Digimon 20th Countdown Ends- V-Pet Details, Images, and Pre-Orders, Update- 2nd Wave

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The 20th Anniversary Countdown has ended!

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With the end of the countdown we get TONS of new (and further fleshed out) details about the 20th Anniversary V-Pet.

Along with that we also get information about the new Digimon made for the 20th Anniversary!

Lots of stuff to go through...


First up...

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2 colors will be available called- Original Brown and Original Blue (I mean... the first one is red, but they can call it what they want...)



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They reiterate it will feature Digimon from the v1 thru v5 V-Pets. They show off one each from the original V-Pets:
MetalGreymon (v1)
SkullGreymon (v2)
Andromon (v3)
Megadramon (v4)
MetalTyranomon (v5)



For those who like special stuff...

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There will be five special digieggs. Included in these will be Dracomon (the 10th anniversary Digimon) and Hackmon (the 15th anniversary Digimon.)

We don't have the full list of 5 yet... but we do know the third...



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Zubamon, the new 20th anniversary Digimon. He is a child/rookie level, and we already have a profile for him:

One of the 'Legend-Arms', it is capable of transforming its whole body into a weapon. Legend says that “If an angel possesses the Legend-Arms, they can save the world- but if evil were to possess it, they could destroy the world.”

Zubamon carries the ”Twentiest” data and often shouts out that “I am the Twentiest!!” without really understanding what it means.

Its personality is such that it despises twistedness/crookedness, and is constantly seeking sharpness. A day where its battles and jokes go well and its sharpness feels good will leave it in high spirits.

Zubamon will charge from the start using it’s technique “Twenty Dive” where it’s power to turn into the form of a weapon is on full display.

His evolutionary line will be updated at a later date!


Anime fans will be pleased with this next bit of info...

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Brown will have Agumon's digiegg and blue will have Gabumon's digiegg. Both of these have full evolution lines including Omegamon.



They then have a section about evolution.

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BanchoMamemon, SkullMammon, HiAndromon, Aegisdramon, KingEtemon, Mugendramon, Titamon, Pinocchimon.

Specific Digimon will be able to evolve to Perfect! And of course, beyond that to Ultimate.



And as for some of the strongest Digimon...

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You'll need to fuse! They push you to aim for the strongest Digimon!

If you continue to use Slayerdramon and Breakdramon in tag battles they will be able to fuse into Examon!

"And there is a fusion that exists that has not yet been revealed?!"



Next they bring up a bunch about raising your Digimon.

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You'll be hatching eggs from v1 thru v5.

You will raise two Digimon at once (which they note is a first.)


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The Digimon will eat together, sleep together, and, of course, poop together.



This new V-Pet is making a big change that will no doubt excite fans of Digimon V-Pets:

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A more timely life cycle. Not just adding the Ultimate Digimon to the game, they've redone the life cycle period entirely.

The entire Digimon life cycle is now 2 days. It took that long for Baby 2 in the original! It should make raising much more fun and dynamic.



Then we get quite a few details on battles and connections.

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Two Digimon can tag battle together!


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Two gauges control the battle. The left is timing, the right is intensity. The two of these affects your attack power!


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When you've been attacked, you can rotate in other Digimon. This lets you join forces to defeat the enemy!



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You can Tag Battle with your friends! You can also battle against a copy of your friend’s Digimon when you link up to their 20th V-Pet.



If you've thinking you've mastered raising Digimon you'll have a challenge to do also...

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Endurance Mode! You'll do consecutive battles against Omegamon, Dukemon, Beelzebumon, and Lucemon Falldown Mode. They aren't teasing additional Digimon for this mode, nor do they specifically say it's only those 4.

See if you can beat more than your friends!



And for those who have collected other V-Pets...

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The original Digimon V-Pets work, the 15th Anniversary Digivice, and the 15th Anniversary D-3 all link to it.

They list a bunch of stuff that won't work for linking including:
The 1999 WonderSwan
CSA Digivice
CSA D-3
Digimon Tamers D-Ark 15th Anniversary Version


They mention if something isn't listed there is no guarantee if it will/won't work.

In addition they mention that even if it does work, they will not be reselling old models.




Those who like to compete will also have something to look forward to...

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You'll also be able to register the Digimon you've raised on the internet. Then your Digimon will be able to compete in the return of the D-1 Grand Prix. This new version will be done over the internet and they will announce details later.



Update- Dengeki has an additional bit of info that many people will find interesting.

They report there will be 134 trainable Digimon and 154 total will appear (so the 134 plus 20 who will show up in non 'playable' roles.)

Each of the original V-Pet's had 14 Digimon... 5 of those... so 70 total.

So 64 Digimon that weren't in the original V-Pet will be obtainable, nearly doubling the amount.




Now, if you want to order a 20th V-Pet for yourself.

Premium Bandai has them up for pre-order. They are 3,780 yen each.

Pre-Orders close March 27th and they will ship in June.

Update- The original pre-orders were closed early when Bandai sold out of what they planned to make awhile ago, but they've announced a second wave.

Details are the same, except this new wave will ship in July. The end date for pre-orders will once again be March 27th (unless they sell out early again.)

They are using a new url for this second wave- Premium Bandai store.





Thanks to shin for tons of translation help with this and garm for some touch up details.



You'll want to contact an intermediary to get this item sent to you. WtW is not affiliated with any, but here are a selection of intermediaries that have worked well for various WtWers and their friends in the past:
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Nippon-Yasan
Japan Hero

The Bandai Premium store has also chosen to affiliate themselves/recommend three potential shops to be used as intermediaries for non-Japanese buyers:
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From Japan (this From japan link shows various items that they waive commission fees for.)
Samurai Buyer

You'll want to provide your chosen intermediary with the link to the item. Just copy paste the links to the product pages for what you want and send them a message about it and they'll take care of it after they discuss pricing and their policies with you. The links embedded throughout the news article for the product items are exactly what you'll need to send them.

Some of the intermediaries have a full store front and may have the item listed, so you may want to check that first.


Previous 20th Anniversary Digimon V-Pet threads are here.





Edit- Original bits below...


Just a couple minutes left.

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We will update this news post as necessary.


Update- As expected, it's finalized details for the 20th V-Pet.

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We are translating the various text and images right now and will update shortly.



Update- Images of Zubamon's Baby 1 and Baby 2 forms from the new V-Jump.

The Baby 1 is Sakumon: round, yellow Digimon with a large horn on its head.
The Baby 2 is Saktmon: It can walk around on its four feet and it’s body features two blades on its sides. (The name could actually be any number of similar things, but for now it keeps it in slightly closer in like with how Sakumon is translated.)

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Thanks to Nightwing for the heads up and kimi_463 for the image.
 

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What name it is? Zubamon?
 

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Yep, Zubamon's the name. A Child/Rookie level that kinda has an Appmon-ish look to it. I actually thought it was ​an Appmon before realizing that didn't make sense.
 

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What name it is? Zubamon?
That's what I'm getting as well.

The funny part is, according to Google Translate, it literally translate to "spam".

*cue Monty Python*
 

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I don't know if that's a very accurate translation :p I did a search for "zuba" on Jisho.org and many of the results had to do with being straightforward, frank, outspoken, no hesitation, etc.
 

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Probably not.

Best I can thing of is S -> Z, P -> B.

Spam.
Zubamon.
 

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The profile said it's one of the Legend-Arms. Interesting
 

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holy cow that's an expensive V-Pet

Also new mascot? Where?
 

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The new mascot of the franchise looks very promising!! :D Is there any mention on how many obtainable Digimon will be in the new V-Pet!? I'm very excited with this announcement...Digimon returns to its origins ^^
Yeah I wonder if this is all the Digimon should we expect more?

I'm surprised how much the selection of Digimon captures the spirit of the original Vpets too. There's Digimon chosen from all over the entire franchise. Aegisdramon is a huge surprise! He was just a new Digimon for Digimon Story that was only used for mobile card games. I'm happy they're acknowledging Dracomon too, he seems to be a bit ignored especially because he was the first Anniversary Digimon.

I'm not sure how I like the new guy yet but he's kind of cute. I wonder if he will get all new forms or what he will evolve into in this.
 

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The profile said it's one of the Legend-Arms. Interesting
Yup. As DATS24 is aware, I put Zubamon's profile through Google translate and then fine tuned it for posting on Facebook not too long ago. Figured I'd post it here too. :)

This Digimon is one of the "Legend Arms" who carry out transformations into giant, peerless weapons based on the master they choose, and which according to legend, "if held by an angel will save the world, and if held by a demon will destroy the world." Zubamon has the data of a "Twentist" and often says, "I am a twentist!", but he himself does not actually know what this means. He prefers sharp edges over curved edges, and he is a skilled Digimon in both battles and pranks. His special attack is a headbutt known as Twenty Dive, but Zubamon's true power comes when he takes the form of weapons.

Stay tuned, his evolved forms will gradually be revealed!
 

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It seems like it'll only need around 4-5 days to reach ultimate.
 
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The profile said it's one of the Legend-Arms. Interesting
Yup. As DATS24 is aware, I put Zubamon's profile through Google translate and then fine tuned it for posting on Facebook not too long ago. Figured I'd post it here too. :)

This Digimon is one of the "Legend Arms" who carry out transformations into giant, peerless weapons based on the master they choose, and which according to legend, "if held by an angel will save the world, and if held by a demon will destroy the world." Zubamon has the data of a "Twentist" and often says, "I am a twentist!", but he himself does not actually know what this means. He prefers sharp edges over curved edges, and he is a skilled Digimon in both battles and pranks. His special attack is a headbutt known as Twenty Dive, but Zubamon's true power comes when he takes the form of weapons.

Stay tuned, his evolved forms will gradually be revealed!
Wait wait by "Legendary Arms" you meant the same type as Spadamon and Armamon??? This is huge men!! Didn't expect this at all! I'm totally hyped!!! :D

By the way, what is a "Twentist"?
 
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Updated the article with images, proper translations and information for everything.


The reason it took so long was me and shin were going over everything with a fine toothed comb to make it as good as possible (down to arguing about some of the made up terms they used.)



By the way, what is a "Twentist"?
It seems to be a made up term. It appears they want him to be openly 'be' the 20th anniversary Digimon in his backstory, but it's sort of hard to 'say' it with any context... so they just have him say it even though he has no idea what it means (hence having it be a bit of a made up word.)

It's likely meant to be Twentiest, a pseudo combination of twenty and greatest.



And just to clarify, Zubamon is 'not' a new franchise mascot. He's the anniversary Digimon.
 

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Hoping Zubamon might be "Mordred" knight. But after seeing those translated, I guess not. This is the first time that Child level that is completely covered in the armor. Kinda OP for a Child level.
 

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kind of disappointing to be honest considering we already knew quite a bit of the V-pet's functions. Is a site with more in-depth information nice? Yeah. But was it worth a 45 day countdown? ...probably not.
I'm pleased with some of the digimon in the roster like BanchouMamemon and Titamon but generally V-pets can't move me too much.

Zubamon is definitely the biggest piece of news... it looks neat but is also shows a few of the annoyances with Digimond esigns in the last 3 or so years. While I like the design it just feels like something should be two or more levels above child. This guy is already approaching Jesmon levels of complexity, what could he evolve into that goes up from there? But at least they aren't taking his "twenty" theme too seriously. Although I wonder how it connects to the Legend Arms part of the profile... he's only a single part so should be more like him maybe 20 parts in total? If all the parts are digimon as well this could be a nice new Digimon group (but hopefully one that won't take a decade to complete like certain others lol).
But who knows... a V-pet, even if it's more elaborate than usual doesn't have much potential for an actual story so I guess we'll have to see where this guy will score his first bigger role... maybe that rumored new Digimon game that was teased in interviews?

This is the first time that Child level that is completely covered in the armor.
 

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By any chance, would Bandai release a 3rd color or a new color for the Vpets? I'm super excited about the gameplay but I just wish they have more variety of colors >.<
 

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It's just armored Chess piece. This Zubamon is a creature in full armor. Not sure if he is another Dragon Man.
 

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About Zubamon's name, I'm guessing it just comes from 'ズバッ' (zuba), a Japanese onomatopoeia for slashing/something being cut.
Its profile does talk a lot about it liking sharpness.
 
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