A sickening pop was heard throughout the room and Connor and Gaspard looked up to see the balloon from earlier slowly falling down to the ground. It then stopped at Connor's eye level and morphed into a very horrific face, with eyes bulging out and a mouth with what seemed to be saliva, dripping out of it. Connor could have sworn he could hear the balloon laugh in his head. The photographer froze in terror, not knowing what to do next as the evil balloon was very close to literally sucking the life out of him. Suddenly, a Gust blew away the balloon from Connor and the windy feeling snapped Connor back to his senses. The demonic balloon looked angry at this and seemed to want to murder the Drifloon. Drifloon then motioned both Connor and Gaspard to help it fight against the thing. Connor nodded at the Drifloon's request, whatever doubts about the balloon Pokemon has now faded. "Gaspard, you know what to do. Two Pursuits and a Fire Punch!" he ordered Gaspard who quickly sprung into action against the demonic balloon.
After giving Gaspard orders to attack, Connor thought of the recent events. The image of the balloon killing Connor while the balloon transformed itself into a Drifloon... The Drifloon who seemed to know what was going on... the Drifloon saddened about something in its past life... and the evil balloon in front of them now who seemed to be after Connor. All these events suddenly make sense as the photographer put two and two together. His eyes widened and shook his head at the absurdity of the thought that just came. "No way, that's crazy! But it's the only thing I can think of right now that makes sense and if that's true, then that Drifloon from the image from earlier... it wasn't this Drifloon. It was a balloon that turned into a Drifloon. And that Drifloon was... me. I'M the Drifloon in that image. I got that image all wrong!" if his theory was true, then the Drifloon with them now was most likely an unfortunate victim of a different balloon which it resides in now. "Hey... is this what you're trying to prevent? To not have me end up... like you did?" he asked the Drifloon with a somber tone yet his voice failed to hide the fear he has inside him.