Nodoka Hanadera (Cure Grace)
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki
A second year middle school student who is very calm, goes at her own pace, and strives to do many different things. She meets Rabirin and Latte by saving them from a Megabyo-gen attack. Vowing to protect Latte, she becomes Cure Grace.
- Catchphrase: "Fuwaaa~!" when she's excited or impressed.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Is shown to be willing to help anyone in need, even if it would greatly inconvenience her - taken to its improbable peak in the first episode when the Monster of the Week appears out of nowhere and wreaks havoc in a forest, she decides to stick around and risk her life because she heard a puppy was not able to escape.
- Composite Character: She borrows from some previous Cures, especially the lead ones:
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Notably the first lead Cure since Tsubomi/Cure Blossom from HeartCatch who isn't defined by being a Genki Girl, instead being calmer and having to deal with a respiratory illness.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Nodoka comes off as uncoordinated, since she's not athletic and gets exhausted quickly.
- Delayed Reaction: In the first episode, she gets so caught up in helping Latte and defeating the monster of the week that isn't until the very end of the episode that she begins to process that there are floating magical animals talking to her.
- Disability-Negating Superpower: She becomes overjoyed at the fact her Cure powers allow her to run and jump around to her heart's content without tiring out, something that was only a dream for most of her life, due to her illness.
- Genki Girl: Greatly downplayed, especially in comparison to past lead Cures; while she does have moments of being excitable and cheerful, she's generally much calmer than the typical pink Cure and also doesn't have much stamina due to her condition.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves: Has these as Cure Grace.
- Green Thumb: Nodoka transforms into Cure Grace using the Flower Element Bottle.
- Ill Girl: Appears to have some respiratory illness as she can only run for so long. In a flashback, she is seen in the hospital receiving treatment, and Episode 2 reveals that she had to use a wheelchair as a child.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Desiring to protect the sculptures, which got infected by the Byo-gens' attack, Grace lunges herself to attack the Megabyögen all by herself despite Rabirin's protests.
- Martyr Without a Cause: She tends to put herself at risk to try to save the world, despite the consequences. One example, she launches herself to recklessly fight the Megabyo-gen, despite Rabirin's objections and advice to fight as a team with her fellow Cures.
- Meaningful Name:
- One possible meaning of Nodoka's name is "tranquil", which fits with her calm and helpful nature relative to a majority of her more excitable pink predecessors.
- Her family name translates as "flower temple", which is fitting with her connection to flowers as Cure Grace.
- New Transfer Student: She transfers to Sukoyaka Middle School in episode 2.
- Nice Girl: Very much so. She helps an elderly woman carry her things despite the strain on her own body, and she even takes the time to help a man escape to safety while a monster is attacking the town without hesitation!
- Power Limiter: Anytime she and Rabirin has a rift in their bond due to an argument, it prevents her transforming into Cure Grace.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: When transformed, her hair changes from bob-length to a back-length bun/ponytail.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Sports a pale shade of magenta as a civilian and her most prominent trait is her kind and cheerful personality, something that many people comment on.
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: If Cure Grace had heeded Rabirin's advice to work with Fontaine and Sparkle as a team since the beginning, instead of fight the Megabyo-gen all by herself, then the attack wouldn't get even worse and Latte wouldn't get even sicker.
Chiyu Sawaizumi (Cure Fontaine)
Voiced by: Natsu Yorita
A second year middle school student who lives a hygienic and cheerful lifestyle and is very serious with a strong sense of responsibility. After her family's hot springs inn is attacked by a Megabyo-gen, she becomes Cure Fontaine.
- Academic Athlete: Chiyu is both a star student and the track-and-field team's VIP. She is the first blue Cure to be The Smart Guy and engaged in a sport not considered "ladylike".
- The Determinator: After suffering a Heroic BSoD, she disparately keeps practicing her high jumping so she can get good again and beat her old record. This causes Pegitan, Nodoka, and Hinata to get worried about her.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves: Has these as Cure Fountaine.
- His Own Worst Enemy: A non-dysfunctional variant. Chiyu believes that track and field is a battle with oneself and that she is her own greatest rival. As soon as she says that, she begins to fall into a slump due to not being able to clear her new high jump record.
- Humor Dissonance: Invoked in-universe. Chiyu has a weakness for bad puns and similar wordplay jokes, a fact that leaves other characters wondering why someone would find such things humorous.
- Making a Splash: Chiyu transforms into Cure Fontaine using the Water Element Bottle.
- Meaningful Name:
- Chiyu's name is homophonic with the Japanese word for "full recovery"JP .
- Her family name is made up of the kanji for "mountain stream" and "fountain". The "fountain" kanji ties into her Cure name, Fontaine, which also means "fountain" in French.
- Motherly Side Plait: Chiyu cares for her friends and classmates in a motherly, firm but fair manner, reflected by the ponytail that drapes over her left shoulder.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: She wears a light blue cardigan over her school uniform.
- Only One Finds It Fun: Downplayed. Whenever someone makes a pun or word-based joke, intentionally or not, Chiyu is usually the only one who visibly reacts by trying to restrain her laughter.
- Slipknot Ponytail: During her transformation to Cure Fontaine, her hair tie comes out, undoing her ponytail.
- Team Mom: Chiyu is a very nurturing person who often shows concern for her friends and especially for her fairy partner, Pegitan and she can get angry if someone wants to hurt them.
Hinata Hiramitsu (Cure Sparkle)
Voiced by: Hiyori Kouno
A vivacious, scatterbrained second year middle school student who loves fashion and cute things. Her family runs the local animal clinic, and her older sister owns the "Cafe Wonderful Juice" juice bar truck.
- Alliterative Name: Hinata Hiramitsu.
- Animal Motif: Hinata's got a cat theme going on. Her partner is Nyatoran, she frequently has a Cat Smile, her Cure form has fur lining and hair buns shaped like cat ears, and, as cats are known for, she does her own thing.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: She has a very short attention span, which clearly shows in Episode 4; She gets so caught up about the fact Nyatoran can talk that she runs back to the clinic to tell her brother about it while forgetting the outing she had with her friends, and when facing the Monster of the Week, she gets more amazed at how cute Grace and Fontaine look in their Cure outfits instead of being scared of the behemoth.
- Brutal Honesty: Hinata doesn't have much in the way of a brain-to-mouth filter. She will say exactly what's on her mind, whether or not it is tactful or even relevant.
- Catchphrase: Hinata uses "Meccha" as an adverb a lot. Subs commonly translate it to "Super duper".
- Cat Smile: To go with her playful personality.
- Crash-Into Hello: How she meets Nodoka in the first episode, bumping into her and leaving shortly after.
- Cuteness Proximity: The Cures' aesthetics are enough to make Hinata forget about a giant monster.
- Eye Colour Change: Whereas the other Cures' eye colours become more saturated, Hinata's outright change from brown to green as Cure Sparkle.
- The Fashionista: When it comes to clothes, expect her to lead the charge in shopping and coordinating.
- Flat "What": Her reaction upon first finding out Nyatoran can talk.
- Genki Girl: Hinata is the most energetic of the main cast, beating out Nodoka and Rabirin. She gets excited easily, and talks loudly and very fast.
- Girlish Pigtails: The resident fashionista, and her hair is up in pigtails in both civilian and Cure form.
- Hidden Depths: Hinata seems to be shallow and bubbly, but she's actually worried that people find her quirkiness annoying and unreliable.
- High-Pressure Emotion: Her reaction whenever people compliment her.
- Leeroy Jenkins: When she sees Pegitan captured by Shindoine, while Chiyu tried to offer her to negotiate to get him back, Hinata, without thinking, rushes to attacking and screaming at her to give him back, despite Chiyu's protests.
- Light 'em Up: Hinata transforms into Cure Sparkle using the Light Element Bottle.
- Malaproper: Excitable and talkative, Hinata frequently uses words wrong, usually drawing a gentle correction from Chiyu.
- Meaningful Name:
- Hinata's name means "a sunny spot". Quite apt for a girl with light powers and such a sunny personality.
- The second kanji in her family name, Hiramitsu, can be translated as "sparkle", "light", or "glow".
- Missing Mom: So far, her mom hasn't been seen or mentioned. Only her dad has been seen.
- Personality Powers: She's positive and cheerful and has light powers.
- The Nicknamer: Hinata gives all her friends cute nicknames. Nodoka is "Nodokacchi" and Chiyu is "Chiyuchi".
- Non-Uniform Uniform: She wears a pink jumper over her school uniform, and wears a large, yellow tie instead of a small, red one.
- No Indoor Voice: The teacher quickly labels her as "The Noisy One" when Nodoka transfers to their school.
- Odango Hair: Along with the pigtails she already has in her civilian form, her Cure form gives her two buns shaped like cat ears.
- Pungeon Master: Has an affinity for puns as revealed in episode 5.
- Slipknot Ponytail: During her transformation to Cure Sparkle, her hair untwists and her pigtails come loose.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In Episode 8, she tells Chiyu that she's absolutely not looking at pictures of the West Middle track-and-field's new records whatsoever.
Asumi Fuurin (Cure Earth)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori
A spirit born from the Earth in response to the prayers of Queen Teatine to save Latte and the Cures. Her goal is to protect and serve Latte, which she initially interprets as having to take Latte back to the Healing Garden. After Latte tells her that she wants to stay with the Cures to continue purifying the world, she decides to use her power to grant Latte's wish and transforms into Cure Earth. Due to having just been born, she doesn't have a name, so Nodoka and the others decide to name her Asumi.
- Blow You Away: Asumi transforms into Cure Earth using the Wind Element Bottle. Her powers as a Cure are also wind-based, such as moving at blinding speeds and purifying enemies with the aptly named "Healing Hurricane".
- Combat Stilettos: Averted. Unlike the first three Pretty Cures, she only wears a pair of flats in Cure form.
- Earthy Barefoot Character: To further accentuate her connection to the Earth, she is first introduced not wearing any shoes.
- Fading Away: She starts becoming invisible after becoming sad about losing Latte.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her Pretty Cure form has a long frill that droops down from the side.
- Fish out of Water: Being a spirit sent from the Healing Garden, the other girls have to help her get accustomed to the way things work on Earth.
- Forgot I Couldn't Swim: She attempts to take flight by leaping off of the second story of Nodoka's house, only to forget that she can't fly without the Wind Element Bottle. The realization hits her right as she begins plummeting to the ground.
- Line-of-Sight Name: Nodoka noticed nearby wind chimes while introducing Asumi to her parents, and used them as a last minute family name.
- Magic Music: Whereas the other Cures use their Healing Sticks, Earth performs her finishers through playing the Earth Windy Harp.
- Meaningful Name: The first part of her given game sounds like "Earth", and fuurin are wind chimes used in the summer.
- My Beloved Smother: As Teatine's plea was the catalyst for her creation, caring for Latte is always Asumi's first priority. When she first appeared, she even tried to forcefully take Latte back to the Healing Garden for safety. Her Character Development revolves around growing out of this and gaining interests and aspirations besides Latte.
- No Social Skills: Zigzagged. While she's been capable of polite speech from the moment of her creation Asumi initially had no idea how or where humans are supposed to eat, sleep, or bathe, and she requires episode-long struggles to grasp fundamental concepts such as cuteness or liking something.
- Our Spirits Are Different: Unlike the other Cures, she's a spirit from the Healing Garden in place of a human who's chosen to be a Precure.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Downplayed. Asumi's bun makes it look like it grows, but her look with her hair down was already quite long.
- Purple Is Powerful: Has a purple theme color, and she is able to singlehandedly take on enemies that would normally require the three girls to work together to take down.
- Prim and Proper Bun: She wears her hair this way in her human form.
- Really Was Born Yesterday: She was created full-grown by the Earth. As such, the Cures have to teach her how to act like a person.
- Sixth Ranger: She joins the team in Episode 19.
- Slipknot Ponytail: During her transformation to Cure Earth, she undoes her hair, releasing her bun.
- Token Adult: Subverted. Asumi certainly looks the part, being 20 years old physically. However, because of the circumstances surrounding her nature as a spirit, she is actually the youngest Pretty Cure in the series age-wise.
- Thinking Up Portals: She can use her wind powers to create portals.
- Token Non-Human: She is the only Pretty Cure of the team to be a spirit.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards Latte.
- Younger Than They Look: Contrary to her adult appearance, she was just recently born. As such, she has about the same level of common sense as that of a newborn infant.
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma
One of the three Healing Animals. She is energetic with a strong sense of justice, making her high-spirited. She is the partner of Nodoka.
- Bunnies for Cuteness: She's an adorable, energetic little pink rabbit.
- Genki Girl: More so than the lead. In fact, her optimism and energy makes her have a lot more in common to past lead pink Cures than Nodoka.
- Imagine Spotting: Rabirin quickly spots the Cures' Imagine Spots of each of their expectations of their teamwork training, and pops them out.
- Poor Communication Kills: Rabirin was devastated when Nodoka turns out to be non-athletic, and Nodoka confirms it herself. But does Rabirin ask why it is so and why she became a Pretty Cure in the first place? No. Instead, she jumps to conclusions and denounces her as unfit to be her partner and walks out on her, albeit with a good reason (for her safety), leaving Nodoka unable to transform when a Megabyo-gen attacks. Once she learns of Nodoka's reasoning, she apologizes to her for her harsh behavior, while Nodoka apologizes to her for hurting her first.
- Verbal Tic: She ends her sentences with "Rabi!"
Voiced by: Hana Takeda
One of the three Healing Animals. He is very intelligent and acts as the voice of reason for his friends; however, he is also shy and lacking in confidence. He is the partner of Chiyu.
- Cowardly Lion: His defining trait is his low self-esteem. He genuinely wants to support others, but he lacks the confidence to take action. Part of what draws him to Chiyu is her affirmation that she'll support him and lend him her courage if he needs it.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: He's a penguin and he's adorable.
- Verbal Tic: He ends his sentences with "Pe!"
Voiced by: Aki Kanada
One of the four Healing Animals. He is very free-spirited and much like Hinata, who he gets along with, says whatever is on his mind. He is the partner of Hinata.
- Birds of a Feather: With his partner, Hinata.
- Cute Kitten: A tiger variant but he is certainly cute.
- Cute Little Fangs: He has a prominent fang sticking out of the left side of his mouth, adding to his cuteness.
- Epic Fail: He looks quite proud of his work on the Cure's banner for Chiyu until Pegitan points out he made a spelling error, resulting in a Flat "What" moment between him, Nodoka, and Hinata.
- Precocious Crush: Has this towards a human girl he meets until discovering she is engaged at the end.
- Verbal Tic: He ends his sentences with "Nya!"
Voiced by: Haruka Shiraishi
The Princess of Healing Garden. She is a young puppy and although unable to talk, her inner voice can be heard via the stethoscope.
- Blush Stickers: Has them permanently equipped.
- Kryptonite Factor: The summoning of Megabyo-gens puts her into a feverish state that can be cured by purifying them quickly enough or by taking medicine contained in Elemental Bottles.
- The Load: Discussed. As the season goes on and Latte becomes increasingly sick and fatigued due to the nature of how she detects Megabyo-gens, she confides in Nodoka and Rabirin that she feels she is only holding the team back. Nodoka refutes this, saying that Latte's ability makes her a vital part of the team's success. Eventually, Latte's desire to help the team to a greater degree than before wins out, resulting in her getting a partner of her own: Asumi.
- OOC Is Serious Business: After Rabirin and Nodoka are unable to transform because of their second feud, Latte becomes very agitated, refusing to let any of them leave without apologizing and making up.
- Precious Puppy: One of the mascots of the series, and she's a cute little puppy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Official English subs refer to her as "Rate," while most fansubs and official subs in other languages refer to her as "Latte."
Voiced by: Keiko Toda
The Queen of the Healing Garden and Latte's mother, who resembles an Afghan Hound. She is a graceful, kindhearted and benevolent queen and a loving (but somehow, overly doting) mother to Latte.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: The Generals all have skin in washed-out colors; Daruizen is blue, Shindoine is violet, and Guaiwaru is green.
- Fire and Brimstone Hell: The Byo-gen Kingdom is clearly meant to invoke this, with a black sky and a lake of lava.
- Horns of Villainy: All the commanders have little demon horns on their heads as well as demon tails.
- Punny Name: It is a play on the Japanese word byougen, meaning "source of the disease"JP .
- Unholy Ground: Their goal is to make Earth completely devoid of life by destroying the planets elementals.
King Byo-genThe being who leads the Byo-gens.
Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura
The first general of the Byo-gens to appear.
- Bishōnen: He is quite a pretty boy despite the blue skin.
- Deadpan Snarker: Emphasis on the deadpan.
- Hair Flip: He flips his hair to let out dark spores to summon a Nanobyo-gen.
- Ironic Echo: Mocks the Precure girls with both their "Take care, now" line and the monster's "Healin' Goodbye" lines when his flower monster in Episode 11 defeats them.
- Knight of Cerebus: Compared to the other generals (bar Batetemoda), he's actually quite a more serious threat when it comes to the Precures. With the other two generals bickering, this one doesn't mess around, and he was also the one who kicked off the plot.
- Magic Hair: Implied. His hair appears to produce dandruff-like dark spores, and he needs to flip it to let them out.
- Mellow Fellow: Daruizen always has the same bored expression and lethargic tone of voice, no matter the situation.
- Punny Name: Darui means "weary".
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito
The second general of the Byo-gens to appear.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first onscreen appearance is spent fawning over King Byo-gen and defending his honor from the insinuation of a past defeat.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: Shindoine considers herself King Byo-gen's true love, and if there's a chance to flatter him, she'll take it.
- Projectile Kiss: She summons a Nanobyo-gen by blowing a kiss laced with spores.
- Punny Name: Shindoi means "exhausted".
- Smurfette Principle: The only female general (so far).
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
The third general to appear.
- Evil Redhead: He has orange hair and is one of the Byo-gens.
- Large Ham: As serious-minded as Guaiwaru can be, he is not without any hamminess.
- Pec Flex: He summons a Nanobyo-gen by flexing three times.
- Punny Name: Guai means "bodily condition", but waru means "bad". Together, "bad condition"
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: In comparison with his fellow generals, his coat lacks sleeves. Justified, since he needs to be sleeveless in order to release his dark spores to summon a Nanobyo-gen.
- Smarter Than You Look: During Episode 13, Guaiwaru was sent with Batetemoda so he could show how he works with the Megabyo-gens to the new general. As opposed to the previous monsters which outright wrecked havoc in public spaces and allowed the Cures to easily find them, Guaiwaru infects a drone and makes a monster so fast and quick it causes static, messing with everything around town by locking people in their cars, causing production at factories to shut down, and showing Nyatoran's fish forehead mark.
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi
A nutria, who becomes infected in Episode 11 and joins King Byo-gens army.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Is only pretending to be a fool in order to gain advantage over the other generals and eventually get rid of them.
- Blood Knight: His primary motivation for fighting the Cures is that he really, really enjoys fighting.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: After arriving at the Byo-gens headquarters, he refers to the three demonic generals as his family. Theyre not too happy to be called that, to say the least.
- Subverted when it's revealed his submissive attitude towards them is an act to gain an advantage.
- Famous Last Words: "My ambition is ... Healin' good-bye!" were the last words he spoke as he was being purified.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Is viewed as a nuisance by Daruizen and Shindoine.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From just an ordinary nutria that became infected by Daruizen's Megabyo-gen to a very evil and ambitious general.
- Killed Off for Real: Is destroyed in Episode 20 by Cure Earth.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He gleefully tries to kill Latte in Episode 19.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's clearly smarter and more evil than he behaves.
- Painful Transformation: Its very clear the infection that turned him from a regular creature to a commander was not a pleasant experience for him.
- Piss Take Rap: Tries his hand at this in episode 16 and calls it quits by the end of the episode.
- Seldom-Seen Species: You dont see nutrias that much in fiction, but heres an exception. More than a few viewers confused him for a capybara, since they look so similar.
- The Starscream: It becomes very evident that he is trying to butter up the other generals in an attempt to raise his position for his own gain. Unfortunately, he is offed by Cure Earth before he could realize his ambitions.
- You Dirty Rat!: Technically he isnt a rat, but nutrias are rodents nonetheless. Plus, he certainly looks the part.
Voiced by: Eiji TakeuchiA crow who becomes infected in Episode 24. He is quickly defeated.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies in the same episode he first appears in, a first for the series.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: All of them are rather colossal at their weakest. And that's not including the fact they can get more massive and powerful as they continue to pollute
- Famous Last Words: As they get defeated, they scream out "Healin' Goodbye!" (in English) (which is followed by the Bond One-Liner "Take care now")
- Increasingly Lethal Enemy: If not defeated quickly, they grow more powerful overtime as they continue to infect their surroundings.
- Monster of the Week: They continue the proud tradition of mindless monsters who attack the Cures with no remorse.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: The ones from Episodes 10 (the glass monster) and 11 (the flower monster) serve as a huge wake up call for the Precures. The fact that three were summoned meant that the girls were forced to decide whether to take on all three at once, or fight all three together. When they decided to take them on together, it gave enough time for the flower one to be an even more dangerous threat. And there's the fact it's revealed they can potentially infect living creatures too...