In the world of Digimon, where good Digimon usually end up having to save the world from evil Digimon, power is a very important factor. This is why it’s perfectly normal for us to compare certain Digimon’s strengths. Although the natural thing to do would be to compare a good and a bad Digimon, today’s comparison is going to include two good Digimon, first introduced in Digimon Adventure – WarGreymon and Metal Garurumon! Keep reading to find out more.
Based on what we know from the anime WarGreymon and Metal Garurumon are equally strong, but if we objectively evaluate their powers, we think that WarGreymon would be in a better position in this duel.
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Who is WarGreymon?
WarGreymon is a Mega-level Dragon Man Digimon that debuted in Digimon Adventure as the final basic Digivolution form of Tai Yagami’s Agumon; it was one of the protagonists of the whole Adventure arc, which ended just recently with Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
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WarGreymon is considered to be the strongest dragon warrior, and his body is clad in armour of the super-metal Chrome Digizoid. Although it differs from the gigantic figures seen in the general Greymon-species Digimon, it has rapidly improved its speed and power, and it is likely impossible to defeat it with the attacks of an Ultimate Digimon. The Dramon Destroyers (or Dramon Killers) equipped to both of its arms exhibit immense power against Dramon-species Digimon, while simultaneously being double-edged swords that put its own life at great risk. Also, when the shells equipped on its back unite into one, they become the “Brave Shield”, which is a shield of the strongest toughness. It is said that the moment that a true hero among veteran warriors awakens to its own mission, it Digivolves into WarGreymon.
WarGreymon is immensely powerful and when it first appeared during the fight against VenomMyotismon, it was truly an enormous moment. WarGreymon was able to defeat two of the Dark Masters in one blow (MetalSeadramon and Machinedramon), it was able to hold his own against BlackWarGreymon (who was also enormously powerful) and it played a very important role in Digimon Xros Wars.
Its body is equipped with Chrome Digizoid, which increases its defence; it is likewise extremely fast and has incredible physical strength. His main attack – Terra Force – takes all of the energy within the atmosphere and concentrates it into one spot, then fires it as an extremely dense, high-temperature energy shot; it also has two even more powerful variations. His second strongest attack, Great Tornado, during which spins at tremendous speed like a tornado and launches itself at the enemy, was so powerful that it destroyed MetalSeadramon in a matter of seconds.
As far as his basic Digivolution line is concerned, it looks like this:
Who is MetalGarurumon?
MetalGarurumon is a Mega-level Cyborg Digimon that debuted in Digimon Adventure as the final basic Digivolution of Yamato (Matt) Ishida’s Gabumon; it was one of the protagonists of the whole Adventure arc, which ended just recently with Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
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As the final Digivolution form of the Gabumon-species, MetalGarurumon powered itself up by metallizing almost its entire body. Not only has it retained its natural keenness when it underwent metallization, but it can also pulverize the opponent with the countless weapons concealed throughout its body, whose number is rivalled by those of MegaGargomon, the high-temperature counterpart to the low-temperature MetalGarurumon. It radiates invisible lasers from the four Laser Sights on its snout, and because it is able to analyze the targets before it using all of its sensors, such as infrared rays and X-rays, it is impossible to escape MetalGarurumon even when among the darkness outside of its field of vision. Also, it can release beam-shaped wings from the arms extending from its back, allowing it to fly about the Net Space at extremely high speed.
MetalGarurumon is one of the fastest Digimon out there. Its speed is truly amazing, and when combined with its strong, ice-type attacks, MetalGarurumon really becomes a formidable opponent. It participated in the destruction of VenomMyotismon and was able to not only resist Puppetmon’s strings, but also kill the Dark Master with one blow of its frosty breath. MetalGarurumon is certainly one of the strongest basic, Mega-level Digimon in the whole franchise.
As far as his basic Digivolution line is concerned, it looks like this:
Who would win – WarGreymon or MetalGarurumon?
Now that we have seen all the basic attributes of the two Mega-level Digimon, let us see which one would win in direct combat.
If you ever wondered whether these two Digimon fought against each other in the anime – they have! It happened in episode 45 of Digimon Adventure, titled “The Ultimate Clash” (“Clash of the Ultimates! WarGreymon vs. MetalGarurumon”). In that episode, Yamato (Matt) had to resolve some personal issues and forced Tai and WarGreymon into a fight. Although MetalGarurumon was quite intent on fighting his friend, WarGreymon was more focused on defending than direct attacking. The fight ended with no clear winner, as Homeostasis again took over Kari’s body, resulting in the fight being interrupted.
You can check the whole fight in the video below (we’re sorry for the German dub, but we couldn’t find a good Japanese or English dub):
So, the two of them seem to be equally strong in terms of sheer power, but this still merits a proper explanation.
In terms of power and strength, we think that WarGreymon has a slight advantage over MetalGarurumon. It is a fact that WarGreymon is physically stronger than MetalGarurumon (just remember that it literally went through MetalSeadramon and managed to cut Machinedramon into pieces) and its strongest attack is more powerful than MetalGarurumon’s strongest attack. In addition to that, WarGreymon uses fire-based attacks, while MetalGarurumon uses ice-based attacks, and we all know that fire beats ice any day of the week.
As far as their fighting skills are concerned, WarGreymon is a much better and more skilled fighter than MetalGarurumon. There is no doubt about that; while MetalGarurumon relies on its speed and ranged attacks, WarGreymon is better trained in direct combat, which he has proven during his fight with BlackWarGreymon.
Their defences are equally strong. MetalGarururmon’s body is made out of metal, while WarGreymon’s armour is made out of Chrome Digizoid. Both of these metals are about the same strength so we can conclude that their defensive capabilities are equal with no clear winner.
The only aspect where MetalGarurumon definitely beats WarGreymon is speed, although not by much. MetalGarurumon’s whole character is based on speed and it is a level above WarGreymon, who is also very fast and faster than a lot of other Digimon.
Now that we have compared them, we can see that – despite the non-conclusive fight in the anime – WarGreymon would be able to defeat MetalGarurumon as it is stronger and a better fighter; despite its speed, MetalGarurumon wouldn’t stand much chance against WarGreymon at its best.
And that’s it for today. We hope you had fun reading this and that we helped solve this dilemma for you. See you next time and don’t forget to follow us!