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"A Chance Encounter"
(Kyō no Miyako wa Kyō no Miyako)
"Today Miyako is in Kyoto"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) November 19, 2000
(En:) February 24, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura
(En:) Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroyuki Kakudou
Chief Anim.
Toshio Deguchi
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation
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A school trip to Kyoto turns upside down for Yolei when images of BlackWarGreymon start appearing throughout the city, accompanied by a number of other disgruntled Digimon.


DA02 ep33 recap

Episode recap for A Chance Encounter.


Yolei goes to Kyoto, for a class field trip. There she runs into Sora's dad and Joe's brother, Jim, who are studying Digimon. According to them, Kyoto is the closest to the Digi-World they can get and that Kyoto is deeply connected with other worlds. But then Yolei notices BlackWarGreymon in the Real World with some minions! She defeats Musyamon and Apemon before they suddenly return to the Digi-World! She also finds out Digimon away from their partners in the Real World get weaker.

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Featured characters[]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)

Humans In-Training Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Armor Other
  • Multiple unidentifiable silhouetted Digimon

Digimon Analyser[]

DC haDC nuDC moDC n

Beast Man Digimon

Special Move
Apemon: "I am Apemon. I swing into action and use my Mega Bone Stick attack, to demolish my enemies."

DC muDC shiDC yaDC moDC n

Demon Man Digimon

Special Move
Slaying Dismissal
Poromon: "That's Musyamon—a warrior Digimon who can take different shapes. I've seen him used his Shogun Sword attack to make mincemeat out of his enemies."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Raidramon 1 Veemon 4 ExVeemon 10 Paildramon
Raidramon b Arrow R Red Veemon b Arrow R ExVeemon b Arrow R Paildramon b
(w/ Stingmon)

Pegasusmon 1 Patamon 6 Pegasusmon
Pegasusmon b Arrow R Red Patamon b Arrow R Pegasusmon b
DigiEgg of Hope b

Nefertimon 1 Gatomon 7 Nefertimon
Nefertimon b Arrow R Red Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R Nefertimon b
DigiEgg of Light b

Armadillomon 5 Ankylomon
Armadillomon b Arrow R Ankylomon b

Minomon 8 Stingmon 10 Paildramon
Minomon b Arrow RR Stingmon b Arrow R Paildramon b
(w/ ExVeemon)

Mummymon (Human) 9 Mummymon 16 Mummymon (Human)
Mummymon (Human) t Arrow R Blue Mummymon b Arrow R Blue Mummymon (Human) t

Poromon 12 Hawkmon 13 Shurimon 14 Hawkmon 15 Poromon
Poromon b Arrow R Hawkmon b Arrow R Shurimon b Arrow R Red Hawkmon b Arrow R Red Poromon b
DigiEgg of Sincerity b


"If my calculations are correct, it's all your fault... The others needed D-3s in order to compete with you, so their subconscious minds must have somehow willed their digivices to chance, although I'm not sure Davis has a subconscious mind."

Izzy theorizes about the existence of the D-3s.

"Huh? Tell me I'm not seeing what I think I'm seeing!"

Yolei, reacting to seeing BlackWarGreymon appear in Kyoto.

Ken: "All right, Yolei, the rest is up to you now."
Yolei: "What are you talking about?! Come back!"

—Yolei's not too happy about Ken seemingly abandoning her.

"When everything happened three years ago, I was right in the middle of the battle. Actually, my brother Joe was a little more involved. I was sort of helping out from the sidelines. It's not that I couldn't help them fight, it's just that I wanted to give the kid a chance to learn on his own."

Jim has an interesting take on the events of Digimon Adventure.

Davis: "Going somewhere?!"
Arukenimon: "I don't have time for small talk with small children. I wouldn't 'ere too comfortable if I were you. There are still five more Destiny Stones out there, and when I destroy them there goes the the Digital World!"

—The kids are now on the clock to stop the duo and save the Digital World.

Other notes[]

Continuity errors

  • Michelle and Terry are in the same class as Yolei despite the fact that they were Mimi's classmates in 1999, and therefore should be in the 7th grade, as the Japanese class system doesn't allow one to repeat grades under normal circumstances.

Dubbing changes

  • In the English dub, Yolei says she's in eighth grade, but in the original she says she's in sixth grade. The sign on the windshield of the school bus says 6-A as well.
  • In the Korean dub, this episode and "Big Trouble in Little Edo" were skipped due to South Korean regulations which discourage prominent Japanese elements from appearing in Korean media.

Digimon references

Real-world references

  • This episode sees Yolei in Kyoto.
  • The car Joe's brother is driving is a Volkswagen New Beetle.
  • Izzy and Ken, while discussing issues concerning the human subconscious, cite fictional books and authors such as Singvold's "Theory of Ultimate Brain Power" (on which Ken had taught a class), Tissaro's "Strengthening Your Mind", and Korsky's "My Buddy, My Brain".

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Yolei announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • This episode is the first time a Digimon transitions through multiple forms while degenerating.