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"Fusion Confusion"
無敵合体! パイルドラモン
(Muteki Gattai! Pairudoramon)
"Invincible Combination! Paildramon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) October 8, 2000
(En:) February 3, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Atsushi Maekawa
(En:) Seth Walther, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Takao Yoshizawa
Chief Anim.
Yukio Ebisawa
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
Toei Animation
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The DigiDestined encounter a new type of digivolution when two Digimon become one, and as always, Izzy is ready to explain. Though first, the group must deal with the time bomb that is Ken's old base.


DA02 ep27 recap

Episode recap for Fusion Confusion.


Paildramon faces off against Okuwamon. Paildramon seems to easily be fighting him off in the beginning. Paildramon tells the others to use the crest of kindness while he holds Okuwamon off. Arukenimon sends Okuwamon after the DigiDestined, but Paildramon blocks him. Davis and Ken rush forward into the base, the others behind. They find the place for the crest and Ken puts it in, sealing in the power and shutting the reactor off. The base starts to disintegrate, but the warping energy gets worse. Ken thinks the crest is meaningless. Cody says that there is something else wrong and wants Ken to tell them what it is. Ken notices pipes and follows them. Outside, Paildramon and Okuwamon are still fighting. The DigiDestined follow the pipes, bringing them to the source of power. The tunnel they are following is blocked, but Armadillomon and Hawkmon manage to clear a path. Okuwamon pulls Paildramon under the ground.

They finally find the source of power. It is a black tower that is giving off energy like they felt near the whirlpool and the dark ocean. Ken says it is the doorway that leads to the world of darkness.

Paildramon uses the Desperado Blaster attack to destroy Okuwamon and goes into the base to save the DigiDestined. He arrives just as the black tower is about to explode. He uses his Desperado blaster attack on the tower, destroying it. The warping is returned to normal. Outside again, Paildramon destroys the rest of the base. He reverts back to his two baby forms, Leafmon and Chibomon. Ken still feels that he doesn't deserve to be their friends, so he and Leafmon leave, needing time to think.

Back in the real world, Cody still wonders if they can truly trust Ken. The next morning, they meet with Izzy. He explains to them about DNA digivolving, like what happened in the past with Omnimon. He tells them how the powers that protect the digital world used the eight crests from the original DigiDestined to cover the world with beauty and peace. In doing so, they stopped the forces of darkness, but their Digimon could no longer Digivolve to Ultimate or Mega. Davis says that he is ready to fight Arukenimon, but before they enter the digital world, Izzy's mom enters with snacks.

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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 Fresh In-Training Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Armor Other

Digimon Analyser[]

DC paDC iDC ruDC doDC raDC moDC n

Dragon Man Digimon

Special Move
Desperado Blaster
T.K.: "ExVeemon and Stingmon DNA digivolved into Paildramon. His Desperado Blaster attack will defeat Okuwamon for sure."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

ExVeemon 1 Paildramon 3 Chibomon 7 DemiVeemon
ExVeemon b Arrow R Paildramon b Arrow RR Red Chibomon b Arrow R DemiVeemon b
(w/ Stingmon) + Leafmon

Stingmon 1 Paildramon 3 Leafmon
Stingmon b Arrow R Paildramon b Arrow RR Red Leafmon b
(w/ ExVeemon) + Chibomon

Hawkmon 5 Poromon
Hawkmon b Arrow R Red Poromon b

Armadillomon 5 Upamon
Armadillomon b Arrow R Red Upamon b


T.K.: "There's no way they'll get through all this rubble."
Yolei: "Uh, I suppose Ken and Davis just didn't hear you, T.K."

—T.K. is wrong for once

"The warp is returning to normal. Oh, but my stiff neck isn't. I got to learn not to get so excited."

Izzy tends to get stressed out in intense situations.

Davis: "Sometimes I wish he weren't so smart so he didn't have so much to tell us."
DigiDestined: "Davis!"
Davis: "I'm sorry, but it hurts my brain to hold all that information!"

—Davis has yet to appreciate Izzy's knowledge.

"Until then, we'll even use balls of yarn to fight, if we have to."

Gatomon knows that when all you've got is a hammer...

"Enjoy your little victory while you can.. Eat, drink, and be merry little Digidestined.. For soon you'll be crushed!!"

—The threat from the Mysterious Woman isn't over yet.

"To defeat the forces of Darkness, we had to release the powers of our Crests. The eight of us knew that this was the only way to defeat the Digital World from the evil forces that were threatening it. Our eight Crests combined to create a force that spread across the Digital World. Kind of a coating of goodness, like the lamination on a baseball card, or the plastic that covers a new box of floppy disks. It brought peace and beauty to The Digital World. The evil shield stopped the forces of Darkness from spreading. It was great, except there was a side effect none of us were prepared for. Because we had to give up the power of our Crests, our Digimon lost the ability to Digivolve to their Ultimate forms. It was a sacrifice that meant, in a way, they had to save goodbye to a special part of themselves. They all took it...pretty hard."

Izzy explains the sacrifice that needed to be made in order to save the Digital World.

Other notes[]

Continuity errors

  • In the flashback to the DigiDestined releasing the power of their crests, they are shown literally letting them go, but in "Now Apocalymon", the physical crests were destroyed, leaving only their power in the DigiDestined's hearts.

Animation errors

  • Omnimon's right shoulder is colored yellow instead of blue.
  • When Davis says "Woah!", his mouth doesn't move.
  • Davis's eyes suddenly go cross-eyed when he shouts, "Yeeaah."
  • In the shot of Davis nodding and Cody speaking in Izzy's room, Yolei's red sleeves are the same color as her skin.

Dubbing changes

  • In the original version, when the base becomes unstable for a second time, Cody does not accuse Ken of keeping information from the group, but is merely arguing against Ken, saying that Ken's crest was indeed helpful in stopping the reactor meltdown.
  • When talking to the DigiDestined, Arukenimon does not originally try to turn them against each other, but taunts them, telling them that there's nothing they can do to prevent the disaster.
  • In the English dub, Izzy claims that the original DigiDestined releasing their crests is "exactly how Omnimon came into existence." In the original version, Koushiro brings up Omegamon (a.k.a. Omnimon) to instead specify that their return to the Digital World happened shortly after the battle against Diablomon.

Digimon references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Paildramon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • In the flashback to the DigiDestined releasing the power of their crests, Tai is the only one seen in his original clothes while everyone else was in their real world clothes (i.e. the clothes they wore at the beginning of the series).
  • From this episode onwards, the Finnish version of this series stops being dubbed in Finnish, and is instead shown in its original Japanese form, with Finnish subtitles.