From the official Japanese Twitter account. This beetle Digimon first appeared in 1998 as one of three Ultimate-level Digimon in the Pendulum 1.0: Nature Spirits virtual pet, and for many years thereafter was treated as Tentomon’s natural Level 6 both in various trading cards and video games. Although named after the Hercules Beetle, Herakle Kabuterimon’s horns combine elements of the Stag and Hercules Beetles to create an imaginary “ultimate” beetle.

Card NumberBT1-081Level6
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost12
ColorGreenEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeInsectDP10000
AttributeVaccineRaritySuper Rare
StageUltimateArtistNakano Haito
Main Effect<<Piercing>> (During the battle this Digimon attacked, when it destroys an opponent’s Digimon, it checks Security.)
[At the end of its attack] [Twice per turn] By getting -3 Memory, you may make this Digimon Active.
Source Effect

Booster 1 launches in Japan on May 15th, 2020.

From the official Japanese Twitter account, Gomamon’s evolution first introduced in the 1998 Pendulum 2.0: Deep Savers virtual pet.

Card NumberBT1-034Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost5
ColorBlueEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypeMarine AnimalDP5000
AttributeVaccineRarityRare
StageAdultArtistshosuke
Main Effect
Source Effect[During your turn] This Digimon cannot be blocked by your opponent’s Digimon with no Evolution Sources.

Booster 1 launches in Japan on May 15th, 2020.

The twelfth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series introduced 8 new cards from Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION, including the last Green Super Rare of the set. This is the first episode to be filmed remotely; in response to the Coronavirus outbreak many businesses in Japan are now operating under work-from-home conditions, and Bandai Namco is no exception. As a result, Hideyoshi and Cody filmed today’s episode from their homes.

Gran Kuwagamon

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From the official Japanese Twitter account.

Card NumberBT1-001Level2
Card TypeDigitamaPlay Cost
ColorRedEvolution Cost
Digimon TypeBulbDP
AttributeRarityRare
StageBabyArtistTANIMESO
Main Effect
Source Effect[When it attacks] If attacking an opponent’s Digimon, during this turn, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.
Card NumberBT1-074Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorGreenEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypePlantDP5000
AttributeDataRarityRare
StageAdultArtistyuuki.
Main Effect[On-evolution] Reveal 3 cards from the top of your deck, and add 1 Level 5 or greater Digimon Card from among them to your hand. Return the remaining cards to the bottom of your deck in any order.
Source Effect

Booster 1 launches in Japan May 15th, 2020.

From the official Japanese Twitter account, the first Level 5 Super Rare. Only 4 SRs remain unrevealed.

Birdramon

Card NumberBT1-017Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost4
ColorRedEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypeGiant BirdDP4000
AttributeVaccineRarityUncommon
StageAdultArtistTANIMESO
Main Effect[When placed] During this turn, 1 of your Digimon gets <<Security Attack +1>>. (Increase the number of Security this Digimon checks by +1.)
Source Effect

Garudamon

Card NumberBT1-022Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost7
ColorRedEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeBird ManDP7000
AttributeVaccineRaritySuper Rare
StagePerfectArtistTANIMESO
Main Effect<<Piercing>> (During the battle this Digimon attacked, and it destroys an opponent’s Digimon, it checks Security.)
Source Effect[During your turn] When this Digimon is blocked, <<1 Draw>>. (Draw 1 card from your deck.)

Booster 1 launches in Japan May 15th, 2020.

From the official Japanese Twitter account.

Were Garurumon

Card NumberBT1-040Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorBlueEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeBeast ManDP7000
AttributeVaccineRarityUncommon
StagePerfectArtistsasasi
Main Effect[When it attacks] Memory +3. At the end of this turn, Memory -3.
Source Effect

This effect appears to be designed with the new Tamer Cards in mind, which ensure the opponent will always have at least 3 Memory on their turn. These new cards allow you to play around that a bit, gaining extra Memory that allows you to play more cards and ideally manipulate the gauge so that it ends exactly on the opponent’s 1. That 1 Memory then jumps up to 4 thanks to these effects—the opponent ends up with 1 more Memory than if their Tamer Card had resolved, but you get to have 3 more Memory during your turn, a positive exchange for you.

Metal Greymon

Card NumberBT1-021Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorRedEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeCyborgDP7000
AttributeVaccineRarityUncommon
StagePerfectArtistTANIMESO
Main Effect[When it attacks] Memory +3. At the end of this turn, Memory -3.
Source Effect

Booster 1 launches in Japan May 15th, 2020.

Following up from yesterday’s Agumon and Greymon reveal, today the official Twitter account published Booster ver 1.0: NEW EVOLUTION‘s prints of Gabumon and Garurumon. The new cards have been added to the card database.

Card NumberBT1-029Level3
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost3
ColorBlueEvolution Cost0
Digimon TypeReptileDP1000
AttributeDataRarityRare
StageChildArtistsasasi
Main Effect[When placed] <<Draw 1>> (Draw 1 card from your deck.)
Source Effect

Like the Booster 1 print of Agumon, Gabumon’s “When placed” effect will only resolve when the card is played directly to the Battle Area, not when evolving from a Level 2 Digimon.

Card NumberBT1-036Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorBlueEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypeBeastDP5000
AttributeVaccineRarityUncommon
StageAdultArtistsasasi
Main Effect[When placed] Make 1 of your Digimon Active.
Source Effect

Garurumon’s effect is not color-restricted, and can allow a Digimon to attack another time in a turn—but with a hefty 6 Memory cost attached, it’s hard to find a chance to use it without instantly ending your turn. One way around this would be to get multiple copies of Ishida Yamato in play, though even with two out you’d need the opponent to voluntarily give you 4 Memory before you could even think of putting Garuru down.

NEW EVOLUTION will launch in Japan on May 15th, 2020.

The official Japanese Digimon TCG Twitter account published high-quality images of two cards from the game’s first booster set, Booster ver 1.0: NEW EVOLUTION. While Greymon was previously known from the same product page reveal that gave us Kabuterimon, the BT1 print of Agumon is new. These cards have been added to the database.

Card NumberBT1-010Level3
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost3
ColorRedEvolution Cost0
Digimon TypeReptileDP2000
AttributeVaccineRarityRare
StageChildArtistTANIMESO
Main Effect[When placed] Open 5 cards from the top of your deck, add 1 Tamer Card from among them to your hand, and return the rest to the bottom of your deck in any order.
Source Effect

Note that Agumon’s “when placed” effect will not activate when evolving from a Digitama in the Digitama Area; “when placed” only meets its timing when the card is placed into the Battle Area directly. This effect is not color-restricted, so Agumon can grab Ishida Yamato and Takaishi Takeru, in addition to Yagami Taichi.

Card NumberBT1-015Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost4
ColorRedEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypeDinosaurDP4000
AttributeVaccineRarityUncommon
StageAdultArtistTANIMESO
Main Effect
Source Effect [During your turn] It gets +2000 DP.

NEW EVOLUTION will launch in Japan on May 15th, 2020.

A tweet from Card Kingdom’s Kawaguchi branch showing the chain’s ongoing preorder campaign for the Digimon Card Game Booster ver 1.0: NEW EVOLUTION revealed the pack illustration and reconfirmed several details leaked by early retail listings. According to the flyer, the first booster will contain 115 cards: 45 Commons, 30 Uncommons, 28 Rares, 10 Super Rares, and 2 Secret Rares. Described as a set both for longtime Digimon fans and TCG players, the expansion features Omegamon as its cover card and will retail for 189 yen per pack or 4752 yen per box. Every pack will contain 6 cards plus one index card.

NEW EVOLUTION will also introduce a fourth color the game: Green. Comprising Insect and Plant Digimon, the Green color was widely speculated on prior to this–and will likely be where fans find Tentomon and Palmon, the two missing lines from the Adventure: anime series not represented by the first three Starter Decks.

The flyer appears to use a draft version of its first booster pack design, as it’s labeled as containing 10 cards–directly contradicting both the flyer and other retailer information.

Booster ver 1.0: NEW EVOLUTION will launch May 15th, 2020, in Japan.