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"If I had a Tail Hammer"
(Daichi no Sōkō Ankiromon)
"Armored Ankylomon of the Earth"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) September 17, 2000
(En:) December 9, 2000
Written by (Ja:) Reiko Yoshida
(En:) Michael Sorich, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Takahiro Imamura
Chief Anim.
Toshio Deguchi
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation
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The DigiDestined are hard at work rebuilding one of the many devastated towns of the Digital World, until a nearby control spire, thought to be inactive, starts causing problems for the group.


DA02 ep24 recap

Episode recap for If I had a Tail Hammer.


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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 Armor

Digimon Analyser

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Mutant Digimon

Special Move
Thunder Bolt
Digmon: "It's Thundermon. He's a highly charged Digimon who's electrifying. But what's shocking about this pint-sized powerhouse is that he packs a ten million volt wallop."

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Armored Dragon Digimon

Special Move
Megaton Press,
Tail Hammer
Ankylomon: "I'm Ankylomon, a Champion Digimon. My whole body is covered in super-strength steel. I flatten evil-doers with my Megaton Press attack, and the iron balls that shoot from my Tail Hammer will definitely put a dent in any enemy's plans."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

ExVeemon 1 Veemon 6 DemiVeemon 9 Veemon
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Halsemon 1 Hawkmon 7 Poromon 10 Hawkmon 12 Halsemon 18 Hawkmon
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Digmon 1 Armadillomon 8 Upamon 11 Armadillomon 12 Digmon 14 Armadillomon 15 Ankylomon 18 Armadillomon
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Pegasusmon 1 Patamon
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Nefertimon 1 Gatomon
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Minomon 16 Stingmon 17 Wormmon
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T.K.: "Boy, that jerk really left the Digital World in a big mess, didn't he?"
Davis: "Hey, listen, it's not my fault. I'm doing the best I can."
T.K.: "I meant Ken, not you, Davis."

— Davis misunderstands T.K. as they continue to help rebuild the DigiWorld.

Davis: "Some teachers are just nitpickers about such little things."
Yolei: "What was it this time?"
Davis: "I was accidentally playing soccer indoors, and somehow a window broke. Boy, Mr. Reynolds is sure is a grouch."
Cody: "Not again."
T.K.: "It's the fourth time. But hey, who's counting, right?"
Kari: "Really?"
Davis: "Huh? I thought it was at least six!"

— Davis' excuse for being late is no surprise to the DigiDestined.

Davis: "They're a major pain!"
Kari: "Aw, they're cute."
Davis: "Oh, they're so sweet."
Veemon: "That's not what you said a second ago."

—Veemon calls Davis out on his sudden change of mind about the Punimon.


Veemon's failure to digivolve causes him to do a very good imitation of Mimi.

"I thought the Control Spires had been knocked out of commission when Ken left, but this makes me think they just might be active again."

T.K. comes to a logical conclusion as to why the Digimon suddenly can't digivolve.

"Ken's back?! And Wormmon can digivolve?!"

T.K. says what everyone's thinking.

Ken: "Are you all right, Wormmon?"
Wormmon: "Well, I've been better. I let her get away."
Ken: "Don't worry, my friend. We'll have another chance."
Wormmon: "You're right, Ken. Next time, I won't miss."

— Ken and Wormmon discuss their reason for being in the DigiWorld.

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • In the English dub, the exact same product that Cody's grandfather now calls liquid yogurt was previously called prune juice in the episode Old Reliable.
  • Gatomon attempts to digivolve into Angewomon in this episode, although the Digimon lost the ability to digivolve into their ultimate forms between seasons 1 and 2.

Dubbing changes

  • The town that the group are rebuilding is labelled as Primary Village in the English dub, whilst in the original episode, the town's name isn't given at all.
  • The product Cody's grandfather had in the original version was "chu jelly".

Real-world references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Cody announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • Upamon is able to use chopsticks despite not having hands.