A Sad Past!! Cure Fortune's Tears (悲しい過去!!キュアフォーチュンの涙 Kanashī Kako!! Kyua Fōchun no Namida?) is the 20th episode of the season Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! and is also the 506th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall.


Iona reveals how she lost her beloved sister to the Phantom Empire after Hime opened the Axia box. Meanwhile, Hime fears her friendships may be over with the other girls.


Iona has asked Megumi and Yuko to be her Pretty Cure partners because of their skills. She is sure if they work together they stand a chance to defeat the Pretty Cure Hunter. Hime yells at her and claims that because they are her friends she shouldn't be deciding things by herself, but she is told off by Iona since she wasn't even talking to her. Yuko and Megumi try to calm Hime down but she only accuses them of trying to choose sides, though they claim they weren't. Megumi suggests that the four of them partner together, but Iona refuses because she can't forgive Hime for what she did. She goes on to reveal that it was her who opened the Axia box, despite their attempts to stop her. It is all Hime's fault that everything bad has happened. Iona explains how Hime approached the Axia box and opened it, causing everything bad to come out of it. In an instant Queen Mirage was able to take over the Blue Sky Kingdom and the Pretty Cure Hunter began to rid of all Pretty Cure, including Cure Tender, Iona's sister.

Hime, terrified of what the others think, takes off in tears and Ribbon follows behind her. They run after Hime to try to stop her, but Iona asks why they even bother since she has no right to be a Pretty Cure to begin with. She then takes off after asking them to reconsider. Megumi attempts to use the Cure Line to get a hold of her, but when this doesn't work Megumi keeps hitting the buttons until Ribbon returns and tells her to stop before she breaks it. She claims that Hime doesn't have the guts to face Megumi or Yuko right now and she needs to be left alone. Ribbon also feels bad because they didn't reveal what happened with Axia earlier.

Hime has been eating the honey candies while wandering the area. She is startled by her Cure Line, but refuses to answer it and instead hides in the park. When it stops ringing she puts it away. She is surprised by Yuko, who happens to have found her using the wrappers Hime forgot to throw in the trash.

Hime makes an attempt to run away and explains that she is sure they hate her now and will pick Fortune over her. But Yuko stops her and claims they don't hate her, even adding that before she hid her identity of Cure Honey, and their feelings about her didn't change. So she is sure that Megumi feels the same way.

Megumi and Ribbon continue out and discuss what Hime did. Ribbon is very happy that Megumi isn't angry with Hime, and she mentions how much she likes her optimistic behavior. Because of her friendship with Megumi, Hime has been improving herself, little by little. For that, Ribbon is very grateful and happy. Megumi is also very happy to have Hime as a friend and claims that their friendship would last forever. She even claims Ribbon to be a precious friend too, and with that Megumi decides that she will tell Hime her feelings. So they need to go and find her, but Ribbon stops to reveal that two Saiark happen to be nearby. However, one was summoned by Namakelder, and the other by Hosshiwa so they start to argue and fight with each other instead.

Megumi and Ribbon arrive on scene and Megumi is quick to change into Cure Lovely. She calls their attention to herself and tells them that they cannot just claim the area for themselves. So she begins to fight them as Ribbon tells her that it's too reckless to try to fight against Choiarks and two Saiarks. But Lovely is too confident that she can handle it, so Hosshiwa and Namakelder call a momentary truce and have everyone fight against Lovely together as Ribbon flees.

As Yuko and Hime sit inside of the tunnel they hear people in a panic, so Yuko gets out to ask what is going on. A man running informs them of the Saiarks and trouble going on at the Shopping Street nearby. Yuko tells Hime they should go and help but Hime refuses to leave the playground structure until Yuko claims that she cares greatly about Hime too. This encourages her and they quickly join Lovely, who uses her Lovely Explosion Bomber with no effect on the electric guitar Saiark. She then tries to use Heart Restriction and then changes into Cherry Flamenco to use Passion Dynamite to beat up the Choiarks.

As the Saiarks continue to throw attacks at her, Lovely is thrown into a nearby tree. Namakelder and Hosshiwa tell her to just give up and when Ribbon goes to help a Choiark grabs her. Lovely claims to be fine though, which only angers Hosshiwa. But the Saiarks miss their mark after Fortune grabs Lovely and puts her on a nearby building top. She tells her that she is too rash and goes to finish, but Lovely wants to fight with her. She allows it and they resume the fight, but in doing so, Hosshiwa and Namakelder begin arguing again. Ribbon is even saved by Glassan.

Fortune then uses Star Burst while Lovely uses Shining Impact to send the Saiarks flying into the air. Then the girls use their Prebrace's to form Pinky Love Shoot and Stardust Shoot, which allows them to finish off the Saiarks.

With everything vanishing and returns to normal, Hosshiwa and Namakelder angrily tell each other off before leaving. As Yuko and Hime have just arrived, Hime sadly watches how well Lovely and Fortune get along and fears their friendship is better then her own with Megumi.

Fortune asks Lovely if she will be partnering with her and at first she says she will, only to say right after that only if Hime is accepted. She tells Fortune that they should do it together, and quietly Fortune agrees. After they gain the new PreCards Hime begins to panic in the background, alerting them that she is there with Yuko. Lovely spots them and approaches to inform them of the good news, but Hime is so upset that she fears Lovely was going to tell her that their Pretty Cure is disbanded, causing her to run away in tears before Lovely can finish.

Major Events

  • It is revealed that Hime opened Axia when she was younger, thus causing the Phantom Empire to be freed.
  • A clearer view of Cure Tender is shown for the first time. 
  • Phantom's Pretty Cure Graveyard is shown for the first time, where he keeps the Cures he captured.
  • This is the first time two separate Saiarks were summoned. There were two from episode 8, but they were created from one group of people.
  • Namakelder and Hosshiwa are shown using their cane and umbrella as a weapon for the first time.
  • Yuko uses the Detective PreCard for the first time to locate Hime.


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