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Gennai shook his head.
"That's not completely accurate," he clarified. "If you decide to refuse the mission, then yes, you will be unable to return here once you leave. However, should you accept, you will be allowed to come and go as you please. It would look awfully suspicious if you just up and vanished for an extended period of time with no warning, and there are neither Poké Marts nor Pokémon Centers in the Digital World, which would make things quite inconvenient if you couldn't leave now and then."
He gestured toward the Digivices.
"By scrolling through the options using the buttons on the right side of your Digivices, you can select the 'Return' function, which will allow you to return to your own world at any time through the same computer terminal from which you entered. The next time you activate the Digital Gate, you will be returned to where you were before you left.
Upon opening the D-Terminal to browse the Digivolution options, Celia was greeted by the same synthetic voice she had heard at the Digital Gate earlier.
"GREETINGS," it said. "I AM THE MOBILE, ARTIFICIALLY REPLICATED NEURAL INTELLIGENCE—OR 'M.A.R.N.I.' FOR SHORT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ASSISTANCE WITH ANY PART OF DIGIMON WORLD ONLINE, SIMPLY PRESS THE 'HELP' ICON AND STATE YOUR QUESTION VERBALLY."
On the screen were several options:
As purchasable powerups, Digivolution options were to be found on the Online Store. For Kuramon, the options were:
-Tsumemon — FREE
---One (1) Regular Growth plugin installed [x]
-Pagumon — FREE
---One (1) Irregular Growth plugin installed [x]
Wait, what? What was this nonsense about "growth plugins" all of a sudden?
Meanwhile, David's battle was essentially over. Bukamon tried to scramble away before Chimchar could catch it, but its effort was wasted. With one final blow, Chimchar struck Bukamon down, sending it rolling across the ground before it came to a halt in a dazed heap.
Just like DemiVeemon earlier, its molecular integrity briefly destabilized, signifying that David could choose to derez it if he wished. If he instead chose to spare it, he could also offer to recruit it.