Digimon Xros Loader
The Digimon Xros Loader is a virtual pet based on the “X Loader” in Digimon Xros Wars. It has a 1.44”, 8-bit (256-color) LCD screen, and can also be used as an MP3 player, able to store up to 50 MP3s. Currently, it is only available in Japan, but comes in Xros Heart (red), Blue Flare (blue), and Twilight (black) versions. Each version comes with a uniqueDigiMemory. It can connect to other Xros Loaders through infrared, or to the Digimon X Arena console and arcade game, allowing the player to battle either the computer or other players with the Digimon they have obtained.
Unlike previous digital pets, in which the player can only raise one Digimon, the Digimon Xros Loader allows the player to build an entire army of Digimon. The player’s army is built around its leader Digimon, and the species used as a leader determines the maximum size of the army. Allied Digimon can be digixrosed into new Digimon, or equippable weapons.
New Digimon are obtained either by exploring Zones, by digixrosing, or through the DigiMelody feature, which allows the Xros Loader to listen to a sound and generate a specific Digimon from it. DigiMelodies can come from generic music or even natural sounds like running water, but there are also specific melodies for rarer Digimon, like Pharaohmon. These melodies are released during the Digimon Data Collection at the end of episodes of Digimon Xros Wars, through special events at Digimon Web, or as monthly downloads at Digimon X Arena machines. The DigiMemories released with various Xros Wars merchandise can be used on the Xros Loader to activate unique attacks during battles, and the Code Crowns can be used to unlock new Zones.