Digimon X-Evolution is a stand alone film, completely unrelated to any Digimon anime, instead being loosely inspired by the Digimon Chronicle storyline. It is notable for being the first Digimonanything without any humans (the later Digimon World 4 also didn't have any humans, and it used sequences from this movie for its intro).This movie further differs from the rest of Digimon in that it was done completely in CGI and has never been dubbed into English, possibly relating to either how it was produced at a point when the franchise was in limbo in the western world, or for its heightened level of violence. A fandub is currently being developed, but it is still very much a work in progress, with only three parts completed and uploaded onto YouTube.The Digital World has become overpopulated and Yggdrasil, the super computer in charge of overseeing the Digital World, has essentially run out of bandwidth. He thus takes his Royal Knights and a select few of the Digimon to a new, more easily processable Digital World, and then unleashes the X-virus to destroy all life on the original Digital World. However, several Digimon that were left behind develop the X-Antibody, an immunity against the virus. This antibody not only makes them immune to the virus, but also changed the Digimon who possessed it into more powerful forms, becoming X-Antibody Digimon.After the virus runs its course, the X-Antibody Digimon manage to find their way to the new Digital World, kicking off a racial divide between them and the original digimon chosen by Yggdrasil, who soon orders his Royal Knights to destroy them. The movie then focuses around Omegamon, Dukemon and Magnamon, three of the thirteen Royal Knights, as they try and come to terms with the orders given to them by Yggdrasil.As these events occur, the plot follows a young X-Antibody Digimon named DORUmon as he wanders the new Digital World, stumbling into conflicts between the X-Antibody resistance and the Royal Knights. In doing so, he comes to care for and protect a young Tokomon, and also embark on a quest to discover his true heritage.
Tropes present in Digimon X-Evolution:
All There in the Manual: If you didn't know a Mushmon was a Mushmon or a Tyranomon was a Tyranomon, you'd need to look those up yourself - unlike any other Digimon movie or show, names are almost never called out, nor are there handy subtitles or cue cards telling you who's who. Hell, it's difficult to find the name of the main character! * Until he evolves to Alphamon, Dorumon's name is mentioned only once or twice, and only by the Royal Knights when Dorumon himself is nowhere in sight.
The Dorumon line goes as followed: Dorumon (Child/Rookie) -> Dorugamon (Adult/Champion) -> Dorugreymon (Perfect/Ultimate) -> Alphamon (Ultimate/Mega).
Art Shift: Unlike all the other Digimon series, this movie uses CGI animation instead of the normal hand drawn style.
MetalGarurumon X and WarGreymon X are pretty badass too, even taking on Omegamon at one point. Simply put? If you can name the Digimon without looking them up (with the exception of Alphamon), then they have a badass moment in this movie.
Curb-Stomp Battle: When Omegamon and Alphamon go to confront Yggdrasil, they get attacked by one of his monsters. Omegamon attacks head on, and gets his ass handed to him for awhile. Cue Alphamon jumping in and defeating the thing in less then ten seconds.
May have two options for you to decide on why this happens
1. Omegamon went in for the kill with his sword, and gets batted away. Alphamon kills him because he used a ranged attack
Good Samaritan: Wizarmon finds an unconscious Dorurumon, fittingly enough, among trash after he was thrown out of Yggdrasial's room like trash. Despite the Mummymon warning him against this and despite never meeting Dorurumon before, Wizarmon takes him in to recover and helps him escape when their hideout is jeopardized.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Wargreymon X is much more aggressive towards the Royal Knights and is more willing to fight them. Metalgarurumon X on the other hand still isn't sure that the Royal Knights are really their enemies, and is usually more calm.
Red Shirt Army: The Tyranomon and Triceramon X that Omegamon annihilates, and the Mushmon during the battle with the Death-XDORUgreymon.
Reset Button: Yggdrasil's plans involve hitting the entire Digital World's reset button.
It's never really made clear if Yggdrasil is hitting the Reset Button or just flat out destroying the world in an effort to save itself.
Omegamon X ultimately hits the button himself during his final assault on Yggdrasil.
Running Gag: X-Evolution sets an internal record for the fastest Leomon death in any Digimon continuity - it offs a Leomon in the first three minutes. This one doesn't even get physically hurt to cause the death.
Thanatos Gambit: Dukemon, which fought Omegamon and purposely allows himself to be killed. This achieves three goals: Making Omegamon doubt his master openly for the first time, covertly investigate Yggdrasil actions and get himself an upgrade (the X-antibody) in order to be revived. "There's something I wanted to check" indeed, since it's gambit was so awesome it included coming back from the dead in a way which wasn't predicted by the overseers of the Digital World (Yggdrasil and the Royal Knights).
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Magnamon. All he wants to do is her/his job; unfortunately, that means siding with Yggdrasil in destroying/resetting the world. Same could go for Omegamon, since he believes that Digimon with an X-Antibody are corrupted monsters bent on destroying everything (maybe). Guess who destroys the most: Omegamon in his final action in the movie, hitting the Reset Button with his All Delete attack and accordingly wiping out everyone still alive, himself included...
What the Hell, Hero?: Metalgarurumon X to Omegamon upon seeing his handiwork with Dorumon and Tokomon.
Metalgarurumon X: Is this the justice of the Royal Knights?
The Worf Effect: It appears to be set up twice for Alphamon but it turns out his greater success in battle compared to the established Digimon may not have anything to do with his strength, nor that of the enemy's.
Omegamon gets hit by this HARD towards the end, mainly to show off how badass Alphamon is. But again, it is possible that this is a Subverted Trope as well for the same reason as the above.
You Shall Not Pass: MetalGarurumon X holds the line against the army of Death-X-DORUgreymons after his return.