|Evolution / Names
|Digimon "digivolve" with the help of the owner's
crest and by sharing some of the owner's energy. They CAN NOT digivolve if they are
tired or run low on energy. If their energy gets too low, they
de-digivolve to the
next lowest stage.
||Pokemon evolve by gaining experience out in the wild, by
battling an opponent's Pokemon, and by use of elemental stones. They CAN NOT
de-evolve after evolving to the next stage. They also don't need their
owner/trainer around to evolve.
|Digimon have 6
Evolution stages: Fresh / In Training / Rookie / Champion / Ultimate / Mega. They
start out as Digi-Eggs
usually only have 2-3 evolution stages, except for Eevee, who has
|Digimon are easy to memorize.....all their names end
in "Mon" Because of all the stages each Digimon can
take, there could very well be over 300-400 different Digimon.
||Each Pokemon gets its own unique
name. There are over 250 different Pokemon.
|Digimon can speak in human language. (big plus for
us....we can understand what they're trying to say at least)
||Pokemon can only say their names in different sequences.
(e.g. - "Pika-chu", "Pika", "chu", etc.)
Although cute, it can get annoying, plus we dont seem to understand
what they're saying unless we pay attention to their facial
|Digimon started in April of 1999 in Japan...Mid-August of the same
year in the USA/Canada.
||Pokemon started in April of 1997 in Japan...September of 1998 in the
running series 2 "Digimon 02"
|Currently in its
on the WB, as a new series "Pokemon - The Johto Journeys".
|Series 1: 54 episodes, split
into 5 arcs)
Series 2: 52-54 episodes
|Series 1: 113 episodes
(split into 3 sagas)
Series 2: Another 100 or so episodes??
|Aimed at the 9-13 age demographic and rated TV Y7
(due to violence and some other stuff)
Aimed at the 6-12 age demographic and rated TV Y
|Digimon started as little
Giga-Pet like things in 1997. They are a spin-off on the popular
Tamagotchi V-pets of the mid-90s (1994-1995).
||Pokemon started with the best-selling RPG for Game Boy in
|Digimon's move into the retail marketplace has been a slow one.
There will probably never be as much as there is for Pokemon, but
there's enough out there as it is for Digimon.
||Pokemon on the other hand obviously has a lot more to offer.
Then again....they had a head start since January '99.
|Digimon has TCG cards.
||Pokemon has TCG cards.