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"Choose Your Swordfish" is the 12th episode of Season Five of the PBS Kids show Wild Kratts. It is the 128th episode of the series overall. It aired on June 15, 2018.


Aviva challenges the Kratt Brothers to a fencing competition. But they will only accept the challenge if she makes a creature power suit for one of the three kinds of billfish - Swordfish, Marlin, and Sailfish. Meanwhile, Zach starts collecting fish from the ocean.




Note: Featured animals are in bold.


Note: Mentioned animals are linked to Wikipedia.

Live Action

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  • Zach mentions that he lost the fishing contest to Gavin from "Bass Class" and ever since that happened, he doesn't like fishing anymore.
  • Attempting to avoid fencing with Aviva, Chris and Martin claimed they are not fighters, rather adventurers. However, they actually fight rather often.
  • This episode reveals that Aviva and Zach did fencing at science camp.
  • This is the fourth episode Aviva wore her wetsuit.
  • In this episode, Aviva mentions herself by her full name, Aviva Corcovado, when confronting Zach.

Key Facts and Creature Moments

  • Sailfish and billfish in general are considered to be the fastest swimmers in the world.
  • Mako sharks are the fastest sharks in the ocean.
  • The mako shark needs to be successful with the first surprise attack. Otherwise, the billfish are just too fast for them.
  • A swordfish defensively fighting a mako shark.
  • Mako sharks have been found dead, speared by swordfish.
  • The swordfish is probably the most aggressive of all the billfish.



Wild Kratts episodes
Seasons: 123456
Season 1

"Mom of a Croc" • "Whale of a Squid" • "Aardvark Town" • "Flight of the Draco" • "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy" • "Platypus Cafe" • "Polar Bears Don't Dance" • "Build It Beaver" • "Voyage of the Butterflier XT" • "Honey Seekers" • "Bass Class" • "Fireflies" • "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus" • "Tazzy Chris" • "Octopus Wildkratticus" • "Walk on the Wetside" • "Elephant in the Room" • "Let the Rhinos Roll!" • "Kickin' It With the Roos" • "The Blue and the Gray" • "Falcon City" • "Koala Balloon" • "Cheetah Racer" • "Kerhonk" • "Mimic" • "Caracal-Minton" • "Zig-Zagged" • "A Huge Orange Problem" • "Seasquatch" • "The Food Chain Game" • "Masked Bandits" • "Flight of the Pollinators" • "The Gecko Effect" • "Little Howler" • "Quillber's Birthday Present" • "A Bat in the Brownies" • "Stuck on Sharks" • "Birds of a Feather" • "Googly Eye: The Night Guru" • "Raptor Round Up"