ABCs of Nostalgic Digimon: T is For…

The Digimon that I’ll be talking about today is not a surprising choice, but the reason I’m choosing it might be.

T is For…


nostalgic digimon taomon

Taomon is exceptionally nostalgic for me, and I’m sure a lot of people would say the same as Digimon Tamers has a pretty big fanbase within the Digimon fandom.

However, while I did enjoy Tamers, I am not choosing Taomon because of the anime, and we’ve not really seen her in a virtual pet, so it’s not a virtual pet reason either.

Is it because of Digimon World 2003? Nope, that’s not the reason either as I went with the ‘Maniac Pack’ as a kid, which had Bearmon, Guilmon, and Patamon (who I replaced with Veemon when I got him anyway).

So what’s the reason that I’m so nostalgic for Taomon if it’s not for my usual virtual pet or Digimon World 2003 reasoning?

Well, when I was a child, I had to have a lot of teeth removed (more than 10), so every few months I would have to go to the Dentists to get between two or so teeth removed.

Now, I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a local anaesthetic injection in your mouth, but it’s really, really unpleasant, and, now I think about it, probably when my fear of needles came from as I was fine before I started having teeth pulled. It’s a large needle and local anaesthetic injections just hurt in general.

I actually screamed in shock the first time I went due to the fact that I had never been scared of needles or going to the dentists and the nice man said the needle wouldn’t hurt and he fucking lied.

Anyway, I had teeth removed from the time I was around 7 or 8 until I was around 11 or 12 and, at least for the first few visits, my parents took me to the toy store nearby after the appointment and let me pick ANY toy. This was extremely unusual because, except for my Birthday or Christmas, we wouldn’t just go in and get a toy.

I remember only two toys, but I’m sure there were more, the first two that I chose, which are the only two that I still have; a Kero plushie from CardCaptor Sakura and the evolving Kyubimon to Taomon figure.

I don’t think I had watched Tamers yet, but I saw the Digimon logo and I chose it and I was ecstatic.

The evolving toy lines were incredibly hard to transform but I was really happy when I finally got Kyubimon to fully transform to Taomon, so happy that I never ever transformed her back and she stayed at that stage forever.

This is why I chose Taomon as my nostalgic Digimon that starts with the letter ‘T’ and why I’m less nostalgic about Kyubimon.

Funnily, Digimon World 2003 was actually a reward for getting a large amount of needles after this event, which I immediately started to dislike immensely after having teeth removed and my parents found that I was no longer confident nor brave getting any type of injection. Not sure how the brain works like that, I was fine before.

Here’s a slight semi-related addition: I can remember watching the episode of The Simpsons when Homer is inside some video game and I remember my mouth still being numb. It’s funny how the brain works.

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So who is the most nostalgic Digimon that starts with the letter ‘T’ in your opinion? Let us know in the comments!

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