Armor Digimon, a new type of Digimon, were introduced in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series and were crucial to the storyline. Since Digimon, the Digidestined’s partner, could not digivolve into their champion forms, they had to use special Digi-Eggs (called Digimentals in Japanese, not to be confused with the Digi-Eggs that Digimon hatch from) to transform themselves into armor – Digimon to digivolve.
However, Digimon Adventure 02 and related media are not the only places where Armor Digimon appear, and they still appear in various Digimon-related media to this day.
11 Gold Veedramon
GoldVeedramon digivolves from Veemon with the Destiny Digi-Egg. Although GoldVeedramon has never appeared in a Digimon anime series, it still deserves to be considered as one of the best Armor Digimon since it is a unique breed of Veedramon. This Digimon was introduced before the Digimon Adventure anime series, as it appeared as a partner to an alternate version of Tai Kamiya in the 1998 manga series Digimon Adventure: V-tamer 01.
GoldVeedramon is considered to be one of the most powerful armor Digimon and can call on its inner strength in a desperate situation, which can even rival Mega Digimon.
FlameWizardmon digivolves from Wizardmon with the Digi-Egg of Courage, but does not appear in Digimon Adventure 02 as Wizardmon was killed by Myotismon in the previous series and only appears as a ghost.
Had he been revived somehow, perhaps Davis Motomiya could have given him the power of the Digi-Egg of Courage, allowing him to transform into FlameWizardmon and assist the first and second generation Digidestined against the Digimon Emperor and the other villains that appear in the Series. Wizardmon was already pretty cool, so ironically giving it a power boost and control over fire element magic makes it even cooler.
Saggitarimon digivolves from Veemon with the Digi-Egg of Hope. Although Saggitarimon never appeared in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series, it did appear in the Japan-exclusive drama CD based on the Armor Evolution to the Unknown anime series after the Digi-Eggs were confused and the other Armor Digimon in the Fight helped Pukumon.
Saggitarimon is also unique in that it resembles a DNA digivolution between Flamedramon and Raidramon, two of Veemon’s armor digivolutions that appeared in Digimon Adventure 02. Saggitarimon also appears in the Digimon Frontier and Digimon Fusion anime series as it can also be a mutated Digitation Centarumon.
Digmon digitizes from Armadillomon with the Digi-Egg of Knowledge and appeared in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series. Due to his practice, Digmon performs best in underground combat, but can also fight above ground, unlike Armadillomon’s other armor Digivolution out of the anime series Submarimon, which is only useful underwater.
Digmon’s name is also frighteningly close to the word Digimon spell-wise, being only one letter away, so it’s interesting that it wasn’t changed to something like Drillmon since there isn’t another Digimon with that name. An unrelated Digmon also appears in Digimon Data Squad after a cornered Drimogemon Digivolvt.
Halsemon digitizes from Hawkmon with the Digi-Egg of Love and first appeared in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series. While Halsemon looks like a relatively natural Digitation of Hawkmon, his appearance is also due to the Digi-Egg having the power of the wind, causing various Digimon to digitize into forms capable of traveling through the sky.
Halsemon is also the strongest and fastest of these Digimon when engaging in dogfights. Because of his flying abilities, Halsemon is a more valuable ally than Shurimon, Hawkmon’s other armor Digivolution seen in Digimon Adventure 02, despite his nature-related stealth abilities.
Pegasusmon digitizes from Patamon when exposed to the Digi-Egg of Hope, but not only appears in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series. After the Digimon Emperor’s defeat, Pegasusmon was still useful for transport and control tower destruction , as Angemon was unable to do so.
Pegasusmon also appears in the Digimon Adventure Reboot anime series when Patamon doesn’t have enough power to transform into Angemon, but still needs a slight power boost to defend against the attacking Fangmon and Cerebumon. Pegasusmon also plays a minor role in Digimon Fusion as a member of the Sky Zone Patrol Force.
Bucchiemon digivolves Wormmon with the Digi-Egg of Kindness. Although never featured in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series, it did appear in the Armor Evolution to the Unknown Drama CD. When Davis is somehow transformed into the Digimon Emperor, Ken Ichijouji, the former Digimon Emperor, explains that this isn’t who Davis really is, resulting in the Digi-Egg of Kindness finally appearing.
Once digitized, Bucchiemon uses his Heart Beam attack to save Davis from the darkness that once conquered Ken. There’s also a green version with no differences other than color, but they’re reportedly much rarer than the red variety.
Veemon’s only four-legged Digitation in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series, apart from the Imperialdramon Dragon Mode, Raidramon digivolves from Veemon with the Digi-Egg of Friendship. In the series, Raidramon is powerful enough to destroy the Dark Spiral that the Digimon Emperor used to control MetalGreymon.
Since the Digi-Egg of Friendship is related to the Crest of Friendship, Raidramon shares some aspects of its appearance with Garurumon and also has high agility. Due to its speed and size, Raidramon is also used for land transport after the defeat of the Digimon Emperor, retaining some usefulness although otherwise no longer needed.
Not to be confused with the ultimate-level green Rapidmon introduced in Digimon Tamers, Terriermon transforms into Rapidmon with the Digi-Egg of Destiny, one of two special golden Digi-Eggs that can only be used under certain circumstances. This Rapidmon golden armor appears only in the Digimon Adventure 02 film Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals or the final act of Digimon The Movie.
Unlike the Ultimate-level Rapidmon, Golden Armor Rapidmon has the power of a Mega-level Digimon, which makes sense since it was needed to defeat the corrupted form of Cherubimon, an exceedingly powerful Celestial Mega-level Digimon .
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Flamedramon digivolves from Veemon with the Digi-Egg of Courage and was the first Armor Digimon introduced in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series, introducing the whole concept of Armor Digivolution to bypass the black turrets that the prevent natural digivolution.
Because the Digi-Egg of Courage is linked to the Crest of Courage, the armor Digimon that digitize with it have the power of fire, which is to be expected when the main Digimon that uses it is called Flamedramon. Flamedramon doesn’t appear often after the defeat of the Digimon Emperor, but helped fight Wendomon and his digivolved form Antylamon in the Digimon Adventure 02 movie.
As a member of the Royal Knights, Veemon digitizes into Magnamon using the Digi-Egg of Miracles and only appeared twice in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series and once in the Digimon Adventure 02 film. Magnamon first appears in the anime series after Wormmon Davis and DemiVeemon led to the Miracle Digi-Egg.
They use it to have a Digimon strong enough to defeat Kimeramon. Although Magnamon has a power equal to that of a Mega Digimon, it still isn’t strong enough to defeat Kimeramon on its own until Wormmon sacrifices itself to give Magnamon a power boost. Magnamon also helps Rapidmon defeat Cherubimon in the Digimon Adventure 02 movie.
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