Vital Bracelet BE Digimon 25th Anniversary Set- Info, Images, & Pre-Order Details- New Digimon- ShinMonzaemon!

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After various teasers we finally have all the details for the Digimon 25th anniversary of the Vital Bracelet BE (before we have some of them for the BE itself in fact.)


A lot of fun to go over, so let's get started...
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First up, another look at the BE that comes with the set in both bands, and it goes over the basic features.

The new BE can use legacy Dim Cards, legacy VBM cards, and the new BEMemory cards.
It has IPX4 water resistance.
The body size of the BE has been reduced by about 10% from the original Vital Bracelet.
Firmware can be updated with a microSD Card.


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The 2 band/covers, themed to look after the original Digimon V-pets, are exclusive to this set, which contains a few different items.

The main body can be used with standard Vital Bracelet BE replacement bands.


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1- Evolve by training on your adventure with the sprite Digimon!

2- The status of the Digimon will change based on your training!

3- Online real time battles with players around the world will be available. The app will be out in Fall 2022.
Use the classic sprite Digimon against their higher resolution full color cousins.


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Contents:
Vital Bracelet BE main body, with Limited Edition Original Brown Color Cover (the buttons also have slightly different colors from the standard models.)
Limited Edition Original Gray Color Cover
BEMemory Digital Monster 25th Anniversary Dim
25th anniversary shikishi


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Various nostalgic classic Digimon are included!
The main focus is on Digimon from the Version 1.
23 black and white sprite Digimon total.


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After 25 years... Monzaemon evolves to his Ultimate form!

ShinMonzaemon!



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Digimon that can be trained from the start with the 25th Anniversary Dim:
Baby 1- Botamon
Baby 2- Koromon
Child- Agumon, Betamon
Adult- Greymon, Tyranomon, Meramon, Devimon, Seadramon, Airdramon, Numemon
Perfect- MetalGreymon, Mamemon, Monzaemon
Ultimate- BlitzGreymon, BanchoMamemon, ShinMonzaemon


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If you clear designed Adventure chapters the evolution route of a well known Digimon will open!
Dokimon, Bibimon, Pulsemon, Bulkmon, Boutmon, Kazuchimon

The first appearance of the Pulsemon evolution family in the black & white classic sprites.


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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the beginning of Digimon, the set includes a new mini shikishi by Kenji Watanabe.
New mini shikishi by Kenji Watanabe

He gave some comments of thanks and regarding the shikishi, we'll translate if there is time later.



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The VITAL BRACELET BE Digital Monster 25th Anniversary set is available to pre-order now at Premium Bandai for 12,100 yen. Pre-orders close August 31st and they ship in November.
VITAL BRACELET BE デジタルモンスター 25th Anniversary set


As has been previously announced the 25th Anniversary Dim Card 'will' be available separately in the fall. If all you want is the Dim you do not need this set.


The case/bands look neat, combining the classic style with a few new touches.
The Dim Card lineup is pretty nice, combining the 'updated' Version 1 roster from the 20th Anniversary V-Pet, having a Pulsemon line (bringing in a modern decently known Digimon), and adding a new Ultimate to round it out by giving Monzaemon a formal evolution. It's a fun lineup, and it makes you wonder if they may do more like this.
The shikishi is also a nice little bonus.




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MONZAEMON ACTUALLY OBTAINED THE ULTIMATE FORM?! "Shin"? God? True? New? This form is more suited for WaruMonzaemon... Because of that bear claw. But that explains Monzaemon X...

Oh boy I didn't expect this Monzaemon's new evo form. Can't wait to see what powerful abilities this ShinMonzaemon got in the future profile.
 

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I did notice that the Digital Monster ver.20th roster was one less than the max total of possible Digimon on a Dim (although I think that total is being raised with the new BE Dims) (realized that the new total is already applied due to the Pulsemon line, but it evens out anyways since the new total is just 6 more slots). However, I didn't think they'd round off of the Perfect-level trio with each of their own evolution.
 
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Given how replaceable the bands are, I might actually invest in this set! I wasn't sold on the OG look at first, but it's growing on me, plus all the fun bonuses. And multiple Adv mode unlocks is a great touch, it really seems like they're refreshing everything that was a bit stale about the original VBs.

ShinMonzaemon is also pretty dope.
 

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Aw man, I was really hoping we could toggle between classic and modern sprites. I guess I must wait longer to see a BanchoMamemon high detail sprite. However, the sheer content does make up for it and I love the version 1 roster, especially seeing it now finally completed! But, speaking of which-

I can't tell if I like ShinMonzaemon. It just looks like a blob to me. Monzaemon X already did the blob thing way better and I don't like how it looks evil when Monzaemon is a good boy vaccine but if it has a really good profile I could wind up loving it.
 

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ShinMonzaemon looks like it was designed to be both regular and Waru Monzaemon's evolution. Could work even as a Jogress, which reminds me a bit of the three Mushmons piling up to Woodmon in Frontier(?).
 

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Having the adventure mode cycle through the other DMOG backgrounds is an awesome touch!!

Really hope we'll be able to acquire and use them outside of the adventure mode.
 

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ShinMonzaemon looks like it was designed to be both regular and Waru Monzaemon's evolution. Could work even as a Jogress

Agreed. ShinMonzaemon's brown fur for Monzaemon and the mysterious galaxy goo and the glowing eye for WaruMonzaemon if jogressed. But still... That galaxy goo doesn't make sense... I hope the profile will explain that.
 

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There's a reason why I always love the classic touch of every new digimon, including this ShinMonzaemon. The touch I think I never see in some digimon with the addition of certain antibody, because the design approach is so random.

But anyway, I'm curious if we'll get the Ver. 2 for this 25th Anniversary version. Because if we get Ver. 2, I'm more curious about Vademon's evolution (the Monzaemon of Ver. 2). Will it be Ebemon or a new digimon.
 

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I like the derpy design! Finally a Mega for Monzaemon & WaruMonzaemon, dude needed one bad! Reminds me too much of Monzaemon-X though.
 

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Looks more like a WaruMonzaemon evolution to me. Seems way too demonic, should've been yellow too. But oh well, I'm glad the teddy bear finally got his Mega form. There's plenty of other Digimon out there still waiting for theres Bandai...
 

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Do we know why the Shin is hiragana in ShinMonzaemon’s name when they use katakana for the Waru in WaruMonzaemon?
 

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Yay! My favorite Digimon, Airdramon, is finally in the VB!

Also, that's an awesome new Mega for Monzaemon! My unofficial line is now Offmon > Namakemon > Monzaemon > ShinMonzaemon.
 

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Out of the many perfect Digimon that needs an evolution, they give it Monzaemon, they could've just used Platinum/GoldNumemon here.
I'd rather have a new evolution for Mamemon so we have 4 perfect Mamemon and 4 ultimate Mamemon.
they can still create another Mamemon later? It wouldn't make as much sense to add another mega Mamemon for this specific project.

I really hope ShinMonzaemon is vaccine. I really liked the virus/data/vaccine triangle the perfect levels had and how BlitzGreymon and BanchoMamemon kept the typings upon evolution. I don't want this guy to break that cycle
 

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Agreed. ShinMonzaemon's brown fur for Monzaemon and the mysterious galaxy goo and the glowing eye for WaruMonzaemon if jogressed. But still... That galaxy goo doesn't make sense... I hope the profile will explain that.
Uh, it's the Numemon. The Numemon that's inside Monzaemon. You know, the thing made of slime?

That's also probably where the wings came from since Numemon tend to be winged at the Ultimate level.
Out of the many perfect Digimon that needs an evolution, they give it Monzaemon, they could've just used Platinum/GoldNumemon here.
I'd rather have a new evolution for Mamemon so we have 4 perfect Mamemon and 4 ultimate Mamemon.
"i'd rather have the thing with 3 ultimates get a new one rather than the ones with 0" ok.
 

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Maybe theyll finally give tyrannomon's data line a mega. Master Tyrannomon is feeling kinda lonely.
 

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Maybe theyll finally give tyrannomon's data line a mega. Master Tyrannomon is feeling kinda lonely.
While I'm sure they eventually will, even if they decide to make one of these for all the original Digital Monsters, the only Tyrannomon Perfect is Metal and would thus probably just get Rust.

Mastertyrannomon being from World 1/2 (and only barely being in 1!) and taking a while to become playable elsewhere puts a bit of a damper on it showing up in nostalgia products unfortunately.
 

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What a weird guy! Monzaemon is top 3 for me, and I really liked the Numemon goo making wings and a halo in his X-Antibody form, so this is neat.

The sprite is excellent and makes me wish they'd have kept the symmetrical head, but I think this will grow on me.
 

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Out of the many perfect Digimon that needs an evolution, they give it Monzaemon, they could've just used Platinum/GoldNumemon here.
I'd rather have a new evolution for Mamemon so we have 4 perfect Mamemon and 4 ultimate Mamemon.
You contradict yourself there.

Besides, Mamemon in Ver. 1 has its own Ultimate form already, it's the Bancho.
So it makes perfect sense to have a new Ultimate for the Numemon line.
BlitzGreymon, BanchoMamemon, and ShinMonzaemon.
 
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