Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #12?- Virus Busters

MarcFBR

Big Cheese
Staff
Admin
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Sep 8, 2006
Messages
13,163


The Digimon Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report website has updated with more information!


There is no actual report this time, just the lineup for Virus Busters and a reference book update. Possibly put up early, or they haven't updated it completely yet, so possibly more to be added shortly...

Update- The full proper Folder Continent Report for Virus Busters can be found here.


So... a nearly complete lineup for Virus Busters in the Pendulum Z 2!



This time we get 23 out of the 25, with only 2 being a mystery. And out of those 23 3 of them are new Digimon!



In addition, the 3 new Digimon from Virus Busters have been added to the reference book from the Pendulum Z.


Baluchimon, Mimicmon, and Manticoremon






More details, including how to pre-order, the Digimon Pendulum Z 2 can be found here.

Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #1, focusing on Nature Spirits, can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #2, focusing on Deep Savers, can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #3, focusing on Nightmare Soldiers can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #4, featuring an update on Nature Spirits, can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #5, featuring an update on Deep Savers, can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #6, featuring an update on Nightmare Soldiers can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #7, Z Report Volume 1, featuring a connection to ancient Digimon can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #8, focusing on Wind Guardians, can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #9, featuring an update on Wind Guardians can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #10, focusing on Metal Empire, can be found here.
Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #11, featuring an update on Metal Empire can be found here.
 

Attachments

Last edited:

HeavyLeomon

Red shirt
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Apr 20, 2020
Messages
79
Age
30
Not a fan of this roster, never liked shoutmon X(3,4,etc) forms, also guilmon and agumon entire evolution lines are like the same shit at my eyes, just different attributes, still both dinosaur main character partners in their respective seasons.
Also no new Rookie and Ultimate... Yep, this is my least favourite roster of the 6.
Now just wait for the "SuperUltimate" reveals, hoping they are totally new digimons.
 

riderdimension

Ain't got no mojo...
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Mar 17, 2018
Messages
6
interesting to have some Virus type virus busters
 

Muur

I'd rather roll
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Feb 21, 2017
Messages
3,346
Age
27
Location
Bolton, England
Weirdly, they had original Agumon displayed for half an hour then ninajed him out to 2006 anime

and I certainly didn't except the X3/5 to be in here. Shoutmon King and OmniShoutmon robbed! Shoutmon just grows the parts of the other Digimon lol. I was really hoping for Shoutmon King tbh. Oh well

With ShineGreymon here and a secret slot after - I'm expecting this to be that you Jogress Shine and Mirage together and unlock their Burst Modes on each device. Wouldn't be the first time Shine+Mirage = Burst Mode. Hopefully they do Ruin Modes for both of them instead for more fun.

Not sure why the random Duranda/RaijiLudo.

All in all this is the blandest of the Vpets. is just anime protags (guess thats what VB is, angels+anime protags).

I wonder if they did this early because they wanna reveal the secret slots on Sunday or something.
 

TMS

Super Moderator
Staff
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Aug 11, 2009
Messages
11,700
Age
30
Location
Ohio
I wonder if this means there will be no reports for Virus Busters like there have been for the other Fields. That would be one way to work around Folder Continent not having a designated area for them.
 

Chimera-gui

Completely digital
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Feb 17, 2017
Messages
962
Location
United States
It might also be that the report hasn't been posted yet since the first ME report was somewhat late as well as I recall.
 

Muur

I'd rather roll
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Feb 21, 2017
Messages
3,346
Age
27
Location
Bolton, England
I wonder if this means there will be no reports for Virus Busters like there have been for the other Fields. That would be one way to work around Folder Continent not having a designated area for them.
You think theyd just edit the map to add them, but I guess not.
 

Geode

I'm a Maniac
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Aug 24, 2020
Messages
115
No way, no way, no way Shoutmon x3 > x5 > Goldramon that’s better than what I thought before and I knew the Legend-Arms would appear I it just there ultimates but still this the most excting thing since Digital Monsters X.
 

Deep Saver

Completely digital
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Apr 18, 2017
Messages
766
Location
EDEN
Yeah, the VB roster is pretty bland, but I expected it given it is basically the anime heroes device. At least I still really like the 3 new ones.
 

Tortoiseshel

I'm going digital
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Nov 27, 2014
Messages
595
I wonder if Savers Agumon is going to have a new sprite, or if they'll just use the Pendulum Agumon design like they've done with the Twin and Digivice iC.
 

Chimera-gui

Completely digital
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Feb 17, 2017
Messages
962
Location
United States
Not too surprised by Baluchimon, Mimicmon and Manticoremon's levels though since I wasn't expecting any of them to be Ultimate/Mega given that we only got two new Ultimates/Megas in Nidhoggmon and Regalecusmon not counting the unknown slots.
 

raharaha

Ain't got no mojo...
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Jul 3, 2020
Messages
33
Age
28
what a boring lineup... why they must always put agumon on every iterations
 

Geode

I'm a Maniac
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Aug 24, 2020
Messages
115
what a boring lineup... why they must always put agumon on every iterations
I agree but it’s the same reason they always put pikachu in every Pokémon iteration.
 

Chimera-gui

Completely digital
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Feb 17, 2017
Messages
962
Location
United States
what a boring lineup... why they must always put agumon on every iterations
...Because it's the series mascot?
Bingo!

Looks like it's all the obvious ones, like direct evolutions and fusions. Belphemon RM and Lucemon SM are a bit of a surprise, though I think Cyber Sleuth put them in that level too? Like I said, the whole thing is screwy.
Lucemon SM is at least consistent with base Lucemon at skipping levels. (Rookie -> Ultimate -> Ultra).

Gallantmon CM has about as much reason to be Ultra as Belphemon RM. Neither should be really when theyre both mode changes, but oh well. Could prob say the same for Paladin Mode, but I guess he makes sense as one due to gaining the power of one.
Well, the whole point of UlForceVeedramon Future Mode is that it’s a Super Ultimate despite the fact that it’s also a Mode Change.

So, from my point of view, Belphemon RM and Dukemon CM are consistent as Super Ultimate Digimon.

More than Omegamon who is sometimes still considered as an Ultimate even if it’s a whole different Digimon than Wargreymon and MetalGarurumon.
And the « descendant » of Susanoomon.

Not a fan of the overall retconny way recent games have been throwing out Super Ultimates left and right especially in cases like Omegamon.
I mean back in the day, when Arkadimon was confirmed to be the first Super Ultimate candidate, it was able to wipe the floor with Omegamon repeatedly before it even reached it. Same with Armagemon one-shotting him in movie 4, Ordinemon overpowering him in tri, and in a more roundabout way him being swatted around by Death-X-DORUgoramon and Death-X-mon in X-Evolution, while not even coming close to Alphamon, let alone Ouryuken.
Confirmed Super Ultimate or not, they had pretty conclusively proven that another level of power was in play now, and that for that next generation of heavyweights decimating some of the previous top tier Ultimates like Omegamon was basically a right of initiation.
But then Omegamon is suddenly the best and powerful again, whenever they feel like he should be. I don't think the notion of power creep is inherently inconsistent on its own, but their attempts to retcon it definitely are and that kind of inconsistency kind of devalues the label of Super Ultimate as a whole (another reason for most of the franchise not to count it, I guess).

But I guess that's the way it is now... and in that case, why not go further? For example I think if the games want continue to handing out "Super Ultimate" like cotton candy and the likes of Examon, Omegamon and Dukemon CM merit the classification they should have made the Burst Modes Super Ultimates as well. Their profiles pretty much echo the description of Crimson Mode as a temporary release of their true potential, they are of comparable strength in things like the CGA (plus none of Crimson Mode's powers have been described as Solar or Planetary class) and it would be consistent with Belphemon RM's Super Ultimate Status, since it would make sense that the Digimon shown capable of defeating him would be Super Ultimate as well.

a logarithmic scale would explain the general need for Jogress or Fusion. With few exceptions (UlforceVeedramon FM, the Chronomons, Belphemon RM in certain uses, Lucemon SM in certain uses, and the Kizunas), the vast majority of Digimon ever classified as Ultra / Super Ultimate typically come about through the fusion of two Megas. And of those, I really think Belphemon RM and Lucemon SM are done in error (or done more for sake of video game programming). Regarding Gallantmon CM, it's useful to remember that he's typically the result of combining Gallantmon and Grani so isn't quite the same as other mode changes. This should make sense if power is logarithmic as the distance to the next tier is progressively further than all of the previous progress combined.
I feel that is weirdly dismissive towards the original three species of Super Ultimates, just pushing them aside as "except those guys" to make the newer entries work "cleaner". Like trying to define what a frog is and amending the definition with more and more qualifiers until you arrive at a point where frogs themselves are weird edge cases in regards to "being a frog".
I think if there really was a conscious attempt going on to normalize the system like this via this sort of Fusion requirement, then they recently had a great chance for that in Hacker's Memory when they featured Arkadimon SU for the first time in like 15 years, they could have easily turned it into a "proper" fused Super Ultimate to make that point, but they left it as a "normal" evolution.

I also disagree on the overall premise that a Digimon's level can be definitely measured by strength, that kind of misses the point of the static nature of the evolution system, e.g. Level b Digimon are level b essential because the evolve from level a and continue to level c.

So the need for a catalyst, in addition to personal digivolution energy, makes sense if we'd consider that a full stage increase would require that much more energy. Even two Megas summed together on their own would only be 2,000,000 of those arbitrary power units, and a single Digimon adding 9,000,000 of those units becomes fairly unfeasible. If they both Digivolve at the same time while combining, then each would contribute their own base of 1,000,000 each (2,000,000 total) and supply an additional 4,000,000 in digivolution each (8,000,000 total) to arrive at the necessary 10,000,000,000 to actually be Tier-7.
If the argument is based on "No Ultimate Digimon with a base energy of 'only' 1,000,000 could feasibly make it to the 10,000,000 required for Super Ultimate on its own", Does that not disprove the existence of non-jogress Adult evolutions as well? I mean how would a puny Child level Digimon with an energy of 1000 make it to the 10,000 required for the Adult level on its own? both Evolutions (in fact all of them) require the base Digimon in question to pull nine times his inherent energy out of nowhere but it never actually poses a problem to them except in the case of Super Ultimates.
To be fair, V-Tamer was inconsistent with the very own concept of Super-Ultimate Level that it has established.

I mean, in the early chapters of the manga, Neo explain that when 2 Adults Digimon Jogress, they become a Perfect Digimon.
Then, he explain that when 2 Perfect Digimon Jogress, they become a Ultimate Digimon.
And when Omegamon is revealed to be the Jogress of 2 Ultimate, it’s still a Ultimate Digimon as well, for some reason.

The Digimental is also inconsistent, what is the whole point of Arcadiamon if any Digimon can evolve to Super-Ultimate Level by using this item ?

Ok, Daemon can evolve because he has « fused » with Arcadiamon.
But UlForceVeedramon ? Why can he even evolve ? Because he’s « an ancient type » ?
That explain why he’s way stronger than the average Digimon (included Omegamon, because why not), not why he can become a Super-Ultimate Digimon when the whole point of V-Tamer is that Arcadiamon is supposed to be the only Digimon to be able to access this level.
 

raharaha

Ain't got no mojo...
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Jul 3, 2020
Messages
33
Age
28
Yes I understand that, but i really think that agumon will only be as that "secret" character lol.
And yet i thought VB supposed to have more "angel" digimons... not dragons
 

The Golux

I come from the net
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Jan 14, 2007
Messages
1,094
Age
34
Location
Maine
slightly surprised that Baluchimon is Data and Manticoremon is Virus, though the reason given for Manticoremon is fine (it could easily have been a predatory monstrous vaccine, like for example MarineChimeramon). Baluchimon just looks more like a vaccine to me probably because of Bakumon.

The reason for Mimicmon being Virus being that it's a trap for viruses that is super overfull is amusing, though.
 

Muur

I'd rather roll
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Feb 21, 2017
Messages
3,346
Age
27
Location
Bolton, England
slightly surprised that Baluchimon is Data and Manticoremon is Virus, though the reason given for Manticoremon is fine (it could easily have been a predatory monstrous vaccine, like for example MarineChimeramon). Baluchimon just looks more like a vaccine to me probably because of Bakumon.

The reason for Mimicmon being Virus being that it's a trap for viruses that is super overfull is amusing, though.
Well Skullbaluchimon is Data is well, so it makes sense
 

YongYoKyo

Completely digital
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Jul 8, 2018
Messages
683
The original Vi Busters had the entire Agumon and Gabumon evo-lines. It has always been very clearly an "anime protagonist"-centered field.

Ironically, the "angel" portion of the original VB roster was the stand-in for the Virus-attribute route. Though nowadays, they have Guilmon as a justified Virus-attribute Vi Buster, and they even made two new Virus-attribute Digimon that specifically hunts other Viruses. With how much they emphasized the attributes in Mimicmon's and Manticoremon's profiles, it's clear that they were made for the sake of having lore-friendly VB Virus-attributes for the new roster.
 

e105zeta

Completely digital
Show User Social Media
Hide User Social Media
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
682
This isn’t Virus Busters, this is Dragons Roar. : (
 
Top