Miyuki and Candy Switch Places~!? (みゆきとキャンディがイレカワ~ル!? Miyuki to Kyandi ga Irekawa~ru!??) is the 8th episode of Smile Pretty Cure!, and also the 397th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall. The English title is "Glitter Switchers!" .


After finding a strange pair of rings, Miyuki and Candy suddenly find themselves in each others bodies. Things then get worse after Miyuki gets angry at Candy for making her school day so bad.



Candy and Miyuki switching bodies

One day, Miyuki was running to school when Candy, who was in her schoolbag, spotted a couple of "shooting stars" which had fallen somewhere nearby. Going to investigate, Miyuki and Candy found a pair of couple rings. Suddenly, the couple rings attached themselves onto Miyuki and Candy, causing them to switch bodies. Just then, Akane, passing by on her way to school, spotted the two. Hearing Akane calling out to them, the two call out good morning, only to realize that they had switched bodies. Meanwhile, at Bad End Kingdom, Majorina was busy searching for her magic rings, which she calls the "irekawa~ru" or "swa~pping places". Akaoni admitted that he had found the rings on the table, but had blown them away with his mighty sneeze. Enraged, Majorina rushed out into the human world to look for her rings.


Nao and Akane trying to get the rings off of Miyuki and Candy

At school, the girls were at first skeptical, but Candy showed how she was able to move Miyuki's ears at will, proving that she was really Candy. Reika suggested that they try removing the rings to swap back, but to no avail. Yayoi then suggested using the ring Cure Decor piece to negate the magic, but it did not work as well. As such, they had no choice but to let Candy go to class in Miyuki's place. While Candy was excited and eager to do her best, Miyuki was not so sure if Candy could be trusted.


Candy in school

The first lesson of the day, English, had Miss Sasaki giving the class a pop quiz. Extremely worried, Miyuki popped out from under the table to check on Candy, and was almost caught when Miss Sasaki saw her moving on her own.

Luckily, Nao and Reika quickly diverted attention back to the test. Candy ended up drawing a picture of herself over Miyuki's test paper, earning Miyuki a visit to the staffroom after school to explain herself.


Candy volunteering to read the book

Next, in Japanese class, Miyuki was called upon to read a passage from the textbook. Miyuki tried to get Candy to repeat after her, but Candy kept adding comments after each sentence, arousing the teacher's suspicion. Asking why she kept adding "kuru" after each sentence, Yayoi had to cover by suggesting that Miyuki meant to say that she felt awful (kurushii). The teacher then told Miyuki to go to the infirmary, and Akane had to further cover up to keep Candy in class and out of trouble.


Candy drawing a map

During social studies lesson, Candy drew a picture of Märchenland's palace on the board when called out to solve a problem. Again, Nao and Reika had to cover up for her, but it was no use as Candy continued her uncharacteristic behavior. Throughout the rest of the day, Candy continued to wreak havoc in science, home economics, and gym class, wearing the other girls out as they tried to keep her out of trouble repeatedly.


Candy showing Miyuki her bad grades

At the end of the day, the girls were gathered at the rooftop, exhausted after a day of chasing after Candy. Just then, Candy appeared with a marked testpaper of 0 marks and a whole stack of extra homework. Angered, Miyuki screamed at Candy, telling her that she had totally messed up. Not understanding why Miyuki was so angry, Candy ran away from school.


Majorina with the policeman

Somewhere in town, Majorina was at a police station, filing a report for her lost rings. Confused at her answers of "magic" and "bad endings", the officer thought she was a novelist. Just then, Candy ran past the station, and Majorina spotted her ring on her finger and gave chase. Candy, sulking alone at the town's communal playground, saw some kids at play and decided to join them in their games.

Meanwhile, Miyuki and the other girls could not find Candy, and Miyuki realized that though Candy had made a mess of things, she was actually trying her best. Feeling regret for yelling at Candy, she was determined to find Candy and apologize.


Candy trying to transform

At the end of the day, Candy was left alone at the playground as all the kids left to go home. There, she was cornered by Majorina, who created a Bad End alternate reality and stole everyone's happiness. Finding Miyuki's Smile Pact, Candy tried to transform but failed. Luckily, the other girls reached her in time, and Akane, Yayoi, Nao and Reika transformed to fight Majorina.


Miyuki transforming into Cure Candy

Majorina then created a rocking horse Akanbe to battle. Although small, the Akanbe was quick and nimble, easily defeating the 4 Cures and trapping them in giant metal springs. Majorina then explained that Miyuki and Candy could never take off the magic rings without the remedy, a medicine which she calls the "motonimodo~ru" or "swi~tching back". The Akanbe moved to attack, but Miyuki's strong wish to protect Candy's happiness caused her Smile Pact to glow. With that, she was able to transform into Cure Candy.


Miyuki and Candy together

Cure Candy, with her long agile ears and fast speed, was able to defeat the Akanbe easily. In the midst of battle, the Cures managed to snatch the remedy medicine from Majorina, and Cure Candy purified the Akanbe with Happy Shower. The Cures gained their eighth Cure Decor piece, the Sakura. Using the remedy medicine, Miyuki and Candy successfully swapped back to their original selves.

Major Events


  • The opening features scenes from the movie Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi, with emphasis on the Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart, Fresh Pretty Cure! and Heartcatch Pretty Cure! Cures.
  • This is the second time that the Cures has swapped bodies with one of the Mascots. The first time was in Fresh Pretty Cure! when Yamabuki Inori accidentally has her body swapped with Tarte's body.FPC10
    • In fact, Inori's body was swapped with Tarte's body, which is the opposite of how Miyuki's body was swapped with Candy's body because when Tarte and Miyuki were in Inori and Candy's body respectively, they transformed into Pretty Cure whereas Inori in Tarte's body and Candy in Miyuki's body didn't. Despite this, Inori (in Tarte's body) transformed into a Pretty Cure, however it was only in Momozono Love and Aono Miki's imagination.
  • When Miyuki and Candy swapped bodies, their hairstyles also switched, with Miyuki's hair styled in round buns and Candy's ears curling into Miyuki's trademark cone-roll style. Candy's red cheeks were also switched onto Miyuki's face.
  • The morning news programme Akaoni was watching is based on a real-life morning news programme, TV Asahi's Morning Bird, hosted by newscasters Akae Tamao and Hatori Shinichi.
  • The passage Miyuki was supposed to read out loud in class is an excerpt from novel "I am a cat" (吾輩は猫である Wagahai wa neko de aru?). [1]
  • The scenes where Majorina introduces her inventions are similar to a scene from the Nerunerunerune commercials, a famous Internet meme in Japan.
  • Majorina does not like to be called "old" or "granny".
  • During Happy Shower, Cure Candy uses her ears to draw the heart instead of her hands.





Secondary Characters




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