Recap / Digimon Adventure E 22 The Small Devil Pico Devimon
Taichi and Agumon land back in the other world, where Taichi’s Digivice leads him to a lake. There, they find a collapsed Tokomon along with Takeru’s Digivice and Crest. Tokomon is surprised to see Taichi and Agumon, and tells them that Takeru is with a Digimon named PicoDevimonnote
Tokomon explains that in the terms of this world, Taichi and Agumon have been gone for no less than a month and a half
, and that the others started leaving one by one to look for Taichi and Agumon by themselves, until only Takeru, Yamato, Tokomon, and Gabumon remained together. A frustrated Yamato had given up on the search, but Takeru was still insistent that Taichi must be alive somewhere, and together they wandered around until they reached a mysterious amusement park. Entrusting Takeru to Tokomon, Yamato and Gabumon went off in a swan boat to check the area out, but didn’t return.
Takeru became increasingly depressed and panicky until they were approached by PicoDevimon, who offered to find Yamato but returned with a message that Yamato “doesn’t want to see your face anymore”, “doesn’t want to be your brother anymore”, and “really hates you for being a crybaby”
. Tokomon didn’t buy it, but Takeru lapped it up and broke down, and when Tokomon attacked PicoDevimon for lying to Takeru, Takeru takes PicoDevimon’s side and PicoDevimon claimed that Tokomon was jealous of him and Takeru getting along. Takeru tried to get Tokomon to apologize, but Tokomon proclaimed that he’d rather leave and did so. Knowing that they need to take care of Takeru, Taichi and Agumon ask Tokomon to lead them to where Takeru is.
A pair of Gazimon contemplate taking revenge on the Chosen for Etemon, but quickly decide to wind down and eat some nearby mushrooms instead.
PicoDevimon tries to entertain Takeru with the amusement park attractions, but Takeru is still worried about Tokomon, which bothers PicoDevimon. Takeru is soon found by Taichi, Agumon, and Tokomon, and is overjoyed to see them but wants Tokomon to apologize. Taichi wants to get Takeru to help him find the others, but Takeru, frustrated at having been left alone by everyone and attributing it to himself being a crybaby, wants no part in it. Telling Taichi that he believes Yamato dislikes Taichi, since he had an angry look on his face every time Takeru brought him up, and that Yamato was probably driven away by Takeru talking about him, Takeru wants to be Taichi’s younger brother instead.
PicoDevimon finds the Gazimon pair and realize that they’ve forgotten everything right down to their identities
; realizing that the mushrooms they’ve eaten cause the victim to forget everything, he decides to use them on Takeru. He returns to see Takeru joined by Taichi and the others; Agumon questions him on what Yamato really told him, but PicoDevimon claims that Yamato really did say he hated Takeru and that PicoDevimon couldn’t get him to change his mind.
Trying to diffuse the situation, PicoDevimon offers them the mushrooms, and Taichi decides to cook them so they’ll taste better. Agumon goes off to the bathroom, and on his way finds more of the mushrooms, but upon inspecting them, hears a voice telling him that the mushrooms will take away all their memories. Alarmed, Agumon goes to inform Taichi and Takeru, while from behind a bush Sora and Piyomon look on them...
Agumon returns just in time to stop Takeru from eating one and reveals the mushrooms’ properties by attempting to goad PicoDevimon into eating them, who won’t for obvious reasons. With PicoDevimon’s nature exposed, Takeru apologizes to Tokomon, and Taichi gives back his Digivice and Crest, the latter of which begins to glow. PicoDevimon demands the Digivice and Crest, but Takeru’s Digivice lights up and Tokomon evolves to Patamon.
Patamon drives PicoDevimon away, and rekindles his friendship with Takeru, who’s now eager to find his brother again. Taichi praises Agumon for figuring out the mushrooms, and Agumon tells him that he found out because of a voice - but doesn’t know whose.
PicoDevimon reports to a mysterious cloaked figure and tells him that “the Crest of Hope has regained its light”...
Taichi tells Takeru that the distortions of the Digital World are affecting the Real World, and that they need to set things straight before they go home. With that in mind, they go off to find the others.