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List of Digimon Adventure 02 episodes 36
"Stone Soup"
(Hagane no Tenshi Shakkoumon)
"Steel Angel, Shakkoumon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) December 10, 2000
(En:) March 10, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Yoshio Urasawa
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroki Shibata
Chief Anim.
Yoshihiro Takeda
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation

The DigiDestined discover a restaurant serving a strangely enticing soup, though Arukenimon and Mummymon are already there, badgering the chef for the secret recipe.

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DA02 ep36 recap

Episode recap for Stone Soup.


Eating soup in a restaurant, the kids run into Arukenimon and Mummymon. The Digimon leave. In the forest Mummymon finds a pond of the same soup he eaten in the restaurant and ignored the warning not to eat it. The Destiny Stone, hidden under the soup, emerged into the air. After its protective ring fell off, BlackWarGreymon and the kids arrive at the scene. A battle rages between the good and the bad. With their newfound energy from the food, Ankylomon and Angemon manage to DNA Digivolve into.....Shakkoumon!

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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 Armor

Digimon Analyser

DC baDC kuDC moDC n

Holy Beast Digimon

Special Move
Nightmare Syndrome
Tapirmon: "I'm Tapirmon and I'll be your waiter. You'd better leave me a big tip or next time you'll have a fly in your wonton."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

DemiVeemon 1 Veemon 6 ExVeemon 14 Veemon 19 ExVeemon 24 Paildramon
DemiVeemon t Arrow R.png Veemon t Arrow R.png ExVeemon t Arrow R Red.png Veemon t Arrow R.png ExVeemon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t
(w/ Stingmon)
Poromon 2 Hawkmon 7 Aquilamon 14 Hawkmon 19 Aquilamon 26 Silphymon
Poromon t Arrow R.png Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Aquilamon t Arrow R Red.png Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Aquilamon t Arrow R.png Silphymon t
(w/ Gatomon)
Upamon 3 Armadillomon 9 Ankylomon 14 Armadillomon 19 Ankylomon 28 Shakkoumon
Upamon t Arrow R.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Ankylomon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Ankylomon t Arrow R.png Shakkoumon t
(w/ Angemon)

Arukenimon (Human) 4 Arukenimon 12 Arukenimon (Human)
Arukenimon (Human) t Arrow R Blue.png Arukenimon t Arrow R Blue.png Arukenimon (Human) t

Mummymon (Human) 5 Mummymon 12 Mummymon (Human)
Mummymon (Human) t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon (Human) t

Patamon 8 Angemon 14 Patamon 19 Angemon 28 Shakkoumon
Patamon t Arrow R.png Angemon t Arrow R Red.png Patamon t Arrow R.png Angemon t Arrow R.png Shakkoumon t
(w/ Ankylomon)
Gatomon 10 Nefertimon 11 Gatomon 26 Silphymon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Nefertimon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Silphymon t
(w/ Aquilamon)
Stingmon 18 Wormmon 19 Stingmon 24 Paildramon
Stingmon t Arrow R Red.png Wormmon t Arrow R.png Stingmon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t
(w/ ExVeemon)


Mummymon: "Waiter?"
Tapirmon: "Need something, sir?"
Mummymon: "Tell me my good man, what is this delicious soup made of?"
Tapirmon: "Lots of noodles."
Mummymon: "Well I know that! What else?"
Tapirmon: "Even more noodles."
Arukenimon: "This isn't getting us anywhere at all—this guy's got noodles on the brain. I want to talk to your manager!"
Tapirmon: "Of course."
Digitamamon: "I'm the owner, Digitamamon. What's the problem?"
Arukenimon: "That stupid waiter wouldn't tell us what this delicious soup is made of."
Digitamamon: "Sorry, it's a secret recipe."
Mummymon: "What?!"
Digitamamon: "If I told you my recipe, it wouldn't be a secret anymore, now would it?"
Arukenimon: "What insolence! Do you have any idea who are you talking to, buster?"
Digitamamon: "More guests."

—Digitamamon is not impressed.

"Either this is the Destiny Stone, or it's a giant matzah ball!"

Mummymon falls into some prosperity.

Ankylomon: "Ankylomon!"
Angemon: "Angemon!"
Ankylomon and Angemon: "DNA digivolve to...Shakkoumon!"

—Shakkoumon is born.

Other notes

Real-world references

  • The English dub title for this episode comes from the folk story of the same name.
  • The instrument that Tapirmon plays is the erhu, also known as the Chinese violin.
  • In the American English dub, when Mummymon finds the Destiny Stone he exclaims, "Either this is a Destiny Stone or it's a giant Matzah ball!", a type of Jewish soup dumpling.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Shakkoumon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • The kanji sign at the gate (街華中) is the Japanese for "Chinatown", spelt backwards.
  • When Arukenimon mentions she wants to find some sandals, Mummymon states that it would be hard because she has "eight sticky feet". However, when she transforms into her Digimon form, she only has six legs, not eight.
  • This is the first time in the series that a DNA Digivolution has failed. 

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