"Night of the Cat" (also known as "Yoyo et la nuit du chat" in French) is the first segment of the 3rd Season 2 episode of PJ Masks.
When Catboy learns of 3 magical cat statues at the museum that can be used for a ritual named "The Night of the Cat," he convinces Owlette and Gekko to help him complete this ritual in hopes of getting more powers, and thus be a better hero. Unfortunately, the whole thing turns out to be a trap set up by Luna Girl, who uses the statues to summon a moon wheel powered by Catboy.
The following characters appeared in the episode "Night of the Cat":
The episode begins in the museum, where, much to Connor’s excitement, a new cat exhibition has just opened up. Included in the exhibit are three mysterious cat statues that have no origin of where they came from and a book that tells about the ritual, "The Night of the Cat." According to the book, at midnight, if the statues are placed in the shape of a triangle, then anyone who has cat power will be able to increase his or her "catability." Amaya suggests that it must be a legend, but Connor thinks otherwise, so Greg suggests that they go check it out.
At HQ, Catboy studies the three cat statues from the PJ Picture Player. Owlette and Gekko are intrigued about how it would be great if Catboy’s powers are improved, or if he even gets new powers, though Gekko suggests that Catboy is the best at who he is already. Catboy does not think so, because he fears of not being fast enough one night and thinks that extra powers could help him improve what he has now. Owlette and Gekko think this is plausible enough, and the PJ Masks head into town in the Cat-Car to try the ritual.
As the team arrives at the museum, they find it strange how they are out with no nighttime villains around, until Luna Girl flies by. They confront her, but she is only playing moonball and suspects them going out somewhere. Catboy tells her that they are just looking for anything suspicious or any nighttime villains to fight. By Catboy’s request, Owlette asks Luna Girl to play with her for the purpose of distracting her from seeing what the team is doing. She accepts, and throws the ball over to her, zapping her as she catches it: the moonball is filled with moon energy.
Owlette leads Luna Girl away from the museum as she is continuously zapped. Inside, Catboy reads some more information about the ritual: for The Night of the Cat to come, the statues must be placed on a hill in a triangle shape under the full moon by midnight. Gekko still wonders, though, whether the ritual is just a story. Just then, the two hear a roaring sound from the statues, to which Catboy believes are the sounds of the cats from long ago. Convinced that the story is true, he excitedly lists all the things that he feels he is going to get, then grabs the book and tells Gekko to carry the statues.
As Catboy and Gekko head out, Owlette and Luna Girl are still by the museum. The boys try their best to hide the statues from the villainess, but Gekko trips on his tail and drops them. Luckily, they are able to hide them behind the bushes just as Luna Girl flies over to them. Owlette clumsily walks over to Catboy and asks him to play with Luna Girl. He refuses, whispering that he is busy with the ritual, and asks Gekko if he can play instead, saying that it would be for her to have a great time and to get away from what the team is doing. A reluctant Gekko complies, and he runs as he gets zapped by the moonball.
Catboy asks Owlette to help him carry the statues over to the park. She only looks at him as he tries to carry them and talks about his desire to get more power. She explains that it is not the only way because the team gets better each time they go out at night. Catboy agrees, but knows that if he does the ritual, he can increase his powers quickly. He finally manages to put one of the statues upright, only for it to drop as he leans on it. He asks if the cats of long ago are okay while Owlette just looks on, then eventually decides to help him.
Catboy and Owlette carry one of the statues to the park and place it on the hill. When Gekko collapses on the ground, Catboy asks Owlette to play with Luna Girl. A moment later, Gekko recovers, and he goes with Catboy to retrieve another statue, then switches places with Owlette. Catboy and Owlette get the last statue, and all three statues are positioned on the hill just as Gekko collapses on the ground again. However, Luna Girl still needs to be out of sight. Catboy suggests that his teammates play with her together to share the number of zaps until the ritual is completed. After he gives them a cute kitty-eyed look, the two eventually give in, saying that he owes them.
Once Catboy reads the instructions in the book to stand in the middle of the statues, midnight strikes, and the statues power up. He is lifted off the ground as the power engulfs him. Owlette and Gekko, who have collapsed from Luna Girl's moonball zaps, see the ritual in action and are now convinced that the legend is real. However, to everyone’s surprise, a magical wheel is formed and traps Catboy. Luna Girl arrives and reveals that she was the one who came up with "The Night of the Cat" legend. The cat statues are actually moon statues, and she had her moon moths create the roaring sounds of the cats from long ago to make it more believable.
Luna Girl further reveals that "The Night of the Cat" ritual is actually a ritual to summon up a moonwheel. She activates it using her Luna Magnet, stating that if someone is in it, he or she can power it up, and since Catboy has his cat power, it can make it go super fast. That being said, Luna Girl takes off with the moonwheel. While Owlette and Gekko go after her, Catboy attempts to get out, though the moonwheel goes faster, as he is trying his hardest to escape. Gekko uses his Super Gekko Muscles and attempts to stop it from the front, only for it to go faster as well.
Catboy eventually manages to move around in the moonwheel. After Owlette and Gekko catch up with him in the Cat-Car, he apologizes for making them play moonball. He then comes up with a plan to get him out of the moonwheel. They are going to play with Luna Girl again, but only with their regular powers. With that, Catboy uses his Super Cat Speed to release the moonwheel from the Luna Magnet's rays. Once freed, he quickly leads it away from Luna Girl.
Owlette drives on to catch up with Catboy. She slows down to go behind him, then carefully accelerates to give him a Cat-Car nuzzle to help him go faster. Meanwhile, Gekko jumps out of the vehicle and uses a lamppost to send Catboy running into the air in hopes that he can go fast enough for him to break him free. Owlette and Gekko soon return to the museum where Catboy is landing. Once in position, Gekko uses his Super Gekko Muscles to punch through the moonwheel. Gekko grabs Catboy's hand, and he pulls him out.
Luna Girl finally catches up with the PJ Masks, only to get trapped in the moonwheel when it bounces off. Using his Super Cat Speed, Catboy runs in a circle around the moonwheel and speeds up until he sends it rolling into the park, where it knocks off the statues on the hill. The PJ Masks are victorious, and it becomes even more of a victory when Gekko points out a dark mark on the ground left by Catboy himself, signifying that he did go faster, even without getting new powers from any legend. Catboy is proud of this, saying that he only needed his friends to help him out, and nothing else. The PJ Masks then proclaim their signature victory phrase, and the episode ends.
- Don't let curiosity get the better of you (curiosity killed the cat).
- Owlette drives the Cat-Car for the first time.
- Owlette's shown to be super good at whistling when she distracts Luna Girl to get her attention.
- In the very beginning of the episode, the blue banner for the cat exhibition shows a line of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
- This is the second episode to reference Egyptian culture, but only briefly.
- Catboy uses his cute kitty eyes for the first time, which have an effect on Owlette and Gekko.