|Voice actor(s):||(Ja:) Nakai Kazuya|
(En:) Skip Stellrecht
|Partner(s):||Thomas H. Norstein|
|Mega||MirageGaogamon Burst Mode|
Gaomon is a fictional character from the Digimon franchise. Gaomon the Rookie-level digimon partner of Thomas H. Norstein, and appears as a character in the Digimon Data Squad anime series. His name originates from "Gao" Cantonese for dog.
Gaomon is a young blue akita-like dog digimon who wears a red scarf tied around his head and a pair of large red boxing gloves.
Gaomon first appears in episode three of Digimon Data Squad. He and his partner Thomas had arrived in Japan as a bunch of DemiMeramon where being found in the country. Gaomon is a very calm and quiet; in his first appearance in the Japanese version, his only dialogue consisted of answering "Yes master!" or "Sir yes sir" (in English) to Thomas's orders. He was given more dialogue in later episodes. As seen in "The Norstein Family Secret" and "A Birthday Kristy Will Never Forget", he is shown to blush in the presence of little girls that remark on how cute he looks.
- Double Backhand: Spins around very fast in a whirlwind, either creating a vortex or striking an enemy in a tornado of punches.
- Rolling Upper: Jumps into the air, spinning and striking his opponent with his fist.
- Speed Bash (Gao Rush): Rapidly punches an enemy.
The name "Gaomon" refers to only the rookie form of this digimon. Throughout the series, Gaomon 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.
Gaomon first Digivolved to Gaogamon in order to fight a pack of DemiMeramon. From then on, he appears in battle often. He started off being rivals with GeoGreymon, Marcus Damon's Digimon partner. This rivalry caused them to let an enemy Drimogemon escape. The two later settled their differences in the fifth episode of the season, and was able to finish off Drimogemon (who, at that point, had digivolved into Digmon) together. Gaogamon is similar to Matt's Garurumon, featuring similar aspects.
MachGaogamon is Gaomon's Ultimate form. Gaomon first achieves this form in episode 15 of Digimon Data Squad. In this episode, Thomas was one of the humans who had been captured by MetalPhantomon. MetalPhantomon put them under a nightmare spell—causing Thomas to relive the day of his mother's death. However, Thomas was able to break free of the spell, which awakened his DNA Charge and allowed his partner Gaomon to Digivolve into his ultimate form. In this new form, MachGaogamon was able to defeat MetalPhantomon.
MirageGaogamon first appears during the fight with Kurata's group of humans-turned-Digimon, when Thomas's Digisoul super-powers MachGaogamon. In this episode, a silhouette of MirageGaogamon appears around MachGaogamon and produces a powerful energy attack. MirageGaogamon is properly introduced in the next episode, along with ShineGreymon and Rosemon, after the Data Squad learn how to harness this new power. MirageGaogamon faces off with Nanami, one of the Bio Tamers. MirageGaogamon is able to defeat Nanami's digimon form BioLotusmon when Thomas's plan allows him to get BioLotusmon at pointblank range.
MirageGaogamon Burst ModeEdit
MirageGaogamon Burst Mode is Mirage Gaogamon's Mode change. MirageGaogamon temporarily assumes this form through Burst Evolution—which pushes his powers and abilities to the limit.
MirageGaogamon Burst Mode first appears when a Knightmon lead by LoadKnightmon attacks Relena. Thomas' D.N.A. allows MirageGaogamon to go into his Burst Mode, giving him the power to destroy LoadKnightmon. He appeared later on helping ShineGreymon Burst Mode alongside the other DATS Digimon to defeat the Royal Knight Craniamon. He last appeared in the final confrontation against King Drasil alongside the other DATS members.
|Digimon Data Squad|
|DATS Members:||Marcus Damon and Agumon | Thomas H. Norstein and Gaomon | Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda and Lalamon | Keenan Crier and Falcomon | Miki Kurosaki, Megumi Shirakawa, and PawnChessmon | Richard Sampson and Kudamon | Homer Yushima and Kamemon|
|Antagonists:||SaberLeomon | Gotsumon | Akihiro Kurata and Gizumon | Bio-Hybrids | Belphemon | Argomon | Royal Knights | King Drasil | Tsukasa Kagura|
| Other characters:||Spencer Damon and BanchoLeomon | Sarah Damon | Kristy Damon and Biyomon | Merukimon | Rhythm | Kosaburo Katsura and Biyomon | Yuma Kagura and Renamon | Masaki Nitta |Other characters|
|Relationships:||Marcus Damon | Thomas H. Norstein | Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda | Keenan Crier|
|Other media:||Ultimate Power! Activate Burst Mode!! | The Digital World in Imminent Danger! | Digimon World Data Squad | Digimon World DS | Digimon World Dawn and Dusk|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | Digimon Natural Ability | Data Link Digivice | Digi-Egg | List of episodes|