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Digimon Survive recruit and befriend monsters


As you might expect, Digimon Survive is teeming with massive monsters, cute little critters, and everything in between, and if you’re anything like me, you want them all on your team. However, things aren’t as simple as your everyday monster-taming title, and getting the inhabitants of the Digital World on your side is a little more complicated than it used to be. 

But worry not! We’re here with our Digimon Survive recruit guide to provide you with all the need-to-know information on packing your party full of monsters. If you want to know how the Digimon Survive befriend system works, as well as the quickest way to add some iconic characters to your roster, we’ve put it all in one convenient guide. 

For more guides on getting by in this darker reimagining of the classic series, be sure to check out our Digimon Survive evolution and Digimon Survive characters guides, as well as our full Digimon Survive Digimon list. Or, if you still need convincing to take a trip with Takuma and the rest of the gang, see our Digimon Survive review.

Now, let’s get into the good stuff.

Correct Digimon Survive recruit answers

RECRUIT PATAMON DIGIMON SURVIVE 

Location: School and Forest free battle areasPatamon sprite with the classic orange wings and white belly design

Question Correct answer
Have you ever told a lie? Once, for a friend
Someday I’m gonna run this joint! Let me work for you!
What’s the most important thing to you?  Myself
Why are leaves green?  Can’t say, really
I don’t care how tough you are, I’m not gonna lose! I’m not gonna lose!
What do you do for fun?  Climbing trees

RECRUIT BIYOMON DIGIMON SURVIVE 

Location: Dam and Forest free battle areasBiyomon sprite with the classic pink and blue design

Question Correct answer
Have you ever told a lie? Never ever
I don’t care how tought you are, I’m not gonna lose! Nice, so energetic!
Whenever I meet a scary monster, I just start apologizing. Weird, right?  You’re a scaredy-cat
What’s the most important thing to you? Food!
Someday I’m gonna run this join! Not a chance!
Why are the leaves green? It’s the chlorophyll 

RECRUIT GABUMON DIGIMON SURVIVE 

Location: Shadow battlesSprite of Gabumon with his horn and spiky blue coat

Question Correct answer
I bet you’ve got some secrets, huh? Go on, tell me one! I dare you! I have nothing to hide
Who do you think is worse? The deceiver or the deceived?  The deceiver, duh!
What do you think decides what is right or wrong? Reality itself
You sure like to puff out your chest around a weak monster like myself Strength’s irrelevant
You may think of those around you as friends, but perhaps you’re actually alone?  Do you have friends? 
Trying to pick a fight with a peace-lover like me… You humans sure are cruel I love peace, myself 

RECRUIT GOTSUMON DIGIMON SURVIVE 

Location: School, Forest, and Dam free battle areasSprite of rock Digimon Gotsumon who is made out of little bricks

Question Correct answer
Go on.. Try guessing what I think of ya! That I’m cool? 
Next! Whaddya think’d be a good prank?   A pit trap? 
Boy, you’re a tough-looking mug, aren’t ya? I’d bet I’d lose if we threw down… I’d definitely lose
I don’t feel so good… Someone, help… Pfft, ha ha ha, just kidding! Did I getcha?! Whoa, you scared me!
Hey, what kinda food do ya like?  Love me some meat
Don’t you think every day’s just sooo boring? Makes me wanna yarn
I don’t care if you smile, or laugh, or whatever! I ain’t gonna trust no human!  I’ll earn your trust!

RECRUIT GAZIMON DIGIMON SURVIVE 

Location: School, Dam, and Forest free battle areasClassic Gazimon design with the big ears and spiky tail

Question Correct answer
Hey, what kinda food do ya like? Love me some meat!
I don’t feel so good… Someone, help… Pfft, ha ha ha, just kidding! Did I getcha?! I’m glad you’re ok
Go on… Try guessing what I think of ya! That I’m easygoing!
Boy, you’re a tough-lookin’ mug aren’t ya? I bet I’d lose if we threw down… We’d probably tie
I don’t care if you smile, or laugh, or whatever! I ain’t gonna trust no human! What can I do, then?

RECRUIT FANGMON DIGIMON SURVIVE

Location: Free battlesA sprite of Fangmon against a white background

Question Correct answer
You sure like to puff out your chest around a weak monster like myself Strength’s irrelevant
Trying to pick a fight with a peace-lover like me… You humans are so cruel So let’s call it off
I bet you’ve got some secrets, huh? Go on, tell me one! I dare you! Secrets? I wonder…
What do you think decides what’s right or wrong? Reality itself
You may think of those around you as friends, but perhaps you’re actually alone? I wouldn’t mind
Who do you think is worse? The deceiver or the deceived? The deceiver, duh!
Let’s make a deal: Throw the fight and I’ll give you an item! I don’t believe you

Digimon Survive's Wendigomon against a white background

Recruit Wendigomon Digimon Survive

Location: Shadow battles

Question Correct answer
Arrrrgh! Grraaaargh! Anyone else just gets in my way! That’s crazy talk
Ain’t you a frail-looking thing. You eating enough meat? I eat everything!
I’ll pulverize ya! Gwaaahahahahaaa! Scary! But I’ll win
I want to do nothing but fun things! You too, right? Grin and bear it
Uurrgh… Waiting around makes me wanna go crazy! Have more patience!
Did you know? Taking a nap after stuffing your face is the best! Thanks for the lesson!
This is my turf! Leave some food and get outta here! I need this food

Remember, we’re continuously updating this list with all the new befriendable Digimon we can find in Digimon Survive, so check back later to meet even more monsters. There’s also the small issue of Digimon Survive’s Guilmon, and how to add him to your party, but we’ve got a completely separate guide for that. 

When can I recuit Digimon in Digimon Survive? 

You can start recruiting and befriending Digimon once the first free battle menu option is unlocked during part one of the story, at the same time you can start exploring the abandoned school. From this point onwards, you can take part in free battles whenever you feel like it to try and pick up some extra party members. 

A screenshot from Digimon Survive's battle tutorial with Agumon and Falcomon facing off against two Gotsumon

How do I recruit Digimon in Digimon Survive? 

You can recruit Digimon in free battle mode, as well as the shadow battles that take place in explorable locations if you find a shadowy figure using the phone camera. Once you’re in the battle, you can talk to the enemy Digimon in an attempt to befriend them, making them another recruit for your battle party. 

To convince the enemy Digimon to join your ranks, you need to answer three questions and get at least three points out of six for your answers. Don’t worry about keeping track of how your answers are received though, as there’s a six-point meter at the top of the screen to keep track of your responses and how the enemy Digimon feels about them. 

As you can see in the table below, of the four answers, each reply will either add points to your tally, or take them off the points you have already received. Fortunately, you can’t get minus points, so even if your first answer is a -2 response, there are up to four possible points left before the end of the conversation. 

Answer Points rewarded
Great answer Plus two
Good answer Plus one
Bad answer Minus one
Awful answer Minus two

If you answer enough questions correctly to accumulate three or more points, you have the option of either trying to recruit the enemy Digimon, with a percentage rating telling you the chances of them joining up, or you can try and ply them for items. 

As well as answering questions correctly, you have more chance of catching Digimon of a specific typing dependent on your current morality, harmony, and wrath numbers. To see exactly how this works out, head over to our Digimon Survive karma guide for the full lowdown. 

How to recruit all Digimon in Digimon Survive

We’re currently listing how to befriend each and every Digimon in Digimon Survive, but that’s a long task, so if the monster you’re after isn’t here yet be sure to check back regularly. As we’re pretty sure you’re looking to answer consistently with the most chance of recruiting enemy Digimon, we’ve listed each question and two-point answer so all you have to contend with is the percentage chance of Digimon’s decision. 

With that, you know all you need to about how to recruit Digimon in Digimon Survive. Once you’ve finished your journey, why not check out the other possible conclusions with our Digimon Survive endings guide? 

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