Agumon is the mascot of the Digimon franchise and is the Digimon partner of the main protagonist of Digimon Survive. He is the first Digimon you permanently recruit in Survive and stays by your side throughout your journey in the mysterious world. However, is there more than one Agumon out there that you can recruit? It’s not unreasonable to think so, as there are multiple different versions of other Digimon in the game.
Are there other Agumon in Digimon Survive?
Agumon has a rare chance to appear in Shadow Battles. Shadow Battles occur when you scan rooms with your phone’s camera while exploring. If you detect a distortion with your camera and interact with it, a shadowy figure may appear. Fighting the shadowy figure will lead you into a battle with various enemy Digimon, and Agumon could be one of them. Agumon will potentially appear in Shadow Battles around Part 4. To differentiate his partner Agumon from other Agumon, his partner Agumon will have an icon of the protagonist’s face on his profile.
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How to recruit Agumon
When you engage an Agumon in battle, you can recruit it with the Talk option in the fight menu. If you use Talk to have a conversation with the enemy Digimon, the enemy Digimon will ask you three questions. If you give them the answers they want to hear, you can recruit them at the end of the conversation. There is a bar at the top that shows how satisfied they are with their answers.
Below is a table with the best answers to give to Agumon when speaking:
|Ask||most ideal answer|
|did you know Taking a nap after stuffing your face is simply the best!||Yes, the best!|
|I want to do nothing but fun stuff! You too right?||Even more than you!|
|This is my territory! Drop some food and get out of here!||Hunt for yourself!|
|Arrrrgh! Graaaargh! Someone else is getting in my way!||Let it simmer over low heat.|
|Aren’t you a frail-looking thing? Are you eating enough meat?||I eat everything!|
|Waiting makes me want to go crazy!||I know what you want to say.|
|I will pulverize you! Gwaaahahahahaha!||Nice, hard one!|
The difference between partner Agumon and other Agumon
Your partner Agumon can Digivolve in the middle of battles and will transform back into normal Agumon. Other Agumon cannot Digivolve during fights. You can unlock new Digivolutions for all of your Digimon in the Status selection on the main menu. When you unlock a Digivolution form for one of the other Agumon, they will stay in that form permanently until you unlock the next Digivolution.
For example, if you unlock Greymon evolution for one of the other Agumon, that Agumon will still be Greymon. He will not change back to Agumon and now he can only transform into the next Digivolution as MetalGreymon. Only partner Digimon will revert to their rookie forms, while other Digimon will continue to evolve.
Certain Digivolutions are exclusive to their partner Digimon and vice versa. All Agumon can Digivolve into Greymon and Tyrannomon, but only your partner Agumon can Digivolve into Tuskmon. Similarly, other Agumon can Digivolve into Cyclonemon while your partner Agumon cannot. The respective Agumon have access to Tuskmon and Cyclonemon evolutions.