|This article is about a/an episode in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
The 3rd Zeo Serial Short aired before a later airing of the episode.
Adam receives a special gift from his family: a paper lantern. Then, Billy and Adam learn of the lantern's mystical powers. Meanwhile, Lord Zedd has plans of his own when he sends Rito Revolto, Baboo and Squatt to steal the lantern so he can harness its powers. However, they mess up their mission when Rito ineptly toss aside Adam's lantern (recovered by Bulk and Skull) and take the others instead. Lord Zedd is infuriated with the trio's foul up, but Rita manages to salvage the situation and takes one lantern to create Lanterra to fight the Rangers. After realizing the true meaning of the lantern's power, Adam and the Rangers are able to defeat Lanterra. Later at the Youth Center, Bulk and Skull return Adam's missing lantern, take credit for the entire monster battle and then get taken down by a wet floor.
- Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver (Mighty Morphin White Ranger)
- Steve Cardenas as Rocky DeSantos (Mighty Morphin Red Ranger)
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Adam Park (Mighty Morphin Black Ranger)
- David Yost as Billy Cranston (Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger)
- Karan Ashley as Aisha Campbell (Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger)
- Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Ann Hart (Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger)
- Paul Schrier as Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier
- Jason Narvy as Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
- Richard Genelle as Ernie
- David Fielding as Zordon (face)
- Robert L. Manahan as Zordon (voice)
- Sandi Sellner as Alpha 5
- Richard Steven Horvitz as Alpha 5 (voice)
- Kim Strauss as Ninjor (voice)
- Carla Perez as Rita Repulsa
- Barbara Goodson as Rita Repulsa (voice)
- Ed Neil as Lord Zedd
- Robert Axelrod as Lord Zedd (voice)
- Danny Wayne Stallcup as Goldar
- Kerrigan Mahan as Goldar (voice)
- Bob Papenbrook as Rito Revolto (voice)
- Michael J. Sorich as Squatt (voice)
- Dave Mallow as Baboo (voice) (as Colin Phillips)
- Mike Reynolds as Lanterra (voice)
- Koji Kataoka as Ko
- The shot of the boys and Aisha as the Ninja Rangers leaping into battle is recycled from Ninja Quest Part III. If played in slow-motion, Kimberly's arms can be seen for a small second.
- The inscription on Adam's lantern meant that true strength came from within one's self.
- Skull refers to Squatt, Baboo, and Rito as "Evil Space Aliens" when they see them stealing lanterns. This is the only time that this term is used for the villainous group in the entire franchise's run.
- Koji Kataoka later appears as Mr. Tamashiro in the Lightspeed Rescue episode The Chosen Path.