Written by Jonathan Wojcik with the aid of With the Will, Digimon Wiki and Wikimon


We're actually still not done with everything surrounding Hackmon yet, because Targetmon seems to have debuted as Hackmon's own special designated Failure evolution. You REALLY have to screw up to start out as a dragon, set out to become a dragon knight, and end up a monkey who wears shows on his hands. Targetmon's profile even says he does this purely "by mistake," but uses those shoes to perform "humiliating" attacks on his opponent.

Targetmon is so named because his visor has an advanced tracking system. He can, of course, evolve further into Etemon, though it feels kind of imbalanced to me that Targetmon's design is SO much more complicated, a symptom I suppose of having come many years later than Etemon.