The creepy Kookith quickly grabs Mercutio and runs straight into the laboratory. Since you and hfj1143316262254 are too big to follow, you poke your head in the door to witness the fate of the little Petpet.
The Kookith begins wildly pushing buttons on the console, which looks to be made of cardboard and... Achyfi cans?! This can't be right! You begin formulating a plan to rescue your Petpet and run far, far away, but it's too late. The ray has already been fired...
Nothing looks different about Mercutio but you can sense something happened. It becomes evident later when it tries to climb a tree but breaks off the branch instead. The ray has increased its level to: 5
Tomorrow may see another boost if you're brave enough to risk it.