Guramon is enslaved by Taiki Tairaku using a Puppet Band. Prior to his match in the Nine Masters Tournament, Taiki used Guramon to record his the chant for his Daruma doll tsugumomo. During the match Taiki was able to have Guramon recite the chant for him, enabling him to use the Daruma doll's ability faster and catching his opponent off guard. Taiki is ultimately defeated and drops his puppet band at the end of the match, revealing Guramon to the crowd. Guramon cries out for Kyouka's help before being sealed away again.