Digimon Order of Watching: The Complete Guide (Anime Series and Movies)

On March 7, 1999, the first episode of Digimon Adventure premiered on Fuji TV in Japan. This premiere happened just a day after the animated short of the same name had its premiere. Since that day, Toei Animation and Akiyoshi Hongo have released a total of 8 anime series (with one currently airing in Japan) and 12 films (with one being a series of 6 films). Due to the popularity of the franchise and a large number of works, people might wonder what is the best Digimon order of watching the whole series and this is why we have decided to bring you this ultimate watching order for all the anime series and movies.

Fans of the series will have already seen all of these titles in the order they were released, but there is so much material that you might get confused if you’re not really into the whole thing. Plus, a lot of material released later on belongs to some older arcs and this is why we have decided to clarify everything. This guide will contain all the necessary information, a complete episode list, and a list of all the relevant material, including the anime series, films, and the OVAs.

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Digimon Adventure (1999 – 2020)

Digimon Adventure - Digimon Order

The Digimon anime series started in March 1999, when the movie and the first anime series were launched on two consecutive days. The original movie was a short animated prequel to the main series, although some continuity errors were present later on. The original series had a total of 54 episodes and ran from March 7, 1999 to March 26, 2000 on Fuji TV. The series was followed by a full-length film in 2000, after which the second season debuted on April 2, 2000, finishing its 50-episode run on March 25, 2001.

The second season was supplemented by two movies, one being set during the original narrative arc and one after it. Almost 15 years after the conclusion of the second season, Toei Animation started distributing a series of animated movies under the collective title Digimon Adventure tri.; the movies were an official continuation to the Adventure arc set several years after the conclusion of season two and aired from 2015 to 2018. A total of six movies was released. Finally, the whole arc was concluded with the 2020 anime movie Last Evolution Kizuna, which featured the last adventure of the DigiDestined with their Digimon.

This section is going to give you the exact watching order of the Adventure arc, including all the movies, all the episodes and the OVAs, along with a brief synopsis for each of them.

Digimon Adventure film (1999)

1Digimon AdventureMarch 6, 2000

One day before the anime was released, Toei Animation released a 20-minute short anime film detailing the first encounter of the DigiDestined with Digimon. The film was set four years after the anime’s first episode and tells about the incident when a wild Parrotmon came to the Real World, where it fought Tai’s and Kari’s Agumon (who Digivolved into Greymon). The rest of the DigiDestined witnessed this fight, as well as the DigiDestined from 02, and that was used to explain why they were chosen for the task of saving the Digital World. This is the earliest event in the official Adventure continuity and you should watch it before the anime.

Digimon Adventure (1999 – 2000)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
1“And So it Begins…” 
(“Adrift? The Island of Adventure!”)
March 7, 199
2“The Birth of Greymon” 
(“Explosive Evolution! Greymon”)
March 14, 1999
(“The Blue Wolf! Garurumon”)
March 21, 1999
4“Biyomon Gets Firepower”
(“Scorching Heat! Birdramon”)
March 28, 1999
5“Kabuterimon’s Electro Shocker” 
(“Lightning! Kabuterimon”)
April 4, 1999
6“Togemon in Toy Town” 
(“Togemon Angrily!”)
April 11, 1999
7“Ikkakumon’s Harpoon Torpedo” 
(“Roar! Ikkakumon”)
April 18, 1999
8“Evil Shows His Face” 
(“Devimon: the Emissary of Darkness!”)
April 25, 1999
9“Subzero Ice Punch!” 
(“Clash! The Freezing Digimon”)
May 2, 1999
10“A Clue from the Digi-Past” 
(“Kentarumon the Protector!”)
May 9, 1999
11“The Dancing Digimon” 
(“The Dancing Ghosts! Bakemon”)
May 16, 1999
12“DigiBaby Boom” 
(“Adventure! Patamon and Me”)
May 23, 1999
13“The Legend of the Digi-destined” 
(“Angemon Wakes!”)
May 30, 1999
14“Departure For a New Continent” 
(“Departure For a New Continent!”)
June 6, 1999
15“The Dark Network of Etemon” 
(“Etemon! The Stage Mounting of Evil”)
June 13, 1999
16“The Arrival of SkullGreymon” 
(“Dark Evolution! SkullGreymon”)
June 20, 1999
17“The Crest of Sincerity” 
(“Cockatrimon, the Captain of Illusions!”)
June 27, 1999
18“The Piximon Cometh” 
(“The Fairy! Picklemon”)
July 4, 1999
19“The Prisoner of the Pyramid” 
(“Nanomon of the Labyrinth!”)
July 11, 1999
20“The Earthquake of MetalGreymon” 
(“Evolution to Perfect! MetalGreymon”)
July 25, 1999
21“Home Away from Home” 
(“Koromon, the Great Clash in Tokyo!”)
August 1, 1999
22“Forget About It!” 
(“The Small Devil, PicoDevimon”)
August 8, 1999
23“Weregarurumon’s Diner” 
(“Oh Friend! WereGarurumon”)
August 15, 1999
24“No Questions, Please” 
(“Break Through! AtlurKabuterimon”)
August 22, 1999
25“Princess Karaoke”
(“The Sleeping Tyrant! TonosamaGekomon”)
August 29, 1999
26“Sora’s Crest of Love” 
(“Shining Wings! Garudamon”)
September 5, 1999
27“The Gateway to Home” 
(“Vamdemon, the Castle of Darkness”)
September 12, 1999
28“It’s All in the Cards” 
(“The Chase! Hurry to Japan”)
September 19, 1999
29“Return to Highton View Terrace” 
(“Mammon: the Great Clash at Hikarigaoka!”)
September 26, 1999
30“Almost Home Free” 
(“Digimon: The Great Crossing of Tokyo”)
October 3, 1999
31“The Eighth Digivice” 
(“Raremon! Surprise Attack on Tokyo Bay”)
October 10, 1999
32“Gatomon Comes Calling” 
(“Tokyo Tower is Hot! DeathMeramon”)
October 17, 1999
33“Out on the Town” 
(“Pump and Gotsu are Shibuya-Type Digimon”)
October 24, 1999
34“The Eighth Child Revealed” 
(“The Bond of Destiny! Tailmon”)
October 31, 1999
35“Flower Power” 
(“Odaiba’s Fairy! Lilymon Blossoms”)
November 7, 1999
36“City Under Siege” 
(“Break through the Barrier! Zudomon Spark!”)
November 14, 1999
37“Wizardmon’s Gift” 
(“Perfects Attack Together! Sparkling Angewomon”)
November 21, 1999
(“Revival! The Demon Lord VenomVamdemon”)
November 28, 1999
39“The Battle for Earth” 
(“Two Ultimate Evolutions! Get Rid of the Darkness!”)
December 5, 1999
40“Enter the Dark Masters” 
(“The Four Kings of the Devilish Mountain! The Dark Masters!”)
December 12, 1999
41“Sea-Sick and Tired” 
(“The Hardened King of the Seas! MetalSeadramon”)
December 19, 1999
42“Under Pressure” 
(“Silent Whamon on the Bottom of the Sea”)
December 26, 1999
43“Playing Games” 
(“The Dangerous Game! Pinocchimon”)
January 9, 2000
44“Trash Day” 
(“Jureimon of the Lost Forest”)
January 16, 2000
45“The Ultimate Clash” 
(“Clash of the Ultimates! WarGreymon vs. MetalGarurumon“)
January 23, 2000
46“Etemon’s Comeback Tour” 
(“MetalEtemon’s Counterattack”)
January 30, 2000
47“Ogremon’s Honor” 
(“Oh Wind! Oh Light! SaberLeomon”)
February 6, 2000
48“My Sister’s Keeper” 
(“Bombing Mission! Mugendramon”)
February 13, 2000
49“The Crest of Light” 
(“Farewell, Numemon”)
February 20, 2000
50“Joe’s Battle” 
(“Battle Between Women! LadyDevimon”)
February 27, 2000
51“The Crest of Friendship” 
(“Piemon: The Clown from Hell”)
March 5, 2000
52“Piedmon’s Last Jest” 
(“The Holy Swordsman! HolyAngemon”)
March 12, 2000
53“Now Apocalymon” 
(“The Final Dark Digimon”)
March 19, 2000
54“The Fate of Two Worlds” 
(“A New World”)
March 26, 2000

Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! (2000)

1Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!March 4, 2000

The second movie of the franchise was still relatively short (40 minutes), but it was longer than the initial one. Our War Game! is set after the events of episode 54 and is centred around a corrupted Digimon that is devouring the data on the Internet. The Digimon grows and becomes stronger, as the DigiDestined reunite with their partner Digimon for the first time to defeat it. Once their enemy reaches its final form – Diaboromon – the fight doesn’t just become a fight for the Internet, but also for the Real World. This film is set between Adventure and 02 and is referenced during the second season of the anime, and it served as a set up for one of the protagonists of 02 as well.

Digimon Adventure 02 (I) (2000)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
1“Enter Flamedramon” 
(“The One Who Inherits Courage”)
April 2, 2000
2“The Digiteam Complete” 
(“Digigate Opens”)
April 9, 2000
3“A New Digitude” 
(“Digimental Up”)
April 16, 2000
4“Iron Vegiemon” 
(“Digimon Kaiser, King of Darkness”)
April 23, 2000
5“Old Reliable” 
(“Destroy the Dark Tower”)
April 30, 2000
6“Family Picnic” 
(“Dangerous Picnic”)
May 7, 2000
7“Guardian Angel” 
(“Hikari’s Memory”)
May 14, 2000
8“Ken’s Secret” 
(“Loneliness of Digimon Kaiser”)
May 21, 2000
9“The Emperor’s New Home” 
(“Overdrive of the Evil Ring’s Magic”)
May 28, 2000
10“The Captive Digimon” 
(“The Enemy is MetalGreymon”)
June 4, 2000
11“Storm of Friendship” 
(“Lighdramon, the Blue Thunder”)
June 11, 2000
12“The Good, the Bad, and the Digi” 
(“Duel on the Digimon Ranch”)
June 18, 2000
13“His Master’s Voice” 
(“The Call of Dagomon”)
June 25, 2000
14“The Samurai of Sincerity” 
(“Shurimon of the Wind”)
July 2, 2000
15“Big Trouble in Little Edo” 
(“Shurimon’s Martial Arts”)
July 16, 2000
16“20,000 Digi-Leagues Under the Sea” 
(“Sabmarimon’s Escape from the Bottom of the Sea”)
July 23, 2000
17“Ghost of a Chance” 
(“Odaiba Memorial”)
July 30, 2000
18“Run Yolei Run” 
(“Tracking Down the Base of the Kaiser!”)
August 6, 2000
19“An Old Enemy Returns” 
(“The Synthetic Demon Beast, Kimeramon”)
August 13, 2000
20“The Darkness Before Dawn” 
(“Transcendent Evolution! Gold Magnamon”)
August 20, 2000
21“The Crest of Kindness” 
(“Good-Bye, Ken-chan!”)
August 27, 2000

Digimon Adventure 02: Part 1: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Part 2: Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals (2000)

1Digimon Adventure 02: Part 1: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Part 2: Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden DigimentalsJuly 8, 2000

The third Digimon movie is set after episode 21, right after the DigiDestined defeated the Digimon Emperor, not knowing that an even greater threat is lurking in the Digital World. They decide to take a well-deserved break. T.K. and Kari decide to visit Mimi in New York, but when a wild Wendigomon kidnaps Mimi, they become part of Willis’ story and have to help the American DigiDestined save his second partner Digimon, but also their friends. This movie is set between episodes 21 and 22 and is, in a way, filler content, but since it was released separately, it’s definitely worth a watch because it expands the story and explains some moments present later on in the anime.

Digimon Adventure 02 (II) (2000 – 2001)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
22“Davis Cries Wolfmon” 
(“The Brave Evolution! XV-mon”)
September 3, 2000
23“Genesis of Evil” 
(“When the Digivice is Tainted by Darkness”)
September 10, 2000
24“If I had a Tail Hammer” 
(“Ankylomon – Warrior of the Earth”)
September 17, 2000
25“Spirit Needle” 
(“Sky Knight – Aquilamon”)
September 24, 2000
26“United We Stand” 
(“Jogress Evolve Now, Hearts Together as One”)
October 1, 2000
27“Fusion Confusion” 
(“The Unparalleled Union! Paildramon”)
October 8, 2000
28“The Insect Master’s Trap” 
(“Bug Charmer’s Trap!!”)
October 15, 2000
29“Arukenimon’s Tangled Web” 
(“Arukenimon, the Mistake of the Spider Woman”)
October 22, 2000
30“Ultimate Anti-Hero” 
(“The Dark Ultimate – BlackWarGreymon”)
October 29, 2000
31“Opposites Attract” 
(“Silphymon – The Storm of Love”)
November 5, 2000
32“If I Only Had a Heart” 
(“Mysterious Ruins, Holy Stone”)
November 12, 2000
33“A Chance Encounter” 
(“Miyako in Kyoto Today”)
November 19, 2000
34“Destiny in Doubt” 
(“Protect the Holy Point”)
November 26, 2000
35“Cody Takes a Stand” 
(“Assault on BlackWarGreymon”)
December 3, 2000
36“Stone Soup” 
(“The Steel Angel – Shakkoumon”)
December 10, 2000
37“Kyoto Dragon” 
(“The Gigantic Ultimate – Qinglongmon”)
December 17, 2000
38“A Very Digi-Christmas” 
(“Holy Night the Digimon Big Gathering!”)
December 24, 2000
39“Dramon Power” 
(“All DigiDestined, In Action! Imperialdramon!”)
January 7, 2001
40“Digimon World Tour, Part 1” 
(“New York, Hong Kong Super Melee!”)
January 14, 2001
41“Digimon World Tour, Part 2” 
(“Coral and Versailles, the Rebel Fight”)
January 21, 2001
42“Digimon World Tour, Part 3” 
(“Love and Borscht, The Ferocious Battle”)
January 28, 2001
43“Invasion of the Daemon Corps” 
(“Onslaught of the Daemon Army”)
February 4, 2001
44“Dark Sun, Dark Spore” 
(“The Deadly Battle Against the Dark Digimon”)
February 11, 2001
45“The Dark Gate” 
(“The Gate of Darkness”)
February 18, 2001
46“Duel of the WarGreymon” 
(“BlackWarGreymon vs. WarGreymon”)
February 25, 2001
47“BlackWarGreymon’s Destiny” 
(“The Seal of BlackWarGreymon”)
March 4, 2001
48“Oikawa’s Shame” 
(“The Terror of BelialVamdemon”)
March 11, 2001
49“The Last Temptation of the DigiDestined” 
(“The Last Armor Evolution”)
March 18, 2001
50“A Million Points of Light” 
(“Our Digital World”)
March 25, 2001

Digimon Adventure 02: Revenge of Diaboromon (2001)

1Digimon Adventure 02: Revenge of DiaboromonMarch 3, 2001

The fifth movie was, once again, a short, episode-long work (29 minutes) set after the conclusion of the 02 anime, but before the epilogue presented during the end. Three months after the DigiDestined defeated MaloMyotismon, they discover that Diaboromon is still alive inside the Internet and they have to fight him. But, this time, they have to fight his Digivolved form – Armageddemon. Armageddemon proves to be more powerful than Omnimon and Imperialdramon, until Omnimon lends his energy to Imperialdramon so that he can Digivolve into Imperialdramon Paladin Mode. He is then able to defeat Armageddemon and save the Internet once more.

Digimon Adventure tri. (2015 – 2018)

1Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 1: ReunionNovember 21, 2015
2Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 2: DeterminationMarch 12, 2016
3Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 3: ConfessionSeptember 24, 2016
4Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 4: LossFebruary 25, 2017
5Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 5: CoexistenceSeptember 30, 2017
6Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 6: FutureMay 5, 2018

tri. was initially announced as a new anime series, only for Toei Animation to reveal that it was going to be distributed as six feature-length anime movies that would present a new story focusing on the original DigiDestined, now three years older than they were when 02 ended. Digimon Adventure tri. was a direct sequel to the popular anime and although it did mention the DigiDestined from 02, it focused on the original group of children as they face a new threat that threatens to destroy both worlds. Namely, a mysterious anomaly is causing distortions in the Real World and Digimon are being plagued by a virus that turns them hostile. These circumstances lead to the DigiDestined being reunited with their partner Digimon. Joined by another DigiDestined named Meiko Mochizuki and her partner Meicoomon, they must solve the mystery of the infected Digimon and deal with the responsibility of growing up, not knowing that Meicoomon is the key to solving the problem.

Digimon Adventure 20th Memorial Story (2019 – TBA)

1“To Sora”November 22, 2019
2“Hole in the Heart”February 21, 2020
3“Medical Student Joe Kido”July 10, 2020
4“The Desired Jogress Evolution”TBA
5“The Shibuya-ish Heroic Saga of Pump and Gotsu”TBA

This five-episode OVA series was envisioned as a crowdfunding project that was supposed to feature five short prequel stories to Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. Three of the OVA have been released so far, with just the first getting an official subtitled version. They are short stories featuring specific characters and episodes from their lives, which lead us in to where they are just before Kizuna starts.

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (2020)

1Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution – KizunaFebruary 21, 2020

Announced as the last instalment in the saga of the original DigiDestined, Kizuna was a feature-length anime movie that delivered an emotional farewell to the series that inspired generations. With improved animation, a remixed soundtrack and a strong, emotional story, Kizuna was a heartbreaking, yet fitting end to a 20-year long saga. The DigiDestined had to unite with their partners once more to stop the mysterious Eosmon, a Digimon who seemed to kidnap the souls of DigiDestined around the world, only to discover that their time with their partner Digimon is coming to an end due to them growing up.

Digimon Tamers (2001 – 2002)

After closing the initial Adventure arc, Toei Animation and Akiyoshi Hongo moved on to a different concept, thus creating Digimon Tamers. The general concept remained the same, but this anime was not part of the same narrative continuity as Adventure and was different in tone, narration and character development. Tamers followed a group of children who, with their Digimon, had to fight the emerging threat of the D-Reaper, a digital entity that threatened to destroy both the Digital and the Real World, at the same time discovering important secrets about the history of the Digital World. In this anime, Adventure was, like in our world, just a TV show and Digimon were actually a trading card game before the protagonists discovered they were real. The season also has two movies, one set during the original narrative and another set after the story’s conclusion.

Digimon Tamers (I) (2001)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
1“Guilmon Comes Alive” 
(“Guilmon is Born! The Digimon that I Created”)
April 1, 2001
2“Digimon, Digimon Everywhere” 
(“You’re my Friend! Introducing Terriermon”)
April 8, 2001
3“To Fight or Not to Fight” 
(“Renamon VS Guilmon! Battle is a Digimon’s Life”)
April 15, 2001
4“It Came from the Other Side” 
(“A Tamer’s Trial! Defeat Gorillamon!”)
April 22, 2001
5“Dream a Little Dream” 
(“Rollin’-rollin’! Let’s Play with Calumon!”)
April 29, 2001
6“O Partner, Where Art Thou?” 
(“The Meaning of Partners, Renamon Evolves”)
May 6, 2001
7“Now You See It, Now You Don’t” 
(“Crisis for Guilmon! The Adventure in my Town”)
May 13, 2001
8“A Question of Trust” 
(“Guilmon Evolves! Decisive Battle in West Shinjuku”)
May 20, 2001
9“Not as Seen on TV” 
(“Revert to Guilmon! The Growmon Incident”)
May 27, 2001
10“The Icemon Cometh” 
(“Renamon is my Friend! Ruki’s Hesitation”)
June 3, 2001
11“Much Ado About Musyamon” 
(“Shinjuku Railroad Bridge…Duel for a Minute and a Half!”)
June 10, 2001
12“Divided They Stand” 
(“Ruki and Renamon, The Crisis of the Bond!”)
June 17, 2001
(“The Order to Capture the Digimon! The Sinister Foreboding”)
June 24, 2001
14“Grow Mon Grow” 
(“Stand up, Tamers! MegaloGrowmon Super Evolution!”)
July 1, 2001
15“Snakes, Trains, and Digimon” 
(“Giant Snake Appearance! Ōedo Line Great Panic”)
July 8, 2001
16“Back to Nature, Back to Battle” 
(“Protect the Light of the Town! Dangerous Camp of the Digimon”)
July 15, 2001
17“Duel with the Deva” 
(“Chase the Blue Card! The Rapidmon Moment”)
July 29, 2001
18“Digital Beauty” 
(“Beautiful Evolution! Taomon Dances in the Moonlight”)
August 5, 2001
19“Impmon’s Last Stand” 
(“I Would Like to Become Strong! Rise, Impmon!”)
August 12, 2001
20“Out of the Blue” 
(“The Last Resort is This! Blue Card of Friendship”)
August 19, 2001
21“Jeri’s Quest” 
(“Juri’s Partner!? My Mr. Leomon”)
August 26, 2001
22“The Boar Wars” 
(“Vikaramon Appears! Protect Our Town!”)
September 2, 2001
23“A World Apart” 
(“Digimon Total Sortie! Advancing while Facing the Wind”)
September 9, 2001

Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers (2001)

1Digimon: Battle of AdventurersJuly 14, 2001

The Battle of the Adventurers is the first Tamers movie, set between episodes 23 and 24 of the original anime. It follows the Tamers, who are here referred to as DigiDestined for the first time, during their summer vacation. Takato visits his cousin Kai in Okinawa, Henry investigates an underwater meteor and Rika stays home in the city. An evil Digimon, Mephistomon, disables worldwide communications and allows Digimon to invade the real world, using the computer virus called “V-Pet” (yes, yes, like the original Digimon game). It is revealed that Minami Uehara’s father, Takehito, created it. The Tamers help Minami’s partner, Seasarmon, defeat Mephistomon, and his Digivolved form – Gulfmon – and restore the world. The movie is not referenced in the anime, so it doesn’t play a major part in the main narrative, but it’s still good to watch it at this point, between the two episodes.

Digimon Tamers (II) (2001 – 2002)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
24“The Journey Begins” 
(“To the Digital World… The Day of Departure”)
September 16, 2001
25“Brave New Digital World” 
(“Enter the Digital World! Goodbye to Our City”)
September 23, 2001
26“Kazu and Kenta’s Excellent Adventure” 
(“Little World! Jijimon and Babamon in the Strong Wind Valley”)
September 30, 2001
27“Motorcycle Madness” 
(“Impmon Evolves! The Shudder of Beelzebumon the Dark Lord”)
October 7, 2001
28“Blame it on Ryo” 
(“Friend or Foe!? The Legendary Tamer, Ryo Akiyama”)
October 14, 2001
(“Here is the Ghost Castle! The Great Escape of Stray Culumon”)
October 21, 2001
30“The Imperfect Storm” 
(“Urgent Message from the Digital World, Culumon is…”)
October 28, 2001
31“Kazu’s Upgrade” 
(“Friendship with Guardromon! ‘I’ll fight too!’, Tamer Hirokazu”)
November 4, 2001
32“Shibumi Speaks” 
(“The Mystery of Guilmon’s Birth! The Mystic Water Space”)
November 11, 2001
33“Rabbit Transit” 
(“Where is Terriermon? Shiuchon goes to the Digital World!”)
November 18, 2001
(“The Kind-Hearted Hero, Leomon Dies”)
November 25, 2001
35“Give a Little Bit” 
(“The Name is Dukemon! The True Ultimate Evolution”)
December 2, 2001
36“The Battle Within” 
(“Final Fight! Dukemon vs. Beelzebumon”)
December 9, 2001
37“No Mon is an Island” 
(“Showdown with Zhuqiaomon! SaintGalgomon, Ultimate Evolution”)
December 16, 2001
38“Azulongmon Explains It All” 
(“True Enemy Gets to Move! The Battle of the Four Holy Beasts”)
December 23, 2001
39“Song of Sakuyamon” 
(“Whirling Ultimate Flower! Sakuyamon Evolves”)
December 30, 2001
40“Janyu’s Ark” 
(“Evolutionary Radiance: Shining Evolution”)
January 6, 2002
41“Homeward Bound” 
(“The Return to the Real World!”)
January 13, 2002
(“The City Attacked by the D-Reaper, The Tamer’s Resolve”)
January 20, 2002
43“Beelzemon’s Big Day” 
(“Connected Hearts, Beelzebumon’s Resurrection”)
January 27, 2002
44“The Messenger” 
(“The Mysterious Girl! Bringer of Miracles, Dobermon”)
February 3, 2002
45“The D-Reaper’s Disguise” 
(“Stand Up to the D-Reaper, Charge into the Zone!”)
February 17, 2002
46“When is a Mon Justimon?” 
(“The Invigorating Ultimate Warrior, Justimon Appears!”)
February 24, 2002
47“His Kingdom for a Horse” 
(“Save Dukemon! Grani Scramble”)
March 3, 2002
48“Shadow of the Beast King” 
(“The Power to Save Juri! Beelzebumon’s Fist”)
March 17, 2002
49“D-Reaper’s Feast” 
(“Destruction of the Capital! Culumon’s Wish”)
March 17, 2002
50“Jeri Fights Back” 
(“Crimson Knight, Dukemon! Save the People you Love”)
March 24, 2002
51“Such Sweet Sorrow” 
(“The Power to Dream is Our Future”)
March 31, 2002

Digimon Tamers: Runaway Locomon (2002)

1Digimon Tamers: Runaway LocomonMarch 2, 2002

The second Tamers movie caused a bit of a stir because the creator of the anime was not consulted during the making of the movie, which accounts for several continuity errors present in the film, although the tone was kept. Runaway Locomon is set months after the DigiDestined parted ways with the partners and was created to confirm that the Tamers were reunited with their Digimon partners after the series ended. The film’s story-line takes place two months after the Tamers had figured out how to send messages to their Digimon in the Digital World. The story revolves around a chaotic Locmon that appears in the Real World, but who is actually controlled by Parasimon. The Tamers and their partners have to unite their strengths to defeat the new threat. The movie has a running time of just 30 minutes and serves as the conclusion of the Tamers timeline.

Digimon Frontier (2002 – 2003)

Instead of continuing Tamers, Hongo and Toei opted once more to change the concept and create a completely new anime, that was titled Digimon Frontier. This anime further changed the concept, the history and the narrative of the franchise, introducing – for the first time – actual human Digivolution, as the protagonists used Spirits to become Digimon. Here, the DigiDestined had to use the powers of the Ten Ancient Warriors to first defeat a rampaging Cherubimon and then Lucemon, the initial enemy of the Ancient Warriors. This season was conceptually different from all the others and fully original in most aspects. One supplementary movie, set during the original narrative and exploring the history of this iteration of the Digital World, was also released

Digimon Frontier (I) (2002)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
1“All Aboard!” 
(“The Legendary Warrior! Agnimon of Fire”)
April 7, 2002
2“Lobomon: Warrior of Light” 
(“Wolfmon of Light, The Underground Labyrinth Battle!”)
April 14, 2002
3“Kumamon Baby, Light My Fire” 
(“Bullying is Unforgivable! Evolve, Chakukmon of Ice”)
April 21, 2002
4“Kazemon Kicks It” 
(“My Kick is Painful! Female Warrior Fairymon”)
April 28, 2002
5“Ladies and Gentlemen: The Beetlemon” 
(“Thunder Power Shaking the Ground, Blitzmon!”)
May 5, 2002
6“A Molehill Out of a Mountain” 
(“The Five Legendary Warriors VS The New Warrior!”)
May 12, 2002
7“Island of Misfit Boys” 
(“Town Floating in the Sky! Toy Country of ToyAgumon”)
May 19, 2002
8“Odd One Out” 
(“Save Everyone! Evolve Tsunomon”)
May 26, 2002
9“Welcome to My Nightmare” 
(“Chakumon is the Enemy!? The Mysterious TV Forest”)
June 2, 2002
10“Can’t Keep a Grumblemon Down” 
(“Uncontrollable Beast Spirit! Garmmon’s Evolution”)
June 9, 2002
11“A Hunka Hunka BurningGreymon” 
(“Defeat Me! Legendary Warrior Vritramon Runs Wild”)
June 16, 2002
12“Fear and Loathing in Los Arboles” 
(“Roar, Vritramon! Defeat Gigasmon!”)
June 23, 2002
13“Better an Egg than an Egg Shell” 
(“Seraphimon Awakens! Secret of the Ten Warriors”)
June 30, 2002
14“No Whamon” 
(“Rock Breaking Thunder! Bolgmon’s Do-or-Die Challenge”)
July 14, 2002
15“Beastie Girl” 
(“Cool Beast Evolution! Calmaramon”)
July 21, 2002
16“The Swiss Family Digimon” 
(“Strength Does Not Matter! The Beautiful Warrior, Shutumon”)
July 28, 2002
17“Bizarre Bazaar” 
(“Blizzarmon, Blow the Snow, Call the Glaciers!”)
August 4, 2002
18“Trailmon vs. Trailmon” 
(“Choo-Choo! The Great Trailmon Race”)
August 11, 2002
19“You Want Fries with That?” 
(“Save the Burgermon! Tomoki’s Pure Heart!”)
August 18, 2002
20“From Dawn to Duskmon” 
(“Mystery Warrior Hidden in Darkness, Duskmon!”)
August 25, 2002
21“Darkest Before Duskmon” 
(“Total Destruction of 5 Fighters!? Terrifying Dark Power”)
September 1, 2002
22“Home Again, Takuya Returns” 
(“My home! Takuya’s Lonely Return”)
September 8, 2002
23“Sockit Takuya” 
(“Feel the Power of Digimon! Takuya’s Full-Body Strategy”)
September 15, 2002
24“Alone but Never Alone” 
(“Confrontation, Volcamon! Junpei’s Battle with his Past”)
September 22, 2002
25“The Dark Heart of Friendship” 
(“Tomoki’s Lonely Battle – Asuramon’s Trap”)
September 29, 2002
26“Zoe’s Unbeelievable Adventure” 
(“Ranamon’s Tenacity! Female Digimon Personal Combat”)
October 6, 2002
27“Stuck in Sakkakumon with You” 
(“Double Spirit Miracle! Beowulfmon is Born”)
October 13, 2002
28“Darkness Before the Dawn” 
(“Takuya’s Fusion Evolution – Aldamon’s Explosive Attack”)
October 20, 2002
29“Phantasmagoric Sakkakumon” 
(“Escape! The Phantasmagoric Sefirotmon”)
October 27, 2002
30“O, Brother, Who Art Thou?” 
(“Soaring! Warrior of Darkness Velgmon”)
November 3, 2002
31“Workin’ on the Train Gang” 
(“Sleep in Darkness – The Trailmon’s Graveyard”)
November 10, 2002
32“My Brother in Spirit” 
(“The Revealed Past! Duskmon’s Secret”)
November 17, 2002
33“Ne’er the Twins Shall Meet” 
(“The New Warriors of Darkness! Löwemon and JägerLöwemon”)
November 24, 2002
34“Operation: Free Ophanimon” 
(“Decisive Battle!! Rose of the Morning Star – Ophanimon’s Rescue Plan”)
December 1, 2002
35“Takuya and Koji’s Evolution Revolution” 
(“Turn the Spirits Into One! Takuya and Kouji’s Ultimate Evolution!”)
December 8, 2002
36“Ice Ice Baby” 
(“The Flight Towards Victory! Confrontation at Cherubimon’s Castle”)
December 15, 2002
(“Decisive Battle! As Long as There is Life – Get Back the Digital World”)
December 22, 2002

Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon (2002)

1Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost DigimonJuly 20, 2002

Due to its timeline, it was very difficult to position this movie within the timeline of the Frontier series. The situation was not completely clear and there have been no references to the movie in the anime series, but we believe that it would be best if you saw this 40-minute movie between episodes 37 and 38, because it best fits the whole narrative context. The DigiDestined travel across a desert when they find a floating continent known as the Lost Island, where a civil war between human-type and beast-type Digimon is raging. The DigiDestined have to resolve the conflict and discover a mysterious evildoer, while simultaneously awakening AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon, two of the Ancient Warriors from whom the DigiDestined draw their powers. The story is a recommended watch because it digs deeper into the history and lore of the very much underrated Frontier series.

Digimon Frontier (II) (2002 – 2003)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
38“It Can’t Be! Lucemon Reappears” 
(“The Endless Death Match! Prelude of Lucemon’s Revival”)
January 5, 2003
39“The Man in the Moon is You” 
(“This is the Digital World?! Escape from the Moon!”)
January 12, 2003
40“The Bully Pulpit” 
(“The Chosen Ones! The Children who Manipulate Digital Egg!”)
January 19, 2003
41“Jerks and the Beanstalk” 
(“Don’t Let Them Scan! The Beanstalk of Friendship”)
January 26, 2003
42“Glean Eggs and Scram” 
(“Protect the DigiEggs! The Miracle of Disappearing Life”)
February 2, 2003
43“Bad to the Bones” 
(“Annihilation of the Hometown! Messenger of Hell Forest Village”)
February 9, 2003
44“Now You See It, Now You Don’t” 
(“Fight together~ Kouji’s Vow”)
February 16, 2003
45“All Aboard the Tag Team Express” 
(“The Data of Operation! Defend Akiba Market”)
February 23, 2003
46“To Make the World Go Away” 
(“Annihilation of the Digital World!? Lucemon’s Rule of Darkness”)
March 2, 2003
47“When Knights Fall…” 
(“The Royal Knights Disperse – And then…!!”)
March 9, 2003
48“The Brothers Yin and Yang” 
(“Turn Light and Darkness into One! Kouichi’s Last Wish”)
March 16, 2003
49“Lucemon on the Loose” 
(“Fight, Susanoomon – Lucemon Reaches the Human World”)
March 23, 2003
50“End of the Line” 
(“Go Beyond Time! A New Legend’s Start”)
March 30, 2003

Digimon Data Squad (2006 – 2009)

For the first time since the franchise’s debut, a three-year pause was made between two consecutive seasons. This was also the last series until Adventure: that aired on Fuji TV, since other stations broadcast the series that came out in between. Data Squad returned to the original concept of the children having a partner Digimon, but used an original approach and changed a lot of the details. Here, Digimon are a well-known phenomenon and there is a special organisation (DATS) dealing with Digimon emerging in the Real World. The protagonists have to fight individual threats in the Real World before venturing into the Digital World to fight off the threats there, ultimately facing Yggdrasil, a digital entity that wants to protect the Digital World by destroying mankind. The biggest change, though, was the animation, which was radically different than the animation used in the preceding series. One movie and one short CG movie were released as companions to this anime.

Digimon Data Squad, or Digimon Savers (2006 – 2007)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
1“There Are Monsters Among Us” 
(“I am Masaru! Cockatorimon Strikes”)
April 2, 2006
“Marcus’ Inner Strength” 
(“Burn, the Digisoul of Anger – The Flymon that Lurks in Darkness”)
April 9, 2006
3“The Return of Thomas!” 
(“Genius Tohma has Returned! Beat Meramon”)
April 16, 2006
4“The New Team of Marcus and Thomas!” 
(“The New Team’s First Outing! Pursuit Drimogemon!”)
April 23, 2006
5“Digital World, Here We Come!” 
(“Rushing into the Digital World! Drimogemon’s Trap”)
April 30, 2006
6“The Ultimate Team No More?” 
(“The Masaru-Agumon Combo Terminated?! Gale, Garurumon”)
May 7, 2006
7“A Birthday Kristy Will Never Forget….” 
(“Tohma’s Day off – Explosion, Bomber Nanimon”)
May 14, 2006
8“The Singer’s Secret” 
(“Yoshino Gets Her Cinderella Story?! Chrysalimon’s Shadow”)
May 21, 2006
9“Never Meet Your Heroes” 
(“Tohma’s Inglorious Battle – Secret Maneuvers, Togemon”)
May 28, 2006
10“Curse This Curse: Marcus’ Bad Day” 
(“Masaru’s Worst Day in His Life – Prankster Soulmon”)
June 4, 2006
11“The Vile of Vilemon!” 
(“Recover the Bond between Parent and Child – Evilmon’s Bewitchment”)
June 18, 2006
12“The Digi-egg That Fell to Earth” 
(“I Will Protect Chika! Biyomon’s Resolve”)
June 25, 2006
13“The Rise of RiseGreymon” 
(“Masaru’s New Power – Evolve! RiseGreymon”)
July 2, 2006
14“The Wild Boy of the Digital World” 
(“Digimon Boy Ikuto – Forest Guardian, Jureimon”)
July 9, 2006
15“The Gorge of Deception!” 
(“Recollections of my Mother – Howl, MachGaogamon”)
July 23, 2006
16“Falcomon: Friend or Foe?” 
(“The Ally is Falcomon?! Violent! Blossomon”)
July 30, 2006
17“Yoshi’s Biggest Battle: The One With Herself” 
(“The Singing Voice that Calls Upon a Miracle – The Lilamon Evolution”)
August 6, 2006
18“The Clash With Merukimon!” 
(“The DATS Team Annihilated?! Clash, Mercurimon”)
August 13, 2006
19“The Truth About Keenan” 
(“The Target is Ikuto!? Gotsumon’s Plot”)
August 20, 2006
20“The Crier Family Reunion” 
(“Rescue Mother, Ikuto – Hagurumon’s Cage”)
August 27, 2006
21“The Digimon Army Makes Its Move” 
(“Big Panic in the Human World – The Digimon Army Advances”)
September 3, 2006
22“The Wrath of SaberLeomon” 
(“Defeat the Ultimate Level! The Anger Wave of Saber Leomon”)
September 10, 2006
23“One More Digital Dive” 
(“Once More, To the Digital World – Insekimon’s Great Rampage”)
September 17, 2006
24“The Past Revealed” 
(“The Revealed Past – Heartless! Gizmon: AT”)
September 24, 2006
25“Kurata’s Revenge” 
(“Smash Kurata’s Ambition – Flight, Yatagaramon”)
October 1, 2006
26“Memory Is The First Thing To Go!” 
(“Masaru’s Memory is Erased – The Lost Bond”)
October 8, 2006
27“The Beginning of the End!” 
(“Chase Kurata – The Operation of Digimon Extermination Begins!”)
October 15, 2006
28“Digivice Meltdown!” 
(“Evolution is Impossible! The Digivices Break Down”)
October 22, 2006
29“How to Fix a Broken Digivice” (“Resurrecting Digivices – A New Brilliance”)October 29, 2006
30“Journey to the Sacred City” 
(“An Imprisoned Masaru – The Holy City’s Trap”)
November 5, 2006
31“Showdown Between Geniuses: Thomas vs. Nanami!” 
(“Genius Showdown! Tohma vs. Nanami”)
November 12, 2006
32“The Sacred City’s Last Stand!” 
(“Fiercely Attack Kurata’s Army Corps – Protect the Holy City”)
November 19, 2006
33“The Final Bio-Hybrid Battle!” 
(“The Final Decisive Battle! Kouki, Ultimate Evolution”)
November 26, 2006
34“The Norstein Family Secret” 
(“The Day of Parting – The Strongest Enemy: Tohma!”)
December 3, 2006
35“Kurata’s Real Plan” 
(“The Power of Destruction – ShineGreymon Runs Wild”)
December 10, 2006
36“Awaken Belphemon” 
(“Demon Lord Belphemon Revives”)
December 17, 2006
37“The Battle With Belphemon” 
(“Awaken, Agumon – Defeat Belphemon!”)
December 24, 2006
38“The Power of the Burst Mode” 
(“Burst Mode – The Power that Exceeds Ultimate”)
January 7, 2007
39“King Drasil’s Fatal Decision” 
(“Human World Terminated! Yggdrasil’s Decision”)
January 14, 2007
40“The Royal Knights Assemble” 
(“The Strongest Order of Knights – The Royal Knights Gather”)
January 21, 2007
41“Father and Son Destiny” 
(“Confirm it with a Fist! Thoughts of My Father”)
January 28, 2007
42“Thomas Bursts on the Scene!” 
(“Toma’s Determined Burst Mode”)
February 4, 2007
43“Justice Equals Power!” 
(“Indeed Strength is Justice! Beast Knight Duftmon”)
February 11, 2007
44“Human Potential” 
(“Break! Craniummon’s Strongest Shield”)
February 25, 2007
45“A Family Quarrel!” 
(“The One-on-One Match Between Men! Masaru vs. Suguru”)
March 4, 2007
46“The Truth About BanchoLeomon” 
(“Impact! The Truth About Bantiyou Leomon”)
March 11, 200
47“The Data Squad’s Final Battle!” 
(“Protect the Future! DATS’ Final Battle”)
March 18, 2007
48“The Ultimate Farewell!” 
(“A Complete Conclusion! Farewell, Leader of Fights”)
March 25, 2007

Digimon Savers: Ultimate Power! Burst Mode Activated!! (2007)

1Digimon Savers: Ultimate Power! Burst Mode Activated!December 9, 2006

This episode-long (21 minutes) movie has initially caused a lot of continuity and canon-related debates. Namely, the movie revolves around Agumon, Gaomon and Lalamon, whose partners are put into an eternal sleep, along with the rest of the humans, because of a mysterious thorn that spread throughout the city. After saving Rhythm, a Digimon in the form of a young girl, they learn from her that the thorns are the work of an evil Digimon, named Argomon, and the four set out for his castle to confront him. The movie doesn’t seem to be connected to any part of the Data Squad anime and generally feels a lot different; plus, the spoofers at the end of the movie indicate that this was an actual movie shot with actors, stuntmen and everything else. This is why some fans don’t even consider it to be canon material. We wouldn’t go that far, but there is an obvious issue with the continuity of the movie as it doesn’t seem to fit anywhere. This is why we recommend watching it after the anime.

Digimon Savers 3D: The Digital World in Imminent Danger! (2009)

1Digimon Savers 3D: The Digital World in Imminent Danger!October 3, 2009

This film is actually a short, 7-minute CG film that was originally screened at the Time Machine of Dreams theme park attraction at Sanrio Puroland from July 8, 2006, to July 2, 2008, and Harmonyland. It made its theatrical debut on October 3, 2009, alongside Digimon Adventure 3D: Digimon Grandprix! (another out-of-continuity film), GeGeGe no Kitaro: Kitaro’s Ghost Train and Yaemon, The Locomotive as part of the Burst Out! 3D Toei Anime Festival. It was later released on home media.

The movies follows a short adventure of the Digimon involved in the Data Squad anime and it has no direct connection to the main timeline, which means that you can watch it after you’ve gone through everything else.

Digimon Xros Wars (2010 – 2012)

Digimon Xros Wars was the sixth season of the Digimon anime and the first to not be aired on Fuji TV; it was aired on TV Asahi but was still produced by Toei Animation. Xros Wars, or Digimon Fusion, as it is known in the United States, was divided into three seasons – Digimon Xros Wars, The Evil Death Generals and the Seven Kingdoms, and The Hunters Who Leapt Through Time – which aired from 2010 to 2012. In the U.S., the whole series was just called Digimon Fusion and the three seasons had no specific titles; we have to say that Hunters never received a localized dub, which explains why there aren’t any official English episode titles. Xros Wars changed a lot when compared to its predecessors. The animation was different, albeit closer to the original than the one used in Data Squad, and the whole concept changed once more, with the DigiDestined having multiple partners (although there was always a main one) and fusing them together to achieve stronger forms. Levels, as well as Attributes, have been eliminated completely and the whole show seemed to be from a completely different universe. This was actually confirmed during the last couple of episodes, when the protagonists of all the previous anime series were called to the DigiQuartz to save the world, thus confirming the existence of a Digimon multiverse.

Digimon Xros Wars (2010 – 2011)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
1“Mikey Goes to Another World!” 
(“Taiki, Go to Another World!”)
July 6, 2010
2“He is Shoutmon, Hear Him Roar!” 
(“Shoutmon, Roar!”)
July 13, 2010
3“A Rival Appears” 
(“Rival Kiriha, Appear!”)
July 20, 2010
4“Island Zone in Chaos!” 
(“Island Zone, Upheaval!”)
July 27, 2010
5“Thanks for the DigiCards!” 
(“Digimemory, Shine!”)
August 3, 2010
6“Crisis or Conquest” 
(“X4, Crisis Breakthrough!”)
August 10, 2010
7“Danger Erupts!” 
(“Volcano Digimon, Explosion!”)
August 17, 2010
8“Meltdown in the Magma Zone!” 
(“Fierce General Tactimon, Close In!”)
August 24, 2010
9“Dorulumon’s True Colors!” 
(“Dorulumon, Run Like the Wind!”)
August 31, 2010
10“The Rival Champions!” 
(“Taiki, Become a Knight!”)
September 14, 2010
11“Ice to See You, Angie!” 
(“Xros Heart, Burn!”)
September 21, 2010
12“Treasure, Traps and Trouble – Oh My!” 
(“Sand Zone, A Great Adventure in the Ruins!”)
October 12, 2010
13“Mikey, Warrior of the Light!” 
(“Taiki, Warrior of the Goddess!”)
October 19, 2010
14“Showdown in the Sand Zone” 
(“The Warrior Beelzebumon, Dances!”)
October 26, 2010
15“Trouble in Paradise” 
(“Heaven Zone, The Trap of Paradise!”)
November 9, 2010
16“A Dark Cloud Over the Sky Zone” 
(“The Dark Knight Digimon Arrives!”)
November 16, 2010
17“Clash in the Clouds” 
(“The Miraculous DigiXros! Shoutmon X5 Flies!”)
November 23, 2010
18“Welcome to the Jungle Zone!” 
(“Stingmon, the Great Digimon Forest’s Hero”)
November 30, 2010
19“Rumble in the Jungle Zone!” 
(“The Legendary Deckerdramon, Moves!”)
December 7, 2010
20“Train of Terror!” 
(“Dust Zone, Grand Locomon’s Big Scrap City!”)
December 14, 2010
21“Disaster in the Dust Zone!” 
(“Decisive Battle! DarkKnightmon VS Xros Heart!”)
December 21, 2010
22“Lost in Digital Space” 
(“Wisemon, the Secrets of the Digital World!”)
January 11, 2011
23“Laughing All the Way to the Code Crown” 
(“Shinobi Zone, The Comical Ninja Battle!”)
January 18, 2011
24“Monitamission Impossible!” 
(“Dropout Monitamons, Do Your Best!)
January 25, 2011
25“Showdown in Shaky Town!” 
(“Zone Collapses! Sparks Fly Between Taiki and Kiriha!”)
February 1, 2011
26“Shoutmon – Bogus King or the Real Thing?” 
(“Shoutmon, Proof of a King!”)
February 8, 2011
27“Sweet Zone Bake-Off!” 
(“Sweets Zone, Sweet Tooth Digimon Battle”)
February 15, 2011
28“Battle in the Digital Depths” 
(“The Ultimate Weapon Active! Hang in there Cutemon!”)
February 22, 2011
29“Fall of the Final Code Crown” 
(“Taiki & Kiriha VS the Bagra Army, a Complete Showdown!”)
March 1, 2011
30“When Worlds Collide” 
(“Brand New Journey!! Tokyo Showdown!!”)
March 8, 2011

The Evil Death Generals and the Seven Kingdom (2011)

#Episode Title
(Translation of the Japanese Title)
Air Date
1“Back to the Digital World! Hot Time in Dragonland!” 
(“Towards a New World! The Blazing General of Dragon Land”)
April 5, 2011
2“Take a Stand, Christopher! Fusion Fighters’ Rescue Mission!” 
(“Stand Up, Kiriha! Xros Heart’s Rescue Strategy”)
April 12, 2011
3“Vampire Land and the Moonlight General” 
(“Feel a Chill Run Down your Spine! The Moonlight General’s Vampire Land”)
April 19, 2011
4“Hang on, Greymon! The Rise of Shoutmon DX” 
(“Don’t Die Greymon! Shoutmon DX is Born”)
April 26, 2011
5“The Power Drain: The Hunters of Honeyland” 
(“The Power is Absorbed! The Hunters of Honey Land”)
May 3, 2011
6“Sweet Revenge! The Horrors of Honeyland!” 
(“The Laughing Hunter! General Zamielmon the Wood-Spirit”)
May 10, 2011
7“Ewan and the Land of Illusion” 
(“Brother, Why!? The Nightmarish Enemy, General Yuu”)
May 17, 2011
8“Psyche-Out in Cyberland!” 
(“The Mysterious Cyber Land! The Beauty of Fullmetal City”)
May 24, 2011
9“The Water Tiger’s Slippery Trap!” 
(“Xros Heart Break up Crisis! Water Tiger General’s Despicable Trap”)
May 31, 2011
10“Gold Land and the Irate Pirate!” 
(“Cheerful Pirates Appear! Set Sail for Gold Land!!”)
June 7, 2011
11“Ballistamon’s Bad News Blast From the Past!” 
(“Olegmon the Gold Thief Laughs! Farewell Xros Heart!”)
June 14, 2011
12“Deep Trouble in Canyon Land!” 
(“Whispering to Kiriha! Earth-god General of the Canyon, The Devil’s Invitation!”)
June 21, 2011
13“Great Fusion! The Power of Friendship” 
(“The Mighty Love! Deckerdramon’s Final Scream!!”)
July 4, 2011
14“Regeneration Frustration!” 
(“The Bond of X7! The Sublime Battle with Gravimon!!”)
July 11, 2011
15“Dark Side of the Sun” 
(“The Final Kingdom, the Shining Sun of Bright Land!”)
July 18, 2011
16“The Dark Side of Bright Land” 
(“Dead or Alive, the Hellish General’s Decisive Battle!”)
July 25, 2011
17“The Battle of the Young Generals” 
(“Taiki VS. Yuu! Showdown of the Boy Generals!!”)
August 9, 2011
18“Beelzemon’s Revenge” 
(“Beelzebumon, Fade into Light!”)
August 16, 2011
19“The Darkest Dark General of All!” 
(“Taiki’s Decision! Surpass the Strongest Apollomon!”)
August 23, 2011
20“Prison Land” 
(“Resurrect! The Appearance of all Seven Death Generals!”)
August 30, 2011
21“Rotten To The Digi-Core!” 
(“For the Future of the Digital World! The Friendship with the Death Generals!”)
September 6, 2011
22“D5 and the Brotherhood of Evil” 
(“Bagra Brothers! The Bond of Evil”)
September 13, 2011
23“The Darkness Before the Dawn” 
(“It Approaches! The Human World’s Doomsday, D5”)
September 20, 2011
24“Final Fusion – The Fight for Earth!” 
(“Grab the DigiXros of Glory! Our Future!”)
September 27, 2011

The Hunters Who Leapt Through Time (2011 – 2012)

#Episode TitleAir Date
1“We, the Digimon Hunters!”October 4, 2011
2“The Students Disappear! The Wavering Shadow of Sagomon”October 11, 2011
3“The Robot Club’s Dream, Pinocchimon’s Enticement”October 18, 2011
4“The Targeted Honor Students! Blossomon’s Smile”October 25, 2011
5“Cuteness Causion! Cute Hunter, Airu’s Trap!”November 1, 2011
6“Digimon Kendo Match! Approaching the Blade of Kotemon!”November 8, 2011
7“The Okonomiyaki Panic! The Town Full of Pagumon”November 15, 2011
8“Business is Booming For The Digimon Hunt! The Shopping District’s Master Hunter!”November 22, 2011
9“Taiki Is Targeted! The Super Celebrity Star’s Brave Shout!”November 29, 2011
10“Going to Hong Kong! Protect the Super Beauty Idol!!”December 6, 2011
11“Tagiru Turns Soft?! Gumdramon’s Big Crisis!!”December 13, 2011
12“Delicious or Nasty? The Digimon Ramen Contest!”December 20, 2011
13“The World Trip for Children only! The Digimon Train of Dreams”December 27, 2011
14“Gather Hunters! Digimon Competition in the Southern Island!”January 3, 2012
15“Want Friends? Phelesmon, the Devil’s Promise”January 10, 2012
16“Hear tracing Fear Experience! The Spirit Hunter Bellows!!”January 17, 2012
17“Resemblance or None at All? The Disguised Phantom Thief Betsumon”January 24, 2012
18“UFO & Dinosaur Great Gathering! Ekakimon of Dreams”January 31, 2012
19“The Great Undersea Adventure! Find the Digimon Treasure of Dreams!”February 7, 2012
20“Rare Card Vanished! The Invincible RookChessmon”February 14, 2012
21“The Amusement Park of Dreams, Digimon Land!”February 21, 2012
22“The Golden Insect! The Mysterious MetallifeKuwagamon”February 28, 2012
23“Now Revealed! The Secret of the Digimon Hunt”March 7, 2012
24“Grand Gathering of the Legendary Heroes! The Play-Offs of the Digimon All Stars!!”March 14, 2012
25“Now Burn Up Tagiru! The Glorious Digimon Hunt!”March 21, 2012

Digimon Adventure: (2020 – TBD)

In 2020, Toei Animation finally decided to launch another anime series. After completing the original Adventure arc with Kizuna, the franchise could finally move forward and it did by relaunching the original Adventure anime, but in a new framework. The original characters were left intact, but the animation was improved and the story, although keeping some elements from the original series, was completely new. Thus, Digimon finally returned to Fuji TV after years of absence.

Since the anime is still ongoing and it is projected to finish in 2021, after 66 episodes, we’re not going to include an episode list until it’s finished, which is when we are going to update this text. Until then, be sure to check out Digimon Adventure: as it is definitely worth a watch and you won’t have any continuity issues since it’s a completely fresh start for Digimon. Just be sure to check it out after the original Adventure arc, so as to not end up completely confused.


Finally, we have decided to list even those series and movies that belong to the franchise, but aren’t really part of any of the above-mentioned continuities. They are standalone material that is part of the general Digimon canon, but doesn’t have a connection to any of the main narratives. The watching order of these works is completely irrelevant as long as you don’t watch them before at least some works from the main continuity.

These works includes:

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters (2016 – 2017)

Appli Monsters (or App Monsters, as it was released in the United States) is actually a spin-off of the main series that aired from 2016 to 2017. The show was set within the principal narrative universe but was completely different than all the other shows. Here, Digimon don’t actually exist in the form they existed earlier but rather as Applimon, digital creatures inhabiting different mobile applications, with each Applimon having a power specific to the app it represents. In the anime, Haru Shinkai, the protagonist, has to use his Appmon and with the help of his friends defeat the artificial intelligence called Leviathan. Although a spin-off, there was a reference to the main series in episode 45 (“The Big Crash!? Gatchmon vs Agumon!”), where Haru and Gatchmon meet Agumon, who is a video game character in Appli Monsters. This is the list of episodes:

#Episode TitleAir Date
1“The Search Result is Haru Shinkai! Gatchmon Appears!”October 1, 2016
2“The Mysterious Guide! I am Navimon!”October 8, 2016
3“The Role of Culture in Nature’s Garb!? Roleplaymon’s School Dungeon!”October 15, 2016
4“Take Your Dressing! Cameramon’s Halloween Scandal!”October 22, 2016
5“An Explosive Punch to Your Heart! Eri is the Appmon Idol!”October 29, 2016
6“The Best Gourmet Report! Gourmet Appli, Perorimon!”November 5, 2016
7“The third Appli Drive! Torajirou is the Apptuber!”November 12, 2016
8“The Super Suck Big Pinch!? Astra’s Great “Interesting Animation” Operation!”November 19, 2016
9“Aim at the Rated Number One! Appmon Championship in Cyber Arena!”November 26, 2016
10“The Appmon’s Long-Awaited! The Legend Seven Code Meeting!”December 3, 2016
11“Dive into the Net Ocean! Chasing to the Super Hacker, Rei!”December 10, 2016
12“Defeating Sakusimon with Super Applink!”December 17, 2016
13“The Christmas Disappeared!? The Calendar Thief Calendarmon!”December 24, 2016
14“The City Becomes Puzzle Game!? Puzzlemon Runaway!”January 7, 2017
15“See Through the Future!? Mysterious Fortune Teller, Tellermon”January 14, 2017
16“The Message that Transcends Time – The Truth About the AppliDrive”January 21, 2017
17“Eri is Multiplying by Copy-paste?! Reclaim, the Stage of Dreams!”January 28, 2017
18“Haru and Yujin’s Bond – Stop! Rampaging Resshamon!”February 4, 2017
19“The Net Ocean in a Big Pinch! The Time is Here, Ultimate AppFusion!!”February 11, 2017
20“Goodbye Astra!? Dreamon’s Nightmare!”February 18, 2017
21“The Way to the Top Idol! Coachmon’s Intensive Training!”February 25, 2017
22“Lend me Your Power – Rei and Hackmon, Encounter in that Day”March 4, 2017
23“Take Back the Seven Code Appmon! Showdown Ultimate vs Ultimate!”March 11, 2017
24“Super Giant Cometmon Invasion!? Open the Door, Dantemon!”March 18, 2017
25“Infiltrating to the Deep Web at last! The Mysterious Cyber Kowloon!”March 25, 2017
26“I am the Protagonist!? Encounter with Gatchmon”April 1, 2017
27“The Fifth AppliDriver!”April 8, 2017
28“The AppliDrive DUO! Offmon Appears”April 15, 2017
29“Buddies no More!? Gatchmon’s Run away from home”April 22, 2017
30“Dokamon’s Love!? Gourmet Appli, Marypero Invasion!”April 29, 2017
31“The Traveling Companion!? Tripmon’s Terrible Trip”May 6, 2017
32“Everyone to Take you Out! The Self-Withdrawal Offmon!”May 13, 2017
33“The Senior High School Student CEO! Knight Unryūji Appears!”May 20, 2017
34“Thank you Future! Welcome to the City of Artificial Intelligence!”May 27, 2017
35“Aim to be the God 9! The General Election of AppliYama 470!”June 3, 2017
36“The Conclusion of General Election! The Hand of Devil Approaching to Eri!”June 10, 2017
37“Invasion! The Ultimate Appmons, Ultimate 4!”June 17, 2017
38“Take Back the Gatchmon! Grandpa Den’emon’s Trial!”June 24, 2017
39“The New Power! The AppliDrive DUO!”July 1, 2017
40“Ultimate 4 Returns! Cloud’s Challenge Letter!”July 8, 2017
41“The Ultimate Fierce Fighting! Globemon vs Charismon!”July 15, 2017
42“Rei’s Determination! The Great “Search for Hajime” Operation!”July 22, 2017
43“Wake Up, Sleepmon! The Appmon Championship Reopening!!”July 29, 2017
44“Chasing to the Fugitive, Bootmon!”August 5, 2017
45“The Big Crash!? Gatchmon vs Agumon!”August 12, 2017
46“The Oath Beneath the Starry Sky! The Great “Rescue for Astra” Operation!”August 19, 2017
47“The Truth about Yujin”August 26, 2017
48“Starting! The Design of Humanity Application!”September 2, 2017
49“The Miraculous Final Evolution! The God Appmon Advent!”September 9, 2017
50“The Bond of Hope! Haru and Gaiamon!!”September 16, 2017
51“The Dream of Artificial Intelligence”September 23, 2017
52“Our Singularity”September 30, 2017

Digital Monster X-Evolution (2004)

1Digital Monster X-EvolutionJanuary 3, 2005

Digital Monster X-Evolution is a feature-length television movie that aired on Fuji TV in 2005. It was (and still is) the first feature-length CG Digimon movie and was based on the Digimon Chronicle merchandise line. The film is not part of any continuity, it’s not connected to any anime and it focuses entirely on Digimon, without any humans. In the Digital World, the overpopulation of Digimon forces the world’s creator, the supercomputer Yggdrasil to launch the X-Program which exterminates 98% of all Digimon. Creating a smaller, new Digital World via Project Ark, Yggdrasil learns that a small group of Digimon have gained a vaccine called the X-Antibody, that makes them immune to the X-Program, and upgrades them with new abilities and appearances. Yggdrasil dispatches its guards, the Royal Knights, to exterminate the X-Digimon, who have to fight for their lives in order to survive.

Digimon Adventure 3D: Digimon Grand Prix! (2009)

1Digimon Adventure 3D: Digimon Grand Prix!October 3, 2009

This film is, like the Savers 3D, actually a short, 7-minute CG film that was originally screened at the Time Machine of Dreams theme park attraction at Sanrio Puroland from July 20, 2000, to June 23, 2002, and Harmonyland. It made its theatrical debut on October 3, 2009, alongside Digimon Savers 3D: The Digital World in Imminent Danger! (another out-of-continuity film), GeGeGe no Kitaro: Kitaro’s Ghost Train and Yaemon, The Locomotive as part of the Burst Out! 3D Toei Anime Festival. It was later released on home media.

Although officially part of the Adventure banner, this movie has absolutely nothing to do with the original narrative, which is why we have decided to not include it in that section and to place it here. It follows a short adventure of the Digimon involved in the first major arc. You can watch it whenever you want since it’s not connected to any main continuity.


Thank you for sticking with us until the end. This is our ultimate guide to watching Digimon, from the first movie to the current anime. We have given you a detailed insight into the animated aspect of the franchise and you will now know the exact chronological and narrative order of the whole franchise. We sincerely hope you’ll find this article helpful and that you’ll enjoy it as much as you’re going to enjoy Digimon! Have fun watching!

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