|Type||(Ja:) Holy Beast|
|Debut||Digimon Pendulum 3.0: Nightmare Soldiers|
|Voice actors||(Ja:) Hiroomi Sugino (Frontier), Kaori Ishihara (Adventure tri.)|
(En:) Paul St. Peter (Adventure 02), Crispin Freeman (Frontier)
Tapirmon is an Animal Digimon. It is thought that it is a Digimon that was generated from a medical computer for detecting brain waves, and it seems that it uses the data from humans in REM sleep as nourishment. In recent studies, it has been proven that it has the power to purge particularly bad nightmares and malignant computer viruses. Also, since it has the ability to change the captured nightmares and viruses back to normal, it is considered a holy Digimon. It wears a Holy Ring on its foreleg. Its "Nightmare Syndrome" is the same technique as that of the Ultimate Digimon, Digitamamon, but its connection to Tapirmon is a mystery.
- Nightmare Syndrome: Releases its captured nightmares all at once, drowning the opponent in terror.
- Deleting Virus (Virus Delete)
- Double Nightmare Syndrome: Fires powerful nightmare energy alongside Digitamamon.
Tapirmon's design is derived from the Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus) and the mythical, dream-eating baku of Japanese mythology. It is a tapir-like Digimon with brown and purple fur, blue eyes, and two tusks. It has a smoke in place of legs, making it resemble a genie. It wears a Holy Ring on its left-leg and a gray metallic helmet with golden symbols in it.
- Bakumon (バクモン)
Official romanization given by the Digimon Reference Book and used in the Japanese version of the franchise.
- Ja: Baku (獏? lit. "Tapir"). Shares the name with the mythological creature that has the same abilities.
Name used in American English materials.
- En: Tapir.
Digimon Adventure: Anode/Cathode Tamer
Tapirmon are recruitable enemies in Temple of Darkness—Left and Right, Vamdemon's Mansion, Shrine of Evil—Right, Piemon's Palace, and Millenniummon's Lair.
Digimon Adventure 02
Tapirmon was a waiter in Digitamamon's Chinese restaurant. He served Arukenimon and Mummymon the house's specialty, ramen soup. However, when Mummymon wanted to know the recipe, Tapirmon and Digitamamon refused to divulge its contents. When the DigiDestined arrived, a fight almost broke out, with Digitamamon and Tapirmon running for it with Mummymon close behind. He and Arukenimon followed them to a nearby forest, where they came across a natural spring – the spring where the soup came from, its taste provided by the power of the last remaining Destiny Stone.
Tapirmon and Digitamamon tried to stop Mummymon from sipping from the fountain but he bandaged them up and drank from the spring, causing the Destiny Stone to come to the surface. While the Digimon fought BlackWarGreymon, Arukenimon decided to take advantage and kill the defenseless kids but Digitamamon and Tapirmon attacked her and Mummymon so the kids could protect the stone. After everything got resolved, Digitamamon invited the gang all back to the restaurant for a victory meal.
Later on, a Tapirmon was amongst the many Digimon present during the final battle against MaloMyotismon.
Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers
Tapirmon are normal enemies in Ken's side the machine continent overworld and Machine Base, as well as Ryo's side of machine continent overworld and Machine Base 2.
A Tapirmon was among the Digimon that wanted Rika to be their Tamer. After arriving in the Digital World, Suzie chases a Tapirmon, wanting to ask where Terriermon is, but it escapes through a hole in the ground.
Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer
Tapirmon are enemies in the Crevasse of Two Nails.
The Tapimon card, titled "Nightmare S", teaches a Digimon the Nightmare Syndrome technique. Nightmare Syndrome makes one random enemy's technique fail.
Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Adventure tri.
Digimon World 2
Tapirmon can digivolve into Unimon (0-2 DP), ShimaUnimon (3-5 DP), Garurumon (6-7 DP) or Apemon (8+ DP). Tapirmon appears in SCSI Domain, Video Domain, Drive Domain, Core Tower and Tournament 1 along with Joy Joy and Esmeralda.
Digimon World 3
Tapirmon is a common enemy found in Asuka Server's Central Park alongside with Kunemon. It is also available as a Black Rookie Card with 1/2.
Digimon World DS
Tapirmon can digivolve into Unimon depending on its stats. Tapirmon can be found at Training Peak after the boss is defeated.
Digimon World Dawn and Dusk
Tapirmon is #38 in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, and is an MP-class Holy species Digimon with a resistance to the Light element and a weakness to the Water element. Its basic stats are 122 HP, 128 MP, 78 Attack, 75 Defense, 69 Spirit, 58 Speed, and 26 Aptitude. It possesses the Psychic 2 and Collector 1 traits.
He dwells in the Thriller Ruins.
Tapirmon can be hatched from the Holy Patterned Digi-Egg.