Trivia: Pretty Cure

  • The series have generally been theorized to be alternate continuities; the Bat Family Crossover says otherwise, but the movies tend to really mess up the canon.
  • There are actually three different versions of the first Bat Family Crossover, all of which contradict one another and the series themselves. The short film, the movie and the DS game each have the teams meeting for the first time under different circumstances; only the movie and their sequels include Fresh and all the seasons after it; only the DS game takes place while the series are all running, while the others take place after they are over; and the short film just makes no sense whatsoever.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: The series has earned Toei Animation excesses of 10 billion yen annually, with the only exception being 2006.
  • Fan Nickname: "Sheep skirt", for the petticoats worn by Cure Lemonade (first costume) and the Fresh, Suite, and Princess Cures, coined by a LiveJournal entry reviewing the Cure costumes up to the first half of Suite.
  • Franchise Killer: The series has been reinvented no less than three times due to low points:
    • First, Splash Star proved that the "Dirty Pair clone" style was getting stale and set the stage for initial teams of more than two Cures. The only season since Splash Star to start off with a duo is Suite (HaCha doesn't count, since Megumi and Hime both became Cures separately from each other and can operate independently). It's also been suggested that this is why Splash Star is also the first season to not get a "second season" like its predecessor and immediate successor did.
    • Go Go turned the "second season" into a foreign concept to the franchise, faring worse than its immediate predecessor.
    • HaCha led to a total revamp of the franchise with GoPri, suffering the same fate as DokiDoki—a second half slump and general fan opinion turning against it. To add insult to injury, that was the exact same fate HaCha was meant to avert. It also caused a shakeup in the PC managerial department before GoPri made it to its own halfway point.
  • Name's the Same: Several seasons tend to repeat names from previous continuities. So far the repeated names were Nozomi (Max Heart and Yes!5), Kaoru (Splash Star, Fresh, and — if it counts — Kaoruko from Heartcatch), Rin (Yes! 5 and Happiness Charge), Hayato (Fresh and Heartcatch), Kurumi (Yes!5 [given name], Heartcatch [surname]), Miyuki (Fresh and Smile), Akane (the original/Max Heart and Smile), Nao (Max Heart, Heartcatch and Smile), Reika (Fresh and Smile), Ayumi (Fresh, Heartcatch, All Stars New Stage and Doki Doki), Madoka (Yes!5 [given name], Doki Doki [surname]), Megumi (Yes!5 and Happiness Charge), Seiji (Doki Doki and Happiness Charge), and Kenta (Splash Star and Happiness Charge).
  • No Export for You: The English dub of Futari wa Pretty Cure only aired in Canada and the UK. None of the other seasons have been dubbed yet. There are reports that Saban Brands has the rights to air Precure internationally but despite rumors, no Precure dub has been forthcoming.
  • Talking to Himself: Several examples:
  • What Could Have Been: After the success of the first season and Max Heart in Spain, it was planned to turn the franchise into a commercial juggernaut like Digimon or Pokémon, importing all the seasons (except Splash Star) onwards. Then something happened and the plan broke up just before buying Yes! 5.