List of Digimon Adventure episodes

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Digimon Adventure
Digimon Adventure box set.jpg
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 54
Original network Fuji Television
Original release March 7, 1999 (1999-03-07) – June 24, 2000 (2000-06-24)
Season chronology

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
01 "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 an item that falls from an aurora in the sky, and are all swept off by a wave. Coming to in a strange place, Tai finds himself with an equally strange creature that calls himself Koromon. In time, Tai reunites with the others as they each have a strange companion of their own: Motimon, Yokomon, Tokomon, Tsunomon, and Bukamon. After the creatures introduce themselves as Digimon and the place to be the DigiWorld, the children are reunited with Mimi as she and Tanemon are running from a Kuwagamon that attacked Tai and Izzy earlier. When the group is finally cornered on the edge of a cliff during their attempt to flee, risking their own lives to protect the children, the small Digimon transform into more combat oriented-forms to beat Kuwagamon before the large Digimon makes a last ditch attempt to take his prey down with him. 
02 "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
After the children's Digimon digivolve to protect them, Kuwagamon causes the cliff to collapse with everyone falling towards the river below. Luckily, Joe's Digimon summons a school of fish catch them and whisk them to safety while Kuwagamon crashes into the river. The group are taken to shore and, after their Digimon partners reintroduce themselves in regard to their new rookie forms, attempt to determine their location and how to return home. Tai's partner Agumon reveals that the children are the first human beings to arrive in the Digital World. Tai 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. Tai is captured by Shellmon, and at which point Agumon suddenly evolves into Greymon and throws Shellmon into the ocean. 
03 "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 territorial confrontation between two Monochromon, escaping unharmed as they come across a trolleycar by a lake around dusk. They catch fish for dinner and decide to keep watch while staying overnight, but Tai and Matt argue over which of them should take the first rotation. During the first shift, Tai accidentally awakens a Seadramon when he drops a burning stick on its tail. Seadramon pulls the island that the trolleycar to the middle of the lake and attacks Matt as he tries to save his brother and their friends. His partner Gabumon immediately evolves into Garurumon and defeats Seadramon. After Gomamon's fishes bring the island back to land, the group falls asleep. 
04 "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 realizes from hearing her partner Biyomon explain to the Yokomon how she assumed her current state that Agumon and Gabumon digivolved into their champion forms to protect their respective humans. They are taken to a nearby water spring but discover that the spring and its source aquifer have dried up with fire shooting up. As it turned out the aquifer is home to Meramon, a fire Digimon who ended up having the Black Gear embedded in his body as he descends from Miharashi Mountain to run towards the Yokomon village in agonizing pain. As the group evacuate the Yokomon residents, Biyomon challenges Meramon but is no match for his power as the Digimon's fire-based attacks are only increasing his size. Luckily, Biyomon evolves into Birdramon and manages to remove the black gear from Meramon's body to restore him to his usual self. 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. 
05 "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 before they split into two groups with Izzy uncovering strange coding while Matt, TK, and Mimi travel through what is revealed to be an endless loop of assembly and disassembly. Tai's group, on the other hand, find a cyborg-Digimon named Andromon caught in some machinery. After they release Andromon, unknowingly getting a black gear inside him in the process, he attacks them and eventually regroup with the others. As Andromon overpowers Greymon and Garurumon, Izzy uses the strange coding to digivolve Tentomon to Kabuterimon. Kabuterimon then destroys the Black Gear controlling Andromon. Apologizing for his behavior, Andromon shows the children to the next area via sewer. 
06 "Togemon in Toy Town" ("Togemon Angrily!")
"Togemon Ikari" (トゲモン怒り!) 
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 children are split up. Mimi and her Digimon partner Palmon end up Toy Town after being attacked by its resident Monzaemon. There she finds the other kids acting strangely, learning that their Digimon have been captured by Monzaemon as he placed the kids under a spell to play with toys. When the Numemon are attacked when they actually attempt to protect her and Mimi, Palmon digivolves to Togemon and destroys the Black Gear that was controlling Monzaemon, returning the other children to normal as well. 
07 "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
When Tai and Matt argue whether they should climb Infinity Mountain to get a better view of their surrounding, Joe and Gomamon decide to climb the mountain by themselves. While on the mountain, they are attacked by Unimon. Tai 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. The three soon reach the peak and learn they are on an island. 
08 "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
After the children regrouped, they come under attack by Leomon, a heroic beastman Digimon. When Leomon is joined by his archrival Ogremon, Agumon, Gabumon, Biyomon, Tentomon, Palmon, and Gomamon digivolve to drive the two champion Digimon back. Soon after, the children and their Digimon arrive to a mysterious mansion which turns out to be an illusion created by Devimon, the force behind the Black Gears who wants to kill the "DigiDestined". When Tai's Digivice frees him from the Black Gear's influence, Leomon uses his brief moment of free will to give Tai time to escape as he and his friends end up separated when Devimon breaks File Island into multiple smaller islands. 
09 "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
Tai and Agumon land on a snow-covered island and are forced to defeat a Frigimon by Tai's soccer skills to get Agumon on Frigimon's back to destroy the Black Gear. Frigimon proceeds to help Tai and Agumon cross over to the island where Matt and Gabumon landed. Meanwhile, Matt goes out to search for TK against Gabumon's advice and gets hypothermia. Luckily, Gabumon saves his partner while momentarily giving the human his pelt for the night. Once the two boys meet up the following day, they end up getting a fist fight over their next course of action until a Mojyamon attacks them. Thanks to Frigimon feeding the Digimon, Agumon and Gabumon are able to digivolve and expel the Black Gear that was controlling Mojyamon. 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 manage to destroy Centarumon's Black Gear. After the battle, Centarumon explains the items in the children's possession to be Digivices as Leomon appears and attacks them. Luckily, Izzy and Mimi use the light of their Digivices to drive Leomon off, the latter unintentionally causing the island they are on to retract towards Infinity Island. 
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 an encounter with Ogremon at sea, Joe and Gomamon find themselves on an island with Sora and Biyomon before the group are band of Bakemon intent on eating the humans. Gomamon and Biyomon manage to escape and digivolve to fight the Lord Bakemon, who has the upper hand against them. 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
T.K. and Patamon end up in Primary Village, the place where all Digimon are born. When the baby Digimon start to cry, T.K. and Patamon find themselves confronted by Primary Town's protector Elecmon. Mistaking them for threats, Elecmon attacks Patamon in a fight that causes the baby Digimon to cry more before T.K. proposes that a peaceful solution with a tug-o-war match. Patamon wins and earns Elecmon's respect and trust as he allows him and T.K. to stay in Primary Town. Meanwhile, considering the child a threat, Devimon sends Leomon after T.K. 
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
Leomon and Ogremon attack Primary Town to get T.K. as Tai, Matt, Izzy, and Mimi arrived. Devimon attempts to up the ante by infusing Leomon with more Black Gears, only to lose his servant when Tai and Matt use their Digivices to purify him. After recuperating, Leomon explains the prophecy that the children, as "DigiDestined", are to enact as his world's saviors. The group goes to Infinity Mountain for the final showdown with Devimon, who absorbs many Black Gears and Ogremon to grow in size and power. Even when the DigiDestined are rejoined by Sora and Joe, the fight is still not to their favor as Devimon attempts to grab T.K. At the last second, Patamon finally Digivolves to Angemon who knocks Ogremon out of Devimon's body before absorbing power from the other Digimon to take out Devimon with his Hand of Fate attack. But the attack puts Angemon on the verge of death himself, with Devimon taunting the victory to be hollow as he uses his final moments to reveal there are stronger evil Digimon in the Digital World who will slaughter his friends. After Angemon's data reconstitutes into a DigiEgg, and File Island begins to reform itself, the DigiDestined are suddenly contacted by a mysterious old man. 
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, telling them about objects called Crests that will allow their Digimon to Digivolve even further. With the help of the Digimon they befriended, the DigiDestined build a raft to travel across the Net Ocean. But after leaving the coast of File Island, with Patamon's DigiEgg hatching into Poyomon, the DigiDestined are 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, the pendants 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 as Whamon proceeds to take them to 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
After arriving to Server, the DigiDestined arrive to a Koromon village with Pagumon living there. The Pagumon give the DigiDestined a welcome party where Poyomon digivolves to Tokomon, who they secretly abduct while the Gajimon report of the DigiDestineds' arrival to their leader, an evil ultimate-level Digimon named Etemon. The following day, the DigiDestined search for Tokomon before learning that the Pagumon imprisoned him and the Koromon at a waterfall guarded by the Gajimon where Agumon ended up. Though the DigiDestined succeed in saving the captive trainee Digimon, Etemon arrives and uses his Dark Network to amplify his singing to force Greymon and Garurumon back to their usual forms while wiping out the Koromon village. The group take refuge in a cave where they discover their first Crest: Tai's Crest of Courage. This allows them to escape Etemon and end up in a desert. 
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 to his ultimate form by deliberately putting himself in harm's way. But this causes Greymon to digivolve into SkullGreymon, attacking everyone before eventually reverting to a regretful Koromon. 
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
When group is attacked by a Kuwagamon, Tai and Agumon are unable to defend themselves as they are still effected by trauma from the SkullGreymon incident. Luckily, 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 detected by the Dark Network as Etemon sends a Tyrannomon after them. 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 speculates the Digital World to be a virtual reality. Izzy receives an e-mail from someone asking for help from within Etemon's headquarters, a large upside down pyramid. Tai, feeling a sense of invincibility from Izzy's theory, leads the group as they meet Datamon, the Dark Network's creator who promises to give them Sora's Crest if they free him. But once freed as Etemon arrive, Datamon betrays the DigiDestined and spirits Sora and Biyomon into another part of the pyramid. By that time, after Izzy explains that he could be wrong about them being unable to die, Tai is too frightened to pursue Datamon. 
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
After a night of formulating a rescue plan, Matt, T.K., Mimi, and Joe distract most of Etemon's forces while Tai and Izzy infiltrate the pyramid to save Sora. As Izzy and Kabuterimon hold off Etemon, Tai musters his courage and saves Sora as she was about to be killed after Datamon created a subservient clone of her so that he can use Sora's Crest and Biyomon to destroy Etemon. As the DigiDestined escape the pyramid and he gets attacked by Etemon, Datamon activates the Dark Network to absorb the data of anyone caught its gravity: including himself and Etemon. However, Etemon survives yet fused to the Dark Network from the waist down as he intends to use his power to wipe out the DigiDestined. When Tai and Greymon stand up to Etemon Chaos, the former's crest causes Greymon to digivolve to MetalGreymon to fight him. The battle ends up opening a portal that sucks in Etemon Chaos while transporting both Tai and a regressed Koromon 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 meeting the former's younger sister Kari Kamiya, who was unable to attend summer camp. Tai also learns that time in the Digital World is faster than in the real world, getting a message from Izzy not to return. 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. Back at the Kamiya residence, it is revealed there is another Digivice. 
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, who reveals it has been weeks in Digital World time since they disappeared and everyone split up to find them. After Matt is forced to leave him and T.K., they encountered an imp Digimon named DemiDevimon who drove a wedge between the boy and Tokomon by tricking T.K. into letting him become his "friend." Though Tai and Agumon decide to help out, they are unaware that Demidevimon is acquiring amnesic mushrooms to feed to them and T.K. Luckily, Agumon exposes DemiDevimon's scheme thanks to some help from an unseen Sora. With him and T.K. friends again, 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
After leaving T.K. and Tokomon, Matt and Gabumon run into Joe and Gomamon as they being forced to work at Digitamamon's diner to pay off a meal. Though Matt agrees to help Joe with the debt, DemiDevimon brides Digitamamon to keep the boys while setting off a series of "accidents" that makes Matt question Joe's friendship by the time Tai and T.K found them. However, it leads to a violent confrontation between the DigiDestined and Digitamamon as Matt seeing Joe as a true friend allows to have Garurumon digivolves to WereGarurumon and defeats Digitamamon. From there, the team decide 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
After parting ways from the others to find Tai, Izzy falls for Demidevimon's deception and is trapped in Vademon's pocket dimension where he robbed of his curiosity as he callously tells Tai to stay in the real world. Over time, Tentomon regresses to infant form Pabumon before managing to snap Izzy out of his trance. By that time, DemiDevimon attempts to buy Izzy's crest from Vademon. Inn the confusion, Izzy recovers his crest and his curiosity as he manages to digivolve Kabuterimon to MegaKabuterimon and defeats Vademon. Izzy and Motimon are found by Matt and T.K. soon after. 
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
Tai, Joe, and their partners find Mimi being treated like a princess at a palace by the residual Gekomon and Otamamon. They soon learn that the Gekomon and Otamamon hoped Mimi would wake up their leader ShogunGekomon with her singing, but she became too consumed in the pampered life to give it up. Though Tai and Joe attempted to get Palmon's help in getting a recording of Mimi's singing, they all end up being imprisoned as Palmon finally snaps at Mimi for her behavior. Later that night, Mimi eventually suffers from nightmares where she is abandoned by everyone before Sora appears to her and convinces her to sing and apologize before she woke up. Mimi has the Gekomon release her friends and finally awakens ShogunGekomon. Unfortunately, a grumpy ShogunGekomon starts attacking before being defeated by MetalGreymon. The following day, Mimi apologizes for her behavior as she rejoins the DigiDestined. 
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 DigiDestined groups reunite, eventually realizing that Sora has been indirectly helping them despite avoiding them. When they find her, Sora tells them about the meanings of each of their crests. She also explains how DemiDevimon told her that her life was loveless, revealing there is truth in relation to the relationship between herself and her mother, and thus her Crest of Love would never glow. Elsewhere, the evil Digimon that DemiDevimon serves gives him the order to kill Sora. DemiDevimon makes his move after sunset, but Biyomon takes the poison meant for Sora. DemiDevimon's master, Myotismon, appears and easily defeats the Digimon. Though she attempted to stop Biyomon out of fear for her wellbeing, Sora realizes she does have love in her heart as the defeated Birdramon digivolves into Garudamon and gets everyone to safety. 
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 the child. 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 Myotismon's right hand Gatomon animates a series of Devidramon to hold them off. 
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 her brood. Though the fight causes the castle is crumble as WereGarurumon destroys Dokugumon, they manage to open the gateway and escape through it. 
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 find themselves back at camp, learning they were only gone for a few minutes. They proceed to head towards Highton View Terrace to try to 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 carries 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) 
Hiroki Shibata Hiro Masaki 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) 
Tetsuo Imazawa Satoru Nishizono October 17, 1999 December 18, 1999
The DigiDestined continue their search for the eight child. Sora and Mimi head to Tokyo Tower to cool off and continue their search. They run into SkullMeramon and do battle with him. Tai and Izzy come to their aid, with Greymon digivolving to MetalGreymon and defeating him while Kabuterimon saves the Tower. Meanwhile, Gatomon crosses paths with Kari and wonders if she could be the eight child. She 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) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Yoshio Urasawa 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 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) 
Takenori Kawada Genki Yoshimura 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, once Myotismon realizes the truth, Gatomon is forced to watch the apparent death of Wizardmon before Myotismon takes his 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) 
Takahiro Imamura Hiro Masaki 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!) 
Tetsuharu Nakamura Atsushi Maekawa November 14, 1999 February 12, 2000
Myotismon uses Gatomon to try and identify the eighth child after defeating Lilymon and paralyzing her in the process. 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) 
Hiroki Shibata Genki Yoshimura 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) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Hiro Masaki November 28, 1999 February 19, 2000
After receiving an ancient DigiWorld prophecy from Gennai about 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!) 
Junji Shimizu Atsushi Maekawa 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) 
Tetsuo Imazawa Satoru Nishizono 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 children's 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) 
Takenori Kawada Yoshio Urusawa 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) 
Takahiro Imamura Akatsuki Yamatoya 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) 
Hiroki Shibata Genki Yoshimura January 9, 2000 March 25, 2000
Whamon saves WarGreymon by ramming him, but is mortally wounded by MetalSeadramon's River of Power in response. WarGreymon, enraged, destroys MetalSeadramon with his Great Tornado attack. Whamon succumbs to his wounds and dies, but begs the Digidestined to save the world.[Note 11] After watching the Net Ocean dissolve with MetalSeadramon's death, the kids then go into a forest which is part of Puppetmon's domain. Puppetmon continually taunt the group while splitting them up. From there, Puppetmon captures Matt and offers T.K. his older brother's freedom in return for a deadly game of hide and seek. Luckily, T.K. manages to play on Puppetmon's friendship issues to sabotage his control room as the other DigiDestined regroup and defeat Puppetmon's minion Kiwimon despite Matt's need to find his brother. But when T.K. rejoins the others, a disillusioned Matt walks off while Puppetmon vows revenge. 
44 "Trash Day" ("Jureimon of the Lost Forest")
"Mayoi no Mori no Jureimon" (迷いの森のジュレイモン) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Atsushi Maekawa January 16, 2000 April 1, 2000
Bent on revenge, Puppetmon brings a platoon of Garbagemon to attack the DigiDestined. At that time, Matt encounters Cherrymon, another of Puppetmon's minion who plays on the human's insecurities that he will never change until he defeats the one holding him back: Tai. Though conflicted, Matt makes his decision after Gabumon promises to help his human partner in whatever choice he makes. As Matt and MetalGarurumon reach the other Digidestined, the latter taking out the last Garbagemon while demanding Agumon to warp digivolve to fight him, Puppetmon destroys Cherrymon after his servant attempted to warn him not to underestimate an advantage that the DigiDestined have over him. 
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) 
Tetsuo Imazawa Hiro Masaki January 23, 2000 April 8, 2000
Tension runs high as a fight breaks out between Matt and Tai as well as their respective partners.[Note 12] 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) 
Takenori Kawada Hiro Masaki 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) 
Takao Yoshizawa Atsushi Maekawa February 6, 2000 April 22, 2000
After saving Joe and Mimi from MetalEtemon, SaberLeomon reveals himself to their old friend Leomon after he gained the ability to warp digivolve from his exposure to the Digivices. Leomon brings them to the ruin remains of Digitamamon's diner where they find a group of Gekomon and Otamamon hiding in before they are attacked by MetalEtemon. Leomon becomes SaberLeomon to fight MetalEtemon, only to end up mortally wounded after taking a hit intended for Mimi when she attempted to stop the violence. A furious Joe allows an equally enraged Zudomon to attack MetalEtemon, using his Vulcan's Hammer to crack MetalEtemon's metallic body so SaberLeomon can land the deathblow. At the same time, after reaching his mansion, Puppetmon faces the DigiDestined with his army of RedVegiemon before Garudamon destroys his Bullet Hammer. In response, Puppetmon activates his manor's robot mode to hold off the DigiDestined while he attempts to escape. But Puppetmon end up running into Matt and MetalGarurumon, who fatally wounds the puppet with a point-blank range Metal Wolf Claw. A dying Puppetmon some comes to the realization that Cherrymon was warning him that the Digidestineds' strength is their bonds of friendship. Seeing Puppetmon's territory fading as Leomon died after he and Ogremon make their peace, Mimi regains her will to fight as she and Joe decide to gather more reinforcements while Tai's group continue fighting the remaining Dark Masters on their own. 
48 "My Sister's Keeper" ("Bombing Mission! Mugendramon")
"Bakugeki Shirei! Mugendoramon" (爆撃指令! ムゲンドラモン) 
Hiroki Shibata Satoru Nishizono February 13, 2000 April 29, 2000
Kari falls ill, and Tai becomes nearly hysterical in his attempts to help her as he and Izzy search for medicine. However, as Sora and T.K look after Kari, the Digidestined learn too late that the city they are in is under Machinedramon's control as he sends his forces to hunt Tai and Izzy down. Though manage to cripple the tracking system, Tai and Izzy return and are nearly killed by a Megadramon and Gigadramon, but Angemon saves them. Unfortunately Machinedramon himself shows up and fires his Giga Cannons at the building the kids are in, sending them crashing into the sewers below. 
49 "The Crest of Light" ("Good-bye Numemon")
"Saraba Numemon" (さらばヌメモン) 
Takahiro Imamura Yoshio Urasawa 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; even Tentomon who forgotten about it and Agumon who chanted.) 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) 
Hiroyuki Kakudō Atsushi Maekawa February 27, 2000 May 13, 2000
As Joe goes off on his own to find Matt, Tai's group encounters LadyDevimon, one of Piedmon's servants. Sora and T.K. go off to try to locate the missing DigiDestined while Angewomon deals with LadyDevimon in what becomes a very personal battle that is ending in the latter's favor. But MegaKabuterimon intervenes to save Angewomon as she capitalizes on the chance to finish off LadyDevimon with Heaven's Charm. After LadyDevimon's defeat, Piedmon begins to approach the group. 
51 "The Crest of Friendship" ("Piemon: The Clown from Hell")
"Jigoku no Dōkeshi Piemon" (地獄の道化師 ピエモン) 
Takao Yoshizawa Genki Yoshimura 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. 
52 "Piedmon's Last Jest" ("The Holy Swordsman! HolyAngemon")
"Seikenshi! HōrīEnjemon" (聖剣士! ホーリーエンジェモン) 
Takenori Kawada Hiro Masaki March 12, 2000 May 20, 2000
Though outnumbered after Matt and Joe rejoin the group, Piedmon reveals another of his abilities: a white cloth that turns anyone it covers into a keychain. With Andromon holding him off, the DigiDestined attempt to outrun Piedmon with some of them remaining behind to hold him off. Only T.K., with the Matt keychain after Gomamon sacrificed himself to retrieve it, Kari and Patamon remain as the rookie Digimon becomes Angemon in an attempt to hold off Piedmon so the young children could try to escape. However, Angemon is easily defeated as Piedmon proceeds to send T.K. and Kari falling to their deaths. But imagining what Matt would say while looking at his key-chain, T.K. regains his hope as it activates his crest and Angemon to digivolve into his ultimate form: MagnaAngemon. MangaAngemon then defeats Piedmon while retrieving the key chains and restoring everyone to normal. Refusing to give up, Piedmon summons his army of Vilemon to overwhelm the small group. Luckily, Mimi evens the odds with an army composing of their friends that results in a fight that ends with Piedmon sucked into MangaAngemon's Gate of Destiny. Though the last of the Dark Masters is defeated, the DigiDestined are unable to celebrate when they receive an e-mail from Gennai that reveals another enemy who is the true cause 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) 
Hiroki Shibata Genki Yoshimura March 19, 2000 June 24, 2000
Although the Dark Masters are defeated, it's 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. Revealing himself to be a disturbed figure, Apocalymon explains he was born from the data of deceased Digimon deemed unfit to exist in the Digital World and intends to act out his rage and hate on the DigiDestined. While revealing his ability to replicate the attacks of previous Digimon the DigiDestined fought, Apocalymon regresses their partner Digimon to their usual forms before using Devimon's Dark Claw to grab the Crests and shatter them. From there, Apocalymon proceeds to delete the kids and their Digimon as they all end up in the data space. After being re-encouraged by their Digimon partners with the memories of what they have been through, the DigiDestined learn that the true Crest power has been inside them along. After digivolving their Digimon into their strongest forms, the DigiDestined return to the Digital World to confront Apocalymon again. 
54 "The Fate of Two Worlds" ("A New World")
"Aratana Sekai" (新たな世界) 
Takahiro Imamura Hiro Masaki 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. Refusing to die alone, Apocalymon executes his suicidal Total Annihilation attack which would destroy everyone and everything. But the DigiDestineds' refusal to allow the destruction of both worlds causes their Digivices to form a barrier to contain the blast. With Apocalymon destroyed, the Digital World starts to reformat itself back to normal, and the DigiDestined arrive to File Island to see Ogremon taking his leave. Soon after reaching the lake, the DigiDestined decide spend the rest of their summer in the Digital World. However, Gennai and Centarumon explain that the worlds' time is now synchronized and that the DigiDestined have two hours to return to their world or the portal will close forever and they will cease to exist as a consequence of the reformatting. Each of the DigiDestined spends their final moments with their Digimon partner, save Mimi as Palmon ran off. When the time comes, the DigiDestined enter the trolley car which would take them home as Palmon arrives at the last second to say her good bye to Mimi. Although Tai thinks that their adventure may be over, he believes that they would someday return when portal would open again someday. 


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] And a 8-Disc Standard Definition Upscaled Blu-ray set, in March 2015. Each disc contained 7 episodes. Also comes with a limited edition drama CD, and art booklet.

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] The entire first season was released as one set on October 3, 2016 by Manga Entertainment.[19]

  • Digimon: Digital Monsters, Volume 1 (2004)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters, Volume 2 (2006)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters Collection (2007)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters Subzero Ice Punch (2008)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters Complete Season 1 (2016)

Australian release[edit]

Collection 1, containing 27 episodes was released on the 17 August in Australia by Madman Entertainment.[20] 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]


  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.
  12. ^ When Tai and Matt punch each other, all moments of their fists making contact are cut out in the English version.


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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. 
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  11. ^ "Keep on (Single)". 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). Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  14. ^ "デジモンアドベンチャー DVD-BOX" [Digimon Adventure DVD Box] (in Japanese). Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
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  16. ^ "Digimon Volume One". Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Digimon Volume Two". Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Digimon Volume 3". Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Digimon: Digital Monsters Season 1". Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999) Collection 1 (Eps 1-27)". Retrieved June 4, 2011. 

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