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"The Crest of Light"
(Saraba Numemon)
"Good-bye Numemon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) February 20, 2000
(En:) May 6, 2000
Written by (Ja:) Yoshio Urasawa
(En:) Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Takahiro Imamura
Chief Anim.
Shigetaka Kiyoyama
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
Toei Animation
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The kids end up separated in the sewers beneath Machinedramon's city. While Tai and Izzy run into an old friend, the others set out to free a group of Numemon from slavery.

DA ep 49 recap

DA ep 49 recap

Episode recap for The Crest of Light.


Right after Kari wakes up and is back to health, Sora and Biyomon as well as Patamon show up, where T.K. and Gatomon have been taking care of Kari. Sora also hands Kari the medicine that they found, which Tai must have dropped when they became separated. While exploring the underground labyrinth of sewer tunnels, Sora, Kari and T.K. come across a large group of Numemon enslaved by WaruMonzaemon, who is working under Machinedramon. The Numemon are powering the vast city above from the sewers. Kari wants to help free them and begins to glow with a mysterious light. She rescues them and they praise her as 'Queen Kari'. Sora, T.K. and their Digimon are busy trying to fight off WaruMonzaemon with no luck as their Digimon can not seem to digivolve. They barely escape after he gets his hand stuck in a wall, and find themselves amongst the worshiping Numemon. Suddenly Warmonzaemon appeaers and the Numemon try to fight him off, with no luck, and just as he is about to finish them off, Kari faints again as the kid's Digimon are empowered and digivolve. They battle for a while until he is scared away and Kari begins to glow once more, pointing the group in the direction of the others. Meanwhile WaruMonzaemon reports back to Machinedramon and tells him that he fought with the DigiDestined, but was defeated by a young, powerful girl. Machinedramon is displeased with his efforts and kills him.

Tai and Izzy are exploring the sewers when Tai gets angry at Izzy and their tired Digimon. He wants to continue looking for his sister while the others want to rest. When an annoyed Izzy tells Tai to stop bossing them around, Tai lashes out at Izzy, pins him on the ground and punches him in the face. In the midst of the fight Tai hears someone approaching. They continue to fight (but they are only pretending) and hide from view, awaiting the mysterious figure. Their digimon attempted to digivolve but their energies were too low. This causes Tai to apologize to the understanding Izzy about hurting him and Andromon, the person they could hear coming, approaches. They had previously met on File Island and Andromon is now leading a resistance against Machinedramon, and vows to help the kids safe. Tai and Izzy are relieved to see a friendly face and ask if he has seen the other DigiDestined close by. Andromon, surprised to hear that Tai and 'Queen Kari' are related, informs them that she and the others are headed in their direction when suddenly Machinedramon appears.

After the two groups reunite, the evil Digimon corners the them and battles with Andromon. Birdramon, Angemon and Angewomon help him fight too, but the Mega level Digimon is too strong for them. They appear to be beaten so Kari offers herself up to be eliminated first by Machindramon. Before he can strike, however, the hordes of Numemon swarm over Machinedramon in order to protect their Queen. It is of no avail however, as Machinedramon swiftly kills every one of them. The deaths of the Numemon spurs the light in Kari further, and it powers Agumon enough to warp digivolve. With his power amplified to an unbelievable level, WarGreymon brutally slices Machinedramon with his Dramon Destroyers, and before he can strike back, he falls to pieces. With Machinedramon defeated, his city begins to disappear. The DigiDestined decide to erect a small shrine to honor the Numemon. With the other Dark Masters destroyed, Tai and the others head off to the top of Spiral Mountain, now ready to face Piedmon.

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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

Digimon Analyser

DigiAnalyser-WaruMonzaemonAnimation Ultimate
Special Move
Heartbreak Attack
Biyomon: "Monzaemon was sweet and cute, but WaruMonzaemon is about as cuddly as a porcupine. His Bear Paw will give you heartburn along with his Heartbreak Attack."
DigiAnalyser-Andromon2ndAnimation Ultimate
Special Move
Spiral Sword,
Gatling Missile
Tentomon: "I remember now! We met Andromon on File Island. He was the Android Digimon who had a black gear stuck in his mechanism, but we removed it and freed him of its evil spell."



(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Gatomon 1 Angewomon
Gatomon t Arrow R.png Angewomon t

Biyomon 2 Birdramon
Biyomon t Arrow R.png Birdramon t

Patamon 3 Angemon
Patamon t Arrow R.png Angemon t

Agumon 4 WarGreymon 5 Koromon
Agumon t Arrow RR.png WarGreymon t Arrow RR Red.png Koromon t


Kari: "So, how long was I asleep for?"
Gatomon: "Let's just say that when you fell asleep, I had nine lives, and now I'm down to only three."

—Kari tries to figure out how much time has passed since she became sick.

Biyomon: "Biyomon, digivolve to... Hey! What just happened?"
Patamon: "Patamon digivolve to... Wait a second, I'm still me!"

—Biyomon and Patamon are unable to digivolve.

WaruMonzemon: "Hey! Who cut your chains off?!"
Kari: "I did. Got a problem?"

—Kari stands up to WaruMonzaemon, the slave-driver.

"What's happening? I'm surging with energy! Quick, get me a scratching post!"

Gatomon is supercharged by the Crest of Light.

Izzy: "That's right. Just let our Digimon die!"
Agumon and Tentomon: "Huh?"
Izzy: "Oh, sorry, guys. It's just a figure of speech."

—Izzy gets mad when Tai won't take his advice.

"Please don't provoke him, Izzy."

Tentomon can see where the conversation between Tai and Izzy is going.

"They're cute when they're not so slimy."

Sora remarking to the Numemon while hugging them.

Tai: "Don't you understand?! Kari's sick, we have to find her."
Izzy: "I know that Tai, but she's not here right now."
Tai: "That's my point—we have to find her now!"

—Tai wants to find Kari and doesn't care about their digimon being exhausted

Izzy: "I'm warning you, Tai! You'd better stop giving us orders, or else!"
Tai: "Or else what?!"
Izzy: "I didn't plan anything after 'or else'. I just thought it sounded tough!"

—Izzy's not experienced in making threats.

Tai: "Better stop calling me names!"
Izzy: "I will not! You're bully and a... ruffian!"
Tai: "That's the best you can come up with?"
Izzy: "Yes, on such short notice."

—Tai and Izzy pretend to fight.

Tentomon: "Tentomon digivolve to...Kabu—never mind."
Agumon: "Agumon digivolve to...Greymon, Greymon! Yeah, I'm Greymon! I'm big and I'm bad!"
Tai: "Agumon, your digivolve was a digi-dud!

—Tentomon and Agumon shouldn't count their chickens before they hatch.

"You mean... Queen Kari is your sister?"

Andromon has clearly been talking to the Numemon.

"I feel the power!"

Agumon after receiving the power of the Crest of Light.

Machinedramon: "Now I will finish you once and for all!"
Koromon: "I don't think so! You missed what I did as WarGreymon. I sliced you like an onion!"

Koromon defeats the third Dark Master in one swift move.

"You're next, Piedmon!"

-Tai declares that the Digidestined are finally going after the leader of the Dark Masters.

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • In the English dub, after Machinedramon is defeated, Angemon is heard bidding farewell to Andromon, even though Andromon is with the group in the next episode.

Animation errors

  • When WarGreymon is charging towards Machinedramon, part of Machinedramon's left claw goes missing when he raises it up.
  • Before reverting to Koromon, the side of WarGreymon's torso is the same color as his skin, instead of the correct yellow.

Dubbing changes

  • In the Japanese version of the opening scene, there was originally no dialogue until Kari woke up.
  • In the original version, Machinedramon kills WaruMonzaemon rather than just shooting off his paw.
  • In the English version, after Tai declared that Piedmon was next, an image of him was shown. The original, Piedmon didn't make an appearance at all.

Digimon references

  • The group first met Andromon on File Island, in the episode Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker. In that episode, Andromon was classified as a Data-type Digimon, rather than a Vaccine-type Digimon.

Real-world references

  • At the beginning of the episode, when Kari wakes up, the word Toei can be seen on the wall, referring to Toei Animation, the studio that created the Digimon TV series.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Agumon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • The name of Kari's Crest is revealed in this episode.
  • WarGreymon has defeated two of the Dark Masters by himself, namely MetalSeadramon and Machinedramon, proving his advantage over Dramon-type Digimon, as theorized by Izzy previously.

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