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Dress Up Keys

The Dress Up Keys (ドレスアップキー?) are collectable items in Go! Princess Pretty Cure. The Dress Up Keys come in the Cures respective theme colors and share a resemblance to their element and outfits. The Power of Dreams dwells within the keys.

Uses

The Dress Up Keys are mainly used to activate transformation into Pretty Cures when inserted into the Princess Perfume. To do that, they say "Pretty Cure, Princess Engage!"

They are also used by the Cures to change into Mode Elegant in order to perform finishers. Some attacks can only be performed with the Crystal Princess Rods, the Scarlet Violin or the Music Princess Palace.

The Elegant Rose Key, Ice Key and Luna Key are used with the Crystal Princess Rods to perform the group attack Trinity Lumiere. The Miracle Lily Key, Bubble Key and Shooting Star Key are used together to perform Trinity Explosion.

With the Music Princess Palace, the four Cures use their Premium Dress Up Keys to transform into their Premium Mode Elegant and perform the group attack Éclat Espoir.

The keys are able to free people whose dreams have been locked up by Dys Dark. Once all of the Dress Up Keys are collected, the Gate of Dreams will be opened, allowing Pretty Cure to protect the dreams of others.

List of keys

Most keys resemble a dress with a crown worn by its respective Cure, and when needed, a button can be pressed to pop the lower half of the key out. During transformation, a heart-shaped accessory hangs from a gold chain and holds the keys.

Cure Flora

Transformation: Changes Haruno Haruka into Cure Flora. She can perform the attack Floral Tourbillon with it. It looks like a ruffled light pink princess dress with a hot pink ribbon and Cure Flora's crown on top. On its chest is a bow with a pink and white daisy on top.

Rose: Cure Flora's elegant key, which allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Rose. She needs it and her Crystal Princess Rod to perform Rose Tourbillon. It looks like a pink dress decorated with four red roses. The rose on the chest has a pink pearl on it.

Miracle Lily: Cure Flora's miracle key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Lily. She needs it and the Crystal Princess Rod to perform Lys Tourbillon. It is a pastel pink dress decorated with four lilies. The one on the chest has a pink pearl on it.

Premium Sakura: Cure Flora's premium key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Premium Sakura. With the Music Princess Palace and the Sakura Key, she can create the attack Sakura Turbulence. It is a glittering pink key with a gradient going to white. The skirt is covered in ribbon, bows, and several flowers. On the chest is a flower with a gem. A gold crown rests on top with a pink gem heart in the center. The base is white.

Cure Mermaid

Transformation: Transforms Kaido Minami into Cure Mermaid and allows her to perform the attack Mermaid Ripple. A bright blue dress with Cure Mermaid's crown on top. On the chest is a pink clam shell, which holds a pearl.

Ice: Cure Mermaid's elegant key, which allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Ice. She needs it and her Crystal Princess Rod to perform Frozen Ripple. The dress is blue with a pearl chain around the middle. On the chest sits a silver snowflake with a pearl.

Miracle Bubble: Cure Mermaid's miracle key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Bubble. She needs it and the Crystal Princess Rod to perform Bubble Ripple. It looks like a dark blue dress decorated with two pearl chains. At the middle of the chest sits a pearl with three smaller ones next to it, representing bubbles.

Premium Sango: Cure Mermaid's premium key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Premium Sango. With the Music Princess Palace and the Sango Key, she can create the attack Coral Maelstrom. It is a glittering sapphire gem key with a ribbon and a few bows on the skirt and light gradient effect so far down. Beneath the bows is a large shell with stars, bubbles, and various sea plants. An ornate ribbon and shell design is at the middle with a large white pearl. A gold crown is included with a sapphire heart gem on it.

Cure Twinkle

Transformation: Transforms Amanogawa Kirara into Cure Twinkle and allows her to perform the attack Twinkle Humming. It looks like a fluffy bright yellow and white dress with an orange belt and Cure Twinkle's crown on top. On the chest sits a purple bow with a star in the middle.

Luna: Cure Twinkles's elegant key, which allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Luna. She needs it and her Crystal Princess Rod to perform Full Moon Humming. It looks like a yellow dress with a crescent moon and star on the chest. The skirt has an indigo coloured section where a crescent moon sits opposite to the one above it, along with star decorations.

Miracle Shooting Star: Cure Twinkle's miracle key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Shooting Star. She needs it and the Crystal Princess Rod to perform Meteor Humming. It looks like an orange and purple dress with a shooting star design. Another hot pink and gold shooting star sits on the chest.

Premium Ginga: Cure Twinkle's premium key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Premium Ginga. With the Music Princess Palace and the Ginga Key, she can create the attack Galaxy Chorus. It is a sparkling topaz gem key with light gradient so far down. A ribbon and bow design covers the top of the skirt, and beneath it is a gem-like star design surrounded by a loop that has smaller, different style stars surrounding it. On the chest is a start with a topaz gem star in the center. A gold crown is included with a topaz gem heart.

Cure Scarlet

Transformation: Transforms Akagi Towa into Cure Scarlet and allows her to perform the attack Scarlet Flame with her Scarlet Violin. It looks like a red and white dress with feathery sleeves and Scarlet's crown on top. A red gem is embedded on the chest.

Elegant Hanabi: Scarlet's elegant key. She can use it with her Scarlet Violin to perform the attacks Scarlet Illusion and as well as Scarlet Spark. It is likely that it can change her to Mode Elegant, but is never shown to do so. It looks like an orange and white dress with fireworks decorations. The chest is yellow with a gold "fireworks spark" design on it. Under it sits a red gem.

Miracle Phoenix: Cure Scarlet's miracle key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Phoenix. She needs it and the Scarlet Violin to perform the attack Phoenix Blaze. It is a crimson dress, and its golden crown has three rubies embedded in it. A yellow wings design is on the chest with a ruby gem in the center.

Premium Sun: Cure Scarlet's premium key that allows her to transform into her Mode Elegant Premium Sun. With the Music Princess Palace and the Sun Key, she can create the attack Scarlet Prominence. It is a sparkling ruby gem gown that has a gradient so far down. The dress is covered in bows and ribbons, and various sun-like designs cover the skirt. A ruby pearl adorns the middle ribbon to accent the ornament at the middle of the chest. The included gold crown has a ruby heart on it.

Twilight

Dyspear, the main villain, also created her sinister version of the keys, the Black Dress Up Keys, for Twilight.

Transformation: Her first key can power up the Three Musketeers to create more powerful Zetsuborgs. It is a black and red crown/cage-shaped key with a winged heart on top and a pair of wings above the base, behind a gold butterfly with pink and green gems on it.

Second: The second key inserts inside her butterfly staff to trap victims inside a mirror-like frame from which she can draw out their despair. This key also has the ability to scatter cross or sword-like objects that burn anyone that it came in contact with.

The red section is now purple with pink flower and dots designs (which later translate into the Hanabi key's design). It has a purple and black tiara on top.

Third: The last key can be used to corrupt a Princess Perfume, and then allow Twilight to transform into the Black Princess, a powerful transformation that rivals the power of the Pretty Cures. With the three combined, Black Princess can enter Mode Elegant and fight on equal terms with Trinity Explosion. 

The jewel behind the cage bars is a blue gem. A large heart and butterfly wings sit on top of the key. Like the others, it has a golden butterfly design in the middle.

Toy Version: A pure gold combination of the transformation and third key. It has the butterfly on the side, and a ruby droplet gem above the bottom butterfly.

Other

Golden: In episode 49, the hope and feelings everyone believing in the Cures creates a golden key, with which the Cures, now Grand Princesses, perform Grand Libération. The key is a pure gold ballgown with a ruffled layered skirt and winged sleeves. The crown on top has a pink gem in the middle.

All Stars: In the movie Pretty Cure All Stars: Haru no Carnival♪, the All Stars Dress Up Key activates the upgraded Mode Elegant Primavera (the Italian word for "spring") for the Princess Cures. They can use the finisher "Rainbow Tornado" in this form. 

A pale pink dress with colourful heart designs. At the chest sits a gold gem heart.

Royal Key: In episode 39, when Kanata regains his memories, the present Haruka bought for him turns into the new key, the Royal Key, which grants the Cures a new group attack called Grand Printemps. It also allows the Cures to go to Hope Kingdom. In order for that to happen, the key would have to react and one of the Cures has to say "Royal Majesty," then the key will insert itself into the Princess Perfume.

It looks like a frilly pearl pink gown with a purple key. On the skirt are three bows coming in yellow, blue, and red, and a fuchsia ribbon adorns the chest with a pearl heart. On top is a golden tiara, and on the back is a white ornate piece.

Pumpkin: In the second part of the movie, Go! Princess Pretty Cure: Go! Go!! Gouka Sanbon Date!!!, the Pumpkin Dress Up Key helps the Cures activate a new Mode Elegant mode and use the finisher Halloween Eclair.

An orange ballgown with a pastel green key and gold decorations.

Christmas: A red gown with the skirt in two layers, each lined in white to match the shawl around the top. The top skirt has a snowflake and dot design, along with two spherical dots on the chest and a brown and gold belt with heart design. At the center is a white area with a gold snowflake. The base and key is crystal-green, while a gold tiara rests on top.

Puff & Aroma Original Key Necklace: Merchandise Only. A white base with Puff and Aroma sitting on it. A purple string is attached to them with a white heart on the opposite end, depicting them in a picture. The key is crystal-pink.

Puff & Heart Key Necklace: Merchandise Only. A white base with several heart pink hearts. Puff sits on top of it. A pale pink string is connected to it. The key is crystal-pink.

Hope Kingdom Key: A white castle with blue, purple, and pink tops resting on a white background and base. Around the bottom is a ring of dark berry-coloring to match the crystal key. A gold emblem design is on the lower front, matching the string connected through it.

Special Dress Up Key: A pure gold dress with a single pink gem on the very top, in the middle of the crown. The base is light yellow, while the key is crystal-yellow.

Princess Perfume Original: Merchandise Only. A pale pink base with a crystal-pink key. The perfume is pale blue, as is the heart button on top. The gold section on top and pink spray area remain the same as the normal Perfume.

Cure Flora/Mermaid/Twinkle/Scarlet Key Necklace: Merchandise Only. Resembles normal Transformation keys but lacking some of the detail and the use of real gems. Comes with a pink, blue, yellow, or red string with the cures image depicted on a heart.

Elegant Rose/Ice/Luna/Hanabi Key Necklace: Same as above. Keeps the detail but lacks minor elements and jewels. Comes with a gold or white string.

Premium Sakura/Galaxy/Sun Key chain: Merchandise Only. Resembles normal Premium key, but with a key chain attached to it and lack of gem and gold detail.

Puff & Tea Cup Key: A fuchsia tea cup with a bow on the front attached to the emblem. The base is clear, while the key is very pale crystal-blue. Puff sticks out from the top with her ears tied up. She wears a white ribbon with a gold and pink tiara. Comes with a key chain.

Pretty Cure Dress Up Keys

Cure Mermaid uses her Sango Key for the attack Coral Maelstrom, Cure Twinkle uses her Ginga Key for Galaxy Chorus, and Cure Scarlet uses her Sun Key for Scarlet Prominence.

Etymology

Sakura (サクラ?) means "cherry blossom".
Sango (サンゴ?) means "coral".
Ginga (ギンガ?) means "galaxy".
Hanabi (ハナビ?) means "fireworks".

Trivia

  • There are 12 Dress Up Keys, which was revealed by Prince Kanata.
    • However, with Cure Scarlet's Dress Up Keys, which awakened into true Pretty Cure Dress Up Keys from the previous Black Dress Up Keys, plus her Premium Sun Dress Up Key, there are a total of 16 keys.
    • At the beginning of the second opening, which appeared for the first time in episode 26, more than 16 lights appeared; hinting that more keys existed.
  • All of the Dress Up Keys (both Elegant and Premium) are in English, except for the Hanabi Key, the Sakura Key, the Sango Key, and the Ginga Key.
  • All of the Elegant Dress Up Keys have their names in English, except for the Hanabi Key.
  • All of the Premium Dress Up Keys start with the letter "S", except for the Ginga Key.
    • Additionally, all of them have their names in Japanese, except for the Sun Key.
  • It is revealed that if a Cure falls into despair, their Dress Up Key won't allow them to transform. This was shown with Haruka, after her dreams of becoming a princess were shattered due to depression.

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