Pico Devimon (Adventure)
|Voice Actor||Miyata Kouki (宮田 幸季)|
|Derek Stephen Prince|
Pico Devimon was a minion of Vamdemon, and one of the Chosen Children's most annoying foes. His main rival during his service was Tailmon, another one of Vamdemon's more prominent underlings who almost never failed him (vice Pico Devimon, who had a streak of various screw-ups).
He was first introduced to Takaishi Takeru and Tokomon (after Yagami Taichi and Metal Greymon's battle with Etemon, which resulted in Taichi and the degenerated Koromon to appear in the real world, the group dissolved and Takeru was separated from the others) when they were wandering near a seemingly abandoned amusement park. He persuaded Takeru that Tokomon was a no good partner, and that he, Pico Devimon, and Takeru be partners. Takeru listened, and left Tokomon for awhile. However Pico Devimon became worried after Taichi and Agumon showed up, reuniting the two. He decided to feed Takeru special mushrooms that would make him forget Tokomon. Agumon recognized these mushrooms, however, and stopped Takeru before he ate them. Tokomon then evolved into Patamon and defeated Pico Devimon.
Later, Pico Devimon attacked the Chosen Children when they were back together, wounding Piyomon. During the Chosen Children's quest in Odaiba and the surrounding area, he was sent to search for Yagami Hikari's Crest of Light. After Vamdemon's defeat, he helped organize the darkness to get his master to recover. When Vamdemon evolved into Venom Vamdemon, he ate Pico Devimon, thus ending him.
Pico Devimon was brought back to life thanks to Millenniumon, who he then served. He taunts Akiyama Ryo during his journey, telling him how he has no chance against Etemon, Vamdemon and Piemon, only for all of them to be defeated. He finally fights Ryo himself alongside his old master Vamdemon in Millenniumon's Lair as the third fight of the boss rush leading to Millenniumon, but is defeated as well.
Pico Devimon first appeared in Episode 26, "The Whispering Imp, Pico Devimon". As Takaishi Takeru cried due to Ishida Yamato and Gabumon not returning from the Amusement Park, which they had gone into to check it out, Pico Devimon appeared in front of them and, hearing Takeru's plight, went to search for Yamato himself. Once he came back, he told Takeru he had found Yamato but he had told the bat Digimon that he never wanted to see Takeru again, that he really hated him, that he didn't want to be his brother anymore and that he hated him for being a crybaby. Tokomon called Pico Devimon out for his lying, but Pico Devimon demanded evidence that it was a lie, which Tokomon couldn't give. Out of patience, Tokomon attacked Pico Devimon, which angered Takeru, a chance Pico Devimon took to ruin their relationship as well by claiming that Tokomon was jealous of their relationship. Takeru ordered Tokomon to apologize but he refused, threatening to leave if he had to. Takeru then told him to leave, and threw away his Tag and Digivice, claiming he didn't need them anymore as there were no more enemies. Takeru then left with Pico Devimon, leaving Tokomon behind.
Having listened to the story from Tokomon, Yagami Taichi asked him to lead him into the Amusement Park, as he was worried about Takeru. Meanwhile, Pico Devimon tried to get Takeru to enjoy the attractions, but Takeru was not having any fun due to being worried about Tokomon, even if he refused to admit it. Realizing Takeru wouldn't forget about Tokomon, Pico Devimon left, claiming he had to do an errand. Taichi, Agumon and Tokomon then met Takeru, who was overjoyed at seeing Taichi again as he had been worried for him. Takeru was also happy about Tokomon being back, but they immediately fought once again due to Takeru thinking Tokomon had reflected on his mistakes, and Tokomon stubbornly saying he had done none. Taichi broke the fight by focusing the group on finding Yamato, but Takeru refused to do it, as he thought everyone had abandoned him due to being a crying kid. Taichi didn't believe Yamato could hate Takeru, but Takeru thought Yamato hated him for caring about Taichi, and wanted to be Taichi's younger brother instead, though Taichi knew that wasn't possible.
Pico Devimon then returned. Agumon immediately asked him what Yamato had really said, and Pico Devimon stuck to his original tale, which neither Taichi nor Agumon believed. Thus, Taichi asked him to take them to Yamato. Pico Devimon tried to dissuade them from doing so by saying he was far, but Taichi didn't care. Instead, Pico Devimon invited them to eat first, which both humans agreed to. Thus, Pico Devimon brought them some mushrooms, which in fact were Mushrooms of Forgetfulness which would give them amnesia. Taichi asked Agumon to make some flames to cook them, but Agumon needed to use the toilet first. On his way there, Agumon found the same mushrooms and wondered if they were safe to eat, and Takenouchi Sora, out of his sight, warned him not to eat them as they would take all his memories. As such, Agumon returned to Taichi and Takeru and gave them the same warning. With Taichi not understanding what Agumon was trying to say, Agumon grabbed a mushroom and tried to force Pico Devimon to eat it instead, with his refusal giving him the chance to explain what the mushrooms really did. Tokomon then called him out on lying about Yamato too, which Pico Devimon meekly accepted. Realizing he had been wrong, Takeru asked Tokomon for forgiveness, and Tokomon accepted it. Takeru's Crest of Hope then started glowing, Pico Devimon tried to force him to give it to him, and Tokomon evolved into Patamon to defend him.
Pico Devimon is the thirty-first obligatory boss of the game, fighting Agumon and Patamon at the end of Episode 26, "The Whispering Imp, Pico Devimon". He can deal multiple hits, Poison and lower the defense of one Digimon with Pico Darts, deal damage to one Digimon with Bat Flutter, and deal damage, Break and Shock to one Digimon with Akuma no Sasayaki.
After being defeated, Pico Devimon flew away, then asked for Vamdemon's forgiveness as the Crest of Hope had regained its light.
In Episode 27, "Oh Friend! Were Garurumon", Digitamamon, the owner of a restaurant where Kido Jo and Gomamon were forced to work for ever-longer periods of time, met with Pico Devimon, who asked him for a favour in exchange for a handsome pay. Said favour was to force Ishida Yamato and Gabumon into his service as well.
As they kept working, Jo got ten more days of work for getting an order wrong, to Pico Devimon's delight. Later on, Jo had to peel potatoes, which Yamato rushed him to do in anger at not being able to see Takeru. This was another trap by Pico Devimon, who left a rock in his path to cause him to fall, but the rock was taken by Sora before Jo got to it.
At night, at the shore close to the restaurant, Yamato played his harmonica. Pico Devimon approached him, praising his music and Yamato himself. However, this was only to turn Yamato against Jo, as he said that Jo was messing up on purpouse in fear of being left alone. Yamato outwardly refused to believe the bat Digimon, but inwardly he doubted his friend.
The next day, Yamato begged Digitamamon to let him go, promising he'd come back right after. Behind their backs, Pico Devimon broke some plates, which led Digitamamon to add one more week to their work. Yamato angrily shouted at Jo for it, though Jo swore he had done nothing. Yamato refused to believe him, however, and left the restaurant.
Afterwards, Yamato went back as he heard his brother's voice, and met both him and Taichi outside the restaurant. Their meeting quickly turned sour, however, as Yamato was still angry at Jo and refused to work with him, even if it was to escape the restaurant as per Taichi's idea.
Digitamamon and Pico Devimon then left the restaurant and warned them not to try to run away. Jo recognized Pico Devimon as the one that lied to him by saying he'd lead him to other humans, then Agumon pointed out he was a bad Digimon. Digitamamon told them they had to keep working their debt off, though Yamato exclaimed that their debt was paid off a long time ago. Digitamamon accepted he was right, and he'd give Yamato his change - Vegimon, his right hand, taking Takeru hostage. Jo then risked himself and got badly hurt to save Takeru as a way to repay Yamato, which deeply touched him. However, this led to Yamato's Crest of Friendship activating and his Partner Digimon, Garurumon, evolving into Were Garurumon, who defeated Digitamamon, causing both Pico Devimon and Vegimon to run away.
In Episode 28, "Breaking Through! Atlur Kabuterimon", Pico Devimon prepared fake signs to lead Izumi Koshiro into a hole which, without his knowledge, led to Vademon's Den, as a way to not make Vamdemon angry. They warned about falling poop, which led Koshiro to take a detour. Later signs outright blocked the path while warning of extreme poop instead. Continuing down the path Pico Devimon marked for them led Koshiro and Tentomon to fall in a hole which Pico Devimon considered a great success.
However, as falling into Vademon's Den was not part of Pico Devimon's plans, he later wondered if he had dug that deep a hole, which was an issue since he hadn't gotten the Crest of Knowledge from Koshiro. Vademon rose from the hole in front of the bat Digimon, happy about the heart he obtained. Pico Devimon asked him if he had seen a human and a Digimon fall into the hole, which he acknowledged and went back into the hole, leaving it once again with Koshiro's inquisitive heart, which he tried to sell to Pico Devimon as the Merchant of the Heart Universe. However, what Pico Devimon wanted was the Tag and Crest he held, which Vademon didn't sell. Pico Devimon attempted to convince him by offering a fine poop as a trade, which worked. However, Vademon would be defeated by the newly-evolved Atlur Kabuterimon, and then both Chosen Child and Partner Digimon found the exit and left through the same hole they fell down before, which caused Pico Devimon to run away.
In Episode 29, "The Sleeping Tyrant! Tonosama Gekomon", Pico Devimon set a trap for the Chosen Children by telling the Gekomon that served Tonosama Gekomon, the lord of his eponymous castle, that he had seen an amazing singer. Said singer was Tachikawa Mimi, who was led into the castle by promises of their best hospitality and a fluffy bed, which Pico Devimon believed would lead to her Crest of Purity never glowing. This plan was a failure, however, and Pico Devimon had to ask his lord, Vamdemon, for forgiveness once again. Vamdemon then decided to take matters into his own hands.
During Episode 30, "Shining Wings! Garudamon", Sora recalled how she saw Pico Devimon talking to someone about the meaning of the Crests during the night she left the group to search for Taichi. He also told her she had been raised without any real love, and thus, her Crest of Love would never glow, which she believed as her mother did not allow her to go to an important soccer match in the past as she was injured, because she only saw her as the daughter of a flower arrangement school head. He also spied on the Chosen Children as Sora explained all of this to them. During the night of that same day, after the Chosen Children fell asleep, Pico Devimon spied on them still, thinking how he had to do something impressive before Vamdemon arrived; this translated to him attacking Sora as she slept, though Piyomon took the blow instead. The rest of the Chosen Children then woke up, but before they could do anything, Vamdemon arrived from the sky, breaking free from his coffin as he descended.
In Episode 31, "Vamdemon, the Castle of Darkness", before Agumon and Palmon attempted to sneak into Vamdemon Castle, Pico Devimon complained about Nanimon's students (a group of Numemon and Vegimon, as well as a Scumon and a Tyumon), though the latter made it clear that he could make them into proper soldiers, and Pico Devimon left the matter in his hands. Later, in another chamber, Pico Devimon reported to Vamdemon that they had gathered a multitude of soldiers. Vamdemon asked him if they were useful and Pico Devimon was incapable of properly answering him. Tailmon then entered the room, laughing and insulting the soldiers. This annoyed Pico Devimon, but before the situation could escalate, Vamdemon stopped them and asked Tailmon if she had found useful soldiers, which Tailmon did. Even later on, as the Chosen Children invaded the castle, Vamdemon proclaimed to his servants (which included Tailmon, Pico Devimon and Nanimon) that it was time to depart to kill the eighth Chosen Child. With the chant "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius!", Vamdemon opened a gigantic gate through which they attempted to leave. However, before they could, the Chosen Children arrived. Vamdemon did not care, however, as they were too late. He refused to stay and ordered Pico Devimon to take care of the Chosen Children, and he then passed the order to Nanimon, who fought the Chosen Children alongside a Scumon, a Tyumon and a Vegimon, though they were all easily defeated, and afterwards he surrendered. He excused himself in saying that retreating is winning in its own way, then ran away alongside his students, leaving Pico Devimon to face the Chosen Children and their Adult-level Partners alone. Takeru wanted them to get rid of Pico Devimon fast, and Pico Devimon decided to fight back to no avail.
On top of a building, Vamdemon gave Pico Devimon and Tailmon copies of the eighth Chosen Child's Tag and Crest in Episode 34, "Mammon, the Great Clash at Hikarigaoka!", with the original in his possession. Despite being copies, they would react if they were close to the eighth Chosen Child.
Pico Devimon searched for the eighth Chosen Child in Shibaura Wharf in Episode 37, "Raremon! The Surprise Attack on Tokyo Bay", which led him to Koshiro and Tentomon. After confirming they were searching for the eighth Chosen Child as well, he flew away.
Vamdemon met with Pico Devimon and Tailmon once again in Episode 43, "Tokyo Tower is Hot! Death Meramon", deciding to make the building their base, then sent his subordinates to find the eighth Chosen Child once again. Afterwards, Tailmon tried to leave but was stopped by Pico Devimon, who said he had the right to search their area as he was the one that found a signal of the eighth Chosen Child. Tailmon asked if he really thought they'd stay in one place though Pico Devimon mocked her for it.
Wizarmon found himself outside Taichi and Hikari's apartment at night in Episode 45, "The Bond of Destiny! Tailmon", as his fake Crest of Light was reacting to the eighth Child's Digivice there. Wizarmon wondered if a crow picked it up and carried it there, but his thoughts were interrupted by Pico Devimon's arrival. Wizarmon tried to pretend he had found nothing, though Pico Devimon didn't believe it, so instead he switched his lie to him being drunk, which worked and Pico Devimon left afterwards, sure that all of Tailmon's friends were good-for-nothings.