Pigmon (ピグモン Pigumon), also known as Pygmon, is a passive kaiju species.
- Friendly Rare-beast (友好珍獣 Yūkō Chinjū)
- Ultraman Max: Psychic Rare-beast (霊媒珍獣 Reibai Chinjū)
- Ultraman X: Human Ally (人間の味方 Ningen no Mikata)
While most creatures within the expedition to the Lawless Monster Zone were vicious, Pigmon was not. The diminutive beast helped the injured sole survivor by giving him food, and led the SSSP to him when they arrived on the island. When Red King attacked, Pigmon distracted the dinosaurian creature while the Science Patrol escaped, but Red King killed Pigmon by causing a landslide with a huge rock, crushing him to death.
- Pigmon is known for being created from a reused Garamon suit from Ultra Q, making them look nearly identical. Usually to differentiate from the two monsters, most marketing groups attach Pigmon toys with the pink balloon that Pigmon was tagged with in his original appearance. Another distinguishing difference is a strange symbol on Garamon's chest, that is missing on Pigmon.
- Pigmon's cries are reused roars for the Giant Lizard in King Kong vs. Godzilla.
- Pigmon would inspire the monsters Pigu from The☆Ultraman and Mienin from Ultraman Cosmos.
- Pigmon's name is a shortened combination of "Pygmy Monster".
- This episode was featured in New Ultraman Retsuden episode 131 "The Lawless Monster Zone! Fight, Ultraman!".
- A spinoff of the Garamon and Pigmon species was created souly for the Redman comic book, called Redmon.
- In the Japanese game show, Takeshi's Castle, Pigmon is one of the most featured kaiju, appearing in four games in total. He was eliminated when the giant samurai knocked him over.
Later, Pigmon (along with Telesdon and Dorako) were resurrected by Geronimon as a warning to humanity. Pigmon warned the Science Patrol of Geronimon's plot to attack Earth with an army of 60 monsters under his control. The Science Patrol were able to destroy Telesdon without much effort, but after one of the members, Ide (Ito in the American version) is nearly killed by Revived (Re-) Dorako, Pigmon distracts the monster and is crushed to death by it.
- Pigmon's second episode was later featured in episode 45 of New Ultraman Retsuden, "Little Heroes! Geronimon's Back!".
Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
Pigmon reappeared in episode 3 of the series, Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero. In this series Pigmon is renamed Powered Pigmon (パワードピグモン Pawādo Pigumon).
Pigmon's episode appearance and role were both very similar to the one of his debut in the original Ultraman TV show. Once again he befriends humans that are stranded in a valley infested by monsters (appropriately starring the monsters Red King and Chandora,) as well as WINR. The only change was that he was allowed to survive at the end of the episode.
- Much like the majority of monsters that appeared in Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero, Pigmon is given a redesign. His claws are bigger and his chest is more segmented in structure.
- This is the first time in the series in which Pigmon does not die or is lost forever in some way.
Pigmon reappeared in episodes 5, 6, and 36 of the series, Ultraman Max.
In this series, a Pigmon is sent by its species from another planet to live on a mysterious island ("Subject Phantom" according to DASH). The Island sealed away Red King underground a long time ago and sent Pigmon, as well as two monsters named Salamadon and Paragler to act as guardians to both the island and to keep Red King from awakening. Pigmon quickly befriends Kaito, the host of Ultraman Max until both Kaito and Pigmon were knocked unconscious and a tomb securing Red King is desecrated. Red King awakens and attacks, killing the two guardian monsters, then turns to Pigmon in hopes of killing it too. Kaito transforms into Ultraman Max and after a lengthy battle, in the end destroying Red King. Pigmon then bids farewell to Kaito and Team DASH before turning into a stone statue to make the island disappear and not cause any further problems.
The same Pigmon later returns towards the end of the series, where it warns Team DASH that Red King has returned "mysteriously" (in fact, it was an Alien Shamer that opened a dimensional portal by accident that released both Pigmon and Red King). Once Pigmon tries to fight the disguised Alien Shama, Shama hits Pigmon with a dimensional ray gun, but its atoms are mixed into Elly (an android member of Team DASH) and became amorous towards Kaito. In the end however, Pigmon sacrifices itself by throwing itself into Shama's dimensional weapon, separating his atoms from Elly's body and into another dimension while Red King is destroyed once again by Ultraman Max.
Although Pigmon is never seen again after its last appearance, it is implied that some of Pigmon's personality is still left behind in Elly's body at the end of episode 36.
- This Pigmon suit appeared in a 2014 commerical sponsoring summer clothing.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
Pigmon reappeared in the film Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.
In this film, a Pigmon living on an unidentified desert planet has befriended a temporarily banished Ultraman Zero, who is training with Ultraman Leo. It is also because of Pigmon's role in the film that Ultraman Zero learns about what it means to be an Ultraman, and thus leaves with that knowledge to face off against Ultraman Belial.
- Originally, Kanegon was slated to appear in Pigmon's place as Ultraman Zero's friend, but was replaced by Pigmon for unknown reasons.
- The Pigmon suit from Ultraman Max is reused for Pigmon's return in this series.
- This is the second time in the series where Pigmon doesn't die or is lost forever.
Ultra Zero Fight
Part 1: A New Power
Pigmon was among the resurrected Kaiju from the Monster Graveyard by Alien Bat Gurashie. Compared to other monsters, Pigmon retains his own mind.
Pigmon appeared when Alien Bat saw Pigmon hiding behind a stone. Pigmon watched Ultraman Zero in Techtor Gear Hatred being hit by EX Red King. Surprisingly Zero found a Pigmon watching the battle and was reminded of his previous friend, this gave him the strength to change into Strong-Corona Zero to save him from the monster and destroyed EX Red King with a Strong-Corona's Garnate Buster. Later, after Zero destroys remaining monsters, Gurashie absorbed the defeated monster's souls and grew large. But even if Zero managed to gain the upper hand, however Gurashie revealed the truth of Pigmon being one of his revived monsters and that if he dies, Pigmon would be killed too. With Zero was forced to surrender, Pigmon encouraged him again, where the Ultra splits himself into two different forms where the Strong-Corona Zero destroyed Gurashie while the Luna-Miracle Zero saved Pigmon's soul from being separated.
Part 2: Awakening of Zero
Pigmon was captured by Surai in the beginning in a small energy sphere. After Zero was saved by his Ultimate Force Zero team, Zero went to the monster graveyard to save Pigmon. During the fight, Alien Mefilas fired a beam to Pigmon but was saved by Zero when he quickly turn into Luna-Miracle Zero and uses the Ultra Zero Defender to block. Pigmon later was seen watching the battle between Belial and Zero.
He was later stopping Zero Darkness (Belial) from crushing the Ultimate Force Zero team. Zero Darkness mocks at the small creature saying that he could not save anything. He fired a blast to kill him, but suddenly Zero stopped him from inside. He was scared until the golden particles came out of Zero and was happy that he was alive.
- This Pigmon was named Moroboshi by the Ultimate Force, an obvious reference to Zero's father's human form.
- The Pigmon suit from Ultraman Max was reused for Pigmon's appearance in this series.
- This is the third time in the series where Pigmon doesn't die or is lost forever.
It is likely that he returned to space in his original form after Ultraman Ginga defeated Dark Lugiel.
In this series, Pigmons are a race of monsters that awakened after the Ultra Flare incident. Most of them can be seen in Sydney, Australia, the Chang Jiang River, and Luxembourg. Pigmons are usually friendly and easily feel lonely when no one is around, even if it is another member of their own race.
One peculiar Pigmon lives somewhere near the Tatara City and had played with several children in the neighbourhood for 15 years, collecting several of their memento in its tree shelter. However, certain people mistook it as a red ghost that had been sighted in the neighbourhood area. Sakura, a newly moved little girl finds Pigmon and played with it. While Sakura and her mother left for the shopping complex, Pigmon sees the Dark Thunder Energy and chases Sakura's car all the way to the Tatara City to warn her but accidentally made the citizens mistaken it for a threat until Xio officers arrived and the Dark Thunder Energy strikes, bringing forth King Guesra.
Pigmon saves a man that hit him earlier from several falling rubble at the cost of its own safety and seemingly died when succumbing to its injury. However, Xio was able to nurse Pigmon back to health and return it to its original home as its playing with Sakura.
Pigmon reappeared as a Cyber Card In the final episode of Ultraman X. After Ultraman X spoke out to Gomora and striked Greeza right in the center of his chest, Pigmon, along with all of the other Cyber Cards, traveled to X and united with him. Cyber Pigmon's power was used to help form the Hybrid Armor and power up the Ultimate Xanadium to defeat Greeza once and for all. Pigmon, along with the numerous other Cyber Cards and Spark Dolls, then appeared and thanked Daichi as he thanked them.
- According to Rui, Pigmon was rated number 1 in the most friendly monster in the record, knowing it meant no harm.
- According to the Xio database, Pigmon has another name titled "Friendship rare animal", has the intelligence of an 8 year old, and has a country handling it as a holy monster.
- In the original script for the episode, Pigmon was considered but not officiated as there was a worry that his suit would be unusable for filming. The episode was going to center around a plot very similar to that of "The Tears of Gan-Q" from Ultraman Ginga S, but it was later changed. Pigmon was then considered yet again, but including Burezaren was deemed more appropriate. Yet it still didn't meet the desired effect, thus Pigmon was eventually chosen.
A Pigmon was the assistant of a Dada, who was tasked with setting up a thank-you party for aliens to come together and have a good time. However, Pigmon got the date wrong, so the guests would only arrive one day later, even though he and Dada already finished setting up. Dada then got Pigmon to look for people to lure to their house as substitute guests, and it met Asahi Minato and her friends, who followed Pigmon. Pigmon and Dada then start the party, with Saki Mitsurugi coming later. When Dada started rampaging upon hearing that Katsumi Minato and Isami Minato were actually Ultramen, Pigmon went off to look for Booska. After the battle, Booska shrank Dada down into a capsule, which Pigmon played with while in what seemed to be Dada spaceship.
- Unlike other recent members of its species, this Pigmon was given a new suit which more closely resembles the character's very first appearance from the original Ultraman series. It also utters the same sounds as its original counterpart.
Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond
Pigmon were under attack by Mecha Gomora on Planet Hostar 21 and were nearly brought to extinction. Ultraman Tregear used this opportunity to provoke Katsumi Minato to transform into Ultraman Rosso and save the Pigmon, but he was later defeated by Snake Darkness. Stranded there and dehydrated, katsumi was beginning to lose hope but the Pigmon he saved gave him some water. Katsumi later said goodbye to the Pigmon as his family helped him return to Earth.
- Height: 1 m, 1.5 m (Max)
- Weight: 10 kg, 95kg (Max)
- Origin: Lawless Monster Zone, subject Phantom (Max), star K76 (Ultra Galaxy Legends)
- Powers and Weapons
- Telepathic Communication: Pigmon can speak with other monsters, as well as humans, through telepathy.
- Balloon Travel: Pigmon can turn into a red balloon in order to travel.
- Self Petrification: Pigmon can turn into stone after placing himself on a small shrine on Monster Island, which will make the island disappear.
- Height: 1 m
- Weight: 10 kg
- Origin: Ginza department store in Oiwayama
- Powers and Weapons
- Height: 130 cm
- Weight: 20 kg
- Origin: Guiana Highlands
- Powers and Weapons
Using the data of Pigmon's Spark Doll, a cybernetic/artificial version of it was created and contained in a Cyber Card, namely Cyber Pigmon (サイバーピグモン Saibā Pigumon)
- Height: 1 m
- Weight: 10 kg
- Origin: Xio Headquarters
- Cyber Power: 12/25
- Powers and Weapons
He appeared in the game, Ultraman Ball.
Pigmon reappeared in the new puzzle role-playing game for mobile devices, Ultraman Galaxy as a C (Common) card that you can unlock him in one of the levels in the game with a very high chance of getting Pigmon.
Kaiju Busters POWERED
While not directly appearing, a small alien by the name of Pigmon does appear in the manga.
Pigmon appears in the Japanese variety show, Takeshi's Castle. He participates in "Knock Knock" and "Rice Bowl Down Hill" in which he both fails in. In the U.S version known as MXC, he is called "Inoperable Tumera".
Ultra Monster Series
- Pigmon (2005)
- Release date: 17th of September, 2005
- ID Number: 04
Part of the Ultra Monster Series 2005 Toyline, Pigmon is a new mold based on it's appearance in Ultraman Max, sporting 4 points of articulation.
The toy was later reissued in Asia, under the Ultra Monster Series moniker, with no ID number attached in it.
Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
Ultra Zero Fight
|Ultraman Kaiju & Seijin|
|Bemular | Alien Baltan | Neronga | Ragon | Greenmons | Guesra | Antlar | Red King | Chandora | Magular | Suflan | Pigmon | Gabora | Jirass | Gango | Mummy Man | Dodongo | Pestar | Gamakujira | Gavadon | Alien Baltan II | Bullton | Alien Zarab | Aboras | Banila | Hydra | Kemular | Underground People | Telesdon | Jamila | Gubila | Gigass | Dorako | Red King II | Suflan II | Gomora | Dada | Goldon | Woo | Keronia | Zambolar | Alien Mefilas | Giant Member Fuji | Alien Baltan III | Kemur Man II | Alien Zarab II | Skydon | Seabozu | Zaragas | Re-Pigmon | Re-Dorako | Re-Telesdon | Geronimon | Kiyla | Saigo | Alien Zetton | Zetton|
|Ultraman Ball Kaiju & Seijin|
|Pigmon | Pestar | Balloonga | Dada | Gubila | Telesdon | Bullton | Alien Mefilas | Gomora | Woo | Zetton | Dada II | Zetton II | Alien Baltan|
|Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero Kaiju & Seijin|
|Powered Alien Baltan | Powered Kemular | Powered Chandora | Powered Red King | Powered Pigmon | The Sun People | Powered Telesdon | Powered Gabora | Powered Jamila | Powered Zambolar | Powered Dada | Powered Aboras | Powered Banila | Powered Pester | Powered Gomora | Powered Dorako | Powered Red King II | Powered Zetton | Psycho Alien Baltan|
|Ultraman Max Kaiju & Seijin|
|Grangon | Lagoras | Eleking | Baby Eleking | Reguila | Alien Sran | Pigmon | Red King | Salamadon | Paragler | People of Nebula KJ-K5 (Kesam, Kerus, Kedam) | Bugdalas | Natsunomeryu | Metacisus | Antlar | Halen | Alien Zetton | Zetton | King Joe | IF | Mike, Kuro and Tama | Nina | Eraga | Alien Shamer | Alien Tarla | Gilfas | Cloudos | Gomora | Madeus | Flygler | Alien Metron | Alien Neril | Alien Godley | Unizin | Alien Pitt | Eleking II | Luganoger | Lilika | Geronga | Lagoras Evo | Moetaranga | Tiny Baltan | Dark Baltan | Hophop | Adam | Eve | Red King II | Alien Satun | Keplus | Delos people | Auto Maton | Scout Berserke | Satellite Berserke | Giga Berserke|
|Ultra Zone Kaiju & Seijin|
|Sadola | Alien Temperor | Bemstar | Hoe | Eleking | Telesdon | Gudon | Alien Zarab | King Guesra | Gan Q | Deathrem | Alien Magma | Alien Babarue | Zetton | Red King | Alien Guts | Alien Valky | Alien Pitt | Alien Metron | Dada | Suflan | Birdon | Pigmon | Banpira | Lunaticks | Alien Mefilas | King Joe | Bemular|
|Ultraman Zero Kaiju & Seijin|
|Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire||Alien Esmeralda Emerana Lourdes | Iaron | Darkgone | Legionoid | Delusts | Brigantes | Two-Dimensional People | Darklops | Malebrandes | Arch Belial|
|Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar||Beatstar | Rei's Gomora | Ace Killer | Inpelaizer | King Joe | Rei's Litra | Alien Bat|
|Ultraman Saga||Hyper Zetton | Alien Bat | Sphire | Gubila | Gomess (S) | Arstron | Legionoid | Chaos Header 0 | Lidorias | Bolgils | Mogrudon | Golmede | Mienin | Eligal|
|Ultra Zero Fight||Bemular | Telesdon | Gudon | Sadola | Gurashie | Red King | Galberos | Gan Q | Bemstar | Pigmon | Surai | Villainous | Jathar | Deathrog | Glocken | Silvergon | Fanegeon People | Tyrant | Armored Darkness | Kaiser Darkness|
|Ultraman R/B Kaiju & Seijin|
|Ultraman R/B||Grigio Bone | Cereza | Black King | Gargorgon | Red King | Gue-Basser | Mecha Gomora | Aribunta | Ultraman Orb Dark | Gomess (S) | Horoboros | Bezelb | Gubila | Grigio King | Neronga | Pigmon | Booska | Dada | Alien Zarab | Alien Mefilas | Alien Chibu | Alien Bado | Alien Pitt | Alien Nackle | King Joe | Grand King Megalos | Gomora | Kamisori Demaaga | Grigio Regina | Reugosite|
|Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond||Bemstar | Gan Q | Alien Pegassa Pega | Mecha Gomora | Snake Darkness | Pigmon | Grigio Regina|
|Ultraman R/B Novel: The Blue-Eyed Girl Whose Name is Gray||Bakubarba | Nero | Margodon | Grigio | Fearmonger | Alien Egon Ciel | Barrigator No.1 and 2| Reugosite|