- Channel Hop: Airs on TV Tokyo this time as opposed to Fuji TV, who aired the first five Digimon series and TV Asahi who aired Xros Wars and its sequel.
- Crossdressing Voices:
- Follow the Leader: To a degree with Yo-Kai Watch, with its monsters being heavily based on aspects of everyday life (smartphone apps in this case, rather than everyday inconveniences) and the App Driver being a talking, monster-summoning device that operates by way of trinkets (chips vs. yokai medals). Both series also share a common "rival" in the form of the Pokémon franchise.
- No Dub for You: The anime was never dubbed into English during its lifetime. With the Appli Monster/Appmon project having since discontinued, the prospects of a dub are looking further unlikely.
Trivia / Digimon Universe: Applimonsters