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"Divided They Stand"
(ルキとレナモン きずなの危機!)
(Ruki to Renamon, Kizunano Kiki!)
""Ruki and Renamon, The Crisis of the Bond!""
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) June 17, 2001
(En:) October 13, 2001
Written by (En:) Rebecca Olkowski
Toei Animation

Rika and Renamon believe that they don't need each other, but see the truth when Harpymon appears.

Digimon Tamers Episode 12 Recap

Digimon Tamers Episode 12 Recap

Episode Recap for Divided They Stand


After the recent battle against IceDevimon, Rika hates Digimon and believes she doesn't need Renamon while Renamon starts to believe the same thing. When three Flybeemon bio-emerge, Renamon destroys and uploads them without any help from Rika and this only further strengthens her beliefs while Rika starts to believe that Renamon really doesn't need her. While Takato and Henry are walking home, Yamaki approaches them and warns them to stop playing their "game". Jeri, having overheard an argument between Takato, Kazu and Kenta about Guilmon shows up and asks to see him. Takato introduces them and Jeri takes it extremely well. Renamon finds Impmon observing two little kids, Ai and Mako, fighting over a toy and remembers how they once fought over him. Later, Harpymon bio-emerges and Renamon fights her. Calumon tries to get Rika to look at her D-Power that is reacting to the battle and while she initially refuses, she finally relents and comes. Harpymon overpowers Renamon and Rika realizes she left her cards at home so she stabs Harpymon in the back with a stick, saving Renamon. Harpymon turns on Rika, but Rika's actions cause Renamon to digivolve to Kyubimon who easily destroys Harpymon. However, Kyubimon doesn't absorb her data as she realizes she doesn't need it to get stronger, she just needs Rika. The two make up and finally bond as true partners.

Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)

Humans Rookie Champion Armor Other

  • Multiple unidentifiable Digimon on cards

Digimon Analyser

Takato: "Woah, its Harpymon! That's one nasty Digimon with a screech like nails on a chalkboard. Renamon is gonna have a tough time with her Wind Seeker attack."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Renamon 1 Kyubimon
Renamon t Arrow R.png Kyubimon t


"That's either a Digimon or a train wreck!"

Terriermon on Harpymon's screeching.

Other notes

Animation errors

  • When shown from a distance, Mako's pocket is miscolored the same color as his jumpsuit.
  • When Ai falls, a part of her leg is missing for a second.

Real-world references