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"Janyu's Ark"
進化の輝き シャイニング・エボリューション
(Shinka no Kagayaki, Shainingu Eboryūshon)
"Evolution's Radiance, Shining Evolution"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) January 6, 2002
(En:) April 6, 2002
Written by (En:) Terri-Lei O'Malley
Toei Animation

Calumon's power creates an army of Mega Level Digimon to fight the D-Reaper, and the Monster Makers complete an ark to bring the Tamers home.


The D-Reaper is continuing to threaten Calumon, so the Sovereign ask him to release his power. The DigiGnomes arrive and grant Calumon's wish to help all the Digimon by spreading his light over the entire Digital World. Mega Digimon start appearing from everywhere. Calumon faints, but Rika catches him. Suddenly something crashes into the ground, which Kenta pulls out. It is a small pink Mega Digimon, MarineAngemon, who seems attached to Kenta, but Kenta sends it on its way as part of the army. Yamaki and Janyu message the Tamers, telling them that they have 40 minutes to reach the Ark that has been sent to retrieve them. They leave in one of Azulongmon's clouds. The D-Reaper goo shoots after them, but hits Earth, causing errors in the Hypnos mainframe. When the Tamers reach where they first arrived, Rika and Renamon go out to search for Impmon. Back at Hypnos, Janyu Wong comes up with the idea of using free memory on PCs all over the world to calculate the Ark's path. Rika and Renamon find Impmon and head back towards the path of light. The Ark arrives and the Tamers have to decide whether or not to get on it without Rika and Renamon.

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)

Humans In-Training Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Other

Digimon Analyser

Rika: "Look, it's Gryphonmon, mega level."
Takato: "Hououmon, Mega level."

Rika: "Wrong again, Kenta. Meet MarineAngemon, Mega, special attack; Kahuna Waves."


Chrysalimon 1 Diaboromon
Chrysalimon t Arrow RR.png Diaboromon t
Beelzemon 1 Impmon
Beelzemon t Arrow RR Red.png Impmon t


Other notes

Dubbing changes

  • In the original version of the episode, MarineAngemon only makes wordless sounds, while in the English dub he speaks semi-coherently.

Real-world references

  • The episode's title is a reference to Noah's Ark.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Japanese Title Card:Calumon
  • When Rika analyzes Gryphonmon, the screen incorrectly spells its name as "Gryphomon", although she pronounces it correctly.

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