The Uproar Over Milk's Running Away! (ミルクの家出で大騒ぎ! Miruku no Iede de Ōsawagi!?) is the 22nd episode of the season Yes! Pretty Cure 5, and also the 167th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall.


Milk offers to help at the store, but after she causes too much trouble everyone makes her stop - resulting in her running away after feeling useless.


Nozomi and the others arrive to help out with a Sale going on at Natts House. Before it starts they still need to set up, but Milk arrives with a few Pinkies, claiming not to need their help. She believes that she, Natts, and Coco can do it themselves without the help of the Pretty Cure, deep down concerned that she must learn to become more reliable - especially with a klutz like Nozomi around. Milk makes an attempt to show everyone how she doesn't need them, but she only angers Nozomi.

They begin to move things around, with Milk still struggling due to her small size. Coco suggests that she goes upstairs to rest since the customers will be coming soon, but she feels saddened, not understanding that he was actually concerned for her. Natts points out that they can't let anyone see her as the girls come back in to check on things. Watching with remorse, Milk suddenly gets an idea.

Meanwhile, as this is going on, an angry Arachnea has been receiving her bonus for the work she has done lately. She is very unhappy with it and is told that she received basically what the the work she has done amounts to, which makes her leave in an angry huff.

Suddenly, Masuko Mika came to the store, where she asks the girls why they are there and their connection with Natts. She happens to see Milk nearby, acting like a doll and asks to purchase her, but they inform her that she was accidentally put out and isn't buy-able. 

During a small break the group quickly tries to scold Milk for trying to do this. She explains that if she was bought, she could try to help make money for Coco then Natts. She would let herself be bought, then run away whenever she got a chance to sneak out. She is shocked when Natts quickly disproves and tells her he wouldn't want money obtained by dirty tactics. He and Coco scold her again, and say if she plans to pull such stunts she shouldn't even be trying to help them - which hurts her feelings.

As Milk leaves to be alone, Nozomi confronts Coco and comments that she thinks he may have hurt her feelings. Coco just tells her that she needs to be harsh in order to make others learn from their mistakes, then tells her to return to work.

Milk runs off, hoping down the staircase and sneaking out from the shop, using the back entrance to duck into an alleyway. She fails to notice Arachnea watching her, and seems surprised to see more of the Palmier Kingdom's citizens there.

Sometime later Coco tries to locate Milk but finds the door open. He runs down the back steps and towards the front but still can't find her. He then changes back to normal form and tells the girls what is going on.

Milk continues to walk, only to be stopped by a cat that frightens her. She is then confronted by Arachnea, which Coco happens to notice. She grabs Milk just as the girls arrive and Arachnea takes off, bringing Milk with her all the way to a closed fish shop. The door opens before them and they all run inside to try to find her. After they do the garage door shuts behind them and Arachnea reappears as all of the fish tanks begin to glow. They tell her to give Milk back and she refuses, instead making all of the fish come from their tanks and she throws a mask on one of the jellyfish, transforming it into a monstrous Kowaina.

It begins to attack the girls while she tells them to hand over the Dream Collet. They refuse, but she thinks they will eventually give up, revealing that she has Milk being restrained by one of the jellyfish. She tells them to again hand it over if Milk really means anything to them but they refuse, saying that they will save Milk and keep the Dream Collet too. With that, the girls then transform.

The fight resumes as the Jellyfish Kowaina tries to smash the girls. They are able to kick it to the ground and demand Milk to be returned to them. She refuses and claims that she should be able to keep Milk and do whatever she wants with her since they were mean to her anyway, but they claim that they were only tried to help her and how much she means to them.

Arachnea then holds Milk over a tank of piranhas and while this goes on, the Jellyfish Kowaina is able to grab the girls with its tentacles and begins shocking the girls while Arachnea tells them how careless they were. She tells them to hand over the Dream Collet but they continue to refuse, and soon Dream is able to free Lemonade, who uses Lemonade Flash to free the rest. 

Mint then used Mint Protection against the Kowaina's shock attack while Rouge is able to save Milk. Aqua then uses her Aqua Stream on the Kowaina while Dream finishes it. Arachnea takes off and everything returns to normal. Nozomi comforts a scared Milk and the five girls leave while the see creatures watch them.

Back at the shop the following day, it turns out that Natts was able to sell everything. They ask how Milk has been feeling since yesterday and she comes in and apologizes for her behavior. Nobody is angry though because of how nice she is being now, and because they're just happy she is safe. Komachi and Karen then come in to show the article about the shop. Including a cute display plushie, which happens to be Milk.

Seeing how well received she was is enough to make her begin to act like she normally is. She claims that not only is she cute, but she is a good student, which they don't understand until Coco and Natts explain to the girls that basically Milk is the same age that they are. So although she may be the same age, Milk is very sure that she's far more mature then the girls, mainly Nozomi. She then hops up and steals the mamedaifuku from Nozomi, which ends with her being chased around by the angry girl.

Major Events

  • Milk is revealed to be the same age as the Cure girls in "fairy terms".





Secondary Characters


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