Season 1, Episode 9: "Subzero Ice Punch"
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Transcribed By: Vande <>

Tai: After we climbed Infinity Mountain, we found
ourselves right between Leomon and Ogremon. They
were being controlled by Devimon, a most heinous
character. Devimon thinks that we were brought to
the digi-world to defeat him. I think he's slightly
confused. We escaped with the help of a well-timed
digivolve, and discovered a mansion, where we ate,
cleaned up, and tried to get some sleep.
Unfortunately, it was all an illusion created by
Devimon. He destroyed the whole island, and split all
us kids up! Uhhh, I think we're in trouble.

Digimon title theme

Tai: Thanks to that creep, Devimon, File Island broke
up and all us kids got separated. Now, he's up
there in his castle on Infinity Mountain, and I hate
to think what horrible things he's planning next!

[Devimon is in a dark, gothic-looking room in his
castle, laughing. Leomon and Ogremon are in the
room as well.]

Devimon: Now that they're on their own, those little
intruders will meet their doom. Nothing can stand
in my way. The digidestined don't have a chance. Now
fly, my black gears, fly!

[Tai and Agumon are floating on a sheet of ice in the
middle of a seemingly endless sea.]

Agumon: Tai, it's cold, I'm hungry, and I wish we were
on solid ground.

Tai: It's looks like you're about to get your wish.
But next time, be careful of what you wish for! You
just might get it!

[Their ice raft plows into an iceberg, and the two are
sent flying into the snow. They're both buried
headfirst, and Tai is the first one to work his way
out, shivering in his underwear.]

Tai: Okay, so Mom was right, I should have worn a
sweater. Take it easy, Agumon, I'll pull you out.

[Tai grabs hold of the struggling digimon's legs, and
pulls him out of the snow. Tai's clothes emerge as
well, frozen solid.]

Tai: Hey, look! I found my clothes! Except they're
even too cool for me now.

Agumon: Don't worry, I can give you the latest hot

[Agumon fires a Pepper Breath, and steam rises from the
thawed shirt.]

Tai: Hey, Agumon, that's smokin'. Now can you hook up
my pants?

[Agumon does it again, but Tai's pants catch fire. Tai
shakes them frantically, trying to put out the

Agumon: Oops, nuked 'em a little too long. But look on
the bright side, Tai.

Tai: What bright side?

Agumon: You won't be cold anymore.

[Tai notices a row of red mailboxes standing in the

Tai: What? Mailboxes? Agumon, maybe people really
lived here at one time.

[Tai looks out across the water with his telescope.]

Tai: I wish we could mail ourselves home, but it looks
like the only way we'll ever leave freeze land is
to take a real long, cold swim back to Infinity
Mountain. And I have a feeling that if the mountain is
drifting farther and farther away, then our friends
are, too. They must all be out there on those other

Agumon: Where will we end up if we just keep on
drifting around like this, Tai?

Tai: Why would I know that?

Agumon: Because you're from another world, Tai. I've
never left File Island.

Tai: But Agumon, I've never left my world, either.

Agumon: Well, I guess it could be worse. There could
be evil digimon attacking us. It's too quiet here.

[As if on cue, the ground shakes, and a digimon that
looks like a huge snowman emerges from the
snow-covered ground.]

Frigimon: Arghhh, Frigimon!

Agumon: It's Frigimon! (DA) Frigimon is a food
friendly snowman. But don't worry, Tai. He's a good

[Frigimon tosses a giant snowball up at the pair, and
they dive down the cliff to escape it. They slide
right past Frigimon, and skid to a stop behind him.
There's a black gear embedded in his back.]

Agumon: Oh no, my belly's freezing! It's a black gear!

Tai and Agumon: The black gear's controlling him! Ahh!

Frigimon: Subzero Ice Punch!

[They jump out of the way to avoid the fist, which hits
a mailbox behind them. The mailbox freezes into
a block of ice.]

Agumon: Hey, did you see that?

Tai: Did I? His punch froze that mailbox solid!

Agumon: I guess I'd better heat things up. Pepper

[Frigimon easily blocks the ball of fire.]

Frigimon: Frigimon!

Tai: I really hope you have a backup plan.

Frigimon: Subzero Ice Punch!

[The two run out of the way, and another mailbox is

Tai: If he touches us, we're gonna be ice cubes!

Agumon: You're right. And I'm so hungry, I don't have
the strength to digivolve!

[They run and avoid another punch. Frigimon chases

Frigimon: Come back here and fight Frigimon!

[Tai and Agumon find themselves stuck at a dead end.]

Agumon and Tai: Uh oh!

Frigimon: Going somewhere?

Tai: We're trapped like ice mice! There's nowhere else
to run!

Frigimon: Frigimon!

Agumon: I've got an idea, Tai. Pick me up and throw me
at him. If I can land right on his back, I can
vaporize that black gear with my Pepper Breath.

[Tai picks Agumon up, but struggles to even lift him
off the ground.]

Tai: I don't know if this is gonna work, dude. I can
barely lift you, much less throw you, Tubbymon!

Agumon: It has to work, Tai. It's our only chance!

Frigimon: Ha! Subzero Ice Punch!

[Tai and Agumon slip and slide right between the larger
digimon's legs. The punch lands in the side of
the ice cliff, and a wall of snow falls, covering

Tai: He really likes to bury himself in his work.
Alright, now's our shot. Roll up into a ball!

[Agumon does so, covering his head with his paws.]

Agumon: You mean like this?

Tai: Yeah. Now I'll show you why I'm my soccer team's
best striker!

[Frigimon escapes the pile of snow, and Tai kicks
Agumon through the air. He lands Frigimon’s back
and does a Pepper Breath. Frigimon dances around,
yelling as the gear burns. Finally, both Agumon
and the gear are thrown off his back and the gear is
destroyed. Frigimon lays on the ground.]

Agumon: Woo hoo! We did it!

Tai: Yeah!

Frigimon: What am I doing laying here? What happened?

Agumon: A black gear was on you and you almost turned
us into ice sculptures!

Frigimon: Oh, I'm so sorry. I just hate when I do
that. But thank you for destroying the gear. I'm glad
you're both alright.

Tai: Have you seen anyone else here? Some more kids
like me?

Frigimon: Hmmm. Come to think of it, I did see another
boy like you. He was with a Gabumon. They
fell onto that other island over there.

Agumon: You saw Gabumon?

Tai: And Matt! Perfect, Matt would land that far away.
It's too cold to swim, and we're drifting at one
hundred miles a year!

Frigimon: You're a weird kid. But since you got that
black gear out of my aching back, I'll help you get
across the water. Subzero Ice Punch!

[Frigimon punches the suface of the water by the shore,
freezing it instantly.]

Tai: Hey, it's an ice bridge! Now we can walk to the
island! I hope your punches don't uh, you know,
freeze up?

Frigimon: Don't worry, as long as it's cold, I'm full
of punch. Yeah, baby!

Agumon: What if the ice breaks while we're out there?
We could be Seadramon bait.

[Frigimon jumps up and down, pounding the ice surface
with his full weight and knocking Agumon

Tai: Alright, alright, we get it! Quit shaking up the
whole isalnd! Man, does everybody in the digital
world always have to be so noisy? Come on guys, let's
start walking!

[On the other island, Matt and Gabumon are walking
through a fierce snowstorm.]

Matt: T.K.! T.K.! T.K. can you hear me?

[Matt coughs, but continues walking against the wind.]

Gabumon: Matt, don't.

Matt: Where are you, T.K.!

[Matt collapses in the snow.]

Gabumon: Matt, you must save your strength. Wait!
Look, Matt. There's a cave, right over there.
Let's go in and get warm until the storm's over.

Matt: A cave. Of course! That's where T.K. is! Yes!

[Matt rushes into the cave, but finds it empty.]

Gabumon: I'm sorry, Matt. Don't give up hope.

Matt: I was so sure he'd be in here. But then again,
T.K. never liked caves that much.

[Gabumon fires a Blue Blaster at a pile of sticks,]
creating a roaring fire.

Gabumon: There now, come and sit by the fire. You
can't help T.K. nor anyone for that matter if you
get sick. You must rest to stay strong.

Matt: No, I gotta go back out there and find him. I
feel fine!

[Matt's declaration is ended by another round of harsh

Gabumon: Ah! Sit down. You're not leaving this cave.
I'll go look for T.K.

Matt: Huh?

Gabumon: Hey, come on, Matt. I'm your digimon,
remember? I'm here to help you through thick and
thin, whether it's hot or cold. Besides, I've got a
built-in warm fur coat, which you haven't.
Gabumon laughs and pushes Matt down to sit by the

Gabumon: Come on. Just sit right here and get warm, I
mean it. I'll be back in two shakes of a

[Gabumon leaves, and Matt sits by the fire, coughing.]

Matt: Poor little T.K. It's just not right. He's my
little brother, I should be the one out there looking
for him. T.K.!

[Matt gets up and leaves the fire. Meanwhile, Frigimon,
Tai and Agumon are walking along the ice bridge.]

Frigimon: Hey Dad, are we there yet?

Agumon: Huh?

Frigimon: Sorry, I just had to say that. Subzero Ice

[Frigimon extends the ice bridge further into the

Tai: Man, that island's just as far away as ever!
Let's take five you guys, then we'll keep on going.

Frigimon: The island's still moving. If we stop, we
may not be able to catch up with it.

Tai: Hmm. Agumon, if you could fly like Birdramon we'd
be there already.

[Agumon huffs and turns away.]

Agumon: Well, I can't.

Tai: Birdramon probably can't fly in the cold, anyway.
No one toasts my clothes like you. Come on,

Agumon: No way.

Frigimon: Oh, I hate to see friends fight. I'll carry
you both across, like this. There, nice and comfy?

[From his perch on Frigimon's shoulder, Tai's face
turns slightly blue.]

Tai: Yeah, comfy as a mackerel on ice. But at least
we'll still be nice and fresh when we get there.

Frigimon: Hey, did I ever tell you about the party I
went to that the Numemon crashed? Huh, now
that's a party that no one will forget!

[The three continue along the ice bridge, while on the
island, Gabumon searches for T.K.]

Gabumon: Well, no sign of T.K. out here anywhere. Poor
Matt'll be so disappointed. Ah, Matt!

[Half buried in the falling snow, Matt is lying
unconscious on the ground.]

Gabumon: What are you doing out? I told you not to
leave! Can you hear me? Matt!

[Back at the cave, Gabumon hovers worriedly over his
friend, now lying by the fire.]

Gabumon: He's frozen. I have got to warm him up or
else.... Or else he will never make it. But how?
All I have is my own fur and- Hey, that's it!

[Gabumon slips off his fur coat and places it over

Gabumon: Why not? Hee hee. Naked digimon. Here you go,
my friend. You will feel better in no time.
Good thing we're alone here.

[The next morning, Frigimon, with a sleeping Tai and
Agumon still riding on his shoulders, crosses the
last section of the ice bridge and arrives at the

Frigimon: This one Numemon kept following my sister.
But I handled it. A little Subzero Ice Punch
show and tell. Hey, wake up, you two. We're here.

Tai and Agumon: Huh? Hooray!

[They jump down, and Tai looks through his telescope.]

Tai: I wonder where Gabumon and Matt landed. Hmm.

Frigimon: Right in the middle, I think. So they must
be up there somewhere, in that forest.

[The three trudge through the snowy forest.]

Tai: Sure, let's go for a hike. Then after that we'll
hike. And then we can hike some more. Sheesh!

Agumon: Hey, there's a bed!

[Agumon points to a bed, partially covered in snow. Tai
runs up to it.]

Tai: Matt must be around here somewhere! Matt!

Tai: Matt! Can you hear me, Matt?

Agumon: Oh, Gabumon!

Tai: Matt, I'm here! Matt!

Agumon: Gabumon!

Tai: Matt! Are you out there?

[In the cave, Matt wakes up, teeth chattering, and
Gabumon pulls his fur off of him and runs behind a

Matt: Huh? Gabumon. You- you took off your fur for-
uh, thanks.

Gabumon: Yeah, uhh... It's good to see you're up and
feeling.... ah, ah, achoo, achoo! ...better.

Matt: Hey, you kept me all warm and now you have my
cold. Bet you look pretty funny with no fur on,
Gabumon. Thanks.

Gabumon: S'okay.

[A voice echoes into the cave.]

Tai: Matt! Gabumon!

Matt: Hey!

Gabumon: It's Tai and Agumon! They're her- ahghh!

[Gabumon sneezes messily. Tai and Agumon run to Matt
and Gabumon, who emerge from their cave.]

Tai: Matt!

Agumon: Hi!

Matt: Tai!

Gabumon: Hey!

[The boys meet and clasp hands, as do their digimon.]

Tai: I thought we'd never find you guys! It sure is
lucky that we met up with Frigimon.

Matt: Frosty the snowmon here?

Tai: Yep. This is him. He happened to see you two fall
on this island, and then he got us here in no

Frigimon: Ahh, Subzero Ice Punch, you know?

Matt: Did you see anyone else?

Frigimon: No. When it rains kids I usually notice. You
were the only two who fell here. If there are
more of you, they must be on the other islands.

Matt: Poor T.K.

Tai: Hey. Don't worry, we'll find him.

Gabumon: Ahhhchoo!

Agumon: Hey, watch it, dude.

Gabumon: Sorry about that. I am not used to having a

Frigimon: A cold, huh? I have an idea.

[Frigimon turns and walks away.]

Tai: Don't go, Frigimon. You can't catch his cold, you
already are!

Gabumon: Achoo!

Tai: How'd you get sick? You're the one with the fur
around here. Huh?

[Matt grabs Tai by the elbow.]

Matt: Stop making fun of him! Leave him alone, Tai!

Tai: Hey, why don't you chill out, Matt. I was only
trying to see how we could help him!

Gabumon: Achoo, achoo!

Agumon: Gabumon, I think you oughta go take a rest for
a little while.

Gabumon: I think you're right.

[The two digimon walk away, leaving Matt and Tai alone.]

Tai: We have to figure out what we're going to do

Matt: Well, isn't it obvious? We have to go search for
all the others.

Tai: Yeah, right, but how are we supposed to do that?
You heard what Frigimon said. Everyone
landed on different islands. Unless you've got an
airplane stashed around here someplace I think we're

[Matt crosses his arms with an hmph.]

Matt: So I guess we'll ask Frigimon for help.

Tai: Weren't you listening to me? He said they're
scattered all over the place. He only has two arms,
he's not an octopus.

Matt: Then I'll have to make a raft out of some of
these trees, okay?!

[Tai places his hands on Matt's shoulders.]

Tai: Matt, calm down. Wow, what's eating you, dude?
I'm on your side. I'll help you get off this island
if we have to build surfboards, okay? Look, the others
will be fine without us for now. We gotta focus on
the real deal.

Matt: Real deal?

Tai: What, I gotta spell it out for you? We gotta know
if this island's moving toward that place Devimon
talked about.

Matt: That's not the real deal!

[Matt grabs Tai by his shirt and gives him a shake.
Gabumon and Agumon look on worriedly.]

Matt: You dufus, there's nothing more real than our
friends, and finding them, and getting us all back
home safe and don't you ever forget it! You wanna
ditch your friends to go look for some faraway land,
go ahead, but I'm not coming! I'll find T.K.! I'll
find all of them. By myself!

[Matt turns and runs off in the other direction.]

Tai: But Matt! Hey, come on, don't freak out on me!
You're not getting away that easy!

[Tai runs after Matt, and tackles him from behind. The
two boys slam to the ground.]

Tai: Nobody runs away while I'm still talking, now
listen! Maybe there's something across the ocean to
help us find the others. Why do you have to get so
bent out of shape? I know how you feel, Matt.

[Matt punches Tai, knocking Tai off of him. Tai lands
hard a few steps away. The digimon
run up to them.]

Matt: You haven't got a clue how I feel, Tai. You're
acting like such a jerk!

Tai: Who're you calling a jerk, jerk?

[Tai lunges at Matt, and the two are sent flying. They
land, and Tai straddles Matt, fist raised.]

Agumon: Tai, stop that!

Gabumon: You have to work together, guys! Stop

[The boys struggle, rolling down a snow covered slope.]

Agumon: Matt, Tai, quit it!

Gabumon: What do we do? We have to stop them someway.

[Finally, the boys stop rolling, and land at the edge
of a cliff. Tai lands on Matt, and pulls his fist

[Just as Tai is about to throw the punch, Matt speaks,
tears falling down his cheeks.]

Matt: It's T.K. He's out there on some strange island,
and he's all alone....

Tai: That's it. Wow....

Agumon: Matt, Tai, get away from that cliff!

Matt and Tai: Huh?

[The edge of the cliff crumbles, sending the boys
falling. Tai grabs a branch growing from the cliff
face, and holds onto Matt with his other hand.]

Tai: I got ya! Whatever you do, just don't let go of
my hand!

[Gabumon and Agumon start carefully down the cliff to
their friends.]

Agumon: Don't give up, guys! Hold on! Ah, it's
hopless. I'm so tired and hungry now, I don't have any
strength left at all.

Gabumon: We'd be okay if I could just digivolve into
Garurumon! Achoo!

[Suddenly, a furry white digimon leaps toward them,
brandishing a huge icicle as a weapon.]

Agumon: Wow, I think it's Mojyamon.

Gabumon: That's him, but he has a black gear inside

Agumon: (DA) Mojyamon is a peaceful mountain digimon
that doesn't like fighting.

Gabumon: You'd better tell him that. He doesn't look
very peaceful right now!

Mojyamon: Ice Cloud!

[Mojyamon rams the icicle into the end of the cliff,
breaking the edge off. Agumon and Gabumon slip,
and Tai's branch breaks away, sending all four
tumbling. The two digimon hold onto each other for
dear life, and Matt and Tai hold onto each other's
hands all the way down. Fortunately, their fall is
broken by Frigimon's head.]

Frigimon: It's raining kids and digimon again. I'm
gonna have to start carrying an umbrella.

Gabumon and Agumon: Thank you, Frigimon.

Matt: Great timing!

Tai: Without you, we'd be flat as pancakes!

Frigimon: Ha. Well, next time try not to land on my
head. Here, I brought some food.

Tai: Excellent! Let's eat!

[Tai jumps up and grabs the fruit, and begins wolfing
it down.]

Agumon: And it's good and tasty, just the way I like

Frigimon: An old cold remedy.

[Gabumon sneezes, and accepts the offered grasses.
After a bite, his eyes water and he yelps.]

[A growl sounds through the valley and Mojyamon lands
behind Frigimon.]

Frigimon: I'll take care of Mojyamon. Frigimon!

[The two digimon run at each other, and Frigimon pushes
Mojyamon into the cliff. The force knocks
out some of the rocks, revealing spinning black gears.]

Frigimon: Subzero Ice Punch!

[The attack misses, and Mojyamon tosses Frigimon over
his shoulder.]

Mojyamon: Boomerang Bone!

[The others duck to miss the flying bone, and it
returns to its owner.]

Tai: Nice trick, Mojyamon. Now watch ours!

Agumon: Agumon digivolve to... Greymon!

Gabumon: Gabumon digivolve to... Garurumon!

[Garurumon runs toward Mojyamon, who throws his
Boomerang Bone. The bone is crushed between
Garurumon's powerful jaws.]

Matt: That's it, Garurumon!

Tai: Go, Greymon!

Greymon: Nova Blast!

[Mojyamon leaps out of the way and kicks Greymon to the

Garurumon: You're not playing nice! Grraa!

[Frigimon holds Mojyamon's arms immobile.]

Frigimon: Now, Greymon, aim for the black gear!

Tai: Right!

Greymon: Nova Blast!

[The attack hits Mojyamon square in the chest, and the
gear is driven out.]

Tai: You did it, Greymon!

[As the gear disintegrates, Mojyamon shrinks in size.
Frigimon: Now, that's more like it. Back to standard
Mojyamon size. Garurumon, what are you
looking at?]

[Garurumon is looking at the cliff face, where many
black gears are turning together. He fires a
Howling Blaster at them, which breaks them all.]

Tai: Wow, just look at all those black gears! There's
a mountain of 'em!

[With a few flashes of electricity, the gears repair

[Garurumon and Greymon de-digivolve.]

Mojyamon: Whoa! I feel like I was just run over by a

Agumon: A black gear was controlling you, Mojyamon.

Gabumon: That's right, the fight wasn't your fault.

Mojyamon: Whoa.

Frigimon: The same thing happened to me. It's okay,
though. No one got hurt.

Matt: This doesn't change anything, Tai. We still have
to go find the others.

[Sparks fly from the gears, and they continue turning.]

Agumon: Look, the gears have fixed themselves.

Gabumon: It must be Devimon!

Matt: And the island's moving again!

[Tai runs off and looks through his telescope.]

Tai: We're moving alright. The other way! Back toward
Infinity Mountain!

Matt: And Devimon.

Tai: If that's true, then this is no time for us to be

[Matt nods, and the two clasp hands.]

Tai: No stinking gears are gonna stop us!

Matt: Yeah. Together we're gonna be alright!

[They look out across the water.]

Matt: And now I know my little brother will be
alright, cause he has Patamon to take care of him when
I can't be there. And I think as long as we can all
trust each other, together it's a sure bet that we'll
be able to fight, and beat Devimon!

(End credits)