The Digivice (デジヴァイス Dejivaisu?), short for "Digital Device" is a device from the Digimon series based on the first Digimon product, the Digimon virtual pet, and it indicates that the possessor is a DigiDestined. It appears in every season of the anime, as well as the V-Tamer 01, Chronicle, D-Cyber, and Next manga, and several of the video games. Its primary use is to empower the DigiDestined's partner Digimon through Digivolution, though each version of the Digivice is also equipped with many other helpful features, such as radar or data storage. Even when Digivice's are the same type, they are usually differentiated by a color scheme unique to the character who uses them.
List of Digivices
The Digivice 01 (デジヴァイス０１ Dejivaisu Zero Wan?) is used by the Tamers of Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01. Taichi Yagami got his from Lord Whamon as a parting gift, while the rest where shown to have theirs when they appeared. It has all the functions of the original V-Pet and a built in analyzer. Using it allows the user to transmit data to their Digimon, from various medicinal herbs and food to even nonverbal commands. It comes in a few different colors.
By "hitting" two Digivice 01 together, the user can cause a DNA Digivolution. To cancel this evolution the Digivices must be crossed. This ability is often taken advantage of in order to make use of "Infinite DNA Digivolution", where the DNA digivolved Digimon separates again into its fusees and then merges once more, thereby reacquiring perfect health. Neo is most often guilty of this, and Hideto tried to have his WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon merge again into Omegamon to again acquire perfect health. In addition, a DNA digivolved Digimon can again merge with another of its level into Mega, called "Triple Jogress".
Digimon Adventure Digivice
Used by the DigiDestined of Digimon Adventure, the original Digivices were created by Gennai's group of Digital World guardians. They serve to channel the emotional energy of the DigiDestined, allowing their Digimon partners to digivolve as far as the Champion level; when used in unison with the energies of a Crest, the Digivices permit further Digivolution to the Ultimate level, and in the case of Taichi "Tai" Kamiya and Yamato "Matt" Ishida, Warp Digivolution to the Mega level. When digivolving past Champion level, the Digivices change color to match the coloration of their DigiDestined's Crest. Additionally, the Digivices of Meiko Mochizuki and Maki Himekawa show symbols in their screens.
Like many artifacts in the Digital World, the Digivices bear the DigiCode for "Digital Monster" (デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā?), specifically on the border of their screens. The Digivices also have a meter that shows how close the Digimon is to digivolving; the height of the meter is related to the severity of the situation.
In addition to permitting Digivolution, the Digivices have some other abilities. They can project beams of light that have debilitating effects on evil Digimon and those under the control of a Black Gear will have it forced from their body, while those who are simply unpleasant in nature will be turned to goodness. These beams can restrain Digimon, and, on one occasion, combined to create a force-field that contained a massive explosion that would've destroyed the entire Digital World. On a more simple level, they have built-in clocks, and are able to track the signal emitted by other Digivices. To travel into the Digital World, one must possess a Digivice.
Digimon Adventure 02 revealed that Ken Ichijouji also possessed a Digivice of this design, which was transformed into a D-3 Digivice through immersion in the Dark Ocean. The various International DigiDestined seen around the world during this series also carried original Digivices.
In Digimon Adventure: Anode Tamer and Cathode Tamer, Ryo Akiyama borrows Tai's Digivice. Though unable to use it for Digivolution, he can charge the Digivice with energy, which he can then discharge in an attempt to tame an enemy and have them join him.
They were created by Azulongmon and the Harmonious Ones along with the Digi-Eggs to counter the power of the Digimon Emperor's Dark D-3, which he had obtained by dipping his Digivice into the Dark Ocean. Soon after the three new DigiDestined children acquired their D-3s, released from the Digi-Egg of Courage, Takeru "T.K." Takaishi's and Kari Kamiya's original Digivices were upgraded into D-3 forms after obtaining the Digi-Egg of Hope and Digi-Egg of Light respectively. D-3s have a white center with differently-colored grips for each DigiDestined, as follows:
However, the D-3s morph into different colors (the center is the color of the first Digimon which appears on the screen and the grip being the color of the second Digimon.) during DNA Digivolution, much like how the original Digivice does when the using the Crest, as follows:
They also morph for Digivolution past the Champion level like the Adventure Digivice. This time, however, the grip has two colors.
Dubbed "D-3s" by Izzy for their three settings—Digital, Detect and Discover—the D-3s possess all the basic functions of the original Digivices, allowing for Digivolution to the Champion level and DNA Digivolution to Ultimate. Used in conjunction with Digimental-type Digi-Eggs, stored within everyday store-bought palmtops known as "D-Terminals", D-3s also allow Armor Digivolution.
A specific power that the D-3s possess over the original Digivices is their ability to open "Digi-Ports"—computer programs that serve as gateways to the Digital World. Original Digivices cannot perform this function, although once a Digi-Port is opened by a D-3, holders can still traverse the dimensional gap. This means that D-3's are necessary to get into the Digital World, as the dimensional barrier between the worlds was repaired when the original DigiDestined released their Crests.
Ken Ichijouji's corrupted Dark D-3 have the inverse effect of a normal Digivice, projecting an energy which inhibited Digivolution. In the guise of the Digimon Emperor, Ken constructed a series of Control Spires around the Digital World and broadcasted this energy into them; in turn, the spires generated wide-range energy fields that prevented Digivolution in the surrounding area. Ken was eventually freed from this dark influence and was able to use his Digivice to naturally evolve his Digimon partner, Wormmon; although he possessed the Crest of Kindness, he did not use it in conjunction with his Digivice in the animated series.
Toy versions of the D-3s were divided in five versions: Version 1 with Veemon and Wormmon, Version 2 with Hawkmon and Gatomon, and Version 3 with Armadillomon and Patamon. While the other characters' D-3s were used, Kari and T.K.'s were replaced with white/blue and black/blue respectively. There is also a "Paildramon version" and final "clear" version of Davis's D-3.
In Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers, Ryo Akiyama uses the D-3 which eventually will belong to Davis Motomiya, while Ken also has access to one. They both can charge the Digivice with energy, which they can then discharge in an attempt to tame an enemy and convert them to their side, much like the Digivice did in Digimon Adventure: Anode Tamer and Cathode Tamer.
Digimon World 2 Digivice
Takato Matsuki and Rika Nonaka receive their D-Powers by slashing a Blue Card through a card-reader , while Henry Wong received his by slashing a Blue Card through a computer Digimon gaming attachment. Jeri Katou, Kazu Shioda, Suzie Wong, Kenta Kitagawa, and Ai and Mako's D-Powers appeared before them in a shroud of light , later revealed to have been delivered by DigiGnomes. Ryo Akiyama borrowed Takato's D-Power during the fight against XeedMillenniummon , and is in possession of a D-Power of unspecified origin.
When Takato's anger causes WarGrowlmon to digivolve into Megidramon, his D-Power overloads and is destroyed. He later receives the D-Power's Ultimate Version (アルティメットバージョン Arutimetto Bājon?), a gold D-Power which also has DigiCode written on it, reading: (デジモンテイマーズ Dejimon Teimāzu?, lit. "Digimon Tamers").
This Digivice can be used with a card from the Digimon card game to execute Digi-Modify to give the Tamer's Digimon extra attacks or effects. Though originally the Primary Tamers' Digimon needed to be exposed to Calumon's power in order for the D-Power to digivolve them to the Champion Level, until a Digivolution Card aided this function. To achieve Ultimate level, Tamers needed to use a Blue Card for Matrix Digivolution, and the D-Power is also used by Takato, Henry, Rika, and Ryo to use Biomerge Digivolution, which allows the Tamer to fuse with the partner Digimon to digivolve to the Mega level.
The D-Power can analyze nearly every Digimon that the Tamer's Digimon sees, has a Compass/Radar function which can detect when an aggressive Digimon is nearby, and can display what the Tamer's Digimon is seeing . Ryo's is seen to generate an energy whip ; it is not known whether the other Tamers' D-Powers have this function. The D-Power can also heal the Tamer's Digimon . If needed, the D-Power contains a data port on the top that can be accessed by opening a hatch by pressing the up button . (It's unknown if a special option is needed to be accessed to open the hatch, or if it can be accessed simply by pressing the up button in an idle state.)
While in Ryo's possession, Takato's red D-Power can be charged with energy to convert any of XeedMillenniummon's minions he comes across into a card for later use.
When Takuya Kanbara, Koji Minamoto, Tommy Himi, Zoe Orimoto, and J.P. Shibayama are first brought to the Digital World, their cellphones are changed into D-Tectors through Ophanimon's power. Later, when Koichi Kimura's resolution purifies the Spirits of Darkness, Koji's D-Tector surrounds the boy in light and produces a new D-Tector. When confronted with Cherubimon, Ophanimon uses the last of her power to upgrade Takuya and Koji's D-Tectors to their second level, which allows them to use Unified Spirit Evolution.
The D-Tector allows the DigiDestined to use Spirit Evolution and Beast Spirit Evolution. It can be used to scan, purify, and then realize Fractal Code and Spirits. D-Tector users can communicate with each other, the creator of the Digivice Ophanimon , or with the Spirits themselves.
Digimon Pendulum X
The Pendulum X (ペンデュラムＸ Pendyuramu Ekkusu?) is the Digivice used in Digimon Chronicle. It has an X-Antibody Indicator on it and comes in different colors. It is named Digivice X (デジヴァイスＸ Dejivaisu Ekkusu?) in Bx-102: Digivice X.
The D-Cyber is the Digivice used by the Tamers of the Chinese manhua Digimon D-Cyber. It's in the shape of a flip-style cell phone and also had an X-Antibody indicator. In reality, the toy is just an alternate Pendulum X made by Bandai Asia.
By shaking the D-Cyber in the proper way, a Tamer could get their Digimon to unleash a powerful attack.
Data Link Digivice
As members of DATS, Thomas H. Norstein, Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda, Miki Kurosaki, and Megumi Shirakawa received their Digivices when they joined prior to the start of the series. Marcus Damon was given his by Commander-General Homer Yushima , who worked with Commander Richard Sampson to build their own by blueprints sent by Spencer Damon. Spencer Damon had his own Digivice and also built Keenan Crier's, which reveals all of the Data Link Digivices were created by Spencer Damon. After a failed attempt to capture the Code Key of Lust, Kosaburo Katsura, determined not to fail his client's request, produces a Digivice.
The Data Link Digivice allows Digimon to digivolve via "D.N.A. Charge" to Champion stage and with "D.N.A. Full Charge" to Ultimate stage. The lead characters are able to generate something known as a "D.N.A." (Digimon Natural Ability, "Digisoul" in the original version). It emerges from the human partner's hand for the evolution from Rookie to Champion, and from the heart which engulfs the body for the evolution from Champion to Ultimate. When received by a Digimon, it allows them to digivolve. (Almost similar to the "Spirit Evolution" in Frontier, with the exception of the human evolving into a Digimon) It is also capable of absorbing a Digimon from a certain device on the rear end. In the first two Episodes of Savers Lalamon spends most of her time in it, and fits perfectly, while Agumon seems a bit squeezed in. The buttons on its face are the same as the DATS logo. Is about 3 1/2" tall, about 1 1/2" wide, and about 1/2" thick. Marcus, Thomas, and Yoshi succeed in summoning the true power of the Digisoul in episode 28, but the Digivice iCs were not able to handle the raw power and were broken. In episode 37 however, the same did not occur with Keenan, whom was apparently capable of controlling his Digisoul and digivolved Falcomon via "D.N.A. Charge! Overdrive!" to his Mega form, Ravemon. In episode 41, Sampson also showed he could bring Kudamon to its Mega form, Sleipmon, with his Data Link Digivice.
Megumi and Miki's Digivices are inverted to symbolise their opposing coloured PawnChessmon, and align to their Digimon's colour.
The Digivice Burst allows Digimon to digivolve via "D.N.A. Charge! Overdrive!" (Digisoul Charge! Overdrive! in Japan) to the Mega level. It has all the same functions as the Data Links, plus the ability to use "Charge! D.N.A. Burst Mode!" ("Charge! Digisoul Burst!" in the Japanese version) to activate "Burst Mode", as well the "Signal Port", allowing the use of a new feature called "Air Signal", which has three functions: Aura, Barrier and Burst Evolution.
In episode 29, Marcus, Thomas, and Yoshino managed to repair their broken Digivice iCs and turn them into Bursts, thanks to BanchoLeomon's training. Keenan's iC evolved to Burst in Episode 43 when he and Yoshino finally managed to bring their partners to Burst Mode. Spencer Damon was the first one to obtain the Digivice Burst after meeting with BanchoLeomon, before the start of the series.
It is an upgraded version of the Data Link Digivice with the following colors:
A purple and green Digivice, it is used by Professor Akihiro Kurata to pseudo-evolve Gizumon to either Gizumon-AT or Gizumon-XT through the use of "Artificial D.N.A.", which it can create. It has an equipped circuit line that is attached from the digivice to a small storage portable, which holds the energy to create the "Artificial D.N.A.".
In Digimon Masters, the DigimonArchive resembles a Dark Digivice.
Bio Link Digivice
The Bio Link Digivice (聖たちのデジヴァイス Kouki-tachi no Dejivaisu?, lit. "Kouki and the others' Digivice") is a Digivice used in Digimon Data Squad. These Digivices were used by the Bio-Hybrids under the command of Kurata to turn themselves into Digimon.
The Digivice is kept under the forearm, then when it's needed slides out into the hand. "Bio Hybrid D.N.A. Charge" allows the people to evolve into a hybrid Armor level Digimon, while for their Mega level, only Nanami calls out "Bio Hybrid D.N.A. Full Charge".
The Digimon Twin (デジモンツイン Dejimon Tsuin?) are two Digivices used in Digimon Next. Called the Anti-God Devices, they were to be used with the Arbitrators, VictoryGreymon and ZeedGarurumon, to take down Yggdrasill should it become corrupted. They were given to Tsurugi Tatsuno and Yu Inui by Norn in order to digivolve their Digimon to Mega.
Digimon Story: Lost Evolution Digivice
The Digivice used in Digimon Story: Lost Evolution.
This Digivice allows Shuu or Kizuna to communicate with the DigiBase.
Each of the Fusion Loaders has a different creator; Mikey Kudo's red Fusion Loader was given to him by Omnimon and Christopher Aonuma's blue Fusion Loader was given to him by Bagramon. AxeKnightmon gave Nene Amano a black Fusion Loader to collect the energy of negativity for him, but once he completed his Darkness Loader, he abandoned her and she eventually revived her Fusion Loader with a lavender design. AxeKnightmon gave the Darkness Loader to his true General, Ewan Amano, but when Ewan finally came over to the Fusion Fighters United Army's side, the Darkness Loader was revived with a yellow design. The Old Clock Shop Man, who presides over the Digimon Hunts being held a year after MegaDarknessBagramon was defeated, owns a black and gold Fusion Loader, and also gives Fusion Loaders to the Hunters; a green Fusion Loader to Ryouma Mogami, a gray Fusion Loader to Ren Tobari, a pink Fusion Loader to Airu Suzaki, a deep crimson Fusion Loader to Tagiru Akashi, a navy Fusion Loader to Mizuki, and a turquoise Fusion Loader to Kiichi Funabashi. Hideaki Mashimo and Noboru are in possession of a purple and a brown Fusion Loader, respectively, both of unspecified origins. Angie Hinomoto and Jeremy Tsurgi later receive an orange and a teal Fusion Loader.
According to the Old Clock Shop Man, the color of Tagiru's Fusion Loader marks him as a passionate Hunter. The colors of Angie and Jeremy's Fusion Loaders are the same as their lights of courage and friendship that digivolved Shoutmon to OmniShoutmon.
Mikey, Christopher, Nene, Tagiru, Kiichi, Angie, and Jeremy's Fusion Loaders were originally a dull grey color until changing colors.
In the manga, Nene's sister Kotone Amano also has her own Fusion Loader. Using Mikey and Kotone's Fusion Loaders for reference, Wizardmon builds three new Fusion Loaders; the first two change into light pink and pale green and become Angie and Jeremy's, respectively, and the three stay with Wizardmon until he is thrust back in time by ZeedMillenniummon. As he journeys through time and space, Wizardmon eventually happens across Mikey from before he entered the Digital World and gives him the last Fusion Loader, completing the time loop.
The Fusion Loader is able to store a Digimon's data to allow it to recover its health Data Link Digivice, the Fusion Loader can store multiple Digimon. Although in the manga, the more digimon in the Fusion Loader, the slower the healing process happens.. Unlike the
The Fusion Loader can be used to perform DigiFuse between their Digimon , and also to digivolve the user's Partner.
In the manga, a Fusion Loader is also able to track other Fusion Loaders.
The Darkness Loader (ダークネローダー Dākunesu Rōdā?), is a powerful artifact sought out by AxeKnightmon. It was initially dormant within an orb of dark energy kept hidden away within AxeKnightmon's tower in the Dust Zone. He sought to activate it by collecting massive amounts of refined dark energy. After being completed, AxeKnightmon presented it to his brother Bagramon. Bagramon then gives one of seven copies of the Darkness Loader to each of his Dark Generals, while the original is given to Ewan Amano.
The Darkness Loader originally lay dormant within an orb of darkness. However, when it was fully awakened and given to Bagramon, it took on the appearance of a black Fusion Loader with a spike motif.
Its primary ability is to perform Dark DigiFuses between Digimon, as well as using Xros Open to undo the Digifuse. Like a regular Fusion Loader, it is also able to display tactical maps and battle plans. When the Darkness Loader performs a Dark Digifuse, the fangs at the top open up to reveal an orb of darkness. For the Dark Generals, this orb is emblazoned with their emblem.
In the manga, when Nene performs a Dark DigiFuse between herself and Shademon, her Fusion Loader becomes the Darkness Loader, but becomes a Fusion Loader again when she digivolves into Luminamon (Nene).
Digimon World Re:Digitize Digivice
It can be used to store items and manage the Partner Digimon's skills.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Digivice
The Digivice used in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.
- Japanese: Wataru Takagi
Each Appli Drive is delivered to its chosen human through a machine and asks a different yes-no question to them. Haru Shinkai's Appli Drive is delivered to him through a vending machine and asked if he wants to be a protagonist. Eri Karan's Appli Drive came from an UFO catcher game and asked if she wanted to make people smile. Astra's Appli Drive was delivered to him inside a box by a delivery drone and asked him if he wanted to follow his heart. Rei Katsura's Appli Drive was given to him by a Sugar from a grocery story when he was shopping, and it asked him if he was alone. The 3DS Protagonist's Appli Drive is delivered to them via a vending machine and asked him if he wanted to connect. Mio's Appli Drive was given to her by Tutomon. Giving the correct answer unlocks the Appli Drive and gives its user an Appmon Band matching the Appli Drive's main color. Most of the time the correct answer is "Yes", and Rei is the only known case of the answer being "No".
The Appli Drive can Appliarise (アプリアライズ Apuriaraizu?), which allows an Appmon to materialize by inserting its Appmon Chip inside it. It also allows two Appmon to perform Applink and App Fusion. . It also allows its user to enter AR-Fields.
Each Appli Drive allows its user to perform a function related to their Buddy's attacks. Haru's Appli Drive allows him to type search terms to allow Gatchmon's "Deep Search" or DoGatchmon's "Deep Dive" to be used in order to discover information when needed. Eri's Appli Drive allows her to smash buttons in a fashion similar to a video game controller to allow the use of Dokamon's "Dokadoka Rush". Astra's Appli Drive generates a holographic DJ set to allow him the use of Musimon's "Music Hour". . Rei's Appli Drive generates up to three holographic keyboards to allow him the use of Hackmon's hacking abilities or Raidramon's "Barrage Jack". .
Appli Drive DUO
This version of the Appli Drive does have a few similarities with the original Appli Drive in that it needs to be unlocked in order to be wielded, and can also perform the Appliarise function as well.
Like with the original, it gets delivered to their chosen human and asks about them. Yujin received his from a sushi dispenser, and asked if he had any friends he wanted to protect at the cost of his own life.
Unlike the original however, the Appliarise function is performed differently. In order to open the drive, the user had to push a lever that slid apart the two halves of the cover instead of sliding down the entire cover. Then, after the chip is locked in, and the cover closed, the user then had to touch a red button at the bottom of the Digivice to initiate the sequence.
Appliarising an Appmon from the Appli Drive DUO will increase its natural power by 50%, as it adds part of the Applidriver's power to the Appmon.
When the red conformation button is touched again, the Appli Drive DUO can initiate an Overdrive function, in which the Appmon suddenly gains a burst of energy allowing them to perform a much stronger version of its attacks. However, this maneuver will drain part of the Applidriver's energy.
Notes and references
- ↑ The name is only mentioned in the Digimon Series Memorial Book: Digimon Animation Chronicle
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 In the American version, Matrix Digivolution refers to Digivolution from Champion to Ultimate. In the Japanese version, "Matrix Evolution" refers to both the above and the Digivolution from Rookie to Mega
- ↑ In the Japanese version, Spirit Evolution is the evolution used with both Human and Beast Spirits.
- ↑ Digivice Burst Official Site
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Its Japanese name is only mentioned in the Digimon Series Memorial Book: Digimon Animation chronicle.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Lilymon: Light pink and... pale green...?
- ↑ Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth: Cyberspace EDEN
- ↑ Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth: Keyword: EDEN Syndrome
- ↑ Unidentified toy catalogue, scans courtesy of With the Will