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 and understand why she works so hard to begin with.



Reika making an announcement

Miyuki, Akane, Yayoi and Nao were upset that they failed in their tests. Reika tried to cheer them up, and they ask her for tips on studying.

The next day, Reika go 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 and seek 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. However, she agrees and makes this announcement later on at school.

Everyone is stunned by the news, but Nao believes she understand why Reika is doing this and tells everyone to just give her some space for now.

The following day, Reika's family told her to not follow their routine instead do something that she want to do. In hopes of figuring things out, she decides to trail her friends to see what goes on with them. Miyuki spend her time reading fairy tales in the library, then she spends time with Yayoi and Akane as they draw and practice volleyball, then lastly ends with Nao by helping her babysit her siblings.

Meanwhile Joker gave a stack of data for Akaoni to study about the Pretty Cures. Akaoni hate studying and decided to defeat the Pretty Cures himself, rejecting the idea and taking off. He appears as the girls wonder if they can fight without Reika and he summons an Akanbe using some 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.

Just then Reika arrives to find the girls trapped and quickly transforms into Cure Beauty. She easily answers every single question, and with each one weakens the Akanbe.

Its then the last question arrives, directly for her. She is able to correctly answer it and finishes off the Akanbe using Beauty Blizzard and a new decor appeared. Akaoni retreated 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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