Tentomon (Adventure)

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Appears in:Digimon Adventure/02/tri.
Digimon Tamers (Games)
Digimon Fusion
First appearance Adventure: "And so it begins..." [01]
Voice actor(s):(Ja:) Takahiro Sakurai
(En:) Jeff Nimoy, R. Martin Klein,[1] Joshua Seth (Motimon/Pabumon; Tentomon in And so it begins...)[1]
Partner(s):Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi
UltimateMegaKabuterimon (Red)

Tentomon is a Digimon from the Japanese Digimon media franchise that comprises anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media.

"Tentomon" is the name that all members of this particular Digimon species share. There are several different Tentomon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series.

The most well-known appearance of Tentomon is in the Digimon Adventure anime as the partner of Izzy Izumi.

The Tentomon of Digimon Adventure also appears in the sequel series Digimon Adventure 02 and all the related movies.


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.


Tentomon first appears in Digimon Adventure when Motimon Digivolved into Tentomon to protect Izzy from a Kuwagamon. Tentomon admires his partner, Izzy, greatly for his curiosity and intelligence. Tentomon himself is a precocious and witty Digimon who displays intelligence and wit to match his human partner. In the Japanese version, he speaks in the Kansai dialect.[2] Tentomon became friendly with Izzy's family during the Battle with Myotismon.

Tentomon also appears in the Digimon movie Our War Game! and the sequel Revenge of Diaboromon to fight against Diaboromon.


  • Super Shocker (Petit Thunder): Tentomon fires a rod of electricity from his antenna.
  • Final Spin: Tentamon rolls and surrounds himself with electricity

Other Forms

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

Digi-EggPabumon Custom

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. The Ultimate Clash


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Pabumon is Tentomon's fresh form. He is a green-colored blob who has a yellow pacifier in his mouth.

Pabumon appears in Digimon Adventure when Vademon took away Izzy's curiosity and Crest, causing Tentomon to gradually lose power. Tentomon De-Digivolved into Motimon, and then to Pabumon.


  • Bubble Blow (Adhesive Bubbles): An attack that involves firing adhesive bubbles from the mouth.


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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.


  • Bubble Blow (Elastic Bubbles): Motimon fires bubbles from his mouth.


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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.

In Digimon Adventure 02, the Digimon Emperor used the data for Kabuterimon's exoskeleton in the creation of Kimeramon.


  • Electro Shocker (Mega Blaster): Kabuterimon fires a ball of electricity at enemies.


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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.


  • Horn Buster (Horn Blaster): MegaKabuterimon fires an electric blast from his horn.


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HerculesKabuterimon is Tentomon's Mega form.

This information is only considered valid within the Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer continuity.

While in Ryo Akiyama's party, Tentomon can digivolve to HerculesKabuterimon if he is at least level 31. Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer

This information is only considered valid within the Digimon Adventure (PSP) continuity.

When Apocalymon revives Machinedramon, Izzy and Tentomon show up to fight alongside Tai, which causes Tentomon to warp digivolve to HerculesKabuterimon. Digimon Adventure (PSP)



Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Digimon Encyclopedia: Digimon Adventure Character Cast List
  2. Yamato's Father: K... Kansai-ben... (Digimon Adventure Episode 37[please confirm])

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