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Voice actor(s):Mayumi Yamaguchi (Japanese)
Kirk Thornton (English)
Jeff Nimoy (English, Revenge of Diaboromon)
Partner(s):Matt Ishida
DNA Digivolution (+ WarGreymon)

Gabumon is a Digimon creature from the Japanese Digimon media franchise that comprises anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. Gabumon's name is derived from the "Gabu Kashira" of Japanese Kabuki theatre, a puppet whose face instantly changes from that of a timid maiden to a horned fiend with the pull of a string.

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

The most well-known appearance of Gabumon is in the Digimon Adventure anime as the partner of Matt Ishida.

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

Gabumon is voiced by Mayumi Yamaguchi (Japanese) and Kirk Thornton (English).


Gabumon is a yellow-skinned lizard-like Digimon about 2½ feet tall. He has a 10 inch long horn on his head and a tail which is normally held in a semi-erect position. The tail has regularly spaced bumps on its top, and his back is covered in a dog-like blue fur pelt from a young Garurumon. During the series he has proved that this pelt is removable, such as in "Subzero Ice Punch" where he and Matt were alone in a cold cave. Gabumon took off his pelt and gave it to Matt so he would get warm. Gabumon's belly is sky blue, with symmetric pink motifs. Gabumon's eyes are red and (although it is covered up) his muzzle is lizard-like.

Gabumon's horn goes through a hole at the top of the pelt on his head. Four teeth are also attached to each side of pelt's muzzle, and three claws to the end of each limb. Handles are present inside the forelimbs; Gabumon's hands are usually wrapped around them to keep the pelt in place. The visible presence of these handles is erratic during the series, but Gabumon's hands are almost always drawn curled around something. His DNA is similar to Agumon's DNA , which make them able to digivole into Omnimon.


Gabumon first meets Matt in the form of Tsunomon. The two meet as soon as Matt arrives in the Digital World. Tsunomon soon Digivolves into Gabumon to protect Matt against an attacking Kuwagamon and since then Gabumon has been the preferred form. Gabumon later Digivolves into several other, increasingly powerful forms.

Gabumon has a mellow and rather "cool" attitude toward life. He is seen to be a bit shy, for he made sure no one was looking at him before he removed his pelt in "Subzero Ice Punch", to keep Matt warm when he had hypothermia. He loyally follows Matt, even when Matt had been tricked by Cherrymon into fighting against Tai and the other Digi-Destined. Eventually, he was able to convince his partner to rejoin the other Digi-Destined, after promising him that they would be "friends for life".

Gabumon appears again in the sequel season Digimon Adventure 02 to help the newer Digi-Destined against the Digimon Emperor. Later on, Gabumon travels into the real world along with the other first generation Chosen Digimon to help fight the other Digimon who had entered the real world. Gabumon also plays a part in the Digimon Adventure movies, where he and Agumon fused to become Omnimon in order to fight against the evil Diaboromon.


  • Blue Blaster (Petit Fire): Gabumon releases a stream of blue flames from his mouth.
  • Horn Attack (Little Horn): Gabumon attacks with the horn on his head.

Other forms

The name "Gabumon" refers only to the Rookie form of this Digimon. Throughout the series, Gabumon 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 form and the one he spends most of his time in, due to the amount of energy required to stay in a higher form.



Punimon (プニモン)

Punimon is Gabumon's Fresh form. Punimon is a red flat blob with three cylinder-shaped horns on the top of his head. His mouth is not visible (execpt when sad or happy), and his eyes are ellipse-shaped. The name "Punimon" comes from the Japanese word "punipuni", meaning "stretchy" or puny meaning weak being in the fresh stage.

He appears once in Digimon Adventure during a flashback of when the Digi-Eggs first hatched on File Island in the episode "DigiBaby Boom".


  • Bubble Blow (Acid Bubbles): Fires harmless pink bubbles from his mouth.
  • Jelly Blow: Fires delicious jello from his mouth.



Tsunomon (ツノモン, Tunomon)

Tsunomon is the In-Training form of Gabumon. Tsunomon is a round digimon with a sharp metallic horn on its head. It has orange fur, orange eyes, and a curvy W smile. His name comes from the Japanese word "tsuno", meaning "horn".

Matt's partner Gabumon first appeared to him on "And So It Begins" in the form of Tsunomon. Tsunomon Digivolved to Gabumon during the fight against the DigiDestined's first opponent - Kuwagamon. From then on, Gabumon only reverted to Tsunomon after De-Digivolving from WereGarurumon or MetalGarurumon.


  • Bubble Blow (Acid Bubbles): Tsunomon fires harmless pink bubbles from his mouth.



Garurumon (ガルルモン)

Garurumon is a large, wolf-like beast with white sharp fur and dark blue stripes.It is said that Garurumon's fur is stronger than diamond (mythril in the original version). He is Gabumon's Champion form and is very fierce and powerful for a champion. Gabumon first Digivolved to Garurumon in the episode "Garurumon" in order to protect his partner Matt from a Seadramon. He appears many times during the File Island arc to help fight against Andromon, Mojyamon and later, Devimon. His name comes from a Japanese onomatopoeic sound representation of a wolf's howl (ガルル garuru?).

Garurumon appears again in Digimon Adventure 02 in a fight to help free Agumon from the Emperor's control. He also appears during the time the real world was invaded by Digimon. Garurumon fought the Digimon who crashed Matt's concert and also the Digimon who had appeared in Mexico.


  • Howling Blaster (Fox Fire): Garurumon blasts the opponent with blue icy cold flames.



WereGarurumon (ワーガルルモン)

WereGarurumon is Gabumon's Ultimate form. He is modeled after werewolves. Unlike Garurumon, WereGarurumon stands upright and has an anthropomorphic build. He wears a belt across his waist that goes across his upper body and connects to his blue jeans. A shoulder pad connected to an arm covering covers his left arm and spiked brass knuckles are on his left hand. He also wears earrings and bandages on various parts of his body. Unlike most Digimon, he is actually smaller than his previous form.

Gabumon reached this form in "WereGarurumon's Diner " when Matt and Joe were forced to work at a Digimon restaurant after falling for DemiDevimon's schemes. When Matt decided to leave, the owner of the restaurant Digitamamon suddenly attacked T.K. shortly after he showed up. Joe saved T.K., but put his own life in danger, which allowed Matt to realize he needed his friends. This made his crest glow and allowed Garurumon to Digivolve to WereGarurumon and defeated Digitamamon. WereGarurumon appears again in some battles to help fight against Myotismon.

WereGarurumon appears one last time in Digimon Adventure 02, where the Sovereign Azulongmon gave one of his Digi-Cores to the Digi-Destined Digimon. This allowed Gabumon to reach his ultimate form again. WereGarurumon, along with Stingmon, went to Mexico to help the Latin American DigiDestined with their Digimon there.


  • Wolf Claw (Kaiser Nail): WereGarurumon slashes his opponents with his powerful claws.
  • Garuru Kick (Crescent Moon Kick): Throws a powerful kick at his opponent.



MetalGarurumon (メタルガルルモン)

MetalGarurumon is Gabumon's Mega form. He has mechanized his body completely. His belly is sky blue with Gabumon's symmetrical pink motifs. His tail has a striking resemblance to Gabumon's horn with a curved blade attached to the end. He has a pair of beamed wings on his back missile launcher. He has hidden weapons in his back, feet, legs, shoulders, stomach, eyes, and snout. Although he is mechanized he does not lose his previous agility, speed, or alertness. He is capable of flight because of the wings. MetalGarurumon first appears in "Prophecy" when VenomMyotismon terrorized Tokyo. Angemon and Angewomon shot Matt and Tai, with their "Arrows of Hope and Light", as instructed to by a prophecy. This gave Gabumon and Agumon the power to Warp Digivolve to their mega forms. Together with WarGreymon (Agumon's Mega form), MetalGarurumon then destroyed their enemy. MetalGarurumon also appears again to fight against the Dark Masters. It was MetalGarurumon who destroyed Puppetmon, and also helped in the fight against Piedmon and Apocalymon. He is an extremely powerful Mega Digimon with unstoppable weapons. MetalGarurumon and his attacks also closely resemble the unrelated Digimon KendoGarurumon.


  • Metal Wolf Claw (Cocytus Breath): Fires a blue blast of icy breath from his mouth, which freezes the opponent in an instant.
  • Ice Wolf Claw (Giga Cross Freezer): Launches missiles from the hidden weapons all over his body, causing whatever they hit to freeze.
  • Giga Missile (Garuru Tomahawk): Fires a powerful missile from his chest.
  • Metal Wolf Snout: Fires 4 energy beams from the four laser sites on his snout.



Omnimon (オメガモン Omegamon)

Omnimon is the Mega level Digimon that results when WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon fuse during DNA Digivolution. Though he is not a higher level than his parent Digimon he is stronger than their individual powers combined. His body is entirely covered in white armor adorned with black, blue and yellow markings. His left arm ends in WarGreymon's head and his right arm with MetalGarurumon's, giving him two primary attacks (Transcendent Sword and Supreme Cannon). The cape he wears flows over the width of his body.

The name "Omnimon" is derived from the Latin "omnis, omne" meaning "all" or "every". His Japanese name, "Omegamon", derives from the "omega", the last letter of the Greek alphabet.

His first appearance is in the second Digimon Adventure film, Our War Game!. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon had tried unsuccessfully to defeat Diaboromon, a Digimon they followed into the Internet to prevent him from consuming all its data. When Tai and Matt were accidentally transported inside the Internet they gave their spiritual energy to their Digimon so that they could win - Omnimon formed and defeated Diaboromon.

In the second Digimon Adventure 02 movie, Revenge of Diaboromon, Omnimon reformed when the DigiDestined discovered that Diaboromon survived the first battle and returned to the Internet. Omnimon destroyed what he thought was Diaboromon but found that the battle had been a trap - he had been fighting a decoy that exploded to reveal the innumerable Kuramon that were sealed inside. After wreaking havoc in the Real World all of them fused to form Armageddemon, who Omnimon fought but could not defeat. He gave his energy to Imperialdramon Fighter Mode (a more powerful version of Imperialdramon, the Mega Digimon formed when Veemon and Ken Ichijouji's partner Wormmon DNA Digivolve), who permanently destroyed Armageddemon when he Mode Changed into Imperialdramon Paladin Mode.


  • Transcendent Sword (Grey Sword): Slashes enemies with the sword from his left hand (WarGreymon's mouth).
  • Supreme Cannon (Garuru Cannon): Shoots energy balls with the cannon from his right hand (MetalGarurumon's mouth).


  • Gabumon has one song "Daijoubu" ("It's Alright") and a second one with Matt Ishida/Yamato Ishida (voiced by Yuuto Kazama) called "Oretachi no Melody" ("Our Melody").


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