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"The Odd One Out"
みんなを救え! 進化するんだツノモン
(Min'na wo Sukue! Shinkasuruda Tsunomon)
"Save Everyone! Evolve Tunomon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Sensation Animation
Airdate (Ja:) May 26, 2002
(En:) October 28, 2002
Written by (En:) Adele Lim
Toei Animation

As Zoe and J.P. try to reach the Forest Terminal, they find their way to a Digimon elementary school, discovering that one of the students is treated like an outcast.


J.P., Zoe, Neemon, and Bokomon are walking through a field of very tall flowers when a Tsunomon darts past and startles them. A Togemon comes through the field, demanding for Tsunomon to return. She spot the humans and, after retrieving Tsunomon, invites them to the Digimon School. The group is a first reluctant, but once they are told that there will be food, they agree.

At the school, the young Digimon greet the humans, and they have an average school day with the visitors interacting at various stages. During the day, however, they observe the way that the students ostracize Tsunomon from any group activities. It reminds Zoe of her own ostracization due to her childhood spent in Italy. When J.P. unwittingly insults Tsunomon, he runs off and falls into a river. Zoe tries to save him, but she falls in too. Tsunomon digivolves to Gabumon to save them both, and he reveals that the reason why the other Digimon don't want to play with him is because they're scared of him and his ability to digivolve.

It begins to rain, which worries Tsunomon because the school once flooded after a huge rain. They spirit evolve and return to the school, whose students take refuge atop the school. The DigiDestined work to protect the school, except Kapurimon falls into the water. Tsunomon, taking strength from the fact that even J.P., who is scared of thunder and lightning as a human, is fearlessly helping out as Beetlemon, digivolves and saves Kapurimon. When the rains clear, Gabumon finds himself accepted by the students. The class builds the DigiDestined a boat for sailing across the plains. They meet up with Takuya, Koji, and Tommy, just as they parachute out of the ToyAgumon's plane.

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 Fresh In-Training Rookie Champion Hybrid


Tsunomon 1,5 Gabumon 2,8 Tsunomon
Tsunomon t Arrow R.png Gabumon t Arrow R Red.png Tsunomon t
J.P. Shibayama 3 Beetlemon 6 J.P. Shibayama
J.P. Shibayama t Arrow R.png Beetlemon t Arrow R Red.png J.P. Shibayama t
H Spirit of Thunder
Zoe Orimoto 3 Kazemon 6 Zoe Orimoto
Zoe Orimoto t Arrow R.png Kazemon t Arrow R Red.png Zoe Orimoto t
H Spirit of Wind


Other Notes

Dubbing changes

Digimon references

  • Most of the schoolchildren are the Fresh and In-Training forms of the Digimon partners from previous seasons.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • During one of Zoe's flashbacks, other girls her age are looking at dolls. One of the dolls they pick up is a Wormmon.

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