Season 1, Episode 2: "The Birth of Greymon"
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Transcribed By: Vande <>

Tai: So let me bring you up to speed. Me and the other
six kids were kicking back at summer
camp when a freak snowstorm hits. We find these
digivices and bam! The next thing you know
we're transported to this whacked out island. One by
one, we make friends with these creatures
who are known as digital monsters, or digimon.
Everything was cool until Kuwagamon showed up.
Our new friends somehow digivolved into bigger digimon
and scared him off. Or so we thought.
Talk about your cliffhangers!

Digimon title theme

[The kids and their digimon are falling from the cliff
through the air.]

Biyomon: Sora!

Tentomon: Izzy!

Patamon: T.K.!

[The three flying digimon desperately grab onto their
human friends and fly hard to keep them from
falling, but the combined weight is too much, and
they all continue falling. Palmon, holding tightly
to Mimi, whips out a Poison Ivy attack, clinging to a
rock jutting from the cliff face. The rock
comes loose from the wall, and follows Palmon and Mimi
as they fall. Gomamon and Joe are the
first to hit the water below.]

Gomamon: Fish net!

[Around Gomamon, hundreds of fish surface and swim
together, forming a floating raft which
picks Joe out of the water and catches the others as
they land.]

Tai: Wow. This is some ride.

Matt: What? Hey, look out!

[From far above them, the Kuwagamon falls from the
cliff as well, and takes a large part of the
rocky edge with him. The kids scream as the boulders
and the larger digimon fall toward them.]

Gomamon: Look out!

[The fish raft moves faster, and the beetle monster and
the boulders splash into the water behind
them. The impact sends huge waves at the raft, and the
kids and their digimon hang on, screaming.
The group rests on the beach, safe at last.
Matt: I knew we'd be okay. I wasn't worried.]

Joe: Well, what was that? A floating fish market?

Gomamon: Lucky for us, those fish were having a school
reunion. Ha ha! I'm kidding. Those fish
are good friends of mine, and I just asked them for a

Joe: And all these years I thought I was allergic to
seafood! Thank you! Uh, I guess it's not

Gomamon: Gomamon, now.

Joe: Gomamon, hmm.

T.K.: And I guess that you're not Tokomon, are you?

Patamon: Mm mm! Now I'm Patamon.

Agumon: It's all because we digivolved.

Tai: I don't think that word's in my dictionary.

Izzy: So digivolving is what happens when they advance
to the next level and become more
powerful than before.

Tentomon: Right! All of us digivolved. I went from
Motimon to Tentomon.

Biyomon: I digivolved from Yokomon to Biyomon.

Gabumon: First, I was Tsunomon, then Gabumon.

Palmon: And I changed from Tanemon to Palmon.

Agumon: And me, I was Koromon. I digivolved into

Tai: Mmm hmmm. When you digivolved, you certainly got
way bigger. Does this mean you're
something different now, or are you still digimon?
Agumon: Digimon. But I needed your help, Tai.

Tai: Me? For what?

Agumon: You see, digivolving is a very difficult
process. In order to be successful, I had to share
your energy.

Tai: Really?

Sora: I guess you guys don't run on batteries.

Biyomon: Sure don't.

Izzy: But how do you access my energy?

Tentomon: Even we don't know everything.

Palmon: Thanks for my magical power!

Mimi: The whole thing makes my head spinny.

T.K.: So, I help you change! That is so cool!

Patamon: Yep, sure is.

Joe: My folks warned me about strangers.

Gomamon: I'm not a stranger, Joe. I'm your friend for

Joe: Hm.

Matt: Okay, come on! What are we going to do?

Joe: If only there was a payphone nearby. We could
call the police, or fire department, or my

Tai: But we don't even know where we are!

Sora: But we know where we started. Up there on that

Matt: I say we forget about going back and explore
around here.

Joe: I'm not exploring anywhere. I say we stay right
where we are.

Matt: Yeah, let's wait for that giant bug to come get
us. We need to find a road leading
someplace to get away from here!

Izzy: Matt's right. But without a compass, we don't
even know which way is north.

Tentomon: Wait, I do.

Izzy: Well, which way is it?

Tentomon: It's the opposite of south.

Izzy: Uh.

Joe: I shouldn't wear these pants. They ride up when I
do a lot of walking.

Sora: Y'know, if we could get back to where we were
before, we might at least find some clues as
to why we're here in this place.

Mimi: Wait. Are there more monsters around like that
big flying beetle?

Palmon: Yes indeedy!

Mimi: Ick!

Matt: Those monsters don't scare me!

Tai: Are there humans?

Agumon: Humans? Others like you?

Tai: Mmm hmmm.

Agumon: You're the first ever. There's never been
anything but digimon.

Tai: So, okay. You're all digimon. But what about
these monsters? They're all digimon, too?

Sora: It's creepy. And dangerous. And what happens
when it gets dark?

Matt: Who says it ever gets dark here?

Izzy: That phenomenon would be unnatural.

Joe: And you call this natural?

Tai: Well, we're not going to find out anything by
sitting around here.

[Tai starts walking, followed by Agumon.]

Matt: Where do you think you're going?

Tai: Up on that cliff. That's where I saw the ocean.

Matt: The ocean?

Tai: Yep. There might be a boat or something.

Matt: Let's waterski home.

Sora: Ugh, funny.

Joe: At a time like this, I think we'd be far better
off just to find a cave and hide. We keep our
eyes open, and when a camp counselor comes-

Gomamon: Hey, Joe! Everyone's leaving us!

[Joe opens his eyes to see the others walking down the
beach, and runs to catch up.]

Joe: Wait for me!

[All the kids are now walking along a riverbank, with
green trees to their right, and Gomamon
swimming in the water to their left.]

Sora: These trees are beautiful.

Izzy: Yeah, they're really different. And I just
thought they were sub-tropical.

Joe: Whatever they are, they're aggravating my hay

Matt: Hey, Joe. Is there anything you don't complain

[Gabumon laughs quietly.]

Izzy: Digital monsters. Exactly who came up with that
name, anyhow?

Tentomon: Just call us digimon. We like that.

Izzy: I only ask because your composition isn't at all

Tentomon: Oh, really?

[Tentomon creates a ball of electrical energy between
his wings, causing Izzy to hold his hands up
in front of his head in defense.]

Izzy: Hey! Watch it!

T.K.: So, Patamon, can you really fly?

Patamon: Of course!

[Patamon lifts himself into the air, eyes closed
tightly, as he flaps his little wings with all his
Still, T.K.'s walking pace leaves him struggling to
catch up.]

T.K.: Wow, that's cool, but you're going the wrong

Biyomon: I'm faster than that. Watch!

[Biyomon and Patamon race each other, as T.K. and Sora
pass them on foot.]

Sora: Wouldn't it be faster to walk? Huh?

Mimi: Palmon, I've been meaning to ask, who does your

Palmon: It's natural. I wake up in the morning like

Mimi: Wow! Maybe you could let me work with it!

Palmon: Do you think you put too much emphasis on

Mimi: Well, honestly, I've never really thought about

Palmon: Honestly, I kinda like my hair the way it is.

Tai: Once I get back, this is gonna make one great

Agumon: Yep.

Tai: But, of course not a single soul will ever
believe me.

Izzy: That Kuwagamon back there... he was huge.

Tentomon: And he's not the only one.

Gabumon: Ahh, nothing like the ocean.

Gomamon: Ahh haa! Everybody in the water!

T.K.: Hey, let's build a giant sandcastle!

Mimi: Oh, I forgot my bathing suit.

Matt: Wait a minute, listen! What's that?

[The group hears a ringing sound, and they look around
for the source.]

Tai: A phone!

Sora: Either that or we're all hearing things.

[Sure enough, sitting along the beach is a row of
evenly spaced telephone booths, looking quite
out of place. The kids run up to them.]

Joe: I told you! All we needed was a phone! We're

[Just as Tai opens the door to the first booth, the
ringing suddenly stops.]

Agumon: Why'd it stop ringing, Tai?

Tai: Wrong number?

Sora: Well, that's bizarre.

Izzy: My theory is aliens. They've set these phone
booths out as a trap.

Matt: If we can find a place that delivers, let's
order pizza!

Mimi: Whatever you get, no anchovies for me.

Sora: The question is, what are these doing here at
the beach?

Joe: So people can call their parents for a ride home!

Gomamon: Parents? What exactly is a parents?

Joe: That's it. I'm outta here.

Tai: Does anybody have any loose change?

Izzy: Why?

Tai: Obviously, I'm gonna make a phone call to get
some help.

Izzy: Ah, use my phone card. The aliens can bill me.

T.K.: Maybe there's a quarter in one of the slots!

Mimi: I'm calling Daddy!

[T.K. and Mimi run to the phones as Tai inserts the
card in his phone.]

Izzy: I'm hooking up to the internet.

Matt: I'm calling collect.

Sora: Dibs on booth four!

Joe: Hey guys, wait for me! Come on!

Tai: Hello? Hey Mom, it's me!

Operator: At the tone the time will be exactly
forty-five miles per hour. And ninety seconds.

Tai: Something's wrong, or Mom's flipped.

[Mimi listens to her telephone as Palmon watches.]

Operator: Tomorrow's forecast calls for clear skies
with occasional ice cream.

Mimi: What do you wear for that?

[Matt and T.K. listen to the operator in the next booth

Operator: This number only exists in your imagination.
Please hang up and don't call back.

Matt: What planet did I dial?

Izzy: I'm telling you. It's a twisted alien joke.

Tentomon: Why don't you try that one over there?

Biyomon: I don't think it's any better.

Operator: No telephones are working in your service
area. Hang up and have a nice day.

[Sora hangs up her receiver and crosses her arms.]

Sora: Huh.

Tai: Any luck?

Sora: No.

Tai: Weird. I got a strange feeling about this.

Joe: Maybe this one will.

Operator: To leave a message, press one now. To leave
a fingerprint, press two now. Fifteen
dollars for the next three minutes.

Joe: Okay. Next one.

[The others are relaxing on the beach, watching Joe
continue to try the phone.]

Izzy: Very curious. Does Joe always behave like this?

Tai: Every single day.

Matt: No matter what number, or how many times he
dials, those phones aren't gonna work!

Tai: Well, I'm gonna keep searching for a boat or

Matt: Hey, wait a minute! Even though we can't call
out of here, there's always a chance
someone else might be able to call in to us.

Tai: It's a waste of time doing nothing but sitting

Matt: I'm going to stay here for a little while and
see if anyone calls. Besides, everyone could use
a little rest.

[Tai looks over to where T.K., Mimi, Palmon and Patamon
are sitting, looking utterly exhausted.]

Izzy: And I'm getting pretty hungry, too.

Tai: You know why? Because we haven't eaten anything
all day. Okay, break time, everybody!

Sora: Ahh. Does anybody else have any food? I think
the only thing I have is.... huh? Is that
gadget that fell out of the sky at camp!

[Sora and Tai reach for their gadgets and examine them.]

Tai: I forgot all about those weird gizmos.

Mimi: If anybody's got a pink one, I'll trade.

T.K.: What are they, anyway?

Matt: We wouldn't have them if they weren't important.

Izzy: If I could take mine apart....

[Izzy's mutterings are interrupted by a rather loud
growl of his stomach.]

Izzy: Ummm.... That is after I get something to eat.
I'm really famished.

Sora: Well, the only thing I've got is my emergency
supplies. It's got a first aid kit, some
bandages, and some medicine, but that's about all I've

Izzy: I have my trusty laptop computer, and a digital
camera. Oh, and I've got a small cell phone,
too. Of course, not one of them's worked since we got

Tai: I can't believe you dragged all that computer
stuff to summer camp.

Izzy: And what do you have?

Tai: Uhh, let's see. There's my mini-telescope.

Matt: Sorry, but I don't have anything to eat, either.

T.K.: Hey, look at what I got. Check it out!

[T.K. opens his backpack to reveal a stash of junk

Mimi: Wow, look at all those goodies! Why don't you be
a good little boy and share those treats
with dear, sweet Mimi?

T.K.: Ahh, you don't have to be so nice, Mimi. I'm
happy to share. You're the best. Isn't she cute?

Matt: Forget it!

Tai: I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

Izzy: I'd settle for a small cow.

Sora: Mimi, what have you got in that big bag? Some
hair brushes and make up?

Mimi: Uhh, well, let's take a look. Here's a compass,
cooking fuel, flashlight, one of those knives
with all the things, and some other stuff.

Matt: Why didn't you tell us you had a compass back
when we needed one?

Mimi: I thought it might be kind of fun to see how far
we could get without one. Besides, it's

Tai: Well, so much for finding our way out of here.

Matt: Although, we could use the cooking fuel to make
a signal fire.

Sora: That's true, or I guess we could barbecue some

Tai: Oh boy. Check out the genius. See? He's trying to
call the telephone repair man because
the telephones don't work. Problem is-- Look! Joe's
got the emergency food!

[The other kids turn to look at Joe, who is still
trying the phones with a dogged determination,
while Gomamon sits patiently. And on his shoulder they
see a bag with a red cross stitched onto it.]

Izzy: No way!

Tai: Joe! Hey Joe! Look, you've got all the food!

Joe: Hey! Don't you know it's rude to interrupt
someone when they're on the telephone?

Izzy: But that bag-

Joe: This? I just brought it to give to Mimi. Today
was her day to carry the bag!

Palmon: Think he likes ya!

Mimi: No way!

[Joe carries the hefty bag over to where Mimi is

Joe: Mimi, you have got to stop thinking of yourself
and do something to help somebody else for
once! Take a little responsibility!

Mimi: But - that bag's too heavy for me!

Joe: Listen, you never hear me complaining.

Tai: Guys, guys! Listen, the most important thing now
is that we've got some food to eat. So let's
sit down and have some lunch.

Sora: Uhh huh!

Joe: Okay, let's figure this out. There's seven people
in the group times three days, times three
meals, that comes to....

Izzy: Sixty-three meals.

Joe: Uh, right. So, split evenly between us, we have

Izzy: Enough food for three days.

Joe: Right! Oh, exactly, I guess you knew that.

Sora: But you guys, when you add in the digimon, we
really only have enough for about half an

Joe: Oh, that's right....

Gabumon: Not a problem at all. We digimon hunt and
forage for ourselves.

Tentomon: No need to include us in your calculations.

Sora: You sure, Biyomon?

Biyomon: Oh, absolutely! We can do alright for

Joe: Okay. Now that that's taken care of, let's go
ahead and divide this between the seven people

Tai: This is great. I could eat a dozen of these!
Tai and Agumon are off to the side of the group,
stuffing their faces.

Joe: Just what do you think you're doing?

Tai: I'm glad we never hear you complaining.

Joe: Hmmm! You people make me crazy!

[Out in the water, Gomamon sits up at the distinctive
sound of the roar of a large beast. Biyomon
looks out toward the water and hums, eyes narrowed.]

Sora: Now what's the matter?

Biyomon: Trouble.

Sora: Oh!

[From beneath the sand, a column of water shoots up
high into the air. The kids shout and run
away as the column moves, knocking the telephone
booths far into the air with its force.]

Tai: What's that?

[The telephone booths, now mangled and broken, drop
onto the beach, where a tornado of sand
rises to reveal a huge horned shell rising from the

Tentomon: Shellmon!

Izzy: What's a Shellmon?

Tentomon: Something that gets mad for no reason!

Joe: Attacked by two digital monsters in the same day!
And doesn't Shellmon know I'm allergic to

[From the shell emerge two great legs and a head with
an angry expression.]

Joe: Everybody, up here!

[Joe climbs up the cliff face by the beach, but
Shellmon blows a jet of water from the top of his
head, knocking Joe back to the ground.]

Gomamon: Joe!

[Shellmon shoots a blast of water at Gomamon as well.
Agumon, Gabumon, Biyomon and
Tentomon face the attacking digimon.]

Agumon: Digimon, attack!

Tai: Agumon, you show him!

Agumon: Pepper Breath!

Gabumon: Blue Blaster!

Biyomon: Spiral Twister!

Tentomon: Super Shocker!

[Agumon's fireball hits Shellmon in the face, and he
rears back, but the other digimon's attacks
fizzle out and don't even reach the larger digimon.]

Izzy: What's happening to them?

Matt: They look like they've lost their powers.

[Shellmon aims a blast of water that blows the smaller
digimon back.]

Tai: Agumon!

Patamon: Boom Bubble!

Palmon: Poison Ivy!

[Despite their efforts, both of their attacks fail as
well. Shellmon slaps Patamon from the air, and
knocks Palmon away with a swipe of his head. Agumon
steps up and blows another fireball that
again hits Shellmon square in the face.]

Tai: Go get him, Agumon!

Izzy: Why is it only Agumon?

Tentomon: We're just too hungry.

Matt: Gabumon!

Gabumon: I don't have any strength....

Sora: That's it! Agumon is the only one who had
anything to eat.

Izzy: Now I see.

Matt: Then the other digimon don't have enough
strength left to fight.

Tai: Agumon! Looks like it's just you and me now!

Agumon: Then give me a diversion!

Tai: Hey Shellmon! Ugly! Over here!

Sora: No, don't!

[As Shellmon watches Tai, Agumon hits him again from
the side. Tai picks up a long pole,
broken off of one of the telephone booths.]

Tai: This'll work!

[Tai jabs the stick into Shellmon's shell, but is
lifted into the air in one of the long vines growing
from Shellmon's head.]

Agumon: Hold on, Tai!

[Shellmon steps on Agumon, holding him immobile beneath
his foot, and aims a blast of water at
the other kids and digimon.]

Tai: Watch out! He's gonna get everyone, and there's
nothing I can do!

[Tai yells in pain as Shellmon crushes him in his vine.]

Agumon: Tai, no!

Agumon: Digivolve!

[A bright light glows from beneath Shellmon's foot, and
Tai and the others watch, surprised.]

Tai: What's going on?

Agumon: Agumon digivolve to.... Greymon!

[Shellmon flings Tai out of the way as the tiny digimon
suddenly grows into a giant tiger-striped

Tai: Whoa! He did it again! Now he's Greymon!

[Shellmon charges his new opponent, and Greymon
grapples with him.]

Tai: Now you're getting him. Go, Greymon!

[Shellmon fires a stream of water at Greymon, who
counters it with a stream of fire. Shellmon
relents first, and Greymon takes advantage of the
pause by using the horn on his snout as a
scoop, throwing the other digimon out over the sea.]

Greymon: Digi-Nova Blast!

[The huge ball of fire propels Shellmon so far out to
sea that when he lands, the splash looks tiny
from the shore. Greymon shrinks down back to Agumon.
Tai: What! Agumon! Oh, are you alright? You poor
little guy. Agumon!]

Agumon: Tai? Tai! Do you have anything to eat?

[Tai laughs, relieved. Later, Joe is kneeling on the
beach next to a demolished payphone, talking
into the receiver.]

Joe: Hello? Come on, I know you're there! Operator?

Tai: There's really no reason to stay here now.

Matt: Who wants to break the bad news to Joe?

[The digimon, along with Sora, Mimi and T.K. are
circled around a spread of food which is being gulped
down quickly. Sora smiles.]

Sora: You want some more, just say so.

Izzy: Shellmon wasn't destroyed. He was just
temporarily removed. We should pack up and leave
before he decides he wants to come back for round two.

Matt: Good idea.

Joe: In that case, we should go right back to the
forest. Because if anybody's looking for us, that's
the place they'll go!

Sora: Joe, I said this before. We fell off a cliff and
floated down a river to get here. And getting back
there's a really big job.

Mimi: And we could run into Kuwagamon!

Izzy: Now listen. Logically speaking, if there are
telephones here, then there must be people to use
them. So, I think it makes good sense to try and find
those people.

Joe: That makes sense?

Sora: It certainly does.

Joe: Hmmm.

Tai: Then let's all get going!

Agumon: Anywhere you want to go, I'll go, Tai. You
just pick the direction.

Tai: Then let's get outta this place!

Matt: And let the monsters beware!

Joe: Mmm hmmm. Well, my plan is to avoid all monsters.
Yep, that's my plan.

Tai: Okay, here we go!

The digimon: Digimon!

[The group laughs, and they all head off, ready for
whatever adventure the digital world will throw at
them next.]