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A Clue From The Digi-Past
(Shugosha Kentarumon!)
"Kentarumon the Guardian!"
Other title(s)
(Pt:) "Centarumon, the Guardian" (Centarumon, o Guardião)
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) May 9, 1999
(En:) September 24, 1999
Written by (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura
(En:) Ardwight Chamberlain, Sean Abley
Directed by (Ja:) Keiji Hayakawa
Chief Anim.
Tomoko Itou
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
Toei Animation
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While Mimi comes to terms with being stranded in the middle of nowhere, Izzy becomes deeply involved in researching a nearby temple, much to Mimi's annoyance.


DA ep 10 recap

Episode recap for A Clue From The Digi-Past.


Izzy, Tentomon, Mimi and Palmon are all plummeting through the sky in their beds and are about to crash. Mimi and Palmon find themselves in a forest while Izzy and Tentomon are outside of some ancient ruins, which Izzy, much to his partner's protests, decides to investigate. As Mimi and Palmon are wandering through the forest, they run into Sukamon and Chuumon, who start to attack them after Mimi insults the two. They see Mimi's Digivice on her bag and Sukamon was about to grab it when a light came from it, making them leave the girls alone. They also say they saw another human with a Tentomon land by the ruins and will take Mimi and her partner there. Unfortunately, it is on a different island. Palmon uses her poison ivy to get to the other island, and Sukamon and Chuumon ask for a goodbye kiss. When the girls don't give them one and instead insult them, the two tell them they'll wait.

Meanwhile, Izzy and Tentomon are in the ruins, and they find a large spinning Black Gear and lots of writing on the walls. Izzy recognizes it as being the same writing they saw in the giant battery. At the same time, Mimi and Palmon have arrived at the temple and run into the others. Izzy barley even cares because he is so preoccupied with his computer and the writing in the ruins. Mimi tries to get him to go look for everyone else, but he doesn't care. Izzy finally figures out the code and a maze pops up on his computer. Mimi gets so upset that Izzy is ignoring her that she runs away crying and Tentomon follows after while Palmon is still crying.

As Mimi runs through the maze with Tentomon hot on her trail, Izzy and Palmon try to figure out where they are. As Mimi realizes that she and Tentomon are lost, Palmon wants to go in the maze after them, but Izzy tries to crack the maze first, and he is able to find where they are through her Digivice. With them, they can communicate and Izzy can tell Mimi how to get out. As he is doing this, someone else appears on his map and starts to follow Mimi and Tentomon. It's Centarumon being controlled by a black gear. He starts chasing them and when asked for directions of where to go after hitting a dead end, Izzy and Palmon are gone from Izzy's computer. Centarumon catches them and shoots a hole in the wall. Mimi tells Tentomon to digivolve, but he can't because Izzy's not there. Just then, Palmon and Izzy arrive. As the partners have been reunited, both Digimon are able to digivolve and destroy the Black Gear.

Centarumon sees the Digivice on Mimi's bag and tells them that the ruins are its temple, and he is its guardian. He explains that the Digivice is the preserver of light and the last line of defense against darkness. Then Leomon shows up and says he will destroy the children. Centarumon says he must protect them because they possess the Digivices, but Leomon is able to beat him. Right as he is about to attack, Izzy and Mimi's Digivices begins to glow and Leomon runs away.

Izzy goes back to cracking the code in the writing from the wall, and Mimi gets so frustrated that she kicks the giant black gear. It then starts to rotate the other way and the moving island they are on starts moving back towards Infinity Mountain. As it does, they pass the island that Sukamon and Chuumon are on. They still want a kiss from Mimi, but are again rebuffed, as the island keeps moving.

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 Rookie Champion

Digimon Analyzer[]

Sukamon &
Mutant Digimon
Special Move
Palmon: "Sukamon and his mouse buddy are always together, because they share the same teeny, tiny brain."
Beast Man Digimon
Special Move
Hunting Cannon
Tentomon: "Centarumon: half-man, half-horse. You really don't want to get on either of his bad sides."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Palmon 1 Togemon 3 Palmon
Palmon b Arrow R Togemon b Arrow R Red Palmon b

Tentomon 2 Kabuterimon 3 Tentomon
Tentomon b Arrow R Kabuterimon b Arrow R Red Tentomon b


"That's it, I give up. I wanna see the camp therapist."

Mimi, while running away from Sukamon and Chuumon.

"Get a power source, stop the gear. Is 'find our friends' on that list?"

Tentomon is concerned about Izzy's priorities.

"I can't take it anymore! I haven't had anything to eat, and my feet are killing me, and a giant lemon custard tried to kiss me, and all I wanna do is get out of here!"

Mimi breaks down in tears after Izzy seemingly ignores her.

"Izzy, did we have to take the scenic route?"

Mimi, following Izzy's directions and nearly falling into a hole.

Centarumon: "The Digivice is a preserver of the light, a last line of defense against the darkness that threatens existence."
Izzy: "Really?"
Mimi: "I didn't get that, but I'm starting to think they're more than just a cool accessory."

—Centarumon explains the purpose of the Digivices, but it goes over Mimi's head.

Izzy: "Guess I'll just have to keep deciphering and analyzing these two sets of hieroglyphs. I'm sure all the answers are in here somewhere."
Mimi: "Excuse me, isn't this where I came in? You're not seriously starting all that again, not right now."
Izzy: "Just a nano."
Mimi: "This black gear! Who cares about that old thing? All I want is lunch!"

—Mimi once again loses her patience with Izzy and ends up being accidentally helpful.

Other notes[]

Continuity errors

  • In the English dub, Mimi mentions that she has a baby brother. However, in later episodes Mimi is clearly shown to be an only child. This error, and many others, are most likely the result of a lack of information on characters and future storylines, given to the writers of the English dub.

Animation errors

  • When Izzy and Palmon look for Mimi and Tentomon outside the temple, a view of them from the ground appears to show them floating off the ground.
  • In the fight scene with Centarumon and Leomon, after Leomon is first struck with Centarumon's Solar Ray, when he gets up, the color of his lower jaw transitions from black to orange.

Dubbing changes

  • In the original episode, Chuumon's name is not included in the Digimon Analyzer when analyzing Sukamon.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Izzy announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • This is the first episode in which the term Digivice is originally used (the English dub mistakenly has the group using the term in previous episodes).