An Evolution Stage (進化段階 Shinka Dankai), also referred to as Level (レベル Reberu), is the level of development a Digimon is at. There are six stages of normal evolution, after hatching from a DigiTama, and two stages of artificial evolution:
|Baby I||I||幼年期||Younen-ki||Infancy Phase||Baby/Fresh|
|Baby II||II||幼年期II||Younen-ki||Infancy Phase||In-Training|
Are all stages Digimon can go through naturally. Starting with Baby I and progressing to Ultimate, although getting past Adult before death can be difficult. There are only three known Super Ultimate stage Digimon and most people prefer to list them as Ultimates for the sake of convenience.
|Super Ultimate||超究極体||Chou Kyuukyoku-tai||Super Ultimate Body||Ultra|
Armor is an artificial stage Child Digimon can reach by using Digimentals and are usually equivalent to Adult level, although their strength can sometimes match Ultimate Digimon.
Hybrids are another artificial stage that can be reached by humans OR Digimon by using the Legendary Spirits. The power of Hybrids is hard to pin down, but its usually higher than Child.