BanchoLeomon is a Beast Man Digimon. It lives faithfully only to the "Justice" in which it trusts. It is said that only Digimon who continue to emerge victorious in battles with fierce champions, without their spirit being "broken", are able to acquire the title of "Bancho", and in the recorded history of the Digital World, only five Digimon which possess this title have been confirmed. As it is a boss that only serves its own "Justice", if something becomes an obstacle to that "Justice", it will see them as "Evil", even if they are a being like the Royal Knights or the Celestial Digimon, and they will become an enemy that it has to eliminate. The "Gaku-Ran" (GAKU-RAN) worn over its shoulders is endowed with a defensive function that negates 89.9% of the opponent's physical strikes. It wields its prided tantō, "Otokodama" (男魂? lit. "Man's Soul").
- Lion Slash (獅子羅王漸 Shishiraouzan?, lit. "Lion King Slash"): Unleashes an attack from the Otokodama.
- Flash Bancho Punch (Flash Bantyo Punch): Releases a fist packed with fighting spirit honed to its utmost limit.
- Chivalry (男気 Otokogi?, lit. "Chivalry"): Strikes the ground to create a shockwave attack.
- Burning Bantyo Punch (Burn Bantyo Punch): A powerful punch with a burning soul.
BanchoLeomon is a humanoid lion who have been styled after the modern Banchō, a particular type of juvenile delinquent. The characters on the GAKU-RAN are a quote of Siddhārtha Gautama's according to Buddhist belief which read "I alone am honored in heaven and on earth." (天上天下唯我独尊 Tenjou tenge yuiga dokuson?).
- BanchoLeomon (バンチョーレオモン)
Official romanization given by the Digimon Reference Book and used in most of the franchise.
- BantyoLiomon (バンチョーレオモン)
Alternate romanization given by the Digimon Accel: Justice Genome official profile.
BanchoLeomon was designed by Soh Moriyama. BanchoLeomon was created as a homage to Banchōs from various legendary Manga series. BanchoLeomon was also modelled after Kensuke Ōta. Moriyama wanted the Gakuran to be white. During development, the Gakuran had Royal Knights written on it in DigiCode.
Digimon Data Squad
Digimon World Data Squad
Digimon Xros Wars (manga)
Digimon World DS
BantyoLeomon digivolves from Monzaemon at level 67, but it must have a total of 60,000 Beast experience. It is an Attacker Digimon.
Digimon World Dawn and Dusk
Bantyo Leomon is #349, and is a Mega-level, Balance-class, Beast-species Digimon with a resistance to the Earth element and weakness to the Thunder. Its basic stats are 335 HP, 347 MP, 181 Attack, 157 Defense, 166 Spirit, 139 Speed, and 80 Aptitude. It possesses the Heroic Heart, Critical 4, Gladiator, and StatusBarrier traits.
Bantyo Leomon can DNA digivolve from GrapLeomon and Pandamon, if the base Digimon is at least level 64, with 50,000 Beast experience, and 420 attack. Bantyo Leomon can DNA digivolve to Beelzemon Blast Mode with Beelzemon, or to Chaosmon with Darkdramon or Valdurmon.
Bantyo Leomon can be hatched from the Tusk Egg.
Digimon Story: Lost Evolution
BanchoLeomon is #240, and is a Mega-level, Tank-class, Beast-species Digimon with a resistance to the Earth element and a weakness to the Water element. It possesses the Paralysis Barrier, Assassin's Arm, Master of Saving, and Challenger traits, and it has the special skill Rock Split.
It dwells in the Class Desert. When defeated, it can drop the debug plate for BanchoLeomon.
BanchoLeomon digivolves from GrapLeomon and can digivolve into Chaosmon. In order to digivolve or degenerate into BanchoLeomon, your Digimon must be at least level 45 with 240 defense, a level cap of 65, and 100% friendship, but only once you have revived BanchoLeomon.
Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Blue and Red
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
A BanchoLeomon is friends with Gankoomon and works with him to help train Hackmon into a Royal Knight. Hackmon loses over and over, so runs off, which leads Gankoomon to hire Aiba to help find Hackmon and then help it train to be able to defeat BanchoLeomon. Aiba and Hackmon train and then defeat BanchoLeomon, which causes Hackmon to warp digivolve to Jesmon. When the two leave, BanchoLeomon gets up and Gankoomon jokes that BanchoLeomon clearly lost on purpose and thanks him for helping create a new Royal Knight.
BanchoLeomon is an Earth Vaccine Type, Mega level Digimon and uses 18 memory. It digivolves from GrapLeomon, Panjyamon, MachGaogamon, and WereGarurumon (Black) and can DNA Digivolve to Chaosmon with Darkdramon. Its special attack is Flashy Boss Punch and its support skill is Backwater Camp, which increases damage given by 20% but also increases damage received by 20%.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
BanchoLeomon is #272 and is an Earth Vaccine Type, Mega level Digimon and uses 18 memory. It digivolves from GrapLeomon, Panjyamon, MachGaogamon, WereGarurumon (Black), and Pandamon, and can DNA Digivolve to Chaosmon with Darkdramon, or to Chaosmon: Valdur Arm with Varodurumon. Its special attack is Flashy Boss Punch and its support skill is Backwater Camp, which increases damage given by 20% but also increases damage received by 20%.
Digimon World Championship
BanchoLeomon digivolves from Monzaemon with 20 battles, 60 beast AP and an egg revert.
Digimon World Re:Digitize
BanchoLeomon digivolves from MachGaogamon and Monzaemon and can digivolve to Chaosmon if it has a Darkdramon DigiMemory equipped. If the waste gauge fills to the maximum, it will digivolve to Sukamon.
Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode
BanchoLeomon digivolves from GrapLeomon, MachGaogamon, and Monzaemon and can digivolve to Chaosmon if it has a BanchoLeomon DigiMemory equipped. If the waste gauge fills to the maximum, it will digivolve to Sukamon.
Digimon World: Next Order
BanchoLeomon is Darkdramon's rival, though has defeated Darkdramon in every single fight they have had. The Hero finds BanchoLeomon in Fire Circuit and BanchoLeomon requests a fight against the Hero. After being defeated, BanchoLeomon joins the City, joining the item shop, where it sells Champion level digivolution crystals. Later, when the Hero is training with Darkdramon to help it finally defeat BanchoLeomon, BanchoLeomon finds them in the middle of training. Darkdramon challenges BanchoLeomon to another rematch, and this time actually defeats its rival for the first time. Happy, Darkdramon joins BanchoLeomon in the City and joins it in the item shop, in which they rotate shifts during Night and Day, both selling Champion level crystals.
BanchoLeomon is a Hand-To-Hand Vaccine type, Mega level Digimon. It digivolves from GrapLeomon and IceLeomon and can DNA Digivolve to Chaosmon with Darkdramon. Mega level Digimon can't poop but if Piedmon's experiment maxes the poop gauge, it will digivolve into PlatinumSukamon or Sukamon.
BanchoLeomon is a card digivolution, as an alternate Mega form for IceLeomon.
BanchoLeomon is a Side Mega-level Mercenary Digimon. BanchoLeomon digivolves from SaberLeomon and Dinotigermon, once the "Gaku-ran" has been applied to it. It can digivolve to Marsmon using the "Tria Knuckle". It can also Jogress to Chaosmon with Darkdramon.
Digimon Soul Chaser
BanchoLeomon digivolves from GrapLeomon.
Digimon New Century
BanchoLeomon digivolves from GrapLeomon.
Digimon Accel: Justice Genome
BanchoLeomon digivolves from Kimeramon and LoaderLiomon, or can DNA digivolve from LoaderLiomon and MetalGreymon X. BanchoLeomon can DNA digivolve to Chaosmon with Darkdramon, Varodurumon, or Kentaurosmon.
Notes and references
- Digimon ReArise
- Digimon World Dawn and Dusk
- Digimon Masters
- Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
- Digimon Data Squad, "The Truth About BanchoLeomon!" 
- Digimon Heroes!, "Chaotic Jogress Evolution!" 
- Chaosmon is believed to be one that was jogressed from BanchoLeomon and Valdurmon, and the faces of each Digimon are visible on its arms." : "This
- Digimon Accel: Ultimate Genome: UltimateChaosmon: "A Digimon born from the fusion of the four bodies of BanchoLeomon, Darkdramon, Valdurmon, and Sleipmon."
- Digimon World DS
- Spanish and Portuguese Dub
- This attack is named "King Lion" in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, "Lion King Slash" in Digimon World Championship, and "Beast Lord Slash" in Digimon ReArise
- This attack is named "Flash Bantyo Punch" in Digimon World Data Squad, and is named "Flashy Boss Punch" in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory, Digimon World: Next Order, Digimon Links, and Digimon ReArise.
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