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"Ghost of a Chance"
(Odaiba Memoriaru)
"Odaiba Memorial"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) July 30, 2000
(En:) November 11, 2000
Written by (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura
(En:) Craig Doyle
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroki Shibata
Chief Anim.
Toshio Deguchi
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
Toei Animation
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It's been four years to the day since Myotismon's defeat and the death of an old friend—a friend who has returned to give the DigiDestined a warning of things to come.


DA02 ep17 recap

Episode recap for Ghost of a Chance.


As the anniversary of Myotismon's defeat approaches, people at the Fuji TV Station start quitting because they see a ghost everywhere. When the whole team, old and new Digi-Destined, go to the TV Station, they find out that the ghost is actually Wizardmon, the Digimon that sacrificed himself for Kari and Gatomon to allow them to defeat Myostismon three years ago! He tells Gatomon that "Kindness will release the Golden Radiance" and "Kindness alone will not be able to defeat the darkness." He disappears, leaving the Digi-Destined to their very confused thoughts.

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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

Digimon Analyser[]

No Digimon are analysed in this episode.


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

DemiVeemon 1 Veemon
DemiVeemon b Arrow R Veemon b

Upamon 2 Armadillomon
Upamon b Arrow R Armadillomon b

Poromon 3 Hawkmon
Poromon b Arrow R Hawkmon b


Davis: "You guys have a date to do fractions? What gives?"
T.K.: "No, Davis. That's a date, not a fraction."

—Davis is his usual not-so-smart self.

"There's enough of us here to start our own soccer league."

T.K. comments on the size of their DigiDestined team.

"You guys have to stick together, no matter what. Remember that friendship is the key, or you'll all be toast."

Tai giving the younger DigiDestined some sound advice.

"I haven't been here in a while. It's...the same. Including the smell of your socks."

T.K. visits his father and brother's apartment.

"First, I'll take a little stroll over to our old refrigerator and, uh, take a peak at what's...not expired."

Matt may know how to cook, but he hasn't got much to work with.

T.K.: "Dad, what's the matter?"
Mr. Ishida: "I don't even know how to explain it."
Matt: "Don't tell me, Myotismon destroyed the station again."

—Matt recalls the last time his dad had trouble at work.

Matt: "You've flipped your lid!"
T.K.: "Don't mind him, Dad. He's just not a happy little buffalo."

—Matt is more skeptical of their father's sanity than T.K. is.

Izzy: "Come on, Davis. Give it a try."
Davis: "Wha—! Who, me?"
Kari: "No, silly, he means the other boy with goggles."
Davis: "Oh, where is he?"

—Kari should know better than to use sarcasm with Davis.

T.K.: "It's the ghost!"
Kari: "Who ya gonna call?"

—The DigiDestined remember the '80s.

Davis: "He doesn't stand a ghost of a chance!"
Kari: "Good one."

—Title drop!

"Your enemy is not only the Digimon Emperor, but a much greater darkness. The darkness...it cannot be defeated with strength alone. You must return the one wrapped in darkness to his true self...Kindness will release the golden radiance."

Wizardmon gives the DigiDestined a few clues to help them save Digital World.

"That Wizardmon. What a friend. Even from beyond he still continues to watch over me."

—A grateful Gatomon remembering Wizardmon with Kari by her side.

Other notes[]

Continuity errors

  • In the English dub, T.K. says that August 1st is "the anniversary of when the DigiDestined defeated Myotismon", though it's actually the day they first went to (and returned from) the Digital World - Myotismon was defeated two days later.

Animation errors

  • When the original DigiDestined meet the new DigiDestined, the knot on the back of Kari's scarf is missing.
  • In the shot of the DigiDestined in front of the TV station, Mimi's hair is the same color as Tai's skin.
  • When Veemon, Armadillomon and Hawkmon rush in to save Gatomon from the ghost of Wizardmon, a previous animation frame of Hawkmon's beak remains on-screen.
  • When Veemon, Armadillomon and Hawkmon gasp at seeing Wizardmon, Hawkmon has two canine teeth in his beak, one of which is colored black. Armadillomon also has four canine teeth in his mouth.

Dubbing changes

  • In the English dub, a moment is removed near the beginning when one of the men working at the TV station takes out a cigarette.
  • In the original episode, when explaining why the computer room will soon be inaccessible, T.K. says that it's going to be used for summer computer classes, whilst in the English dub, he says that it's going to be the new detention room.

Digimon references

Real-world references

  • When Matt and T.K. are having dinner, they mention Tanabata.
  • Matt and T.K.'s dad, Hiroaki, has a "Sonic" CD player, a parody of the Sony brand.
  • Sora, Mimi and Yolei visit Tokyo Tower (see above).
  • As Wizardmon's ghost flies around the ceiling of the TV station, Kari says, "Who ya gonna call?"; a catchphrase from the film Ghostbusters.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Kari announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • Davis announces the episode title in the English dub.
  • In Matt's apartment, there's a picture on the wall displaying his Japanese name, Yamato.
  • This is the first time in this season that we see a digivolution from In-Training to Rookie level. It's also the first time we see Veemon, Hawkmon and Armadillomon in the real world.
  • Many of the events of this episode foreshadow the revelation that Myotismon is the true enemy of the series such as the flashbacks to the battles with his forces, the return of Wizardmon as a ghost which is the form that Myotismon was also left in following his destruction and the return to the TV station where Myotismon was destroyed the first time only to return later.