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"Dramon Power"
全員出動! インペリアルドラモン
(Zen'in Shutsudō! Imperialdramon)
"Everyone, Move Out! Imperialdramon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) December 24, 2000
(En:) March 31, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Atsushi Maekawa
(En:) Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroyuki Kakudou
Chief Anim.
Toshio Deguchi
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation

Trouble continues to mount as Digimon start appearing all over the world, though Gennai shows up in the DigiDestined's hour of need, with a promising solution to their problem.

Note: The English video recap for this episode is either unavailable or non-existent.

DA02 ep39 Recap (Japanese w Eng sub)

DA02 ep39 Recap (Japanese w Eng sub)

Episode recap for Dramon Power (Japanese with subtitles).


Control Spires are appearing everywhere, including Tamachi, where Ken lives! Davis goes there to help him but they run into Triceramon. They are having trouble fighting him because he has help from Mummymon. Gennai appears (looking a lot younger) and gives them the Digi-Core, which will allow them to Digivolve to Ultimate once again. They use it and the power also goes to Paildramon, allowing him to Mega Digivolve to Imperialdramon Dragon Mode. He defeats Triceramon and, with Davis and Ken, goes around Japan destroying Control Spires and sending the Digimon back to the Digital World. When they come back, Gennai tells them that they have to go around the world to destroy the Control Spires and the Digimon using Imperialdramon Dragon Mode. Get ready for the Digimon World Tour!

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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 In-Training Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Armor Other

Digimon Analyser

DC toDC riDC keDC raDC moDC n

Horned Dragon Digimon

Special Move
Tri-Horn Attack
Triceramon: "I'm Triceramon, get my point? Well, you will if I use my 'Tri-Horn Attack' on you. And don't bother hitting back—my shell is the hardest of any Digimon alive."

DC iDC nDC peDC riDC aDC ruDC doDC raDC uDC moDC n

Ancient Dragon Digimon

Signature Move
Positron Laser
Special Move
Mega Death
Imperialdramon Dragon Mode: "Yes, but I have digivolved to the highest level: my Mega form, Imperialdramon. I am stronger than any other Digimon. My 'Mega Crusher' attack is virtually unstoppable."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

DemiVeemon 1 Raidramon 2 Veemon 3 ExVeemon 5 Paildramon 10 Imperialdramon Dragon Mode
DemiVeemon t Arrow RR.png Raidramon t Arrow R Red.png Veemon t Arrow R.png ExVeemon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t
DigiEgg Friendship
(w/ Stingmon)

Wormmon 4 Stingmon 5 Paildramon (10) Imperialdramon Dragon Mode
Wormmon t Arrow R.png Stingmon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t
(w/ ExVeemon)

Upamon 8 Armadillomon
Upamon t Arrow R.png Armadillomon t

Poromon 9 Hawkmon
Poromon t Arrow R.png Hawkmon t

Mummymon (Human) 11 Mummymon 12 Mummymon (Human)
Mummymon (Human) t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon (Human) t


  • Tai: "I've always dreamed of an entire worldwide army of DigiDestined, and I'm the leader!"
  • Group: Oh, brother!"
—Tai's ego and over self-confidence takes on a whole new level upon discovering that there are DigiDestined all over the world.

"No, I'm not a ghost. Would a ghost look this good to you?"

—Despite his physical changes, Gennai's old personality is still intact.

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • At the beginning of the English dub episode, the news reporter mentions a "Power Rangers Arbor Day Special", though it couldn't possibly be Arbor Day, as the episode takes place during Christmas time in winter, and Arbor Day is normally observed in the spring.
  • In the English dub, when Poromon and Upamon digivolve, Yolei seems shocked, and says, "They digivolved in our world!", despite them having done just that in the previous episode, and in the episode Ghost of a Chance.
  • Gennai says that the Australian DigiDestineds are gathering in Sydney, but the location on the map shows the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Animation errors

  • When Poromon begins digivolving, he begins rotating the way he would in one of the digivolution cut scenes. When there's a flash and he turns into Hawkmon, he is rotating the other direction.

Dubbing changes

  • A moment is removed from the English dub when Imperialdramon Dragon Mode fires multiple shots across Japan which destroy three control spires.
  • In the original version, the insert song used when Paildramon digivolves into Imperialdramon Dragon Mode is not a digivolution theme, but instead the original opening theme song, Target. This is repeated later in the series.

Digimon references

  • In the English dub, when Izzy is receiving e-mails from children around the world, he says "talk about deja vu", referring to the events of the movie Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!.
  • Izzy mentions Willis in the English dub when talking about DigiDestined being all over world.

Real-world references

  • At the beginning of the English dub episode, the news reporter mentions Power Rangers.
  • During the news report, when the focus is on Yolei's home, the reporter mentions locations of two more Digimon sightings. One location is "the grassy knoll", Dallas, Texas, referring to the grassy knoll made famous in the United States after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The other is Venice Beach, California, followed by the comment, "but no one's noticed yet", alluding to Venice Beach's infamous street performers and overall strange things to be seen.
  • The purple vehicle that Triceramon destroys is a Toyota Vitz.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • The new DigiDestined and Imperialdramon Dragon Mode announce the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • This is the first time the term "Mega Digivolve" is introduced.
  • Alice Anderson, Teddy Bronson, Victor Bgirel, Donule Bearl are listed as having sent e-mails to Izzy.
  • The roars of Tyranomon are very similar to Monochromon's.