The Academy's Princess! Cure Mermaid Appears! (学園のプリンセス!登場キュアマーメイド! Gakuen no Purinsesu! Tōjō Kyua Māmeido!?) is the 2nd episode of Go! Princess Pretty Cure and is the 537th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall.


Haruka learns ballet from the academy princess, Minami, in an attempt to become more elegant and graceful. But after growing overconfident she injures herself. In this time she learns more about Minami and soon must rely on her assistance after a Zetsuborg shows up!


The episode continues from last time, where Cure Flora just found out that Kanata, the young boy she met a few years ago, is the the Prince of Hope Kingdom. She tells Aroma and Pafu that he gave her the Dress Up Key, which shocks them because they do not know of his current whereabouts because the kingdom has been invaded by Dys Dark. He had sent them a request to locate the three legendary Princess Pretty Cure. Pafu then tells Flora that she had merely inherited the power and it order to become a full-fledged princess, she needed to be strong, kind and beautiful. She then vows to help them defeat Dys Dark and save Hope Kingdom and Prince Kanata, but when they notice Yui beginning to wake up the Mascots quickly hide and Flora de-transforms to Haruka and goes to her side. She then tells her about her dream to become a princess.

The next morning, Minami is watching the ocean from the shore when she oversees Haruka running to increase her strength. She starts to run faster when Pafu follows her and trips over her ears again. While this is going on Minami discovers a blue Dress Up Key washed up on to the shore.

Later that morning, the entrance ceremony is held and Haruka shows up late. The headmistress scolds her and deems her an unfit student when Minami arrives and suggests that Haruka should decide her own punishment because the school wants their students to be independent. The headmistress agrees and Haruka decides on weeding the garden.

After the Ceremony Haruka gets to work as she and Yui overhear some students within the nearby building. Curiously they peek inside to find Minami in the middle of her ballet. They admire her grace and technique and Haruka believes Minami would be great help for learning more about the kindness and beauty aspect of a Princess.

Later that day she goes to ask her, handing over her apology work. Minami begins to walk away and in a fevered attempt to get her to stay Haruka blurts out her request to be taught ballet. Minami agrees, much to her delight.

Haruka begins her lesson, but she is subpar at first, with her being not as flexible as Minami is and her technique not so great. However, she keeps practicing and slowly gets better, even practicing the steps throughout the day. Even after all she went through, she is still determined.

By this point Haruka has found a new confidence and practices without Minami. But she thinks about an impressive step Minami can do and attempts to practice it; only to sprain her ankle in the process. Minami arrives and though she is upset at first, she bandages the ankle, with Haruka deciding to trust her and reveal her dream to become a Princess. However, Minami says she is far from perfect, but she is thankful Haruka asked her to teach her ballet, because nobody else has.

Outside, Close is hesitant to attack again because of Cure Flora when he spots a group of soccer players running to prepare for a regional tournament. He targets one of the players whose dream is to become the top scorer and locks it, creating a soccer trophy Zetsuborg that immediately starts attacking to draw the Pretty Cure out. Minami attempts to get everyone to evacuate calmly until she spots Haruka and suspiciously follows after her when she goes in the opposite direction. Haruka sneaks outside and transforms into Cure Flora, with Minami watching from behind. Surprised, she takes out the Dress Up Key from her pocket after noticing Haruka wielded one similar.

Flora started to fight the Zetsuborg and all seemed well until she kicked it, which caused her sprained ankle to hurt again. The Zetsuborg kicked a soccer ball her way when suddenly, Minami pushes her out of the way and called her by her civilian name, startling Flora. She demands Close to stop his attack, but when he doesn't Flora pushes Minami out of the way to avoid being hit. Minami then tells them it is her responsibility to protect the students and her Dress Up Key begins to react and opens, meaning she has been chosen to become a Pretty Cure.

Aroma gives her a Princess Perfume and Minami transforms into Cure Mermaid without second thought. She immediately starts squaring off against the Zetsuborg and the battle continues from underwater. As this is going on the last Princess Perfume falls out of the chest. Mermaid effortlessly counters the Zetsuborg before purifying it with Mermaid Ripple. An angered Close retreats as she unlocks the cage holding the soccer player.

De-transforming, Haruka expresses joy to have found another Pretty Cure as Aroma opens his chest to find that the third Princess Perfume has gone missing.

Major Events

  • Minami catches Haruka transforming into Cure Flora. 
  • Kaido Minami transforms into Cure Mermaid for the first time.
  • Cure Mermaid uses Mermaid Ripple for the first time.
  • The third Princess Perfume goes missing. 


Pretty Cures



Secondary Characters


  • In the opening, Yui has been added to the clip of Haruka walking.


  • When Cure Flora de-transforms back into Haruka, she still has the earrings on.
  • In the preview for for the next episode, Kisaragi Reiko's hair color is brown instead of black.


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