Gatomon is a Digimon in Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02 who is partnered with Kari Kamiya. The Gatomon of Digimon Adventure also appears in several movies, manga, and video games set within the Digimon Adventure continuity.
Gatomon (Ringless)


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Appearance Edit

Gatomon appears similar to a white Egyptian kitten, with large lime yellow and orange striped gloves with black claws sticking out of it. The data for these gloves were copied from SaberLeomon. In the dub, she speaks in a soft, drawling voice. The Japanese version, however, has Gatomon in a much older voice to reflect her maturity as a Champion level Digimon. As Salamon, she acts more child-like, similar to a typical Rookie level Digimon, while as Gatomon she acts more like a teenager and as Angewomon she acts like an adult. However, in the Japanese version she behaves maturely even in her child level at times. This particular Gatomon also bears red X-shaped scars on her left paw under the yellow gloves from when Myotismon beat her because he disliked her eyes. Her name, "Gatomon," comes from "gato", which means "cat" in Spanish, Greek, and Portuguese, whereas "Tailmon" is derived from the word "tail".

Description EditEdit

[1]Kari and Gatomon

Gatomon was created along with the rest of the DigiDestined's Digimon, as part of a project to help balance the good and evil in the Digital World. When she was still a Digi-Egg connected to the Crest of Light and the Digivice, the Dark Masters attacked the facility where she is housed, and Gennai fled with the eggs in hand. During the escape, Gatomon's Digi-Egg fell and became separated from the rest of the Digimon. The Ultimate Clash She later hatched into Nyaromon, and constantly waited for someone she was programmed to bond with. When she later digivolved into Salamon, she searched for that person instead of passively waiting, but found Myotismon. He took her under his wing, but during that time he routinely abused her, causing her to forget what she had been doing. Salamon eventually naturally Digivolved into Gatomon and became one of Myotismon's lieutenants in his army of Digimon. During this time, she gained a rival in one of his other minions, DemiDevimon, as the two competed for their master's favor. Her only friend was Wizardmon, a friendly Digimon who Gatomon had once helped. The Eighth Child Revealed

Gatomon first appeared in Digimon Adventure as a malicious Digimon working for MyotismonThe Gateway To Home

Gatomon accompanied Myotismon and his army in the assault on the Real World in the search of the Eighth Child, the predestined eighth member of the DigiDestined, who Myotismon was determined to destroy. Thanks to Wizardmon, Gatomon realized that she was in fact the chosen partner Digimon for the eighth member, Kari Kamiya. However, Myotismon also discovered this and captured Gatomon and used her to identify Kari. When Gatomon refused, Kari willingly gave herself up to stop the bloodshed, despite the protests of Gatomon and the other DigiDestined.

The DigiDestined and their Digimon, along with Wizardmon, fought Myotismon to save Kari. During the battle, Wizardmon sacrificed himself for Kari. Gatomon and her partner was devastated by Wizardmon's death, and this activated the Crest of Light, enabling Gatomon to Digivolve into Angewomon to fight Myotismon. By absorbing the power of the other Digimon into one of her arrows, Angewomon had apparently destroyed Myotismon. However, Myotismon's spirit endured and he became VenomMyotismon. After the following battle Gatomon accompanied Kari and the other DigiDestined back to the Digital World to fight the Dark Masters.

Four years later, a human calling himself the Digimon Emperor began conquering the Digital World and enslaving its Digimon. Gatomon is reunited with Kari, but had lost her tail ring while escaping a Unimon under the Emperor's control. Without the tail ring's holy power, Gatomon's strength was greatly reduced to roughly that of a Rookie-level Digimon.

Gennai eventually returns the missing Tail Ring to Gatomon, having found it at some point. He explains that the Ring served as a means to contain the dark energy of the Digimon Emperor's fortress, and that the absence of the ring is also what enables Gatomon to armor digivolve like the others, despite already being at the Champion level.

Video Games EditEdit

Gatomon is recruitable in Digimon Adventure: Anode/Cathode Tamer and Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer by saving Kari, is a fighter in Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5, and can be used in whatever chapter Kari participates in Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley, though she has a Rookie's stats.


  • Lightning Paw (Neko Punch, lit. "Cat Punch"): A lightning-fast punch
  • Cat's Eye Hypnotism (Cat's Eye): An attack that allows Gatomon to confuse and/or paralyze the opponent.
  • Neko Kick (lit. "Cat Kick"): A lightning-fast kick

Other forms EditEdit

The name "Gatomon" refers this Digimon's Champion form. Throughout the series, she digivolves into a number of other forms, each with a different name. Unlike the rest of partner Digimon in Digimon Adventure, Gatomon normally remains in her Champion form, as she was able to acquire enough energy to reach it on her own before ever meeting Kari.

In Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5, Gatomon has the ability to digivolve into Ophanimon as her Mega form. In the CD Drama Armor Evolution to the Unknown, she can also digivolve to Butterflymon with the Digi-Egg of Knowledge. Additionally, in Yuen Wong Yu's manga adaptation of Digimon Adventure 02, Gatomon is shown in the Baby form of YukimiBotamon.[1]

YukimiBotamon's Digi-EggEditEdit

[2] YukimiBotamon's Digi-Egg was held by the Agents alongside Kari's Digivice and Tag, the Crest of Light, 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. However, while flying over Server Continent en route to File Island, he accidentally dropped Gatomon's Digi-Egg and Kari's Digivice, forcing YukimiBotamon to grow up alone. The Ultimate Clash


[3]YukimiBotamon being held by Kari YukimiBotamon is Gatomon's Fresh form.

In the manga adaptation to Digimon Adventure 02 by Yuen Wong Yu, YukimiBotamon appears as Gatomon's dedigivolution.

YukimiBotamon is Gatomon's Fresh Digivolution in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer, degenerating to her when her YP depletes. Her default technique is "Diamond Dust".


  • Diamond Dust: Spits out a breath of freezing cold air.

Nyaromon EditEdit

[4] Nyaromon is Gatomon's In-Training form. During Gatomon's flashback Nyaromon is shown sitting in a tree, waiting for someone she is programmed to bond with. This someone would be Kari, as Gatomon would later find. The Eighth Child Revealed


  • Tail Whip (Fox Tail): Smacks enemies with her tail.
  • Bubble Blow: Nyaromon fires bubbles from her mouth.

Salamon EditEdit

[5] Salamon is Gatomon's Rookie form. According to an interview with the English dub producer, Terri-Lei O'Malley, Salamon was named after her pet cat. Salamon tends to appear when Gatomon is too exhausted after a fight to maintain the Champion form. She appears for the first time in Digimon Adventure in a flashback about how Gatomon met Myotismon. In Digimon Adventure 02, Salamon appears again when Silphymon De-Digivolves.

Strangely, Salamon's appearance and attacks are based on a dog, while a majority of her other forms have features of a cat.


  • Puppy Howling: Completely paralyzes the opponent with a super-high pitched howl.

Nefertimon EditEdit

[6][7]Digi-Egg of Light Nefertimon, the "Angel of Light" (or "the Light of Smiles" in the original Japanese), is the form that Gatomon takes when she Armor Digivolves using the Digi-Egg of Light. Her name is derived from the ancient Egyptian queen,Nefertiti.

Gatomon first became Nefertimon on the day the Digi-Egg of Light was found. Gatomon, Kari KamiyaTakeru "T.K." TakaishiPatamon and Cody Hida had ended up in a cave after escaping some Dark-Ringed Tyrannomon. Kari managed to obtain the Digi-Egg and unleashed its power, allowing Gatomon to Armor Digivolve to Nefertimon.

After Ken renounced his evil persona, Nefertimon was no longer needed as Gatomon and the other older Digi-Destined Digimon had their powers restored by one of Azulongmon'sDigiCores. This allowed Gatomon to once again assume her Ultimate form. Nefertimon was used as a means of transportation around the Digital World or to help destroy the Control Spires.

Nefertimon made her last appearance in the Digimon Adventure 02 finale when the cast was transported to a dimension where (according to Gennai) "wishes can become reality". Here, Gatomon was able to digivolve into all of three forms (except Magnadramon) at once.

Nefertimon is Gatomon's Armor Digivolution in Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley and can be used in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer by equipping Gatomon with the Nefertimon card.


  • Rosetta Stone: A pink beam of light erupts from Nefertimon's necklace, and stone slabs shoot forth from it.
  • Queen's Paw (Nile Jewelry): Gems are fired from Nefertimon's paws. In the English dub, this is sometimes called Rosetta Stone.
  • Cat's Eye Beam (Curse of Queen): Beams of light fire from Nefertimon's headdress.
  • Golden Noose (Sanctuary Bind): Nefertimon partners with Pegasusmon to bind enemies with a rope of golden light.

Butterflymon EditEdit

Tylomon EditEdit

[8] Tylomon is the Armor Digivolved form of Gatomon through the Digi-Egg of Reliability.

Tylomon is the Battle Master of Sky City's Extra Arena, which features Gatomon's digivolutions.

She uses the "Swirling Light" Deck. 

Angewomon EditEdit

[9] Angewomon is Gatomon's natural Ultimate form. Angewomon debuted during the final battle against Myotismon in Digimon Adventure. The sacrifice of Wizardmon and Kari's mourning activated the Crest of Light, allowing Gatomon to Digivolve into Angewomon. She then used her "Heaven's Charge" and "Celestial Arrow" to defeat him. Angewomon was also a powerful ally in the fight against VenomMyotismon, the Dark Masters and Apocalymon. She also got into a cat fight with her rival LadyDevimon.

After Kari used the power from the Crest of Light to free the Sovereigns, Gatomon supposedly lost the power to become Angewomon; however, she was able to digivolve into Angewomon to save Kari and T.K. while they battled one of the Digimon Emperor's Airdramon by the Dark Ocean. Still in this place and form, she restored the Divermon to their true forms. Three years after releasing the Sovereigns, in Digimon Adventure 02, Gatomon and the other older DigiDestined Digimon had their powers restored by one of Azulongmon's DigiCores. This allowed Gatomon to once again assume her Ultimate form. Since then, Angewomon has appeared more than Nefertimon and Gatomon to battle the new Digimon enemies sent by Daemon. She was with MegaKabuterimon during the World Tour in Hong Kong. When Daemon and his troops were in the Real world, LadyDevimon appeared and Angewomon got into another catfight with her. She gave her last ounce of energy to Imperialdramon Dragon Mode so he could defeat SkullSatamon.

When the DigiDestined follow Oikawa into the dream dimension, Gatomon is able to digivolve into Angewomon, as well as all of her other forms, at the same time. Angewomon helps attack the newly revealed MaloMyotismon, but vanishes when the Digimon follow the demon lord through a dimensional rip into the Digital World.

Angewomon later fights one of Diaboromon's clones when they try to break back into the Real World. Revenge of Diaboromon

When the Old Clock Shop Man summons the heroes of the past to the Xros Wars universe to help take downQuartzmon, Angewomon shows up with Angemon and Justimon to assist in the DigiQuartz. A Great Legendary Hero Gathering! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!

Angewomon is Gatomon's Ultimate form in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer and Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley, though in the latter it has the stats of a Champion.


  • Celestial Arrow (Holy Arrow): Creates an arrow that strikes her enemy.
  • Heaven's Charm: Creates a cross like shape that acts as a shield and an attack.
  • Heaven's Charge (Saint Air): Creates a ring of energy that paralyzes her enemies and restores her allies, who can then lend their power to her.

Silphymon EditEdit

Main article: Silphymon (Adventure)

Magnadramon EditEdit

[10] Magnadramon is Gatomon's Mega form, a serpentine dragon with ten wings, a lion-like muzzle and two horns. The name "Magnadramon" is derived from the words Magnameaning "large" or "great" and Dra for "dragon".

Magnadramon appears in the Digimon Adventure 02 movie The Golden Digimentals. In this movie, Angewomon fights the evil Digimon Cherubimon. Magnadramon is one of the keepers of the golden Digi-Eggs, the other being Seraphimon. During the battle, Angewomon and Angemon Warp Digivolve into their Mega forms to release the Golden Digi-Eggs. After Releasing them, the two Megas coudn't stay in this form and had De-digivolve into Gatomon and Patamon. This form was never actually shown in the anime.

Magnadramon is Gatomon's Mega form in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer

Ophanimon EditEdit

[11] Ophanimon is Gatomon's alternate Mega form.

Gatomon digivolves to Ophanimon when she touches Calumon in Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5. As a Digivolution, she has enhanced attack and speed while being immune to damage but can only be used for a fixed period of time. She attacks with her Eden's Javelin and can shoot Sefirot Crystals from the ground or air.

Gatomon can also take this form if the player has reached a high relationship level with Kari in Digimon Adventure (PSP).

  • Eden's Javelin: Attacks with her javelin.
  • Sefirot Crystal: Manifests and fires a crystal.

Notes and References EditEdit

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 Digimon Adventure 02 by Yuen Wong Yu and Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer.
  2.  Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5
  3.  Digimon Adventure 02, "Armor Evolution to the Unknown"
  4.  Digimon Digital Card Battle