|Dotchi ga Honmono? Futari no Honoka|
|Futari wa Pretty Cure episode 20|
"Who is Real? The Two Honokas"
|Air date|| June 13, 2004 (Japan)|
July 27, 2009 (U.S.A)
|Opening|| DANZEN! Futari wa Pretty Cure|
Together We Are Pretty Cure
|Ending||Get You! Love Love?!|
|Directed by||Ito Naoyuki|
|Written by||Kawasaki Ryo|
|Animated by||Tamegai Katsumi|
|Art design by||Yuki Sinzo, Shiozaki Hiromitsu|
Who is Real? The Two Honokas (どっちが本物？ふたりのほのか "Dotchi ga Honmono? Futari no Honoka"?), dubbed A Double Dose of Smart in the English dub, is the 20th episode of the season Futari wa Pretty Cure, and also the 20th episode of Pretty Cure franchise overall.
In her last desperate move, Poisony transforms into Honoka and makes an attempt to separate Pretty Cure while getting Nagisa alone.
Honoka and the rest of the Science Club are busy trying to make perfume. While most of the club members fail to create anything not deemed repulsive, Honoka excels. She fills a spray bottle with her mixture and she sprays it. As they admire the scent, she earns many praises from her fellow club members.
Meanwhile, while playing lacrosse, Nagisa thinks about their encounter with Ilkubo. She dreads her next encounter with him, thinking that it was only a miracle that they manages to defeat the strongest of Dark King's army. However, she also notes that Pretty Cure may be getting stronger and with a renewed drive to retrieve the remaining Prism Stones, she continues to play.
Dark King comments on the fact that the light is drawing ever nearer, and that light must be conquered. Clearly growing impatient, he sends Poisony on a new mission to defeat Pretty Cure and gain control of the Prism Stones. After being teased by Kiriya, Poisony makes it clear that she will do everything in her power to succeed after so many failures. Ilkubo makes sure that she understands the gravity of the situation by reiterating that the Dark Zone, all of its inhabitants, and Dark King himself are at risk of being consumed and destroyed by the light. Poisony plans to capture Pretty Cure and take back the Prism Stones that Pisard and Gekidrago had with them.
After lacrosse, Nagisa agrees to go home with Honoka and waits for her at the gate as they settled on. But Honoka is late and Mepple starts to yell how hungry he is. Nagisa argues with him until he eventually insults her, then calls her cute. She quickly slashes a card and gets him to go back to sleep, just as Honoka arrives. She explains to Nagisa that the upperclassmen in Chemistry stopped her and they begin to head home.
Another Honoka comes running by, only to be stopped by Kiriya who compliments her scent. She talks to him about the perfume she had been working on in the Science Room and comments on that he was the only person who could identify it. Kiriya begins to say something, but he stops himself suddenly.
Meanwhile, Nagisa and Honoka stop at Akane's and order some Takoyaki. She gives them double and Nagisa questions why Honoka isn't eating them. She claims that the perfume she made earlier was giving her a headache so Nagisa offers to help her home. She claims to be fine, so Nagisa reveals that she put Mepple to sleep and asks Honoka how Mipple is doing. Honoka mentions that they got into a fight and she asks Nagisa to see something, but Akane interrupts when she comes by to mention that she will be attending the next Lacrosse Game. After that Honoka asked again to see Mipple and this makes Nagisa realize that something is wrong, because Honoka would never leave Mipple behind and not know of where she is. She then gets up and runs away as Honoka follows her.
It's then Honoka runs by Akane's and is told that Nagisa left for home already, with her. This causes Honoka to realize that something is wrong too and she quickly tries to find Nagisa.
Thinking she is safe, Nagisa heads to the train area and finds Honoka trying to locate her. Just as she does, they are joined by the other Honoka. Both try to prove to her which one is real, and one has Nagisa smell her hand to find the perfumes scent on it. She has the perfume Honoka made, but the other one claims it isn't enough proof and reveals that she has the bottle on hand. The other Honoka then claims that the other one probably snuck into the Science Room to steal the bottle. They both continue to try to prove who is the real one by saying what food Nagisa likes the best, but both answers, Chocolate and Takoyaki, are right.
Nagisa is able to realize which one is the real Honoka after she happens to pick up on something else. She recalls reading that Honoka once wrote in her notebook regarding her smelly socks. Honoka transforms into Poisony as the girls run into the nearby warehouse and lock the gates, which she easily breaks with just a scream. The girls transform and struggle to fight against her, but she claims that while she admires their courage and luck, she changes her hair into a violent monster to attack them. She grabs Cure Black and Mepple and spins them around while saying they stand no chance again her.
She throws Black, then grabs both girls and throws them both. They use Marble Screw on her but she dodges it. Black insists that they try again, but she grabs onto her before she can, not allowing them to connect hands. But with enough straining the girls are able to do just this and attack Poisony, leaving behind an orange Prism Stone.
In Dusk Zone, Kiriya seems to understand what has happened to his sister. Ilkubo explains that everyone who fails must return to the darkness, because they are the creatures of it. They only have two options - to live in it, or fade away in the light. Kiriya goes off to be alone for a while, thinking about his sisters return to the darkness. He painfully experiences a breakdown and begins to scream as the episode ends.
- Nagisa and Honoka have obtained the orange Prism Stone.
- This episode marks the final appearance of Poisony.
- This is the second time where Nagisa's feet are mentioned as being stinky.
|Previous episode:||Next episode:|
|Futari wa Pretty Cure 19||Futari wa Pretty Cure 21|