Devil Fruits are the most bizarre power in the One Piece universe. There are more than 100 devil fruits scattered throughout the seas in the One Piece world. We have seen powerful devil fruits such as Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi, Whitebeard’s Gura Gura no Mi, and many others in action. Though not much has been revealed about what exactly are devil fruits and how they work in the 1000+ anime episodes, we have an explanation for their existence in the manga at last. So in this detailed guide, we have summarized everything we know about devil fruits so far, including their origin, appearance, number of devil fruits in the anime, and more. So, read on to find out what a devil fruit really is and learn more details about them in this article.
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers about devil fruits and their types shown in the One Piece anime. We suggest you watch the anime or read the manga first to avoid ruining the intended experience.
What Is a Devil Fruit in One Piece
A devil fruit is a peculiar and mysterious fruit that endows those who consume it with superhuman strength and abilities. Although the exact number of devil fruits is unknown, there are more than 100 devil fruits spread out across the world. Each of them has a distinct power, and none of them has duplicates. Moreover, those who eat the devil fruit and gain superpowers are referred to as devil fruit users.
The devil fruits are divided into three main types, some of which also have sub-types. The three basic types of devil fruits are Zoan, Logia, and Paramecia. We will discuss these in detail in the later sections.
The devil fruit plays a vital role in shaping the three biggest powers in the One Piece world — the four emperors of the sea, seven warlords of the sea, and the marines. Furthermore, combining the fact that they are important along with the rarity factor, devil fruits are valued at literally hundreds of millions of berries.
If you remember, Shanks once mentioned that devil fruits are considered to be the incarnation of the sea devils by many people. But we have since learned what devil fruits actually are and how they work, thanks to Dr. Vegapunk. Read more details in the next section.
How Do Devil Fruits Work
There is a certain way the devil fruit power system works in this world or you can even call it rules that apply to a devil fruit user. They are:
- A single bite of the devil’s fruit is more than enough to grant the user superhuman strength.
- After the first bite, it becomes a normal fruit and doesn’t grant powers to a second user. A devil fruit can’t be shared between two or more people as the first person to eat the slice will get the powers immediately.
- They taste very bad in general.
- No one can predict the powers that a devil fruit would give them unless they have seen it earlier in another previous user who died or mentioned it in the encyclopedia.
- Consuming the devil fruit will make the user unable to swim in still waters (like the sea, river, etc) but they won’t be affected by rain or moving waters unless half of their body is immersed.
- If a devil fruit user dies, their devil fruit will reappear somewhere in the world and can be consumed by another user. In this manner, the devil fruit cycle will continue throughout the times to come.
- No one can eat two devil fruits at once or separately, as they will blow the person up from the inside, resulting in the user’s death (except Blackbeard whose mystery is yet to be explained)
Origin of Devil Fruits in One Piece
The precise history of the devil fruit’s origin hasn’t been revealed in the manga or anime just yet. However, in manga Chapter 1069, Dr. Vegapunk recently shared a brief explanation of the history of the devil fruits. Although he claims it to be his own theory, it appears to be the most plausible explanation we have seen in years for the unknown origin of devil fruits. So according to Dr. Vegapunk, devil fruits are the manifestation of the dreams/ desires/ wishes/ hopes of people for the evolution of mankind.
Sometimes people say, “If only I could do that or this,” and well, in the One Piece world, such wishes come true in the form of devil fruits. For instance, someone wished for something like – “If only I could stretch or lengthen my hands or body,” which resulted in Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi devil fruit. This was previously stated by One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda when he was asked how he came up with the concept of the devil fruits in an interview.
The devil fruit users with power also reside in a different dimension, according to Vegapunk. Their powers were only a dream of individuals who lived before them. When someone consumes a devil fruit, their lineage factor is altered, which gives them superhuman powers. Those with the powers are regarded as artificial or unnatural, and mother nature (which he refers to as the sea) hates them. You can now see why the sea is a devil fruit user’s ultimate weakness.
First Time Devil Fruit Was Shown in the Anime
The first time we saw a devil fruit was in the fourth anime episode (the first manga chapter) of One Piece. It was Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi devil fruit.
Moreover, there is an official encyclopedia for devil fruits in the One Piece world. Additionally, this encyclopedia consists of information on all major devil fruits and their powers. We have already seen Sanji mention it in his flashback scene in the Whole Cake Island arc. However, only limited information is available regarding the devil fruits encyclopedia at the moment.
Who Is the First Devil Fruit User in One Piece
The details about the first devil fruit user are unknown, but they will be revealed soon as we are getting to know more about devil fruits. As of now, we only know that the oldest devil fruit user is Toki (Wife of Kozuki Oden). Her devil fruit was Toki Toki no Mi (Time-Time Fruit), which granted her the ability to time travel herself or even others but only forward in time.
Devil Fruits Appearance in One Piece
The devil fruits are similar to the normal fruits but they come in different colors, weird shapes and sizes, and have specific swirl patterns on them. Each devil fruit is different from the other as there are no duplicates. But as we will discuss below, we have seen artificial devil fruits in the story as well. They look similar to the real ones and also come in different colors with circular patterns. All these distinct devil fruits are scattered throughout the seas, and with their difference in shape and rarity, one can easily distinguish the devil fruits from normal fruits.
Types of Devil Fruits in One Piece
The devil fruits have been classified based on the type of powers the user gets and the nature of these powers. There are three main types of devil fruits, namely Zoan, Logia, and Paramecia. We have shared detailed information about each of them here:
1. Zoan Devil Fruits
The user can change into an animal by eating a devil fruit of the Zoan variety. This enables the user to access all of the abilities of that particular species with the help of devil fruit.
For example, Rob Lucci’s Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard gave him the ability to transform into a leopard and gave him access to all the dangerous traits of a leopard, including strength, claws, teeth, and more. Further, the devil fruit user can also transform into a hybrid form that combines their natural body with the animal form of the devil fruit. These carnivorous animal Zoan devil fruit users are more adept at combat.
By fusing the devil fruit with inanimate objects using technology, Zoan devil fruits can be used to give them life. This was demonstrated by Spandam in the Ennies Lobby Arc, where he transformed his sword into an elephant. One of the five elders has confirmed in recent manga chapters (Chapter 1044) that all Zoan devil fruits have a will of their own. Check out the strongest devil fruit users in One Piece right here.
Sub-Types of Zoan Devil Fruits
The Zoan devil fruits type can further be divided into four sub-types, and we will explain them all in brief here:
- Carnivorous – As mentioned earlier, they grant the user to transform into a carnivorous animal like a wolf, leopard, etc., which gives them the upper hand in combat. For example – Rob Lucci.
- Ancient – This type of Zoan devil fruit allows the user to transform into an ancient animal that went extinct such as a dinosaur. The extinct species possess more strength than regular Zoan fruits. For example – X Drake’s Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus devil fruit enabled him to transform into a dinosaur.
- Mythical – Mythical Zoan devil fruits are the rarest type of devil fruits in the entire world as they allow the user to transform into mythological creatures like a Phoenix, Dragon, Eight-headed snake, and more. The mythical Zoan fruits also grant special powers and abilities to the users. For example – Marco’s Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix devil fruit enabled him to transform into a phoenix and gave him special powers. The flames he generated could heal him during the battle.
- Artificial – These Zoan devil fruits were first seen in the Punk Hazard arc when Momonusuke ate an artificial devil fruit made by Dr. Vegapunk. This transformed him into a dragon-like Kaido. Later, we learned that Caesar and Doflamingo created artificial devil fruits called SMILEs, which were seen throughout the Wano arc. These devil fruits only had a 10% success rate and were weak compared to the real Zoan devil fruits.
2. Logia Devil Fruits
Logia devil fruits are the rarest among the three main types of devil fruits. It gives the user supreme powers to control the natural elements. The user can also create and transform their body into that natural element. These natural elements include fire, magma, smoke, sand, ice, etc.
The transformation of the logia fruit users makes their whole body intangible. A normal person can’t touch a Logia devil fruit user let alone fight them. But Haki users can use their ability to fight them. If you are not aware of the concept of Haki in One Piece, check out the linked article.
The Logia devil fruits are considered to be ones that give massive powers, thus, their rarity in the world makes sense. For example, Portgas D. Ace, the previous Mera Mera no Mi devil fruit user, was able to control fire at will, produce powerful fire attacks, and transform his own body. Learn all about the strongest Logia devil fruits and their users in One Piece via the linked article.
3. Paramecia Devil Fruits
You can easily distinguish Paramecia devil fruit from the other types. Paramecia is the most common type of devil fruit among the three. To put it simply, unlike Zoan and Logia, it provides bizarre superpowers to its users. These powers include the ability to manipulate their bodies, change the environment or people around them, and even objects. For example, Whitebeard’s Gura Gura no Mi allowed him to create quakes (rumbling vibrations), and Buggy the Clown’s Chop-Chop Fruit allowed him to split his body into pieces.
There is only one type of special paramecia devil fruit so far. It is Charlotte Katakuri’s Mochi Mochi no Mi devil fruit, which you can learn about through our list of the strongest Paramecia devil fruits in One Piece.
Undetermined Devil Fruits
There are a few devil fruits in the anime whose type is yet to be confirmed. These devil fruits come under the undetermined devil fruits section. Some of them are Blackbeard’s crew member Laffitte’s devil fruit and the revolutionary army’s commander Karasu’s devil fruit. We hope that they will be confirmed soon in the upcoming manga chapters.
Total Number of Devil Fruits in One Piece
Though there are nearly 200 devil fruits in the franchise, the total number of devil fruits that have been shown in the One Piece universe is 144 (only canon). The accurate numbers of each devil fruit type are as follows:
Devil Fruit Types Numbers (Only Canon) Zoan 45 Logia 12 Paramecia 85 Undetermined 2 Total 144
We will update this table regularly. Whenever we will get information about any new devil fruits in the future, we will add them to the tally here.
Awakening of Devil Fruits in One Piece
In some rare cases, the devil fruits can be awakened as well, which results in increasing the powers of the users drastically. The awakening of the devil fruits gives the user godly powers and abilities to do anything that seemed impossible in the beginning. The users can bend reality to their own will, in short.
Awakened devil fruit users can change their surroundings according to the devil fruit they possess. Moreover, they have increased strength, precise control over their powers, and several other powers at their disposal. However, it takes a huge toll on the user’s body once they have used awakened powers. However, these side effects can be neglected once they start to master their awakened powers.
Some of the popular devil fruit users who have awakened their devil fruit are Monkey D. Luffy, Trafalgar D. Water Law, Eustass Kid, Charlotte Katakuri, Doflamingo, and a few others.
Now, many of you might be wondering, how does devil fruit awakening happen? Well, Doflamingo first mentioned devil fruit awakening in the Dressrosa arc. He also mentioned that this ability awakens rarely and begins to affect things other than the user’s body. According to Kaido, when a devil fruit user reaches the point where their mind and body are in sync with their abilities, the awakening happens. It seems that devil fruit user can awaken their devil fruit in a near-death experience. For example, Luffy awakened his devil fruit powers on the verge of his death. More information about the awakening is being revealed slowly, so we have to wait a little more to understand the full concept behind them.
Enhancing Devil Fruit Powers Using Drugs
Drugs can be used to enhance the powers and performance of devil fruit users. So far, we have only seen Zoan devil fruit users employ any drugs in the One Piece world. Tony Tony Chopper was the first person we saw use drugs to enhance his abilities. He created a special drug called “Rumble Ball” while working with Dr. Kureha that temporarily enhanced the powers of his devil fruit.
As potent as they appear, these drugs also have numerous side effects. Chopper loses control of his powers when another ball is consumed without waiting for the 6-hour gap time. If he consumes a third ball, he will transform into a monster who is completely out of control and will begin attacking everything in front of him, including his friends. It will also completely drain his energy to the point of death.
However, thanks to his training and the assistance of Caesar, Chopper was able to create a rumble ball that would last 30 minutes with the only side effect of turning into a small person. His training also allowed him to access advanced forms (except the monster form) without using a rumble ball. The only person other than him to take drugs to alter the effects of devil fruit is Black Maria. She used drugs to change the appearance of her Devil Fruit’s Human-Beast hybrid form. But for the time being, the information about the drug and its relation to rumble ball is unknown.
One Piece Devil Fruits: Advantages and Disadvantages
The devil fruit brings the user tons of advantages as well as some disadvantages. As Thanos (From Marvel) says, “perfectly balanced as all things should be“. Here are the pros and cons of devil fruits in One Piece:
- The most important advantage of devil fruits is their ability to grant superhuman powers. There are various powers ranging from attacking, defending, and even healing powers.
- A few devil fruits can also cure an incurable disease of the user. For example, Ope Ope no Mi.
- A devil fruit can’t weaken a user (as mentioned by Rob Lucci). It also depends on the user to make use of his devil fruit powers to the fullest.
- It gives the user the inability to swim. Even if they possess the strongest devil fruit in existence, drowning in seawater can easily kill them.
- The devil fruits are said to taste very bad, as we mentioned above.
- Seastone can be used to sap the Devil Fruit user’s energy and negate their abilities.
- Only a little information about devil fruits is available at the moment, but we are uncovering its secrets with each new manga chapter.
- The success rate of an artificial devil fruit is only 10%, which means that those who did not receive powers will also lose their ability to swim and express negative emotions. They were only seen smiling and laughing all the time, regardless of the situation.
Popular Devil Fruits and Their Users
Some of the popular devil fruit users in the One Piece world are:
Devil Fruit User Devil Fruit Name Devil Fruit Type Monkey D. Luffy Hito Hito no Mi Model: Nika
(Human-Human Fruit, Model: Nika)
Mythical Zoan Whitebeard(Previously)
Gura Gura no Mi
Paramecia Blackbeard Gura Gura no Mi
Logia Trafalgar D. Water Law Ope Ope no Mi
Paramecia Akainu Sakazuki Magu Magu no Mi
Logia Kaido Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu
(Fish-Fish Fruit, Model Azure Dragon)
Mythical Zoan Buggy The Clown Bara Bara no Mi
Paramecia Portgas D. Ace (Previously)
Mera Mera no Mi
Logia Marco the Phoenix Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix
(Bird-Bird Fruit, Model: Phoenix)
Mythical Zoan Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom) Soru Soru no Mi
We will update this table in case there is a modification or any new information regarding the devil fruit powers comes to light in the future. Until then, let us know your favorite devil fruit user in the One Piece world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Logia devil fruit is said to be the devil fruit type that gives the user the strongest powers. It gives the users the power to control the natural elements, create and transform their bodies into that natural elements, and more.
Zoro is not a devil fruit user, which means he did not eat any devil fruit. Better known as the pirate hunter, Zoro uses his three-sword style to take down as opposed to using any devil fruit powers.
The three main types of devil fruit in One Piece are Paramecia, Logia, and Zoan.
Blackbeard is the only person in the entire world to possess two devil fruit powers, and we are yet to receive an explanation for how that is possible.
Recent chapters have revealed that Luffy’s devil fruit was originally known as Hito Hito no Mi, Model – Nika, which allowed Luffy to transform into the sun god Nika when it was awakened. More information about Luffy’s fruit will be revealed soon.