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->''Three years have passed since the summer we could never forget...''

The second ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' anime series, and the only direct sequel to another series, ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is set three years[[note]]The dub increased the TimeSkip to four years[[/note]] after ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. As a point of clarification, the "02" in the title refers to the series being set in 2002, not to its status as a sequel (though yeah, it's obviously that).

Three years have passed since the original Digidestined saved the Digital World, and they have all grown up and (mostly) gone their separate ways. When a distress call from Agumon draws Tai, T.K and Kari back into the Digital World, they discover that it is under siege by a malicious boy calling himself "The Digimon Emperor", who is using a [[PaintItBlack black Digivice]] to suppress natural Digivolution and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash Digimon into his slaves]].

That is until the trio, with the help of new goggle-boy Davis, discover the power of Armour Digivolution, which allows certain Digimon to attain more powerful forms while sidestepping the Emperor's embargo on Digivolution. Joined by two other new kids (girly tech geek [[GeniusDitz Yolei Inoue]] and TheStoic [[KidSamurai Cody Hida]]), this new generation of Digidestined must use their new powers to stop the Emperor's ambitions before the entire Digital World is consumed by darkness.

The series was known for a lot of complications in it's writing, particularly beyond the "Digimon Emperor" arc as a lot of behind the scenes disagreements marred the story greatly, making it almost seem random on the outset. What's more a planned story arc with a potential villain wound up scrapped in the middle of the story causing for a lot of hasty re-writes.

It was succeeded by ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.

It was accompanied by a pair of {{Short Anime Movie}}s. ''Hurricane Touchdown'', also known as ''Transcendent Evolution! The Golden Digimentals''[[note]]The two different titles are actually the respective titles of each half of the movie, pre- and post-intermission[[/note]], is set before Ken joins the Chosen, and details their adventures in America and dealings with Wallace, a Chosen with twin Digimon; it was dubbed as the third part of ''Digimon: TheMovie'', and [[CutAndPasteTranslation suffered for it]]. It's a NonSerialMovie, though the producers released a DramaCD (''Natsu e no Tobira'' - ''The Door to Summer'') within the same "canon"[[note]]Daisuke travels to New York to visit Wallace and Mimi only for the three of them to get pulled into an alternate, wintery New York[[/note]]. The second film, ''Diablomon Strikes Back'', is set within a year of the finale and is about the Chosen's response to the resurrection of Diablomon, the antagonist of ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Our War Game]]''[[note]]The central segment of Digimon: the Movie[[/note]]; it aired in the US as a television special under the name ''Digimon: Revenge of Diaboromon'' in the lead-up to the start of ''Anime/DigimonSavers''. Because of the length of time between the end of production on ''Adventure 02'' & the dubbing of ''Revenge of Diaboromon'', it was the only portion of the ''Adventure'' era of the show that wasn't produced by Fox, the franchise having since changed hands to Disney, but still reunited the majority of the cast[[note]]Joshua Seth was replaced as Tai by Jason Spisak[[/note]] from the first two seasons of the show after 4 years.

Its dub is available on [[http://www.hulu.com/digimon-adventure Hulu]] under season 2 of ''Adventure''.

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!!''Anime/{{Digimon Adventure 02}}'' provides examples of:

* AbortedArc: Dagomon and the Dark Ocean. Though, TropesAreNotBad, as most likely, this arc would've heralded a tone-change to Cosmic Horror, leaving the victory of the kids very much in question.
* AdultFear: Ken leaving his home and his parents in episode 9, especially [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the note about "leaving the world" he leaves behind on his computer for his parents to see.]]
** His backstory is this too. His brother died in a car crash and his parents, in their grief, failed to notice such things as [[ItsAllMyFault Ken blaming himself for the crash]] and receiving creepy emails from one of his coworkers. Sweet dreams, mommies and daddies.
** During the final arc, Arukenimon, Mummymon and Oikawa abduct elemenary school children for their plans using typical kidnapping techniques such as gifts of toys.
* AlternateUniverse: See the main ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' entry.
** The Dark Ocean and the "dreams become real" world also count.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The theme song from the English dub of first season is used again.
* ArcWelding: While nobody pretends that including ''Hurricane Touchdown'' in ''Digimon: The Movie'' was a good idea, the idea used to bridge the two[[note]]Diablomon's virus surviving getting stabbed in the face and infecting Cocomon to strike at Willis directly[[/note]] actually provides more backstory for ''Touchdown'' than the original Japanese ever did. In the original, Cocomon disappears without warning and returns without warning, only now he's big, mean, and ugly.
* ArcWords: In the dubbed third movie: "Go back to the beginning!"
* AreWeGettingThis: The real world attack during the ChristmasEpisode.
* ArtifactTitle: The title Digimon 02 (which refers to its TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture date) really doesn't apply to the dub which sets the show 4 years after DigimonAdventure, making it take place in 2003. Granted the dub doesn't actually call it 02 electing to call all the first four seasons Digimon:Digital Monsters but still the fandom will usually refer to it as 02 to distinguish it from the other seasons. Though the fandom often mistakes the 02 for its placement as the second series to Adventure.
* AmplifierArtifact: Azulongmon's [=DigiCores=]
* AntiHero / AntiVillain: Ken and [[spoiler: Oikawa.]] And to a lesser degree, [[spoiler:[=BlackWarGreymon=].]]
* ApathyKilledTheCat: The new children never ask questions about the digital world and the older children never try to find out about the dark towers or the dark spores.
* TheArtifact: The original eight Digidestined become this. Yes, even Kari and TK, who might as well not have been in the final two episodes for all that they accomplish.
** The Armor Digievolutions after Digimon Kaiser is defeated. They still appear from time to time after that, but there's no need to, since not only the normal digievolutions are more powerful, but are neccesary for DNA Digievolution.
* TheAtoner: Ken Again, [[spoiler:[=BlackWarGreymon=]]] fits this trope as well.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Many, but the Daemon Corps arc is probably the straightest example, with the fight against [=MarineDevimon=].
* BashBrothers: Pegasusmon and Nefertimon tend to fight together (and share a combined attack). It helps that Patamon and Gatomon know each other from the previous season, and share a similar digivolution line.
* BigEater
* BiggerBad: Milleniumon, Daemon.
* BilingualBonus: In episode 13, the sign on the dark beach says "Innsmouth" in Digicode - the whole episode being a shoutout to the Cthulhu mythos.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Notably averted as this is the only Digimon anime series to end on a completely positive note. The Digimon and human worlds become closer than ever, everyone gets to reach their dream, and ''nothing bad happens''. The only downer is Oikawa dying, and even he gets a happy ending as his spirit gets to remain in the place he wanted to see his entire life.]]
* BrandX
** [[EveryoneOwnsAMac Everyone Owns A Wac]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The dub, multiple times.
* BreakTheHaughty: The Kaiser does not take well to defeat.
* BrickJoke: The last leg of the Digimon Emperor arc has the Chosen pretend to go on a camping trip (with Matt's father as chaperone) in order to stay in the Digital World for as long as necessary to defeat Ken. Jun, learning that Matt will also be on the trip, tries to invite herself along, and they ditch her the first chance they get. The end of the arc has her catching up to the group; cue a collective OhCrap on Matt, Tai, and Izzy's part.
** There was also one in the dub of "His master's voice". Early in the episode, the principal asks over the PA, "Would the person who put the Jelly Donuts in the swimming pool please report to the office?". Later in the episode, a couple kids run by Kari, and one of them says "...and then I put the jelly donuts in the swimming pool".
* BroadStrokes: Certain elements of previous episodes were brushed over for various reasons. (EX. Dagomon from episode 13.)
* ButNotTooForeign: Matt and T.K. are revealed to be one-fourth French, when T.K. and Tai meet their grandfather in France.
** Think of it as visual TranslationConvention. Blonde and blue eyes is a PhenotypeStereotype, so in a Japanese work it makes sense, and lord knows writers have been willing to handwave genetics for {{Rule of Cool}} before. MST3KMantra, people.
* ButThisIsRidiculous: When he's done recapping the first part of the world tour and listing all of the drop-off points, TK says "we all like to travel, but this is ridiculous!"
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Digiarmor eneeeeeeeeeergize!"/"Digimental Up!"
* CallingYourAttacks
* CallBack: [[spoiler:Remember the episode where the Digidestined had to pursue Myotismon [[Anime/DigimonAdventure three years ago]]?. Well, you remember the nine cards that have to be put to open the way between the Digital World and the Real World, right? Yukio Oikawa plans to do the same thing. If you remember the first one, between the two Vaccine-Type Rookie-Level cards (Agumon and Gomamon), Tai chose the latter. In this season, Oikawa chose the former. And if you remember Gennai's words back at the first season, one is right and the other is wrong. That's why he ended up opening the way between the Real World and the ''strange world where ideas can become reality''.]]
* CanonImmigrant: You guessed it, [[Anime/DigimonTamers Ryo]] shows up, although in blink-and-you-miss-it cameos... and a flashback that's only meaningful to those who have played [[VideoGame/DigimonAdventureAnodeCathodeTamer the]] [[VideoGame/DigimonAdventure02TagTamers games]] [[VideoGame/{{Digimon Adventure 02 D-1 Tamers}} he's]] [[VideoGame/DigimonTamersBraveTamer from]]. Too bad that they're [[AllThereInTheManual actually important to the story]].
* CatFight: Angewomon vs. [=LadyDevimon=]. Again.
* ChangingOfTheGuard: The two youngest heroes team up with a new group, while the main characters from the first series serve as support on the sidelines.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: Gatomon's Holy Ring.
* ChekhovsGunman: Dagomon was ''supposed'' to be this, but ExecutiveMeddling and CreativeDifferences put [[WhatCouldHaveBeen a nix on that]].
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Myotismon]]. He was behind everything that happened to the Digital World for the last three years, and he would had won if it wasn't for the last battle's AssPull. Almost like that he had the king in checkmate in TabletopGame/{{Chess}}, only for his enemy to literally turn around the board and then declare victory.
* ChickMagnet: Matt, by virtue of [[{{Bishonen}} looks]] and a garage band.
* TheChosenMany: ''Adventure 02'' reveals that the twelve Japanese Chosen are not the only ones, and there are groups of them operating all around the world.
* CircleOfFriendship: The finale.
* ColourCodedCharacters: All the Chosen have colors that correspond to them, based on their Digivice (for the current ones) and Crest (for the old ones).
** T.K. has two colours. His Crest of Hope is yellow, but his new Digivice is green. The full list:
--->Tai - Crest of Courage - orange
--->Matt - Crest of Friendship - blue
--->Sora - Crest of Love - red
--->Mimi - Crest of Sincerity - green
--->Izzy - Crest of Knowledge - purple
--->Joe - Crest of Reliability - black
--->T.K. - Crest of Hope - yellow; Digivice - green
--->Kari - Crest of Light and Digivice - both pink
--->Davis - Digivice - blue
--->Yolei - Digivice - red
--->Cody - Digivice - yellow
--->Ken - Digivice - black; Crest of Kindness - violet
* CoolBoat: Because none of V-mon's armor forms can fly or swim, during the assault on the Kaiser's base, Daisuke thinks to try and make a raft out of a nearby palmtree to follow the others, as it's the only thing around to work with. [[ShaggySearchTechnique Resting his hand against it]], he accidentally throws the lever and he and V-mon are suddenly riding a small island.
* ContinuitySnarl: Digimon 02 attempts to tie in events form the UsefulNotes/WonderSwan games with the Drama CD and the Digimon Movie. The problem is that TheMovie, the games, the anime itself all have conflicting versions of the same events (not helping things is the fact that [[NoExportForYou only the movie was actually released outside of Japan]]). For example, in ''Our War Game'', Ryo[[note]]A cameo from the first Wonderswan game, Anode[=/=]Cathode Tamer[[/note]] is seen sending a supporting e-mail to Taichi and Koushirou via laptop from some mountainside; in the game ''Tag Tamers'', however, he and Ken are watching the Omegamon[=/=]Diablomon fight from Ken's room; indeed that fight kicks off the events of the game. Another example: in ''Hurricane Touchdown'', 02's NonSerialMovie, we meet Wallace, who has no knowledge of the Digital World; a younger Wallace actually appears in the third Wonderswan game, ''D-1 Tamers'', as a major character, no less.
* ConspicuousCG: [=ExVeemon=] and Stingmon's DNA Digi-volving sequence, as well as their evolution sequence to Imperialdramon. Just like with [[Anime/DigimonAdventure [=MetalGreymon=] and WereGarurumon]], no-one else got CG evolution sequences.
* CurseCutShort: In the dub.
--->'''Davis:''' "''Sticks and stones can break my bones, but when Magnamon gets a hold of you, he'll kick your-''"
--->'''Ken:''' "''But! you didn't let me finish!''"
** LastSecondWordSwap
** PopularSayingBut
* {{Cyberspace}}: Not just the Digital World, but the internet as well in ''Diablomon Strikes Back''.
* DarkIsEvil: The Dark Ocean, the Dark Gate, the Dark Spore... redundant, but effective.
* DeadPersonConversation
* DeadSidekick: Even though he's alive and well now, Angemon's sacrifice in ''Adventure'' is the source of Takeru's anger towards evil Digimon. [[spoiler:Wormmon sacrifices himself to help beat Kimeramon, and is resurrected two episodes later.]]
* DependingOnTheWriter: With two producers and at least seven writers, inconsistencies are unavoidable.
* DeusExMachina: A literal example with Azulongmon ending the conflict in episode 37.
** UpToEleven with the last episode where with very little explination Davis and Veemon managed to break into Myotismon's [[LotusEaterMachine Illusions for the Digidestned]] Snapping them out of it and bringing them back to the fight and they do it Simultaneously at that by splitting into multiple selves.
* DistantFinale
** RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf: Most of the Chosen end up in glamorous positions, and those that don't end up in nonetheless highly satisfying career; for example, [[spoiler: Davis is a millionaire food-chain owner, Sora is a Fashion Designer, Tai is the Digital World's ambassador, Mimi has her own cooking show, and Matt is an astronaut; on the slightly less ostentatious side, Kari is a Kindergarten Teacher, Ken is a detective, and Yolei is a '''housewife''' (and with her and Ken's three children, the most, ah, ''productive'' mother in the show).]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: After Paildramon introduces the combination of [[FusionDance Jogress Evolution]] (DNA Digivolution) to the series, the team's Digimon all accost Chibimon and demand details, not unlike teenagers ganging up on a friend who managed to get lucky. Kari's... enthusiasm for the concept (she insists on imagining every potential pairing with [[WalkingShirtlessScene Exveemon]]) [[YaoiFangirl doesn't help]]. It gets worse when you take into consideration how the Chosen act and react to get it to work for the first time.
** In that sense, there is also a little bit of Ho Yay and Les Yay with the human half of the affair - no DNA digivolving partership consists of two characters of opposing genders, even with semi-official couples in play.
* DontAsk: The Digidestined, when they are found in a pile on the computer room floor, after returning from the Digital World.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Agumon as [=MetalGreymon=], once the Emperor enslaves him with a Dark Spiral.]].
* DressingAsTheEnemy: To sneak into an Emperor controlled city, the Digidestined have their 'mon put on some fake black rings.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In creating ''Digimon: TheMovie'', the dub shoehorned the events of ''Hurricane Touchdown'' into continuity, which confuses people as to why Seraphimon and Magnadramon don't appear in the penultimate episode.
** Izzy also mentions Wallace (Willis) later on in the dub.
* In the English dub, Sora and Matt's sudden dating. The dub clearly favored Tai/Sora with constant teasing (including giving Tai an unrequited crush on Sora) while Matt/Sora got the short end of the stick with Matt acting like a jerkass. [[WordOfGod Comments from the original writer]] of Digimon Adventure indicate his general distaste for the pairing of male and female leads and he'd originally meant for Yamato and Sora to have a much stronger bond and foreshadowing of their eventual marriage. [[note]]That said, there was still enough wiggle room for legitimate dissent of opinion. The Japanese seiyuu for Sora and Gabumon (!) indicated in personal comments their surprise when it turned out Sora and Yamato would become a new couple, with [[WordOfStPaul Sora's actress indicating she figured Sora could be more open and straightforward around Taichi]].[[/note]]
* EmpathicWeapon
* TheEnd: [[spoiler:The epilogue for the Summer 2003 audio drama went something like this: (paraphrased)]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Narrator:''' As stated in the show's epilogue, it was not easy for everyone to make it to the twenty-five year mark. Everyone still had battles to fight. However, please know that they kept on living, and that this alone should serve as an adequate end to their story.]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* EnforcedPlug: This season's dub heavily uses the soundtrack for ''Digimon: the Movie'', and allusions to Willis are anything but subtle. Saban ''really'' wanted us to see the movie.
* EpicRocking: "Bokura no Digital World", which at 6:47 is anywhere from two to three times longer than most of the American songs written for the same season.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler:The first thing [=MaloMyotismon=] does upon emerging from his host is brutally murder Arukenimon and Mummymon in cold blood in such a way the Chosen, who were the two's enemies, cover their eyes and can't bear to watch. This shows that not only is [=MaloMyotismon=] still as horrible as he used to be, he's even ''worse'']]
* EverythingIsOnline: The [=Digidestinted=] are able to use their school's computer club as an alibi for their work in the Digital World.
* EvilIsNotAToy: And failure to realize that [[BerserkButton will really piss off]] T.K.
* EvilLaugh: Parodied by the Digimon Emperor in the dub:
-->'''Digimon Emperor:''' Ahahaha hahahaHAHAHAHAHA Oh, it's not that funny...
* EvilOverlord
* EvolutionaryLevels: This season added another branch with Armor and DNA Digivolving. However DNA Digivolving is not a branch just an alternative way of reaching Ultimate
* {{Exposition}}
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Ken, sort of - his Digimon Emperor hair goes away with his VillainousBreakdown and reverts to his normal hair.
* {{Expy}}
** Davis -- [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Tai]]'s successor. Pretty much in-universe, since he basically worships Tai and really wants to be as good as him, as established in the first episode.
** Dragomon -- Basically, [[CosmicHorrorStory Cthulhu]] makes a brief cameo in one episode.
** Veemon -- [[Manga/{{DigimonV-Tamer01}} Veedramon]], [[NoExportForYou they were popular in Japan at the time.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:[=MaloMyotismon=]'s brutal murder of Arukenimon and Mummymon. It's so horrible that even the heroes can't bear to watch and cover their eyes.]]
* TheFinalTemptation: The LotusEaterMachine in the finale. In the dub, the episode in which this happens, the 49th, is even called "The Last Temptation of the Digidestined."
* FinalExamFinale
* {{Fangirl}}: Jun, to Matt.
* FirstNameBasis
* FiveTokenBand: The New York team:
** Mimi: Japanese
** Michael: White
** Phil/Sam: Black
** Maria: Latina
** Tatum: Irish-American
** Steve: Jewish
** Lou: Native American
* {{Flashback}}
* TheFourGods: A hint of what was to come in ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]''...
* FusionDance: The point of DNA Digi-volving.
* GagDub: Much more so than ''Adventure'', but similar to it, it was perfectly capable of being serious when necessary, as in the last 8 episodes.
* GainingTheWillToKill: In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' the heroes we're forced into do or die situations so often that they would kill when they had to. However in the sequel series the first few seasons the new members only fought mind control victims (that they freed) and artificial control spire enemies which they had no problems destroying since they weren't real. Towards the end of the series all three of the new recruits this season are forced to kill at least one real enemy which shakes them up.
* GambitPileup: The main participants are the Digimon Sovereigns and their Digidestined warriors and [[spoiler:Malomyotismon]]'s gang. The first groups wants to protect the worlds from the second one, who wants to conquer them for themselves to rule. Through the series, other potential players enter the scene in attempts to conquer the worlds as well; players such as the Daemon Corps, Dragomon of the Dark Ocean and a somewhat-back-to-life Devimon. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Too bad they didn't got more screentime or development]].
** And if you see the movies as hour-long episodes rather than as regular films taking place in the same universe, count in Diaboromon and the virus-infected Kokomon.
* GambitRoulette: All of 02's villains' actions prove to be part of the [[ManBehindTheMan mon behind the mon's]] greater scheme - even the ones that would have made his greater scheme impossible.
* GentleGiant: Shakkoumon
* [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Get A Hold Of Yourself Woman]]: Kari to Yolei in episode 31, though she immediately regrets doing it. Yolei returns the favor later in the episode.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/DigimonAdventure02 Has its own page.]]
%% * GoodEyesEvilEyes
* GondorCallsForAid: In the cheesiest way possible. Gained a lot of flack from the fans after such a huge build up.
* GrandFinale: Specifically the movie ''"Diaboromon's Revenge"'', it is set as the grand finale of ''Digimon Adventure'' continuity.
* HeroesUnlimited
* HighOnCatnip: In the dub, Gatomon picks some catnip to heal Hawkmon. A few scenes later, Hawkmon is alert and active.
-->'''Gatomon''': I found Catnip; it cures it all!
* HijackedByGanon: Guess who's responsible for all the crap that goes on in the latter half of the series? [[spoiler:Myotismon--that's right, the guy who died in the last series by taking it to the crotch. Incidentally, the first half was essentially just cleaning up the aftermath of one of the Wonderswan games]].
* HollywoodAtlas: the World Tour Arc.
** BigApplesauce:
** GayParee: Paris
*** ThereWasADoor: Somehow, the {{mons}} get away with ripping a hole in the '''Palace of Versailles''', and this was ''after'' T.K.'s grandfather objected strongly to enemies desecrating it just by occupying it.
** SensualSlavs: Yuri is green eyed and blonde, and both Yolei and Sora think he's attractive. They're visibly upset when they can't take him up on his offer to get them dinner.
** LandDownUnder
** LandOfDragons
** SouthOfTheBorder
* HopelessSuitor: Davis was the former TropeNamer.
* HopeSpot: Wormmon gets one in episode 21.
-->'''Digimon Emperor:''' [turns to Wormmon, speaking in a much weaker voice than before] There's only one Digimon suitable enough for me...
-->'''Wormmon''': H-huh...?
-->'''Digimon Emperor''': AND THAT'S KIMERAMON!
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: In the dub, the Forbidden Valley Of No Return - though Cody points out that with a control spire there, it wouldn't be any safer even if it were the "Valley Of Duckies and Bunnies".
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The Dark Spore children.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: T.K. writes a book about their adventures in the DistantFinale, and it's suggested that the narrator (him) was just reading said book out loud.
* ImageSong: Forty-nine of them, to be exact -- including the duets. Most of them are [[EarWorm really catchy]], too.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Digi-egg (Digimental) of Miracles, which allows Veemon to become [[GoldenSuperMode Magnamon]], who packs ''both'' the incredible defensive powers of the Metal type and some serious [[[LightEmUp Light type firepower]]. (It's unknown whether the Digi-egg of Destiny-- from the 3rd movie -- counts as this as well).
* [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Instant Awesome Just Add Imperialdramon]]
* IWishedYouWereDead: [[spoiler: Jealous of his brother, a young Ken wishes his brother Sam disappeared. Then Sam dies. Ken blames himself as he thought it's was his fault.]]
* KickTheDog:
** Ken, literally. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqCLnLKtiE "...he kinda lifted it up with his foot and then it flew away..."]]
** Also, one of the Dark Spore-infected kids, but with a ''kitten''.
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl
* KryptoniteIsEverywhere: The Control Spirals are this to the Digigods and to the Digital world.
* KudzuPlot: The series added a bunch of interesting plot points on a regular basis and made you watch as they went nowhere.
* LampshadeHanging: In the dub, Digmon indirectly pokes fun at the translators' incorrectly making his title "Drill of Power".
--> '''Digmon''': Digmon, the Drill of Knowledge! ...I used to say the Drill of Power, but I think this makes me sound smarter!
** In the "World Tour" arc, everyone has met up with foreign DigiDestined and they all speak English... until we get to Russia, where Sora and Yolei discover none of their three contacts can understand them
* LargeHam: Most people in the dub, much more so than any other ''Digimon'' series. One particularly funny moment has Davis saying "Digi-Armor Enerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgize!" with the consonant held out and the "gize" said so quickly and abruptly it almost didn't exist. Actually, this is the case every time he uses the [=DigiEgg=] of Courage.
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler: Sora and Matt get together]] in episode 38, but other than this, they fit the trope - especially considering that no hint whatsoever was given of a previous romantic relationship between them. This applies to [[spoiler: Ken and Yolei]], as well.
* LightIsGood: Gatomon, Patamon, Kari, etc.
* LighterAndSofter: Digimon 02 definitely qualifies when compared to its [[Anime/DigimonTamers successor]] and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure predecessor]]. Considering only one ally dies, the [=DigiDestined=] never truly get shaken up for more than one episode, all the lasting villains were {{Anti Villain}}s working for one guy or barely made any mark at all [Daemon and Dragomon], and no large-scale damage is done to the Real World, let alone the city.
* LipLock: Most notable in the "Digi-Armor Energize!" sequence.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Subverted. Davis and Ken do cross paths in the real world as enemies, but because they live in separate school districts and play on rival soccer teams, this only happens once.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Well, add in the new kids and Digimon, the old cast, their Digimon, their parents, sometimes their brothers and sisters, and the new villains and their victims, the cast is huge. Thankfully, the number of main Digidestined are now down to 5 [[spoiler: later 6]], instead of the 8 of last season.
* LotusEaterMachine
* LoveBubbles: Davis -> Kari
* LoveTriangle: Daisuke at least believes himself to be in this with Hikari and Takeru. A short story booklet in the Christmas CD heavily implies that he's right, with both Daisuke and Takeru being suspiciously excited about giving their presents to Hikari. Tailmon reveals that Hikari is knitting a scarf for someone...but won't tell her whom it's for.
** Also one between Tai, Sora and Matt in the English dub. While a LoveTriangle never existed in the Japanese 01 (and it was never supposed to because Kakudou intended Yamato/Sora to be endgame from the start), the PSP game has retconned a Type 5 LoveTriangle into the 01 story so it can fit in with Hosoda's Our War Game!. Yamato love Sora, Sora loves Taichi. Taichi has feelings for neither and is instead a ShipperOnDeck for them. Sora eventually falls in love and reciprocates Yamato's feelings for her. Taichi pushing Sora to confess to Yamato in 02 is an acknowledgement of this.
* LullDestruction: Taken to insane levels in this season, the most egregious example is the episode "Genesis of Evil." They never stop ramming Ken's inner thoughts and conflicts down our throats, for God's sake!
* MageInManhattan: Daemon and his Corps.
* MassOhCrap:
** The original Chosen are paired off for reaction shots [[spoiler:when Wizardmon's ghost shows up.]]
** Everyone gets one when [[spoiler:Myotismon returns and brutally murders Arukenimon and Mummymon in cold blood.]]
* {{Mentors}}: The original Chosen, sometimes. When new digieggs show up, the bearers of the corresponding crests offer moral support.
* MinionShipping: Arukenimon and Mummymon.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: [[spoiler:The Dark Spore infected kids in the last episode.]]
* {{Mix-and-Match Critter}}: Kimeramon, [[ClassicalMythology much as its name suggests]].
** HybridMonster: Kimeramon is a mix of a variety of fantastic creatures... including [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Devimon]], whose influence over Kimeramon quickly messes up [[EvilIsNotAToy the Kaiser's plans]].
** And don't forget Metal Greymon's hair.
* {{Mons}}: No kidding.
* MoodWhiplash:
** The first episode - T.K. starting at his new school, meeting the new Digi Destined & reuniting with Kari is interspersed with shots of the original Digi Destined's partner Digimon being brutally attacked in the Digital World.
** In the dub, ToBeContinued is used the whole time, and more than once with an EverybodyLaughsEnding or otherwise positive note.
* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TheMovie: Two, [[ShortAnimeMovie both short]], [[NonSerialMovie non-serial]] affairs. The first is basically a showcase for a few of the digimentals; even going so far as to [[TheWorfEffect worf]] ''Seraphimon and Holydramon'' to make room for Magnamon and Rapidmon. The second is a sequel to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Our War Game]] which features Imperialdramon Paladin Mode. It's also set after the end of the series (but before the epilogue), so it can be considered TheMovie if it wasn't released while the original series was airing.
* MultiformBalance: The various armor forms: at usually two to a person, there are two major categories: combat and transport (though the latter can be used in specific combat situations; mostly aerial). Combat forms include [[KungFuWizard Flamedramon]], [[ThisIsADrill Digmon]], and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Shurimon]], while the Transport forms are [[DragonRider Raidramon]], [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Halsemon]], [[CoolBoat Submarimon]], [[{{Pegasus}} Pegasusmon]], and [[RiddlingSphynx Nefertimon]]. Interestingly, Angemon and Angewomon are grouped with the other combat forms, and Shurimon was unlocked ''after'' Halsemon.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Ken, [[spoiler:after his creation Kimeramon kills Wormmon.]]
* {{Narrator}}: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one audio drama, as he has the same voice actor as Matt and T.K.'s father.
* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler: Takeru]].
* {{Nerdgasm}}: In-universe. The massive computer at the Giga House elicits one from Yolei; Kari says that Izzy "would have a field day" if he saw it.
* NiceHat: T.K.'s nearly ever-present Gilligan hat. Also, Kari and Yolei get berets when winter sets in.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Done to Veemon by [=RedVegiemon=] in episode 4. Gabumon gets one earlier in the episode as well.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: The destruction of Myotismon's soul]] becomes this when you realize just what they shot it with. [[spoiler: The light of millions of Digivices from every Chosen on Earth. To put this in perspective, ''eight'' were able to use said light to completely contain an explosion meant to destroy two worlds in one blast. Myotismon's spirit was hit with the combined light of ''millions of Digivices'' all at once fired out of an extremely powerful Digimon's ''[[{{BFG}} dark-matter cannon]]''. Though given the fact the guy just wouldn't stay dead, this was probably the wisest thing the Chosen could've done.]]
* NonSerialMovie: Both movies were for some time out of continuity with the series, with the main characters' Digimon only able to Armor Digi-volve and Ken not being a member of the team, not to mention Seraphimon and Magnadramon. Subsequent drama [=CDs=] shoehorned ''Hurricane Touchdown'' into continuity, which resulted in massive inconsistencies: Gatomon is able to become Angewomon when she shouldn't at this point, Seraphimon and Magnadramon are accessible forms for Patamon and Gatomon, and the children are visiting New York right in the middle of the Digimon Emperor arc. ''Diablomon Strikes Back'' remains non-serial with no attempts to incorporate it, but interestingly its incorporation ''wouldn't'' have caused any continuity problems.
* [[NotEvenHuman Not Even a Digimon]]: The Digidestined were reluctant to kill the new threat until they learn this.
* {{Odd Friendship}}s: DNA evolution depends on pairs of children who are very different, and their attempts to reach an understanding.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Yamato/Sora and Ken/Miyako.]]
* OlderAndWiser: Although the age gap between Yolei and Mimi or Izzy is only one year.
* {{Ondo}}: Agumon's ImageSong
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Thundermon is literally called this in the dub.
* PostEpisodeTrailer
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Like their matching Crests, Davis's [[UpgradeArtifact Digi-Egg of Friendship]]...
* ThePowerOfLove: ...and Yolei's Digi-Egg of Love...
* [[PowerOfTrust The Power of Trust]]: ...and Cody's Digi-Egg of Faith/Reliability.
* PhantomZone: The Dark Ocean. Ruled by Dragomon, a giant Lovecraftian Digimon that wants to marry and mate with Kari. [[SarcasmMode Surprisingly enough]], ChiakiKonaka was responsible for that episode.
* PreviouslyOn: In the dub, the children take turns narrating it, but [=WarGreymon=] did it at least once.
* ThePromise: Specifically, T.K. [[IGaveMyWord is still acting on a promise]] that he made to Sora back in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': He'll protect Kari, no matter what happens.
* PropheticNames: As with ''Adventure'' (but not played up as much), Kari is the bearer of the Crest and Digi-Egg of Light (''hikari'' in Japanese) and has the ability to release a pink aura beneficial to Digimon.
* RandomEventsPlot
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Anybody wearing a Dark Ring or Spiral.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: The D - Terminal was ahead of its time. With messaging capabilities and wifi, it would have given the NintendoDS a run for its money.
* {{Reincarnation}}: For the Digimon; even if they die, they eventually are reborn again in Primary Village. Humans, on the other hand, are a different story.
* RummageSaleReject: Taken up to a notch from it's predecessor, the Destined' clothing look even more randomly designed than last season's. Only Cody averts this (both in the Real and Digital Worlds)[[spoiler: and Ken upon his HeelFaceTurn]]. It's justified for The Emperor, Davis, and Yolei in the Digital World - the clothes are a manifestation of how they see themselves.
%%* SadisticChoice
%%* SaveBothWorlds
* SchmuckBanquet: Despite it being an obvious trap ([[LampshadeHanging with them commenting on it]]), they ate anyway.
* SchoolClubFront: The Digidestined have referred to their group as the "Computer Club". It's basically a cover for their afterschool trips to the Digital World, using one of the school computers to get there. An early episode shows that there is a teacher who acts as the club's advisor - but he doesn't know the first thing about using computers and is a nonentity for the rest of the series. (His story purpose was to send Taichi to Not Important To This Episode Camp by forcing him to run interference.)
* SeriesFranchise
* ShadowArchetype: The Kaiser is one to Digidestined as a concept.
* ShesAManInJapan: Iori (Cody) is male in Japan and in America, but in Spain and Portugal, they accidentally thought he was female, and "she" referred to "herself" as a girl for the whole series. Needless to say, the epilogue where they showed him all grown up got some strange reactions.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Gender-swapped and platonic; see page for details.
* [[HesAFriend She's A Friend]]: Mimi randomly shows up at the start of episode six, and the new kids ''freak'' when they see her. Then...
--> '''Mimi''': TK? Kari?
--> '''TK and Kari''': (beaming) Yep!
--> '''TK''': Everyone, this is Mimi. She's a member of the [=DigiDestined=] who moved to America.
* ShipSinking: Every ship other than [[spoiler:Ken/Yolei & Sora/Matt]] after the DistantFinale. The former is explicitly stated in the narration, while the latter is left to visual cues and inference ([[spoiler: the fact that the little girl who looks like Matt has a Yokomon and the little boy who looks like Sora has a Tsunomon, plus the fact that they were together in the series proper]]), with a later WordOfGod confirmation in V-Jump magazine. Die-hard TK/Kari fans take solace in the fact that no one said they ''weren't.''
** In the original Japanese, Sora's son in the epilogue calls TK, "Takeru-ojisan," meaning "uncle." Assuming this is a literal application, then it would seem that Takeru is Sora's brother-in-law.
* ShipTease: The dub teases TK and Kari in episode 13.
** Also, Veemon was briefly endowed with a huge crush on Gatomon to mirror his human partner. In the original, it was only for an episode, but the dub extended it for a couple of episodes.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:[=BlackWarGreymon=]'s HeroicSacrifice fails to stop Oikawa plans and [=BlackWarGreymon=] is simply forgotten in the DistantFinale.]]
* ShortAnimeMovie: Diablomon Strikes Back counts; the first movie for Adventure 2 was split into two parts with individual titles.
* ShoutOut:
** Yolei's "Mimi fantasy," in which Mimi suddenly has blue eyes so that she looks more like [[RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]].
** The Dark Ocean and Dragomon, to the CthulhuMythos (the episode was written by ChiakiKonaka, who actually ''has'' written CthulhuMythos stories).
** ''Diablomon Strikes Back'' has Armageddemon, whose appearance is reminiscent of an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Angel]]. Furthermore, when Omegamon is severely wounded in the battle, he is left standing up with his arms having fallen off in a pose that echoes Unit 02 after being defeated by Zeruel.
** The dub title of ''Revenge of Diaboromon'' is a Franchise/StarWars reference, paralleling ''Diablomon [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Strikes Back]]''. ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith '' had just been released a few months prior.
** There is a quick blink-and-you-miss-it shout out in episode 15; when [=ShogunGekomon=] sees the dark tower erected, he cries out [[GeGeGeNoKitaro "GeGeGe no Ge!"]]
* ShownTheirWork: The World Tour arc has a ridiculous amount of detail in regards to time zones and equivalent times in Japan. According to the DVD Box interviews, whole meetings were spent devoted to making the schedule work out right.
* SidekickGlassCeiling: For TK, Cody, Yolei and Kari.
** TK and Kari hit it earlier on, each only receiving one usable Digimental; Angemon and Angewomon were grouped in the "combat" group with Flamedramon, Shurimon, and Digmon; though they were unable to be used for the duration.
* SnapBack: None of the damage caused by digimon in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is shown. In particular the devastation caused by Venomvamdemon seems to have never happened.
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Audio drama: a Digimon Analyzer screen is read off, as always, prompting Yamato's dad's coworker to ask if Yamato's dad said something. Naturally, he answers, "Idiot, that's the narration, isn't it?" Of course, both Yamato's dad and the narrator are voiced by HiroakiHirata.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Actually subverted to a degree.
* SpoilerOpening: The series' second Japanese ending, which started at the time of Paildramon's introduction, was arguably one of the franchise's most egregious examples. It showed Silphymon, Shakkoumon and even Imperialdramon, in both Dragon and Fighter Mode! And one episode later, the opening was revised, which in case you hadn't already seen the ending, showed the then-unintroduced Silphymon, Shakkoumon and Imperialdramon Dragon.
* StockFootage: The evolution sequences, as usual. Also, there was a set of stock footage for the partner Digimon using their attacks, but it wasn't used as much as in ''Adventure''. A bit of it also shows up during battles; notably in repeat Bakemon fights within the Kaiser's base.
* StormingTheCastle: The chosen board the Kaiser's floating fortress out of necessity in order to bring a faster halt to Kimeramon's country-ravaging destruction. While eventually successful, it remains poignantly [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]].
* SurpriseSantaEncounter: In Australia no less.
* SurrealHorror: The first Zero Two movie is rife with this. The kids are separated, their mentors kidnapped, desperately trying to get to an empty flower-field in the middle of Colorado by plane and truck and dragon and train and bus while being harassed by a warped Digimon named for a mythical cannibal monster and the struggle ultimately culminates in a battle against a FallenAngel MonsterClown; in the original Japanese, the soundtrack consists primarily of dreamy, ethereal ''banjo music''. Unfortunately, the movie makes very little sense and can be used as [[TropesAreNotGood an example this trope being used poorly]].
* {{Synchronization}}: DNA evolution between the partners of two chosen can only be achieved if the Chosen's hearts are beating in synchronisation, characterised by a deep understanding of each other's motives and beliefs.
* TakeYourTime: The new chosen children are on a quest to stop the Digimon Emperor. They started at the start of school(April 1) and by the time that they stop him its after August 1.(4 months)
* TheTeam - most play two roles
** TheHero / TheLeader: Davis
** TheLancer / TheHeart : T.K.
** OnlySaneMan / TagalongKid: Cody
** TheSmartGuy / BoisterousBruiser: Yolei
** TheChick / MysticalWaif: Kari
** SixthRanger / TheLancer / TeenGenius: Ken
* TeamShot
* TeamSpirit
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Lampshaded at one point in the English dub.
* ThereAreNoPolice: You'd think they'd be a factor at some point
* [[ThisIsADrill This is Digmon's Drill]]
* ThoseTwoAnimals: Patamon and Gatomon tend to stay by each other sides, and hang out during school hours. Makes sense - they know each other longer than the new digimon, and share the same Digivolution lines.
* TimeSkip: ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' starts 4 years after ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' ends. 3 years in the original Japanese version. For some reason near the finale the dub also refers to the gap being 3 years.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Zigzagged; this is the only ''Digimon'' series where things happen in other parts of the world, but the bulk of it does happen to Tokyo.
** Partially justified since [[spoiler: the entire season turns out to be a revenge scheme of a previous foe]].
* TooDumbToLive:
** Episode 16, trapped inside an offshore Oil platform, [[AlmostOutOfOxygen running out of Oxygen]]. So what do the kid do? They start digging up the floor. Both using up precious oxygen and risking creating a leak.
** In episode 22, Davis attempts at making Veemon evolve to win Kari's heart, leading to a scene of Davis destroying a bridge that he is standing on.
** Episode 28 has the children entering Arukenimon's trap without thinking of telling anyone.
** [[spoiler:Chasing after Oikawa through the gate in episode 48 even after seeing him fatally wound [=BlackWarGreymon=].]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Davis in the three final episodes, when his IdiotHero ways start paying off.
** Takeru definitely took one between ''Adventure'' and ''02'', best evidenced when he [[spoiler:stops the Digimon Emperor's whip attack WITH HIS BARE HAND and then proceeds to beat him senseless]]. And that's ''after'' [[spoiler: he took a whip strike to the cheek without flinching or changing expression]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Just guess.
** Aside from the obvious one, ShogunGekomon and Digitamamon are much more benevolent this season than they were in DigimonAdventure (until they get brainwashed) with Digitamamon its explained that he changed his ways after the Dark Masters were defeated, no reason for ShogunGekomon's sudden kindness compared to the angry brute he was last season.
* TrapIsTheOnlyOption: In an aptly named episode "The Insect Master's Trap", the chosen children enter into Arukenimon's trap to find out what she is up to.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: The Dark Ocean.
* TraumaSwing: Mummymon finds a Dark Spore kid in a playground.
* TrueCompanions: Kari and T.K. actually belong to two sets, including the first crew, something that Davis is occasionally envious of.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Released in 2000 and set in 2002, hence its title, ''Digimon Adventure '''02'''''.
* TwoHeadedCoin: Davis attempts to pull this on T.K. when deciding who will go to rescue Kari. Since Davis has a crush on her, he uses an American quarter with tails on both sides. After Davis has supposedly won and is gloating to T.K., T.K. swipes the coin back and calls him on it, noting that he knows where they sell such quarters.
* UnwillingSuspension
* UpgradeArtifact: The Digi-Eggs.
* UrbanFantasy: More so than ''Adventure''.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The Digimon Emperor exploits this to its fullest, not grasping that the Digital World '''isn't''' a video game.
* VillainousBreakdown
* VillainsNeverLie: Oikawa says that the Dark Spore is what gives Ken his talent, and uses a similar line to get a bunch of kids to go along with his plan. Everyone, including Ken, seems to believe him. Ken's marks at school do take a drop after his stint as the Emperor, but nobody seems to consider that this may be because of trauma, or some related, but entirely normal, psychological problem.
* VoodooShark: The [[{{Retcon}} explanations]] for why the original chosen children could not use the power of their crests.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The bread and butter of this series.
* WebcomicTime: Often weeks of time pass in show between episodes.This is to keep the show in sync with real time... [[TimeSkip four years into the future]].
* {{Wendigo}}: Yes, there's a Digimon based on this; though [[AllThereInTheManual he's not named onscreen]], Kokomon spends most of ''Hurricane Touchdown'' in his corrupt Champion form, Wendigomon.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Dark Ocean, and Dragomon and Daemon therein; the mysterious flashbacks of how Ken got infected with the Dark Spore.
** In the original version, Gennai's newly youthful form is never really explained. In the dub, this is handwaved by a throwaway gag line about him taking some "Digi-Vitamins."
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WhereItAllBegan: After the portals to the Digital World that are located in Tokyo are sealed, Tai & the rest of the original seven [=DigiDestined=] (Sans Mimi who's in America, & T.K. who's already in the Digital World) are forced to travel to the camp they first travelled to the Digital World from.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback
* TheWorfEffect: All the original Digidestined's partner Digimon. (Including Angemon)
* WorldTour: The heroes have to travel across the globe to take down the black spires planted by the villains.
* YouCantFightFate
* YouFightLikeACow: Some of Paildramon's lines are written this way in the dub; it lightens the mood a little bit.
--> Do you even know what the word "aim" means? Desperado Blaster!
* YourMindMakesItReal: Constantly reappearing trope.
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