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"Moonstruck: Race to the Moon"
Season 2, episode 9A
(Overall episode #69)
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Premiere date
United States of America United States of America
April 20, 2018
Written by Brad Birch
Directed by Christian De Vita
Viewer count (millions) TBA
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"Moonstruck: Race to the Moon" (also known as "Gluglu et la Lune rousse: Partie 1" in French) is the first segment of the 9th Season 2 episode of PJ Masks. It is the first part of the "Moonstruck" special.

Summaries

U.S

The PJ Masks must travel to the Moon to keep Luna Girl from improving her Luna Magnet powers, but Gekko is afraid of space.

French

Sorceline flies to the red moon to gain new powers thanks to very rare moon crystals. Les Pyjamasques run after her, but Gluglu is afraid of going into space, this unknown and so unpredictable world.

Characters

The following characters appeared in the episode "Moonstruck: Race to the Moon":

Synopsis

The episode begins with the class on a field trip to the museum to discuss the harvest moon, which comes out once a year. Coincidentally, the harvest moon is going to appear tonight. Connor, Amaya, and Greg are excited, but that means Luna Girl will be up to no good, especially since she loves the moon. This is confirmed through the PJ Picture Player that night, so the PJ Masks set out to stop her.

Luna Girl appears as the team admires the harvest moon and announces how it supercharged her Luna Magnet. This will allow her to finally take herself to the moon, build her kingdom, and claim all of its most powerful treasures, especially the harvest moon crystal, which will render her powers unstoppable. The team thinks she’s lying, but begin to reconsider when she forms a moon bubble around her and takes off into space, something that she’s never done before. Not willing to risk deciding if the moon crystal’s real or not, Catboy declares that they’ll have to go after her themselves into space through HQ’s rocket ship function.

The team drives back to HQ, although Gekko is reluctant to go through with the decision. A few moments later, everything is all set up to take off into space. Once everyone is in their stations, the countdown is initiated, and HQ launches. It exits out of orbit, and the structure transforms into the HQ Rocket. Gekko is still unsure about taking off into space, because the team is leaving the whole city unprotected, though the real reason why he’s reluctant is about the uncertainty of what’s out there. Nevertheless, he plots the team’s course.

The warning alarm suddenly sounds; spotting the HQ Rocket, Luna Girl quickly realized that the team is on their way to the moon as well and fired energy bubbles at them to throw them off-course. They dodge most of the bubbles but one, which had come in too fast and hits the side of the rocket. They barely manage to make it to the moon and safely land, but much to Gekko’s shock, the damage is bad. Meanwhile, Luna Girl lands nearby and is about to start looking for the moon crystal when its power magnetizes her magnet and pulls her across the moon’s surface.

The team watches this from the monitor and prepares to go after her, except for Gekko, who asks if he can stay behind and help PJ Robot repair the ship. While Catboy runs off to suit up, saying that the team will need to be together, not knowing what’s going to happen, Owlette asks Gekko what’s wrong, to which he shares his fears of being away from home and that they might be stuck on the moon, not being able to return. She tries empathizing with him about how she felt when she was on her first sleepover, but to him, it’s nothing compared to being on the moon.

To make him feel better, Catboy offers Gekko the option of guarding the ship with PJ Robot as he fixes it while he and Owlette go after Luna Girl, which he accepts. The two suit up in their PJ Spacesuits and launch their PJ Rovers to the moon’s surface. They activate their helmet cameras and communicators so Gekko can keep an eye out for them. Owlette spots Luna Girl with her Owl Eyes, and the team follows her.

The power drags Luna Girl into a moon crater where the harvest moon crystal is located. She is about to retrieve it when Catboy and Owlette catch up to her. However, when they use their Super Cat Speed and Owl Wing Wind, respectively, they don’t work as well on the moon compared to their efficiency on Earth. The harvest moon crystal pops out, goes inside Luna Girl’s Luna Magnet to transform it into a Luna Wand, and with it, she creates a Lunar Fortress.

Once everything settles down, Catboy and Owlette sneak inside and search around for Luna Girl. Unfortunately, they fail to notice her hiding within the crystals, and she traps them in crystal cages. Worse, while witnessing what’s going on out there, Gekko and PJ Robot lose contact with them.

The storyline continues in the next episode.

Moral/Lesson

  • You should be willing to face your fears and be manageable (don't feel scared).

Trivia

  • This is the first special episode of the series.
  • This is the first episode where the PJ Masks go to the Moon.
    • This also marks the first appearance of the orange harvest moon.
  • The PJ Masks get new gear that they use to help them move and breathe in space:
    • PJ Spacesuits
    • PJ Rovers
  • In this episode, Gekko learns to handle his fear.
  • This is the second time Gekko stays in HQ when Catboy and Owlette went on their mission to stop Luna Girl.
  • This marks the first appearance of Luna Girl's Luna Wand.
  • This is the first episode that ends on a cliffhanger. However, this cliffhanger was resolved in the next episode.
Episode list
| Blame it on the Train, Owlette | Catboy's Cloudy Crisis | Owlette and the Flash Flip Trip | Catboy and the Pogo Dozer | Gekko and the Super Ninjalinos | Owlette's Terrible Pterodactyl Trouble | Catboy and the Shrinker | Owlette and the Moon-Ball | Catboy and the Butterfly Brigade | Owlette the Winner | Speak UP, Gekko! | Catboy and Master Fang's Sword | Catboy VS. Robo-Cat | Owlette and the Giving Owl | Catboy and the Great Birthday Cake Rescue | Gekko and the Snore-A-Saurus | Looking After Gekko | Catboy and the Teeny Weeny Ninjalino | Catboy's Tricky Ticket | Gekko and the Missing Gekko-Mobile | Catboy's Flying Fiasco | Gekko's Stay-at-Home Sneezes | Gekko Saves Christmas | Gekko's Nice Ice Plan | Gekko and the Mighty Moon Problem | Clumsy Catboy | Catboy and Gekko's Robot Rampage | Owlette's Feathered Friend | Owlette and the Battling Headquarters | Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum | Catboy Takes Control | Owlette's Two Wrongs | Gekko Floats | Catboy's Two-Wheeled Wonder | Catboy's Great Gig | Owlette's New Move | Supersonic Owlette | Catboy and the Sticky Splat Slingshot | Owlette of a Kind | Beat the Drum, Catboy | Catboy Squared | Gekko's Super Gekko Sense | Owlette and the Owletteenies | Gekko's Blame Campaign | Owlette and the Moonflower | Slowpoke Gekko | Catboy and the Lunar Dome | Gekko and the Rock of All Power | Super-Sized Gekko | Take to the Skies, Owlette | Slow Down, Catboy! | Gekko's Special Rock |
| Moonfizzle Balls | Soccer Ninjalinos | Lionel-Saurus | Catboy's Cuddly | Night of the Cat | Catboy Does It Again | Terrible Two-Some | Owlette's Luna Trouble | Ninja Moths | Who's Got the Owl Power? | PJ Pinball | Bounce-a-Tron | Wacky Floats | Romeo's Disguise | PJ Robot | PJ Power Up | Moonstruck: Race to the Moon | Moonstruck: Lunar Fortress | Robot's Pet Cat | Gekko, Master of the Deep | May the Best Power Win | Moonbreaker | Race Up Mystery Mountain | The Mountain Prisoner | The Wolfy Kids | Wolf-O-Saurus | Catboy No More | Gekko Vs. the Splatcano | Meet Armadylan | Invisible Owlette | Wolfy Mountain | Romeo's Crystal Clear Plan | Nobody's Sidekick | Armadylan Menace | Power Pondweed | Owlette Comes Clean | Halloween Tricksters | The Wolfies Take HQ | The Good Wolfy | The Wolfy Plan | The Lizard Theft | PJ Dylan | Armadylan'd and Dangerous | Romeo's Action Toys | The Dragon Gong | Flight of the Ninja | Romeocoaster | Gekko and the Opposite Ray | PJ Masks Vs. Bad Guys United | Easter Wolfies | Luna and the Wolfies |
| Moon Madness | Armadylan and Robette Rule | Armadylan Zen | Way of the Woofy | Werejalinos | PJ Comet | Glowy Moths | Teacher Goes Ninja | Robot Goes Wrong | Lionel's Powers | Best Friends Forever | Meet An Yu | The Moon Prix | Pirates Ahoy! | The Secret of the Pagoda | Storm of the Ninja | Arma-Leader | Owlette Slips Up | The Splat Monster | Moth on the Moon | Fly Me To The Moon | Luna's Cosmic Tantrum | Motsuki The Best | Wheels of a Hero | Moonwolfy | Clash on Mystery Mountain | A Teeny Weeny Problem | Take Romeo Off The Road | Mission: PJ Seeker | Wolfy Powers | Do The Gekko | Armadylan, Action Hero | Super Muscles Show Off | The Prank Wheelz | Where's The Wolf Wheelz? | Villain of the Sky | Protector of the Sky | The PJ Masks Save Christmas | Romeo's Melody | PJ Robot Takes Control | PJ Sky Pirates | The Disappearing Ninjas | Gekko Everywhere | Gekko Takes Charge | Big Sister Motsuki | PJ Party Crasher | Master of the Moat | PJ Robot Vs Romeo |
| Heroes of the Sky | Who Let the Moths In? | Commander Meow | Motsuki's Missing Sister | Not so Ninja | PJ Party Mountain | Wolfies of the Pagoda | Master Fang's Secret | Aerodylan | Asteroid Accident | All About Asteroids | Romeo's Space Machine | Newton and the Ninjas | Missing Space Rock | Flying Factory Out of Control | Munki-gu | Munki-gu in the City | Mission Munki-gu | Legend of the Wolfy Bone | Gekko Vs Armavillain | Super Super Cat Speed | Munki-gu's Dragon | Gekko Loves Lionel | Octobella | Octo-Trouble | Star Buddies | To the Moon and Back | Magnet in the Moat | Motsuki Bugs Out | Octobella's Garden | Sploshy Splash | Teeny Weeny Returns | Robo-Wolf | The Labours of Armadylan | Lost in Space | The Power of Monkey Chatter | The Secret of Monkey Goodness | Pharaoh Boy | By My Pharaoh Feathers | Pharaoh's Chariot | PJ Robot Malfunction | The Mysterious Masks | Battle Of The Fangs | Catboy's Cat | Mad With Moon Power | Pharaoh and The Ninjalinos | Pharaoh's Boomerangs | Bubbles Of Badness |
| Ninja Power Up | Luna Goes Too Far | Owly Tricks | Newton The Destructor | Luna Kazoomer | Baddie Bots | Newton and the Animals | Octobella Strikes Again | Octobella on the Loose | Teeny Weeny to the Rescue | Invisible Munki-Gu | Orticia Blooms | Orticia and the Pumpkins | Pirate Robot | Owlette, the Pirate Queen | Catboy's Magic Trick | Gekko The Croc |
To be announced.
| Super Cat Speed | Super Gekko Muscles | Owl Eyes | Reinvention | Moth's Day | Super Moves Dance Party | Super Gekko Camouflage | Teamwork | All Skills | Determination | Gekko Improvises | Super Singing Heroes | Team Night Ninja | Super Cat Ears | Owlette Improvises | A Job For All | Bravery | Catboy Improvises | Taking Turns | Training with the PJ Masks | Moon Rocked | Play Date on the Moon | Space Race | Cat-Car Chaos | Gekko-Mobile Mischief | Robots Wash Up | Owl-Glider Gliding | Armadylan Style | Wolfy Garden | Bye Bye Bad Luna | Catboy Power Up | Owlette Power Up | Gekko Power Up | Masters of the Mountain | Moon Cuddly | The PJ Rovers | PJ Racing | An Yu's Bird Rescue | PJ Masks Surprise | Ninjability | HQ Tour | Minding Motsuki | It's A PJ Masks Christmas | Learning the Planets |
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