It's a hatching day in Primary Village! What new friends will hatch today?
They can continue doing various exercises well into the afternoon. With each exercise Elecmon also explains what it trains, both in what body parts and motions it reinforces, and in what sorts of data it helps you save or get rid of.
Eventually, though, Nyaromon is "HUNGRY." Hotshot's probably worked up quite an appetite too.
Hotshot can carry his friends on an ADVENTURE to find more BITEABLE PLANTS!
This cluster of plants with plump red fruits and little green leaves right at ground level seems to be the most popular. That might mean it's good, but it might also mean having to push in to get a share.
This orange fruit is the biggest - it's as wide as Elecmon is long. Hotshot might not be able to put his mighty arms all the way around. Some ’mon have nibbled at the big, broad leaves, but it looks like nobody's managed to eat the fruit yet.
Or with his newfound height, Hotshot could reach up into the trees. Here's one with fruit clusters almost like the purple ones, but in bright reds and yellows.
He is gonna BITE the BIG FRUIT.
It's quite tough, but it can't stand up to his powerful bite. It has a smooth, slimy texture and an earthy, buttery flavor, bitter with the promise of grudges nursed silently 'til the day of vengeance.
Inside there's a mushy, stringy, even slimier part, full of strange large seeds half the size of one of Hotshot's finger claws.
GONNA BITE THOSE TOO.
The stringy part has the same flavor but with a predictably mushier, stringier texture. The seeds, however, are smoky and chewy, flavored with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, and dark with the promise of dreams made real.
The seeds are TASTY and GOOD and he's gonna have MORE.
He can have more! It's a big fruit and it's got a lot of seeds. He'll probably get some of the mushy part along with them, if he doesn't do anything to clean them.
"Yummy? Share?" asks one of his friends. Indeed, with Hotshot occupying the opening he made, it's not likely they can get at the inside. (It's not even obvious how they would if the way were clear, the hole being roughly in the top edge.)
He pauses for a moment, considering how best to get the seeds to the friends.
What if he tries... more biting? If the hole extended down the side of the fruit, it would be closer to the friends!
This does get the hole closer to the friends! It also causes some of the insides to gloop out through the expanded hole and pile up on the ground below, which puts them well in reach for the smaller 'mon.
Nyaromon tries the insides and also goes for the seeds, getting orange goop smeared over its face in the process.
Mochimon tries the insides too, but decides to go for the big leaves instead.
In this way the friends can pass a companionable dinner, until Hotshot and Nyaromon run out of seeds.
Maybe next he will go UP HIGH and get the UP HIGH FRUITS for the friends. But not right now. Right now they are having seeds. Also he is licking goop off of Nyaromon, also that.
Nyaromon is thoroughly licked! Under the earthy, grudge-heavy orange slime, Nyaromon has a fuzzy texture and a warm, sweet flavor like the steam of a fresh-baked blueberry pie. It is also vibrating with contentment.
FRIENDS are GOOD. You can LICK THEM and SNUGGLE THEM and TAKE THEM ON ADVENTURES and FEED THEM FRUIT GUTS. This is Hotshot's conclusion.
Eventually Nyaromon has eaten all the seeds that have fallen out, and all the seeds it can find by crawling up inside the shell and burrowing. So after a second tongue bath, it hops over to a second, almost as large, orange fruit. It turns back to face Hotshot, bouncing eagerly.
He looks at Nyaromon. He looks at the pumpkin.
This is a problem he is equipped to solve!
The rind is chomped open! The sweet fruit spilleth forth!
Also, guess who's inside? 😉
Whoa! A surprise!
Chibimon sprawls forwards, arms and head across the spilled fruit, legs and tail covering the part still inside. With one hand it resumes tossing seeds into its mouth.
This makes it difficult to get at the seeds! Also how did Chibimon even get in there? Hotshot attempts to poke his face into the pumpkin to find out.