Recap / Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger E 44 A Lovely Christmas Eve
On the Gigant Horse, Akudosu Gill decides to hold the invasion back until the problem with the pirates is solved, and Dyrandoh decides to bring Action Commander Bibabu to Earth. After Damarasu's demise, Doc's bounty is increased and Navi gets a small bounty on his head, as well, but the rest of the team is still wondering about the true intentions of Basco, who was put back on the wanted list for helping them against the Zangyack. Gai chimes in to remind them that Christmas is coming and he takes Luka to help him with the preparations. Gai and Luka stumble on a Santa Claus, accompanied by a panda, who refuses to give any presents to her, much to her dismay, and they find sister and brother Saya and Seiji Kinoshita who are decorating a Christmas tree in the park with for group of children. Luka and Gai help out until Dyrandoh and Bibabu appear. Bibabu uses his magic wand to turn their targets into dolls. During the fight, both Seiji and Gai are turned into dolls, just as the other Gokaigers appear to fight Bibabu. While as the Kakurangers, they attempt to take Bibabu's wand and use a spell to turn everyone back to normal, but Dyrandoh joining the fray foils their plans. Later, Luka consoles Saya who is worried about her little brother, and she promises that she will save him as she comes up with her own plan. She goes after Bibabu on her own, but her attempt appears to fail when Bibabu turns her into a doll. However, this is revealed to only be a distraction to allow Saya to use Luka's Mobirate and Ranger Key to transform into Gokai Yellow, retrieve the wand and turn everyone back to normal. With the team gathered, and Luka given her Mobirate back, the Gokaigers transform into an all Yellow team, consisting of Tiger Ranger
, Kirin Ranger
, Gao Yellow
, Hurricane Yellow
, Bouken Yellow
, and Gosei Yellow
to fight Dyrandoh and Bibabu's Dogormin before the main team transforms into the Battle Fever J team, and Gokai Silver manages to combine Gokai Red and Gokai Green's Ranger Keys to transform into Gokai Christmas, to take on Dyrandoh and Bibabu, ultimately destroying Bibabu and leading to Dyrandoh's retreat. Insarn makes Bibabu and the two Dogormin grow to giant size, leading the Gokaigers to form Gokaioh and Goujyu Rex to fight them. After using Magi Dragon
, Gao Lion
, and Furaimaru against Bibabu, the group forms Kanzen Gokaioh to defeat Bibabu once and for all. Later, the Gokai Galleon crew joins in the park's Christmas celebration with Luka using the powers of Magi Mother
to make it snow. Unbeknownst to them, the Santa Claus from earlier was actually the former Battle Kenya
, Shiro Akebono, and he has been watching them the whole time to see if they were worthy. When the Gokaigers return to the Gokai Galleon after the Christmas party, Navi tells them they have gotten a gift, which they discover when the Battle Fever Keys start glowing, signifying that they have earned the team's greater power.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Machalcon references that this would be the last battle of this year (#44 being the last episode of 2011). note
- Christmas Episode:
- Continuity Cameo: Shirou Akebono (Battle Kenya)
- Cool Old Guy: Battle Kenya
- Finishing Move: A combination of Battle Fever's Pentaforce and Gokai Christmas's Gokai Christmas Slash takes out Bibabu first. For the giant battle, the Gokai Kanzen Super Burst, which was first used in the previous episode to kill Damaras.
- Gendered Outfit: Played straight during the all-Yellow change. note
- Sixth Ranger: Gokai Christmas has red on the right, a gold gokaiger symbol on his head and was green on the left, those three colors are also on the Portuguese flag. Portuguese missionaries introduced Christmas to Japan in the 17th century. So he also got around the lack of a sixth ranger in the Battle Fever team.
- Shout-Out: Bibabu acts and even sounds like Genki Sudo as Kyosui/Luna Dopant.