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->''"The great power of hope! Cure Dream!"''
->''"The red flame of passion! Cure Rouge!"''
->''"The effervescence scent of lemon! Cure Lemonade!"''
->''"The tranquility of the green earth! Cure Mint!"''
->''"The blue spring of intelligence! Cure Aqua!"''
->''"The power of hope and the lights of the future!"''
->''"Five hearts flap their wings to magnificence!"''
->''"[[TitleDrop Yes! Pretty Cure 5!]]"''
->''"[[SixthRanger The blue rose is the proof of secrets! Milky Rose!]]"''

The fourth entry in the PrettyCure franchise. The title comes from the fact that this time, there are ''five'' Cures instead of two.

Nozomi Yumehara is a [[GenkiGirl energetic]] though [[IdiotHero dimwitted]] girl who is DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife. She meets a [[{{Bishonen}} hot guy]] in a chance encounter, follows him into the library, and before she knows it her belief in the importance of following your dreams has turned her into a MagicalGirl with a [[NonHumanSidekick sidekick who looks like a yellow plush tanuki]]. Within a few episodes, she's assembled a complete [[TrueCompanions team]]:

* '''[[color:deeppink:Cure Dream]]''', Pretty Cure of [[WideEyedIdealist Hope]]. Nozomi herself, who stays [[TheDitz positive and cheerful]], even though she's [[ThisLoserIsYou generally a screwup]] and well aware of it.
* '''[[color:orangered:Cure Rouge]]''', Pretty Cure of [[PersonalityPowers Passion]]. Rin Natsuki, Nozomi's [[TheLancer childhood friend]], known for [[{{Tomboy}} her athletic prowess]] and [[GrumpyBear biting sarcasm]]. Easily frightened, but the idea of losing Nozomi is scarier than any monster. (Not to be confused with a Cure Passion from a different series.)
* '''[[color:gold:Cure Lemonade]]''', Pretty Cure of [[TooLongDidntDub Bursting or Bubbliness or Effervescence or something]]. Urara Kasugano, an up-and-coming child actress and IdolSinger. Has trouble making friends due to her busy schedule.
* '''[[color:forestgreen:Cure Mint]]''', Pretty Cure of [[TheQuietOne Tranquility]]. Komachi Akimoto, an aspiring writer who's getting discouraged by a lack of positive feedback. She's extremely nice and rarely gets angry, and believe us, [[BewareTheNiceOnes that's very fortunate.]] [[{{Expy}} Absolutely not]] [[Manga/TokyoMewMew Minto Aizawa or Retasu Midorikawa]].
* '''[[color:blue:Cure Aqua]]''', Pretty Cure of [[TheSmartGuy Intelligence]]. Karen Minazuki, [[{{Ojou}} ridiculously wealthy]] StudentCouncilPresident. Responsible, kind-hearted, and independent... [[LonersAreFreaks in all the wrong ways]], as she quickly discovers.

With the help of extradimensional tanuki duo Coco and Nuts, their goal is to [[GottaCatchEmAll collect fifty-five creatures]] called Pinkies in order to complete the [[MacGuffin "Dream Collet"]], enabling it to grant a single wish and restore Coco and Nuts' destroyed homeworld. Though you would be forgiven for forgetting about this subplot, since Pinky-collecting is usually treated as an aside when nothing else is going on. The majority of screentime is given to the Pretty Cures' fight against the Nightmare Group, an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil corporation]] who wish to steal the Dream Collet for their BigBad queen, the [[CoolMask mask-wearing]] Despariah. Later, the Pretty Cure get another ally in the form of Milk, a rabbit-earred mascot creature who gives them their MidSeasonUpgrade.

''Yes!'' [[BrokenBase produced more than a few waves in the Western fandom]] when it discarded many of the synonymous ''PrettyCure'' tropes in favour of a more traditional formula. Despite this, the character development is good, the action is solid and it still retains some of the [[GoodOldFisticuffs fistfighting combat]] and PostModernism that makes ''PrettyCure'' stand out in the MagicalGirl genre. It also started the trend of having ''every'' [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull transformation phrase]] and [[CallingYourAttacks special attack]] include the phrase [[TitleDrop "Pretty Cure"]] (where previously it was confined to the FinishingMove).

''Yes!'' proved popular enough to get a direct sequel called '''Yes! Precure 5 GO!GO!'''. After [[SoLastSeason upgrading their powers]], the Pretty Cure 5 team is recruited to protect the mysterious Cure Rose Garden from Eternal, an evil museum that steals and stockpiles priceless treasures from across the universe. To do this, the Pretty Cure have to [[GottaCatchEmAll track down the four missing rulers]] of the kingdoms that neighbour the Kingdom of Palmier, as they hold the [[MacGuffin four keys]] that unlock the path to the Cure Rose Garden.

Along with new mascot creature Syrup, an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot orange flying penguin mailman]], the Pretty Cure get a SixthRanger:

* '''[[color:mediumorchid:Milky Rose]]''', Kurumi Mimino, an [[InsufferableGenius arrogant]] [[TheAce Ace]] and NewTransferStudent. As Milky Rose, she is a powerful AloofAlly who draws her strength from a separate Power Rose from the other Cures. [[spoiler:Of course, her true identity is Milk, and her better-than-you act runs out pretty fast when she admits that she's been taking cues from [[YouWatchTooMuchX watching that character type on magical girl shows]]]].

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!!This program provides examples of:

* AccidentalHero: Urara in TheMovie: [[spoiler:the ''only'' reason that the villain's plan failed is because Urara forgot to transfer the last MacGuffin to the Dream Collet]].
* AccidentalMarriage: Accidental ChildhoodMarriagePromise.
* ActionGirl: All of the Pretty Cure and Milky Rose are quite capable of beating down monsters and bad guys on a weekly basis.
* AllPartOfTheShow: Episode 12.
* AlmostKiss
* AloofAlly: Milky Rose.
* AlternateContinuity: To the other series.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Rin's younger siblings, the twins Yu and Ai, can be an annoyance to her when she's trying to get something done or look after the show, but Rin still loves them.
* ArcherArchetype: Karen with her attack "Pretty Cure Sapphire Arrow." Befittingly, she's also the most analytical member of the group, being the Cure of Intelligence.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Nozomi: although it's never outright stated, she displays a lot of the symptoms of ADHD.
** In episode 11, Nozomi gets an ''18'' on a math test. She studies with Coco and company and manages to raise that up to a ''35'' by the end of the episode. In the same episode, Nozomi manages to finish reading a book for the first time in her life.
** CharacterDevelopment eventually lets Nozomi grow out of this trope, though, although still a ditz.
* AudibleGleam: This is Pretty Cure. You won't get five minutes into an episode without sparkles.
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: While they're ''mostly'' accurate, the first opening briefly features Karen showcasing her musical talent the violin. In the series proper, the only instrument she's known to play is piano.
* BareYourMidriff: Cure Dream in ''Yes!'' shows off her midriff. This disappears in her new costume when ''Go Go'' comes around.
* BarrierWarrior: Komachi/Mint's primary attack is creating a barrier to ward off attacks, though she occasionally manages offensive tricks with it. Her Emerald Saucer in ''Go Go'' is more offensive, but is used as a shield sometimes.
* BatmanInMyBasement: Briefly.
* BattleInTheRain: Episode 10 of ''Go Go''. And the girls actually ''do'' slip on the wet ground a few times.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* BetaCouple: Nuts/Komachi, with Coco/Nozomi as the Alpha. In addition, either Syrup/Urara or Karen/Kurumi could count as the Gamma Couple.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The very first sign that the ''really'' nice Komachi needs to be watched out for was when she suddenly slammed the table and scolded the crowd that pestered Karen for her StudentCouncilPresident permissions. When Hadenya pushed her too far, she not only effortlessly block her attacks like a total {{Badass}}, but shows that for a BarrierWarrior, she's also capable of unleashing untold destruction with that barrier.
* BigEater: If you're not Komachi, raise your hand.
* BigFancyHouse: ''Holy crap'', Karen! And that's not even including her ''private island'', or ''private mountain resort'', or just countless of other smaller houses...
* {{Bishonen}}: Coco/Kouji, Nuts/Natsu and Syrup/Shirou, to hilarious extents on Nuts' part. Mukadia, disguised as Momoi Kyousuke, also counts.
* BittersweetEnding: The first series. Although Nightmare is defeated and Coco now has the means to restore the Palmier Kingdom, he and the rest of the Palmier Kingdom citizens have to separate with Nozomi and friends, and to reach the Palmier Kingdom, the Precures give up their ability to become Precures and resume their life as normal girls. Not to worry, the second season's preview is right after the ending credits, so we know things will be less bitter soon.
** In Second Season, it was a lot more SWEET with a minor 'bitter' version: [[spoiler: Eternal is destroyed, but Flora dies as well. She is, however, reborn in seed form, leaving it to the care of the Cures. Furthermore, the Cure Rose Garden becomes a free-to-visit and the Cures not only are able to resume walking forward to their dreams, they can visit the Palmier kingdom anytime unlike the first season]].
* BookEnds: The series proper begins with Nozomi running around a corner and crashing into Coco, who catches her. [[spoiler:''Go Go'' ends with Nozomi running to deliver a letter to Coco via Syrup, only to run around the same corner and into Coco himself, who again catches her in his arms.]]
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Nozomi and Rin respectively, with Nozomi being a [[WideEyedIdealist chirpy, optimistic]] [[TheDitz idiot]] and [[GrumpyBear realist]] Rin providing a more [[SurroundedByIdiots normal]] point of view.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Coco in the ''Go Go'' movie]].
* ButNotTooForeign: Urara, half-Japanese and half-French.
* ButtMonkey: Coco suffers this through most of the first season; ''Go Go!'' lightens up on his load a bit but does so by delegating the role to poor Syrup instead.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Pretty Cure, Metamorphose!"
* CallingYourAttacks
* CassandraTruth: "No, no! This is no wristwatch!"
* CatchPhrase: Nozomi's "It's decided!"/"Kettei!"
** BorrowedCatchPhrase: [[spoiler:''Go! Go!'''s final episode ending had the ''whole'' team shout "Kettei!" together with Nozomi.]]
** OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: "Watch it, watch it, watch it, 'kay?"
* ChairReveal
* CharacterDevelopment: This is pretty prevalent in this series, by the end of the series, the girls have come out to be different than how they were introduced. For example, Nozomi is less scatterbrained and more focused in her dream that she found out, being a teacher. Rin is more open to her more feminine hobbies (like accessory making) while still going with her tomboyish activities (like soccer). Karen becomes less self-dependant and lonely, accepting help and also works her way to be a doctor.
* CherryBlossoms: Used to add more of a dramatic, mysterious feeling to Syrup's first scene in [=GoGo=]. And to make him look more of a {{Bishonen}}.
* ChestInsignia: stylized butterflies.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Crepe is convinced that Coco made one of these to her. Although it turns out that it was a cross-cultural misunderstanding, she won't take no for an answer.
* TheChosenOne: Er, sort of.
* ClarkKenting
* ClingyJealousGirl: Milk towards Coco, which explains most of her animosity toward Nozomi; once Crepe appears, the three of them succumb to a jealous war over the poor guy. Syrup, on the other hand, is fought over by Nozomi, Kurumi and Urara. And then there's Anacondy...
* ClubPresident: Mika is the ClubPresident for the school newspaper, and only member by default, since her obsessive personality drove everyone else out.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: in the form of a magic kamikaze mecha-butterfly in the first season, and the form of a giant man-eating rose in the second season.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Nozomi's initial proposed uses for the Dream Collet.
* ComicBookTime
* ConspicuousCG: {{Transformation Sequence}}s.
* ContinuityNod: In episode 40, Nozomi doesn't figure out that Otaka-san is the Chief Director until Rin says it. She ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and]]'' Urara have a BigWhat reaction. This happens again in episode 44 of ''[=GoGo=]'' with Santa Claus.
* CoolMask: Pretty much the whole point of the Nightmare Group.
* DancingTheme: Both versions of Ganbalance de Dance.
* DarkMagicalGirl: In TheMovie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rin, Nuts.
* DebutQueue: Introduction of the Cures.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:Despariah, Dark Dream]]. Seems to be an exclusive power of Nozomi's: the other Cures just kill their enemies. However, as seen in the first movie, even Nozomi has her limits. Enemy subordinates, though? Tough luck... [[spoiler:unless you're Bunbee]].
* DemonicInvaders
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
* DietEpisode: In one episode, Coco goes on a diet because he got fat (although you never really see the difference in his human form) from eating too many cream puffs.
* DisappearedDad: Not in-universe (except for Taro Minazuki), but all five characters' fathers seem to have a lot of trouble getting screentime. Only Urara's and Nozomi's ever appeared, and even then their combined total appearances are in the single digits.
* TheDragon: Kawarino, who has his own Dragon in Bunbee.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Dark Dream.
* ElementalHair: It's pretty easy to figure out which character has which elemental power just from looking at them.
* ElementalPowers: In order: [[HeartBeatDown Heart]], [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[LightEmUp Light]], [[GreenThumb Earth]], [[MakingASplash Water]], and [[PetalPower Rose Petals]].
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Crepe is their only real princess, but they do nod to the phenomenon in the first movie with the Princess Land theme park.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: Coco after he has undergone the BrainwashedAndCrazy trope]].
* EvilMinions
* EvilTwin: In TheMovie.
* EvolvingCredits: Most notably, the addition of Milk and Pretty Cure Five Explode.
* ExpressiveHair: Nozomi.
* {{Expy}}: To varying extents.
** Late in the series, Bunbee's new employee, Shiri, looks a lot like Kawarino.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl
* FestivalEpisode
* FirstKiss: Nozomi won't shut up about how she envisions hers. [[spoiler:It's heavily implied to happen exactly as she envisioned, though we don't get to see it.]]
* FirstNameBasis: Rin and Karen.
* FiveManBand: Two different ones consisting of the same characters!
** TheHero: Nozomi.
*** An IdiotHero, actually, although much more tuned down in her Cure form.
** TheLancer: Rin.
** KidAppealCharacter: Urara.
** TheHeart: Komachi.
*** Also demonstrates traits of [[TheBigGuy the Big Girl]].
** TheSmartGirl: Karen.
*** Also demonstrates traits of [[TheBigGuy the Big Girl]] and TheLancer.
* FleetingDemographic: Young girls.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Among five people.
* FracturedFairyTale: Milk fractured Cinderella in the first season: Casting Nozomi as a super clumsy Cinderella, Urara as an equally clumsy Good Witch, Rin, Karen and Komachi as the Definitely-Not-Wicked Stepsisters and Stepmother... and every of the cast got MediumAwareness that they're in a Cinderella story. It was only done midway before the midnight ball done, but Rin and Karen still [[WTHCastingAgency complain on how they're cast as the 'villains']].
* FrillyUpgrade: ''Wings'' Of Justice; later, Jackets, and later, Even Bigger Wings of Justice.
* GagSub: Yadokan and Isogin have almost the exact same lines, some fansubbers still translate them in completely different ways.
* GenkiGirl: Nozomi.
* GenreSavvy: Kurumi has studied in depth what it means to be a [[AloofAlly secret heroine]].
* GirlishPigtails: Played straight by Urara in both forms, and Nozomi in civillian form. Cure Dream's hair seems more like a bizarre take on {{odango}}, with rings replacing the usual buns.
* GoodBadTranslation: Karen's [[CallingYourAttacks attack catchphrase]] ''can'' be translated as, "The rock-crushing power of a young girl's [[NoPeriodsPeriod heavy flow]]." For obvious reasons the fansubbers went with [[{{Woolseyism}} something different]], but the literal version survived long enough to undergo MemeticMutation.
* GoodHairEvilHair: Nozomi has Innocent/Ignorant Pigtails.
* GratuitousEnglish: ''right there in the title.'' Also notice that the team says "Yes!" rather than "Hai!" when they are about to do something flashy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkhtGTo8fXg This little moment]] from season 1 episode 20 combines this with SpellingSong.
--> '''Nozomi''': "L"
--> '''Rin''': "O"
--> '''Komachi''': "V"
--> '''Karen''': "E"
--> '''Everyone in Unison''': Love! Love! U-ra-ra!
* GratuitousFrench: The school's MeaningfulName, L'Ecole des Cinq Lumieres, literally translates to "The School of the Five Lights". This has no direct relationship with the five lights that protected the Palmier Kingdom, but it is where those five lights found the protagonists so they can become [[MagicalGirlWarrior Pretty Cures]].
* HeavySleeper: Nozomi.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Komachi's romance novel.
* HopeSpot: Subverted.
* HotForStudent: Coco's human guise, Kouji, is a teacher... why this relationship doesn't really {{Squick}} anyone is a mystery for the ages.
* IdiotHero: Nozomi.
* IdolSinger: Urara.
* ImageSong: lots; Urara sings hers in-universe.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Lemonade's castanets.
* InASingleBound
* InnocentCohabitation: Coco lived in Nozomi's bedroom at first. He decided to leave after Nozomi's mother walked in and caught him- in {{Bishonen}} form- on hands and knees, hunched over her daughter's sleeping body. [[NotWhatItLooksLike Only to wake her up,]] [[MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere I assure you.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Coco and Nozomi, Komachi and Nuts, possibly Karen and Milk, and Urara and Syrup.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Individually and together.
* InvisibleToNormals: Subverted early on, later used straight.
* JoustingLance: Episode 34 has Karin joust with Hadenya while on horseback using lance of water.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Nozomi, before she even knew there ''was'' a CallToAdventure to jump at.
* KamehameHadoken: The offensive version of Mint Shield.
* {{Kiai}}: In the Italian dub, Cure Dream's attacks fall under this. She ''growls'', which makes sense considering [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger the Super Sentai series the first season was paired with]].
* LadyOfWar: Karen.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Syrup.
* LaserBlade: Played straight by Cure Aqua's sword in the movie, even leading to some fantastic [[BladeLock Blade Locks]] with Dark Aqua's very own LaserBlade. Subverted as the Cure Fleurets are never used for direct combat.
* LateForSchool: And Karen would have none of that, as Nozomi found out.
* TheLeader: Nozomi is chosen as one as she was the one who gathers them. However, in ''Go!Go!'', Nozomi claimed that she's not one, and they probably don't need one, when Bunbee offered himself to be the Precure leader.
* LethalChef: Though they got better during episode 21 of [=''GoGo''=].
* LighterAndSofter: This is supposed to be where the franchise takes a lighter-hearted turn as opposed to the dark themes of the previous seasons, especially ''[[FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Splash Star]]''. However, [[VileVillainSaccharineShow it is not without some utterly despicable villains]] like Kawarino or Eternal's Director.
* LimitedSocialCircle
* LonelyRichKid: Karen.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: The song lyrics.
* MagicalGirl
** MagicalGirlWarrior
* MakeMeWannaShout: Dark Lemonade.
* MeaningfulName
* {{Meganekko}}: Mika.
* MerchandiseDriven
* {{Metamorphosis}}: But it has nothing to do with "Metamorphose!"
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Pretty Cure Symphony Set, Cure Fleurets and Milky Mirror.
* MinionShipping: Bunbee sure seems more concerned about Arachnea than the rest of the QuirkyMinibossSquad...
** He also sheds tears when his Eternal superior Scorp ([[HoYay a guy]]) is killed.
* MirrorMatch: In TheMovie.
* MissingMom: Urara.
* ModestyShorts: All five of them!
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Kowainaa and later on, Hoshinaa.
** MonsterOfTheAesop
* MonstrosityEqualsWeakness
* MorphWeapon: Aqua Ribbon.
* TheMovie
* MultipleDemographicAppeal
* MundaneUtility: Early on, Nozomi wanted to use the Dream Collet to... get her homework done.
* MythologyGag: "[[FutariWaPrettyCure Nagisa]] is in high school now."
* NearVillainVictory: The Precure 5 has several moments where they're nearly, completely ''beaten''.
** In the first season, Kawarino managed to put Despair Mask to ''all'' the Cures and rendered them despairing and immobile... Until Coco leapt through and first snapped Nozomi out, followed with her snapping the rest.
** In the second season, there are two occasions:
*** Mucardia managed to trap Nozomi, Rin, Urara and Komachi in his rigged game of ''Five de Chance'', and then cornered Karen into a game she really sucks at: Coin Toss. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain But then he went impatient and grabbed Karen's arm and renders the guess he could've done right into wrong, thus freeing the others]].
*** Anacondy petrified all the main Cures and turned them into Eternal collections as the Eternal Director makes his flight to Cure Rose Garden (oh and he just killed Anacondy afterwards). Even with Milky Rose, she won't be enough to single-handedly beat the Director and she doesn't know Eternal base's interior to find where the Cures are taken. But suddenly, Bunbee comes in and nonchalantly showed the way just before he called it quit for real, so Milky Rose and the other mascots reach the Cures, give them a pep talk that restore them from petrification so they can catch up and deliver righteous beatdown to the Director.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Bunbee.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Aqua's sword.
* NewTransferStudent: Urara, Kurumi.
* NoblewomansLaugh: The first movie the girls have to try it in their PimpedOutDress at [[AmusementPark Princess Land]].
* NonHumanSidekick: Coco, Nuts and Syrup.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Significant to the early plot!
* ObaSan: Karen's not ''really'' this, but it is the source of her FanNickname. Although Rin ribs on this a bit during the first movie, when Karen tries to act like a princess (which, by the way, means lots of NoblewomansLaugh), Rin said that she looks more like a ''queen'' than a princess.
* OddCouple: Both Nozomi/Rin and Karen/Komachi.
* OddFriendship: ...you know what? ''Everyone.''
* OddlyNamedSequel
* OfficialCouple: Coco and Nozomi.
* {{Ojou}}: Karen and Komachi.
* OminousOperaCape
* TheOneGuy: Well, three total.
* OneWingedAngel: When a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad assumes one of these forms, then their FinalDeath is not far away.
* ParentalAbandonment: Karen's parents are explicitly absent, while Komachi's parents are mysteriously never seen.
* PersonalityPowers: Quite explicitly so; for example, [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Rin (fire) and Karen (water)]] get an episode devoted to how they do ''not'' get along.
* PimpedOutDress: [[http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/5834/xieyesprettycure5miracl.jpg The girls]] get one for their trip to [[AmusementPark Princess Land]] in [[TheMovie the first movie]].
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: Syrup in mascot and transportation form.
* PostEpisodeTrailer: That [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil always spoils]].
* PowerGivesYouWings: Butterfly wings, and in the case of [[spoiler: Shining Dream]], fluffy white angel wings.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Used straight ''and'' subverted.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Milk; Bunbee and Mika in ''[=GoGo!=]''
* PropheticNames
** StevenUlyssesPerhero: Hope Dream-hara... er, Nozomi.
* PummelDuel: Bloody and Cure Dream have a brief one.
* PunnyName: "But from now on, call me... Masukomi-ka!"
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:Coco when he has been BrainwashedAndCrazy]].
* RedPillBluePill: And Rin went for the blue... and promptly tossed it away and picked red instead.
* RedOniBlueOni: Played straight with Cure Rouge and Cure Aqua, but inverted with Nuts (wears red more, is quieter) and Coco (wears blue more, is outgoing).
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Dark Dream]].
* RefusalOfTheCall: Rin; Karen after initially failing to transform.
* RepeatCut: Just... [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JCiKnu-7kWY watch this]].
* RunawayBride: Komachi wants to become one someday... seriously. She said it'd be good in the viewpoint of storytelling.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: If the [[{{Shipping}} yuri]] [[YuriFan fanboys]] have anything to say about Karen; after the Karen/Komachi ship was sunk by canon, Toei {{Ship Tease}}d them with Karen/Kurumi.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Mika.
* {{Sentai}}: This is the first Precure to adapt a FiveManBand style similar to Franchise/SuperSentai or Franchise/PowerRangers.
* SealedGoodInACan: Nuts.
* SeriesFranchise
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:the entire Dream Collet plotline. Though TropesAreNotBad, because this trope becomes a point on how Coco is able to rally the Palmier Kingdom to break away from the Nightmare Mask and rebuild the Kingdom again even when the Dream Collet ran out of use by Desperaia.]]
* ShipTease: Lots, mostly involving Karen or Nozomi.
* {{Shojo}}
* ShoutOut: The pirate ship monster appears to have [[{{PiratesOfTheCaribbean}} a tricorner hat and rope "dreadlocks"]].
** Season 1 Episode 43 gives us this exchange:
--> '''Rin''': ([[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger points at Hadenya]]) "[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} A wild Nightmare appears!]]"
--> '''Hadenya''': "[[LampshadeHanging Don't treat people like monsters! Though I guess I am kind of monstrous...]]"
** Season 2 Episode 9 gives Komachi giving [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger trademark pointer fingers]] while finding culprits of a 'crime'... [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney not unfamiliar to a certain defense attorney]].
* ShowWithinAShow: Urara appeared on several, one of them being, apparently, ''FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar''.
* ShyFingerTwiddling: Nozomi breaks into this in episode one after getting yelled at by Rin for not staying in one school club and for her {{Dojikko}} ways.
* SixStudentClique
** The Head: Nozomi
** The Muscle: Rin
** The Quirk: Kurumi
** The Pretty One: Urara
** The Smart One: Komachi
** The Wild One: Karen
* SixthRanger: Kurumi/Milky Rose.
* Slasher Smile: The reflection of the Mask of Despair in Rin's and Urara's eyes.
* SoLastSeason
* SoundtrackDissonance: Ruining many a cliffhanger.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Who knows what a bavarois is? Certainly not anyone who calls her Babaroa.
* SpikesOfVillainy: The Dark Cures.
* SpoilerOpening: Mild, but manages to ruin a cliffhanger.
* StockFootage
* {{Stripperiffic}}: First season only, there's Dream's BareYourMidriff outfit, then take account that both Mint and Aqua's shoulders are nearly uncovered (and there's a lot of [[MaleGaze shots featuring their bare shoulders too]]). Like Dream, the two covered up in ' '[=Go!Go!=]''
* StudentCouncilPresident: Karen.
* SurpriseSantaEncounter: Episode 44 of ''[=GoGo=]''. Santa Claus is attacked by Mucardia who steals his sleigh and Santa falls on earth while losing his cloak and hat ''and'' catching a cold. Syrup and Urara find him in a park where he collapses, so they bring him to Natts House. They later bring his sleigh back after they purified it as a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Hoshina]], and Santa goes back to work. While everyone else figures out he's the real Santa when he's about to go, Nozomi and Urara take it longer.
* TalkativeLoon: Not so much of a 'Loon', but ''Queen Bavarois''. Once she talks, she just won't shut up. She could easily pass as a less powerful long lost sister of [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur]].
* TeamShot
* TeamSpirit: The whole point of the series.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeNaming: All the mascots are named after food; all the Cures besides Dream are named after words for their [[ColourCodedCharacters respective colour]] that also happen to be things - Rouge, Lemonade, Mint, Aqua.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Nozomi tries to sing a snippet of the OP in episode 33 before Rin cuts her off.
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: To a ridiculous extreme.
* TitleDrop: In a piece of stock footage, but treated very dramatically the first time.
* TitleThemeTune
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Sometimes in odd ways.
* TransformationSequence
* TransformationTrinket
* TrapDoor: The Nightmare Group's (specifically Bunbee's division) preferred method for [[YouHaveFailedMe punishing the failures]] of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.
* TrueCompanions
* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler:In the Go Go movie, from Nozomi to Coco.]]
* TwoTeacherSchool
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Komachi and her sister Madoka look so alike that anyone who doesn't know Madoka immediately mistakes her for Komachi, which is played for humor as Komachi and Madoka are a SiblingYinYang. (Incidentally, they also share a voice actress.)
* VerbalTic: The mascots, as in every ''PrettyCure'' series, use some variation on their names; also, Rin ends some of her sentences with "nano" and Nozomi with "mon".
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeCanRuleTogether
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: They're ''supposed'' to be in the Minato ward of Tokyo, but you couldn't tell by looking -- they instead seem to be in some twisted Euro-Japan that highly confused viewers as to where they actually were.
* WordSaladTitle: Was somebody ''questioning'' whether they were Pretty Cure 5?
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: I'm looking at you, Mika, and your [[AccidentalInnuendo obsession with Nuts.]]
* YeahShot: Might be better called a Yes! Shot.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: All five of 'em plus Kurumi, Flora and some bad guys.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Subverted.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In the first movie, when [[spoiler:Dark Dream makes a HeroicSacrifice, Shadow says that she had outlived her usefulness and he was probably going to kill her anyway.]] Later, [[spoiler:Mukadia suffered this]] at the very end of [=5GoGo!=].
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