October 21st: Important Rule Change for all uploaders: Paid content is now always DNP regardless of age. Please see this thread for more details.
October 19th: We recently added the ability to report posts to help ensure admin attention can be better directed to submissions that require them. See here for more details.
October 18th: Since it has come up recently: Please do not tag Pokémon or Digimon as their real world counterparts, but only as the family. Eg persian is not a cat but a feline, renamon is not a fox but a canine, etc.
This is purely to ensure that actual "real" animals can be found without having all those fantasy animals show up as well.
Short for "Digital Monsters". Digimon is a Japanese media franchise encompassing anime,and an alternative take on Pokémon manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. The franchise's eponymous creatures are monsters of various forms living in a "Digital World", a parallel universe that originated from Earth's various communication networks.
Note about species
A character of a species will refer to themselves by the species name. So Tai's companion is an agumon named Agumon. This does not hold with some fan characters, though.