Anime / Pretty Cure All Stars
Pretty Cure All Stars is a series of crossover movies that teams up all of the Pretty Cure teams. Each film features Cures from all continuities joining forces to combat a new powerful foe, with focus given to the teams from the currently-airing season and the recently-ended one.

The franchise started out as a five-minute short that was added as a bonus to the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO!GO! movie DVD, which told the first encounter between the Futari wa Pretty Cure MaX Heart, Futari Wa Pretty Cure Splash Star and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO!GO! teams, as well as the prototype of the Big Bad for two of the movies.

The first three movies (DX, DX2 and DX3) follow a very simple formula: the current generation of Pretty Cure (Fresh, HeartCatch and Suite, respectively) encounter a new Big Bad who is seeking a MacGuffin to destroy the world, and resurrects a team of bad guys from previous series to help him. The current Pretty Cure team up with the previous generations of Pretty Cure to kick ass, with the finale involving the use of "Miracle Lights" (a fourth-wall-breaking toy that the kids in the audience are encouraged to wave at this point) to power up the Pretty Cure enough to save the day.

New Stage: Friends of the Future, the fourth movie, is a Continuity Reboot. Following the public defeat of Fusion in the first movie, the Pretty Cure have become popular heroes and icons in Yokohama. One such fan is Ayumi Sakagami, a shy and lonely middle-school girl who secretly wishes that she could become a Pretty Cure as well. Unfortunately, Fusion is preparing to revive itself once more, and Ayumi finds herself caught in the crossfire after she befriends a mysterious yellow blob she names, "Fuu-chan".

The fifth movie, New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart, does away with the idea of an Original Generation human and instead introduces two new fairies. As for the heroines themselves, they're invited to another world, seemingly as the guests of honor for a "Precure Party" at a school for fairies. However, it's actually a trap by a mysterious creature whose main goal is to steal away their Transformation Trinkets.

The sixth movie, New Stage 3: Friends of Eternity celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Pretty Cure franchise. When children begin suddenly begin not waking up, the Pretty Cure step in to find out what's going on, leading them to discover the troubled dream fairy Yumeta and his mother, whose seeking to make her son happy by keeping the children in the Land of Dreams.

A seventh movie, Pretty Cure All Stars Spring Carnival started a new series of movies. The Cures are invited by the kingdom of Harmonia to participate in their Spring Carnival, not knowing the entire kingdom is in the hands of a Phantom Thief and his crony.

The eight movie, Everyone Sing - Miraculous Magic celebrates the 20th Pretty Cure movie. A new threat seeks the tears of the 42 Pretty Cure (the 41 TV heroines plus Cure Echo), which has the power to destroy the world.

On October 29th, 2016, it was revealed that the movie series was being replaced with Pretty Cure Dream Stars, similar premise but with more compact cast, involving only the current season and the two seasons before, much like the Super Sentai VS. movies.

The movies are shameless cash-ins for the titular Cash Cow Franchise, but the chance to see all the Cures teaming up for an epic battle and interacting with one another is entertaining in its own right, and the series has proven successful.

The series' Spear Counterparts would be Super Sentai's Super Sentai VS. movies and Kamen Rider's Movie War movies.

The characters exclusive to these movies is listed Here.

The movies contain examples of:

  • Animation Bump: Particularly concerning Cure Dream in the first movie.
    • Many fans caught a bigger one again concerning Nozomi in Spring Carnival. They noted that the change made her older.
    • Miraculous Magic has many hand-drawn dance routines that reminiscent of musical theater, with dramatic hand gestures and the singers' body swaying along the songs' rhythm.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Fangirl, technically, but same principle. Ayumi Sakagami idolizes the Pretty Cure and ends up becoming a movie-exclusive Cure called "Cure Echo".
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: A subdued version in Spring Carnival with Haruka using this to pull the Cures out of a very tricky situation.
  • Back from the Dead: Apparently, many villains who didn't pull a Heel–Face Turn, in the second movie.
  • Badass Crew: The Pretty Cures. Considering the crew becomes larger every year, it slowly grows into a Badass Army.
  • Bat Family Crossover: All Stars is a crossover of all Pretty Cure continuities until Maho Girls.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • This happened about three times in the first movie. First, Cure Black and Cure White saved Milky Rose, Cure Mint, and Cure Aqua from an freakin' huge Zakenna aeroplane. Then Cure Bloom and Cure Egret saved Cure Dream, Cure Lemonade, and Cure Rouge from an falling Uzainaa. Then Cure Peach, Cure Berry, and Cure Pine, are saved by everyone else from the innards of the Big Bad! The second movie has even more of them!
    • New Stage pulls this off with having the pre-Suite teams start crawling out of the woodwork as Ayumi and the Smile and Suite teams try to reach Fusion.
    • In Everyone Sings - Miraculous Magi, the Doki-Doki team shows up to save Cure Magical against Dyspear while the Happiness Charge team helps bail Miracle out when Noise shows up.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The ending to the Precure All Stars DX3 movie. Black Hole is defeated and all worlds are saved, but at the cost of the Flower of Life that connects them all. This forces everyone to say goodbye to their fairy companions and their powers.
  • Blatant Lies: Mirai and Riko try to lie out of the fact that they can perform actual magic after Riko stops Haruka and Morofun from falling over.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The villain of New Stage 2 seeks to steal the transformation devices of the girls. A teaser picture showing Nagisa, Honoka and Hikari on the run and the pouches where they keep their devices still around their waists show that he does pull it off.
  • The Bus Came Back: Ayumi, Grell and Enyen return in full in New Stage 3, though only Ayumi returns in Singing with Everyone - Miraculous Magic
  • Butt Monkey: Uraganos and Shadow in DX2 and DX3, respectively. Uraganos is the only revived villain who gets killed. And who does kill him? It's Chiffon (with a Miracle Light)! Shadow is the only villain who is killed by the mascots (with the Miracle Lights) and doesn't go into his/her One-Winged Angel form.
  • Call Back: New Stage 3 has a number of references to previous Precure movies:
    • Yumeta walking between Megumi's legs and Megumi calling him out of his stupor is the same thing Mana did to Eren in New Stage 2.
    • Milky Rose pulls off the same ground-shattering punch she used on Fusion in DX 1.
    • The "Happy Head Attack" from New Stage 1 returns, as does the "Precure Combination Punch" from DX 3, though this one is classified as "New Stage", due to adding in Cure Happy, Cure Heart and Cure Lovely.
    • The Beam-O-War that was consistent in the DX movies returns here, though it's just Lovely and Princess.
    • When Cure Echo returns, the first ones to notice her are Cure Melody and Cure Happy. Hibiki and Miyuki had a role in her story in New Stage 1.
  • The Cameo: Several in the movies. Many minor characters and former villains as well as a villain who survived appear in the background or in "the minor characters shots".
  • Cannot Keep a Secret:
    • Hummy pulls this off twice, effectively blowing her existence to others.
    • Miyuki continues her trend when she tries to introduce the rest of her friends to the Suite team.
    • Haruka blows the fact that Mirai and Riko can perform actual magic.
  • Canon Welding: 14 magical girls from 4 different continuities save the day in the first movie. Awesome. And the sequels just keep adding more.
  • Character Focus:
    • The members of the current series' team are positioned as the main characters, while the members of the previous series' team get the second-most focus. This does mean that the older teams aren't really allowed to do as much.
    • DX 3 seems to be the only aversion as the other older Cures get as much coverages as the Suite and Heartcatch Cures.
  • Chekhov's Gun: At the end of New Stage 1, Ayumi's Cure Echo ribbon falls off and becomes a Cure Decor. When she returns in New Stage 3, she's seen wearing it.
  • The Chosen Many: Lampshaded by the Dark Witch in DX 3.
    Dark Witch: It seems you manage to sprout like weeds, Pretty Cures!
  • Clark Kenting: Averted in each of the movies.
    • DX: The girls figure out who was who after they reveal that they were heading to places that the other teams usually hung out at.
    • DX 2: Love is quick to ask Tsubomi and Erika how they knew Chypre and Coffret. She has an idea, but it's their transformation that confirms it.
    • DX 3: Hummy crashes the Heartcatch girls' fashion show and Hibiki busts in, chewing out the cat in front of everyone.
    • New Stage: Hummy ends up giving a cupcake to Candy as they were in Hibiki and Miyuki's bags respectively.
  • Color-Coded Characters: In the third movie, the Cures are sent to different dimensions in three mostly-color-coordinated groups (pink-tinted leaders, cool-color-tinted girls, and bright-color-tinted girls).
  • Conspicuous CG: In the second movie, with the transition in Bottom's fight is often phase between hand-drawn animation and CG in one scene. In general, the fight scenes with so many character will be rendered in CG except for those in foreground.
  • Counterpart Comparison: In-universe. Nagisa and Honoka visit the shop run by the family of Saki, and the family notes Saki's similarity to Nagisa. Odd in that the original is compared to the Expy, not the other way around.
  • Crowded Cast Shot: Just look at one of the posters for New Stage 2.
  • Dancing Theme: From DX 2 onwards. DX 3 is unique in that it's the opening instead of the ending.
  • Dark is Not Evil:
    • Setsuna and Ellen, the two Heel–Face Turn Cures, help convince two of the fairies that, just because they were evil at first doesn't mean they're always evil.
    • Harmonia's guardian deity is everything you can have of an evil dragon; dark purple scale, sharp teeth, always snarling, one shot of his Breath Weapon capable of destroying an island. He's still a guardian deity and would rather watching people singing and dancing, whose aforementioned Breath Weapon can also heal the damage on earth similar to the Precure's power.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • DX 2 and DX 3, bordering Cerebus Syndrome here. The stakes keep getting higher and the girls keep getting hit with The Worf Effect to bolster off these bad guys. New Stage drops all of that in favor of a decent story.
    • Miraculous Magic seems to take many cues from the DX series, with the villain army made up from the completed series' Big Bads and the brutal beatdown Miracle and Magical received. Not to mention the implied Adult Fear theme of a child being manipulated by an evil person with a grudge toward their parent.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Michiru and Kaoru only get brief cameos in the movies, despite fighting alongside Bloom and Egret in their own Cure forms at the end of Splash Star. This even applies in the original short where they don't appear at all (while almost everyone else in Splash Star's supporting cast did.) However, they do get a slightly bigger role and speaking parts in the second, where they are shown helping Saki's little sister.
    • A retroactive variation occurs in the second movie with Itsuki, Yuri and Kaoruko. Thanks to the movie's early in the season premiere date, all three are reduced to minor cameo roles despite one having been a Cure before Blossom and Marine had gotten their powers, one being the series' third ranger, and one being a retired Cure who is more than capable of getting back in the saddle if the need arises. Itsuki and Yuri managed to get a good deal of screentime and asskicking in DX 3, but Kaoruko stays in the extra.
    • DX does not include Setsuna and DX 3 does not include Ellen and Ako at all, for the same reason as Itsuki, Yuri and Kaoruko, due to season premiere dates. Setsuna and Ellen were still villainesses (Eas and Siren), and Ako was not yet revealed as the true identity of Cure Muse. Muse herself doesn't even appear in her black-suited disguise. On the villains' side, thanks to the same reason, in DX, Fusion cannot morph into or summon Fresh's Nakewameke monsters, in DX 2, Bottom did not call forth any Heartcatch main enemies (Kumojacky, Cobraja, Sasorina, Sabaaku or Dark Cure), while in DX 3, Black Hole's group did not include the Suite movie villain Howling, they don't call up any Negatones, and Noise is not amongst the 'Big Bad silhouette parade'. New Stage 2 also does not include Cure Ace.
    • In DX2, several major villains (not the Big Bads) were revived, but not all of them. No Dotsuko Zone villains appear, save for Uraganos; only Dorodoron of the Dark Fall minions wasn't revived; the two female employees of Nightmare and two employees of Eternal are the only villains who were revived; and on Labyrinth's side, only Northa was revived. The only other dead Labyrinth member was Klein (who is stronger than her).
    • Characters from the seasons before Fresh do not get speaking roles in New Stage, much to the disappointment of a good portion of the fanbase.
    • New Stage 2 in contrast brought Black, White, and Shiny Luminous, and to a smaller degree Cure Passion, Blossom, Marine and Beat, and even Mepple and Mipple... but at cost of non-speaking roles of Peach, Berry, Pine, Sunshine, Moonlight, Melody, Rhythm and Muse. Even Fairies too, the only Fairies that get speaking roles in New Stage 2 that spoke in the previous movie are just Candy, Tarte. This movie has even less speaking roles than the previous one, if we don't count the Original Generation characters.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In Everyone's Singing - Miraculous Magic Cures Miracle and Magical despair when they feel they are too weak to face the clones of various Big Bads. Cure Echo helps Magical while Lulun helps Miracle.
  • Did Not Think This Through: In New Stage 3, a monster gets its giant robot trashed by Cure Black and Cure White, but escapes and decides to target Cure Moonlight and Cure Ace. That goes just about as well as you expect.
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole: The Italian dub of All Stars DX 2 was released after Heartcatch was completed, thus they attempt to handwave this by saying that Itsuki was in a karate competition and Yuri got sick, thus couldn't show up... except for that cameo.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Belltiers from Suite Pretty Cure ♪ were shown in DX3 before they appear in the series. In Cure Melody's case, the movie was aired a day before she got her Miracle Belltier. Cure Rhythm's Fantastic Belltier appeared three weeks later.
    • Cure Honey of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure drops in twice in New Stage 3, two weeks before her appearance in the series proper.
    • Ditto for their attacks, Music Rondo.
    • Cure Honey makes a brief first appearance in New Stage 3, instead of appearing in her native series, Happiness Charge Pretty Cure, an action that's usually reserved for the Kamen Rider MOVIE WAR series.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Because the All Stars movies are made prior to the new series airing, certain things about characters will seem off. DX 2 had Erika being just as insecure as Tsubomi, and while Yuri appeared as The Cameo for the Miracle Lights scene, she looked more outgoing than her usual cold self, DX 3 had Hibiki a little more defeatist in nature as well as her and Kanade transforming without the Tones, New Stage had the Smile team being able to use their attacks without passing out, and in New Stage 3, at certain points, Hime's voice is noticeably deeper than in the show.
  • Epic Fail:
    • The ending of DX 1. Love, Miki and Inori succeeded in defeating Fusion along with the other Cures... and then proceed to be nervous as hell in their dance competition and fell down without pulling any dance moves. All these in front of the audience, which includes the other Cures.
    • In New Stage 3, Cure Happy's attempt at a Happy Shower ends with her tripping and headbutting a mook. Cure Rouge takes a jab at it and calls it the "Happy Head Attack".
  • Everybody Cries: The ending of DX 3. Everyone had to say goodbye to their fairy companions and powers forever just to defeat the Black Hole.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Tsubomi, Erika and Itsuki all get this at the beginning of the third movie. They switch back to their usual hairdos after the opening theme, though. Also, Itsuki herself goes back to her usual short hair, despite being shown having grown out her hair a bit at the final episode of Heartcatch.
  • The Team: In DX3, when the main characters are separated into three groups.
    • Team Pink is full of Idiot Heroines.
      • The Leader: Cure Black, who takes the leadership.
      • The Lancer: Cure Dream, the first Determinator to stand up and she defeats the most monsters by herself.
      • The Big Girl: Cure Bloom, the Barrier Warrior, and Cure Peach
      • The Smart Girl: Cure Blossom, the only one who points out the logic of the exit.
      • The Chick: Cure Melody, who hasn't developed her own powers (she gets her Belltier in this movie by the Eleventh Hour Superpower)
    • Team Blue is full of Smart Girls.
      • The Leader: Cure White
      • The Lancer: Cure Marine, being not so smart and a Genki Girl contrasts her from the others, and Cure Berry.
      • The Big Girl: Cure Egret and Cure Mint, both Barrier Warriors.
      • The Smart Girl: Cure Aqua, who gets the ideas first.
      • The Chick: Cure Rhythm. See Melody's entry. Rhythm also doesn't get the chance to show her Smart Girl role.
    • Team Yellow (including Red and Purple):
      • The Leader: Cure Rouge
      • The Lancer & The Smart Girl: Cure Moonlight
      • The Big Girl: Milky Rose, Cure Passion, and Cure Sunshine
      • The Chick: Cure Lemonade and Cure Pine
      • Support Party Member: Shiny Luminous
  • Foe-Tossing Charge:The end battle in New Stage 2 becomes this; after Kage losing his advantage of stealth and theft of the Transformation Trinket, the Cures then proceed to mow him faster than he can multiply.
  • Follow the Leader: Unsurprisingly for a Toei production, DX 3's ending is somewhat similar to how Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger begins.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Nozomi invokes this in New Stage 3 when she realizes she's trapped in a dream. She realizes that this is her dream - being a teacher - and goes about it. However, she grows so uncomfortable about it, she stops, apologizes to the class before her and uses them moment to help free the other Cures.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In New Stage we have Fusion throwing Cure Peace left and right before being rescued by Cure Melody in the background, all whilte Cure Sunny and Cure March talk to Ayumi.
    • At the very end of New Stage 2's credits, Cure Marine turns to the screen and winks at the viewer.
  • Ground Punch: In the first movie, Milky Rose punches the ground and creates a massive crater to knock the Big Bad off his feet. She does it again in New Stage 3.
  • Hair Decorations: At the end of second movie some of the girls get some.
  • Lady Not-Appearing-in-This-Game: More like "Cure Not-Appearing-In-This-movie," but same principle. Oddly, Cure Fortune does not show up in New Stage 3, despite being already established.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: In case you haven't finished Fresh, Heartcatch, Suite or Doki Doki before watching Spring Carnival Setsuna goes back to Labyrinth, Coupe is the mysterious handsome guy, Yuri's fairy partner is dead, Noise is purified and Mana rescues Regina.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters:
    • There were so many Cures and Mascots in the first movie that some only got five lines or the Mascots just uttered their Verbal Tic.
    • One would think that, because of featuring 28 Cures would be too much, the pre-Fresh teams were Demoted to Extra because of this trope, and New Stage 2 gives some Cures more lines, and the rest, including those who weren't Demoted to Extra back in New Stage 1, were demoted.
    • The seventh movie, Spring Carnival, will feature 40 Cures. And it will only go up from here.
  • Lovely Angels: The usual duos from respective series are as expected, but Cure Bloom and Dream has great chemistry in and out of battle because of their similar personality.
  • The Magic Goes Away: The ending to DX3 Defeating Black Hole required the Precure use the last bit of power in the Flower of Life. With it gone, the girls had to say goodbye to their fairy companions and return to being normal girls without any powers.
  • The Man Behind the Man: DX3 retroactively makes its Big Bad, Black Hole, into one for Fusion and Bottom, the Big Bads of the first two movies.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Everyone gets their respective final or movie upgrades at the end of the second movie.
  • Musical Episode:
    • Spring Carnival features each team singing various songs from their respective series, but it doesn't take up the entire movie.
    • Everyone Sing - Miraculous Magic looks to be a more standard musical movie with the cast spontaneously going into song and dance numbers.
  • Mythology Gag: In New Stage 2, Alice brings the awful natto gyōza candies from Kyoto, the candy which only Majorina likes.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Miracle, who cried because she was so touched by Solciere's backstory, wasted her seniors' effort against sad puppet performance, onions, and smelly skunk torture and gives the tears Traauma wants. Despite knowing just what the villains are chasing.
  • No Endor Holocaust: Ah, Black Hole just blasted you girls and destroyed your Transformation Trinket. Not a big deal, but eight of those devices are your fairy companions and are still alive.
  • No Sense of Direction: The reason why the Cures in DX 2 and New Stage are popping out in their gathering so unorganizedly; either by taking wrong turns, can't read their maps to save their lives, or miss-placing their whatever and gotten themselves lost when they go looking for it. Usually there's one Cure in every generation that does this, and in New Stage it becomes the reason for Big Damn Hero.
  • Once per Episode:
    • At the beginning of the movie, the current Rookie Red Ranger will meet the previous Rookie Red Ranger in a Meet Cute-esque montage, complete with glowy white background and slow motion.
    • Averted slightly in New Stage 2 as Mana and Miyuki meet, but the Meet Cute montage is just them gawking at each other with sparkling eyes.
    • Slightly subverted in Miraculous Magic. There's a bumping happening between Go Princess and Mahou Tsukai teams, but it's between Haruka and Mofurun.
  • One-Winged Angel: Most of the Big Bads transform into even more menacing forms if they are already menacing to begin with, while others who look rather harmless become menacing as well.
    • The villains who were revived in DX2. And they already have dominated the Cures even before. Notably, Moerumba and Ms. Shitataare get ones as well, despite they never transformed into stronger forms in the series.
    • Every revived Non-Serial Movie Big Bad who was revived in DX3, except Freezen and Frozen who don't have that, Mushiban who just becomes more muscular and Shadow who is killed by the fairy mascots before he/she got the chance to transform.
    • STMM averts this for the copied series Big Bads. They maintain their small, humanoid forms so the Cures would have less difficulty to fight them in a straight hand-to-hand combat, thus the largest villain to be "revived" is Pierrot in his second form who does not exceed the size of regular Monsters of the Week. Jaaku King is "revived" in his Baldez form, but he, Dyspear, Pierrot and Dune don't transform into their ridiculously large and powerful forms. Proto-Jikochuu and Red already lack those, and Moebius arguebly lacks one as well, as he only appears in his robot body (since his true body is a giant supercomputer who would later present himself as a large hologram of his robot body's head). On the other hand, Noise, Gohyan and the Director already are in their final forms: Gohyan revealing himself as the Big Bad was in that form, which had the shape of a fighter; the Director's true form doesn't make him giant; and Noise's final form crossed the Bishounen Line to become the small and humanoid version of his giant bird form. It is also one of the reasons why Proto-Jikochuu, who was merely a Greater Scope Villain and the True Final Boss, appears in the movie rather than the actual Big Bad King Jikochuu who is way too large, especially compared to Pierrot.
  • Opening Shout-Out: Ending, actually, but similar principle. When Cure Peace is rescued by Cure Melody, she bows to her over and over again, referncing one of the Funny Background Events in Smile's first ending.
  • Original Generation: Ayumi Sakagami/Cure Echo in New Stage and later followed by Grell and Enyen in New Stage 2.
  • Party Scattering: All three DX movies inflicted this on the fairies and 2 and 3 inflicted this on the girls themselves. This also leads to some unique groups, notably in DX3 .
  • Portmanteau: Cures Peach, Blossom, Melody and Happy refer to themselves as "SuiSmiHeaFresh Pretty Cure" when introducing themselves to Miracle.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep:
    • DX 2 and DX 3 have, respectively, Tsubomi and Hibiki lament about their uselessness compared to their much-stronger seniors.
    • Deconstructed in Miraculous Magic. What happens if Miracle and Magical, who are rookies, get in fights with the end season Big Bad (no matter how watered down)? They got beat up so badly that they can barely stand and they got so intimidated by the show of power both heroes and villains throw around, their morale and confidence to themselves pummeled drastically.
  • The Quiet One: The copied Big Bads in STMM don't talk at all and only make grunts that aren't even done by their original Seiyuus. For Noise, they do try to sound similar like Ryusei Nakao, but in other cases like Shigeru Chiba for the Director, they don' try it at all. Given that a most of the Cures weren't given any lines, why would the villains get them. This trope also only applies to Dyspear, Noise, Pierrot, Gohyan, Proto-Jikochuu and the Director. Red, Jaaku King, Dune and Moebius, however, are The Voiceless.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad:
  • Rearrange the Song: The end theme of New Stage 3, "Precure Memory" (which is also Happiness Charge Pretty Cure's ending theme), is getting rearranged to be sung by the nine Pink-type Precure seiyuu. Which is more interesting due to the fact that the song mentions all nine teams in its lyrics.]
  • Recycled Plot: A few fans have noted that New Stage 3 seems similar to the Sailor Moon Super S movie.
  • Remember the New Guy: DX 2, DX 3, and New Stage has no one blinking an eye when Setsuna, Itsuki, Yuri, Ellen and Ako are around. However, in New Stage 3, Guren and Eren are caught off-guard by the appearance of Ai-Chan and Aguri, neither of whom showed up in New Stage 2.
  • Say My Name: In DX3, we have this dialogue when the Pretty Cures get seperated:
    Black: "White! Luminous!"
    Egret: "Bloom!"
    Blossom: "Everyone!"
    Melody: "Rhythm! Rhythm!"
    Rhythm: "Melody!"
  • Senpai Kohai: The newest team are the kohais to the other Cures. A minor theme of the All Stars movies is that the senpais support their kohai in order for them to stop the Big Bad and help them to get them out of eventual Heroic B.S.O.D..
  • Shout-Out:
    • Fusion makes his initial return disguised as Godzilla in New Stage. A little bit later, a student is shown mimicing Ultraman, also a nod way back to the original Futari wa Pretty Cure. Also, in the scene where everyone in the city is running away from Fusion, there is a background character who resembles like TK Takashi.
    • Does Erika's pose in the New Stage 2 opening here look familiar??
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: DX 3 and it's ending "Arigato go Ippai"... playing as we see the powerless Pretty Cures crying and watching a montage of how the girls met their fairy partners. You know, for kids!
  • Souvenir Land: The Pretty Cure theme park, again, in the second movie.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • Why is Kage's plan defeated in New Stage 2? Because Miyuki invited Mana and her friends and there was nothing in the book to let him know what the Doki-Doki team could do.
    • In New Stage 3, Yumeta's mother goes after the Precure and traps them in dreams, but the Happiness Charge team is spared as they're not in the book yet.
  • Taking You with Me: The Dyspear and Noise clones in Everyone Sings - Miraculous Magic do this to the Doki-Doki and Happiness Charge teams. The Go Princess team and the four pinks helping Miracle suffer the same fate from the clones of Red & Jaaku King and Dune & Moebius.
  • Tempting Fate: For sad effects in DX3. So how did telling Hummy not to bother coming back after leaving go, Hibiki — *cue Hibiki crying and regretting what she said after the explanation of how to beat Black Hole*I... I'm Shutting Up Now.
  • Theme Tune Cameo:
    • In the climax of each movie, the Pretty Cure have a big battle, and the teams come in one by one, and as they appear, the theme song of the series they appeared in plays.
    • Subverted slightly in New Stage. Once the pre-Fresh teams show up, "Precure ~Eien no Tomodachi~", the movie's theme, starts playing instead.
    • In New Stage 2, the ringtone of Mepple's mobile phone is the second ending theme of Smile Precure.
  • There Was a Door: Spring Carnival could pretty much be "Precure Hates Doors: The Movie", if it weren't for the music videos!
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • The Cures from earlier seasons often show themselves to have grown more powerful since the end of their seasons. Standout examples would be Cure Black and Cure White being able to One-Hit Kill a Zakenna with brute strength instead of any Finishing Move, and Cure Dream being able to defeat Mushiban with the "Pretty Cure Shooting Star" when she previously needed a new Super Mode to do it.
    • In DX3, the villains from the previous movies were mostly taken down by the girls with their basic Finishing Moves, showing that they no longer need their movie-exclusive Super Modes to use that kind of power.
  • Use Your Head:
  • Villain Decay:
    • Shadow in DX3. Back in the original movie, he/she/whatever was a pretty legit threat to the Precures, capable of laying beatdown on them, remorselessly crossing the Moral Event Horizon by killing Dark Dream, and was even that close to getting to his/her/whatever's goal of activating the Dream Collet (only thwarted because of a last-minute reveal that Urara forgot to put her item to the Collet). In DX3, he/she/whatever doesn't fight the Cures, but instead targeted the mascots, gets more comical... and beaten by the mascots.
    • All of the DX3 villains are surprisely weaker than they were in the original movies, where the heroines had to get Eleventh Hour Superpowers to kill them. In this movie, they just one-shot them. Some of the Cure attacks weren't even the most powerful attacks. Well, some of the really most powerful attacks have special conditions, so a few teams have to use the next best attacks.
      • Black & White uses Marble Screw Max, which is their weakest attack in Max Heart. Cure Dream wins with Shooting Star (a Mythology Gag to the GoGo! movie). The Heartcatch Cures uses Shining Fortissimo, their second most powerful group attack. The Splash Star and Fresh team can't use their best attacks Spiral Heart Splash Star, Loving True Heart and Loving True Heart Fresh, so they use their next best attacks, Spiral Star Splash and Lucky Clover Grand Finale.
      • Alternatively, this could be interpreted as the girls having become more powerful since the ends of their series, so it may not be the villains went through decay so much as it is the Pretty Cures Took a Level in Badass. Freezen and Frozen, on the other hand, have no such excuse, as they were trounced by the basic finishing move of the first two Suite Pretty Cures, who just started.
    • Inverted in DX2, where the villains are much more powerful than in the series. The heroines couldn't defeat anyone of them.
  • The Voiceless:
    • The Demoted to Extra characters in New Stage and New Stage 2. In the latter case, it becomes odd when only Cure Passion and Cure Beat are the only ones in their respective teams who make noises.
    • Cure Honey is put into this, but not because of a lack of voices - she officially appeared in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure two weeks later and they were obviously not going to blow that Cure Honey was Megumi's friend Yuuko despite the Spoiler Opening.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the first New Stage movie the mascots are attacked by a small fragment of Fusion, which they manage to capture in a jar. This fragment is never mentioned again.
  • Whole Plot Reference: New Stage 3 is essentially New Stage 1 without grinding the movie to screeching halt to deal with the original character.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Erika's outfit during the fashion show at the beginning of the third movie.