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"Gatomon Comes Calling"
熱いぜ東京タワー! デスメラモン
(Atsui ze Toukyou Tawā! DesuMeramon)
"Tokyo Tower is Hot! DeathMeramon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) October 17, 1999
(En:) December 18, 1999
Written by (Ja:) Satoru Nishizono
(En:) Ardwight Chamberlain, John Ludin
Directed by (Ja:) Tetsuo Imazawa
Chief Anim.
Shigetaka Kiyoyama
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
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Once Izzy's updated the rest of the group on last night's events, they split up to search for the eighth child. Meanwhile, Gatomon has already begun to suspect Tai's sister, Kari.


DA ep32 recap

Episode recap for Gatomon Comes Calling.


Myotismon, as vampires do, travels through the midnight, looking for fresh blood from young women. Meanwhile, battles between strange-looking monsters are reported on the news, as Tai looks for his address book. He fails to find it, but meets everyone at the park anyway. Izzy tells them of his discoveries late last night, and asks that they all try to get in contact with people in their address books. So, everyone splits up to begin the mission of finding the eighth child. Sora and Mimi end up taking a break in the air-conditioned Tokyo Tower, as an intense heat wave is passing over the city, but SkullMeramon, another of Myotismon's evil henchmen, follows them in. Soon enough, a battle begins, and Tai and Izzy notice from about a mile away. They arrive, and Agumon digivolves to his Ultimate form to defeat SkullMeramon. While all this is happening, Gatomon encounters Kari and begins to suspect her as the eighth child. However, she hesitates to attack as planned, and retreats out of the Kamiya residence in confusion.

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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 Other

Digimon Analyser[]

Special Move
Heavy Metal Fire
Agumon: "He's SkullMeramon. His element is fire. He's tough and he can sure dish it out."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Biyomon 1 Birdramon
Biyomon b Arrow R Birdramon b
Palmon 2 Togemon
Palmon b Arrow R Togemon b

Tentomon 3 Kabuterimon
Tentomon b Arrow R Kabuterimon b
Agumon 4 Greymon 5 MetalGreymon (Vaccine)
Agumon b Arrow R Greymon b Arrow R MetalGreymon (Vaccine) b


"Junk. Stuff. More junk. More stuff. Man, I was a messy kid!"

Tai can't find his address book amongst the clutter on his desk.

"You just grew up, now get out!"

Mimi, sick of pushing Palmon around in a stroller.

"I wanna hear Izzy's theory! Don't start until I get there! I love Izzy's theories!"

Joe arrives late to the meeting.

"Joe, we're talking about the fate of the world here. If you're gonna chicken out, you can call all the names in my book, too. See ya!"

Matt leaves his address book with Joe, who gets roped into making all the phone calls.

Sora: "Mr. Generous! I bet he couldn't find his address book."
Izzy: "Well, how'd you ever guess?"

Sora knows Tai all too well.

"She isn't so bad, for a human. Better company than some Digimon, that's for sure."

Gatomon's first impression of Kari.

"While no one knows where these monsters are from, or why they're here, it's clear the Earth is at some sort of crossroads. The question is: Down which road does our destiny await?"

News presenter unknowingly presaging the battle to come.

Other notes[]

Animation errors

  • In a shot of the group after Mimi and Palmon arrive, the black band on Tai's left arm is missing.
  • When T.K. gets scared at Matt's words, the first frame shows the left side of his torso next to the strap of his backpack being the same color as his sleeves.
  • When Sora nods to Tai's words, her right eyelashes become the same color as her skin for a brief moment.
  • When Gatomon walks followed by DemiDevimon, her Tail Ring is colored white instead of golden.
  • When Gatomon goes after Kari, the purple tips on her ears are colored white as she crosses the street.
  • When Sora, Mimi and their Digimon are resting in the shade, the back of one of Biyomon's head feathers is colored blue instead of pink.
  • When MetalGreymon fires his Mega Claw attack, the non-metallic part of his tail where it curves round is gray instead of orange.

Dubbing changes

  • Tokyo Tower is never named in the English dub.
  • The dub changes Myotismon's reason for attacking women and sucking their blood from building up his energy to doing it out of sheer fun. In the Japanese original, DemiDevimon warned him that unnecessary bold movements would draw attention to him.

Real-world references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • SkullMeramon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.