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"Dark Sun, Dark Spore"
(Ankoku Digimon to no Shitō)
"Fight to the Death with the Dark Digimon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) February 11, 2001
(En:) April 28, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Hiro Masaki
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt
Directed by (Ja:) Noriyo Sasaki
Chief Anim.
Yukio Ebisawa
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
Toei Animation
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Ken comes face to face with his kidnapper, while Davis and the others are hot on the trail. Though, Daemon's servants aren't far behind, and the DigiDestined are soon caught up in a fight to the death.

DA02 ep44 Recap (LQ)

DA02 ep44 Recap (LQ)

Episode recap for Dark Sun, Dark Spore.


After Ken is taken away by Arukenimon, the others followed her truck to retrieve him. Yolei and Kari were battling LadyDevimon and Silphymon killed her in self-defense, as Shakkoumon did to MarineDevimon. Both Yolei and Cody are shocked at the fact that their Digimon killed another one, but Kari and T.K. respectfully know they did the right thing to prevent any causalities. Meanwhile, Ken learns more about his past, Oikawa, the Dark Spores, and he found out that he kidnapped the kids, saying they wanted to come. He then makes copies of Ken’s spore and transfers it to the kids. The Dark Spore made kids smarter and made them good at sports. Oikawa’s truck was still being pursued by Davis but suddenly Daemon appears in front of the truck!

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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 Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Armor

Digimon Analyser

No Digimon are analysed in this episode.


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Hawkmon 1 Aquilamon 2 Silphymon
Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Aquilamon t Arrow R.png Silphymon t
(w/ Gatomon)

Gatomon 3 Silphymon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Silphymon t
(w/ Aquilamon)

Veemon 4 Raidramon
Veemon t Arrow R.png Raidramon t
DigiEgg Friendship

Armadillomon 5 Ankylomon 7 Shakkoumon
Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Ankylomon t Arrow R.png Shakkoumon t
(w/ Angemon)

Patamon 6 Angemon 8 Shakkoumon
Patamon t Arrow R.png Angemon t Arrow R.png Shakkoumon t
(w/ Ankylomon)


Veemon: What is this, Grand Central Station?! Enough with the trains already!
Everyone else: Give us a break! Give us a break!

—The team loses their patience at the railroad tracks.

Mummymon: Wait! I think I hear something! Can you hear it too?
Arukenimon: No. Is it Daemon!?
Mummymon: The stars are gossiping to each other.
Arukenimon: Huh?
Mummymon: They're saying they know a two couple of Digimon that will make beautiful music together. Perhaps they're trying to tell us something. What do you think?
Arukenimon: Err! Did you say cute!? I hate cute!
Mummymon: I think it's a sign! C'mon gimme a big smooch! Let's celebrate!

—Mummymon isn't going to make a cut as an astrologer.

Other notes

Animation errors

  • In the English dub, when Cody and T.K. arrive at the hospital with Joe's brother, T.K.'s mouth moves but no speech is heard (he is heard speaking in the original).

Digimon references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Yolei announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.