Digimon might be the champions, but how many Digimon are there?
From base level critters to digivolved warriors and rare variants, there are a tonne of of characters out there for you to find, catch, and battle with.
Who are your favourites? How many games are there? And how many monsters have you clocked over the years?
Let’s find out how many there are, shall we?
How Many Digimon Are There?
In total, there are 1,400 Digimon in the world.
To clarify, that’s the digital world and not running around Leeds, Tokyo, or Marseille.
Can you believe it; 1,400 Digimon. I wonder how many you can name? Though, I guess learning all the names of each digital monster is a good way to pass the time until Digimon Survive finally comes out…
Now, here’s something that might surprise you. There are more digital monsters out there than there are Pokemon.
Just let that sink in for a little bit.
Still with me? Good. There are are currently 905 Pokemon (as of May 2022), which means Agumon and crew outnumber them by almost 500.
Who wants to see Metal WarGreymon vs Charizard?
When Did the First Digimon Game Come Out?
The first Digimon game to drop back in Japan in 1998 was Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers on the Sega Saturn.
At the time of writing, that game came out 24 years ago. That’s 1,400 digital monsters over the space of 24 years… I wonder where they’ve been hiding all this time!
One of the main selling points when new Digimon games dropped was always ‘featuring 300 new characters’ etc, with the monsters themselves helping to sell the titles and keep the series alive rather than necessarily featuring compelling storylines.
It’s also why our list of the best Digimon ROM hacks features some awesome fan-made titles based around the critters themselves too.
How Many Digimon Games Are There?
As of 2022, there are 59 different Digimon games for multiple platforms. We’re covering everything from mobile to next-gen consoles and including the main canon through to fighting spin-offs and more.
Some of you may have already read our best Digimon games article, listing 15 of the greatest titles featuring Gomamon, Shoutmon, and co. Still, to truly experience all 1,400 digital monsters in all their glory, you really should play all 59 titles.
I mean, it would be rude not to, right?
Who Is The Best Digimon?
With 1,400 Digital critters to choose from, I guess choosing the best is like asking me how long a piece of string is. Still, there are some common agreements as to who wins out in different categories.
The strongest character in the whole bunch is undoubtedly Gaiamon. Ok, so that’s technically a cheat answer as Gaiamon means every digital creature fused together. ZeedMillenniummon is a close second, and being second to the most powerful being in the universe isn’t that bad.
The most famous Digital monster is obviously Agumon. He crops up everywhere and is one of the main poster-mon for the franchise, like Pika is for the Pokemon franchise.
Mercurymon is the fastest character in the series. Technically, Mercurymon is a god, so that’s pretty understandable if you think about it. Bet it doesn’t shut up about being the best though.
So there you have it, that’s 3 of the 1,400 Digimon out there. Now it’s your turn to go out and find the other 1,397. Game on!
Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.