Is that a gummi cave in the middle?
no, its the stomach of that mammoth. the snake in the yellow gastric acid just transformed into a Bona Constrictor. there are also wolves that transform into putre pups
They literally die and instantly become zombies? DQ monsters are hardcore.
Yes. they are walking normally over the acid, white smoke appears, and they instantly become zombie versions of themselves
DM: “You search under the bedroll, you see a dead lizard and a brass key.”
Alchemist: “I take the dead lizard!”