After returning to the Real World, finding out that Digimon can be Reloaded outside of DigiQuartz, Tagiru learns of Taiki and Yū’s past experience with the Digimon a year before. Inspired to be at Taiki’s level, Tagiru returns to DigiQuartz to begin a new Hunt. The two encounter a mysterious shadow behind the abductions of students: Sagomon. Sagomon overwhelms Gumdramon before he and Tagiru are saved by one of the three children, Ryōma Mogami. As this occurred, going to the alley were Tagiru got his Xros Loader, Taiki meets the Old Clock Store Owner and his Digimon Clockmon. The Owner proceeds to warn Taiki not to interfere with the Hunts due to expertise having an effect that would upset the balance of the “game”. Though not intending to take part, Taiki promises to interfere if any one gets hurt in the cross fire. Nothing that Taiki has a strong will like Tagiru, the Old Clockmaker leaves, but not before giving Taiki the Hunter’s Rulebook, which Tagiru forgot to get.