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Tentomon
(テントモン)
Tentomon2

Type:Insectoid Digimon
Voice actor(s):Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese)
Jeff Nimoy (English)
Partner(s):Izzy Izumi
Digivolution
FreshPabumon
In-TrainingMotimon
RookieTentomon
ChampionKabuterimon
UltimateMegaKabuterimon
MegaHerculesKabuterimon


Tentomon is a Digimon creature from the Japanese Digimon media franchise that comprises anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. Based on a Ladybug (瓢虫 Tentoumushi?), Tentomon is a naturally friendly Digimon with carefree way of life. There are several different Tentomon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series. The most well-known appearance of Tentomon is in the Digimon Adventure anime as the partner of Izzy Izumi, who also appears in the sequel series Digimon Adventure 02 and all the Digimon Adventure/02 related movies.

Description

Tentomon appears like a ladybug. He has six legs in total, the front being long arms with gray claws at the end. He has large, green eyes and two yellow antennae reaching out from his head. His wing-case is covered with black spikes.

Attacks

  • Super Shocker (Petit Thunder): Tentomon fires a rod of electricity from his antenna.
  • Rhino Spin: Tentomon rolls and surrounds himself with electricity.


Appearance

Tentomon first appears in Digimon Adventure when Motimon Digivolved into Tentomon to protect Izzy from a Kuwagamon. Tentomon greatly admires his partner, Izzy, for his curiosity and intelligence. He is easy-going and likes to mess around.

Tentomon also appears in the Digimon movie Our War Game! and the sequel Diaboromon Strikes Back to fight against the evil Digimon Diaboromon.

Other forms

The name "Tentomon" refers only to the Rookie form of this Digimon. Throughout the series, Tentomon gains the ability to Digivolve into a number of more powerful forms, each with a different name and special attack. However, the Rookie level is his preferred one and the one he spends most of his time in, due to the amount of energy required to stay in a higher form. Although it is not shown in the anime, Tentomon and/or Kabuterimon has the ability to warp digivolve to HerculesKabuterimon.

Pabumon

Pabumon

Pabumon (バブモン Babumon)

Pabumon is Tentomon's Fresh form. He is a green-colored blob who has a yellow pacifier in his mouth. Pabumon appears in Digimon Adventure when Vademon took away Izzy's curiosity and Crest, causing Tentomon to gradually lose power until he regressed to his infant form. However, Izzy manages to snap out of it and Tentomon returned to his usual self.[1]

Attacks

  • Bubble Blow (Adhesive Bubbles): An attack that involves firing adhesive bubbles from the mouth.

Motimon

Motimon

Motimon (モチモン)

Motimon is Tentomon's In-Training form. Motimon is a cylinder-shaped pink blob with shining black eyes, a curvy smile and two arms which have three developing claws on each. The name "Motimon" comes from the Japanese word "mochi", a type of rice dough.

Tentomon was in this form when Izzy first came into the Digital World. Motimon is seen again when Izzy loses his crest to Vademon and he continues to return to this form whenever he finishes battling in his Ultimate form MegaKabuterimon.[2]

Attacks

  • Bubble Blow (Elastic Bubbles): Motimon fires bubbles from his mouth.

Kabuterimon

Kabuterimon

Kabuterimon (カブテリモン)

Kabuterimon is Tentomon's champion form. Kabuterimon is a more developed insect than Tentomon, and is modeled after a rhinoceros beetle. Having great strength and flawless defense, Kabuterimon's wings are longer than his body and he developed a skull helmet which covers his eyes that is hard as an iron wall.

Kabuterimon first appeared in the episode 'Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker' when he freed Andromon from the power of the Black Gear. He was also involved in battles against Devimon, Etemon,and LadyDevimon. Kabuterimon is also seen in the movie Our War Game, when Tentomon Digivolves in order to fight Infermon. In Digimon Adventure 02, the Digimon Emperor used the data for Kabuterimon's exoskeleton in the creation of Kimeramon. [3]

Attacks

  • Electro Shocker (Mega Blaster): Kabuterimon fires a ball of electricity at enemies.

MegaKabuterimon

Megakabuterinom

MegaKabuterimon (アトラーカブテリモン) AtlurKabuterimon

MegaKabuterimon, known as AtlurKabuterimon in the Japanese version, is Tentomon's Ultimate form and modeled after an Atlas Beetle. Unlike other MegaKabuterimon that have blue exoskeletions, this one has a red exoskeleton and is almost 1.5-times larger. Able to open his hard carapace, MegaKabuterimon can use his horn and flying speed in deadly combination.

Kabuterimon gains the form during his fight with Vademon, assuming the forms in later battles against Myotismon's henchmen and later, against the Dark Masters. Tentomon loses the ability to Digivolve into this form when Izzy releases the power of his crest to free the Digimon Sovereigns. Later, in Digimon Adventure 02, Azulongmon uses one of his DigiCores to restore Tentomon's power to Digivolve into MegaKabuterimon. MegaKabuterimon is seen again towards the end of Digimon Adventure 02.[4]

Attacks

  • Horn Buster (Horn Blaster): MegaKabuterimon fires an electric blast from his horn as he rams his opponent.

Songs

  • Tentomon has one song "Dengeki Rhapsody" ("Electric Rhapsody") and another with Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi/Izumi Kōshirō (voiced by Umi Tenjin) called "Seikaijuu no Keshiki wo!" ("The Scenery of the Whole World!").


References

  1. "Forget About It". Digimon Adventure. Fox Kids. 1999-10-23.
  2. "And so it Begins...". Digimon Adventure. Fox Kids. 1999-08-14.
  3. "Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker". Digimon Adventure. Fox Kids. 1999-04-04.
  4. "Forget About It". Digimon Adventure. Fox Kids. 1999-10-23.

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