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"Motsuki Bugs Out"
Season 4, episode 15B
(Overall episode #180)
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Premiere date
United States of America United States of America
December 7, 2020[1]
Written by Ashley Mendoza
Directed by Christian De Vita
Episode Guide
"Magnet in the Moat"
"Octobella's Garden"

"Motuski Bugs Out" (also known as "Motsuki et les Papinuits géants" in French) is the second segment of the 15th Season 4 episode of PJ Masks.



Motsuki gets angry at being told she's too "buggy" to be in charge.[2]


Motsuki gets angry because she is considered by all to be too small to run operations.


The following characters appeared in the episode "Motsuki Bugs Out":


The episode begins with Motsuki and the moths singing together. Luna Girl flies in to show her her keepsake box full of treasures. The ones that captivate Motsuki are the leftover moon crystals from the night she hatched, which glow as soon as she grabs them. She wants to use them for her future plans, though Luna Girl just teases her and demonstrates that bugs, even with crystals, need someone to command them by having the moths put her stuff away. They fly off afterwards. To show her, Motsuki uses the crystals to power up a moth that has stayed behind.

Later, Connor, Amaya, and Greg are playing with Amaya’s glow-in-the-dark plane when the moth knocks it down. After transforming, they fly into town to find Luna Girl and Motsuki with a pile of stolen toys and arguing. Luna Girl asks the moth to come to her, stating that she’s in charge, but it stays with Motsuki. Motsuki whistles for another one to come to her and powers it up with the moon crystal as well. She has both moths take the Luna Board from Luna Girl and plays with it. The PJ Masks come in to interfere, although Luna Girl states that everything’s under control.

The moths tickle-attack Catboy and Gekko, which Owlette blows them off with her Owl Wing Wind. Motsuki zaps Luna Girl, and the moths tickle-attack her as well until they are told to come back to her so she can increase their size. They blow the four kids away; before Luna Girl can retaliate with her Luna Magnet, they overwhelm her. Owlette tries to take care of them with her powers, but when they push her down, she turns to her Owl-Glider, only for them to prevent her from boarding and drop the aircraft in the moat. They then capture Catboy and Gekko, cocoon them, and place them on a web.

Luna Girl explains what she told Motsuki earlier; Owlette informs her that she hurt her feelings. She denies it and plans to swipe the crystals away, shrink the moths, and retrieve her belongings. Owlette gets an idea of her own; she flies up to Motsuki commanding the moths to get her bigger and better toys and lets her know that her buggy powers are cool; she can use them in a good way instead and not act nice just because Luna Girl treated her like that. She refuses.

The moths soon return with more toys, but they bump into each other. Luna Girl laughs at this occurrence and teases how Motsuki can’t do bad things, especially with her in charge since she believes that the moths are not doing anything right. Motsuki insults and angrily demands them to get her more toys instantly. Angered by her attitude, they push her down, cocoon Owlette and Luna Girl, and place them on the web. They then blow Motsuki away before she can zap them back to normal.

Motsuki realizes that she messed up because the moths are out of control and is unsure that she can fix the problem by herself. The team comforts her and gives her support and encouragement, convincing her that she can demonstrate her buggy powers to everyone, especially Luna Girl. Uplifted, she flies up to the moths, avoids their attacks, and manages to zap one back to normal. She then sings to calm down the other one and zaps it as well. She cuts the four kids free afterwards.

The team commends Motsuki and allows her to use her powers to help them anytime. Luna Girl finally admits that she hurt her feelings and apologizes. To make it up, she invites her to play with her and the toys that the moths stole. She accepts, and the girls go over to play, but the PJ Masks stop them and recommend helping them return the toys instead. They begrudgingly comply.


  • Just because someone is mean to you doesn’t mean you should be mean in return.
  • Always use your abilities for good.


  • This episode, along with "Magnet in the Moat," is the final episode to air in 2020.
  • Motsuki says "Time to be a hero!" for the first time.
  • When Luna Girl shows her keepsake box to Motsuki, some of her treasures are objects shown in the past episodes. These include:
  • Although they are not spiders, the moths are shown to create silk webs and cocoons to trap their victims.
    • Their ability to do so may have been inspired by real-life silkworms.
    • Also, they can zap moonbeams from their antennae, even when they're not on the moon.
  • Luna does a non-evil laugh for the first time (not counting her giggle when she was Baby Luna in "Big Sister Motsuki") and is the second villain to do so.
  • Voice clips of phrases from "Luna's Cosmic Tantrum" and "Motsuki The Best" are recycled in this episode.
  • Luna Girl's moth grows big for the third time.
  • This is the seventh episode where there is no daytime.


  • When Luna Girl tells Motsuki, "If you're not going to listen to me..." the captions read, "If you won't listen to me...".


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 | The Camping Trip | Pondweed Party | A Percival Problem | Luna Girl's Sleepover | Dragon Dance | An Yu and the Cave Stones | Midnight Snack Attack | The Voyage of the Golden Asteroid | Carly and Cartoka | The PJ Riders | Flashcar in the Sky | Luna's Mega Moth | Captain Pirate Robot | Crash Track Trick | Gekko's Speedy Lizard | Night Ninja's School of Naughtiness | The Jolly Ninjalino | The Power of Mystery Mountain | Slow and Sneaky | The PJ Riders Save the Day |
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 |