The BEST episodes of Monster Rancher

Every episode of Monster Rancher ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Monster Rancher!

Monster Rancher is about a kid named Genki who gets sucked into his favorite videogame. There he meets Moochi, Holly, Suezo, Tiger, Golem and Hare, together they go on a journey find the Phoenix and stop Moo's diabolical plan. While Monster Rancher has a 3rd season, it will NOT be airing here in the U.S. Characters Genki: An 11 year-old corageous, athletic, but not too bright kid that was sucked into his video game. Holly: A girl that lost her father at a young age. Holly was born and raised in Monster World, and likes things to be peaceful so she wants to find the Phoenix to return the peace. Suezo: Holly's childhood companion monster. He goes with her on all her adventures to keep her safe. Golem: Once a protector of disks, Golem now travels with the group in search of the Phoenix. He might look big and mean but he really is a softy in the inside. Hare: Once a medal

Last Updated: 1/13/2024Network: TBS (JP)Status: Ended
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Blue Skies
star
7.25
4 votes

#1 - Blue Skies

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/16/2001

Moo is so berserk that he has even started to destroy the Baddie armies. He then travels to Mt. Kyrus to destroy the volcano. The magma, Monol tells them, will cause a chain reaction inside the planet and cause a catastrophic earthquake that will destroy the planet. Monol also says that the Phoenix's soul was split into five subdivisions and fused with five mystery discs. He says that the monsters are Suezo, Mocchi, Tiger, Golem, and Hare. The five fuse into the Phoenix. Both the Phoenix and Moo are destroyed in the battle, and Genki is shunted back to his own time.

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Good-Bye Baku
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7.20
5 votes

#2 - Good-Bye Baku

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/29/2000

Durahan sends Chariot and a pack of Salamanders to destroy the group. The Salamanders are reluctant to follow the group into the forest, because a monster is rumored to live there. Chariot orders them to kill the group, regardless of some rumor. The gang finds Baku, who likes Genki. Genki resembles his owner, who was killed when Chariot destroyed Baku's village. Baku turns Chariot into a lost disc, but Baku is changed into a lost disc also.

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Eve's Night
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7.00
3 votes

#3 - Eve's Night

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/15/2000

Moo is finally merged with his body and immediately seeks out Genki's group. They are currently traveling over a mountain, and they come across a sleepy village. The village doesn't answer when they ask to stay in, because it is "Ogre Day" in the village, where an ogre comes and steals children. A little girl, Eve, leaves her house on during the night to seek out the mystic god who will kill the ogre, but she finds Moo, and he holds her inside an energy bubble. Moo confronts the gang, and his overwhelming offense power squashes them. But, when it looks like the end, the sun arises. Moo cannot stand the light, and flees. Eve is rescued.

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Furred Suezo's M-1 Grand Prix Hero
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7.00
3 votes

#4 - Furred Suezo's M-1 Grand Prix Hero

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/21/2001

In this competition (3 rounds, 1 on 1), Mocchi must enter with two other monsters in the list that is designated by the IMA. Guess what? Only Golem and Suezo qualify! While Golem is fine, Suezo is terrified. Furthermore, there is only one other team in this championship! So the decided to win the first two rounds so Suezo does not have to fight! As they get ready, Suezo found himself helping a kid, Furred Suezo (to show him what bravery is all about) from another bunch of Suezo bullies who took his trading cards. Suezo decided to stand up for him and managed to get back the rare autographed Poritoka card but in the end the Suezo gang caught up and they were both beaten up really badly. Meanwhile, Golem managed to gain the upper hand against his opponent Cocken (Ducken Type) by using his Tornado attack. However, while Golem was thanking the crowd, Cocken sneaked up and pushed Golem out of the ring and winning the 1st round! In round 2, Mocchi defeated Gabu with Cherry Blossom Blizzard but Suezo still hasn't arrived at the stadium. If Suezo does not arrive, the judges will announce the other team winners by default. Finally the injured Suezo arrives, and found out that he will have to face a gigantic Whale Type monster! Not only is the championship at stake, so is his pride and the kid's cards, can Suezo win?

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Underground Adventure
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6.75
4 votes

#5 - Underground Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/16/1999

Tiger and Hare's rivalry finally comes to a head, when the gang gets lost in an underground labyrinth. Hurt by Tiger's harsh words, Hare takes off on his own. But in the end, Hare's wits may be the only thing that can save them from the mind games of a Joker.

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In the Beginning!
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6.72
18 votes

#6 - In the Beginning!

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/30/1999

Genki is a young boy with an ordinary, dull life. That is, until he gets a new game in the mail. He soon gets pulled in and must now fend for himself within the game. He soon comes across two friends, Suezo and Holly. But, will they be able to stop the terrible monster, Moo?

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Tiger Of The Wind
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6.67
6 votes

#7 - Tiger Of The Wind

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/8/1999

Genki and his friends come across a group of bandits in the desert, led by Tiger of the Wind. He steals the Magic Stone, but the Baddies turn all of his friends into Mystery Disks and injure him. When Genki and his friends save him, he helps them defeat Captain Dino and then joins them.

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Battle With The Big Bad Four
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6.67
3 votes

#8 - Battle With The Big Bad Four

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/15/2000

The gang infiltrates Naga's headquarters to take out the last of the Big Bad four!

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Jill's Icy Secret
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6.67
3 votes

#9 - Jill's Icy Secret

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/26/2000

The group travels north, and comes across a village of Jill. Jill tells them of the legend of Cinderbird, who changed the evil Skullcapt into a regular Jill. Jill decides that Genki and his friends have true souls of goodness, and decide to show them the Phoenix, which is encased in a giant ice cube. But Moo comes, fully reenergized. Genki and the others attempt to lead Moo away from the Phoenix.

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I'm Mocchi!
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6.60
10 votes

#10 - I'm Mocchi!

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/30/1999

Genki, Mocchi, Holly, and Suezo continue on their trek. Genki is concerned, however, that Mocchi is becoming a softy, so he decides to leave him with an elderly couple they meet outside of a town. Genki wants Mocchi to stay with them, but Mocchi refuses and shows his friendship toward Genki by helping him defeat the Black Dinos.

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The Mocchi Cannon
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6.50
4 votes

#11 - The Mocchi Cannon

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 11/22/1999

The Searchers finally confront Gali, the second of Moo's Big Four. Gali is both charming and clever, and manages to trap Genki and the others in a pit. But Mocchi escapes the trap, and the young monster must fight, alone, in order to save his friends.

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Durahan Dies At Daybreak
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6.33
3 votes

#12 - Durahan Dies At Daybreak

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/19/2000

When Lilim returns, she tells Durahan that she would rather give the Magic Stone to Moo. All of Durahan's forces have turned on him, and to make matters worse, Genki and his friends teleport to Durahan's warship. Lilim rigs it to explode, and she gets away with the Magic Stone. Genki and his friends confront Durahan and defeat him. Then they escape from the Iron Bird before it explodes, with Durahan onboard.

Farewell, My Friend
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6.33
3 votes

#13 - Farewell, My Friend

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/24/2000

Genki and the group meet up with Jim and his Eared Mew at the Yellow River. They battle Baddies as they cross the river. Genki is angry at Jim, who thinks that he is just a kid, but sees that Genki is a strong person when he saves him.

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My Name Is Pixie
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6.33
3 votes

#14 - My Name Is Pixie

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/18/1999

Pixie returns, and helps Genki in a battle against a group of Scale Jells. But she and Genki become separated from the others, and when Pixie gets injured, she finds she must rely on Genki to survive. At first, she is embarrassed and angry. But Genki's compassion begins to wear away at the barrier of hatred she has built around herself.

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The Ruins' Secret
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6.25
4 votes

#15 - The Ruins' Secret

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/30/1999

Genki and friends arrive in Heaven Canyon via the iron bird. In the canyon are humans mining “mystery disks” under the oppression of Moo. Are Genki and his friends strong enough to defeat them and free the imprisoned humans?

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Monol's Story
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6.25
4 votes

#16 - Monol's Story

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/6/1999

In search of a mysterious disk, Monol tells of a great story from the past.

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Eternal Worm
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6.20
5 votes

#17 - Eternal Worm

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/6/1999

Genki and his friends encounter Alan, a young boy who is strict and cruel to his pet Worm. When he tries to ally with agents of Moo, however, he learns that loyalty is something that is given and not taken.

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Hare's Trick
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6.17
6 votes

#18 - Hare's Trick

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/14/1999

Genki and his friends reach a town with a giant coliseum! Tiger battles Hare, who cheats his way to a victory. Genki and the others soon forgive him and Hare offers to buy them dinner and a place to stay the night. In the morning, Hare runs off and leaves them the bill, but Tiger catches up and makes him pay. Hare apologizes, and joins the group.

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The Final Battle
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6.00
2 votes

#19 - The Final Battle

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 10/7/2001

After rescuing Holly's father, the gang waits for him to awaken. Then, the Mystery Disc gets stolen by General Durahan! General Durahan, Poison, Weed, Mum Mew and Gobi merge with the Moo to create a powerful armored-clad scarlet warrior. This new monster appears invincible when all their attacks fail to make an impact on him. Holly's father confronts him and then suddenly a shadow emerges from this monster and engulfs everyone. Everyone is brought inside the heart of the evil soul and they saw that the evil soul is actually consuming General Durahan, Poison, Weed, Mum Mew and Gobi. Using their powers, they create the Phoenix to fight the evil soul but is that enough? Will this long and hard struggle finally end?!

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Legend Cup: Mocchi vs. Most
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6.00
2 votes

#20 - Legend Cup: Mocchi vs. Most

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 10/5/2001

General Durahan orders Mew and Gobi to show him the highlights of the Legend Cup thus far. Meanwhile, Most's public sparring match is held to raise funds for a gymnasium for young boys and girls as well as monsters that intend to participate in future monster battles.

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Legend Cup: Mocchi vs. Poritoka
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6.00
2 votes

#21 - Legend Cup: Mocchi vs. Poritoka

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/4/2001

Genki and the gang made it to the International Monster Association headquarters to register for the Legend Cup.

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Battle for the Rookie Cup
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6.00
2 votes

#22 - Battle for the Rookie Cup

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/15/2001

Genki and Mocchi take part in the first of six competition that leads to the Legend Cup. Not only was the title at stake, a Mystery Disc containing Tiger is also on the line! Although Mocchi lost most of his fighting abilities, Genki's training allows Mocchi to make it into the final of the Rookie Cup. There Mocchi met an opponent of great skill, how can Mocchi win against an opponent that is way beyond the rookie level? Is this opponent really another competitor or is there something else to it?

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Return to Monster Rancher
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6.00
2 votes

#23 - Return to Monster Rancher

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/2001

A year has passed since the final battle with Moo, Genki still cannot forget his friends. Suddenly he is led by an image of Mocchi to a deserted shop with a Monster Rancher game disc. Playing the disc he sees his friends quest to defeat Moo unfolds before him and saw what happened in his absence. After the battle, the gang is seperated. After finding and unlocking Mocchi from his Mystery Disc, Holly and Mocchi embarked on a quest to reunite the gang. They found a Mystery Disc containing Moo and Holly's father. Baddies reappear to claim the disc and the duo are in danger with Mocchi losing all his fighting abilities when he was turned into a Mystery Disc after the final battle with Moo. Also, a mysterious enemy seems to be behind the baddies.

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Tears
star
6.00
3 votes

#24 - Tears

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/13/2001

Genki and the others attempt to lead Moo away from the Phoenix, when Pixie and an army of the Pirate Dragon army, led by Vulcan. Pixie is seriously hurt while fighting. But instead of finishing them off, Moo goes berserk. His mind is strangled by the evil fury of Moo's soul. Meanwhile, Pixie is in danger of becoming a lost disc. Big Blue decides to fuse with Pixie to save her, even though he ceases to exist. They fuse into Granitee. Holly realizes that in order to summon the Phoenix's soul, they might have to fuse monsters that the Phoenix's soul was reincarnated into.

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Renocraft, Slayer In The Sand
star
6.00
2 votes

#25 - Renocraft, Slayer In The Sand

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/12/2000

Durahan sends Renocraft to destroy the group, but they succeed in turning him into a lost disc.