The WORST episodes of Monster Rancher

Every episode of Monster Rancher ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 11/10/2022Network:TBS
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Mum Mew Risks It All
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4.50
2 votes

#1 - Mum Mew Risks It All

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 10/3/2001

Mum Mew, Gobi and Weed tries to capture the gang by issuing wanted posters. When an old hotel owner turns up with the bounty, Mum Mew could neither keep her side of the bargain nor defeat the old hotel owner who is surprisingly well armed! Mum Mew is forced to find money to pay the old man in exchange for the gang! She tries to rob a bank but finds herself in the middle of a bank robbery by ganstars! Will Mum Mew finally capture the gang and what will she bring back for General Durahan?

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Baby Bossy
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5.00
3 votes

#2 - Baby Bossy

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/24/2000

Genki and the gang resurrect Bossy. The Apes worship Bossy, because he finds them food and shelter. But the Rock Apes steal him for the same purposes, and Genki's gang collaborates so both tribes are equal among Bossy's rule.

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Magic Stone Mayhem
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5.00
2 votes

#3 - Magic Stone Mayhem

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/12/2000

Captain Weed realizes that the Magic Stone is needed to perfect his body. He tells Durahan to get it. Durahan wants it for himself to overthrow Moo. Durahan sends the Gangsters, which are self-reassembling robots. Lilim gets the Magic Stone before Weed does, and goes to give it to Durahan.

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Disappearing Hare Line
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5.00
2 votes

#4 - Disappearing Hare Line

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/19/2001

The gang got interested in Hare's little baggage but Hare refuses to show them. Then, a small Dinosaur came and stole Hare's baggage! The gang gives chase and found that the Dinosaur is an orphan living under the care of Fairy Hare, one of Hare's long lost friends. After some catching up, they decided to help Fairy Hare and get some money for the Orphanage. In town, they rescued Wild Hare (another of Hare's friends) from some Baddies. In the past, the hare trio robs the Baddies and gave to the poor until an unfortunate incident. Acting on Wild Hare's tip and putting their past behind, they decided to rob the Baddies to help others again. Midway, the trio was caught and Holly gave up the Mystery Disc in exchange for their safety. Just as Hare was about to get the Mystery Disc back, Wild Hare stopped him by holding Fairy Hare hostage. This shed some light on that unfortunate incident years ago as Wild Hare has always been working for the Baddies out of jealousy for Hare and Fairy Hare. What will happen to Wild Hare and the Hare trio? More importantly, what's inside Hare's baggage anyway?

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Lost At Sea: The Disappearance Of The Mystery Disc
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5.00
2 votes

#5 - Lost At Sea: The Disappearance Of The Mystery Disc

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/20/2001

Fed up with their failures, General Durahan sends out his Shelly Gabus to deal with the gang. The Gabus caught up with the gang who found themselves on a deserted sea platform. After an intense battle, the Mystery Disc dropped into the ocean. As Mocchi and Genki searched, they encounter Professor Garnish's submarine. Garnish thought they are after his dream treasure (which is actually some sunken treasure of a pirate ship) and chased them away with his cannon. The gang came back after realizing that the only way to get the Mystery Disc back is to make peace and get Garnish to let them use the submarine. The professor is touched by Holly and decided to help them but not before they kept their side of the bargain which is to do anything for him (i.e. cleaning, cooking...)! Finally the professor, Genki and Mocchi departed. They found the Mystery Disc in an underwater cave which happens to contain the pirates' treasure! Just then, the Gabus attacked! Can they successfully bring back the Mystery Disc and what will happen to the pirates' treasure?

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Pink Jam To The Rescue
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5.00
2 votes

#6 - Pink Jam To The Rescue

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/25/2001

Pink Jam and the gels who have changed their ways but are still failures in whatever they do. Incidentally, the gang meets up with them (but they don't realize it as they concealed their baddies' crest). Just as things where going well, a fearsome trio of Jokers attacked! Can Pink Jam do anything about it and can these ex-Baddies be trusted?

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Ghost Encounters Of The Pirate Kind
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5.00
2 votes

#7 - Ghost Encounters Of The Pirate Kind

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/26/2001

The gang meets up with Horn who lost his pirate ship mysteriously one night! Also, they hear about the legend of a phantom ship in these parts of the ocean. So they decided to help find Horn's ship. Surely, they found the ship alright but it is anything but empty!

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Brothers, In The Greatest Four
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5.00
2 votes

#8 - Brothers, In The Greatest Four

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/30/2001

Tiger meets up with Grey Wolf but refuses to acknowledge him as his brother after realizing that they are opponent in tomorrow's battle! What is Tiger doing? Tiger isn't his usual self and takes quite a beating from his brother who is very upset about Tiger's behavior. Just then, the Baddies attack! Just what is going on?

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Golem's Cook-Off
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5.00
2 votes

#9 - Golem's Cook-Off

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/1/2001

Golem and gang runs into an Old Lady who cooks the best Pizza. Just when she was about to defend her crown in the cooking competition, her secret sauce is stolen! The ransom is Holly's Mystery Disc! Can they get the sauce back in time to help the old lady defend her crown?

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Battling Granity
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5.00
2 votes

#10 - Battling Granity

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/2/2001

The gang meets up with Granity but then she becomes controlled by a machine type Baddie which enter her head. Can she fight this control and keep her promise to Big Blue never to do evil again or will she destroy the gang?

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Don't Give Up, Ducken!
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5.33
3 votes

#11 - Don't Give Up, Ducken!

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 11/24/1999

While wandering through a hude, dark forest, the Searchers are captured by a group of Moks, led by their captain, a dark Mok named Ebony. Mocchi manages to escape, and befriends a Ducken, who had been hiding in the forest from the Moks. Can Mocchi save Genki and the others or will his efforts get his new friend captured as well?

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All's Fare in Love and Taxis
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5.50
2 votes

#12 - All's Fare in Love and Taxis

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/22/2001

The gang tries to cross the marshlands but have problems with getting a cheap taxi. In the end they took Sandra's offer of 700 gold. The first half of the journey was a roller coaster ride with Golem barely hanging on! Halfway through the marshlands, Sandra suddenly stops and tells them that she is going back! It turns out that she is trying to rip them off since she knows they are loaded for their victory in the last competition is all over the news. She asks for 3000 more gold and they broke out into an argument. After failing to reach an agreement, Sandra threatens to leave them in the marshland. The gang decided to perform to get a price cut and in the end managed to resolve it for another 1000 gold against the backdrop of going deaf from Mocchi's singing. They set off for the second part of the journey and found themselves chased by Durawalls (think: Monol). Sandra's driving and the gang's fighting managed to get them to safety but Sandra still crashed the cab into a forest. Sandra is both injured and upset but Holly managed to cheer her up. With the Durawalls who have a clear advantage chasing them, will they make it out alive?

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Our Friend Henger Forever
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5.50
2 votes

#13 - Our Friend Henger Forever

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/29/1999

The Searchers discover an ancient city, perfectly preserved by Hengers. But, the robot caretakers are programmed to prevent anyone from entering it! When the Hengers take Holly's pendant, Genki and his friends must trust a malfunctioning Henger, who was banished from the city because of his free will, to find a way inside.

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Undine's Lake
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5.50
2 votes

#14 - Undine's Lake

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 11/30/1999

The Searchers come across a small, quiet lake in the forest. They decide to restock their food supplies with fish. However, the lake has another inhabitant, an Undine. Golem falls in love with the beautiful water spirit, but she turns out to be a servant of Moo. Will he be able to defeat her?

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Battle In The Meadow
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5.50
2 votes

#15 - Battle In The Meadow

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/8/2000

Naga sends the Tainted Cat Brothers to destroy Genki and his friends. Mocchi and Genki are separated from the group, and meet with the Tainted Cat Brothers' old mentor, Kato. Kato trains Genki and Mocchi, and together the two help the Tainted Cat Brothers realize that they were wrong to turn against their mentor.

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Tiger Meets His Match
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5.50
2 votes

#16 - Tiger Meets His Match

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/5/2000

The team takes a break in a meadow, and Tiger goes to look for food. While he is gone, Jagd Hound attacks. Tiger chases him, because Jagd Hound was not a Baddie. Tiger learns that Lilim kidnapped a baby Jagd Hound swore to protect, and the only way Jagd Hound would get it back was if he destroyed Genki's group. So Tiger and Jagd Hound fake Tiger's death with an Evil Hare lost disc to trick Lilim, and her plot is foiled.

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The Warriors From Outer Space
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5.50
2 votes

#17 - The Warriors From Outer Space

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/5/2000

Durahan unleashes a squadron of Astros to destroy Genki and the team. They lose the Astros in the ruins of a spaceship, and Captain Astro finds them and tells of how the people of Vangea tortured them, and he wants revenge on all humans. He does not realize that not all humans are evil until he falls down a waterfall, and Genki tries to save him. Astro becomes a lost disc.

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Quest for the Legend Cup
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5.50
2 votes

#18 - Quest for the Legend Cup

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/14/2001

Holly is determined to free his father from the Disc and trap Moo inside. The three enters a city to eat and while they are there, they saw Poritoka and Most in the Legend Cup competition. They were shocked at Poritoka's amazing fighting abilities but even more surprised when they saw the Magic Stone on the Winner's Plate. Genki thinks that the Magic Stone can help to release Holly's father. They were told that defending champions Poritoka and Most only appears in the Legend Cup. Genki and Mocchi decided to enter and win the Magic Stone for Holly. They also got reunited with some old friends.

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Saved by a Hare
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5.50
2 votes

#19 - Saved by a Hare

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/2001

The gang runs into Hare at an orchard and finds out that he has been living with Tama who saved Hare after the battle with Moo. Seeing that they are on such good terms, the gang cannot bear to break them apart. Leaving Hare behind, the run into Zerbasaurians that are sent by General Durahan. With Holly held hostage; Hare comes at the nick of time to save the day. In the end, Tama makes a tough decision to let Hare go.

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The Powerful Wonder Brothers
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5.50
2 votes

#20 - The Powerful Wonder Brothers

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/17/2001

While Mocchi is searching for food, he chance upon the Wondar Brothers. The younger Wondar is a huge Hare Type monster with immense strength while the elder Wondar is good with his brains. Mocchi brought them and their gift of gigantic potatoes back to the gang. Just as they were about to become good friends, the elder Wondar revealed that their goals clash, for he wants his younger brother to become the strongest monster there is! So they had a little sparring session and saw for themselves the immense potential of Mocchi and the younger Wondar, but most important of all, the great friendship between the two. Unknown to the rest, the younger of the brothers actually doesn't like to fight but wants to grow crops all his life but dare not speak up. Later, they part their ways but not before the elder Wondar added some sleeping powder to their stew. His aim is to take their Mystery Disc and hide it so he would not meet them in the next competition! When the Drill Tusks dispatched by General Durahan attacks, the gang finds the disc missing and this led the Drill Tusks to seek and attack the Wondar Brothers! How will it all turn out?!

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Tiger and the Mandy Cup Challenge
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5.50
2 votes

#21 - Tiger and the Mandy Cup Challenge

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/18/2001

Tiger wants to make his debut at the Mandy Cup but everyone is worried that he won't be able to do it without his abilities (which he has forgotten). Genki tried to teach Tiger some defensive moves but Tiger insists on continue practicing alone to receive his abilities. So, Genki and Tiger broke out into a fight and when they enter for the competition the next day, Tiger refuses to be coached by Genki. The competition format is 2 monsters per team and 1 on 1 battles. If there is a draw, a 1 on 1 Sudden Death round will be held determine the winner. Despite not having their more powerful moves, Tiger and Mocchi were able to win their rounds and made it to the finals. Their opponent is a mild looking boy who acts strangely innocent. Tiger took on a Snail named Knight Nighton but found that his attacks were all useless and lost badly as he could not defend himself. After a tough fight Mocchi defeated his opponent, a much larger Mocchi Type monster and brings the match to Sudden Death! With Mocchi too tired to continue, Tiger volunteers and decides to listen to Genki but will that be enough to win?

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Allan's Advice
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5.50
2 votes

#22 - Allan's Advice

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/23/2001

In the forest, Genki is busy with creating battle plans when Wood Golem attacks. No one listens to Genki's battle plans and Genki, Mocchi and Wood Golem falls into the river. When Genki awakens to find Allan and Mocchi beside him, together with Worms who saved him. It turns out that after Moo's defeat, Allan goes around searching for and unlocking Discs, then he finds them good homes and trainers. Genki is very touched by the change in Allan. Genki seems to be so confident in his battle plans but not in himself that Allan decides to show him a thing or two with a monster battle between Mocchi and small Worm. Despite Mocchi following Genki's best plans, they still lost to small Worm who surprising managed to make a last minute comeback. Allan tells Genki he cannot win unless he becomes true to himself, like he used to be and leaves. Genki is lost in thought not knowing why he lost, until he saw something Mocchi drew and finally understood the meaning behind Allan's words. The remainder of the gang where still searching for Genki and Mocchi when Wood Golem shows up. Since they don't stand a chance, will Genki arrive in time to save them and does he really have what it takes to win?

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Winner's Cup: The Fickle Finger Of Fate
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5.50
2 votes

#23 - Winner's Cup: The Fickle Finger Of Fate

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/24/2001

In the Winner's Cup held in a town by the seaside, Mocchi's partner has to be Golem who is the only 1 in the 5 IMA designated monsters that is with the gang. It will be 2 rounds of 1 on 1 battles and a Sudden Death in the event of a tie against the defending champions. While Golem is bend on making up for his mistakes the other time, Mocchi isn't feeling well at all and faints (from high fever) while registering. After being sent to the hospital, they ponder if they should withdraw but Golem decides that he will win the 1st round and even if Mocchi lost, he will win in the Sudden Death round. While on his way to practice, Golem runs into Michelle, a girl who shares much interest in common with Golem. Golem brings her to the beach and she faints from exhaustion. Golem finds out that she is very sick from her father and that she needs 5000 gold (which is the same amount as the Winner's Cup prize money) for the operation. Golem decides to help, so he trains really hard and asks his friends to let him keep the Winner's Cup prize money. Mocchi looks better after some rest and they enter the competition. Golem managed to defeat a fearsome Arrowhead but Mocchi faints while fighting Noble Gel. In Sudden Death, can Golem defeat the powerful Noble Gel and get the money to help Michelle who came all the way to cheer him on despite her sickness?

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The World Monster Cup - Naga Returns
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5.50
2 votes

#24 - The World Monster Cup - Naga Returns

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/27/2001

When Mum Mew asks about his plans, General Durahan says that he has already found a very strong monster who can deal with the gang. As they signed up for the World Monster Cup, the gang realized that they don't have a partner for Mocchi that is in IMA's designated list so they went around only to encounter Naga of the Big Bad Four! Naga says that he has changed and has trained hard to regain his fighting skills and would like to help them out. Everyone but Suezo trusts him. Naga displays unbelievable fighting abilities but can he be trusted? And what's with this very strong monster General Durahan found?

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Legend Of The Great White Most
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5.50
2 votes

#25 - Legend Of The Great White Most

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/28/2001

Mum Mew and Gobi decides to personally deal with the gang and spare the General's monster collection. The gang enters a training village and splits up to go to their respective type designated region to train. That night, Mocchi gets kidnapped together with other Mocchi Type monsters. As the plane fly off with the kidnapped monsters, Most appears and rescued some monsters. He then sets off to the kidnappers' base to rescue the others. Mocchi wants to be strong and decides to tag along to learn from the great master - Most. Will Mocchi return and what is Most's secret?

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