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Season 5 is an upcoming season of Octonauts. It was originally going to air in Autumn 2018, but was delayed because of air date traffic for CBeebies. The season premiered in China on December 28th 2020 on CCTV14 at 18:17, and aired new episodes throughout January 2021. Season 5 will include the Chinese sea and river creatures, as well as a Yangtze River 22-minute special. This season marks the first appearance of Min the Mapmaker. Although given some early screenings in non-English territories, Season 5 has yet to air elsewhere globally. No specific date has been announced yet, but the hope is that it will make its global debut sometime in 2022.

Episodes

# Title Original air date[11]
1 "The Great Octo-Bot Rescue" TBA
When the Octo-Bots sink into a lake of boiling hot sulfur, Kwazii has to rescue them with the Octo-Max Suit. Unfortunately, his oxygen, and heat shielding tech, might not last long enough for him to make it back, especially with the surface of the lake hardening and making it hard for him to escape.
2 "The Beavers" TBA
To help a school of salmon reaching their nesting area, the Octonauts enlist help from a family of beavers build a dam to fill up the river they travel in. Tweak helps the youngest beaver gain the confidence to persevere and find his best talent.
3 "The Hawksbill Sea Turtle" TBA
The Octonauts meet a hawksbill sea turtle who is ill-stricken due to extreme heat and about to lay her eggs, so they have to get her into cooler waters so she can lay healthy eggs.
4 "The Giant Sea Spiders" TBA
Kwazii and Shellington get trapped underwater in the Antarctic and meet a family of giant sea spiders.
5 "The Sawfish" TBA
When Kwazii gets a case of pirate hiccups, which no one has ever heard of before, he and Peso go up the river in search of a pirate doctor’s treasure that will cure them, only to encounter a sawfish who appears to have known Kwazii from a long time ago.
6 "The Sea Lions" TBA
While gathering the Octofloats, the crew runs into a family of sea lions who are playing with them like balls. But when a wave traps Dashi in a cave with a sea lion pup with an injured fin, the Octonauts and sea lion pack must work together to save them with string-attached life preservers before the waves get too rough.
7 "The Nautilus" TBA
Kwazii sets off on a monsters hunt when he encounters a shelled creature called a Nautilus.
8 "The Grey Whales" TBA
The Octonauts have to help reunite a grey whale calf with his mother who is trapped by big icebergs. At the same time, they try to feed the whale calf enough milk until they return with his mother.
9 "The Flying Squid" TBA
The Octonauts meet a flying squid who helps them, and Kwazii's grandfather Calico Jack, locate a treasure near a beach.
10 "The Feeding Frenzy" TBA
While studying a school of sharks, Shellington and Dashi accidentally get caught in a feeding frenzy full of them. So, the Octonauts build and use a shark suit designed gup to save them.
11 "The Ghost Ship" TBA
The Octonauts find a shipwreck and repair it in Creepy fog in The Surface. They help it get back into the water for home of the other animals.
12 "The Wood Eating Catfish" TBA
When Kwazii is found with an injured leg, he tells the crew the tale of how he and Calico Jack encountered a wood-eating catfish that ate his peg leg.
13 "The Seven Sea Squirts" TBA
The Octonauts help a band of seven algae-shooting sea squirts reunite so they can clean up an outbreak of algae that's making the reef sick.
14 "The Bullfrogs" TBA
When Tunip and the Vegimals accidentally bring bullfrogs into the Octopod, they have to rally up all the frogs and bring them back to their home before the Octonauts find out.
15 "The Beaked Whales" TBA
The crew meets a pair of unusual beaked whales in a nearby reef.
16 "The Blufin Tuna" TBA
The Octonauts help an injured bluefin tuna catch up with the rest of her school to reach their nesting grounds.
17 "The Axolotl" TBA
Captain Barnacles and Kwazii land in the jungle and help a pair of singing lizard-like creatures called axolotls find a new watering hole while protecting them from a hungry flock of herons.
18 "The Blue Whale Rescue" TBA
The Octonauts have to save a Blue Whale who has injured his tail, which is preventing him from swimming too well, and is sinking fast.
19 "The Zombie Worms" TBA
The Octolab is being eaten away by a group of zombie worms attached to the ship and the rest of the crew has to find a new home for these trouble makers.
20 "The Mud Volcanoes" TBA
While exploring the Mariana Trench, Shellington and Dashi come across a path full of mud volcanoes and a creature in need.
21 "The Tiger Fish and Blind Shrimp" TBA
The Octonauts encounter a tiger fish and blind shrimp who become separated and Kwazii tries to reunite them while protecting them from hungry ocean predators.
22 "The Fish Mouth Louse" TBA
The Octonauts help a red fish find his louse friend who got lost and could be in trouble.
23 "The Deep Ocean Discovery" TBA
Pearl and Periwinkle got invited to one of Shellington`s mission. While placing some buoys on the Arctic Ocean,until a current drifted the Gup-E off the place.
24 "The Silver Sea" TBA
The Octonauts encountered a blob of glowing liquid drifting on the Ocean. The Octonauts find that every creature is targeted by predators.
25 "The Bicolour Fangblenny" TBA
There is mysterious fish in the reef that is biting everyone while they are getting cleaned. The crew must find and catch the culprit before too many creatures get hurt.
26 "The Scaly-Foot Snail" TBA
The Octonauts meet strong scaly foot snails and enlist them in trying to help save the Octo-Lab from falling into a crevice.
27 "The Chinese Giant Salamander" TBA
The Octonauts head to the Yangtze River to help Min the Mapmaker, an old friend of Inkling's, who's been trapped by a mysterious creature. Turns out, It was just a Chinese giant salamander protecting her precious eggs, which have fallen ill due to rising water temperatures.

Hints

In February 2017, an Octonauts Scaly-Foot Snail toy was released, which was the first Season 5 creature and episode hinted. In September 2017, a printing file was released featuring Season 5 and a Yangtze River special information, and a new special character (Mapmaker Min) was revealed. News on the Coconut Crisis and Sunfish episodes' broadcast delivery to all channels featuring the Octonauts show was released because of it.

New Gups

  • Gup-R (Debuts In Season 5 + Octonauts: Above And Beyond)

Trivia

  • The delay was most likely caused by airdate traffic from CBeebies. Some footage and images of Season 5 have been found in various Chinese websites. It is currently unknown when it will be released in English.
  • The seasons further delay in other countries after its China premiere in 2021 may also be due to behind-the-scenes production issues. Meomi’s lesser involvement, adjustments to the switch in studios (from Brown Bag Films to Mainframe Studios, previously known as Rainmaker Studios at the start of production), contracting issues (China’s new involvements, the Netflix deal), the production of the movies + Above & Beyond, working under pandemic conditions, and much more can be speculated as causes for the long-term delay, despite the project supposedly wrapping up at some point in 2018 or 2019.
  • Due to the delay, and despite it’s events occurring before those in the spinoff series, Above & Beyond’s first season has debuted on Netflix worldwide. This may leave room for confusion when Season 5 finally releases with Min’s original introduction, Periwinkle still being a baby, the Gup R’s first appearance, and plenty more.
  • Though Season 5 is now debuting after Above & Beyond, it technically hosts Calico Jack, Pearl, Periwinkle, and Professor Natquik’s first time appearing again since their debut episodes.

Other

Images of Season 5 found

Videos of Season 5 found

Book Releases

Season 5 episodes (Chinese)

  1. Scaly Foot Snail / Mud Volcanoes 12/28/2020
  2. Silver Sea / Octo Bot Rescue 12/29/2020
  3. Bluefin Tuna / Flying Squid 12/30/2020
  4. Blue Whale Rescue / Nautilus 1/4/2021
  5. Sea Lions / Mysterious Whale 1/5/2021
  6. Wood Eating Catfish / Ghost Ship 1/6/2021
  7. Sea Spiders / Zombie Worms 1/7/2021
  8. Deep Ocean Discovery / Seven Sea Squirts 1/8/2021
  9. Beavers / Axolotls 1/11/2021
  10. Bullfrogs / Feeding Frenzy 1/12/2021
  11. Fish and Louse / Hawksbill Turtle 1/13/2021
  12. Grey Whales / Sawfish 1/14/2021
  13. False Cleaner Fish / Watchman Goby and Blind Shrimp 1/15/2021
  14. Chinese Giant Salamander 1/16/2021
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