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"Welcome to My Nightmare"
敵はチャックモン!? 謎のテレビの森
(Teki wa Chakkumon!? Nazo no Terebi no Mori)
"Chackmon is the Enemy!? The Mysterious TV Forest"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Sensation Animation
Airdate (Ja:) June 2, 2002
(En:) November 11, 2002
Written by (En:) Steven Jay Blum
Toei Animation
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After reuniting in the Forest Kingdom, the Warriors learn from Bokomon that each of them has another Spirit: the Beast Spirit, which is much more powerful than the Human Spirit.


The DigiDestined, having reunited, enters the Forest Kingdom and decides to set up camp for the night in the TV Forest. Zoe finds some meat apples and half the group searches for more while the others look for firewood. Later, they build a fire and roast the meat apples. Takuya begins to wonder why, when all five of the children have their Spirits, they were unable to defeat Grumblemon. Takuya asks Bokomon to check his book for anything called a "Beast Spirit" and (with some help from Neemon) finds a hidden page. They learn that there are two forms for each spirit, Human and Beast, but they are still unsure of how to find their beast spirit. Suddenly, a cloud passes over the moon, darkening the area. The tree trunks around them begin to glow, and they find that there are TVs in the trunks, allowing them to look into the human world. In one of the tree trunks, Tommy sees his mother. The moon shines again and the images fade. Tommy begins to cry, missing his mother. To cheer Tommy up, Takuya gives him a hot dog flavored meat apple and J.P. does some magic. Tommy briefly leaves the group to get another meat apple from the fire, and Bakumon appears and uses Nightmare Syndrome on him.

The group goes to sleep while J.P. and Takuya stay up and talk. Takuya says he misses his younger brother, Shinya, and Tommy reminds him of him. Takuya senses that something is wrong and he and J.P. took around to find the source. Koji, who has yet to fall asleep, wonders about the cryptic messages he's received from the voice from his D-Tector when he hears Tommy sobbing in his sleep, who also wakes Zoe. Tommy has a nightmare about everyone keeping him from seeing his mother, and when he wakes up, he falls into a trance and becomes angry at everyone. He spirit evolves into Kumamon and begins to attack the group. J.P. says that they should spirit evolve to fight Tommy, but the others disagree, so they remain in their human forms and continue to evade Tommy. Koji and Takuya both notice something moving around the area, and Koji spirit evolves into Lobomon. J.P. becomes irritated with Koji for spirit evolving, but Zoe points out that Koji must have a good reason. Takuya then spots Bakumon again and spirit evolves into Agunimon to attack him.

Bakumon attempts to use Nightmare Syndrome against Agunimon, but Takuya manages to shake off the nightmare. Knowing that Tommy must be going through the same thing, Agunimon tries to reason with him and then attacks Bakumon and purifies him. Tommy returns to his human form without memory of attacking the others. Everyone except Koji goes to sleep and Bakumon gives them good dreams. Koji's D-Tector begins to beep, and he is told that his Beast Spirit awaits him.

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 Hybrid Other

Digimon Analyzer[]

D-Tector: "Bakumon, the product of a medical sleep research computer program. His special attack is Nightmare Syndrome."


Grumblemon 1 Gigasmon
Grumblemon b Arrow R Blue Gigasmon b
B Spirit of Earth b
Tommy Himi 2 Kumamon 5 Tommy Himi
Tommy Himi t Arrow R Kumamon b Arrow R Red Tommy Himi t
H Spirit of Ice b
Koji Minamoto 3 Lobomon 6 Koji Minamoto
Koji Minamoto t Arrow R Lobomon b Arrow R Red Koji Minamoto t
H Spirit of Light b
Takuya Kanbara 4 Agunimon 6 Takuya Kanbara
Takuya Kanbara t Arrow R Agunimon b Arrow R Red Takuya Kanbara t
H Spirit of Flame b


J.P.: Hey! How come Takuya gets to fall with Zoe?!
Koji: Run, you jerk!

— J.P., this is really not the best time!

Neemon: Maybe you could use the book.
Bokomon: Maybe on your head!

— The classic comedy duo, dumb and brainy, never fails.

Neemon: I wonder what life would be like as a beastie.
Bokomon: Let's feed you to one and you can find out from the inside.

— Ditto.

Other Notes[]

Continuity errors

  • After Takuya rescues Zoe and JP complains about it, they are seen at the bottom of a hill when they were just on a flat part of the forest.

Dubbing changes

  • When Takuya and Koji discuss Grumblemon's digivolution to Gigasmon, the Japanese version is a quick clip from the point where Grumblemon reveals his Beast Spirit to when he attacks as Gigasmon. The English dub extends the flashback to include slightly more events before Grumblemon digivolves.
  • In the Japanese version, there is a scene of Tommy attacking Zoe with a burning stick and Koji jumping in front of her to protect her, but this was cut from the English dub.
  • In the English dub, Agunimon punches four times for his attack but only twice in the Japanese version.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • In the Japanese version, JP says that it's been over a month since they came to the Digital World.