Hikari episodes tend to be quite strong provided they allow Hikari and Tailmon to have developing characters.
However, lately, the writers don’t seem to want that.
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 58 “Hikari, New Life”
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 58 Review
Petaldramon’s forest has become more of a forest. Takeru and Hikari arrive and are greeted by Muchomon and Puwamon, they then show that the area now has DigiTama. Basically, it has become a Primary Village type area.
One of the eggs is cold and not moving. Taichi and Agumon then show up in a very evil way. Tailmon is annoyed, but because there’s something else there. We get some Soulmon hanging out in the forest.
Hikari decides to try and warm up the dead egg. The characters are taken to where this DigiTama was found. The part of the forest is suddenly very cold and Soulmon are shown to be circling and cooling down the eggs.
The Soulmon leave when they see that Tailmon is a holy Digimon. The characters then decide to protect the forest and eggs, so Tailmon and Hikari take charge.
Hikari and Tailmon fight as the others rescue all the eggs and put them on Komodomon. Taichi’s Digivice starts going distorted as Hikari and Tailmon are surrounded by many Soulmon. Suddenly, Skull Balachimon shows up and starts to destroy the forest.
Once again, it’s nice to see older Digimon show up. Tailmon evolves to Angewomon. Skull Baluchimon looks really silly when he opens his mouth to attack – it reminds me of Dynasmon’s Breath of Wyvern.
Apparently the Soulmon have also started to show up where Taichi is. So he can be relevant in the episode too. Hikari and Angewomon look like they’re struggling, but Hikari is able to power up Angewomon with her dedication to protect the forest.
We get an almost Evangelion looking thing as all of the Soulmon extend their hands to stop Angewomon’s attack.
We get to see Hikari in a magical shield bubble again, which I always appreciate because it explains the plot armor. Angewomon is at the main area with the DIgiTama that I thought that Komodomon had but I guess they only gathered the other ones from around the forest.
Hikari runs to the eggs, but only grabs the one from before, Angewomon skill struggles and a massive attack manages to destroy the plot armor bubble. Hikari passes out and drops the egg. She touches the egg and the egg hatches into Nyokimon, who is now wearing the pink bandana, which is cute.
Hikari’s crest lights up on the Digivice, Hikari glows, and Angewomon, who is a lot bigger than I remember, also glows Angewomon gets a silhouette of Ofanimon. We see a silhouette of Baluchimon and then Skull Baluchimon is defeated.
Skull Baluchimon debuted in 2003, but Baluchimon debuted in 2020.
This time we’re learning about the DigiTama in the encyclopedia. Koshiro wonders what came first, the DigiTama or the Digimon.
Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 58
It feels so odd to be fighting monster of the week Digimon in episode 58; this episode could have occurred when the other kid’s were getting the silhouette evolutions.
Not to mention, once again, Taichi shows up and contributes very little.
So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 58? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!
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