- Voiced by: N/A (JP), David Lodge (EN), Rais David Báscones (Spain)
Actually the first hostile Digimon that Tai, Kari and the future DigiDestined meet. He is an enormous parrot-like Digimon that emerges in Hikarigaoka (Highton View Terrace), where Tai and Kari lived before the start of the series, and attacks it. Koromon, in his big Agumon form, fights it but it's so powerful that has to digivolve to Greymon to finish him.
He debuted in the pilot episode of the series directed by Mamoru Hosoda as the main threat. Appears again in flashbacks in episode 29, when the children return to Japan and see a similar situation with Mammothmon attacking Hikarigaoka, remembering the already forgotten events, and in episode 45, when the mysterious entity tours the children about the origins of the Chosen Children.
- Big Bad: Of the Digimon Adventure pilot and the first episode of Digimon: The Movie.
- Bird People: His design is more anthropomorphic than other bird Digimon the children have met before, except for Garudamon, with bird claws as hands instead of Feather Fingers.
- Determinator: No matter how gruesome an injury he suffers, Parrotmon does not back down from his fight against Greymon. Even as he dies he can be seen trying to force his way through Greymon's blast instead of panicking.
- Giant Flyer: An enormous parrot Digimon the same size as other Ultimate level like Garudamon and Mammothmon.
- Handicapped Badass: Greymon tears off Parrotmon's left wing, preventing him from flying, then breaks his beak with a horn attack. Parrotmon still manages to knock his opponent out.
- Light Is Not Good: His type is Vaccine but he appeared to be very hostile.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Sonic Destroyer, his second attack in the PSP game.
- No-Sell: When Agumon hits him with a first Pepper Flame, it hits Parrotmon point blank...and when the dust clears, we see that it has no effect on the bird whatsoever. The dub gives us this sinister little gem to lampshade it too.Parrotmon: (mockingly after a devious cackle) My turn...
- Shock and Awe: The main attack he uses against Greymon is his Mjolnir Thunder, which charges through his two antennae like feathers above his eyes. The dub mistakes this attack with his secondary tecnique Sonic Destroyer, a supersonic wave attack.
- Suddenly Voiced: The dub gives him a voice, though not counting Calling Your Attacks, he only has one line.
- Voiced by: Yuuto Kazama (JP), Michael Sorich (EN)
Debut: "And so it begins..."
A big red stag beetle, and the first Digimon encountered by the chosen children after they met their partners. He terrorized them, but when the Digimon partners digivolved to their Rookie stage and started to give him a beating, he resorted to knocking them, the DigiDestined and himself off the cliff they were on. Kuwagamon, even larger than before, later attacked Tai and Agumon in the deserts of Server before being killed by Piximon, and one appeared in the real world after VenomMyotismon's defeat, knocking an airplane out of the sky. Whether this was the same one that appeared in the series premiere is left vague.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: A giant hostile red stag beetle with powerful jaws.
- Evil Counterpart: While Kabuterimon is a blue rhino beetle and type Vaccine, Kuwagamon is a red stag beetle and Virus type.
- Eyeless Face: Instead of eyes it has Facial Markings.
- Flight: A big one. Has a pair of wings and can smash through just about anything in its path.
- Intangible Man: On Earth, Kabuterimon's attacks pass right through it.
- Japanese Beetle Brothers: Is a stag beetle to Kabuterimon's rhinoceros beetle.
- Multiarmed And Dangerous: Has two sets of arms.
- Starter Villain: Is the first antagonist the DigiDestined encounter, though it was more like an animal than an actual villain.
One of the only recurring antagonists that isn't in the employ of a major villain, Shellmon first appears in episode two and is defeated when Agumon Digivolves to Greymon for the first time. Later, he returns for revenge, but is sent retreating by Biyomon and Tentomon.
- The Brute: No real motivation is given for his actions other than that Shellmon are a naturally hostile species, and he doesn't even have dialogue in his first appearance.
- Creepy Blue Eyes: His eye coloring is unique. The whole pupil is colored in dark blue instead of a traditional black pupil. Whether it's a reptile type membrane is unknown.
- Making a Splash: His main attack, Aqua Blaster, a jet of water thrown from his tentacle hair.
- Pokémon Speak: In the original Japanese during his first appearance, he uttered "Shell..." a few times.
- Sea Monster: A large reptiloid mollusk with an enormous drilling shell similar to Slowbro's Shellder◊.
- Suddenly Voiced: In his reappearance during the Dark Masters Arc. He spoke in growls when the children first meet him.
- Tunnel King: Digs tunnels under the sand with his shell which also acts as a drill.
- Twinkle In The Sky: Made one by Greymon.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: It's pointed out in the show after just two Rookies are needed to dispatch him the second time that they've obviously gotten a lot stronger, since it took a Champion to beat him the first time.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: When he reappears, he's taken to prentending to be someone drowning in order to lure in victims.
- You Need a Breath Mint: "Oh, that breath! Ever hear of flossing?"
First appears in episode 11, when the DigiDestined were separated, and Joe and Sora encounter a group in a cemetery. They are able to merge together to form a "Lord Bakemon". Later, many more are encountered in Myotismon's employ, working under Phantomon. As evil spirits, they are weak against faith.
The Lord Bakemon also holds the honor of being the first enemy to be destroyed by the children's Digimon rather than just made to retreat.
- Bedsheet Ghost: No one knows what's inside, except from some blue claws and its sharp teeth.
- Bowdlerization: In the original, Joe chanted Buddhist sutras to weaken the Bakemon; in the dub, this is changed to repeating the mantra "Bakemon, lose your power".
- Com Mons: They are the most numerous Digimon in the series, along with Numemon, especially when serving Myotismon.
- Killed Off for Real: The first enemy Digimon to be killed. Earlier ones were simply unbrainwashed or sent somewhere far away.
- King Mook: Lord Bakemon, an unusually large and powerful Bakemon that rules over a community of his lesser kin.
- Mooks: During the Myotismon arc, they serve him as numerous and nearly omnipresent but individually very weak soldiers — when the story needs to show the heroes being challenged by Myotismon's forces but doesn't need them to be seriously challenged or have to fight an actual battle, the Bakemon show up.
- Red Right Hand: Lord Bakemon has wrinkled blue arms.
- To Serve Man: In their first appearance, the Bakemon want to eat Joe and Sora.
- Villain Decay: In their first appearance, they were more than capable of taking on the children's Rookie-level Digimon on their own, and it took the combined might of Birdramon and Ikkakumon to take down the Lord Bakemon even after it had been weakened by Joe's chanting. Come the Myotismon arc, the chanting itself is enough to incapacitate them, and the Rookies are easily taking on multiple Bakemon.
- Weaksauce Weakness: The first time they face the Bakemon, Joe uses mind over matter (the spiritual kind, not the telekinetic trope) to weaken them. The second time? Sora does this by recording. This might be a case of Dub-Induced Plot Hole, as in the original Joe invoked Buddhist sutras which might still work even if being broadcasted via a recording if the words themselves hold power even without the faith of the speaker behind them.
A flightless bird Digimon with petrification powers based on the mythical cockatrice. He owns a large transoceanic ship, worked by Numemon slaves, that cruises the desert in the Server Continent; he's also allied with Etemon to find the Digi-Destined. He's called Cockatrimon in the Japanese original.
- Basilisk and Cockatrice: The cockatrice, specifically — it's a large, chicken-like avian with the ability to petrify its foes.
- Deadly Gaze: As he is based on the mythical creature cockatrice (a chicken-snake hybrid similar to the basilisk), his powers rely on Taken for Granite at sight.
- Evil Gloating: After intercepting Mimi, Sora, Biyomon and Palmon, he spends several seconds gloating about how he's captured the other kids and petrified the other Digimon, and about how he's going to capture them too. This gives the heroes the time to come to grips with the situation, costing him the element of surprise and, when he finally gets around to attacking, allowing them to dodge his Eye Beams and flee.
- The Heavy: For Etemon in "The Crest of Sincerity". As he can't contact him due to some technical problems with the Dark Net, he takes the situation of capturing the children by himself.
- Human Disguise: Appeared as a human captain at first, until he removed his disguise and revealed his true form.
- Toothy Bird: Of the sharp toothed kind. His lower jaw has no beak and has three long sharp incisives.
- Villainous Breakdown: After he is defeated by Birdramon and Togemon, he tries to charge his ship against the children, only to be intercepted by a giant cactus on the way that causes the ship to be launched into the air and explode.
- Wings Do Nothing: They only act as hands. He is incapable to fly, something that pisses him very much when fighting Birdramon. After the cruise crashes into the cactus and sends it up to the air, he flaps them and thinks he can really fly.
Called Nanomon in the Japanese version and an enemy of Etemon's, this robotic Digimon is completely unhinged. Was once a Vaccine type, but became a Virus type after an attack from a powerful Virus type destroyed his logic circuits. Out for revenge against Etemon for sealing him in a pyramid. Kidnaps Sora and tries to create a copy of her so that he can use her crest and digivice against Etemon.
- Anti-Villain: In that he wants to defeat Etemon, but his methods are just unforgivable.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Fires his Plug Bombs into Etemon's Dark Network, causing it to grow and swallow him up.
- Revenge: His primary motivation against Etemon.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Sealed by another villain, actually, and out for revenge.
- Taking You with Me: Tries to do this to Etemon. Too bad it didn't take.
- Wild Card: Not actually directly opposed to the DigiDestined; in fact they shared a common enemy and could easily have been allies if Datamon had just asked them for help instead of trying to use them.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It's somewhat difficult to not feel sorry for him after all the things Etemon did to him.
One of Myotismon's lackeys, stirs up trouble for the DigiDestined. Tries to steal their crests, inevitably ending up being the one to cause the crests to activate instead. Gets abused by Myotismon and the DigiDestined alike, culminating in VenomMyotismon eating him.
- Alas, Poor Villain: He gets abused so much after failing against the DigiDestined every time that it's easy to sympathize with him, especially when he gets eaten by VenomMyotismon at the end.
- Back from the Dead: He's alive and well in the 2009 short 'Digimon Adventure 3D — Digimon Grandprix!', racing against V-mon and the other Adventure Digimon.
- Bowdlerization: Aside from in "Sora's Crest of Love" where it was too important to the plot to cut out, his Demi Dart is cut out of the English dub due to its resemblance to a syringe, which carries an association with drugs.
- Chew Toy: Constantly beaten up.
- Co-Dragons: He does technically share the Dragon status with Gatomon, and was able to give the Digidestined a run for their money before Tai came back. However, his ineffectiveness shows he's not quite up to the job, and is woefully underpowered comapred to Gatomon or Phantomon.
- Devour the Dragon: His eventual fate. A particularly bad variant too since VenomMyotismon swallows him whole as he panics and tries to escape.
- Dragon Their Feet: Claims to have originally worked for Etemon, despite not showing up until after Etemon's defeat. Given that he was lying about having reformed, though, he may have been lying about his past ties to Etemon as well.
- Evil Counterpart: He's the Rookie form of Devimon. Guess which two Digimon beat him up most frequently (besides Myotismon himself)? Yep, Gatomon and Patamon.
- Famous Last Words: "Hey, hang on! What are you doing?!"
- Faux Affably Evil: He appears as a Digimon who thanks the children for defeating Etemon and helps them to reunite after their separation. He is specially affable to T.K., the youngest Digi Destined, though Matt's little brother seemed to forgot that Devimon is really bad news.
- Harmless Villain: Aside from using a Demi Dart to hurt Biyomon, he doesn't seem to be able to do much on his own, so he pretty much has to rely on manipulating others and using other Digimon to do the dirty work. Not to mention, everything pretty much backfires on him, no matter what. Oh, and he's a Rookie-level Digimon. What else would you expect? Although some of his syringes are shown to be lethal or at least very noxious, turning a plant into dust upon hitting it.
- The Imp: A mischievous little devil who wants to break the friendship bonds between the Digi Destined and their Digimon partners following Myotismon's orders.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Some may disagree whether he's sympathetic, but he's definitely comically ineffectual.
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates T.K., Joe and ShogunGekomon's minions, giving them false hopes. Only a few sensible Digimon didn't stand his nonsense like little Tokomon and Vademon.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: For about five straight episodes, earning more and more ire from Myotismon every time.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The easily detracted, easily flustered and eager red to Gatomon's professional, efficient blue.
The owner of a restaurant near a large lake in the Server Continent. He has Joe and Matt to work in an abusive way, under the eye of his The Dragon Vegiemon. Due to an accepted bribe by DemiDevimon, he retains them to break Matt's Crest of Friendship by getting him tired of the clumsy and insecure Joe. The plan fails and he was ultimately knocked out by WereGarurumon's The Power of Friendship.
He returns in Adventure 02, this time accusing Yolei of not paying and gets possessed by one of Digimon Emperor's Dark Rings. There's also another Digitamamon (in the American dub it's supposed to be the same) owning a Chinese-type restaurant.
- Bad Boss: He has two children under the age of 13 working in an abusive way for two weeks! But he is not cruel to Vegiemon due to his loyalty.
- Eggshell Clothing: He is a creature with green legs, dark face and yellow eyes inside a large egg shell.
- Glowing Eyes: The only facial feature you see from his cracked shell.
- Would Hurt a Child: He tried to tackle Matt after his Shut Up, Hannibal!
An alien-like Digimon who lives under a mountain in the Server Continent. He has a Pocket Dimension of his own under the ground to trap peasants and tricks them by threatening to send them to Hell if they don't release their curiosity from their minds so he can collect them.
Izzy and Tentomon fall after DemiDevimon guides them with warnings spread all over the road. Izzy falls under his trap and releases his curious mind for Vademon, remaining brainwashed. Meanwhile DemiDevimon pleads Vademon with false promises to steal Izzy's Crest of Knowledge, but Izzy regains his mind thanks to Tentomon. Vademon fights against Kabuterimon but his powerful Ultimate level forces the giant beetle to digivolve to MegaKabuterimon for the first time and defeats him.
- Aliens are Bastards: Tricks any peasant that falls to his pocket dimension to release their curious minds for selfish purposes.
- Evil Mentor: After Izzy loses his mind, Vademon "teaches" him some deep nonsense to keep Izzy distracted from his curiosity.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: His secondary attack, Alien Ray, that throws from his weapon of choice.
- Kiss of Death: Unidentified Flying Kiss, which consists of a shower of meteors to his opponent while throwing a kiss. And if that fails, a planet will do.
- My Brain Is Big: Anyone would question how he can balance the weight of all that mass over his skinny body and tentacles.
- Toilet Humour: Among other things, he collects feces. In fact, this is how he wanted to be paid by DemiDevimon in return for Izzy's crest.
Myotismon's strongest underling, one of only four Ultimate-level Digimon to appear under his command (the others being SkullMeramon, Mammothmon and MegaSeadramon). First appears driving Myotismon's stagecoach; later reappears as the commander of the Bakemon army and also summons Tuskmon and Snimon to delay the children and smashes the recording that was weakening the Bakemon. Was caught in the crossfire when all eight DigiDestined Digimon attacked Myotismon, succumbing to Angemon's Hand of Fate.
- Affably Evil: Polite and true to his word in the Japanese version. When Hikari surrenders herself to save her friends, he genuinely praises her and lets the others go.
- Battle Butler: He could be seen as this, since he first appears driving Myotismon's stagecoach.
- Devour the Dragon: In the novelization, he escapes Angemon's Hand of Fate only to be consumed by his boss to fuel his transformation.
- The Dragon: After Gatomon defects, he becomes Myotismon's second in command. Phantomon leads Myotismon's armies and is right at his master's side during the final battle with the heroes. (Well, the final one before Myotismon came back in a more powerful form, anyway.)
- Enemy Summoner: Does very little fighting for himself, using his army of Bakemon for most attacks and summoning Tuskmon and Snimon to battle Matt and Sora's Digimon.
- Epic Flail: There is a small flail connected via chain to the end of his scythe, making the whole thing into something of a modified kusarigama.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Guerrie voiced Phantomon in the style of Boris Karloff. Inverted in the Japanese version, where Sakurai gave him a high-pitched wail.
- Expy: The Death to Myotismon's Dracula.
- Mook Lieutenant: He leads Myotismon's Bakemon, his own default preevolutions, directing and organizing their activities on his boss' account.
- Sinister Scythe: He is based on The Grim Reaper, after all.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Darkly subverted. He's only briefly mentioned in the novel, and isn't initially shown to die... only to then be among the minions Vamdemon devours in order to reach his One-Winged Angel stage.
- Would Hurt a Child: Apart from helping in the manhunt for the eighth child, Phantomon at one point strangles Matt with his chain.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In the novelization, he's killed during The Purge.
- Voiced by: Yuka Tokumitsu (JP), Paul St. Peter (ENG)
Debut: "Playing Games"
A minion of Puppetmon's who confronts the chosen children to keep them from finding TK after his master kidnaps him.
- Abnormal Ammo: He shoots tiny versions of himself out of his beak when he fights.
- Dem Bones: His head looks like a skull.
- Feathered Fiend: An obnoxious and villainous bird.
- Informed Species: Is said to be a kiwi, but bears a little more of a resemblance to an extinct terror bird (barring the long beak, which is kiwilike).
- Kill It with Fire: After Matt tries to get information out of him (and he acts as unhelpful as possible), Sora finally gets fed up with all the time they're wasting while confronting him and has Birdramon kill him with a fire blast.
- Planimal: Is clearly a bird, but has leaves growing out of his head to reference the fruit with the same name.
- Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (JP), Jeff Nimoy (EN), Maynardo Zavala (Latin America), Jorge Teixeira (Spain)
Debut: "Trash Day"
A wise old Digimon who seems to be a friend of Puppetmon's. He sows dissension among the DigiDestined, realizing that united, they would be too strong for Puppetmon, but warns Puppetmon to be cautious anyway. Puppetmon dislikes this "negative attitude" and destroys him for it. He's known as Jureimon in the Japanese version.
- The Consigliere: To Puppetmon. Ironically, his dub portrayal was inspired by the Don in the relationship that made this trope's name famous.
- The Corrupter: Manages to turn Matt against the rest of the DigiDestined.
- Evil Mentor: Matt knew that Cherrymon worked for Puppetmon, but listened to him anyway.
- Famous Last Words: "Oh, the horror!"
- Haven't You Seen X Before?: "Well, well, well, look what we've got here. Greetings, nature lovers. What, you mean you've never seen a talking tree?"
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: In contrast to Puppetmon, Cherrymon's manipulation tactics causes long-term damage to the heroes that causes some to depart from the group until the final battle. This produced far better results than his highly incompetent superior.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: "Calm down, my fighting days are over. I only want to talk with you. In fact, you might even say... I've turned over a new leaf!" (laughs, then awkwardly stops)
- I Warned You: A variation. Puppetmon brushed off his concerns about taking the Digidestined seriously, but when the tide of the battle started to turn against him, Cherrymon's words came back to haunt him.
- The Magnificent: The Lord of the Forest.
- Manipulative Bastard: He convinced Matt and Gabumon to fight Tai and Agumon so his master Puppetmon could get a chance to kill the children without the intervention of Mega Digimon. Even when it failed, the group started fracturing from then on until reuniting for the finale.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes he's said the exact wrong thing to Puppetmon, and can only stammer "Well... not totally."
- Older Sidekick: To Puppetmon.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cool, calculating blue to his impetuous boss Puppetmon's red.
- Rubber Man: When Matt and Gabumon try to walk off, he stretches out one of his limbs to block them.
- Shout-Out: Jeff Nimoy's portrayal is one big Shout-Out to Marlon Brando, drawing a lot of inspiration from Vito Corleone and sharing his last words with Colonel Kurtz
- Spirit Advisor: In the English dub, as Puppetmon is dying, he asks Cherrymon what it was that the DigiDestined had that he didn't have, and Cherrymon's voice replies, "Friends."
- Treants: He resembles a six-armed cherry tree walking around on its roots, with a face on its trunks including a mustache made out of foliage. He serves as the chief henchman to Puppetmon, the Dark Master who rules over Spiral Mountain's forested areas.
- When Trees Attack: Or when trees manipulate.
- Wise Tree: An evil kind, as he is a great Manipulative Bastard and the brains behind one of the main villains.
Devimon's Distaff Counterpart, and Angewomon's Evil Counterpart. The bodyguard and gatekeeper of Piedmon, she attacked Tai's group in the darkness portion of Spiral Mountain after they defeated Machinedramon. After effortlessly deflecting most of what the group threw at her (and getting into a Cat Fight with Angewomon) she was destroyed when Angewomon managed to blast her with a point-blank Heaven's Charm.
A second LadyDevimon appears in Digimon Adventure 02 as part of Daemon's minions. This time she fights Sylphimon (Gatomon's DNA Digivolution with Aquilamon) and attacks a group of skaters, but before she can kill one, she is defeated from the back by Sylphimon's Top Gun.
- Adapted Out: The fight with her is omitted in the Tokyopop Manga.
- Bat Out of Hell: Her main attack, Darkness Wave. She does it in a similar way that of Myotismon's but dancing.
- Bodyguard Babes: Piedmon's most powerful minion is a female version of Devimon.
- By the Hair: Employs this against Angewomon.
- Cat Fight: With Angewomon. As a bonus, in the source material, LadyDevimon is also a digivolved form of BlackTailmon / BlackGatomon, a demonic and viral counterpart of Tailmon / Gatomon. So, both Angewomon and LadyDevimon were literally... cats.Tai: "Wow, look at them go!"
Izzy: "I know I shouldn't watch this, but I can't take my eyes off!"
- Clingy Costume: Her costume seems to be a living thing in its own right. It certainly seems to have a lot of mouths and eyes.
- Dark Action Girl: Angewomon's Evil Counterpart and just as capable in combat.
- Dark Is Evil: All her attacks have "dark" in their names and she is, in her own words, cruel and heartless.
- Designated Girl Fight: Against Angewomon obviously. Angewomon specifically tells to MegaKabuterimon not to intervene even for help.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Devimon.
- The Dragon: To Piedmon. Her most powerful one though. Easy to miss, but she was holding her own against Angemon and Angewomon simultaneously. Most other mons of her type would have been one-shotted by either one of them.
- Evil Albino: Underneath her dark clothes, everything about her (skin, hair) is all white.
- Evil Counterpart: To Angewomon.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: She has a lot of them on her outfit.
- Fallen Angel: In the same fashion as Devimon, LadyDevimon is meant to be a corrupted Angewomon.
- Famous Last Words: "I'm Melting!!" Although in the original she says "Lord Piedmon! instead.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: As happens with lots of Digimon though she's more stripperific, as from her left side you can see more of her skin. Also, her left hand is a giant claw while her right hand is average sized.
- Femme Fatalons: Very large ones and colored red in her left hand.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: Tattered bat wings.
- Hellbent For Leather: Yep.
- Hot as Hell: A demonic lady with a stripperific black outfit that shows some skin and blessed with a nice bust.
- I Broke a Nail:LadyDevimon: (after her spike is snapped in half) "You broke it!"
MegaKabuterimon: "Aww, send me the bill."
- More Deadly Than the Male: Devimon is a Champion, while she is an Ultimate.
- Ms. Fanservice: Comes with the territory of being an evil Angewomon in a skintight leather outfit.
- No-Sell:LadyDevimon (after effortlessly shrugging off attacks) "I'm sorry, are we just pretending? Let me know when you're ready."
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Following the tradition of the Devimon family, she has devilish and malicious red eyes.
- Right Hand of Doom: Left hand actually. A large deformed claw on her left hand contrasts with an normal looking body. She can morph it into a spike with her attack Black Wing.
- Spikes of Doom: Black Wing, which transforms her left hand into a spike.
- Stripperific: With all that stitched and zipped outfit, it's not hard to imagine a naughty situation.
- White Hair, Black Heart: See Evil Albino above. She is a loyal The Dragon to Piedmon with white skin and hair.
- Wings Do Nothing: They never seem to actually move.
- Witch with a Capital B: Courtesy of Sora and Kari who don't like her at first sight."She looks like a witch!"