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Never Meet Your Heroes
トーマ栄光なき戦い 暗躍トゲモン
"Tohma's Inglorious Battle — Covert Togemon"

A famous boxer and hero of Thomas's makes a miracle comeback, but when it looks like the boxer is exploiting a Digimon to cheat, Thomas is determined to prove his innocence.


At DATS headquarters, Commander Sampson brings in a needle to show the DATS. Then Yoshi, Thomas and Marcus went out to investigate who was behind all this. Thomas meets Harris, his #1 fan boxer from the past, and discusses about why he is retired from his fighting.

Meanwhile at the boxing gym, after fighting some boxers, Marcus meets Harris's trainer, and asks him if he was responsible for the needle.

Thomas and Gaomon encounter a rogue Digimon named Togemon. He has Harris's daughter, Minnie, behind his back. Togemon and Minnie escaped from DATS and lured them into the stadium, Thomas and Gaomon were waiting to fight him. As Gaomon punched Togemon out of the ring, he grew larger. Gaomon digivolved to Gaogamon and finished Togemon off.

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

Digimon Analyser

Thomas: "Togemon--A Champion Level cactus Digimon that uses boxing gloves to clobber his enemies. His Needle Spray makes him a sharp fighter."


Gaomon 1 Gaogamon 3 Gaomon
Gaomon t Arrow R.png Gaogamon t Arrow R Red.png Gaomon t
Togemon 2 Digi-Egg
Togemon t Arrow RR Red.png 5-09 01


Other notes

Dubbing changes

  • In the English dub, Rocky drinks soda instead of alcohol.