A sales sheet intended for card shops containing information about the second booster set of the 2020 Digimon Card Game, BT-02: ULTIMATE POWER, was leaked on Twitter late last night by a fan account. Booster 2 will launch on July 22nd, 2020, and introduce the colors Purple (紫) and Black (黒) with the former focusing on manipulating the Trash and the latter containing powerful Blockers. According to the product sheet every Super Rare in the set will be Ultimate level (Level 6) and some of its featured Digimon include Dukemon, Piemon, Ulforce V-dramon, Venom Vamdemon, and Black War Greymon.

ULTIMATE POWER’s setlist will comprise 112 cards: 44 Commons, 30 Uncommons, 26 Rares, 10 Super Rares, and 2 Secret Rares. Each booster pack will retail for 180 yen, and contain 6 cards plus one index card. The set will feature Tamer Cards for Takenouchi Sora and Kido Jou from the Digimon Adventure: TV anime series (currently on hiatus due to work complications from the Coronavirus pandemic) as well as cards for their partner Digimon.

According to the product sheet, the target demographic of the TCG is girls and boys over 10, with the “core target” ranging 10~30 years old.

From the official Japanese Twitter account, the first colorless Digimon, originally revealed in V Jump magazine.

Card NumberBT1-084Level7
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost15
ColorColorlessEvolution Cost6 (Red & Blue)
Digimon TypeHoly Knight/Royal KnightDP15000
AttributeVaccineRaritySuper Rare
StageUltimateArtistsasasi
Main Effect[On-evolution] Choose 1 of your opponent’s Digimon. Destroy that Digimon and all of your opponent’s Digimon with the same name as it.
[When it attacks] By returning 1 Level 6 Digimon from this Digimon’s Evolution Sources to your hand, you may make it Active.
Source Effect

Booster 1 will launch in Japan May 15th, 2020.

As the clock rolled over to the 24th in Japan several hours ago, card shops across the country were given the greenlight to begin selling the first three Starter Decks, Gaia Red, Cocytus Blue, and Heaven’s Yellow. Bandai announced today that Memory Gauge designs patterned after the deck’s cover cards will be distributed during events at card shops in the near future, though the exact timeframe is unknown for now.

To commemorate the launch, players can fill out a questionnaire (in Japanese) to download a printable playmat featuring War Greymon, Metal Garurumon, and Angemon. For our readers that are not Japanese-literate, the playmat is attached below the cut.

(Warning: the full image is 5787 x 4093 pixels and almost 16 MB in size.)

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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.

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:

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From the official Twitter account.

Atlur Kabuterimon

Card NumberBT1-076Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost7
ColorGreenEvolution Cost2
Digimon TypeInsectDP6000
AttributeVaccineRarityUncomon
StagePerfectArtist Nakano Haito
Main Effect
Source Effect[When it attacks] If your opponent has 2 or more Rested Digimon, +1 Memory.

Testament

Card NumberBT1-103Level
Card TypeOptionPlay Cost3
ColorYellowEvolution Cost
Digimon TypeDP
AttributeRarityRare
StageArtistMATSUMOTO EIGHT
Main Effect[Main] Until the end of your opponent’s next turn, 1 of your Digimon gets <<Blocker>>. (When your opponent’s Digimon attacks, you may Rest this Active Digimon to make it the target of that attack.)
Security Effect[Security] <<1 Draw>> (Draw 1 card from your deck.) Then, add this card to your hand.

Booster 1 launches in Japan on 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 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.

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.