Monster Island Appears! (出現、怪獣島! Shutsugen, Kaijūtō!) is the 5th episode of Ultraman Max.
A mysterious island appears in the Pacific, and on it are strange stones and monsters. What secrets does it hold?
In the Pacific Ocean, an island suddenly appears. DASH deploys to investigate. They discover an ancient ruin, and a stone with engravings and runes on it. Koba and Sean collect samples and return, while Kaito and Mizuki continue to investigate. Pigmon wakens, and their scanners break.
Mizuki and Kaito find Pigmon, and notice it looks like the kaijin on the stone. Meanwhile, Elly discovers that the rocks from the island are not found on earth. Professor Yoshinaga notes that they would be a good source of energy and theorizes that an advanced civilization used to thrive there.
While Kaito and Mizuki befriend Pigmon, two poachers arrive on the island, seeking for the engraved stone. They come upon ancient ruins of a temple, and a statue of Pigmon. The leader wishes to find Pigmon, so he could discover the secrets of the archeological world. The leader goes to look for him, but is confronted by Salamadon. Kaito and Mizuki see the monster above the trees, but Pigmon subdues it. The two treasure-seekers watch and come up with a plan.
They ambush Mizuki and Kaito. One of them shoots Pigmon with a tranquilizer. They drag him off, when Salamandon awakens again. It pursues them, and the archeologist's companion flees. Kaito rushes to the scene and frees a groggy Pigmon, calming the daikaiju. The intruder's companion takes off in the helicopter they arrived in, but is shot out of the sky by Salamandon. It crashes to the ground, knocking down the stone Pigmon statue in the temple.
Red King awakens, while the archeologist reveals that his companion sabotaged DASH Bird 1. Salamandon attacks Red King, but is no match for the monster. Red King sees Pigmon, attempts to kill him. The island starts moving, on a collision course towards Japan. The rest of the team deploys to fetch Kaito and Mizuki.
Red King kills Salamandon, and then DASH attacks, without missiles, which would cause the kaiju to explode. Kaito transforms, and DASH Bird 2 is forced to retreat into DASH Mother. Max defeats Red King, however, he burrows away alive. Paragler then appears.
- Kaito Touma (トウマ・カイト Tōma Kaito): Sōta Aoyama (青山 草太 Aoyama Sōta)
- Shigeru Hijikata (ヒジカタ・シゲル Hijikata Shigeru): Kai Shishido (宍戸 開 Shishido Kai)
- Mizuki Koishikawa (コイシカワ・ミズキ Koishikawa Mizuki): Hitomi Hasebe (長谷部 瞳 Hasebe Hitomi)
- Kenjiro Koba (コバ・ケンジロウ Koba Kenjirō): Nobuyuki Ogawa (小川 信行 Ogawa Nobuyuki)
- Sean White (ショーン・ホワイト Shōn Howaito): Sean Nichols (ショーン・ニコルス Shōn Nikorusu)
- Elly (エリー Erī): Hikari Mitsushima (満島 ひかり Mitsushima Hikari)
- Kenzo Tomioka (トミオカ・ケンゾウ Tomioka Kenzō): Susumu Kurobe (黒部 進 Kurobe Susumu)
- Yukari Yoshinaga (ヨシナガ・ユカリ Yoshinaga Yukari): Hiroko Sakurai (桜井 浩子 Sakurai Hiroko)
- Ultraman Max (voice) (ウルトラマンマックス（声） Urutoraman Makkusu (koe)): Kazuya Nakai (中井 和哉 Nakai Kazuya)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon): Shiro Sano (佐野 史郎 Sano Shirō)
- Pigmon (Reintroduced)
- Red King (Reintroduced)
- Salamadon (First and only appearance)
- Paragler (First appearance)
DVD and USA Release
- Ultraman Max Volume 2 features episodes 3-6.
- The episode was premiered on American television by TOKU on March 01, 2017