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Ah! I want to fight like y'all do! I just can't seem to keep up. Your both so strong and fast. Mao Mao, I'll never be able to use a sword like that


"No Shortcuts" is the 3rd episode of the first season of Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart, and the 3rd episode overall.


After struggling to keep up, Adorabat gets a cybernetic “Mega-Mech.” But can fancy new powers make up for experience?


Mao Mao, Badgerclops and Adorabat battle Orangusnake, and his goons in front of their house. Adorabat tries to do something but fails to contribute to the fight. She does one little thing; she makes Ramaraffe one of Adorabat's arms to replace it with a robotic one, but Mao Mao intervenes in the process and insists that Adorabat get a technological upgrade instead. Adorabat receives the Mega-Mech, and tests it out on the monster raiding the city.

Adorabat struggles to use her new abilities. Not only does she nearly decimate the monster, but she also destroyed (almost) the village surrounding her. Mao Mao and the citizens are angered at Adorabat for the damage she's caused. Badgerclops doesn't want to take her Mega Mech away, until she accidentally shoots his burger out of his hands. To conclude, Adorabat throws a smoke bomb at Mao Mao, and runs away.

In order to prove to her friends that she can keep the Mega Mech, she tracks down the Sky Pirate base, hoping to battle all four of the pirates. She terribly fails in doing so, and defeats herself. Oragnusnake asks for her permission to use her power, and Adorabat joins them, so she can keep the Mega Mech.

Mao Mao and Badgerclops track Adorabat down, as well as the other Sky Pirates, now merged into a mechanical giant with great power. Adorabat decides to help her friends out, and removes herself from the giant robot. Adorabat manages to remember what she did the last time she fought the Sky Pirates, resulting in their defeat. Adorabat intimidates Ramaraffe to chase her, causing her to bump into Oragnusnake, leading to a fight between the pirates. Ratarang uses the Zip Zap Blast, which causes the robot to get destroyed and blow the pirates to the sky. Mao Mao is proud of Adorabat for using her past experience to defeat the Sky Pirates. She asks if she can keep the Mega Mech; Badgerclops approves, but Mao Mao "accidentally" destroys the Mega-Mech.





  • The episode was originally going to be called "Megapeg", being named after the Mega-Mech before the episode title was changed.[1]


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International premieres

  • October 16, 2019 (Latin America)
  • March 24, 2020 (Poland)
  • January 21, 2021 (Middle East)


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Pilots I Love You Mao Mao (teaser)I Love You Mao Mao: Bao Bao's Revenge
Season 1 I Love You Mao MaoThe Perfect AdventureNo ShortcutsUltraclopsMao Mao's Bike AdventureBreakupNot ImpressedEnemy MimeOutfoxedBao Bao's RevengePopularity ConquestSick MaoThumb WarAll by Mao SelfHe's the SheriffBobo ChanSmallLegend of the TorbaclaunMeet Tanya KeysWeapon of ChoiceThe Truth StinksTrading DayHead ChefOrangusnake BeginsSugar Berry FeverCaptured ClopsFlyawayBaost in ShowFright WigSleeper SofaMao Mao's NakeyLucky Ducky MugLonely KidTry HardScared of PuppetsThe Perfect CoupleAdoradadBadge-a-fire ExplosionZing Your Heart OutStrange Bedfellows
Season 2 TBA