Not to be confused with the episode.
“What's the deal? You said we were gonna get a trial!”
“Yes, a Trial-By-Mino. If the Mino crushes you quickly, you are guilty. If it crushes you slowly, you're innocent.”
Kai and Gulch

Trial-By-Mino[1] is a test used by the Geckles to determine if the outsiders they met are guilty or not.


Trial By Mino

Kai and Zane are swarmed in by the Geckles who bring the ninja to Gulch. Groko, Garpo, and Ginkle claimed that the ninja are part of the Awakened Warriors, but the ninja claimed that they don't look like the skeletons. Unable to reach a decision, Gulch decided in a Trial-By-Mino. The ninja were confused, but they fall into the Mino Pit.

The Mino is released and attacked the ninja. While fighting the beast, Zane realized the Mino had Vengestone attached to its body. Zane was able to get on top of the Mino and remove the armor. After the armor was removed, the Mino started to be friendly with the ninja and the Geckles realize the ninja are innocent.


  • The name of the trial is a reference to the phrase "trial by fire", which means a test of one's abilities to perform well under pressure.




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Slither Pit · New Year Festival · Day of the Departed · Dragon Day · Yin-Yang Promise · The Choosing · Trial-By-Mino


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