Digimon researchers (デジモン研究者, Dejimon kenkyūsha) are humans that specialize in studying Digimon.
According to some researchers, there are few who argue that it might have been Volcanicdramon that supported the world from deep beneath the ground ever since the Digital World was created. Ordinemon is theorized by some researchers to appear when the Digital World has been plunged into chaos and is meeting its end. There are researchers that believe that although Seadramon originally inhabited the seas near File Island, a portion of them settled in the shores of the Folder Continent and evolved to become more aggressive. Because of Chicomon's potential to evolve to every Dragon Digimon, it is considered exceedingly valuable by researchers of Dragon Digimon. Because Poyomon has the most primitive structure among the Digimon discovered to date, it has been showered in attention as the "Missing Link"; the key to solving the mystery of the origin of Digimon by researchers.
ARtificial MonsterS are artificial digital lifeforms created by Digimon researchers through emulating their ecology and evolution processes, and were developed as humanity's first "Digital Living Weapons", possessing power on par with that of Digimon. Plotmon is an experimental Digimon that was created by Digimon researchers, and because it was made to imitate the pets that live with humans, it has an appearance close to that of a real animal.
By the year 2028, Izumi Kōshirō became a Digimon researcher, and set up a team to study more of the Digital World than what the human population already knows, working alongside Takenouchi Haruhiko, Takenouchi Sora's father, and Kido Shuu, Kido Jo's older brother.