Diablomon (Adventure)

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Kanji/Kana ディアボロモン
Dub Name Kuramon/Tsumemon/Keramon/Infermon/Diaboromon/Armageddemon
Voice Actor Japanese N/A
English Brianne Siddall (Kuramon), Paul St. Peter (Keramon/Infermon/Diaboromon/Armageddemon)

Diablomon, also known by the nickname "the jellyfish"海月」, is the main antagonist of Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! and Digimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes Back.


Baby I Kuramon
Baby II Tsumemon
Child Keramon
Adult Chrysalimon[1]
Perfect Infermon
Ultimate Diablomon


Based on his observations of its actions and responses in the spring 2000 incident, Izumi Kōshirō characterizes Diablomon as having the disposition of a very young child, even after it has evolved into higher-level forms. In its early hours of life in its Kuramon, Tsumemon and Keramon forms, it appears to have been motivated solely by hunger, although this diminishes in prominence as it evolves. It appears to view its interactions with the Chosen Children, up to and including being attacked by their partner Digimon, purely through the lens of games and attempts to reciprocate with "games" of its own, with increasingly dire real-world consequences. It is given to taunting and goading its opponents.[2]

In its 2003 reappearance, Diablomon is evidently motivated by a desire for vengeance against the Chosen Children, especially Yagami Taichi and Ishida Yamato. Kōshirō observes that Diablomon has proven itself capable of concocting a relatively elaborate plan with its dissemination of the Kuramons in the Real World.[3]

Diablomon almost never speaks verbally in any of its forms.[N 1] It only ever has one line of spoken dialog, "Over here"こっちだよー」 (spoken by all of the Diablomon copies in a cacophonous chorus), which is spoken in a high, cartoony, barely audible computerized voice; otherwise, the only vocalizations it makes are similarly high-pitched and computerized giggles. Its communication is largely limited to text, in which it writes entirely in katakana except when using the Chosen Children's names; its grasp of written Japanese appears to be simplistic and borderline broken, at least prior to evolving into Diablomon.[2] Only "its" last message in 2003, which is disseminated after its own destruction when the Kuramons begin to overrun Tokyo, demonstrates a more sophisticated and normative grasp of Japanese.[3]



Digimon Adventure: Our War Game![edit]

The formation of Kuramon's Digitama.

In March 2000, various computer bugs coalesce to form a Digitama. The hatching of this Digitama into Kuramon is witnessed by many children around the world, including both Izumi Kōshirō and a Russian friend of his who analyzes the Digitama's data to diagnose its origins. Upon hatching, it sends Kōshirō its first words via email:[N 2]


It is largely inactive for a while after, giving Kōshirō time to visit Yagami Taichi to talk about it (during this conversation, they nickname it "the jellyfish"), but it soon evolves into Tsumemon and sends the two another email:[N 2]


Tsumemon begins consuming massive quantities of data to feed itself and keep growing, causing computer systems across Japan to go haywire; some of the earliest victims are supermarkets, whose systems start giving prices of ¥1,000,000 for basic goods. Before long, it evolves again into Keramon.[N 3]

Forecasting that the effects of Keramon's consumption of data will only grow more and more destructive as it evolves, Taichi, Kōshirō and Gennai decide to send the partner Digimon into the internet to destroy it pre-emptively.

Agumon and Tentomon arrive in the internet and track down Keramon to a site where it is consuming data. It does not notice their entry, so they attack it while it is distracted. Their attacks have no apparent effect. Keramon sends Taichi and Kōshirō another email:[N 2]


Agumon and Tentomon evolve into their Adult forms, Greymon and Kabuterimon. Just as Greymon hits it with his Mega Flame, Keramon evolves again, into Infermon. Kōshirō initially assumes that it is also Adult level, but Infermon proves to be completely invulnerable to Greymon and Kabuterimon's attacks, and its own Hell's Grenade technique causes the two significant damage. Kōshirō realizes that he misjudged Infermon's level and that it is actually Perfect, having skipped an Evolution Stage. In response, Taichi and Kōshirō have Greymon and Kabuterimon Super Evolve to catch up, but Infermon attacks them while they are still in the process of evolving, causing them to devolve back into Agumon and Tentomon.

Infermon inside NTT's telephone switchboard.

Infermon flees the scene, and shortly after sends Taichi and Kōshirō another email:[N 4]


As Kōshirō realizes once he notices its new email address, Infermon has gotten into NTT's telephone switchboard. It begins spamming phone numbers all around Japan with robocalls consisting entirely of a computerized voice repeating the word "hello"もしもし」 over and over, in order to bring the system to its knees. As a result, both telephone and internet connections become unusable, aside from the emergency voice mail system.

By the time that Kōshirō sets up his satellite cell phone to restore internet access for himself and Taichi, Infermon has migrated to take over computer systems in the United States of America and has left them another email address, taunting them over its disappearance:[N 5]


Among the effects that Infermon has on systems in the U.S. are the appearance of its own image on monitors all around the country, and the disruption of electronic lighting in a major city.

When Kōshirō guides Agumon, Gabumon, Patamon and Tentomon to Infermon's location, they find Infermon standing in the middle of the area, with a large arrow pointing to him and a pop-up, taunting them, that reads:


Agumon and Gabumon Warp Evolve into their Ultimate forms, War Greymon and Metal Garurumon, and engage Infermon. Patamon attempts to evolve as well, but before he can finish, Infermon evolves into its own Ultimate form, Diablomon, and squashes both Patamon and Tentomon, taking them out of the fight.

In retaliation, War Greymon and Metal Greymon press a fierce offensive against Diablomon and are evenly matched at first, but when their processing speed begins to be bogged down by all of the incoming emails of support to the point that they stop moving entirely, Diablomon turns the tables, evades their attacks, inflicts massive damage to both of them, and flees the site of the battle.

Diablomon with the missile clock.

Diablomon goes on to compromise the Pentagon's systems and, in what they mistake for a bug in their systems, launches one LGM-118 Peacekeeper nuclear missile, targeted at Taichi and Kōshirō's position in Odaiba, from a U.S. military base. It takes possession of a clock which acts as the fuse counting down to the Peacekeeper's detonation and, half an hour after the launch, sends Taichi, Kōshirō, Yamato and Takeru an email:[N 2]

トケイ ヲ モッテイル ノハ ダーレダ?

Diablomon begins rapidly multiplying before their eyes and shows them a countdown until the missile's detonation (starting them at 10 minutes). Kōshirō concludes that Diablomon is challenging them to a game to find the one Diablomon who is holding the clock: if they can kill that Diablomon and stop the clock, they can prevent the missile from detonating.

At 6:30 on the missile countdown, War Greymon and Metal Garurumon arrive at Diablomon's present location, where the walls are swarming with its estimated 16,000+ copies. All of the copies bombard War Greymon and Metal Garurumon with Catastrophe Cannon, which they are helpless against, and they quickly overwhelm and critically wound the two Digimon. However, War Greymon and Metal Garurumon fuse into Omegamon, who effortlessly wipes out all of the copies, with only the Diablomon with the clock surviving.

At 1:00 on the missile countdown, Omegamon attempts to target the final Diablomon, but it is too fast for it, wasting thirty seconds on the countdown. However, Kōshirō realizes that he can turn the same processing speed weakness that afflicted War Greymon and Metal Garurumon against Diablomon, and forwards all of the emails to Diablomon's email address.[N 2] The emails take immediate effect and slow Diablomon down to the point of near-total immobilization. It is only able to watch as Omegamon pounces on it and, before it can retaliate with Catastrophe Cannon, pierces its head—and the clock—with the Grey Sword. The countdown is halted immediately with 2 seconds left, and Diablomon's lifeless remains slough off the broken clock.

Digimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes Back[edit]

In 2003, Diablomon resurfaces. Izumi Kōshirō speculates that it survived its apparent first death due to the multiplication of data from it that survived its battle with Yagami Taichi, Ishida Yamato and Omegamon in 2000. It seeks revenge against the Chosen Children, and Taichi and Yamato in particular.

From a hiding place inside a black orb in the internet, Diablomon proliferating Kuramons en masse. It initiates its plot by sending emails all around Tokyo. The effects of the email are twofold: first, each contains a leaked photograph of Taichi or Yamato; and second, each has a Kuramon attached which, upon the email being opened, emerges from the user's device and into the Real World, spreading Kuramons everywhere. It compromises various systems—ranging from supermarkets, to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, to the admissions office for Kido Jo's prospective high school—to replace text with Taichi and Yamato's names. At the Tokyo Stock Exchange, it also displays this message:

石田 ヤマト
八神 太一

Taichi and Yamato take the bait and re-enter the internet with Agumon and Gabumon, fuse the two Digimon into Omegamon, and engage Diablomon at its hiding place. However, they are unable to make any headway against Diablomon, who remains inside its black orb, as its Kuramons interfere with Omegamon and intercept blows meant for it, sacrificing themselves in order to cause Omegamon's Garuru Cannon shots to detonate far away from their intended target.

When Taichi and Yamato's siblings, Yagami Hikari and Takaishi Takeru, arrive with their partners Angemon and Angewomon, Diablomon emerges from its black orb to shoot at them, while its Kuramons all form themselves into a series of barriers between Omegamon and Diablomon. Outside the internet, Inoue Miyako executes a plan to open a multitude of gates in the internet space; Angemon and Angewomon follow up on this by charging through the Kuramons and pinning Diablomon down, giving Omegamon an opportunity to rush in, pierce Diablomon's head with its Grey Sword, and pump its body full of Garuru Cannon shots, destroying it.

Even though its original self is killed, Diablomon's trap is sprung. The Kuramons use the gates that Miyako opened to escape and shut the gates behind them, trapping Omegamon. All around Tokyo, cell phones receive calls and messages whose contents consist of:

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When answered, a Kuramon emerges from the phone, causing massive quantities of them to overrun Tokyo. A message from the Kuramons also appears on electronic billboards:

Don't we always play at my house?
Let's play outside

As Kōshirō concludes, Diablomon had sent the Kuramons to the Real World to take its place in case of its own defeat, and in doing so took advantage of their significantly smaller data size, since its own data size would be much too large to easily make the transfer into the Real World itself. Miyako's opening of the gates had therefore played directly into Diablomon's hands, as they permitted even more Kuramons to escape and emerge into the Real World en masse, and as a result, the Kuramons' numbers in the Real World have become too high for all of them to be disposed of.

Armagemon appears in Tokyo Bay.

Following the goading of the Chosen Children, all of the Kuramons gather in Tokyo Bay, where they all fuse together to create a massive Digitama in the sky which hatches into Armagemon. Armagemon's data size is too massive to just be sent back into the internet.

Omegamon emerges from the internet to face Armagemon. It opens fire, but its Garuru Cannon blasts have no visible effect and it takes fire from Armagemon's Ultimate Flare. When Omegamon plunges its Grey Sword into Armagemon's forehead and pumps its mouth full of Garuru Cannon blasts, to no effect, Armagemon fires its Ultimate Flare at point-blank range, which causes Omegamon catastrophic damage and takes it out of the fight.

Motomiya Daisuke and Ichijouji Ken arrive and form Imperialdramon, who engages Armagemon in battle. The two trade shots with each other to little effect, culminating in Imperialdramon Mode Changing into Imperialdramon: Fighter Mode and firing its Ion Blaster, consuming Armagemon in a massive explosion that has no effect on it. Armagemon retaliates with an Ultimate Flare blast that causes Imperialdramon serious damage.

When Imperialdramon takes Omegamon's Omega Blade and becomes Imperialdramon: Paladin Mode, Armagemon attempts to hit it with Ultimate Flare blasts, but Imperialdramon dodges all of them and and plunges the Omega Blade into its forehead. Armagemon dissolves back into countless Kuramons. At the suggestion of Hida Iori, the Kuramon's are all absorbed into a pillar of light, generated by the Omega Blade powered up by the light of the cell phones and Digivices of all the children in attendance at the battle. The Kuramons are imprisoned in Miyako's laptop, and she forwards them all to Kōshirō for disposal.

Digimon Adventure tri.[edit]

Following Ordinemon's destruction, the Mysterious Man offhandedly entertains the possibility of using Diablomon, among other defeated evil Digimon, as the centerpiece of Yggdrasill's next scheme.[4]

Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning[edit]

Armagemon makes a brief cameo, as Ohwada Lui watches on TV his fight with Omegamon from Digimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes Back.

Video Games[edit]

Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers[edit]

Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley[edit]

Digimon Battle Chronicle[edit]

Digimon Adventure[edit]


Battle Spirits
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Image Gallery[edit]

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Additional Information[edit]

References Notes
  1. That Diablomon is almost entirely non-verbal is no longer the case in American English dubbed versions of its appearances. Both the Digimon: The Movie rewrite of Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!, and Digimon: Revenge of Diaboromon (Digimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes Back), add substantial amounts of spoken dialog for Diaboromon (Diablomon), among other recharacterizations made to the character.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 At this point, this Digimon is at the following email address:
    FactoryMark (sometimes spelled "FactryMark") is a fictional business that makes recurring background appearances in both of Hosoda Mamoru's Digimon films. In the Digimon Adventure short film, a truck bearing its wordmark nearly collides with "Koromon"/Agumon, and elsewhere in Our War Game!, one of the scenes in the montage of the havoc initially caused by Kuramon is set in a FactoryMark convenience store. FactoryMark may be based on FamilyMart, a real Japanese convenience store chain.
  3. When Yagami Taichi and Izumi Kōshirō log back in and find that Tsumemon has evolved into Keramon, the image of Keramon that they are shown is at the following URL:
    This URL suggests that Keramon, at that point, is specifically intruding on FactoryMark's point of sale system, hence the preceding footage showing its impact on a FactoryMark's checkouts.
  4. At this point, Infermon is at the following email address:
    This address reflects that Infermon is sending the email from within the network infrastructure of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), a Japanese telecommunications service provider.
  5. At this point, Infermon is at the following email address:
    This address reflects that Infermon is sending the email from within the United States of America. The listed domains indicate that it is specifically sending from a) a U.S. government system (.gov), and b) a system in the state of New York (.ny, although no such domain actually exists; New York City later received its own domain, .nyc, in 2014).
Digimon Adventure 02
Main Characters Motomiya DaisukeInoue MiyakoHida IoriYagami HikariTakaishi TakeruIchijouji KenOhwada Lui
Partner Digimon V-monHawkmonArmadimonTailmonPatamonWormmonUkkomon
Original Chosen Children Yagami TaichiAgumonIshida YamatoGabumonTakenouchi SoraPiyomonIzumi KōshirōTentomonTachikawa MimiPalmonKido JoGomamon
International Chosen Children Michael Barton Jr.WallaceTerriermonLopmonTatumSamMariaLouSteveHoi BrothersYuehonDienMinaDingoCatherine DeneuveChichosAnnaLaraYuri
Supporting Characters Motomiya JunInoue MantarouInoue ChizuruInoue MomoeHida HirokiHida FumikoHida ChikaraIchijouji OsamuGennaiYagami YuukoYagami SusumuIshida HiroakiTakaishi NatsukoTakaishi MichelTakenouchi HaruhikoTakenouchi ToshikoIzumi KaeIzumi MasamiTachikawa KeisukeTachikawa SatoeKido ShinKido ShuuQinglongmonYoshizawa TakashiKawada NorikoShibata HiroshiKurata Keiko
Antagonists Digimon KaiserDagomonChimairamonOikawa YukioArchnemonMummymonBlack War GreymonDemon • Demon Corps (Skull SatamonLady DevimonMarin Devimon) • Belial VamdemonArmagemon
Terms Chosen ChildD-3D-TerminalDigimentalDark SeedDark TowerDigital GateEvil RingJogress EvolutionSmartphone Digivice
Other List of EpisodesDigimon Adventure 02: Vol. 1: Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Vol. 2: Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden DigimentalsDigimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes BackDigimon Adventure 02: The BeginningList of CharactersJapanese Cast