Pendulum Z Folder Continent Report #3- Nightmare Soldiers

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It would be interesting to have a third wave (or new v-pet) with Armageddon Army, Animal Colosseum and Dragon's Roar fields but set up in a different continent. After that, they could make another wave but with Jungle Troopers, Dark Area and Unknown this time. Since these waves would be set up in a different continent I don't see much issue with overlapping themes. For example, a Nature Spirit Labramon would live in the folder continent while an Animal Colosseum Labramon would be living on the new continent.
 

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Disappointed that there's no Arcadimon line...
Maybe we'll get Dominimon and Regulumon in Virus Busters... I hope.

This Pen Z looks like money grab (small roosters, have to connect all of them to get smth, no info on gameplay or any new gimmicks). I hope gameplay is not simple as before and that they include some quest, items or smth.

Next v-pet should be able to connect to internet and have a chibi styled color LCD display. (that will never happen lol)
 

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Yeah, I'm not sure if these are worth $120 just for wave 1. Especially with the recycled Digimon in some of the rosters - Unimon, Mojyamon, Gizamon, Yukidarumon, and Marine Angemon should've all been either new Digimon or Digimon that haven't appeared in 16x16 virtual pets yet.
 

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I just took a look at the site's Folder Continet map and there's very obvious places for the next wave: a factory complex for ME, the cloudy mountaintop for WG and the open fields (with a "mini stonehenge" in one of them) for Virus Busters. Sadly I don't see a way to fit the remaining Fields yet. I suppose JT could co-exist with NS, but there's not an obvious place for DR. DA would obviously not be in the same map, so...

Before someone says I'm ignoring Unknow, it doesn't lend itself to a biome and it's suposed to be the mutants and weird mons who don't fit in the other fields.

You're not really understanding what they're doing here. The Pendulum Z isn't referencing the Alpha Evolve fields - it's referencing where Alpha Evolve got them from.
The original Digimon Pendulum had six waves - Nature Spirits (for beast, insectoid and mineral Digimon), Deep Savers (for marine Digimon), Nightmare Soldiers (for monsters and demons), Wind Guardians (for bird and plant Digimon), Metal Empire (for machine and mutant Digimon), and Virus Busters (for holy and 'heroic' Digimon). These are the six names mentioned on the Pendulum Z site, and these are the six fields shown in the initial announcement. These were also the fields in the original Hyper Colosseum card game, with Dark Area and Unknown added as well.
If there were to be an extra three, it stands to reason that they would be Dragon's Roar, Armageddon Army, and Animal Colosseum - the three waves of the Pendulum Progress.

Alpha Evolve then categorized Digimon differently, adopting the name Dragon's Roar from the Pendulum Progress for dramon and dinosaur Digimon, and keeping Virus Busters, Deep Savers, and Metal Empire intact. Nightmare Soldiers absorbed Dark Area, and Unknown was dropped altogether, iirc. Wind Guardians became just birds and the plants were combined with the insects (similarly split out of Nature Spirits) to become Jungle Troopers (a name he made up wholesale). This made eight fields that were used from the start of Alpha Evolve, up until Digimon Story: Lost Evolution, which divided insects and plants to make nine fields (probably to correspond to the nine worlds held up by Yggdrasil in Norse myth), however it didn't give them names.

However, with insects featured in Nature Spirits Z, and the fact that literally everything is referencing the original Pendulums, it's safe to assume that Wind Guardians, Metal Empire and Virus Busters are the only others we can expect...maybe Dragon's Roar, Armageddon Army and Animal Colosseum at a stretch, but certainly not Jungle Troopers.

I know Dragon's Roar, Dark Area and Jungle Troopers weren't part of the original Pendulums, I was speaking more of a wish to see all Fields represented. Also, because of the Warrior Ten sub-theme, I just find AncientGreymon more fitting of Dragon's Roar, even if Virus Busters is ok for him too. Anyway, I'm aware this will most probably not go beyond the original Pendulum's Fields.

Also, wasn't aware of the Alpha Evolbve bits, thanks for the info.
 

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The castle-like silhouette in the background could be the new hidden digimon, perhaps Algomon Super Ultimate?

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The castle-like silhouette in the background could be the new hidden digimon, perhaps Algomon Super Ultimate?

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I think it's an actual castle, the report itself talks about how Devimon stands on top of a castle

NGL tho, my first thought when I saw it was "is that a Digimon"

Now to be proven wrong and it's a Digimon
 

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If Animal Colosseum were a field it would leave almost nothing left for Nature Spirits after the insects and freshwater Digimon were also ported from there. Armageddon Army could work if they stepped up the amount of both fallen angel and angel Digimon. At any rate the 3 progress fields are all treated like the other fields in Cyber Sleuth - as passive abilities.
Yeah, I was thinking that Nature Spirits, Virus Busters, and Nightmare Soldiers would make those two really redundant. Jungle Troopers at least takes the insects from Nature Spirits and plants from Wind Guardians to make its own new thing.

The Insect are still in Nature Spirits in the Pendulum Z, though. Jungle Troopers is no more likely than Animal Colosseum.

Neither were in the original Digimon Pendulum, which the Digimon Pendulum Z clearly references by both the name of the line and by naming all six versions on its splash page.
 

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Well like I said in another thread, the theme of Pendulum Z seems to be "research expedition", so a "new discovery" of fields/Digimon not in the original Pendulums wouldn't be too strange. And half of the roster in the original Virus Busters Pendulum was Digimon that were already in previous versions, so it's not like the fields were ever mutually exclusive.
 

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Well like I said in another thread, the theme of Pendulum Z seems to be "research expedition", so a "new discovery" of fields/Digimon not in the original Pendulums wouldn't be too strange. And half of the roster in the original Virus Busters Pendulum was Digimon that were already in previous versions, so it's not like the fields were ever mutually exclusive.

Except for the fact that all 6 original Pendulums were mentioned by name in the original announcement, and on the website, thus creating that link.
And Lost Evolution was the last time the Alpha Evolve Fields were used anyway, and even that split Jungle Troopers into 'plants' and 'insects', though didn't give either group a name (none of the others were named either).
 

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Well like I said in another thread, the theme of Pendulum Z seems to be "research expedition", so a "new discovery" of fields/Digimon not in the original Pendulums wouldn't be too strange. And half of the roster in the original Virus Busters Pendulum was Digimon that were already in previous versions, so it's not like the fields were ever mutually exclusive.

Except for the fact that all 6 original Pendulums were mentioned by name in the original announcement, and on the website, thus creating that link.
And Lost Evolution was the last time the Alpha Evolve Fields were used anyway, and even that split Jungle Troopers into 'plants' and 'insects', though didn't give either group a name (none of the others were named either).

That doesn't necessarily preclude new fields from being in the Pedulum Z. Of course they would only mention the original 6 fields, but not just because it's a successor to the original and 20th Anniversary Pendulums, but because, if they were planning on adding additional fields, they wouldn't want to spoil it. New fields would not only give them an excuse to make a third wave like with the Digital Monster X, and thus make more money, but would also be far more surprising than ending it at wave two. Everyone already knows there's going to be a second wave, and can even guess the Digimon gained from connecting, before any announcement has been made. Not sure about JT or AC, but DR and AA, definitely have a chance, since in the V-Tamer manga, which also took place on Folder continent and was loosely based on the original Pendulum, had two areas called Dragon's Valley and Demon Castle (which is separate from Nightmare Castle) respectively.
 
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but DR and AA, definitely have a chance

I can see Dragon's Roar potentially happening, although it's not exactly in need of new Digimon like the other fields are. Though with Nightmare Soldiers getting demons and Virus Busters presumably getting angels and other holy Digimon, I'm not sure there'd be anything left for Armageddon's Army that would feel distinct. But hey, we could always get a whole Pendulum Progress successor after Pendulum Z's done.
 

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Yeah, I'm not sure if these are worth $120 just for wave 1. Especially with the recycled Digimon in some of the rosters - Unimon, Mojyamon, Gizamon, Yukidarumon, and Marine Angemon should've all been either new Digimon or Digimon that haven't appeared in 16x16 virtual pets yet.

Yeah feeling kinda cheated as I have already pre-ordered them. The digimons for X2 were more exciting than this.
 

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but DR and AA, definitely have a chance

I can see Dragon's Roar potentially happening, although it's not exactly in need of new Digimon like the other fields are. Though with Nightmare Soldiers getting demons and Virus Busters presumably getting angels and other holy Digimon, I'm not sure there'd be anything left for Armageddon's Army that would feel distinct. But hey, we could always get a whole Pendulum Progress successor after Pendulum Z's done.

True, but since DR was never in the pendulum to begin with, they may not even need to add new Digimon to the field because most of them, would be new to the Pendulum series. As for AA, most NSos are generic monsters. In the Pendulum Z for example, we only have 3 demon Digimon, Devimon, NeoDevimon, and Deathmon, and I expect the same of VB, especially since Angewomon an Ophanimon are now in NSp via connection. There are a few Fallen Angels, Angels, and Demon Man Digimon that can be used, and lets not forget it would likely have a few new Digimon as well.

For example, something like this.
Baby I:
Give Meicoomon a Baby I level

Baby II:
Name Meicoomn's Baby II level

Child:
Bakumon
Name Mecoomon's Child level
Tukaimon


Adult:
Meicoomon VM
Pidmon
IceDevimon
D'arcmon
Boogeymon
Meicoomon

Perfect:

Meicrackmon VM
SkullSatamon
Two new Archangels, or finally give us a Principality Digimon or two
Phelesmon
Meicrackmon

Ultimate:
Raguelmon
SlashAngemon
Deathmon (Black)
a Principality Digimon (assuming there isn't one of the Perfect level)
Murmuksmon
Rasielmon

Ultimate?:
New Super Ultimate Demon
New Super Ultimate Angel

It avoids reusing too many Digimon from NSo, VB, NSo 20, VB 20, NSo Z, and the original AA while adding a few new ones like the rest of the Z series does.
 
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They could definitely fill up the roster, but given Pendulum Z's focus on environment, I'm not sure why they would live in a separate place from the demons in NSo and the angels in VB. And if they were going to do it, it'd be an odd choice to blur the line between NSo and AA by including one of the most iconic demon Digimon in NSo.
 

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They could definitely fill up the roster, but given Pendulum Z's focus on environment, I'm not sure why they would live in a separate place from the demons in NSo and the angels in VB. And if they were going to do it, it'd be an odd choice to blur the line between NSo and AA by including one of the most iconic demon Digimon in NSo.
That is true. Doesn't help that all demon Digimon are, by default, NSos. Then again, it's not unusual for Digimon to share fields, Angewomon has always been a NSp and a VB, only differentiated by her evolution, with Holydramon being a NSp and Ophanimon being a VB. But now they've blurred that line.
 

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I'm confused, are we getting 2 waves or are we getting 2 families for each device?
 

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I'm confused, are we getting 2 waves or are we getting 2 families for each device?
At the moment, neither. Nothing's been officially stated. People are just theorizing. It's just the 1 wave for now, and 1 field for each version.
 
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