| "Divided They Stand" |
(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|
Rika and Renamon believe that they don't need each other, but see the truth when Harpymon appears.
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.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)
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"That's either a Digimon or a train wreck!"
- —Terriermon on Harpymon's screeching.
- 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.
- The title is be a reference to the phrase "United we stand, divided we fall".