While the discussion of underground rivers continued, Josh noticed Anthony eyeing up the apples and berries scattered across the ground. Any food they found down there had probably been lying on the ground for a while, and would be frozen solid by this point. It had been a while since they'd had a full meal, but Anthony wasn't seriously about to eat one of them, right? "We're getting close, Anthony. Just hold out for a little while longer, okay?" He said.
It was pretty odd, though. Why was there so much food this deep in the cave in the first place? At this point, Josh began to remember one of the rooms in Reshiram's tower. "Hold on... Do you guys remember that stash of food we found yesterday, in that tower?" He asked, looking around. He couldn't see anything of interest right now, but there could very well be a similar food storage further ahead. "I think think this might've come from a similar room. The Pokemon living this deep have to get food from somewhere, right?"
The Pokemon in this place were weirdly obsessed with humans, including their still-unnamed client. He was so caught up in his conversation with Spruce that he didn't notice the locked door blocking their path. After Nina cleared her throat to get his attention, he used a card and some kind of strange machine to unlock the door and allow them to continue. According to him, doors like that were used by humans all the time. "I don't get it. Didn't they have keys and shit?" Dexter said. He was struggling to understand why they would use something this complicated when a key and lock would work just fine.