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This article is about Digimon Adventure Pocket. For the platforming game on the SNES and Game Boy Advance, see Digimon Adventure. For games with a similar title, see Digimon (disambiguation).

Digimon Adventure Pocket, known as 數碼暴龍 口袋版 on the Taiwanese release's packaging and cart label, the multicart version, and the mainland Chinese release, and also referred to as Digimon Pocket, is a bootleg original role-playing game loosely based on the Digimon Adventure series developed by Vast Fame for the Game Boy Color. It was released in Chinese in Taiwan at an unknown year, possibly in 2000, and in mainland China in 2001 by Kongfeng. It would also be released in English as Digimon Adventure Pocket.


Digimon Adventure Pocket is a role-playing game where you play as a Digimon trainer in the Digimon world. The intro depicts the events leading to this, in which a ball of energy enters an unknown location in the real world at the dead of night and causes a light show outside. This wakes up a boy, who then proceeds to look out his window to check what's going on, only to now see a bright pulsing portal that sucks the boy in and presumably transports him to the Digimon world. The game itself has very little to do with the source material and follows a more Pokémon-esque plot. In the Digimon world, everyone is enthusiastic about Digimon and training them to become great fighters. Some are even interested in entering a world tournament.

When you start a new game, you are given six starter Digimon, all of them at Level 20. In each town you visit, you battle other Digimon trainers and can get advice on winning Digimon battles from the townspeople. For every battle with a Digimon trainer in the town that you win, you earn what's called a "label" in the English version. Earning 4 labels lets you create what's called a "stamp" in the English version of the game. These stamps allow you to evolve one of your Digimon to a stronger Digimon in its next evolutionary stage. In order to visit the next town, you have to enter the dojo in the current town and beat its master, similar to gyms and gym leaders in the Pokémon games. You also automatically earn a stamp after defeating the dojo master.


Taiwanese version[]

English version[]


  • A version of this game is included in the Silver Version 12-in-1 multicart from Vast Fame, which contains a few known differences from the Kongfeng and English versions:
    • In the multicart version, you play as Taichi as indicated by the player character sprite. In the Kongfeng and English versions, the sprite is changed to look like a kid wearing a cap. All three versions use a generic kid wearing a red cap for the player character's dialogue portrait.
    • The music between the multicart version and the Kongfeng and English versions are also different. The multicart version mostly or exclusively reuses tracks from Shui Hu Shen Shou, another Vast Fame game. The Kongfeng and English versions, however, use originally composed tracks. It's worth noting that the intro music in the latter sounds very similar to the opening theme to the first season of the original Pokémon anime, and that it would later be used in the intro of a hack of this game, Pokémon Ruby.
  • The music used in the overworld map in the Kongfeng and English versions of the game sounds very similar to a theme from Shi Kong Xing Shou.
  • Some of the dojo masters you encounter are characters from the Digimon Adventure anime.
    • The final dojo master, at least in the English version, is Taichi from the anime (named "Tai-yi" in the English version).
  • The English version of this game may have been translated early on during Vast Fame's life, likely with help from a third party, as the quality of the translation is noticeably better compared to most of the English translated versions of their games, such as Pokémon Ruby, Digimon Ruby on the Game Boy Advance, and Rockman & Crystal (all of these games were likely released after Digimon Adventure Pocket).
  • The Taiwanese single cart version of this game, which is currently undumped, appears to use a different subtitle on its title screen. It's unknown if this version has other differences compared to the rest of the known versions.

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