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"Run Yolei Run"
(Kaizaa no Kichi o Oe!)
"Follow the Kaiser's Base!"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) August 6, 2000
(En:) November 11, 2000
Written by (Ja:) Atsushi Maekawa
(En:) Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Takahiro Imamura
Chief Anim.
Shigetaka Kiyoyama
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation
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After discovering the Emperor's hidden base, the group decide that they must remain in the digital world until Ken is defeated for good.


DA02 ep18 recap

Episode recap for Run Yolei Run.


The DigiDestined both new and old search all around the Digital World for the Digimon Emperor and his secret base. Cody and Izzy are first to discover a plethora of Control Spires and Digimon, who are appearing from a strange floating dome. A Kuwagamon suddenly attacks and although Tentomon is helpless because of the control spires, Armadillomon digivolves while the others escape. Ken catches up to them while they are sliding down a hill and Tentomon attempts to digivolve, to no avail. Digmon rescues them from the tight situation and takes them far enough away that Tentomon can digivolve to Kabuterimon, and from a distance Ken comments about how he wants to add that Digimon to his collection.

Everyone returns to the real world and Cody explains what they saw. Izzy quickly draws up a map of the spires, and it's clear that a path has been formed where the spires are appearing. They decide the best thing to do would be to destroy the base, therefore leave his inventions useless. They agree that they will have to stay in the Digital World until the base is destroyed, and they have to find a way around the obvious problem of what to tell their parents. The older DigiDestined fell useless because their partners can't digivolve, but Tai says that they can help out by going camping. He explains that telling their parents they are going camping is a good excuse to not be home for a few days. The older kids can cover up if for the younger children if their parents call. Izzy tells his mom that they are thinking about going camping and Matt convinces his dad, Hiroaki Ishida, to be the chaperone.

While Davis is packing for the "camping trip" his sister Jun quickly becomes interested when she finds out Matt is going and wants to accompany them. After "escorting" her out of his room, Davis notices a new report on the television about Ken, and the fact that he is still missing. Meanwhile, Yolei is quite concerned that they will have to stay in the Digital World for a long time, but quickly becomes excited and inspired. The next day she is quite eager, and they enter the Digital World while the others leave for their camping trip. Just as Matt, Tai, and Izzy are about to leave with Matt's dad, Jun shows up and Matt is chosen to be the one to get rid of her. He tells her he has a present in the car for her, and while she is closing her eyes on his orders, he returns to the vehicle, and they quickly drive away.

Back in the Digital World, the children soon discover that the Emperor's base is not where it was the day before. They are all quite baffled, but an eager Yolei climbs a control spires and claims the base flew away into the sky. She lashes out at Tentomon because he should've been guarding the area, and then climbs down the side of a cliff only to find Dokugumon at the bottom. Hawkmon saves her just in time from being attacked, but is injured himself. Veemon digivolves to Flamedramon to fight off the enemy and destroys the dark spiral that was on him. A guilt-ridden Yolei starts bawling and decides to stay behind and protect the injured Hawkmon. Kari stays with her too while the boys continue searching for the base. After Kari admonishes Yolei for taking the determination the wrong way, Hawkmon eventually wakes up, and Yolei apologizes for being so stubborn and determined. Hawkmon reassures her, though, saying that he likes her the way she is. By this time, the girls find out that the Emperor's base is a floating fortress, as it appears right above them. Inside, Ken has almost made the finishing touches on his newest project.

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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 Mega Armor

Digimon Analyser[]

DC doDC kuDC guDC moDC n

Insect Digimon

Special Move
Stinger Poration
Hawkmon: "Oh no! It's the dreaded Dokugumon. He's an insect type Digimon whose special attack is Poison Thread. You don't want to get caught up in his web."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Armadillomon 1 Digmon 2 Armadillomon 6 Upamon 10 Armadillomon
Armadillomon b Arrow R Digmon b Arrow R Red Armadillomon b Arrow R Red Upamon b Arrow R Armadillomon b
DigiEgg of Knowledge b

Tentomon 3 Kabuterimon 7 Tentomon
Tentomon b Arrow R Kabuterimon b Arrow R Red Tentomon b

Veemon 4 DemiVeemon 8 Veemon 11 Flamedramon 12 Veemon
Veemon b Arrow R Red DemiVeemon b Arrow R Veemon b Arrow R Flamedramon b Arrow R Red Veemon b
DigiEgg of Courage b

Hawkmon 4 Poromon 9 Hawkmon
Hawkmon b Arrow R Red Poromon b Arrow R Hawkmon b


"Tentomon Digivolve to--oh, forget it. I can't Digivolve!"

Tentomon tries to Digivolve, but it can't.

"How many times do I have to tell you people? You're sitting in the no Digivolving section!"

Ken is tired of the DigiDestined's determination.

"There must be a Control Spire convention in town!"

Davis feels this is a reasonable explanation as to why there are suddenly so many Control Spires.

"What do you want to do, walk up there and say, 'excuse me do you mind if we take a couple of minutes and tear down this building?'"

T.K. thinks that Davis' plan is a little easier said than done.

Jun: "What are you doing?"
Davis: "None of your business."
Jun: "Looks like you're packing for a camping trip."
Davis: "It's your imagination."
Jun: "Are T.K. and the others going?"
Davis: "I can't remember."
Jun: "So then, is Matt going camping, too?"
Davis: "Matt moved to another country."
Jun: "Well if you're going, and everyone else is going, and Matt's going...Can I go too?
Davis: "Sure you can go...GO AWAY!"

Davis has little patience when it comes to his sister.

Yolei: "Left, right, left, right and halt!"
T.K.: "Sir yes sir!"
Matt: "You got a lot to learn about women T.K."

T.K. apparently needs to learn that you shouldn't call a female 'sir'.

Matt: "Okay, Dad, step on it."
Mr. Ishida: "You wanna...leave her here?"
Matt: "Yup."
Mr. Ishida: "You have a lot to learn about women, Matt."
Matt: "Hmm. Where did I hear that before?"

-...and Matt needs to listen to his own words after leaving Jun behind.

Davis: "Are you sure you saw it? Maybe it was a garage?"
Cody: "You mean a mirage"
Davis: "No, I meant a place where the Digimon Emporer keeps his car "

Davis just implied that Ken can drive.

"Must she yell at me? Can't she take a yoga class or something?!"

Tentomon becomes a victim of Yolei's rash behavior.

"You're busted."

Flamedramon makes one heck of a Digi-cop.

Other notes[]

Continuity errors

  • In the English Dub, Cody calls Armadillomon "Digmon" before he even Armor digivolved into Digmon
  • In the English dub, as Izzy and Cody slide down the hill, Izzy wrongly refers to his own Digivice as a D-3.
  • In the English Dub, Yolei's name in the name of the episode is spelt wrong, spelt as "Yolie" instead of "Yolei"

Digimon references

  • The Japanese recap in this episode, for the previous episode, uses recap music from the series Digimon Adventure, since the previous episode is closely related to that series.
  • While Matt and T.K. are talking to their dad about going camping with them, the person at the table next to them was one of the mascots being held captive by the Bakemon in Digimon Adventure.[citation needed]
  • Kari in the English Dub tells Yolei that she's made the similar mistake of trying to take matters into her own hands, possibly referring to her decision to give herself up to Myotismon in "City Under Siege".

Real-world references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Davis announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.