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To be fair, we already have the Dragon Mode of Imperialdramon Black so the Black versions of XV-mon, Stingmon and Imperialdramon Fighter Mode isn't too unlikely compared to the recolors you suggested.

I do think there is a prioritization of the older mon, even factoring the Profile reports since some of those reports resulted in the likes of ClearAgumon and Gladimon getting added and we also saw the addition of both GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon around the same time as the reports despite the reports not being about them.
GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon were featured in the new poll at that time, those are related to Profiles, as well.

The thing with Imperialdramon (Black) is that its Dragon Mode has appeared solo a lot of times; In videogames on the DS, Jintrix, Crusader and even in the (recent) TCG. While its Fighter Mode only had two appearances; its debut in D-project and one card the same year, all back in 2002. It's obviously not an impossibility, but he's far more obscure and not at all a guaranteed addition. Stingmon (Black) and XV-mon (Black) have only one portrayal a long time ago, too. Never being featured again.

In contrast, the Black Galgomon line has been featured in the TCG, Collectors, multiple games, and more. With Black Saint Galgomon already having an entry. While Kyubimon/Taomon (Silver) and Red V-Dramon also featured in the relatively recent Digimon World: Next Order (2016), 14 years or so after their debuts. That's why I think they're more likely to appear.

@Yamato-san Yeah, I don't think they have artwork laying around for Blikmon, either. You bring up some good points about him.

Figther Mode Black does have a good chance since DM Black's profile mentions it
 

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To be fair, we already have the Dragon Mode of Imperialdramon Black so the Black versions of XV-mon, Stingmon and Imperialdramon Fighter Mode isn't too unlikely compared to the recolors you suggested.

I do think there is a prioritization of the older mon, even factoring the Profile reports since some of those reports resulted in the likes of ClearAgumon and Gladimon getting added and we also saw the addition of both GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon around the same time as the reports despite the reports not being about them.
GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon were featured in the new poll at that time, those are related to Profiles, as well.

The thing with Imperialdramon (Black) is that its Dragon Mode has appeared solo a lot of times; In videogames on the DS, Jintrix, Crusader and even in the (recent) TCG. While its Fighter Mode only had two appearances; its debut in D-project and one card the same year, all back in 2002. It's obviously not an impossibility, but he's far more obscure and not at all a guaranteed addition. Stingmon (Black) and XV-mon (Black) have only one portrayal a long time ago, too. Never being featured again.

In contrast, the Black Galgomon line has been featured in the TCG, Collectors, multiple games, and more. With Black Saint Galgomon already having an entry. While Kyubimon/Taomon (Silver) and Red V-Dramon also featured in the relatively recent Digimon World: Next Order (2016), 14 years or so after their debuts. That's why I think they're more likely to appear.

@Yamato-san Yeah, I don't think they have artwork laying around for Blikmon, either. You bring up some good points about him.

Figther Mode Black does have a good chance since DM Black's profile mentions it
It has been a very long time since we've last seen FM Black, though. That's why I'm hesitant.
 

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To be fair, we already have the Dragon Mode of Imperialdramon Black so the Black versions of XV-mon, Stingmon and Imperialdramon Fighter Mode isn't too unlikely compared to the recolors you suggested.

I do think there is a prioritization of the older mon, even factoring the Profile reports since some of those reports resulted in the likes of ClearAgumon and Gladimon getting added and we also saw the addition of both GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon around the same time as the reports despite the reports not being about them.
GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon were featured in the new poll at that time, those are related to Profiles, as well.

The thing with Imperialdramon (Black) is that its Dragon Mode has appeared solo a lot of times; In videogames on the DS, Jintrix, Crusader and even in the (recent) TCG. While its Fighter Mode only had two appearances; its debut in D-project and one card the same year, all back in 2002. It's obviously not an impossibility, but he's far more obscure and not at all a guaranteed addition. Stingmon (Black) and XV-mon (Black) have only one portrayal a long time ago, too. Never being featured again.

In contrast, the Black Galgomon line has been featured in the TCG, Collectors, multiple games, and more. With Black Saint Galgomon already having an entry. While Kyubimon/Taomon (Silver) and Red V-Dramon also featured in the relatively recent Digimon World: Next Order (2016), 14 years or so after their debuts. That's why I think they're more likely to appear.

@Yamato-san Yeah, I don't think they have artwork laying around for Blikmon, either. You bring up some good points about him.
Since you bring it up, could the black XV-mon (and Data Stingmon, I guess) have also been promoting D-Project? D-Project in general seems to have a lot of attribute-based recolors (with several Digimon having the capability of being any attribute) that pretty much nobody seems to remember. They seem even more obscure than the Digimon World 3 enemy recolors.
 

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To be fair, we already have the Dragon Mode of Imperialdramon Black so the Black versions of XV-mon, Stingmon and Imperialdramon Fighter Mode isn't too unlikely compared to the recolors you suggested.

I do think there is a prioritization of the older mon, even factoring the Profile reports since some of those reports resulted in the likes of ClearAgumon and Gladimon getting added and we also saw the addition of both GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon around the same time as the reports despite the reports not being about them.
GoldNumemon and BlackKingNumemon were featured in the new poll at that time, those are related to Profiles, as well.

The thing with Imperialdramon (Black) is that its Dragon Mode has appeared solo a lot of times; In videogames on the DS, Jintrix, Crusader and even in the (recent) TCG. While its Fighter Mode only had two appearances; its debut in D-project and one card the same year, all back in 2002. It's obviously not an impossibility, but he's far more obscure and not at all a guaranteed addition. Stingmon (Black) and XV-mon (Black) have only one portrayal a long time ago, too. Never being featured again.

In contrast, the Black Galgomon line has been featured in the TCG, Collectors, multiple games, and more. With Black Saint Galgomon already having an entry. While Kyubimon/Taomon (Silver) and Red V-Dramon also featured in the relatively recent Digimon World: Next Order (2016), 14 years or so after their debuts. That's why I think they're more likely to appear.

@Yamato-san Yeah, I don't think they have artwork laying around for Blikmon, either. You bring up some good points about him.
Since you bring it up, could the black XV-mon (and Data Stingmon, I guess) have also been promoting D-Project? D-Project in general seems to have a lot of attribute-based recolors (with several Digimon having the capability of being any attribute) that pretty much nobody seems to remember. They seem even more obscure than the Digimon World 3 enemy recolors.
That's indeed an interesting observation, and could be at play here. I'm curious what will happen the coming months, and if the predictions hold some truth (because of the huge amount of tinfoilhattery necessary to make them).

Next week will once again have a Profile-update. It's been a while since Profiles added new entries to the Reference Book, but it's at least something to 'look out for'. We'll at least get Negamon this month (no confirmation, but very, very likely), anything more than that will be very nice to have.
 
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My guess is that we're gonna see digimon from the latest card game added to the reference book.
There's a few who've had cards that are still missing:
Plutomon, Omegamon Zwart Defeat, the Sistermon awakened forms, KingWhamon, Ceresmon

Also just found out ShineGreymon Ruin Mode is in Rearise (and Linkz) so he also has a good chance of being added. A lot more than I thought previously.
 

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My guess is that we're gonna see digimon from the latest card game added to the reference book.
There's a few who've had cards that are still missing:
Plutomon, Omegamon Zwart Defeat, the Sistermon awakened forms, KingWhamon, Ceresmon

Also just found out ShineGreymon Ruin Mode is in Rearise (and Linkz) so he also has a good chance of being added. A lot more than I thought previously.
Yeah, most of those are pretty much the 'low-hanging fruit' I mentioned earlier, also from later than the 1999-2002 era. Shinegreymon Ruin Mode included. So, there are still like 30-35 'easy' profiles left to add.
 

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Kinda a bummer that Raidemon's profile basically confirms that it's actually not designed as a fusion of Raijinmon, Fujinmon and Suijinmon, albeit it happened once in a card.
I gotta be honest: Raidenmon's description (which has also been in the Digimon Visual Dictionary for ages) barely gives me the impression that it should be an Ultimate as is, let alone a fusion of other Ultimates. I actually hope it gets to appear in more media just so they can expand on its potential pre-evolutions a bit more (as of this post, literally the only things it can evolve from are other Ultimates: the aforementioned Raijimon+Fujinmon+Suijinmon in Hyper Colosseum, and HerakleKabuterimon in the Digimon Neo V-pet). Kinda like how Aegisdramon got downgraded to a standard Ultimate in recent V-pets (after seeming like this Super Ultimate Plesiomon/MetalSeadramon fusion for the longest time).

I think that's jumping to conclusions. The profile not mentioning evolution doesn't disprove the canonicity of the evolutions in the card game, nor does placement in a V-Pet change the fact that Aegisdramon's profile still clearly mentions him evolving from Plesiomon.
All it means is that the assumption that every Ultimate evolving from other Ultimates necessarily needs to be a Super Ultimate is incorrect.

In contrast, the Black Galgomon line has been featured in the TCG, Collectors, multiple games, and more. With Black Saint Galgomon already having an entry. While Kyubimon/Taomon (Silver) and Red V-Dramon also featured in the relatively recent Digimon World: Next Order (2016), 14 years or so after their debuts. That's why I think they're more likely to appear.

Likelyhood of appearing in the very next update aside, I don't think Imperialdramon FM Black or V-dramon Black are any less "inevitable" than the others, especially if we count getting featured in games as raising chances.
...Because who knows how many recolors will be in the next game or the game after that? At least a few I imagine since they are still an easy way to add more content.
Next 0rder didn't dig up all those recolors to satisfy hardcore fans but for the sake of padding.
Even from the perspective of narratives, if it's a variant of a popular monster sooner or later that variant will become useful in some sort of story context where a writer needs some sort of counterpart... so I'd say the inevitablility is still given in the sense that you just have to wait until someone is lazy enough.

Now I love recolors and I don't think that's the way they deserve to be used but if that is how they'll get into a more prominent spot of the franchise (and who knows how much a DRB entry raises the chances of anything) maybe more creative portrayals will follow.

Since you bring it up, could the black XV-mon (and Data Stingmon, I guess) have also been promoting D-Project? D-Project in general seems to have a lot of attribute-based recolors (with several Digimon having the capability of being any attribute) that pretty much nobody seems to remember. They seem even more obscure than the Digimon World 3 enemy recolors.
There was no black Black XV-mon or Stingmon in D-Project though.
Every single Digimon in D-project was capable of having any (classic) attribute (excluding Hybrids because Variable). The visualization of the "non standard" attributes was usually so slight that it can't even really be called a recolor, simply a matter of the normal sprite being tinted very slightly blue or very slightly red. For some Digimon like Greymon and Garurumon who already had official Virus versions at this point they did use those "proper" recolors instead of the tints (But interestingly they did not count BlackWarGreymon as an attribute recolor, so there was a blue tinted Virus WarGreymon and a red tinted Vaccine BlackWarGreymon) but anyway Stingmon and XV-mon did not get any special treatment with black versions in the game.

Also just found out ShineGreymon Ruin Mode is in Rearise (and Linkz) so he also has a good chance of being added. A lot more than I thought previously.
If it appeared in the anime It's fair to assume that the chance of it ending up in the reference book is 100%.
 

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- Parallelmon (2001)
- Metamormon (2002)
Callismon fit with these two since it also appeared in the hyper colosseum as an ultimate lvl card. The thing with the three of them is that probably belong to yabuno, Same with arkadimon line (still dont know how the child stage is in the DRB and the rest of the line isnt)
 

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@Theigno That's indeed a very good point you're making; They might suddenly dig them up to use in upcoming media.

@HeavyLeomon There never were any copyright issues of which I'm aware. Callismon is also some kind of Super Ultimate, of which none have appeared in the DRB yet.
 

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Kinda a bummer that Raidemon's profile basically confirms that it's actually not designed as a fusion of Raijinmon, Fujinmon and Suijinmon, albeit it happened once in a card.
I gotta be honest: Raidenmon's description (which has also been in the Digimon Visual Dictionary for ages) barely gives me the impression that it should be an Ultimate as is, let alone a fusion of other Ultimates. I actually hope it gets to appear in more media just so they can expand on its potential pre-evolutions a bit more (as of this post, literally the only things it can evolve from are other Ultimates: the aforementioned Raijimon+Fujinmon+Suijinmon in Hyper Colosseum, and HerakleKabuterimon in the Digimon Neo V-pet). Kinda like how Aegisdramon got downgraded to a standard Ultimate in recent V-pets (after seeming like this Super Ultimate Plesiomon/MetalSeadramon fusion for the longest time).

I think that's jumping to conclusions. The profile not mentioning evolution doesn't disprove the canonicity of the evolutions in the card game, nor does placement in a V-Pet change the fact that Aegisdramon's profile still clearly mentions him evolving from Plesiomon.
All it means is that the assumption that every Ultimate evolving from other Ultimates necessarily needs to be a Super Ultimate is incorrect.
I know that. Chaosdramon in Hacker's Memory is enough indication of that. But did I ever call Raidenmon a Super Ultimate? No, I just said it's supposedly a fusion of other Ultimates (which should still be impressively powerful, whether it gets the Super Ultimate label or not, yet Raidenmon's profile just comes off as "it's a tank with a railgun" and little else).

Though lately, it really does seem like they've been downplaying a few Ultimates that evolve from other Ultimates (not just in the sense that they don't get explicitly branded Super Ultimates, but they're also just played off as "it's a strong but not especially outstanding monster" as opposed to this final boss-like status you'd think they'd be more deserving of, noteworthy when the aforementioned Chaosdramon ironically did evolve from a Digimon that had such a status in the past). I mean, aside from Aegisdramon being a standard Ultimate in the V-pet, Raflessimon's level 6 in the card game. Ironically, ReArise did make Millenniumon a Super Ultimate, despite the fact that it has, not just one, but two higher forms.



Also just found out ShineGreymon Ruin Mode is in Rearise (and Linkz) so he also has a good chance of being added. A lot more than I thought previously.
If it appeared in the anime It's fair to assume that the chance of it ending up in the reference book is 100%.
Don't know if you're being sarcastic or not. I mean, if you go on the logic of "it appeared in the anime", that'd mean stuff like incomplete ShoutmonX4 (to say nothing of every other DigiXros) and TabunKonnamon are getting profiles.

Really though, before Ruin Mode appeared in the Story games, I honestly did wonder if this unnamed berserker form could count as its own Digimon, or if it's simply Burst Mode going out of control (and given a dark coloring for symbolic reasons more than anything), especially since (IIRC) the Savers anime took no time to properly identify Ruin Mode by name. Now, the fact that it is a separate playable Digimon in some of the games on top of having its own Hyper Colosseum card do seem like more worthy indicators that it could receive a Reference Book entry at some point in the future.
 

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Xros Wars Digimon that were in the anime but not the reference book came to mind for me when Theigno said that too but I think it's obvious that they meant main character Digimon (DarkVolumon should have been added to the reference book though even though DarkVolumon does look pretty stupid)
 

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Kinda a bummer that Raidemon's profile basically confirms that it's actually not designed as a fusion of Raijinmon, Fujinmon and Suijinmon, albeit it happened once in a card.
I gotta be honest: Raidenmon's description (which has also been in the Digimon Visual Dictionary for ages) barely gives me the impression that it should be an Ultimate as is, let alone a fusion of other Ultimates. I actually hope it gets to appear in more media just so they can expand on its potential pre-evolutions a bit more (as of this post, literally the only things it can evolve from are other Ultimates: the aforementioned Raijimon+Fujinmon+Suijinmon in Hyper Colosseum, and HerakleKabuterimon in the Digimon Neo V-pet). Kinda like how Aegisdramon got downgraded to a standard Ultimate in recent V-pets (after seeming like this Super Ultimate Plesiomon/MetalSeadramon fusion for the longest time).

I think that's jumping to conclusions. The profile not mentioning evolution doesn't disprove the canonicity of the evolutions in the card game, nor does placement in a V-Pet change the fact that Aegisdramon's profile still clearly mentions him evolving from Plesiomon.
All it means is that the assumption that every Ultimate evolving from other Ultimates necessarily needs to be a Super Ultimate is incorrect.
I know that. Chaosdramon in Hacker's Memory is enough indication of that. But did I ever call Raidenmon a Super Ultimate? No, I just said it's supposedly a fusion of other Ultimates (which should still be impressively powerful, whether it gets the Super Ultimate label or not, yet Raidenmon's profile just comes off as "it's a tank with a railgun" and little else).

Though lately, it really does seem like they've been downplaying a few Ultimates that evolve from other Ultimates (not just in the sense that they don't get explicitly branded Super Ultimates, but they're also just played off as "it's a strong but not especially outstanding monster" as opposed to this final boss-like status you'd think they'd be more deserving of, noteworthy when the aforementioned Chaosdramon ironically did evolve from a Digimon that had such a status in the past). I mean, aside from Aegisdramon being a standard Ultimate in the V-pet, Raflessimon's level 6 in the card game. Ironically, ReArise did make Millenniumon a Super Ultimate, despite the fact that it has, not just one, but two higher forms.

I dont think zeed and moon is portrayed has higher forms compared to og mille, if you read the profile of all 3, moons profile says he always exists inside the og world and zeed profile says moon comes out of the og when og is defeated and then turns to zeed, from my understanding mille to zeed is similar to mugendramon to chaosdramon, which is basically just an upgraded form.
 
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Also just found out ShineGreymon Ruin Mode is in Rearise (and Linkz) so he also has a good chance of being added. A lot more than I thought previously.
If it appeared in the anime It's fair to assume that the chance of it ending up in the reference book is 100%.

I doubt a lot of the Xrosses from Xros Wars will ever appear in the reference book. There's also still quite a few digimon from the Savers anime that arent in other than Shine Greymon Ruin Mode. Mainly the Gizmon line and the Bio variants. I'm not sure these will be added. Whether Gizmon counts as a digimon is debatable, but he was in Digimon Crusader and has art so probably will end up in the reference book eventually. The Bio Variants havent been used since Savers and like one card, honestly I hope they dont get added.
 

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Also just found out ShineGreymon Ruin Mode is in Rearise (and Linkz) so he also has a good chance of being added. A lot more than I thought previously.
If it appeared in the anime It's fair to assume that the chance of it ending up in the reference book is 100%.

I doubt a lot of the Xrosses from Xros Wars will ever appear in the reference book. There's also still quite a few digimon from the Savers anime that arent in other than Shine Greymon Ruin Mode. Mainly the Gizmon line and the Bio variants. I'm not sure these will be added. Whether Gizmon counts as a digimon is debatable, but he was in Digimon Crusader and has art so probably will end up in the reference book eventually. The Bio Variants havent been used since Savers and like one card, honestly I hope they dont get added.
I don't think the Bio-variants have any chance at all, to be honest. They're on the same level as some videogame-exclusive bosses/NPC's. Gizmon is an odd case, too. Maybe on the same level as the D-reaper variants; Not really RB-material.
 

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Whether Gizmon counts as a digimon is debatable, but he was in Digimon Crusader and has art so probably will end up in the reference book eventually.
It's not like the Reference Book doesn't have other "Digimon" where their status as a Digimon is brought into question, ex. Death-Xmon and the recently-added Culumon.
 

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Need I remind that the DRB also has entries for N.E.O. and Yggdrasil_7D6.
 

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Xros Wars Digimon that were in the anime but not the reference book came to mind for me when Theigno said that too but I think it's obvious that they meant main character Digimon
Don't know if you're being sarcastic or not. I mean, if you go on the logic of "it appeared in the anime", that'd mean stuff like incomplete ShoutmonX4 (to say nothing of every other DigiXros) and TabunKonnamon are getting profiles.

Oh boy, those are pretty much opposing takes and both of them kind of overextend the point in different directions.
I was not being sarcastic. "It" in the context of my original reply was mainly meant to refer to Digimon approximately in ShineGreymon RM's position. That means Digimon clearly featured as their own species in the past that additionally already had the honor of an anime appearance.
And no, to me this has nothing to do with main characters, I would also extend that statement to side characters and even one-off appearances.

To elaborate, the anime alone is a decently strong precedent but not yet a guarantee. But I would argue that in conjunction with basically any other reference it pretty much seals the deal.
For example, even though they were only used in a single episode where they served as a joke, the Reference Book includes Shonitamon and DonShoutmon. What separates them from the similarly utilized JijiShoutmon, BalliBastemon and G-Cutemon which did not make it into the DRB is exactly that single other external reference. (Shonitamon and DonShoutmon got a card in collectors and before that they appeared on a promotional poster).
That's not much but whether those cards or posters themselves feature any information that we as fans consider "relevant" is from my point of view not much of a factor; What counts is that we know at that point that someone else besides the screenwriters for the anime have taken notice of the existence of those Digimon. Someone somewhere had to communicate to at least one other department, or in the case of collectors another company, what exactly they wanted them to include and I would imagine there had to be some kind of concept for it. How that works, who creates it and what it actually is would be getting too speculative and I basically view it as a black box. But the point is not what we know about it but how many people necessarily know about it.

Whether Gizmon counts as a digimon is debatable
Being a man-made "tool" is an oddity but that's not something that would disqualify it. Machine Digimon with no will of their own are an established concept in the DRB and both Plotmon and Labramon among others are explicitly artificially created by humans, so it's not like there wouldn't be a niche for Gizmon somewhere in that setting.
 

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Xros Wars Digimon that were in the anime but not the reference book came to mind for me when Theigno said that too but I think it's obvious that they meant main character Digimon
Don't know if you're being sarcastic or not. I mean, if you go on the logic of "it appeared in the anime", that'd mean stuff like incomplete ShoutmonX4 (to say nothing of every other DigiXros) and TabunKonnamon are getting profiles.

Oh boy, those are pretty much opposing takes and both of them kind of overextend the point in different directions.
I was not being sarcastic. "It" in the context of my original reply was mainly meant to refer to Digimon approximately in ShineGreymon RM's position. That means Digimon clearly featured as their own species in the past that additionally already had the honor of an anime appearance.
And no, to me this has nothing to do with main characters, I would also extend that statement to side characters and even one-off appearances.

To elaborate, the anime alone is a decently strong precedent but not yet a guarantee. But I would argue that in conjunction with basically any other reference it pretty much seals the deal.
For example, even though they were only used in a single episode where they served as a joke, the Reference Book includes Shonitamon and DonShoutmon. What separates them from the similarly utilized JijiShoutmon, BalliBastemon and G-Cutemon which did not make it into the DRB is exactly that single other external reference. (Shonitamon and DonShoutmon got a card in collectors and before that they appeared on a promotional poster).
That's not much but whether those cards or posters themselves feature any information that we as fans consider "relevant" is from my point of view not much of a factor; What counts is that we know at that point that someone else besides the screenwriters for the anime have taken notice of the existence of those Digimon. Someone somewhere had to communicate to at least one other department, or in the case of collectors another company, what exactly they wanted them to include and I would imagine there had to be some kind of concept for it. How that works, who creates it and what it actually is would be getting too speculative and I basically view it as a black box. But the point is not what we know about it but how many people necessarily know about it.
To be fair, we also have Shoutmon X4K who's never appeared in anything that wasn't directly related to Xros Wars prior the Profile report. Before that, it had apparently only appeared in Digimon Fusion Fighters and the Xros Loader v-pet.

Now admittedly it would be technically possible for it to appear in like Masters of it's willing to revamp how Digimon from Xros Wars are handled, namely by making non-DigiXros mon their DRB levels, but I don't expect that at this time.
 

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Xros Wars Digimon that were in the anime but not the reference book came to mind for me when Theigno said that too but I think it's obvious that they meant main character Digimon
Don't know if you're being sarcastic or not. I mean, if you go on the logic of "it appeared in the anime", that'd mean stuff like incomplete ShoutmonX4 (to say nothing of every other DigiXros) and TabunKonnamon are getting profiles.

Oh boy, those are pretty much opposing takes and both of them kind of overextend the point in different directions.
I was not being sarcastic. "It" in the context of my original reply was mainly meant to refer to Digimon approximately in ShineGreymon RM's position. That means Digimon clearly featured as their own species in the past that additionally already had the honor of an anime appearance.
And no, to me this has nothing to do with main characters, I would also extend that statement to side characters and even one-off appearances.

To elaborate, the anime alone is a decently strong precedent but not yet a guarantee. But I would argue that in conjunction with basically any other reference it pretty much seals the deal.
For example, even though they were only used in a single episode where they served as a joke, the Reference Book includes Shonitamon and DonShoutmon. What separates them from the similarly utilized JijiShoutmon, BalliBastemon and G-Cutemon which did not make it into the DRB is exactly that single other external reference. (Shonitamon and DonShoutmon got a card in collectors and before that they appeared on a promotional poster).
That's not much but whether those cards or posters themselves feature any information that we as fans consider "relevant" is from my point of view not much of a factor; What counts is that we know at that point that someone else besides the screenwriters for the anime have taken notice of the existence of those Digimon. Someone somewhere had to communicate to at least one other department, or in the case of collectors another company, what exactly they wanted them to include and I would imagine there had to be some kind of concept for it. How that works, who creates it and what it actually is would be getting too speculative and I basically view it as a black box. But the point is not what we know about it but how many people necessarily know about it.

Whether Gizmon counts as a digimon is debatable
Being a man-made "tool" is an oddity but that's not something that would disqualify it. Machine Digimon with no will of their own are an established concept in the DRB and both Plotmon and Labramon among others are explicitly artificially created by humans, so it's not like there wouldn't be a niche for Gizmon somewhere in that setting.
Gizmon is pretty different compared to other machine Digimon, though. Because it really seems to be a soulless construct, not a metallic object made out of data. When killed they didn't revert back into digitama's, either. They were literally destroyed, like machines.

Yes, they had Crusader artwork. That could make them a viable addition, but the D-reaper variants also had cards way back in time (Hyper Coliseum, I think) and still haven't gotten entries. They're just not a guaranteed and obvious addition is what I'm saying. At least not before a whole host of other/real Digimon get added.

Plotmon and Labramon have also appeared in other media where they weren't explicitly created by humans (Tamer's Digital World and its inhabitants was created by gamemakers, anyway), but just existed as Digimon in the Digital World, living in villages and evolving and all that. Gizmon have yet to do that.

I'm curious what gets added the upcoming months, and I don't want to be some sort of gatekeeper, but I just think some are likelier than others and thus will appear much sooner.
 
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