|Season||Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!|
|Eye Color||Golden (evil)|
|Hair Color||Light Green (evil)|
Dark green (good)
|Home Place||Phantom Empire|
|Theme Color||Light Green|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Kanao Tetsuo|
Namakelder (ナマケルダ Namakeruda?) is one of the generals of Phantom Empire from Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!. He is the first general to be shown attacking the Cures. He ends his sentences with "~desu zo" or "~masu na". He is part of the Oresky Trio, along with Oresky and Hosshiwa. In the end of episode 49, he was reborn as an office worker named Namase.
He is very quiet and polite when speaking to others and enjoys gloomy atmospheres. He rarely shouts, and even as he talks people down his words sound kindly.
He is very lazy, always leaving the fighting to the Choiarks or the Saiark he summoned. He frequently lies or sits down during battle and is shown lying around in random places in the human world, often in his beloved mold. He's gotten in trouble with Queen Mirage for sometimes not showing up when she summons him, instead lazing about somewhere. He is even too lazy to take off some clothes at the beach or listen to Cure Honey's song, which gives him some immunity to the latter. His reasons for summoning the Saiark is almost always related to his laziness, even for something like being disturbed in a nap.
At one point, he offered Aino Megumi to be his sidekick and thus join the Phantom Empire, using snacking whenever one wants or playing video games as reasons to bait her into joining. (She refused.) He did, however, get fired up about baseball at one point and is passionate about proving that love is meaningless, dropping hints here and there that he had troubles in a past relationship. He even gave himself the nickname "Love Hunter". It is unknown if he wanted to mock or copy his colleague Pretty Cure Hunter Phantom. When he notices himself getting too fired up or emotional, he calms himself, seeming a bit embarrassed that he was betraying his villainous gimmick. He is shown to be a fair player, respecting the Pretty Cures as well. At one point he complimented Shirayuki Hime for having grown so much as a Pretty Cure and when he was defeated in baseball, he fairly offered his Saiark up for purification.
In his interaction with the Choiarks, he seems the most loved by them, as he allows them a lot of liberties.
His form is based on a grasshopper, evident with his overall green color scheme and antennae on his head, which are actually attached to his hat. He dresses very orderly and has light green hair and small yellow eyes. He is shown carrying a cane with him.
When he was reborn, his hair becomes shorter and dark green and he wears a dark blue business suit and a green tie. His eyes are now brown.
While Queen Mirage is shown with her army, as they cheer for their win, Namakelder is seen guiding a Saiark, as Cure Princess fights, however Cure Princess quickly gets defeated, and de-transforms, as about to get hit by the Saiark, Cure Fortune appears as she fights the Saiark, and easily wounds it, finishing the Saiark with her attack, Stardust Shoot. Later, Namakelder leaves, as Cure Fortune does the same thing, but before leaving, she scolds Cure Princess for doing a terrible job.
Later, Namakelder summons another Saiark from Seiji's sister, while Hime and Megumi had just met each other. After both girls find the Saiark, Hime transforms onto Cure Princess revealing her Pretty Cure form to Megumi, and starts to fight, Cure Princess still is weak and gets defeated quickly, and again about to get hit, but Megumi arrives trying to protect her, as soon as she regains, and feels the power of a Pretty Cure as the crystal which Blue gave to Hime to find her Pretty Cure partner, shines, and transforms into PreCards, and PreChanMirror. With this power, Megumi transforms into Cure Lovely, and yet tries to battle the Saiark, even though Lovely has no idea how to.HCPC01
His First Defeat
When the Cures at first could not defeat his Saiark, he takes his leave and retreats to a rooftop, where his Saiark continued to spread mold. After Megumi helped Hime regain her confidence, resulting in their partnership, they confront Namakelder. He still thought that the Cures did not stand a chance and had the Saiark, along with some Choiarks, attack. After a bit of a struggle, Cure Princess uses Blue Happy Shoot to purify the Saiark, which angers and shocks him. HCPC02
Almost Becoming Good
He along with the rest of the trio, confront the Cures during episode 29. He and the trio were almost purified thanks to Starlight Ascension but Deep Mirror intervened before it could be completed.
Final Chance and Nearly Becoming Good
In episode 40, Mirage was furious at him and the other trio for their repeated failure and they are given one last chance to defeat the Cures. He, along with the trio summon several Saiarks to wreck the city but they overpower them and he and the trio are almost purified but snap out of it and withdraws from the battle.
Battle with Cure Princess and Purification
While the Pretty Cures were making their way to Queen Mirage, he and the other two generals ambushed them. Lovely and Blue left to find Mirage while the other three Cures fought the trio. He battled Cure Princess and was winning at first, deftly avoiding her attacks. However, when Princess changed into her Innocent Form, she weakened him before finally purifying him with Princess Windy Wink, making him realize the error of his ways.
In episode 49, he is walking while carrying his work bag when suddenly, Masuko Miyo come up to him and interviewed him about how and why he became one of the generals of the Phantom Empire. He did tell some bits about why he did, but he ran away and Miyo gave chase. His name is now Namase.
Like the other commanders, he can trap people into a mirror and create Saiarks. He holds a cane as a weapon, which can shoot beams.
- Namakelder is similar to Girinma from Yes! Pretty Cure 5, as being insects.
- Namakelder may be a shout out to some of the generals in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! who are based on different insects.
- He is the third villain to wear a top hat, preceded by Bloody and Leva and followed by Shut.
- He is also the second villain who utilizes a cane, preceded by Girinma.
- He is also the third villain who be lazy, preceded by Bel and Gamao.
- He is based on the grasshopper in the fable called The Ant and the Grasshopper.
- His Saiarks spread mold.
- His name means "lazying around."
- He is the third villain who ends his sentences in a certain way, preceded Akaoni and Majorina and followed by Madam Momere, Shut and Shakince.
- Namakelder and his Saiarks are both unaffected by Cure Honey's song being immune to her Rice Song.
- When he summons Saiarks, he does not have his cane, unlike Hosshiwa and Oresky, who hold their umbrella and badge respectively when they summon theirs.
- Even while on the beach, he still keeps his regular clothing on while Hosshiwa and Oresky do not. Presumably, it may be because he's too lazy to change.
- An early design of Namakelder had him with a darker green coat and hair and black gloves.
- He was near-purified the least out of the Oresky Trio, only being done so twice.