Though Mikey manages to face Ewan head on, Ewan picks up a sword and attempts to kill Mikey himself. Mikey defends himself, but it eats up precious time, as the Bagra Army forces both advance on the white castle and bolster the defenses of the black castle. As Ewan fights Mikey, he reveals his philosophy on life: that life eventually fades or leaves, which is why he finds enjoyment in what he sees as the Digital World's immortality, having been misled by AxeKnightmon's machinations. Mikey realizes that Ewan is, at his heart, a truly kind boy, and he understands why Christopher entrusted the opening of Ewan's eyes to him. With new resolve, Mikey begins to fight back.
Nene rushes out and is faced by SkullKnightmon, who sends Axemon back to the black castle to support them. SkullKnightmon taunts Nene and moves to kill her, but Sparrowmon, having sneakily disengaged from the digifuse, saves her. Returning to Shoutmon X5, they drive him off. Meanwhile, Beelzemon attempts to send Mervamon ahead, explaining about how he intends to get his revenge on Laylamon for what she did to him. Mervamon agrees and go forward, with Beelzemon guarding her back from Laylamon. She saves Nene and holds off the army as Nene runs toward the black castle, where Whispered digifuses Axemon to himself to become his Darkness Mode and gets the upper hand. His attention is then drawn to the Generals' duel, where Mikey manages to break Ewan's weapon and then strike him. He then baits Ewan into striking back with a punch, the feedback of which forces him to pause when combined with Mikey's and Nene's words. When Nene mentions returning home, however, Ewan breaks and digifuses Tuwarmon with all of the Bagra Army troops and the energy from the Underworld itself into Ruthless Tuwarmon Beast Mode, leading Whispered to run away.
The United Army meets him head on, and though Ewan and Tuwarmon initially has the upper hand, Christopher arrives with ZekeGreymon. They then form Shoutmon X7, who takes Tuwarmon's attacks unscathed and strikes back. Ewan then realizes that Tuwarmon is actually being hurt, just as Tuwarmon disengages and flees with Ewan, leaving the other forces to die in the crumbling castle. Whispered oversees it all from a distance, and all parties involved regroup, with both Tuwarmon and Beelzemon hiding grievous wounds from their respective armies.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)
Palmon Type: Vegetable Special Moves Poison Ivy Stinking Attack
Mikey: "Palmon! This Vegetable-type Digimon is cute but definitely not cuddly. She can defend herself with Poison Ivy and Stinking Attack, which really drives away your enemies." Monitamon 1: "Speaking of plants, wanna hear a bad joke? Why couldn't the gardener grow flowers? Because he hadn't botany. Get it? Bought any?" Monitamon 2: "Yeah, you're right, that's a really bad joke." Monitamon 3: "I thought it was hilarous! Ha ha. Wait, I don't get it."
Palmon Type: Plant Special Moves Poison Ivy
Monitamon 1: "Palmon. Its Special Move paralyzes its enemies (Poison Ivy)." Monitamon 2: "Its head is tropical! How cute!" Monitamon 3: "Aloha oe!"