Didn't they say that beating Spellican was Neku and the other players' mission during your second visit to Traverse Town?
You don't beat that thing until the end of Sora's visit to the Symphony of Sorcery, about a world or two later.
Geez, hope they had time for Sora to get through Country of the Musketeers at his own pace, because he seemed to forget all about Spellican until after that world. --- "If he reaches the sixties, he'll become unstoppable!" - Robin "Barkswantsapiratehat." - Crazy Barks
TWEWY SPOILERS: In theory, Joshua should have been the one in control of their Game anyway, so he should be able to say that just driving it away from Traverse Town counts as defeating it. --- "Playing a game for its graphics is like watching pornography for the story." - Kadiroth
I was going to be very clever and pedantic by looking at Neku's timer at the beginning of the first visit compared to his timer in the second. I was entirely prepared to say, "Look at that. Not much time passed for them at all. They must have had time for Sora to beat CotM."
But upon checking...in the second visit, you only see their timers during a flashback where Neku's timer is actually higher than it was in the first visit. >_> --- "I once got a spam email entitled 'SIX STEPS TO A GREAT CAREER.' I was really disappointed when it wasn't an ad for revolvers." - todaystomsawyer