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Yolei Inoue
(井ノ上 京 Inoue Miyako)

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Appears in:Digimon Adventure/02
Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
First appearance Adventure: "Our War Game!" [M2]
Last appearance Fusion: "A Great Legendary Hero Gathering! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!" [78]
Voice actor(s):(Ja:) Rio Natsuki
(En:) Tifanie Christun
Bridget Hoffman (Invasion of the Daemon Corps)[1]
Digivice(s):Red D-3 (Red and white when DNA digivolving)
Trait(s):Love (愛情 Aijou?), Sincerity (純真 Junshin?, lit. "Purity")
Age (Ja:) 12[2]
Blood type AB
Grade (Ja:) 6th
(En:) 7th[3]
Gender Female
Known relatives Father
Mantarou Inoue (Older brother)
Momoe Inoue (Older sister)
Chizuru Inoue (Older sister)
Ken Ichijouji (Husband)
Two sons (Epilogue)
(En:) Fred (Uncle)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation DigiDestined

Yolei Inoue (井ノ上 京 Inoue Miyako?) is a character in the anime and manga Digimon Adventure 02.

She is partnered to Hawkmon and as such is the first central DigiDestined to be partnered with an opposite gender Digimon, as Hawkmon is male.

She helps her family in an Ai-Mart convenience store, and she lives in the same apartment building as Cody Hida and Takeru "T.K." Takaishi. She works in it often and takes food from it to supply the group and their ever-hungry Digimon with. She has a crush on Ken Ichijouji and idolizes Mimi Tachikawa and Koushiro Izumi. She is apparently the youngest of four siblings: she has two sisters (high school-aged Momoe, junior high-aged Chizuru) and a brother (college-bound Mantarou).



Yolei is very energetic and usually confident, although she can sometimes be embarrassed to admit her true feelings if they don't meet her standard for herself. Yolei is a touch on the geeky side, stubborn, cheeky and impulsive. While she is somewhat loud and bold, she is very sincere and true to her feelings to the point where she is often unaware of others or how her feelings are affecting them. Yolei is compassionate and generous, but capable of being decisive and resourceful. She has odd tendencies to suddenly become depressed without explanation, but always finds the strength to come back and help her friends.

Yolei's catchphrase when something goes right for her is "Perfecto!" (ビンゴーっ!! Bingō!!?, lit. "Bingo!!").

Yolei's most notable skill is her technical prowess. She is Izzy's successor as the president of the computers club at Odaiba Elementary School, can fix any mechanical implement, and is also proficient at sound editing.


Miyako Inoue (井ノ上 京)

Name used in Japanese materials.

  • Ja: Inoue (井ノ上 京?). Japanese surname that means "above the well".
  • Ja: Miyako (?). Japanese name that means "capital". As Miyako points out when introducing herself, Enter Flamedramon her name is written with the same character as the "kyo" in Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan.

Yolei Inoue

Name used in the English dub of Digimon Adventure 02.

  • Yolei. Unknown source.


Yolei, along with many other children around the world, sent e-mails to support the DigiDestined in their fight against Diaboromon, and her hope-filled will helped DNA digivolve WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon into Omnimon, who defeated the villain. Our War Game! Her contact with Digimon eventually led her to be chosen to become a new DigiDestined by the Four Harmonious Ones.[citation needed]

She obtains her D-3, Hawkmon and the Digi-Egg of Love on her first week of her final year in Odaiba Elementary. During Golden Weekend, the new DigiDestined get a surprise visit from Mimi, whom Yolei gets along with very well.

When the Odaiba Elementary soccer team plays a match against the Tamachi team, Yolei is initially dissapointed when it looks like Ken will not show up, but brightens up when he does. However, Yolei is shocked when she later learns that Ken is the Digimon Emperor.

Later, when a Dark Spiraled Digitamamon attacks Mimi, Yolei loses her composure and begins screaming at him. This outburst resulted in the manifestation of the Digi-Egg of Sincerity, which Yolei used to Armor Digivolve Hawkmon to Shurimon, who freed Digitamamon from the Spiral.

When the location of the Digimon Emperor’s base was discovered, the DigiDestined decided that they would have to stay in the Digital World until it was destroyed. Yolei covered up the fact that she was nervous with some ridiculously over-the-top eagerness, barking orders and rushing around, even managing to scale a Control Spire. When her over-eagerness lead to Hawkmon getting poisoned by Dokugumon, Yolei felt guilty about it. Hawkmon was alright about it as he preferred Yolei as she is.

Getting a distress message from Kari Kamiya, Yolei went to the United States with the other DigiDestined to help her and T.K. But on the way, they met Willis, a DigiDestined from Colorado, whose rogue Digimon partner, Kokomon, was the cause of it. Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals

Davis Motomiya thought it was a good idea to ask Ken to join their group. Yolei did not agree since she had seen Stingmon kill Thundermon at Ken's command. However, when Mimi called on the new kids to help battle a Golemon, Yolei was forced to confront her feelings about Ken, which led to her accepting him. While searching for Gatomon's lost power ring, she, Ken and Kari ended up in the Dark World. Upon finding the Dark Ocean, Kari lost her composure due to her last visit. This event was taken advantage of by Blossomon. It took Yolei's slap and harsh words to make the two girls see eye-to-eye, causing them to give their Digimon the power to DNA Digivolve.

At Christmas, Yolei, Sora Takenouchi and their Digimon were sent to Russia but they had no translator to help them cross the language barrier with the Russian DigiDestined. Yolei's attempts at charades eventually succeeded when she used the names of Russian foods to co-ordinate their attacks on the Flymon above the city. After going home, Yolei witnessed LadyDevimon's death by Silphymon, much to her horror. Yolei accepted it as they saved the current victims and any future victims of the sadistic Digimon.

At the Other World, Yolei was subjected to MaloMyotismon's illusion. Her desires were to be an only child and getting to eat all of the desserts. Hawkmon and ExVeemon broke her free of the illusion and she then joined with the other kids, who were in the process of breaking free of their illusions. Yolei used the power of the dream dimension against MaloMyotismon with Aquilamon, Shurimon, Halsemon and Silphymon appearing all at once.

When Pukumon entered the scene with a Control Spire, Joe was knocked into the 02 gang and Yolei ended up with Davis's D-Terminal, allowing Hawkmon to Armor Digivolve to Rinkmon. Digimon Adventure 02: Armor Evolution to the Unknown

Three years after the events of Our War Game!, the evil Diaboromon resumed his reign of terror on the Internet. Yolei was trying on uniforms for Odaiba Jr. High when she was called by Izzy and was filled in on the situation. The Kuramon were bio-emerging via e-mail so while Tai, Matt and their Digimon entered cyberspace to battle Diaboromon once more, the others had to track down the Kuramon. Yolei and Kari found the first and caught it for Izzy to examine. When Davis learned that Kari, T.K. and their Digimon had gone to help their big brothers and Omnimon, he urged Yolei to open the gate for him so he could go to Kari. But Yolei made the gate too wide and the entire Kuramon swarm emerged from the gate before heading to Tokyo Harbor to assimilate into Armageddemon. Yolei was forced to watch the battle to follow until Imperialdramon Paladin Mode destroyed the monster. Using her laptop, Yolei activated the cell phones of the crowd watching the battle, who then used them to capture the Kuramon, while the DigiDestined did the same with their Digivices, to send them all back to Izzy to take care of them. Digimon Adventure 02: Revenge of Diaboromon

At some point, she and the other DigiDestined encountered Parallelmon, who absorbed her, T.K., Kari and Cody, as the monster inadvertently sent Davis into the V-Tamer 01 world. There, Davis meets Taichi. Yolei and the others help Davis from inside the monster by recreating the Digi-Egg of Miracles. With the monster destroyed, Davis and his friends returned to their continuity. Double Tamer!! The Great Super-dimensional Battle!!

Later, when the Old Clock Shop Man summons the heroes of the past to the Fusion universe to help take down Quartzmon, Yolei shows up with Aquilamon, Keenan Crier and Ravemon to assist in the DigiQuartz. A Great Legendary Hero Gathering! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!

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By the year 2027, Yolei marries Ken and is a housewife. She has a pre-teen daughter with a Poromon, a grade school-aged son with a Minomon, and an infant boy with a Leafmon. T.K. mentions that according to Yolei, "Ken might be a great detective, but he can't seem to detect when it's time to do the dishes."

Other appearances

Digimon Tamers

This information is only considered valid within the English continuity.

When Takato first starts wearing "Tamer goggles", Kazu makes fun of him by calling him "Yolei". Digimon, Digimon Everywhere

Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley

Digimon Digital Card Battle

Yolei, name translated as Keely, hangs out at the Jungle City Battle Café. During the Protagonist's first visit, she tells him that the Battle Arena's Battle Master is Veedramon but that he has turned mean, and she thanks him when Veedramon returns to normal. After defeating A, Keely becomes available to fight, using the Bingo!! Deck, which references her Japanese catchphrase.


Main article: Yolei Inoue

Notes and references

  1. Digimon Encyclopedia: Digimon Adventure Cast List
  2. In the Japanese version of Adventure 02, Miyako is stated to be starting 6th grade at the start of the show, which in the real-world format of the Japanese class system would imply that she was instead age 11 at the start of the series. The Japanese version of "Knight of the Skies, Aquilamon" [25] states her zodiac to be Gemini, implying she couldn't be 12 until at least May 22.
  3. Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official Second Season
  4. Digimon Digital Card Battle

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