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ShogunGekomon is an Amphibian Digimon. It is an upgraded version of Gekomon with an antenna resembling the chonmage of a feudal lord. The upgrade is said to have first occurred in a karaoke grading system. It plays a melody from the two horns extending from its shoulders, and its singing voice, which is several octaves below that of Gekomon's, imparts a feeling of a lordly air of superiority (?).[5]

Attacks

  • Musical Fist (コブシトーン Kobushi Tone?, lit. "Samurai Tone")[6]: Causes the enemy's configuration data to vibrate using the ultra-low frequency waves from its vocals and horns, destroying them. However, depending on the opponent, their physical condition may end up improving due to the low frequency waves.
  • Frog Kick (Horn Howling)
  • Symphony Crusher (Crash Symphony): Uses high frequency vibrations to destroy the opponent from the inside.

Design

ShogunGekomon takes the form of a red toad/bullfrog that has a crazed look and a small tail. It has a pair of mustache-like whiskers, pointed teeth, an antenna with a purple tip resembling the chonmage on its head, and two horns extending from its shoulder blades. It has a green leafy ruff around its neck and a yellow underbelly with an outie navel covered by two tape strips across it.

Etymologies

TonosamaGekomon (トノサマゲコモン)

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

  • (Ja:) Daimyo (殿様 Tonosama?) and Black-spotted Pond Frog (Pelophylax nigromaculatus) (殿様蛙 Tonosama Gaeru?).
  • (Ja:) Gekogeko (ゲコゲコ?), the onomatopoeia for a frog's croak.
ShogunGekomon

Name used in American English media.

  • Shogun.
  • (Ja:) Gekogeko (ゲコゲコ?), the onomatopoeia for a frog's croak.

Fiction

Digimon Adventure

Main article: Shogunmon (Adventure)

Digimon Adventure 02

When Digimon started to appear in the Real World, a ShogunGekomon was seen in New York being herded to Central Park by Tatum and her Digimon Partner Airdramon.

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

A ShogunGekomon is partnered to a DigiDestined. When it and its friends were playing on the beach two Eosmon (Ultimate) suddenly jump out of the nearby DigiDestined's phones and attack them in the hopes stealing their consciousnesses so that they could take them to the Never World where they would live inside their partner's memories forever. ShogunGekomon, having digivolved from Otamamon, fights back however, and it manages to survive long enough to not get kidnapped, the Eosmon turning into data after the main one is defeated in the Never World.

Digimon Frontier

When Ophanimon told the DigiDestined how Cherubimon invaded Seraphimon's castle, a ShogunGekomon was seen on Cherubimon's side of Beast Digimon.

Digimon Fusion

Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01

Main article: Gekovitch

Digimon World

Shogungekomon's house is called Volume Villa. He has knowledge of your quest, and will help you by casting a spell to help you stay on the right track in the misty trees. If you trade cards he will give you Merit Points. You can get these from Shogungekomon using the merit points:

Item Name Description Merit points
Super Recovery Recovers full HP 20
Super Restore Recovers digimon from coma with full HP 100
Off.Chip Boost Off. stat by 50 800
Def.Chip Boost Def. stat by 50 800
Brain.Chip Boost brains stat by 50 800
Quick Chip Boost speed stat by 50 800
HP Chip Boost HP stat by 500 800
MP Chip Boost MP stat by 500 800
Rainbow Horn Digivolve to Airdramon 500
Water Bottle Digivolve to Seadramon 500
Red Shell Digivolve to Shellmon 500
Hard Scale Digivolve to Coelamon 500
Ice Crystal Digivolve to Frigimon 500
Amazing Rod Enables you to fish very well at a lake 300

Digimon World 2

ShogunGekomon digivolves from Gekomon, and can digivolve to Pukumon. You also fight a ShogunGekomon and two Gekomons on the 14th floor of the Data Domain as a mini-boss. They are responsible for confusing fellow Guard Team Tamers, such as Bertran and Joy Joy, that you have to fight. ShogunGekomon's special attack is "Musical Fist", which costs 12 MP and hits one target, but has a chance of fully restoring the target Digimon instead.

Digimon World 3

ShogunGekomon can be found in Asuka's South Sector, in Suzaku's Underground Lake. Its blue color variant can be found in Amaterasu's South Sector, in Zhu Que's Underground Lake. In the PAL version of the game, the blue color ShogunGekomon can be found in Amaterasu's Divermon's Lake, once Galacticmon has been beat.

Digimon World 4

ShogunGekomon is the first boss encountered in Venom Jungle.

Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode

Digimon World DS

ShogunGekomon appears as a boss in Packet Swamp that takes up two zones. Before you fight him, you fight three of his Gekomon.

Digimon World Dawn and Dusk

ShogunGekomon is #207, and is an Ultimate-level, Balance-class, Aquan-species Digimon with a resistance to the Water element and weakness to the Thunder element. Its basic stats are 224 HP, 237 MP, 127 Attack, 126 Defense, 111 Spirit, 88 Speed, and 52 Aptitude. It possesses the Sleep Ward3, Protect 4, and Collector3 traits.

It dwells in the Loop Swamp.

ShogunGekomon digivolves from Gekomon. In order to digivolve to ShogunGekomon, your Digimon must be at least level 32, with 2900 Machine experience and 70% friendship.

ShogunGekomon can also DNA digivolve from Shellmon and Hookmon, if the base Digimon is at least level 27, with 2500 Machine experience, and 60% friendship. ShogunGekomon can DNA digivolve to KingChessmon with Mamemon, or to MetalEtemon with Meteormon.

Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Blue and Red

ShogunGekomon DigiFuses to MetalEtemon with Etemon and Datamon, and to GigaSeadramon with MegaSeadramon, WaruSeadramon, and Gigadramon.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

ShogunGekomon is a Water Virus Type, Ultimate level Digimon and uses 12 memory. It digivolves from ShellNumemon, Gekomon, and Seadramon, and can digivolve to Vikemon, Plesiomon, and Leviamon. Its special attack is Musical Fist and its support skill is Deep Sea Slumber which gives all attacks a 10% chance of putting the opponent to Sleep.

In Complete Edition, ShogunGekomon can also digivolve to KingEtemon.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory

ShogunGekomon is #179 and is a Water Virus Type, Ultimate level Digimon and uses 12 memory. It digivolves from ShellNumemon, Gekomon, and Seadramon, and can digivolve to Vikemon, Plesiomon, Leviamon, and KingEtemon. Its special attack is Musical Fist and its support skill is Deep Sea Slumber which gives all attacks a 10% chance of putting the opponent to Sleep.

Digimon World Championship

ShogunGekomon digivolves from Gekomon and Shellmon and can digivolve to GigaSeadramon.

Digimon Masters

ShogunGekomon digivolves from Gekomon and can digivolve to Pukumon.

Digimon Heroes!

TonosamaGekomon is card 6-195 and 6-958.

Digimon Soul Chaser

ShogunGekomon digivolves from Gekomon.

Digimon Links

ShogunGekomon digivolves from ShellNumemon, Gekomon, and Seadramon, and can digivolve to Vikemon, Plesiomon, and Leviamon.

Digimon ReArise

A ShogunGekomon is the Lord of a group of Gekomon. One day a PrinceMamemon, flanked by its retainers Nozomi Tamada and Pumpkinmon, tries to force the Gekomon to become its retainers as well however it beats them up after they refuse and then beats up ShogunGekomon after it comes for revenge, forcing them to be its retainers as well. A fight between Pumpkinmon and PrinceMamemon ensues as they are upset it had beaten up the Gekomon instead of being their friends and Pumpkinmon defeats PrinceMamemon after it digivolves to NoblePumpkinmon. PrinceMamemon apologises for being a Tyrant and instead becomes proper friends with everyone. Showdown! A Noble(?) Digimon It and PrinceMamemon later team up to help fight the Spiral attacking Primary Village. A One-Track Mind! Kazuma Joins the Party

When Shoutmon, Kamemon, and an Otamamon want to find more Digimon for their band, they convince a Gekomon to join them – however its master, ShogunGekomon, refuses to allow it to join as it is part of its chorus. Shoutmon and ShogunGekomon come to the agreement to have a music battle, if Shoutmon wins then the Gekomon can join its band – however if ShogunGekomon wins, Shoutmon has to join ShogunGekomon's chorus instead. After a long fought music battle, Shoutmon wins and ShogunGekomon allows Gekomon to join the band with ShogunGekomon joining as well.

The group practice in a open field, waking up a SuperStarmon which proceeds to angrily attack them, though it ends up joining the band as a dancer when it thinks Shoutmon's attacks look cool. Etemon then asks to join the band, and though Shoutmon agrees, the others aren't thrilled about the idea due to Etemon's reputation which pisses off Etemon. Their objections are proven just when Etemon states it was going to force them all to work off their butts for it and force itself as leader. Another music battle ensues between Shoutmon and Etemon, with the winner getting to be the leader of the band and as Shoutmon starts to win the battle Etemon signals its Gazimon minions to attack Shoutmon and, unseen by everyone else, they paralyze it with their "Electric Stun Blast" attacks. As Etemon boasts that it's going to win, Kamemon and Otamamon run in to support Shoutmon with the power of their friendship reenergizing Shoutmon. The rest of the band follow SuperStarmon as it had realised what Etemon had done and as Etemon realises that is is once again about to lose it tries to have the Gazimon stun the trio but they are unable to do so due to SuperStarmon and the others beating them up. The music battle continues and Shoutmon and his band are victorious. Etemon attempts to leave the stage with its tail between its legs however Shoutmon, to the shock of Etemon, still invites it to join the band. The band then puts on concerts all over the Digital World and are able to achieve Shoutmon's goal of making rock 'n' roll resonate within the hearts of minds of other Digimon. Burn It Up! Rock 'n' Roll Spirit!

ShogunGekomon digivolves from Gekomon and can digivolve to Plesiomon.

Digimon Battle

ShogunGekomon digivolves from Gekomon and can digivolve to Pukumon.

Notes and references

  1. Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01 Insert Bio: TonosamaGekomon: "An Amphibian Digimon powered up from Gekomon."
  2. Digimon Masters
  3. Digimon Adventure, "Princess Karaoke" [25]
  4. Serbian dub.
  5. Digimon Reference Book: TonosamaGekomon
  6. "Samurai" (古強者 Kobushi?) is a pun on "Ornament" (小節 Kobushi?), in reference to the musical flourish ShogunGekomon uses while singing.
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