diaboromon, Omnimon reformed when the DigiDestined discovered that Diaboromon survived the first battle and returned to the Internet. Omnimon destroyed what he thought was Diaboromon but found that the battle had been a trap - he had been fighting a decoy that exploded to reveal the innumerable Kuramon that were sealed inside. After wreaking havoc in the Real World all of them fused to form Armageddemon, who Omnimon fought, but when he used his surpreme cannon to blow a hole in his forehead, he just shot out laser whips from the hole that defeated Omnimon. He gave his energy to Imperialdramon Fighter Mode (a more powerful version of Imperialdramon, the Mega Digimon formed when Veemon and Ken Ichijouji's partner Wormmon DNA Digivolve), who permanently destroyed Armageddemon when he Mode Changed into Imperialdramon Paladin Mode.In accordance with Our War Game, Omnimon appears to defeat Diaboromon in Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers.In Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer, Omnimon can be used if Ryo Akiyama rescues Tai and Yamato "Matt" Ishida, thus obtaining Agumon and Gabumon, and equips both with Calumon cards. Omnimon is also a playable Digimon in Digimon Rumble Arena.Attacks
Notes and ReferencesEdit
|Main characters:||Taichi "Tai" Kamiya | Yamato "Matt" Ishida | Sora Takenouchi | Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi | Mimi Tachikawa | Joe Kido | Takeru "T.K." Takaishi | Hikari "Kari" Kamiya|
|Digimon:||Agumon | Gabumon | Biyomon | Tentomon | Palmon | Gomamon | Patamon | Gatomon|
|Villains:||Devimon | Etemon | Myotismon | Dark Masters | Apocalymon | Diaboromon|
|Other Characters:||Gennai | Leomon | Ogremon | Wizardmon | Other characters|
|Couplings:||Taiora | Sorato | Jyoumi/Joumi | Koumi | Takari | Mimato | Taito | Yakari | Jyoura|
|Other media:||Digimon: The Movie | Digimon Adventure | Our War Game | Character Song + Mini Drama 2 | Original Story: 2½ Year Break|
|See also:||Digimon | List of episodes|
|Digimon Adventure 02|
|Main characters:||Davis Motomiya | Cody Hida | Yolei Inoue | Takeru "T.K." Takaishi | Hikari "Kari" Kamiya | Ken Ichijouji|
|Digimon:||Veemon | Armadillomon | Hawkmon | Patamon | Gatomon | Wormmon|
|Villains:||Digimon Emperor | BlackWarGreymon | Arukenimon and Mummymon | Yukio Oikawa and MaloMyotismon | Armageddemon|
|Other characters:||Taichi "Tai" Kamiya and Agumon | Yamato "Matt" Ishida and Gabumon | Sora Takenouchi and Biyomon | Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi and Tentomon | Mimi Tachikawa and Palmon | Joe Kido and Gomamon | Willis, Terriermon, and Kokomon | Gennai | Other characters|
|Couplings:||Daiyako | Kenyako | Daikari | Takari | Hiyako | Daimi | Miyori | Kenkari|
|Other media:||Digimon: The Movie | Hurricane Landing!!/The Golden Digimentals | Revenge of Diaboromon | The Road to Armor Evolution | The Door to Summer | Original Story: Year 2003 -Summer-|
|See also:||Digimon | List of episodes|
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