File Island (ファイル島 Fairu-tou?) is the setting for the original Digital Monster toy, the Devimon arc of Digimon Adventure, Digimon World, Digimon World Re:Digitize, Decode, and Encode, Digimon World: Next Order, and Digimon Heroes!. In Adventure, it is located a little off the coast of the Server Continent.
File Island is at the center of the four compass points guarded by the Harmonious Ones. During Devimon's first attack on the DigiDestined, he splits the island into several islets in order to separate them. However, the island is reformed after the Black Gears on each islet are destroyed.
After Apocalymon is defeated, the Digital World begins reformatting, starting with File Island and spreading outward.
Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
Digimon World 2
Digimon World Re:Digitize
File Island has the following locations: Ancient Bone Swamp, Binary Castle, Boncano Volcano, Fluorescent Cave, Gravel Wasteland, Night Canyon, Powdery Cliff, Railroad Plains, Signpost Forest, Submerged Ruins, and the Underground Waterway Labyrinth.
Digimon World: Next Order
In Digimon Heroes!, Digimon armies from all corners of File Island have been in a perpetual struggle leaving the island in ruins. Unhappy with the state of the world, Ophanimon summons the player – a crusader – to the Digital World to unite the island.
Ancient Bone Swamp
Beetle Land (ビートランド Bīto Rando?, lit. "Beet Land") is a breeding area for insect Digimon.
Beetle Land's Colosseum (コロシアム Koroshiamu?).
Beetle Land's Square (広場 Hiroba?).
Binary Castle (バイナリキャッスル Bainari Kyassuru?) is revered as a holy area in Digimon World Re:Digitize, with arching ceilings and pillars covered with monitors. It's said to be where all the data in File Island is calculated.
In Digimon World, Coela Beach is a small sandy beach connected to Native Forest. A wild Coelamon swims in Coela Beach at a certain time of the day, and once he is spotted he assists the player in entering Tropical Jungle. He eventually joins the city and sets up an Item Stand, shared with Betamon. When the Item Shop opens, he relaxes at Centar Clinic.
In Digimon World Re:Digitize, the Colosseum (コロシアム Koroshiamu?) is where Tamers battle each other. It is connected to the Primary Village. It is later updated into the DigiTower (デジタワー DejiTawā?), which has five floors; 1F, 10F, 20F, 30F, and 40F. It is locater where Infinity Mountain once was. Enormous amounts of data constantly flow in and out of the tower between the Real World and the Digital World, and it can be said to be a pillar that supports and links both worlds.
One day, Taiga and Niko are logged in the Colosseum and about to battle each other, until an error freezes the game. After the error is fixed, Taiga and Agumon go back to the Colosseum to fight Akiho Rindou and Digitorin, until they are interrupted by Black's chase against Angewomon and LadyDevimon, which breaks the Colosseum's wall. Akiho and Digitorin challenge Black and Yuuya Kuga, allowing Mirei Mikagura to open an escape route to her Partners, but Digitorin is easily knocked out by the Dragon Man. Niko sends Sashenka to help, and Agumon warp digivolves to WarGreymon and fights Black. During the battle, the Colosseum is suddenly updated into the DigiTower, surprising Yuuya who never heard of plans for such a large update. WarGreymon has a sudden recovery from a fatal injury, and launches an unusaully strong "Gaia Force" that is able to force Yuuya and Black to retreat.
Taiga fights his final battle against Vitium in the DigiTower.
Dragon's Eye Lake
In Digimon Adventure, it is the place where the DigiDestined spend their first night, and the place were Gabumon first digivolves into Garurumon to fight Seadramon. The lake contains a small island which has a derelict streetcar on it.
In Digimon World, Mameo can fish in Dragon Eye Lake. There are two different spots surrounded by the lake, and they are coined as the north lake and south lake. Several kinds of fishes exist in the lake, including the Digital Anchovy, Digital Snapper, Digital Catfish, Black Trout, and Digital Seabass. The south lake is famous throughout the game for the "lake guardian": Seadramon. Once the player gets enough information and the Amazing Rod, Seadramon can be caught. Once caught, Seadramon offers a technique, a Waterbottle, or friendship. Taking the friendship allows the player to travel to Beetle Land.
Drill Tunnel is an ancient tunnel home to several Digimon.
In Digimon World, two Drimogemon dig through the tunnel, creating passages to Gear Savannah and Leomon's Ancestral Cave. Meanwhile, a third Drimogemon slacks off from digging, but gets back to work after challenging Mameo to a battle and losing, and a Meramon nearly destroys the tunnel after it is connected to its home in the savannah. Eventually, Ogremon sets up his third base within the tunnel.
In Digimon World, Factorial Town is a sub-quest area; therefore, it is not necessary to explore it in order to complete the game. It is originally accessible through Whamon's transportation service, however, the gate linking to Gear Savannah opens after the player finishes the events in Factorial Town. The town itself is patrolled by wild Guardromon, PlatinumSukamon, and Geremon. In the sewers, a sick Numemon is seen succumbing to the gaseous atmosphere. A wild Giromon is identified as the problem, and once he is defeated Andromon thanks the player and joins the city. Numemon also joins the city after a short fight, seemingly due to amnesia. Giromon himself joins the city after Andromon does, and creates a jukebox in the restaurant. A wild MetalMamemon is also seen lurking around Factorial Town. He appears rarely, and once defeated he joins Penguinmon in the curling rink.
This area is an icy tundra that is constantly below freezing and where there is almost always snow on the ground. It also contains some boiling hot springs, which serve as excellent spas. There are also randomly placed refrigerators (none of which are powered since the outside temperature is already so cold), some of which contain food such as eggs. It's unclear where exactly the food comes from. Tai and Matt each ended up here after being separated from the others and each other when Devimon split them up. Its landmark is the Ice Sanctuary. In Digimon World: Next Order, Mameo states that he and Jijimon had banished away the Ice Sanctuary due to the evil harboured within and was shocked to see it had wound up in the Next Order Digital World, now under the name of the "Frost Cathedral"
In Digimon World, several Digimon reside in Freezeland, including Penguinmon, Garurumon, Frigimon, Whamon, Mojyamon, and Angemon inside the Ice Sanctuary. Some Digimon infamously get sick when idling in Freezeland for too long, including most Vaccine-type Digimon and all Fresh/In-training Digimon.
A deep canyon, home to various Dinosaur Digimon.
Gear Savannah (ギアサバンナ Gia Saban'na?) is a large, desert-like area which is near Mihirashi Mountain which is an almost endless stretch of grassland, broken up only by an occasional large gear or wayward telephone pole protruding from the ground. The Savannah lies between Mount Mihirashi and the Yokomon Village.
In Digimon World, Gear Savannah is a large plain-like area housing many important Digimon. It is accessed initially from either Mt. Panorama or Drill Tunnel. An Elecmon is seen roaming through the savannah, and will join the city after it shocks you 3 times. A Patamon duels Mameo and also joins the city once it's defeated three consecutive times. A wild Biyomon attempts to escape Mameo, however, a diversion created by him and his Digimon convinces it to join the city. Once File City gains a prosperity rating of 45 or higher, Leomon can be recruited after the Mameo finds his ancestor's sacred tablet in Drill Tunnel. A local card and recycling shop is seen west of Gear Savannah, however, it only operates during the first 15 days of each year.
In Digimon World, Geko Swamp is a moist area run by many Gekomon. The player must defeat an Otamamon, who only appears 30% of the time. Once defeated, the player is brought to Volume Villa, where ShogunGekomon resides. ShogunGekomon enables you to travel the Misty Trees safely, and offers merit points for your cards. These merit points can be spent on a variety of rare items, including stat chips and digivolution items.
Great Canyon (グレートキャニオン Gurēto Kyanion?) is a canyon.
Ancient Dino Region
Ancient Dino Region (ダイノ古代境 Daino Kodaikyō?) is a location in the Great Canyon. Many dinosaur type Digimon live here. In Digimon Adventure, Izzy, Tentomon, Mimi, and Palmon end up here after being separated from the others by Devimon. Its landmark is the Temple of the Digivice, where a Centarumon resides. The temple is ancient, and filled with mazes, ancient writings, and booby-traps.
Just before Apocalymon's appearance in "Now Apocalymon", Gennai referred to the aforementioned "Temple of the Digivice" as the "Dino" or "Deeno Runes".
Infinity Mountain (ムゲンマウンテン Mugen Maunten?), known as "Montanha Mugen" (Por: Mugen Mountain) in the Brazilian dub, the central point of the island, few Digimon live on it. It is one of the largest and tallest mountains in the Digital World. Its peak is well above the cloud line, and is constantly covered in snow.
In Digimon Adventure, Devimon took residence on the mountain top, after he found the Black Gears within it. The first DigiDestined visit marked Gomamon's first digivolution into Ikkakumon. The second visit, when the DigiDestined fought Devimon, marked Angemon's first appearance and Devimon's defeat. The mountain is also home to a Unimon that assists the DigiDestined in the fight against the Dark Masters.
In Digimon World, Infinity Mountain is labeled Mt. Infinity. The passage to Mt. Infinity opens after a prosperity rating of 50 or higher. There are four bosses in Mt. Infinity: Devimon, Megadramon, MetalGreymon, and Machinedramon. Once Mt. Infinity is cleared once, the player can run through it a second time in order to face Digitamamon.
Mihirashi Mountain is a dormant volcano which has a Yokomon Village at its base. It is the setting for "Biyomon Gets Firepower".
Across the Gear Savannah from the Yokomon Village is a mountain that's a source of the village's water. A Meramon lives there. The mountain is actually a volcano, whose warm temperatures heat up the village's water supply to near boiling before it flows down to the village. The high temperatures help kill off germs in the water, and make it safe to drink.
Misty Trees is an area in Digimon World, connected between Toy Town, Freezeland, and Geko Swamp. It is home to several prominent Digimon, including Gabumon, Cherrymon, and Kokatorimon. It is surrounded by a very thick fog. Without ShogunGekomon's spell, the player cannot meet Cherrymon easily. The Cherrymon in Misty Trees eventually gets rid of the fog, and offers specialized training in the Brains stat.
Native Forest (迷わずの森 Mayowazu no Mori?, lit. "Wavering Forest") is a source of greenery on File Island.
In Digimon World, it surrounds File City, and is the first place Mameo explores. It is home to a wild Agumon, Palmon, Kunemon, Etemon, and Ninjamon. Scattered throughout the forests are food items such as Digital Mushrooms and Blue Apples, as well as enemies including Dokunemon, Goblimon, ModokiBetamon, and RedVegiemon.
In Digimon World, Overdell is connected to the Tropical Jungle and Great Canyon. The cemetery itself contains Gray Lord's Mansion, one of the few dungeon like areas in the game. Bakemon also lurks Overdell, and will join the city after a short conversation. In Gray Lord's Mansion, Myotismon runs a research project centering around unique Digivolution. His experiment, SkullGreymon, can also be found in Gray Lord's Mansion. Gray Lord's Mansion is also one of the three possible settings for the Back Dimension.
Primary Village/File City
The landscape here consists of large green fields, huge stuffed building blocks the size of buildings, trees with toys and stuffed animals hanging from their branches, and large, soft, spongy, hills that are fun to bounce on. T.K. ended up here after being separated from the others by Devimon.
When the Dark Masters reformed the Digital World into Spiral Mountain, their evil tainted Primary Village, and no new Digimon were born. After Apocalymon was defeated, a hail of the Digi-Eggs of all of the Dark Masters' victims rained down on the village.
In Digimon World, File City is a sprawling metropolis and one of the few civilized areas on File Island. File City acts as the primary location in Digimon World and is run by Jijimon. In the beginning, File City is uninhabited and secluded, but the city flourishes as Mameo recruits once-feral Digimon. As the city's prosperity increases, it becomes the home to several attractions including an item shop, arena tournaments, a clinic, a restaurant, a bank, and a transportation service. File City is patrolled by a Bakemon, an Ogremon, and a Tsunomon. If the player has reached certain prosperity value, instead of File City, the digital road sign will show Digimon Town.
Some of the known locations in File City are:
- Arena: An arena that holds tournaments. It is built by Greymon. After Analogman has been defeated, MetalGreymon and Airdramon show up here.
- Clinic: A clinic that is run by a Centarumon and is later expanded by a Betamon and a Coelamon.
- Green Gym: A training area in File City. It is later upgraded by a Kabuterimon and a Kuwagamon.
- Item Bank: An item bank that is run by an Agumon who works as an Item Keeper. All items get stored here.
- Item Shop: A shop that sells items. It is built once either Patamon, Biyomon, Monochromon, or Unimon is recruited. As more digimons are recruited, the shop will sell more items. Each digimon has its own unique item sold. If Piximon has been recruited, it will appear randomly in the shop. The Secret Item Shop can be found downstair. Devimon, Numemon, Mojyamon, and Mamemon sells items there, and Ninjamon provides item information.
- Jijimon's House: This is where Jijimon resides.
- Meat Farm: A farm that grows meat for File City. It is run by a Tanemon. It later expands when Palmon joins File City and is later upgraded by Vegiemon.
- Restaurant: A restaurant built after either Tyrannomon, Digitamamon, Frigimon, Garurumon, Meramon, or Vademon has been recruited. If Giromon has been recruited, it will run Jukebox, where the player may choose different music. Due to text glitch (missing end character), this may freeze the game in the NTSC version.
- Warp Shop / Birdra Transport: It is built by Birdramon. A Leomon can be seen here.
If either Coelamon or Betamon is recruited before the Item Shop opened, it will open an item stand, which sells some kinds of item (depending on which one is recruited). Recruiting both will make the stand sells more items. Once the shop opened, it will replace the item stand.
Railroad Plains (鉄路の平原 Tetsuro no Heigen?) is the plains at the southern of File Island.
The sewers lead from the Factorial Town to the vending machine field. File Island's Numemon live in the sewers due to their preference to dark and wet spaces.
Toy Town is a European-looking village where abandoned toys reside. It is guarded by Monzaemon who takes care of broken toys. It is the setting for "Togemon in Toy Town".
Toy Town is a stage in Digimon Rumble Arena 2.
It contains many trains and trams, one of which can take passengers to the Dark Area.
The place where the DigiDestined first arrived. Mimi ended up here again after being separated from the others by Devimon. The jungle, in addition to being home to a wide variety of plant life, also has a large number of erratically placed street and traffic signs. Some of the trees are actually hollow, and serve as camouflaged shelters for Digimon who are seeking to avoid attacks.
Underground Waterway Labyrinth
Vending Machine Field
A field of erratically placed vending machines, none of which actually work or contain any food or beverages. The machines are nothing more than hollow shells. Numemon often like to hide inside the machines during the day, since it is close to the sewers and the jungle, and act as dark shelters to take refuge in.
Nearby to Mount Mihirashi, the home of Meramon. Where Biyomon first digivolves into Birdramon. The village sits next to a large lake, where a half-sunken cruise liner can be seen protruding from the waters. In times of crisis or attack, the Yokomon seek shelter in the ship. The Yokomon live inside small thatched huts. The village is renowned for its wells of clean and healthy drinking water.
|Real World:||Japan (Tokyo) | Gorgeous Knight | Gunslinger|
|Digital Worlds:||Adventure (Dark Area, File Island, Internet, and Kernel) | Brave Tamer | Tamers | Frontier | Data Squad | Fusion | Next | New Digital World | World 3 | Story | Cyber Sleuth | Witchelny | Iliad|
|Others:||Dark Ocean | World of dreams | DigiQuartz | Never-Ever Land | Cyberspace EDEN | Net Ocean | AR-Field|
Notes and references
- ↑ Digimon Adventure: Novel <3>: ~Our Adventures Are Not Over Yet~: Prologue: "At the center of east, west, south, and north was a small island in the middle of the ocean, File Island."
- ↑ Digimon Crusader Brings Agumon to iOS
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Siliconera: "Battle Season 1′s Taichi And Sora In Digimon World Re:Digitize"
- ↑ V Jump, November 2015 issue.