As the dark energy ball engulfs Lucemon Wild 1st Mode and Nene, Sparrowmon tries to grab Nene but fails. Lucemon assumes his Wild 2nd Mode with Nene trapped in his Blazing Orb sphere. Now berserk due to the Phantom Mist's influence, Lucemon takes off and rebuffs Sparrowmon's and the Fusion Fighters' attempts to rescue her. Lucemon grows ever stronger by absorbing even more of the Phantom Mist, incidentally freeing the inhabitants of its influence. The Fusion Fighters retreat to plan, leaving Beelzemon to observe the situation. Mikey wants to help Nene, but Shakkoumon explains that the Blazing Orb that Lucemon carries feeds on darkness and for Nene to be trapped, she must harbor a great darkness within her.
Beelzemon informs them that they need to act, as Lucemon is absorbing the raw data of the Zone itself. Sparrowmon refuses to join the Fusion Fighters in their attempt and pleads with AxeKnightmon for help, only to be denied. When the Fusion Fighters are unable to get even close to the flying Lucemon, Sparrowmon attempts a solo rescue mission but isn't strong enough to deal any damage. Mikey uses the PatamonDigiCard to summon cloud platforms that allow Shoutmon X4 into the sky, just as Sparrowmon manages to piece the walls of the Blazing Orb. Before Sparrowmon can save her, Lucemon intervenes. Shoutmon X4 saves Sparrowmon, who saves Nene when she falls out of the Blazing Orb. In gratitude, she allows herself to be digifused with Shoutmon X4 into Shoutmon X5, who defeats Lucemon. As the Fusion Fighters are being congratulated by Shakkoumon, who bestows them with the Code Crown, Sparrowmon returns for the Fusion Fighters' Squawker she previously rejected, while Nene harnesses what's left of the dark energy and brings out AxeKnightmon.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)
Chibickmon Type: Slime Special Moves Petit Sugar Plum
Mikey: "Today's Digimon Data File features Chibickmon. Looks like a little Pickmon, huh? Chibickmon is a Slime-type Digimon whose special attacks include Petit Sugar Plum. Somehow, I have a feeling that sounds sweeter than it's gonna feel." Monitamon: "Okay, everybody got that? 'Cause there's gonna be a quiz next time."
Chibickmon Type: Slime Special Moves Chinchikurinrin Petit Sugar Plum