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For other models of this fruit, see Inu Inu no Mi (Disambiguation).

The Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Tanuki is a Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows its user to transform into a tanuki hybrid and a full tanuki at will. It was "eaten" by Tenguyama Hitetsu's teapot, Bunbuku.[2]

Etymology

  • "Inu" (?) is Japanese for "dog".
  • "Tanuki" (たぬき?) is also known as the Japanese raccoon dog.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The fruit so far does not seem to have any specific weaknesses outside the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.[1]

Usage

The fruit's bestowed powers have been used to give life to a teapot, Bunbuku. However, by becoming a living creature, Bunbuku lost its function as to boil water as it can be hurt by sitting over a fire.[2]

Trivia

  • This Devil Fruit turning a teapot into a tanuki is an inverse of the Japanese folktale "Bunbuku Chagama" about a tanuki that can turn into a teapot.
  • This Devil Fruit is similar to the non-canon mythical fruit Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki. However, the bake-danuki model is based on the supernatural version of tanuki featured in Japanese folklore, while the tanuki model is based on the real animal. Coincidentally, both fruits were "eaten" by inanimate objects.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 911 (p. 14-15) and Episode 894, Bunbuku debuts with his ability active.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 937 (p. 112), Bunbuku and its Devil Fruit explained.

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