Etemon is a member of the Villain League, and is one of the main villains from Digimon. Etemon is an Elvis Presley impersonating rock star with a massive superiority complex. He refers to himself as the "King of Digimon" or the "Strongest Digimon Ever". His form is a humanoid literally wearing a monkey suit with sunglasses and a Monzaemon plush doll strapped to his waist. It is said that his rival is Volcamon, as both of them like to sing.
Etemon can pinpoint their location via his Dark Network, and has a large army of Digimon working for him. The Champion forms of the children’s Digimon are not powerful enough to defeat him, and it is revealed that they need to Digivolve to their Ultimate levels to win. However, in order to do that, they have to find the crests. Through their battles with him, they each find their crest, but it turns out that more is needed to Digivolve to Ultimate.
Etemon has the character of an Elvis Presley impersonator. He is often frustrated when people fail to acknowledge his over-inflated ego. Etemon considers himself to be a great singer, and often forces his minions to praise his terrible music. His personality is later copied (without the arrogance) by SuperStarmon in Digimon Frontier.
During their battles, the children meet Piximon, famous for training Digimon throughout all the Digital World. He trains them and helps Tai and Agumon regain their confidence after an attack from a wild Kuwagamon.
Etemon is ultimately defeated when the children go into an upside-down pyramid to find Sora’s crest. However, they also find Datamon, a prisoner of Etemon, who kidnaps Sora and tries to use her to defeat Etemon. The children come up with a plan to infiltrate the pyramid to save her, and while carrying it out, Tai is forced to accept his courage, activating his crest. Datamon, in a last ditch effort, programs the Dark Network to absorb all Digimon in its reach, including himself and Etemon, but Etemon fuses with the Network and uses its power to attack the children. However, Greymon digivolves to MetalGreymon and uses his "Giga Blaster" to defeat Etemon.
Etemon is a boss in the "Meikyuu no Nanomon" chapter of Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley, Etemon's Palace (as well as a normal enemy in Millenniummon's Lair) in Digimon Adventure: Anode/Cathode Tamer, and is required to be fought with two Gazimon to save Tai and Agumon in Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer.
- Dark Network: Fires dark energy blasts from his guitar. Or sends out network cords to control electronics,trap enemies or pinpoint an enemies location
- Concert Crush (Love Serenade): Plays his guitar and sings either dedigivolving enemy digimon in hearing range, or damaging them badly
- Dark Solo (Dark Spirits): Fires a blast of dark energy from his fist
Unfortunately, Etemon is not completely deleted, and instead falls into a time-space limbo. He refuses to accept this fate, and fully absorbs the Dark Network's energy to get back into the Digital World, while digivolving into MetalEtemon in the process. MetalEtemon goes looking for the DigiDestined and finds Mimi, Joe, Palmon, Gomamon, and Ogremon, but after a short but humorous battle with one of the Dark Masters, Puppetmon, they escape, and MetalEtemon continues searching, and gets very close to them. Luckily, SaberLeomon rescues the team, and takes them to Digitamamon's now-abandoned restaurant. However, MetalEtemon tracks them down and attacks, and SaberLeomon gets fatally wounded while protecting Mimi from MetalEtemon's "Dark Spirits DX". Gomamon digivolves to Zudomon, and when MetalEtemon brags that his armor is made out of "indestructible Chrome Digizoid", Zudomon reveals that his hammer is also made out of the alloy, and uses it to break MetalEtemon's armor. MetalEtemon is then finally finished off for good by an attack from SaberLeomon directed at the crack in his chest.
- Banana Slip: Trips the opponent with a banana peel.
- Hekoki Attack (へこきアタック, Hekoki Attack? lit. "Fart Attack"): Emits flatulent gas.
- Metal Punch (Number One Punch): Unleashes a punch with all of its confidence.
- Metal Punch (Full Metal Hip Attack): Slams its hip into an enemy.
- Dark Spirits Deluxe: Calls down dark lightning made from negative energy.
Role in the Series
Etemon returns in the Spongebob series as a member of the Villain League to get revenge on the Digidestined. He only appeared once on SpongeBob and Friends meet Hercules.