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Transformers RID & CR Episode Names

September 15, 2011  by Tony_Bacala  •  Cartoon

Below are all the episode names and chronological order to the Robots In Disguise cartoon television series. Also listed to the right are the Japanese names and episode numbers. Both have original air dates under them in yellow. Since the series aired in Japan first uninterrupted, we use those episodes as the basis for the chronological order.

Robots in Disguise premiered on Fox Kids September 8th, 2001. This was 3 days before the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Though RID was a very immature show overall, it was action oriented, and involved some battle scenes where buildings or enviornments were destroyed. Since new episodes were airing Monday-Friday to start the show off instead of the normal “one a week on Saturday morning” situation, several key episodes were pulled and recut. Some episodes were removed completely and never aired in the USA.

Secret of the Ruins was delayed and recut to remove questionable scenes.

Hope for the Future was a recap episode which had scenes from Secret of the Ruins, and other questionable scenes, so it was recut and aired later out of order.

The episodes Attack from Outer Space, Landfill, and Sky-Byte saves the day never aired in the USA. Attack from Outer Space did air on YTV in Canada, and all aired in the UK. All are also on the UK DVD Boxsets.

These recuts lead to several episodes being aired out of order due to not being done in time to air in Japanese continuity.


American RID Episodes Japanese Car Robots Episodes
01. Battle Protocol
Original Air Date: 09/08/2001
01. First Movement! Fire Convoy
Original Air Date: 04/05/2000
02. An Explosive Situation
Original Air Date: 09/10/2001
02. High Speed Battle! Gelshark
Original Air Date: 04/12/2000
03. Bullet Train to the Rescue
Original Air Date: 09/11/2001
(Pre-Empted by 9/11 News Coverage)
03. Unite! Bullet Train Robo
Original Air Date: 04/19/2000
04. Spychangers to the Rescue
Original Air Date: 09/12/2001
04. Ninja Robo – Spychangers Go!
Original Air Date: 04/26/2000
05. The Hunt for Black Pyramid
Original Air Date: 09/13/2001
05. Deadly Jump! Mach Alert
Original Air Date: 05/03/2000
06. The Secret of the Ruins
Original Air Date: 10/11/2001
06. Gigatron’s Revenge
Original Air Date: 05/10/2000
07. Sideburn’s Obsession
Original Air Date: 09/15/2001
07. Speedbreaker’s In Danger
Original Air Date: 05/17/2000
08. Secret Weapon: D-5
Original Air Date: 09/19/2001
08. Mysterious Weapon! D 5
Original Air Date: 05/24/2000
09. Mirage’s Betrayal
Original Air Date: 09/17/2001
09. Counterarrow’s Betrayal?!
Original Air Date: 05/31/2000
10. Skid-Z’s Choice
Original Air Date: 09/19/2001
10. Out of Control! Indy Heat
Original Air Date: 06/07/2000
11. Towline Goes Haywire
Original Air Date: 09/20/2001
11. Parking Violation! Wrecker Hook
Original Air Date: 06/14/2000
12. The Ultimate Robot Warrior
Original Air Date: 09/21/2001
12. The Ultimate Extreme! Buddha-Transformer
Original Air Date: 06/21/2000
13. Hope for the Future (Recap)
Original Air Date: 10/26/2001
13. Gigatron Reveals His Ambition (Recap)
Original Air Date: 06/28/2000
14. The Decepticons
Original Air Date: 09/22/2001
14. Friend Or Foe!? Black Convoy
Original Air Date: 07/05/2000
15. Commandos
Original Air Date: 09/24/2001
15. Quintuple Merge! Baldigus
Original Air Date: 07/12/2000
16. The Volcano
Original Air Date: 09/25/2001
16. En Garde! Two Convoys
Original Air Date: 07/19/2000
17. Attack from Outer Space
Original Air Date: 01/12/2002
(Not aired in U.S., aired in Canada this date)
17. Aiming From Space! Shuttler
Original Air Date: 07/26/2000
18. The Test
Original Air Date: 09/26/2001
18. Awaken To Righteousness! Black Convoy
Original Air Date: 08/02/2000
19. The Fish Test
Original Air Date: 09/27/2001
19. Secret Strategy! Gelshark
Original Air Date: 08/09/2000
20. Wedge’s Short Fuse
Original Air Date: 09/28/2001
20. Hot-Blooded Warrior! Buildmaster
Original Air Date: 08/16/2000
21. Landfill
Original Air Date: 06/22/2002
(Not aired in U.S., aired in U.K. this date)
21. Quadruple Merge! Build King
Original Air Date: 08/23/2000
22. Sky-Byte Saves the Day
Original Air Date: 06/23/2002
(Not aired in U.S., aired in U.K. this date)
22. Friend of Righteousness? Gelshark
Original Air Date: 08/23/2000
23. A Test of Metal
Original Air Date: 09/29/2001
23. Targeted Buildmasters
Original Air Date: 09/06/2000
24. Ultra Magnus
Original Air Date: 10/06/2001
24. Enter! God Magnus
Original Air Date: 09/13/2000
25. Ultra Magnus: Forced Fushion (Fusion)
Original Air Date: 10/13/2001
25. Force Merge! God Fire Convoy
Original Air Date: 09/20/2000
26. Lessons of the Past (Recap)
Original Air Date: 12/14/2001
26. Focus! New Warriors (Recap)
Original Air Date: 09/27/2000
27. The Two Faces of Ultra Magnus
Original Air Date: 10/20/2001
27. Body and Mind! 3 Car Robo Brothers
Original Air Date: 10/04/2000
28. Power to Burn!
Original Air Date: 10/19/2001
28. Invoke! Double Matrix
Original Air Date: 10/11/2000
29. Fortress Maximus
Original Air Date: 10/27/2001
29. Arise! Cybertron City
Original Air Date: 10/18/2000
30. Koji Gets His Wish
Original Air Date: 11/03/2001
30. JRX versus Baldigus
Original Air Date: 10/25/2000
31. A Friendly Contest
Original Air Date: 11/10/2001
31. Gelshark’s Trap
Original Air Date: 11/01/2000
32. Peril from the Past
Original Air Date: 11/17/2001
32. The Final Key? Sayonara Ai
Original Air Date: 11/08/2000
33. Maximus Emerges
Original Air Date: 02/16/2002
33. Stolen Plasma
Original Air Date: 11/15/2000
34. The Human Element
Original Air Date: 02/23/2002
34. The Mystery of Brave Maximus
Original Air Date: 11/22/2000
35. The Mystery of Ultra Magnus (Recap)
Original Air Date: 03/30/2002
35. Gelshark’s Blues (Recap)
Original Air Date: 11/29/2000
36. Mistaken Identity
Original Air Date: 03/02/2002
36. Black Convoy’s Ambition
Original Air Date: 12/06/2000
37. Surprise Attack
Original Air Date: 03/09/2002
37. Brave Maximus Arise!
Original Air Date: 12/13/2000
38. Galvatron’s Revenge
Original Air Date: 03/16/2002
38. Counterstrike! Devil Gigatron
Original Air Date: 12/20/2000
39. The Final Battle
Original Air Date: 03/23/2002
39. Final Battle! Fire Convoy
Original Air Date: 12/27/2000