|Appears in:||Digimon Adventure/02/tri.|
Digimon Tamers (Games)
|First appearance||Adventure: "And so it begins..." |
|Voice actor(s):||(Ja:) Takahiro Sakurai|
(En:) Jeff Nimoy, R. Martin Klein, Joshua Seth (Motimon/Pabumon; Tentomon in And so it begins...)
|Partner(s):||Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi|
Tentomon resembles an enormous ladybug. He has six legs in total, with the front pair used as arms with grey talons at the end. He has large, green eyes and two yellow antennae reaching out from his head. His wing-case is covered with grey spines. His mouth doesn't move when he speaks, but does when he eats.
)</ref> Tentomon became friendly with Izzy's family during the Battle with Myotismon.
Tentomon is created, along with the rest of the DigiDestined's Digimon, as part of a project to help control the balance between good and evil in the Digital World. When he is a Digi-Egg connected to Crest of Knowledge, the Dark Masters attack the facility where he is housed, and Gennai flees with the eggs in hand. He is taken to File Island, where he hatches into Pabumon who eventually digivolves into Motimon. During this time, he plays with the other Digimon as he holds the Digivice that belongs to Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi, waiting for his partner's arrival. One day, the Digivices suddenly vanish into the sky, heralding the coming of their partners.
Motimon and Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi eventually meets up with Taichi "Tai" Kamiya, Koromon until a Kuwagamon attacks them. Hiding in a tree to escape, the four eventually meet up with the rest of the DigiDestined, who attend the same summer camp as Tai and Izzy: Sora Takenouchi and Yokomon, Yamato "Matt" Ishida and Tsunomon, Mimi Tachikawa and Tanemon, Joe Kido and Bukamon, and Takeru "T.K." Takaishi and Tokomon. Unfortunately, Kuwagamon attacks them once more but Motimon, alongside the other Digimon, digivolves to his Rookie form to protect his partner and becomes Tentomon. Though strong, Kuwagamon is still stronger, and they are thrown off a cliff. --> Attacks
- Super Shocker (Petit Thunder): Tentomon fires a rod of electricity from his antenna.
- Final Spin: Tentamon rolls and surrounds himself with electricity
The name "Tentomon" refers only to the Rookie form of this Digimon. Throughout the series, Tentomon gains the ability to Digivolve into a number of more powerful forms, each with a different name and special attack. However, the Rookie level is his preferred one and the one he spends most of his time in, due to the amount of energy required to stay in a higher form.
Tentomon assumes JikoChuumon as a joke form in Digimon Adventure 02: Armor Evolution to the Unknown using the Digi-Egg of Knowledge.
Pabumon's Digi-Egg was held by the Agents alongside Izzy's Digivice and Tag, the Crest of Knowledge, and the other Digi-Eggs, Digivices, Tags, and Crests, but when Piedmon attacked their base and stole the tags and crests, Gennai took the Digi-Eggs and Digivices and escaped in a Mekanorimon. He deposited the Digi-Eggs on File Island, where it eventually hatched into Pabumon.
Pabumon is Tentomon's fresh form. He is a green-colored blob who has a yellow pacifier in his mouth.
Motimon is Tentomon's In-Training form. Motimon is a cylinder-shaped pink blob with shining black eyes, a curvy, w-shaped smile, and two arms which have three developing claws on each.
Motimon found Izzy when he first came to the Digital World, and digivolves to Tentomon to fight Kuwagamon. Tentomon later degenerates to Motimon when Izzy loses his crest to Vademon, and continues to return to this form whenever he degenerates from MegaKabuterimon after a battle.
Kabuterimon is Tentomon's champion form. Kabuterimon is a more developed insect than Tentomon, and is modeled after the rhinoceros beetle. He has four arms, two legs and has now developed a skull helmet which covers his eyes. Two pairs of large wings extend from between his shoulder blades, out further and higher than the rest of his body.
Kabuterimon first appeared when he freed Andromon from the power of the Black Gear. He was also involved in battles against Devimon and Etemon. Kabuterimon is also seen in the movie Our War Game, when Tentomon Digivolves in order to fight Keramon.
MegaKabuterimon (Red) is Tentomon's Ultimate form. He debuts when Izzy and Kabuterimon faced Vademon. MegaKabuterimon was also involved in several battles against Myotismon's henchmen and later, Myotismon himself. MegaKabuterimon seems to have a large amount of power despite his level, seeing as he was able to destroy an entire planet that Vademon threw at him in their fight. This power was also shown in the fight against LadyDevimon, when her Black Wing attack failed when it hit MegaKabuterimon's shell.
Tentomon loses the ability to Digivolve into this form when Izzy releases the power of his crest to free the Digimon Sovereigns. Later, in Digimon Adventure 02, Azulongmon uses one of his DigiCores to restore Tentomon's power to Digivolve into MegaKabuterimon. MegaKabuterimon is seen again towards the end of Digimon Adventure 02.
HerculesKabuterimon is Tentomon's Mega form.
Notes and references
|Main characters:||Taichi "Tai" Kamiya | Yamato "Matt" Ishida | Sora Takenouchi | Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi | Mimi Tachikawa | Joe Kido | Takeru "T.K." Takaishi | Kari Kamiya|
|Digimon:||Agumon | Gabumon | Biyomon | Tentomon | Palmon | Gomamon | Patamon | Gatomon|
|Villains:||Devimon | Etemon | Myotismon and DemiDevimon | Dark Masters | Apocalymon | Diaboromon | Millenniummon|
|Other characters:||Gennai | Willis, Gummymon, and Kokomon | Ryo Akiyama | Koromon | Leomon | Ogremon | Wizardmon | Other characters|
|Relationships:||Taichi "Tai" Kamiya | Yamato "Matt" Ishida | Sora Takenouchi | Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi | Mimi Tachikawa | Joe Kido | Takeru "T.K." Takaishi | Kari Kamiya|
|Other media:||Digimon: The Movie | Digimon Adventure | Our War Game! | Digimon Grandprix! | Character Song + Mini Drama 1 (2, 3) | 2½ Year Break | Anode and Cathode Tamer | Novel | Albums | PSP game|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | Digivice | Crests | Black Gear | Dark Network | Peace Keeper | List of episodes|
|Digimon Adventure tri.|
|Main characters:||Taichi "Tai" Kamiya | Yamato "Matt" Ishida | Sora Takenouchi | Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi | Mimi Tachikawa | Joe Kido | Takeru "T.K." Takaishi | Kari Kamiya | Meiko Mochizuki|
|Digimon:||Agumon | Gabumon | Biyomon | Tentomon | Palmon | Gomamon | Patamon | Gatomon | Meicoomon|
|Antagonists:||Alphamon | Mysterious Man and Imperialdramon|
|Other characters:||Daigo Nishijima | Maki Himekawa | Hackmon | Leomon | Homeostasis | Other characters|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | Quantum sea | Digivice | D-3 | D-Terminal | Infected Digimon | Incorporated Administrative Agency | List of episodes|