A Sad Past!! Cure Fortune's Tears (悲しい過去!!キュアフォーチュンの涙 Kanashī Kako!! Kyua Fōchun no Namida?) is the 20th episode of the season Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! and is also the 506th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall.


Iona reveals how she lost her beloved sister to the Phantom Empire after Hime opened the Axia box. Meanwhile, Hime fears her friendships may be over with the other girls.


Iona has asked Megumi and Yuko to be her Pretty Cure partners because of their skills, sure is sure together they stand a chance at defeating the Pretty Cure Hunter. Hime yells at her and claims that because they are her friends she shouldn't be deciding things by herself, but Iona tells her off since she wasn't even talking to her. Yuko and Megumi try to calm Hime down but she only accuses them of trying to choose sides, though they claim they weren't. Megumi suggests that the four of them partner together, but Iona refuses because she can't forgive Hime for what she did: opening the Axia box and essentially releasing all of the evil into the world. In an instant Queen Mirage was able to take over the Blue Sky Kingdom and the Pretty Cure Hunter began to rid of all Pretty Cure, including Cure Tender- her sister.

Terrified over what her friends think now, Hime runs away in tears as Ribbon follows. They run after Hime to try to stop her, but Iona asks why they even bother since she has no right to be a Pretty Cure to begin with. She asks that they give it time to think and takes off.

Desperately, Megumi attempts to use the Cure Line to get a hold of hime, but when this doesn't work she keeps hitting the buttons until Ribbon returns and tells her to stop before she breaks it. She claims that Hime doesn't have the guts to face Megumi or Yuko right now and she needs to be left alone, and she is shown to also be remorseful for knowing what happened and not saying anything sooner.

As Hime sadly walks around, she eats the honey candies Yuko gave to her when her Cure Line startles her. She refuses to answer and runs into the park to hide. She puts it away after it stops ringing when Yuko suddenly surprises her; having found her by using the wrappers Hime forgot to throw in the trash. Hime makes an attempt to run away -sure they hate her now and want to join Cure Fortune- but Yuko stops her and claims they don't hate her at all. She hid her identity of being Cure Honey, but their feelings about her didn't change after she told them, and she is sure Megumi agrees.

Megumi and Ribbon continue discussing the incident. Ribbon is very happy that Megumi isn't angry with Hime, and she mentions how much she likes her optimistic behavior. Because of her friendship with Megumi, Hime has been improving herself, little by little, and for that she is very grateful. Megumi agrees in that she is happy as well, and she claims that her friendship with Hime will last forever, then claims that Ribbon is another precious friend too. With that Megumi decides that she will tell Hime her feelings and they continue to search for her until Ribbon stops to reveal that two Saiark are nearby.

But as it turns out, because they were both summoned separately by Namakelder and Hosshiwa they start to argue and fight with each other instead. As Megumi and Ribbon arrive, Megumi changes to Cure Lovely and calls to get their attention, stating that they cannot just claim the area for themselves. She fights them as Ribbon warns her of how reckless this could be trying to battle them, and the summoned Choiarks. But Lovely is confident that she can handle it, so Hosshiwa and Namakelder call a momentary truce and have everyone fight against Lovely together as Ribbon flees to find the others.

As Yuko and Hime sit inside of the tunnel they hear people in a panic, so Yuko gets out to ask what is going on. A man running informs them of the Saiarks and trouble going on at the Shopping Street nearby, so she suggests to Hime they lend a hand. Hime refuses to leave until Yuko claims that she cares greatly about Hime too, encouraging her enough to come out and join Lovely, who has just used Lovely Explosion Bomber with no effect on the electric guitar Saiark. She then tries to use Heart Restriction and then changes into Cherry Flamenco to use Passion Dynamite to beat up the Choiarks. Which initially seems to work until the Saiarks overpower her and throw her into a nearby tree. 

Namakelder and Hosshiwa tell her to just give up and when Ribbon goes to help a Choiark grabs her. Lovely claims to be fine though, which only angers Hosshiwa. But the Saiarks miss their mark after Fortune grabs Lovely and puts her on a nearby building top, telling her how rash she was in deciding to handle this on her own before she heads down to finish. Despite these words Lovely wants to join her and she allows it. The fight resumes, but in the process Hosshiwa and Namakelder begin arguing again as Glassan lends Ribbon a hand. Fortune then uses Star Burst while Lovely uses Shining Impact to send the Saiarks flying into the air. Then the girls use their Prebrace's to use Pinky Love Shoot and Stardust Shoot, allowing them to finish off the Saiarks.

With everything vanishing and returns to normal, Hosshiwa and Namakelder angrily tell each other off before leaving. As Yuko and Hime have just arrived, Hime sadly watches how well Lovely and Fortune get along and fears their friendship is better then her own with Megumi.

Fortune asks Lovely if she will be partnering with her and at first she says she will, only to say right after that only if Hime is accepted. She tells Fortune that they should do it together, and quietly Fortune agrees. After they gain the new PreCards Hime begins to panic in the background, alerting them that she is there with Yuko. Lovely spots them and approaches to inform them of the good news, but Hime is so upset that she fears Lovely was going to tell her that their team will disband and she runs away in tears again.

Major Events

  • It is revealed that Hime opened Axia when she was younger, thus causing the Phantom Empire to be freed.
  • A clearer view of Cure Tender is shown for the first time. 
  • Phantom's Pretty Cure Graveyard is shown for the first time, where he keeps the Cures he captured.
  • This is the first time two separate Saiarks were summoned. There were two from episode 8, but they were created from one group of people.
  • Namakelder and Hosshiwa are shown using their cane and umbrella as a weapon for the first time.
  • Yuko uses the Detective PreCard for the first time to locate Hime.


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