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"The Insect Master's Trap"
(Bagu Tsukai no Wana!!)
"The Insect Master's Trap!!"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) October 15, 2000
(En:) February 3, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Hiro Masaki
(En:) Craig Doyle, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Takenori Kawada
Chief Anim.
Yoshihiro Takeda
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation
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The DigiDestined travel to Giga House, where they find themselves on the run from a horde of Insect Digimon, under the command of the mysterious woman who's already caused them so much grief.

DA02 ep28 recap

DA02 ep28 recap

Episode recap for The Insect Master's Trap.


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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 Armor
  • Kari's dream ExVeemon and Angemon DNA Digivolution (17)
  • Kari's dream ExVeemon and Gatomon DNA Digivolution (18)
  • Kari's dream ExVeemon and Aquilamon DNA Digivolution (19)
  • Kari's dream ExVeemon and Ankylomon DNA Digivolution (20)
  • Arukenimon (23)
  • Zudomon (34)
  • MegaKabuterimon (38)

Digimon Analyser

DC kuDC neDC moDC n

Larva Digimon

Special Move
Electric Thread
Ankylomon: "Kunemon—these Larva Digimon have a shocking attack—the Electric Thread. They're small, but pack quite a wallop."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

ExVeemon 1 DemiVeemon 6 Veemon 9 ExVeemon
ExVeemon t Arrow RR Red.png DemiVeemon t Arrow R.png Veemon t Arrow R.png ExVeemon t

Aquilamon 1 Poromon 7 Hawkmon 12 Aquilamon
Aquilamon t Arrow RR Red.png Poromon t Arrow R.png Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Aquilamon t

Ankylomon 1 Upamon 8 Armadillomon 11 Ankylomon 15 Armadillomon 16 Submarimon 17 Armadillomon 18 Digmon
Ankylomon t Arrow RR Red.png Upamon t Arrow R.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Ankylomon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Submarimon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Digmon t
DigiEgg of Reliability b DigiEgg of Knowledge b

Pegasusmon 1 Patamon 12 Pegasusmon
Pegasusmon t Arrow R Red.png Patamon t Arrow R.png Pegasusmon t
DigiEgg of Hope b

Nefertimon 1 Gatomon 12 Nefertimon
Nefertimon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Nefertimon t
DigiEgg of Light b

Wormmon 10 Stingmon
Wormmon t Arrow R.png Stingmon t


"Whoever destroys the most control spires gets to go on a date with me! By the way, Kari's the only one eligible!"

Davis motivates the group in his own, ineffective way.

"I'm telling you, just when we think we've got this whole digivolution thing figured out, something new pops up. But this is the craziest thing we've seen yet."

Kari, reflecting on her experience with digivolving.

Ken: "I gotta get home. My parents must be worried sick about me. They probably think I've disappeared again. Hurry up, Wormmon. It's getting dark, and I don't want to be a digi-delicacy for some forest creature."
Wormmon: "W-w-wait for me!"
Ken: "It's amazing how fast you can move when you have the right motivation."

—Ken and Wormmon, after having lost track of time.

Cody: "I wonder where that creepy woman is hiding."
Mysterious Woman: *growl*
T.K.: "Good work. We smashed all of the Control Spires in this area.
Mysterious Woman: *snarl* "Be quiet!! How dare you talk about me like I'm some kind of witch! I dress this way to make a fashion statement!"

—The Mysterious Woman, angry with the kid's critique regarding her outfit, kicks the TV she's watching.

Davis: "It reminds me of this book called Gulliver's Travels. It's about this kid who sells an old cow for some magic beans and ends up fighting this giant."
Cody: "Nuh-uh! That's Jack and the Beanstalk, silly!"

—Davis mistakes the plot of a fairytale with that of a classic novel.

"Ken, please tell me that's a Digimon friend of yours we've never met before and not a big ravenous spider!"
"Sorry, Davis!"

Davis, Ken, and Cody find themselves in a sticky situation.

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • In the English dub, when the group are escaping the Flymon, Yolei asks Aquilamon who they are, despite having battled one in an earlier episode, Storm Of Friendship.
  • In the English dub, Davis calls Arukenimon by name multiple times, despite the fact that they do not find out who she is until the next episode.
  • In the English dub, Submarimon amends his previous catchphrase, "the Guardian of the Sea", to "the Reliable Guardian of the Sea."
  • Nefertimon refers to her "Cat's Eye Beam" attack as "Queen's Paw".

Dubbing changes

  • Following the original airing, all shots of the Digimon destroying control spires are removed from the English dub except ExVeemon.
  • When Arukenimon is planning her scheme, she subtly refers to her partner Mummymon before his debut in the next episode.
  • The shot of Cody hitting a Gokimon with a spoon was removed from the English dub. But it was shown on the Fox Kids TV Spot.
  • Two shots are removed from the English dub showing ExVeemon being drilled in the stomach and groin by Digmon whilst held by Stingmon.

Digimon references

  • When fighting the Roachmon, Cody points out that they are not being controlled. However, he mentions black gears, which were featured in the previous series, Digimon Adventure (and last seen in the episode Departure for a New Continent). Cody mentions the black gears only in the English dub.

Real-world references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Davis announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • A box on the shelf of the computer room that was previously labeled "Yukio", now reads "Yukiko".
  • In the English dub, when the DigiDestined write on the computer room chalkboard, their writing, which would normally be given in English, instead remains in Japanese.
  • In the English dub of this episode, the Roachmon are referred to by their Japanese name, "Gokimon", unlike the earlier episode Family Picnic.
  • 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 Dark Gate.
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