Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42 "King of Inventors, Garbamon"

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42 “King of Inventors, Garbamon”

Following on from last week’s review and, of course, our podcast discussion episode, it’s time to watch the 42nd episode of Digimon Adventure: (2020)!

Opening thoughts

Oooh a Koshiro episode, will we get an evolution, some back story, or just character development that is coming 40 episodes late?

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42 “King of Inventors. Garbamon”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42 "King of Inventors, Garbamon"

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42 Review

Taichi and Koshiro are scouting the campsite and discover a junk yard with Garbamon and Chumon. The subtitles call him Tyumon though. I wonder if this Garbamon was one a Sukamon?

Garbamon’s invention fails and he tells Chumon not be dissapointed as we learn from mistakes. Garbamon sees the group and hides in his bin. Koshiro is impressed that they created so much from rubbish. By the way, the art style looks bad again.

Garbamon is really great in this episode, they made him an interlectual. Taichi finds a bunch of useful stuff, which Garbamon says is rubbish, but Koshiro sees it’s expired. Koshiro shows Garbamon his tablet and Garbamon is really impressed by it and wants to dissemble it.

Garbamon says that the lightning stopped one day and rubbish fell from the sky and since then he’s been studying. Garbamon invites them to his laboratory, and Koshiro is overjoyed. AND OH WOW A DiM CARD. YOOOO! Koshiro gets to keep the DiM card. I wonder how they will use them in the show?

Raremon then shows up, which is an interesting Digimon to show up since he was in a Koshiro episode in the original Adventure. Agumon and Tentomon evolve and Garbamon looks really impressed.

No attacks work on Raremon and Raremon gets hungry and commits vore on Greymon. Great. But Raremon also spits or poops him out and now Greymon is dirty. Garbamon wants to disassemble the Digivice.

Garbamon takes them back to his house and we find out that many Chuumon used to help but got eaten and he just leaves their empty cups around. Garbamon is inventing a bazooka to defeat Raremon. It’s a freeze ray. Then the black lightning appears again, so the group leave to stop Raremon from getting to it.

Koshiro thinks about revenge and the pain of people left behind – like a glimmer of his backstory which we don’t have any of and it’s episode 42.

Garbamon charges in at Raremon and is sacrificing himself, but ends up being knocked back and we see what Garbamon looks like without the rubbish bin.

Raremon then evolves to RareRaremon which is just horrifying and a completely new Digimon design. Kabuterimon evolves to AtlurKabuterimon. Koshiro is covered with oil and Garbamon says that Raremon has lately been eating cars, so his body is now oil. Koshiro then remembers seeing the product used to solidify oil.

Greymon throws a car at RareRaremon and then evolves to MetalGreymon. Koshiro says that Garbamon isn’t useless and then pulls lout the oil solidifier from the cart of rubbish and takes Garbamon’s bazooka to re-purpose it while Taichi throws the hardener at RareRaremon.

AtlurKabuterimon spins RareRaremon around to blender him and Koshiro tells MetalGreymon to heat him up, even though AtlurKabuterimon is in the way, he tells him to go ahead. AtlurKabuterimon then jumps out of the way to Alteros mode can attach the bazooka to his gun blade to now cool and harden the oil.

We get a crayon colour finish again, but it’s not the end, we get the characters talking and Garbamon and Koshiro are both thankful for each other. Koshiro tells Garbamon to not be haunted by revenge. Chuumon holds their hands too and evolves to Searchmon, who is Wormon with the DigiMental or Knowledge.

In the encyclopaedia, we get introduced to Nanimon. Koshiro says that he’s manly and macho and then says he tells a macho joke. Golemon is introduced next.

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42 "King of Inventors, Garbamon"

Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42


An overall fairly solid episode, we got to see Garbamon not being evil and having a Chumon friends who ends up evolving, which is really great to see.

We also get to see Koshiro bonding with other Digimon, which is nice, even if I do feel slightly bad for Tentomon who basically gets set on fire.

So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 42? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!

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