Multiple Digimon engage in a battle. The creature named "Vals" is being attacked.
It varies from other Digimon DS games in that the player does not give commands in a fight but the Digimon choose their attacks themselves. It also requires that the player feeds and looks after their Digimon, also having to heal, cure, and clean up after them, much like the older Digimon games. This is also the first Digimon game to include the Dracomon line of Digimon, featuring Petitmon, Babydmon, Dracomon, Coredramon (Air), Coredramon (Ground), Wingdramon, Groundramon, Slayerdramon, and Breakdramon. The starting Digimon is Botamon.
IGN staff writer Lucas M. Thomas listed the game as one of the "tears" on his "Cheers & Tears" list of DS fighting games. He bemoaned the confusing nature of the Digivolution mechanic, adding that the Pokémon series offered a more straightforward approach to evolution.