Digimon Profile #28- Digimon Classifications

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A new Digimon Profile has gone up on Digimon Web!

Digimon Profile #28 is a report on the various classification types of Digimon.



The introduction from Agumon Hakase...

Researchers have classified the Digimon living in the Digital World by type, habitat, and other various ecological elements. Let’s take a closer look at how we classify them!




Nature Spirits
A group of Digimon inhabiting land rich in nature and desert zones. This group is comprised of primitive Digimon, with many of them having comparatively gentle personalities.

Examples- Tentomon, GaoGamon, Golemon, AtlurKabuterimon (Blue)


Wind Guardians
Those that live in forests and jungles, and Digimon that fly around in the sky. It is composed of birds and vegetations, and has many poisonous and temperamental Digimon, so its habitat belongs to the dangerous category even in the Digital World.

Examples- Piyomon, Kokatorimon, Parasaurmon, Jyureimon


Deep Savers
Digimon that inhabit the "Net Ocean" that occupies most of the Digital World. It seems that the temperament of Digimon that live in it varies greatly depending on the location such as shallow water, sea surface, and deep sea.

Examples- Gomamon, Sangomon, Whamon, MarineKimeramon


Metal Empire
Machine and Android Digimon who make their homes in railways, trash heaps, and various abandoned facilities. They expand their territory at an astounding pace, as if commanded by someone or something.

Examples- ToyAgumon, Junkmon, Andromon, Locomon


Nightmare Soldiers
Ghost type, Devil type, and other such Digimon that inhabit dark regions of the Folder Continent. These dark Digimon spread constant conflict in the region around a sinister castle, extending their influence.

Examples- Candmon, Ghostmon, Devimon, Witchmon


Virus Busters
Digimon with the might to oppose Virus types, lacking any real home to call their own. From those with holy power, to those who protect ruins, this category covers a diverse range of Digimon.

Examples- Tailmon, Angemon, Baluchimon, Mimicmon


Jungle Troopers
Those that inhabits forest areas and are mainly composed of Insect Digimon and Plant Digimon. It is said to be a group that evolves into a body shape adapted to its habitat and is sensitive to changes in the environment. Since the habitat partially overlaps with Nature Spirits and Wind Guardians, it coexists with Digimon classified into these two strains.

Examples- Kunemon, Stingmon, Shurimon, Rosemon


Dragon's Roar
A group of Dragon and Dinosaur Digimon with dragon data in their DigiCores. Digimon with dragon data tend to be powerful creatures, and tend to be both fierce and ferocious in nature. This group came into existence during a comparatively ancient era, and while it boasts a wide breadth of Digimon types, its numbers are few.

Examples- V-mon, Guilmon, GeoGreymon


Unknown
Those that are difficult to classify, a Digimon whose origin is not clear, or a Mutant system. It is thought that it evolves into an unknown type due to improper copying of genetic data during evolution. Severe changes in the habitat, poor habitat, and stressful digital data uptake seem to cause poor copying of genetic data.

Examples- Numemon, Sukamon, Vegimon, Nanimon




Agumon Hakase finishes with...
The Digital World still has unexplored continents, as well as the Dark Area. Plenty of Digimon must inhabit all those places, so that means there must be lots of new categories to discover, too!




Prior Digimon Profiles:
Introduction & First 5 Profiles
#6- Report on the Four Holy Beasts & their Subordinates
#7- Vehicle Digimon
#8- Knight Digimon
#9- How to Read the Digimon Encyclopedia
#10- The "Four Great Dragons" Digimon
#11- Levels
#12- Armor Level & Digimentals
#13- The Digital World's Super Alloy, Chrome Digizoid
#14- Hybrid Forms & Spirits
#15- The Three Great Angels and the Kernel
#16- Digimoji and Digicode
#17- How to Draw Gammamon
#18- Food Digimon
#19- Scary Digimon that Embody the Spirit of Halloween
#20- Digimon Types/Attributes
#21- Digimon Jogress/Fusion
#22- Digimon Rivalries
#23- Speedy Digimon
#24- Digimon with Dreams
#25- Digimon of the D-Brigade
#26- The Seven Great Demon Lords
#27- X-Program & X-Antibody
 

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The Digital World still has unexplored continents, as well as the Dark Area. Plenty of Digimon must inhabit all those places, so that means there must be lots of new categories to discover, too!
They know about the forgotten continents...
They know...
 

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Exactly my thoughts. They should make a game based on V-Pet world map.
 

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Since the habitat partially overlaps with Nature Spirits and Wind Guardians, it coexists with Digimon classified into these two strains.
Fun way to point out that Jungle Trooper basically never gets used, only very, very rarely does it show up.
 

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Those that are difficult to classify, a Digimon whose origin is not clear, or a Mutant system. It is thought that it evolves into an unknown type due to improper copying of genetic data during evolution. Severe changes in the habitat, poor habitat, and stressful digital data uptake seem to cause poor copying of genetic data.

this is definitely going to change the way I look at Unknown digimon from now on.
Of course I already knew that it consisted of the odd Digimon and included a lot of "failure" evos, but the point of view that nearly every member of the Unknown field is the result of improper copying of genetic data can really get me thinking of digimon who might be mutated data but aren't failure evolutions like Mamemon, Lampmon, and Mastemon
 
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Wind Guardians: "A system of those that live in forests and jungles," and yet Jungle Troopers exists, kinda seems redundant if you say that for WG. Then JT mentions its dudes are also in WG and NS, making JT seem even more redudent. Oh well, better than pretending it doesn't exist.

The Japanese lists as "Vi Busters", whilst the English lists as "Virus Busters". That's weird

I wish they had expanded this to include Animal Colosseum but oh well...
 

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The part where it mentions unexplored continents, the Dark Area, and new categories hope those get explored in the future like in a new V-Pet.
 

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So, is chackmon yukidarumon etc still part of deep savers or not?
 

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So, is chackmon yukidarumon etc still part of deep savers or not?
looking at Wikimon both are Deep Savers, Frigimon’s also Nature Spirits and Nightmare Soldiers (why)
 

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I’m shocked they confirmed Unknown being a true field given how they phased it out so thoroughly.
 

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So, is chackmon yukidarumon etc still part of deep savers or not?
looking at Wikimon both are Deep Savers, Frigimon’s also Nature Spirits and Nightmare Soldiers (why)
We can classify them using Venn Diagram. Like many digimon from Dragon's Roar can be included in Virus Busters.

I try using Ten Legendary Warriors as example of the classification, we get
Nature Spirits for Blitzmon and Grottomon.
Wind Guardians for Fairymon.
Deep Savers for Ranamon and Chackmon.
Metal Empire for Mercuremon.
Virus Busters for Wolfmon.
Jungle Troopers for Arbormon
Dragon's Roar for Agnimon.
Nightmare Soldiers for Duskmon
Duskmon can also be in Dark Area and the Unknown for well, unknown/unspecified.
 

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It seems they updated the definitions to include Pendulum Z. For instance, I don't recall desert zones being in NaSp; and the Wind Guardians were in and above a savannah, not forests and jungles.
BTW, they probably changed the automatic translations, as for WG now it says: A group of Digimon flitting through the skies above forests and jungles.

Frigimon’s also Nature Spirits and Nightmare Soldiers (why)
Because that's its field in an old card (Bo-633, according to the same wiki).
 

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Since the habitat partially overlaps with Nature Spirits and Wind Guardians, it coexists with Digimon classified into these two strains.
Fun way to point out that Jungle Trooper basically never gets used, only very, very rarely does it show up.

Wind Guardians: "A system of those that live in forests and jungles," and yet Jungle Troopers exists, kinda seems redundant if you say that for WG. Then JT mentions its dudes are also in WG and NS, making JT seem even more redudent. Oh well, better than pretending it doesn't exist.

The Japanese lists as "Vi Busters", whilst the English lists as "Virus Busters". That's weird

I wish they had expanded this to include Animal Colosseum but oh well...

The reason JT never gets used is nostalgia, plainly. The original six fields were named after and based on the original six pendulums - Nature Spirits, Deep Savers, Nightmare Soldiers, Wind Guardians, Metal Empire, and Virus Busters. Dragon’s Roar and Jungle Troopers didn’t get Pendulum Z releases…because they weren’t original Pendulums, and it was the originals they wanted to reference. Hyper Collosseum also added Dark Area and Unknown, (even though the former was realistically already made redundant by NSo).

Savers reclassified things to make a bit more sense out of the now-larger number of Digimon. They took the dragons and dinosaurs from Nature Spirits and Virus Busters to make Dragon’s Roar (naming it after the first Pendulum Progress for that classic factor) and took the insects from Nature Spirits and combined them with the plants from Wind Guardians in order to make Jungle Troopers, which they have a new name two, as neither of the other Pendulum Progresses fit for it (though I think a smarter thing would be to split out the beasts from NSp, make them Animal Colosseum, and then add the plants into NSp, but, eh). This was the case all through the Savers era - across its card game and video games, until Digimon Story Lost Evolution split Jungle Troopers into ‘insect’ and ‘plant’ fields…but they dodged the name issue because the older Digimon Story games didn’t give them names, only identified them by species (Dragon, Beast, Bird, Insect, Plant (both formally Insect/Plant), Aquan, Holy, Demon, Machine/Mutant).

To cut a long story short - the Digimon from DR and JT are also NSp or VB for the former and NSp and WG for the latter…so if they’re going to reference the original Pendulum Lore, there’s little reason and no real way to add in the Savers additions because they’re unlikely to be the point and their Digimon are still covered anyway.
This is the first time there’s ever been any official attempt to categorise DR and JT with the original six in their Pendulum forms, which I’m fascinated by. I imagine this is their was of trying to appease both sides, by saying ‘yes JT exist…but plants are still WG’. Also they remembered Unknown after Savers ditched it, so there’s that.
 

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This thread make me hope they create digimon like pomumon as representative of each field.
Pomumon line -> Wind Guardians (Plant+Bird)
Mugendramon -> Metal Empire (Cyborg+Machine)
Lunamon & Gomamon line -> Deep Savers (Ice+Water)
Entmon -> Jungle Troopers (Plant+Insect) *I don't know if i can count Shivamon / BloomLordmon / Pistmon in this category
Tailmon line -> Virus Busters (Holy Beast, Angel, Holy Dragon) *it would be perfect if Tailmon have Holy knight evolution

Nature Spirits : I hope someday they will create digimon that mineral+insect+beast in one digimon or in one evolution line
Nightmare Soldiers : I want ghost mix demon for this
Dragon's Roar : I want Shoutmon DX normal version for this
 

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It seems they updated the definitions to include Pendulum Z. For instance, I don't recall desert zones being in NaSp; and the Wind Guardians were in and above a savannah, not forests and jungles.
The very few desert Digimon like Scorpiomon were already in Nature Spirit before Pendulum Z though.
 

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It seems they updated the definitions to include Pendulum Z. For instance, I don't recall desert zones being in NaSp; and the Wind Guardians were in and above a savannah, not forests and jungles.
The very few desert Digimon like Scorpiomon were already in Nature Spirit before Pendulum Z though.
Of course and I would have probably classified them as such myself. It's just that the original landscape (v-pet background) for NaSp was a grassland with a forest and a lake.
It's the same for the original WG, really: obviously there were some Plant Digimon who would have stayed as much as well or even better in a forest rather than a savannah, but they depicted it as such.
 

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You may not hear about these a lot unless it's like the DiM Cards. But this was an interesting report. ...Didn't Adventure have all these but Metal & Dark/Unknown.
 

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You may not hear about these a lot unless it's like the DiM Cards. But this was an interesting report. ...Didn't Adventure have all these but Metal & Dark/Unknown.
You mean as Partners? Yeah, Adventure has a Child Digimon for all the archetypes except for Demon, Machine, and Mutant (at least partly because they doubled up on Holy)
 

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What category would Pulsemon, Gammamon, Jellymon, and Angoramon be?
 

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What category would Pulsemon, Gammamon, Jellymon, and Angoramon be?
The ones I can be confident in would be Gammamon=NSp and DR, Jellymon=DS, and Angoramon=NSp. Pulsemon could belong to ME or NSp.
 
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