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"Don't frown, my fellow clown. We'll get them. We'll get them all!"
Pineoctopus' (as Pineapple the Clown) first lines to a Putty in disguise as a clown after Zack messed around on stilts.[src]

"You're the ones I'm after! She was just the bait. Now I've got you!"
―Pineoctopus (in his true form) telling his plan of how he used Trini's cousin to the Rangers after being grown as well as his final words before his destruction.[src]

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Pineoctopus is a pineapple-like monster with plant-like tendrils created by Finster, who took the form of Pineapple the Clown. His overall appearance is loosely based on that of a fool or a jester. According to Finster, he personally trained Pineoctopus before releasing him as Pineapple the Clown.

Character History

Pineoctopus first appears in his clown form that goes by the name Pineapple the Clown, as he tells a Putty in disguised as a clown that they will get them. He first gets Jason, Billy, Zack and Kimberly the Rangers attention in a show by juggling Pineapples, with Trini the Yellow Ranger and her cousin, Sylvia watching on, after words he gives the Blue Ranger four eggs to juggle, for which he used to hit Bulk and Skull with, the Rangers left to go see gymnastics, for which gives Pineapple an idea. As the Rangers try to do gymnastics later on, however, Pineapple gets Sylvia's attention as they walk around the fair, with Trini going around to find them, after bringing her in front of a Merry-Go-Round he does tricks, the Yellow Ranger manages to find them, after saying that he is going to take her, Trini takes Sylvia back and prepares to fight him, but she gets stop by Sylvia saying that he is her friend, fortunately Pineapple sprinkled Sylvia with powder, turning her into cardboard (much to the complete horror of Trini), he then ran off in a flash. He later appears in front of Jason, Zack, Kimberly and Billy with an army of clowns, he used some balls to turn them into Putties to distract Jason, Zack and Kimberly, while Billy follows Pineapple into a Merry-Go-Round, he attempted to turn Billy into cardboard, but he missed and hit a Putty instead, he gets cornered by Jason, Zack and Kimberly, so he transforms into his real form as Pineoctopus. The Rangers morphed and took on Pineoctopus, but he gets aided by Baboo, Squatt, Goldar and the huge army of Putties, allowing the monster to escape, (while all of this was happening, Sylvia was restored back to normal by Trini and Alpha 5), as Baboo, Squatt and Goldar fight the Rangers, Pineoctopus used his Cardboard Powder on the Rangers, but it had no effect because of their Ranger suits, but even then he still manages to overpower all four Rangers and was enlarged by Rita Repulsa. After Trini arrived, the Rangers summon the Dinozords to battle Pineoctopus, they first used the Triceratops Zord's chains to tie up this monster and then froze him with the Mastodon Zord's freeze blast. They then combined to form the Megazord Tank Mode to blast him with the cannons, but they weren't enough. They then switch to the Megazord Battle Mode and destroyed Pineoctopus once and for all with the Megazord's Cranial Laser. Tvicon.png TV STORY-No Clowning Around

Later on, when the Rangers were sent to the Island of Illusion, they were attacked by the illusions of monsters they had already defeated, one of which was Pineoctopus. But they disappeared and didn't harm anyone.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Island of Illusion

Pineoctopus was later sighted with Rita and Lord Zedd's army in the Vica Galaxy.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction


As Pineapple the clown, he acts very much like a clown or a jester, he is a loony prankster that loves to do tricks and entertain park guests, but deep down however, he is very evil, going so far as to turn Trini's cousin into cardboard.

As Pineoctopus, he is a ruthless being that will do anything in his power to destroy the Rangers. Interestingly enough, once his façade as Pineapple the Clown disappeared, he displayed very few clown-like personality traits and only made a single clown pun (while most monsters built on a certain "theme" tend to make many puns and metaphors during their encounters with the Rangers). He was however very overconfident in his abilities and once made giant, responded to unfavorable situations with a dismissive "big deal" such as when he was informed that Sylvia was restored or when the Triceratops applied its hooks to bind him.


Pineoctopus is his human form, Pineapple the Clown.

Powers and Abilities


  • Cardboard Powder: Pineapple the Clown has powder for which he can sprinkle at the target and turn them into cardboard.
  • Teleportation: Pineapple the Clown can teleport to any location at will.
  • Monster Form: At will, Pineapple can transform into his true monster form of Pineoctopus.


  • Juggling Expert: Pineapple is a skilled juggler, being able to juggle three pineapples and eggs with ease.
  • Rhyming: Pineapple is also a great rhyming expert.


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  • Pineapples: Pineapple the Clown has a supply of pineapples for which he can use to juggle them in the air for tricks.
  • Eggs: Pineapple the Clown also has a supply of eggs for which he can juggle them as well.
  • Clown Balls: Pineapple the Clown also has a supply of balls, for which he can throw at a clown and turn them into a Putty.

Powers and Abilities


  • Cardboard Powder: Pineoctopus can fire the same powder as his human form from his head and tentacle petals that can turn anyone into cardboard.
  • Energy Balls: Pineoctopus can fire a barrage of light pink colored energy balls from his vine arms, similar to both Somnibot and Digster's attacks later on in Zeo. Somnibot even unleashes the attack with the same hand motion as well.


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  • He was shown to be very weak to ice. When the hooks trapped him, the Mastodon sprayed him with freeze spray and left him vulnerable.


  • Vine Arms: Pineoctopus has vine-like arms for which he can use to batter his enemies with.
  • Vine Whip: Pineoctopus can fire green vines from his head to whip his enemies.

Behind the Scenes



  • He appears to be based on a pineapple (or a similar plant) and an octopus.


  • Pineoctopus' name is a portmanteau of the words Pineapple and Octopus.


  • Pineapple the Clown has become kind of infamous in the fandom due to being extremely unsettling around Sylvia such as leering at her with a massive demented grin.
  • For whatever reason, Pineoctopus retained his clown form from his Zyuranger counterpart. This is especially strange because they didn't use any footage of him (nor could they really because he was always in shots with other very clearly Japanese characters).
    • This was presumably kept to give a good reason why Sylvia would trust him which would make no sense if he was just someone in a trench coat.
  • In Zyuranger, Pineoctopus' dust was a sneezing powder that was meant to leave them in such sneezing fits that they would be unable to defend themselves. This is why the Rangers as well as Goldar, Squatt, and Baboo all started sneezing from his powder and didn't turn to cardboard.
    • This was most likely changed because a monster who makes you sneeze to your doom is not very intimidating and is extremely laughable even by Power Rangers' standards.
  • When Finster described Pineoctopus to Rita, the editor did something rather clever. As he spoke, the scene cut to shots of Pineoctopus standing around and gesturing to nobody in particular while using its little vine whips.
    • In Zyuranger, he was fighting the unmorphed Yellow Ranger. Instead of pretending the Japanese actor was just an alien or something (ala Zordon's Soldier who was derived from Zack's counterpart Goushi and appeared in the previous episode via flashback), they changed unusable footage into a demonstration of the monster they had later show.
  • Pineoctopus was one of the few Season 1 monsters to appear in U.S. footage and the second after the Gnarly Gnome.
    • However, they only filmed one bit of new footage of him which was when he revealed his true form to the Rangers.
  • Pineoctopus was the first monster to say something after growing (all monsters prior either just grunted or laughed).
  • Pineoctopus was the very first monster in the Power Ranger franchise to have a human form.
  • Pineoctopus was destroyed by the Megazord's cranial laser while in Zyuranger, he is destroyed by the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord's attack.
    • This was changed because they needed to add in the Megazord transformation sequence to fill up time since they did not know how to fill a full four minutes.
      • On that topic, Pineoctopus was the only monster to be defeated by the Megazord using the cranial laser.
  • Pineoctopus was involved in one of the most thorough battles that involved the individual Dinozords to showcase their abilities. Usually the only individual Dinozord attacks the viewers would see (other than laser beams) were the Tyrannosaurus, the Dragonzord, and the Mastodon.


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