Bandai’s promised teaching app for the 2020 Digimon Card Game is now live on Google Play and the App Store. The Android/iOS app features two short tutorial levels explaining the rules of the game, followed by three open-ended free duels with an AI using preset decks. While the first two duels are scripted and played with full 50-card decks, the last three allow the player to try a 30-card “half deck” version of the three Starter Decks launching this April. The app is currently only available in Japanese.

The half decks usable in free play are missing several cards, including Angemon and Angewomon, Gaia Force, and Cocytus Breath among others. However, the app also revealed several previously-unseen cards from the Starter Decks:

Hououmon

Card NumberST1-10Level6
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost10
ColorRedEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypeHoly BeastDP12000
AttributeVaccineRarityRare
StageUltimateArtist
Main Effect
Source Effect

Bearmon

Card NumberST2-04Level3
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost3
ColorBlueEvolution Cost 0
Digimon TypeBeastDP4000
AttributeVaccineRarityCommon
StageChildArtist
Main Effect
Source Effect

Hammer Spark

Card NumberST2-13Level
Card TypeOptionPlay Cost0
ColorBlueEvolution Cost
Digimon TypeDP
AttributeRarityCommon
StageArtist
Main Effect[Main] +1 Memory.
Security Effect[Security] +2 Memory.

Sorrow Blue

Card NumberST2-14Level
Card TypeOptionPlay Cost2
ColorBlueEvolution Cost
Digimon TypeDP
AttributeRarityCommon
StageArtist
Main Effect[Main] Choose 1 of your opponent’s Digimon with no Evolution Sources. Until the end of their next turn, that Digimon cannot attack or block.
Security Effect[Security] Choose 1 of your opponent’s Digimon with no Evolution Sources. Until the end of your next turn, that Digimon cannot attack or block.

Tokomon

Card NumberST3-01Level2
Card TypeDigitamaPlay Cost
ColorYellowEvolution Cost
Digimon TypeLesserDP
AttributeRarityCommon
StageBabyArtist
Main Effect
Source Effect[During your turn] [Once per turn] When your opponent’s Digimon is destroyed by having its DP reduced to 0, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.

Holy Angemon

Card NumberST3-08Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost7
ColorYellowEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeArchangelDP7000
AttributeVaccineRarityRare
StagePerfectArtist
Main Effect
Source Effect [When it attacks] During this turn, 1 of your opponent’s Digimon gets -1000 DP.

Holy Flame

Card NumberST2-15Level
Card TypeOptionPlay Cost2
ColorYellowEvolution Cost
Digimon TypeDP
AttributeRarityCommon
StageArtist
Main Effect[Main] Until the end of your opponent’s next turn, 1 of their Digimon gets <<Security Attack -1>>. (Decrease the number of Security this Digimon checks by 1.)
Security Effect[Security] Until the end of this turn, all of your opponent’s Digimon get <<Security Attack -1>>. (Decrease the number of Security this Digimon checks by 1.)

The app clarifies several points about the game rules:

  • Evolution Source Effects do not apply to the Digimon the effect is written on, only to the Digimon they evolve into.
  • Evolving a Digimon does not affect a Digimon’s “summoning sickness.” (If the Digimon was placed this turn, it still cannot attack after evolving; if it was placed on a previous turn, it does not become unable to attack after evolving.)
  • Drawing for the Evolution Bonus is a mandatory effect, but if the player has no cards in deck, they do not lose the game as a result of evolving. Players only lose from having no cards in deck if they reach their Draw Phase.

For the purposes of learning the game, the Half Decks each contain copies of their respective deck’s Super Rare, Cost 6 Blocker, Level 3, 4, and 6 vanillas, their main line’s Level 5, and two Option Cards each.