| "The Ultimate Clash" |
(Kyūkyokutai Gekitotsu! WarGreymon VS MetalGarurumon)
"Clash of the Ultimates! WarGreymon VS MetalGarurumon"
| (Ja:) Fuji Television|
(En:) Saban Entertainment
|Airdate|| (Ja:) January 23, 2000|
(En:) April 8, 2000
|Written by|| (Ja:) Hiro Masaki|
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt, John Ludin
|Directed by||(Ja:) Tetsuo Imazawa|
| Chief Anim.|
Before WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon manage to tear each other apart, a mysterious being transports the entire group into the past, where the kids discover how they came to be the DigiDestined.
Matt confronts Tai, angry about what Cherrymon told him and gets MetalGarurumon to attack Agumon, which forces him to to warp digivolve to WarGreymon in order to protect Tai. An unstoppable battle begins between the Digimon, and much to the other kids dismay, Tai and Matt start lashing out at each other as well, with Tai claiming he’s only doing it for all the sacrifices others have made for the group. This pleases Puppetmon greatly, who is watching from a distance. The other Digimon look on helplessly, knowing that they stand no chance against two Mega Digimon. As a result, some of the Digimon start arguing leading to more discord within the group.
Meanwhile, Kari discovers some kind of presence nearby, and begins to converse with the mysterious entity, which has been trying to communicate with her for a while now. It tells Kari to raise up her Crest of Light, so she does, emitting a blinding light, and taking in the entire group. This halts the fighting, and reverts the Mega Digimon back to their In-Training forms.
They then appear in a familiar location, Highton View Terrace, where the mystery being speaks to them through Kari. The group is told of how they were chosen as the DigiDestined after witnessing a battle between Greymon and Parrotmon four years ago. The mysterious being that is possessing Kari explains that 'it' is similar to the Digimon, in that it is made up of data, but unlike the Digimon, it cannot take a physical shape. Kari is the only one in which it can communicate to them with. The children kid about how young they look while flying over the buildings. While Tai and Kari are on the street near Greymon, the other kids are all on the balconies of adjacent buildings. Joe is seen on the phone and Matt and T.K. are shown together, obviously before their parents divorced.
The being then takes them to a room where hooded people control the balance between good and evil in the Digital World, and the kids' future Digimon are in their Digi-Eggs. Attached to the Digi-Eggs are the respective Crests and Digivices. They watch events from the past that are digitally animated into the present, like ghost images. The being possessing Kari explains that they took the information they got from scanning the kids four years ago to make the Digivices and Crests. She explains that Tai and Kari were chosen because they helped the Greymon digivolve during the fight, and the other kids have a connection and are also very special. It is revealed that the Crests were made from the strongest qualities the kids had when they were scanned, and if they lose the quality the Digimon may become corrupted (like SkullGreymon did). Suddenly, the kids watch as the location is attacked by Mekanorimon. The group watch as Piedmon attacks the people, and steals the eight Crests connected to the DigiEggs. Because they are just images of the past, there is nothing the kids can do. They then witness a younger Gennai rescuing the Digi-Eggs and taking them to File Island (losing Gatomon's Digi-Egg on the way due to being chased), where they await the arrival of the DigiDestined.
When the group arrives back in the forest, Kari is back to herself again. Matt, still shaken up from the fight, leaves the others, even though he has his answer to why they were chosen, saying he needs some time to himself. Sora suggests they split up into two groups but Matt is against the idea. Mimi then also decides to leave the group, because she doesn't want to fight anymore, or see anyone get hurt, so Joe decides to stay with her, so she is not alone. Gatomon stays hopeful, pointing out that they are the DigiDestined and are destined to reunite again.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)
| Special Move|
|Izzy: "His name is 'Guardromon'. He's a machine Digimon, and his armor is constructed of solid iron. Absolutely nothing can penetrate that can of beans."|
| Special Move|
|Tentomon: "This is no space-age vacuum cleaner. Meet Mekanorimon. His Twin Beam will annihilate anything, which makes house work a breeze."|
(Number indicates order of occurrence.)
"Bug up the nose? That's a bad thing?"
- —Agumon lightens the tension between Tai and Matt a little with unintended humor.
"Matt, I'm gonna tell Mom that you were fighting!"
- —T.K. the tattle tail.
"I'm only doing this to honor the memory of all the great Digimon that had helped us. They trusted us and believed in our commitment. We can't let them down."
- -Tai knocks some sense into Matt.
"Gomamon, get a grip! The last thing we need is any more fighting around here!"
- —Tentomon intervenes when Gatomon and Gomamon start arguing.
Mimi: "I'm gonna sit here and stare at the flowers until everyone starts getting along."
Sora: "Oh, like that's gonna help."
- —Mimi's solution to the group's problem.
Gatomon: "What in the DigiWorld is she doing?"
Izzy: "She appears to be conversing with herself."
Gatomon: "She's losing it."
- —Gatomon and Izzy catch Kari talking to the Mysterious Entity.
Tai: "Whoa! The balance seems to be really out of whack!"
Joe: "So? Somebody find a switch and put the lights back on."
- —Tai and the others are surrounded by absolute darkness.
"Couldn't you have taken Joe instead?"
- —Tai suggesting that the mysterious entity possess Joe instead of Kari.
"Hey, that's me! How typical. I'm on the telephone."
- —Joe sees himself in the past watching the battle between Greymon and Parrotmon.
Matt: "Okay, this is getting weird."
Joe: "What, and floating in the sky is normal?"
- —Matt and Joe react to seeing the digi-eggs, crests, and digivices belonging to the DigiDestined.
Joe: "Don't come any closer! Shoo! Go away!"
Gomamon: "Relax! It's just an image."
Sora: "Yeah, save your screaming for the real thing."
- —Joe freaks out when approached by a hologram of Piedmon.
- At the beginning of the episode, the front of Joe's left shoe is red instead of white.
- When MetalGarurumon attacks WarGreymon, the side of WarGreymon's torso which should be yellow is instead gray.
- When MetalGarurumon bites WarGreymon on the arm, as WarGreymon yells in pain, the spike on his right shoulder is transparent, his upper chest is a lighter tone of gray and a section of one of the red tubes on his body armor keeps flashing orange.
- When the other Digimon look up at WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, Palmon's fingers are completely green.
- When Tentomon stops Gomamon from fighting Gatomon, the bottom of Tentomon's feet are black instead of red.
- When Izzy and Gatomon notice Kari, the stripes on Gatomon's tail are yellow instead of purple (up to the point when she turns to face Izzy).
- As the group look at their Digi-Eggs, some of the children's shoes are miscolored in various shots.
- Guardromon and Mekanorimon are not transparent when shown in the Digimon Analyser.
- When Tai punches Matt, all moments when his fist makes contact with Matt are cut out of the English dub.
- This isn't the first time the rivalry between Tai and Matt has reached breaking point, as a similar fight broke out in the episode Subzero Ice Punch! (though it didn't involve any of the Digimon).
- WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon announce the episode title in the Japanese episode.
- WarGreymon's Terra Force is colored differently than normal.
- The mysterious entity that possesses Kari was apparently meant to contact the group at the beginning of their adventure, though due to certain circumstances, presumably Kari's absence, it was not possible.
- At one point during the flashback, Piedmon is shown inserting a small dark sphere into Gennai's upper-back. Though no explanation is given for this, it may have caused Gennai to age into the old man he's seen as in this series (the tubes on his back may also have something to do with it).
- It's revealed that Gatomon became separated from the other Digimon after Gennai dropped her Digi-Egg, whilst escaping Piedmon's henchmen.
- This is the only episode in adventure in which the Evolution song "Brave Heart" is not included