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"Ladies and Gentlemen: The Beetlemon"
大地を揺るがす雷パワー ブリッツモン!
(Daichi wo Yurugasu Ikazuchi Pawā, Burittsumon!)
"Thunder Power Shaking the Ground, Blitzmon!"
Production
company
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Sensation Animation
Airdate (Ja:) May 5, 2002
(En:) October 7, 2002
Written by (En:) Dave Wittenberg
Animation
studio
Toei Animation

Discovering a group of Kokuwamon enslaved in a factory, the children lead a mutiny, though J.P. is unwilling to help since he alone does not have a Spirit.

Summary

The group arrive at a Wind Factory and see a large group of Kokuwamon at work. Knowing that there must be food there, they rush to enter the factory and, once they convince the Minomon guards that they are there for a tour, are allowed in. While on the tour, J.P. goes to the bathroom and, on his way back to the group, hears some screaming. Before he can investigate, the others call him back. They finally go to the cafeteria but are disappointed to find that the only available food are batteries. On their way out, the DigiDestined spot the huts that the Kokuwamon live in and learn of their poor living conditions. When J.P. suggests that they leave, Takuya becomes annoyed, knowing that the Goblimon guards would will only track them down and destroy them. The Kokuwamon point out that they aren't much of fighters but come to realize that their options are either stay and fight or run away. Takuya, Zoe, and Tommy all say that they'll help them fight, but J.P. still disagrees. The Kokuwamon begin to rally, but a Minomon overhears them and reports the potential rebellion.

Takuya makes a plan and at nightfall, everyone goes into action. J.P. leads the young and elderly Kokuwamon out of the factory, but when a young Kokuwamon attempts to join the battle, J.P. stops him and goes in his place. J.P. finds Takuya fighting Snimon and uses a nearby wrecking ball to distract him. A wall is knocked in and the H Spirit of Thunder is revealed. J.P. spirit evolves to Beetlemon and, although ecstatic, fights Snimon. After a brief struggle, Beetlemon is victorious and purifies Snimon. Now freed, the Kokuwamon go home and the DigiDestined continue on their way. The Minomon, however, report to a mysterious figure.

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 Hybrid





Digimon Analyzer

Kokuwamon
DigiAnalyserFrontier-Kokuwamon
Bokomon: "Kokuwamon, machine Digimon. When they feel threatened, they let out a million volt electric charge. Their special attack is Power Surge."
Goblimon
DigiAnalyserFrontier-Goblimon
Bokomon: "Goblimon. This ogre Digimon loves being bad. His special attack is Goblin Strike."
Snimon
DigiAnalyserFrontier-Snimon
Bokomon: "Snimon. This preying mantis Digimon has blades for hands. His special attack is Twin Sickles."

Digivolutions

(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Takuya Kanbara 1 Agunimon 5 Takuya Kanbara
Takuya Kanbara t Arrow R.png Agunimon t Arrow R Red.png Takuya Kanbara t
H Spirit of Flame
Zoe Orimoto 1 Kazemon 5 Zoe Orimoto
Zoe Orimoto t Arrow R.png Kazemon t Arrow R Red.png Zoe Orimoto t
H Spirit of Wind
Tommy Himi 1 Kumamon 5 Tommy Himi
Tommy Himi t Arrow R.png Kumamon t Arrow R Red.png Tommy Himi t
H Spirit of Ice
J.P. Shibayama 4 Beetlemon 5 J.P. Shibayama
J.P. Shibayama t Arrow R.png Beetlemon t Arrow R Red.png J.P. Shibayama t
H Spirit of Thunder


Quotes

"Where once, there was there,
There is now here.
Which is neither here nor there,"
-Elder Kokuwamon explaining his past
-Bokomon: Welcome to Wind Factory Incorporated!
-Zoe: "Wind Factory Incorporated"?
-Neemon: A division of Mother Nature Enterprises!

Other Notes

Dubbing changes

  • Minomon's tendency of suffixing their sentences with "mino" was removed.
  • In the English dub, in the moment immediately after receiving the Spirit and immediately before Spirit Evolution, Ophanimon's voice comes from the D-Tector and says, "It is time."

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