Tarte (タルト Taruto?) is one of the main fairies in Fresh Pretty Cure!. He is a ferret-like fairy who speaks in a Kansai dialect and ends his sentences with "~ya" or "~yade", and is the prince of the Sweets Kingdom.
Tarte is a very light brown ferret with a white stomach and brown eyes often appearing somewhat red. The inside coloring in his ears are each-tan. Around his neck is an indigo cloth like shawl.
Tarte is an anxious, smart-mouthed prince who is known to over-react during situations. But he also has a very kind, caring side to him. When he hears moving stories, he will cry over them exaggeratedly. However, he has a bad habit of reminding important details very late to the Cures, which only causes more problems than good for everyone.
- Momozono Love - Love is the first Pretty Cure that Tarte meets when he comes to Clover Town and he is highly attached to her. He resides at her house, under the guise of an ordinary ferret, and is accepted by both of her parents. Tarte is looked upon as a family member by Love. When Tarte has surreptitiously eaten Love's and Setsuna's ice cream, the two sisters got very angry and Love comments sinisterly that family members should not eat surreptitiously other family members' food.
- Yamabuki Inori - Initially, Tarte thought Inori was weird because of her fear of ferrets, and was also hurt by it, as she seemed to like all other animals. However, when a Nakewameke forces their bodies to switch and Tart finds out why Inori fears ferrets, and Inori accepts and befriends him and they gain a close bond. Both care a lot for Chiffon and whenever Inori gives her a check up, he is often there with her.
- Higashi Setsuna - Since both of them live in the Momozono household, he is also looked upon as a family member by Setsuna. As Tarte gets a stomach ache, Setsuna worries deeply for his health. But when she and Love find out that the stomach ache is caused by their ice cream that Tarte surreptitiously ate, both sisters gets very angry and try to punish him.
- Chiffon - Tarte becomes Chiffon's caretaker in the human world, by the orders of Tiramisu. He is always having some trouble taking care of her, though, but is later showing a care for her resembling that of an older brother or father. He also knows everything about her normally, such as the ingredients to make her milk, or what to do when she cries.
- Azukina - Before the start of the story, Tarte and Azukina were engaged, and their marriage was about to happen until Tarte is forced to take Chiffon to the human world. Tarte is very proud of being Azukina's future husband, and often worries about her and her happiness.
- Kaoru - Kaoru owns a contract that Tarte can get doughnuts for free by entertaining customers. He also shares the secret of the existence of Tarte and Chiffon. Because of his doughnuts, Tarte greatly respects Kaoru.
- Audrey - Tarte has stated that Audrey is an idol of his, and does not seem to mind too much that they know he talks, something he rarely does. During their fight against a Nakewameke, he cheers them on.
Sometime prior to the story, he and Azukina got engaged. The King and Queen are often away so he often took duties.
Tarte found Chiffon in the forest in his Kingdom as he was leaving. Taking pity on the baby mascot, he took her with him in his search for the Pretty Cure. He eventually found the Pretty Cure's and resided with Momozono Love along with Chiffon.
After settling down, Inori tried not to touch him as she was trying to cure his backaches. She was afraid of ferrets after a past incident when a slot machine Nakewameke swaps their bodies. Inori experiences the life of a ferret, while he experiences life as a human, including the adorable Pretty Cure costume.
During the summer festival, he gets excited when he finds out that his favorite comedy team Audrey, was there in Clover Town for the festival. When Tart loses the girls, he runs into the team, to his joy. During a fight with a festival toy Nakewameke, Tart cheered the two on as well as Pretty Cure.
Later on, Tarte suffers from stomach aches when Momozono Ayumi found him. She decided to take him to the nearby veterinarian for help. A reporter also tagged along, resulting in panic for the girls when they realized Tart's secret could be exposed.
The prince goes back to the Kingdom he lived in, along with the girls. There, they learn he is the prince of that Kingdom. In the forest, Tarte learns that Azukina has been wanting him to come back and has released the seal to a Mashin monster. Tarte protects his fiance and is present for the unlocking of the Clover Orgel of Happiness. Tarte goes back to the Human world with a new purpose: guard the Orgel of Happiness from Labyrinth.
Arriving at Labyrinth, Tarte and Azukina are tossed into a hole and land at the city centre. They spot a lifeless child who they offer a donut to, making the child lively. They then witness the battle between the Cures and Northa on television. Several citizens lend Tarte and Azukina their hands, by helping to send out Tarte's encouragement to the Cures. Grateful of how the citizens help the Cures, Tarte and Azukina thank them with boxes and bags of donuts, cheering them up.
- For the Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Movie Character Polls held by Toei Animation, Tarte appeared in the following rankings:
- 4th in "The Fairy you wish to have as a partner most".
- Tarte shares the same voice actor with Wisdom from Futari wa Pretty Cure and its sequel, Matsuno Taiki.
- Tarte's full name is Tarte F. Funbolg Nicobunskiloni.
- In episode 36 of HUGtto! Pretty Cure, Tarte was seen chatting with Harry over how hard caring for a child is.
- Tarte loves donuts, which he will usually earn them by impressing the customers at Kaoru's cafe.
- He is the first mascot to refer to himself as a fairy to the Cures.
- After the events of Fresh!, it is revealed in its followup novel that he and Chiffon still travel between the human world and Sweets Kingdom to visit the girls.
- Main Page: Tarte/Image Gallery
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|Mepple • Mipple • Pollun • (Lulun)|
|Splash Star||Flappy • Choppy • Moop • Foop|
|Coco • Natts • Milk • Pinkies • (Syrup) • (Mailpo)|
|Fresh!||Tarte • Chiffon • Azukina • Pickruns|
|Heartcatch!||Chypre • Coffret • Coupe • Potpourri • Cologne|
|Suite♪||Hummy • Siren • Fairy Tones|
|Smile!||Candy • Pop|
|Doki Doki!||Sharuru • Raquel • Lance • Dabyi • Ai|
|Happiness Charge!||Ribbon • Glasan • Aloalo • PhanPhan|
|Go! Princess||Pafu • Aroma • Miss Shamour • Kuroro|
|Mahou Tsukai!||Mofurun • Ha-chan|
|KiraKira☆A La Mode||Pekorin • Chourou • Kirarin • Pikario|
|HUGtto!||Hugtan • Hariham Harry|
|Star☆Twinkle||Fuwa • Prunce|
|Healin' Good||Rabirin • Pegitan • Nyatoran • Latte|
|All Stars||(Fuu-chan) • EnEn • Gureru • Yumeta • Maamu • Sakura|