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Armadillomon is a Digimon creature from the Japanese Digimon media franchise that comprises animemanga, toys,video gamestrading card games and other media.

"Armadillomon" is the name that all members of this particular Digimon species share. There are several different Armadillomon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series.

The most well-known appearance of Armadillomon is in theDigimon Adventure 02 anime as the partner of Cody Hida.

The Armadillomon of Digimon Adventure 02 also appears in all the Digimon Adventure 02 related movies.


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Armadillomon is a small armored armadillo- like digimon with three-clawed limbs and a short tail. In the Japanese version, he speaks with a Nagoya dialect and usually ends his sentences with "da'gya!". In the dubbed, this turned into a Southern United States accent. Armadillomon's easy going nature is a sharp contrast to his partner Cody's serious personality.


Armadillomon is one of the three Digimon of ancient times who were sealed away by the Digimon Sovereign Azulongmon in case of a crisis. He was awakened when the Digimon Emperor began his conquest of the Digital World. Cody, on his first visit to the Digital World, lifted the Digi-Egg of Knowledge. This freed Armadillomon from his suspended animation.

Armadillomon is recruitable in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer if Ryo Akiyama saves Cody and is playable in any chapters of Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley where Cody is a character.


  • Diamond Shell (Rolling Stone): Armadillomon curls up into a ball and rams into the opponent.
  • Scratch Beat: Rapidly slashes enemies using his claws.

Other FormsEditEdit

The name "Armadillomon" refers to only the rookie form of this digimon. Throughout the series, Armadillomon gains the ability to Digivolve into a number of more powerful forms (each with a different name). The rookie form, however, is his most common and preferred form.


[1] Tsubumon is Armadillomon's Fresh form. The name "Tsubumon" comes the Japanese word "Tsubu", which means 'a grain' or 'a drop'. Tsubumon oftens appears after Armadillomon de-digivolves from his Shakkoumon form.


  • Bubble Blow (Acid Bubbles): Fires bubbles from the mouth.


[2] Upamon is the In-Training form of Armadillomon. The name "Upamon" comes from the Nahuatl word "upa", referring to a young axolotl (a type ofsalamander). Armadillomon de-digivolves into this form when he returns to the Real World. He is incredibly hyper-active compared to his Rookie-form.


  • Shock Shout


[3][4]Digi-Egg of Knowledge Digmon, the "Drill of Power"and "Drill of Knowledge" is the form Armadillomon takes when he Armor Digivolves with the Digi-Egg of Knowledge. He noted that the "drill of knowledge" makes him sound smarter.

Armadillomon first Armor Digivolved to Digmon on the day of his revival,[3] when theDigimon Emperor abducted DavisCody's desire to understand life's mysteries evoked the power of the Digi-Egg, allowing Armadillomon to Armor Digivolve to Digmon and destroy the Dark Ring on Drimogemon, a Digimon who was under the Emperor's control. Digmon was a valuable fighter during the Digimon Emperor's reign of terror, but when Ken renounced his evil persona, Digmon was no longer needed as Armadillomon was now able to Digivolve normally.

Digmon is Armadillomon's Armor Digivolution in Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley and can be used in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer by equipping the Digmon card on Armadillomon.


  • Gold Rush: Digmon fires his drills towards the opponent.
  • Rock Crackin' (Big Crack): Digmon rams his drills in the ground, causing a fissure.


[5][6]Digi-Egg of Reliability Submarimon, the "Reliable Guardian of the Seas", is the form Armadillomon takes when he Armor Digivolves with the Digi-Egg of Reliability.

Armadillomon first became Submarimon on the day the Digi-Egg of Reliability was found. The DigiDestined children had been trapped in an offshore oil platform by a MegaSeadramon who was under the control of the Digimon Emperor. Cody was able to invoke the power of the Digi-Egg of Reliability, allowing Armadillomon to Armor Digivolve to Submarimon. With the help of Ikkakumon, Submarimon destroyed the Dark Spiral on MegaSeadramon and freed the DigiDestined. Submarimon is one of the few digimon forms belonging to the Digimon who is well-equipped for combat in water, even able to attack Ultimates head-on. Submarimon's head also contains a cockpit that can fit a single human, meaning he can be used as underwater transport or to help destroy the Control Spires.

Submarimon is Armadillomon's Armor Digivolution in Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley and can be used in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer by equipping the Submarimon card on Armadillomon.


  • Oxygen Torpedo (Oxygen Homing): Submarimon fires oxygen torpedoes from his front compartment.
  • Submarine Attack: Submarimon fires energy beams of water at his opponent.


in the CD Drama Armor Evolution to the Unknown, he can also digivolve to Pteramon with the Digi-Egg of Love.


[7] Ankylomon is Armadillomon's champion form. His name is derived from the dinosaur ankylosaurus.

Armadillomon first digivolved to Ankylomon to protect Cody from Thundermon, who the DigiDestined encountered when they were helping to rebuild the Digital World after all the damage done by the Digimon Emperor. Since then, Ankylomon has appeared more than Digmon and Submarimon. Later, during the DigiDestined's final battle against BlackWarGreymon, Ankylomon was able to DNA Digivolve with Angemon to Shakkoumon, who was the first to actually inflict any, though minimal, damage on the Mega-leveled BlackWarGreymon. He was also vital to battle against theDaemon Corps and MaloMyotismon.

When the Old Clock Shop Man summons the heroes of the past to the Fusion universe to help take downQuartzmon, Ankylomon shows up with Cody Hida and MagnaGarurumon to assist in the DigiQuartzA Great Legendary Hero Gathering! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!

Ankylomon is Armadillomon's Champion form in Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley and Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer.


  • Tail Hammer: Ankylomon uses the spiked end of his tail as a hammer.
  • Megaton Press: Ankylomon leaps into the air and slams his body onto his opponent.


[8] Shakkoumon is an Ultimate-level Mutant Digimon DNA-digivolved from Angemon and Ankylomon, combining Ankylomon's armor with Angemon's holy power. Shakkoumon was first formed when the DigiDestined attempted to protect the last Destiny Stone from BlackWarGreymon. Both Cody and T.K. knew that the Destiny Stone must not be destroyed, regardless of BlackWarGreymon's wishes, so their partners, Angemon and Ankylomon, were able to DNA digivolve and form Shakkoumon, who teamed up with Paildramon and Silphymon to fend off BlackWarGreymon. Although the three Ultimates were unable to beat BlackWarGreymon and were defeated, they were able to stall him for long enough for the children to evacuate the Destiny Stone and get it to safety.

Shakkoumon has the ability to absorb energy attacks from other Digimon, even if they are much stronger than him, namely the Megas BlackWarGreymon and MaloMyotismon. However, this skill has a limit as seen in the battle against Daemon.

When he runs out of energy, Shakkoumon degenerates to Tokomon and Tsubumon.

Shakkoumon is Armadillomon's Ultimate form through DNA Digivolution in Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley and his natural Ultimate form in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer, though by equipping him and Angemon with Calumon cards they can digivolve to Shakkoumon.


  • Justice Beam/Harmonious Spirit (荒御魂 Aramitama?, lit. "Rough Spirit"):[4] Radiates red laser beams from his eyes that can reach 100000° at their focal point.
  • Kachina Bombs/Clay Bomb (和御魂 Nigimitama?, lit. "Harmonious Spirit"):[4] Fires clay disks from his waist.


In Digimon Tamers: Brave TamerVikemon is his Mega form,

Notes and ReferencesEditEdit

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 Video Game: Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer
  2.  CD Drama: Armor Evolution to the Unknown
  3.  "The Digi-Team Complete". Digimon Adventure 02. Fox Kids. 08/19/2000.
  4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 If you do not wish to follow or are unable to follow the tinyurl links, these are the direct links:Aramitama and Nigimitama.