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Karatenmon is a Wizard Digimon whose name and design are derived from the mythological Karasu-tengu (烏天狗? lit. "Crow goblin"). It was adopted from a winning entry in the "Digimon Web Dot-art Contest" which belonged to Masaki Shima from Ibaraki prefecture. It has an appearance like a Shugenja. It is a follower of the great Tengu Digimon, and its face is the epitome of a crow. It excels in Shugendo, and freely manipulates its Genriki. The two swords that Karatenmon possesses are called the "Irataka" (伊由太加の剣 Irataka no Ken?, lit. "Irataka Swords"), and contain strong magical powers.[3] As a wandering warrior, it has been taught by many masters and gained arcane abilities.[4]

Digimon Frontier

Main article: Karatenmon (Frontier)

Digimon Fusion

Digimon World Dawn and Dusk

Karatenmon is #237, and is an Ultimate-level, Technical-class, Bird-species Digimon with a resistance to the Wind element and weakness to the Thunder element. Its basic stats are 219 HP, 238 MP, 127 Attack, 97 Defense, 115 Spirit, 115 Speed, and 50 Aptitude. It possesses the Psychic 4, Numb Ward3, and Quick 3 traits.

It dwells in the Chaos Brain and begins appearing after "The Final Battle". It is also available as a partner in Dawn's Japanese Starter pack.

Karatenmon digivolves from Saberdramon. In order to digivolve to Karatenmon, your Digimon must be at least level 33, with 170 spirit.

Karatenmon can also DNA digivolve from any two of Garurumon, Kougamon, and Firamon, if the base Digimon is at least level 27, with 175 spirit, and 155 speed. Karatenmon can DNA digivolve to Kuzuhamon with Taomon, to Ravemon with Shurimon, or to Anubismon with Yatagaramon.

Karatenmon can be hatched from the Oriental Egg.


  • Harmony Swords (悟り Satori?, lit. "Enlightenment"): Reads the opponent's spirit to anticipate their attacks.
  • Feather Flare (衝撃羽 Shougekiha?, lit. "Ballistic Feathers"): Flaps its jet black wings, driving its feathers in the opponent alongside a shock wave.

Notes and references

  1. Digimon World Dawn
  2. Digimon World Dawn and Dusk
  3. Digimon Reference Book: Karatenmon
  4. The Dark Heart of Friendship D-Tector (Ophanimon): "Karatenmon, a wandering warrior. It's said that he has arcane abilities gained through the guidance of many mysterious masters."

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