Digimon: Digital Monsters

Season 1 Episode 44

Playing Games

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 25, 2000 on TV Asahi



  • Trivia

    • Kiwimon is the 100th Digimon to debut in the series.

    • After the battle against MetalSeadramon, WarGreymon reverts to Koromon. But in "Enter The Dark Masters", he reverted to Agumon after being defeated by Piedmon.

      Explanation: Piedmon forced WarGreymon and MetalGarumon back to their standard rookie forms, when they revert on their own terms its to in-training because of all the energy it takes.

    • When Puppetmon says "I put the fun in fungus" if you look at his hand it looks like he's holding a gun. In the original version, he was holding a gun but the dub airbrushed it out.

    • Tentomon calls his attack "Electro Shocker" in this episode. That's Kabuterimon's attack, Tentomon's is "Super Shocker." A precursor to season two, where attack name screw-ups would be rife.

    • "Hey Digimon" is particularly badly synched in this episode - it doesn't start to play until the very brief battle is over!

    • When the ground begins to move beneath the team's feet, Tai and Agumon are missing from the aerial view of the group.

    • When Mimi says "Stop it, Tai!" the cross on Whamon's marker has disappeared.

  • Quotes

    • Sora: Wow, Mimi! Your doll is really pretty.
      Mimi: What? No way! I would never wear rags like this. Oh! I could take her to the mall for some new clothes. (both friends laugh)
      Palmon and Biyomon: All right! You go!

    • Joe: Those wimpy Dark Masters are no threat to SuperJoe!
      Gatomon: That's the Digitude I like to hear from you humans!

    • WarGreymon: (To MetalSeadramon) So much for your penetrable Chrome Digizoid armor; Looks to me like you got a little rusty!
      Kabuterimon: Next time you decide you want to rule the waters, do everybody a favor and take a bubble bath instead!

    • Puppetmon: If these kids take any longer to get here, I will develop wood rot!
      Kiwimon: Have patience; Rome wasn't built in a day.
      Puppetmon: Yeah, but I was, and I'm tired of waiting!

    • Patamon: Joe's on TV? Lets see what else is on!

    • Puppetmon: This is more fun then the time I was fumigated for termites!

    • Puppetmon: Hey, you guys, you didn't happen to see a little kid run back here, did ya? He's a green hat and a backpack.
      Blossomon: No, we didn't see anything like that boss.
      Mushroomon: All we saw was a kid wearing a backpack and a green hat! He's hiding over there!

    • Joe: My stomach!
      Kari: Does it hurt?
      Joe: No, I'm just doing this because it's fun!

  • Notes

    • Japanesse title: The Dangerous Game! Pinocchimon

    • This episode was published in the manga Digimon Digital Monsters Volume 4 and 5.

    • WarGreymon says "Terra Force" as he attacks MetalSeadramon, but actually destroys him with "Great Tornado".

    • With MetalSeadramon dead at the hands of WarGreymon, Pupetmon takes his place in searching and destroying the DigiDestined.

    • Blossomon, Deramon, Floramon, Kiwimon, and Mushroomon make their debut.

    • MetalSeadramon and Whamon die in this episode (Only in the dub. in the original version these scenes were from the last episode).

    • In a scene that was edited out of the American version of this episode, Puppetmon tries to shoot TK with a real gun. He actually ends up killing Mushroomon and Blossomon with it.

  • Allusions

    • Kiwimon:
      Kiwimon is like the extinct animal called a dodo. Kiwimon has nearly the same features with the dodo- cannot fly, extinct and the like.

    • Puppetmon: (to Matt) Don't lie to him or your nose will grow!

      This is a reference the the story Pinocchio, where the title character's nose grows whenever he lies. Also, Puppetmon's Japanese name is Pinocchimon.

    • Puppetmon's Dolls:

      The dolls Puppetmon uses to control the digidestined are a parody of voodoo dolls.