Killua begins his battle with Shoot. He is unnerved by Shoot's Nen ability, Hotel Rafflesia. He deduces that Shoot is a Manipulator and that the best thing to do would be to avoid the levitating hands and keep his eye on the strange cage. He uses his yo-yos to deflect the hands that are attacking him. However, Shoot uses the opportunity to get close up and punch Killua in the left half of his face. Killua is reminded of Illumi and his doctrine of not fighting stronger opponents. He is internally conflicted over what to do when he realizes that his left eye has gone blind. He finds that it is missing, alongside the rest of the left side of his face. Again, he is reminded of Illumi's instructions to flee. He continues to dodge Shoot's punches, but he realizes that he was doing nothing but running away and that he never truly fought in any of his battles. He then charges at Shoot and tries to use electricity against him, but Shoot sees it and backs away. Killua wants to go after him but as before, Illumi's orders are too strong for him to take this action. Instead, he asks Shoot how he knew he was going to use electricity.
Meanwhile in the nest of the Chimera Ants, the Chimera Ant Queen unexpectedly goes into labor, to the happiness of Neferpitou and Shaiapouf. The Queen tells her son it is too early, but he replies back to her from inside her womb to shut up. He then punches a large hole in her enormous womb so that he can get out.