While Okuwamon and Paildramon battle, the DigiDestined rush into the fallen base to try and stop the pending massive explosion. Davis and Ken work together to get to the center of the base where Ken climbs up and replaces his crest, but the overload of the reactor continues. The DigiDestined follow the power supply pipes back to their source where they discover a gateway drawing on the darkness for a source of its energy. All looks impossible when Paildramon finishes off Okuwamon and rushes in to lay waste to the reactor. The DigiDestined escape and Izzy briefs them on how DNA Digivolving works and why the old DigiDestined can't Digivolve to Ultimate anymore.