|Season||Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo|
|Eye Color||Red (Cider)
|Hair Color||Strawberry blonde
|Home Place||Palmier Kingdom|
|Alter Ego||Hayashi Saida|
Cider (サイダー) is a fancharacter mascot created by Cure Shabon for the canon season Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo. Like the other mascots of the season, she can transform into a human at will, but quickly changes back to mascot form if she gets slightly hurt or if she is weak.
In mascot form, Cider resembles a platypus with maize fur, red eyes with long eyelashes, and goldenrod yellow beak, tail and legs. She also has two puffs of fur resembling pigtails on the sides of her head, and wears a brown choker with a blue rose-shaped gem, her amulet, on the center.
The youngest of the mascots, Cider is mellow, innocent, easygoing and curious, but also a surprisingly competent and skilled fighter when the time calls for it. She is also quite dependant of Tomiji, and starts idolizing Milky Rose shortly after her appearance. She also gains a fondness for Tomiji's mother's strawberry shortcakes.
Hayashi Saida (檎サイダ) is Cider's alias for her human alter ego which she uses when in public to move around freely. She goes as a first-year student in L'Ecole de les Cinq Lumieres, and works alongside Syrup as a part-time waitress in the lunch cafe there.
As we all know, Cider can be able to tranform into a human like (some of) the mascots in the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 world and take the name Hayashi Saida. Later on, she is able to use the power of her blue rose amulet to grant Cure Mocha his Cure Fleuret.
In Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday!, she, along with Coco and Nuts, jokingly uses the power of the Miracle Lights to transform into Cure Cider (キュアサイダー, Kyua Saidā), the Cure of Shortcake, who uses the same accessories as Cure Mocha, hinting at their special bond. Cure Cider only appears as a joke to explain how the use of the Miracle Lights will create a miracle to the audience.
Cider, or cyder, is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from fruit juice, most commonly and traditionally apple juice, but also the juice of peaches or other fruit. Cider varies in alcohol content from 2% ABV to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. In some regions, such as Germany and United States, cider may be called "apple wine".
Hayashi Saida: Hayashi (檎) means "forest", while Saida (サイダ), which can have various meanings in kanji but is written in katakana, is a pun on her real name.