You thought you were through with me, but I wanna have some more fun.
~ Puppetmon
Puppetmon: Cherrymon, what is it that those kids have that I don't...?

Cherrymon's spirit: Friends...

~ Puppetmon as died ask what it was he lacked and Cherrymon's Spirit gives him his answer.

Puppetmon (also known as Pinocchimon in the Japanese version) is the second of the Dark Masters that the Digidestined faced.


Puppetmon is a Mega Level Digimon that resembles an evil version of Pinnochio.


Puppetmon's personality can be best described as a combination of a six-year-old brat and a violent, murderous psychopath. He loves to play with his enemies, thinking that it's fun to see their confusion, but equally enjoys murder.

In fact, he destroys his own minions at will and he also tried to kill T.K. in the original Japanese version with a hide-and-seek game that involved real guns and shooting. Despite this, he is very gullible, and prone to temper tantrums when he isn't winning.

Puppetmon is often chosen as a favorite of the four Dark Masters, mainly for his length of time fighting the DigiDestined and the plots he starts in the series.

Puppetmon is a spoiled brat. He throws a tantrum whenever he's not winning and has an incredibly child-like nature.


Digimon Adventure 01

Puppetmon first appeared when he used the Digidestined as string puppets. After MetalSeadramon was killed the DigiDestined go to Puppetmon's lair of Spiral Mountain which is a forest under the contol of Puppetmon's "toys". He lair is a mansion next to a forest.

He used voodoo dolls to let the Digidestined feel funny, and kidnapped T.K. to play a deadly hide and seek game (which had to be severely edited in the English dub, due to the original version involving guns and killing the other participant by shooting them), but T.K. tricked Puppetmon by tearing his map paper apart, destroying his remote, and destroying the television that looked like a camera.


Puppetmon becomes victim to MetalEtemon's powerful Hekkoki attack (Note: this was cut from the English dub).

While Joe and Mimi were taking care of Ogremon, Puppetmon showed up Gomamon then Digivolved into his Ultimate form, Zudomon to fight Puppetmon, but he quickly defeated Zudomon.

Just then, MetalEtemon showed up and announced his return, but Puppetmon picked a fight with him, allowing Mimi, Joe, Gomamon, Palmon and Ogremon to escape. After tired of fighting MetalEtemon, Puppetmon left to return to his mansion. The other Digidestined snuck into his mansion with Floramon and Deramon (who betrayed Puppetmon) and used a cannon to attack Puppetmon just as he was retuning. Angrily, Puppetmon ran, dodging the cannon attacks and Floramon and Deramon ran away.The Digidestined then confronted Puppetmon in a final showdown. At first, Puppetmon summoned a group of RedVegiemon, but were quickly defeated. Puppetmon then used WarGreymon as a marionette, only to be knocked out by MegaKabuterimon and Garudamon destroyed his hammer.


Puppetmon dying.

Just as Puppetmon was about to lose, he remembered Cherrymon's advice, and he summoned his "monster" mansion to keep the Digidestined busy while Puppetmon attempted to escape, as well as killing a remaining RedVegiemon.

Just then, MetalGarurumon and Matt arrived, and Matt told Puppetmon that no friends will be on his side because he didn't care about them, which angered the evil puppet. Angered, Puppetmon attacked, but MetalGarurumon finally defeated Puppetmon with his Metal Wolf Claw technique. His mansion also collapsed upon his demise.

Digimon Adventure tri.

Puppetmon reappeared in a flashback along with the other Dark Masters in Digimon Adventure Tri: Loss, where they attacked Maki and her Digimon partner, Megadramon. The Four Holy Beasts gave their power to Megadramon to defeat the Dark Masters.

Digimon Fusion

In Digimon Fusion, Puppetmon's more of a slave than he is an actual villain. Puppetmon was forced to serve GranLocomon. When the Fusion Fighters showed up in Dust Zone, Puppetmon stole Mikey's Fusion Loader and gave it to GranLocomon. He felt sorry for what he's done and decided to team up with the Fusion Fighters. When the Fusion Fighters got close to GranLocomon, his minion; Hagurumon tried to stop them. Puppetmon manage to fight back and destroy Hagurumon. He also gave Mikey a MetalGarurumon DigiMemory card as a reward.


A Mega Puppet Digimon who was created from the cursed body of Cherrymon. It could be said that one of the most brutal hackers in existence created Puppetmon from Cherrymon. Although he takes on the form of a puppet, he is able to act freely and bears a conscience. He has a bad and deceitful nature, and error messages that appear suddenly on computers might be there due to Puppetmon's tricks.

His special attack is "Bullet Hammer", which loads gunpowder into the revolvers on his hammer before whacking it. Once subjected to this attack, the enemy not only flinches due to the shock of being hit by the hammer, but is also deleted due to the explosion produced by the gunpowder. In the Japanese version he also mentions his body being made from poison oak.


I'm the life of the party. I put the fun in fungus.
~ Puppetmon
This is more fun than the time I was fumigated for termites!
~ Puppetmon
You know, that kind of negative attitude brings me down.
~ Puppetmon after killing Cherrymon.
All right! Those twerps are about to self-destruct. I'll sit back and enjoy the show.
~ Puppetmon
We'll have lots of fun. Now you hide, and I'll seek and destroy!
~ Puppetmon
See, T.K.? I have friends after all. Problem is, they don't like you. And what they don't like, they destroy!
~ Puppetmon



  • Puppet Pummel (Bullet Hammer): Packs gunpowder into its revolver-style hammer, then strikes with its strongest technique. This attack will cause the opponent to vanish without a trace, not just from the hammer's blow but also from the explosion of the gunpowder.
  • Puppet Pummel (Flying Cross Cutter): Throws the wooden cross on its back like a sharp boomerang.
  • Lie (うそ, Uso)
  • Drill Nose: Spins its metallic nose like a drill.


  • Puppetmon Ultimate form is Cherrymon.
  • He is known as Pinomon in Finnish version.
  • Puppetmon can digivolve into AncientTroiamon.
  • Out of all the Dark Masters, Puppetmon lasted the second shortest.
  • He was voiced by David Lodge in the English version of the Digimon anime.
  • In the Japanese version of the Digimon anime, he was voiced by Etsuko Kozakura, who also voiced Divermon, another Digimon villain in the Japanese version of the anime.
  • Although Puppetmon is an antagonist in Digimon Adventure, he was a villain-turned-ally in Digimon Fusion.


           Digimon Villains

Digimon Adventure

Major Antagonists

Devimon | Etemon | DemiDevimon | Myotismon | Apocalymon | Digimon Emperor | Kimeramon | Arukenimon | Mummymon | BlackWarGreymon | Daemon | Yukio Oikawa | Alphamon | Mysterious Man | Maki Himekawa | Meicoomon | King Drasil

Dark Masters

MetalSeadramon | Puppetmon | Machinedramon | Piedmon |

Myotismon’s Army

Bakemon | Devidramon | Dokugumon | Mammothmon | Gesomon | Raremon | SkullMeramon | DarkTyrannomon | Gizamon | Phantomon | Snimon | Tuskmon |

Daemon Corps

LadyDevimon | MarineDevimon | SkullSatamon


Kuwagamon | Shellmon | Seadramon | Unimon | Ogremon | Evil Greymon | SkullGreymon | Kokatorimon | Vademon | Scorpiomon | MetalGreymon | Infected Imperialdramon

Digimon Tamers

Major Antagonists

Hypnos | Mitsuo Yamaki | Beelzemon | Zhuqiaomon | ADR-01: Jeri Type | D-Reaper


Mihiramon | Sandiramon | Sinduramon | Pajiramon | Vajramon | Indramon | Kumbhiramon | Vikaralamon | Makuramon | Majiramon | Caturamon |


Gorillamon | Vilemon | Dokugumon | Devidramon |

Digimon Frontier

Major Antagonists

Cherubimon | Dynasmon | Crusadermon | Lucemon

Evil Hybrids

Grumblemon | Ranamon | Petaldramon | Mercurymon | Duskmon


Cerberumon | Snimon | ShadowToyAgumon | Golemon | Volcamon | Beetlemon's Shadow | Karatenmon | Asuramon | IceLeomon | Phantomon | IceDevimon | SkullSatamon |

Digimon Data Squad

Major Antagonists

Gotsumon | Merukimon | SaberLeomon | Akihiro Kurata | Belphemon | King Drasil


Kouki Tsubasa | Nanami | Ivan

Royal Knights

Gallantmon | Crusadermon | Leopardmon | Craniamon |


Kokatorimon | Drimogemon | Keramon | Neon Hanamura | Soulmon | Vilemon | DemiDevimon | Dokugumon | MetalPhantomon | Okuwamon | Hagurumon |

Digimon Fusion

Main Anatagonists

Lord Bagra | AxeKnightmon | Tyutyumon | Laylamon | Tactimon | Blastmon | Quartzmon

Bagra Army

MadLeomon | Neptunemon | Octomon | AncientVolcanomon | SkullMeramon | RedMeramons | IceDevimon | Daipenmon | SkullScorpiomon | Ebemon | Lucemon | Musyamon | Matadormon | Brakedramon | Mantaraymon |

Dark Generals

Dorbickmon | NeoMyotismon | Lord Zamielmon | Splashmon | Olegmon | Gravimon | Apollomon Whispered |


GranLocomon | Huanglongmon | LadyDevimon | Honeybeemon | GrandisKuwagamon | MetallifeKuwagamon |

Movie Villains
Parrotmon | Diaboromon | Kokomon (Wendigomon) | Mephistomon | Parasimon | Ornismon | Murmukusmon

Video Game Exclusives
Analogman | Chaos Lord | Crimson | OverLord GAIA | A.o.A. | Lord Megadeath | Galacticmon | Alphamon | Chronomon DM | Jammingmon | Virus Rebootmon

Manga Exclusives
Neo Saiba | Barbamon | MachLeomon | Weddinmon | Shademon |

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Main Antagonists

Leviathan | L-Corp

Leviathan’s Agents

Cameramon | Shotmon | Sakusimon | Mienumon | Cometmon | Drawmon | Sateramon | Deusmon

L-Corp Employees

Knight Unryuji | Yūjin Ōzora |