Kunemon is a Larva Digimon whose name is derived from the onomatopoeia for wriggling (くねくね Kunekune?), and whose design is derived from the bee-fly larva (Bombylius major). As Insect Digimon children are very unique beings among other Digimon, its digivolved form is still unclear, but it seems to be obvious from Kunemon's discovery that there exist Insect Digimon other than Kabuterimon. Kunemon has lightning-patterns all over its body, and although it is uncertain whether the lightning-patterns on the portion considered its face are organs equivalent to eyes, because they change shape in accordance with its emotions, it is said that they probably are eyes. Its personality is fairly malicious.
Digimon Adventure 02
A bunch of Kunemon are under the control of Arukenimon's flute at Giga House. Their "Electro Thread" attack knocks Ken and Stingmon into the washing machine. Ankylomon degenerates to Armadillomon so Cody can turn him into Submarimon and rescue them. The water that comes out of the hole in the washer machine hold the Kunemon at bay as they and Davis and ExVeemon get away.
Some Kunemon are at the village near KaratsukiNumemon Mountain.
Digimon Data Squad
Yoshino Fujieda and Lalamon battle a Kunemon who manipulates Takashi in a plan to digivolve itself. Kunemon creates a cocoon for itself so that its digivolution into Flymon can't be interrupted. Some injured Kunemon are in the care of Cherrymon and the Nyokimon that he protects. A Kunemon is in a glass stasis tube in the room where Relena is in.
Kunemon are among the residents of the Jungle Zone. Stingmon orders two to help patrol the Hidden Sanctuary. They are in the audience of Jeremy Tsurgi and Angie Hinomoto's Dance of True Heart. They also thank the Fusion Fighters for saving them from the Bagra Army. After the Digital World is reformatted by Lord Bagra, these Kunemon are sent to Honey Land, where they are constantly drained of their energy by the Honeybeemon.
A recruitable Kunemon is found in Kunemon's Bed in Native Forest, near the Digital Bridge. He appears to be a hungry Digimon, asking for food. He only eats Meat, Giant Meat, Sirloin, a Super Carrot, a Hawk Radish, a Digital Mushroom, Digital Anchovy, or Spoiled Meat. Once the Protagonist feeds him, he immediately fights against you. After being defeated, he appears in the city at night and tells you the names of the special foods for each area. He drops an MP Chip, which raises the partner's MP stat. He also opens a path straight from the city to the Digital Bridge.
Kunemon is a "secret" Digimon that the Protagonist can obtain. If the Protagonist puts an In-Training Digimon to sleep in Kunemon's Bed, it has a 50% chance of digivolving into Kunemon after waking up. A Kunemon can digivolve into a Kabuterimon, Kuwagamon, Bakemon, Vegiemon, as well as a Nanimon, Sukamon, and Numemon. Both Kabuterimon and Kuwagamon have their bonus conditions require Kunemon as the pre-digivolved form, alluding to the family they belong in.
Digimon Digital Card Battle
The Kunemon card is #102 and is a Rookie level Nature-type card with 680 HP, and worth 20 DP in the DP Slot. Its attacks are:
- "Electric Thread": inflicts 350 damage.
- "Poison Ride": inflicts 220 damage.
- "Speeding Thred": inflicts 190 damage, with Jamming effect.
Its support effect is "Lower both Attack Powers -200".
Digimon World 2
Digimon World 3
Kunemon is a common enemy found in Asuka's Central Sector, in Central Park. It is also available as a White Rookie Card with 1/1.
Digimon World Dawn and Dusk
Kunemon is #077 in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, and is an MP-class Insect/Plant species Digimon with a resistance to the Thunder element and a weakness to the Wind element. Its basic stats are 99 HP, 127 MP, 75 Attack, 68 Defense, 56 Spirit, 52 Speed, and 20 Aptitude. It possesses the Thunder Sign 2 and Numb Ward 1 traits.
It dwells in the Chip Forest.
Digimon World Championship
Kunemon are wild Digimon.
- Electro Thread (Electric Thread): Spews an electrically-charged thread of silk from its hard beak, which can knock out anyone who gets entangled in it with an intense electric shock.
- Ijiwaru (いじわる? lit. "Malicious")
- Poison Winder