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"The Dark Gate"
(Ankoku no Gate)
"The Dark Gate"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) February 18, 2001
(En:) May 5, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Atsushi Maekawa
(En:) Alan Smith
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroyuki Kakudou
Chief Anim.
Yoshitaka Yajima
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation
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Oikawa, having no further use for Ken, attempts to hand him over to Daemon, though Davis intervenes, and a fierce battle soon ensues in Highton View Terrace, as history repeats itself.

DA02 ep45 recap (LQ)

DA02 ep45 recap (LQ)

Episode recap for The Dark Gate.


Having already transferred copies of the Dark Spore from Ken to the kidnapped children, Yukio Oikawa leaves Ken at the mercy of Daemon as he prepares to flee with Arukenimon and Mummymon. When Davis and the other Digi-Destined arrive to help, their DNA-Digivolved Digimon are no match for Daemon's power. He further proves that sending him to the Digital World is futile as he can open a portal to there himself. Ken realizes there is one place that they can send Daemon that he can't escape from: The Dark Ocean. As Ken struggles to open the portal to the Dark Ocean with his D-3, it takes a huge strain on him, but with the support of the other Digi-Destined, he is able to fully open the portal, before Imperialdramon, Silphymon, and Shakkoumon blast him through and the portal is sealed behind him, though Daemon vows to return. As for Oikawa, Arukenimon, and Mummymon, they are forced to leave the kidnapped children behind and retreat as the police approach, resulting in where the children are returned to their parents, but the Digi-Destined learn from Ken of what happened and realize that the kids now will essentially become like Ken due to the Dark Spore's influence and decide to keep an eye on them from now on...

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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 Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Armor

Digimon Analyser

DC deDC chouonDC moDC n

Demon Lord Digimon

Special Move
Flame Inferno
Veemon: "Daemon—This spooky Digimon not only attacks with his gigantic wings and deadly force beams, but his Evil Inferno can really turn up the heat on his enemies. Ooh, can't touch him! Hot!"


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Raidramon 1 Veemon 2 ExVeemon 6 Paildramon 12 Imperialdramon Dragon Mode 13 Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 14 Veemon
Raidramon t Arrow R Red.png Veemon t Arrow R.png ExVeemon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t Arrow R Blue.png Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Veemon t
(w/ Stingmon) + Wormmon

Wormmon 3 Stingmon 6 Paildramon (12) Imperialdramon Dragon Mode (13) Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 14 Wormmon
Wormmon t Arrow R.png Stingmon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t Arrow R Blue.png Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Wormmon t
(w/ ExVeemon) + Veemon

Arukenimon (Human) 4 Arukenimon 20 Arukenimon (Human)
Arukenimon (Human) t Arrow R Blue.png Arukenimon t Arrow R Blue.png Arukenimon (Human) t

Mummymon (Human) 4 Mummymon 20 Mummymon (Human)
Mummymon (Human) t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon (Human) t

Armadillomon 8 Shakkoumon 18 Armadillomon
Armadillomon t Arrow RR.png Shakkoumon t Arrow RR Red.png Armadillomon t
(w/ Patamon) + Patamon

Patamon 8 Shakkoumon 18 Patamon
Patamon t Arrow RR.png Shakkoumon t Arrow RR Red.png Patamon t
(w/ Armadillomon) + Armadillomon

Aquilamon 10 Silphymon 14 Hawkmon
Aquilamon t Arrow R.png Silphymon t Arrow RR Red.png Hawkmon t
(w/ Gatomon) + Gatomon

Gatomon 10 Silphymon 14 Gatomon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Silphymon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t
(w/ Aquilamon) + Hawkmon


Daemon: You may think you've seen the last of me, but I will be back.

Oikawa: "Children, listen to me closely. Remember this place. One day I will call you back here. Remember what I told you."

—The dark plan is still not over..

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • Soon after Imperialdramon Fighter Mode appears, a clip from the episode "Dramon Power" is shown, in which Ken and Davis are absorbed into Imperialdramon Dragon Mode's forcefield.
  • In the English dub, when Jim brings Yolei back home, he apologizes to "Mrs. Inoue", presumably Yolei's mother, even though only her two sisters are seen.

Animation errors

  • The Digimon Analyzer uses Daemon's Japanese name, "Demon", instead of his English name.

Dubbing changes

  • In the Japanese version, when the Digimon force Daemon into the Dark Ocean, the opening theme song, Target ~Akai Shougeki~ plays in the background. This is replaced by generic music in the English dub.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Ken announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • This is one of the few episodes in the entire Digimon anime series to retain its original Japanese title in the English dub. The other is The Insect Master's Trap.

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