Digimon and other digital life-forms which appear within the Digimon franchise, consisting of virtual pets, card games, manga, anime, video games, and toys, first created by Akiyoshi Hongo. Within the series, these creatures are generally depicted as natives of a parallel dimension known as the "Digital World", though they can also appear as manifestations of the virtual pets on which they are based.
Digimon are usually introduced within the Digimon virtual pets or card games, though a few such as "UlforceVeedramon Future Mode" first appear in the supporting materials, and at least one, "NiseAgumon Hakase", has only ever appeared within Bandai's official "Digimon Dictionary". However, with the notable exception of Yggdrasil, the non-Digimon digital life-forms which appear are always inventions of the anime, manga, or video games, though they may later appear in the card games. While Bandai's internal artists and writers generally create the designs which are used within the franchise, Bandai often holds public contests which allow fans to submit designs, and several Digimon, such as "Angemon" and "Cyberdramon", are the result of submitted and edited fan designs.
Note: Where available, this list uses the original English dubbed name of the species. However, many of these species have only appeared in Japanese materials, and do not have English names. A portion of these species possess the X-Antibody, either as a variation of a prior species, or as a natural carrier of it. These Digimon will either be listed as "Digimon X", or with "Carries X-Antibody", as appropriate. Also, many of the links redirect back to this page. For more information on what the Digimon are, see Digimon (creature).