Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39 "Jyagamon's Potato Hell"

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39 “Jyagamon’s Potato Hell”

Following on from last week’s review and, of course, our podcast discussion episode, it’s time to watch the 39th episode of Digimon Adventure: (2020)!

Opening thoughts

Judging by the synopsis for this episode, I think I’m going to really like it! I loved the Burgermon episode of Frontier and I’m a very food-motivated person.

I’m pretty sure we get a new outro animation this week too.

Also Joe finally gets an episode, so it has to be good!


Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39 “Jyagamon’s Potato Hell”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39 "Jyagamon's Potato Hell"

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39 Review

The eight chosen children have arrived at a haven for travelling Digimon and Tailmon says that resting is important.

The children smell something good and Joe is anxious about going on. SO MANY COOL DIGIMON THAT I LOVE INSIDE: Kunamon, Kamemon, Floramon, Budmon, Muchomon.

Those madmen, they did it. Palmon sees burgers and asks Mimi if that’s the food she was talking about before. 5/5 episode just for not forgetting that. Taichi is wondering why they have food from the Human World..which is a good question, honestly

Burgermon then shows up and gives the children free burgers, which immediately strikes me as suspicious.

Sora says that it feels like a Highway stop and Mimi says she usually travels by plane. This whole moment is kind of a nice relaxing moment for the children and they get to just chat. Joe then demands to know why the fries aren’t being eaten – reasonable question; I always eat those first.

None of the Digimon are eating the fries and Gomamon wonders if it’s because they’re not popular because they’re hard to grab. Joe is weirdly passionate about this.

Meanwhile, Hikari is talking to Tailmon about if she’s been here before, and Tailmon said she has but it’s aged since then. There’s then a sandstorm, but it’s Komodomon scratching dirt off himself.

We then see another Komodomon who is clean and has bishounen sparkles because he’s been cleaned by Lunamon’s bubbles.

Has Lunamon shown up in the anime at all or has she just been in the virtual pets and the DS games. I feel like she was in Xros Wars, maybe.

Anyway, we see that there’s a Tankmon who is sleeping and we learn that this is just how they are when they’re not working.

Back to Joe, he’s explaining to Gomamon how he used to go and eat fries after school without telling his parents as it was a nice moment of peace for him. This is so lovely. Suddenly a new Digimon appears – Potamon. This is a completely new Digimon.

Potamon loves fries and burps in Joe’s face. Joe is so happy about this because he just loves fries. Mimi says that they are potato buds and Gomamon likes fries too and joins in.

Burgermon says that today is the last day that they’re serving fries and Potamon starts crying and just starts pouring fries into his mouth and it’s actually breaking my heart. Hikari shows up with a broom, and I’m so glad that Taichi questions this.

Turns out, we’re all helping out cleaning Komodomon. My favourite part is the fact that Mimi has a leaf apron. Joe helps, but can’t stop thinking about Potamon. Gomamon calls Joe a leader and Tailmon questions this as she looks on. Joe slips and lands in bubbles, bu tthey’re actually soft to land on.

Meanwhile, Potamon is crying and suddenly gets angry and evolves – but he didn’t even vore any Digimon? He becomes Jyagamon but is so much larger than I thought Jyagamon are!

Jyagamon is one of my favourite Digimon, by the way. He throws exploding potatoes. Oh hey! Pusuruimon from ReArise! Adorable! Garurumon saves the Pusurimon and Agumon evolves to Greymon to fight – we’re doing quick evolutions today!

Birdramon rescues Blimpmon as Pegasusmon and Togemon attack the potatoes. Gomamon evolves to Ikakumon and Joe still has an afro from the bubbles, which helps him because he lands on his head.

Joe’s fries fall out of his bag and Jyagamon eats them and burps Joe’s afro off. Joe realises that Jyagamon is Potamon – his Potato Bud. Joe wants to save Jyagamon.

Jyagamon is able to protect himself with a glowing ring of potatoes. Mimi notices that Lunamon’s bubbles soften a potato’s landing and it doesn’t explode.

Ikkakumon evolves to Zudomon and Mimi pilots Komodomon over to Zudomon so he can use his hammer to blow the bubbles over Jyagamon’s attack. Tailmon calls out to Joe and calls him leader and evolves to Angewomon.

Zudomon uses Angewomon’s power and JOE THEN HOLDS THE HAMMER TOO? I don’t know why but he does – it reminds me of Terriermon holding Thor’s Hammer.

Joe hits Jyagamon with it and then offers Jyagamon a fry! It’s so nice to see a human character bond with a Digimon who isn’t their partner. Tailmon wonders if Joe is a senpai or leader, and Hikari says both.

Sora notices that they’ll be able to make so many fries with the potatoes, and then we see Burgermon has made lots of potato dishes.

The children then leave and we get a new ending animation! It has all the kids in the human world hanging out with their partner Digimon, which is really nice to see.

In the Digimon Encyclopedia, we’re learning about Lopmon! Koshiro asked Patamon for information because they look alike (how?), and patamon says that the big ears give Lopmon a stiff neck. We’ll learn about Marine Angemon next time!

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39 "Jyagamon's Potato Hell"

Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39


I loved this episode; it was silly, gave Joe a little bit of character besides ‘studies a lot’, and had him form a bond with a Digimon who wasn’t Gomamon.

This episode was very silly and felt a lot like filler, but it felt like filler that was needed – it’s been 39 episodes and the only ‘filler’ we’ve had was actually an entire story line.

I’d give it the full five points if parts of it didn’t feel overly silly and plot convenient (even for Digimon), but it was just so nice to see the characters have some actual down time – even Tailmon says it’s important to rest!

It was weird how we didn’t see Vikemon’s shadow or anything?

So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 39? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!

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