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When Tweak adds a special turbo booster button to the Gup-B, Kwazii decides to test it in the ocean, when suddenly the Octonauts discover that an undersea storm is heading their way. Captain Barnacles notices that Kwazii is not inside the Octopod, so he travels in the Gup-C to rescue him when the Gup-B breaks down and gets wedged into the coral reef. This episode, accompanied by The Giant Squid, is the very first episode that premiered in the American series.



A New Upgrade

The episode begins with Tweak working on the Gup-B, adding a turbo button that Kwazii approves. He later goes out for a test drive, but ignores Tweak's reminders of the conditions to use the turbo button, much to her chagrin. He enjoys himself. Meanwhile, Dashi suddenly alerts Captain Barnacles of a large storm using the Storm Tracker. A look from the Octoscope confirms this, and soon, all hands are on deck at making the Octopod safe for the storm, but when Barnacles got to Kwazii, a nervous Tweak then tells him about the test drive.

Test Drive

As expected, Kwazii was having the time of his life, entertaining a young reef lobster who soon blows away. Kwazii notices this, and immediately heads out to rescue it. Unfortunately, it caused him to miss a call from Dashi.

As he returns the little lobster, only then does he know about the storm. After a painful handshake, he sets off to save the creatures in the storm, receiving a second call from the Octopod. Letting them know of his current task, he sets out after getting permission from Barnacles.

The Crash

Multiple animals were rescued, and Kwazii sets off to the Octopod, seeing the little reef lobster along the way. Unfortunately, the Gup-B struggles against the storm, prompting him to use the turbo button - only to crash into some rocks.

After losing contact, Barnacles heads out on a rescue mission in the Gup-C, planning on towing the Gup-B home. However, the rescue attempt almost fails as the cable snaps, but luckily, the little reef lobster and his family form a chain and linked the cable.

Return to the Octopod

After pulling the Gup-B free, Barnacles heads back as fast as he can, with the little lobster and his family keeping the Gup-B secure behind. They make it just in time.

All the Octonauts are safe and sound inside, with Kwazii and Barnacles giving their thanks to the little lobster. He accepts, and decides to stay in the Octopod for the time being. Tweak provides some commentary on the test drive, and soon, everyone was enjoying hot cocoa.

Creature Report


  • This is the pilot episode of Octonauts in the US version.
  • The little lobster's family keeps changing size throughout the episode.
  • When Dashi says The storm is 10 minutes she is rather smiling then worried.
  • The 2 zebrafish Kwazii rescues lose their white pupils when the get to the reef.