Reika's Frustration! Why Am I Studying!? (れいかの悩み!どうして勉強するの!? Reika no Nayami! Dōshite Benkyō suru no!??) is the 16th episode of Smile Pretty Cure!, and also the 405th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall. The English title is "Chloe Quits".


With no goals to call her own, Reika quits everything in search of this precious dream. In this time she begins to understand why she works so hard.



Reika making an announcement

Miyuki, Akane, Yayoi and Nao are upset over failing their test. Reika, the only one who passed tries cheering them up and they ask her for study tips.

The next day, Reika goes through her morning routine; Jogging with her elder brother, cooking breakfast with her mother and getting her homework done. She has doubts on how to answer her friends' questions though, and seeks her grandfather for advice. But she is shocked when he informs her that she should quit and try another approach to figure out an answer.

She agrees, and upon going to school she makes an announcement that she will be quitting everything she does at school. Everyone is stunned by the news, but Nao believes she understood Reika's decision and tells everyone to give her some space for her.

The following day, Reika's family told her to not follow their routine. She should do something she wants instead, and in hopes of figuring this out Reika pays her friends a visit. She and Miyuki read fairytales in the library for a while, then she spends time with Yayoi and Akane, who draw with her and practice volleyball. She then pays Nao a visit last, and helps her babysit her siblings for a little while.

Meanwhile Joker gives data to Akaoni to help him study up on Pretty Cure. Akaoni refuses as he hates studying and he decides to just go and defeat the girls, taking off soon after. He appears as the girls wonder if they can fight without Reika, as she's been needing space lately, and he summons an Akanbe using nearby kids and a textbook.

The girls transform, only for the Akanbe to suddenly start asking them questions. For each one they answer wrong, it shoots a large X at the girls to trap them. It starts with Sunny and she fails an English question, then it asks a Math

Reika protecting her friends

question to Peace, following History for March, and Idiom for Happy.

At this point Reika arrives and transforms into Cure Beauty, easily answering every question the Akanbe can throw at her, causing it to weaken. The last question is asked for her personally, and she correctly answers it before using Beauty Blizzard and a new decor appears. Akaoni retreats and everything went back to normal.

Now, Reika finally understands why she works so hard every day. She gives her friends advice on how to improve their studies and they agree to try her suggestions.





Secondary Characters


  • This episode is similar to the Suite Pretty Cure♪ episode: episode 30, in which the girls were targeted by big Xs whenever they got a question wrong.
    • It is also similiar to a Yes! Pretty Cure 5: GoGo! episode when they enter a game show and were attacked if they failed to answer questions wrong at one portion. Ironically both this episode and that one focused on the Blue Cure and it was up to her to save the others.


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