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Digimon Matt Ishida - the most loyal friend of the DigiDestined

Yamato "Matt" Ishida is a character from Digimon (short for Digital Monsters), a Japanese media franchise by Bandai encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films, and a trading card game. Matt is one the main characters of the TV anime series Digimon Adventure and the six-part Digimon film series, Digimon Adventure tri. He is one of the eight DigiDestined in Digimon Adventure, partnered with Gabumon, the Reptile Digimon. Tai is voiced by Youto Kazama in the Digimon Adventures with Michael Reisz lending his voice for the English dub.


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Yamato "Matt" Ishida is one of the main characters of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure tri., as well as a major supporting character in Digimon Adventure 02. Matt begins as the loner of the DigiDestined, always considerate in his actions. Despite his somewhat cold demeanor, Matt is a deeply caring person who will do anything to help a friend. Matt is partnered with the Gabumon, who transforms into the Champion-level Digimon Garurumon when the DigiDestined are in trouble.

Matt is the older brother of Takeru "T.K. Takaishi", a fellow DigiDestined. As their parents are divorced, Matt spends a lot of time away from his younger brother. After their shared adventures in the Digital World, Matt and T.K. become much closer and allows his brother to be more independent. Matt often comes into conflict with Tai, the leader of the DigiDestined, due to his carefree attitude and rash actions. However, they always manage to settle their differences when it comes to fulfilling their roles as the DigiDestined.

In the Japanese version of the anime, Matt is known as Yamato Ishida. Matt has a French grandfather, meaning him and his brother T.K. have at least 1/4 French ancestry. Matt is the bearer of the Crest of Friendship.