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Jou and Mimi, accompanied by their Digimon, Ogremon, Meramon, Yukidarumon, Gekomon, and Otamamon, see the city part draining from Spiral Mountain and realize that Taichi and his group must have defeated a Dark Master. Ogremon identifies the final Dark Masters as Piemon, the strongest of the four. They continue on to find more Digimon who are willing to help them, and when Mimi says that she’s hungry, Gekomon, Otamamon, and Yukidarumon go to get food for her. Palmon tells them that they’re being nice to her because they like her, causing everyone else in the area to react awkwardly. Including Jou.Jou reflects on what Shin had said to him: that he should pursue what career goal in life he wants to do, not one his father wants him to do. He wonders if Yamato has found what he wants to do in life.Hikari and the others set up a grave for the Numemon and look for Piemon. Piemon watches over them and decides to give them a “welcome” in the form of LadyDevimon, the Evil Counterpart of Angewomon.Mimi regains her normal cheer, but Jou is troubled over what he’s been thinking about. The group runs into the corrupted Village of Beginnings, where they look in horror at the frozen DigiEggs. Jou hears Yamato’s harmonica and runs towards the sound, followed by Mimi.With the help of Andromon, Koushirou uses his laptop to locate where they are in Spiral Mountain. They realize that they’re at the top, which is where the Dark Masters are said to live. Soon after, they’re attacked by LadyDevimon, and the kids’ Digimon evolve to take her on, but she shrugs off their attacks and only Angewomon manages to scratch her.Agumon insists on going ahead, evolving, and defeating her, but Taichi wisely realizes that while LadyDevimon can be easily defeated by WarGreymon, the others’ Digimon should be able to eventually defeat LadyDevimon, and Agumon needs to store his energy as the trump card. Because Taichi knows that Piemon won’t be easy to defeat, he tells Sora to go out with Birdramon, Takeru, and Angemon, and find Yamato and the others before Piemon appears. He acknowledges that the experiences he’s recently had have taught him that he can’t keep fighting recklessly and needs to make an appropriate plan. Sora, Takeru, Birdramon, and Takeru depart as Taichi commands, and the fight between LadyDevimon and Angewomon becomes a one-on-one brawl.Jou is disappointed to find that the one playing the harmonica isn’t Yamato but Elecmon, who’s depressed after seeing his Village of Beginning destroyed. Mimi invites Elecmon to join them in the fight against the Dark Masters, to which he agrees after hearing that Takeru and Patamon are fighting as well. Jou asks Elecmon where he found the harmonica and Elecmon says that he found it right there on the beach, making Mimi realize that Yamato must be nearby.Jou tells Mimi to take their Digimon friends and find more allies while he and Gomamon go off after Yamato, saying that while he’s aware Gomamon will never make it to Ultimate level, he still wants to be useful and do something that only he can do. Mimi is initially hesitant, but decides to honor his request.LadyDevimon and Angewomon continue their fight, and Kabuterimon super-evolves to AtlurKabuterimon to help Angewomon. However, after LadyDevimon tosses Angewomon away, Angewomon decides that it’s on and goes forth to attack LadyDevimon, with their brawl devolving into a slap-fest.