Phantomon is a Ghost Digimon whose name is derived from the mythological Phantom and whose design is derived from the mythological Reaper. It holds a gigantic sickle and chain. It is a higher class of Ghost Digimon compared to Bakemon, so when a person is possessed by Phantomon they are in their last moments, and it comes upon them when they die completely. There is a crystal shaped like an eyeball hanging from its neck, and similar to Mammothmon's crest, it is able to foresee everything with its power of clairvoyance, in order to perceive those that are close to death. It is said that the interior of the cloth which conceals its body leads to a separate dimension from the Digital World. The DigiCode on its cape are randomly arranged, and read (デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā?, lit. "Digital Monster").
A Phantomon is first seen as a henchman of Myotismon and is the driver of Myotismon's carriage. One of his tasks is to lead the Bakemon during the invasion of the Real World, and it is him who end the DigiDestineds' plan to immobilize the Bakemon. He recaptures Sora, but the Bakemon helping him are really her mother and Biyomon who digivolves to Birdramon. Phantomon flees when Birdramon attacks and Sora escapes on her with Lillymon. Phantomon also defeats Greymon and later attacks Yamato "Matt" Ishida and Sora Takenouchi with Tuskmon and Snimon, who then fight against Garudamon and Garurumon. When Kari Kamiya reveals herself as the eighth DigiDestined, it is Phantomon who captures and brings her to Myotismon when she surrenders to him. When the DigiDestined attempt to rescue Kari, Phantomon attempts to go after Greymon, but he is forced to back off when Greymon digivolves to MetalGreymon. Phantomon is finally destroyed by a mere brush from Angemon's Hand of Fate attack. Dave Guerrie voices Phantomon in the style of Boris Karloff.
Digimon Adventure: Anode/Cathode Tamer
Phantomon is a Variable which reduces the AP of all enemies.
Digimon Adventure 02
A Phantomon is among the many Digimon who crash Matt's concert. He falls under Halsemon's spell and is sent back to the Digital World.
Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers
Phantomon digivolves from a line 52 Bakemon.
A Phantomon is among the shadowed Digimon who want Rika Nonaka to tame one of them.
Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer
Candlemon are enemies in the Trap and Dark Daisuke's Crevasses.
The Phantomon card, titled "Soul Chopper", teaches a Digimon the Soul Chopper technique. Soul Chopper deals instant death to one enemy.
Digimon Xros Wars
Digimon Xros Wars (manga)
Digimon World 2
Digimon World 3
Phantomon is found in Amaterasu South Sector, in Jungle Grave. He wears a bluish hood (unlike the original Phantomon).
Digimon Digital Card Battle
Phantomon belongs to the Dark card group and has 1100HP, circle attack 600, triangle attack 400 and eat-up HP cross attack 300.
Digimon Rumble Arena 2
The "Summon Phantomon" item allows the player to summon a Phantom that will teleport around to stalk any Digimon, including the user, eventually killing them with his Shadow Scythe. A summoned Phantomon cannot be destroyed, but will leave the arena after a set time.
Digimon World Dawn and Dusk
Phantomon is #274, and is an Ultimate-level, Balance-class, Dark-species Digimon with a resistance to the Dark element and weakness to the Light element. Its basic stats are 209 HP, 256 MP, 109 Attack, 115 Defense, 118 Spirit, 115 Speed, and 50 Aptitude. It possesses the Quick 3, Critical 3, and DeathBarrier traits.
It dwells in the Thriller Ruins.
Digimon World Championship
Phantomon digivolves from Devimon.
- Shadow Scythe (Soul Chopper): Cuts even the opponent's soul to pieces with its gigantic sickle and chain, completely annihilating the soul.
- Words of Death (死の宣告 Shi no Senkoku?, lit "Death Sentence"): Kills an opponent instantly with a word of death.
- Diabolic Star: Calls dark energy into the weighted chain end of its sickle and chain and slams an opponent with it.
Notes and references
- ↑ St-310: 40% Winning Percentage!
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Digimon Masters
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Digimon Battle
- ↑ Digimon Reference Book: MetalFantomon: "A Cyborg Digimon that fully mechanized the body of the Reaper-like Fantomon."
- ↑ Digimon Reference Book: Fantomon
- ↑ This attack retains its original name of "Soul Chopper" in Digimon Frontier, "Operation: Free Ophanimon"  and Digimon Battle.
- ↑ This attack is named "Dark Sentence" in Digimon Digital Card Battle and "Father Time" on Bo-39.
- ↑ This attack is named "Metal Chain Attack" in Digimon Battle.