A character’s class can change with sufficient justification and a storyline thread. For example:
If a Tamer’s card deck is destroyed, their Digivice may transform into an alternate model to make up for the loss.
If a character’s Digimon partner is permanently destroyed, their Digivice may transform into a D-Tector that absorbs the Digimon’s impression as a spirit, or it could transform into a Xros Loader to allow the user to gain new allies and partners.
Quick overviews of the available classes are:
- Wields a D-1 or D-3
- Digimon have two Armor evolutions
- Digivice can emit a light that can ward off dark powers
- Final evolution is Super Ultimate (D-1) or Armor with the Digimental of Miracles or Fate (D-3)
- Wields a D-Ark
- Can use Hyper Colosseum Cards to aid their Digimon in battle
- Can see through their partner's eyes
- Final evolution is Matrix evolution, where the Tactician and their partner Digimon merge into one being
- Wields a D-Scanner
- Human with no partner Digimon evolves into Digimon through the use of Digimon Spirits
- Final evolution is Ancient Spirit Evolution, where all of their Digimon Spirits combine into a single Spirit
- Wields a iC or Burst Digivice
- Human has control of DigiSoul, which they can use to empower themselves and create weapons for their partner
- Can store their partner Digimon in their D-Terminal
- Final evolution is Burst Evolution, where their partner's Ultimate form enters a state of heightened energy
- Wields a Xros Loader
- Data of defeated Digimon is stored in the D-Terminal and can be called upon for Xros Up
- Final evolution is DigiXros, which utilizes the data of all of the defeated Digimon to combine into a new form
- Does not have a Digivice
- Is a Digimon who has experienced a Labyrinth Event
- Has greater stamina than a partner Digimon and can maintain evolution levels higher than Adult
- Final evolution is Super Ultimate
- Does not have a Digivice
- Is a Digimon who has experienced a Labyrinth Event
- Harnesses digisoul to fuel Burst Modes and self-destructive feats of strength
- Final evolution is Burst Mode
- Prestige Class Player must be active for at least one month before creating a Maverick
- Wields a D-Shell
- Can manipulate digimon via Dark Materials
- Can open a portal and "fast travel" through the Dark Ocean
- Partner warp-evolves into a Digital Hazard in times of severe emotional stress
Digital World MaintenancePlayers who were still logged in during Digital World's scheduled maintenance found the game dematerializing around them. The environment pixelated into a black void until the ground dropped out from underneath them, plunging them into darkness until they fell unconscious. Humans who fell into the Digital World this way left behind a comatose body in the real world.
Labyrinth EventsIn Labyrinth Events, localized sections of the real world inexplicably become "digitized" and the environment seems to shift around in an ever-changing maze. Both Digimon and humans can become lost in these Labyrinth Events, leading to reports of monster sights in the real world. Humans who are still trapped in the labyrinth when the event ends may lose consciousness and awake in the Digital World or simply take a wrong turn and find that they're not in Kansas anymore. Humans lost in Labyrinth Events do not leave behind a body in the real world.
New GadgetsHumans and Digimon will often find one to three items—a D-Terminal, a Digivice, and a crest tag—inexplicably in their possession with no idea how they got there. Occasionally, these items will visibly materialize instead.
Partner DigimonDigimon can also become crested by "syncing up" with a human's Digivice. Partner Digimon do not have a D-Terminal of their own, though they can manifest or discover a crest tag. The partnership process is mercurial—some Digimon and humans are serendipitously connected because they're both at the right place at the right time, some feel a premonition and seek out where they feel their human half will realize, and others simply strike a deal with enterprising humans. This partnership cannot be revoked except in death. If a pair's human partner dies, the human's Digivice destroys itself and the D-Terminal syncs up with the partner Digimon instead.
D-Terminal & Standard Functions
Digital GateOpens gateways between the Digital World and the real world. These Gates can be opened by holding the D-Terminal up to an electronic device in the real world or special monitors in the Digital World. This ability can be disrupted by certain interferences. This feature is currently disrupted and cannot be used.
Connect JumpCreates a portal between two LCD screens such as computer monitors, TVs, and cell phone screens, no matter how far away. Can be used to jump around the world instantaneously. This ability can be disrupted by certain interferences. This feature is currently disrupted and cannot be used.
TranslationAny two people who have D-Terminals can communicate with one another as if they share a common language. Anyone without one who hears the conversation will hear both of them speaking in whatever the language they actually are. It also automatically translates messages sent with it.
Compass & MapDisplays a regional map. However, the map cannot show local areas. For example, it can display an overview of File Island but cannot show a more refined map of Tropical Jungle.
RadarD-Terminals have a radar function that allow their user to detect other Crested and their Digimon in the area. These appear as blue dots on a local radar. They also allow for detection of Crests, Digimentals, and Spirits. These all appear as red dots as opposed to blue dots.
CommunicationThe D-Terminal can be used for two forms of long-distance communication with anyone else who has a D-Terminal: messaging and video calls. Messaging is a simple text-based instant messaging, while video calls are exactly what they sound like. Meeting someone with a D-Terminal will automatically register their name in their D-Terminal's directory, allowing its owner to simply select the person they want to contact from a menu.
Voice Control CapabilitiesThe D-Terminal can also be navigated and controlled entirely by voice, via incredibly sophisticated voice recognition. The D-Terminal can also read messages, emails, and internet searches out loud on request, though the voice used for this read-back feature varies between devices.
Armor EvolutionArmor Evolution is a special form of evolution unique to Chosen. In order to use it, the Chosen human needs to obtain a Digimental, an object that acts as a catalyst for Armor evolution. There are nine standard Digimentals—one for each of the nine Crests. Chosen have access two different Digimentals—one that's based on the Chosen human's Crest with power between Adult and Perfect and one based on the Digimon's Crest that's between Perfect and Ultimate. The respective Crest needs to be active in order to use Armor Evolution. The Digimental can be detected by a D-Terminal's radar function and roleplaying its discovery is encouraged (though not required). Each Digimental has a different "theme" for Armor forms, listed on the Crests page. For more information, see Evolution: Armor.
LightA holy light emitted by Chosen Digivices can be used to dispel dark and otherwise negative influences. For instance, virus attacks that corrupt the mind or slowly damage the flesh can be removed from a Digimon by shining the Digivice's light on them. In conjunction with an active Crest, the light can be used to create powerful strands of light that stem from the Crest and can be used to bind enemies.
Super Ultimate (D-1)Super Ultimate evolution is the final form of Digimon partnered to a Chosen human with a D-1. This functions identically to standard evolution, where a Digimon transforms from one unique form into another.
Digimentals of Miracles & Fate (D-3)The Digimental of Miracles or Fate can be used to catalyze an Armor evolution to a form on par with other Super Ultimate forms. The Digimental needs to be found by the Chosen human before utilizing it for evolution. There's no functional difference between the two Digimentals, leaving the choice between them up to player preference, and they have the same general theme: the Digimon should either have some sort of metallic armor, golden bodyparts, or both. Note that the golden parts can be done through a pallet swap and do not have to be a part of a canon design. Armor, Perfect, and Ultimate Digimon can be sourced for use as Miracle and Fate Armors.
Card SlashTacticians can use their D-Ark to swipe Cards for advantage in battle. Tacticians start with a variety of cards and can earn more through the site's point system. Cards come in five broad types: Digimon Cards, Item Cards, and Plug-In Cards. Additionally, all Tacticians also have a Blue Card, which is used to trigger evolution in their Partner Digimon. See Hyper Colosseum Cards for more information.
Digimon SightThe D-Ark allows Tacticians to briefly see through their Digimon partners' eyes.
AnalyzerTacticians have an additional D-Terminal function, the analyzer. This serves as a Digimon encyclopedia of sorts, capable of fetching and displaying information on many standard species. The analyzer can display the attribute and family of a species, as well as a short description.
Matrix EvolutionTacticians' variant of Super Ultimate evolution. Matrix evolution involves a Tactician and their Digimon merging into a single entity, similar to how Jogress works with two Digimon.
Spirit EvolutionWarriors' D-Terminals is capable of storing spirits and using them to evolve. When a Digimon is incapable of regeneration and is thus permanently destroyed, it may leave behind an impression on the Digital World that then coalesces into a "Spirit". This Spirit can take a variety of forms, such as a "node" of data that a D-Terminal can tap into or a physical representation of the Digimon that the D-Terminal converts to data. These Spiritscan be used by Warriors to catalyze their evolutions. The Spirit used by a Warrior to evolve doesn't necessarily have to be the same species as the one they evolve to. Warriors have up to four types of spirits: a Human Spirit, a Beast Spirit, a Hybrid Spirit, and a Legendary Spirit. A Warrior's Human Spirit can be either Adult or Perfect level, while their Beast Spirit fulfills the opposite level, e.g. Adult level Human Spirit and Perfect level Beast Spirit or Adult level Beast Spirit and Perfect level Human Spirit. The Hybrid Spirit, created by combining the Human and Beast Spirit, is Ultimate level. See below for more information about the Legendary Spirit. See Evolution: Spirit for more information.
PurificationD-Scanners can scan the data of Digimon that have been destroyed to ensure that they return to an appropriate Village of Beginnings and are reborn properly.
D-Terminal/Digivice DigitizationWhen Spirit Evolved, Warriors can store their D-Terminal and Digivice inside of their DigiCores and manifest them on-demand. D-Terminals and Digivices that materialize and dematerialize in this way appear to "pixelate" in and out of existence.
Legendary SpiritWarriors can obtain Legendary Spirits to evolve to Super Ultimate level. These Legendary Spirits are the remnants of ancient, supremely powerful Digimon.
DigiSoulDigiSoul is emotional energy harnessed and used as a destructive force. DigiSoul can be used to physically empower both the human and Digimon, allowing them to perform feats of strength that they wouldn't normally be capable of. DigiSoul is also used to evolve Arbitrators' Digimon partners. However, due to the volatility of DigiSoul and its susceptibility to intense negative emotion, Arbitrators are more prone to dark evolution than other classes are.
Digimon StorageArbitrators can store their Digimon partner inside of their D-Terminal by converting their partner to raw data. Due to the close proximity to DigiSoul (which is also stored inside of the D-Terminal), Digimon stored this way can recover more quickly from wounds.
Super Ultimate (iC)The Digivice iC allows Arbitrators' partners to evolve to Super Ultimate. This functions identically to standard evolution, where a Digimon transforms from one unique form into another.
Burst Mode (Burst)Arbitrators enfuse their Digimon partners with massive amounts of DigiSoul to achieve Burst Mode as their Super Ultimate level. A Digimon that reaches Burst Mode keeps the same species as its Ultimate form but emanates a visible aura of DigiSoul and may feature minor aesthetic differences.
Xros UpHunters can siphon small amounts of data from defeated Digimon as they undergo regeneration. This does not harm the regenerating Digimon. This data is stored in the Hunter's Xros Loader and can then be used to empower the Hunter's partner Digimon by giving it the defeated Digimon's abilities. For example, a Terriermon that evolves to Galgomon and uses a defeated Greymon's data in Xros Up may feature Greymon's bony plating.
DigiXrosTo reach Super Ultimate level, Hunters enfuse their partner Digimon with all of the data they've siphoned in a process called DigiXros. DigiXros creates a Super Ultimate form similar to Omegamon, where the form features traits from all of its components.
PermanenceOnce a Crested Digimon evolves to a new level, it is capable of maintaining that form indefinitely. Significant wounds and trauma, however, can force the Crested Digimon to revert to an earlier, weaker form.
StaminaCrested Digimon have a greater level of stamina than partner Digimon. While no stronger than other Digimon of their level, they can last longer in combat than partner Digimon before needing to rest or degenerating.
Super UltimateCrested Digimon can evolve to Super Ultimate level. This functions identically to standard evolution, where a Digimon transforms from one unique form into another.
Digisoul & Burst ModesDigisoul is emotional energy harnessed and used as a destructive force. Digisoul can be used to empower the Paragon, allowing them to achieve Burst Modes of increasing power or perform self-destructive feats of strength. However, due to the volatility of digisoul and its susceptibility to intense negative emotion, Paragons are more likely to dark evolve than other Digimon.
Paragons can evolve into short-lived Burst Modes that are fueled by their digisoul. These Burst Modes are always the same species as the Paragon's current form (Agumon → Augumon Burst Mode) and are in between levels in terms of strength, e.g. a Child Burst Mode would be between Child and Adult, while an Adult Burst Mode would be between Adult and Perfect. These half-level Burst Modes are both emotionally and physically exhausting to maintain.
Paragons may also evolve into full-strength variants instead of their typical next form, e.g. Agumon → Greymon may opt to use Agumon → Agumon Burst Mode instead. Perfect and Ultimate Burst Modes follow the normal Perfect and Ultimate requirements, i.e. activated crests.
In-character usage should differentiate between half-level and full-level Burst Modes, e.g. by explicitly stating such or representing them with digisoul auras of different colors.
Healing FactorParagons recover from injuries at a quicker rate than other Digimon. This healing factor only comes into effect when the Paragon is not in immediate danger, e.g. being pursued or in a fight.
Super UltimateParagons enfuse themselves with massive amounts of digisoul to achieve Burst Mode as their Super Ultimate level. A Paragon that reaches Burst Mode keeps the same species as its Ultimate form but emanates a visible aura of digisoul and may feature minor aesthetic differences.
The glitch is just plain bad luck, triggered by anything from walking into the wrong wall at the perfectly wrong angle and speed to touching something and having it all fall apart. The glitch prevents the Maverick from manifesting a crest and thus corrupts their D-Shell and locks their Digimon partner out of crest-driven evolution. This D-Shell instead allows the Maverick to utilize a range of unique abilities known as Dark Materials.