What are Devil Fruits in ‘One Piece’
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What are Devil Fruits in ‘One Piece’

In the fascinating world of One Piece, created by Eiichiro Oda, Devil Fruits are an integral part of the story’s unique power system. 

In the Netflix adaptation of One Piece, Luffy gets his rubber-like body that can do extraordinary things after eating one. But he is not the only one who has gained powers from eating a Devil Fruit.

These enigmatic and elusive fruits bestow different abilities upon those who consume them but come at a heavy price. As Luffy is told, the sea turns its back on those who eat them, rendering them unable to swim. 

The concept of Devil Fruits is both fascinating and central to the intrigue and excitement of the series, and they come in three distinct categories. 

What are the different types of Devil Fruit and their powers?

Paramecia: The Paramecia-type Devil Fruits offer a diverse range of superhuman abilities. Users can transform their bodies into substances such as rubber or stone, manipulate external objects, or exert control over their surroundings. Examples include Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi (Gum-Gum Fruit), which grants him elasticity.

Zoan: Zoan-type Devil Fruits provide the unique ability to the eater to transform into a specific animal or a hybrid form of it. For instance, another member of the Straw Hat pirates we haven’t seen in the live-action adaptation yet, Chopper ate the Hito Hito no Mi, a Devil Fruit that gave him the power to become a reindeer hybrid.

Logia: Logia-type Devil Fruits are the most potent and versatile. They grant users the power to transform into a specific element or substance, such as fire, smoke, or ice, and control it at will. Logia users are nearly invulnerable to physical attacks due to their ability to regenerate from injuries by reshaping their elemental bodies. A notable example is the mystery Vice Admiral we see in the post-credit scene of Netflix’s One Piece, Smoker, who ate the Moku Moku no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit. Smoker can create, control and transform his body into smoke.

The quest for these fruits is a driving force in the One Piece world, with characters pursuing them for the incredible powers they offer. Even though they were somewhat rare to find at the beginning of the manga, as the story has progressed, more characters have shown up who have Devil Fruit powers. But no two characters can have the same Devil Fruit power in the world of One Piece.

What are the new Devil Fruits Oda introduced in One Piece?

In the latest One Piece magazine volume, Oda has revealed the designs of two remarkable Devil Fruits, adding to the extensive lore of these mysterious fruits.

The Goro Goro no Mi stands out as a formidable Logia-type Devil Fruit related to electricity. Its design reflects its nature, with a yellow, lightning-themed appearance adorned with swirling patterns. The fruit’s stem resembles a lightning bolt. Users of the Goro Goro no Mi can transform into electricity itself, generate and manipulate lightning at will, and control the voltage of their attacks, making it one of the most devastating Devil Fruits in the One Piece world.

Additionally, the Goro Goro no Mi enhances a user’s abilities beyond elemental control. It can combine with Observation Haki—a supernatural ability in the One Piece world that grants its users heightened sensory perception—enabling the user to detect electromagnetic signals and extend the range of their Haki across vast areas. The fruit also grants the unique ability to restart the user’s heart. Its versatility and overwhelming power make it a truly fearsome Devil Fruit.

The second Devil Fruit unveiled in One Piece magazine volume 17 is the Horo Horo no Mi. This Paramecia-type Devil Fruit’s design is intriguing, with a stem bearing five hollow extensions. The Horo Horo no Mi allows its users to create hollow versions of themselves and the ability to steal an individual’s willpower, trigger mini-explosions, create ghostly doppelgängers, and establish an extensive scouting network using the hollows.