How Digivolution Works in Digimon Survive

How Digivolution Works in Digimon Survive

Digimon can Digivolve in Digimon Survive, but there are specific requirements that have to be met before a digital monster can use Digivolution.

In Digimon Survive, players can have their digital monsters undergo Digivolution after their Digimon reaches certain conditions. Digimon Survive tasks players with working alongside digital monsters in the world of Digimon. The game is one part visual novel and one part tactical RPG, with similar concepts to that of Pokémon. Traditionally in the Digimon franchise, evolution occurs during a battle but is only a temporary form change for any of the creatures. Digimon Survival changes a few of these features while retaining many core elements that fans know when it comes to Digivolution.


Players obtain their first Digimon partner long before they can freely evolve their digital monsters in Digimon Survive. Additionally, how players get Digimon in Digimon Survive determines how a Digimon evolves. Several Digimon become partnered with characters in the story and form bonds with one another as the narrative continues, dictating how they transform. Alternatively, those who befriend a Digimon after a free battle will have to Digivolve those pocket monsters differently from the main story creatures, which also presents unique after-effects.

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Until players complete Part 1 of Digimon Survive, no befriend Digimon can evolve in a free battle. The end of Part 1 sees Agumon undergo Digivolution for the first time, granting access to the rest of the acquired Digimon ability to evolve. This includes the Digimon that have become part of the team after finding them. For example, the only way to get Betamon in Digimon Survive is by locating it and correctly answering its questions. To ensure that any found Digimon is acquired, pay close attention to the dialogue of the conversation before answering any questions.

Digimon Survival: How Digivolution Works

How To Get (& Evolve) Digimon in Digimon Survive

There are two types of Digivolution in Digimon Survive, and they are divided between the Digimon that players find as part of the story and those found during free exploration. Digimon that become partnered with players through the Digimon Survive story evolve through the strength of their bonds with players. A player’s choices can also impact which Digimon the digital monsters transform into.

Digimon partnered through the questionnaires Digivole with the use of items, and their evolution is permanent. Additionally, some Digimon, such as Biyomon in Digimon Survive, can Digivolve into the same digital monsters as some of the main story creatures, so players should be careful about which evolutions they select. Otherwise, an evolution item will have been wasted on this type of Digimon, limiting the variety of creatures players have access to in Digimon Survive.

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Digimon Survive is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

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