Calumon is a fictional character from the Digimon franchise. Calumon is in some ways the mascot of Digimon Tamers. Its Japanese name is Culumon, which comes from the Japanese word "Kurukuru", a word that describes the sound of spinning.
Calumon's role is not that of a fighter, and his immature antics and over-expressed emotions leave little doubt about this fact. In Digimon Tamers
, Calumon is the only Digimon on the protagonist's side who had no tamer although he does seem to have a special bond with Jeri as he was able to sense her presence when she was trapped inside of the Kernel Sphere and he led Beelzemon
in a rescue mission to save her and helped her immensely finally snapping her out of her depression and protecting her from the Chaos with a forcefield during the final battle. Also when the Tamers returned home he went and lived with Jeri. In the beginning of the series, Calumon thinks of the Real World as a game and the humans as other digimon. His ears, usually short, can be expanded, usually when Calumon is happy or excited, to the size shown in the picture to allow him to "fly". His forehead bears the symbol which is the polar opposite of the Digi-Hazard. Though that symbol is never formally named, it is safe to assume it can be called the Crystal Matrix. It is from the Crystal Matrix symbol that Calumon releases his power to catalyze Digivolution. In the Arabic dub, Calumon does not have the symbol on his forehead and is digitally removed, possibly for religious reasons. Calumon is also known as the Catalyst.
Calumon is a unique digimon who does not Digivolve, and cannot be Digi-Modified. However, he seemed to use a "Crystal Matrix" when Growlmon
first became WarGrowlmon
, suggesting that Calumon powers Digivolutions as he was also there when every digimon has Digivolved. In the episode Janyu's Ark
Calumon is shown he is the light of digivolution, knowing that he sent out a wave of digivolution and so every digimon digivolved to mega level.
Calumon does not fight, and has no attacks. In episode 34 he tried to invent attacks out of desperation like "Big-noogie Poke-you-in-the-eye Power Beam" and "harry goopy Blistering Ball" to no avail. However, Calumon has the special ability to act as a catalyst in the Digivolution
process, allowing other Digimon to Digivolve
whilst in the material world. Also in the final battle with the D-Reaper, he appeared to be able to surround himself and Jeri with some kind of barrier
In the series Digimon Tamers
, the Digimon Sovereigns
reveal that Calumon originated as the element of Digivolution - the realized version of "Digi-Entelechies". In order to hide this power from the evil D-Reaper
, they turned the power into the form of a Digimon. In the end of the series, the Sovereigns restore this power to the Digital World, but allow Calumon to continue to live as an ordinary Digimon.
In the Japanese version, Calumon had a habit of saying "culu". This was removed from the English Version, and some fans believe this is was to avoid any associations with Pokémon (who typically say their names frequently in the anime). However, in South-East Asia's version of the English dub (done in Singapore), Calumon keeps the habit, though it is said as "calu" instead.
Calumon is voiced by Brianne Siddall (English) & Tomoko Kaneda (Japan).
Battle of Adventurers / Runaway Locomon
Calumon appears is in Digimon's fifth and sixth digimon movies, but does not play a major role in either of them. He appears in the final battle in Battle of Adventurers
and causes Growlmon, Gargomon and Kyubimon to digivolve to Ultimate, allowing them to destroy Gulfmon with their Trinity Burst attack. In Runaway Locomon
he simply helps with Rika's party, and plays no part in the battle against Locomon and the Parasimon.
Digimon World DS
Calumon is a helper in the DigiFarms
of the game. Calumon can be added to the player's party (after completing Quest 60), but it is unable to digivolve. Calumon has a default level of 99 and scan data is given with Beelzemon
's data at the near end of the game.
Calumon's Trait significantly boosts the EXP all of your Digimon receives after a battle, and has some of the best support moves in the game, including one that fully revives all fallen allies.
There are numerous products
based on Calumon. These include plush toys, posters, even a Tamagotchi
-like game where players need to look after their own pet Calumon.
Calumon also has two albums, Asobo Culuculu and Culu Culu Culumon! sung by Tomoko Kaneda, and a third one I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas which was never commercially released.