The Pretty Cure of Hope Is Born! (希望のプリキュア誕生！ Kibō no Purikyua Tanjō!?) is the 1st episode of the season Yes! Pretty Cure 5, and also the 146th episode of Pretty Cure franchise overall. This episode focuses on Yumehara Nozomi becoming a Pretty Cure.
While on her way to school Nozomi runs into a mysterious man while chasing a glowing butterfly. After meeting a new student, she later sees him again and soon realizes that their chance meeting was not just a coincidence.
SummaryNozomi is running late to school but upon spotting a luminescent pink butterfly she follows after it. She makes an abrupt turn into an alleyway and bumps into a strange man. The butterfly almost flies away but the man manages to catch it, allowing it to rest on his finger while warning her not to touch it. He asks Nozomi if she likes butterflies, but suddenly sensing something, he takes off.
Nozomi attempts to follow after him to ask of his name, but she doesn't see him and leaves for school - only for her passing friend to remind her that the bus will be coming shortly. If she doesn't hurry up, she'll miss it.After arriving, Nozomi sees how everyone surrounding her is doing their own thing, including Rin, who is surrounded by several of the sports clubs asking her to join them. Nozomi decides to go on ahead, but this encourages her to work towards finding her own talent in life. She walks by a pathway to find someone rehearsing some lines and is shocked to find it's an up and coming actress who she's seen on a poster recently - a girl named Urara. She is very excited and asks her if she is there for a role, but Urara informs her that she has just begun to attend the school. Before they separate, Nozomi tells Urara she can ask her any questions she may have.
In class, Rin explains to Nozomi that she has some plans after school so she should go home by herself instead of hanging around. Nozomi offers to say for support, but Rin is more interested in finding out if she found something of her own to do and brings up her attempt to join a club the previous week. Of course the results are less then desirable as Nozomi admits she struggled too much. She also tried out for Theater, and Wind Orchestra. Nozomi attempts to play this off, but Rin expresses disappointment before leaving. Nozomi heads over to the nearby window to find the strange boy from earlier and trails after him, being led to the Library.
Inside, she only spots Karen and Komachi and asks if they recognized him. They haven't however, but she claims she did see someone come in, she then expresses surprise as Karen recognizes her. Nozomi asks if she can look around at least, and Komachi agrees. But she leaves a bad impression on Karen, who is sure she saw nobody come in besides her. After she walks away, Komachi compares Nozomi's stubbornness with Karen's own, though Karen denies it.
Suddenly Nozomi finds the strange boy, but every time she turns and sees him for a moment he keeps vanishing. She eventually finds a weird glowing book and goes to touch it. The glow fades as the male happens to see her standing there and asks her to give him the book. Nozomi refuses and claims he's probably making fun of her, then asks him why he wants it so badly since only students are allowed to take out books. The boy claims he isn't anyone suspicious but she refuses to buy it. As they argue and fight over it, the male eventually loses energy and transforms into his animal form.
Nozomi is beyond shocked but finds him so adorable that she can't help but cuddle the fluffy tanuki. She then introduces herself to him again, and he does the same to her. Although he's pretty angry with her, he soon gets over it having to deal with the scary creature that has suddenly shown up.
As a fight breaks out, Karen and Komachi thought they heard something but pay it no mind. Despite how much pain he's in, Coco refuses to hand over the Dream Collet. Nozomi watches the confusing scene and is quick to save Coco by throwing something in the way. She then grabs Coco and takes off with the Collet just as Komachi and Karen arrive to find books all over the floor. They are soon cornered but just then, the mysterious pink butterfly from earlier shows up and floats onto her hand. It glows brightly and changes into a strange bracelet. With that Coco leaps out of her arms and tells her to use it to transform.
Nozomi is very confused but he is able to convince her to at least try using it. With the strange object, Nozomi is able to transform into Cure Dream. She takes a moment to overlook her brand new form while Coco tearfully comments on this event. The man is able to attack Nozomi but she is able to move out of the way just by jumping. The strange man tosses a mask onto the nearby painting, causing a weird creature to come out of it. It then chases after a frightened Nozomi as Coco runs into her arms. He tells her to fight the monster but she's too frightened to do so until he tells her to believe in herself.
Dream comes to a stop and tells Coco how right he is. She has him run to a safe spot and they begin to fight. She does very well but she is caught off guard by the strange man who demands Coco hands over the item he came there for. Coco considers doing it, but Dream convinces him not to and claims she won't lose. With new found strength, she tosses him aside and with the Pretty Cure power, she attacks the monster.
The mask falls to the floor and the strange man takes off while everything returns to normal. Nozomi turns back to normal as Coco runs over to her. She still doesn't understand but she's happy that he's happy. Coco thanks her for her help and with that, Nozomi realizes what her goal is: To become a Pretty Cure and restore Coco's land.
- Yumehara Nozomi encounters a mysterious man, who turns out to be Coco, a fairy from the conquered Palmier Kingdom
- Kasugano Urara enrolls as a new student at L'École des Cinq Lumières
- Girinma of the organization Nightmare begins their attack for the Dream Collet discovered by Nozomi in the school library.
- Nozomi gains the power to become Cure Dream and decides to assist Coco in saving the Palmier Kingdom with the Dream Collet and the Pinkies.
- Coco reveals that they will need five Cures to save his world.
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