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This article is about a/an three-part episode in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Changing of the Zords is a three-part episode in season 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The arc revolves around the debut of the Shogun Zords as well as it's combo mode, Shogun Megazord.

The 9th, 10th and 11th Zeo Serial Shorts aired before a later airing of each three parts.


Finster has discovered the location of the lost Ancient Zords! In order to bring them to life for their own evil purposes, Rita & Zedd will need some unwilling assistance from the Power Rangers. First, while the Tengas distract the teens from a relaxing day at the beach, Rita's enthralled pawn Katherine steals the Pink Ranger's Power Coin! With it, she'll be able to sneak aboard the Falconzord and ambush the White Ranger when Ninjor needs his help most, facing a giant Goldar! Will our heroes fall for this plot, and can Kimberly survive for long with her Coin in the hands of evil?


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  • Kimberly does not appear morphed throughout this story, while Tommy is the only Ranger to appear morphed in Part I.
  • Ninjor and the Falconzord fall into the hands of Zedd and Rita in this episode which in turn renders the other five Ninjazords inoperable, (but not the Ninja Powers as Zordon had stated would happen if Ninjor was captured in "Ninja Quest"). They would not be used again until "Master Vile and the Metallic Armor".
  • Part I marks the first time a non-morphed human appears in a Zord cockpit.
  • Part II uses no Sentai footage.
  • First appearance of the Shogunzords which are the first sets of individual warrior zords.
  • First and only time Ninjor fights giant size in American footage.
  • When Rita and Rito appear to gloat at the end of Part I, Tommy responds with "it's the Addams family", refering to another show and movie series.
  • In the international versions of this episode, the Shogunzords were referred to as "Ancientzords" in the original airings with Zordon naming the Shogunzords later, this was corrected for later releases (however this causes an error as Zordon names the Shogunzords despite the Rangers already knowing what they're called).
  • Alpha 5's suit actor is now Donene Kistler, making her the third actress to portray him, including Romy J. Sharf and Sandi Sellner (the fourth if Peta-Maree Rixon from the movie is counted). Richard Steven Horvitz still voices him, however. Donene will continue to be Alpha's suit actor up until his abrupt, mysterious but unexplained departure in Shift Into Turbo part 3.
  • On the DVDs, Part II and Part III have a "TV-Y7" content indicator and the old "gold coin" Saban logo at the end of the credits, rather than the new CGI "Saban Brands" logo used for nearly all of the DVD episodes. This implies that the prints for these episodes on the DVDs may come from a different source than what else is in the sets.


  • Based on the shallowness of the water, Bulk and Skull should have been severely injured when they jumped in.
  • After the battle against the Tengas at the lake, Adam was wearing a shirt and bandanna despite not wearing them when he entered the water.
  • In the international soundtrack to the episode, Lord Zedd refers to Inciserator as 'Fangenstein'.
  • Despite Inciserator proving to be more than a match for the Rangers, he isn't sent up against them again after the initial battle.
  • Kimberly fought the Tengas instead of simply trying to lure them away from Kat.
  • Considering the fact that Lord Zedd had no ulterior motive for being transported to the Command Center, why didn't he just give the Rangers his demands over the Viewing Globe?
    • His ego may simply have encouraged him to 'show' the Rangers just how much of an advantage he had over them at this point by actually making his demands in their home base.
  • Billy mentions using the "PortalCom" to rescue Kimberly just like when Tommy was trapped in Zedd's dimension, an incident that has not been shown on-screen before. However, in Season 1, the Rangers used the PortalCom to rescue Tommy from the Dark Dimension during the adventure of the Green Candle.
  • Rocky says that earthquakes don't happen in Angel Grove, however numerous earthquakes have been seen to occur since "Day of the Dumpster".
  • In part II, the rangers (minus Kimberly) once again morph in the doorway of the Fitness Center, where they surley would have been seen.
  • When Tommy appears in the Falconzord cockpit early in the story, it is actually the white Shogunzord cockpit.


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