(カラツキヌメモン KaratukiNumemon)
KaratsukiNumemon b
Level Champion
Type Crustacean
Attribute Virus
Family Nature Spirits
Prior forms Numemon[1]
Partners Pulsa
Voice actors (Ja:) Tomoaki Ikeda, Satoshi Tsuruoka (Frontier), Ikuo Nishikawa (Frontier, Elder), Iho Matsukubo, Yukie Muraoka (Frontier, Daughter)
(En:) Dan Lorge (Frontier[2])
Cards (Ja:) Bo-169, Bo-632
(En:) St-102

KaratsukiNumemon is a Crustacean Digimon. It was a Numemon that made use of its intelligence and found a shell to cover itself in order to protect its body. As a result, while it is slightly more intelligent than Numemon, it in turn grew a cowardly personality, and will retreat into its shell in shock at even the slightest disturbance. Its defense is extremely high while it is holed up in its shell, remaining firm even when it is kicked or stepped on.[4]


  • Shell's Attack
  • Slamming Attack (たいあたり Tai Atari?)


KaratsukiNumemon is yellow-green snail with big, red eyes on skinny stalks. Its shell has blue stripes and resembles that of a nautiloid.


KaratukiNumemon (カラツキヌメモン)

Official romanization given by the Digimon Reference Book and used in Japanese media.

  • (Ja:) Karatuki (殻付き? lit. "with shell")[5].
  • (Ja:) Numenume (滑々? lit. "slimy").

Name used in the American English version of Digimon Frontier and used in American English and some Japanese media.[6]


Digimon Frontier

Other KaratsukiNumemon appear at the Autumn Leaf Fair during both the DigiDestined's visits. Bizarre Bazaar All Aboard The Tag Team Express One of them in particular is singled out but is unable to help Bokomon find the Toucanmon who had stolen the boys' D-Tectors. Bizarre Bazaar

Digimon Digital Card Battle

ShellNumemon is an opponent in the Junk City Battle Cafe and Battle Arena and uses a deck which hinders your capability to digivolve your digimon card . He is also a Rare Champion card with 900 HP. Its circle attack, "Shell Attack" has an attack power of 250. Its triangle attack, "Pouring Poop" has an attack power of 150. Its cross attack, "Mighty Magic" has an attack power of 150 and reduces opponent's circle attack to 0. It can also be used as a support card with support effect that allows you to discard the top card shown in opponent's DP slot.

Digimon World 3

ShellNumemon is only available as a Brown Champion Card with 9/9.

Digimon World Dawn and Dusk

KaratsukiNumemon is #162, and is a Champion-level, Tank-class, Aquan-species Digimon with a resistance to the Water element and weakness to the Steel element. Its basic stats are 166 HP, 179 MP, 90 Attack, 105 Defense, 78 Spirit, 68 Speed, and 42 Aptitude. It possesses the Protect 3 and LuckyMedal2 traits.

KaratsukiNumemon digivolves from Syakomon and can digivolve to Digitamamon. In order to digivolve or degenerate to KaratsukiNumemon, your Digimon must be at least level 26, with 135 defense and 30 aptitude.

KaratsukiNumemon can DNA Digivolve from Tapirmon and Crabmon, if the base Digimon is at least level 21, with 400 Aquan experience and 140 defense.

Digimon All-Star Rumble

ShellNumemon are minor enemy Digimon who appear in the Digital Plains and Native Forest story mode stages. They only recently started attacking Digimon but hit with short-ranged strikes.

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