Assembling these backup Monokumas rewards the player with Trip Tickets, which can be used to take classmates on a trip to locations within the school and bond with them.
The player will be given one block of Free Time every day - two on the one day per week that Makoto and his classmates have off.
After briefly discussing their situation, the group leaves towards the gym, where they meet with the rest of the students and Monokuma.
Once there, Monokuma makes an identical announcement as he does in the main story, however he declares that he is currently at a loss on what to do since he has forgotten to create "backups" for himself, and therefore cannot truly begin the group's "School Life".
Unlike the Rapid Fire Debate, there is no time limit on Trigger Happy Heart.
The Trigger Happy Heart event occurs when Makoto gets close to full repution hearts on a classmate's report card.
Each time Makoto takes a classmate to a location, and will be able to ask the classmate a question.
Depending on how the classmate responds to the question, Makoto will earn zero, one half, or one full reputation heart on that student's report card.If the player selects the correct answer, they will receive that character's special present - that character's underwear.This will also unlock a heart icon next to that character's picture's on subsequent playthroughs of School Mode.Although all the students are confused and reluctant to go along with Monokuma's words, he reminds the group that the door is sealed and that there is currently no way to leave.Monokuma then announces that in order to escape, the students must work together to create backups based on his specifications.Getting all 10 hearts will unlock that student's ending. It uses mechanics used in the Non Stop Debate trial minigame in the main plot and is similar to the "Shot Through The Heart" minigame in the Island mode of Danganronpa 2.