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Tsubomi Hanasaki (Cure Blossom)

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki

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A bookish, shy and introverted nerd who loves flowers. Upon transferring to a new school, she vows to change herself and become more outgoing.
  • Action Girl: Despite being titled as the weakest Precure in existence, Tsubomi has proven herself time and time again that she is worthy of being a Precure, even fighting some of the generals to a standstill and coming up with a lot of attacks.
  • Ass Kicks You: Blossom Butt Punch, to the point of reaching memetic status.
  • Catch-Phrase: "I can't stand it anymore!"/"My bag of tolerance has just snapped!"note 
  • Character Development: One of the issues in the series. She starts off as introverted then becomes more outgoing as the series continues. Eventually, she discovers that can find her own balance between being introverted and outgoing and accepts her flaws along with her own good points.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Her Pretty Cure motif are cherry blossoms. Her inner world has a cherry blossom tree and lots of flying cherry blossom petals. Also, she has pink hair as Cure Blossom.
  • The Chick: While she is the primary protagonist, Tsubomi is the more of the, kind, and the reclusive type. Despite this, the fact that she is The Heart is one of her biggest strengths as a character.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her pink eyes match her hair when and outside of Precure form.
  • Ditzy Genius: In one episode, Tsubomi didn't know what a boss (bansho in Japanese) is and asked Erika to it, much to the latter's chagrin. She also was offended after Erika fainted. However, as far as studying goes, it's not known if Tsubomi is a top grader. At least she is capable to keep up with her studies unlike Erika.
  • Fill It with Flowers: In the Grand Finale, she dreams of doing this for other planets! The Heartcatch novel reveals she's actually going through with it, studying English so she can attempt to join NASA.
    Tsubomi: If I can... If I can... I want to make flowers bloom in the desolate wastes of space...
  • Girlish Pigtails: In civilian form, her hair are shaped in the form of pigtails.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: If Erika is anything to go by, though Tsubomi still wears them from time to time.
  • Hair Decorations: Often wears her pigtails with big yellow flower scrunchies, and has a large hair ribbon with her ponytail when transformed.
  • Heroic Lineage: Her grandmother Kaoruko was Cure Flower in her youth and the only Cure to have defeated Dune alone.
  • The Heroine: Tsubomi is the primary protagonist of Heartcatch Precure despite not feeling that way in the beginning of the series.
  • Implied Love Interest: She finds one in the movie, in the person of Olivier.
  • Innocent Flower Girl: She is the first ever shy Pretty Cure main character.
  • Large Ham: Whenever she says "Ichirin no Hana", calls her attacks or just shouts when attacking with Heartcatch Orchestra.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name, which means "flower bud", is at least justified: there was a budding tree by the window of the hospital room where she was born — also making it a more serious variant of Line-of-Sight Name.
  • Megaton Punch: Her sub attack, Blossom Screw Punch, has Blossom collecting her Flower energy into her fist and shoots it out, the energy forming like a cannon at the enemy
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses and general acts feeling shy or in distress.
  • Nice Girl: Oh yes! She's very friendly and caring towards everyone, even people in her way. That being said, she grows to be more assertive towards her enemies though she'll go out of her way to help everyone.
  • Petal Power: While her attacks seem like they're Light 'em Up, her energy and her fighting abilities are physically harnessed. from the power of the flowers and the Heart Tree
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears pink and generally acts feminine: shy, weak, and reclusive, though through Character Development, she accepts that part of her as long as she gets stronger in her heart.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When Tsubomi henshins to Cure Blossom, her hair extends longer than even Blossom's height.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Erika's red, contrary to their color schemes.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She definitely fits the trope, except she's shy, but gradually grows more confident later on.
  • Shrinking Violet: Especially at the beginning of the series.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: A first for the franchise. In The Movie, she takes a hit meant for Olivier, the blast removing her hairbow. Her loose hair helps snap him out of his Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Stepford Smiler: Throughout her childhood, her parents would often leave her to go overseas on work-related business. Though Tsubomi put up a brave face, she was secretly heartbroken at their absence. Eventually her parents found this out, and they immediately stopped travelling.
  • Translation Convention: Concerning her catchphrase - the true translation is "My bag of tolerance has just snapped!", but because it seems so weird despite being in-character for her, many fansubs go with the easier "I have had enough!".
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She considers love to be Serious Business and tends to be quite Genre Savvy and very melodramatically towards romance matters, as seen in her reactions to her "first love" towards Itsuki during episode 7, and especially in episode 12, in which she jumps aboard the Yuuto/Risa ship the moment she finds out Yuuto has a girlfriend, and even stages a plan to get them closer during the joint Hanasaki/Kurumi family barbecue, demonstrating it to Erika and her father by using Chypre and Coffret as puppets representing the couple.
    "A heartbeat of fear could be easily mistaken for a heartbeat of love!"

Erika Kurumi (Cure Marine)

Voiced by: Fumie Mizusawa

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A brash and extroverted fashionista. Though energetic and sincere, she often fails to consider the feelings of others.
  • Action Girl: Combined with her Genki Girl attributes, Marine is a powerful and strong Precure, even fighting a barrage of Mooks on her own without her own and clashes with Kumojacky, the strongest of the General Apostles whenever they fight. Her first reaction to facing one of Dune's Messengers (who are 50 foot abombinations) was to face it head on!
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Erika always confident and acts like a gigantic wave of water that can mow down anything that gets in her way. Appropriately, her elemental power is water and she creates a lot of powerful sub attacks.
  • Badass Adorable: She doesn't even think twice before punching men and monsters twice her size in the face. Her fight with Kumojacky in episode 46 practically solidifies her as this.
  • Catch-Phrase: Early on, she had trouble coming up with a limit phrase to match Tsubomi's, When she realizes that she must save her older sister Momoka, who was turned into a Monster of the Week due to her jealousy of Erika's normal life, Erika finally manages to figure out her own phrase: "Even if my heart is larger than the sea, this is over my limit!"
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue.
  • Character Development: Started off as an abrasive and insensitive girl who was unpopular. Then after becoming friends with Tsubomi, she cools down and becomes more easygoing, flexible and less aggressive. This extends more to her being jealous towards her older sister, but eventually learns that her sister also envies her and lightens up towards her.
  • The Fashionista: As the leader of the Fashion Club and the creator of many outfits for the other clubs projects, this was a given.
  • Forehead of Doom: While her forehead is usually hidden by her parted bangs, she has an attack that consists of a forehead equivalent to Cure Blossom's memetic Ass Kicks You move.
  • Hot-Blooded: Yes, the water-elemental character is this.
  • Genki Girl: She is arguably the most energetic Precure
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her jealousy of Momoka's success as a model earns her Victim of the Week status in the first episode. Later, in episode 8, Momoka herself turns out to be jealous of the normal life Erika leads.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: More than often than not she acts like a Bratty Half-Pint, but is always there for her friends.
  • The Lancer: The assertive, annoying, and energetic to Tsubomi's shy, kind, and doubtful. Despite starting out on shaky terms, she and Tsubomi end up on good terms and backs up her new best friend no matter what.
  • Large Ham: Erika is very overactive and loves hamming it up.
  • Making a Splash: Many of her sub-attacks are based of and based on water.
  • No Indoor Voice: In one episode she gets shushed 3 separate times for yelling in a library.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: One of Erika's flaws is that she gets up in people's face regardless of this situation. At times she ends up too confrontational, which leads to her and Tsubomi's first interactions being less positive than what she imagined.
  • Plucky Girl: When you're not the Dai-Gurren-dan, the proper reaction to seeing a giant Eldritch Abomination from outer space pummeling your planet with impunity is to tremble in despair. However, Erika instead decides that the Cures must fight it, what with being "14-year old beautiful superheroines".
  • Rapunzel Hair: As Cure Marine.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Tsubomi's blue.
  • Water Is Blue: As Cure Marine, she has a lot of water attacks and like her outfit come out as blue streams.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Literally, even!
  • Zettai Ryouiki: As Cure Marine and also as part of her civilian attire.

Itsuki Myoudouin (Cure Sunshine)

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

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The androgynous Student Council President who acts masculine in order to continue the martial traditions of her family in place of her feeble older brother. Despite this, she adores cute things and wishes she could show her feminine side more freely.
  • Action Girl/Badass Normal: She's quite the accomplished martial artist and even fought back against Cobraja and Kumojacky respectively in two episodes.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Cure Sunshine outfit has this.
  • Barrier Warrior: She has the ability to cast a sunflower-shaped barrier.
  • Bifauxnen
  • The Big Girl: Thanks to her martial arts training, she's physically the strongest of the three and with her barriers, she serves as a fast moving, hard hitting, powerful defense that can do way more damage than the other Cures individually. Even Moonlight's arsenal isn't as much as Sunshine's despite being overall stronger than her.
  • Bokukko: She switches to "watashi" briefly whenever flustered; she uses it exclusively as Cure Sunshine.
  • Bishie Sparkle: In episode 7 from Tsubomi's perspective, complete with Love Bubbles and a flowery background at one point.
  • Catch-Phrase: "I will heal the darkness in your heart with my light!"
  • Custom Uniform: Her school uniform is different from the other boys' mostly due to her status as granddaughter of the principal. Fanartists often ignore this and draw her in the standard female uniform.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Bright autumn hair, and bright autumn eyes to match.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Normally quite reserved, but get her anywhere near dolls or cute clothing, and it's a different story, to the point where "How cute!" might as well be her other catchphrase.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Tsubomi and a lot of other girls are in love with her since she looks like a boy. Even after Tsubomi finds out that he is a girl, she still shows signs of affection later on.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After the brief Time Skip in episode 49, she grows her hair out somewhat and starts wearing the female uniform.
  • Girliness Upgrade: As the series goes on, she becomes more open about her love of cute things, dolls up for the school fashion show and eventually grows her hair out a bit and starts wearing the female uniform. Still, she remains as athletic and interested in martial arts as ever.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Episode 15 reveals that she has a pretty good-sized collection of them, which she keeps hidden away.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Her Pretty Cure costume includes a gold lamé chest ribbon.
  • Hair Decorations: She has barrettes adorning her Girlish Pigtails in Cure Sunshine form.
  • Heir to the Dojo: Her sick brother wasn't expected to make it before his surgery in episode 23, so she was made into this. In order to become a worthy successor, she felt compelled to act like a boy and disguise her adoration for cute things. Poor girl.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her gender and Cure identity.
  • Magic Missile Storm: Gold Forte Burst, her unique take on the Forte Wave
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: While this happens to almost all Cures, she takes it to the biggest extent, going from a very short bob haircut to waist-length Girlish Pigtails when transformed.
  • The Power of the Sun: Literally. As Cure Sunshine, her attacks encapsulates the power and brightness of the sun in her strengths and attacks. Her debut even made the sun come out while in the rain.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Like the other cures, as Cure Sunshine her hair grows very long.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: She's in her school uniform most of the time, even if she's out of school. That is, unless Erika forces her into the yellow tunic...
  • She Cleans Up Nicely A rare non-ballroom variation. Seeing her girled up makes that much of a difference.
  • Sixth Ranger: Suspected for a long while, confirmed in the most blatant way possible after episode 22.
  • Student Council President: Itsuki is the student council president and she takes her job seriously. However, she's very supportive and help of each club and she is not as strict as her vice president, her escorts, or the traditional president stereotypes.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Tsubomi and Erika's girly girls.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Tsubomi is pretty upset when she learns that Itsuki is actually a girl during episode 7. Cobraja, on the other hand, is flat-out shocked.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: That is, until the timeskip.

Yuri Tsukikage (Cure Moonlight)

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa

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The former Cure Moonlight, who was defeated and Brought Down to Normal by Dark Pretty Cure before the events of the series. Though quiet, mature and intellectual, she harbours a deep sadness within her heart, unable to forgive herself for her past failures. She eventually regains her resolve to fight and becomes Cure Moonlight once more.
  • Action Girl: Quite possibly the coolest Cure ever. Being unable to transform didn't stop her from jumping into danger, as seen in episode 13. Also shown in All Stars DX3 when everyone else ran off to make space for three monsters that just popped up to squish the cures, she just stood there and whacked the monsters into oblivion before they even touched the ground.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Has the darkest hair, tallest of the active Cures and is mostly serious and aloof.
  • Badass Bookworm: She usually ranks at top of her class, and still wipes the floor with the Desertrians with utter ease. In fact, in the DX 3 'mini-game' situation, her mini-game is 'Studying'.
  • Badass Creed: "Friendship... Love... A lot of emotions... Pain... Sadness... I will fight for them!!" When Yuri said this, she's ready to kick major ass. She said this quite frequently, but not enough to count as a Catch-Phrase.
  • Badass Longskirt: She's the first Cure to actually have a dress-like form.
  • Barrier Warrior: Less so than Sunshine, but shows some inclinations.
  • Broken Angel/Broken Bird: She's a former magical girl who's introduced as a somber, lonely, and cold. Over time, it's revealed she used to work solo even without the help of her Fairy just to carry all the burden of battle herself, doing all those with a smile in her face. Thanks to that, her Fairy died protecting her, in front of her, she lost the important battle and unable to transform to a Precure anymore. She gets better eventually, then temporarily down again, then better for good.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Thanks to Dark Precure. She gets better, of course.
  • Cain and Abel: Turns out to be the Abel to Dark Cure's Cain, after the revelation that Dark Cure was created by her father.
  • Cool Big Sis: At age 17, she's the oldest active Cure, and the third-oldest overall (behind Cure Flower and Cure Angie from the movie series).
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In Episode 34, after defeating Dark Precure, she takes all three Desert Apostle Generals down by her own.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dark Magical Girl: While firmly being on the side of Good, she has some shades of this. She must deal with her loneliness and a great deal of bitterness in her life. If she's Fate, Tsubomi is Nanoha. (No irony intended.)
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father has been missing ever since he began looking for the Heart Tree. She does find him again, but he turns out to be Sabaaku.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Subverted. Cologne calls her Cure Moonlight, even when she's just Yuri.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As Cure Moonlight, her outfit is asymmmetrical, but by no means does she have trouble wearing it.
  • Flower Motifs: Lilies, which are shown through her name and her Heart Flower.
  • Friend to All Children: One of the few hints that she's more than the cold fish she was presented as in the earlier parts of the story is that she really knows how to be friendly and caring towards children. One focus episode after she returns being Moonlight also has her actually getting along with the daycare children better than the daycare owner (although it caused frustration of the owner to the point the owner is turned into Desertrian).
  • Forehead of Doom: Yuri has quiet a huge forehead
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She has purple hair in both forms and a violet-accented Cure outfit, and is a Lady of War admired by her teammates for her elegance.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: She suffers one before the series after she is defeated by Dark Precure, and it takes her almost the entire series to get over it.
  • Hurting Hero: She is in constant emotional grief after her Fatal Flaw gets her powers removed, Cologne killed, and the Desertians with the advantage. While part of her Character Development revolves around her accepting Cologne's death, the pain still lingers in her heart especially when episode 47 and 48 reveals what really happened to her father.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Her main character flaw, in the "I'll take on all the responsibility so no one else has to" sense. It indirectly leads to Cologne's death, after she overestimates her power against a two-on-one disadvantage and rejects his advice to find teammates to even the odds.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Her actions set into motion Cologne's death and that feeling
  • Lady of War: Keeps her cool and sense of gracefulness even when beating up enemies with Good Old Fisticuffs.
  • Large Ham: Kyua MUUUUUUUNNRAITO!
  • Lunacy: Her powers are associated and are strengthened from moonlight.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname literally means "moon shadow" and her first name is also the Japanese name for the lily flower, which is also her Heart Flower.
  • Meganekko: Wears glasses in her civilian persona and occasionally has the personality but drops them as Cure Moonlight.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Sometimes as Cure Moonlight her right eye is covered by her hair.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Purple is one of her two theme colors, alongside silver.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Just like the rest of the Cures this season, her hair extends to even reaching her feet.
  • The Smart Girl: She subverts this trope as she's the strongest of the four, she has more power, but plays it straight because she's the most experienced, knowledgable, and intelligent of the three.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Acted like an Emotionless Girl at first, but was later shown to be more guarded than anything. She defrosts a bit after joining the team.
  • When She Smiles: Seeing Yuri smile or laugh is very rare, but when she does, its is heartwarming.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She thought she could get by being overly powerful and going solo. Unfortunately for her, in Pretty Cure series, you need to trust your friends a lot, thus she ended up utterly failing and losing her Fairy and ability to become Cure Moonlight, with the emotional baggage to go, at the beginning of the series.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: She gets it from her mother.

    Mirage Pretty Cure 

Mirage Pretty Cure

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Cure Blossom Mirage), Fumie Mizusawa (Cure Marine Mirage), Houko Kuwashima (Cure Sunshine Mirage), Aya Hisakawa (Cure Moonlight Mirage)

They are the Enemy Within of the Heartcatch Pretty Cures, summoned by the Heartcatch Mirage for their final test. Each of them represent their past shadow selves with their Angst.
  • Anti-Hero/Anti-Villain: They are part of the Heartcatch Pretty Cure and are Secret Test of Character enemies, but they are not evil.
  • Badass Crew: Averted. Since everyone of them is an Enemy Within, the four Mirage Pretty Cures never met each other.
  • Badass Long Coat: Each of them wear white, long coats.
  • Broken Bird: Each of them represents the inner conflicts of their original selves, that's why they really depressed.
  • Cain and Abel: Cure Marine Mirage represents Erika's envy to her older sister Momoka.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Cure Blossom Mirage's world has flying cherry blossom petals everywhere.
  • Cool Down Hug: Each of them fuse back to their original selves by being hugged by them.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Similar like their original selves.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: While they wear black clothes under their coats and have darker hair, they are not evil.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Each of them represents the angsty self of the respective Cures.
  • Enemy Within: Each of them are inner enemies.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: They aren't actually evil, but they have deeper voices than their originals.
  • Failure Knight: Cure Moonlight Mirage represents Yuri's sadness of Cologne's death, since Yuri feels responsible of that.
  • Fusion Dance: In the end, they are accepted by their original selves and come back.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: They don't use much magical attacks.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Cure Blossom Mirage and Cure Marine Mirage.
  • Rapunzel Hair: All of them wear their hair down and all of them have the same hair length like the original Cures; everyone except Cure Marine Mirage, who has not Cure Marine's hair length, but Erika's.
  • Secret Test of Character: To win the test, each Cure has to accept their past selves as their own parts.
  • Shrinking Violet: Cure Blossom Mirage doesn't act like one, but she represents Tsubomi's shy side and unconfidence.
  • Tomboy: The boy's school uniform-like wearing Cure Sunshine Mirage, who represents Itsuki's conflict of hiding her feminine side and as being the Heir to the Dojo.
  • Voice of the Legion: How they sound.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Cure Marine Mirage has dark blue hair, and Cure Moonlight Mirage has dark purple hair.

    Mugen Silhouette 

Mugen Silhouette

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki

Mugen Silhouette (some people translate her name as Infinity Silhouette) is the fusion of the four Pretty Cures and their three fairies. A giantess who looks like an older version of Tsubomi, having even her voice. She's the strongest Pretty Cure (at least in that verse) and makes her appearance during the Grand Finale. She's the Cure who ultimately defeats Dune in the space. Thanks to this experience, Tsubomi is now inspired to become an astronaut.

    Allies 

Chypre & Coffret

Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (Chypre) & Motoko Kumai (Coffret)

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Chypre and Coffret are two fairies that act as partners to Tsubomi and Erika, respectively. They safeguard and summon the Heart Seeds that the Pretty Cure use to transform, and (uh) "create" new Heart Seeds after a Desertarian is defeated.

Kaoruko Hanasaki (Cure Flower)

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto

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Tsubomi's grandmother. In her youth, she was chosen by the Heart Tree to become Cure Flower, who single-handedly defeated the first invasion of the Desert Apostles. Having long retired her powers, she acts as a mentor to the current generation of Pretty Cure.

Potpourri

Voiced by: Kokoro Kikuchi

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A baby fairy who is born from the Heart Tree after enough Heart Seeds have been collected. He becomes the partner to Itsuki and enables her transformation into Cure Sunshine. Being a newborn, Potpourri is the most childish and self-centred of the fairies.

Cologne

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

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The fairy partner of Cure Moonlight. He is shown to be the most mature and level-headed of the fairies. When Yuri ignored his advice and fought Dark Pretty Cure and Sabaaku by herself, he was forced to sacrifice himself to save her life. He later returns as a Spirit Advisor after the Heart Tree regains enough strength, but can only manifest long enough to set Yuri's heart at ease.

Coppe

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A senior fairy, and former partner to Cure Flower. Though silent, he is greatly respected by Chypre & Coffret as their role model. One of the powers of his advanced age is the ability to shapeshift. He often takes the form of Kaoruko's deceased husband, a blue-haired Bishōnen named Sora.
  • Berserk Button: Do not hurt Kaoruko! Unfortunately, the enemy is Dune.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Aside from his Berserk Button, he is an imtimitating fighter, as the Snackeys can confirm.
  • The Big Guy: This fairy is taller than average humans and stronger than the fairies and even the Precure at one point. Alongside Itsuki he specializes in brute force and additional muscle for the Precure or Cure Flower. Or as Sora.
  • Bishōnen: As Sora.
  • Chick Magnet: Despite his appearance, he is very charismatic and the Cures, even Yuri, love to cuddle him or sleep on his belly. The young fairies have great respect for him, too. Tsubomi has even a crush on him, when he transforms as Kaoruko's husband Sora (who is actually Tsubomi's grandfather). Sasorina likes his human form, too
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
  • Cuddle Bug: Doesn't seem to mind all the hugs and cuddles he gets.
  • Expy: One can't help but look at how everyone cuddles up to him and be reminded of Totoro.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Gonk: Weirdest-looking fairy in the entire franchise.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Compared to the other fairies in the series.
  • The Stoic: He only shows his emotions twice.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Again, as Sora.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: His default expression.
  • The Voiceless: Speaks only a single line as Sora.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can take a form that resembles Kaoruko's deceased husband Sora.

The Tree of Hearts

Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru

The Tree of Hearts is a magical tree that connects to all Heart Flowers. If a Heart Flower wilts completely, it will weaken the Tree of Hearts. The only way to restore the Tree now, is to collect Heart Seeds into the Heart Pot until it is all filled up. The goal of the Desert Apostle is to kill the Tree, so they the Heart Flowers of all humans would wilt completely and the world would turn eventually into a desert.
  • Big Good: The Tree of Hearts plays a major part of the plot. During the story, it gives birth to Potpourri, and later it gives Yuri her Cure powers back.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: The flowers on the tree are in different colors, giving the Tree a rainbow-colored crown.
  • Living MacGuffin: A tree is a life being. The Desert Apostles wants to kill it, so they can turn the world into a desert.
  • Not Quite Dead: Dune is not able to kill it completely; it is still alive because the Pretty Cures and all the Victims of the Week they saved are still alive. The Tree of Hearts is eventually regrowing.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In episode 33 and 34, when it talks to Yuri with a female voice.
  • World Tree: It not only protects the world, it is connected with all Heart Flowers of all humans.

The Desert Apostles

    Leaders 

Professor Sabaaku

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki

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The masked leader of the Desert Apostles' invasion of Earth. He oversees operations from the Desert Palace, using his mastery of technology to create weapons such as Dark Pretty Cure and (later) the Dark Bracelets. He turns out to be Yuri's Disappeared Dad, who was brainwashed by Dune when he received the mask from Baron Salamander in France.

Dark Pretty Cure

Voiced by: Minami Takayama

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An Evil Knockoff created by Professor Sabaaku specifically to defeat Cure Moonlight. Even after doing so, she remains dangerously obsessed with Yuri Tsukikage. She is a powerful enemy to the Pretty Cure, and slavishly dedicated to Sabaaku.

Dune

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa

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The leader of the Desert Apostles. He was defeated and sealed away by Cure Flower decades before, but is slowly reviving himself.

    The Three Generals 
A trio that leads the ground invasion of the Desert Apostles. Their main duty is to wilt the Heart Flowers of humans, which would hasten the death of the Heart Tree. To do this, they can extract wilting Heart Flowers from humans and transform them into berserking monsters known as Desertrians, catalysing the wilting process. They are actually three Heart Flowers which were extracted from their human hosts by Professor Sabaaku and experimented upon. After they are defeated, the Heart Flowers return to their comatose human bodies, reviving their true human selves.
  • Cast from Hit Points: The Dark Bracelets actually drain from their energy, but as long as they use one, it's not much of a problem. If a generals use three however...
  • Breaking Speech: They deliver hurtful speeches to break Heroic Spirit Once per Episode, always countered by the heroines Kirk Summation.
  • Bright Is Not Good: They wear maybe good colors, but they are evil.
  • Fusion Dance: With the Dark Bracelets, they can fuse with the Monsters of the Week to accelerate the wilting process of the Heart Flowers, making the Desertrians stronger. Episode 44 proves there is no limitation for a Desertrian to fuse with only one general.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being purified, their Heart Flowers return to their original human bodies.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: In episode 31, they receive the Dark Bracelets from Professor Sabaaku, that not only allow them to fuse with the Monsters of the Week, the Dark Bracelets also empowers the generals.
  • Obviously Evil: Double subverted; they do not wear dark clothes, but everyone immediately notices that they look suspicious.
  • Terrible Trio: They consist of three generals.
  • True Companions: They respect each other and they would save each other, unless it's too late.
  • Was Once a Man: They are created from three Heart Flowers. The Heartcatch novel revealed that those Heart Flowers were from a man removed from his dojo because of his anger, a fashion designer kicked out of the industry because of his arrogance and a child caretaker who accidentally allowed one of her charges to be injured.

Kumojaki

Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto

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The red General. A boisterous Blood Knight obsessed with achieving martial perfection. Unlike the other two Generals, he regularly fights on the front lines alongside his summoned Desertrians.

Cobraja

Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima

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The blue General. A smarmy narcissist infatuated with his own beauty. He despises anything he considers "ugly", including Heart Flowers, which is why he transforms them into Desertrians.

Sasorina

Voiced by: Urara Takano

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The yellow General. A devious schemer who usually carries an air of smug self-confidence, but can become vicious and petty if provoked.
  • A-Cup Angst: In the first episodes, she looks jealous when she meets Tsubomi, who seems to have a ridiculously large bust (actually Chypre and Coffret are hiding under Tsubomi's shirt).
  • Animal Motif: Scorpions.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She's dark-skinned but also Japanese.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit opens up a lot to the imagination.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Capable of turning her hair into a stinging scorpion's tail.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt/Magic Skirt: It doesn't help her combat wise though.
  • Dark Chick: The only female general of the Desert Apostles with the exception of Dark Precure. She's not the strongest of the three, but is very manipulative towards the Victim of the Week, has a more unique moveset compared to Kumojacky's brute force and Cobraja's cards, and is the first villain to undergo a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dark Skinned Red Head: She has red haired and she has dark skin, which is still present when she is purified and goes back to her human phase.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: 'Dies' in Kumojacky's arms, after thanking Kumojacky and Cobraja for being there for her
  • Evil Redhead: Sasorina's red hair only emphasizes her wicked, evil and deceptive nature. This slowly starts to change, but she still is a General of the Desert Apostles.
  • Eyes of Gold: Her eyes are colored gold, but her actions do not represent her eyes. Initially.
  • Fiery Redhead: Sasorina is a ginger and she is very quick to act and get angry, especially when Cure Blossom or Cure Sunshine are involved.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She is purified with a smile at the end of episode 40, now filled with happiness and is reborn.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: She seemed to be tilting towards a change of heart after getting hit by Gold Forte Burst. It was promptly reverted after she received her Dark Bracelet. She is fully purified in episode 40 and returns to her human host, functionally completing a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Informed Ability: Her scorpion-tail-hair is poisoned, but she never poisons someone.
  • Laughably Evil: Her, Cobraja and the Snackeys are basically the comedy relief of the villain's side.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: In episode 27, 40 and afterwards.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Sasori' means 'scorpion'.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Ah! A weird person!" from her victims.
  • Poisonous Person: Her scorpion-tail-hair.
  • Prehensile Hair: She uses her hair as her main weapon. Cutting her hair does not ruin her hair style, though.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: The skimpy to the Precure's sensibility.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Sasorina is the only woman within the Apostles, if you don't count Dark Precure.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit is very revealing and she invokes this a lot. Hence why she gets jealous when someone becomes more attractive than her.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: A rare female example.

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Snackeys

Voiced by: Ryo Iwasaki

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  • Adorable Evil Minions: The Snackeys act way more precious then evil.
  • Alien Blood: They leak sand when injured. They're probably made of it.
  • Ambiguous Gender: It's quite possible they're genderless, judging from the fact that they're basically sentient sandbags.
  • Dark Is Evil: Played straight, a purified Snackey is white.
  • Cute Is Evil: The Snackeys are very cute, their antics and villainy are more hilarious than violent or effective, and they are mostly harmless. Their downfall was working for Dune.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: They have a monkey like appearance and are very agile and maneuverable.
  • Expy: They look a bit like the Shocker soldiers from Kamen Rider.
  • Henchmen Race: Arguably. It's never stated where they came from, or how they were created.
  • King Mook: Super Snackeys.
  • Laughably Evil: Most of the time they're very harmless and on both sides, they're seen as a joke or good for laughs.
  • Meaningful Name: "Suna" means "sand", which they seem to be filled with (in addition to serving a desert-themed evil organization). The "cky" part of "Sunacky" could come from "lackey(s)", and it could also reference how "ki" is the only sound they can make.
  • Mooks: The foot solider for this season, each coming in different forms and sizes.
  • Mook Medic: A non-gaming example. They patch up other Snackeys (with tape) whenever they're leaking sand.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Living ninja-looking sandbags that also kinda look and act like monkeys.
  • Sky Surfing: Their lack of mass helps them float and maneuver better in the air.
  • The Unintelligible: Communicate entirely in monkey-like squeaking noises. The Apostles can understand them, though.

Desert Devils

Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino

Extremely powerful and giant monsters sent by Dune which turn the planet into deserts.

Movie-Exclusive

    Movie-Exclusive Characters 

Olivier

Voiced by: Ikue Otani

A mysterious boy who can turn into a werewolf and the foster son of Baron Salamander. He first meets Tsubomi when she is lost in Paris, and the two end up outrunning Snackeys (that are really after him).

Baron Salamander



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