|“|| Yes! I was definitely waiting for someone! Ever since I was Nyaromon, I was so lonely. Every day I just kept waiting, and waiting. The seasons changed, and the years rolled by, and still I kept waiting—but no one ever came. Then when I became Salamon, I started searching! I went on a journey. But what I finally found was not the someone I had been waiting for! Instead I found evil...And darkness. Myotismon...
Then those days of torture and despair began, and I started to forget! Forget that I waiting for someone, searching for someone.
Gatomon is one of the main heroes in Digimon Seasons 1, 2 Digimon Adventure tri. and Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. Gatomon used to work for the sinister Myotismon (which she didn't like), but she turned out to be a hero when she met Kari. Gatomon can Digivolve into the beautiful Angewomon, Armor Digivolve into Nefertimon and DNA Digivolve with Aquilamon into Silphymon. Her fresh form is YukimiBotamon, her in-training form is Nyaromon and her rookie form is Salamon.
Her true Mega form is Magnadramon and alternate Mega forms are Ophanimon (Digimon Adventure: PSP) and Ophanimon Falldown Mode, which are shown in Chapter 5 of Digimon Adventure tri. and can DNA digivolve to Ordinemon with Raguelmon.
In the English version, she was voiced by Edie Mirman in the Digimon Adventure series and replace to Kate Higgins in Digimon Adventure tri. along with Meicoomon.
In the Japanese version, she is voiced by Yuka Tokumitsu and returned to reprise her role for Digimon Adventure tri. & Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
She resembles a cute white cat with green paw-like gloves.
She is a good friend, but she can be sarcastic at times.
It is revealed that Gatomon was created, along with the rest of the DigiDestined's Digimon, as part of a project to help control the balance between good and evil in the Digital World. When she is a Digi-Egg connected to Crest of Light, the Dark Masters attack the facility where she is housed, and Gennai flees with the eggs in hand. During the escape, Gatomon's Digi-Egg fell and became separated from the rest of the Digimon. She later hatched into Nyaromon, and constantly waited for Kari she was programmed to bond with. When she later digivolved into Salamon, she searched for that person instead of passively waiting, but found Myotismon. He took her under his wing, but during that time he routinely abused her, causing her to forget what she had been doing. Salamon eventually naturally digivolve to Gatomon and became one of Myotismon's lieutenants in his army of Digimon. During this time, she gained a rival in one of his other minions, DemiDevilmon, as the two competed for their master's favor. Her only friend was Wizardmon, a friendly Digimon who Gatomon had once helped.
Digimon Adventure tri.
As Greymon degenerates, two more Kuwagamon appear, so the DigiDestined split up into pairs to prevent escape.
The next morning, the events are being reported on the news with an aura of fear, but Tai and Kari's mom reassures the partner Digimon. The DigiDestined, save for Matt and Joe, meet the next day at Izzy's office, where he helps out his American friend's firm. Tai updates the others on the Infected Digimon. Izzy then displays his new development: a virtual cyberspace that allows the Digimon to evacuate in a hurry through monitors connected to the Internet and also allows them to communicate via text. Alphamon makes short work of the Champion-level Digimon.
Gatomon and other partner Digimon starts to bond with Meicoomon. They bring their Digimon partners and, despite being told to lay low, get into their usual hijinks while under the supervision of Himekawa, Nishijima, and their organization. Tai then arrives with Leomon, who informs them of the terror the infection has unleashed on the Digital World. He decides to aid them as best he can between the worlds. Left alone, Leomon is weakened by Meicoomon's cuteness to allow them to go to the school. The Digimon desire food but lack the money, so they enter the "Creepy-Cute Costume Contest" to win free food, which draws the DigiDestined to the scene. When Meicoomon wins the competition, the DigiDestined realize the spectators think they are kids in costume and order them to follow suit. WhenMeicoomon kidnap by Digimon Emperor and it closes with only Palmon, Gomamon, and Leomon inside, leaving the the DigiDestined and the other Digimon outside. Meicoomon tears Leomon apart to the DigiDestined and Digimon's horror, though Himekawa has a smirk unseen by the others. The DigiDestined and Digimon try to deal with what they just witnessed.
Izzy quarantines the Digimon partners in a special space to keep them safe while desperately trying to come up with answers. When Patamon come out to see T.K., Agumon and other Digimon come out to play. Agumon and other Digimon partners as Patamon confesses his infection and tells them of a last resort plan to rid the world of the infection by a "reboot". Kari arrives, she tell them about warning of Human World, Digital World. She can elaborate beyond that it would require a great sacrifice, she passes out. Himekawa aids her and reveals that the voice was Homeostasis, a power that works to keep the balance and akin to a god. The Digimon come to realize that a reboot might wipe their memories in the process, so they wish to spend as much time with their partners as possible should the worst case happen. Though they keep brave faces, it becomes obvious to most DigiDestined that something bad is going to happen. After school, Kari saw Gatomon, Gatomon ask her go to Mall, Kari and Gatomon share ice cream and take pictures, which Gatomon is happy but Kari look sad and worries about her.
Gatomon digivolve to Angewomon to stop Meicoomon.
Later that night, as Tai and Matt try to console Sora, they are suddenly attacked by Machinedramon, whose attack disperses the DigiDestined and Digimon across the Digital World.
Dark Gennai attempts to capture Meicoomon and Sora's Digivice but is thwarted by the other DigiDestined, who come to their aid. Dark Gennai reveals that the reboot was all part of King Drasil's plan to create a new world order where humans and Digimon no longer interact with each other. He sends Machinedramon and MetalSeadramon after them.
Adter digivolve, Gatomon use Lighting Paws on MetalSeadramon to protect Kari.
She and others try to survive the Digital World's attempts to expel them.
She and others manage to return to the Real World but are persecuted by the people. With Daigo Nishijima's help, the DigiDestined and their partner Digimon hide in their school to avoid the media. He and DigiDestineds try to console Meiko during their stay. The next day, a rampant Meicrackmon confronts Meiko near the school. Jesmon intervenes and his attack results in Meicrackmon digivolving to Raguelmon.
Meiko unlocks the sealed memories inside Meicoomon, restoring the lost memories and extracting Gatomon from Ordinemon. The reboot of the Real World is halted by Hackmon. However, King Drasil floods Ordinemon with corrupted data.
- "You don't really understand what would happen if we turned back time in the digial world, do you?"
- "It isn't only the digital world that would get rebooted, we would as well."
- "It means... that we would lose all of our memories."
- "Losing our memories would be truly scary. But really, the scariest thing is that we wouldn't even know it happened 'cause we wouldn't be able to remember that we forgot."
- "Listen, no more feeling sorry for ourselves. We wanna protect our partners and their world, right? Then, this is how it's gonna be. We just have to prepare for the worst. Great. Now I'm feeling sorry for myself again."
- Unlike other Digimon, she spends time in her Champion form.
- Her Second English Voice Actress, Kate Higgins is best known voicing as Sakura Haruno from Naruto/Naruto Shippuden, Karin Kurosaki, Retsu Unohana, Nanao Ise from Bleach, Miki Kurosaki from Digimon Data Squad and Kate, Lilly, Stinky from Alpha and Omega sequels.