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Otamamon
(オタマモン)
Otamamon b
Level Rookie[1]
Type Amphibian
Attribute Virus
Data
Family Nature Spirits
Deep Savers
Next forms Gekomon[2]
Partners Sheena
Black Silver
Voice actors (En:) Dorothy Elias-Fahn (Adventure), Wendee Lee (Adventure 02), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Frontier)[3]
Other Names
• (Sr:) Пуноглавомон[4] Punoglavomon (lit. "Tadpolemon")
Variations
Otamamon (Red)
Otamamon X
Gallery

Otamamon is an Amphibian Digimon. A larva Digimon whose skin has not yet fully hardened because it chose to live underwater. It swims in lakes and rivers upstream of the Net Ocean with its large tail, and occasionally climbs up onto rocks with its developed forelimbs and does vocal training. Its mostly undeveloped hind limbs act as rudders in place of its tail, which has gained propulsive power, contrary to typical organisms. It is valuable among Rookie levels in that it signals its upcoming evolution clearly, but since its potential for mutation is extremely high, caution is necessary in its training.[5]

Attacks

  • Stun Bubble[6] (Lullaby Bubble): Spray bubbles that will cause the enemy to sleep.
  • Kid Claw[7] (Child Claw): Scratch using the claws on well-developed front legs.
  • Wrapping Bubble
  • Tackle[8] (たいあたり Tai Atari?, lit. "Body Tackle"): Tackles the enemy forcefully.
  • Water Jet: Attacks by shooting a stream of water.
  • Water Shot: Attacks with a bursting stream of water.

Design

Otamamon is a purple pollywog with developed forelimbs and undeveloped hind limbs. It has a wide mouth with several pointed teeth, round eyes, and its tail end in a web of skin supported by bony rays.

Etymologies

Otamamon (オタマモン)

Official name given by the Digimon Reference Book and used in the franchise.

  • (Ja:) Tadpole (オタマジャクシ Otamajakushi?).

Fiction

Digimon Adventure

Main article: Otamamon (Adventure)

Digimon Adventure: Anode/Cathode Tamer

Otamamon are recruitable enemies in Continent's Fortress, Etemon's Palace, Temple of Darkness—Right, Shrine of Evil—Right, and Millenniummon's Lair. Otamamon are Virus Digimon who fight on the water.

Digimon Adventure 02

Main article: Otamamon (Adventure)

A group of Otamamon helped the DigiDestined rebuild the Digital World.

Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers

An Otamamon, along with a Gekomon, run an item shop on the Machine continent.

Otamamon are normal enemies in Ryo's side of Death Crevasse 2 and Ken's side of Death Crevasse.

Otamamon digivolves from Bukamon to Gekomon with a digi-egg and Octomon without in line 55.

Digimon Tamers

An Otamamon was seen with a Gekomon when Dogmon chased Calumon. A bunch of them were in an underwater cave plain of the Digital World and they were protected by a Divermon.

Digimon Tamers: Runaway Locomon

An Otamamon was seen when Locomon returned to the Digital World.

Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer

Otamamon are enemies in the Crevasse of Two Nails.

The Otamamon card, titled "PF Poison Card", is a Rank 2 card which increases resistance to the Poison status ailment.

Digimon Frontier

Some Otamamon are at the village near KaratsukiNumemon Mountain A Molehill Out Of A Mountain and the Autumn Leaf Fair. One of them at the Autumn Leaf Fair is unable to help Tommy Himi find the Toucanmon who stole the boys' D-Tectors. Bizarre Bazaar

Digimon Data Squad

10 Years Ago as told by Merukimon to the captive DATS members, two Otamamon were among the Digimon running from the humans who were deleting Digimon (revealed to have been led by Akihiro Kurata). One was Keenan Crier's childhood friend.

Some injured Otamamon were seen in the care of Cherrymon and the Nyokimon that he protects. An Otamamon was seen in a stasis glass tube in the room where Thomas H. Norstein's sister was in. Later on, Biyomon returns to the Damon household with numerous Fresh and In-Training Digimon. Otamamon was also one of them, as was classified as an In-Training Level Digimon.

Digimon World Data Squad

Digimon Fusion

Delicious? Disgusting? The Digimon Ramen Contest!

Digimon World

An Otamamon in Geko Swamp tries to insult Mameo, and wants to battle, after the battle the player can go to Volume Villa.

Digimon World 2

Otamamon can digivolve to Gekomon or Octomon.

Digimon World 3

Otamamon is only available as a Blue Rookie Card with 1/1.

Digimon World 4

Otamamon is seen in Venom Jungle.

Digimon Digital Card Battle

The Otamamon card is #066 and is a Rookie level Ice-type card with 710 HP, and worth 20 DP in the DP Slot. Its attacks are:

  • B c "Stun Bubble": inflicts 330 damage.
  • B t "Kid Claw": inflicts 130 damage.
  • B x "Wrapping Bubble": inflicts 100 damage, and sets the opponent's B c attack to 0.

Its support effect is "Reduce opponent's B c Attack Power to 0."

Digimon World DS

Otamamon can digivolve into Gekomon or Raremon. Otamamon is also found in the Drain Tunnel.

Digimon World Dawn and Dusk

Otamamon is #036 in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, and is a Balance-class Aquan species Digimon with a resistance to the Water element and a weakness to the Machine element. Its basic stats are 105 HP, 109 MP, 75 Attack, 63 Defense, 57 Spirit, 53 Speed, and 20 Aptitude. It possesses the Mist Cape 2 and Sleep Ward 1 traits.

It dwells in the Loop Swamp.

Otamamon can digivolve to Gekomon, Numemon, or Geremon.

Otamamon can DNA Digivolve to Gwappamon with ToyAgumon, or to Tortomon with Gotsumon or Armadillomon.

Otamamon can be hatched from the Blue Digi-Egg.

Digimon World Championship

Otamamon digivolves from Babydmon with 3 Penalties and can digivolve into Gesomon with 3 Battles, Gekomon with 20 Aquan AP or Raremon pass time.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Otamamon is a Water Virus Type, Rookie level Digimon and uses 4 memory. It digivolves from Bukamon and can digivolve to KaratsukiNumemon, Gekomon, Seadramon and Numemon. It's special attack is Lullaby Bubble and its support skill is Deep Sea Slumber which causes all attacks to have a 10% chance to cause sleep.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory

Otamamon is #24 and is a Water Virus Type, Rookie level Digimon and uses 4 memory. It digivolves from Bukamon and can digivolve to KaratsukiNumemon, Gekomon, Seadramon, Numemon, Coelamon and Raremon. It's special attack is Lullaby Bubble and its support skill is Deep Sea Slumber which causes all attacks to have a 10% chance to cause sleep.

Notes and References

  1. Otamamon is treated as an In-Training Digimon in the Digimon Data Squad episode "Justice Equals Power!".
  2. Digimon Series Memorial Book: Gekomon
  3. Digimon Encyclopedia: Digimon Frontier Character Cast List
  4. Serbian dub
  5. Digimon Reference Book: Otamamon
  6. This attack retains its original name of "Lullaby Bubble" in Digimon World Data Squad, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory, and Digimon Links.
  7. This attack retains its original name of "Child Claw" in Digimon World Data Squad.
  8. This attack is named "Slamming Attack" on St-24