Revealed on episode 43 of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series, a Common and Uncommon from BT-3: UNION IMPACT.

Card NumberBT3-023Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost4
ColorBlueEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypeAngelDP3000
StageAdultArtistTeppei Tadokoro
Main Effect
Source Effect[When attacking] Discard the lowest Evolution Source on an opponent’s Digimon.

Angemon’s effect complements the newly-revealed dual color Shakkoumon from this month’s V Jump and Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine leaks.

Card NumberBT3-017Level6
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost11
ColorRedEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeWarriorDP9000
StageUltimateArtistNakano Haito
Main Effect[On-evolution] Destroy 1 of your opponent’s 4000 DP or less Digimon.
[When attacking] Destroy 1 of your opponent’s 4000 DP or less Digimon.
Source Effect

UNION IMPACT will launch in Japan October 30th, 2020. The cards from it will be combined with NEW EVOLUTION and ULTIMATE POWER for the English format, spread across Special Boosters 1.0 and 1.5.

The 42nd episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube channel revealed two Rares from the upcoming third booster set, BT-03: UNION IMPACT.

Belial Vamdemon

Card NumberBT3-092Level6
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost13
ColorPurpleEvolution Cost5
Digimon TypeDemon LordDP12000
Main Effect<<Piercing>> (During the battle this Digimon attacked, and destroyed an opponent’s Digimon, it checks Security)
[During both turns] When another Digimon is destroyed, get +1 Memory for each Digimon destroyed.
Source Effect

Belial Vamdemon has some interesting combo potential with the Fatal Bond keyword, as another Digimon resolving Fatal Bond will cause his controller to gain 2 Memory, 1 for each of the Digimon destroyed. This has potential as an engine for generating enough Memory to play higher-cost cards, though at the moment there are only a small number of Digimon with the keyword.


Card NumberBT3-055Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost8
ColorGreenEvolution Cost3 (Green or Blue)
Digimon TypeMutantDP7000
Main Effect<<Piercing>> (During the battle this Digimon attacked, and destroyed an opponent’s Digimon, it checks Security)
<<Jamming>> (This Digimon is not destroyed by battles with Security Digimon)
Source Effect

UNION IMPACT will launch in Japan October 30th, 2020. The cards from it will be combined with NEW EVOLUTION and ULTIMATE POWER for the English format, spread across Special Boosters 1.0 and 1.5.

The fifteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series pits hosts Hideyoshi and Cody against each other in an unusually short remote match, using decks made from doubled-up Starter Decks with assorted promotional cards. The match highlights the importance of low-level Digimon to the game—a lack of Level 3s early on results in Hideyoshi struggling as Cody sets up an extremely threatening War Greymon.

Cody’s deck

Hideyoshi’s deck

On the fourteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series, hosts Hideyoshi and Cody revealed six alternate artwork prints of Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION‘s Super Rares, alongside the set’s two Secret Rares: a V-dramon and a Virus Metal Greymon. Both Digimon are particularly evocative for old school Digimon fans, as the viral Metal Greymon was an early franchise mascot used in the 1990s virtual pets and original Digimon World video game, while V-dramon starred in the Digimon V-Tamer 01 manga and served as a mascot for Digimon World 2.

The set’s alternate artwork cards cut away the borders of the frame so that the card artwork encompasses the entire space of the card. Their distribution rate was not stated, but they are likely rarer than the standard Super Rares.

Metal Greymon

Card NumberBT1-114Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost8
ColorRedEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeCyborgDP9000
AttributeVirusRaritySecret Rare
StagePerfectArtistNaochika Morishita
Main Effect<<Security Attack +2>> (Increase the number of Security this Digimon checks by +2.)
[When it attacks] Memory -5.
Source Effect[During your turn] This Digimon gets +3000 DP.


Card NumberBT1-115Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorBlueEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeMythical DragonDP6000
AttributeVaccineRaritySecret Rare
Main Effect[When it attacks] [Once per turn] If you have a Tamer, make this Digimon Active.
Source Effect[During both turns] While you have a Blue Tamer, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.

Of note is that V-dramon can also be used for the effect of the V-Tamer 01 Yagami Taichi promotional card, out in the next issue of V Jump magazine. V-Tamer 01 will be having a special crossover manga chapter with the 2020 Digimon Adventure: anime reboot, though the anime is currently on hiatus as a result of Coronavirus closures.

The thirteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series pits Hideyoshi and Cody against one another in a remote match using decks made from two Gaia Red and two Cocytus Blue decks combined, plus assorted promotional cards. This is their first match with sleeved cards, using the War Greymon and Metal Garurumon sleeves that launched alongside the first Starter Decks. As with the previous episode, this episode was filmed remotely as part of a stay-at-home recommendation from the Japanese government, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Spoilers for the match follow after the cut.

Cody’s deck

Hideyoshi’s deck

Continue reading “Double Red and double Blue face off in FUN! DigiCa #13”

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

Continue reading “8 cards including Gran Kuwagamon, new War Greymon, revealed on FUN! DigiCa #12”

The tenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series is the first to feature a mixed-color deck, with Cody playing a combined Blue/Yellow deck against Hideyoshi’s mono-red.

Cody combining cards from the second and third Starter Decks, Cocytus Blue and Heaven’s Yellow:

Continue reading “Mixed deck match featured on FUN! DigiCa #10”

The ninth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series features Hideyoshi and Cody respectively playing the Cocytus Blue and Heaven’s Yellow Starter Decks, out April 24th. The match is one of the closest—and longest—we’ve seen thus far.

(Spoilers for the match after the cut.)

Continue reading “Cocytus Blue and Heaven’s Yellow duel in FUN! DigiCa #9”

The eighth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series features a Q&A session where Hideyoshi and Cody answer fans’ questions about the rules. A list of rulings is provided below.

  • When evolving a Digimon, the player draws a card for evolution before any “When evolving” effects are resolved. So when Angewomon evolves from a Level 3, her player draws a card before her healing effect is resolved.
  • You can build decks from multiple colors.
  • If a Digimon is affected by Sorrow Blue, and then evolves, Sorrow Blue’s effect persists on it, preventing it from attacking or blocking.
  • Even if an Option Card has no valid targets, you can still play it just to pay its Memory cost and manipulate the Memory Gauge.
  • “When it attacks” effects resolve before damage calculation. So for example, Metal Garurumon makes itself Active before Security are checked.
  • A Digimon with a Security Attack of 0 (through effects like Holy Flame) cannot win the game by attacking the opponent directly.
  • All current effects must be resolved before a turn can end. If a Digimon with <<Security Attack +X>> reveals a card like Hammer Spark that makes the opponent’s Memory 1 or greater, the remaining Security checks are still performed before the turn ends. (Just like when a blocker attacks.)
  • If Holy Flame is revealed for the first Security check by a Digimon that has <<Security Attack +2>>, the remaining Security check does not happen because the Digimon has just had its number of Security Attacks reduced to 1.
  • <<Security Attack +1>> effects are not optional, and must be fulfilled as much as possible. If there are multiple effects with the same timing, their player may choose the order they resolve in.
  • Effects with read “you may” or “you can” (できる) are optional.
  • Digitama in the Raising Area allow you to use Option Cards of the same color, just as a Digimon or Tamer Card in the Battle Area would. (For example, if you have Tsunomon face-up in your Raising Area, you can use Hammer Spark.)
  • When both the turn player and the opponent have effects with the same timing, the turn player has priority in resolving their effects first.
  • Zudomon‘s “When evolving” effect must destroy as many Evolution Sources as possible, up to a maximum of 2. If the opponent has 2 Evolution Sources on the Digimon you’ve chosen for the effect, both of them must go—you cannot choose to destroy only 1.
  • You are allowed to check the number of cards remaining in the opponent’s deck, and the contents of their Trash. This information is public.