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"Ninja Power Up"
Season 5, episode 1
(Overall episode #200)
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Premiere date
United States of America United States of America
August 13, 2021[1]
Canada Canada
August 14, 2021
Written by Simon Nicholson
Directed by Christian De Vita
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"Luna Goes Too Far"

"Ninja Power Up" is the 1st Season 5 episode of PJ Masks. This is a 2-part special episode.

Summary

Night Ninja breaks into HQ to steal all of Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko's powers from the PJ Crystal. They in turn transfer their powers to their PJ Pets and train them to be heroes.[2]

Characters

The following characters appeared in the episode "Ninja Power Up":

Synopsis

The episode opens in The Park, where Night Ninja suffers another defeat at the hands of the PJ Masks. He becomes frustrated and figures that the only way he could win is if he had the PJ Masks' powers. He orders his Ninjalinos to figure out a way to get these powers. When the Ninjalinos see the PJ Masks return to their houses, they get an idea.

Several nights go by, during which Night Ninja and his Ninjalinos gather in the School and plot to steal the PJs' powers. Each night, some Ninjalinos cause minor problems for the PJ Masks to solve, while in the meantime, they spy on them at both their homes and at HQ. Due to the easy victories, the PJs become quite smug and overconvident in their powers, while Night Ninja gains crucial insight in the source of the PJs' powers, including their Magic Pajamas, Animal Amulets, and most important of all, the PJ Crystal Totem. Once he knows about the crystal, Night Ninja finds a book at the Library about how to control the crystal and transfer the PJs' powers to himself.

To complete the ritual, Night Ninja has his Ninjalinos capture an owl, the Alley Cat, and Lionel since they represent the Spirit Animals that the PJs draw their powers from. While a Ninjalino distracts the PJs, Night Ninja and the other Ninjalinos break into HQ. Using the 3 animals and a spell from the library book, Night Ninja successfully has the Crystal Totem transfer the PJs' powers to himself and the Ninjalinos. By the time the PJ Masks figure out something is wrong, they are left powerless and forced to abandon HQ, which Night Ninja now claims for himself. Since the animals no longer serve a purpose, Night Ninja has them released outside. Unbeknownst to him, however, the animals still possess some of the PJs' powers.

The now powerless PJ Masks, along with PJ Robot, regroup at the library. They realize they should have taken their powers more seriously. For several hours, the 3 kids search for another book about how to undo what Night Ninja did, but it turns out Night Ninja took the only book. They do, however, find a comic about Slither Boy, another reptile-themed superhero who once lost his powers and regained them through hard training. This gives the PJs an idea; they gather the 3 animals and train them to fight Night Ninja for them using the power they still have.

Backed up by the animals and PJ Robot, the PJs head back to HQ. They manage to get inside and fight off the Ninjalinos long enough for Amaya to find the book Night Ninja used. They repeat the ritual, promising the crystal to take their powers more seriously from now on. It works; not only does the crystal restore the PJs' powers, but even gives each of them a new ability. With these new powers, the PJs force Night Ninja and his Ninjalinos to retreat. Afterwards, they learn that HQ got an upgrade as well; each floor now contains a new device for the PJs to monitor the city for trouble: the Owl Binoculars, Cat Headphones, and Lizard Sensors. Catboy notices something is off about the crystal totem and wonders what is in there, but the book doesn't provide an answer, leaving this mystery unresolved for now. Along with their animal friends, the PJs shout their victory cry.

Moral/Lesson

  • Don't brag about your powers and don't be overconfident.
  • Keep learning, no matter how good you think you are.

Trivia

  • This episode marks the Season 5 premiere.
  • This is the ninth special episode of the series.
  • This is the second time the PJ Masks get more powers from the PJ Crystal Totem:
    • Super Furball for Catboy
    • Owl Feather Nest for Owlette
    • Lizard Tail Swipe for Gekko
  • When the PJ Crystal transferred the PJ Masks' powers to the Ninjalinos, the color of their costumes are changed to match with the trio's signature colors.
  • This episode shares a similar title with those of the following episodes and shorts: "PJ Power Up," "Catboy Power Up," "Owlette Power Up," and "Gekko Power Up."
  • This is the third time the ninjas see the PJs' real identity.
    • The first was in "PJ Power Up."
    • The second was in "Do The Gekko."
  • This is Owly's first appearance.
  • This is the first episode Evan O'Donnell voices Catboy. As a result, Catboy's voice during the transformation scene (originally done by Jacob Ewaniuk, while previously dubbed by Roman Lutterotti) had to be dubbed by Evan.
  • The PJ Masks Headquarters gets a new upgrade, with new looks and new gadgets.
    • Owl Binoculars
    • Cat Headphones
    • Lizard Sensors
  • Connor uses Romeo's Freeze Ray for the first time.
  • While the PJ Masks were watching replays of their powers, scenes of "PJ Power Up" were shown.
  • This is the first time two victory poses of the PJ Masks were shown.
  • At the start of the episode, Night Ninja was foiled by the PJ Masks for a total of 1075 times, with a majority of those times happening off-screen.
  • Night Ninja calling Owly "Tweety Bird" is a reference to the cartoon character Tweety Bird from Looney Tunes.
  • Near the end of the episode, the PJ Masks noticed the PJ Crystal Totem's behavior is off and wonders what was inside the PJ Crystal Totem, the book that explains about their powers does not inform them any further. This event foreshadows the official debut appearance of their spirit animals later in the season.

References

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 |
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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