As the newest entry to the world of virtual pets, the Digimon Vital Bracelet makes use of special cards called Dim Cards to create Digimon. Without Dim Cards, the Vital Bracelet is merely a second-rate fitness tracker. This article will help keep you up to speed on Dim Cards, how they work and which ones are available.
Dim Cards contain the data of specific Digimon and their Digivolution lines. Note that each Dim Card binds itself to a specific Vital Bracelet. You cannot use the same Dim Card for two or more Vital Bracelets. We already tried it and we were greeted with an “error” description the moment we used a Dim Card that had already created Digimon in another bracelet. Thus, if you are planning on buying Dim Cards through unofficial resellers, be extremely careful not to buy a used one.
When you turn on your Vital Bracelet for the first time, you will need to insert a Dim Card into the port on the left side of the bracelet (the side without the buttons). In less than a minute, the screen should inform you to remove the card and upon doing so, your Digimon will hatch from a Digi-egg.
From that point onwards, you are free to use the step tracking and heart rate monitoring capabilities of the bracelet. As long as there is no active Digimon in the Vital Bracelet, inserting a Dim Card will create a Fresh/Baby Digimon.
At the time of writing, there are 6 Dim Cards launched for the Digimon Vital Bracelet. They are:
- Impulse City
- Ancient Warriors
- Black Roar (trial)
- Shadow Howl (trial)
You can learn more about which Digivolution lines are available in the above Dim Cards by reading our previous article.
Note that out of the 6 Dim Cards, Black Roar and Shadow Howl are trial versions. Only 6 Digimon are available (7 including Jogress) within the trial versions, as opposed to 17 in a standard Dim Card.
Note that Black Roar and Shadow Howl are getting full versions in the future, with pre-orders currently available.
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The full versions of these two Dim Cards will feature more Digivolution lines while also keeping the Black Agumon and Black Gabumon lines present in the trial versions. However, the sprites of the full versions will be different from the trial versions, so collectors do take note.
As for future Dim Cards, the next set of cards is Vol. 1 which consists of Volcanic Beat and Blizzard Fang Dim Cards. Volcanic Beat and Blizzard Fang feature Vorvomon and Blucomon respectively and will release in April 2021. Currently, most of the Digivolution lines for Volcanic Beat and Blizzard Fang are available via Bandai’s Start Guide for the Vital Bracelet.
In June 2021, Vol. 2 of the Dim Cards will release. It consists of the Infinite Tide and Titan of Dust Dim Cards. Currently, not much is known about these two cards. Infinite Tide features MarinChimairamon on its packaging and will include Sangomon, Tobiumon, and Gusokumon. Titan of Dust features Gogmamon on its packaging and will include Triceramon, Tortamon (Tortomon in the west) and Sunarizamon.
If you are interested in pre-ordering these upcoming Dim Cards, you can visit Impulse Gaming‘s online store.
In the meantime, you can check out our guide and other articles on the Vital Bracelet.