Season Five is the fifth season of PBS Kids' Wild Kratts. It was first announced on June 20, 2016[1], and officially confirmed also on June 20, 2016, by 9 Story Entertainment. It officially began on July 24, 2017, with the episode "Alaska Hero's Journey" and ended with the episode "Hercules - The Giant Beetle"

Concept

Wild Kratts centers on the Kratt brothers, Chris Kratt (Chris Kratt) and Martin Kratt (Martin Kratt), who travel around the world to learn all about the animals that inhabit it. Accompanying them on their adventures are fellow teammates Aviva Corcovado (Athena Karkanis), an inventor; Koki (Heather Bambrick), a computer expert and mechanic; and Jimmy Z (Jonathan Malen), an assistant and pilot of the Tortuga HQ, a turtle-shaped aircraft that serves as the their mobile headquarters.[4]Together, they are known as the Wild Kratts.

While traveling around the world to learn all about the animals that inhabit it, the Wild Kratts perform "creature rescues," in which they save the animals from various dilemmas, which include getting caught with one of the show's recurring villains, who include rival inventor Zach Varmitech (Zachary Bennett), fashion designer Donita Donata (Eva Almos) and her henchman, Dabio (Cory Doran), Chef Gourmand (Zachary Bennett), and Paisley Paver (Julie Lemieux) and her henchman, Rex (Cory Doran); rebuilding habitats; or if they are young, reuniting them with their families. The Wild Kratts also occasionally enlist children called "Wild Kratts kids," who help the Wild Kratts from their homes however they can.

The Wild Kratts use futuristic and science fiction-like equipment on their adventures. The most prominent are the Creature Power Suits, vests created by Aviva that allow a user to materialize a suit (called a Creature Power Suit or simply a Creature Power) that has a certain creature's characteristics and abilities, and sometimes its behavior. To materialize, or activate, a suit, a disc (called a Creature Power Disc) with preprogrammed features and an actual DNA sample from the corresponding creature are needed.[5]

Episodes

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119 1 "Mystery of the North Pole Penguins?" Martin Kratt Martin Kratt and Chris Roy July 25, 2017 TBA
The Wild Kratts hear from Wild Kratts Kid Nua that there are penguins in the Arctic, where the birds are not supposed to be. The team must investigate this mystery and get the "lost" penguins back to where they belong. They learn that the reason penguins do not live in the Arctic is that they are not built to deal with land predators there like Arctic wolves and polar bears. Eventually, they learn that Donita is the one that put the penguins there and demands she gives them the exact location where they came from.
120 2 "Temple of Tigers" Chris Kratt Chris Kratt and Chris Roy July 27, 2017 TBA
Aviva manages to sneak up and surprise the Kratts. The Kratts then worry that they lost their signature "creature sense". To prove that they have not lost their signature "creature sense", the Kratt brothers head off in search of the stealthy and powerful Bengal tiger in India's jungles. They witness the tiger kill a sambar deer. However, Donita is trying to make fashion accessories out of tigers so the Kratts have to use tiger powers to save the Bengal tigers from Donita.
121 3 "The Dhole Duplicator" Martin Kratt Martin Kratt and Chris Roy November 6, 2017 TBA
In India, the Kratt brothers learn of a dog like animal called a dhole which is said to chase away tigers. To see how true this is they contact the Wild Kratts kid Mala (Diya Kittur) and venture into the jungle. They then find a mother dhole with a pup; however, an Indian leopard threatens the dhole, wondering how a small dhole can defeat a huge big cat they learn they use power in numbers and use their pack of dholes to outnumber the leopard. They then activate dhole powers but lose the pack which proves dangerous when they encounter a large Bengal tiger who tries to eat them and since Martin and Chris are not enough to chase away the tiger the tiger pursues them. Aviva makes a duplicator machine which works for a few seconds but fails. Martin then makes a call which summons the pack to come who chase away the hungry tiger.
122 4 "The Cobra King" Chris Kratt and Chris Roy Chris Kratt November 7, 2017 TBA
While the Kratt brothers are in India, searching for Martin's lost Creaturepod, they encounter a spectacled cobra. Martin names the cobra Hoodie and the bros learn about the cobra's creature powers. They learn about how this snake can flatten its ribs into a hood, and learn about venom when it hunts a frog. Meanwhile a Indian gray mongoose shows up. Then Hoodie the cobra fights the mongoose and they learn about the mongooses immunity to snake venom. Due to the mongooses immmunity despite being bitten by Hoodie, he is unharmed by the snakes venom (however it is partial immunity, too much venom can be dangerous), and manages to kill Hoodie (and presumably eat him). They then get spectacled cobra powers and find the lost miniaturizer, however there is a Bengal tiger sleeping next to it, they try to scare it away using venomous snake powers but the tiger goes on the miniaturizer. Meanwhile Aviva and Koki stumble upon a large female king cobra the largest venomous snake in the world, and it has a nest, which is unusual among snakes. Aviva names the snake Queenie. This inspires Aviva to modify the Indian cobra powers to king cobra power. However there is also a hungry male king cobra around which is bad for the bros as they are in spectacled cobra powers and king cobras love eating other snakes. Eventually Chris gets caught by the king cobra and Martin has to activate king cobra powers to rescue Chris before his immunity meter gets high, and Martin ends up engaging in a fight with the male king cobra, which the snake is clearly bigger than Martin. Chris rescues Martin by activating king cobra powers and trying to look bigger than the king cobra. They then get their miniaturizer back from the tiger. The Kratts and the rest of the team go back to Queenies nest and watch as baby king cobras hatch. Jimmy gets scared and flies away without them.
123 5 "Fire Salamander" Martin Kratt and Chris Roy Martin Kratt November 8, 2017 TBA
After seeing a salamander crawling out of a fire in the Black Forest, the Kratt brothers set off to solve the mystery of the fire salamander's life cycle. They also have to stop Donita and Dabio from capturing 1,000 them for her bodysuit plan, and even save Chris.
124 6 "Cheeks the Hamster" Chris Kratt Chris Kratt and Chris Roy April 23, 2018 TBA
When the Wild Kratts lose several Micro XT power chips in Germany, they decide to follow hamsters to see if the rodents find any of the chips.
125 7 "Wild Ponies" Martin Kratt Martin Kratt and Chris Roy April 24, 2018 TBA
When the Kratt brothers find a herd of wild horses on a beach, Aviva and Koki are eager to see them. However, the Wild Kratts are forced to retreat into the Tortuga when a storm hits. After the storm, the team finds a wild horse foal who was separated from the herd by a wave. Chris and Martin set off to reunite the foal with his mother.
126 8 "Elephant Brains!" Chris Kratt Chris Kratt and Chris Roy April 25, 2018 TBA
The Wild Kratts travel to Asia to meet the Asian elephant and investigate the differences between them and African elephants.
127 9 "Sloth Bear Suction" Martin Kratt Martin Kratt and Chris Roy April 26, 2018 TBA
While the Wild Kratts are in India, Wild Kratts Kid Mala tells them about an Indian animal in danger: the sloth bear. Since the team does not know much about this unusual bear species, they decide to study it-but at the same time, they must rescue a sloth bear from Donita They then learn about how sloth bears use Suction power.
128 10 "City Hoppers!" Chris Kratt Chris Kratt and Chris Roy June 15, 2018 TBA
While the Kratt brothers investigate the creature powers of grasshoppers, Aviva and Koki help Wild Kratts Kids Nolan and Sani build a catapult. Meanwhile, Donita Donata, Gourmand, and Paisley Paver visit Zach Varmitech's headquarters.
129 11 "Blue Heron" TBA TBA June 15, 2018 TBA
While exploring marshes, the Kratt brothers find a heron, and the Wild Kratts team begins studying herons in order to make the creation of a Heron Creature Power Disc possible. However, Zach Varmitech, hoping for an opportunity to steal the Wild Kratts' technology, Miniaturizes the Tortuga.
130 12 "Choose Your Swordfish" TBA TBA June 15, 2018 TBA
The Wild Kratts study the similarities and differences between the three types of billfish: swordfish, marlin, and sailfish. They must also stop Zach Varmitech from capturing and selling all the fish in the world.
131 13 "Komodo Dragon" TBA TBA June 15, 2018 TBA
Koki was in the Tortuga doing her daily villain monitor and found out that gourmand was going to Komodo Island. Meanwhile the Kratts are in the United States, hanging out with brown and green anoles. The Wild Kratts travel to the island of Komodo to stop Chef Gourmand from cooking Komodo dragon eggs. To succeed, the team will need to use Komodo Dragon Powers.
132 14 "Alaska Hero's Journey" Chris Kratt Chris Kratt and Chris Roy July 24, 2017 TBA
When Aviva's new Time Thruster invention gets attached to a migrating salmon, the Wild Kratts must follow the salmon run through the Alaskan wilderness to recover the Time Thruster.
133 15 "Creepy Creatures!" TBA TBA October 22, 2018 TBA
The villains are stealing animals for a Haunted House and The Wild Kratts and the Wild Kratts kids must stop them and save their animal friends.
134 16 "The Fourth Bald Eagle" Chris Kratt Chris Kratt, Chris Roy January 21, 2019 TBA
Martin and Chris help out when a bald eagle goes missing.
135 17 "The Erminator" TBA TBA January 22, 2019 TBA
While Martin and Chris explore the powers of the chickadee, Martin encounters an ermine.
136 18 "Hercules - The Giant Beetle" Chris Kratt Chris Kratt, Chris Roy January 23, 2019 TBA
While investigating exoskeletons, the Hercules beetle accidentally gets enlarged.

Videos

  1. http://www.9story.com/News/NewsDetail?newsID=782
  2. Writer information is taken from each episode's opening credits.
  3. Director information is taken from each episode's opening credits.
  4. Air date information is taken from KET unless otherwise referenced.
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