Home world: Planet Earth (Multiple universes)
First Appearance: Ultraman episode 8 "The Lawless Monster Zone"
Latest Appearance: Ultraman R/B episode 17 "Everyone Is Friends"
Height: 1 m
Weight: 10 Kg
Category: Kaiju
Affiliation: SSSP
Ultraman Zero
Roar(s): TBA

Pigmon (ピグモン Pigumon) also known as Pygmon, is a passive kaiju species.

  • Subtitle: Friendly Rare-beast (友好珍獣 Yūkō Chinjū)
  • Max Subtitle: Psychic Rare-beast (霊媒珍獣 Reibai Chinjū)
  • X Subtitle: Human Ally (人間の味方 Ningen no Mikata)




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Pigmon tagged with a tracking balloon in Ultraman

While most creatures within the expedition to the Lawless Monster Zone were vicious, Pigmon was not. The diminutive beast helped the injured sole survivor by giving him food, and led the SSSP to him when they arrived on the island. When Red King attacked, Pigmon distracted the creature while the Science Patrol escaped, but Red King killed Pigmon by causing a landslide with a huge rock, crushing him to death.

  • Pigmon is known for being created from a reused Garamon suit from Ultra Q, making them look nearly identical. Usually to differentiate from the two monsters, most marketing groups attach Pigmon toys with the pink balloon that Pigmon was tagged with in his original appearance. Another distinguishing difference is a strange symbol on Garamon's chest, that is missing on Pigmon.
  • Pigmon's cries are reused roars for the Giant Lizard in King Kong vs. Godzilla.
  • Pigmon would inspire the monsters Pigu from The☆Ultraman and Mienin from Ultraman Cosmos.
  • Pigmon's name is a shortened combination of "Pygmy Monster".
  • This episode was featured in New Ultraman Retsuden Episode 131: The Lawless Monster Zone! Fight, Ultraman!.
  • A spinoff of the Garamon and Pigmon species was created souly for the Redman comic book, called Redmon
  • In the Japanese game show, Takeshi's Castle, Pigmon is one of the most featured kaiju, appearing in four games in total. He was eliminated when the giant samurai knocked him over. 


Later, Pigmon (along with Telesdon and Dorako) were resurrected by Geronimon as a warning to humanity. Pigmon warned the Science Patrol of Geronimon's plot to attack Earth with an army of 60 monsters under his control. The Science Patrol were able to destroy Telesdon without much effort, but after one of the members, Ide (Ito in the American version) is nearly killed by Revived (Re-) Dorako, Pigmon distracts the monster and is crushed to death by it.

  • Pigmon's second episode was later featured in episode 45 of New Ultraman Retsuden: Little Heroes! Geronimon's Back!

Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero

Pigmon powered up

Pigmon reappeared in episode 3 of the series, Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero. In this series Pigmon is renamed Powered Pigmon (パワードピグモン Pawādo Pigumon).

Pigmon's episode appearance and role were both very similar to the one of his debut in the original Ultraman TV show. Once again he befriends humans that are stranded in a valley infested by monsters (appropriately starring the monsters Red King and Chandora,) as well as WINR. The only change was that he was allowed to survive at the end of the episode.


  • Much like the majority of monsters that appeared in the Ultraman Powered series, Pigmon is given a redesign. His claws are bigger and his chest is more segmented in structure.
  • This is the only series in which Pigmon does not die or is lost forever in some way as opposed to his subsequent appearances.

Ultraman Max

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Pigmon in Ultraman Max

Pigmon reappeared in episodes 5, 6, and 36 of the series, Ultraman Max

In this series, a Pigmon is sent by its species from another planet to live on a mysterious island ("Subject Phantom" according to DASH.) The Island sealed away Red King underground a long time ago and sent Pigmon, as well as two monsters named Salamadon and Paragler to act as guardians to both the island and to keep Red King from awakening. Pigmon quickly befriends Kaito, the host of Ultraman Max until both Kaito and Pigmon were knocked unconscious and a tomb securing Red King is desecrated. Red King awakens and attacks, killing the two guardian monsters, then turns to Pigmon in hopes of killing it too. Kaito transforms into Ultraman Max and after a lengthy battle, in the end destroying Red King. Pigmon then bids farewell to Kaito and Team DASH before turning into a stone statue to make the island disappear and not cause any further problems.

The same Pigmon later returns towards the end of the series, where it warns Team DASH that Red King has returned "mysteriously" (in fact, it was an Alien Shamer that opened a dimensional portal by accident that released both Pigmon and Red King). Once Pigmon tries to fight the disguised Alien Shama, Shama hits Pigmon with a dimensional ray gun, but its atoms are mixed into Elly (an android member of Team DASH) and became amorous towards Kaito. In the end however, Pigmon sacrifices itself by throwing itself into Shama's dimensional weapon, separating his atoms from Elly's body and into another dimension while Red King is destroyed once again by Ultraman Max.

Although Pigmon is never seen again after its last appearance, it is implied that some of Pigmon's personality is still left behind in Elly's body at the end of episode 36.


  • In Ultraman Max, Pigmon is given the ability of telekinesis as it is able to speak to both humans and the guardians of the island in their minds by waving his arms in a circular fashion.
  • After possessing Elly, Pigmon shows amorous affection towards Kaito. This makes Pigmon's gender in the series rather confusing as to whether it is male or female. Then again, the series states there are many other Pigmons, so this one may have been a female.
  • This pigmon suit appeared in a 2014 commerical sponsoring summer clothing.

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie

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Pigmon, as seen in the Ultra Galaxy Legend film.

Pigmon reappeared in the film Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.

In this film, Pigmon has befriended a temporarily banished Ultraman Zero, who is training with Ultraman Leo. It is also because of Pigmon's role in the film that Ultraman Zero learns about what it means to be an Ultraman, and thus leaves with that knowledge to face off against Ultraman Belial.


  • Originally, Kanegon was slated to appear in Pigmon's place as Ultraman Zero's friend, but was replaced by Pigmon for unknown reasons.
  • The Pigmon suit from Ultraman Max was reused for Pigmon's return in this series.

Ultra Zero Fight

Part 1


Pigmon in Ultra Zero Fight

Pigmon was among the resurrected Kaiju from the Monster Graveyard by Alien Bat Gurashie. Compared to other monsters, Pigmon retains his own mind.

Pigmon appeared when Alien Bat saw Pigmon hiding behind a stone. Pigmon watched Ultraman Zero in Techtor Gear being hit by Ex Red King. Surprisingly Zero found a Pigmon watching the battle and was reminded of his previous friend, this gave him the strength to change into StrongCorona mode to save him from the monster and destroyed Ex Red King with a StrongCorona's Garnet Buster. Later, after Zero destroys remaining monsters, Gurashie absorbed the defeated monster's souls and grew large. But even if Zero managed to gain the upper hand, however Gurashie revealed the truth of Pigmon being one of his revived monsters and that if he dies, Pigmon would be killed too. With Zero was forced to surrender, Pigmon encouraged him again, where the Ultra splits himself into two different forms where the StrongCorona mode destroyed Gurashie while the LunaMiracle saved Pigmon's soul from being separated.

Part 2

Pigmon was captured by Alien Mefilas in the beginning in a small energy sphere. After Zero was saved by his UFZ team, Zero went to the monster graveyard to save Pigmon. During the fight, Alien Mefilas fired a beam to Pigmon but was saved by Zero when he quick turn to LunaMiracle Mode and uses the Zero Shield to block. Pigmon later was seen watching the battle between Belial and Zero.

He was later stopping Zero Darkness (Belial) from crushing the UFZ team. Zero Darkness mocks at the small creature saying that he could not save anything. He fired a blast to kill him, but suddenly Zero stopped him from inside. He was scared until the golden particles came out of Zero and was happy that he was alive.

  • This Pigmon was named Moroboshi by the Ultimate Force, an obvious reference to Zero's father's human form.
  • The Pigmon suit from Ultraman Max was reused for Pigmon's appearance in this series.

Ultraman Ginga

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In episode 7, him along with Ultraman Taro and many other monsters are seen cheering Ultraman Ginga on as he fights Dark Galberos.

It is likely that he returned to space in his original form after Ultraman Ginga defeated Dark Lugiel.

Ultraman X

In this series, Pigmons are a race of monsters that awakened after the Ultra Flare incident. Most of them can be seen in Sydney, Australia, the Chang Jiang River, and Luxembourg. Pigmons are usually friendly and easily feel lonely when no one is around, even if it is another member of its own race.

One peculiar Pigmon lives somewhere near the Tatara City and had played with several children in the neighbourhood for 15 years, collecting several of their memento in its tree shelter. However, certain people mistook it as a red ghost that had been sighted in the neighbourhood area. Sakura, a newly moved little girl finds Pigmon and played with it. While Sakura and her mother left for the shopping complex, Pigmon sees the Dark Thunder Energy and chases Sakura's car all the way to the Tatara City to warn her but accidentally made the citizens mistaken it for a threat until Xio officers arrived and the Dark Thunder Energy strikes, bringing forth King Guesra.

Pigmon saves a man that hit him earlier from several falling rubble at the cost of its own safety and seemingly died when succumbing to its injury. However, Xio was able to nurse Pigmon back to health and return it to its original home as its playing with Sakura.My Friend's A Monster

Pigmon reappeared as a Cyber Card In the final episode of Ultraman X. After Ultraman X spoke out to Gomora and striked Greeza right in the center of his chest, Pigmon, along with all of the other Cyber Cards, traveled to X and united with him. Cyber Pigmon's power was used to help form the Hybrid armor and power up the Ultimate Xanadium to defeat Greeza once and for all. Pigmon, along with the numerous other Cyber Cards and Spark Dolls, then appeared and thanked Daichi as he thanked them.The Rainbow Land


  • According to Rui, Pigmon was rated number 1 in the most friendly monster in the record, knowing it meant no harm.
  • According to the Xio database, Pigmon has another name titled "Friendship rare animal", has the intelligence of an 8 year old, and has a country handling it as a holy monster.
  • In the original script for the episode, Pigmon was considered but not officiated as there was a worry that his suit would be unusable for filming. The episode was going to center around a plot very similar to that of The Tears of Gan-Q from Ultraman Ginga S, but it was later changed. Pigmon was then considered yet again, but including Burezaren was deemed more appropriate. Yet it still didn't meet the desired effect, thus Pigmon was eventually chosen.

Ultraman R/B

Pigmon was the assistant of a Dada, who was tasked with setting up a thank-you party for aliens to come together and have a good time. However, Pigmon got the date wrong, so the guests would only arrive one day later, even though he and Dada already finished setting up. Dada then got Pigmon to look for people to lure to their house as substitute guests, and it met Asahi Minato and her friends, who followed Pigmon. Pigmon and Dada then start the party, with Saki Mitsurugi coming later. When Dada started rampaging upon hearing that Katsumi Minato and Isami Minato were actually Ultramen, Pigmon went off to look for Booska. After the battle, Booska shrank Dada down into a capsule, which Pigmon played with while in what seemed to be Dada spaceship.


Pigmon info
  • Height: 1 m, 1.5 m (Max)
  • Weight: 10 kg, 95kg (Max)
  • Origin: Lawless Monster Zone, subject Phantom (Max), star K76 (Ultra Galaxy Legends)
Powers and Weapons
  • Telepathic Communication: Pigmon can speak with other monsters, as well as humans, through telepathy.
  • Balloon Travel: Pigmon can turn into a red balloon in order to travel.
  • Self Petrification: Pigmon can turn into stone after placing himself on a small shrine on Monster Island, which will make the island disappear.

Re-Pigmon 2
  • Height: 1 m
  • Weight: 10 kg
  • Origin: Ginza department store in Oiwayama
Powers and Weapons
  • None

Powered Pigmon
Powered pigmon
  • Height: 130 cm
  • Weight: 20 kg 
  • Origin: Guiana Highlands
Powers and Weapons
  • None

Cyber Pigmon
Ultraman X Cyber Pigmon Card

Cyber Pigmon

Using the data of Pigmon's Spark Doll, a cybernetic/artificial version of it was created and contained in a Cyber Card, namely Cyber Pigmon (サイバーピグモン Saibā Pigumon)

  • Height: 1 m
  • Weight: 10 kg
  • Origin: Xio Headquarters
  • Cyber Power: 12/25
Powers and Weapons
  • TBA

Other Media

Video Games

Ultraman Ball

Pigmon Ultra Ball

He appeared in the game, Ultraman Ball.

Ultraman Galaxy

Pigmon reappeared in the new puzzle role-playing game for mobile devices, Ultraman Galaxy as a C (Common) card that you can unlock him in one of the levels in the game with a very high chance of getting Pigmon.

Monster Busters Powered

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While not directly appearing, a small alien by the name of Pigmon does appear in the manga

Pigmon appears in the Japanese variety show, Takeshi's Castle. He participates in "Knock Knock" and "Rice Bowl Down Hill" in which he both fails in. In the U.S version known as MXC, he is called "Inoperable Tumera".

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Ultra Monster Series

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    • Release date: 17th of September, 2005
    • ID Number: 04

Part of the Ultra Monster Series 2005 Toyline, Pigmon is a new mold based on it's appearance in Ultraman Max, sporting 4 points of articulation.

The toy was later reissued in Asia, under the Ultra Monster Series moniker, with no ID number attached in it.

Ultra Egg




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Bemular | Alien Baltan | Neronga | Ragon | Greenmons | Guesra | Antlar | Red King | Chandora | Magular | Suflan | Pigmon | Gabora | Jirass | Gango | Mummy Man | Dodongo | Pestar | Gamakujira | Gavadon A | Gavadon B | Alien Baltan II | Bullton | Alien Zarab | Aboras | Banila | Hydra | Kemular | The Underground People | Telesdon | Jamila | Gubila | Gigass | Dorako | Red King II | Suflan II | Gomora | Dada | Goldon | Woo | Keronia | Zambolar | Alien Mefilas | Giant Member Fuji | Alien Baltan III | Kemur Man II | Alien Zarab II | Skydon | Seabozu | Zaragas | Re-Pigmon | Re-Dorako | Re-Telesdon | Geronimon | Kiyla | Saigo | Alien Zetton | Zetton
Ultraman Ball Kaiju & Seijin

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Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero Kaiju & Seijin
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Ultraman Max Kaiju & Seijin
Grangon | Lagoras | Eleking | Baby Eleking | Reguila | Alien Sran | Pigmon | Red King | Salamadon | Paragler | People of Nebula KJ-K5 (Kesam, Kerus, Kedam) | Bugdalas | Natsunomeryu | Metacisus | Antlar | Halen | Alien Zetton | Zetton | King Joe | IF | Mike, Kuro and Tama | Nina | Eraga | Alien Shamer | Alien Tarla | Gilfas | Cloudos | Gomora | Madeus | Flygler | Alien Metron | Alien Neril | Alien Godley | Unizin | Alien Pitt | Eleking II | Luganoger | Lilika | Geronga | Lagoras Evo | Moetaranga | Tiny Baltan | Dark Baltan | Hophop | Adam | Eve | Red King II | Alien Satun | Keplus | Delos people | Auto Maton | Scout Berserke | Satellite Berserke | Giga Berserke
Ultra Galaxy Kaiju & Seijin
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle Telesdon | Sadola | Red King | Rei's Gomora | Rei's Litra (S) | Juran | Golza | Gudon | Neronga | Bemstar | Fire Litra | Fire Golza | Gan Q | Banpira | Twin Tail | Frogos (B) | Bullton | Cherubim | Arstron | Eleking | Gromite | Angross | Arigera | Zoa Muruchi | Nova | Saramandora | Lunaticks | King Joe Black | Verokron | Doragory | Zetton | Reimon | EX Gomora
Never Ending Odyssey Alien Pitt | Reionyx Hunters | Gomess (S) | Magular | Rei's Gomora | Dorako | Eleking | Alien Hook | Rei's Litra (S) | Alien Guts | Alien Zelan | Arstron | Alien Nackle | Galberos | Illusion Zetton | Burst Mode Reimon | Reionic Burst Gomora | Doragory | Alien Metron | Bemstar | Alien Babarue | Antlar | Vakishim | Alien Keel | Tyrant | Fire Litra | Alien Zarab | Imitation Ultraman | Alien Mefilas | Armored Mefilas | Dada | Alien Temperor | Arigera | Armored Darkness | Miclas | Alien Zetton | Telesdon | King Joe Black | Cherubim | Red King | Alien Reflect | Birdon | King Joe Scarlet | Alien Reiblood | EX Gomora | EX Red King
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends THE MOVIE Bemular | Alien Zarab | Zaragas | Rei's Gomora | Dorako | Bemstar | Saramandora | Windom | Miclas | Agira | Pigmon | Rei's Litra (S) | Gomess (S) | Alien Baltan | Antlar | Red King | Magular | Telesdon | Dada | Alien Mefilas | Alien Zetton | Zetton | Eleking | Alien Metron | Nurse | Alien Shaplay | Alien Guts | Arstron | Sadola | Gudon | Twin Tail | Black King | Alien Nackle | Verokron | Vakishim | Doragory | Lunaticks | Birdon | Mukadender | Alien Temperor | Tyrant | Alien Valky | Alien Magma | Alien Pressure | Alien Babarue | Nova | Hoe | Fire Golza | Gan Q | Galberos | Frogos (B) | Banpira | Cherubim | Gromite | Zoa Muruchi | Alien Reflect | Angross | Jasyuline | Arigera | Roberuga II | King Joe Black | Super Alien Hipporito | King Silvergon | King Goldras | King Pandon | King Guesra | Beryudora
Ultra Galaxy Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero Rei's Gomora | Litra | Darklops Zero | Mecha Gomora | Alien Salome | Robot Ultraseven | Robot Ultraman | Robot Ultraman Jack | Fake Ultraman Ace | Robot Zoffy
Ultraman Zero Kaiju & Seijin
Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire Alien Esmeralda Emerana Lourdes | Iaron | Darkgone | Legionoids | Delusts | Brigantes | Two-Dimensional People | Darklops | Malebrandes | Arch Belial
Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar Beatstar | Rei's Gomora | Ace Killer | Inpelaizer | King Joe | Rei's Litra | Alien Bat
Ultraman Saga Hyper Zetton | Alien Bat | Sphire | Gubila | Gomess (S) | Astron | Legionoids | Chaos Header 0 | Lidorias | Bolgils | Mogrudon | Golmede | Mienin | Eligal
Ultra Zero Fight Bemular | Telesdon | Gudon | Sadola | Gurashie | Red King | Galberos | Gan Q | Bemstar | Pigmon | Surai | Villainous of the Villainy | Jathar of Hell | Deathrog | Glocken | Silvergon | Fanegeon People | Tyrant | Armored Darkness | Kaiser Darkness
Ultraman X Kaiju & Seijin
Ultraman X Greeza | Bemular | Aboras | Banila | Pestar | Magular | Peguila | Cyber Gomora | Demaaga | Alien Fanton Guruman | Birdon | Telesdon | Underground Woman | Alien Zarab | Bemstar | Black King | Black King Drill Custom | Alien Nackle Bandero | Alien Gold tE-rU | Rudian | Gargorgon | Zetton | Alien Sran Quila | Alien Valky Halky | Alien Icarus Icary | Alien Nackle Nackley | Samekujira Jolly | Alien Babarue | Dada | Kemur Man | Alien Zetton | Alien Akumania Referee | Houlinga | King Joe | Gina Spectre | Tsurugi Demaaga | Zaragas | Alien Magma | Alien Shaplay | Mold Spectre | Shepherdon (flashback) | Windom (flashback) | Miclas (flashback) | Agira (Flashback) | Alien Makindo | Mecha Gomora | Juda Spectre (soul) | Guar Spectre | Gomess (S) | Gubila | Cicada Woman | Pigmon | King Guesra | Red King | EX Red King | Space Cat Mu | Dorako | M1 | Gomora | EX Gomora | Bugbuzun Brood
Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman Alien Fanton | Guruman | Cyber Gomora | Zaigorg | Gorg Antlar | Gorg Fire Golza | Tsurugi Demaaga | Alien Baltan | Desastro
Ultraman Festival 2015 Alien Selemo Marie | Skedon | Cyber Skedon | Denpagon | Cyber Denpagon
Ultraman R/B Kaiju & Seijin
Ultraman R/B Grigio Bone | Cereza | Black King | Gargorgon | Red King | Gue-Basser | Mecha Gomora | Aribunta | Gomess (S) | Horoboros | Bezelb | Gubila | Grigio King | Neronga | Pigmon | Booska | Dada | Alien Zarab | Alien Mefilas | Alien Chibu | Alien Bado | Alien Pitt | Alien Nackle | King Joe | Grand King Megalos | Gomora | Kamisori Demaaga | Grigio Regina | Reugosite
Ultraman R/B The Movie Snake Darkness