Power Lunch
Season 3, Episode 10B
Episode name pun on: Power Punch and lunch
Airdate: April 3, 2001 (VHS/DVD)
October 12, 2001 (Television)
Director: John McIntyre
Craig McCracken
Story: Chris Savino
Genndy Tartakovsky
See also
"Helter Shelter"

Power Lunch is the second half of the 36th episode in the third season of The Powerpuff Girls, following Helter Shelter.


After feeling a side effect from eating and drinking sweets combined with the Girls' heat ray, the Gangreen Gang then get superpowers. Ace has ice powers, Snake has stretching powers, Lil' Arturo has fast speed, Grubber has a loud belch that can tear bricks off of walls, and Big Billy is a rock. Now, it's superpowered good girls versus the superpowered bad teens.


Girls activate laser vision

The girls prepare to zap the Gangreen Gang with their laser eyes.

The Gangreen Gang raids a mini-mart by shoving all types of food down their throats as fast as possible. The Powerpuff Girls arrive and chase the Gangreen Gang out into an alley. When the Gangreen Gang realizes that the alley leads to a dead end, the girls use their heat vision on them, which causes a chemical reaction with the foods that the Gangreen Gang had eaten. After the Gangreen Gang drop to the ground, Ace, the leader of the gang, presses his arms around his body, as if he was cold, and complains that he doesn't feel well and begins to shiver. His skin changes from green to blue. All of a sudden, Ace sneezes, and a gust of icy wind blows out of his nose and mouth and completely covers a nearby garbage can. Little Arturo arrives out of nowhere and says "Bless you, Ace," and tells Ace that he "iced" the garbage can. As Ace tries to figure everything out, Little Arturo points out that Big Billy has turned into a rock. Snake stretches over and asks if anyone has seen his hat. When Little Arturo points to a flag pole on the side of a large building, Snake stretches up the side of the building and grabs his hat. Ace asks Grubber if he felt any different and Grubber burps so loud that bricks fell off of buildings. Ace tells the rest of the gang that they somehow got super powers and the Gangreen gang attacks the Powerpuff Girls. Ace freezes Blossom, Snake sucker-punches Buttercup in the face, and Snake also drops Big Billy on Bubbles. After the Gangreen Gang leaves, the girls wake up, realizing what they're facing, and they zip forth.


The superpowered Gangreen Gang charge at the girls.

They find the Gangreen Gang destroying Townsville. Blossom tries to freeze Ace, but he mocks her and breaks free. Ace starts shooting icicles out of his hands and hits Blossom with a giant block of ice. Buttercup tries to attack Snake, but he ends up stepping on her, knocking her unconscious. Little Arturo and Grubber use Bubbles as a punching bag. The Gangreen Gang gather the now unconscious Powerpuff Girls and Ace freezes them. Snake grabs Big Billy and stretches high over the girls, getting ready to drop Big Billy onto the girls. Then the Gangreen Gang's stomachs start to rumble. They rush to the bathrooms but when they come out, they lost their super powers. The Powerpuff Girls break free and beat the Gangreen Gang. And once again, the day is saved thanks to the Powerpuff Girls! As the episode ends.

PPGs from Power Lunch

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, as they appear in this episode.


  • Grubber is seen eating Pringles in this episode
  • The powers of the Gangreen Gang were:
    1. Ace - Cryokinesis (Ice powers) (from the frozen treats)
    2. Snake - Elasticity (from the stretchy candy)
    3. Little Arturo - Hyper Vibration (super speed) (from the caffeine in the coffee he drank)
    4. Grubber- Sonic Belch Resonation (from the gassy snacks)
    5. Big Billy - He was just a rock (from the rock hard candy)
  • There was apparently a delay in the airing of this episode.
  • The Narrator breaks the fourth wall in this episode when he says "Fasten your seat belts, 'cause we're about to have a good old-fashioned superhero/supervillain superfight! "
  • This episode first debuted as a DVD exclusive on two DVDs on April 3, 2001. It first aired on television in October 2001.
  • This episode, along with "Helter Shelter" were produced before the episode "Powerprof.".
  • The girls are seen beating up the Gangreen Gang during the outro.
  • This is the only episode where Snake is seen without his hat.
  • The girls' eye beams are depicted as being their signature colors as opposed to being purely red.


  • If you look closely when Buttercup says "Strike," her stockings are missing.