List of Digimon Adventure episodes

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Eight children (five boys and three girls) are holding small electronic devices. Behind them are eight creatures of various sizes and appearances.
Jacket art of the 2007 Japanese DVD box set release of Digimon Adventure by Happinet.

Digimon Adventure is an anime series produced by Toei Animation.[1] At a total of 54 episodes, it is the second longest running series in the Digimon franchise, after Digimon Xros Wars.[Note 1] It began broadcasting in Japan on Fuji Television on March 7, 1999, and ended on March 26, 2000.[1][2] The series was directed by Hiroyuki Kakudō and produced by Keisuke Okuda, featuring music composition by Takanori Arisawa and character designs by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru.[3] The story revolves around a group of elementary school students known as the DigiDestined, who are transported to a parallel Digital World and find themselves in a quest to save it from evil forces with the help of their partner creatures. The series was followed in 2000 with a sequel titled Digimon Adventure 02.

Digimon Adventure was broadcast with English dubbing in the United States on Fox Kids and in Canada on YTV.[4][5] The series premiered on August 14, 1999, in the United States.[6] When it was first released in North America, the series was seen as an attempt to imitate the success of Nintendo's Pokémon franchise. Entertainment Weekly magazine named Digimon as the "Worst Pokémon/Net Crossbreeding Attempt" in 2000.[7] Despite the criticism, it placed first at the start of the May 2000 Nielsen ratings sweeps, surpassing Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands among viewers aged 2–11 and 6–11. Retailers and businesses such as snack food company Jel Sert and toy store chain Toys "R" Us capitalized on the popularity of the series by licensing it for promotion with their own products.[6] Web search engine Lycos listed Digimon as the number five fad of 2000, and it ranked 35th on the list of the year's top searches.[8] Overall licensing of English-language material of the series was managed by Saban Entertainment,[6] which was eventually acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Digimon Adventure has been compiled into DVD box sets by Bandai Visual and Happinet in Japan and by Alliance Entertainment in North America. On August 1, 2013, the show became available for streaming in both its English and Japanese versions on Netflix in North America.[9]

Two pieces of theme music were used in the original version of the series. Kōji Wada's song "Butter-Fly" was used as the opening theme for the series, and Ai Maeda's (credited as AiM) songs "I wish" and "Keep on" were used as ending themes.[10][11] The English opening featured an original composition by Paul Gordon.

Episode list[edit]

No. Dub title / Translated title Director Screenwriter Original airdate American airdate
1 "And So it Begins..." ("Adrift? The Island of Adventure!")
"Hyōryū? Bōken no Shima!" (漂流? 冒険の島!) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Satoru Nishizono March 7, 1999 August 14, 1999
Mysterious climate changes occur around the world, including a blizzard that falls overnight in July at a summer camp in Japan. Seven children at the camp—Tai, Sora, Matt, Izzy, Mimi, T.K., and Joe—are each given a Digivice that falls from an aurora in the sky, and are all swept off by a wave into the Digital World. They are promptly greeted by seven creatures who call themselves Digimon, as well as the children's chosen partners. They are soon attacked by a Kuwagamon and attempt to hide in the forest. When the group is finally cornered on the edge of a cliff, the creatures Digivolve to defend themselves and their partners. However, Kuwagamon's attack causes the cliff to collapse, and the children and their Digimon fall towards the river below. 
2 "The Birth of Greymon" ("Explosive Evolution! Greymon")
"Bakuretsu Shinka! Gureimon" (爆裂進化! グレイモン) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Satoru Nishizono March 14, 1999 August 21, 1999
A school of fish catch the falling Chosen Children and their Digimon,and swim them to safety as Kuwagamon falls into the river as well. The group are taken to shore and attempt to determine their location and how to return home. Taichi's partner Agumon reveals that the children are the first human beings to arrive in the Digital World. Taichi leads the group toward the ocean, and they find non-functional telephone booths on the beach. As the group rest to determine their next plan of action, they are attacked by a Shellmon. None of the Digimon except for Agumon has the strength to fight because they have not eaten. Taichi is captured by Shellmon, and at which point Agumon suddenly evolves into Greymon and throws Shellmon into the ocean. 
3 "Garurumon" ("The Blue Wolf! Garurumon")
"Aoki Ōkami! Garurumon" (蒼き狼! ガルルモン) 
Takenori Kawada Reiko Yoshida March 21, 1999 August 28, 1999
The group leave the beach and find themselves in the middle of a fight for territory between two Monochromon. They escape unharmed and, as the sky darkens across the Digital World, come across a trolleycar by a lake. They catch fish for dinner and decide to keep watch while staying overnight, but Taichi and Yamato argue over which of them should take the first rotation. During the first shift, Taichi accidentally awakens a Seadramon when he drops a burning stick on its tail. Seadramon pulls the trolleycar to the middle of the lake and attacks Yamato. His partner Gabumon immediately evolves into Garurumon and defeats Seadramon. Everyone in the group falls asleep after the fight. 
4 "Biyomon Gets Firepower"[Note 2] ("Scorching Heat! Birdramon")
"Shakunetsu! Bādoramon" (灼熱! バードラモン) 
Takahiro Imamura Genki Yoshimura March 28, 1999 September 4, 1999
As the group re-enter the forest, they see a black gear flying above. They soon reach a desert with standing utility poles, and Mimi's compass becomes ineffective due to the presence of metal in the sand. They discover a village of Yokomon in the middle of the desert, and Sora's partner Biyomon is questioned as to how it was able to evolve from Yokomon. They are taken to a nearby water spring but discover that the spring and its source aquifer have dried up and are ablaze with fire. Meramon, a fire Digimon enraged by the black gear that entered its body, descends from Miharashi Mountain at the edge of the desert and heads toward the village. As the group evacuate the Yokomon residents, Biyomon challenges Meramon but is no match for its power. Biyomon evolves into Birdramon and attacks Meramon from the air, releasing the black gear from inside its body. As a sign of gratitude for saving their village, the Yokomon invite the group for dinner, but the children discover they cannot eat the food. 
5 "Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker" ("Lightning! Kabuterimon")
"Denkō! Kabuterimon" (電光! カブテリモン) 
Hiroki Shibada Hiro Masaki April 4, 1999 September 11, 1999
The kids stumble upon a strange factory, where they find an Andromon caught in some machinery. After they release Andromon, he attacks them. Izzy discovers strange coding, which he uses to evolve Tentomon to Kabuterimon. Kabuterimon then destroys the Black Gear controlling Andromon. Apologizing for his behavior, Andromon shows the children to the next area. 
6 "Togemon in Toy Town" ("Palmon Angrily Evolves!")
"Parumon Ikari no Shinka" (パルモン怒りの進化!) 
Tetsuo Imazawa Yoshio Urasawa April 11, 1999 September 20, 1999
While escaping the Numemon who attacked the group in the sewers on their way out of the factory, the Chosen Children are split up. Mimi ends up in Toy Town after being attacked by a Monzaemon. There she finds the other kids acting strangely. Palmon manages to Digivolve to Togemon and destroys the Black Gear that was controlling Monzaemon, returning the other children to normal as well. 
7 "Ikkakumon's Harpoon Torpedo" ("Roar! Ikkakumon")
"Hōkō! Ikkakumon" (咆哮! イッカクモン) 
Harume Kosaka Akatsuki Yamatoya April 18, 1999 September 21, 1999
Taichi and Yamato argue whether they should climb Infinity Mountain. Joe and Gomamon decide to climb the mountain by themselves. While on the mountain, they are attacked by a Unimon. Taichi and Sora come to the rescue, and Gomamon evolves into Ikkakumon to save Joe from falling after Unimon bucked him off and destroy the Black Gear that was controlling Unimon. 
8 "Evil Shows His Face" ("Devimon: the Emissary of Darkness!")
"Yami no Shisha Debimon" (闇の使者デビモン!) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Satoru Nishizono April 25, 1999 September 22, 1999
The Chosen Children meet the ruler of File Island, Devimon, the controller of the Black Gears. He, along with Ogremon and a possessed Leomon, attacks the children, who manage to escape. They end up in a mysterious mansion which turns out to be an illusion created by Devimon. Devimon breaks File Island into multiple smaller islands and separates the kids on different islands. Devimon nearly gets Taichi, but the light emitted from Taichi's Digivice frees Leomon, who holds off Devimon to give Tai time to get away at the cost of being recaptured. 
9 "Subzero Ice Punch!" ("Clash! The Freezing Digimon")
"Gekitotsu! Reitō Dejimon" (激突! 冷凍デジモン) 
Takenori Kawada Atsushi Maekawa May 2, 1999 September 23, 1999
Taichi and Agumon land on a snow-covered island and are forced to defeat a Frigimon. After destroying the Black Gear that was controlling him using Taichi's soccer skills to get Agumon on Frigimon's back to get to it, they cross over to the island where Matt and Gabumon landed. Meanwhile, Yamato goes out to search for Takeru against Gabumon's advice and gets hypothermia. Once the two boys meet up, they end up fighting each other until a Mojyamon attacks them. Thanks to Frigimon feeding the Digimon, Agumon and Gabumon are able to digivolve. They defeat the Mojyamon and expel the Black Gear that was controlling him. Garurumon spots Black Gears behind a wall and blasts them, causing the island to move back towards Infinity Mountain. 
10 "A Clue from the Digi-Past" ("Kentarumon the Protector!")
"Shugosha Kentarumon" (守護者ケンタルモン!) 
Keiji Hayakawa Genki Yoshimura May 9, 1999 September 24, 1999
Mimi and Palmon are harassed by Sukamon and Chuumon, before and after unintentionally freeing them from the Black Gears. After escaping them, they cross over to the next island where Izzy and Tentomon have ended up on. But the reunion is short-lived as Izzy focusing the writing on the wall causes an upset Mimi to get herself lost in the labyrinth with Tentomon as they are attacked by Centarumon. Izzy and Palmon finally find them and their Digimon battle and destroy Centarumon's Black Gear. After the battle, Leomon appears and attacks the children, but is driven back by the light of their Digivices. 
11 "The Dancing Digimon" ("The Dancing Ghosts! Bakemon")
"Odoru Bōrei! Bakemon" (踊る亡霊! バケモン) 
Hiroki Shibata Yoshio Urasawa May 16, 1999 September 25, 1999
After suffering an attack from Ogremon at sea, Joe and Gomamon find themselves on an island with Sora and Biyomon. They are captured by a band of Bakemon intent on eating them. Gomamon and Biyomon manage to escape and evolve to fight the Lord Bakemon. Luckily, Joe uses a Buddhist mantra to weaken Lord Bakemon so he can be destroyed by Birdramon and Ikkakumon before he and Sora ride their Digimon across the sea to find their friends. 
12 "DigiBaby Boom" ("Adventure! Patamon and Me")
"Bōken! Patamon to Boku" (冒険! パタモンと僕) 
Takahiro Imamura Hiro Masaki May 23, 1999 September 30, 1999
Takeru and Patamon end up in Primary Village, the place where all Digimon are born. There, they are confronted by Elecmon, the guardian of the baby Digimon. He fights Patamon, having mistaken the two for intruders. To avoid a fight, T.K. proposes that they settle the dispute with a tug-o-war. Patamon wins and earns Elecmon's respect and trust. 
13 "The Legend of the Digi-destined" ("Angemon Wakes!")
"Enjemon Kakusei!" (エンジェモン覚醒!) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Satoru Nishizono May 30, 1999 October 1, 1999
The entire group reunites and is attacked by Leomon. After Leomon is defeated with the light of the Digivices, he tells the children about the prophecies of the "Chosen Children." The group goes to Infinity Mountain for the final showdown with Devimon. There, Devimon absorbs many Black Gears and Ogremon and grows in size and power, turning the fight in his favor. At the last moment Patamon finally Digivolves to Angemon and turns the tide of the battle. He defeats Ogremon and absorbs power from the other Digimon to power up a final attack. Using all of his power in one Hand of Fate attack, Angemon finally destroys Devimon, but dies himself as he used up all of his energy. As Devimon dies, he taunts Angemon saying there are enemies even more powerful than him out there. Angemon dies, but is reborn as a Digiegg. 
14 "Departure For a New Continent" ("Departure: to a New Continent!")
"Tabidachi Shintairiku e!" (出航・新大陸へ!) 
Tetsuo Imazawa Reiko Yoshida June 6, 1999 October 2, 1999
A mysterious person called Gennai appears as a hologram after the fight with Devimon and urges the group to travel to the Continent of Server in order to defeat another enemy, and tells them about objects called Crests that will allow their Digimon to Digivolve even further. They build a raft and leave File Island and are soon swallowed up by Whamon, who is still under the control of a Black Gear. Tai frees him with his Digivice, and Whamon reveals he knows where the Tags (necklaces that hold the Crests) are. He takes them to an undersea store where they're attacked by a Black Gear possessed Drimogimon. The kids search for the Tags while the Digimon take on Drimogimon. Kabuterimon destroys the Black Gear, freeing Drimogimon and the kids find the Tags. Now wearing the Tags, the kids set out on Whamon to travel to the Continent of Server. 
15 "The Dark Network of Etemon" ("Etemon! The Stage Mounting of Evil")
"Etemon! Aku no Hanamichi" (エテモン! 悪の花道) 
Keiji Hayakawa Satoru Nishizono June 13, 1999 October 4, 1999
The kids arrive in a Koromon village overrun with Pagumon, who trick the kids and kidnap Tokomon. Etemon learns of the arrival of the DigiDestined and confronts them. He uses his Dark Network to prevent the Digimon from Digivolving and then traps the group inside of a cave, where they discover their first Crest, Tai's Crest of Courage. 
16 "The Arrival of Skullgreymon" ("Dark Evolution! SkullGreymon")
"Ankoku Shinka! SukaruGureimon" (暗黒進化! スカルグレイモン) 
Takenori Kawada Hiro Masaki June 20, 1999 October 5, 1999
While traveling in the desert, Joe's Tag react, leading the group into a Roman-like coliseum. There, they are trapped by Etemon and Greymon is forced to fight another Greymon. After Joe finds his Crest of Reliability, the group escapes, and Tai attempts to force Greymon to Digivolve. Greymon Digivolves into SkullGreymon and loses control of himself and attacks the others, who are unable to stop him. SkullGreymon eventually runs out of energy and reverts to Koromon and apologizes for his behavior. 
17 "The Crest of Sincerity" ("Cockatrimon, the Captain of Illusions!")
"Maboroshi Senchō Kokatorimon!" (幻船長コカトリモン!) 
Hiroki Shibata Yoshio Urasawa June 27, 1999 October 6, 1999
After getting lost in the desert, the group is taken aboard a ship traveling in the desert that is headed by Kokatorimon. Kokatorimon captures all the boys and petrifies their partners. Biyomon and Palmon Digivolve and defeat him, and his ship crashes into a giant cactus. The top of the cactus then opens to reveal Mimi's Crest of Sincerity. 
18 "The Piximon Cometh" ("The Fairy! Picklemon")
"Yōsei! Pikkoromon" (妖精! ピッコロモン) 
Takahiro Imamura Atsushi Maekawa July 4, 1999 October 7, 1999
The group is attacked by a Kuwagamon and Tai fails to Digivolve Agumon (due to the trauma both of them suffered from the SkullGreymon incident). Piximon intervenes and saves them. He then offers the group training at his facility, and leads Agumon and Tai into a cave while the others do manual labor. When Matt finds his Crest of Friendship and Izzy finds his Crest of Knowledge, they are spotted and attacked by Tyrannomon. Piximon holds him off, but doesn't defeat him as he wants Tai and Agumon to do it. Tai and Agumon return and Agumon digivolves to Greymon and defeats Tyrannomon. 
19 "The Prisoner of the Pyramid" ("Nanomon of the Labyrinth!")
"Meikyū no Nanomon" (迷宮のナノモン) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Satoru Nishizono July 11, 1999 October 8, 1999
The discovery of T.K.'s Crest of Hope reveals a cave engraved with Digi-code. Izzy receives an e-mail from Datamon asking for help from within Etemon's headquarters, a large upside down pyramid. Datamon promises them that if they free him, he will show them Sora's Crest. After he is freed, however, he escapes and kidnaps Sora. He intends to make a copy of her so that he can control Biyomon. 
20 "The Earthquake of Metalgreymon" ("Evolution to Perfect! MetalGreymon")
"Kanzentai Shinka! MetaruGureimon" (完全体進化! メタルグレイモン) 
Keiji Hayakawa Satoru Nishizono July 25, 1999 October 9, 1999
Tai manages to rescue Sora. Datamon pulls himself, Etemon and many of Etemon's minions directly into the Dark Network. When Etemon reappears, having fused with the network, Greymon Digivolves to MetalGreymon to fight him. The battle ends up opening a portal that sucks away Etemon and transports both Tai and Agumon back to Tokyo
21 "Home Away from Home" ("Koromon, the Great Clash in Tokyo!")
"Koromon Tōkyō Dai-gekitotsu!" (コロモン東京大激突!) 
Mamoru Hosoda Reiko Yoshida August 1, 1999 October 16, 1999
Tai and Koromon spend a couple hours in Tokyo and meet with Kari. They discover that Digimon are appearing randomly in the Real World and conclude that they must go back to the Digital World and help their friends. After Koromon Digivolves to Agumon to battle an Ogremon, a portal opens and transports both of them back to the Digital World. However, unseen to all but the audience, Kari possesses a Digivice too. 
22 "Forget About It!" ("The Small Devil, PicoDevimon")
"Sasayaku Ko-akuma PikoDebimon" (ささやく小悪魔ピコデビモン) 
Takenori Kawada Hiro Masaki August 8, 1999 October 23, 1999
Tai and Agumon return to the Digital World to find Tokomon. Tokomon relays what has happened in the time (which is several weeks in DigiWorld time) they have been gone. He reveals that the entire group has break up and that DemiDevimon has tricked T.K. into becoming his "friend." T.K. realizes DemiDevimon's trickery after Agumon exposes him for a fraud thanks to some help from an unseen Sora. Tokomon finally Digivolves back to Patamon and drives DemiDevimon away. Tai decided to search the others and to reunite them back together to find the way back home. 
23 "Weregarurumon's Diner" ("Oh Friend! WereGarurumon")
"Tomo yo! WāGarurumon" (友よ! ワーガルルモン) 
Junji Shimizu Genki Yoshimura August 15, 1999 October 30, 1999
Matt, Gabumon, Joe, and Gomamon are being forced to work at Digitamamon's diner to pay off a meal. DemiDevimon sets off a series of accidents that makes Matt question Joe's friendship. Matt overcomes his feeling when Joe is willing to sacrifice himself to save T.K. Matt's crest glows and Garurumon Digivolves to WereGarurumon and defeats Digitamamon. The team decided to split into two groups: Matt and Gabumon with T.K. and Patamon goes to the mountains while the other group: Tai and Agumon with Joe and Gomamon sails through the lake. 
24 "No Questions, Please" ("Break Through! AtlurKabuterimon")
"Gekiha! AtorāKabuterimon" (撃破! アトラーカブテリモン) 
Tetsuo Imazawa Yoshio Urasawa August 22, 1999 November 6, 1999
Izzy is trapped in Vademon's pocket dimension and robbed of his curiosity. Tentomon eventually De-Digivolves to Pabumon, but manages to snap Izzy out of his trance. DemiDevimon attempts to buy Izzy's crest from Vademon, and in the confusion, Izzy recovers his crest and his curiosity. Kabuterimon then Digivolves to MegaKabuterimon and defeats Vademon. Matt and the co. finds Izzy and continues to search for the others. 
25 "Princess Karaoke"[Note 3] ("The Sleeping Tyrant! TonosamaGekomon")
"Nemureru Bōkun! TonosamaGekomon" (眠れる暴君! トノサマゲコモン) 
Hiroki Shibata Akatsuki Yamatoya August 29, 1999 November 6, 1999
Joe, Tai and their partners find Mimi being treated like a princess at a palace so that she will wake up ShogunGekomon with her singing. However, Mimi has enjoyed being a princess too much and soon locks up her friends including Palmon when they try trick her into finally waking up ShogunGekomon. Mimi eventually suffers from nightmares that her friends including Palmon abandoned her realizes how terrible she has become when Sora appears to her and convinces her to sing and apologize before she woke up. Mimi gathered all of her friends and sing, however, when ShogunGekomon awakens, he attacks the kids. Palmon digivolves to Togemon to save Mimi and MetalGreymon manages to defeat ShogunGekomon and Mimi apologizes for her behavior. 
26 "Sora's Crest of Love" ("Shining Wings! Garudamon")
"Kagayaku Tsubasa! Garudamon" (輝く翼! ガルダモン) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Atsushi Maekawa September 5, 1999 November 13, 1999
The two groups reunite, but find that Sora has been avoiding them. When they find her, she tells them about the meanings of each of their crests, and how DemiDevimon told her that her life was loveless and thus her crest would never glow. Myotismon appears, and easily defeats the Digimon. When an injured Biyomon goes to help them, Sora's concern and love causes her crest to glow and allow Birdramon to digivolves into Garudamon and helps the group escape. 
27 "The Gateway to Home" ("Vamdemon, the Castle of Darkness")
"Yami no Shiro Vandemon" (闇の城ヴァンデモン) 
Keiji Hayakawa Hiro Masaki September 12, 1999 November 20, 1999
Gennai appears and tells them that there is an eighth DigiDestined and that Myotismon is planning to go to the Real World with an army of evil Digimon to find him/her. The kids infiltrate Myotismon's castle in an attempt to stop him from opening a gate that will allow him access to the Real World, but fail when Gatomon animates a series of Devidramon statues. 
28 "It's All in the Cards" ("The Chase! Hurry to Japan")
"Tsuigeki! Nippon e Isoge" (追撃! 日本へ急げ) 
Takahiro Imamura Hiro Masaki September 19, 1999 November 27, 1999
The group travels to Gennai's home, where he unravels some secrets about the Digital World. When the kids return to the castle to open the gate, they battle with Dokugumon and the castle is destroyed. However, they manage to open the gateway. WereGarurumon destroys Dokugumon and the kids make it through. 
29 "Return to Highton View Terrace" ("Mammon: the Great Clash at Hikarigaoka!")
"Mammon Hikarigaoka Daigekitotsu!" (マンモン光が丘大激突!) 
Takenori Kawada Satoru Nishizono September 26, 1999 December 11, 1999
The DigiDestined return to camp they were originally at, and then head to Highton View Terrace, to try and find the eighth child. There, a battle between Garudamon and Mammothmon helps them recall how they all witnessed a battle four years ago between a Greymon and a Parrotmon, and surmise that the eighth child must have also seen the fight. 
30 "Almost Home Free" ("Digimon: The Great Crossing of Tokyo")
"Dejimon Tōkyō Daiōdan" (デジモン東京大横断) 
Junji Shimizu Atsushi Maekawa October 3, 1999 December 11, 1999
The Digidestined have a series of misadventures trying to get back to their homes in Odaiba. Eventually they end up getting a ride from Sora's cousin Duane,[12][Note 4] who later accidentally pushes Izzy off a bridge. Gesomon attacks and is defeated by Ikkakumon. Afterwards, Ikkakumon caries the kids home on his back. 
31 "The Eighth Digivice" ("Raremon! Surprise Attack on Tokyo Bay")
"Reamon! Tōkyōwan Shūgeki" (レアモン! 東京湾襲撃) 
October 10, 1999 December 18, 1999
At long last, the DigiDestined return to their homes. The 8th child's Digivice gets carried off by Kari's cat. The Digivice sets off a signal that brings in DemiDevimon, Raremon and Izzy. Kabuterimon manages to defeat Raremon but Izzy and Tentomon never manage to find the 8th child who is Kari. 
32 "Gatomon Comes Calling" ("Tokyo Tower is Hot! DeathMeramon")
"Atsui ze Tōkyō Tower! DesuMeramon" (熱いぜ東京タワー! デスメラモン) 
October 17, 1999 December 18, 1999
The DigiDestined continue their search for the eight child. Gatomon crosses paths with Kari and wonders if she could be the eight child. Sora, Mimi, Tai, and Izzy battle SkullMeramon on Tokyo Tower. After a long battle, Greymon digivolves to MetalGreymon and destroys him while Kabuterimon saves the Tower. Meanwhile, Gatomon follows Kari back to her apartment and prepares to kill her. However, as Kari already knows she was behind her, Gatomon had a strange feeling that she can't kill the girl and instead runs off in confusion. 
33 "Out on the Town" ("Pump and Gotsu are Shibuya-Type Digimon")
"Panpu to Gotsu wa Shibuya-kei Dejimon" (パンプとゴツは渋谷系デジモン) 
October 24, 1999 January 29, 2000
As the DigiDestined continue their search, after the latter got into a fight with Patamon, Matt and T.K. end up in the Shibuya district where run into two of Myotismon's minions: Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon. However, Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon are more interested in having fun rather than helping Myotismon. When they refuse to destroy Matt and T.K., first pretending to obey and then outright refusing, the two Digimon suffer a harsh and brutal punishment by Myotismon.[Note 5] Even though Matt and T.K riled by Myotismon's heartless action, WereGarurumon is joined by Angemon as they drive drive Myotismon off. 
34 "The Eighth Child Revealed" ("The Bond of Destiny! Tailmon")
"Unmei no Kizuna! Teirumon" (運命の絆! テイルモン) 
October 31, 1999 February 5, 2000
Having watched Kari from afar since finding herself unable to kill the child, Gatomon is joined by her friend Wizardmon as he finds Kari's Digivice. However, revealing that he is acting for his own sense of repaying Gatomon for her kindness to him, Wizardmon brings her before Kari while assuring Tai that they are not here to fight. As Kari is confirmed to be the eight child, Gatomon is revealed to be her partner. With this new found knowledge, Gatomon helps Wizardmon in securing the Crest of Light from Myotismon. Though they succeed with Wizardmon pocketing it in his cloak,[Note 6] with her standing up to Myotismon now that she knows her purpose, Gatomon is forced to watch the apparent death of Wizardmon before Myotismon takes her former subordinate to force her to reveal her partner's identity. 
35 "Flower Power" ("The Fairy of Odaiba! Lilymon Blossoms")
"Odaiba no Yōsei! Ririmon Kaika" (お台場の妖精! リリモン開花) 
November 7, 1999 February 5, 2000
Myotismon creates a barrier of fog around Odaiba, having Phantomon and his Bakemon followers taking people from their homes and holding them prisoner. Sora and Mimi are among the captured humans and try to plan an escape, the former using Joe's Buddhist mantra to weaken the Bakemon. However, Phantomon is unaffected as he destroys the stereo playing the chant as Dark Tyrannomon overpowers Togemon. Luckily, as Biyomon and Sora's mother come to Sora's rescue, Palmon Digivolves into Lillymon to tame DarkTyrannomon. As Lillymon finds herself facing Myotismon, Biyomon digivolves to Birdramon to drive off Phantomon.[Note 7] 
36 "City Under Siege" ("Break through the Barrier! Zudomon Spark!")
"Kekkai Toppa! Zudomon Spāku!" (結界突破! ズドモンスパーク!) 
November 14, 1999 February 12, 2000
Myotismon uses Gatomon to try and identify the eight child after defeating Lilymon and seriously injuring her. Sora escapes on Birdramon with Lillymon, but everyone else including her mother and Mimi are recaptured. Tai leaves Kari with Matt while he goes rescue everyone, and Izzy heads to the TV station where the source of the fog barrier is and he and Tentomon are saved from being spotted by Matt and T.K.'s father. Meanwhile, Joe and T.K. travels back through Odaiba Bay and are attacked by MegaSeadramon while near the Rainbow Bridge after finding Wizardmon with Kari's crest in his possession. When Joe almost drowns, his crest glows and Ikkakumon Digivolves to Zudomon and defeats MegaSeadramon. After following Birdramon, Kari is found by Phantomon and gives herself up so that Matt and Sora are not harmed while Tai arrives at the Convention Center. [Note 8] 
37 "Wizardmon's Gift" ("Perfects Attack Together! Sparkling Angewomon")
"Kanzentai Sō-shingeki! Kirameku Enjiwomon" (完全体総進撃! きらめくエンジェウーモン) 
November 21, 1999 February 12, 2000
Tai and Agumon infiltrate the Convention Center where all of Myotismon's prisoners have been put into an enchanted sleep by DemiDevimon. Mimi's Crest wakes her up and she tries to escape. Meanwhile the Bakemon attack Tai and Agumon, but Agumon digivolves to Greymon and easily destroys them. The two then meet up with Mimi and make their way to the Fuji TV Station. There, the DigiDestined are reunited and after Wizardmon (who was rescued by Joe, T.K., Patamon and Zudomon from the bay) heals Lilymon, face off against Myotismon and Phantomon; however, Myotismon has apparently become more powerful as he easily neutralizes all of their attacks. The only digimon that does any damage is Angemon who destroys Phantomon and injures Myotismon with one hit due to his holy power, but even he's not powerful enough to destroy Myotismon. Myotismon tries to kill Kari and Gatomon but Wizardmon takes the hit and is mortally wounded. His death upsets Kari so much that it causes her Digivice to force DemiDevimon to drop it with Tai to retrieving the item. Once with both her Digivice and Crest, Kari enables Gatomon to digivolve into her ultimate form Angewomon with the other DigiDestined Digimon empowering Angewomon to destroy the paralyzed Myotismon with her Celestial Arrow. However, after escaping the collapse of the TV station, the DigiDestined find that the fog just gets thicker instead of dissipating with Myotismon's death. 
38 "Prophecy" ("Revival! The Demon Lord VenomVamdemon")
"Fukkatsu! Maō VenomuVandemon" (復活! 魔王ヴェノムヴァンデモン) 
November 28, 1999 February 19, 2000
After receiving an ancient DigiWorld prophecy from Gennai about the an undead king reborn as a beast and that two arrows of hope and light hitting loved ones will bring forth a miracle, the Digidestined manage to take out the last remaining Bakemon. However, with a flock of alpha bats consuming every Digimon they swarm upon before converging at the ruins of the Fuji TV station, the DigiDestined learn that Myotismon is not dead yet as he is reborn as the mindless mega-level VenomMyotismon. After inhaling DemiDevimon, VenomMyotismon overpowers MetalGreymon and WereGarurumon when they attempt to stop him from advancing to the convention center to eat the humans there. When Angemon and Angewomon arrive, Izzy realizes the two holy Digimon play a role in the final verse as Tai and Matt risk their lives to fulfill their prophecy with Agumon and Gabumon Warp Digivolving into Mega-level Digimon: WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon 
39 "The Battle for Earth" ("Two Great Ultimate Evolutions! Get Rid of the Darkness!")
"Nidai kyūkyoku Shinka! Yami o Buttobase!" (二大究極進化! 闇をぶっとばせ!) 
December 5, 1999 February 19, 2000
Still no match for VenomMyotismon alone, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon are joined by Angewomon and the other DigiDestined Digimon in their champion forms. However, their combined attacks only reveal an entity within VenomMyotismon's stomach that Tai figures out is their enemy's weakpoint. With the Crests holding down VenomMyotismon, WarGreymon tosses the TV station ball into the hole to keep it open so he and MetalGarurumon can concentrate their attacks to obliterate VenomMyotismon. With his destruction, the fog clears revealing the Digital World in the sky. When a plane touches it, the wing freezes and breaks off but Garudamon saves it. The Digidestined realize that years have passed in the Digital World since their departure and realize something must've happened. Knowing they're the Digital World's only chance, the kids decide to return there with Kari and Salamon, Gatomon's rookie form, joining them. Their parents, after some reluctance, give their blessings and the kids use their Digivices to open a portal to the Digital World and return through it. 
40 "Enter the Dark Masters" ("The Four Kings of the Devilish Mountain! The Dark Masters!")
"Ma no Yama no Shitennō! Dāku Masutāzu" (魔の山の四天王! ダークマスターズ) 
December 12, 1999 February 26, 2000
As the DigiDestined return to the Digital World, encountering Chuumon who lost his friend Sukamon, they learn of a quartet of Mega-level Digimon called the Dark Masters have taken it over while they were in Tokyo. With their Digimon assuming their champion forms to face MetalSeadramon before assuming their ultimate forms to fight Machinedramon, the DigiDestined are overpowered as the Puppetmon reverts the Digimon to their usual forms. After the Dark Masters' leader Piedmon proves to be more than a match for WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon while killing off Chuumon, the gather Dark Masters were about to finish off the DigiDestined. Luckily, Piximon manages to save the children, sacrificing himself to escape to ensure the childrens' escape.[Note 9] 
41 "Sea-Sick and Tired" ("The Hardened King of the Seas! MetalSeadramon")
"Araburu Umi no Ō! MetaruShīdoramon" (荒ぶる海の王! メタルシードラモン) 
December 19, 1999 February 26, 2000
The kids manage to escape MetalSeadramon's minion, Scorpiomon. They try to escape by sea but are immediately stopped by MetalSeadramon. 
42 "Under Pressure" ("Silent Whamon on the Bottom of the Sea")
"Chinmoku no Kaitei Hoēmon" (沈黙の海底ホエーモン) 
December 26, 1999 March 4, 2000
Just as the kids are about to be destroyed by MetalSeadramon, Whamon comes to their rescue and they flee to the bottom of the ocean.[Note 10] Unfortunately, MetalSeadramon and his Divermon allies chase them. Ultimately MetalSedramon catches up to them, and a battle begins. Agumon Warp Digivolves into WarGreymon but is nearly destroyed by MetalSeadramon. Also, the Divermon attack again after being washed away by Whamon, but Ikkakumon digivolves to Zudomon and easily destroys them. 
43 "Playing Games" ("The Dangerous Game! Pinocchimon")
"Kiken na Yūgi! Pinokkimon" (危険な遊戯! ピノッキモン) 
January 9, 2000 March 25, 2000
Whamon saves WarGreymon by ramming him, but is mortally wounded by MetalSeadramon in response. WarGreymon, enraged, destroys MetalSeadramon with his Nova Force attack. Whamon succumbs to his wounds and dies, but begs the Digidestined to save the world.[Note 11] The kids then go into a forest were they are continually taunted by Puppetmon, using toys to move them around. He kidnaps T.K., who manages to demolish the toys Puppetmon was using to control the kids and escape. Matt leaves the group after his little brother returns. 
44 "Trash Day" ("Jureimon of the Lost Forest")
"Mayoi no Mori no Jureimon" (迷いの森のジュレイモン) 
January 16, 2000 April 1, 2000
Matt is tricked by Cherrymon, a minion of Puppetmon, into believing that Tai is his enemy. Meanwhile, Puppetmon's platoon of Garbagemon are handled by Lillymon and MetalGreymon. One survives and nearly gets them, but MetalGarurmon saves the day and destroys it, but demands a fight with WarGreymon. 
45 "The Ultimate Clash" ("Clash of the Ultimates! WarGreymon vs. MetalGarurumon")
"Kyūkyokutai Gekitotsu! WōGureimon bui-esu MetaruGarurumon" (究極体激突! ウォーグレイモンVSメタルガルルモン) 
January 23, 2000 April 8, 2000
Tension runs high as a fight breaks out between Matt and Tai as well as their respective partners. Suddenly, Kari's body is taken over by a strange entity, explaining why the children were chosen to save the DigiWorld in the first place. Matt leaves the group again. Joe and a distraught Mimi also leave. 
46 "Etemon's Comeback Tour" ("The Counterattack of MetalEtemon")
"MetaruEtemon no Gyakushū" (メタルエテモンの逆襲) 
January 30, 2000 April 15, 2000
Etemon returns as MetalEtemon to take revenge on the DigiDestined. Joe and Mimi rescue Ogremon who was injured when Woodmon attacked him. The others get inside of Puppetmon's mansion with the help of two of his 'playmates,' who keep Puppetmon at bay with his own cannon. 
47 "Ogremon's Honor" ("Oh Wind! Oh Light! SaberLeomon")
"Kaze yo! Hikari yo! SāberuReomon" (風よ! 光よ! サーベルレオモン) 
February 6, 2000 April 22, 2000
Leomon returns as SaberLeomon, and saves Joe and Mimi from MetalEtemon. He is later hurt by MetalEtemon when he attempts to save Mimi and is mortally wounded. An enraged Zudomon attacks MetalEtemon single-handedly and manages to crack his armor, allowing SaberLeomon to punch his claw through the hole, killing MetalEtemon. Leomon and Ogremon make peace with each other, before Leomon succumbs to his wounds and dies, Mimi (now regained her will to fight) and Joe decide to gather more reinforcements. Puppetmon faces the kids in battle, but after Garudamon destroys his hammer, runs and encounters Matt and MetalGarurumon. He tries to control MetalGarurumon and fails and MetalGarurumon blasts Pupetmon at point-blank range with his Metal Wolf Claw, mortally wounding him. Before Pupetmon dies, he asks Cherrymon what the kids have that he doesn't (something that Piximon mentioned too but never elaborated upon) and Cherrymon's spirit seems to reply: the kids have friends. Pupetmon dies and his section of Spiral Mountain dissolves. Sora runs into Matt and thanks him, but Matt just walks off and leaves again. 
48 "My Sister's Keeper" ("Bombing Mission! Mugendramon")
"Bakugeki Shirei! Mugendoramon" (爆撃指令! ムゲンドラモン) 
February 13, 2000 April 29, 2000
Kari falls ill, and Tai becomes nearly hysterical in his attempts to help her. Machinedramon attacks them in a mechanical city under his control, and the group is separated. Tai and Izzy try to retrieve medicine for Kari and come under repeated attack, finally escaping on MetalGreymon while T.K. and Sora are left to watch over Kari. Tai and Izzy return and are nearly killed by a Megadramon, but Angemon saves them. Unfortunately Machinedramon himself shows up and casts the kids into the sewers, separating them again. 
49 "The Crest of Light" ("Good-bye Numemon")
"Saraba Numemon" (さらばヌメモン) 
February 20, 2000 May 6, 2000
Kari recovers, and, along with Sora and T.K., begins searching for the others. They run into WaruMonzaemon, and Kari frees the Numemon he has enslaved, who then begin calling her "Queen". Kari's Crest re-energizes Biyomon and Gatomon (all of the Digimon have no energy to digivolve at this point) and they drive WaruMonzeamon off and he's destroyed by Machinedramon for his failure. Andromon (the same one from File Island, encountered by Tai and Izzy) battles with Machinedramon, and the Numemon sacrifice themselves to save Kari. Kari's Crest reenergizes Agumon and he digivolves to WarGreymon to face Machinedramon. WarGreymon easily destroys Machinedramon with one hit while Machinedramon does no damage to him and at first thought WarGreymon missed him completely. 
50 "Joe's Battle" ("The Girls' Battle! LadyDevimon")
"Onna no Tatakai! RedīDebimon" (女の戦い! レディデビモン) 
February 27, 2000 May 13, 2000
Joe goes off on his own to find Matt. Angewomon faces off against LadyDevimon, one of Piedmon's servants. Angewomon is nearly destroyed by LadyDevimon, but MegaKabuterimon takes the hit for her and is undamaged due to his hard shell. This gives Angewomon the chance she needs and she destroys LadyDevimon. After LadyDevimon's defeat, Piedmon begins to approach the group. Sora and T.K. go off to try and locate the missing DigiDestined. 
51 "The Crest of Friendship" ("Piemon: The Clown from Hell")
"Jigoku no Dōkeshi Piemon" (地獄の道化師 ピエモン) 
March 5, 2000 May 20, 2000
Piedmon and WarGreymon battle, although WarGreymon is no match for him. Matt confronts his inner darkness, and so does Sora. Matt returns and makes up with Tai which gives Garurumon the power to heal a badly wounded WarGreymon thanks to Matt and Tai's friendship activating the Crest of Friendship. All of the DigiDestined but Mimi reunite, and both WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon prepare to battle Piedmon the last of the dark masters. 
52 "Piedmon's Last Jest" ("The Holy Swordsman! HolyAngemon")
"Seikenshi! HōrīEnjemon" (聖剣士! ホーリーエンジェモン) 
March 12, 2000 May 20, 2000
Piedmon reveals his final attack: A white cloth that turns anyone it covers into a keychain. TK, Kari and Angemon are all that's left and Piedmon easily beats Angemon as he's a Mega and Angemon's only a Champion. TK and Kari are sent falling to their deaths, but after imagining what Matt would say while looking at his key-chain (retrieved by Gomamon before he was turned too) T.K. regains his hope and refuses to give up which causes Angemon to Digivolve to MagnaAngemon his Ultimate form. Piedmon proves to be no match for MagnaAngemon and he retrieves and frees their friends. Piedmon summons his army of Vilemon, but Mimi shows up with an army of her own of allied Digimon and Piedmon's forces are defeated. Piedmon is finally destroyed by MagnaAngemon when WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon push Piedmon into MagnaAngemon's attack. However, an e-mail from Gennai explained that the Dark Masters are not the ones responsible for the destruction of the Digital World. 
53 "Now Apocalymon" ("The Final Dark Digimon")
"Saigo no Ankoku Dejimon" (最後の暗黒デジモン) 
March 19, 2000 June 24, 2000
Although the Dark Masters are defeated, it is not enough to stop the complete destruction of the Digital World and the children and Digimon are forced to face the true mastermind of all the chaos: Apocalymon. The evil digimon destroys the Tags and Crests, before deleting the kids and Digimon. They realise that they have no need for the tags and crests, what they needed was inside all along. They reformat themselves and return to confront Apocalymon again. 
54 "The Fate of Two Worlds" ("A New World")
"Aratana Sekai" (新たな世界) 
March 26, 2000 June 24, 2000
A battle erupts between the kids and Apocalymon and they prove victorious with WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon mortally wounding him. Apocalymon, as a last desperation, launches his Total Annihilation attack which would destroy both worlds, however the kids determination to win causes their Digivices to contain the blast. Apocalymon is destroyed by his own attack and the world is saved. The Digital World starts to reformat itself back to normal and the DigiDestined prepare to spend the rest of their summer in the Digital World. However, Gennai informs them that they either had to leave quickly, or remain in the Digital World forever. After saying their good-byes to their partners, the kids depart for home on the trolley car they spent their first night in the Digital World on although Tai is sure the portal will open again someday and they'll return. 


DVDs[edit]

Japanese release[edit]

Digimon Adventure was released as a 9-disc DVD boxed set by Bandai Visual on July 25, 2006, with each disc containing six episodes.[13] Happinet also released its own 9-disc set on December 21, 2007.[14]

North American release[edit]

The first 13 episodes were released in 1999 & 2000 by Fox Kids Video Under license by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The entire first season was released on October 9, 2012 by New Video.[15]

  • Digimon Digital Monsters Volume 1 (Episodes 1- 21)
  • Digimon Digital Monsters Volume 2 Episodes (22- 39)
  • Digimon Digital Monsters Volume 3 Episodes (40- 54)

United Kingdom release[edit]

The first 20 episodes were released on four DVD sets by Maximum Entertainment and Jetix films between 2004-2008.[16][17][18]

  • Digimon: Digital Monsters, Volume 1 (2004)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters, Volume 2 (2006)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters Collection (2007)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters Subzero Ice Punch (2008)

Australian release[edit]

Collection 1, containing 27 episodes was released on the 17 August in Australia by Madman Entertainment.[19] Collection 2, was released on 11 October containing the remaining 27 episodes of the season.

Collection Release Date Episodes
1 August 17, 2011 27 (1-27)
2 October 19, 2011 27 (28-54)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The sequel series, Digimon Adventure 02, contains a total of 50 episodes. Subsequent spin-off series, Digimon Tamers, Digimon Frontier, and Digimon Data Squad, contain 51, 50, and 48 episodes each.
  2. ^ Episode 4 originally aired with the title "Fireman's Ball" and was renamed "Biyomon Gets Firepower" for subsequent reruns.
  3. ^ Episode 25 originally aired with the title misspelled with "Karoake", which was corrected with "Karaoke" for subsequent reruns.
  4. ^ A stranger picked them up in the Japanese version
  5. ^ In the original version, Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon are killed by Myotismon with their demise changed to banishment in the English version
  6. ^ The English dub makes an error that the crest Wizardmon pocketed in his cloak was a fake when it was actually the real one since the crest Myotismon had which he destroyed was one of the copies in the Japanese version and it explains how Wizardmon ends up with the real crest two episodes later
  7. ^ The scene of Lillymon and Myotismon's battle was moved to the end of the episode in the English version.
  8. ^ The scene of Tai's arrival at the convention center was moved to an earlier spot in the English version while in the Japanese version it was the original ending for this episode.
  9. ^ The English version has Pixiemon's death confirmed at the beginning of the next episode
  10. ^ Whamon's arrival to save the kids took place at the end of the previous episode in the Japanese version
  11. ^ Whamon's sacrifice and MetalSeadramon's death took place at the end of the previous episode in the Japanese version

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "デジモンアドベンチャー - フジテレビ" [Digimon Adventure - Fuji TV] (in Japanese). Fuji Television. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ "メインスタッフリスト" [Main Staff List] (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Anime TV Changes". Anime News Network. February 27, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Canadian TV Anime News". Anime News Network. August 12, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "'Digimon' Licensees Sign as Ratings, Retail Success Grows". PR Newswire. June 13, 2000. Archived from the original on July 15, 2005. Retrieved November 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Princess Mononoke among Entertainment Magazine's best 10 of 2000". Anime News Network. December 18, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Dragon Ball Z #1 Fad". Anime News Network. December 21, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  9. ^ http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Digimon_Adventure/70283208
  10. ^ "デジモンアドベンチャー" [Digimon Adventure] (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Keep on (Single)". Amazon.com. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  12. ^ Drazen, Patrick (2003). Anime Explosion. Stone Bridge press. ISBN 1-880656-72-8. 
  13. ^ "デジモンアドベンチャー DVD-BOX" [Digimon Adventure DVD Box] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  14. ^ "デジモンアドベンチャー DVD-BOX" [Digimon Adventure DVD Box] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  15. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-08-02/new-video-group-to-release-digimon-adventure-season-1-on-dvd
  16. ^ "Digimon Volume One". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Digimon Volume Two". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Digimon Volume 3". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999) Collection 1 (Eps 1-27)". Madman.com.au. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 

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