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->''Brimming with love, Cure Heart!''
->''The light of wisdom, Cure Diamond!''
->''The warmth of the sun, Cure Rosetta!''
->''The blade of courage, Cure Sword!''
->''The trump card of love, [[SixthRanger Cure Ace]]!''
->''Listen to the heartbeat of love! [[TitleDrop DokiDoki Precure]]!''

'''''[=DokiDoki=]! Precure''''' is the tenth entry in the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise. It was aired between as of February 3, 2013 and January 26, 2014, and stars a four-girl team with a playing card motif.

In the magical Trump Kingdom, everyone lived in harmony under the guidance of their ruler [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Marie-Ange]]. That was until the day that an evil force known as "Jikochuu"[[note]]translated as "Selfish"[[/note]] attacked the kingdom, [[TheCorruption corrupting the hearts]] of its people and defeating its sole protector, Cure Sword. Though Marie-Ange managed to escape to Earth, she immediately went missing and her kingdom fell to the evil of Jikochuu.

Mana Aida is the [[GenkiGirl busybody]] StudentCouncilPresident of Oogai Middle School who suffers from a serious case of ChronicHeroSyndrome. When the agents of Jikochuu descend upon Earth, she has a chance encounter with one of the fairies fleeing the Trump Kingdom, and transforms into one of the legendary warriors known as Pretty Cure.

As Cure Heart, Mana is soon joined by three others: Rikka Hishikawa (Cure Diamond), her best friend and the put-upon Student Council Secretary; Alice Yotsuba (Cure Rosetta), a [[{{Ojou}} corporate heiress]] and their childhood friend; and Cure Sword, now going under the name "Makoto Kenzaki", whose prosperous [[IdolSinger idol]] career masks her pain and regret over her failure to protect her realm.

In contrast to [[Anime/SmilePrecure the preceding season]], ''[=DokiDoki=]! Precure'' has a MythArc that runs throughout the series. As the story progresses, the Cures encounter [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity mysterious shopkeeper]] Joe Okada, magical baby Ai-chan, [[DarkMagicalGirl amoral villainess]] Regina, and their [[AloofAlly enigmatic]] [[SixthRanger new ally]], Aguri Madoka (Cure Ace).

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!!''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' contains examples of:

* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Episode 19. Regina wages the red Royal Crystal, while the Cures wage the rest of the Crystals. The Royal Crystals are the key to restoring Trump Kingdom. As expected, Team Selfish cheats like there is no tomorrow.
* AllForNothing: Episode 46. [[spoiler: The King of the Trump Kingdom decides to release SealedEvilInACan in order to find a cure for Marie-Ange's illness (which was implied to come from said sealed evil in the first place). The evil turns the King into King Jikochuu, and Marie-Ange [[LiteralSplitPersonality divides her own existence]] to keep herself from becoming a Jikochuu which essentially renders the King's sacrifice meaningless.]]
* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The last scene has the six heroines get called to stop a falling satellite, showing that a Cure's work is never really done.]]
* AnimationBump: Certain battles have these, but Cure Ace's TransformationSequence stands out as having some of the best animation for a transformation sequence in the franchise to date, having practically a movie quality level to the animation. The episode she finally shows off her skills in, Episode 23, has a somewhat higher animation budget than did most of the previous episodes.
* ApocalypseAnarchy: {{Exploited}}. When King Jikochuu invaded the Trump Kingdom, everyone went into every-man-for-himself mode, thus greatly increasing the number of invading Selfishes. Bel even lampshades it as part of his BreakingSpeech.
** TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople: [[{{Defied}} On the contrary]], [[spoiler:when King Jikochuu invades Earth, the citizens of Oogai do their best to help each others and minimize casualties, thus greatly weakening the Selfishes]], allowing the Cures to make a ShutUpHannibal to Bel.
* ArtisticLicense: A weather example. In episode 26, Ira gets struck by lightning and gets amnesia. Lightning does not cause amnesia. Shouldn't he have died from getting hit by a thunderbolt?
* AscendedExtra
** Kanako Miyamoto (Makoto / Cure Sword) had a minor voice role in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' (AsHerself!) and performed music for the franchise. Now she's voicing a main character.
** Creator/RieKugimiya (Aguri / Cure Ace) had a previous stint as EvilKnockoff Dark Lemonade (from a movie of the same show). Now she's voicing a real Pretty Cure.
* BackForTheFinale[=/=]ContinuityCavalcade: Everyone who has ever been helped by Mana and friends are back [[spoiler:when King Jikochuu invades Oogai]].
* BackgroundMusicOverride: Whoa look, a rare non-video game example. During episode 20 as the Cures are setting off to find the Royal Crystals in a remote and dangerous mountain, their TransformationSequence is overlaid by a particularly solemn background music that has been playing since the previous scene. [[SoundtrackDissonance The result is haunting.]] Has also been used a few times since then.
* BadGuyBar: As the villains HQ. It even has a sleazy FilmNoir saxophone musical motiff in its background.
* BatmanGambit: Reina attempts one on Alice Yotsuba in episode 13. It doesn't work.
** In episode 32, [[ManipulativeBastard Bel]] has a shiny pair of [[ArtifactOfDoom Blood]] [[RestrainingBolt Rings]] for [[spoiler: Mammo and Ira]], and he playfully teases them into putting them on. It works.
* BefriendingTheEnemy: Regina has been successfully redeemed by Cure Heart and the other Pretty Cures by befriending her more than once. The first time immediately after Cure Heart [[DefeatMeansFriendship beats her in a fight]]. Regina has for various reasons turned back to evil several times, only for the show to to start their friendship over and [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor have her turn good again]].
* BigWhat: Episode 48 gives us two. One after [[spoiler: Mana reveals herself as Cure Heart, resulting in THE ENTIRE TOWN OF OOGAI to shout in shock]] and another after [[spoiler: a Giant Lance comes out of a Rosetta Balloon, much to the surprise of the Cures, Regina, and the mascots.]]
* BiggerStick: The Selfishes keep bringing new methods to create more powerful MonsterOfTheWeek. In turn, Ai-chan keeps granting the Cures new and interesting Loveads to allow them new finishers.
* BirthdayEpisode: Episode 42.
* BittersweetEnding[=/=]EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Proto-Jikochuu is defeated, forcing the Selfish Trio to go back to sleep, and Trump Kingdom is restored, but Marie-Ange can't return to her old self. Fortunately, most of her essence goes into Ai-chan, while Aguri and Regina are allowed to continue their existences. Also, Trump Kingdom and Earth has become permanently connected via dimensional rift, averting the usual ButNowIMustGo part of the ending]].
* BloodierAndGorier: A mild example. The NonSerialMovie has a scene where a character is bitten. Blood is seen dripping from the character's wounds.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Regina forces the Selfish Trio to put one on for her in Episode 16. The skit consists of them arguing over who gets to be the Boke...[[BadBadActing and they do a poor job.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: During the NonSerialMovie, Aguri turn to the audience and asks them for help.
* BrokenMasquerade: [[spoiler: Episodes 47 and 48, mostly because you can't cover up [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever a giant demon attacking your city]]. And then Mana goes and blurts out her real name while fighting as Cure Heart.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: Simultaneously subverted ''and'' played straight in [[spoiler:the ending. A dimensional rift has been opened between both Earth and Trump Kingdom, meaning the Cures and their fairies will never have to part ways. Played straight with the Selfish Trio -- without Proto-Jikochuu to sustain their existence, they will be forced to go to sleep again, and the three were last seen acknowledging their fate before disappearing for good]].
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Pretty Cure Love Link!" [[spoiler:and "Pretty Cure Dress Up!"]]
* CallingYourAttacks: A Precure staple, really.
* CassandraTruth: Rikka didn't believe Mana when she first told her she was a Precure and it took her transforming in front of her to believe her.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Mana's "''kyun~kyun~''".
* CerebusSyndrome: Episode 7, which showcases what is probably the darkest backstory of any Anime/PrettyCure series to date. In full detail no less, while previous series merely only implied what happens.
* ChekhovsGunman: Yashima, the girl who gets sick during the bus trip in Episode 1, appears again as [[spoiler:Rachel's]] PrecociousCrush in Episode 36.
** Jun, Jun, JUN. [[spoiler:Thank you for preventing some people from becoming Jikochuus in Episose 47.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: Mana and Rikka have been friends since they were at least two. And then with Alice since they were six.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: This is how the show makes every episode tie into it's MythArc. If [[{{Filler}} nothing plot-relevant happens in an episode]], the episode will generally end in a plot-relevant cliffhanger.
* CombatAndSupport:
** Combat: Cure Heart, Cure Sword
** Support: Cure Diamond, Cure Rosetta
** Balanced: Cure Ace
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Cure Heart's "Precure Lovely Straight Flush", where she takes the power from the other Cures.
* CombinationAttack:
** "Precure Lovely Force Arrow" and later "Lovely Force Reflection" (Combination Defence?) [[spoiler: Then there is "Precure Royal Lovely Straight Flush", the upgraded form of the CombinedEnergyAttack.]]
* ContinuityNod
** Episode 16: The Cure Loveads summons small sheeps jumping above a fence, similar to the Jikochuu in Episode 8.
** Episode 18: Makoto drinks and holds her ice tea in a similar way like in the ice tea advertisement from Episode 1. There is even the advertisement poster in the background.
** Episode 23: Mana scolding a Jikochuu is similar what she did in Episode 1. Cure Heart's backwards salto looks like a mirrored version of Cure Sword's from Episode 1, even the background music is the same. Two new villains, Leeva and Gula, are introduced and summon two Jikochuus, like Ira and Mamo did in Episode 1.
** The idol who became a Jikochuu in Episode 5 reappears in Episode 40, where she gives Makoto a EurekaMoment.
** Alice's rival Reina from Episode 13 returns in Episode 41.
** Aguri's friend from Episode 28, Eru, makes an appearance in Episode 45 telling the Cures that [[spoiler:Aguri may have gone missing after she delivered a drawing to Eru]].
** As mentioned, almost every character that the Cures helped over the course of the series come BackForTheFinale.
** Mana's friends who were protected by the Cures during the Jikochuu's attack in Episode 32 [[spoiler:remember said event in Episode 47. Complete with them recognizing Cure Heart.]] Even before that, Yashima notices them in Episode 36.
** The BadassBoast Mana delivers in Episode 21 is said again in Episode 48.
** [[spoiler:Nikaidou's]] using FirstNameBasis on Mana was first shown in Episode 3. [[spoiler:He did it again in Episode 48, twice: once during his SkywardScream and once again when Mana's {{Muggles}} friends [[InterruptedDeclarationOfLove rushed to her just after Regina confessed her love]]. The latter one is buried within everyone else's "President!", but it's noticeable enough. And in Episode 49, he did it '''all the time!''']]
* CountingSheep: Episode 8's Jikochuu. And Episode 16's Cure Loveads.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Implied with the DownerBeginning, as stated below.
** Just one example is that [[spoiler:Regina was successfully forced back into the villain team after having just defected, a stark contrast to previous DarkMagicalGirl's in the franchise.]]
** And then it's demonstrated in episode 31 that for the first time in several seasons, [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie as far as the villain squad is concerned]].
** Episode 46 goes even further, having arguably the Darkest Origin story of any character, whether hero or villain, in the series to date, and the true from of the main villain is....[[BigRedDevil Quite Terrifying]], to say the least.
* DarkestHour: Episode 31 is the first one. [[spoiler:Leva and Gula infect all of Oogai's citizens with their Jikochuu seeds and slowly turn them into Jikochuus. They beat the Cures down and break the Magical Lovely Pad. Even after the happy end, Leva and Gula are killed in a cruel way by Bel.]]
** Episode 46: [[spoiler: The Origins of King Jikochuu are revealed and he finally regains his full power, and heads into the human dimension to destroy it like he did with the world the Trump Kingdom is inhabited in.]]
* DancingTheme: "Kono Sora no Mukou / Beyond The Sky". Beginning with Episode 27, "Love Link".
* DemotedToExtra: The Selfish Trio usually get this when other villains are introduced. Even in the new opening, they are replaced by Aguri.
** They generally come back when said other villains leave.
* DetectEvil: The fairies can detect the existence of Selfishes from quite a distance, allowing the Cures to speedily dispatch the monsters. [[spoiler:The fairies lose this ability when they are in human form.]]
* DinosaursAreDragons: Regarding [[spoiler:Melan]]:
--> Mana: It's a dinosaur!
--> Rikka: [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Dinosaurs don't breathe fire!]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Episode 20. The way Mana ask Regina to resolve things with [[BigBad her father]] sounds like Mana is trying to propose a marriage to Regina. There are tears and hugs, it's as though the father will veto the 'marriage proposal'.
* DownerBeginning: The anime begins with the complete loss of the Trump Kingdom and the total defeat of Cure Sword. Episode 7 later shows in detail what happened, and it's absolutely horrifying, particularly in a kids' show. Then Episode 46 [[spoiler: shows that things were even worse than imagined...]]
* DreadfulMusician: Tip: In case Mana expressed a desire to sing, go run to the corner and cover your ears. You'll thank us later.
* ElectricTorture: [[spoiler:How King Jikochuu tries to keep Regina under his will.]]
* EvilLaugh:
** Surprisingly, this is invoked by [[TheHero Mana]] of all people in Episode 7, as a ''counter-''Evil-Laugh to show Bel that he has ''not'' broken her hope yet.
** Leva, Gula and Bel in Episode 31.
* EvolvingCredits: Beginning with Episode 27, with the addition of Cure Ace.
* ExcitedEpisodeTitle
* {{Expy}}: Makoto has a number of things in common with [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Yuri Tsukikage]] - both are {{Broken Bird}}s who had their powers at the start of the show and initially play AloofAlly to the initial trio. They even have similar theme colors, although Moonlight is technically considered a silver Cure.
** As a matter to shouting back to ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' (which gave a lot of ShoutOut names to ''[[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Suite]]''), Mako-pi could also quite count as an {{Expy}} of Tsubasa Kazanari, as the sword-based MagicalGirl who doubles as an IdolSinger (and voiced by a singer too), and was a BrokenBird due to losing someone close (Marie-Ange and Kanade), until ThePowerOfFriendship [[DefrostingIceQueen melt them down]].
** Ai-chan, meanwhile, is a ''lot'' like [[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Chiffon]], being a magical baby mascot that the girls have to take care of. She also seems to be able to empower the Cures, just like Chiffon did.
** [[spoiler:Cure Empress]] looks a lot like [[{{VideoGame/Touhou}} Kotiya Sanae]].
** Leva and Gula are similar to [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo Yadokhan and Isohgin]], being ThoseTwoBadGuys and [[spoiler:having a [[FusionDance fusion form]]]].
** Bel looks like an older version of [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Albert Wesker]].
* EyeCatch: Before Episode 7 the outgoing and incoming catches were the same. Episode 7 then changes the incoming catch to a new sequence. Episode 27 changes the outgoing catch entirely, with the incoming one being slightly changed by adding Cure Ace at the end.
* FailedASpotCheck: Mana and friends ignore the very obvious display of Regina's power to wither the roses in episode 13... [[{{Egregious}} because they are too busy trying to find similarities between her and Princess Marie-Ange.]] And later, they ignore the fact that Regina's [[RedEyesTakeWarning eyes turn red]]. Even a minor character has immediately noticed the glow in her eyes.
* FestivalEpisode: In Episode 28. It happens in every season.
* FiveBadBand: The Selfish Kingdom.
** BigBad: King Jikochuu
** TheDragon: Regina
** TheBrute: Ira
** EvilGenius: Bel
** TheDarkChick: Mamo
** SixthRanger: Leva and Gula. The former being a secondary DarkChick and the latter being a secondary [[TheBrute Brute]]. Later played straighter, when [[spoiler:both of them [[FusionDance fuse together]] and then get killed off by Bel.]]
** [[spoiler:BiggerBad]]: [[spoiler:Proto-Jikochuu]].
* [[FiveManBand Five-Girl Band]]: Episode 27 onwards.
** TheHeroine: Mana/Cure Heart (who also has a few elements of TheSmartGirl)
** TheLancer: Makoto/Cure Sword
** TheSmartGirl: Rikka/Cure Diamond
** TheChick: Alice/Cure Rosetta
** TheBigGirl[=/=]TagalongKid[=/=]TheMentor[=/=][[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Aguri/Cure Ace
** [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger]]: [[spoiler:Regina (even though she's not a Pretty Cure)]]
* {{Flashback}}: Episode 7 shows the fall of the Trump Kingdom. Similarly, about half of episode 18 is spent showing the life of Princess Ange, up to the destruction of Trump Kingdom [[spoiler:from Jonathan's point of view]].
** WholeEpisodeFlashback: Most of episode 46 is devoted to showing [[spoiler:the history of King Jikochuu and Princess Marie-Ange]].
* FleetingDemographicRule
* FantasticVoyagePlot: [[spoiler: In episode 48 the characters actually enter King Jikochuu (through the mouth) in order to find his heart.]]
* {{Filler}}: The creators are a bit sneaky about this. There are episodes that would be filler if they didn't end on a {{Cliffhanger}} that sets up the next episode.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Episode 1, Makoto is seen in an ice tea advertisement. The ice tea is called "Ace Tea". [[spoiler:Guess the name of the [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]].]]
** When the girls gather the Royal Crystals, a subtle hint about the future appearance of Cure Ace: The red Royal Crystal is the cause [[spoiler:why Regina became more evil]].
** The Yotsuba has a camera that can capture the transformation of the Cures. [[spoiler:Thanks to even further 'advance of science', Sebastian is able to create an artificial Commune.]]
** In Episode 36, Mana says that Rachel's real love is Rikka. [[spoiler:Of course, she's right. After his heart got broken, he develops his true crush on Rikka, again.]]
** See [[WMG/DokiDokiPrecure the WMG page]] for all the foreshadowing regarding [[spoiler:Aguri, Regina, and Marie-Ange's connection.]]
* {{Foil}}: [[spoiler:Mr. Aida is completely okay with Mana being with Regina. King Jikochuu on on the other hand, won't let Regina be with Mana]].
* FriendlyEnemy: Regina and Mana, and usually it's Regina who takes initiative. [[NotAGame The rest of their respective sides, not so much.]]
* FrillyUpgrade: Par the course of every Precure movie, Mana will gain a new form [[spoiler: that is base on her mother's wedding dress]].
* FunnyAfro: The five girls get afros after they are [[spoiler:defeated by Melan]]. Makoto got the worst/funniest afro.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_MxyKDUwPTo/UlqS9HlcXnI/AAAAAAAAQKg/_38FwUjaby4/s1600/vlcsnap-2013-10-13-20h26m01s163.png Heart, Rosetta and Sword have caught the falling Diamond, but Sword couldn't catch her legs, so her head got hit by the legs.]]
* FusionDance: The "Beast" modes of the Selfish Trio, essentially combining themselves with a Jikochuu.
** Later, [[spoiler:Leva and Gula do this with each other in their final battle]].
* GenreSavvy: In Episode 39, [[spoiler: the Cures seem to fall for Bel's disguise as Joe...but then at the last minute they reveal they saw right through him, and for reasons even the viewers would have trouble noticing.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Episode 8 has Cure Heart and Cure Sword do it to each other when a Jikochuu tries putting them to sleep. Subsequently, Cure Diamond and Cure Rosetta pull each other's cheeks to get themselves awake.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** It might fly right over the heads of the kids, but there is just something so ''wrong'' about Bel as a giant mobile-phone clamping onto Cure Sword in Episode 11 and setting himself to ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything vibrate mode.]]'' [[DirtyOldMan Cringe.]]
** [[AmbiguouslyGay Makopi]] expresses "jealousy" towards [[spoiler:Jonathan Klondike for being Princess Marie Ange's fiance]].
** The interaction between Mana and Regina is dripping with lesbian subtext without actually explicitly revealing their orientation. They keep saying how much they love each others. And the manga adaptation is dialed up compared to the anime!
** And what is it with Squid Jikochuus wrapping their [[CombatTentacles tentacles]] on poor Sword? It already happened '''twice'''!
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: All of the Cures and the mascots except for Ai does this to [[spoiler: Bel]] in episode 39.
* GoKartingWithBowser: The majority of episode 16. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} With the addition that Bowser wants Mario all for herself while trying to kill Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Peach.]]
** In the manga version, Regina actually watches Makoto's ''SnowWhite'' performance like a good girl. She's not trying to crash it, mainly because she's having a good time watching it with Mana.
* GoodAllAlong: Reina during Episode 41. Despite making troubles all the time for Alice, Reina actually wants to be her friends. Furthermore, she genuinely loves the flowers and takes good care of them. [[spoiler:She also helps the other Cures get to outer space to help Rosetta fight Regina.]]
* GottaCatchEmAll: The Cure [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lavies/Lovies/Loveads]] don't actually fit the trope as they're not really found; new ones are given out when needed. The Royal Crystals, first appearing in Episode 13, are a straight example.
* GrayAndGrayMorality: In a series involving the SevenHeavenlyVirtues and the SevenDeadlySins, even a couple of the protagonists have to deal with their own vices (specifically, {{wrath}} for Alice and {{pride}} for Makoto), and at least a couple of villains are shown to be not all bad.
* HistoryRepeats: [[spoiler:The Proto-Jikochuu will always be defeated by the Cures. Ten thousand years ago it was defeated by Cure Empress, in the present time it's defeated by Cure Heart. The Proto-Jikochuu even come to this realization by itself]].
* HostageForMacGuffin: Episode 17. Either Mana give the Royal Crystals to [[spoiler:Red-Eyed!Regina]], or her [[TakenForGranite petrified friends]] [[LiterallyShatteredLives get it]]. [[spoiler:But thankfully Sir Joe breaks the stand-off.]]
* HumanAlien: Episode 7 reveals the Trump Kingdom's population was this - in the fantasy sense, not the science-fiction sense.
* HumansAreFlawed: This seems to be the theme of the series, with Alice and Makoto each having to deal with their respective vices (wrath for Alice and pride for Makoto) and [[spoiler:the BigBad himself revealed to be the ruler of Makoto's country and a flawed individual who went crazy one day when his daughter became ill]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Makopi's royal guards (i.e. her hardcore fans) say that they will protect Makopi's privacy at all cost. To this end, they are following Makopi everywhere to make sure that no one do anything funny to her, and one of them later turns Jikochu after he feels that his intent is "impure". Well young man, which part of being ''a creepy stalker'' is "pure"? It's hard to see this episode as anything but a TakeThat against the wota.
* HypocriticalHumor: In Episode 17, Makoto asks Mana not to tell Regina about their search for the princess or the Royal Crystals. Then Makoto blurts out that a statue looks just like the princess.
* InnocentCohabitation: Raquel and Lance are boy fairies, but they share room with Rikka and Alice. [[spoiler:This really make you roll your eyes when it's revealed that all fairies can morph into human form]].
** [[spoiler:At the end of the series, Regina lives with Mana]].
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: See the page quote. This trope is more present in this season than in other Pretty Cure series in that each Cure also has an additional two-line speech post-transformation (usually delegated to Cure Heart alone if multiple Cures are transforming together).
-->''It seems like you've lost your love, oh sad Mr. ! I, Cure Heart, will set your heart racing again!''
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: In Episode 30, [[spoiler:with late Cure Empress' fairy companion, Melan]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Signature trait of the Jikochuus, but Regina takes it UpToEleven.
* {{Jerkass}}: Reina from episode 13, though there's a one-off line before her heart is used by Mamo that she [[IJustWantToHaveFriends wants friends like Alice does]] but that's only her last line in the whole episode and it's not revisited afterwards.
** She gets better in Episode 41.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Leva and Gula are the first minions since [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Dark Precure]] who have died in the Anime/PrettyCure franchise; [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Sabaaku]] died after his HeelFaceTurn and [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Joker was willingly absorbed by Pierrot]].]]
** [[spoiler: Princess Marie-Ange turns out to be a {{Downplayed}} case. She ''is'' gone by the end of the series, but the aspects of her continue to exist]].
* LackOfEmpathy: King Jikochuu, the Selfish Trio, the Selfish Duo and Regina. The latter gets better. [[spoiler:Then the former wrecks that.]]
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:Episode's 30 Melan, and her deceased partner Cure Empress who shows up in a Flashback.]] Quite likely there will be one for the other two {{Mac Guffin}}s as well.
* LotusEaterMachine: The NonSerialMovie involves the characters getting trapped in one. (It's not a particularly ''good'' Lotus Eater Machine though; Mana's LEM lacks versions of Rikka and Alice, and vice versa.)
* LowerDeckEpisode: Episode 25 revolves around [[BattleButler Sebastian]]'s attempt to shoulder some of Alice's burden. The ensuing trainwreck (mostly caused by Mamo) makes for one of the funniest episodes in the history of ''Anime/PrettyCure''. It's still important to the plot, since [[spoiler:Cure Rosetta gets both a PowerUp ''and'' [[TookALevelInBadass Taking a Level In Badass]]]].
* MacGuffin:
** The Royal Crystals.
** The Three Regalia: Miracle Dragon Glaive, Magical Lovely Pad, Eternal Golden Crown.
* MagicSkirt: Averted. At least four of the Cures actually wear ModestyShorts, but Cure Heart is most obvious example who is seen to wear shorts, outside of the first ending.
* MagicalSecurityCam: How could Alice capture the footage of ''Mana transforming into Cure Heart''?
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In-universe. Veteran actress Ohtori (the Evil Queen to Makopi's Snow White) seems to be mean at first, but it's mainly due to her dedication to her profession. She doesn't have enough Selfishness, as Regina can attest.
* MeaningfulName: The names of several characters fit their personality.
** The villains share the same designation with the MonstersOfTheWeek, Jikochuu. [[spoiler:Leva and Gula [[FusionDance fuse together]] and they become a Jikochuu monster themselves.]]
* MentorMascot: One for each Cure, much like in [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure the original]], ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Splash Star]]'' and ''[[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Heartcatch]]''.
* MidseasonUpgrade: Episode 11 introduces the Love Heart Arrows ([[NonindicativeName which are actually bows]]). Notably, only Cure Heart and Cure Sword actually use the Love Heart Arrows like bows in their attacks; Cure Diamond taps hers like a tambourine, while Cure Rosetta draws a circle with the bow to form her barrier.
** Episode 15 gives another upgrade to the Love Heart Arrows, allowing the Precure to use their CombinationAttack. (They all use the Arrows as bows for this attack.)
** And in Episode 31 the Cures get the Magical Lovely Pads, which give them all new attacks.
** The ''villains'' get one in #32, when Ira and Mamo get the Blood Rings.
*** In #38 [[spoiler:they lose the Blood Rings, but then in #39 Regina gets the Miracle Dragon Glaive.]]
** The [[spoiler: Magical Lovely Harp]] in Episode 40, [[spoiler: giving the Cures a new FinishingMove.]]
* MinionShipping: In episode 27 Leva suggests to Gula that they try using a team attack against the Cures, saying that he's curious about Gula's "wild side". Gula blushes and says he likes Leva's top hat. Later in the episode, they summon a Selfish while in a pose that resembles the [[Anime/GGundam Love-Love Tenkyoken]].
** [[ShipperOnDeck Ira]] ships Mamo and Bel when the three of them are sitting in a park filled with couples in Episode 36.
* MonstersOfTheWeek: The Jikochuu, who are born from selfish feelings in human hearts.
** Episode 11-14: Bel, Ira, and Mamo [[FusionDance fuse with a dark Psyche (a corrupted heart)]] instead of simply making a ordinary Jikochuu out of it. This type is called ''Beast Mode''.
** The ordinary Jikochuus come back in Episode 15 thanks to Regina, who can make stronger Jikochuu even if the victim doesn't have any selfish feelings. (Although Regina claims [[HumansAreBastards all humans are selfish anyway]]). Those Jikochuus are even more stronger than the Beast Mode Jikochuus.
*** The ordinary ones summoned by Leva and Gula are summoned on the same way as the Selfish Trio does, but their Jikochuus seems to be on the same level as Regina's.
** Episode 27 introduces a new type of Jikochuu which is summoned by two villains instead by a single one. It's much larger and stronger. They called it a "combined Jikochuu".
** Episode 32 introduces another new type of Jikochuu summoned with the Blood Rings.
** It's actually rare in the franchise that two MonstersOfTheWeek appear in one episode (not counting the monster crowds and splitting), but two Jikochuus were summoned in Episodes 1, 2 [[note]]the second Jikochuu from the first episode appears here as the first one[[/note]], 4, 9, 23, 25, 27, 34 and 43, respectively. Previous series have had less episodes with double summons. (Some of these episodes even had two monsters at the same time).
* MoodWhiplash: The first episode starts with Cure Sword fighting a desperate battle against three Jikochuu. Then she watches as the kingdom falls with her in tears. Cut the upbeat opening theme.
** In episode 31, the girls and their families have a heartwarming dinner together in Aida's restaurant, then the scenery changes to [[spoiler:Leva and Gula's death]]. And then the upbeat ending theme starts.
* MonumentalDamage: The Clover Tower is destroyed by [[spoiler:Proto-Jikochuu's]] WaveMotionGun. Its future owner Cure Rosetta try to block the wave with her magical shield, but it's to no avail.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The games in episode 19 are like this. Precure finishers are used to play football, bowling, and dodge ball.
* MusicalSpoiler: In episode 15 the music let's you know that the standard FinishingMove [[SoLastSeason isn't going to work.]]
* MythArc: It's notable that, there is no single pure {{Filler}} episode. Something always happens to continue the plot, even if it's a fairly minor event (such as Makoto transferring to Mana's school in episode 10, or Regina's first appearence in episode 12, or individual {{Power Up}}s.) It has [[MythArc/DokiDokiPrecure its own page]].
* MythologyGag: So many, it has its [[MythologyGag/DokiDokiPrecure own page]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Blood Rings.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Episode 46. [[spoiler:Congratulations, Trump Kingdom King, you have saved your daughter but condemned all of your nation. And one of your minions made your beloved daughter essentially commit suicide, so it was AllForNothing]].
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Also in the finale arc. [[spoiler:The BigBad is expecting his invasion to trigger ApocalypseAnarchy just as it had in the Trump Kingdom, preying on humans' natural selfishness. However, his army has created so many monsters from the townspeople's selfish desires, which were subsequently purified by the Precure, that when he invades and expects rioting and backstabbing to occur, the townspeople are instead helping each other!]]
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The "Clover Tower", which is an obvious stand-in for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Skytree Tokyo Skytree]].
* NonindicativeName: Cure Sword's attack, Holy Sword, doesn't quite involve an actual sword, instead being more of a SpamAttack.
** Also, the Love Heart Arrows are bows, or at least look like them. No-one really knows what Diamond and Rosetta use them as.
*** Diamond uses it as a tambourine, and Rosetta's is a shield handle.
** Again, Rosetta Reflection doesn't actually reflect. It just defends, [[spoiler:pre-upgrade, anyway.]]
** And, following the pattern, Ace's Love Kiss Rouge is actually lipstick. But at least Ace Shot is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Still following that pattern, the Lovely Straight Flush is made of the four Aces of each suit and a fifth suitless Ace. Most certainly not a straight flush. Is, however, a five of a kind, which is in fact a higher hand in the variations of poker in which it is possible.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup[=/=]ReedRichardsIsUseless: [[spoiler:Sebastian creates an artificial TransformationTrinket which gives the user powers equal to the Pretty Cure. Narratively, it only exists so Sebastian can have a DayInTheLimelight and hit the SidekickGlassCeiling when the device is destroyed.]]
* NoSell: MonstersOfTheWeek created by Regina and the Selfish Duo are more powerful than the ones created by the Selfish Trio.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Reina Itsutsuboshi and her groupies. She laughs like that since childhood.
* NonSerialMovie: Titled ''Mana's Getting Married!!? The Dress of Hope Tied to the Future!''
* NumericalThemeNaming: Almost all of Mana's friends, including Reina since she's Alice's friend, have kanji for numbers in their name. [[note]]In ascending order: Nikaidou is 2, Mimura is 3, Alice is 4, Reina is 5, Rikka is 6, Yashima is 8, Hiroshi is 10, Momota is 100[[/note]]. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke They're Playing Cards' numbers, and Momota's 100 is from 10^2.]]]]
* {{Ojou}}: Alice and Reina are so ridiculously rich, they can fly with a small rocket or a plane to the ''stratosphere''.
* OriginsEpisode[=/=][[spoiler:StartOfDarkness]]: [[spoiler:Episode 46 is this for Marie-Ange and King Jikochuu.]]
* OutOfFocus: Compared to other ''Pretty Cure'' installments, ''Dokidoki'' definitely give the least screen time for the fairies. CharacterFocus (looking at you, Regina) can be blamed for this phenomenon.
** [[ButtMonkey Lance]] suffers from this the most.
** The Selfish Trio suffers this very often. See SpotlightStealingSquad.
* PowerDyesYourHair: The Pretty Cure, of course. [[spoiler:Regina, too.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings: [[spoiler: The Cures when using the Magical Lovely Harp.]] This is a tremendous help during episode 41 ([[SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay all things considered]]).
* PowerOfLove: All Cures have different kind of love powers.
** The Jikochuu of Episode 10 is a villainous example.
** Rachel gets a massive one in Episode 36.
* PunishedForSympathy: In episode 16 Makoto, [[JusticeWillPrevail who hates seeing wrongdoers go unpunished]], calls out Mana and even abandons her for trying to befriend Regina, who shares the blame for destroying Makopi's country.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Regina and Joe since Episode 23.]]
** [[spoiler:The Selfish Trio are slowly PutOnABus. First Bel, then Mamo, and finally Ira.]]
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Bel comes back in Episode 31. He is first seen in the prologue when Leva and Gula are ready for their ultimate battle. He then appears at the episode's end and kills them off by absorbing their evil energy. Ira and Mamo come back in the following episode.]]
*** [[spoiler:Regina is back in Episode 37.]]
*** [[spoiler:Subverted with Joe in Episode 39. It's just Bel in disguise.]]
**** [[spoiler:In Episode 44 the true Joe is finally back.]]
* {{QUALITY}}: Episode 42 is the more glaring example. Shame, because it's one of the best episodes narrative-wise.
* RealitySubtext: [[invoked]]In the NonSerialMovie, the villain takes over a film projector and uses it to trap people in a memory-movies LotusEaterMachine. So it's a movie where the bad guy traps people in movies.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Regina's blue eyes turn red when she gains the red Royal Crystal. And then she becomes really evil.
** The Blood Ring Jikochuus have red eyes instead of yellow.
* RedHerring: Zigzagged. The show initially indicates either Marie-Ange or Ai-chan to be Cure Ace. It's actually Aguri... [[spoiler:except Aguri and Regina are actually incarnations of Marie-Ange's fractured psyche, with Ai-chan as her physical remains]].
* RedHerringTwist: A blue bird is seen watching the Pretty Cure when they recover a Royal Crystal. [[spoiler:Episode 18 quietly reveals the bird belongs to Joe.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Episode 46 introduces [[spoiler:the King of the Trump Kingdom, who existence hasn't even been mentioned until then. On the other hand, he turns out to be King Jikochuu... and there were hints that King Jikochuu was the father of Marie-Ange, making this trope ZigZagged.]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: Subverted; Rikka initially refuses to take the Cure Lovies that the mysterious shop owner gives her, but he insists that the Lovies chose her. Ultimately, she accepts the Lovies, and becomes Cure Diamond as a result.
* [[spoiler:TheRepublic]]: [[spoiler:Trump Kingdom is converted into Republic of Trump in the ending.]]
* ReviveKillsZombie: The Cures' finishers can be used to undo the magic of the Selfishes, such as [[spoiler:reverting the petrification effect during episode 17]].
** What's heartbreaking is that [[spoiler:Cure Heart is unable to use this function against BrainwashedAndCrazy Regina, due to sheer shock she is experiencing]].
*** [[spoiler:Cure Ace attacks Regina with her purification attack, but Regina doesn't get better. Instead, she takes a lot of damage. So maybe there ''was'' a reason why Cure Heart didn't use her finisher on Regina.]]
* RichBitch: Reina Itsutsuboshi from Episodes 13 and 41. [[spoiler: She gets better in the latter.]]
* RunningGag: Most of Ira's bowling throws are gutters. Interestingly, he threw only strikes when he was shown playing bowling for the first time.
** Joe Okada appears out of nowhere, surprising the Precures. When the girls ask Joe about mysterious or specific things, he suddenly exclaims that he has other things to do and disappears.
* SchoolFestival: Mana's school has been preparing one since Episode 29. The actual event happens in Episode 32.
* SecretKeeper: Second time ever since ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure''. Sebastian, Alice's butler, is the only human who knows about the world of [=PreCure=]. That is until in episode 41, Reina gets the chance to find out, and by episode 48, [[spoiler:the Cures' family and friends, courtesy of Cure Heart shouting out her true identity out loud for them to hear it]].
* SeizaSquirm: Episode 27.
* SequelEpisode: Episode 36 is basically one to episode 29.
** 41 is one for episode 13.
* TheSevenMysteries: Ai and the Fairies end up causing this when the former is left in the latter's care at school.
* SixthRanger: Cure Ace, who arrives at the end of episode 22 to save the Cures from [[spoiler:a brainwashed Regina]].
* ShoutOut: So many, it has its [[ShoutOut/DokiDokiPrecure own page]].
* ShowDontTell: There are several character traits that appear since early episodes and not outright stated as their habits, only for the fans to catch on through consistent use of such traits. Things like Mana always twists a small strand of her hair when lying, Rikka's liking for frog-themed items, Alice being a {{Kaiju}} fan, and Charle is a [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Partner Gal]] to Mana are always there through subtle animation.
* ShrinkingViolet: Jun Saotome is a male example.
* SlumberParty: In Episode 33.
* SoLastSeason: Since the Precures gain their Love Heart Arrows in Episode 11, they don't use their first attacks anymore.
** Rosetta Wall is later used again a few times.
** Subverted during the GrandFinale, the Precures use their old attacks and they work. [[spoiler:Especially Cure Heart's ''My Sweet Heart'', which she uses to purify [[BiggerBad Proto-Jikochuu]].]]
* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: A good half of episode 41. [[NarmCharm Where to begin...]]
** Cure BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Magic or not, it stretches suspension of disbelief that Cure Rosetta can go to outer space 1) using a very small shuttle, 2) only protected by her magic dress, 3) bringing a plant in a pot without it being destroyed.
** SpaceIsAir: [[spoiler:Her rival Reina then bring the other Cures with her... on a propelled airplane! And all the characters can speak with each others sans magic... as though their voice can go through vacuum!]]
** DontGiveMeThatAltitude: [[spoiler:Keep in mind that Reina is a perfectly mundane human and her propelled airplane is also perfectly mundane! How is she not freezing to death or being hit by radiation up there?]]
** [[TooDumbToLive Reckless Behavior]] [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: IN SPACE ]]
: [[spoiler:They even bring Cure Ace along, knowing the limitation of her [[HourOfPower Minutes of Power]]!]] Thankfully, the battle ends quicker before it can happen.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The fairies' names have given the English-speaking fandom quite a bit of trouble - Charle alone has been referred to as "Charles", "Sharuru", and "Cheryl" in fansubs.
* SpitTake: Mana and Rikka's off-screen reaction to Alice wanting to talk about Precure.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Some fans feel this way about Mana, due to her being the only one to finish off the MonsterOfTheWeek after the power-ups arrive. The introduction of the CombinationAttack in episode 15 rectifies this, somewhat.
** It doesn't help that Mana has defeated '''twelve''' Jikochuus in the first ''fourteen'' episodes while Makoto has only three, Rikka has only one and Alice, in light of having no offensive attacks, has zero.
** And then, the group finisher move Lovely Straight Flush features Diamond, Rosetta, Sword and Ace giving their powers to Heart. And she's the only one who calls their group attack.
** ''Inverted'' in Episode 44. Mana isn't even on screen for much of the episode, yet she ends up being the central focus of every character. Even Ira calls Mana by her name instead of "Cure Heart".
** Even the staff was said to have the most emotional attachment to Mana/Cure Heart over the other characters.
** The final episode [[spoiler: has Heart getting a new form from the powers of the team AND the Three Sacred Treasures to defeat Proto Selfish all by herself.]]
** Regina is also this to the Selfish Trio. They haven't appeared as villains of the week since episode 15, aside from episode 19 where they only appear as Regina's fellows. They get better in Episode 20, but Regina is still in the centre. [[spoiler: Later on, Regina is PutOnABus, but the Trio gets replaced again by the new Selfish Duo.]]
*** [[spoiler:And then the Duo is killed by Bel, bringing the Selfish Trio back in the spotlight. And ''then'' Regina comes back.]]
* StockFootage: Present, but there's an amusing subversion in episode 15. Regina yells "[[NotSoFastBucko Cut!]]" during Cure Sword's attack animation, causing her to suddenly stop in shock.
** Episode 35 has another subversion. The Cures do their team pose, but then find Cure Sword is missing.
** And in Episode 36 Raquel interrupts Cure Diamond's attack.
* StoryArc: While every episode so far contributes to the larger MythArc (even if only in a minor way), they also break down into smaller arcs.
** The first ten episodes can be thought of as an introductory arc. The first four episodes introduce Mana, Rikka, and Alice. Episodes 5 through 7 revolve around Mana's attempts to befriend Makoto. Episodes 8 and 9 introduce Ai-chan, while episode 10 rounds out the arc when Makoto transfers to Mana's school.
** The next arc starts with the {{Mid Season Upgrade}}s in episode 11 and the first appearance of [[DarkMagicalGirl Regina]] in episode 12. It then focuses on both Regina and [[GottaCatchEmAll the collection of the Royal Crystals.]] It culminates in the Cures going to the Trump Kingdom to pull off a big rescue in episode 21.
** Then, the end of episode 22 segues into the next arc with the appearance of Cure Ace. The next few episodes are about her attempts to "[[SecretTestOfCharacter help]]" the other Cures. She joins the team formally in episode 27, and the arc concludes in episode 31 with the arrival of the {{Midseason Upgrade}}s and the [[spoiler:deaths of {{Arc Villain}}s Leva and Gula.]]
** The next arc (episode 32 - 38) introduces the new Precure attacks and the Blood Rings. It focuses on Ai-chan's growth and her new role in the story.
** Episode 39 begins the final arc of the story, [[spoiler:focusing on the return of Regina, Aguri's backstory, the return of Joe, and the finding of the last treasure, the Eternal Golden Crown.]] It culminates in the final battle.
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: [[spoiler:Wanting to help the Precures, Sebastian is able to reverse-engineer their {{Transformation Trinket}}s and create one for himself, though it gets destroyed shortly afterwards.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Everyone in the Selfish Trio has this, in addition to [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white (or white-ish) hair]]. [[spoiler:The Selfish Duo and Jonathan Klondike, too]].
* TakeThat: The Jikochu formed from an adult-male fan of Makopi (conforming to almost every negative stereotype of Idol-fans) could either be read as a less than friendly nudge from the show's Director on how pathetic the IdolSinger fan-community (IE. grown men {{Lolicon}} fawning over barely pubescent girls) really is...
** ...or an affectionately-cheeky BitingTheHandHumor TakeThat at the adult-male demographic of the Anime/PrettyCure franchise.
** It's probably more a TakeThat at rival series ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}''.
** It seems that Episode 36 is a TakeThat at ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''. Davi and Aguri disagree with love between fairy mascots and humans, while Charle heavily agrees with this kind of relationship.
* TenMinuteRetirement[=/=]TurnInYourBadge: Mana winds up so distraught over [[spoiler:Regina's brainwashing]] she ends up losing her nerve, prompting Cure Ace to confiscate her TransformationTrinket during Episode 23, until Mana gets her pep back.
* ThankingTheViewer: The last thing viewers see is a pastel frame with the Cures, their [[MentorMascot Mentor Mascots]], and Regina doing exactly this while [[AsideGlance looking directly at said viewers]]. It's even the trope's image.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Alice plays the opening theme on the piano in episode 13. It happens again in episode 16 when Regina and Ai dance while Charle plays an instrumental of the first ending theme.
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Mana with Rikka. Mana with Makoto (implied). Mana with Regina, even holding hands.
* ThisIsADrill: The caries Jikochuu in Episode 35 has one. Because Makoto is afraid of dentists, the drill scares her so much that she refuses to transform... at first.
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: Rikka's reaction to seeing Mamo [[spoiler:donning the Cutey Madam persona]]. In the original Japanese, it's something along the line of "I can't ''[[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine tsukkomi]]'' to this".
* ThoseTwoGuys: Mana's classmates, Nikaidou and Momota.
* ThresholdGuardians: [[spoiler:Melan, for Cure Empress' regalia, the Magical Lovely Pad]].
* TimeyWimeyBall: Pops up in the NonSerialMovie. [[spoiler: Apparently destroying the future can alter the present.]]
* TooDumbToLive: The RichBitch Reina tries to make Alice angry, just so that Alice would be disqualified in the Rose Lady Contest, without thinking about the consequences... like her personal health. Inverted though, fortunately for Reina, Alice has been matured enough to not getting angry easily.
* TookALevelInKindness: Reina Itsutsuboshi in Episode 41.
* TractorBeam: Appears in the NonSerialMovie to capture people, AlienAbduction style. (No actual aliens though).
* TrainingMontage: Episode 14 has one for ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karuta karuta]]'', of all things. There's even a scene where Alice is riding on a bike and the other girls are running after her.
* TransformationTrinket: The Lovely Communes. [[spoiler:And the Love Eyes Palette.]]
* TrueLovesKiss: In episode 22 Rikka suggests that [[spoiler:Joe should kiss the princess to wake her up.]] It doesn't work.
** WrongGenreSavvy: After all, fairy tales were [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure last season]].
* ATwinkleInTheSky: Invoked by Regina when she throws the [[spoiler:spider Jikochuu to the sky]] in Episode 21.
* VictimOfTheWeek: Unlike ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', the victims are not in focus of the episodes. Most of them are even ''lesser'' than minor characters, they are just background characters. Sometimes, there are even two (see MonsterOfTheWeek above).
* [[spoiler:TheUnmasquedWorld]]: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Trump Kingdom and Earth are permanently connected via dimensional rift. Also, the existence of magic in general and Precures in particular become known to the general public, who appoint them to protect the world]].
* WhamEpisode: Episode 17: [[spoiler: Joe Okada pulling a BigDamnHeroes and revealing his true identity.]]
** Episode 22: [[spoiler:Regina is turned back to the side of evil, and Cure Ace has to save the Cures from being killed by her.]]
** Episode 31: [[spoiler:Leva and Gula are killed by Bel who drains their evil energy into his lollipop.]]
** Episode 39: [[spoiler:Regina is able to wield the Miracle Dragon Glaive.]]
** Episode 43: [[spoiler:Aguri was actually found by her "grandmother" when she CameFromTheSky as a baby. She then promptly aged up to the age of nine. Whatever Aguri is, she's not an ordinary human-turned-MagicalGirl.]]
** Episode 45: [[spoiler:Aguri and Regina are two sides of Marie-Ange, representing her devotion to kingdom and father, respectively.]]
** '''Episode 46:''' [[spoiler: King Jikochuu is Marie-Ange's father. Marie-Ange split her Psyche into Regina and Aguri, while her body became Ai. Also King Jikochuu finally frees himself and attacks Earth with Regina, who is no longer BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Bel wonders aloud why Regina, who is King Selfish' daughter, don't simply beat up the Cures and take their Royal Crystals. [[ItAmusedMe Regina's answer is that she wants to have lots of fun with Mana, and the proposed solution is no fun.]] Cue the AbsurdlyHighStakesGame in episode 19.
** Episode 46 contains an inversion. [[spoiler: A flashback has Bel asking Marie-Ange why she only sealed King Jikochuu instead of using her powers to kill him. It's a rhetorical question; Bel knows that King Jikochuu is actually Ange's father and mocks her for putting her family before her kingdom.]]
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: The devastation of the Trump Kingdom have permanently displaced Makoto. [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Yuri]], at the very least, still has a place to call home and a country to defend-- Makoto doesn't even have ''that''.
** [[spoiler: Averted in the finale where the Trump Kingdom is restored and permanently connected to Oogai Town, so she can go to and fro whenever she likes.]]